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Masters of Cardiothoracic Surgery features narrated videos provided by renowned surgeons. This section is designed to be a detailed “how to” multimedia manual for operative procedures.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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