Within the limitations of a meta-analysis, a useful work advancing that PCI may have a hitherto masked or hidden mortality
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Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Percutaneous Interventions With Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Meta-Analysis
October 26, 2020
Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection With Malperfusion via Endovascular Fenestration/Stenting
October 18, 2020
In this article in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Drs Norton et al performed a single institution retrospective analysis of outcomes of 182 patients with acute type B aortic dissection who underwent fenestration/stenting for suspected malperfusion.
October 18, 2020
In this article, Drs Malaisrie and Mehta discuss updates on the indications for TEVAR in type B aortic dissection with comparison of the guidelines from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Vascular Surgery, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the European Society of Cardiology, and the Japanese Circulation Society.
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Drug-Eluting Stents: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis
September 15, 2020
An open-access large metanalysis on the utility and risks of antiplatelets after PCI. Of note, mortality was not a primary endpoint. The message is that long dual antiplatelet use is an exchange between avoidance of myocardial events and serious bleeding. The novel oral anticoagulants may enter the arena soon..
September 7, 2020
Patients with aneurysms 7 cm or greater demonstrated a higher probability of survival when treated immediately, compared to delayed repair, for patients under 80 years of age. An interesting attempt to construct a decision tool for aortic aneurysms.
The Modified Arch Landing Areas Nomenclature Predicts Proximal Endograft Failure After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair
September 3, 2020
This original article retrospectively analyzes the outcome of 359 patients after TEVAR at seven centers. All patients were stratified regarding the modified arch landing nomenclatur (MALAN). The rate of proximal endograft failure was significantly lower in patients with favorable landing area (MALAN 2/III and 3/III).
August 20, 2020
This succinct article reviews the contemporary literature regarding sex differences in thoracic aortic disease including the epidemiology, biology, natural history, surgical management and outcomes.
Neo-Innominate Vein Creation Using Left Internal Jugular Vein in a Complex Dialysis-Dependent Pediatric Patient
August 19, 2020
The authors present a novel surgical treatment of a complex dialysis-dependent pediatric patient by transposing the left jugular vein to the right jugular vein when faced with left innominate vein occlusion refractory to attempts of transcatheter recanalization.
August 18, 2020
A review that may affect pharma strategy in the immediate future.
Detrimental Effects of Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Elevation on Spinal Cord Perfusion: First-Time Direct Detection in a Large Animal Model
August 14, 2020
Haunschild et al. investigated the effect of cerebrospinal fluid pressure elevation on spinal cord perfusion in a large animal model. They could measure spinal cord perfusion by NIRS and microsphere injections. The spinal perfusion was significantly diminished during elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure.