CTSNet livestreamed select sessions from the Birmingham Review Course on September 18, 2020, covering topics in the cardiothoracic specialty.
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September 25, 2020
September 12, 2020
In this article, the authors review the literature highlighting factors that increase a patient's risk in acute Type A aortic dissection repair and provides suggestions for risk stratification to guide timing of surgery in select patients.
September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
September 1, 2020
In this video, the authors describe their endoscopic technique to perform ascending aorta replacement.
Modified Reimplantation of Tricuspid Aortic Valve in a Patient With Type I DeBakey Acute Aortic Dissection
August 21, 2020
The authors present a clinical video of modified aortic root reconstruction with valve preservation in a patient with an acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection.
August 20, 2020
This succinct article reviews the contemporary literature regarding sex differences in thoracic aortic disease including the epidemiology, biology, natural history, surgical management and outcomes.
July 31, 2020
This video presents the first application of a novel hybrid graft for frozen elephant trunk surgery.
Biomechanics of Aortic Dissection: A Comparison of Aortas Associated With Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valves
July 31, 2020
Aneurysmal ascending aortas were collected from elective aortic surgery, and normal aortas from transplant donors, and dissected aortas from surgery for aortic dissection. These aortas underwent delamination testing in simulation of aortic dissection.
"Sandwich" Frozen Elephant Trunk and Left Axillary Cannulation Facilitates Repair of Ruptured Aortic Arch and Descending Aorta
July 30, 2020
This video depicts the "hybrid" reconstruction utilized to reconstruct an emergent rupture of the distal aortic arch in a patient with a previous type I dissection repair.
July 22, 2020
The authors discuss the operative steps for homograft aortic root replacement in complex aortic root abscess in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis.