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Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
September 26, 2011
Dr. Mack describes his techniques and provides tips for coronary artery bypass grafting in his second interview with Dr. Joel Dunning.
August 30, 2011
Dr. Vouhe discusses the switch operation for transposition of the great arteries, with many valuable hints and tips.
August 7, 2011
By Andreas Zierer, MD, Luis A. Sanchez, MD and Marc R. Moon, MD STSA 2007
August 7, 2011
STSA Surgical Motion Picture 2008 Annual Meeting
August 7, 2011
By KiHong Kwon, Robert S. Firpo and Thomas Tzeng Video:
August 7, 2011
By Heyman Luckraz, FRCS, Adam Szafranek, MD, Christine NH Tan, MD, and Peter A. O'Keefe, MS, FRCS Surgical strategies
August 2, 2011
The present a case of a 55 year old male with known mitral valve insufficiency. By transesophageal echo the patient was found to have a ruptured chordae on the P2 segment of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. He underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair via right thoracotomy.
August 1, 2011
This video shows newer techniques of aortic valve repair: commissural annuloplasty; central plication for prolapse; leaflet pericardial augmentation; and ultrasonic calcium debridement. Five cases are shown, over the spectrum of valve pathologies. Greater use of aortic valve repair seems indicated.

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