Christian Schreiber, from Munich, leads a discussion on the highlights of the EACTS 2012 conference in Barcelona with regard to congenital surgery.
Sponsored Video: New Options for Cardioplegia
Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, PhD, interviews two esteemed cardiothoracic surgeons, Dr. Samuel Weinstein and Dr. Yoshiya Toyoda, on their experiences with cardioplegia options for heart surgery.
This video demonstrates the cone reconstruction for tricuspid valve repair in a 35-year old patient with severe Ebstein anomaly, reduced exercise tolerance and echocardiographic and MRI findings of torrential valve regurgitation and severely enlarged right heart chambers.
Repair of an Aortopulmonary Window with Interrupted Aortic Arch
Aortopulmonary window associated with interrupted aortic arch is a rare malformation. This video shows the one-stage repair of the defect in a 2.4 kg neonate.
The Ross procedure is a valuable alternative for the surgical treatment of aortic valve disease in adolescent and young adult. However, neo-aortic root dilatation resulting in valve regurgitation is not uncommon. This video demonstrates the authors' technical modification that prevents this complication.
In this video, the authors demonstrate their current technique and the pitfalls encountered when performing bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in the adult congenital patient.
Randas J. Vilela Batista, MD
Ever controversial, Dr Randas Batista is best known for the operation that bears his name, otherwise known as a reduction ventriculoplasty, that caused a huge amount of interest in the USA and Europe 10 years ago as an alternative to transplantation for heart failure. A maverick to some, but a resourceful innovator working in a developing country to others, he describes another totally novel concept in this video : A surgical treatment for Eisenmenger's syndrome.
The lack of an ideal valve substitute in the congenitally affected aortic valve has raised the interest in aortic valvuloplasty by leaflet extensions. Several techniques using native or xenopericardium have been described for aortic valve repair, however, the ideal material for leaflet extensions still remains controversial.
The aortic translocation operation for d-TGV, VSD, and PS was first performed in June, 1983. Since then, the senior author has been directly involved in 24 such operations with one early death.
In this video the authors demonstrate the surgical strategy for repair of interrupted aortic arch using a reverse subclavian flap and common arterial trunk using an "aortopulmonary window" type of repair in a 3.7 kg baby.
EUROSCORE II iPhone and iPad App Now Available
Edward Bender has now designed a new app that calculates the EUROSCORE II score for you. Download the app by selecting the App Store icon on your device and typing in "euroscore ii". The app is free. Let us know what you think of the app.
Anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left aortic sinus is a rare malformation, which is known to be associated with an increased risk of sudden death. This video shows the currently favored approach for anatomical repair by an unroofing procedure that results in relocation of the coronary artery into the appropriate aortic sinus.
Pascal R. Vouhe, MD
Interviewed by CTSNet Editor Marko Turina, Dr. Vouhe discusses the switch operation for transposition of the great arteries, with many valuable hints and tips.
Updated CTSNet App Released
An updated version of the CTSNet iPad App is available for download. If you've already downloaded the app, an update notice will appear automatically under App Store, under Updates. If you haven't downloaded the free app, you can do so by selecting the App Store icon on your iPad and searching for CTSNet. The app continues to rank in the top 100 of all medical iPad apps. The CTSNet iPad App is sponsored by Sorin.
Techniques of Aortic Valve Repair
The authors demonstrate the steps for three-patch repair of congenital supravalvar aortic stenosis in a 5 month old.
Tribute to John A. Hawkins, 1955-2011
The July issue of the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery contains a memorial tribute to Dr. John A. Hawkins. The tribute was written by Dr. Williams G. Williams.
Controversies in Pediatric Heart Diseases
New York City, October 27 – 29, 2011. This two-day course will address surgical and medical issues in the management of complex heart diseases, with a distinguished panel of invited surgeons, cardiologists, intensivists, nurses and perfusionists.
The video describes a left Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) upper lobectomy in an 18-month old child with infected congenital cystic adenamatoid malformation (CCAM).
WJPCHS is a new print and online journal for those interested in congenital heart disease, surgical therapy, and current research
Congenital Literature Watch
The 2009 third quarter Congenital Literature Watch is now available in the Congenital Portal
Carl L. Backer, MD
Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
Congenital Literature Watch
Aditya K. Kaza, MD
“The Anderson Archives” are a collection of video presentations generated by Professor Robert H. Anderson, using specimens from the Farouk S. Idriss Cardiac Registry at the Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago.