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May 27, 2020
The authors present a case of mitral valve repair combined with pectus excavatum repair in a highly symptomatic 28-year-old woman.
July 6, 2013
The CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is a biventricular orthotopic pneumatic pulsatile pump that totally replaces the native ventricles and valves and is currently approved as a bridge to heart transplatation in selected patients.
July 6, 2013
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June 6, 2013
Scimitar Syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a bimodal presentation that requires surgical intervention. This video illustrates a safe and minimally invasive approach to surgical correction for this anomaly performed on an adult patient.
May 30, 2013
Dr. Ferguson achieved a unique level of prominence, respect and service over his career. He is only one of 6 and the last cardiothoracic surgeon to be president of both the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, of which he was a Founding Member. He served as Editor in Chief of the largest cardiothoracic surgical journal, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, for 16 years, and then was Founding Editor of CTSNet.
May 30, 2013
Carolyn Elaine Reed, M.D. died on November 16, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, President, MUSC stated, “Dr. Reed was the consummate clinician – dedicated to the complete care of her patients.
May 22, 2013
Professor Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD is Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. He pioneered the anterior approach for VATS lobectomy and has by far the largest experience in this technique. However, he has also served as the principal investigator on several trials, including the Z0030 trial on lymph node staging and also the NETT Trial.
May 8, 2013
Midesophageal diverticula are rare esophageal problems usually associated with granulomatous diseases and esophageal motility disorders. They are typically located at the subcarinal area with the wall of the diverticula adherent to the lymph nodes.
April 17, 2013
Taped at the STS 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, this roundtable discussion focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the role surgeons and the entire heart team play in the TAVR procedure.
April 8, 2013
Mediastinoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ method for determining the presence of nodal metastases in the mediastinum. Generally performed as an outpatient surgical procedure, it is associated with a low rate of serious adverse effects (<1%) and the procedure is highly accurate, with false negative rates reported to be between 6% and 9%.
March 21, 2013
The surgical management of patients with tetralogy of Fallot and significant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) remains controversial. The authors describe the use of a monocusp in patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.

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