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Meeting Presentations

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Stephen D. Cassivi of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA, presents a discussion on the indications for, limitations of, and future potential of energy devices in thoracic surgery.
August 19, 2015
Olaf Wendler of King’s College Hospital, London, UK, discusses the surgical treatment of aortic infections, including aortic root endocarditis and mycotic aortic aneurysm.
August 12, 2015
Arie Blitz of the McAllen Heart Hospital, Texas, takes an in-depth look at extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
July 29, 2015
Duke Cameron of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, United States, discusses a variety of genetic disorders that lead to aneurysms.
July 16, 2015
Jorge Mascaro of Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses re-do aortic root surgery, and its growing prevalence as the rates of first-time aortic surgery increase.
July 8, 2015
Santi Trimarchi of the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, discusses re-intervention following acute type-A aortic dissection repair with data from the IRAD registry.
June 25, 2015
John Elefteriades of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, United States, shares ten tips for circulatory support during aortic surgery.
June 10, 2015
Gianluigi Bisleri of University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy, discusses a hybrid treatment for atrial fibrillation using endoscopic ablation.
June 3, 2015
Alessandro Brunelli of St. James’s University Hospital, United Kingdom, discusses the use of electronic drainage systems in managing chest tubes after surgery.
May 28, 2015
In presentations given at the 2014 STSA Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, two experts address lung cancer screening.
May 19, 2015
In this debate that occurred at the 2015 SCTS Annual Meeting, two experts discuss the use of the endoballoon versus the transthoracic clamp in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

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