Should we regionalize post-arrest care? Well, if your facility does not have a cath lab, then the answer is yes. But Academic Hospital A, which sees >100 arrests a year, just started advertising a fancy post-cardiac-arrest service. 409 more words
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Dr. Sloane Guy thought 3D printing models was just a gimmick, until he held one in his hands.
When I walked into Dr. Sloane Guy’s office Tuesday morning, he and a cardiac surgery nurse practitioner were surveying a detailed 3D image on his computer screen. 143 more words
Researchers at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have unveiled a powered soft robotic system that wraps around the heart to help augment the cardiac output. 105 more words
I think the HEART score is useful, and an incredible start to getting everyone on the same page. Getting both an ED and consultant group to universally agree on a protocol, and implement observation / admission protocols off of it are probably a bit more difficult. 287 more words
Surgical heart reconstructions using graft materials can do amazing things for patients, but in young children they have a serious limitation. The grafts don’t grow along with a growing heart, and so for procedures such as right ventricular outflow tract reconstructions repeat surgeries are required. 87 more words
Are you openly ignoring a cardiac risk factor that is in the ballpark of smoking or early family history? Even after controlling for numerous factors, well controlled HIV has a significantly higher cardiovascular MORTALITY rate – with an adjusted rate ratio of 1.53, while poorly controlled patients even moreso, with an adjusted rate ratio of 3.53, according to… 105 more words