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September 7, 2022
Preparation of the internal thoracic artery by left minithoracotomy is made difficult by the small surgical access. The use of an harmonic synergy combination hook blade can facilitate the procedure and make it safer.
August 30, 2022
August’s top content includes several items from our recent Guest Editor Series, "Segmentectomy for Lung Cancer," from guest editor Alan Sihoe, as well as two uniportal technique videos from thoracic surgeon Diego Gonzalez Rivas.
August 29, 2022
CTSNet presents this Edwards webinar recording featuring cardiac surgery experts Richard Shermin, Denis Bouchard, and Dee Dee Wang.
August 25, 2022
This is a surgical technique video of Dr. James Tweddell’s operative management of a patient with simple transposition.
August 18, 2022
This video demonstrates a simplified and reproducible technique for anatomic aortic arch reconstruction using a custom-made frozen elephant trunk.
August 8, 2022
Tricuspid valve repair with patch augmentation is used to overcome the valve regurgitation caused by malcoaptation of leaflets. This video shows the technique used when the anterior leaflet is too thin to hold the suture line safely; the possibility of tearing the leaflet after cutting and suturing exists. The augmentation was made at the annular level with no contact on the leaflet itself. This technique ensures a much more secure repair, as the suturing is only on the fibromuscular tissue. An artificial chordal support to the flail leaflet technique is also demonstrated.
July 25, 2022
This video highlights reoperative mitral valve repair surgery after prior sternotomy with fibrillatory arrest in the context of patent coronary grafts.
July 20, 2022
This video describes how to perform a recipient cardiectomy using the bicaval technique for implantation during an orthotopic heart transplantation.
July 19, 2022
This video demonstrates a case of TAVR explantation due to late transcatheter heart valve thrombosis leading to cardiogenic shock in a sixty-seven-year-old woman who underwent TAVR forty-one months prior.
July 14, 2022
Pericardial constriction from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) pericardial replacement membrane is rare. The condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a patient with a history of prior cardiac surgery presents with symptoms and signs of heart failure.