This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).
Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
CTSNet’s Most Popular Articles in September 2023
CTSNet saw some very popular clinal videos in September, including a faster technique for aortic hemiarch replacement, using a Cabrol patch and Cooley fistula to control bleeding, and an endoscopic tricuspid valve replacement.
September’s most popular video demonstrates a safe and simple technique for efficient replacement of the aortic hemiarch under hypothermic circulatory arrest that consistently takes seven minutes.
The most popular JANS article this month outlined updated guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic aneurysm and dissection, which discussed findings from Japanese studies on aortic aneurysm definition, pathogenesis, symptoms, treatment, and more.
Another video from frequent contributor Stephen Spindel demonstrates how the Cabrol patch can be used as a solution for mild persistent aortic bleeding, including tips and pitfalls when addressing aortic root pathologies.
This video from Ukrainian surgeon Glib Yemets showed his technique for completing the first totally endoscopic beating-heart tricuspid valve replacement after complex congenital heart surgeries in Ukraine. For more, check out Dr. Yemets’ interview with Joel Dunning.
Next up, this video demonstrates SURPLUS, a hybrid transcatheter and surgical technique that can be used for mitral valve replacement when the patient is at high risk for LVOTO. The technique implies just the resection of the bioprosthetic valve leaflets, leaving the stent of the valve intact.
The next JANS article outlined new findings in mesothelioma research questioning the role of surgical resection in treatment of the disease. The MARS 2 trial found that surgery increased the risk of death in the first forty-two months, suggesting a need to for changes in mesothelioma treatment.
The authors of this video demonstrate one case in a trial researching the success of a new periareolar technique for performing a minithoracotomy, which improves cosmetic outcome and decreases the invasive nature of the surgery.
Next, this video demonstrates the use of a subannular Bentall procedure to repair complications of endocarditis, avoiding a more complicated and invasive technique.
The procedure in this popular video is not often documented but shows that use of the anterior mitral valve leaflet to patch the post-mitral annulus helps preserve the ventricular to annular continuity and avoids the need for foreign material.
Finally, Dr. Duke Cameron discussed various aortopathies and their surgical solutions in his presentation from the 2021 Birmingham Review Course.
The information and views presented on CTSNet.org represent the views of the authors and contributors of the material and not of CTSNet. Please review our full disclaimer page here.