Patient Care and General Interest Saturday, September 29 is World Heart Day! This year’s theme is “My Heart, Your Heart.”
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In Global News: World Heart Day, Treating Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda, and TAVR Versus SAVR at TCT
September 28, 2018
September 27, 2018
Manuel J. Antunes of the University Hospital in Coimbra, Portugal, presents a discussion on aortic stenosis and aortic insufficiency in rheumatic heart disease.
The Ross Procedure in Adults Presenting With Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Pure Aortic Regurgitation: 85% Freedom From Reoperation at 20 Years
September 21, 2018
Poh and colleagues analyzed the results of the Ross procedure in 129 patients with bicuspid aortic valve and pure aortic regurgitation. The mean age at surgery was 34.7 ± 10.6 years and mean length of follow-up was 9.6 ± 6.8 years.
September 19, 2018
A New York Times journalist travels with Team Heart, a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian heart surgery for rheumatic disease in Rwanda. In addition to highlighting the overwhelming need, her perspective illuminates some harsh realities of these efforts in resource-poor countries.
September 18, 2018
This video demonstrates the steps of an acute type A aortic dissection repair.
September 16, 2018
Results of a clinical trial using transcatheter aortic valve replacement provided a "strong signal" that it is safe for patients with low surgical risk, potentially helping to open the way for broader use of the minimally invasive procedure, also known as TAVR.
In Global News: 3D Heart Simulations to Treat Arrhythmias, Early Discharge Safe for TAVR Patients, and Favorable Outcomes Related to 4L Lymph Node Dissection
September 14, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest 3D personalized simulations of patient hearts reportedly allow physicians to better locate and treat arrhythmias.
September 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Heart Center Thuringen in Germany presents a discussion on the importance of long-term durability when considering conventional versus transcatheter valves.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Mitral Position in a Patient With Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
September 4, 2018
The authors demonstrate a transcatheter aortic valve that was implanted in the mitral position in the setting of severe mitral annular calcification.
In Global News: Early Menopause From Chemotherapy, Cardiovascular Disease Risk App, and New ESC/EACTS Guidelines
August 31, 2018
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