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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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In this interview, Shruti Jayakumar speaks with Kumud Dhital about advances in cardiac transplantation.
August 12, 2012
Prof. John Dark performed Europe's first double lung transplant. In this interview he discusses his criteria for acceptance of a donor lung, non-heart beating donation, ex vivo lung perfusion, his techniques for implantation and his vision of the future of lung transplantation.
April 1, 2012
April 1st 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of VATS lobectomy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Twenty years ago, Dr. William Walker performed a left upper lobectomy using a 3-port approach standing in the posterior position. Now approaching his thousandth operation, he discusses his first VATS lobectomy and his current techniques.
February 14, 2012
Professor Stuart Jamieson has performed over 2600 pulmonary thromboendarterectomies–more than the rest of the world combined. He has trained most of the surgeons who perform this technique. In this interview he describes the way he performs this technique, who is suitable, and also talks about emergency pulmonary embolectomy.
January 3, 2012
Sir Magdi Yacoub, MD, is a leader in cardiac surgery. He is reputed to have performed more heart transplants than anyone else in the world. In this interview, Dr. Yacoub discusses the Ross procedure, Ross procedure clinical trials, and his trial results.
December 5, 2011
Professor Craig Miller is a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University, and has earned many honors throughout his career. His clinical focus is on aortic surgery, valve repair and replacement, and surgery for aortic dissection. In this video, Dr. Miller discusses valve sparing root replacement.
September 26, 2011
Dr. Mack describes his techniques and provides tips for coronary artery bypass grafting in his second interview with Dr. Joel Dunning.
August 30, 2011
Dr. Vouhe discusses the switch operation for transposition of the great arteries, with many valuable hints and tips.
July 28, 2011
Dr. David discusses his routine techniques for sternotomy, cannulation, and routine aortic-valve replacement, including choice of valves and when to do a Ross procedure. Then he discusses his signature operation---the aortic valve sparing root replacement, with many valuable hints and tips.
May 22, 2011
Dr. Sergeant is a past president of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and is is the clinical director of the K.U.Leuven OPCAB Training and Re-training School. Dr. Sergeant discusses off-pump surgery techniques and provides tips for performing the procedures.
April 26, 2011
Dr. Treasure is a past president of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and was chairman of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons metastasectomy guideline project. Here, Dr. Treasure discusses pulmonary metastasectomy in depth and talks about the PULMICC trial.

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