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July 1, 2020
Seven robotic left atrial myxoma resections were performed so far in the authors’ institution. The patients had no stroke or bleeding complications, and all were discharged home after a mean period of seven days.
Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
June 30, 2020
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting associated to transcatheter aortic valve implantation through a left anterior minithoracotomy in the fourth intercostal space.
June 26, 2020
The Ancona Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Cardiac Surgery course's recording is now available. An international faculty shares their vision of cardiac surgery and more during the two-day event.
June 23, 2020
This video demonstrates a simple technique to convert a mechanical Bentall to a biological Bentall by removing the mechanical valve leaflets and placing a biological valve within the root graft above the retained mechanical valve housing, thus avoiding coronary reimplantation and reimplantation of a new aortic graft.
June 18, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lisa R. DeGarmo of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas, moderates a discussion for advanced practice providers.
Robotic-Assisted Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Combined With Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Using an Atrial Clip
June 16, 2020
This video demonstrates the technique of robotic-assisted transmyocardial laser revascularization combined with application of an atrial clip to provide left atrial appendage exclusion.
June 15, 2020
On June 12, CTSNet hosted a live event on allocating ICU resources efficiently and keeping patients safe in the post-surge era. The recorded live event is now available to view.
June 9, 2020
The authors demonstrate a robotically assisted myxoma resection, which allows for unparalleled visualization, tumor handling, and en-block resection without compromising safety and efficiency.
June 4, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering work in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
June 2, 2020
The authors present a case of omentoplasty, which is a reasonable approach in patients with thoracic graft infection in addition to continuous mediastinal irritation.