Journal Watch 20th Jan

Welcome to the 40th edition of Cardiothoracics Journal Watch. Key publications in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic Critical Care and Echocardiography from the last 7 days.


Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Journals


Driving Pressure during Thoracic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Imaging the Injured Lung: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Use


Heart Failure Risk Stratification and the Evolution of the INTERMACS System

Coagulation Derangements in Patients With Refractory Cardiac Arrest Treated With Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


The depth of anaesthesia associated with the administration of isoflurane 2.5% during cardiopulmonary bypass




Improving Outcomes in INTERMACS 1 Category 1 Patients with Pre-LVAD, Awake Venous-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support


Epidemiology of infection in Mechanical Circulatory Support: a Global Analysis from the IMACS registry.


ICM Journals


Rationalizing antimicrobial therapy in the ICU: a narrative review

10 myths about frusemide


Incidence and Risk Factors for Cannula-Related Venous Thrombosis After Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure


Cardiology Journals


Unloading the LV before reperfusion

Intraaortic Balloon Pump in Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction Long-Term 6-Year Outcome of the Randomized IABP-SHOCK II Trial

Another Nail in the Coffin for Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsion in Acute Myocardial Infarction With Cardiogenic Shock

Atrial Flutter With Narrow QRS Complexes in a Patient With Pacemaker


Ten Commandments’ for the Fourth Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction 2018

The year in cardiology 2018: acute coronary syndromes


Respiratory Journals


Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults 2018: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report


Cardiac Surgery Journals


Arterial lactate before initiation of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for postcardiotomy shock improves postimplant outcome prediction


Echo Journals 


Estimation of Mean Left Atrial Pressure in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Doppler Echocardiographic and Cardiac Catheterization Study


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