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November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.
November 11, 2014
This video illustrates a technique for glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous leaflet replacement for aortic valve reconstruction, including bicuspid and tri-leaflet valve reconstruction methods.
November 5, 2014
This video presents the options available when a patient has greater-than-mild aortic insufficiency at the time of LVAD placement, and demonstrates the performance of a Parks’ stitch.
November 3, 2014
This case describes a 74-year-old woman whose routine coronary bypass graft surgery was complicated with the rare and potentially lethal aortic root and left main dissection. The authors show how disaster for this patient was averted using a simple surgical technique.
October 27, 2014
Aortic valve repair has encouraging mid- and long-term results in selected patients. This video describes the tailored cusp extension valvuloplasty surgical technique.
October 23, 2014
Hugo Vanermen of the University of Leuven, Belgium, discusses an operative video demonstrating a minimally invasive mitral valve repair of a bi-leaflet prolapse.
October 22, 2014
This video shows an approach to all-arterial grafting that has been developed over the past three decades, and illustrates techniques in four patients who underwent this procedure.
October 16, 2014
This video incorporates both a discussion of mitral annular calcification (MAC) and a narrated operative portion detailing the techniques of handling MAC.
October 15, 2014
Otto Dapunt of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, discusses the use of sutureless prostheses in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
October 13, 2014
Recorded during the the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, this roundtable discussion addresses the duty of candor in medical practice.