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Transcatheter

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.
November 28, 2020
A relatively recent, open-access, brief viewpoint on the utility of screening for thoracic aortic pathologies.
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.
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. 
September 29, 2020
This case video describes how to perform simultaneous mitral and tricuspid valve-in-valve via the transapical approach.
September 1, 2020
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Wilson Szeto, Michael J. Mack, and Gilbert Tang discuss the future of transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.
August 13, 2020
Filmed in Ancona, Italy, the authors in this video share how they are combining catheter-based and open surgical therapies in patients with heavily calcified ascending aorta to decrease their postoperative risk of stroke.

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