STS score is the best predictor of mortality and morbidity in mitral valve surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score is the best system for predicting mortality and morbidity for mitral valve repair or replacement surgery, according to a study on patients undergoing surgery at Auckland City Hospital.
Colder temperatures mitigate cognitive decline after cardiovascular surgery
Deep hypothermia is better than high-moderate hypothermia at protecting the brain after circulatory arrest for aortic arch surgery, report researchers at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, US.
Mental illness associated with post-surgery complications
Patients with mental illness have poorer outcomes after surgery, according to a review of 580,000 patient records.
MRI distinguishes different types of heart failure
US researchers have developed a way to measure blood flow and oxygen consumption in the legs of patients with heart failure. The technique could lead to more personalised treatment for patients, they claim.
Hypotension during bypass increases stroke risk
Hypotension during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is linked to increased risk of post-surgical cardiovascular accidents, according to researchers in Canada.
Exercise test linked to unnecessary heart operations
Twice as many patients than necessary are being operated on for aortic stenosis because of inaccurate exercise testing, suggest researchers at the University of Leicester, UK.
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At Edwards Lifesciences, we are dedicated to provide innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease. In the framework of our Professional Education programs, we created Edwards Masters, a Professional Education digital platform for European cardio-thoracic surgeons.
Leisure-time physical activity may lower all-cause mortality
A study on 2,456 adults who were between 65 and 74 years old shows that finnish older adults that regularly engaged in leisure-time physical activity had fewer risks of all-cause mortality