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Valve disease

June 13, 2024
This paper reports the interim findings from the clinical registry that was initiated after FDA approval to validate the findings of the 386 PROACT trial for the On-X aortic valve. The original trial showed that low dose warfarin (INR range 1.5-2.0) and aspirin were safe starting at least three months after On-X aortic valve implantation.
June 13, 2024
This video describes the authors’ technique for harvesting valved aortic and pulmonary homografts that are needed for various surgical cardiac reconstructions. from human cadaveric hearts.
May 16, 2024
In this publication, the authors aimed to identify methodological differences that led to varied recommendations between the current American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) valvular heart disease (VHD) guidelines.
April 10, 2024
This report presents trends and outcomes of cardiac surgery following initial transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database was queried for all adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery after a previously placed TAVR between January 2012 and March 2023.
April 8, 2024
This webinar discusses the evidence supporting the Ross procedure and discusses the author's surgical technique.
March 1, 2024
As a part of the 2023 joint international conference of the African Academy for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and the African Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Professor Salvatore Lentini discussed the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in children.
November 15, 2023
CTSNet Congenital Editor Prof. Sameh Said spoke with Dr. Ahmad Ali Amirghofran about his pioneering method for valve construction from the right atrial appendage, demonstrated in “How to Make a Valve for the RVOT from the Right Atrial Appendage.”
October 4, 2023
A newly published review by Dr. David on aortic valve sparing operations
September 5, 2023
This video demonstrates a new modification to the periareolar approach, periareolar minimally invasive technique (PAMI).
August 4, 2023
Because of the potential risk of early structural valve deterioration, the FDA has sent notice about Abbott’s decision to stop selling and distributing Trifecta aortic surgical heart valves in the United States.

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