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August 27, 2014
Sacha Salzberg of the HeartClinic Zurich discusses surgical options for treating the left atrial appendage (LAA), including concomitant and stand-alone LAA therapies.
August 19, 2014
Samer Nashef of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom, discusses the AMAZE trial, a double-blind study evaluating the survival and quality of life of patients who receive concomitant maze procedures, and the overall cost-effectiveness of these procedures.
August 14, 2014
Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO of the Lung Cancer Alliance, discusses lung cancer screening from the patient’s perspective.
August 11, 2014
Aung Oo of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital discusses the advantages of the frozen elephant trunk procedure over the traditional two-stage procedure.
July 22, 2014
John Elefteriades, William Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University, discusses the numerous strategies for type-A dissection surgery, including his preferred method of an arch replacement combined with an elephant trunk procedure.
July 15, 2014
James L. Cox, MD, Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus at Washington University, discusses the development of the surgical maze procedure.
July 8, 2014
Stephanie Worrel discusses the use of lobectomy in lung cancer patients over 75 years old, and the impact robotic lobectomy has on outcomes.
July 3, 2014
Ara Vaporciyan, Deputy Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new electronic education opportunities that can enhance the training of cardiothoracic surgery residents.
June 26, 2014
Joseph Shrager, Chief of the Stanford Division of Thoracic Surgery, discusses the process of establishing a lung cancer screening program.
June 24, 2014
Raja Flores, Professor and Chairman of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Thoracic Surgery, discusses the use of pleurectomy and decortication in the treatment of mesothelioma.