This is a step-by-step description of minimally invasive HVAD-Implantation using a transaxillary access for outflow graft anastomosis, which allows VAD-surgery without the need for rib or sternal transection in contrast to right anterior thoracotomy or partial sternotomy approaches.
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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.
April 28, 2021
This study assessed the impact of frailty in patients with advanced heart failure on clinical outcomes after heart transplantation (HTx).
April 20, 2021
The case of minimally invasive repair of large left ventricle inferior pseudoaneurysm and concomitant CABG procedure is presented in this video.
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.
April 15, 2021
In the special April issue of JACC Imaging focusing on secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), a number of articles on outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) are reported. Specifically, the concept of proportionate vs disproportionate SMR was explored.
February 16, 2021
This video demonstrates the use of a 3D model to tailor a Dacron patch during surgical ventricular restoration.
January 12, 2021
This video demonstrates a simple modified epicardial patch operation for subacute left and right ventricular free wall rupture.
December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
November 20, 2020
Philipp Angleitner et al. present a retrospective study regarding incidence and outcome of bloodstream infections in LVAD patients. The incidence of bloodstream infections is 32.1% within the first year. This event was associated with increased risk of death and stroke.