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May 5, 2022
A sixty-three-year-old man recently developed progressive exercise intolerance, lower extremity edema, and orthostatic hypotension. He had a history of syncope secondary to sick-sinus-syndrome status post permanent pacemaker placement in 2001.
May 4, 2022
The Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission recently completed another successful mission in Ghana. While in Ghana, they perform Heart Surgery and support Pacing and Angiography. This year, they had two main aims. Firstly, to assist Mr. Baffour Gian perform the first heart operations at the new heart surgery program at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. They looked to perform daily surgery to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The second part of the mission is to go to Kumasi to place reconditioned pacemakers in patients and to perform angiography.
May 3, 2022
This video is a "how we do it" style demonstration of how the authors procure hearts from donors after circulatory death using normothermic regional perfusion.
May 2, 2022
A forty-two-year-old patient on hemodialysis required a redo Commando operation for recurrent infectious endocarditis. This video shows the steps the surgeon took to complete the operation.
April 28, 2022
This video describes one of the authors’ initial series of combined mitral and aortic valve surgery and highlights the steps involved for an endoscopic approach.
April 27, 2022
This video shows one surgeon’s technique of an en bloc double root translocation in an infant with d-TGA, VSD, PS, and LVOTO.
April 26, 2022
This video shows how to perform personalized external aortic root wrap (PEARS) in a Marfan’s patient with a family history of type A aortic dissection.
April 21, 2022
This video outlines the evolution of resternotomy from its historical use to the modern, modified version that was adopted in 1999, which uses a transabdominal approach while avoiding resternotomy.
April 20, 2022
Operating on newborns can be stressful and difficult. This clinical video demonstrates the technique of transapical resection of a left ventricular rhabdomyoma in a one-day old neonate.
April 14, 2022
Redo coronary artery bypass grafting can be technically challenging. Performing the surgery off-pump via a left thoracotomy offers significant advantages.