7/20/2017

Fontan - 10-commandments

From JACC 2012(1) Suppl 1:S1-S42.


7/19/2017

Stents Comparison: Radial Strength vs. Comformability

(Image from Boston Scientific Express LD coronary stent brochure)


10/07/2016

STAT Categories: Procedure-specific Mortality Risk Categories

Based on JTCVS 2009;138:1139
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10/05/2016

Radial Artery Access - Vasodilator Cocktail

Vasodilator Cocktail for radial artery access:

Nicardipine 200 mcg in 2 ml
1% Lidocaine 1 ml
3-5K of Heparin
+ patient's blood

Infuse slowly as soon as access is obtained.

(Do some folks add Nitroglycerin to this cocktail?)

Terumo sheath - hydrophilic coating helps.
Propafol can be used as a lubricant.
Sterile mineral oil - if the pharmacy has it - can also be used as lubricant.

Radial Artery Access - Vasodilator Cocktail

Vasodilator Cocktail for radial artery access:

Nicardipine 200 mcg in 2 ml
1% Lidocaine 1 ml
3-5K of Heparin
+ patient's blood

Infuse slowly as soon as access is obtained.

(Do some folks add Nitroglycerin to this cocktail?)

Terumo sheath - hydrophilic coating helps.
Propafol can be used as a lubricant.
Sterile mineral oil - if the pharmacy has it - can also be used as lubricant.

9/10/2016

Blalock-Hanlon Atrial Septectomy (d-Transposition of Great Arteries)

This is performed without cardiopulmonary bypass.
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From Clinical Aspects of Operable Heart Surgery 1968. Donald Kahn, Ruth Strang and William Wilson. Appleton-Century-Crofts (Meredith Corporation), New York. 1968.

Mustard Operation for d-Transposition of Great Arteries

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From Clinical Aspects of Operable Heart Surgery 1968. Donald Kahn, Ruth Strang and William Wilson. Appleton-Century-Crofts (Meredith Corporation), New York. 1968.