Inotropes are commonly used in cardiac surgery, and this issue contains a propensity-based analysis suggesting that this use is associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality independent of the condition leading to inotrope use. An editorial highlights that, rather than avoiding all use of inotropes in this setting, we should continue to question the routine use of many therapies, including inotropic support, in these patients. (Illustration: Annemarie Johnson)

  • De Hert: Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring Devices: New Tools or Just Another Toy?, p. 1065

  • Kim et al.: Accuracy and Precision of Continuous Noninvasive Arterial Pressure Monitoring Compared with Invasive Arterial Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, p. 1080