Journal watch 29th April



Welcome to the 6th edition of Cardiothoracics journal watch

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


Anaesthesia journals


Lung volumes, respiratory mechanics and dynamic strain during general anaesthesia


A and A

Transesophageal Lung Ultrasound Should Be the First-Line Tool to Evaluate Intraoperative Hypoxia

The Incidence of Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury at a Large, Urban Tertiary Medical Center: A Decade’s Experience

Cerebral Small Vessel, But Not Large Vessel Disease, Is Associated With Impaired Cerebral Autoregulation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Retrospective Cohort Study


ICU journals


Preoperative right heart hemodynamics predict postoperative acute kidney injury after heart transplantation


Am J Crit Care Med

Elevated Levels of PEEP during Spontaneous Breathing Trial Decreases Work of Breathing in an Obese Patient Allowing Extubation at High PEEP

Emphysema Management: From Investigational Endobronchial Coils to Lung Transplantation


General medical journals


Case 13-2018: A 53-Year-Old Man with Cardiomyopathy and Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia

PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke



Mortality and morbidity in acutely ill adults treated with liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy (IOTA): a systematic review and meta-analysis



Effect of Ticagrelor Plus Aspirin, Ticagrelor Alone, or Aspirin Alone on Saphenous Vein Graft Patency 1 Year After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting A Randomized Clinical Trial


Echocardiography journals

Echo Res Prac

Quadruple valve replacement in a patient with severe rheumatic heart disease


Cardio-respiratory and cardiothoracic surgery journals


1-Year Outcomes of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Mitral Annular Calcification

Cerebrovascular Events After Cardiovascular Procedures : Risk Factors, Recognition, and Prevention Strategies



Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: current status and future perspectives

Safety and efficacy of dual vs. triple antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation following percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials



High-Target Versus Low-Target Blood Pressure Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass to Prevent Cerebral Injury in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Global Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated With Heart Failure and Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction

Insights From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection

Unexplained Cardiac Arrest in an Apparently Healthy Young Woman



A 54-Year-Old Man With Neck Swelling, Respiratory Distress, and Hoarseness

A 59-Year-Old Man With ARDS Receiving “Protective” Ventilation

A Young Man With Hemoptysis and Cavitary Lung Lesions

A 77-Year-Old Woman With Acute Shortness of Breath and Chest Pain



Aortic valve repair techniques: state of the art












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