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October 12, 2017
Rajamiyer Venkateswaran of the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, UK, asks whether it is possible to predict when a patient undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery will need postoperative mechanical circulatory support. He also discusses his institution's approach to transfering a patient to mechanical circulatory support.
Aortic Valve, Ascending Aorta, and Arch Replacement With Debranching of the Supraortic Vessels and Frozen Elephant Trunk
October 10, 2017
The authors present a case of aortic valve, ascending aorta, and arch replacement, which included debranching of the supra-aortic vessels and a frozen elephant trunk procedure. Additionally, the authors performed an extra-anatomic bypass for the left axillary artery.
October 9, 2017
The authors present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman who suddenly went into pulseless electrical activity during a peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.
October 5, 2017
Vipin Zamvar of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the UK discusses the barriers that reduce the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries in coronary artery bypass surgery.
September 28, 2017
Marc Moon of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, discusses the factors that define high risk for cardiac surgery patients and strategies to address this risk.
September 25, 2017
In this discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, two surgeons present their experience using sutureless aortic valves.
September 21, 2017
John Puskas of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States, discusses the evidence for using arterial grafts in coronary bypass surgery.
September 14, 2017
Samer Nashef of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK discusses the indications for and variation in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
September 12, 2017
Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel of allied health professionals discusses the new STS protocol for the management of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery.
September 7, 2017
Christopher Blauth of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, UK, gives a brief overview of results from a hybrid minimally invasive approach using the nContact/AtriCure device.