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Heart, Lung and Vessels

The Journal name has changed into "Heart, Lung and Vessels" and you can read
the new issues on http://www.heartlungandvessels.org/ 

June 2013

Last Issue of the Journal

Volume 5 N. 2 2013


"The untold medicine: emotions"
Photo contest

HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia is organising a photo competition, which is open to anyone working in the field of medicine.

Epidural hematoma in cardiac surgery

Anonymous and brief international audit

It is time to have a true estimate of the incidence of epidural hematoma after cardiac surgery.

If you've heard of an unpublished (or published) epidural hematoma in cardiac surgery in the last 20 years please tell us in which country did the epidural hematoma happened.

link to the survey

Most read articles ever

I can't get (or give) no satisfaction...

M. John

Public speaking is not at all easy, and for many people it is not at all pleasant. In this series of articles we have already spoken about how nerves can seriously harm your performance and impair data transmission. Speakers are generally nervous before any kind of audience, but all the more so when it is made up of peers, because they have a certain degree of expectation. Naturally, they want to do it properly and give a good impression. Indeed, most people that receive the highly sought after opportunity to speak in public will maybe sleep very badly the night before the event, especially when they are inexperienced undergraduate university students, postgraduate clinical residents or young researchers attempting to navigate the uncertain oceans of the biomedical community. Yet, even the seasoned speaker will be a bit nervous. Being a little nervous is normal, even healthy.


A journey into clinical evidence: from case reports to mixed treatment comparisons 

G. Biondi-Zoccai1,2, G. Landoni3,4, M.G. Modena1

Medical decision making can be based on several approaches. Indeed, evidence based medicine represents just one of the several conceivable means to decide how to manage patients. For instance, eminence, experience, vehemence, eloquence, elegance, providence, diffidence, nervousness, and confidence can all guide (or misguide) clinical decisions instead of evidence. Nonetheless, it now appears clear that prior clinical evidence, disseminated through peer-review publication, is the only viable approach to foster improvements in the delivery of health care.



Status and development of allied health personnel in cardiothoracic surgery in Latin America

A. Bertolotti1, R.R. Favaloro2


The use of methylene blue in abdominal aortic surgery: a case report

E. Piraccini, V. Agnoletti, R. Corso, S. Maitan, G. Gambale


Onset of pulmonary stenosis after arterial switch operation for transposition of great arteries with intact ventricular septum

E.M. Delmo Walter1, O. Miera2, B. Nasseri1, M. Huebler1, V. Alexi-Meskishvili1, F. Berger2, R. Hetzer1


Neuraxial anesthesia for cardiac surgery: thoracic epidural and high spinal anesthesia - why is it different?

R. Kowalewski, D. Seal, T. Tang, C. Prusinkiewicz, D. Ha


Meta-analyses of diagnostic tests in infectious diseases: how helpful are they in the intensive care setting?

M. Cruciani


The making of the Roland Hetzer International Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Society 

E.M. Delmo Walter