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In a roundtable filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, a group of experts discuss the current state and future of image-guided cardiothoracic surgery.
September 21, 2016
This clinical case describes a double valve surgery in a 58-year-old female patient with Scheie's syndrome, and considers treatment options for symptoms of this rare condition.
September 20, 2016
Hans-Joachim Schaefers of Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany, compares the Yacoub and David procedures.
September 14, 2016
This video shows a unique case of concurrent pectus excavatum repair and ascending aortic root replacement.
September 8, 2016
Malakh Shrestha of the Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, describes his experience using the frozen elephant trunk technique for complex aortic arch surgery.
September 7, 2016
This clinical case describes the minimally invasive resection of a papillary fibroelastoma in a 56-year-old male patient.
September 6, 2016
This video describes the technique of right ventricular papillary muscle approximation to the septum (RV-PMA) as an adjunct to cone reconstruction of Ebstein’s anomaly, and reviews some of the authors’ initial results.
August 31, 2016
Joel Dunning interviews CTSNet President and EACTS Secretary General, Pieter Kappetein.
August 29, 2016
This video depicts a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via a right anterolateral mini-thoracotomy, using the Edwards Intuity rapid deployment aortic valve system, in a 75-year-old male patient with severe aortic stenosis.
August 25, 2016
Vinnie Bapat of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, discusses the development of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement program at his institution.
August 24, 2016
Cardiac surgeons and allied health care professionals are faced with a changing and challenging patient population, as the number of octogenarians and nonagenarians increases. A geriatrician, surgeon, and nurse practitioner share their views and discuss their work with elderly patients.

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