Olaf Wendler of King’s College Hospital, London, UK, discusses the surgical treatment of aortic infections, including aortic root endocarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm.
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August 19, 2015
July 16, 2015
Jorge Mascaro of Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses re-do aortic root surgery, and its growing prevalence as the rates of first-time aortic surgery increase.
July 6, 2015
This video shows how to modify the trap-door technique, commonly used in the arterial switch operation in children, in order to re-implant the coronary ostia in adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement.
Moderate Versus Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for Elective Aortic Transverse Hemiarch Reconstruction
May 11, 2015
The authors conducted a retrospective review of two concurrent groups undergoing elective aortic transverse hemiarch reconstruction: Group DHCA underwent deep hypothermic circulatory arrest with retrograde cerebral perfusion; group MHCA underwent moderate hypothermic (>25 degrees C) circulatory arrest with antegrade cerebral perfusion.
A New Alternative to Root Replacement in Marfan’s Syndrome: The ExoVasc Personalised Aortic Root Support
April 1, 2015
Tal Golesworthy and Tom Treasure discuss the development of the ExoVasc and its future as an alternative to aortic root replacement.
March 10, 2015
This article describes the technique of composite graft replacement and emphasizes some technical details for the left-handed surgeon.
Aortic Arch Debranching Technique: Total Aortic Reconstruction from the Aortic Valve to the Aortic Arch
January 21, 2015
This video demonstrates a technique for aortic arch debranching and reconstruction in an elderly patient.
December 3, 2014
In this video, the authors present their technique for aortic root replacement using a freestyle aortic root prosthesis and a Dacron graft, thus achieving a "Biological Bentall."
November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.