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?
The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This cohort study determines whether the clinical indication for a coronary stent is associated with postoperative major adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.
This meta-analysis reviews the evidence for and against protamine use, both in its association with increased thrombotic complications and with decreased bleeding, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
This study hypothesizes that surgery cancellations are more frequent in the first 6 months following the placement of a drug-eluting stent and that a higher proportion of early cancellations are associated with acute myocardial infarction or death.
This matched analysis study quantified the effect of index complications on patient risk of specific secondary complications.
This retrospective analysis shows that both carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting can be performed safely by a vascular surgeon in properly selected patients.
Antoniou et al undertake a comprehensive review of the literature and conduct an analysis of the outcomes of carotid interventions in the elderly. See the Invited Commentary by Darling.