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Cardiac Videos

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The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
August 1, 2014
This time lapse video shows a day in the life of cardiac surgeon Navid Madershahian.
July 30, 2014
This video demonstrates a novel concept for extensive use of the neochordae in complex settings, such as diffuse bileaflet prolapse. The "Folding Leaflet" technique focuses on the preservation of normal leaflet motion and the creation of a large surface of coaption to remodel the leaflet.
July 22, 2014
John Elefteriades, William Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University, discusses the numerous strategies for type-A dissection surgery, including his preferred method of an arch replacement combined with an elephant trunk procedure.
July 21, 2014
This video demonstrates VA ECMO using the right axillary artery and the right femoral vein.
July 15, 2014
James L. Cox, MD, Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery Emeritus at Washington University, discusses the development of the surgical maze procedure.
July 9, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video demonstrates left-handed placement of pericardial stays.
July 7, 2014
This video presents a summary of the superior septal approach to the mitral valve, and then provides a brief operative demonstration of the exposure technique for the mitral valve.
July 3, 2014
Ara Vaporciyan, Deputy Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new electronic education opportunities that can enhance the training of cardiothoracic surgery residents.
July 2, 2014
This video demonstrates an ITA cold skeletonization. It was created specifically for cardiothoracic surgery residents, and includes a step-by-step approach to enhance safety and reproducibility.
June 25, 2014
This video illustrates the operative approach used to resect an unusual liver mass located at the cavoatrial junction. Hypothermia circulatory arrest with antegrade cerebral perfusion was used to allow for exposure, resection, and repair.

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