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March 4, 2013
This video demonstrates the ligation of the thoracic duct by a VATS approach. The patient suffered damage to the duct in the neck resulting in neck swelling and made local repair of the duct impossible. In this video the author demonstrates his technique for ligating the duct via a posterior VATS approach.
February 24, 2013
This survey was completed by over 300 participants, which is the largest participation level we have seen for such surveys. This may indicate the general interest level in assessment of the high risk patient for lung resection.
February 13, 2013
At the 2013 STS Annual Meeting CTSNet hosted a video roundtable with important perspectives on how valve clinic programs can assist in combating undertreated valvular heart disease. The discussion was moderated by Mike Mack, MD.
January 10, 2013
Left internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting to the left anterior descending artery has long become the gold standard. There is a trend for bilateral ITA grafting, commonly to left-sided arteries. The video shows ITA skeletonization, with low harvesting time, and minimal chest and graft thermal trauma.
January 7, 2013
Dr. Joel Dunning leads a discussion on VATS and robotic lobectomy, sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy, new devices, as well as many other related issues.
December 13, 2012
This video demonstrates the cone reconstruction for tricuspid valve repair in a 35-year old patient with severe Ebstein anomaly, reduced exercise tolerance and echocardiographic and MRI findings of torrential valve regurgitation and severely enlarged right heart chambers.
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.
November 14, 2012
For purposes of this survey, readers were asked to assume that they consulted on an otherwise healthy middle aged patient with a distal esophageal adenocarcinoma, T1bN0 by EUS. There were no contraindications to esophagectomy.
November 12, 2012
Patient Selection Patient Selection, Rationale for Use and Types of Valves All patients with aortic valve disease who are candidates for aortic valve replacement with stented tissue valves.
November 11, 2012
At the recent EACTS meeting Dr. Doug Wood led a discussion on the treatment of limited stage mesothelioma. Topics included MARS Trial, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, EPP, and P/D.