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Expert Techniques

May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Modified Subcoronary Implantation
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery through a lower mini-sternotomy.
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection
October 12, 2006
September 26, 2006
Drs. Pelletier and Jacobs have given us a beautiful series of drawings illustrating the technique for these two Stage II operations for patients with a single ventricle.  It is very interesting that the results of the two different techniques, as shown in Table 1, are nearly identical.
September 11, 2006
Author # Patients Type ofCavopulmonaryConnection
November 28, 2005
Aortic translocation for the treatment of patients with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis appears to be an operation whose time has come. This operation was first reported by Hisashi Nikaidoh nearly 20 years ago, in 1984.

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