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Medical technology

March 3, 2022
Performing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery safely and efficiently involves a substantial learning curve. This interactive 360-degree video tutorial, filmed from the surgeon’s point of view, demonstrates a step-by-step approach and allows you to choose the viewpoint.
February 3, 2022
This clinical video reviews how a virtual reality (PulmoVR) and 3D platform (Pulmo3D) have contributed to the planning and execution (including surgical steps) of a complex video assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) S3 segmentectomy.
January 21, 2022
An editorial  with some interest for the cardiothoracic surgeon, in particular the awareness of changes in the right vantricle during ECMO support , mostly drawn from the recent Covid experiences, and with a useful paragraph on veno-pulmonary arterial ECMO, discussing the uncoupling of RV and PA. 
January 19, 2022
We present a case of a contained anastomotic leak after robotic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy that was treated with endoluminal vacuum therapy.
November 1, 2021
An extremely useful and free-access update on a major vascular entity. The 'Areas of Uncertainty'  is a particularly useful chapter, discussing the available technology and its current supra-renal limitations and the emerging solutions.
October 22, 2021
A brief focused commentary on a recent medium size Japanese series of succesful surgery for Acute Aortic Syndrome. The limitations of the series presented in well- written Uchida manuscript( and already to the last AATS Meeting) are being explored, and the commentators' allusion to the need for randomised trial is evident.
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
June 11, 2021
A useful detailed review (or state-of-the-art article) on revascularisation in extracardiac vascular stenoocclusive atheromatosis.
June 11, 2021
A glimpse of what could be a future for surgery..........
June 4, 2021
On May 25, 2021, Dr. David Heimansohn successfully performed the first surgical implantation of biopolymer Tria™ heart valve in a patient with mitral valve disease at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. 

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