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Approaches/Techniques

August 10, 2022
This video presents a surgical technique to perform a video-assisted "hilum first-fissure last" right lower lobectomy with two-port approach.
August 8, 2022
Tricuspid valve repair with patch augmentation is used to overcome the valve regurgitation caused by malcoaptation of leaflets. This video shows the technique used when the anterior leaflet is too thin to hold the suture line safely; the possibility of tearing the leaflet after cutting and suturing exists. The augmentation was made at the annular level with no contact on the leaflet itself. This technique ensures a much more secure repair, as the suturing is only on the fibromuscular tissue. An artificial chordal support to the flail leaflet technique is also demonstrated.
July 15, 2022
In this article, the authors provide a step-by-step illustrated guide to performing transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip). This is a key article that will be of benefit to all learning to perform MitraClip. 
July 15, 2022
In this article from Innovations, the authors highlight 7 pillars of key advice in performing the frozen elephant trunk separated by the following key areas:  1. Treatment of complex aortic pathologies with frozen elephant trunk  2. Frozen elephant trunk in acute aortic dissections 
July 5, 2022
The cone technique changed the way Ebstein’s anomaly is repaired in surgical practice. This technique is a well-standardized, reproducible approach that produces satisfactory results. The video shows a step-by-step approach to the cone repair in an adult patient with type-C Ebstein’s anomaly.
April 15, 2021
In the special April issue of JACC Imaging focusing on secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR), a number of articles on outcomes after transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER) are reported. Specifically, the concept of proportionate vs disproportionate SMR was explored.
February 21, 2021
In this article, Thourani et al present the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Statement on transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement in low- and intermediate-risk patients: A meta-analysis of randomized and propensity-matched studies.
February 21, 2021
In this article by Piarulli et al, they investigate the effect of a patient's incision for valve surgery on their psychological well-being.
February 21, 2021
In this article, Kilcoyne et al discuss the current status of training cardiothoracic surgery trainees in structural heart disease and propose a new core curriculum for training surgeons in structural heart disease. 
January 13, 2021
A large series of closure of atrial septal defects ( mostly secundum) in adult and some adolescent patients. There are token cases of other (moderate to severe) congenital cases included in this narrative. The Onans offer details on the evolution of their Da Vinci program in Istanbul.

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