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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.
February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
February 18, 2019
The authors discuss various methods of mitral annular sizing during mitral valve repair surgery.
February 15, 2019
Coronary arteriotomy is a frequently-utilized core skill for the cardiothoracic surgeon.
February 14, 2019
The authors highlight useful tips and methods to avoid common pitfalls for others who are interested in adding these methods to their armamentarium.
February 13, 2019
This video shows the basic technique of skeletonized left internal mammary artery harvesting.
February 7, 2019
Tom C. Nguyen, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, and Richard Weisel discuss the changing medical publication world, focusing on cardiothoracic journals.
February 7, 2019
Aung Ye Oo of The Barts Heart Centre in London, UK, discusses the use of endovascular stents in patients with connective tissue disorders.
February 5, 2019
There are several approaches for the surgical management of symptomatic pericardial effusion. The author demonstrates the subxiphoid approach in this video, which is the most expeditious approach and better suited for the unstable patient.
January 31, 2019
Shruti Jayakumar interviews Martin Elliott and John McKenna about the changes in cardiac surgery that have been most interesting and impactful during the course of their respective careers.

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