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Norman Briffa of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK discusses the decision between mechanical and biological valves, focusing on patients between the ages of 50 and 70 years old.
March 1, 2019
The authors present the direct ligation of a congenital coronary artery to right ventricle fistula without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
March 1, 2019
Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, a heart surgery team from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, conducted a medical mission to Kumasi, Ghana, in order to perform adult heart surgery and place pacemakers. Find their daily video blog here.
February 28, 2019
Bil Kirmani of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in the UK compares minimally invasive and open surgical approaches for aortic valve replacement.
February 26, 2019
The authors demonstrate a novel technique for mitral valve repair in degenerative disease of the posterior leaflet, called nonresectional posterior leaflet remodeling or free margin running suture.
February 25, 2019
Om P Yadava and Paul Sergeant discuss the relevance of tacit versus codified learning in medicine and the basic tenets of mentoring.
February 21, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tsuyoshi Kaneko of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, moderates a discussion on the future of transcatheter mitral valve intervention.
February 21, 2019
Lars G. Svensson of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, discusses Barlow's mitral valve disease and approaches for valve repair.
February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
February 18, 2019
The authors discuss various methods of mitral annular sizing during mitral valve repair surgery.

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