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July 30, 2015
Joel Dunning moderates a discussion on the subxiphoid approach in cardiac and general thoracic surgery with Mark Levinson, Chia Chaun Liu, and Takashi Suda.
July 28, 2015
This video demonstrates the treatment of a 64-year-old male who presented with right-sided heart failure symptoms. The patient had a severely dilated right sub-coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, causing right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
July 21, 2015
The presence of lymphoma within the heart has both local and systemic effects. This case report describes a patient who presented with evidence of right-sided heart failure secondary to cardiac involvement of systemic lymphoma.
July 16, 2015
Jorge Mascaro of Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses re-do aortic root surgery, and its growing prevalence as the rates of first-time aortic surgery increase.
July 13, 2015
This video demonstrates graft cannulation of the innominate artery as an alternative to axillary cannulation.
July 8, 2015
Santi Trimarchi of the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, discusses re-intervention following acute type-A aortic dissection repair with data from the IRAD registry.
July 6, 2015
This video shows how to modify the trap-door technique, commonly used in the arterial switch operation in children, in order to re-implant the coronary ostia in adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement.
June 30, 2015
In this video, the authors describe their experience using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant in a morbidly obese pediatric patient with severe heart failure due to viral myocarditis.
June 24, 2015
This clinical case describes the successful treatment of severe aortic stenosis in a patient whose aortic anatomy precluded the traditional TAo approach. A 10mm Dacron graft was anastomosed end-to-side to provide adequate distance between the aortic annulus and the sheath insertion site.
June 22, 2015
This video demonstrates several tips for the superior septal approach to mitral valve surgery.
June 11, 2015
Douglas Wood, Fawwaz Shaw, Emily Farkas, and Nahush Mokadam discuss work-life balance within the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.

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