On July 22, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery published this consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and Its aortopathy.
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Aortic valve disease
International Consensus Statement on Nomenclature and Classification of the Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Its Aortopathy for Clinical, Surgical, Interventional and Research Purposes
July 22, 2021
June 29, 2021
We present our technique of aortic root enlargement and ascending aortoplasty during aortic valve replacement. Benefits of this technique include the ability to implant a larger valve prosthesis, as well as simultaneously reducing the size of a dilated ascending aorta, whilst avoiding reimplantation of the coronary arteries.
Ancona Virtual Live Course: Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Cardiac Surgery From Theory to Practice, Episode II
June 12, 2021
The recording from the Ancona Live Virtual Course – Minimally Invasive and Trans-Catheter Cardiac Surgery – Episode II, presented on June 7 and 8, 2021, is now available!
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
May 13, 2021
Using home-made loops for mitral valve repair is demonstrated in this video.
May 11, 2021
Two cases of surgical aortic valve replacement are presented using the Intuity Elite Rapid Deployment valve, highlighting tricks to avoid paravalvular leak.
May 6, 2021
Totally endoscopic minimally invasive double valve procedure is demonstrated in this video.
April 27, 2021
There are concerns surrounding false negative upper respiratory tract COVID-19 swabs in asymptomatic patients and planned for surgery. Two patients who underwent major elective cardiac surgery are presented.
April 15, 2021
This study, conducted at the Cleveland Clinic, investigated reports of failure of the Trifecta externally wrapped, bovine pericardial aortic valve prosthesis (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL). Concerns were raised about the long-term Trifecta durability.
A “Y” Incision/Rectangular Patch to Enlarge the Aortic Annulus by 4 Valve Sizes in TAV and BAV Patients
April 13, 2021
The “Y” Incision/Rectangular Patch technique is used to enlarge the aortic annulus by 4 valve sizes without violating the adjacent structure of the aortic root.