The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on blood thiamine concentration and its association with postoperative lactate concentration
There is a relationship between thiamine levels and hyperlactatemia following cardiothoracic surgery. Hyperlactatemia is commonly seen in these patients and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates. Lactate gets produced when anaerobic metabolism occurs, boosting its concentrations and reducing thiamine levels. Thiamine is essential for aerobic metabolism, as it is necessary for the enzyme…Read
In May 2023, researchers from Loyola University Medical Center and Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center discussed the mid-to-long-term clinical outcomes observed in landmark transcatheter aortic valve implementation (TAVI) trials. They analyzed the long-term durability of transcatheter heart valves (THVs). The complete manuscript by Parth V. Desai, Sachin S. Goel, Neal S. Kleiman, and…Read
Secretariat was a legendary Thoroughbred racehorse that achieved widespread acclaim for its remarkable racing career. Foaled on March 30, 1970, Secretariat is best known for winning the Triple Crown in 1973, which includes victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Secretariat’s Triple Crown victory remains one of the most celebrated accomplishments in…Read
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