ICVTS - Editors Choice

This month's articles selected by the Editor are open for discussion until 30 March 2015

  1. BEST EVIDENCE TOPIC - ADULT CARDIAC:
    How safe is it to train residents to perform off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery?
    Tanya A. Smith and George Asimakopoulos
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/02/07/icvts.ivu447.abstract

    Twitt: Involvement of trainees in performing off-pump CABG is reliable and safe alternative to on-pump CABG in selected cases.

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE - ADULT CARDIAC:
    Four-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging-derived ascending aortic flow eccentricity and flow compression are linked to aneurysm morphology
    Fabian A. Kari, Nadja Kocher, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Anke Tscheuschler, Philipp Meffert, Bartosz Rylski, Matthias Siepe, Maximilian F. Russe, and Michael D. Hope
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/01/30/icvts.ivu446.abstract

    Twitt: Ascending aortic blood flow patterns are linked to distinct patterns of ascending aneurysm morphology and might help to improve aneurysm risk stratification.

  3. STATE OF THE ART - ADULT CARDIAC:
    Mortality after cardiac surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis classified by the Child-Pugh score
    Kirolos A. Jacob, Jesper Hjortnaes, Guido Kranenburg, Frederiek de Heer, and Jolanda Kluin
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/01/22/icvts.ivu438.abstract

    Twitt: One year mortality after cardiac surgery reaches 27%, 66% and 79% in liver cirrhosis CP class A, B and C respectively.