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Cardiac

December 27, 2022
This year, adult cardiac submissions to CTSNet spanned a variety of fascinating procedures, from mammary artery harvesting to the innovative Y-incision technique for aortic annular enlargement. Read on for a quick overview of the most popular adult cardiac articles and videos on CTSNet in 2022 and stay tuned for many more in 2023.
December 14, 2022
Professor Rüdiger Lange (German Heart Center, Munich, Germany) presents the midterm results implanting the SimuForm™ Annuloplasty Ring, recorded during the EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy on October 14, 2021.
November 22, 2022
According to a recent phase II NOVA study, using botulinum toxin type A in cardiac surgery patients does not reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation overall, but may have some benefit in certain subgroups. Although postoperative AF affects one to two-thirds of patients after cardiac surgery, there is not a standard treatment for it.
November 16, 2022
With the variation of skills and procedures present in cardiovascular surgery, a video or article with distinct and informative steps can clarify both simple and complex procedures. These five recent articles provide easy-to-follow approaches to popular cardiac surgical procedures.
October 26, 2022
This review explores a new book on HCM, praising its deep dive into genetic assessment, different complications associated with myectomy to treat the disease, and little-known risk factors.
September 30, 2022
This retrospective review compares the outcomes of heart failure patients who used continuous-flow left ventricular device (CF-LVAD) support with patients listed as primary transplant candidates at the same center. The results showed that CF-LVAD patients had excellent outcomes regardless of how long they were on the waitlist.
September 30, 2022
This editorial describes the evolving pathway of diagnosing a disease that is predicted to augment the indication for orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Cardiac involvement of sarcoidosis accounts for the majority of deaths in sarcoidosis patients, so it is important to better understand its symptoms.
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
August 27, 2022
Most surgeons practice in high income countries, even though the majority of the world’s population lives in low- or middle-income countries. There is a significant disparity between high-income and low-income countries in the number of both cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgeons.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step illustrated guide to performing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip). This is a key article that will be of benefit to all learning to perform MitraClip. 

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