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November 4, 2014
Gilbert Massard of the Centre Hospitalier, France discusses the surgical treatment of thoracic infections, including: empyema, aspergillosis, and tuberculosis.
November 3, 2014
This case describes a 74-year-old woman whose routine coronary bypass graft surgery was complicated with the rare and potentially lethal aortic root and left main dissection. The authors show how disaster for this patient was averted using a simple surgical technique.
October 31, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Brian Buxton, Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Victorian Heart Centre, Australia. Mr. Dunning and Professor Buxton discuss the Radial Artery Patency and Clinical Outcomes (RAPCO) randomized trial, and its upcoming ten-year results.
October 29, 2014
Philippe Dartevelle of Marie Lannelongue Hospital, France, discusses the en bloc resection of NSCLC tumors invading the thoracic inlet and spine.
October 28, 2014
This video demonstrates a rib resection with a Gigli saw on a 20-year-old female patient.
October 27, 2014
Aortic valve repair has encouraging mid- and long-term results in selected patients. This video describes the tailored cusp extension valvuloplasty surgical technique.
October 23, 2014
Hugo Vanermen of the University of Leuven, Belgium, discusses an operative video demonstrating a minimally invasive mitral valve repair of a bi-leaflet prolapse.
October 22, 2014
This video shows an approach to all-arterial grafting that has been developed over the past three decades, and illustrates techniques in four patients who underwent this procedure.
October 21, 2014
Dirk Van Raemdonck of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, discusses the process of tracheal transplantation, from the revascularization of the donor trachea at the forearm through two years of postoperative care.
October 20, 2014
This video demonstrates a hybrid procedure for the closure of a large muscular ventricular septal defect in a 4-month-old boy. This direct approach is very useful in small patients with apical defects and difficult vascular access.