Patient Care Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
August 18, 2017
August 15, 2017
This video shows a minimally invasive mitral repair surgery with artificial chordae replacement using the "clip technique" in a patient with severe mitral regurgitation secondary to P2 segment prolapse and rupture of primary order chordae.
August 11, 2017
Patient Care A heart team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Ontario performs the first hybrid cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation in Canada.
July 27, 2017
Lacroix and colleagues evaluated pulmonary function, pain, and quality of life in patients who underwent robotic thoracic surgery, predominantly for non-small cell lung cancer. The authors observed no difference between preoperative and 7-month postoperative pulmonary function.
July 26, 2017
Douglas Mathisen of the Massachusetts General Hospital presents a detailed review of the current status of VATS lobectomy versus open lobectomy.
July 19, 2017
I particularly enjoyed Table 1 of this succinct mini manual on ' robotic' assisted oncologic pulmonary resections (‘robotic’ is a catchy cross-speciality misnomer particularly adored by popular media; probably too late to ostracise the term, yet it leaves the computer-assisted surgeons open to malpractice claims!).
July 4, 2017
This video presents the case of a 45-year-old female patient who underwent a robotic assisted wedge resection for a pulmonary nodule, using intraoperative navigational bronchoscopy and ICG tattoo.
June 27, 2017
Volkmar Falk of the German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using a robot for mitral valve surgery.
June 22, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS left lower lobectomy to treat intralobar sequestration.
June 15, 2017
This videos shows a successful VATS resection of an ectopic parathyroid adenoma, which was deemed unresectable via standard approaches.