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A diverse group of surgeons share their unique and inspiring stories regarding what motivated them to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery.
January 17, 2017
This video presents a successful repair of a submitral aneurysm in a 29-year-old male patient, who presented with dyspnea on exertion and intermittent chest pain.
January 16, 2017
This video will take a learner through the necessary steps to create a 3D model. The process of image acquisition, DICOM import, segmentation, modeling, creation of the STL file, and actual printing is reviewed.
January 12, 2017
Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, United Kingdom, demonstrates an endoscopic vein harvesting technique.
January 11, 2017
Mohammad Bashir moderates a debate on the threshold for aortic replacement in bicuspid-aortic-valve-related aortopathy.
January 5, 2017
This video demonstrates a long segment left anterior descending coronary endarterectomy with saphenous vein angioplasty and LIMA-LAD.
January 3, 2017
In this video, the authors demonstrate a “no-touch technique” for the excision of a left atrial myxoma.
December 20, 2016
This video demonstrates the Leipzig "Loop technique" for complex repairs of mitral disease.
December 19, 2016
This video demonstrates the repair of partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage of the left side in an 8-year-old boy.
December 13, 2016
This video shows a minimally invasive approach to harvesting the inferior epigastric artery.
December 7, 2016
Domingos Souza of the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden, argues that an open vein harvesting technique, including peri-adventitial fat, is the best option to optimize long-term graft patency.

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