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February 15, 2011
David P. Taggart, MD, reviews the Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization, developed in 2010 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
Precision Cautery Excision of Deep-Seated Lung Hamartoma by Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS. The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
January 10, 2011
Type IV paraesophageal hernia can be a complicated problem which may be managed from various surgical approaches. This video describes the technical aspects of a laparascopic approach and the necessity of adhering to the surgical principles required for a successful repair.
November 8, 2010
This video demonstrates the technical details of videothoracoscopic parietal pleurectomy and decortication for tuberculosis empyema in a 24-year old male patient suffering from dyspnea.
November 1, 2010
Healing complications after cardiac surgery such as dehiscence, osteomyelitis, mediastinitis, and superficial wound infection may occur. This video shows a new and potentially superior method of sternal closure with thermoreactive NITINOL clips that provide semirigid fixation.
Dacron Patch Aortoplasty for Descending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer
September 1, 2010
A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
June 27, 2010
Artificial chordal replacement allows repair of most bileaflet prolapse and Barlow's valves. This video, presented at the 2004 STS meeting, is still useful today as chords are being used more frequently.
May 18, 2010
The CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is a biventricular orthotopic pneumatic pulsatile pump that totally replaces the native ventricles and valves and is currently approved as a bridge to heart transplatation in selected patients.
Combined Video Assisted Lobectomy and En Bloc Vertebral Resection for a T4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
May 10, 2010
This case illustrates a combined video assisted right upper lobectomy followed by en bloc resection of involved chest wall and vertebral body through a posterior approach. It demonstrates that minimally invasive techniques may be applied to patients with advanced lung cancers to reduce patient morbidity.
March 24, 2010
This video illustrates new techniques for repair of rheumatic mitral stenosis and regurgitation that allow the majority of rheumatic valves to undergo satisfactory autologous reconstruction