An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
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Measuring Chordae Tension During Transapical Neochordae Implantation: Toward Understanding Objective Consequences of Mitral Valve Repair
October 8, 2019
October 1, 2019
This video demonstrates a transaxillary direct access approach for mitral valve repair, with ultrafast-track anesthesia.
September 11, 2019
This video demonstrates a ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement.
Minimizing Permanent Pacemaker Following Repositionable Self-Expanding Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
August 29, 2019
Using an approach that minimizes valve depth relative to the membranous septum, the authors reduced the need for permanent pacemaker placement to a reliable and predictable 3% compared to the accepted standard of 10%.
August 16, 2019
The FDA-approved use of TAVR has now expanded to low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. This includes both Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra as well as Medtronic's Evolut R and Evolut PRO.
August 11, 2019
Colleagues from Italy and Germany compared the short- and mid-term outcomes of the straight tube graft (David-I) and the Valsalva graft in 232 patients undergoing an isolated David procedure. The two groups did not differ significantly in 30-day mortality (1% vs 2%), late survival (p = 0.799), or valve-related reoperation (p = 0.241).
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
July 19, 2019
Henry and colleagues evaluated frailty in patients undergoing cardiac surgery using two frailty indices, the simplified Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) and the complex Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), comparing postsurgical outcomes between frail and nonfrail patients. Agreement between the two indices was poor.
April 28, 2019
This single-center study retrospectively analyzed the impact of the implementation of thromboelastography (TEG) on all cardiac procedures performed during 2-year intervals prior to and after TEG implementation. A total of 367 and 310 patients were included in the analysis for the pre-TEG and post-TEG eras, respectively.
April 18, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Jill Ley of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, USA, moderates a discussion on evidence-based recommendations for movement following sternotomy.