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This video demonstrates the right subclavian artery cut-down technique for implantation of an Impella® 5.0 as a short-term mechanical circulatory support device for the left heart.
February 23, 2015
This video demonstrates the adaptation of a Dacron band into an aortic valve annuloplasty ring.
February 19, 2015
Federico Benetti shares two pieces of cardiac surgery history: videos of the first MIDCAB and the first ambulatory coronary surgery performed.
February 17, 2015
Filmed at the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, this video features Marko Turina and James Tatoulis discussing total arterial coronary revascularization.
February 16, 2015
This video shows a very rare vascular injury occurring during VATS left upper lobectomy, and its repair. The case suggests some of the limitations of VATS procedures.
February 12, 2015
Hazim Safi of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston discusses the management of Type B aortic dissection.
February 10, 2015
This video demonstrates various tips and techniques for facilitating the successful performance of a left-handed approach to mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral valve insufficiency.
February 9, 2015
Shanda Blackmon, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares a snapshot of what life is like as a general thoracic surgeon.
February 5, 2015
Borut Gersak of the Ljubljana University Medical Center, Slovenia, discusses the convergent procedure, a minimally invasive approach to permanent atrial fibrillation.
February 4, 2015
Recorded via Google Hangouts, this roundtable discussion focuses on the impact of “human factors” in cardiothoracic surgery. Joel Dunning moderates the discussion with Tara Bartley, Arie Blitz, and Jill Ley.
February 3, 2015
This video shows the surgical correction of two large thoracic aortic aneurysms in a 15-year-old girl.

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