The Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting 2019 streamed live from Sitges, Spain. Find the plenary sessions here.
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Mitral valve disease
April 11, 2019
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.
March 14, 2019
This video illustrates an operative approach of combined rheumatic mitral valve repair and aortic valve repair involving double remodeling ring annuloplasty.
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.