This article from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Virtual Conference Taskforce provides recommendations applicable to all virtual meetings and beyond with focused dicscussion on timezones, diversity/inclusion and how to optimize participant interactivity and networking.
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Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Virtual Conference Taskforce: Recommendations for Hosting a Virtual Surgical Meeting
November 16, 2020
Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection With Malperfusion Via Endovascular Fenestration/Stenting
November 12, 2020
The initial experience from Ann Arbor throughout a quarter of a century in malperfusion syndrome from type B (De Bakey III) aortic dissection is presented in this paper, juxtaposing early fenestrating and adjunct endovascular techniques to conservative treatments.
Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Vaccine Candidate Against COVID-19 Achieved Success in First Interim Analysis From Phase 3 Study
November 9, 2020
In a press release early this morning, Pfizer and BioNTech accounced the results of their vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 in the first interim efficacy analysis of its Phase 3 clinical study.
Triage and Management of Aortic Emergencies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Consensus Document Supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)
October 30, 2020
This joint consensus document aims to facilitate triage and management of patients with aortic dissection, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following issues have been addressed in the care of COVID-19–positive or status unknown patients with aortic emergencies: 1. Management and triage
October 22, 2020
A 63-year-old male underwent single stage retrograde replacement of the thoracic aorta, where median sternotomy and left anterolateral thoracotomy was done simultaneously.
October 19, 2020
In this article, Drs Ceppa et al provide an ad hoc analysis of women in cardiothoracic surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 workforce report.
Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection With Malperfusion via Endovascular Fenestration/Stenting
October 18, 2020
In this article in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Drs Norton et al performed a single institution retrospective analysis of outcomes of 182 patients with acute type B aortic dissection who underwent fenestration/stenting for suspected malperfusion.
October 18, 2020
In this article, Drs Malaisrie and Mehta discuss updates on the indications for TEVAR in type B aortic dissection with comparison of the guidelines from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the Japanese Circulation Society.
Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease
October 8, 2020
At the first day of its 34th Annual Meeting, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) released the "Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease. This is an expert consensus document jointly drafted by the European Society for Cardiology (ESC)
October 1, 2020
Death from cardiovascular causes, stroke, or hospitalization with worsening of heart failure or acute coronary syndrome was reduced (P=0.005) by early pharmacogical or inteventional ablation for fast response-atrial fibrillation in a small German RCT.