The Ancona Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Cardiac Surgery course's recording is now available. An international faculty shares their vision of cardiac surgery and more during the two-day event.
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Retrospective 1-Year Outcome Follow-Up in 200 Patients Supported With HeartMate 3 and HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Devices in a Single Center
June 26, 2020
This original article retrospectively analyzed the outcome of 200 patients after implantation of HeartMate 3 and HeartWare LVAD respectively. The baseline characteristics of both groups, containing 100 patients each, were comparable, despite a higher percentage of INTERMACS I and II patients implanted with the HeartWare device.
June 2, 2020
The authors present a case of omentoplasty, which is a reasonable approach in patients with thoracic graft infection in addition to continuous mediastinal irritation.
Podcast Episode: Telemedicine for the Cardiothoracic Surgeon During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
May 29, 2020
Jessica Luc, Shanda Blackmon, Mahesh Ramchandani, and Nahush Mokadam discuss the topic of telemedicine for the cardiothoracic surgeon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
May 29, 2020
Joanna Chikwe interviews Thoralf M. Sundt about cardiac surgery in the era of COVID-19.
Computed Tomography Angiography Findings Predict the Risk Factors for Preoperative Acute Ischaemic Stroke in Patients With Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
May 15, 2020
This article by Zhao et al. analyzes the risk of stroke in patients suffering from type A dissection depending on preoperative CT findings. They identified aortic regurgitation, dissection of the common carotid artery, and the ratio of the true lumen to the diameter of the involved ascending aorta as independent risk factors.
A New Role for the Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor Pathway in the Development of Mitral Valve Prolapse
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.
Development of a Practical Prediction Score for Acute Renal Injury After Surgery for Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection
May 8, 2020
Dong et al developed a score to predict renal failure after surgery for Stanford type A dissection. This score includes age, BMI, white blood count, perioperative hemoglobin levels, CPB duration, and renal malperfusion.
May 7, 2020
The authors discuss COVID-19 triage in adult cardiac surgery.
Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From North American Society Leadership
May 6, 2020
This article describes recommendations from the North American leadership in regards to the safe reintroduction of cardiovascular services during the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, ethical considerations, the importance of collaboration amongst public health officials and cardiovascular specialties, and protection of healthcare work