A brief focused commentary on a recent medium size Japanese series of succesful surgery for Acute Aortic Syndrome. The limitations of the series presented in well- written Uchida manuscript( and already to the last AATS Meeting) are being explored, and the commentators' allusion to the need for randomised trial is evident.
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Aortic valve disease
October 22, 2021
September 28, 2021
The technique of congenital aortic valve fenestration repair with valve-sparing aortic root replacement (root remodeling with extra-aortic ring annuloplasty) is presented in the case of a 24-year-old female with an expanding aortic root aneurysm, heterotaxy syndrome, and interrupted inferior vena cava.
2021 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery expert consensus document: Surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection
September 24, 2021
A comprehensive update on the evidence on the management of acute aortic syndromes, including IMH. Of particular interest is the robust recommendation to bypass non-dedicated aortic centers even to the expense of increased transit time in order to offer management in a Comprehensive Aortic Center (CAC).
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.
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
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.
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.