Journal Watch 30th September

Welcome to the 27th edition of Cardiothoracics Journal Watch. Key publications in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Critical Care and Echocardiography from the last 7 days.

Anaesthesia Journals


International consensus statement on the peri‐operative management of direct oral anticoagulants in cardiac surgery

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in refractory intra‐operative cardiac arrest: an observational study of 12‐year outcomes in a single tertiary hospital

A and A

Grade 3 Echocardiographic Diastolic Dysfunction Is Associated With Increased Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study


Lung Isolation Techniques in Patients With Early-Stage or Long-Term Tracheostomy: A Clear Path Down a Tough Road

The MitraClip Procedure—A Comprehensive Review for the Cardiac Anesthesiologist

ICM Journals


Reversible splenial lesion syndrome during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

General Medical Journals


Six-Month Outcomes after Restrictive or Liberal Transfusion for Cardiac Surgery

Wearable Cardioverter–Defibrillator after Myocardial Infarction

Cardio-respiratory Journals


2017 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for Management of Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Executive Summary


Non–Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants for Mechanical Heart Valves


Classification of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure Diagnosis and Prognosis

Comparison between Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Computed Tomography for Comprehensive Tricuspid Annulus and Valve Assessment in Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation: Implications for Tricuspid Regurgitation Grading and Transcatheter Therapies

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