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Meeting Presentations

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Joseph Shrager presents a discussion on the criteria to follow when removing pulmonary nodules and ground glass opacities.
September 30, 2014
Paul Modi of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital discusses his experience establishing a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program, and shares tips for fellow surgeons interested in setting up minimally invasive surgical programs.
September 23, 2014
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz of Strasbourg University Hospital takes an in-depth look at extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its use in thoracic surgery.
September 18, 2014
Victor Trastek, Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of professionalism and mentoring in healthcare, with an emphasis on thoracic surgery.
September 10, 2014
Hugo Vanermen of the University of Leuven takes an in-depth look at the different options for mitral valve repair, including: quadrangular resection, triangular resection, and the "respect approach."
September 3, 2014
Mark La Meir of the Academic Hospital Maastricht discusses hybrid surgical options for treating patients with atrial fibrillation.
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.

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