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Mitral valve disease

March 16, 2021
This video illustrates decalcification of an extensive posterior mitral annular calcium bar using the ultrasonic aspirator to facilitate mitral repair, and after mitral repair, the patient did well long-term with no further cardiac symptoms.
March 9, 2021
The authors present a novel surgical transcatheteric mitral valve replacement in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
February 4, 2021
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) continues to be responsible for major cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the developing world.  It constitutes a double tragedy because it disproportionately affects economically disadvantaged people and young people, thereby robbing them of the most productive years of life.
January 29, 2021
This study looked into the implementation of concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery.
January 7, 2021
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Joel Dunning speaks with Patrick M. McCarthy about his experience with mitral valve surgery.
January 5, 2021
This is a presentation of a case of minimally invasive myectomy and complex repair of mitral valve regurgitation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy by Dr Alberto Albertini, chief cardiac surgeon at Maria Cecilia Hospital GVM Care & Research in Cotignola, Italy.
December 15, 2020
This Beat episode, hosted by Joel Dunning, MD, and joined by Enoch Akowuah, MD, both of the James Cook University Hospital, UK, discusses lawsuits against surgical stapler manufactures; MAVRIC and the UK mini mitral trials; and mitraclip MR repair, Easy-AS, and segmentectomy vs. lobectomy studies.
November 28, 2020
A large RCT with results somewhat supportive of considering a NOAC in the place of warfarin for post operative surgical patients. The study will be weighed against healthcare economical aspects.
November 17, 2020
This video demonstrates a transcatheter mitral valve replacement through a minimally invasive approach in a big MAC.
November 3, 2020
The video demonstrates a mitral valve commissuroplasty performed robotically, and emphasizes that commissural prolapse often leads to a complex jet with an unclear mechanism of regurgitation, while showing that the surgical technique to correct the prolapse is straightforward.

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