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CTSNet's Top 10 Submitted Videos of 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The year is coming to a close. To honor and celebrate the last twelve months of hard work from the CTSNet community, we’ve pulled together a list of the ten most popular clinical videos contributed by CTSNet members in 2021. 


Let the countdown begin!


10. Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization Using OPCAB Technique With 3 In-Situ Arterial Grafts
By Giuseppe Tavilla, Daniel Beckles, Ramachandra Reddy

The authors of CTSNet’s tenth most popular submitted video of 2021 demonstrate their technique for total arterial myocardial revascularization using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and the right gastroepiploic artery as in-situ grafts for the treatment of three-vessel disease. 


9. Robotic Lobectomy: Review of Anatomy and Technique for RUL, RML, RLL, LUL, and LLL
By Ammara Watkins, Elliot Servais

Coming in at number nine, in this video, the authors offer a summary of anatomy and technical aspects of right upper lobectomy, right middle lobectomy, right lower lobectomy, left upper lobectomy, and left lower lobectomy. 


8. Usefulness of Leakage Test in Mitral Valve Repair
By Tiziano Torre, Thomas Theologou, Stefanos Demertzis

Our eight most popular submitted video of 2021 focuses on the topic of mitral valve repair, which is the preferred surgical treatment for mitral regurgitation. In this video, the authors collected cases in which there was a discrepancy between a good or not satisfactory at all leakage tests after mitral valve repair and the echocardiographic findings. 


7. Minimally Invasive Approach to Left Atrial Wall Ablation (Convergent Procedure) and Left Atrial Appendage Clip Ligation
By Kathryn Mulryan, Karen Redmond

In this video, the authors outline the operative set-up and minimally invasive approach to left atrial wall ablation (Convergent procedure) and left atrial appendage clip ligation for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. 


6. Papillary Muscle Cross-Control Technique to Overcome Excessive Leaflet Tethering in Complex Tricuspid Valve Repair
By Ahmad Ali Amirghofran

The number six video on our list presents a novel technique of papillary muscle cross-control, which effectively overcomes the leaflet tethering in a very practical, simple, and reproducible manner. 


5. 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

The authors of this video provide a step-by-step narrated approach to a minimally invasive set-up of mitral valve surgery. 


4. Myocardial Bridge as a Cause of Exertional Chest Pain
By Camilo Andres Mejia, Abe DeAnda, Gal Levy

The authors of our number four submitted video present an interesting case of myocardial bridging as a cause of chest pain. 


3. How I Do It: AVR With Patch Enlargement of the Aortic Root and Ascending Aortoplasty
By Hugo Issa, Justin Chan, Varun Bansal, Khalil Jawad, Christopher Feindel

Breaking into our top three most popular videos of 2022, this video demonstrates the technique of aortic root enlargement and ascending aortoplasty during aortic valve replacement. Benefits of this technique include the ability to implant a larger valve prosthesis, as well as simultaneous reduction of the size of a dilated ascending aorta while avoiding reimplantation of the coronary arteries. 


2. Diagnosis of Slipped Rib Syndrome and Treatment Using the Hansen's Repair
By Joel Dunning

Clocking in at number two, this video by a long-time CTSNet associate editor presents the diagnosis and treatment of slipped rib syndrome—a syndrome that is often missed—and the Hansen’s repair, which is a novel and very simple way to address this problem.


1. A “Y” Incision/Rectangular Patch to Enlarge the Aortic Annulus by 4 Valve Sizes in TAV and BAV Patients
By Bo Yang

And last but certainly not least, the top spot in CTSNet’s countdown of most popular submitted videos of 2021 goes to a video that demonstrates the “Y” incision/rectangular patch technique, which is used to enlarge the aortic annulus by four valve sizes without violating the adjacent structure of the aortic root. 

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