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November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.
November 5, 2014
This video presents the options available when a patient has greater-than-mild aortic insufficiency at the time of LVAD placement, and demonstrates the performance of a Parks’ stitch.
October 28, 2014
This video demonstrates a rib resection with a Gigli saw on a 20-year-old female patient.
October 20, 2014
This video demonstrates a hybrid procedure for the closure of a large muscular ventricular septal defect in a 4-month-old boy. This direct approach is very useful in small patients with apical defects and difficult vascular access.
October 16, 2014
This video incorporates both a discussion of mitral annular calcification (MAC) and a narrated operative portion detailing the techniques of handling MAC.
October 13, 2014
Recorded during the the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, this roundtable discussion addresses the duty of candor in medical practice.
October 12, 2014
EACTS Secretary General A. Pieter Kappetein discusses highlights of the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place in Milan, Italy.
October 11, 2014
EACTS President Paul Van Schil and Past President Jose Pomar discuss exciting aspects and special features of the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place in Milan, Italy.
October 8, 2014
Stephen Yang of Johns Hopkins discusses the importance of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Yang encourages fellow surgeons to become active mentors to medical students as well as CT surgery residents, and shares advice for mentoring millennials.