John Kern, Pavan Atluri, and Francis Pagani discuss mechanical circulatory support at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
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June 18, 2014
June 17, 2014
In this video, a single 3.5 cm incision was used for a VATS right upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection for non-small cell carcinoma in a 61-year-old female patient. The incision was only slightly larger than a chest tube insertion incision.
June 16, 2014
The inaugural 2014 AATS Cardiovascular Valve Symposium will bring together international leaders in adult, congenital, and adult-congenital heart valve disease, advancing attendees knowledge in aortic and ascending aorta, mitral, pulmonary, and tricuspid valve disease across all age spectrums.
June 12, 2014
Francis Nichols of the Mayo Clinic discusses use and implantation techniques of a LINX device to manage gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
June 11, 2014
This video demonstrates an ITA harvest for CABG. It was designed specifically for cardiothoracic surgery residents, and includes a step-by-step approach to enhance safety and reproducibility.
June 10, 2014
Dawn Jaroszewski, Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona), discusses the potential advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) over open esophagectomy, and shares the Mayo Clinic’s current method for MIE.
June 9, 2014
A step-by-step guide for performing an aortic root replacement with the Freestyle Aortic Root. Safeguards and pitfalls are reviewed.
June 5, 2014
This article describes a simplified Collis gastroplasty technique performed via left chest, which negates the need for wedge fundectomy. This technique potentially saves OR time and cost, while hypothetically reducing morbidity.
June 4, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting, the roundtable discussion focuses on the growing role of women in the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
June 2, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed proximal anastomosis.