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January 14, 2016

Do anaesthetists affect cardiac surgery mortality? An anaesthetist speaks

There has been much interest in a feature in the last edition of BJC Arrhythmia Watch, which focused on a paper1 published on behalf of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) which concluded that “anaesthetists did not appear to affect mortality”.

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November 24, 2015

Anaesthetists have little affect on cardiac surgery mortality

Anaesthetists do not significantly affect mortality after cardiac surgery, outcomes being primarily determined by patient risk, with moderate variation between surgeons, according to a study published recently in Anaesthesia.1

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May 28, 2015

20 percent of AF could be obesity related

Obesity is an important contributor to the atrial fibrillation (AF) epidemic, potentially explaining one-fifth of all cases, according to a study published recently in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.1

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July 12, 2011

INADEQUATE PAIN TREATMENT, PARTICULARLY AFTER CARDIAC AND OTHER SURGERY

Despite new standards, guidelines, and educational efforts, acute pain after surgery continues to be undertreated worldwide, according to a study1 published recently as part of The Lancet’s series on pain.

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