Patient Care and General Interest Uruguay’s fight against tobacco and Phillip Morris was highlighted at the recent Annual Meeting of the American College of Cardiology, and one physician shares her thoughts.
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Mitral valve disease
April 26, 2019
2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: A Proposal to Optimize Care for Patients With Valvular Heart Disease
April 20, 2019
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) published a joint expert consensus and evidence-based recommendations for systems of care related to valvular he
April 13, 2019
The Stanford University cardiac surgery team expounds on current evidence for selection of prostheses in valve replacement. While more liberal usage of biologic prostheses in younger patients may be appropriate for the aortic valve, the support for this practice in the mitral position is not as strong.
April 11, 2019
The Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting 2019 streamed live from Sitges, Spain. Find the plenary sessions here.
Replicated Mitral Valve Models From Real Patients Offer Training Opportunities for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
April 10, 2019
Engelhardt and colleagues describe a high-fidelity training simulator for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. The novelty of this simulator was the fact that it was equipped with new silicone replicas of patient-specific pathological mitral valves.
Double Replacement With Reconstruction of the Aortomitral Fibrous Body for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis "Commando Procedure"
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.
April 4, 2019
In this review, biomedical informatics experts explain what machine learning is with illustrative examples, and they discuss how machine learning can help the work of clinicians including diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, optimizing clinician workflow, and expanding the availability of clinical expertise.
March 19, 2019
This video demonstrates a totally endoscopic bileaflet mitral valve repair through a right periareolar working incision in a young patient with Barlow's disease, using preformed PTFE chordae loops for both the anterior and posterior leaflet.
March 18, 2019
This video illustrates the use of a commercially available adjustable Gore-Tex neochord system for mitral valve repair via a right minithoracotomy minimally invasive approach.
In Global News: Expanded MitraClip Indications, Congenital Heart Surgery After Fukushima Accident, and Reducing Blood Utilization in Cardiac Surgery
March 15, 2019
Drugs and Devices The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the indications for the MitraClip™, made by Abbott, have been expanded to include secondary mitral regurgitation.