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With the recent approval for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) across all risk profiles, reintervention is likely to become common practice.
March 10, 2011
Systematic nodal dissection is increasingly becoming an integral part of VATS lobectomy for early lung cancer. This video gives details demonstrating the author's technique of en-bloc mediastinal nodal dissection, which is a modification of the original Naruke technique.
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.
February 15, 2011
David P. Taggart, MD, reviews the Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization, developed in 2010 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS.  The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
January 10, 2011
Type IV paraesophageal hernia can be a complicated problem which may be managed from various surgical approaches.  This video describes the technical aspects of a laparascopic approach and the necessity of adhering to the surgical principles required for a successful repair.
November 8, 2010
This video demonstrates the technical details of videothoracoscopic parietal pleurectomy and decortication for tuberculosis empyema in a 24-year old male patient suffering from dyspnea.
November 1, 2010
Healing complications after cardiac surgery such as dehiscence, osteomyelitis, mediastinitis, and superficial wound infection may occur. This video shows a new and potentially superior method of sternal closure with thermoreactive NITINOL clips that provide semirigid fixation.
September 1, 2010
A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
June 27, 2010
Artificial chordal replacement allows repair of most bileaflet prolapse and Barlow's valves. This video, presented at the 2004 STS meeting, is still useful today as chords are being used more frequently.
May 18, 2010
The CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is a biventricular orthotopic pneumatic pulsatile pump that totally replaces the native ventricles and valves and is currently approved as a bridge to heart transplatation in selected patients.

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