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Jul 02 2018


Predicting outcomes in refractory heart failure
Recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) and a lack of left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR) are associated with a poor prognosis in patients with refractory heart failure and non-ischaemic MR according to a study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 19 May 2018.

Jul 02 2018


Surgical aortic valve replacement benefits elderly patients
Patients aged 80 years and over benefit from surgical aortic valve replacement, according to a study published online in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 9 May 2018.

Jul 02 2018


Repair better than replacement for tricuspid valve infective endocarditis
Tricuspid valve repair is preferable to replacement for patients with tricuspid valve infective endocarditis, say researchers in North America.

Jul 02 2018


Learn from the experts: supplement on minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
The May issue of European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery contains a supplement on minimally invasive techniques and outcomes in surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR).

Jun 15 2018


Expanded Indication For Tissue Prosthesis
Is it the end for mechanical valves?

Apr 12 2018


Early redo surgery for structural valve deterioration of Mosaic valve
Redo surgery for structural valve deterioration occurs earlier in patients implanted with a Mosaic porcine bioprosthesis than in patients with a Perimount bioprosthesis, according to a single-centre observational study in the UK.

Apr 11 2018


Obesity is not an obstacle for minimally invasive surgery
MIAVR should be offered routinely to patients who are obese, report researchers in Germany.

Apr 11 2018


Minimally invasive mitral surgery: good resource use, cost and outcomes
Minimally invasive mitral surgery costs the same as conventional surgery and results in good outcomes, even in high-risk patients, say US researchers.

Apr 11 2018


Good medium-term outcomes with the Ross procedure for patients with aortic valve disease
The Ross Procedure, or pulmonary autograft, provides good short-term outcomes for patients requiring aortic valve replacement and is a valuable option for children with aortic valve disease; however, the long-term durability of the autograft is still debated

Mar 22 2018


Significant impact of annular size on hemodynamics and prosthesis-patient mismatch after surgical but not transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) should be considered over surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) when choosing a tissue valve for small- and medium-size annuli, according to researchers from the CoreValve US Pivotal High Risk Trial.

Mar 22 2018


Reduction in right ventricular long-axis function after aortic valve replacement is worse with full sternotomy than with ministernotomy
Impairment in right ventricular (RV) function after aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been linked to the opening of the pericardium.

Mar 22 2018


Aortic Flow

Feb 07 2018


Contraindication to MIS and conversion to sternotomy: when and how?
In this Master’s Perspective Prof. Müller shares insights regarding the contraindications to minimally invasive surgery. In a short talk, he explains when and how a surgeon should convert to sternotomy or replacement.

Jan 25 2018


Anatomy of the Right Atrium
Image Kit on the Right Atrium

Jan 19 2018


Feasibility of mitral valve repair in patients with native mitral valve infective endocarditis
ow, researchers at the Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands, report excellent durability of mitral valve repair (MVR) in most patients with native mitral valve IE.

Jan 19 2018


Fair long-term outcomes after multiple reoperations on the aortic valve
Mortality and long-term outcomes are key considerations when performing multiple reoperations on the aortic valve (AV).

Jan 19 2018


Mitral valve re-repair provides pleasing survival and durability in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease
Re-MVR typically follows valve-related failure of mitral valve repair and provides acceptable survival and durability in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease, according to researchers at the Sakakibara Heart Institute in Tokyo, Japan.

Jan 19 2018


Higher prevalence of coronary anomalies in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valves
Coronary anomalies are more prevalent in patients with bicuspid aortic valves than in those with tricuspid valves, and are associated with an increase in postoperative ischaemic cardiac events

Jan 19 2018


Lower mortality with tricuspid valve repair versus replacement
Lower mortality in tricuspid valve repair versus tricuspid valve replacement.

Jan 19 2018


Peripheral cannulation in minimally invasive cardiac surgery
State-of-the-art on peripheral cannulation

Nov 17 2017


Beyond the PISA method: MR-based ventricular volume quantification
Prof. Vanoverschelde explains other MR assessment methods

Nov 17 2017


The PISA concept explained : Theory and computation
Prof. Vanoverschelde explains how is the PISA assessment

Nov 17 2017


Expanded indications for tissue prosthesis - The end of mechanical valve?
Dr. Thierry Bourguignon shares insights regarding tissue and mechanical prosthesis indications

Nov 17 2017


Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for mitral regurgitation care
A committee of experts has developed a Consensus Decision Pathway outlining the evaluation and treatment of patients with mitral regurgitation.

