The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) published a joint expert consensus and evidence-based recommendations for systems of care related to valvular he
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2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: A Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease
April 20, 2019
April 16, 2019
The authors present an aortic valve repair performed for a 34-year-old man with a history of tobacco use and hypertension.
April 13, 2019
The Stanford University cardiac surgery team expounds on current evidence for selection of prostheses in valve replacement. While more liberal usage of biologic prostheses in younger patients may be appropriate for the aortic valve, the support for this practice in the mitral position is not as strong.
April 11, 2019
The Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting 2019 streamed live from Sitges, Spain. Find the plenary sessions here.
March 31, 2019
In this state-of-the-art review review, the authors summarize current knowledge of anatomic, structural, metabolic, functional, and hemodynamic characteristics of the right ventricle (RV) in both health and disease. Highlights of this review are:
March 18, 2019
This video illustrates the use of a commercially available adjustable Gore-Tex neochord system for mitral valve repair via a right minithoracotomy minimally invasive approach.
March 14, 2019
This video illustrates an operative approach of combined rheumatic mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair involving double remodeling ring annuloplasty.
ACC to Offer Transcatheter Valve Certification to Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices, Identify Quality Improvement Opportunities
March 14, 2019
On Wednesday March 13, the ACC Quality Summit announced in New Orleans that beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement will be able to apply for the American College of Cardiology's new Transcatheter Valve Certification.
March 7, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Mohamad Bashir moderates a discussion on the importance of valve repair in aortic root aneurysm.
February 22, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest