On November 2, 2022, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) published an update to the 2010 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease. The top ten take-home messages are:
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2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease: A Report of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines
November 3, 2022
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
September 9, 2022
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis, a new study in the American Journal of Cardiology showed that there may be a high risk of in-hospital mortality for patients who undergo surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) after TAVR.
Early Mortality in Type A Acute Aortic Dissection: Insights From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection
September 4, 2022
This is the most recent data on the early mortality of acute type A aortic dissection within the first forty-eight hours from onset. Prior to this study, there was a lack of contemporary data that characterized the positive effects of timely surgery.
September 2, 2022
In the past, there has not been an accurate way to calculate mortality risk for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who have undergone a successful transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and have been discharged home.
July 15, 2022
In this article from Innovations, the authors highlight 7 pillars of key advice in performing the frozen elephant trunk separated by the following key areas: 1. Treatment of complex aortic pathologies with frozen elephant trunk 2. Frozen elephant trunk in acute aortic dissections
July 11, 2022
There could be some translational value for cardiovascular surgical practice from this prospective cardiovascular health study. The mechanistic link warrants further investigation and interpretation.
Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
May 18, 2022
Gripping vignette of a fatal case of renocardiac pathologies. The stills from the (sadly non-contrast) CTA are most interesting.
April 20, 2022
On April 20, 2020, Terumo Aortic announced that the US FDA has granted approval for the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prothesis. This is the first FET prosthesis commercially available in the US and will bring a new viable treatment option for patients with diseases of the aortic arch and descending aorta.