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The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
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.
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.
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.
April 10, 2012
Cardiac surgeons largely have converted to reparative procedures for tricuspid valve disease. Techniques that have been successful for mitral repair have facilitated the transition to repair. This video illustrates current repair methods in 8 patients with a variety of tricuspid valve disorders.
March 15, 2012
The aortic translocation operation for d-TGV, VSD, and PS was first performed in June, 1983. Since then, the senior author has been directly involved in 24 such operations with one early death.
March 7, 2012
Demonstrated in the video is a novel concept for facilitating extensive neochordal repair in mitral regurgitation based on the paradigm “respect rather than resect”. Both leaflet tissue and motion are respected. The leaflet is folded and the neochordae is tied, maintaining free margin and annulus edge-to-edge.
February 19, 2012
In this video the authors demonstrate the surgical strategy for repair of interrupted aortic arch using a reverse subclavian flap and common arterial trunk using an "aortopulmonary window" type of repair in a 3.7 kg baby.
February 2, 2012
A robotic technique is described for first rib resection for Paget Schroetter Disease or “effort thrombosis” of the subclavian vein that allows for en bloc resection of the offending portion of the first rib while minimizing the risk of neurovascular injury.
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.

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