Journal Watch 24th June

Welcome to the 14th edition of Cardiothoracics Journal Watch. Key publications in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Critical Care and echocardiography from the last 7 days.


Anaesthesia Journals


An Update on Postoperative Analgesia Following Lung Transplantation

An Anesthesiologist’s Guide to the 2017 American College of Cardiology Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Management of Adults with Aortic Stenosis

The 2017 European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) Guidelines for Management of Valvular Heart Disease—Highlights and Perioperative Implications


A and A

Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Outcomes in Adult Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies

Anesthesia for Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation: A Case Series

A Survey of Current Anesthesia Trends for Electrophysiology Procedures


ICM Journals


Alternatives to the Swan–Ganz catheter

Advances in critical care management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Epinephrine and short-term survival in cardiogenic shock: an individual data meta-analysis of 2583 patients

Adjuvant therapy in acute heart failure


General Medical Journals


A Mediastinal Mass in a Young Man


Cardiology Journals


Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Interventions


Prospective Countywide Surveillance and Autopsy Characterization of Sudden Cardiac Death

Circulation Heart Failure

Living Without a Pulse The Vascular Implications of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices


Echocardiography Journals


A Comparative Assessment of Echocardiographic Parameters for Determining Primary Mitral Regurgitation Severity Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Reference Standard


MCS and Transplant Journals


Association of Inflow Cannula Position with Left Ventricular Unloading and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device

Performance of Noninvasive Assessment in the Diagnosis of Right Heart Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device


The 2018 ISHLT/APM/AST/ICCAC/STSW recommendations for the psychosocial evaluation of adult cardiothoracic transplant candidates and candidates for long-term mechanical circulatory support



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