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Aortic Valve

April 10, 2024
This report presents trends and outcomes of cardiac surgery following initial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database was queried for all adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery after a previously placed TAVR between January 2012 and March 2023.
March 19, 2024
In this brief review article, the authors discuss the pros and cons of early intervention in patients with moderate aortic valve stenosis.
March 7, 2024
This population-based cohort study examined midterm outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement with mechanical or bioprosthetic valves in patients less than 50 years old. A total of 991 patients were included. Multivariable Cox regression showed no significant difference in overall survival, with a median follow up period of 6.2 years.
March 5, 2024
This video presents two step-by-step walkthroughs of a novel technique in annular suture placement for aortic valve replacement.
February 22, 2024
This video presents the case of a nine-year-old male with severe sub-valvular stenosis caused by a discrete subaortic membrane and interventricular septum hypertrophy. The surgical technique included excision of the subaortic membrane, mobilization of the left and right fibrous trigons, and extended septal myectomy.
February 21, 2024
In this study, the authors aimed to analyze the one-year outcome after aortic valve (AV) repair versus surgical AV replacement (SAVR) in patients with aortic regurgitation (AR) using data from the German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY). A total of 8,076 AR patients were included in the analysis.
February 14, 2024
A recent study by Jad Malas et al. comparing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients less than 60 years of age was presented during the 2024 STS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
February 14, 2024
This study addressed midterm outcomes with the hemispherical aortic annuloplasty reconstructive technology (HAART) ring used for aortic valve repair (AVr). Seventy-one patients had AVr using the HAART ring—53 had a trileaflet valve and 18 had a bicuspid valve. Their median age was 54 years old and 79 percent were male.
February 7, 2024
The aortic valve visualization and pressure (AVP) device is a tool for intraoperative evaluation of the aortic valve after valve sparing or valve repair procedures.
January 25, 2024
In this session from the 2023 London Core Review Cardiothoracic Surgery Course, Professor Tirone David spoke on the development of aortic valve sparing operations over the last twenty-five years.