A brief focused commentary on a recent medium size Japanese series of succesful surgery for Acute Aortic Syndrome. The limitations of the series presented in well- written Uchida manuscript( and already to the last AATS Meeting) are being explored, and the commentators' allusion to the need for randomised trial is evident.
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October 22, 2021
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
August 13, 2021
In this session we discuss common scenarios where the addition of venous or arterial cannulae to a traditional ECMO configuration may be necessary, and we familiarize the surgeon with the techniques necessary.
July 13, 2021
This is a report and video of a successful slide tracheobronchoplasty for right mainstem bronchial agenesis.
July 12, 2021
In this article, Jacobs et al. provide a multi-institutional outcomes review of 200 consecutive patients with confirmed COVID-19 supported with ECMO. The mean time on ECMO was 15 days with survival on VV-ECMO of 46.3% and survival on VA-ECMO of 25%.
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.
2020 EACTS/ELSO/STS/AATS Expert Consensus on Post-Cardiotomy Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Patients
April 16, 2021
A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.
Giant Ascending Aorta Pseudoaneurysm Repair Under DHCA and ACP: A Surgical Case Report With Anatomical and CT/TEE Correlation
February 23, 2021
The authors present a surgical case report which focuses on the perfusion and brain protection strategies and the correlation between anatomical and CT/TEE findings.
January 13, 2021
A large series of closure of atrial septal defects ( mostly secundum) in adult and some adolescent patients. There are token cases of other (moderate to severe) congenital cases included in this narrative. The Onans offer details on the evolution of their Da Vinci program in Istanbul.
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest.