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To highlight transformations in thoracic surgery, a panel of experts discusses innovation in powered staplers and the role that real world evidence plays in informing their decision-making,... More
August 2, 2011
The present a case of a 55 year old male with known mitral valve insufficiency. By transesophageal echo the patient was found to have a ruptured chordae on the P2 segment of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve. He underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair via right thoracotomy.
August 1, 2011
The video describes a left Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) upper lobectomy in an 18-month old child with infected congenital cystic adenamatoid malformation (CCAM).
August 1, 2011
This video shows newer techniques of aortic valve repair: commissural annuloplasty; central plication for prolapse; leaflet pericardial augmentation; and ultrasonic calcium debridement. Five cases are shown, over the spectrum of valve pathologies. Greater use of aortic valve repair seems indicated.
July 28, 2011
The intercostal muscle is a reliable buttress for the bronchial stump following pneumonectomy and lobectomy in high risk patients. We describe a technique for flap harvest to buttress the bronchial stump after lobectomy using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
July 28, 2011
Dr. David discusses his routine techniques for sternotomy, cannulation, and routine aortic-valve replacement, including choice of valves and when to do a Ross procedure. Then he discusses his signature operation---the aortic valve sparing root replacement, with many valuable hints and tips.
July 27, 2011
Patients who have had a second episode of spontaneous pneumothorax are those most likely to be considered for thoracoscopic pleurectomy and apical blebectomy.
July 24, 2011
Dr. Kappetein discusses SYNTAX and its 1- and 2-year results. Also, he discusses the FAME and EXCEL studies in depth.
June 22, 2011
This new video demonstrates a valve sparing aortic root replacement procedure using a reimplantation technique in the setting of bicuspid aortic valve.
June 13, 2011
The Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique using a Hybrid Prosthesis is presented as a collaborative Expert Technique by the Heart Center Leipzig and the West-German Heart Center Essen.  The keys to successful implementation of this technology are discussed within the spectrum of patient evaluation to postoperative management.

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