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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement during the COVID‐19 pandemic—Current practice and concerns
With the long term ramification unknown, it is essential that decisions are made with caution in the use of TAVI, which is now being considered in younger‐ and low‐risk patients. Expand
Cardiac manifestations in COVID‐19 patients—A systematic review
This work sought to systematically review the current published literature on the different cardiac manifestations and the use of cardiac‐specific biomarkers in terms of their prognostic value in determining clinical outcomes and correlation to disease severity. Expand
Impact of COVID‐19 on cardiac surgical training: Our experience in the United Kingdom
The impact COVID‐19 is having on cardiac surgical training in the UK and what future implications this may have is explored. Expand
International guideline changes and the incidence of infective endocarditis: a systematic review
The studies in this review were heterogenous in their design and variably limited by study size, duration of follow-up, diagnostic ascertainment, and absence of relevant prescription and bacteriological data, and it remains uncertain what, if any, has been the impact of antibiotic prophylaxis guideline changes on the incidence of IE. Expand
Cultural Influences on the Presentation of Depression
Depression is predicted to become the second highest disease burden by 2020 as well as being a common mental health condition across the globe. Nevertheless, the presentation of depression variesExpand
Optimising the management of concurrent symphyseal/parasymphyseal and bilateral extracapsular condylar fractures using three-dimensional printing
The construction of digitally reduced 3D models and custom adapted plates enables the surgeon to achieve accurate fixation of complex fracture patterns in theatre which is clearly of benefit to patients. Expand
Consenting in cardiac surgery during COVID‐19: Are the risks quantifiable?
How COVID‐19 affects the cardiovascular system and how this translates to cardiac surgery, ultimately affecting the surgical consenting process is looked at. Expand
Concomitant severe carotid and coronary artery diseases: a separate management or concomitant approach
To systematically compare outcomes between patients with asymptomatic carotid artery diseases that had undergone stagedCarotid endarterectomy before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) vs simultaneous CEA and CABG. Expand
Sternal closure with single compared with double or figure of 8 wires in obese patients following cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
Sternal instability and wound infections are major causes of morbidity following cardiac surgery, which is further amplified in high risk patients that include diabetics and patients with high bodyExpand
Spontaneous splenic rupture following mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis successfully managed with splenic artery embolisation
A patient underwent urgent mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis believed to be associated with a recent spinal surgical intervention avoiding the need for a splenectomy and was discharged home with haemodynamic compromise. Expand