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Marta Sitges of the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona and Joanna Chikwe of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center debate the influence of imaging on the timing of degenerative mitral valve repair.
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Incision A midline sternotomy is generally employed A minimal approach using a lower ½ sternotomy may also be employed. Cardiopulmonary bypass
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Upon Arrival
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Modified Subcoronary Implantation
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection Introduction
April 10, 2008
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection of the left upper lobe to a vertical vein is a rare congenital anomaly which can give rise to significant left-to-right cardiac shunting. We present the surgical technique employed in addressing this lesion through a left thoracotomy and include a video demonstration of the procedure.

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