Pirruccello and associates from Massachusetts General Hospital developed a prediction model for ascending aortic diameter in a cohort of 30,018 asymptomatic individuals based on eleven variables: age (years), gender, body mass index (kg/m2), heart rate (bpm), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg), height (cm), weight (kg), and the presence or
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November 17, 2022
2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease: A Report of the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines
November 3, 2022
On November 2, 2022, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) published an update to the 2010 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease. The top ten take-home messages are:
October 21, 2022
CTSNet hosted an expert-filled roundtable on aortic root enlargement (AAE) vs. total root replacement (ARR) for the small aortic root featuring Bo Yang, Michael Reardon, Joseph Bavaria, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Vinod Thourani, and Barbara Hamilton.
September 28, 2022
The frozen elephant trunk procedure has evolved immensely in the past few years. For your viewing convenience, we have gathered a list of CTSNet's most popular content involving the procedure.
September 21, 2022
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition, and it is important to understand how to manage it in the varying circumstances under which it can occur. This informative collection of videos, published over the last couple of years on CTSNet, features a wide variety of procedures involving the repair of aortic dissection.
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
September 19, 2022
This technique of right axillary artery cannulation—inserting the inflow cannula through the Dacron graft into the vessel—improves arterial inflow and reduces the incidence of complications.
Total Aortic Arch Replacement Using a Frozen Elephant Trunk Device: Results of a One-Year US Multicenter Trial
September 9, 2022
The authors of this study reported the safety and one-year clinical outcomes of the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prosthesis from the US Investigational Device Exemption trial. Follow-up was available in 63 of 65 patients from twelve centers at one-year, when the mortality was 11 percent (7/65), and freedom was 81 percent (51/63) from major
September 9, 2022
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis, a new study in the American Journal of Cardiology showed that there may be a high risk of in-hospital mortality for patients who undergo surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) after TAVR.
Clinical Outcomes Using Freestyle Valve–Valsalva Graft Composite Conduit for Aortic Root Replacement
September 8, 2022
From 2005 to 2020, 523 patients were treated using a novel method of aortic root replacement that used a self-constructed tissue valve conduit involving a Freestyle subcoronary valve sewn into a Valsalva graft. This study aimed to review the clinical outcomes of the method.