Antonides and colleagues present fundamental concepts of cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA) and they discuss the interpretation of these analyses.
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June 14, 2018
June 7, 2018
Johnston and colleagues evaluated morbidity and mortality following different cardiac operations at 18 institutions to determine if outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve replacement were correlated within each institution.
May 22, 2018
A 77-year-old woman underwent triple valve repair using three remodeling annuloplasty rings for moderate-to-severe insufficiency of her aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves.
May 21, 2018
d’Udekem and colleagues discuss aortic valve surgery in infants and neonates.
May 17, 2018
Roberto Lorusso of the Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands discusses the Perceval valve and the ongoing PERSIST-AVR trial.
May 16, 2018
These videos review basic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography for surgeons.
May 13, 2018
This is a fabulous video of a miniAVR with a right thoracotomy that is only 3 cm in size and hardly could fit the valve through it! Professor Yan used a series of specialised instruments, a corknot, and an endoscope to achieve this fantastic result. Well done.
Fate of the Aortic Arch Following Surgery on Aortic Root and Ascending Aorta in Bicuspid Aortic Valve
April 26, 2018
The authors retrospectively evaluated the long-term fate of the aortic arch in 168 patients with bicuspid aortic valves who had undergone either ascending aortic (24%) or aortic root (76%) replacement. At a median follow-up of 5.9 years, the mean aortic arch diameter went from 2.9 cm preoperatively to 3.0 cm at follow-up (p=ns). The authors conclud
April 10, 2018
This is a retrospective review of 143 patients requiring reoperation after an initial AVR with a Freestyle® stentless bioprosthesis. Valve survival was 10.4 years for those with structural valve deterioration, but it was much less (4.1 years) if the initial procedure was for infective endocarditis. Operative mortality was <2%.
In Global News: Weaving Devices for CHD by Hand, Sodas and CAD, and Rapid Deployment Versus Conventional Valves
March 30, 2018
Patient CareHigher risk of death from coronary artery disease was noted for Americans who drank higher quantities of sugary beverages but not for those who ate more sugary foods.