Nov 16 2017


Patient demographics influence valve disease characteristics
Valvular heart disease mainly affects older people and is mostly caused by left-sided valve disease.

Nov 16 2017


Intervention may be better than conservative treatment for managing normal flow-low gradient aortic stenosis
Patients with severe, symptomatic, normal flow-low gradient aortic stenosis may benefit more from AVR than conservative treatment.

Nov 16 2017


Tricuspid Anatomy Kit
Image Kit on the Anatomy of the Tricuspid Valve.

Nov 08 2017


Aortic Valve Repair - Present and Future
Prof. H.-J Schäfers shares insights from his experience in Aortic Valve Repair.

Nov 08 2017


Contraindication to MIS and conversion to sternotomy or replacement: when and how ?
Listen to this talk by Prof. Ludwig Müller to know more about MIS contraindications

Nov 03 2017


Learning from industrial processes to increase the safety of MIS cardiac surgery procedures
Listen to this interesting talk to know how industrial processes could help improve MIS surgeries.

Nov 03 2017


Low risk for octogenarians after acute type A aortic dissection surgery
Advanced age does not increase the risk of death or complications after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.

Nov 03 2017


New guidance developed for treating severe aortic stenosis
A team comprising 11 organisations has written new guidance on treating patients with severe aortic stenosis.

Nov 03 2017


AVR survival unaffected by pressure gradient
AVR may improve survival for patients with severe aortic stenosis regardless of their pressure gradient and flow.

Nov 03 2017


Frail patients achieve good outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair
Percutaneous mitral valve repair is effective even in frail patients – who can expect similar short‑term functional improvement to non-frail patients, say researchers at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Nov 01 2017


Neochordoplasty achieves good results with or without ring annuloplasty
Neochordoplasty has been deemed the best reconstruction technique for posterior mitral leaflet repair, according to an ex vivo study published online on 3 October 2017 in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Nov 01 2017


Excellent durability for SAVR and TAVR
Results from the PARTNER trial, published online on 27 September 2017, show that both surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have excellent durability.

Nov 01 2017


Aortic Calcification
Image Kit on Aortic Calcifications

Oct 03 2017


My method to size chordae in an MIS setting: Loops method
Watch this video to learn more about the loops method.

Oct 03 2017


My method to size chordae in an MIS setting: Water-test assessment
Dr. Lakew demonstrates how she performs the water-test assessment

Oct 03 2017


Improving survival rates for Nordic patients with acute aortic dissection
Medium-term survival after acute Type A aortic dissection in the Nordic regions is satisfactory and has improved over time. This is according to a study published online in the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery on 18 September 2017.

Oct 03 2017


More evidence needed to establish best AVR approach
Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) carries a lower 30-day mortality risk than transcatheter AVR, suggest UK researchers. But evidence on the safety of transcatheter or sutureless AVR versus conventional AVR is inconclusive, they say.

Oct 03 2017


Higher AVR death rates for women
Women have a higher chance of in‐hospital death than men following AVR, say researchers from the West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute, and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.

Oct 03 2017


Poorer outcomes for TAVR patients with baseline RBBB
RBBB associated with poorer clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TAVR

Sep 21 2017


TAVI use and in-hospital mortality vary across the US
The odds of dying in hospital during or after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are higher in the south of the US than the rest of the country, according to a study published online in The American Journal of Cardiology on 10 August 2017.

Sep 21 2017


Management of complications during MIS mitral procedures
Watch this talk from Dr. Patrick Perier to hear about how you should manage MIS complications

Sep 11 2017


Prevention and Management of Mediastinitis
Dr. Bosco and Abu Omar présents their publication

Sep 06 2017


PISA concept explained: Theory and computation
Hear this talk to learn more about PISA

Sep 06 2017


Favourable late survival for aortic surgery with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
The length of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) has limited impact on late survival after aortic surgery.

Sep 06 2017


New ESC position statement on managing tricuspid valve regurgitation
ESC position statement on tricuspid regurgitation published in EJCTS.

Sep 06 2017


Innovative tool for predicting risk in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation
MIDA could help healthcare professionals assess the risk of death in patients with degenerative MR.

Sep 06 2017


Researchers create artificial valve for research and training
Researchers at Boston’s Children hospital, US, have designed a method for creating a low-cost bioprosthetic semilunar valve.

