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Bicuspid-valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduits are an excellent choice for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in patients aged less than two years.
June 25, 2014
This video illustrates the operative approach used to resect an unusual liver mass located at the cavoatrial junction. Hypothermia circulatory arrest with antegrade cerebral perfusion was used to allow for exposure, resection, and repair.
June 24, 2014
Raja Flores, Professor and Chairman of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Thoracic Surgery, discusses the use of pleurectomy and decortication in the treatment of mesothelioma.
June 23, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed obtuse marginal distal anastomosis.
June 20, 2014
W. Gerald Rainer interviews Gerard Brom on April 21, 1976. This is the sixth interview in the Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery series. Dr. Brom reflects on early cardiac surgery in Europe.
June 18, 2014
John Kern, Pavan Atluri, and Francis Pagani discuss mechanical circulatory support at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
June 17, 2014
In this video, a single 3.5 cm incision was used for a VATS right upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection for non-small cell carcinoma in a 61-year-old female patient. The incision was only slightly larger than a chest tube insertion incision.
June 12, 2014
Francis Nichols of the Mayo Clinic discusses use and implantation techniques of a LINX device to manage gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
June 11, 2014
This video demonstrates an ITA harvest for CABG. It was designed specifically for cardiothoracic surgery residents, and includes a step-by-step approach to enhance safety and reproducibility.
June 10, 2014
Dawn Jaroszewski, Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona), discusses the potential advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) over open esophagectomy, and shares the Mayo Clinic’s current method for MIE.
June 9, 2014
A step-by-step guide for performing an aortic root replacement with the Freestyle Aortic Root. Safeguards and pitfalls are reviewed.

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