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This video demonstrates the excision and debridement of a calcified aortic valve during an open aortic valve replacement.
October 11, 2017
Filmed at the 2017 Annual STS Meeting in Houston, Texas, Dr Robert Sade moderates a debate on the appropriate course of care in the fictional case of a child who cannot be weaned from bypass following heart surgery.
October 10, 2017
The authors present a case of aortic valve, ascending aorta, and arch replacement, which included debranching of the supra-aortic vessels and a frozen elephant trunk procedure. Additionally, the authors performed an extra-anatomic bypass for the left axillary artery.
October 9, 2017
The authors present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman who suddenly went into pulseless electrical activity during a peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.
October 5, 2017
Vipin Zamvar of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the UK discusses the barriers that reduce the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries in coronary artery bypass surgery.
October 4, 2017
Filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Joel Dunning and Shanda Blackmon discuss safety in minimally invasive general thoracic surgery.
October 2, 2017
This video demonstrates accessing multiple nodal stations, including a contralateral nodal station, from a right VATS approach.
September 28, 2017
Marc Moon of the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri, discusses the factors that define high risk for cardiac surgery patients and strategies to address this risk.
September 27, 2017
This article describes an entirely hand-sewn VATS intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis technique in a 64-year-old woman with a T2N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the lower third of the esophagus.
September 26, 2017
In this video, the authors present the case of a patient with an extensive thoracic aorta aneurysm, who was treated with a two-stage hybrid approach.
September 25, 2017
In this discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, two surgeons present their experience using sutureless aortic valves.

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