In this paper, the objective was to find out the echocardiographic predictors of reoperation for subaortic stenosis. Among 82 patients who initially underwent subaortic stenosis corrective surgery, 30 patients required reoperation.
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Aortic valve disease (congenital)
October 8, 2019
October 7, 2019
The authors present the case of an adult woman with a severe aortic coarctation who received an extra-anatomical aortic bypass prior to a neurosurgical procedure in order to ensure organ perfusion during surgery.
August 15, 2019
Nelson and colleagues analyzed data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database on 3446 aortic valve replacement procedures performed between 2000 and 2016. The authors found that practice patterns varied widely, though autograft usage was higher at high-volume centers.
July 29, 2019
This narrated video highlights an aortic valve repair performed for a 47-year-old man who presented with severe, symptomatic aortic regurgitation on a quadricuspid valve.
June 28, 2019
In this systematic review, Arnaoutakis and colleagues evaluated the repair durability and survival of patients who underwent repair for a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). Twenty-six studies were evaluated after full exclusion criteria were applied. BAV repair was demonstrated to have low operative mortality and excellent 5-year survival.
May 13, 2019
This video demonstrates truncal valve reconstruction with an equine pericardial patch.
May 2, 2019
The overarching, free to read under terms, of the TAVR mini-compendium of this week: the most complex question remains "what is a reasonable expectation of a stakeholder on outcomes of aortic stenosis?"
January 23, 2019
Vergnat and colleagues retrospectively evaluated long-term outcomes for neonates who underwent either balloon valvotomy or open valvoplasty between 1989 and 2015 (51 and 52 patients, respectively). Although both methods offer good survival benefits, open valvoplasty was associated with a higher freedom from operation during the follow-up period.
May 21, 2018
d’Udekem and colleagues discuss aortic valve surgery in infants and neonates.
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March 9, 2018
Patient Care Carter Capps, a pitcher for professional baseball team the San Diego Padres, has made himself a necklace out of the rib surgeons removed during his thoracic outlet surgery.