In this article, the authors review the literature highlighting factors that increase a patient's risk in acute Type A aortic dissection repair and provides suggestions for risk stratification to guide timing of surgery in select patients.
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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.
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.
Late Survival and Patient-Perceived Health Status of the CHSS Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries Cohort
July 26, 2019
Delvin and associates reported the long-term outcomes and quality of life in patients with d-TGA after repair using data from 24 centers of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS).
June 17, 2019
This article reports a clinical case of fatal blunt subclavian artery injury with profound hemorrhagic shock that was treated successfully by aggressive resuscitation associated with urgent thoracotomy.
Differential Outcomes of Open and Clamp-On Distal Anastomosis Techniques in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
June 11, 2019
Food for thought from a retrospective non-randomized study on the Scandinavian experience with acute aortic dissection. The reader may find outcomes that will surpise them.
June 6, 2019
The treatment approaches and in-hospital outcomes were analyzed for 885,806 patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in Germany between 2005 and 2015. The incidence of acute PE increased from 85 per 100,000 in 2005 to 109 per 100,000 in 2015 [β 0.32 (0.26–0.38), P < 0.001].
April 2, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical correction of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis utilizing a modified three-patch aortic root reconstruction technique in an adult patient.
March 27, 2019
Professor Yacoub and his team reported their experience with the use of the Mustard operation, in its original form and in a new modification designed to enhance the atrial functions and filling of the left ventricle.
March 20, 2019
This video demonstrates the division of a vascular ring formed from a double aortic arch.