Mohamed and Asimakopoulos published a best evidence topic regarding the optimal INR target for patients with mechanical aortic valves. They analyzed a total of 922 studies and identified seven studies suitable for best evidence analysis.
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Aortic valve disease
Is It Safe and Effective to Reduce the Target Anticoagulation Range for Patients With Mechanical Prosthetic Aortic Valves?
May 29, 2020
May 12, 2020
The authors describe their experience of a novel totally 3D endoscopic aortic valve replacement (AVR) avoiding rib spreading and minimizing skin incision to one inch.
Successful Reoperation for Annuloaortic Ectasia in a Jehovah’s Witness With Marfan Syndrome: Cabrol Procedure and Cabrol Patch
April 28, 2020
This video demonstrates the eoperation for annuloaortic ectasia in a Jehovah’s Witness with prior cardiac surgery that could be performed successfully utilizing the Cabrol procedure combined with the Cabrol patch technique.
April 24, 2020
Interesting metanalytic review on the effect of binary gender in mammals.
March 24, 2020
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.
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.