The timing of repair of blunt aortic injury in patients with concomitant traumatic brain injury is controversial. This single institution retrospective review analyzed outcomes in 75 pts with blunt aortic injury and traumatic brain injury, comparing early repair (<24 hrs after admission) to delayed repair. Pts undergoing early repair suffered wo
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June 20, 2014
The retrospective study compared 143 patients who underwent open aortic repair and 50 patients with hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for non-dissecting aortic arch aneurysms.
June 11, 2014
This is one of the excellent videos available free in full at www.annalscts.com
June 9, 2014
A step-by-step guide for performing an aortic root replacement with the Freestyle Aortic Root. Safeguards and pitfalls are reviewed.
April 28, 2014
A Consensus Statement issued by the International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group, on the standardization of clinical endpoints for aortic arch surgery. This guideline recommends a list important secondary outcomes that should be reported to enable comprehensive analysis of patient outcomes.
April 23, 2014
A brief case presentation is followed by an operative video detailing the technique for performing an aortic valve replacement in the setting of endocarditis. In this particular video, a pericardial patch is used to reconstruct the area of the commissure between the right and left coronary sinuses. A prosthetic tissue valve is then implanted.
April 21, 2014
This article on Type A Aortic Dissection was selected as a top article from 2013 by the 2014 Circulation editors. The original article is here: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/128/15/1602.full?sid=a7153f9d-9551-4...
April 2, 2014
This report summarizes outcomes in 40 reoperated patients (mean age 33 years) of an original 122 who underwent initial aortic root surgery for Marfans. Reoperations took place a mean of nearly 10 years later. 5 and 10 year survivals after second operations were 80% and 66%. Open and stent grafts procedures did not appear to have different outcomes.
April 1, 2014
This video shows a teenager with a large neo-aortic root aneurysm and severe aortic valve regurgitation following a Ross procedure, which was treated with a valve-sparing aortic root replacement. The case also highlights the intra-operative management of inadvertent aortic injury during reentry in the setting of severe aortic regurgitation.
Moderate mitral regurgitation in aortic root replacement surgery: Comparing mitral repair with no mitral repair
February 15, 2014
Pts undergoing aortic root replacement who moderate MR preoperatively were evaluated for outcomes after mitral repair vs no repair. Mitral repair was associated with longer crossclamp times, and postoperative renal failure. Root replacement improved MR without mitral repair, but mitral repair further improved the degree of regurgitation.