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Vascular

January 25, 2021
This is a comprehensive review on ischemic spinal cord injury following of descending and thoracoabdominal aortic repair, including monitoring, early diagnosis, blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, and preventive measures. 
January 19, 2021
This is a case report of the repair of a type A aortic dissection after TAVR with an uncovered thoracic endograft.
January 13, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Dawn Hui of UT Health San Antonio, Texas, moderates a discussion on advocacy within the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
January 10, 2021
An interesting retrospective study on the efficacy of the the US screening program for aortic aneurysmal disease in the abdomen. The discussion on the detective importance of clinical examination being complementary to sonography is pertinent.
December 20, 2020
A scholarly metanalytic review on training by surgical simulators. The authors submit that low-fidelity is acceptable, balancing affordable basic inanimate models against the higher cost (and ethics) of zootomy and cadaceric dissection.
December 18, 2020
CTSNet hosted a live event on December 10 on the current Guest Editor Series topic “Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation.”
December 14, 2020
This video demonstrates the first implantation of E-vita Open NEO in Hong Kong for a patient with chronic arch and descending aortic dissecting aneurysm.
December 10, 2020
An ad hoc interim analysis pursuant to previous publications raising concerns on Paclitaxel DCS in chronic critical and not-critical lower limb ischaemia. The short manuscript requires careful reading to form an individual opinion beyond the relatively simple arithmetics: slightly more deaths in the intervention group.
December 8, 2020
This video demonstrates an off-pump coronary artery bypass I- and T-graft technique with "no-touch" aorta.
December 1, 2020
The authors depict a method of Type I aortic dissection repair with the use of direct aortic cannulation, moderate hypothermia with antegrade and retrograde cerebral perfusion, frozen elephant trunk, and Cabrol coronary anastomosis to facilitate root replacement.

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