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Norman Briffa of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK discusses the decision between mechanical and biological valves, focusing on patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years old.
June 10, 2015
Gianluigi Bisleri of University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy, discusses a hybrid treatment for atrial fibrillation using endoscopic ablation.
June 4, 2015
This roundtable discussion, filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting, focuses on the different training paths open to cardiothoracic surgery residents in the United States.
June 1, 2015
This video shows an aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe aortic stenosis through a minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach. The postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was discharged on post-operative day six.
May 27, 2015
Todd Rosengart, Joseph Sabik, and Stephen Fremes discuss total arterial revascularization in a roundtable discussion recorded at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting.
May 21, 2015
In March 2015, the first successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was performed at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In this interview, recorded via Google Hangouts, Joel Dunning talks with Atiq Rehman of Lourdes Health System, NJ, and Kamran Baig of Trent Cardiac Centre,UK, about this development.
May 19, 2015
In this debate that occurred at the 2015 SCTS Annual Meeting, two experts discuss the use of the endoballoon versus the transthoracic clamp in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
May 18, 2015
This video shows an experimental method for total reconstruction of the mitral valve with autologous pericardium.
May 14, 2015
Patrick Perier of the Herz und Gefass Klinik in Bad Neustadt, Germany, discusses the evolution and current practice of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery in Europe.
May 13, 2015
Filmed at the 2015 SCTS Annual Meeting in Manchester, UK, Leanne Harling and Mattia Glauber discuss topics in minimally invasive valve repair and replacement.
May 11, 2015
This video demonstrates the surgical treatment of a right ventricular myxoma.

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