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An overview of CTSNet's Guest Editor Series' over the past two years, including videos curated by Konstadinos Plestis, Marc Gerdish, Virginia Litle, Eduard Quintana, and Alan Sihoe.
February 15, 2022
Because surgical treatment of liposarcoma metastasis of the heart is so high risk, many patients remain without optimal treatment. This video demonstrates a successful excision of a 6x5cm metastatic tumor from the right ventricle of a fifty-two-year-old woman.
February 14, 2022
The video provides a step-by-step description of the proper technique while harvesting an internal mammary artery.
February 8, 2022
This is a video description of posterior annuloplasty using autologous pericardium during a mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
February 1, 2022
This video aims to provide an introduction to creating high quality videos of cardiac operations.
January 25, 2022
This video demonstrates left atrial appendage clip deployment and placement during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
January 18, 2022
Video demonstration of a 74 year old male undergoing a thorascopic biatrial ablation with bipolar frequency.
January 6, 2022
As the execution of percutaneous edge-to-edge repair increases, so does the need for surgical treatment of failed procedures. Mitral valve surgery after failed percutaneous edge-to-edge repair can be complex and the feasibility of surgical mitral valve repair/replacement depends on the patient’s underlying systemic conditions and the time elapsing between the primary percutaneous and the secondary surgical procedures. In this setting, a minimally-invasive approach may enable complex valve surgery promoting both faster recovery and increased patient’s satisfaction.
January 4, 2022
Proximal aortic dissection with root involvement and aortic insufficiency can be difficult to repair; in this video, the history of reparative approaches and a potentially improved technique involving aortic ring annuloplasty are presented.
December 21, 2021
In majority of patients, the cephalic vein is the best way for implantation of pacemakers and defibrillator leads and should be considered as the first choice. This video provides an example of how this can be done.
December 20, 2021
We provide an expert technique video demonstrating BAV repair and aortic root replacement (re-implantation) in a patient with a dilated root aneurysm and bicuspid aortic valve with mild aortic valve regurgitation.

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