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Meeting Presentations

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Marc R. Moon of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, USA, presents a discussion on the surgical repair options for aortic regurgitation.
May 9, 2016
This presentation describes the basic surgical techniques and steps required for successfully performing a valve-sparing root replacement.
May 4, 2016
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz of Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Strasbourg, France, discusses the use of ECMO in thoracic surgery.
April 27, 2016
Should off-pump CABG be abandoned? Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, suggests that while off-pump CABG should not be completely abandoned, it should no longer be the default option.
April 21, 2016
David Waller of Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom, discusses the current options available for the surgical treatment of emphysema, and why he favors lung volume reduction surgery.
April 19, 2016
In this video, the authors review the evolution of surgical myotomy and the innovations that have improved patient outcomes in achalasia.
April 14, 2016
Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, considers the importance of internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts in long-term CABG outcomes.
April 7, 2016
Franca Melfi of the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, discusses her 13 years of experience performing robotic thoracic surgery.
April 4, 2016
This video demonstrates the use of a half-pantaloon patch (Florida shaped) to create a pulmonary artery reconstruction after coronary transfer for ALCAPA.
March 29, 2016
Joseph Sabik of the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, considers whether the SYNTAX trial changed cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery practice in the United States.
March 24, 2016
Rene Petersen of Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, considers whether VATS lobectomy has become the prevailing standard of care.

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