The Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission recently completed another successful mission in Ghana. While in Ghana, they perform Heart Surgery and support Pacing and Angiography. This year, they had two main aims. Firstly, to assist Mr. Baffour Gian perform the first heart operations at the new heart surgery program at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. They looked to perform daily surgery to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The second part of the mission is to go to Kumasi to place reconditioned pacemakers in patients and to perform angiography.
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April 19, 2022
Interesting manuscript on the immunology of coronary atheroma, with tanslational potential in therapies and prevention of ischaemic heart disease.
Ten-Year Outcomes of Off-Pump vs On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Department of Veterans Affairs
April 14, 2022
This 10-year follow-up of the ROBY study reports on the primary end points of all-cause death and the composite of death or revascularization among 2203 patients randomized to off-pump or on-pump CABG 2002-2007. Death rates at 10 years were 34.2% for off-pump and 31.1% for on-pump. The composite end point was reached at 4.6 years for off-pump and 5
Operative Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Gold Standard Septal Myectomy to Stand the Test of Time
April 11, 2022
This is the concluding webinar to the Guest Editor Series, "Operative Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Gold Standard Septal Myectomy to Stand the Test of Time" put together by Guest Editor Eduard Quintana. Joined by a number of his contributors, they discuss hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
Pulmonary homograft dysfunction after the Ross procedure using decellularized homografts—a multicenter study
April 9, 2022
This study from the Canadian Ross Registry evaluated 466 consecutive patients who underwent a Ross procedure using a decellularized cryopreserved pulmonary homograft and evaluated for pulmonary homograft dysfunction.
April 5, 2022
A brief but comprehensive editorial on nuances of the links between atrial fibrillation and heart failure, apropos a trial we have commented recently on, by the Johns Hopkins team that develops the calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor molecules
Joint Surgical Associations (EACTS, LACES, ASCVTS, AATS, and STS) Position Statement Regarding the VARC-3 Definitions for Aortic Valve Clinical Research
March 22, 2022
This is a joint position statement from EACTS, LACES, ASCVTS, AATS, and STS regarding the VARC-3 Definitions for Aortic Valve Clinical Research.
International Perspectives on the AHA/ACC/SCAI Coronary Revascularization Guideline—A CTSNet Webinar (Recording)
March 14, 2022
On Saturday, March 12, CTSNet hosted a roundtable discussion surrounding the new AHA/ACC/SCAI coronary revascularization guideline. Moderated by Marjan Jahangiri, panelists Hirokuni Arai, Chris Malaisrie, Patrick Myers, Victor Dayan, and Joseph Sabik shared their thoughts.
March 2, 2022
The David procedure with an upper hemisternotomy approach is very feasible and provides excellent outcomes in young patients particularly. Here the authors show how it’s done.
March 1, 2022
When it comes to atrial myxoma resection, being as minimally invasive as possible is of top priority. This video presents possibly the least invasive reported atrial myxoma resection and, the authors say, the first to use an endoscopic robotic approach with an 8mm working port.