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February 9, 2018
In this meta-analysis, the authors compare surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients at low surgical risk. They included two randomized controlled trials and four propensity-matched studies for a total of almost 3500 patients.
January 26, 2018
Patient Care A CABG operation performed at the Uganda Heart Institute at Mulago National Referral Hospital was done by an all-Ugandan surgical team for the first time.
January 17, 2018
This video demonstrates the technical aspects of transfemoral TAVR as done by the Houston Methodist TAVR team for two commercially available valve systems.
January 17, 2018
Dr T. Sloane Guy discusses the motivation behind CTSNet's first Guest Editor Series topic and describes the important cardiac surgery techniques that it covers.
January 16, 2018
In this study with 663 TAVI patients, the authors investigated the predictors for next day discharge (NDD). After excluding cases that did not have a minimalist transfemoral approach, 150 patients had NDD and 210 patients had non-NDD.
January 5, 2018
A handy free, short, good quality video on an open valve-in valve procedure.
January 2, 2018
The authors compared mechanically expanded TAVR to self-expanding TAVR in a randomized non-inferiority trial.  Major adverse events occurred in 20% and 17% of patients, respectively (safety measure).  The one-year rates of mortality, stroke, or paravalvular leak for the valves were 15.4% and 25.5%, respectively (effectiveness measure).  Mechanically
December 26, 2017
The Task Force for the Management of Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) copublished the 2017 guidelines for the management of valvular disease in the European Heart Journal and in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
December 15, 2017
Patient Care A baby in the UK has surgery to put her ectopic heart back inside her chest.
December 14, 2017
Heyman Luckraz of the American Hospital Dubai, UAE, presents an overview of different access routes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.