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Cardiac

July 12, 2021
In this article, Jacobs et al. provide a multi-institutional outcomes review of 200 consecutive patients with confirmed COVID-19 supported with ECMO. The mean time on ECMO was 15 days with survival on VV-ECMO of 46.3% and survival on VA-ECMO of 25%.
July 6, 2021
This is a step-by-step description of minimally invasive HVAD-Implantation using a transaxillary access for outflow graft anastomosis, which allows VAD-surgery without the need for rib or sternal transection in contrast to right anterior thoracotomy or partial sternotomy approaches.
July 1, 2021
This video provides detailed instructions of how orthotopic heart transplantation is taught at a high-volume heart transplant center using a bicaval technique.
June 29, 2021
We present our technique of aortic root enlargement and ascending aortoplasty during aortic valve replacement. Benefits of this technique include the ability to implant a larger valve prosthesis, as well as simultaneously reducing the size of a dilated ascending aorta, whilst avoiding reimplantation of the coronary arteries.
June 22, 2021
The report emphasizes the importance of surgery for such cardiac hydatid cysts whenever discovered to prevent fatal and unexpected death. Although cardiac hydatid cyst is a rare disease, early diagnosis and treatment is of great importance because of frequent fatal complications. CT scan is excellent modality for diagnosis. Surgical excision is the best treatment modality for cardiac hydatid cysts located in the pericardium.
June 21, 2021
Patient with a known history of situs inversus was referred for surgical correction of severe mitral regurgitation. The surgery was minimally invasive. The challenges with performing the surgery are presented in the video.
June 15, 2021
This video illustrates the epicardial part of the convergent procedure with application of a left atrial appendage clip all through a left thoracoscopic approach.
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
June 12, 2021
The recording from the Ancona Live Virtual Course – Minimally Invasive and Trans-Catheter Cardiac Surgery – Episode II, presented on June 7 and 8, 2021, is now available!
June 11, 2021
This video shows the operative technique of extended left ventricular septal myectomy in an adult with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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