Preventza and colleagues present their experience with aortic repair, analyzing prospectively collected data from 129 patients who underwent either a traditional elephant trunk (t-ET) procedure or a modified frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure that does not use a hybrid graft.
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The Stent Is Not to Blame: Lessons Learned With a Simplified US Version of the Frozen Elephant Trunk
November 21, 2017
November 9, 2017
Federico Venuta of the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy discusses surgical reconstruction techniques following resection of T4 lung cancer tumors.
Marfan Syndrome: Single-Stage Surgical Repair of Pectus Excavatum Combined With Mitral Valve Repair and David Procedure
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
September 26, 2017
In this video, the authors present the case of a patient with an extensive thoracic aorta aneurysm, who was treated with a two-stage hybrid approach.
September 19, 2017
This single institution observational study compares clinical outcomes and resource utilization associated with two surgical approaches for single-stage repair of coarctation of the aorta and ventricular septal defect.
In Global News: Rapid Heart Transplants, Gender and Esophageal Cancer, and Broad Skills Versus Specialization
August 25, 2017
Patient Care Two critically ill patients receive heart transplants within 4 hours in a hospital in Mumbai, India, thanks to efficient and quick transport of the organs.
August 10, 2017
Hraska and colleagues present a retrospective study of outcomes following congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries using the morphologically left ventricle as the systemic pumping chamber. Patients were followed for a median of 5 years, with a range up to 20 years.
Atresia of the Aortic Arch: Repair by Single-Stage Extra-Anatomic Ascending-to-Descending Aortic Bypass Graft Surgery
July 18, 2017
Aortic arch atresia is a rare entity among adults and may coexist with other cardiovascular surgical diseases. Single-stage extra-anatomic ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft surgery is a safe and less invasive technique for correction of this complex congenital disease with other concomitant surgical cardiovascular disorders.
June 26, 2017
The authors analyzed long-term recurrent aortic regurgitation (AR) in 249 patients with aortic insufficiency and reimplantation procedure. Of the cusp repair techniques evaluated in the analysis, only free margin reinforcement and patch repair influenced valve durability, the former positively and the latter negatively.
May 30, 2017
In this video, the final in a seven-part series, Tristan Yan demonstrates how to anastomose the Ante-Flo graft to the Valsalva graft, wean the patient off bypass, and close the mini-sternotomy incision.