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Cardiac Techniques

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Aortic arch atresia is a rare entity among adults and may coexist with other cardiovascular surgical diseases. Single-stage extra-anatomic ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft surgery is a... More
June 30, 2008
Several surgical approaches have been described for the management of adult patients with acquired heart disease and paraductal coarctation of the aorta. Options are a staged procedure using median sternotomy and left thoracotomy, a catheter-based intervention of the coarctation combined with sternotomy, and single-stage simultaneous correction of lesions via sternotomy.
June 16, 2008
Patient Selection Currently, only patients with preexisting, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing OPCAB have been offered an adjuvant off-pump Maze procedure.
May 24, 2008
Patients are selected for bilateral closed chest pulmonary vein (PV) isolation, left atrial appendage excision, directed partial cardiac denervation, and PV electrocardiograms (MiniMAZE-Wolf technique), based on the following criteria...
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery through a lower mini-sternotomy.

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