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Most Popular CTSNet Content of 2021—By Category

Monday, December 27, 2021

CTSNet is marking the end of year by showcasing our top-performing content from 2021. Read on for more on everything from our most popular webinar to our most prolific contributor—and everything in between. 

Most Attended Webinar

Aortic Root Enlargement Archived Webinar: New Insights, New Techniques

This webinar on aortic root enlargement was presented by a highly esteemed group of presenters and panelists, including Ed Chen, CTSNet President Duke Cameron, Maral Ouzounian, and Bo Yang. The event, livestreamed on September 10, 2021, explored the issues of patient prosthesis mismatch, the mislabeling of prosthetic valve size, the clinical outcomes of root enlargement, and new techniques for aortic annular/root enlargement.  


Most Viewed Clinical Video

A “Y” Incision/Rectangular Patch to Enlarge the Aortic Annulus by 4 Valve Sizes in TAV and BAV Patients

Created and submitted by Dr. Bo Yang, this video presents the viewers with the “Y” incision/rectangular patch technique.This is used to enlarge the aortic annulus by 4 valve sizes without violating the adjacent structure of the aortic root. 
Interested in additional clinical video content? Check out our list of CTSNet’s Top 10 Submitted


Most Popular Podcast Episode 

#17 CTSNet Beat Podcast : LAAOS III Trial, Randomized Trial of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, and Meta-Analysis Comparing Revascularization and Medical Treatment

This episode of The Beat, hosted by Patrick Myers, cardiac surgeon at the University of Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, focuses on the LAAOS III trial, a meta-analysis comparing revascularization and medical treatment, and a UK study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SAVR and TAVI volumes. 


Top JANS Article

Evolution of Alternative-access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

The most common approach for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is transfemoral access. Yet a subset of patients require alternative access. This study shows the evolution and outcomes of alternative-access TAVR at Cleveland Clinic. 


Most Prolific CTSNet Contributor 

Sameh Mahmoud Said, M.B.B.Ch, M.D., FACC, FACS

CTSNet’s top contributor of 2021 is Dr. Sameh Said, associate professor at the University of Minnesota. He has submitted more than twenty videos this year alone, including the popular Ross Procedure After Previous Aortic Valve Repair in an Adult. To learn more about why Dr. Said loves submitting content to CTSNet and how he approaches each submission, check out this interview between Dr. Said and CTSNet associate editor Joel Dunning. 

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