Leading clinicians from Cleveland Clinic and the Association of Black Cardiologists will survey the very latest in major cardiology subspecialties from the standpoint of promoting equity in patient outcomes.Read More
PROACT Xa: Apixaban Is Not a Safe Warfarin Substitute With Mechanical Aortic Valve
The factor Xa inhibitor failed to demonstrate noninferiority to warfarin in preventing valve thrombosis or thromboembolism in conjunction with the bileaflet On-X mechanical valve.
Case Report: 3-Month Journey From Health to Multiorgan Transplant to Discharge
A young man with biventricular dysfunction and severe malperfusion to multiple organs is put on ECMO and Impella support. Despite Impella malfunction and subsequent stroke, he recovered to undergo heart-kidney transplant.
Impella Support Fails to Improve Outcomes of VT Ablation in High-Risk Heart Failure Patients
A reduction in periprocedural acute hemodynamic decompensation events was offset by a tenfold higher rate of complications in a study reflecting first-in-human experience with the procedure.
Image of Note: Infrared Fluorescence Imaging in Robotic Thoracic Surgery
Get a glimpse of an imaging dye that we’re increasingly using in robotically assisted thoracic surgery to promote better vascular assessment for enhanced surgical precision.
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Study Identifies Gut Microbe-Derived TMAO as a Novel Mediator of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
New evidence has implicated the gut microbial metabolite in yet another cardiometabolic disease. The findings raise prospects of new TMAO-related avenues for diagnosing and treating aortic aneurysms.
A Process for Improving Surgical Site Infection Prevention by Cardiac Surgery Programs
Guidelines abound for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in cardiac surgery, but individual programs may struggle with operationalizing generalized recommendations. Here’s how we help outside hospitals take a tailored approach to driving down SSIs.
Is It Time to Redefine ‘Low Risk’ Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement?
Operative outcomes of SAVR patients with a PROM score < 4% have improved over time while expected risk estimates remained flat, a large Cleveland Clinic study shows.
Vital Stats From Our Heart Failure and Electrophysiology Programs
Check out this graphic recap of our latest volume and outcomes data in heart transplant, LVAD use, arrhythmia ablation, lead extractions and more.
Complex Cardiovascular Presentations, Standard-Setting Outcomes: A Photo Essay
Our teams consistently turn complex patient presentations into outcomes that save, restore and enhance lives. This slideshow presents a few examples.
Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis: When to Repair, When to Replace?
A good valve repair for IE is better than a valve replacement, which is better than a bad repair. An expert surgeon and other clinicians share this and other principles of valve care in this setting.