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

Valve-sparing versus composite root replacement procedures in patients with Marfan syndrome

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

Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome—the Homburg experience

Ulrich Schneider, Tristan Ehrlich, Irem Karliova, Christian Giebels, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Aortic valve repair in patients with Marfan syndrome—the “Brussels approach”

Stefano Mastrobuoni, Saadallah Tamer, Emiliano Navarra, Laurent de Kerchove, Gebrine El Khoury

Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Marfan syndrome: how we do it

Rana O. Afifi, Akiko Tanaka, Ibrahim Yazji, Hazim J. Safi, Anthony L. Estrera

Two-Stage Elephant Trunk approach for open management of distal aortic arch and descending aortic pathology in patients with Marfan syndrome

Camilo A. Velasquez, Mohammad A. Zafar, Ayman Saeyeldin, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Adam J. Brownstein, Young Erben, Bulat A. Ziganshin, John A. Elefteriades

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

Transcarotid approach for TAVI: an optimal alternative to the transfemoral gold standard

Pavel Overtchouk, Ibrahim Alqdeimat, Augustin Coisne, Khalil Fattouch, Thomas Modine

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with aortic regurgitation

Matthias Thielmann, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Mohamad El Gabry, Heinz Jakob, Daniel Wendt

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement using the transaortic approach

Michael Caskey, Hao Pan, Merrick Kirshner, Timothy Byrne, Divya Ratan Verma, James Flaherty, Andrei Churyla

Trans-subclavian approach for transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Daniel Richard Watson, Steven Joseph Yakubov, Jefferson Morton Lyons, Carlos Enrique Sanchez Soto, Nathan Howard Kander, Anthony Theodore Chapekis, Arash Arshi, Aref Mahmoud Abou-Amro, Geoffrey B. Blossom

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

Minimally invasive, beating heart tricuspid valve surgery in a redo case

Martin Misfeld, Piroze Davierwala, Jörgen Banusch, Jörg Ender, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Bettina Pfannmüller

Vol 6, No 2 (March 2017): Esophageal Surgery

Robotic assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE): the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center initial experience

Olugbenga T. Okusanya, Inderpal S. Sarkaria, Nicholas R. Hess, Katie S. Nason, Manuel Villa Sanchez, Ryan M. Levy, Arjun Pennathur, James D. Luketich

Robotic esophagectomy: the Moffitt Cancer Center experience

Marisa Amaral, Jose Pimiento, Jacques P. Fontaine

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

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

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

Valve sparing—aortic root replacement with the reimplantation technique in acute type A aortic dissection

Stefano Mastrobuoni, Laurent De Kerchove, Emiliano Navarra, Parla Astarci, Philippe Noirhomme, Gebrine El Khoury

The direct aortic cannulation for acute type A aortic dissection

Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Takeshi Kinoshita, Reo Sakakura, Naoshi Minamidate, Piers Vigers

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

Routine use of hemiarch during acute type A aortic dissection repair

Ibrahim Sultan, Jeremy McGarvey, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Nimesh D. Desai, Joseph E. Bavaria, Wilson Y. Szeto

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

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

Video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy

David Bleetman, Douglas West, Elaine Teh, Eveline Internullo

Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

Federico Rea, Marco Schiavon, Giuseppe Marulli

Subxiphoid video-assisted thorascopic thymectomy for thymoma

Marcin Zieliński, Mariusz Rybak, Michal Wilkojc, Edward Fryzlewicz, Tomasz Nabialek, Juliusz Pankowski

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery thymectomy

Marco Scarci, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli

Thoracoscopic diaphragm plication

H. Volkan Kara, Michael J. Roach, Stafford S. Balderson, Thomas A. D’Amico

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

Contemporary application of the edge-to-edge repair

Alberto Pozzoli, Luca Vicentini, Michele De Bonis, Giovanna Di Giannuario, Giovanni La Canna, Ottavio Alfieri

Sub-valvular repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation in a patient with severe tethering of mitral leaflets

Giampiero Esposito, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Samuele Bichi, Antonio Cricco, Camillo Poloni, Cesare Beghi

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

Mitral valve repair with neo-chordae

Denis R. Merk, Friedrich W. Mohr, Joerg Seeburger

Off-pump transapical neo-chordae implantation

Denis R. Merk, Audrius Aidietis, Joerg Seeburger

Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair with Neochord Implantation (TOP-MINI): step-by-step guide