Sep 06 2017


Point of incision has no effect on minimally invasive AVR outcomes
Patients undergoing minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (AVR) have a similar risk of early mortality regardless of whether they have anterior thoracotomy or mini-sternotomy.

Sep 06 2017


Transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis is correctable after TAVI
Transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) is rare and in most cases can be corrected by oral anticoagulation.

Sep 06 2017


New surgical glue inspired by slug slime could improve cardiac surgery
The slime and mucus produced by slugs has inspired scientists to develop a new surgical glue that could replace sutures and staples commonly used in cardiac surgery.

Sep 06 2017


Electrocardiographic strain predicts long-term mortality after AVR for aortic stenosis
Patients with electrocardiographic strain have a 4-fold increased risk of long-term death after aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis.

Sep 06 2017


Higher hospital volumes and late-year operations improve survival after acute Type A aortic dissection surgery
Researchers have analysed a multinational database and have found that death after acute Type A aortic dissection surgery has fallen over the last decade, although death rate is still high.

Sep 06 2017


Imaging of the Tricuspid Valve
Role of Echo in Tricuspid Regurgitation

Aug 16 2017


Beating heart printed from silicone
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have 3D printed a silicone heart that beats almost like a real heart. The details were published in Artificial Organs on 10 July 2017.

Aug 10 2017


Surgery improves quality of life in patients with severe aortic stenosis
Health-related quality of life improves in patients 1 year after surgical aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on 18 July 2017.

Aug 10 2017


Valve repair may improve survival rate for patients with severe mitral regurgitation
Concomitant mitral valve repair may benefit patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. This is according to a study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 11 July 2017.

Aug 10 2017


3D printing could help choose the best heart valve for patients undergoing TAVR
3D printing may help cardiologists predict paravalvular leakage – a common complication of TAVR.

Aug 04 2017


Four-item frailty scale is best at predicting poor AVR outcomes
The Essential Frailty Toolset (EFT) is the best frailty scale for predicting poor outcomes after TAVR and SAVR.

Aug 04 2017


The David procedure: a successful treatment for acute aortic type A dissection
The David procedure has good long-term results, even for unexpected operations for acute aortic dissection type A, say researchers from Hannover Medical School, Germany. They published their findings in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on 10 July 2017.

Aug 04 2017


Optimal Repair in Barlow's Disease: The Concept of Functional Prolapse
Latest Research: Dr. Meindert Palmen on functional prolapse

Jul 24 2017


Access to the Mitral Valve
Image Kit on Access to the Mitral

Jul 19 2017


Update on transcatheter mitral repair therapies
A presentation on current transcatheteral options for mitral repair.

Jul 19 2017


TAVI for intermediate and low-risk patients?
TAVI used in low-risk patients

Jul 19 2017


SAVR benchmarking analysis highlights excellent results
Benchmark of outcomes and costs for real-world SAVR in patients with low surgical risk.

Jul 19 2017


Valve repair improves prospects for patients after triple valve surgery
MR strategies improve post-surgical outcomes triple valve surgery patients

Jul 19 2017


Similar health status improvements for TAVR and SAVR
TAVR and SAVR similarly improve long-term health status in aortic stenosis patients

Jul 19 2017


Good 1-year outcomes for balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve
Patients implanted with the SAPIEN 3TM balloon-expandable valve have low complication and mortality rates 1 year after insertion, report researchers from the SOURCE 3 trial in the European Heart Journal on 12 June 2017.

Jul 12 2017


Patient-prosthesis mismatch predicts poor outcomes after mitral valve replacement surgery
Patients with patient-prosthesis mismatch after mitral valve replacement are more likely to have persistent pulmonary arterial hypertension, and associated morbidity and reduced survival, than patients without patient-prosthesis mismatch

Jul 12 2017


Excellent 2-year outcomes for new bioprosthetic tissue
RESILIATM, a novel bioprosthetic tissue, demonstrates excellent safety and effectiveness for surgical aortic valve replacement, say investigators from the COMMENCE trial.

Jul 12 2017


Long-term Durability of Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves
Read this digest to have more insights on bioprosthetic aortic valves durability

Jul 07 2017


The Road to Endoscopic Mitral Repair
Master's Perspective: Patrick Perier on MIS mitral

Jul 04 2017


Anatomical Structure of the right ventricle
Image Kit: RV anatomy

Jun 28 2017


Regional practice patterns and outcomes of surgery for acute Type A aortic dissection
A study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery on 5 June 2017 found that surgeons are using new surgical techniques to treat aortic dissections more aggressively, which may lead to fewer post-surgical complications, such as pneumonia.

