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The authors present a valve sparing aortic root replacement using a ministernotomy in a 35-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome.
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.
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.
August 8, 2013
This video demonstrates the subtotal resection of a large, intramyocardial, cardiac fibroma in the free wall of the right ventricle.
June 6, 2013
Scimitar Syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a bimodal presentation that requires surgical intervention. This video illustrates a safe and minimally invasive approach to surgical correction for this anomaly performed on an adult patient.
March 21, 2013
Brom’s three-patch aortoplasty is indicated for the repair of supravalvar aortic stenosis, which can occur as an isolated defect or as a part of Williams syndrom.  This syndrome is characterized by supravalvar aortic stenosis, elfin craniofacial features, peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis, and hypercalcemia. 
March 21, 2013
The superior cavopulmonary anastomosis is the first of two operations used in a staged Fontan approach for definitive palliation of functionally single ventricle hearts.
March 21, 2013
The completion Fontan operation is, as the name implies, the final stage of palliation for patients who have had previous surgery to address various types of single ventricle congenital heart disease.

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