The authors discuss the operative steps for homograft aortic root replacement in complex aortic root abscess in a patient with prosthetic valve endocarditis.
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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.
February 11, 2020
This video shows the minimally invasive repair of a complex set of lesions of the mitral valve from healed endocarditis with anterior and posterior flails with A2 perforation.
January 22, 2020
In this video, the authors describe mitral valve pathologies that are solved or repaired through a minimally invasive approach.
Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement With Reconstruction of the Intervalvular Fibrous Body: How to Do the Commando Procedure
December 18, 2019
The authors present a framework of technical considerations that can help surgical teams achieve reproducible success with this technique of the reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body, decreasing the technical failures.
November 7, 2019
This single institution study spanning a decade of experience identified a 6.5% rate of mortality, which was related to active endocarditis at the time of surgery, the need for preoperative ventilation, longer bypass times, and increasing European risk score.
In Global News: Bioengineered Blood Vessels, an Antibiotic Antiplatelet, and Veins Versus Arteries First in Lobectomy
May 17, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest The British Heart Foundation reports that the number of premature deaths related to cardiovascular disease has risen in the UK for the first time in 50 years.
Double Replacement With Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Fibrous Body for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis "Commando Procedure"
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.
March 29, 2019
In this video, the authors share the approach they use to treat patients requiring Bentall surgery for infective endocarditis: a subannular implantation technique and the use of a 100% pericardial valved conduit.
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair After Endocarditis With Bileaflet Prolapse Using a Modification of Leipzig Loop Technique
March 12, 2019
This video shows a complex mitral valve repair using a modification of the Leipzig loop technique with a modular Gore-Tex neochord system to address the anterior and the posterior leaflet.