This video demonstrates a mini-bentall procedure, where an aortic root replacement with re-implantation of the coronary buttons is performed via a minimally invasive approach.
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August 25, 2014
Preoperative Methylprednisolone Enhances Recovery After Endovascular Aortic Repair: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
August 14, 2014
This double-blind placebo-controlled trial involved 153 pts undergoing elective endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, of whom half received methylprednisolone preoperatively. The intervention reduced the systemic inflammatory response from 92% to 27%, plasma IL-6 was decreased by 90%, and CRP, body temperature, IL-8, and TNF were also reduced. MMP-9
Repair of Extensive Aortic Aneurysms: A Single-Center Experience Using the Elephant Trunk Technique Over 20 Years
August 14, 2014
This retrospective review reports on single-institution results for management of aneurysms involving the entire aorta using a 2-stage elephant trunk technique. 288 pts had only a first stage operation, and 157 pts underwent a complete 2 stage repair. Mortality was 9.1% and stroke rate after stage 1 was 3.4%. Mortality prior to 2nd stage repair w
August 5, 2014
The outcomes of repair of acute type A dissection using aortic valve resuspension and sinus of Valsalva reinforcement were tracked in 489 pts operated 1993-2013. Hospital mortality was 11%. 5-year survival was 69%, and freedom from proximal reoperation was 96% at 5 years.
August 4, 2014
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive repair of a bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aortic aneurysm through the upper ministernotomy approach.
July 28, 2014
The authors deal with a dramatic complication of acute Type A aorticdissection - mesenteric malperfusion. They reviewed 309 papers on acuteaortic dissection and concluded that initial interventional management ofmesenteric malperfusion followed by delayed proximal aortic repair is a
July 4, 2014
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
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.