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.”
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December 18, 2020
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.
Letter From the Guest Editor: Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation
November 30, 2020
This Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation series from Guest Editor Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, highlights key techniques in difficult cases that can be replicated by all surgeons.
Commentary: Lack of Screening Makes Primary Prevention Most Effective to Reduce the Mortality of Aortic Dissection
November 28, 2020
A relatively recent, open-access, brief viewpoint on the utility of screening for thoracic aortic pathologies.
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest.
Permissive Hypertension and Collateral Revascularization May Allow Avoidance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
November 23, 2020
This study evaluated preoperative cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) In patients undergoing isolated descending TEVAR with or without arch involvement (+/− arch TEVAR).
November 16, 2020
In this important article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery by Drs. Preventza et al, they report on the sex, racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular trials in the US.