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The authors demonstrate a right axillary artery cannulation with limited surgical exposure and percutaneous two-stage venous cannulation for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
May 16, 2018
These videos review basic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography for surgeons.
May 15, 2018
The authors present a valve sparing aortic root replacement using a ministernotomy in a 35-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome.
May 10, 2018
The authors describe an open surgical repair for a patient who presented with an aortic root fistula from a device previously inserted to close an atrial septal defect.
May 3, 2018
Kyriakos Anastasiadis of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece discusses the advances, definition, and benefits of minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation.
May 2, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Stan Antonides moderates a discussion with David Taggart, Joseph Sabik, and Michael Mack on improving the patency and longevity of vein grafts.
April 20, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting, Octavio Alfieri, David Adams, Vinay Bapat, Michael Borger, and Randy Martin discuss the current state and future of treatment for mitral and tricuspid valve disease.
April 17, 2018
This video shows a right minithoracotomy for a complex mitral and tricuspid repair.
April 13, 2018
CTSNet is excited to announce that “Anastomotic Techniques for Robotic Beating-Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB)” by Brian Mitzman won first place in the 2017 Resident Video Competition.
April 12, 2018
This video describes the steps for a minimally invasive, resource-limited ASD closure, and the relevant technical pearls and pitfalls are emphasized.
April 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the radical resection of a right heart angiosarcoma, followed by composite reconstruction of the right atrium and the superior vena cava with bovine pericardial patches and a polytetrafluoroethylene vascular prosthesis.

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