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.
June 11, 2021
A useful detailed review (or state-of-the-art article) on revascularisation in extracardiac vascular stenoocclusive atheromatosis.
June 11, 2021
A glimpse of what could be a future for surgery..........
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.
May 21, 2021
A large RCT concluding that 'surgical occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides additional protection against stroke when added to anticoagulation.' A number of limitations are briefly discussed. Findings are interesting in that absolute absence of surgical complications has been declared.
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.
January 30, 2021
A Canadian multi-centre RCT of immediate baloon-cryoablation of the pulmonary veins: the intervention was compared to the relevant standard of pharmacological care. The target population was treatment-naive sufferers of de novo paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
January 27, 2021
This video describes a new technique using robotic-assisted bronchoscopy to biopsy a peripheral lung nodule.
December 20, 2020
A scholarly metanalytic review on training by surgical simulators. The authors submit that low-fidelity is acceptable, balancing affordable basic inanimate models against the higher cost (and ethics) of zootomy and cadaceric dissection.