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Vol 11, No 5 (September 2022): Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery I

Robotic-assisted double valve surgery

George M. Comas, Lawrence M. Wei, Vinay Badhwar

Robotic mitral valve repair with complete excision of mitral annular calcification

Noritsugu Naito, Eugene A. Grossi, Heidi B. Nafday, Didier F. Loulmet

The periareolar approach to robotic mitral valve repair

Francesco Musumeci, Federico Ranocchi, Antonio Lio

Technical aspects of robotically assisted left atrial myxoma resection

Rachel L. Deitz, Takuya Ogami, Syed Faaz Ashraf, David J. Kaczorowski, Johannes Bonatti

Vol 11, No 4 (July 2022): Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Vol 11, No 3 (May 2022): Surgical & Non-Surgical Management of Mechanical Complications of AMI

Managing and repairing ventricular free-wall rupture: the triple-patch technique

Roberto Lorusso, Daniele Ronco, Giulio Massimi, Michele Di Mauro, Federica Jiritano, Matteo Matteucci

Extended sandwich patch technique to repair ventricular septal rupture

Tohru Asai, Takeshi Kinoshita, Atsumi Oishi, Kohei Hachiro, Tomoaki Suzuki, Piers Vigers

The worst MitraClip Scenario: acute mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle rupture

Davide Carino, Paolo Denti, Alessandra Sala, Wobbe Bouma, Alessandro Castiglioni, Ottavio Alfieri, Francesco Maisano, Michele De Bonis

Vol 11, No 2 (March 2022): PTE in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Disease

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

Massimiliano Palazzini, Francesco Saia, Nevio Taglieri, Daniele Guarino, Mariangela Rotunno, Nazzareno Galiѐ, Fabio Dardi

Surgical management of “ab-extrinseco” main stem left coronary compression during pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

Sofia Martin-Suarez, Giulio Giovanni Cavalli, Gregorio Gliozzi, Carlo Mariani, Antonio Loforte, Davide Pacini

Vol 11, No 1 (January 2022): Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Solutions II

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for ascending aortic aneurysm or dissection

Derek Serna-Gallegos, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Forozan Navid, Ibrahim Sultan

Endovascular arch repair using the NEXUS arch endograft

Marina Ibrahim, Thomas F. Lindsay, Jennifer C. Y. Chung, Kong T. Tan, Juan Contreras, Maral Ouzounian

Laser fenestration in chronic type B aortic dissection: creating a distal landing zone to facilitate thoracic endovascular aortic repair

Stevan S. Pupovac, Jonathan M. Hemli, Alfio Carroccio, Khalil Qato, Elizabeth Northfield, Derek R. Brinster

Vol 10, No 5 (September 2021): Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve

Transcatheter valve implantation in a failed homograft

Andreas Habertheuer, Morgan T. Harloff, Musa A. Sharkawi, Piotr S. Sobieszczyk, Ashraf A. Sabe, Pinak B. Shah, Tsuyoshi Kaneko

Fracture of a 21 mm failed bioprosthetic aortic valve

Jennifer L. Perri, David Blusztein, Vaikom S. Mahadevan, Tom C. Nguyen

Vol 10, No 4 (July 2021): Ross Procedure

The Ross procedure: total root technique

Elbert E. Williams, Ismail El-Hamamsy

Valve-sparing procedure for a dilated pulmonary autograft

Karen B. Abeln, Tristan Ehrlich, Alexander Hess, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

The Ross procedure—the loose jacket technique

Ahmed Afifi, Hatem Hosny, Ahmed Mahgoub, Magdi Yacoub

The Ross inclusion technique

Peter D. Skillington, Campbell D. Flynn, Marco Larobina, Michael O’Keefe

The Ross procedure with a bicuspid pulmonary autograft

Fadi Hage, Ali Hage, Linrui Guo, Michael W. A. Chu

The Ross sub-coronary technique

Martin Misfeld, Christian D. Etz, Michael A. Borger, Hans-H. Sievers

The Ross inclusion Dacron graft

Jama Jahanyar, Daniel E. Muñoz, Saadallah Tamer, Gebrine El Khoury, Laurent de Kerchove

