Explore the latest in cardiothoracic surgery, including topics in quality of perioperative care, management of postoperative complications, and more.
This cohort study characterizes the national population of cardiac surgery patients with opioid use disorder and compares outcomes with cardiac surgery patients without opioid use disorder.
This national cohort study assesses the quality of hospital outcomes by determining the correlation between mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement procedures and mortality at 30 days and 1 year after transcathether aortic valve replacement procedures.
This systematic review analyzes available data on structural valve deterioration of surgical bioprosthetic aortic valves by examining the published literature as well as data reported to the US Food and Drug Administration.
This cross-sectional study examines 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates for coronary artery bypass grafting, acute myocardial infarction, and heart failure at top-ranked US News & World Report cardiology vs nonranked hospitals.
This case series study compares outcomes for persons in Canada who inject drugs with a first episode of infective endocarditis treated surgically vs those not treated surgically and examines factors associated with mortality.
This cohort study uses data from the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry to examine health outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation.
This economic evaluation examines the cost-effectiveness of humanitarian pediatric cardiac surgery interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
This population-based study compares opioid use in patients with non–small cell lung cancer who underwent open resection vs video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
This cohort study seeks to determine the outcomes of pregnancy in women with transposition of the great arteries after an arterial switch operation, as well as outcomes of their offspring.
This cohort study examines the association of surgical aortic valve replacement with patient outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures performed within 1 year, 2 years, and for the entire period after initiation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement programs.
This study assesses whether blood pressure variability is associated with adverse outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares long-term outcomes between the Ross procedure and mechanical aortic valve replacement in adults.
This Guide to Statistics and Methods describes the attributes, potential uses, and limitations of the Society of Thoracic Surgery National Database.
This study examines the use of tissue-based simulations in cardiothoracic surgery with medical students, residents, and fellows.
This mouse study examines the effect of ciprofloxacin on aortic aneurysm and dissection development in mice.
This systematic review and meta-analysis examines 20 studies including 8800 patients with ascending aortic aneurysm (AsAA) to determine the growth rate of aneurysms; the risk of all-cause mortality, aortic dissection, and aortic rupture; and the incidence of elective surgery in AsAA with tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) or bicuspid aortic valve (BAV).
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