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.
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ACC to Offer Transcatheter Valve Certification to Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices, Identify Quality Improvement Opportunities
March 14, 2019
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
February 15, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The Donor Alliance observes National Donor Day on February 14th in the US, encouraging people to #StartTheConversation about being an organ donor with their families.
January 18, 2019
David and colleagues prospectively examined long-term results of the Ross procedure, following a cohort of 212 patients over a median 18.0 years (interquartile range, 14.6-21.2). They report 10.8% cumulative mortality and 16.8% cumulative probability of Ross-related reoperations at 20 years.
January 15, 2019
The authors demonstrate how to use one homograft root in reoperative infected aortic root/hemiarch reconstruction with the use of a handmade bovine pericardial aortic tube to replace the ascending aorta and unite the divided homograft.
Cardiac Surgery in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis of a High-Risk Cohort
January 14, 2019
Schroeter and colleagues sought to determine the influence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on perioperative outcomes after cardiac surgery, given the increasing incidence of cardiac surgery in patients with PD. They performed a retrospective analysis of 130 matched patient pairs who underwent surgery from 2001 to 2013.
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.
Transient Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Independently Affect Postoperative Outcomes
December 24, 2018
Borracci and colleagues evaluated the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in 418 patients during in-hospital care after cardiac surgery. The authors found AKI in 17.5 % of patients when considering the worst kidney function measurement in the postoperative period compared to 4.5 % of patients when only considering kidney function at discharge.
December 6, 2018
Leanne Harling talks with John McKenna about the role of industry in cardiothoracic surgical advances.