The author presents a video of a simplistic technique for a fenestrated frozen elephant trunk (FET), which allows for more aggressive treatment of the aortic arch at the time of type A dissection, as well as stabilization of the true lumen.
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April 4, 2019
Jean-Philippe Verhoye of the Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, discusses the decision between root replacement and root sparing approaches in the treatment of type A aortic dissection.
Replacement of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Root Replacement Using a Freestyle Porcine Bioprosthesis (Inclusion Technique)
March 15, 2019
The authors illustrate the replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve in a patient with a giant aneurysm of the ascending aorta.
March 5, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a two-stage hybrid treatment for DeBakey type I aortic dissection, consisting of an ascending aorta and arch replacement with elephant trunk technique and endovascular treatment of the descending aorta.
Surgery for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension: Thromboendarterectomy of the Pulmonary Artery
February 27, 2019
The authors discuss diagnosis of and surgery for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in a severely symptomatic patient.
February 25, 2019
Om P Yadava and Paul Sergeant discuss the relevance of tacit versus codified learning in medicine and the basic tenets of mentoring.
February 7, 2019
Tom C. Nguyen, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, and Richard Weisel discuss the changing medical publication world, focusing on cardiothoracic journals.
January 22, 2019
Om P Yadava and Roberto Di Bartolomeo discuss the reasons for the increasing number of redo aortic surgeries and recent advances like the frozen elephant trunk and endovascular repair.
January 18, 2019
This video demonstrates an anterior translocation of the circumflex aortic arch for the management of esophageal compression.
September 18, 2018
This video demonstrates the steps of an acute type A aortic dissection repair.