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In this video, the authors demonstrate definitive treatment for iatrogenic chylothorax following the resection of a bronchogenic cyst using the da Vinci Xi robot.
July 25, 2012
This video describes the basic steps involved in the recipient portion of an orthotopic heart transplant.  The video provides details on the cannulation strategy and the recipient cardiectomy.  This is followed by a step-by-step description of the individual venous and arterial anastamosis.
July 19, 2012
Patient Selection Beginner Beating Heart Surgeon (< 50 beating heart cases) The beginner should consider avoiding patients with unfavorable characteristics, such as:
July 19, 2012
The Novalung Interventional Lung Assist (iLA) device is a membrane ventilator that allows for oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange to occur by simple diffusion.
July 17, 2012
For purposes of this survey, respondents were asked to assume they had recommended surgical therapy for a 63 year old man who had been diagnosed with a distal esophageal adenocarcinoma, clinically staged as T2N0 via EUS, CT, and PET. His general health was good. He had no prior abdominal or thoracic surgery, and he had no important comorbidities.
July 12, 2012
This video shows in detail skeletonization of the internal mammary artery using the Harmonic hook blade, with footage contrasting the pedicle technique and traditional skeletonization with the cautery tip as a dissector.
July 11, 2012
The lack of an ideal valve substitute in the congenitally affected aortic valve has raised the interest in aortic valvuloplasty by leaflet extensions. Several techniques using native or xenopericardium have been described for aortic valve repair, however, the ideal material for leaflet extensions still remains controversial.
July 11, 2012
In this video, the authors demonstrate their current technique and the pitfalls encountered when performing bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in the adult congenital patient.
July 11, 2012
The Ross procedure is a valuable alternative for the surgical treatment of aortic valve disease in adolescent and young adult. However, neo-aortic root dilatation resulting in valve regurgitation is not uncommon. This video demonstrates the authors' technical modification that prevents this complication.
May 13, 2012
Ever controversial, Dr Randas Batista is best known for the operation that bears his name, otherwise known as a reduction ventriculoplasty, that caused a huge amount of interest in the USA and Europe 10 years ago as an alternative to transplantation for heart failure. A maverick to some, but a resourceful innovator working in a developing country to others.

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