Gaetano Rocco of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA, argues that improved training is critical for the future of minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
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February 28, 2019
Bil Kirmani of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in the UK compares minimally invasive and open surgical approaches for aortic valve replacement.
February 21, 2019
Lars G. Svensson of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, discusses Barlow's mitral valve disease and approaches for valve repair.
February 7, 2019
Aung Ye Oo of The Barts Heart Centre in London, UK, discusses the use of endovascular stents in patients with connective tissue disorders.
January 31, 2019
Giovanni Mariscalco of the University of Leicester Glenfield Hospital in the UK discusses the need for improved guidelines on screening patients for nonsyndromic thoracic aortic disease.
January 24, 2019
Hans-Joachim Shäfers of Saarland University Medical Center in Germany presents his tips and tricks for aortic root remodeling.
January 17, 2019
Prakash P. Punjabi of the Imperial College in London, UK, presents the argument for conventional approaches for the treatment of mitral valve disease.
January 10, 2019
Enoch Akowuah of the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, discusses key aspects of the UK Mini Mitral Trial and sets the scene for a debate on median sternotomy versus minithoracotomy for degenerative mitral valve disease.
December 20, 2018
Niv Ad of the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute in Morgantown, USA, argues for surgical ablation for mitral valve surgery patients with atrial fibrillation.
December 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Hospital Jena in Germany presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques over median sternotomy in the treatment of mitral valve disease.