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Meeting Presentations

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Lars G. Svensson of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, discusses Barlow's mitral valve disease and approaches for valve repair.
December 18, 2014
Alessandro Brunelli of St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom, discusses the benefits of digital chest drainage after lobectomy and segmentectomy.
December 10, 2014
Andrew Goodwin of James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, discusses the MAVRIC trial, which is focused on the minimally-invasive manubrium-limited AVR procedure.
November 27, 2014
William Toff of the University of Leicester discusses the UK TAVI Trial, sharing insights into the design, inclusion and exclusion criteria, investigation timeline, and current status of the trial.
November 19, 2014
Moninder Bhabra of the New Cross Hospital, United Kingdom, discusses the transcatheter implantation of a new bioprosthesis valve into a previously replaced or repaired valve.
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 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 29, 2014
Philippe Dartevelle of Marie Lannelongue Hospital, France, discusses the en bloc resection of NSCLC tumors invading the thoracic inlet and spine.
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 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.

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