A Contrarian View of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (July 2008) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD - To be Published on CTSNET.org News & Views, July 2008
Introduction: This condition vexes us because even when we perform a reasonable ring annuloplasty and a competent coronary bypass operation, too often either the MR recurs or the patient does poorly, or both. Naturally this stimulates investigation...
How Can Morbidity and Mortality Conference Contribute to QA? (April 2007) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD - Published on CTSNET.org News & Views IMO, April 2007
Rethinking Innovation (September 2005) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD - Published on CTSNet.org News & Views IMO, October 3, 2005
For the past half century, innovation has been the tonic chord of cardiac surgery. This essay discusses how the rapid changes in our professional landscape have altered the way we must think about innovation.
Atrial Fibrillation and the Maze Operation (July 2005) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD
This paper explains some basic aspects of atrial fibrillation, describes how the maze operation works, and presents our results to date. It begins by describing how normal sinus rhythm works, then explains what atrial fibrillation is and how it causes symptoms, and finally proceeds to the concepts of the maze operation.
Comprehensive Quality Assurance for Cardiac Surgery (November 2004) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD - Published on CTSNet.org News & Views IMO, November 11, 2004
Customer satisfaction is the epicenter of most businesses, and in medicine the patient has a dual role as the object of quality assurance and an important contributor to the QA process. Comprehensive Quality Assurance in cardiac surgery makes ongoing assessments of the health care environment, and it uses a simple recursive loop to make changes and assess progress.
A Mind of Winter (February 2004) — Vincent A. Gaudiani, MD - Published on CTSNet.org News & Views IMO, February 3, 2004
Thoracic surgery has changed profoundly in the past thirty years. This paper explores some of the changes in the profession and suggests ideas that may represent effective responses.