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Cardiac

September 14, 2021
Based on data of 4203 patients with acute type A dissection in the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit, Benedetto and associates have identified the following risk factors for operative mortality: age (odds ratio, OR, 1.02), malperfusion (OR 1.79), left ventricular ejection fraction (moderate: OR 1.40; poor: OR 2.83), prior cardiac surgery (OR 2
September 14, 2021
This video illustrates a surgical correction of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm from a rudimentay coronary sinus (between the right and non coronary cusps) to the right atrium.
September 13, 2021
A brief but dense editorial included in a compedium on cardioplegia. The last sentence summarises what many colleagues would think on the matter of single-shot plegia for root surgery.    
September 12, 2021
The Yale database of 1162 patients with ascending aortic aneurysms was queried.  Analysis suggested root dilatation was more significant in predicting adverse events than mid -ascending aortic dilatation, with short stature as a serious risk factor.  Hinge points at 5.0 and 5.25 cm respectively were identified.  The authors suggest these paramenters
September 7, 2021
The authors demonstrate their technique for total arterial myocardial revascularization using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and the right gastroepiploic artery as in-situ grafts for the treatment of three-vessel disease.
September 2, 2021
The authors present the case of a two-year-old patient who was treated for an aorto-left ventricular tunnel in the right Valsalva sinus.
August 31, 2021
The authors present a video showing totally endoscopic port access using a three-dimensional endoscopic system for resection of the left atrial myxoma and mitral valve repair without robotic assistance.
August 30, 2021
CTSNet and ASAIO Journal collaborated once again to host the second webinar in this jointly-held live series. This second webinar focused on improving outcomes of cardiogenic shock.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Trudell et al surveyed the Women in Thoracic Surgery membership to assess for characteristics of allyship. Qualities of allyship identified include mentorship, support, and sponsorship; whereas, competitiveness, disrespect, discrimination, stereotyping, unconscious bias, and undermining were reported as detrimental factors.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.

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