The Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium was queried for patients undergoing repair of conotruncal abnormalities and subsequent AVR 1982 - 2003. Of 106 patients undergoing AVR, the operative mortality was 12%, and was related to infant age at the time of surgery (OR = 55). Transplant-free survival at 25 years was 53%. Transplant-free survival at 20
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August 28, 2021
In this article, Loo et al demonstrate in a survey to the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association membership that only approximately 20% of trainees were accurate in estimating surgeon reimbursement, with a demonstrated lack of understanding in how reimbursement models work, despite acknowledgement of its importance.
October 19, 2020
In this article, Drs Ceppa et al provide an ad hoc analysis of women in cardiothoracic surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 workforce report.
Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From North American Society Leadership
May 6, 2020
This article describes recommendations from the North American leadership in regards to the safe reintroduction of cardiovascular services during the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, ethical considerations, the importance of collaboration amongst public health officials and cardiovascular specialties, and protection of healthcare work
April 25, 2020
A timely article addressing common questions related to the COVID pandemic, particularly regarding preoperative decision-making for pediatric/congenital heart surgery.
Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures: A Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 16, 2020
A prepublication manuscript describing a balanced system for multidimensional decision making about timing of surgery in the COVID era.
April 14, 2020
Guidance document to assist in decision making and triage of congenital cardiac surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 30, 2019
U.S. News has just released the 2019-2020 best hospitals in the United States based on data from nearly 5,000 medical centers.
July 19, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
June 28, 2019
In this systematic review, Arnaoutakis and colleagues evaluated the repair durability and survival of patients who underwent repair for a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Twenty-six studies were evaluated after full exclusion criteria were applied. BAV repair was demonstrated to have low operative mortality and excellent 5-year survival.