Del Forno et al. present a retrospective study of 77 patients with de-novo 50-70% coronary stenosis undergoing valvular surgery. In these patients, bypass grafting of these coronaries was intentionally omitted.
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Is Myocardial Revascularization Really Necessary in Patients With ≥50% but <70% Coronary Stenosis Undergoing Valvular Surgery?
September 11, 2020
A Rare Case of Biventricular HOCM With Severe Mitral Incompetence: Biventricular Myectomy With MV Repair
September 3, 2020
The authors present a rare case of biventricular HOCM with severe mitral incompetence.
August 20, 2020
The present study reports on the multicenter cohort of patients from the Sutureless and Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement International Registry who underwent minimally invasive reoperative aortic valve replacement with a sutureless or rapid-deployment prosthesis.
August 19, 2020
The authors comducted a comparative analysis of the Trifecta and Perimount Magna Ease bioprosthetic valves, using data from a national Finnish database between 2008 and 2017.
Transcatheter Cerebral Embolic Filters in Cardiac Surgery: A Hybrid Solution to Minimize Postoperative Stroke
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.
Loop Neochord Versus Leaflet Resection Techniques for Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair: Long-Term Results
August 12, 2020
The study compared long-term results of loop neochord replacement with leaflet resection techniques in 2134 patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair.
AVNeo™ (Ozaki) and Transaortic Mitral Valve Repair Using Autologous Pericardium Only for Aortomitral Endocarditis
July 7, 2020
The author presents a totally biological solution for aortomitral endocarditis by combining AVNeo™ (Ozaki procedure) and transaortic mitral valve patch using autologous pericardium only.
Design, Development, Testing at ISO Standards and In Vivo Feasibility Study of a Novel Polymeric Heart Valve Prosthesis
June 30, 2020
Researchers from the UK reported a novel polymeric heart valve, PoliValve, which is made entirely from styrenic block copolymers.
Reoperation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
June 11, 2020
As TAVR is used in progressively lower-risk cohorts, management of device failure will become increasingly important. This study reports the largest series of patients receiving a surgical reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
A New Role for the Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor Pathway in the Development of Mitral Valve Prolapse
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.