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The aim of this review is to focus the attention on the "state of the art" of port-access and video-assisted mitral valve surgery appraising the results compared to the traditional approach, describing different technical strategies and analyzing how to avoid and manage its related complications concomitantly elucidating which procedure is associated with… (More)
MitraClip system has been recently introduced in clinical practice for percutaneous mitral valve repair in selected patients. In the case of early or late detachment of the device dedicated tools, either with percutaneous or surgical approach, have been developed. We describe a novel technique to atraumatically remove the MitraClip.
We present a case of double aortic arch with a predominant right and a double arterial duct detected by echocardiogram in a 28-week gestation foetus. The first evaluation revealed that both arches were perfused; the 1-month postnatal echocardiogram showed the closure of both arterial ducts and the partial obliteration of the left aortic arch between the… (More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extension to the right atrium is an uncommon form of cardiac involvement. We report a case of a 67-year-old man admitted to our Department for the incidental findings of a mass in the right atrium. Physical examination revealed leg edema, distention of external jugular vein and ascites. The anamnestic collection revealed… (More)
Intraluminal aortic clamping has been achieved until now by means of a sophisticated device consisting of a three-lumen catheter named Endoclamp, which allows at the same time occlusion of the aorta, antegrade delivering of cardioplegia, and venting through the aortic root. This tool has shown important advantages allowing aortic occlusion and perfusate… (More)