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The Sanibel Symposium will be held on April 22rd – 25th, 2020 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida.  This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class spa facility.  This is the ideal “family” resort…

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This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the thirteenth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The scientific program will be formulated by consulting the current literature and national data, in conjunction with the expertise…

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Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the…

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We are proud to be celebrating the nineteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium in 2019! The scientific program will be released very soon and will focus on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a…

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Relative to first-time (primary) cardiac surgery, revision cardiac surgery is associated with increased transfusion requirements, but studies comparing these cohorts were performed before patient blood management (PBM) and blood conservation measures were commonplace. The current study was performed as an update to determine if this finding is still evident in the PBM era.

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Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a clinically-effective but complex model of care. The purpose of this study was to characterize the nature of CR programs around the world, in relation to guideline recommendations, and compare this by World Health Organization (WHO) region.

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Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is one of the most common syndromes of critical illness and the leading cause of mortality among critically ill patients. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is the clinical consequence of a dysregulated inflammatory response, triggered by clinically diverse factors with the main pillar of management being invasive organ support.

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Readmissions after cardiac surgery are common and associated with increased morbidity, mortality and cost of care. Policymakers have targeted coronary artery bypass grafting to achieve value‐oriented health care milestones. We explored the causes of readmission following cardiac surgery among a regional consortium of hospitals.

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In cardiac surgical patients it is a complex challenge to find the ideal balance between anticoagulation and hemostasis. Preoperative anemia and perioperative higher transfusion rates are related to increased morbidity and mortality. Patient blood management (PBM) is an evidence based patient specific individualized protocol used in the perioperative setting in order to reduce perioperative bleeding and transfusion rates and to improve patient outcomes.

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