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Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
January 18, 2012
The RV-PA conduit or Sano modification, has recently been reintroduced into the Norwood armamentarium. Many centers, however, have been experiencing conduit obstruction with the Sano. This video demonstrates a modification of the technique used for the RV-PA conduit that has reduced the incidence of conduit obstruction at our institution.
January 10, 2012
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video.  The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
January 9, 2012
This is a novel usage of an ultrasonic bone scalpel in cardiothoracic surgery used to operate on what is normally one of the most difficult situations that we face, namely the pericardiectomy of a calcified pericardium.
January 4, 2012
This article describes how a HeartMate XVE left ventricular assist device may be exchanged for a HeartMate II axial-flow pump with low morbidity and mortality and without a full sternotomy.
January 3, 2012
Sir Magdi Yacoub, MD, is a leader in cardiac surgery. He is reputed to have performed more heart transplants than anyone else in the world. In this interview, Dr. Yacoub discusses the Ross procedure, Ross procedure clinical trials, and his trial results.
December 5, 2011
Professor Craig Miller is a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University, and has earned many honors throughout his career. His clinical focus is on aortic surgery, valve repair and replacement, and surgery for aortic dissection. In this video, Dr. Miller discusses valve sparing root replacement.
December 2, 2011
Demonstrated is an anterior approach for Jarvik 2000 LVAD implantation with retro-auricular power supply.
November 8, 2011
Anomalous right coronary artery arising from  the left aortic sinus is a rare malformation, which is known to be associated with an increased risk of sudden death. This video shows the currently favored approach for anatomical repair by an unroofing procedure that results in relocation of the coronary artery into the appropriate aortic sinus.
October 19, 2011
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October 10, 2011
Acute Type A aortic dissections can be challenging entities for cardiac surgeons and require close follow-up secondary to their propensity for aneurismal degeneration. A combined open and endovascular technique is described for treating the inital dissection and resultant complications.

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