Jun 28 2017


Beating heart mitral valve surgery: results in 120 consecutive patients considered unsuitable for conventional mitral valve surgery
A study published in Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery on 3 June 2017 shows that beating heart mitral valve surgery has positive outcomes for patients who are unsuitable for mitral valve operations.

Jun 28 2017


Are complications during pregnancy in women with mechanical heart valves influenced by their choice of anticoagulation?
Pregnant women with mechanical heart valves are at risk of haemorrhage and thrombosis, regardless of treatment strategy. This finding was published in BMJ Heart on 5 June 2017 and presented at the 2017 British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester, UK.

Jun 28 2017


Low Gradient Aortic Stenosis: low-flow, paradoxical
A review on low-gradient low-flow AS management

Jun 19 2017


Technical Aspects of MIS-AVR
The Upper Hemisternotomy approach explained

Jun 19 2017


New heart failure monitoring technology via glowing nanoparticles
Patients with heart failure may one day be able to monitor their condition at home using a paper strip and their smartphone, say Chinese scientists in a paper published in ACS Nano on 8 May 2017.

Jun 19 2017


Aortic dissection location affects remodelling after frozen elephant trunk
The location of an aortic dissection governs the success of the frozen elephant trunk procedure, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on 29 May 2017.

Jun 19 2017


Aortic route diameter predicts need for aortic insufficiency repair
Baseline aortic root diameter can help surgeons decide if they should repair mild aortic insufficiency at the same time as implanting a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD), suggest the authors of a study published on 23 May 2017.

Jun 19 2017


New scaffolding process for replacement heart valves
Researchers at Harvard and UZH have designed a spinning jet process that rapidly makes heart valves with the potential to grow and regenerate in patients.

Jun 12 2017


Early TAVR outcomes unaffected by valve type
Individual risk factors, rather than valve type, determine 30-day outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Jun 12 2017


Mitral regurgitation fixed by LVAD implantation
Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) correct mitral regurgitation, making concomitant mitral valve repair or replacement redundant, say researchers at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, US. Their findings were published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery on 17 May 2017.

Jun 12 2017


Anatomical Components of the Mitral Annulus
Image Kit: Important components of the mitral annulus

Jun 02 2017


The New INSPIRIS RESILIA Aortic Valve
Insights into a new tissue technology

Jun 02 2017


Recorded case: Transapical TAVI No rib-spreading access and closure
Recorded cases of Dr. Axel Unbehaun

Jun 02 2017


Tricuspid valve repair leads to better outcomes in left-sided valve surgery
Repairing the tricuspid valve during left-sided valve surgery reduces the risk of tricuspid regurgitation and cardiac-related mortality,

Jun 02 2017


Free margin reinforcement: the most durable aortic cusp repair technique
The way surgeons perform cusp repair during aortic valve reimplantation affects valve durability, say Japanese researchers.


Jun 02 2017


BMI categories bias CABG death risk
Categorising body mass index (BMI) over-simplifies its relationship with mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), suggests a US study published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on 11 May 2017.

Jun 02 2017


Improved survival rates for children thanks to arterial switch operations
Introducing arterial switch operations and promoting perioperative care and follow-up have improved outcomes for Finnish children treated for transposition of the great arteries, claim the authors of a paper published on 24 April 2017.

Jun 02 2017


Myocardial injury unaffected by reduced cardioplegic arrest time
Shortening cardioplegic arrest time doesn’t necessarily reduce myocardial injury, according to a study published in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on 24 April 2017.

Jun 02 2017


Patient Prosthesis Mismatch in the TAVI era
Literature review around the PPM issue

May 29 2017


Surgical aortic valve replacements still common despite transcatheter technology
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has not reduced the number of surgical aortic valve replacements (SAVRs), according to a study published on 24 April 2017.

May 29 2017


Transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery is a team sport
Over 75% of surgeons perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as part of a multidisciplinary heart team, according to a survey of almost 500 cardiac surgeons published in April 2017.

