When more complex tools are not available, such as in rural or low resource areas, this study found that a pulse oximetry screening tool can be used to detect congenital heart defects in neonates.
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Miscellaneous congenital procedures
January 12, 2023
December 28, 2022
This year was fruitful for congenital surgical procedure videos published on CTSNet. The most popular videos focused on a range of cardiac congenital conditions, from atrial septal defect repair to both Ross and commando procedures from CTSNet’s top congenital contributor, Dr. Sameh Said.
December 15, 2022
The outcome of perioperative prophylactic glucocorticoids for heart surgery in infants was unknown, and this study aimed to determine the effectiveness using a multicenter, randomized trial. Out of the infants who received either a dose of methylprednisolone or a placebo, the likelihood of a worse outcome did not significantly differ.
December 9, 2022
After cardiac surgery in neonates, it is crucial to monitor fluid balance metrics to avoid mortality. This study aimed to determine the association between these metrics and infant postoperative mortality. Researchers concluded that time to first negative daily fluid balance, but not percentage fluid overload, is associated with improved outcomes.
November 17, 2022
This video demonstrates a double switch operation with an arterial switch and modified Senning procedure for congenitally corrected transposition. Key technical modifications in the atrial and arterial switch components are highlighted.
September 8, 2022
According to Duke University Health, a team of its surgeons has completed the first partial heart transplant, with living arteries and valves from a donated heart fused onto the heart of the existing newborn patient.
April 20, 2022
Operating on newborns can be stressful and difficult. This clinical video demonstrates the technique of transapical resection of a left ventricular rhabdomyoma in a one-day old neonate.
April 12, 2022
Alagille syndrome and liver dysfunction can be tricky for surgeons to deal with. This video shows a fifteen-month-old patient who underwent extensive bilateral branch pulmonary arterioplasties to relieve her suprasystemic right ventricular pressure.
Unroofing of Myocardial Bridging Combined with Septal Myectomy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: When and How?
April 6, 2022
This video is focused on myocardial bridging that may occur in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Double Valve Replacement and Tricuspid Annuloplasty in Patient With Dextrocardia Due to Rheumatic Heart Disease
September 21, 2021
The authors demonstrate a double valve replacement with tricuspid annuloplasty in a patient with dextrocardia due to rheumatic heart disease.