This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
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Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
June 23, 2022
June 2, 2022
This is the case of thirty-four-year-old woman who presented with a long-term history of left flank pain, groin pain, and proteinuria. She underwent a venography, angiography, and CT scan.
May 20, 2022
This is a compreshensive review on the experience with use of TEVAR in patients with Marfan syndrome, including durablity, complications, and timing, etc. Drs. Steinmetz and Cosellihe also discussed the role and trend of TEVAR in Marfan paitents with aortic disease.
May 18, 2022
Gripping vignette of a fatal case of renocardiac pathologies. The stills from the (sadly non-contrast) CTA are most interesting.
Imaging and Surveillance of Chronic Aortic Dissection: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
February 18, 2022
The American Heart Association has released a scientific statement on imaging and surveillance of chronic aortic dissection, expounding the state-of-the-art imaging and measurement techniques (CT, MR and echocardiography), and clarifying the need for standardized measurements and reporting for lifelong surveillance.
February 16, 2022
A useful short review accompanied by media , related to the background of the ARISE Study. The esteemed authors discuss the potential endovascular options for zone 0 for inoperable Acute Aortic Syndromes.
2021 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Document: Surgical Treatment of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
January 21, 2022
Acute type A aortic dissection remains a challenging emergency in cardiovascular surgery.The management of life-threatening complications has evolved to include endovascular options and complex aortic repair, but expeditious open replacement of the ascending aorta remains the preferred approach.
December 12, 2021
Interesting early work on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
November 1, 2021
An extremely useful and free-access update on a major vascular entity. The 'Areas of Uncertainty' is a particularly useful chapter, discussing the available technology and its current supra-renal limitations and the emerging solutions.
October 22, 2021
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.