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March 10, 2015
This article describes the technique of composite graft replacement and emphasizes some technical details for the left-handed surgeon.
March 2, 2015
Open repair is the standard for aneurysmal degeneration of the arch. Endovascular techniques offer an alternative for patients with prohibitive comorbidities. This video describes a complete endovascular arch reconstruction using a modified stent graft approach, combined with cervical debranching.
February 16, 2015
This video shows a very rare vascular injury occurring during VATS left upper lobectomy, and its repair. The case suggests some of the limitations of VATS procedures.
Unusual Presentation of Large Aortic Arch Aneurysms Associated with Aortic Coarctation in a 15-Year-Old Girl
February 3, 2015
This video shows the surgical correction of two large thoracic aortic aneurysms in a 15-year-old girl.
Aortic Arch Debranching Technique: Total Aortic Reconstruction from the Aortic Valve to the Aortic Arch
January 21, 2015
This video demonstrates a technique for aortic arch debranching and reconstruction in an elderly patient.
January 14, 2015
Deep hypothermia and cardioplegic myocardial arrest, with or without selective cerebral perfusion, is traditionally performed during aortic arch reconstruction. In this video, the authors describe a technique for selective cerebral perfusion combined with controlled coronary perfusion for hypoplastic aortic arch repair.
January 5, 2015
This video illustrates a novel technique for repairing a type A aortic dissection.
December 3, 2014
In this video, the authors present their technique for aortic root replacement using a freestyle aortic root prosthesis and a Dacron graft, thus achieving a "Biological Bentall."
November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.