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Filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, a group of experts discuss the future of aortic stenosis treatment.
July 21, 2016
David Taggart of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, reviews the evidence for using the radial artery as the first choice for the second conduit in coronary bypass surgery.
July 19, 2016
This video shows an epicardial lead implant via videothoracoscopy in an 80-year-old male patient with hypertension, syncope, and fainting.
July 14, 2016
In a discussion filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, a panel of experts share insights into utilizing Internet technologies to improve the practice of cardiothoracic surgery for both surgeons and patients.
July 6, 2016
What effect has the SYNTAX trial had on practice in Europe? Philippe Kolh reviews the trial and its guidelines.
June 30, 2016
The authors performed a combined atrial myxoma resection with bypass grafting, using a right minithoracotomy approach. The case demonstrates the feasibility of combined minimally invasive heart surgery procedures (MICS).
June 29, 2016
Joe Bavaria, current President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delivers an informative talk on hybrid approaches to aortic arch aneurysm repair.
June 27, 2016
This video shows the repair of a regurgitant quadricuspid aortic valve associated with an aortic root aneurysm.
June 16, 2016
Repair of a posterior ventricular septal rupture after an acute myocardial infarction is a great challenge for cardiac surgeons. The authors describe their surgical technique in this regard, giving special attention to technical maneuvers in order to achieve a successful result.
June 15, 2016
Mark La Meir of Academic Hospital, Maastricht, the Netherlands, explains the rationale for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
June 14, 2016
This video demonstrates the authors’ laparoscopic technique for repair of a diaphragmatic hernia after a heart transplant.

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