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June 4, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
March 21, 2013
The “sutureless” neoatrium technique was initially described for anastomotic stenosis occurring after repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (post-repair pulmonary vein stenosis, PRPVS). The procedure is also helpful in patients with congenital pulmonary vein stenosis and has been used in selected patients on the initial presentation of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.
March 21, 2013
Brom’s three-patch aortoplasty is indicated for the repair of supravalvar aortic stenosis, which can occur as an isolated defect or as a part of Williams syndrom.  This syndrome is characterized by supravalvar aortic stenosis, elfin craniofacial features, peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis, and hypercalcemia. 
March 21, 2013
The Aortic Translocation procedure was introduced for the management of patients with complex transposition of the great arteries (TGA) with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and pulmonary stenosis (PS). The technique has proven especially useful in the subset of patients with anatomic variables that complicate the performance of a Rastelli repair.
March 21, 2013
The superior cavopulmonary anastomosis is the first of two operations used in a staged Fontan approach for definitive palliation of functionally single ventricle hearts.
March 21, 2013
The completion Fontan operation is, as the name implies, the final stage of palliation for patients who have had previous surgery to address various types of single ventricle congenital heart disease.
March 17, 2013
By  Robert H. Anderson, MD, FRCPath Introductory Remarks
March 17, 2013
Introductory Remarks
March 17, 2013
We first demonstrate the key features of congenitally corrected transposition, namely the discordant connections across both the atrioventricular and ventriculo-arterial junctions. The two discordant connections cancel each other out, so that potentially the circulations are congenitally corrected.
March 17, 2013
In the second videoclip exploring congenitally corrected transposition, we show a specimen in which the potentially corrected circulatory patterns are uncorrected to a degree by the presence of a ventricular septal defect.
March 17, 2013
In one-third of patients with congenitally corrected transposition, there can be co-existing pulmonary stenosis. As explained, although it is stated that no heart exists in the Idriss archive with this lesion, this is not the case, and such a heart in shown in the next video clip.

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