A multidisciplinary team led by Bob Kiaii at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, has reportedly completed the world's first robotic performance of a specific aortic valve replacement procedure in a patient with aorti
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November 9, 2018
October 25, 2018
Olaf Wendler of King's College Hospital in London, UK, presents a discussion on the 2017 ESC/EACTS guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease.
Supra-Annular Versus Intra-Annular Prostheses in Aortic Valve Replacement: Impact on Hemodynamics and Clinical Outcomes
October 23, 2018
Kim and colleagues sought to determine if a supra-annular aortic valve prosthesis implantation is superior to an intra-annular implantation. The authors retrospectively reviewed outcomes and echocardiographic data for 587 patients who received either supra-annular or intra-annular aortic valve prostheses from St Jude Medical.
October 17, 2018
Find it here: the 32nd EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy
Predicting Quality of Life at 1 Year After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in a Real-World Population
October 14, 2018
Despite the benefit for most patients, some patients have poor outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Currently it is hard to predict which patient is predisposed to poor outcome at one year. This paper investigates the performance of a previously developed prediction model of poor outcome after TAVI.
In Global News: World Heart Day, Treating Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda, and TAVR Versus SAVR at TCT
September 28, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Saturday, September 29 is World Heart Day! This year’s theme is “My Heart, Your Heart.”
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.