Prakash P. Punjabi of the Imperial College in London, UK, presents the argument for conventional approaches for the treatment of mitral valve disease.
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January 17, 2019
January 15, 2019
Ibezim and colleagues examined outcomes for patients undergoing their first mechanical mitral valve replacement (M-MVR) before 21 years of age. Using information from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium database, the authors performed a retrospective analysis of 441 children from 36 centers in the United States.
January 10, 2019
Loghin and Loghin detail the intricacies of imaging modalities available for the assessment of patients in the era of novel mitral technologies. They include a description of functional mitral valve anatomy and discuss the multimodel approach to evaluation of patients undergoing implantation of transcatheter devices.
January 2, 2019
Loger and colleagues implanted transcatheter prostheses in the mitral valve position in 33 pigs. Valve performance and heart function were analyzed for both supra-annular and subvalvular fixation.
December 20, 2018
Niv Ad of the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute in Morgantown, USA, argues for surgical ablation for mitral valve surgery patients with atrial fibrillation.
Propensity-Matched Analysis of Minimally Invasive Approach Versus Sternotomy for Mitral Valve Surgery
December 17, 2018
Grant and colleagues studied short- and midterm outcomes for 639 matched pairs of patients who underwent mitral valve surgery by either sternotomy or a minimally invasive approach at three UK institutions between 2008 and 2016. Patients were included even if they underwent concomitant tricuspid valve surgery or ablation for atrial fibrillation.
December 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Hospital Jena in Germany presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques over median sternotomy in the treatment of mitral valve disease.
In Global News: Coughing Up a Lung Cast, Heart Xenotransplantation, and Medical Record Reading Software
December 7, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A patient who had been admitted to the intensive care unit for chronic heart failure coughed up a cast of his right bronchial tree made of coagulated blood.
“Respect When You Can, Resect When You Should”: A Realistic Approach to Posterior Leaflet Mitral Valve Repair
December 6, 2018
Gilles Dreyfus and colleagues share a decade of mitral reconstruction for degenerative posterior leaflet pathology in Harefield and Monaco (38 per year was the formidable average). The supplementary video is of particular educational value for the mitral surgeon and the cardiologist/TOE (TEE) specialist.
December 5, 2018
Coyan and colleagues report outcomes following double valve surgery in a cohort of patients who underwent operation between 2011 and 2017.