Based on data of 4203 patients with acute type A dissection in the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit, Benedetto and associates have identified the following risk factors for operative mortality: age (odds ratio, OR, 1.02), malperfusion (OR 1.79), left ventricular ejection fraction (moderate: OR 1.40; poor: OR 2.83), prior cardiac surgery (OR 2
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Determinants of outcomes following surgery for type A acute aortic dissection: the UK National Adult Cardiac Surgical Audit
September 14, 2021
Commentary: Cardioplegia in complex root surgery for adults: Many solutions, but does it really matter?
September 13, 2021
A brief but dense editorial included in a compedium on cardioplegia. The last sentence summarises what many colleagues would think on the matter of single-shot plegia for root surgery.
September 12, 2021
The Yale database of 1162 patients with ascending aortic aneurysms was queried. Analysis suggested root dilatation was more significant in predicting adverse events than mid -ascending aortic dilatation, with short stature as a serious risk factor. Hinge points at 5.0 and 5.25 cm respectively were identified. The authors suggest these paramenters
International Consensus Statement on Nomenclature and Classification of the Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Its Aortopathy for Clinical, Surgical, Interventional and Research Purposes
July 22, 2021
On July 22, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery published this consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Its aortopathy.
July 9, 2021
This registry, involving multiple centers, aims to provide conclusive results reflecting the importance of critical preoperative conditions and different treatment strategies to reduce the risk of early adverse events after surgery for acute TAAD.
July 3, 2021
Based on data of patients with acute aortic dissection in a hospital of Nobeoka City from 2016-2018, Yamaguchi and associates found the incidence of acute aortic dissection was 17.6 per 100,000 (11.3 for type A, 6.2 for type B). This incidence is 4 times higher than reported in the
May 11, 2021
The updated version of an expert viewpoint on resources for management of acute aortic syndrome in the United States is presented. The esteemed authors advance the position of positive volume–outcome relationship for surgery for acute De Bakey I and II (ATAAD).
2021 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Expert Consensus Document: Surgical Treatment of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
May 2, 2021
The AATS expert consensus document was recently released and focused on surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection.
Surgery for Type A Aortic Dissection in Patients With Cerebral Malperfusion: Results From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection
April 23, 2021
The authors included type A aortic dissection patients from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection, who were managed surgically. Their aim was to evaluate the incidence and prognosis of patients with cerebral malperfusion.
Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Reporting Standards for Type B Aortic Dissections
April 18, 2021
The SVS and STS produced a document that offers a framework of language, including definitions of nomenclature and a description for a new classification system, to allow for more detailed discussions and reporting of type B aortic dissections.