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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Minimal Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Defining the Limits of Percutaneous Repair as a Viable Alternative to Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation

A propensity score-adjusted retrospective comparison of early and mid-term results of mitral valve repair versus replacement in octogenarians

Geometric changes after tricuspid annuloplasty and predictors of residual tricuspid regurgitation: A real-time three-dimensional echocardiography study

Clinical Characteristics and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Findings in Stress Takotsubo Cardiomyoptahy

Analysis of aortic wall stress and rupture risk in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm with a gender perspective

Tryptophan Metabolism to Kynurenine is a Potential Novel Contributor to Hypotension in Human Sepsis

Postoperative Anemia and Exercise Tolerance After Cardiac Operations in Patients without Transfusion: What Hemoglobin Level is Acceptable?

Tracheostomy After Cardiac Operations: In-Hospital and Long-Term Survival


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Important SCA Meeting Notes

Abstract Deadlines

The abstract submission sites for the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium and the 34th Annual Meeting & Workshops close November 1, 2011.

The 17th Annual Update on Cardiopulmonary Bypass abstract submission site opens November 1, 2011 and closes January 30, 2012

Please visit SCA’s event page for details.

FOR SCA Fellow and Resident MEMBERS ONLY

34th Annual Meeting & Workshops – Fellow Program

Complex Case Submission Site will open November 7, 2011 and close December 16, 2011. Please visit the 34th SCA Annual Meeting event page for details.

Super Echo Panel Submission Site

The submission site for the Super Echo Panel at the 34th Annual Meeting & Workshops opens November 7, 2011 and closes January 13, 2012. Please visit the 34th Annual Meeting event page for details.

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium

Anesthesiologists who practice anesthesia for non-cardiac thoracic surgery will benefit from attending this meeting; including Anesthesiologists who practice in both teaching centers and community hospitals and in centers with and without cardiac surgery. Also, Anesthesia Residents and Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellows will profit from this meeting.

There have been many recent advances in anesthesia for non-cardiac thoracic surgery including, but not limited to, lung isolation techniques in patients with difficult airways, prevention of hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation and management of minimally invasive and robotic lung surgery. Discussions with attendees at recent anesthesia meetings and a survey of course evaluations have identified these areas as professional practice gaps and this program of continuing education is designed to address the knowledge and performance deficiencies in these areas.

Anesthesia for thoracic surgery is not a separate subspecialty but is commonly included within the subspecialty of cardiovascular anesthesia. However, many clinicians who provide anesthesia for thoracic surgery do not provide cardiac anesthesia and a large proportion of thoracic surgery is performed in hospitals that do not do cardiac surgery.

There has not been an adequate forum at national specialty or subspecialty anesthesia meetings to allow these practitioners to keep pace with the advances in thoracic anesthesia. This program is designed to be an update and review of thoracic anesthesia for both anesthesiologists who do and those who do not do cardiac anesthesia.

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