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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.
November 14, 2018
The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
November 13, 2018
This video demonstrates a tricuspid annuloplasty. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
November 8, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tom Nguyen of the University of Texas Houston interviews former Navy SEAL Brian Ferguson of Arena Labs about the pursuit of performance excellence in medicine, and particularly in the realm of cardiothoracic surgery.
November 6, 2018
This video demonstrates the authors’ preferred technique of aortic valve replacement, through a right anterior minithoracotomy using central cannulation and a sutureless bioprosthesis.
November 1, 2018
Lognathen Balacumaraswami of the Royal Stoke University Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, presents a discussion on reimplantation versus remodeling for the treatment of connective tissue disorders.
November 1, 2018
In this interview, Shruti Jayakumar speaks with Kumud Dhital about advances in cardiac transplantation.
October 30, 2018
This video demonstrates the insertion of postoperative chest drains. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
October 25, 2018
Olaf Wendler of King's College Hospital in London, UK, presents a discussion on the 2017 ESC/EACTS guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease.
October 23, 2018
This video demonstrates a valve replacement surgery for a 55-year-old woman who presented with carcinoid heart disease caused by a primary ovarian carcinoid tumor.
October 18, 2018
Manuel Castella of the University of Barcelona in Spain presents a discussion on addressing atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery.

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