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The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
July 6, 2013
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.
June 6, 2013
Scimitar Syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a bimodal presentation that requires surgical intervention. This video illustrates a safe and minimally invasive approach to surgical correction for this anomaly performed on an adult patient.
April 17, 2013
Taped at the STS 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, this roundtable discussion focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the role surgeons and the entire heart team play in the TAVR procedure.
March 21, 2013
The superior cavopulmonary anastomosis is the first of two operations used in a staged Fontan approach for definitive palliation of functionally single ventricle hearts.
March 21, 2013
The completion Fontan operation is, as the name implies, the final stage of palliation for patients who have had previous surgery to address various types of single ventricle congenital heart disease.
March 17, 2013
By  Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath Introductory Remarks
March 17, 2013
We first demonstrate the key features of congenitally corrected transposition, namely the discordant connections across both the atrioventricular and ventriculo-arterial junctions. The two discordant connections cancel each other out, so that potentially the circulations are congenitally corrected.
March 17, 2013
In the second videoclip exploring congenitally corrected transposition, we show a specimen in which the potentially corrected circulatory patterns are uncorrected to a degree by the presence of a ventricular septal defect.
March 17, 2013
In one-third of patients with congenitally corrected transposition, there can be co-existing pulmonary stenosis. As explained, although it is stated that no heart exists in the Idriss archive with this lesion, this is not the case, and such a heart in shown in the next video clip.
March 17, 2013
In this last video in the series, we examine three specimens with rarer lesions associated with congenitally corrected transposition. The first is an example of a heart with discordant atrioventricular, but concordant ventriculo-arterial connections.

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