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Is an open, endovascular, or hybrid approach the most effective treatment for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm? An international panel debates the merits and pitfalls of each approach.
May 2, 2016
This video demonstrates a technique for transmyocardial laser revascularization using a VATS approach.
April 28, 2016
Stephen Westaby reflects on his extraordinary career in cardiac surgery in an interview with Leanne Harling, which was filmed at the 2015 EACTS Annual Meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
April 27, 2016
Should off-pump CABG be abandoned? Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, suggests that while off-pump CABG should not be completely abandoned, it should no longer be the default option.
April 25, 2016
This video shows an aortic annulus enlargement using a modified Manouguian technique without opening the left atrium roof.
April 20, 2016
Is open repair or TEVAR the best approach for a patient with chronic type B dissection? An expert panel of cardiothoracic surgeons and an interventional cardiologist met at the 2016 SCTS Annual Meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to discuss this complex issue.
April 18, 2016
The authors present the minimally invasive repair of a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aorta aneurysm through a J-shaped ministernotomy approach.
April 14, 2016
Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, considers the importance of internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts in long-term CABG outcomes.
April 4, 2016
This video demonstrates the use of a half-pantaloon patch (Florida shaped) to create a pulmonary artery reconstruction after coronary transfer for ALCAPA.
March 31, 2016
A panel of leading cardiac surgeons met at the 2016 SCTS Annual Meeting in Birmingham, United Kingdom, to discuss the current state of cardiac surgery, and what is on the horizon for the subspecialty.
March 29, 2016
Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, considers whether the SYNTAX trial changed cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery practice in the United States.

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