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A young patient with a failed bicuspid valve repair and remodeling aortic root replacement underwent a successful re-repair using bicuspid ring annuloplasty and leaflet plication.
July 18, 2017
Aortic arch atresia is a rare entity among adults and may coexist with other cardiovascular surgical diseases. Single-stage extra-anatomic ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft surgery is a safe and less invasive technique for correction of this complex congenital disease with other concomitant surgical cardiovascular disorders.
July 12, 2017
In a discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel of current cardiothoracic surgery residents share their tips and tricks for thriving during residency and fellowship.
July 11, 2017
This video shows a coronary artery bypass surgery with right coronary aneurysm exclusion on a previously healthy 58-year-old man.
July 5, 2017
Zsolt Garami of Houston Methodist in Texas discusses the use of Transcranial Doppler (TCD) in cardiac and major vascular surgery, and the potential role of perfusionists in TCD monitoring.
July 3, 2017
This step-by-step video shows how to perform a mitral valve repair via inferior mini sternotomy.
June 27, 2017
Volkmar Falk of the German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using a robot for mitral valve surgery.
June 26, 2017
This clinical case describes the treatment of a 39-year-old patient with a rare right atrial neoplasm.
June 19, 2017
The authors present a technique of double superior vena cava cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass venous drainage in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
June 16, 2017
Arie Blitz of McAllen Heart Hospital, Texas, discusses the potential role of perfusionists as expert witnesses in court cases. Dr. Blitz reflects on the value of having credible, unbiased medical professionals as expert witnesses in litigation.
June 14, 2017
Mark La Meir of the University Hospital Brussels, Belgium, discusses the indications for a hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation surgery.

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