SAT News


Directly relating to SAT
  • TAVI for low to middle income countries” Scherman J, Bezuidenhout D, Williams DF, Zilla P. Eur Heart journal 2017; 38: 182-1184
  • “Transcatheter valve with a hollow balloon for aortic valve insufficiency” Scherman J, Appa H, Heerden C, Ofoegbu C, Bezuidenhout D, Zilla P Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS 2019; 29:352-354
  • “Preclinical evaluation of a transcatheter aortic valve replacement system for patients with rheumatic heart disease” Scherman J, Ofoegbu C, Myburgh A, Swanevelder J, van Breda B, Appa H, van Heerden C, Williams D, Bezuidenhout D, Zilla P Euro Interventions 2019; 15:975-982
  • “A truly non-occlusive stent-graft molding balloon for thoracic endovascular aortic repair” Gottardi R, Mudge T, Czerny M, Seitelberger R, Scherman J, Williams D, Bezuidenhout D, Zilla P Interact J Cardiothorac Surg 2019; 29:352-354
  • “Decellularization and engineered crosslinking: A promising dual approach towards bioprosthetic heart valve longevity”. Human P, Ofoegbu C, Ilsley H, Bezuidenhout D, de Villiers J, Williams DF, Zilla P Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2020 (in print)
  • “Performance analysis of the Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) on blood flow hemodynamics: An optical imaging-based in-vitro study” Gülan U, Appa H, Corso P, Templin C, Bezuidenhout D, Zilla P, Duru F, Holzner M Artificial Organs 2019; 43:E282-293
Indirectly relating to SAT
  • Poorly suited Heart Valve Prostheses heighten the plight of patients with rheumatic heart disease” Scherman J, Zilla P Intern J Cardiol 2020;
  • “Polymeric heart valves for surgical implantation, catheter-based technologies and heart assist devices “ Bezuidenhout D, Williams DF, Zilla P. Biomaterials 2015; 36:6-25
  • “A Glimpse of Hope: Cardiac Surgery in Low- to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)” Zilla P, Bollman RM, Boateng P, Sliwa K Cardiovasc Diagnosis and Therapy 2020; 10:336-349
  • “Momentum builds for a global response to rheumatic heart disease” Sliwa K, White A, Milan P, Mocumbi AO, Zilla P, Wood D Eur Heart J 2018;39:4229-423
  • “The neglected villain of bioprosthetic degeneration: Inflammatory and Immune Processes” Human P, Zilla P J Long-Term Eff od Med Impl 2017; 27: 159-180
  • “Global Unmet Needs in Cardiac Surgery” Zilla P, Yacoub M, Zühlke L, Beyersdorf F, Sliwa K, Khubulava G, Bouzid A, Mocumbi AO, Velayoudam D, Shetty D, Ofoegbu C, Geldenhuys A, Brink J, Scherman J, du Toit H, Hosseini S, Zhang H, Luo X, Wang W, Mejia J, Kofidis T, Higgins R, Pomar J, Bolman RM, Mayosi B, Madansein R, Bavaria J, Yanes-Quintana A, Sampath Kumar A, Adeoye O, Chauke RF, Williams DF Global Heart 2018; 13: 293-303
  • “Isolated mechanical aortic valve replacement in trheumatic patients in a low to middle-income country” Scherman J, Manganyi R, Human P, Pennel T, Brooks A, Brink J, Zilla P J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
  • “The Cape Town Declaration on access to cardiac surgery in the developing world” Zilla P, Bolman RM, Yacoub MH, Beyersdorf F, Sliwa K, Zühlke L, Higgins RS, Mayosi B, Carpentier A, Williams D.
    • Cardiovascular Journal of Africa 2018;29: 256-259
    • J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018;156: 2206-2209
    • Ann Thorac Surg 2018; 106: 930-933
    • Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018; 54: 407-410
    • SA Med J 2018; 108: 702-704
    • SA Heart J 2018; 15:190-194
    • Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals 2018; 26: 535-539
    • Chinese Circulation Journal 2018
    • Polish Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018
  • “Cardiac Surgery for the Forgotten Millions: the Way Forward’ Percy Boateng, R.Morton Bolman, Peter Zilla
    • J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 158:818-819
    • Eur. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 56:217
    • Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2019; 2019:27:338
    • Ann Thorac Surg 2019; 108:653


Transcatheter valve with hollow-balloon for rheumatic aortic incompetence. Presentation by Jacques Sherman…



Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the therapy of choice in various thoracic aortic pathologies…



The challenge during the past decade, TAVI has revolutionised our approach to heart valve disease…