In the special April issue of JACC Imaging focusing on secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), a number of articles on outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) are reported. Specifically, the concept of proportionate vs disproportionate SMR was explored.
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April 15, 2021
March 26, 2021
On Friday, March 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) System to be used to treat pediatric and adult patients with a native or surgically-repaired right ventricular outflow tract who have severe pulmonary valve regurgitation.
Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement Utilizing Transcatheter Bioprosthetic Valve for Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
March 9, 2021
The authors present a novel surgical transcatheteric mitral valve replacement in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Statement on Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low- and Intermediate-Risk Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized and Propensity-Matched Studies
February 21, 2021
In this article, Thourani et al present the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Statement on transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement in low- and intermediate-risk patients: A meta-analysis of randomized and propensity-matched studies.
February 21, 2021
In this article, Kilcoyne et al discuss the current status of training cardiothoracic surgery trainees in structural heart disease and propose a new core curriculum for training surgeons in structural heart disease.
January 30, 2021
A Canadian multi-centre RCT of immediate baloon-cryoablation of the pulmonary veins: the intervention was compared to the relevant standard of pharmacological care. The target population was treatment-naive sufferers of de novo paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Commentary: Lack of Screening Makes Primary Prevention Most Effective to Reduce the Mortality of Aortic Dissection
November 28, 2020
A relatively recent, open-access, brief viewpoint on the utility of screening for thoracic aortic pathologies.
#3: CTSNet Beat Podcast: Surgery After TAVR or MitraClip, BIMA vs LIMA, Pectus Excavatum, and Slipping Rib Syndrome
October 28, 2020
In this episode hosted by Joel Dunning, James Cook University Hospital, UK, news topics include the recent virtual EACTS conference, surgery after TAVR or MitraClip, BIMA vs LIMA, surprising cases, pectus excavatum in the United Kingdom, and a brand new diagnosis you may never have heard of before: slipping rib syndrome.
Implications of Alternative Definitions of Peri-Procedural Myocardial Infarction After Coronary Revascularization
October 12, 2020
An analysis, from the cardiology viewpoint, of the MI nomenclature issues around the external validity of the EXCEL trial that undermined the EACTS support of the relevant 2018 guidelines
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.