Patient Care and General Interest
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Congenital - Acyanotic
In Global News: UN Award Recognizes Pediatric Heart Surgery, Anthropologists Evaluate OR Cooperation, and Nitric Oxide for AKI
July 6, 2018
June 20, 2018
Chen and colleagues present their experience closing ventricular septal defects with a device using a minimally invasive surgical approach that does not require cardiopulmonary bypass. This approach relies on transthoracic echocardiography for device guidance and was substantially cheaper than transcatheter approaches.
June 7, 2018
The authors demonstrate the surgical treatment of cor triatriatum sinister, a pathology that may lead to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dilation, and eventually right heart failure.
May 16, 2018
The authors present a case vignette. Particularly interesting is the statement on reliability of sonography to assess the oval fossa, especially for placing confidence in echocardiographic screening of cardiac donors.
April 16, 2018
In this systematic review, Drury and colleagues evaluated 333 randomized trials in pediatric cardiac surgery that comprised approximately 24,000 children. Most of the trials were early phase trials and recruited relatively few patients. The authors found that less than one third of the trials met basic quality requirements.
In Global News: FDA Clarithromycin Warning, Health Disparities for Kids With CHD, and the "State of Lung Cancer" Report
March 2, 2018
February 23, 2018
February 13, 2018
This video demonstrates the emergency separation of conjoined hearts in a pair of twins, in whom the failing circulation of one twin threatened the survival of the healthy twin within hours of delivery.
December 15, 2017
Patient Care A baby in the UK has surgery to put her ectopic heart back inside her chest.
Redo Valve-Sparing Ascending Aorta and Total Arch Replacement in a Young Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: A Challenging Procedure
November 14, 2017
The authors present a successful surgical treatment in a 14-year-old girl with Loeys-Dietz syndrome; a redo aortic arch and ascending aorta replacement with a valve-sparing operation was performed.