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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.
October 16, 2014
This video incorporates both a discussion of mitral annular calcification (MAC) and a narrated operative portion detailing the techniques of handling MAC.
October 15, 2014
Otto Dapunt of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, discusses the use of sutureless prostheses in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
October 14, 2014
This video demonstrates how to use a curved stapler for superficial and deep lung resections.
October 13, 2014
Recorded during the the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, this roundtable discussion addresses the duty of candor in medical practice.