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Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
July 12, 2012
This video shows in detail skeletonization of the internal mammary artery using the Harmonic hook blade, with footage contrasting the pedicle technique and traditional skeletonization with the cautery tip as a dissector.
July 11, 2012
The Ross procedure is a valuable alternative for the surgical treatment of aortic valve disease in adolescent and young adult. However, neo-aortic root dilatation resulting in valve regurgitation is not uncommon. This video demonstrates the authors' technical modification that prevents this complication.
July 11, 2012
In this video, the authors demonstrate their current technique and the pitfalls encountered when performing bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in the adult congenital patient.
July 11, 2012
The lack of an ideal valve substitute in the congenitally affected aortic valve has raised the interest in aortic valvuloplasty by leaflet extensions. Several techniques using native or xenopericardium have been described for aortic valve repair, however, the ideal material for leaflet extensions still remains controversial.
May 13, 2012
Ever controversial, Dr Randas Batista is best known for the operation that bears his name, otherwise known as a reduction ventriculoplasty, that caused a huge amount of interest in the USA and Europe 10 years ago as an alternative to transplantation for heart failure. A maverick to some, but a resourceful innovator working in a developing country to others.
April 10, 2012
Cardiac surgeons largely have converted to reparative procedures for tricuspid valve disease. Techniques that have been successful for mitral repair have facilitated the transition to repair. This video illustrates current repair methods in 8 patients with a variety of tricuspid valve disorders.
April 1, 2012
April 1st 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of VATS lobectomy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Twenty years ago, Dr. William Walker performed a left upper lobectomy using a 3-port approach standing in the posterior position. Now approaching his thousandth operation, he discusses his first VATS lobectomy and his current techniques.
March 15, 2012
The aortic translocation operation for d-TGV, VSD, and PS was first performed in June, 1983. Since then, the senior author has been directly involved in 24 such operations with one early death.
March 7, 2012
Demonstrated in the video is a novel concept for facilitating extensive neochordal repair in mitral regurgitation based on the paradigm “respect rather than resect”. Both leaflet tissue and motion are respected. The leaflet is folded and the neochordae is tied, maintaining free margin and annulus edge-to-edge.

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