ICVTS - Editors Choice

This month's articles selected by the Editor are open for discussion until 23 July 2015

  1. NEW IDEAS - ADULT CARDIAC:
    Mini-partial heart autotransplantation: a different way to perform the Cox-maze III
    Ovidio A. García-Villarreal
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/05/07/icvts.ivv121.abstract

    Twitt: Authors describe a technique allowing excellent access to mitral valve repair performing cut-and-sew Cox-Maze III.

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE - ADULT CARDIAC:
    A retrospective comparative study of minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation versus conventional extracorporeal circulation in emergency coronary artery bypass surgery patients: a single surgeon analysis
    Magdalena Rufa, Jens Schubel, Christian Ulrich, Jan Schaarschmidt, Catalin Tiliscan, Adrian Bauer, and Harald Hausmann
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/23/icvts.ivv103.abstract

    Twitt: Authors show that minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation in emergency is safe and effective.

  3. BEST EVIDENCE TOPIC - THORACIC:
    Is the learning curve for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy affected by prior experience in open lobectomy?
    Sharon Okyere, Rizwan Attia, Levon Toufektzian, and Tom Routledge
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/04/14/icvts.ivv090.abstract

    Twitt: Learning curve for VAT Lobectomy is not influenced by the experience in open lobectomy.