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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.
August 12, 2012
Prof. John Dark performed Europe's first double lung transplant. In this interview he discusses his criteria for acceptance of a donor lung, non-heart beating donation, ex vivo lung perfusion, his techniques for implantation and his vision of the future of lung transplantation.
July 25, 2012
This video describes the basic steps involved in the recipient portion of an orthotopic heart transplant.  The video provides details on the cannulation strategy and the recipient cardiectomy.  This is followed by a step-by-step description of the individual venous and arterial anastamosis.
July 19, 2012
The Novalung Interventional Lung Assist (iLA) device is a membrane ventilator that allows for oxygen and carbon dioxide gas exchange to occur by simple diffusion.
July 19, 2012
Patient Selection Beginner Beating Heart Surgeon (< 50 beating heart cases) The beginner should consider avoiding patients with unfavorable characteristics, such as:
July 17, 2012
For purposes of this survey, respondents were asked to assume they had recommended surgical therapy for a 63 year old man who had been diagnosed with a distal esophageal adenocarcinoma, clinically staged as T2N0 via EUS, CT, and PET. His general health was good. He had no prior abdominal or thoracic surgery, and he had no important comorbidities.
July 12, 2012
This video shows in detail skeletonization of the internal mammary artery using the Harmonic hook blade, with footage contrasting the pedicle technique and traditional skeletonization with the cautery tip as a dissector.

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