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.
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November 5, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
The authors present the first case of a solitary pulmonary nodule that was diagnosed and staged with robotic bronchoscopy and resected via robotic lobectomy by the same team.
October 14, 2019
Interesting sizeable series, and a commentary that follows, on what is effectively a thoracic example of Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES).
Characteristics of Surgical Prosthetic Heart Valves and Problems Around Labeling: A Document From the EACTS, STS, AATS Valve Labelling Task Force
October 12, 2019
Excellent document from the EACTS, STS, and AATS emphasizing the importance of standardization of prosthetic heart valve labeling.
Measuring Chordae Tension During Transapical Neochordae Implantation: Toward Understanding Objective Consequences of Mitral Valve Repair
October 8, 2019
An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
Transcatheter or Surgical Repair for Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Elderly Patients: A Propensity-Weighted Analysis
October 6, 2019
The authors address appropriate use of the transcatheter clip to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation in elderly low to moderate risk patients.
September 25, 2019
This video demonstrates the authors’ experience performing a left pneumonectomy using the biportal VATS approach.
September 11, 2019
This video demonstrates a ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement.