A New York Times journalist travels with Team Heart, a nonprofit organization providing humanitarian heart surgery for rheumatic disease in Rwanda. In addition to highlighting the overwhelming need, her perspective illuminates some harsh realities of these efforts in resource-poor countries.
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September 19, 2018
September 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Heart Center Thuringen in Germany presents a discussion on the importance of long-term durability when considering conventional versus transcatheter valves.
Functional Mitral Stenosis After Mitral Valve Repair for Type II Dysfunction: Determinants and Impacts on Long-Term Outcome
August 15, 2018
The authors reviewed their experience with 602 patients who underwent mitral repair for type II mitral regurgitation. Mitral stenosis was defined as a mean transmitral pressure gradient (MTPG) of > 5 mm Hg, and 51 patients (8.5%) had mitral stenosis by this criterion.
August 14, 2018
This video demonstrates the minimally invasive Ozaki technique for aortic valve reconstruction, including endoscopic harvesting of the pericardium and Ozaki aortic valve repair technique via an upper ministernotomy.
In Global News: Engineering Lungs, New Australian AFib Guidelines, and Considering Race in Lung Cancer Screening
August 3, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Renowned former Formula 1 racing champion Niki Lauda recently underwent a lung transplant.
April 17, 2018
This video shows a right minithoracotomy for a complex mitral and tricuspid repair.
April 3, 2018
Dr Om Prakesh Yadava of the National Heart Institute in New Delhi, India, and Professor Vinayak Bapat of Columbia University in New York, USA, discuss transcatheter valve therapies and sutureless valves.
March 31, 2018
70-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger has undergone successful redo heart surgery at Ceders-Sinai Hospital, after an initial attempt to replace his pulmonic valve percutaneously. He famously underwent an attempted Ross Procedure in 1997, and the pulmonic valve left from that operation now required repeat surgery.
Bleeding Complications After Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
March 26, 2018
Hassan and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of 81 patients who presented for open cardiac surgery while receiving novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy. Patients were off NOACs for a median of 4 days (IQR, 3 - 6 days) prior to surgery.
In Global News: Quadruple Valve Surgery in the UAE, MitraClip Access in Japan, and Chewbacca Delivers Transplant News
March 23, 2018
Patient Care A teen in Chicago, Illinois, USA, awaiting a heart transplant received the news that a heart was available from his pediatric cardiologist, who dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars just for the occasion.