A 61-year-old man with progressive shortness of breath for 1 week and myocardial infarction 1 month earlier had progressive dyspnea at rest, tachycardia, and tachypnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a hypoechoic mass and CT showed a large crescentic hypodense lesion. What is your diagnosis?
A man in his 40s training for weight-lifting presented with new-onset progressive dizziness, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath. What is your diagnosis?
This observational study uses the AHRQ Nationwide Inpatient Sample to compare complications, length of stay, actual cost, and mortality between nonrobotic and robotic-assisted cardiac surgical procedures.
This observational cohort study found that β-blockade was beneficial perioperatively in high-cardiac-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery but increased the risk of death in patients with no cardiac risk factors.
This retrospective review identifies a progressive increase over time in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, left main coronary artery disease, and advanced New York Heart Association heart failure class among patients undergoing CABG.
This retrospective review finds that the primary factor for development of a successful TAVR program development is integration of the cardiac team.
Graham et al examine the effect of the revised American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines on postoperative major adverse cardiac events in noncardiac surgery subsequent to placement of cardiac stents.
Chu et al determine the safety and efficacy of implementing the multidisciplinary heart team approach for revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD).
Jones and colleagues conducted a prospective, cohort study to evaluate the relationship of a history of falls (a geriatric syndrome) to postoperative outcomes in older adults undergoing major elective operations. Michael E. Zenilman, MD, provided a related invited commentary.