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The authors present an operative video of a left ventricular aneurysm repair via a left thoracotomy approach in a patient who had undergone prior coronary bypass surgery and had patent bypass grafts.
August 30, 2011
Dr. Vouhe discusses the switch operation for transposition of the great arteries, with many valuable hints and tips.
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 7, 2011
STSA Surgical Motion Picture 2008 Annual Meeting
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.
August 1, 2011
This video shows newer techniques of aortic valve repair: commissural annuloplasty; central plication for prolapse; leaflet pericardial augmentation; and ultrasonic calcium debridement. Five cases are shown, over the spectrum of valve pathologies. Greater use of aortic valve repair seems indicated.
July 28, 2011
Dr. David discusses his routine techniques for sternotomy, cannulation, and routine aortic-valve replacement, including choice of valves and when to do a Ross procedure. Then he discusses his signature operation---the aortic valve sparing root replacement, with many valuable hints and tips.
July 24, 2011
Dr. Kappetein discusses SYNTAX and its 1- and 2-year results. Also, he discusses the FAME and EXCEL studies in depth.
June 22, 2011
This new video demonstrates a valve sparing aortic root replacement procedure using a reimplantation technique in the setting of bicuspid aortic valve.

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