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Cardiac

September 22, 2020
The authors present the surgical video of a left venricular fibroma excision.
September 21, 2020
This article assesses the career paths and interest in cardiothoracic surgery of the Women in Thoracic Surgery scholarship recipients and demonstrates the durability and impact of scholarship programs for women in our specialty. 
September 21, 2020
In this article, the authors present a novel no-touch saphenous vein harvesting technique with preservation of the perivascular tissue with use of the harvester (MAQUET Getinge Group, Getinge AB, Göteborg, Sweden).
September 17, 2020
This video shows the simple realization of minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation models, starting from a traditional system.
September 15, 2020
An open-access large metanalysis on the utility and risks of antiplatelets after PCI. Of note, mortality was not a primary endpoint. The message is that long dual antiplatelet use is an exchange between avoidance of myocardial events and serious bleeding. The novel oral anticoagulants may enter the arena soon..
September 12, 2020
The authors implemented a prospective longitudinal, residency-wide coronary anastomosis simulation curriculum providing each participant with a low-fidelity coronary anastomosis simulator, high-quality instruments, and faculty mentor. They demonstrate at 1 year of follow-up improve anastomosis times and technical skills.
September 12, 2020
In this article, the authors review the literature highlighting factors that increase a patient's risk in acute Type A aortic dissection repair and provides suggestions for risk stratification to guide timing of surgery in select patients.
September 12, 2020
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.
September 2, 2020
The authors present a 77-year-old woman with a history of dyspnea and orthopnea who was diagnosed with a giant saccular aneurysm arising from the right coronary artery ostia, with a coronary artery fistula from the right and left coronary arteries to the coronary sinus.
August 25, 2020
In this video, the authors present the surgical treatment of a dissected aneurysm of the ascending aorta by means of a modified reimplantation technique in a Valsalva graft.

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