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December 4, 2018
The author provides a very simplified introduction to cannulation, with animation and intraoperative footage.
November 29, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Sade moderates a debate on the ethics of a thoracic surgeon at a major medical center performing surgeries at a distant hospital and leaving postoperative care to a local general surgeon.
November 29, 2018
Bob Kiaii of the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, makes the case for a hybrid approach to coronary revascularization.
November 27, 2018
This video demonstrates three methods for identifying the LAD target in minimally invasive robot-assisted CABG.
November 22, 2018
Patrick Perier of the Herz und Gefäß Klinik in Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, discusses the problem of excess tissue in mitral valve repair.
November 21, 2018
This video demonstrates a heart transplant for a patient with failed Fontan circulation.
November 20, 2018
The authors present an operative video of a left ventricular aneurysm repair via a left thoracotomy approach in a patient who had undergone prior coronary bypass surgery and had patent bypass grafts.
November 14, 2018
The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
November 13, 2018
This video demonstrates a tricuspid annuloplasty. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
November 8, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tom Nguyen of the University of Texas Houston interviews former Navy SEAL Brian Ferguson of Arena Labs about the pursuit of performance excellence in medicine, and particularly in the realm of cardiothoracic surgery.