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December 2, 2014
In this oral history interview, Dr. William Stoney talks with Dr. Henry T. Bahnson. Dr. Bahnson, a past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, discusses his long career in cardiothoracic surgery, including his pioneering work in heart transplantation.
November 27, 2014
William Toff of the University of Leicester discusses the UK TAVI Trial, sharing insights into the design, inclusion and exclusion criteria, investigation timeline, and current status of the trial.
November 25, 2014
This video demonstrates a sternal revision operation with a digitally-designed sternocostal titanium implant.
November 20, 2014
Randy Martin, MD, Piedmont Heart in Atlanta, Georgia, moderates a lively discussion on mitral valve repair.The panel’s discussion moves from evolving concepts of FMR repair and replacement to tricuspid valve repair and access routes, and touches on pathways to TCV mitral.
November 19, 2014
Moninder Bhabra of the New Cross Hospital, United Kingdom, discusses the transcatheter implantation of a new bioprosthesis valve into a previously replaced or repaired valve.
November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.
November 11, 2014
This video illustrates a technique for glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous leaflet replacement for aortic valve reconstruction, including bicuspid and tri-leaflet valve reconstruction methods.
November 5, 2014
This video presents the options available when a patient has greater-than-mild aortic insufficiency at the time of LVAD placement, and demonstrates the performance of a Parks’ stitch.
November 3, 2014
This case describes a 74-year-old woman whose routine coronary bypass graft surgery was complicated with the rare and potentially lethal aortic root and left main dissection. The authors show how disaster for this patient was averted using a simple surgical technique.