Vol 10, No 3 (May 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure II

Continuous-flow biventricular mechanical support implantation strategies

Jaime-Jürgen Eulert-Grehn, Pia Lanmüller, Christoph Starck, Felix Hennig, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk, Evgenij Potapov

Resolution of sudden left ventricular assist device failure due to outflow graft narrowing

Andrea Montalto, Rocco Stio, Mariano Feccia, Marina Comisso, Romina Pantanella, Francesco Musumeci

Myocardial function recovery interventional assessment and surgical pump removal

Johanna Mulzer, Marcus Mueller, Jan Knierim, Pia Lanmueller, Evgenij Potapov

Vol 10, No 2 (March 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure I

Off-pump left ventricular assist device implantation via bilateral mini-thoracotomy in cardiac reoperations: the extrapericardial subxiphoid route

Matteo Attisani, Marco Pocar, Vittoria Lodo, Cristina Barbero, Giovanni Marchetto, Paolo Centofanti, Mauro Rinaldi, Massimo Boffini

Less-invasive tools and technique for fully magnetically levitated centrifugal pump implantation

Ivan Netuka, Miroslav Konarik, Martin Pokorny, Peter Ivak, Jiri Maly, Ondrej Szarszoi

Sternal-sparing Jarvik 2000 implantation, heart transplantation and driveline pedestal removal

Antonio Loforte, Gregorio Gliozzi, Giuditta Coppola, Giulio Giovanni Cavalli, Sofia Martin Suarez, Davide Pacini

Vol 9, No 6 (November 2020): Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Bioprosthetic valve fracture to facilitate valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve repair

Keith B. Allen, Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, John T. Saxon, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Danny Dvir, John G. Webb

Master of cardiothoracic surgery: transcaval transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Isida Byku, Norihiko Kamioka, Adam B. Greenbaum, Patrick Gleason, Vasilis C. Babaliaros, Kendra J. Grubb

Snaring technique for explantation of transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis

Matthew Valdis, Fadi Hage, Pantelis Diamantouros, Rodrigo Bagur, Patrick Teefy, Michael W. A. Chu

Coronary protection in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: when, how and critical decision making

Emad Uddin Hakemi, Mariusz Wolbinski, Rebecca Hahn, Susheel Kodali, Isaac George

Vol 10, No 1 (January 2021): Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Vol 9, No 5 (September 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement II

Ultra fast-track trans-axillary mini-aortic valve replacement

Marco Di Eusanio, Jacopo Alfonsi, Paolo Berretta, Hossein Zahedi, Michele D. Pierri, Mariano Cefarelli

Surgery without visible scars—double valve surgery using the right lateral access

Manuel Wilbring, Sebastian Arzt, Konstantin Alexiou, Klaus Matschke, Utz Kappert

Vol 9, No 3 (May 2020): Frozen Elephant Trunk

Use of the frozen elephant trunk technique for type B aortic dissection and aberrant right subclavian artery: an anatomic repair of the “arteria lusoria”

Giacomo Murana, Luca Di Marco, Ciro Amodio, Antonino Costantino, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Alessandro Leone, Davide Pacini

Frozen elephant trunk: debranch first technique

Paola Redaelli, Igor Belluschi, Luca Bertoglio, Alessandro Verzini, Roberto Chiesa, Alessandro Castiglioni

Normothermic frozen elephant trunk surgery without circulatory arrest: how we do it in Ancona

Marco Di Eusanio, Mariano Cefarelli, Jacopo Alfonsi, Paolo Berretta, Emanuele Gatta

Vol 9, No 4 (July 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement I

Step-by-step rapid deployment Intuity Elite implantation using a minimally invasive endoscopic approach

Giovanni Domenico Cresce, Tommaso Hinna Danesi, Massimo Sella, Loris Salvador

Sutureless aortic valve replacement and direct Sapien 3 valve-in-valve implantation: a challenging case

Carlo Savini, Gregorio Gliozzi, Carlo Mariani, Daniela Votano, Alessandro Leone, Davide Pacini

Vol 9, No 2 (March 2020): Total Artificial Heart

Vol 9, No 1 (January 2020): Lung Transplantation

Sternotomy for lung transplantation: a description of technique

Antonio Coppolino, Gita N. Mody, Daniel Rinewalt, Emily Polhemus, Steve K. Singh, Hari R. Mallidi

