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June 26, 2019
This Nontechnical Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery series from Guest Editor Professor Jean-Marc Baste highlights the importance of skills that are critical for leading cardiothoracic surgical teams effectively.
June 17, 2019
This article reports a clinical case of fatal blunt subclavian artery injury with profound hemorrhagic shock that was treated successfully by aggressive resuscitation associated with urgent thoracotomy.
June 13, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Mohamad Bashir of the Barts Heart Centre in London, UK, moderates a discussion on the frozen elephant trunk procedure.
April 25, 2019
The authors present their technique, developed to streamline performance of the frozen elephant trunk.
April 8, 2019
The author presents a video of a simplistic technique for a fenestrated frozen elephant trunk (FET), which allows for more aggressive treatment of the aortic arch at the time of type A dissection, as well as stabilization of the true lumen.
April 4, 2019
Jean-Philippe Verhoye of the Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, discusses the decision between root replacement and root sparing approaches in the treatment of type A aortic dissection.
March 21, 2019
Filmed at the 2018 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, Vinicius Nina of the University Hospital of the Federal University of Maranhão in Brazil moderates a discussion on approaches for success in humanitarian heart surgery.
Replacement of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Root Replacement Using a Freestyle Porcine Bioprosthesis (Inclusion Technique)
March 15, 2019
The authors illustrate the replacement of the ascending aorta and aortic valve in a patient with a giant aneurysm of the ascending aorta.
March 5, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a two-stage hybrid treatment for DeBakey type I aortic dissection, consisting of an ascending aorta and arch replacement with elephant trunk technique and endovascular treatment of the descending aorta.
February 25, 2019
Om P Yadava and Paul Sergeant discuss the relevance of tacit versus codified learning in medicine and the basic tenets of mentoring.