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Cardiac

November 19, 2019
In this video, the authors describe a modified transatrial transcatheter mitral valve replacement approach to decrease the risk of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in patients with severe mitral annular calcification.
November 18, 2019
Dr Om P. Yadava and Professor Rui Almeida discuss the reasons for a lack of trainee interest in the specialty of cardiovascular surgery, and the steps that the Brazilian Society of Cardiovascular Surgery has taken to address this issue.
November 18, 2019
An editorial related to a recent randomized controlled trial suggesting a striking benefit of anti-inflammatory secondary prevention after recent myocardial events.  
November 15, 2019
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection investigators analyzed the impact of cerebral malperfusion (CM) on the surgical outcomes of acute type A dissection in 2402 patients. The incidence of CM and neurologic deficit was 15.1% (362/2402).
November 15, 2019
The authors investigated the influence of hypothermic circulatory arrest on renal function. This study includes 191 patients who underwent surgery for acute aortic dissection type A. Postoperative acute kidney injury was observed in 49 patients. Lower body ischemic time was one of the risk factors for postoperative kidney injury.
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
November 12, 2019
Dr Om P Yadava and Dr Carlos Mestres discuss mitral annular calcification.
November 11, 2019
A useful narrative on pharmacology and metabolomics for surgeons caring for the diabetic population; the vast majority of the CTSNet membership.
November 11, 2019
A succinct analysis of a challenging problem, with a discussion on the 'magic diameter' of 55 mm.
November 8, 2019
This single institution study of outcomes for the treatment of supravalvular aortic stenosis over a 20-year period identified risk factors for reintervention or reoperation: age <1 year, smaller aortic valve or aortic root, and concomitant right ventricular outflow tract repair.

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