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President's Message

Why Me?...Who else?

Drug & innovation update

Prasugrel – Clinical Implications in Current Anesthesia Practice

Literature reviews

Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation and Elevated C-Reactive Protein Levels as Predictors of Mediastinitis After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on In-Hospital and Long-Term Outcomes after Heart Valve Operations

Higher vs Lower Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Patients With Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Preserved Metabolic Coupling and Cerebrovascular Reactivity During Mild Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

Increasing Long-Term Major Vascular Events and Resource Consumption in Patients Receiving Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass. A Single-Center Prospective Observational Study

No major differences in 30-day outcomes in high-risk patients randomized to off-pump versus on-pump coronary bypass surgery: The Best Bypass Surgery Trial

Toll-like receptor 2 plays a critical role in cardiac dysfunction during polymicrobial sepsis

Foundation Update

The Work of the SCA Foundation


SCA Newsletter Committee

SCA Foundation

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Nominations being sought for officer and director positions

Dr. Christina Mora Mangano, Chair of the Nominating Committee, has announced that nominations are being sought for the following positions:

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2010. The slate of candidates for Board of Directors, Nominating Committee members and CME Committee members will be
on the SCA website (

Eligible SCA members will have 45 days to cast their online votes after the candidates’ names are posted on the website. The slate of candidates for President-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer will appear in the SCA Newsletter with elections taking place at the Annual Business Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, May 2, 2011.

In order to nominate a member, please forward the following:

You may send the information to Dr. Mangano at 2209 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 23230-2005; or e-mail it to