ASAIO J 2004 Sep-Oct;50(5):522-3
Department of Perfusion, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.
Thromb Haemost 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.
Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran, Iran (the Islamic Republic of).
Background: Thrombotic complications are considered among the main extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. The optimal type and duration of prophylactic antithrombotic therapy in these patients remain unknown.Methods: This manuscript reports the final (90-day) results of the Intermediate versus Standard-dose Prophylactic anticoagulation In cRitically-ill pATIents with COVID-19: An opeN label randomized controlled trial (INSPIRATION) study. Read More
J Card Fail 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.
David Geffen School of Medicine - University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
Background: There is a paucity of information on patients hospitalized with heart failure [HF] who leave against medical advice [AMA].Objectives: We sought to identify patient and hospital characteristics and outcomes of patients with HF who left AMA compared to those conventionally discharged to home [CDH].Methods: Using the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry, data were analyzed from January 2010 to June 2019. Read More
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2021 May;9(5):258
Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Herlev DK-2730, Denmark; Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Am J Transplant 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Under the new U.S. heart allocation policy, transplant centers listed significantly more candidates at high priority statuses (Status 1 and 2) with mechanical circulatory support devices than expected. Read More
Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.
Turku PET Centre, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
In daily clinical practice, clinicians integrate available data to ascertain the diagnostic and prognostic probability of a disease or clinical outcome for their patients. For patients with suspected or known cardiovascular disease, several anatomical and functional imaging techniques are commonly performed to aid this endeavor, including coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and nuclear cardiology imaging. Continuous improvement in positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and CT hardware and software has resulted in improved diagnostic performance and wide implementation of these imaging techniques in daily clinical practice. Read More