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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.

March 23, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

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.

March 23, 2017

Welcome to Edwards Masters

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.

January 10, 2017

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

January 10, 2017