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Cardiac Techniques

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The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic... More
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).
November 3, 2015
The authors propose a novel method of prosthesis sizing, using newly designed sizers and coaptation forceps, which simplifies the steps for the re-implantation of the tricuspid aortic valve.
October 13, 2015
In this case report, a patient with aortic stenosis underwent aortic valve replacement. During the procedure, dark pigmentation of the interior aspect of the aorta and sternal joints was discovered, suggesting a rare disorder.
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.
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.
March 23, 2015
This case study details the resection and pericardiectomy for a pericardial tumor in a 58-year-old woman.
April 10, 2014
This article describes a standardized and reproducible trans-aortic TAVR approach with the Edwards Sapien valve and Ascendra 3 delivery system.
February 14, 2014
The operating surgeons report an elderly female patient with a 7 cm ascending aorta aneurysm. The operating surgeons used a simple Dacron sleeve technique that avoided circulatory arrest and shortened the cross clamp and cardiopulmonary support time. Moreover, the single aortic suture line decreased the haemostasis problem.
January 10, 2014
The authors present a case of a 63-year-old female who developed a large inferior aneurysm following late presentation of myocardial infarction. This rare presentation is discussed with specific regard to imaging and surgical intervention. This patient demonstrates that not all pseudoaneurysms rupture rapidly.
September 20, 2013
Hybrid aortic procedures have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients that may not be reasonable candidates for a traditional open operation. This article examines a hybrid procedure performed on a 60-year-old male who had received four previous open-heart operations and who had numerous co-morbidities.

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