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Minimally Invasive Surgery

May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
April 30, 2019
The author discusses the development of simulation, 3D printing, and an air-pilot-training concept course for endoscopic mitral valve techniques.
April 17, 2019
This short video shows the endoscopic technique of radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting, which reduces wound complications without affecting graft patency or short‐ or long‐term cardiac mortality compared to open harvesting.
March 26, 2019
This video depicts the totally thoracoscopic left atrial appendage closure procedure.
March 19, 2019
This video demonstrates a totally endoscopic bileaflet mitral valve repair through a right periareolar working incision in a young patient with Barlow's disease, using preformed PTFE chordae loops for both the anterior and posterior leaflet.
March 18, 2019
This video illustrates the use of a commercially available adjustable Gore-Tex neochord system for mitral valve repair via a right minithoracotomy minimally invasive approach.
March 12, 2019
This video shows a complex mitral valve repair using a modification of the Leipzig loop technique with a modular Gore-Tex neochord system to address the anterior and the posterior leaflet.
March 7, 2019
Gaetano Rocco of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA, argues that improved training is critical for the future of minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
March 4, 2019
The authors present the repair of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm via a right anterior minithoracotomy.
February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.

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