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A 77-year-old woman underwent triple valve repair using three remodeling annuloplasty rings for moderate-to-severe insufficiency of her aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves.
March 10, 2011
Systematic nodal dissection is increasingly becoming an integral part of VATS lobectomy for early lung cancer. This video gives details demonstrating the author's technique of en-bloc mediastinal nodal dissection, which is a modification of the original Naruke technique.
February 15, 2011
David P. Taggart, MD, reviews the Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization, developed in 2010 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS.  The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
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.
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Renal artery stenosis (RAS) of >70% of one or both renal arteries AND poorly controlled hypertension despite multiple antihypertensive regimen, or
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the iliac artery are:
January 18, 2011
Patient SelectionIndications for endovascular repair of the thoracic aortic aneurysm (Figure 1) are:
January 18, 2011
Patient Selection Indications for endovascular repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm are:

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