Hans-Joachim Shäfers of Saarland University Medical Center in Germany presents his tips and tricks for aortic root remodeling.
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January 24, 2019
Therapies for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Acute Aortic Dissections: Old Controversies and New Opportunities
January 22, 2019
The medical therapies for thoracic aortic aneurysm comprise of β-adrenergic blocking agents and angiotensin II type I receptor.
January 15, 2019
The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft.
January 3, 2019
On December 20, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against the use of fluoroquinolones in patients with connective tissue disorders and those predisposed to aortic disease.
December 5, 2018
Using remodeling aortic and mitral annuloplasty rings, a double valve repair was accomplished in a young patient with Marfan syndrome.
Current Options and Recommendations for the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Pathologies Involving the Aortic Arch: An Expert Consensus Document of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery
December 4, 2018
Essential reading, paying particular attention to the table in Section 7: the European experts recommend, again, that in Marfan and other systematic connective tissue diseases conventional techniques are still advantageous because the landing zones will eventually degenerate.
November 13, 2018
In this paper, Dr Svensson covers his technique of leaflet repair during aortic root reimplantation. The core technical points are described as well as the long-term clinical outcomes.
Morphological Predictor of Remodelling of the Descending Thoracic Aortic False Lumen That Remains Patent After Repair of Acute Type A Dissection
November 7, 2018
Watanabe and associates studied the association between false lumen remodeling late after type A dissection repair and the shape of the true lumen in the early postoperative period. They found that the true lumen shape in the early postoperative period predicts false lumen remodeling late after surgery.
November 1, 2018
Lognathen Balacumaraswami of the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, presents a discussion on reimplantation versus remodeling for the treatment of connective tissue disorders.
October 23, 2018
Farhood Saremi and colleagues from the University of Southern California contributed a comprehensive review of the computed tomography angiographic (CTA) findings that improve the accuracy of diagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection and predict the outcomes of different management strategies for this highly lethal disease.