To wrap up our collection of specialty showcases, we have compiled a list of the seven most popular congenital videos published on CTSNet so far this year.
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Aortic arch anomalies
April 20, 2022
On April 20, 2020, Terumo Aortic announced that the US FDA has granted approval for the Thoraflex Hybrid frozen elephant trunk prothesis. This is the first FET prosthesis commercially available in the US and will bring a new viable treatment option for patients with diseases of the aortic arch and descending aorta.
Repair of Bridging Bronchus and Severe Tracheal Stenosis Associated with Left Pulmonary Artery Sling and Ventricular Septal Defect
April 19, 2022
Repair of bridging bronchus and tracheal stenosis, which is often associated with left pulmonary artery sling, ventricular septal defects, and aortic coarctation, can be performed safely in the neonatal age group. This video demonstrates one such case.
March 7, 2022
The Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium was queried for patients undergoing repair of conotruncal abnormalities and subsequent AVR 1982 - 2003. Of 106 patients undergoing AVR, the operative mortality was 12%, and was related to infant age at the time of surgery (OR = 55). Transplant-free survival at 25 years was 53%. Transplant-free survival at 20
December 12, 2021
Interesting early work on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
December 2, 2021
This video demonstrates Dr. James Tweddell performs a Yasui Procedure (Norwood-style aortic arch reconstruction and Rastelli Procedure) with translocation of an intraoperatively discovered aberrant right subclavian artery.
Commentary: Cardioplegia in complex root surgery for adults: Many solutions, but does it really matter?
September 13, 2021
A brief but dense editorial included in a compedium on cardioplegia. The last sentence summarises what many colleagues would think on the matter of single-shot plegia for root surgery.
April 8, 2021
This video illustrates the feasibility of aortic coarctation repair with a curved patch, which may decrease the risk of recurrent coarctation by minimizing kinks and anastomotic torsion.
March 1, 2021
The authors present a video of a total thoracoscopic repair of a double aortic arch in a pediatric patient.
Stage I Yasui (Modified Norwood/Sano) for Interrupted Aortic Arch Type A and Hypoplastic LVOT With a VSD in a 2 kg Neonate
February 8, 2021
This video demonstrates a stage-I Yasui procedure in the form of a modified Norwood/Sano for a 2 kg, 6-day old neonate with interrupted aortic arch type A, large posterior malalignment ventricular septal defect and severely hypoplastic left ventricular outflow tract (Z-score = - 4.5).