Two Videos Showing Fluoroscopy and Animation of the TAVI Procedure
Fluoroscopy with Videography Showing Deployment of the Valve: The valve is deployed during rapid right ventricular pacing. The crimped valve and support frame are expanded with underlying balloon inflation. Also seen are the transesophageal echocardiography probe and the temporary right ventricular pacing lead. Animation of the Complete Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) Procedure.
Cardiac Auto Transplantation (The procedure of explantation and reimplantation of the heart)
A 55 years old patient admitted to our hospital with a size of 25x20 left atrium, a severe mitral valve disease. The symptoms of the disease were pulmonary edema, asthma, low cardiac output, arrhythmia, extreme fatigue and abnormal weight loss. In order to contract the left atrium, a cardiac autotransplantation surgery, the procedure of explantation and reimplantation of the heart was performed on the patient.
“Keyhole” Heart Surgery
It is possible to perform a heart surgery so as to solve obstructions of coronary artery which we call "LAD" (left anterior descending coronary artery), through a small incision while the heart is still beating. We, Cardiac Surgeons, call this kind of procedure "Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery".
Aortic Valve and Ascending Aortic Replacement via Small Incision
Aortic aneurysm surgery along with aortic valve replacement was being regarded as a risky operation and practiced only in specific health facilities in the past. However, nowadays, these kind of heart surgeries can be done through 3 cm. incisions. Especially the closed-heart surgeries that are performed on young patients in which a small incision is made by the surgeon bring patient satisfaction throughout the postoperative period.
Awake Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Awake Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery was established for single vessel disease of the heart. Dr. Tayfun Aybek is one of pioneers of this technique. He used high epidural anesthesia for the pain management and beating heart coronary bypass via small incision for this method.
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main