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July 16, 2015
Jorge Mascaro of Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses re-do aortic root surgery, and its growing prevalence as the rates of first-time aortic surgery increase.
July 15, 2015
This video shows the replacement of an infected homograft in a six-year-old boy.
July 14, 2015
Intraoperative events during VATS lobectomy should be expected. The management of these events is critical to achieving a good patient outcome. This video advocates for a preventative strategy, practicing event management, and communicating specific skills to address intraoperative events such as pulmonary artery bleeding.
July 13, 2015
This video demonstrates graft cannulation of the innominate artery as an alternative to axillary cannulation.
July 9, 2015
Stephen Hazelrigg, Neil Christie, and Hiran Fernando discuss the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in the treatment of lung cancer.
July 8, 2015
Santi Trimarchi of the University of Milan, Milan, Italy, discusses re-intervention following acute type-A aortic dissection repair with data from the IRAD registry.
July 7, 2015
This video shows how to use orthopedic screws and bone cement molded in a latex drain for a very strong rib reconstruction. The author believes that the procedure is easy to implement, versatile, and economical.
July 6, 2015
This video shows how to modify the trap-door technique, commonly used in the arterial switch operation in children, in order to re-implant the coronary ostia in adult patients undergoing aortic root replacement.
July 1, 2015
This video presents a single-port VATS right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy for a stage I carcinoid tumor in a 52-year-old patient. Sleeve lobectomy is a challenging and complex procedure. Typical carcinoids occluding the right upper lobe bronchus present an ideal opportunity for sleeve upper lobectomy due to their indolent nature and excellent oncologic outcomes.
Novel Application of a Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Transplant in a Pediatric Patient with Severe Heart Failure Due to Viral Myocarditis
June 30, 2015
In this video, the authors describe their experience using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant in a morbidly obese pediatric patient with severe heart failure due to viral myocarditis.