Based on data of 4203 patients with acute type A dissection in the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit, Benedetto and associates have identified the following risk factors for operative mortality: age (odds ratio, OR, 1.02), malperfusion (OR 1.79), left ventricular ejection fraction (moderate: OR 1.40; poor: OR 2.83), prior cardiac surgery (OR 2
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Determinants of outcomes following surgery for type A acute aortic dissection: the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit
September 14, 2021
Commentary: Cardioplegia in complex root surgery for adults: Many solutions, but does it really matter?
September 13, 2021
A brief but dense editorial included in a compedium on cardioplegia. The last sentence summarises what many colleagues would think on the matter of single-shot plegia for root surgery.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.
August 28, 2021
In this article, Loo et al demonstrate in a survey to the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association membership that only approximately 20% of trainees were accurate in estimating surgeon reimbursement, with a demonstrated lack of understanding in how reimbursement models work, despite acknowledgement of its importance.
August 14, 2021
Interesting multi-center RCT that paves the way for potential paradigm shifts in antithrombotic modulation. The abcence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism warrants further investigation...
July 12, 2021
Dr Bode Falase is a consultant and an associate professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria.
July 12, 2021
In this article, Dr. Sandhu et al. review their 22-year experience in managing patients with thoracic aortic graft infection. They demonstrate that this infection is highly morbid and requires prompt antimicrobial coverage, debridement, graft replacement, and vascularized graft coverage to prevent morbidity and mortality.
July 9, 2021
This registry, involving multiple centers, aims to provide conclusive results reflecting the importance of critical preoperative conditions and different treatment strategies to reduce the risk of early adverse events after surgery for acute TAAD.
July 8, 2021
Surgical management of double aortic arch associated with subclavian artery aneurysm
July 3, 2021
Based on data of patients with acute aortic dissection in a hospital of Nobeoka City from 2016-2018, Yamaguchi and associates found the incidence of acute aortic dissection was 17.6 per 100,000 (11.3 for type A, 6.2 for type B). This incidence is 4 times higher than reported in the