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Cardiac

April 9, 2021
This review nicely summarizes the recommendations for antithrombotic therapy in the setting of acute coronary syndromes.  In a section relevant to cardiac surgeons, they suggest that patients who undergo CABG surgery in the setting of an acute coronary syndrome should be similarly treated with dual antiplatelet therapy.
April 6, 2021
Left ventricular outflow tract aneurysm compressed the left main coronary artery and was repaired with CABG to LAD.
April 5, 2021
The authors present a modified sleeve operation. Since 2006, they have performed 180 procedure valve sparing procedures in this way.
April 2, 2021
This analysis presents the impact of chronic kidney disease on patients undergoing TAVI or SAVR procedures.
March 31, 2021
A review suggests that minimally invasive coronary grafting with TCRAT technique could be routinely applied in obese patients with results that are not clinically different from non-obese patients.
March 25, 2021
Holmgren et al. report the long-term outcome of aortic valve replacement patients for bicuspid or tricuspid aortic valve pathologies within a Swedish cohort. In their analysis, patients with bicuspid valve morphology showed an independent association with improved outcome, even matching the general population´s prognosis.
March 23, 2021
This Beat episode discusses CT training models, postop day 1 discharge after lobectomy, and an overview of anatomy for robotic lobectomy.
March 23, 2021
In this video, the authors demonstrate the step-by-step approach to perform septal leaflet augmentation and several neochordae that allowed effective correction of severe tricuspid regurgitation with annular dilation and complex tethering of valve leaflets.
March 22, 2021
On March 19, CTSNet hosted a live webinar, moderated by Amy Fiedler, MD, discussing heart transplantation in 2021 and beyond. The recording is now available.
March 16, 2021
This video illustrates decalcification of an extensive posterior mitral annular calcium bar using the ultrasonic aspirator to facilitate mitral repair, and after mitral repair, the patient did well long-term with no further cardiac symptoms.

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