The proportion of U.S. cardiac surgery patients with a history of opioid use disorder surged ninefold from 1998 to 2013, a national cohort study shows. Here’s how opioid use impacted surgical outcomes.
Our experts share eight trends and developments that excite them most in mechanical circulatory support and beyond.
Fewer than half of cardiac surgery patients with atrial fibrillation undergo concomitant ablation. Here’s why that fact is so inexplicable in 2018.
When a cardiac surgeon at UPMC Susquehanna found a cardiac tumor in an unsettling location in a patient, he turned to Cleveland Clinic for an additional take on whether it could be safely resected.
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This complex case marked by myriad comorbidities showcases the importance of patient motivation and multidisciplinary specialty expertise in advanced heart failure.
The year just passed was full of insights and innovations likely to be felt for many years to come. Here are 15 such developments in which Cleveland Clinic staff played key roles.
A recently approved rigid closure device is the first of its kind designed specifically for the sternum. Here’s a quick look at how it works and how it’s being used by its developers at Cleveland Clinic.
HIV patients who undergo cardiac surgery have no increased inpatient mortality risk, lower rates of stroke and similar rates of infection and complications as HIV-negative patients.