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Happy #VivienThomasDay! Today marks 110 years since the birth of Dr. Vivien Thomas. Although he never went to medical school, the surgical techniques he developed, such as the BTT shunt, are the foundation on which congenital heart surgery today was built. #CHD #ESCCongress2020
After graduating from high school, Thomas enrolled at Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State College (now @TSUedu) as a pre-med. Unfortunately, the Great Depression depleted his savings, so he left college and found work as an assistant in Alfred Blalock's lab at @VUmedicine.
Blalock was doing research in traumatic shock and needed Thomas to help perform surgery on lab animals. Thomas learned quickly, and Blalock gave him more and more independence in the lab. Years later, surgical trainees who worked with Thomas would marvel at his surgical skill.
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If you care for #PedsCICU patients or #CHD patients in the #PedsICU & aren't engaged with PC4, the outstanding recap of the #CardiacArrestPrevention project results by @bubblesdadee is one great example of how you can change your practice & outcomes as a @pc4quality center! 1/3
Significant reduction in #cardiacarrest by this #CollaborativeQI project lead to many lives saved! It's possible to #PreventCardiacArrest! Over 110 of our PC4 family participated in today's call to review the results, which were previously presented at #AHA19 @AHAMeetings!
Thanks to @TheCHF for their generous support of PC4 & @CardiacUnited for helping us collaborate to change the paradigm in #CHD research! 3/3
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Tweetorial of @AparnaHoskote ‘s fantastic talk on #ecmo pearls for #singleventricle #chd in the #PedsCICU #PedsICU at #jpccim2019. Single ventricle pts have 43% ecmo survival. Several tweets to follow with pearls for how to optimize! @PICS_Conference @PCICS2 @PICSociety
Pearl 1: Timing is important; go on #ecmo electively
#jpccim2019 2/10
Pearl 2: hypoxemia is a better indication with better prognosis than hypotension (I.e. shunt issues are better than cardiac dysfunction) #jpccim2019 3/10
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⚡️ #YesCCT Coronary Plaque Assessment #Tweetorial ⚡️

By @CoronaryDoc + @AChoiHeart

✅ Why Plaque Assessment?
✅ High Risk Plaque Features
✅ Plaque Characterization/Quantification
✅ Supporting Clinical Data

#CardioTwitter #ACCImaging #SCCT2019 @heart_scct @journalCCT
As #SCD or #MI is 1st symptom of #atherosclerosis in 2/3 of pts, early ID of #CAD is of paramount importance

#YesCCT allows for
✅ ID of plaque
✅ Quant. of plaque
✅ Characterization of plaque
✅ Arterial remodeling

Lin, @LubbDup & @lesleejshaw:
Serial angiographic studies have demonstrated an accelerated & rapid plaque progression before most cases of ACS

Rapid plaque growth ➡️ plaque rupture ➡️ thrombus formation ➡️ MI

@LubbDup & @JonathonLeipsic et al:
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Association of vitamin K with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis…

#nutrition #VitaminK #CVD #CHD
- "Our results suggested that higher dietary phylloquinone and menaquinone intakes were consistently associated with a lower risk of total CHD, and higher dp-ucMGP concentration was associated with a higher risk of all-cause and CVD mortality...
"...In general, these data support potential benefts of vitamin K on the prevention of CVD events and all-cause mortality"
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It's open heart surgery's 66th birthday! On September 2, 1952, Dr. F. John Lewis at @UMNChildrens closed an atrial septal defect in 5yo Jacqueline Johnson using only total-body hypothermia, allowing him to halt her circulation for 5-1/2 minutes as he performed the operation. #CHD
Using cooling blankets, Jacqueline was cooled to 28°C before her chest was opened, her systemic veins and pulmonary artery were clamped, and her right atrium opened. In the photo Lewis appears at the near side of the table. Standing on a stool behind him is Dr. Walt Lillehei.
After quickly closing the hole and checking his work, Lewis closed up the heart and unclamped the vessels. Jacqueline's body was rewarmed in a watering trough ordered from a Sears catalog. She made a successful recovery and was discharged after 11 days. Lewis had made history.
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Anyone remember the young man pictured here with Princess Di? On Aug 13, 1985, at 3 years old, Jamie Gavin of Dublin made headlines internationally as the youngest person at the time to undergo heart-lung transplant. The surgery was performed by Sir Magdi Yacoub. #CHD #DonateLife
Jamie was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (#HLHS). Surgical options then were few. Bill Norwood had only just published his initial series on HLHS palliation; most centers remained wary. In 1984, another baby with HLHS, Baby Fae, received a baboon heart transplant.
Just 5 months before Jamie's operation, Yacoub's team had performed a heart-lung transplant on 5yo Brooke Matthews of Australia, who was at the time the youngest heart-lung recipient. Her story generated drama when her father held up a hamburger stand to help pay for her surgery!
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Dr. Helen Taussig, considered to be the founder of pediatric cardiology and best known for her role in developing the Blalock-Taussig shunt operation for "blue babies," was born 120 years ago today. Happy birthday, Dr. Taussig! #CHD
As several others have pointed out, Dr. Taussig persisted in the face of great adversity—no small part of which was due to her gender at a time when medicine was dominated by men—to become one of the most influential physicians of our time. A few highlights...
Harvard Medical School missed a few opportunities to claim what is now known as the Blalock-Taussig shunt. When she initially expressed interest in a medical career, Harvard allowed Dr. Taussig to sit in on some courses but would not issue a woman any credit toward a degree.
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