JANUARY 14, 2022

Genetically-modified pig heart successfully transplanted to live Human

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore, USA has announced the first-in-the-world successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart to a 57-year-old patient who has end-stage heart disease.

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DECEMBER 15, 2021

How TAVI affects CAG and PCI

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) was first introduced in 2002 by Cribier as an alternative to inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Now, after two decades of advancements in device design and operational techniques, the use of TAVI has become widespread as its use was expanded to a wider range of patients. Still, there are challenges with the use of TAVI. One such difficulty is coronary artery cannulation after TAVI.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2021

Myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

With cities continuing to open up, authorities are doubling their efforts to convince vaccine holdouts. Though vaccination have been shown to reduce hospitalization and death, many are still worried about potential side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine. One such side-effect often heard on the news is vaccine-induced myocarditis.

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OCTOBER 13, 2021

Heart attack, injury after surgery

With global COVID-19 cases on the decline, there are signs of society returning back to normal. One such example is the return of elective surgical procedures that were postponed during the height of the pandemic. While COVID-19 infection is still a concern before and after surgery, another issue to be careful of is Myocardial Injury after Non-cardiac Surgery (MINS).

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

The role of ECMO in COVID-19

With the delta mutation of the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causing rapid spikes in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), ECMO is again getting a lot of attention in the news. In August 2021, Japan logged a record of 117 patients on ECMO.

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AUGUST 20, 2021

COVID-19 and the heart

While respiratory illness associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are well known, there is growing evidence that infection from the severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) also increases the risk for a heart attack or stroke.

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