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July 17, 2018
The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic shears may be beneficial in being faster, reducing bleeding, and allowing the surgeon to work closely to the vessel.
July 16, 2018
This mitral repair, performed through a minimally invasive approach, demonstrates a triangular resection and the placement of a neochord.
Transcatheter Versus Conventional Mitral Valve Surgery: Which Questions Should Future Clinical Trials Seek to Answer?
July 12, 2018
Francis Charles Wells of the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK, compares transcatheter and conventional surgical mitral valve interventions.
July 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the authors' technique for a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure, shown step-by-step in single vessel disease.
Treatment of an Aortoesophageal Fistula After Thoracic Endovascular Repair for an Extensive Aortic Arch Aneurysm
July 3, 2018
The authors present an urgent total descending aorta replacement, esophagectomy, stent graft removal, esophagostomy, and gastrostomy to treat an aortoesophageal fistula.
June 28, 2018
Gianni Angelini of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK discusses the persisting need for a randomized controlled trial evaluating minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation.
June 26, 2018
The authors provide a step-by-step description of a two-stage repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection using the elephant trunk technique.
June 21, 2018
Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
Bicuspid Ring Annuloplasty and Leaflet Reconstruction After Failed Bicuspid Valve Repair and Aortic Root Remodeling
June 19, 2018
A young patient with a failed bicuspid valve repair and remodeling aortic root replacement underwent a successful re-repair using bicuspid ring annuloplasty and leaflet plication.
June 15, 2018
Find it here: The 2018 ISMICS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.