Vol 8, No 6 (November 2019): Endocarditis

Tricuspid valve endocarditis

Mateo Marin-Cuartas, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger, Bettina Pfannmüller

Infective aortic valve endocarditis with root abscess formation: a mitral sparing root-Commando operation

Eduard Quintana, Carlos A. Mestres, Elena Sandoval, Cristina Ibáñez, Mathias Van Hemelrijck, José Luis Pomar

Aortic root endocarditis: a Biointegral Bioconduit subannular implantation

Marco Di Eusanio, Paolo Berretta, Jacopo Alfonsi, Mariano Cefarelli

Minimally invasive approach for infective mitral valve endocarditis

Karel M. Van Praet, Markus Kofler, Simon H. Sündermann, Matteo Montagner, Roland Heck, Christoph Starck, Christof Stamm, Stephan Jacobs, Jörg Kempfert, Volkmar Falk

Vol 8, No 4 (July 2019): Type B Intramural Hematoma and Descending Penetrating Aortic Ulcer

Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B intramural hematoma

A. Claire Watkins, Andreas R. de Biasi, Shinichi Iwakoshi, Yukihisa Ogawa, Michael D. Dake

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

Valve sparing root replacement: remodeling root repair with aortic ring annuloplasty

Pouya Youssefi, Isabelle Di Centa, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Emmanuel Lansac

Isolated aortic valve repair—how to do it and long-term results: external ring annuloplasty

Mustafa Zakkar, Pouya Youssefi, Isabelle Di Centa, Nizar Khelil, Mathieu Debauchez, Emmanuel Lansac

Quadricuspid aortic valve repair

Stefano Mastrobuoni, Gaby Aphram, Saadallah Tamer, Emiliano Navarra, Laurent De Kerchove, Gebrine El Khoury

Minimally invasive bicuspid aortic valve repair with external ring annuloplasty

Oleg I. Orlov, Vishal N. Shah, Cinthia P. Orlov, Vasily I. Kaleda, Konstadinos A. Plestis

Aortic valve repair for tri-leaflet aortic insufficiency associated with asymmetric aortic root aneurysms

George T. Stavridis, Richard S. Downey, Marc W. Gerdisch, G. Chad Hughes, Marek J. Jasinski, J. Scott Rankin, Domenico Mazzitelli, Diana Aicher, Theodor Fischlein, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Alberto Weber, Ivar Friedrich, Mattia Glauber, Steffen Pfeiffer, Antonio Miceli, Ming-Sing Si, Tomislav Klokocovnik, Lawrence M. Wei, Marek A. Deja, Vinay Badhwar

Minimally invasive aortic valve reconstruction with autologous pericardium: how we do it

Dinh H. Nguyen, Anh T. Vo, Trang T. Nguyen, Khoi M. Le, Binh Q. Truong, Bac H. Nguyen

Unicuspid valve repair—what technique, which patch for which patient?

Shunsuke Matsushima, Christian Giebels, Maximilian Glenske, Irem Karliova, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Isolated aortic valve repair—how to do it and long-term results: suture annuloplasty

Ulrich Schneider, Shunsuke Miyahara, Christian Giebels, Irem Karliova, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Valve sparing root replacement: reimplantation of the aortic valve

Gaby Aphram, Saadallah Tamer, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Gebrine El Khoury, Laurent de Kerchove

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

Management of robotic bleeding complications

Pierluigi Novellis, Mehmood Jadoon, Umberto Cariboni, Edoardo Bottoni, Alessandro Pardolesi, Giulia Veronesi

Robotic thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

Erkan Kaba, Tugba Cosgun, Kemal Ayalp, Alper Toker

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

Transcatheter mitral repair: MitraClip technique

Basel Ramlawi, Jeffrey Skiles, Debra Myers, Omar Ali, Claudia Viens

Minimally invasive transatrial mitral valve replacement in mitral annular calcification

Alexander P. Nissen, Joseph Lamelas, Isaac George, Juan Umana-Pizano, Tom C. Nguyen

LAMPOON transseptal mitral valve in ring

Norihiko Kamioka, Jaffar M. Khan, Robert J. Lederman, Peter Block, Vasilis C. Babaliaros, Adam B. Greenbaum

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

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