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This article discusses the periareolar approach for minimally invasive cardiac surgery, a feasible and safe technique that has aesthetic benefits and gives appropriate surgical visualization.
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 Introduction
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Modified Subcoronary Implantation
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery through a lower mini-sternotomy.
May 24, 2008
This piece describes a method of performing minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
April 10, 2008
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection of the left upper lobe to a vertical vein is a rare congenital anomaly which can give rise to significant left-to-right cardiac shunting. We present the surgical technique employed in addressing this lesion through a left thoracotomy and include a video demonstration of the procedure.
April 8, 2008
Radio frequency ablation (RFA) of lung tumors is a relatively new procedure allowing local treatment with minimal parenchymal damage. In fact, this technique is able to induce coagulative necrosis in a limited pulmonary area.
April 8, 2008
Obstruction of the central airways may develop in 30-40% of all patients with lung cancer and is being increasingly diagnosed in patients with benign disorders such as post intubation tracheal stenosis and connective tissue diseases.
April 8, 2008
Introduction

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