Interventional Cardiology & Surgery

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  • Is Fibrinogen Useful in High-Risk Cardiac Surgery? Dr Macario comments on a study examining the effect of using fibrinogen to control intraoperative blood loss in patients during high-risk cardiac surgery, published in JAMA.
  • ACC Small Clots in Bioprosthetic Valves Should Slow TAVR Train Dr John Mandrola summarizes the findings of a study of the RESOLVE and SAVORY registries on subclinical thrombosis in surgical and transcatheter valve replacement.
  • ACC First Clinical Trial of CTO Procedures Fails to Deliver UPDATED // Given the rise of procedures for chronic total coronary occlusions, Dr. Mandrola feels that the decidedly negative DECISION-CTO trial is the most important study from the second day of ACC.
  • The VA System: An Integrated Healthcare Example for All   The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated healthcare system in the US with a common EHR. Dr Harrington learns the advantages for cardiology practice and research.