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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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.
April 4, 2011
Damiano is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His developmental work on robotically assisted microsurgery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) earned him a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award in June 1997. Damiano performed the first robotically assisted CABG procedure in North America in December 1998.
February 15, 2011
David P. Taggart, MD, reviews the Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization, developed in 2010 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.