This article assesses the career paths and interest in cardiothoracic surgery of the Women in Thoracic Surgery scholarship recipients and demonstrates the durability and impact of scholarship programs for women in our specialty.
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September 21, 2020
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Drug-Eluting Stents: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis
September 15, 2020
An open-access large metanalysis on the utility and risks of antiplatelets after PCI. Of note, mortality was not a primary endpoint. The message is that long dual antiplatelet use is an exchange between avoidance of myocardial events and serious bleeding. The novel oral anticoagulants may enter the arena soon..
September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
The Modified Arch Landing Areas Nomenclature Predicts Proximal Endograft Failure After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
September 3, 2020
This original article retrospectively analyzes the outcome of 359 patients after TEVAR at seven centers. All patients were stratified regarding the modified arch landing nomenclatur (MALAN). The rate of proximal endograft failure was significantly lower in patients with favorable landing area (MALAN 2/III and 3/III).
Robotic-Assisted Median Arcuate Ligament Release With Celiac Artery Lysis and Celiac Ganglion Neurolysis
August 31, 2020
This video demonstrates the technique of robotic-assisted median arcuate ligament release with celiac artery lysis and celiac ganglion neurolysis.
Modified Reimplantation of Tricuspid Aortic Valve in a Patient With Type I DeBakey Acute Aortic Dissection
August 21, 2020
The authors present a clinical video of modified aortic root reconstruction with valve preservation in a patient with an acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection.
August 20, 2020
This succinct article reviews the contemporary literature regarding sex differences in thoracic aortic disease including the epidemiology, biology, natural history, surgical management and outcomes.
August 20, 2020
The present article is a digital health primer for cardiothoracic surgeons that reviews the role of data integration, processing, modelling, monitoring, and more on the future of cardiothoracic surgery.
August 18, 2020
A review that may affect pharma strategy in the immediate future.
Detrimental Effects of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Elevation on Spinal Cord Perfusion: First-Time Direct Detection in a Large Animal Model
August 14, 2020
Haunschild et al. investigated the effect of cerebrospinal fluid pressure elevation on spinal cord perfusion in a large animal model. They could measure spinal cord perfusion by NIRS and microsphere injections. The spinal perfusion was significantly diminished during elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure.