Journal watch 25th March



Key publications in cardiothoracic anaesthesia, cardiothoracic critical care, cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiothoracic surgery from the last 7 days


Anaesthesia journals


Perioperative management of patients with congenital or acquired disorders of the QT interval

Emergency care of patients receiving non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

Steroids in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Incidence of thrombosis in perioperative and non-operative myocardial infarction



Pre‐operative anaemia, intra‐operative hepcidin concentration and acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: a retrospective observational study

Lung ultrasound compared with chest X‐ray in diagnosing postoperative pulmonary complications following cardiothoracic surgery: a prospective observational study

The association between borderline pre‐operative anaemia in women and outcomes after cardiac surgery: a cohort study


Anaesthesia and analgesia

Myocardial Protection by Glucose–Insulin–Potassium in Moderate- to High-Risk Patients Undergoing Elective On-Pump Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

GIK: The Cure We Have Been Waiting For?


Implementation of a Standardized Transfusion Protocol for Cardiac Patients Treated With Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Is Associated With Decreased Blood Component Utilization and May Improve Clinical Outcome

Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Plane Block on Postoperative Quality of Recovery and Analgesia After Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study



Cyclosporine before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Does Not Prevent Postoperative Decreases in Renal Function: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Images in Anesthesiology: A Clot in Transit: Impending Paradoxical Embolization



The 8-Year Experience of the Florence Referral ECMO Center and Retrieval Team for Acute Respiratory Failure

Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients for Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Focus on Outcomes and Perioperative Management

The Increasing Importance of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support in High-Risk Transcatheter Coronary Interventions: An Evidence-Based Analysis

Bleeding Complications Associated With Percutaneous Tracheostomy Insertion in Patients Supported With Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen Support: A 10-Year Institutional Experience

Meta-Analysis of the Outcome After Postcardiotomy Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Patients

Regional Cerebral Oxygen Saturation Level in Left Ventricular Assist Device Surgery: Is This the Crystal Ball?



ICM journals


Diuretics in cardiorenal syndrome: what’s new?

Pump head thrombosis in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Second consensus on the assessment of sublingual microcirculation in critically ill patients: results from a task force of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine



Septic Cardiomyopathy


Am J Crit Care Resp Med

Mechanisms and Targeted Therapies for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lung Infection



Echo journals


Intraoperative Two- and Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Combined Myectomy-Mitral Operations for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


Echo Res Prac

Stress echocardiography in contemporary clinical cardiology: practical considerations and accreditation



Cardiology journals


Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis The TOPAS-TAVI Registry

Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Patients With Aortic Stenosis

Improved Survival After the Ross Procedure Compared With Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement


Eur Heart J

Outcome of congenital heart disease with modern cardiac care

Long-term mortality in patients with atrial septal defect: a nationwide cohort-study



Perioperative Myocardial Injury After Noncardiac Surgery

Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Type 2 Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Injury

Ventricular Tachycardia and Electrocardiographic ST-Segment–Elevation Myocardial Infarction Without Coronary Artery Disease



Respiratory journals


Imaging for the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia

The Use of M-Mode Ultrasonography to Differentiate the Causes of B Lines



Unusual cause of opaque hemithorax



Cardiothoracic surgery journals


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation before surgical repair of a postinfarction ventricular septal defect

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for recovery, then elective surgical repair

Intraoperative ECMO and the possibility of postoperative prolongation improve survival in bilateral lung transplantation



Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: what, when, why, for whom?

Repair versus replacement for the surgical correction of tricuspid regurgitation: a meta-analysis

Unilateral pulmonary oedema after minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a single-centre experience

Ventricular assist device implantation in a young patient with non-compaction cardiomyopathy and hereditary spherocytosis

Complicated infective endocarditis on mitral annular calcification with left ventricular pseudoaneurysm



Cerebral autoregulation in cardiopulmonary bypass surgery: a systematic review

Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation recurrence in patients discharged in sinus rhythm after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis








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