Drug Eluting v. Bare Metal Stents

Editor’s Note: Please review a previous article related to this issue as well-  Heart Surgery for the Poor? The Golden Goose Cardiologists once thought that drug-eluting stents (DES) were the greatest advance in the treatment of coronary artery disease CAD since the advent of bypass surgery. Using DES, studies showed, significantly reduced the problem of […]

The Role of Nitric Oxide in Myocardial Ischemia / Reperfusion

(Click above to view source article) ABSTRACT = Objective: The role of nitric oxide (NO) in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion is controversial. While some studies have shown cardioprotective effects of NO, others suggested that increased myocardial NO release secondary to ischemia may contribute to reperfusion injury. However, the impact of cardioplegia-induced myocardial ischemia/reperfusion on the activity of […]

Survey Results: Graft Preservation During Heart Transplant

Photograph by Dario Fichera:  Click Image to view Facebook Profile. Editors Note: I contacted Mr. Morton regarding permission to reprint the results of this survey.  I thank him for this opportunity.  It was initially submitted to AMSECT via PERFLIST. Graft Preservation During Heart Transplant Authored by:  John Morton, BS, CCP “I would like to thank […]