May 29 2017


Updated guidelines for treating ischemic mitral valve regurgitation
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has published updated guidelines for managing ischaemic mitral regurgitation in the May issue of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

May 29 2017


Long-term durability outcomes of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease
Evidence from large trials with long-term follow-up

May 18 2017


RESILIA tissue : Rationale and pre-clinical data
A new heart valve tissue technology described with data

May 18 2017


Insights from the Gary Registry
Overall picture of AVR through data from the German Aortic Valve Registry

May 18 2017


The “New Era”: Current outcomes of TAVI
A literature review on TAVI outcomes

May 18 2017


Transfemoral approach performed by surgeons: Nonsense or Reality
The surgical perspective of TF TAVI

May 18 2017


The “Gold-Standard”: Current Outcome of Surgical AVR
A thorough literature review on AVR

May 18 2017


Key steps of the mini-thoracotomy AVR: Tips and tricks
The mini-thoracotomy AVR procedure explained

May 18 2017


Benefits of minimally invasive approach for AVR in high-risk patients
Demonstration of MIS feasibility in high-risk patients

May 18 2017


Low risks associated with subannular implantation with interrupted sutures
Implanting subannular interrupted sutures in children undergoing the Ross procedure is associated with acceptable risks, report researchers in a paper published on 28 April 2017 in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

May 18 2017


"Suture code" devised by 16-year-old could save lives
A 16-year-old boy and his father have created an award-winning code that can communicate a patient’s medical history to cardiac surgeons, reported the Evening Standard on 20 April 2017.

May 18 2017


Phenotyping patients can improve treatments for those with obesity and heart failure
Researchers have discovered that obese heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a distinct form of heart failure.

May 18 2017


New potential first-line treatment: transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAo-TAVI) is currently done only as a last resort, when implantation via the usual access routes (i.e. transapical or transfemoral) is impossible.

May 18 2017


Cell injury process revealed
Mitochondria produced and destroyed in the heart during cardiac surgery could hold the key to quicker recovery, according to US researchers.

May 15 2017


Thigh cells used to 'patch-up’ patients’ hearts
Patching a patient’s heart with their own cells could improve the symptoms of heart failure – a condition that affects around ­­­6 million people in the US.

May 15 2017


Success for three-port endoscopic minimally invasive surgery
Researchers in Japan have demonstrated that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery facilitates endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

May 15 2017


Dabigatran better than warfarin at reducing bleeding after ablation
Patients anticoagulated with uninterrupted dabigatran have fewer bleeding complications after catheter ablation than those receiving uninterrupted warfarin, according to a recent clinical trial. The results could change the practice of electrophysiologists worldwide, and improve patient outcomes.

May 15 2017


Seven variables predict probability of successful mitral valve repair
Assessing seven different variables before surgery can accurately predict the risk of an unsuccessful mitral valve repair. Researchers have devised a ‘scoring method’ using these variables which could assist cardiologists’ decisions when referring patients.

May 01 2017


Thickened and shortened mitral leaflets predict aggravated mitral regurgitation
Patients with atrial fibrillation, a thickened anterior mitral leaflet and shortened posterior mitral leaflet may be at higher risk of aggravated mitral regurgitation after atrial septal defect closure. Identifying and carefully following up on these patients could improve post-surgical outcomes.


May 01 2017


NOACs safe for most types of valvular heart disease
The safety and efficacy of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with valvular heart disease is similar to warfarin, according to a recent meta-analysis.

May 01 2017


Inconsistencies in ring sizing for mitral annuloplasty
The size of annuloplasty ring a surgeon selects depends on the sizing strategy used, say researchers in Germany.

Mar 23 2017


Valve-containing prosthetics increase risk of infective endocarditis
Valve-containing prosthetics are independently associated with a greater risk of infective endocarditis (IE) than non-valve-containing prosthetics after implantation in patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), report researchers in the Netherlands.


Mar 23 2017


STS score is the best predictor of mortality and morbidity in mitral valve surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) score is the best system for predicting mortality and morbidity for mitral valve repair or replacement surgery, according to a study on patients undergoing surgery at Auckland City Hospital.

Mar 23 2017


Colder temperatures mitigate cognitive decline after cardiovascular surgery
Deep hypothermia is better than high-moderate hypothermia at protecting the brain after circulatory arrest for aortic arch surgery, report researchers at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, US.

Mar 23 2017


Mental illness associated with post-surgery complications
Patients with mental illness have poorer outcomes after surgery, according to a review of 580,000 patient records.

Mar 23 2017


MRI distinguishes different types of heart failure
US researchers have developed a way to measure blood flow and oxygen consumption in the legs of patients with heart failure. The technique could lead to more personalised treatment for patients, they claim.

