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Cardiac Videos

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An overview of CTSNet's Guest Editor Series' over the past two years, including videos curated by Konstadinos Plestis, Marc Gerdish, Virginia Litle, Eduard Quintana, and Alan Sihoe.
April 5, 2022
This video provides an overview of the prevalence and clinical impact of atrial fibrillation in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) presenting for septal myectomy and describes an approach to surgical management of these patients and the corresponding operative techniques.
April 5, 2022
This video describes the authors’ surgical technique to treat severe symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy through a median sternotomy. This technique is mainly inspired from the Morrow septal myectomy. The author will highlight the main anatomical landmarks that drive the surgical resection and that must be kept in the surgeon’s mind to allow for a safe and efficient surgical procedure. Finally, the video will discuss when it is advisable to add an edge-to-edge mitral stich during the modified Morrow myectomy and the author’s way of doing so.
April 4, 2022
This video discusses role of imaging in patients with obstructive HCM, along with its role in presurgical planning.
April 4, 2022
Surgical myectomy represents the gold standard therapy today for patients with symptomatic obstructive HCM.
March 31, 2022
With symptomatic myocardial bridges being fairly common, it’s important to know how to treat them. This video shows present the clinical workup, operative technique, and postoperative course of a myocardial bridge unroofing.
March 30, 2022
Off pump minimally invasive CABG via anterolateral minithoracotomy is safe, reproducible and can be done at a low cost.
March 28, 2022
On Friday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. ET (US) Edwards Lifesciences, in collaboration with CTSNet, presented a live webinar titled “Lifetime management of aortic valve disease: Key considerations for optimal valve selection.” This is the recording of that webinar.
March 23, 2022
Complex composite grafting can occasionally be required for total arterial revascularization in patients who need multiple grafts, so it is important for surgeons to learn as many techniques as possible. This video shows how to use double Y grafting utilizing bilateral IMA and a radial artery with endarterectomy to increase a patient’s chance at long-term survival.
March 22, 2022
In this video, a twenty-year-old woman with severe aortic prosthetic dysfunction undergoes a fourth-time sternotomy with modified pulmonary autograft (Ross) aortic root replacement and a revision of pervious ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft.
March 21, 2022
One of the main worries with aortic valve-in-valve procedures (ViV) is coronary occlusion. This is a devastating complication with a greater than 50 percent mortality rate. This video describes a surgical alternative to the interventional Basilica procedure in a high-risk patient for ViV because of a very low coronary implantation.

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