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Techniques

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The authors present a myectomy, mitral plication, and chord cutting for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy through a transaortic approach.
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
April 8, 2008
The desire for an objective method to record, quantify, and store lung sound information was the impetus for development of the field of computer-assisted mapping of lung sounds. Techniques are constantly evolving, with many different types of sensors, sensor coupling methods, and digital signal processing techniques in existence.
April 8, 2008
The impetus for intrabronchial treatment of emphysema came from the experiences with lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).

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