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CTSNet’s Most Popular Articles in August 2023

Thursday, August 31, 2023

August saw a wide variety of content published on CTSNet. Popular articles published this month include recordings from ATAS 2023, aortic surgical technique videos, and perspectives on the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guideline.

1. Aortic Arch Debranching: The Off-Pump Technique
By Stephen Spindel, Shinobu Itagaki

The most popular video in August demonstrates a step-by-step rundown of the benefits of an off-pump debranching for a patient with type B aortic dissection.

2. ATAS 2023: Techniques of Aortic Root Enlargement
By Bo Yang

Next up, CTSNet published Bo Yang’s talk on his techniques for aortic root enlargement. For more from Dr. Yang, watch the recording of the CTSNet webinar he participated in alongside other aortic experts, “Small Aortic Root Webinar—Annular Enlargement vs. Total Replacement.”

3. JANS: Expert Systematic Review on the Choice of Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Endorsed by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

The most popular JANS article this month was a systematic review of the choice of conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting, endorsed by both the STS and EACTS. The review reports on a variety of factors related to specific conduits, from patency and clinical outcomes to harvesting and target vessel selection.

4. Direct Axillary Artery Cannulation: Safe, Expeditious, and Hemostatic
By Suguru Ohira, Masashi Kai, Joshua Goldberg, David Spielvogel

The next video demonstrates the authors’ method for an alternative to the side graft technique for artery cannulation that is safe, effective, and relatively easy to complete.

5. JANS: STS/AATS-Endorsed Rebuttal to 2023 ACC/AHA Chronic Coronary Disease Guideline—A Missed Opportunity to Present Accurate and Comprehensive Revascularization Recommendations

In a rebuttal to the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guideline, authors representing the STS and AATS explain their belief that the new recommendations on revascularization are flawed adaptations of the 2021 guidelines.

6. Surgeon Perspective on the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guidelines: An Interview with Faisal Bakaeen
By Faisal Bakaeen, Joel Dunning

Dr. Faisal Bakaeen was one of several authors representing the AATS and STS in the recently published rebuttal to the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guidelines. In this interview, he chats with Joel Dunning about the guideline process and why he and fellow surgeons have raised red flags.

7. JANS: The First Autoregulated Total Artificial Heart Implant in the United States

This popular JANS post describes the first autoregulated total artificial heart implant in the United States, along with a case presentation of a patient who successfully underwent the procedure.

8. JANS: First-in-Human Transapical Beating-Heart Septal Myectomy in Patients with Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Another popular JANS article reported the first in-human trial exploring surgical reduction therapy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM).

9. Large Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Replacement with Vascular Prothesis in a Patient with Coronary Artery Disease and PFO
By Mohamed Eldeiry, T. Reece, David Campbell, Muhammad Aftab

Finally for clinical videos, this presentation demonstrates repair of a rare and complex surgical scenario. The authors treat the patient’s coronary artery disease and repair his patent foramen ovale.

10. SCTS 2023 Snapshot: Contemporary Non-Size Risk Factors in the Management of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections
By Joseph Bavaria

Last but certainly not least, this popular recorded session from SCTS 2023 shows Dr. Joe Bavaria discussing risk factors in the management of thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections that do not have to do with the size of the aneurysm.

What was your favorite article published in August? Let us know in the comments below.


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