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Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Shanda Blackmon moderates a discussion on the role of women in cardiothoracic surgery.
December 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Hospital Jena in Germany presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques over median sternotomy in the treatment of mitral valve disease.
December 11, 2018
This video demonstrates a proximal anastomosis. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
December 5, 2018
Using remodeling aortic and mitral annuloplasty rings, a double valve repair was accomplished in a young patient with Marfan syndrome.
December 4, 2018
The author provides a very simplified introduction to cannulation, with animation and intraoperative footage.
November 29, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Sade moderates a debate on the ethics of a thoracic surgeon at a major medical center performing surgeries at a distant hospital and leaving postoperative care to a local general surgeon.
November 29, 2018
Bob Kiaii of the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, makes the case for a hybrid approach to coronary revascularization.
November 27, 2018
This video demonstrates three methods for identifying the LAD target in minimally invasive robot-assisted CABG.
November 22, 2018
Patrick Perier of the Herz und Gefäß Klinik in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, discusses the problem of excess tissue in mitral valve repair.
November 21, 2018
This video demonstrates a heart transplant for a patient with failed Fontan circulation.
November 20, 2018
The authors present an operative video of a left ventricular aneurysm repair via a left thoracotomy approach in a patient who had undergone prior coronary bypass surgery and had patent bypass grafts.

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