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The authors demonstrate the resection of fibroelastoma from the mitral valve by a minimally invasive approach.
September 5, 2012
The authors demonstrate the steps for three-patch repair of congenital supravalvar aortic stenosis in a 5 month old.
July 25, 2012
This video describes the basic steps involved in the recipient portion of an orthotopic heart transplant.  The video provides details on the cannulation strategy and the recipient cardiectomy.  This is followed by a step-by-step description of the individual venous and arterial anastamosis.
July 19, 2012
Patient Selection Beginner Beating Heart Surgeon (< 50 beating heart cases) The beginner should consider avoiding patients with unfavorable characteristics, such as:
July 17, 2012
For purposes of this survey, respondents were asked to assume they had recommended surgical therapy for a 63 year old man who had been diagnosed with a distal esophageal adenocarcinoma, clinically staged as T2N0 via EUS, CT, and PET. His general health was good. He had no prior abdominal or thoracic surgery, and he had no important comorbidities.
July 12, 2012
This video shows in detail skeletonization of the internal mammary artery using the Harmonic hook blade, with footage contrasting the pedicle technique and traditional skeletonization with the cautery tip as a dissector.
July 11, 2012
The lack of an ideal valve substitute in the congenitally affected aortic valve has raised the interest in aortic valvuloplasty by leaflet extensions. Several techniques using native or xenopericardium have been described for aortic valve repair, however, the ideal material for leaflet extensions still remains controversial.
July 11, 2012
The Ross procedure is a valuable alternative for the surgical treatment of aortic valve disease in adolescent and young adult. However, neo-aortic root dilatation resulting in valve regurgitation is not uncommon. This video demonstrates the authors' technical modification that prevents this complication.
July 11, 2012
In this video, the authors demonstrate their current technique and the pitfalls encountered when performing bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in the adult congenital patient.
April 11, 2012
The first successful series of patients operated on with a left ventricular-to-right atrial shunt was reported by Frank Gerbode, a noted surgeon at Stanford University. Gerbode described two routes for blood to travel from the left ventricle to the right atrium.

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