In this video, the authors demonstrate their technique for a right transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).
Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
July 31, 2018
July 28, 2018
The US Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) convened a panel on 07/25/2018 to discuss recommendations for hospitals to maintain and begin TAVR programs. The focus of the discussion was the procedural volume requirements for TAVR, SAVR, and PCI (
In Global News: UN Award Recognizes Pediatric Heart Surgery, Anthropologists Evaluate OR Cooperation, and Nitric Oxide for AKI
July 6, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
June 14, 2018
Antonides and colleagues present fundamental concepts of cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA) and they discuss the interpretation of these analyses.
In Global News: Raising Money for Children’s Hearts, Lung Cancer Risk in Former Smokers, and Pacemakers After TAVR
June 8, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A charity bazaar raised money for a Shanghai Chest Hospital project that offers free heart surgery to children with congenital heart disease in China.
In Global News: Nuts for Heart Health, Immunotherapy Prior to NSCLC Surgery, and Treatment for Children With CHD
April 20, 2018
Patient Care The Chinese Red Cross has announced that 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in China.
In Global News: Raising Esophageal Cancer Awareness, Healthy Eating for Healthy Arteries, and Avoiding TAVR-Induced Coronary Obstruction
April 6, 2018
Patient Care A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.
MiniStern Trial: A Randomised Trial Comparing Ministernotomy to Full Median Sternotomy for Aortic Valve Replacement
March 19, 2018
A medium-size RCT comparing full sternotomy to limited sternotomy for conventional aortic valve replacement, presented at the SCTS Annual Meeting in Glasgow. The 7-10% one year attrition rate seems quite disappointing, and will most probably be discussed. We will await the full paper to see what was the learning curve for the innovative approach.
The Association of Tricuspid Regurgitation With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: A Report From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry
March 3, 2018
The STS/ACC TAVR Registry was analyzed to determine the effect of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) on outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The authors found that TR, of any severity, is quite common in TAVR patients (80%). The breakup of TR severity was as follows:
In Global News: The Benefits of Exercise Before Surgery, Heart Valve Updates, and Studying Innovative HLHS Therapies
February 16, 2018