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.
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Mitral valve disease
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.
May 6, 2021
Totally endoscopic minimally invasive double valve procedure is demonstrated in this video.
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.
Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement Utilizing Transcatheter Bioprosthetic Valve for Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
March 9, 2021
The authors present a novel surgical transcatheteric mitral valve replacement in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
Effectiveness of Systematic Echocardiographic Screening for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Nepalese Schoolchildren: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
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.
Transmitral Septal Myectomy and Complex Mitral Valve Repair for HOCM Through Periareolar Minimally Invasive Access
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.