Although an independent association was not identified between pulmonary vascular resistance and conditional 1-year mortality, it was identified between pulmonary vascular resistance and 30-day mortality.
Transfusing red blood cells into cardiac surgery patients only when their hemoglobin levels fall to below 7.5 g/dL does not increase acute kidney injury risk.
Patients with idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension undergoing a lung transplant in which extracorporeal life support is needed experienced poorer outcomes compared with patients with other diagnoses.
Restrictive approach does not increase risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients.
A new granule formulation of Prograf has been made available for the prophylaxis of organ rejection.
Campaigns promoting organ donation in populations affected by drugs have contributed to increase
Blood conservation via intraoperative autologous donation (IAD) is safe and effective in reducing transfusions during cardiac surgery.
PCSK9 inhibitors are a potentially safe lipid-lowering therapy for heart transplant recipients with suboptimal LDL management on statins.
Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, those with vs without opioid use disorder may have higher rates of complications and encounter greater costs.
Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.