This joint consensus document aims to facilitate triage and management of patients with aortic dissection, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following issues have been addressed in the care of COVID-19–positive or status unknown patients with aortic emergencies: 1. Management and triage
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Triage and Management of Aortic Emergencies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: A Consensus Document Supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)
October 30, 2020
October 22, 2020
A 63-year-old male underwent single stage retrograde replacement of the thoracic aorta, where median sternotomy and left anterolateral thoracotomy was done simultaneously.
October 18, 2020
In this article, Drs Malaisrie and Mehta discuss updates on the indications for TEVAR in type B aortic dissection with comparison of the guidelines from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the Japanese Circulation Society.
Watch-and-Wait Strategy for Type A Intramural Hematoma and Acute Aortic Dissection With Thrombosed False Lumen of the Ascending Aorta: A Japanese Single-Center Experience
October 15, 2020
Kitamura et al. present a single-center study looking into the outcomes of patients with acute type A intramural hematoma. Within their Japanese collective, patients showing an aortic diameter ≤ 50 mm, no ulcer-like projection, and a pain score of ≤ 3/10 had to be operated on in only 17% of cases, and had a low hospital mortality of 4%.
September 30, 2020
Dr David and colleagues reported the long-term outcomes of aortic valve reimplantation in 465 patients between 1989 and 2018. Clinical and echocardiographic follow-up was available in 98% for a mean duration of 10 ± 6 years.
September 25, 2020
CTSNet livestreamed select sessions from the Birmingham Review Course on September 18, 2020, covering topics in the cardiothoracic specialty.
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.
September 1, 2020
This is a comprehensive review on iatrogenic aortic dissection occurring intraoperatively,and within one month after cardiac surgery, covering the incidence, discovery, pathology, detection modalities, management, risk factors, and prevention of this rare but life-threatening complication.