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Cardiac Videos

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Dr. Vince Gaudiani introduces his series on different techniques for aortic root reconstruction.
July 16, 2015
Jorge Mascaro of Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses re-do aortic root surgery, and its growing prevalence as the rates of first-time aortic surgery increase.
July 13, 2015
This video demonstrates graft cannulation of the innominate artery as an alternative to axillary cannulation.
July 8, 2015
Santi Trimarchi of the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, discusses re-intervention following acute type-A aortic dissection repair with data from the IRAD registry.
July 6, 2015
This video shows how to modify the trap-door technique, commonly used in the arterial switch operation in children, in order to re-implant the coronary ostia in adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement.
June 30, 2015
In this video, the authors describe their experience using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant in a morbidly obese pediatric patient with severe heart failure due to viral myocarditis.
June 22, 2015
This video demonstrates several tips for the superior septal approach to mitral valve surgery.
June 11, 2015
Douglas Wood, Fawwaz Shaw, Emily Farkas, and Nahush Mokadam discuss work-life balance within the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
June 10, 2015
Gianluigi Bisleri of University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy, discusses a hybrid treatment for atrial fibrillation using endoscopic ablation.
June 4, 2015
This roundtable discussion, filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting, focuses on the different training paths open to cardiothoracic surgery residents in the United States.
June 1, 2015
This video shows an aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe aortic stenosis through a minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach. The postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was discharged on post-operative day six.

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