Cardiology

PF4/Heparin antibodies predict mortality in HIT

(HealthDay)—Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is infrequent in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but is associated with increased 30-day mortality, according to a study published in the Jan. 15 issue of The American ...

Cardiology

Higher acute aortic dissection risk with lower-volume care

(HealthDay)—The mortality risk from emergency repair of acute aortic dissection is double when performed by lower-volume providers, according to research published in the May issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Surgery

Severe anemia linked to poorer heart surgery outcomes

(HealthDay)—Adults undergoing cardiac surgery who have moderate-to-severe preoperative anemia have significantly increased morbidity and mortality compared with non-severely anemic patients, according to research published ...

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