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March 16, 2017
Robert Rintoul of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, reviews the outcomes of major mesothelioma trials, and argues that all mesothelioma surgery is currently palliative.
March 13, 2017
This video illustrates robotic repair of mitral commissural endocarditis using a novel “bridging patch” technique.
March 9, 2017
Mattia Glauber of Instituto Clinico Sant Amgrogio, Milan, Italy, argues in favor of the right anterior mini-thoracotomy approach for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
March 1, 2017
John Pepper of the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, United Kingdom, argues that there is not yet the evidence to support the superiority of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement over a full sternotomy approach.
February 23, 2017
Christopher Young of St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK, reviews the evidence for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
February 17, 2017
Eric Lim of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, describes the benefits of using an endochamelon camera for performing VATS lobectomy.
February 14, 2017
This video demonstrates a "floating valve" technique to reduce patient-prosthesis mismatch in cases of small aortic roots.
February 8, 2017
Professor Stephen Westaby of John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, gives an overview of the use of temporary mechanical support for postcardiotomy failure.
February 7, 2017
This video demonstrates a technique for bypass of a calcified mitral valve with an extracardiac valved conduit.
February 1, 2017
Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, UK, gives an overview of the use of ablation for atrial fibrillation in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.