Wang and colleagues present a systematic review of outcomes reported in 26 articles for 67 patients who underwent endovascular treatment for diseases of the ascending aorta, excluding type A dissection. The authors expect a gain in popularity of this intervention in select high-risk patients, but they consider further analysis necessary.
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
February 14, 2018
February 12, 2018
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic total gastrectomy and omentectomy with roux-en-y reconstruction.
January 25, 2018
This video shows a totally endoscopic repair of a Barlow's mitral valve.
January 24, 2018
The video provides a step-by-step guide for performing a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via right thoracotomy.
January 23, 2018
This video demonstrates the technique of port access mitral valve surgery.
January 22, 2018
A model analysis of a phase I surgical device trial. The readable editorial discusses the adoption of surgical innovation on the occasion of a harmonic sealing device for pulmonary resections, highlighting the problem of ligating small branches of the pulmonary artery in confined spaces.
January 18, 2018
This clinical video depicts the use of premeasured and premade PTFE neochordae for minimally invasive mitral valve repair.
January 17, 2018
Dr T. Sloane Guy discusses the motivation behind CTSNet's first Guest Editor Series topic and describes the important cardiac surgery techniques that it covers.
January 16, 2018
This video demonstrates a stage I elephant trunk procedure and aortic valve repair via partial sternotomy, for a woman who presented with aortic valve insufficiency and an aortic aneurysm extending from the ascending to descending thoracic aorta.
January 13, 2018
Interesting research/opinion piece about how the introduction of robots has forced a change in surgical training, with some residents gaining skill through a process of "shadow learning."