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Aortic valve disease

December 16, 2021
In this video, we present a 19-years-old patient with a history of 21 mm mechanical mitral valve replacement and aortic valve commissurotomy at the age of three who underwent mitral valve re-replacement by using the top-hat technique, aortic valve replacement, and aortoplasty.
December 7, 2021
This is an original, narrated video demonstrating reconstruction of the aorto-mitral curtain with multiple bovine pericardial patches in a case of invasive aortic root endocarditis.
November 24, 2021
This video presents a twenty-two-year-old male born with congenital aortic stenosis secondary to a bicuspid aortic valve who had two previous sternotomies. He received an initial open aortic valvotomy at three weeks old.This was followed by Ross procedure with ascending aorta replacement when he reached fifteen.
November 15, 2021
The Aortic Valve replAcemenT versus conservative treatment in Asymptomatic seveRe aortic stenosis (AVATAR) trial is an investigator-initiated international prospective randomized controlled trial that evaluated surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in asymptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis and normal left ventricular function.  The stud
October 22, 2021
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.
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.
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).
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.    
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.

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