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October 25, 2017
This video demonstrates the technique for the second phase (chest) of a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The author shows the use of the transoral EEA™ Stapler and the technique to oversew the anastomosis.
October 24, 2017
This condensed video goes through the key steps of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement via a right anterior thoracotomy in one minute.
October 23, 2017
This video demonstrates the first stage of a minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. The author describes the advantages of the hand port for this portion of the procedure.
October 19, 2017
Find it here: The 4th International VATS Symposium streams live from London on CTSNet. Join the conversation with #InternationalVATS.
Personalized External Aortic Root Support Surgery for Asymptomatic Aortic Dilation: 100 Patient Milestone Reached
October 18, 2017
In this video, PEARS inventor and first patient, Tal Golesworthy, interviews the 100th PEARS patient.
October 17, 2017
The authors report a rare patient with complete Cantrell’s pentalogy associated with a left ventricular diverticulum, who underwent an uncomplicated full repair.
October 12, 2017
Rajamiyer Venkateswaran of the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, UK, asks whether it is possible to predict when a patient undergoing high-risk cardiac surgery will need postoperative mechanical circulatory support. He also discusses his institution's approach to transfering a patient to mechanical circulatory support.
Aortic Valve, Ascending Aorta, and Arch Replacement With Debranching of the Supraortic Vessels and Frozen Elephant Trunk
October 10, 2017
The authors present a case of aortic valve, ascending aorta, and arch replacement, which included debranching of the supra-aortic vessels and a frozen elephant trunk procedure. Additionally, the authors performed an extra-anatomic bypass for the left axillary artery.
October 5, 2017
Vipin Zamvar of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the UK discusses the barriers that reduce the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries in coronary artery bypass surgery.
October 4, 2017
Filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Joel Dunning and Shanda Blackmon discuss safety in minimally invasive general thoracic surgery.