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August 16, 2018
Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
October 6, 2009
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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.
October 6, 2009
When asked to describe my life, I often reply, “It is organized chaos.” I have a very full life including an academic cardiac surgery clinical practice and a busy family life including a spouse who is an otolaryngologist, a 7-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter.
September 28, 2009
Double aortic arch is the most common of the complete vascular rings, causing tracheo-esophageal compression. This is a case report of a double aortic arch with balanced aortic arches, presenting with extrinsic tracheobronchial obstruction.
September 22, 2009
Johann Leopold Friedrich Ehrenhaft, M.D., called "Hans" by his friends, died in Iowa City, Iowa, on June 17, 2009, at age 93.
September 13, 2009
The patient is a 16-year-old male who was a restrained passenger in a car that collided with a guardrail at high speed. He was initially admitted to the referring hospital with no respiratory symptoms and with oxygen saturations over 90%.
September 13, 2009
A 62-year-old Ukrainian man presented with facial swelling, chest wall varices, and a large mediastinal mass. He underwent core biopsy that demonstrated a mixed thymoma. Nine years previously, the patient had undergone an anterior thoracotomy and excisional biopsy of a mediastinal mass demonstrating necrotic tissue and no definitive diagnosis was made.
September 9, 2009
This video was filmed from the perspective of a medical student investigating a career in cardiothoracic surgery.

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