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Meeting Presentations

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The authors demonstrate a fourth-time redo sternotomy for an eight-year-old girl who had prior repair of an atrioventricular septal defect.
July 19, 2017
Mark La Meir of University Hospital Brussels in Belgium discusses cardiac innervation in relation to atrial fibrillation.
July 6, 2017
Rene Petersen of Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different electrosurgical options available in thoracic surgery.
July 5, 2017
Zsolt Garami of Houston Methodist in Texas discusses the use of Transcranial Doppler (TCD) in cardiac and major vascular surgery, and the potential role of perfusionists in TCD monitoring.
June 27, 2017
Volkmar Falk of the German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of using a robot for mitral valve surgery.
June 21, 2017
Felix Herth of Thoraxklinik at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, discusses the current approaches available for managing emphysema .
June 16, 2017
Arie Blitz of McAllen Heart Hospital, Texas, discusses the potential role of perfusionists as expert witnesses in court cases. Dr. Blitz reflects on the value of having credible, unbiased medical professionals as expert witnesses in litigation.
June 14, 2017
Mark La Meir of the University Hospital Brussels, Belgium, discusses the indications for a hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation surgery.
June 7, 2017
Bart Van Putte of St. Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands, describes his approach to lone atrial fibrillation, and presents a video demonstration of his operative technique.
June 1, 2017
Niv Ad of West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia, discusses the benefits of using a fibrillating-heart technique in minimally invasive mitral surgery.
May 25, 2017
This video shows the treatment of a 5-year-old patient with a rapidly enlarging aneurysm and left ventricular outflow tract to pulmonary artery shunt.

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