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May 7, 2014
At the culmination of years of formal training, cardiothoracic surgery residents are faced with the reality of entering individual practice. Making this transition smoothly, the value of early mentorship, and other pearls are discussed in this roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
April 28, 2014
This video demonstrates the use of the warden technique to repair anomalous venous drainage in a child.
April 7, 2014
This video demonstrates the conduct of a novel beating-heart Norwood operation. The procedure is universally-applicable to even the smallest aortas.
April 1, 2014
This video shows a teenager with a large neo-aortic root aneurysm and severe aortic valve regurgitation following a Ross procedure, which was treated with a valve-sparing aortic root replacement. The case also highlights the intra-operative management of inadvertent aortic injury during reentry in the setting of severe aortic regurgitation.
March 24, 2014
Joel Dunning visits with Timothy M. Scanlan, Scanlan International President & Chief Executive Officer, and Brigid Scanlan Eiynck, Scanlan International Vice President, Surgical Instruments. In the interview, Mr. Dunning reviews the Scanlan family’s unique history, dedication to quality, and fascinating relationships over the years.
March 17, 2014
In this video, the authors demonstrate a safe, effective, and previously unreported minimally invasive approach to repair anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA), using an upper hemi-sternotomy.
March 10, 2014
This video shows a female toddler with diagnosed idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. The patient presented with worsening symptoms of congestive heart failure and was treated with the help of a left ventricular assist device.
Two Surgical Strategies for Correction of Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery in Young Adults
February 4, 2014
Coronary arterial anomalies are the second most common cause of sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes. In this video, the authors demonstrate two surgical strategies for management of anomalous origin of the right coronary artery with a “malignant” intramural or interarterial course.
January 23, 2014
In this video, the authors show how to start veno-arterial ECMO support through cervical cannulation, using the right internal jugular vein and right common carotid artery. This site is chosen over the femoral approach, as it avoids the associated complications, particularly in newborns and non-walking infants.
September 6, 2013
The cause of pectus deformities is thought to be abnormal elongation and/or distorsion of the rib cartilages. A simplified open repair is described based on the subperichondrial resection of the abnormal cartilages, and in the case of pectus excavatum, the use of an easily removable metallic strut.