A scholarly update on the previous (2016) guidelines, with an interesting Chapter 9 Gaps in evidence and future perspectives. The guidelines have been extensively reviewed by European and other experts. The authors insist on the only advisory value of their conclusions. Understandably, there is no mention of venous ECMO.
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European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2022 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Limbs
January 14, 2022
Anatomic Repair of Congenitally Corrected Transposition: 1.5V Repair with Hemi-Mustard and Rastelli Procedures
January 12, 2022
We present an operative technique video of the anatomic repair of congenitally corrected transposition (ccTGA) with ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary atresia (PS), and mild right ventricular hypoplasia in a 2-year-old palliated with a 3.5mm rmBTS (and coronary artery fistula ligation) in the neonatal period, followed by a rmBTS takedown and bidirectional Glenn shunt at 4m/o.
January 10, 2022
This is a study of mediastinal tumors in the ways of presentation, diagnosis, evaluation, surgical treatment, and follow-up of patients involved in this disease in Iraq.
December 12, 2021
Interesting early work on the prognostic value in aortic disease of the cross-link component in the elastin.
December 9, 2021
This video presents an interesting procedure to repair multiple cardiac defects.
November 1, 2021
An extremely useful and free-access update on a major vascular entity. The 'Areas of Uncertainty' is a particularly useful chapter, discussing the available technology and its current supra-renal limitations and the emerging solutions.
October 22, 2021
A brief focused commentary on a recent medium size Japanese series of succesful surgery for Acute Aortic Syndrome. The limitations of the series presented in well- written Uchida manuscript( and already to the last AATS Meeting) are being explored, and the commentators' allusion to the need for randomised trial is evident.
Ultrasound- Versus Fluoroscopy-Guided Strategy for Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Access: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
September 27, 2021
A small meta-analysis suggesting a bemefit of vascular ultrasound for access to the groin vessels in TAVI. The utility of ultrasonography may be extended in access for groin cannulation in aortovascular surgery and ECMO
Commentary: Cardioplegia in complex root surgery for adults: Many solutions, but does it really matter?
September 13, 2021
A brief but dense editorial included in a compedium on cardioplegia. The last sentence summarises what many colleagues would think on the matter of single-shot plegia for root surgery.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.