This video illustrates an operative approach of combined rheumatic mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair involving double remodeling ring annuloplasty.
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Mitral valve disease
ACC to Offer Transcatheter Valve Certification to Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices, Identify Quality Improvement Opportunities
March 14, 2019
On Wednesday March 13, the ACC Quality Summit announced in New Orleans that beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement will be able to apply for the American College of Cardiology's new Transcatheter Valve Certification.
March 12, 2019
With the disruptive advancement of catheter-based technologies and minimally invasive techniques in structural heart disease, surgeons must obtain the necessary skills to continue to serve this large patient population. An emergency overhaul of current structural training must occur to ensure standardized training in structural heart disease.
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair After Endocarditis With Bileaflet Prolapse Using a Modification of Leipzig Loop Technique
March 12, 2019
This video shows a complex mitral valve repair using a modification of the Leipzig loop technique with a modular Gore-Tex neochord system to address the anterior and the posterior leaflet.
March 11, 2019
Find it here: The SCTS 2019 "Take on the Experts" Video Competition.
March 6, 2019
Takayuki and colleagues reviewed the outcome of mitral valve replacement after failed mitral valve repair with MitraClip in 25 patients. Perioperative mortality was 28%, and overall one-year survival was 53%. Risk factors for perioperative mortality included preoperative cardiogenic shock, septic shock, and liver failure.
March 1, 2019
Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, a heart surgery team from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, conducted a medical mission to Kumasi, Ghana, in order to perform adult heart surgery and place pacemakers. Find their daily video blog here.
February 27, 2019
A very useful synopsis of treatment strategies for a vexing lethal condition.
February 26, 2019
The authors demonstrate a novel technique for mitral valve repair in degenerative disease of the posterior leaflet, called nonresectional posterior leaflet remodeling or free margin running suture.
February 22, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest