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Vol 8, No 3 (May 2019): Advanced Techniques in Aortic Valve Repair

Bicuspid aortic valve repair adapted to aortic phenotype

Mustafa Zakkar, Pouya Youssefi, Christophe Acar, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Emmanuel Lansac

Vol 8, No 2 (March 2019): Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Vol 8, No 1 (January 2019): Extracorporeal Life Support in Refractory Heart Failure

Vol 7, No 6 (November 2018): Emerging Technologies in Mitral Valve Surgery

Transapical NeoChord mitral valve repair

Andrea Colli, David Adams, Alessandro Fiocco, Nicola Pradegan, Lorenzo Longinotti, Matteo Nadali, Dimosthenis Pandis, Gino Gerosa

Vol 7, No 5 (September 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Surgical Developments and Future Prospects

Vol 7, No 4 (July 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Cardiology for the Surgeon

Dual inflow, total-arterial, anaortic, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: how to do it

Fabio Ramponi, Michael Seco, James B. Edelman, Andrew G. Sherrah, Paul G. Bannon, R. John L. Brereton, Michael K. Wilson, Michael P. Vallely

Vol 7, No 3 (May 2018): Complex Aortic Arch Surgery

Hybrid three-stage repair of mega aorta with Lupiae technique: tips and tricks

Giampiero Esposito, Antonio Pignatelli, Gaetano Contegiacomo, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Cesare Beghi, Carlo Lafranceschina, Fabio Tiecco, Francesco Bartolomucci, Matteo Miccoli, Massimiliano Conte

Vol 7, No 2 (March 2018): Tracheal Surgery

Vol 7, No 1 (January 2018): Heart Transplantation

Vol 6, No 6 (November 2017): Marfan Syndrome

Vol 6, No 5 (September 2017): Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Vol 6, No 4 (July 2017): Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Transaortic septal myectomy: techniques and pitfalls

Anthony Ralph-Edwards, Rachel D. Vanderlaan, Pietro Bajona

Vol 6, No 3 (May 2017): Tricuspid Valve Surgery

Vol 6, No 1 (January 2017): Robotic Heart Surgery (II)

Vol 5, No 6 (November 2016): Robotic Heart Surgery (I)

Technical aspects of robotic posterior mitral valve leaflet repair

Hoda Javadikasgari, Rakesh M. Suri, Tomislav Mihaljevic, Stephanie Mick, A. Marc Gillinov

Vol 5, No 5 (September 2016): Pectus Excavatum

Short Nuss bar procedure

Hans Kristian Pilegaard

Vol 5, No 4 (July 2016): Type A Aortic Dissection (II)

Vol 5, No 3 (May 2016): Type A Aortic Dissection (I)

Vol 5, No 2 (March 2016): Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

Vol 5, No 1 (January 2016): Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Surgery (II)

Vol 4, No 6 (November 2015): Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Surgery (I)

Vol 4, No 5 (September 2015): Mitral Valve Repair (III)

Vol 4, No 4 (July 2015): Mitral Valve Repair (II)

Vol 4, No 3 (May 2015): Mitral Valve Repair (I)

Vol 4, No 2 (March 2015): Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery (II)

Vol 4, No 1 (January 2015): Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery (I)

Vol 3, No 6 (November 2014): Mechanical Circulatory Support (II)

SynCardia: the total artificial heart

Gianluca Torregrossa, Anelechi Anyanwu, Fabio Zucchetta, Gino Gerosa

Vol 3, No 5 (September 2014): Mechanical Circulatory Support (I)

The Jarvik-2000 ventricular assist device implantation: how we do it

Fabio Zucchetta, Vincenzo Tarzia, Tomaso Bottio, Gino Gerosa

Vol 3, No 4 (July 2014): Type B Aortic Dissection (II)

Open fenestration for complicated acute aortic B dissection

Santi Trimarchi, Sara Segreti, Viviana Grassi, Chiara Lomazzi, Marta Cova, Gabriele Piffaretti, Vincenzo Rampoldi

Vol 3, No 3 (May 2014): Type B Aortic Dissection (I)

Emergent treatment of aortic rupture in acute type B dissection

Santi Trimarchi, Sara Segreti, Viviana Grassi, Chiara Lomazzi, Carlo de Vincentiis, Vincenzo Rampoldi

Vol 3, No 2 (March 2014): Sublobar Resection

Vol 3, No 1 (January 2014): Atrial fibrillation surgery

Illustrated techniques for performing the Cox-Maze IV procedure through a right mini-thoracotomy

Jason O. Robertson, Lindsey L. Saint, Jeremy Leidenfrost, Ralph J. Damiano Jr

Vol 2, No 6 (November 2013): Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Vol 2, No 5 (September 2013): Frozen Elephant Trunk

Sun’s procedure for complex aortic arch repair: total arch replacement using a tetrafurcate graft with stented elephant trunk implantation

Wei-Guo Ma, Jun-Ming Zhu, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, Bulat A. Ziganshin, John A. Elefteriades, Li-Zhong Sun

Vol 2, No 4 (July 2013): Total arterial revascularization

Vol 2, No 3 (May 2013): Aortic arch surgery (II)

Vol 2, No 2 (March 2013): Aortic Arch Surgery (I)

Surgical techniques of total arch replacement using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion

Yutaka Okita, Kenji Okada, Atsushi Omura, Hiroya Kano, Hitoshi Minami, Takeshi Inoue, Toshihito Sakamoto, Shunsuke Miyahara, Tomonori Shirasaka, Katsuhiro Yamanaka, Taimi Ohara, Yoshikatsu Nomura, Hidekazu Nakai

Vol 2, No 1 (January 2013): Aortic Valve Repair

How to perform valve sparing reimplantation in a tricuspid aortic valve

Laurent de Kerchove, Zahra Mosala Nezhad, Munir Boodhwani, Gébrine El Khoury

Vol 1, No 3 (September 2012): Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Open reconstruction of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Yutaka Okita, Atsushi Omura, Katsuaki Yamanaka, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroya Kano, Rei Tanioka, Hitoshi Minami, Toshihito Sakamoto, Shunsuke Miyahara, Tomonori Shirasaka, Taimi Ohara, Hidekazu Nakai, Kenji Okada

Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair with a branched graft

Kim I. de la Cruz, Scott A. LeMaire, Scott A. Weldon, Joseph S. Coselli

Vol 1, No 2 (July 2012): Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation

Vol 1, No 1 (May 2012): Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Resection