Andrea Colli, Fabio Zucchetta, Gianluca Torregrossa, Erica Manzan, Eleonora Bizzotto, Laura Besola, Roberto Bellu, Cristiano Sarais, Demetrio Pittarello, Gino Gerosa

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

Sorin Perceval S aortic valve implantation through a mini-sternotomy approach

Giuseppe Santarpino, Francesco Pollari, Steffen Pfeiffer, Theodor Fischlein

Totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR)

Marco Vola, Jean-François Fuzellier, Salvatore Campisi, Michael Faure, Jean-Baptiste Bouchet, Fabrizio Sandri, Michel Cler, Jean-Pierre Favre, Daniel Grinberg

Minimally invasive root surgery: a Bentall procedure through a J-ministernotomy

Marco Di Eusanio, Sebastiano Castrovinci, Mariano Cefarelli, Paolo Berretta, Jacopo Alfonsi, Giacomo Murana, Roberto Di Bartolomeo

Minimally invasive David reimplantation of bicuspid aortic valve

Jaroslav Benedik, Fanar Mourad, Mareike Eißmann (Perrey), Heinz Jakob

Aortic valve replacement with a rapid deployment Edwards Intuity bioprosthesis using a completely video-guided approach

Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Giovanni Domenico Cresce, Alessandro Favaro, Massimo Bilotta, Loris Salvador

David procedure through an upper partial sternotomy

Malakh L. Shrestha, Anna Junge, Axel Haverich, Andreas Martens

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

Jarvik 2000: evolution of surgical implantation from conventional to minimally invasive technique

Vincenzo Tarzia, Edward Buratto, Carlo Dal Lin, Michele Gallo, Giacomo Bortolussi, Jonida Bejko, Tomaso Bottio, Gino Gerosa

Surgical implantation of the CardioWest Total Artificial Heart

Vincenzo Tarzia, Edward Buratto, Michele Gallo, Giacomo Bortolussi, Jonida Bejko, Carlo Dal Lin, Gianluca Torregrossa, Roberto Bianco, Tomaso Bottio, Gino Gerosa

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

Implantation of the HeartWare HVAD: from full sternotomy to less invasive techniques

Vincenzo Tarzia, Edward Buratto, Michele Gallo, Giacomo Bortolussi, Jonida Bejko, Roberto Bianco, Tomaso Bottio, Gino Gerosa

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

Hybrid arch repair in chronic B dissection

Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Antonio Panataleo, Giovanni Pellicciari, Mariano Cefarelli, Marco Di Eusanio

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

How I do it: minimally invasive Cox-Maze IV procedure

Lindsey L. Saint, Christopher P. Lawrance, Jeremy E. Leidenfrost, Jason O. Robertson, Ralph J. Damiano Jr

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

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using skeletonized in situ arterial grafts

Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Hiromitsu Nota, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, Takeshi Kinoshita, Noriyuki Takashima, Masato Hayakawa, Shiho Naito

Endoscopic radial artery harvesting procedure for coronary artery bypass grafting

José L. Navia, Gabriel Olivares, Paul Ehasz, A. Marc Gillinov, Lars G. Svensson, Nicolas Brozzi, Bruce Lytle

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

Total arch replacement with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion and mild hypothermic circulatory arrest

Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Hiromitsu Nota, Satoshi Kuroyanagi, Takeshi Kinoshita, Noriyuki Takashima, Masato Hayakawa, Shiho Naito

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

Valve sparing root replacement: the remodeling technique with external ring annuloplasty

Emmanuel Lansac, Isabelle Di Centa, Jan Vojacek, Jan Nijs, Jaroslav Hlubocky, Gianclaudio Mecozzi, Mathieu Debauchez

Video-atlas of aortic valve repair

Saadallah Tamer, Laurent de kerchove, David Glineur, Gebrine Elkhoury

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

Video-atlas of open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Roberto Chiesa, Germano Melissano, Efrem Civilini, Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Enrico Maria Marone, Yamume Tshomba

Video-atlas of hybrid thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Roberto Chiesa, Germano Melissano, Efrem Civilini, Luca Bertoglio, Enrico Rinaldi, Enrico Maria Marone, Yamume Tshomba

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

Video-atlas of transapical aortic valve implantation

David M. Holzhey, Thilo Noack, Denis R. Merk, Joerg Seeburger, Michael A. Borger
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