Fallon and colleagues evaluated patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) following isolated aortic valve replacement reported in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. They found that both moderate and severe PPM were associated with worse outcomes compared to no PPM over the 10-year study period.
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The Incidence and Consequence of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
July 3, 2018
Bicuspid Ring Annuloplasty and Leaflet Reconstruction After Failed Bicuspid Valve Repair and Aortic Root Remodeling
June 19, 2018
A young patient with a failed bicuspid valve repair and remodeling aortic root replacement underwent a successful re-repair using bicuspid ring annuloplasty and leaflet plication.
June 17, 2018
Controversial and revisited topic of dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) (aspirin and clopidogrel) versus low dose warfarin after On-X mechanical aortic valve replacement. There were two arms to the study: low and high risk for thromboembolism. The low-risk arm was terminated secondary to higher thromboembolic events in the DAPT group. For the high-r
In Global News: HCV and Heart Transplants, Refusing Lung Cancer Treatment, and Predicting Intraoperative Hypotension
June 15, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
June 14, 2018
Antonides and colleagues present fundamental concepts of cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA) and they discuss the interpretation of these analyses.
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.