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Aortic Valve

February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
February 13, 2019
This Cardiac Surgery Essentials series from Guest Editor Dr Tsuyoshi Kaneko illustrates basic skills that cardiac surgeons need to possess in their everyday practice, with videos that focus on important aspects of procedures for which demonstrations can be difficult to find.
January 24, 2019
Hans-Joachim Shäfers of Saarland University Medical Center in Germany presents his tips and tricks for aortic root remodeling.
January 23, 2019
Vergnat and colleagues retrospectively evaluated long-term outcomes for neonates who underwent either balloon valvotomy or open valvoplasty between 1989 and 2015 (51 and 52 patients, respectively). Although both methods offer good survival benefits, open valvoplasty was associated with a higher freedom from operation during the follow-up period.
January 18, 2019
David and colleagues prospectively examined long-term results of the Ross procedure, following a cohort of 212 patients over a median 18.0 years (interquartile range, 14.6-21.2). They report 10.8% cumulative mortality and 16.8% cumulative probability of Ross-related reoperations at 20 years.
January 4, 2019
Edwards Lifesciences announced that the SAPIEN 3 Ultra system has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis patients who are determined to be at intermediate or greater risk of open-heart surgery.
December 10, 2018
Basra and colleagues report that among patients with bioprosthetic aortic valves who had clinical or echocardiographic indications suggestive of leaflet thrombosis, one-third of patients had this diagnosis confirmed by four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT).
December 5, 2018
Coyan and colleagues report outcomes following double valve surgery in a cohort of patients who underwent operation between 2011 and 2017.
December 5, 2018
Using remodeling aortic and mitral annuloplasty rings, a double valve repair was accomplished in a young patient with Marfan syndrome.
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.

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