Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tsuyoshi Kaneko of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on the future of transcatheter mitral valve intervention.
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Mitral valve disease
February 21, 2019
Lars G. Svensson of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, discusses Barlow's mitral valve disease and approaches for valve repair.
February 20, 2019
Ishii and colleagues present a narrated video on robotic mitral valve repairs. The lecture includes a detailed description on how to perform safe, reliable, and durable repairs for a range of mitral valve pathologies.
February 18, 2019
The authors discuss various methods of mitral annular sizing during mitral valve repair surgery.
February 14, 2019
Saran and colleagues sought to evaluate the prevalence of mitral annual calcification (MAC) in patients undergoing valve replacement and to characterize the effect of MAC on postsurgical outcomes. They also discuss their conservative operative approach.
February 13, 2019
This Cardiac Surgery Essentials series from Guest Editor Dr Tsuyoshi Kaneko illustrates basic skills that cardiac surgeons need to possess in their everyday practice, with videos that focus on important aspects of procedures for which demonstrations can be difficult to find.
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February 8, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
February 8, 2019
In this art of operative techniques segment, Colli and colleagues provide an illustrated description on how to perform transapical NeoChord implantation.
January 30, 2019
Hata and colleagues performed a propensity score-matched analysis comparing 85 pairs of patients who underwent either minimally invasive mitral valve repair or chordal-sparing replacement for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. Freedom from major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events after seven years was similar between the groups.
External Aortic Cross-Clamping and Endoaortic Balloon Occlusion in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
January 28, 2019
Malvindi and colleagues assessed the outcomes of aortic clamping strategies, either transthoracic cross-clamp (TTC, n = 165) or endoaortic balloon occlusion (EAO, n = 93) for patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Endoaortic balloon occlusion was more commonly used for redo surgery (2% of TTC cases versus 12% of EAO cases).