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January 22, 2010
The HeartMate II is a continuous flow, second generation left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This pump has been implanted for bridge to transplant and destination therapy indications.
January 21, 2010
This video reviews the surgical technique for the implantation of a HeartMate II left ventricular assist device.
January 5, 2010
This video describes a new technique for removing or sampling lymph nodes from the superior mediastinum through a left thoracotomy, without the arch mobilisation and the ductus division, on patients with left sided hilar primary lung cancer. This novel technique helps to detect the occult mediastinal disease.
January 5, 2010
This article describes a safe and effective way to mobilize the cervical esophagus paying special attention to preservation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.
November 18, 2009
November 11, 2009
November 4, 2009
This video demonstrates the technical aspects involved in a reoperative approach to the aortic root, ascending aorta and aortic arch. Cannulation strategies, pump management and valve/conduit choices are highlighted.
October 25, 2009
This video reviews techniques of artificial chordal replacement (ACR) as a component of complex mitral repair. A brief summary of ACR history is given, as well as basic techniques of ACR placement and length adjustment. Several cases then are presented, and operative videos are correlated with pre- and post-operative transesophageal echocardiograms.
October 18, 2009
October 6, 2009
Ligation of the thoracic duct is indicated in any patient with a traumatic or iatrogenic chylothorax who has not responded to a brief trial of conservative management such as a low-fat diet, medium-chain triglycerides, total parenteral nutrition, and/or octreotide.