In this video, the authors describe mitral valve pathologies that are solved or repaired through a minimally invasive approach.
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Minimally Invasive Direct Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Mitral Annular Calcification Implantation for Heavy Annular Calcification
January 14, 2020
This video demonstrates a right minithoracotomy direct implantation of a balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve in heavy mitral annular calcification.
While Politicians Turn Away From the Middle East, Diego Gonzalez Rivas Holds a Uniportal VATS Masterclass in Iraq!
January 12, 2020
Surely there can be no better example of how healthcare can break down all boundaries between people than this? While Trump and Iran ramp up tensions in the region, Diego Gonzalez Rivas makes good on his promise to go and do a materclass in Kurdistan in Iraq. What a fantastic example of putting people and patients ahead of politics!
December 19, 2019
The authors describe the case report of a young woman with catamenial pneumothorax who underwent surgical treatment by robotic assisted thoracoscopy.
December 19, 2019
A medium-size RCT on the growing research question of efficacy of peroral myotomy for achalasia, with a 17% failure to improve symptoms in the peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) arm, is discussed in this article.
Minimally Invasive CABG Combined With Mitral Valve Repair and Left Ventricle Aneurysm Repair Through Left Anterior Thoracotomy
December 3, 2019
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive CABG combined with mitral valve repair and left ventricle aneurysm repair through a left anterior thoracotomy.
The Second International Webinar on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies Now Available on CTSNet
November 27, 2019
Find it here: the Second International Webinar on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies now available on CTSNet.
November 5, 2019
The authors present a totally endoscopic bileaflet mitral valve repair case where they used a transesophageal echo technique to predetermine the optimal length of the synthetic chordae for the repair.
November 2, 2019
A batch of staplers manufactured in July-August 2019 and distributed during August-September 2019 has been recalled. Seven serious injuries and one death are reported to have been associated with failure of this device.
October 16, 2019
The authors present their technique of adjustable pericardial lock for complex mitral valve repair.