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September 20, 2013
Hybrid aortic procedures have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients that may not be reasonable candidates for a traditional open operation. This article examines a hybrid procedure performed on a 60-year-old male who had received four previous open-heart operations and who had numerous co-morbidities.
December 4, 2012
Transaortic valve replacement is an alternative to the transfemoral and transapical approaches in an 83-year old male with ischemic heart disease, severe peripheral artery disease and severe symptomatic aortic stenosis.
September 5, 2012
Transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible alternative to open techniques in high risk patients. Surgical technique and some critical tips and pitfalls are described.
March 12, 2012
January 10, 2012
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video. The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
October 10, 2011
Acute Type A aortic dissections can be challenging entities for cardiac surgeons and require close follow-up secondary to their propensity for aneurismal degeneration. A combined open and endovascular technique is described for treating the inital dissection and resultant complications.
June 13, 2011
The Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique using a Hybrid Prosthesis is presented as a collaborative Expert Technique by the Heart Center Leipzig and the West-German Heart Center Essen. The keys to successful implementation of this technology are discussed within the spectrum of patient evaluation to postoperative management.
April 10, 2011
In hybrid ORs angiographic 3D imaging capabilities are required. Due to the technical complexity and the multitude of users and procedures, careful planning is key for every hybrid room project.
March 17, 2011
Replacement of the aortic valve remains an effective treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). The authors provide a brief introduction into catheter-based approaches for the treatment of severe AS, with a focus on the operative techniques.
January 20, 2011
The article describes the 2-year follow-up of a patient with a 5-cm aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta associated with a chronic Type B aortic dissection, which was successfully treated with an endovascular stent-graft.