Thoracic stentgrafts are stiffer than the aorta. To understand how this mismatch might affect the left ventricle, van Bakel and colleagues quantified the left ventricular remodeling after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) in 8 patients.
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July 1, 2019
June 27, 2019
An interesting small British-led randomized controlled trial on modern imaging of coronary atheroma.
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
Right Ventricular Function is Reduced During Cardiac Surgery Independent of Procedural Characteristics, Reoperative Status, or Pericardiotomy
April 29, 2019
The authors prospectively analyzed right ventricular (RV) function in 109 patients undergoing a broad range of cardiac surgeries. RV function was assessed at several time points by evaluating TAPSE and 2D longitudinal RV strain to evaluate long axis RV function, and fractional area exchange to evaluate global RV function.
April 15, 2019
Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel reported the first 3D-printed vascularized heart using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. The Primary Investigator claims this is the first time anyone has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers.
April 2, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical correction of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis utilizing a modified three-patch aortic root reconstruction technique in an adult patient.
Impact of Cell Therapy on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Refractory Angina: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
April 1, 2019
A robust meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on stem cell therapies for refractory angina, offering some encouragement.
March 18, 2019
A number of interesting findings in early follow up of this randomized controlled trial on one type of transcatheter aortic valve against conventional surgery: the mechanics of the valve and the incidence of complete heart block, to name but a few. We await the longer follow up.
March 1, 2019
Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, a heart surgery team from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, conducted a medical mission to Kumasi, Ghana, in order to perform adult heart surgery and place pacemakers. Find their daily video blog here.