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CTSNet’s 10 Most Popular Articles of April 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

April saw a wide variety of content published on CTSNet. Popular articles published this month include two videos from Dr. Tristan Yan’s off-pump CABG series, important news in CT surgery, and a comprehensive webinar on the Ross procedure.

1. Cone Repair for Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis
By Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Mohammad Rafati Navaei

The top video this month demonstrates how cone repair can be used for tricuspid valve repair in conditions that are not associated with Ebstein anomaly, but where the septal and/or the posterior leaflets are defective and nonfunctional.

2. JANS: Cardiac Surgery After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Trends and Outcomes

This popular JANS article reports on trends and outcomes of cardiac surgery following initial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The authors found that the frequency of SAVR after TAVR has increased over the last 10 years.

3. Deep Dive Into Total Arterial Anaortic Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: LIMA to LAD Anastomosis
By Tristan D. Yan, Joel Dunning

Next, an early installment in Prof. Tristan Yan’s off-pump CABG series details his method for a side-to-side LIMA to LAD anastomosis.

4. JANS: Abiomed Recalls Labeling for Left-Sided Impella Pumps

Another popular JANS article breaks the news that the FDA has recalled several Abiomed left-sided Impella heart pumps due to cases in which the pump catheter has perforated the left ventricle wall.

5. Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: Anatomical Substratum for Tailored Surgical Correction
By Michele Galeazzi, Paolo Berretta, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Alessandro D'Alfonso, Carlo Zingaro, Marco Di Eusanio

The third-place winner of this year’s Resident Video Competition focuses on surgical therapy of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with detailed examples and accurate imaging to highlight its targets and pitfalls.

6. Deep Dive Into Total Arterial Anaortic Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Radial Artery to Posterior Descending Artery Anastomosis
By Tristan D. Yan, Joel Dunning

Another popular addition to Prof. Yan’s off-pump CABG series demonstrates end-to-side anastomosis of the radial artery to the posterior descending artery. Stay tuned for more videos from Prof. Yan soon.

7. The Ross Procedure: Clinical Evidence, Surgical Technique, and Q&A
By Kareem Bedeir, Peter Pluscht III

In this popular webinar recording, presenters discuss evidence supporting the Ross procedure as the most favorable AVR modality in selected patients. The webinar also highlights the presenters’ preferred surgical techniques, as well as surgical pearls and pitfalls.

8. Tetralogy of Fallot With Absent Pulmonary Valve: Repair by Anterior Translocation of Branch Pulmonary Arteries and Reduction Plasty
By Debasis Das, Nilanjan Dutta, Pradeep Narayan, Shyamal Maiti

Next, the authors of this video demonstrate tetralogy of Fallot repair using the LeCompte maneuver, reduction plasty, and a PTFE biscuspid valve placement in the RVOT.

9. World’s Best United States: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By Faisal Bakaeen, Joel Dunning

As a part of CTSNet’s World’s Best Centers for Cardiothoracic Surgery showcase, Professor Faisal Bakaeen of the Cleveland Clinic recounts the history of innovation of CABG surgery at the center and demonstrates his technique. 

10. JANS: EACTS Expert Consensus Statement on Perioperative Myocardial Infarction After Cardiac Surgery

Finally, this expert consensus uses the evidence on mechanisms, diagnosis, and prognosis to define perioperative myocardial infarction after cardiac surgery. The authors propose a new algorithm for PMI detection.


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