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5 Step-by-Step Cardiac Procedures to Strengthen Your Skills

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

With the variation of skills and procedures present in cardiovascular surgery, a video or article with distinct and informative steps can clarify both simple and complex procedures. These five recent articles provide easy-to-follow approaches to popular cardiac surgical procedures. 

1. How to Perform a MIDCAB Procedure Step-by-Step in Single Vessel Disease
By Vadim Kotowicz, Ricardo Posatini, Germán Fortunato, Roberto Battellini

In this video, the authors break down the increasingly popular minimally invasive CABG procedure. In patients with single vessel disease where a coronary stent placement has failed, this technique can be effective. Along with the video, the author provides a step-by-step breakdown in the description.

2. Subxiphoid Pericardial Window: Steps and Helpful Tips
By Daniel Gwan-Nulla

A subxiphoid pericardial window is an essential procedure in the management of symptomatic pericardial effusion. The author gives a helpful outline of his technique, including notes on imaging, anesthesia, and the procedure itself.

3. Aortic and Mitral Valve Replacement With Reconstruction of the Intervalvular Fibrous Body: How to Do the Commando Procedure
By Carolina Barajas Díaz, Jorge Centeno Rodriguez, Alberto Forteza

Moving on to valve replacement, this video and article give a detailed breakdown of the commando procedure and its use in aortic and mitral valve replacement. The authors make sure to include the significance and technique for reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body along with valve replacement.

4. How to Set Up a Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery: A Step-by-Step Approach
By Qasim AL Abri, Lamees El Nihum, Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, Mahesh Ramchandani

A minimally invasive approach to valve repair can help ensure a smooth procedure and quick recovery. This article and video demonstrate each step of the authors’ mitral valve repair procedure, from setup to closure. 

5. A Guide to Robotic Assisted Single Vessel Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
By Atiq Rehman

In this recent article, the author explains a relatively new method of performing a very popular surgery. The detailed nature of this article renders it perfect for surgeons looking to start a robotic-assisted CABG program, or for those who currently perform the procedure looking for a different perspective.


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