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Meeting Presentations

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This video describes the steps for a minimally invasive, resource-limited ASD closure, and the relevant technical pearls and pitfalls are emphasized.
August 17, 2016
Alper Toker of Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, argues for the increased use of robotic approaches for lung resection procedures.
August 11, 2016
Torsten Doenst of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, discusses surgical strategies for challenges faced during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
August 3, 2016
Gaetano Rocco of the National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy, provides an overview of the surgical techniques and materials used for reconstruction after chest wall resection.
July 27, 2016
Douglas Mathisen of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, gives an in-depth talk on tracheal resection.
July 21, 2016
David Taggart of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, reviews the evidence for using the radial artery as the first choice for the second conduit in coronary bypass surgery.
July 13, 2016
Shanda Blackmon of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, gives an in-depth talk on the prevention and management of intraoperative events during VATS lobectomies.
July 6, 2016
What effect has the SYNTAX trial had on practice in Europe? Philippe Kolh reviews the trial and its guidelines.
June 29, 2016
Joe Bavaria, current President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Vice Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delivers an informative talk on hybrid approaches to aortic arch aneurysm repair.
June 22, 2016
Apostolos Nakas of Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom, provides a detailed overview of the surgical treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
June 16, 2016
Repair of a posterior ventricular septal rupture after an acute myocardial infarction is a great challenge for cardiac surgeons. The authors describe their surgical technique in this regard, giving special attention to technical maneuvers in order to achieve a successful result.

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