In this article, the authors demonstrate a novel technique of antegrade cardioplegia decannulation using the Cor-Knot system with phenomenal video and description on their case series. This technique has great utility in cases where closing the cardioplegia cannulation site can be challenging in minimally invasive video-assisted cardiac surgery.
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Robotic Mitral Surgery
Antegrade Cardioplegia Decannulation Made Simple With the Cor-Knot System: Technique and Tips After 20 Consecutive and Controlled Patients
September 12, 2020
February 27, 2019
A very useful synopsis of treatment strategies for a vexing lethal condition.
February 20, 2019
Ishii and colleagues present a narrated video on robotic mitral valve repairs. The lecture includes a detailed description on how to perform safe, reliable, and durable repairs for a range of mitral valve pathologies.
July 25, 2018
This video, filmed by the BBC, shows one of the first totally endoscopic mitral valve repairs using the lateral endoscopic approach with robotics technique performed in the UK, and it follows a patient's remarkable recovery from this procedure.
February 19, 2018
This great video documents the beginning of the first successful robotic mitral surgery program in the UK, by Paul Modi and proctored by Doug Murphy.
January 26, 2018
A clear message (although no causation is proven) regarding an important patient-centered research question, going bravely against the tide.
January 25, 2018
This video shows a totally endoscopic repair of a Barlow's mitral valve.
January 25, 2018
A large follow-up study comparing repair and replacement results and trends. Of particular interest to the UK and European readership is the page 113 discussion on the center of mitral excellence principle.
January 5, 2018
A large cadaveric study of the scalloping of normal mitral valve leaflets. As the accompanying editorial points out, it would be useful to correlate the cadaveric observations to imaging and surgical anatomy.
July 10, 2017
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery provides outcomes that match those of conventional sternotomy without increasing use of resources, and lower costs after surgery offset potentially higher operation costs, according to a single-center, propensity-matched analysis of almost 500 patients presented at the meeting sponsored by the American Associat