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 (congenital)
Extensive Repair of an Injured Bicuspid Pulmonary Valve Following Balloon Dilatation By Using Autologous Pericardium and Repair of a Flail Tricuspid Valve
June 3, 2021
An augmentation of the pulmonary valve with pericardial patch, suture repair of pulmonary leaflet, artificial chordae replacement of the tricuspid anterior leaflet, valvuloplasty, and annuloplasty that ended with trace tricuspid regurgitation and trace pulmonary regurgitation is shown in this video.
January 13, 2021
A large series of closure of atrial septal defects ( mostly secundum) in adult and some adolescent patients. There are token cases of other (moderate to severe) congenital cases included in this narrative. The Onans offer details on the evolution of their Da Vinci program in Istanbul.
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 12, 2020
This video demonstrates a 2-year-old patient with infective endocarditis and severely damaged mitral valve who underwent a complex mitral valve repair by resecting all the infected tissue and rebuilding the architecture of the valve by multiple Matrix patches and chordal transfer.
October 29, 2020
The authors present a case of AV valve repair in a 3 kg infant with tricuspid atresia.
October 15, 2020
The authors demonstrate mitral valve replacement performed with a 25 mm mitral mechanical prostheses after surgical resection of a giant mitral rhabdomyoma in an 8-year-old patient.
October 1, 2020
Death from cardiovascular causes, stroke, or hospitalization with worsening of heart failure or acute coronary syndrome was reduced (P=0.005) by early pharmacogical or inteventional ablation for fast response-atrial fibrillation in a small German RCT.
Posterolateral Tunnel Fontan, Bilateral Classic Glenn Centralization, and Right Upper Pulmonary Vein Translocation
September 11, 2020
This video demonstrates a posterolateral tunnel Fontan, bilateral classic Glenn centralization, and right upper pulmonary vein translocation in a patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
February 4, 2020
Robert Sade moderates a debate on the appropriate course of care in the fictional case of a child who cannot be weaned from bypass following mitral valve surgery with Minoo Davarana and Jessica Turnbull.