This is a video of the authors’ experience with tricuspid valve replacement using the CorMatrix® extracellular matrix cylindrical construct at UC Davis Medical Center.
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September 17, 2019
September 16, 2019
This video illustrates two cases (right and left) of intramural coronary arteries and their surgical management using unroofing.
CABG Improves Outcomes in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: 10-Year Follow-Up of the STICH Trial
September 14, 2019
This study reports ten year outcomes of the STICH trial. Comparing CABG to medical therapy groups, the authors note that CABG reduced all cause, cardiovascular, and heart failure hospitalizations. This included time-to-first and recurrent events. This was due to fewer total cardiovascular hospitalizations, the majority due to heart failure.
Aortic Root Enlargement to Mitigate Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch: Do Early Adverse Events Justify Reluctance?
September 12, 2019
Concomitant aortic root enlargement at the time of surgical aortic valve replacement is an option to avoid patient-prosthesis mismatch. In this single-center study, 4,210 patients underwent aortic valve replacement, of which 171 had concomitant aortic root enlargement.
September 12, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Mara Antonoff of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, moderates a discussion on dedicated research time for residents interested in cardiothoracic surgery.
September 11, 2019
This video demonstrates a ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement.
September 10, 2019
This presentation discusses the experience of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals with endoscopic tricuspid valve surgery.
September 7, 2019
Posting of a still-relevant TED video regarding the high number of suicides among physicians, a world-wide problem that relates in part to training and working conditions.
Comparison of Early Patency Rate and Long-Term Outcomes of Various Techniques for Reconstruction of Segmental Arteries During Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
September 6, 2019
Henmi and colleagues analyzed the results of different reimplantation techniques of segmental arteries during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Among 172 patients, 111 underwent segmental artery reconstruction via graft interposition, 38 via single-cuff anastomosis, and 23 via island reconstruction.
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.