The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic shears may be beneficial in being faster, reducing bleeding, and allowing the surgeon to work closely to the vessel.
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July 17, 2018
July 16, 2018
This mitral repair, performed through a minimally invasive approach, demonstrates a triangular resection and the placement of a neochord.
July 10, 2018
This video demonstrates the authors' technique for a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure, shown step-by-step in single vessel disease.
June 26, 2018
The authors provide a step-by-step description of a two-stage repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection using the elephant trunk technique.
November 15, 2017
The authors describe their technique for an S1+2 segmentectomy, discussing the anatomical landmarks and variations that are key in this procedure.
Marfan Syndrome: Single-Stage Surgical Repair of Pectus Excavatum Combined With Mitral Valve Repair and David Procedure
October 31, 2017
This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
Atresia of the Aortic Arch: Repair by Single-Stage Extra-Anatomic Ascending-to-Descending Aortic Bypass Graft Surgery
July 18, 2017
Aortic arch atresia is a rare entity among adults and may coexist with other cardiovascular surgical diseases. Single-stage extra-anatomic ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft surgery is a safe and less invasive technique for correction of this complex congenital disease with other concomitant surgical cardiovascular disorders.
June 26, 2017
This clinical case describes the treatment of a 39-year-old patient with a rare right atrial neoplasm.
Emergent Repair of the Ascending Aorta in a Patient With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: A Mandate for Early Aggressive Management
May 11, 2017
The authors present a case of acute aortic dissection in a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome type II, complicated by multiple blood antibodies.
April 4, 2017
Chest tube insertion is a procedure commonly performed by residents and fellows throughout their general and cardiothoracic surgical training. Learn tips and tricks for successful insertion of a chest tube, whether on the floor or in the operating room.