A forty-two-year-old patient on hemodialysis required a redo Commando operation for recurrent infectious endocarditis. This video shows the steps the surgeon took to complete the operation.
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Mitral valve disease
April 5, 2022
A brief but comprehensive editorial on nuances of the links between atrial fibrillation and heart failure, apropos a trial we have commented recently on, by the Johns Hopkins team that develops the calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor molecules
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 17, 2022
Mitral valve repair after a failed percutaneous repair can be complex, but a minimally invasive approach may still be feasible. In this case, the robotic approach facilitated clip removal without damaging the leaflets, as well as techniques to repair a complex rheumatic valve.
Posterior Annulus Reinforcement with Autologous Pericardium During Mitral Valve Replacement for Endocarditis and Severe MAC
February 8, 2022
This is a video description of posterior annuloplasty using autologous pericardium during a mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
January 6, 2022
As the execution of percutaneous edge-to-edge repair increases, so does the need for surgical treatment of failed procedures. Mitral valve surgery after failed percutaneous edge-to-edge repair can be complex and the feasibility of surgical mitral valve repair/replacement depends on the patient’s underlying systemic conditions and the time elapsing between the primary percutaneous and the secondary surgical procedures. In this setting, a minimally-invasive approach may enable complex valve surgery promoting both faster recovery and increased patient’s satisfaction.
December 16, 2021
In this video, we present a 19-years-old patient with a history of 21 mm mechanical mitral valve replacement and aortic valve commissurotomy at the age of three who underwent mitral valve re-replacement by using the top-hat technique, aortic valve replacement, and aortoplasty.
Aorto-Mitral Curtain Reconstruction with Multiple Bovine Pericardial Patches: A Case of Multiple Valve Infective Endocarditis
December 7, 2021
This is an original, narrated video demonstrating reconstruction of the aorto-mitral curtain with multiple bovine pericardial patches in a case of invasive aortic root endocarditis.
November 19, 2021
Impressive decrease of death (by approximaltely 40% !) in 2 years from a small RCT in elective structural heart surgery for degeneration. The assumption is a benefit by improvement in right ventricular dynamics
November 2, 2021
We provide a step-by-step narrated approach to minimally invasive set-up of mitral valve surgery.