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November 4, 2009
This video demonstrates the technical aspects involved in a reoperative approach to the aortic root, ascending aorta and aortic arch. Cannulation strategies, pump management and valve/conduit choices are highlighted.
October 26, 2009
On the morning after his death, Dr. Bolooki was probably discussed and fondly remembered at scrub sinks all across the country as his trainees across the USA prepared to operate.
October 25, 2009
This video reviews techniques of artificial chordal replacement (ACR) as a component of complex mitral repair. A brief summary of ACR history is given, as well as basic techniques of ACR placement and length adjustment. Several cases then are presented, and operative videos are correlated with pre- and post-operative transesophageal echocardiograms.
October 22, 2009
Salvatore L. Nigro had trained with Willis J. Potts at the Children's Hospital in Chicago before he continued his residency with William E. Adams at the University of Chicago.
October 18, 2009
There are several scattered reports in the English literature describing successful repair of aortoesophageal fistulae. In most cases, the patients have had prior surgery involving the esophagus or the descending thoracic aorta, with an intrathoracic anastomosis in close proximity to the descending thoracic aorta.
October 6, 2009
Patient Selection
October 6, 2009
Ligation of the thoracic duct is indicated in any patient with a traumatic or iatrogenic chylothorax who has not responded to a brief trial of conservative management such as a low-fat diet, medium-chain triglycerides, total parenteral nutrition, and/or octreotide.
October 6, 2009
When asked to describe my life, I often reply, “It is organized chaos.” I have a very full life including an academic cardiac surgery clinical practice and a busy family life including a spouse who is an otolaryngologist, a 7-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter.


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