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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.
November 8, 2011
Anomalous right coronary artery arising from  the left aortic sinus is a rare malformation, which is known to be associated with an increased risk of sudden death. This video shows the currently favored approach for anatomical repair by an unroofing procedure that results in relocation of the coronary artery into the appropriate aortic sinus.
October 19, 2011
Patient Selection
October 10, 2011
Acute Type A aortic dissections can be challenging entities for cardiac surgeons and require close follow-up secondary to their propensity for aneurismal degeneration. A combined open and endovascular technique is described for treating the inital dissection and resultant complications.
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
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.

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