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The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
September 1, 2010
A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
June 27, 2010
Artificial chordal replacement allows repair of most bileaflet prolapse and Barlow's valves. This video, presented at the 2004 STS meeting, is still useful today as chords are being used more frequently.
May 18, 2010
The CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is a biventricular orthotopic pneumatic pulsatile pump that totally replaces the native ventricles and valves and is currently approved as a bridge to heart transplatation in selected patients.
April 7, 2010
The patient presented years after coronary artery revascularization with symptoms of CHF. He was diagnosed with a large pseudoaneurysm of the inferior wall of the left ventricle. Resection of the pseudoaneurysm and reconstruction of the left ventricle was completed while maintaining the beating heart.
March 24, 2010
This video illustrates new techniques for repair of rheumatic mitral stenosis and regurgitation that allow the majority of rheumatic valves to undergo satisfactory autologous reconstruction
January 22, 2010
The HeartMate II is a continuous flow, second generation left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This pump has been implanted for bridge to transplant and destination therapy indications.
January 21, 2010
This video reviews the surgical technique for the implantation of a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device.
November 18, 2009
November 4, 2009
This video demonstrates the technical aspects involved in a reoperative approach to the aortic root, ascending aorta and aortic arch. Cannulation strategies, pump management and valve/conduit choices are highlighted.

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