The authors present the case of a totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement using an automated suturing device (the RAM® and SEW-EASY® device) which facilitates minimally invasive valve surgery.
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Aortic valve disease
March 24, 2020
March 13, 2020
Suture techniques were compared for prosthesis-patient mismatch among groups who underwent aortic valve replacement and had a small annulus. Nonpledget mattress sutures performed better than pledget mattress sutures and figure-of-8 nonpledget sutures.
March 9, 2020
The authors present a video highlighting the surgical details of a modified button-Bentall operation specifically designed to incorporate any type of prosthetic valve in composite conduit aortic root replacement.
March 1, 2020
A very easy-to-read editorial that digests a manuscript on the IMPROVE study.
February 26, 2020
Five year results of the PARTNER II trial demonstrated no difference in the risk of stroke or death comparing TAVR to surgical aortic valve replacement among intermediate surgical risk patients.
February 4, 2020
The authors present the video of a case of totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement for calcific aortic stenosis, with a conventional bovine pericardial prosthesis and transaortic mitral valve repair for secondary mitral regurgitation with the edge-to-edge technique.
February 3, 2020
Use of a novel decision aid for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis resulted in greater patient knowledge and satisfaction, although decisional conflict was unchanged. Physicians, on the other hand, felt that the aid was not understood by elderly patients, and believed that they used shared decision-making in their usual practice, without the
January 30, 2020
Betsy Evans of Leeds General Infirmary in the United Kingdom presents a discussion on TAVI and surgery for prosthetic valve failure.
Life Expectancy of Patients Undergoing Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With That of the General Population
January 30, 2020
This study investigated whether the life expectancy of patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement was fully restored compared to the matched general population.
Free Margin Length and Geometric Height in Aortic Root Dilatation and Leaflet Prolapse: Implications for Aortic Valve Repair Surgery
January 10, 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of free margin length and geometric height in normal aortic valves and aortic dilatation.