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Cardiac Techniques

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The authors present a case of acute aortic dissection in a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome type II, complicated by multiple blood antibodies.
September 21, 2016
This clinical case describes a double valve surgery in a 58-year-old female patient with Scheie's syndrome, and considers treatment options for symptoms of this rare condition.
September 7, 2016
This clinical case describes the minimally invasive resection of a papillary fibroelastoma in a 56-year-old male patient.
August 4, 2016
In this study, the authors seek to assess the efficacy of radiofrequency and cryo-ablation during typical cardiac surgeries using prolonged ambulatory Holter monitoring.
June 30, 2016
The authors performed a combined atrial myxoma resection with bypass grafting, using a right minithoracotomy approach. The case demonstrates the feasibility of combined minimally invasive heart surgery procedures (MICS).
November 3, 2015
The authors propose a novel method of prosthesis sizing, using newly designed sizers and coaptation forceps, which simplifies the steps for the re-implantation of the tricuspid aortic valve.
October 13, 2015
In this case report, a patient with aortic stenosis underwent aortic valve replacement. During the procedure, dark pigmentation of the interior aspect of the aorta and sternal joints was discovered, suggesting a rare disorder.
July 21, 2015
The presence of lymphoma within the heart has both local and systemic effects. This case report describes a patient who presented with evidence of right-sided heart failure secondary to cardiac involvement of systemic lymphoma.
June 24, 2015
This clinical case describes the successful treatment of severe aortic stenosis in a patient whose aortic anatomy precluded the traditional TAo approach. A 10mm Dacron graft was anastomosed end-to-side to provide adequate distance between the aortic annulus and the sheath insertion site.
March 23, 2015
This case study details the resection and pericardiectomy for a pericardial tumor in a 58-year-old woman.
April 10, 2014
This article describes a standardized and reproducible trans-aortic TAVR approach with the Edwards Sapien valve and Ascendra 3 delivery system.

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