Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most widely recognized cardiovascular arrhythmia related to expanded morbidity and mortality commonly caused by stroke or the intensification of heart failure (1,2).
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The Convergent Ablation and AtriClip Exclusion of Left Atrial Appendage in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
June 1, 2022
Management of Recurrent Bronchopleural Fistula: A Multidisciplinary Approach for A Reconstructive Challenge
May 31, 2022
A forty-seven-year-old woman presented multiple times with a reoccurring bronchopleural fistula and post-pneumonectomy multi-drug resistant empyema. In challenging cases like this, a multidisciplinary approach between thoracic and plastic surgery is imperative.
May 26, 2022
This video demonstrates how experience with routine minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting makes it possible to successfully and safely perform more complex procedures through the same incision.
May 25, 2022
This video gives a step-by-step description of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, with a specific focus on the use of a self-expanding transcatheter valve.
May 16, 2022
The sternum is an important component of the axial skeleton. This video shows a patient who underwent sternal resection and reconstruction for sternal chondrosarcoma using a triple mesh technique.
May 12, 2022
Aortic valve replacement in patients with dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis is technically challenging, and several anatomical aspects should be considered. We present a video showing the surgical resolution of a case of dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis with severe aortic stenosis in an octogenarian patient.
May 11, 2022
This video displays a modified Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy technique that minimizes postoperative leak and eradicates stricture.
May 10, 2022
In this case study, the authors demonstrate the "Y" incision and rectangular patch technique to enlarge the aortic annulus by four valve sizes and implant a size 27 Top Hat mechanical valve, as well as discuss tips and pitfalls.
May 9, 2022
Iatrogenic aortic dissection is a rare but catastrophic complication of cardiac surgery. This video shows two cases of extensive type A aortic dissection occurring during elective cardiac surgery.
May 5, 2022
A sixty-three-year-old man recently developed progressive exercise intolerance, lower extremity edema, and orthostatic hypotension. He had a history of syncope secondary to sick-sinus-syndrome status post permanent pacemaker placement in 2001.