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In This Edition


Announcement and Explanation of
Proposed Changes to SCA Bylaws


Diastolic dysfunction
can be assessed
reliably in the operating room

Drug & Innovation Update

Transmitral Flow
Propagation Velocity (Vp)

Echo Rounds

Introducing a new feature

Literature Reviews

Mild Hypothermia to Limit Myocardial
Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury:
The Importance of Timing

Association Between
Intraoperative and
Early Postoperative

Does sodium nitroprusside
decrease the incidence of
atrial fibrillation after
myocardial revascularization?

Impact of Statin Use on
Outcomes After Coronary
Artery Bypass Graft

Sodium bicarbonate to
prevent increases in
serum creatinine after
cardiac surgery:
a pilot double-blind,
randomized controlled trial

Inhaled agonists of
soluble guanylate cyclase
induce selective pulmonary

N-Acetylcysteine is
associated with increased
blood loss and blood
product utilization during
cardiac surgery

Foundation Update

SCA Foundation Announces
2009 Research Grants

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) publishes the SCA Bulletin bimonthly. The information presented in the SCA Bulletin has been obtained by the editors. Validity of opinions presented, drug dosages, accuracy and completeness of content are not guaranteed by SCA.




The ballot for SCA Elections is online and ready

The online ballot is now available on SCA's website (www.scahq.org). All voting members may cast their vote for two Board of Directors' positions and two Nominating Committee member positions.

You will need your username and password to cast your votes. If you have forgotten your username and/or password you may call the Society’s headquarters office at (804)282-0084 ext. 6326 or email us at sca@societyhq.com.  Please pay close attention to the voting instructions as you cannot change your vote. The ballot will close on March 20, 2009.

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