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October 15, 2019
Dr Om P. Yadava and Mr Clifford Barlow discuss ways to increase the uptake of multiarterial grafting in CABG through simplification of approach.
July 22, 2008
By J. Scott Rankin, MD, Ricardo E. Orozco MD and Calvin A. Burrichter, MD American Heart Association 2007 Video:
July 22, 2008
The left atrial cardioversion wire (yellow) is the first wire to be implanted on the heart. It is placed before the valve repair/replacement or after the distal circumflex grafting is performed. The heart is lifted in order to have adequate exposure of the left pulmonary veins.
July 15, 2008
I have recently completed my cardiothoracic and vascular surgery (CTVS) residency. It not only taught me the techniques and art of surgery but also enriched me spiritually.
July 1, 2008
Patient Selection
July 1, 2008
Since a substantial number of patients presenting to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic either smoked in the recent past or continue to do so, it is important to make sure that the patient stops smoking as soon as possible to improve their treatment outcome.  The emphasis should be on improvement of treatment outcome and future health improvement.
July 1, 2008
The majority of patients selected for VATS mediastinal nodal dissection are patients undergoing VATS lobectomy procedures for malignancy.

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