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Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
April 9, 2019
This video demonstrates the technique of the "Commando procedure" to treat invasive double valve endocarditis that involves the aortomitral fibrous body.
April 8, 2019
The author presents a video of a simplistic technique for a fenestrated frozen elephant trunk (FET), which allows for more aggressive treatment of the aortic arch at the time of type A dissection, as well as stabilization of the true lumen.
April 4, 2019
Carmelo Milano discusses left ventricular assist device destination therapy and the future perspectives of mechanical circulatory support.
April 4, 2019
Jean-Philippe Verhoye of the Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, discusses the decision between root replacement and root sparing approaches in the treatment of type A aortic dissection.
April 3, 2019
The authors demonstrate their surgical approach that combines a shallow septal myectomy with a transaortic mitral valve repair, including papillary muscle mobilization and anterior leaflet secondary chordal cutting.
April 2, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical correction of congenital supravalvular aortic stenosis utilizing a modified three-patch aortic root reconstruction technique in an adult patient.
April 1, 2019
This video demonstrates the technical aspects of clot removal and control of hemorrhage using robot-assisted evacuation of the left hemothorax following an attempted left subclavian line insertion and redo heart port tricuspid valve replacement through a right minithoracotomy.
March 29, 2019
In this video, the authors share the approach they use to treat patients requiring Bentall surgery for infective endocarditis: a subannular implantation technique and the use of a 100% pericardial valved conduit.
March 26, 2019
This video depicts the totally thoracoscopic left atrial appendage closure procedure.
March 21, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Vinicius Nina of the University Hospital of the Federal University of Maranhão in Brazil moderates a discussion on approaches for success in humanitarian heart surgery.

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