Upchurch and coauthors have recently published the practice guidelines on thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) in the mangement of thoracic aortic aneurysms.
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Society for Vascular Surgery Clinical Practice Guidelines for Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR)
July 8, 2020
June 23, 2020
This video demonstrates the resection and replacement of the superior vena cava (SVC) and left innominate vein for the surgical treatment of a large invasive thymoma.
June 22, 2020
Over the years, frozen elephant trunk (FET) has become the treatment of choice for multisegmental thoracic aortic disease.
June 19, 2020
A large retrospective review of almost three decades of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic surgery, with considerable educational value especially on the anatomicoclinical correlations of the spinal vasculature.
Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair Trends and Outcomes in Over 27,000 Medicare Patients for Descending Thoracic Aneurysms
June 12, 2020
The authors analyzed the volumes of thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) for the treatment of descending thoracic aneurysms for Medicare patients over five years, comparing the proportion of cases to 30-day mortality.
Reoperation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
June 11, 2020
As TAVR is used in progressively lower-risk cohorts, management of device failure will become increasingly important. This study reports the largest series of patients receiving a surgical reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
Mortality and Pulmonary Complications in Patients Undergoing Surgery With Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection: An International Cohort Study
May 29, 2020
An international, multicenter, cohort study at 235 hospitals in 24 countries including all patients undergoing surgery who had SARS-CoV-2 infection confirmed. Mortality in patients with SARS-CoV-2 was mainly in those who had postoperative pulmonary complications, which was about 50% and at a rate far higher than the pre-pandemic baseline.
Arch Replacement Without Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for Type Ia Endoleak: How We Do It In Ancona
May 18, 2020
In this video, the authors demonstrate their approach for type Ia endoleak in a step-by-step fashion.
May 15, 2020
Bavaria et al reported the five-year outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) of complicated acute type B aortic dissection (TBAD) in the DISSECTION trial. In this prospective, nonrandomized study, 50 patients were treated with the Valiant Captivia thoracic stent graft for acute complicated TBAD.
Graduated Compression Stockings as Adjuvant to Pharmaco-Thromboprophylaxis in Elective Surgical Patients (GAPS Study): Randomised Controlled Trial
May 15, 2020
A medium-sized RCT from the Imperial College. The research question are of interest for all cardiovascular, thoracic, and general surgeons as well as all healthcare professionals.