Mar 23 2017


Hypotension during bypass increases stroke risk
Hypotension during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is linked to increased risk of post-surgical cardiovascular accidents, according to researchers in Canada.

Mar 23 2017


Exercise test linked to unnecessary heart operations
Twice as many patients than necessary are being operated on for aortic stenosis because of inaccurate exercise testing, suggest researchers at the University of Leicester, UK.

Mar 23 2017


Master's Perspective: The Heart Valve Clinic
The Heart valve clinic concept by Prof. Rosenhek

Mar 17 2017


Latest Research: a patient-tailored approach to aortic perfusion and clamping strategy in mitral repair procedures
Publication from the Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department of Molinette Hospital, Torino

Mar 11 2017


Anatomical Structure around the tricuspid Valve
Image Kit on the Tricuspid Valve

Feb 20 2017


Basic Heart Anatomy
Image Kit on Heart Anatomy

Feb 20 2017


State-of-the-art of minimally invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
State-of-the-art review: the MIAVR approach

Feb 20 2017


Key structures of the Aorta
Image Kit on Aorta's structure

Feb 20 2017


Basic Aortic Pictures
Image Kit on Aortic Valve

Feb 20 2017


Important Elements Around the Mitral Annulus
Image Kit on Mitral Annulus

Feb 20 2017


Artificial Chordal Support: How to Adjust the Right Length ? II - By Manuel Antunes
Prof. Antunes on how to best size your Gore-Tex chords

Feb 17 2017


Recorded case: Posterior Leaflet Endoscopic Mitral Repair
Standard P2 prolapse repair by P. Perier

Feb 17 2017


Basic Terminology in Mitral Valve Surgery
Carpentier naming conventions for mitral repair surgery

Feb 17 2017


Live-in-a-Box: Mini Invasive MV Repair Cases
Bileaflet prolapse endoscopic mitral repair

Feb 17 2017


The "classical" approach to Mitral Valve
Getting optimal exposure of the mitral valve in full sternotomy

Feb 17 2017


Artificial Chordal Support: How to Adjust The Right Length? I - By Patrick Perier
Prof. Perier on how to best size your Gore-Tex chords

Feb 17 2017


Aortic Repair Cases with Annuloplasty
Dr. Lansac's presentation on Aortic repair with annuloplasty

Feb 17 2017


Diagnosing Mitral Regurgitation in 2016
MR: how to diagnose it and when to intervene

Feb 17 2017


Surgical valve analysis: a must for every case
Surgical valve analysis: the basics

Feb 17 2017


When Do I Repair vs. Replace: Indications for Aortic Repair
Patient selection algorithm for aortic repair vs. replacement

Feb 17 2017


Epidemiology and Aetiology of Mitral Valve Disease
A 360° view of MV disease epidemiology & aetiology

Feb 17 2017


The endoscopic approach to the mitral valve
Patrick Perier on endoscopic MV repair

Feb 17 2017


Endoscopic Mitral Repair: P2 resection
A P2 prolapse repair via endoscopic approach

Feb 17 2017


Intra-Op Residual Mitral Regurgitation: When to Correct and Neglect?
Guidelines for intraoperative residual MR assessment

Feb 17 2017


Mitral Valve Anatomy for Cardiologists and Surgeons
All you need to know about mitral valve and tricuspid anatomy

Feb 17 2017


The transseptal approach to the mitral valve
Details of the transseptal approach to access the mitral valve

Feb 17 2017


Long-term results of mitral valve repair in degenerative MR
A literature review of long-term outcomes in DMR

Feb 17 2017


Complex endoscopic Mitral Repair
A complex Barlow case treated endoscopically

Feb 17 2017


Mitral Valve Repair vs. Replacement in ischemic MR: Pros vs. Cons
Prof. Klautz' rationale between repair and replace in ischemic MR

Feb 17 2017


Welcome to Edwards Masters
At Edwards Lifesciences, we are dedicated to provide innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease. In the framework of our Professional Education programs, we created Edwards Masters, a Professional Education digital platform for European cardio-thoracic surgeons.

Jan 10 2017


Leisure-time physical activity may lower all-cause mortality
A study on 2,456 adults who were between 65 and 74 years old shows that finnish older adults that regularly engaged in leisure-time physical activity had fewer risks of all-cause mortality

Jan 10 2017