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The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists: What’s in a name?


SCA’s 34th Annual Meeting was a Success

Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium Accomplishes Mission

drug & innovation updates

A Novel Anticoagulant: Dabigatran

Left atrial Volume Index, an indicator of chronic diastolic dysfunction

Literature reviews

Impact of progression of diastolic dysfunction on mortality in patients with normal ejection fractions

Preserved Heart Rate Variability during Therapeutic Hypothermia Correlated to 96 hour Neurologic Outcomes and Survival in a Pig Model of Cardiac Arrest

Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization Strategies

What predicts long-term survival after heart transplantation? An analysis of 9,400 ten-year survivors

Accuracy of transthoracic ultrasound for the detection of pleural adhesions

Hydrogen gas ameliorates oxidative stress in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage in rats

Long-Term Outcomes of Mechanical Valve Replacement in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Impact of the Maze Procedure

Off-Pump or On-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting at 30 Days

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Nominations being sought for officer and director positions

Dr. Steven Konstadt, Chair of the Nominating Committee, has announced that nominations are being sought for the following positions:

The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2012. 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 Miami, Florida, April 8, 2013.

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

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