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November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
November 12, 2014
This video presents the case of a 52-year-old man who was found to have a leaking bicuspid aortic valve and a 5.2 cm aneurysm extending from the aortic root to the proximal arch.
November 11, 2014
This video illustrates a technique for glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous leaflet replacement for aortic valve reconstruction, including bicuspid and tri-leaflet valve reconstruction methods.
November 10, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Douglas Wood about key aspects of general thoracic surgery and the importance of specialization for the future of the specialty in a interview recorded at the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting.
November 6, 2014
Jess Thompson, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona, discusses medical policy advocacy in the United States with an emphasis on cardiothoracic surgery.
November 5, 2014
This video presents the options available when a patient has greater-than-mild aortic insufficiency at the time of LVAD placement, and demonstrates the performance of a Parks’ stitch.
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.