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June 8, 2022
This video and text describe the utility and technique of a totally robotic-assisted pulmonary resection with concomitant left atrial appendage ligation.
June 7, 2022
This video presents the clinical case of atrial septal defect patch repair via right axillary minithoracotomy with central cannulation for CPB and induced artificial ventricular fibrillation.
The Convergent Ablation and AtriClip Exclusion of Left Atrial Appendage in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
June 1, 2022
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most widely recognized cardiovascular arrhythmia related to expanded morbidity and mortality commonly caused by stroke or the intensification of heart failure (1,2).
May 26, 2022
This video demonstrates how experience with routine minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting makes it possible to successfully and safely perform more complex procedures through the same incision.
May 25, 2022
This video gives a step-by-step description of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, with a specific focus on the use of a self-expanding transcatheter valve.
May 24, 2022
The CTSNet Resident Video Competition continues to be a highlight for the cardiothoracic surgery online community. CTSNet is excited to announce the winner of the 2021 competition, Dr. Julia Coughlin.
Minimally Invasive Sternal Reconstruction for Chronic Partial Sternal Separation After Cardiac Surgery
May 23, 2022
Sternal dehiscence without mediastinitis is a rare and relatively benign complication after cardiac surgery. However, it may cause severe discomfort for a patient. Traditional approaches include the Robicsek technique and its modifications. In this video the authors present less invasive approach for chronic partial sternal separation using titanium implants.
May 12, 2022
Aortic valve replacement in patients with dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis is technically challenging, and several anatomical aspects should be considered. We present a video showing the surgical resolution of a case of dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis with severe aortic stenosis in an octogenarian patient.
May 10, 2022
In this case study, the authors demonstrate the "Y" incision and rectangular patch technique to enlarge the aortic annulus by four valve sizes and implant a size 27 Top Hat mechanical valve, as well as discuss tips and pitfalls.
May 9, 2022
Iatrogenic aortic dissection is a rare but catastrophic complication of cardiac surgery. This video shows two cases of extensive type A aortic dissection occurring during elective cardiac surgery.