July 1, 2015
This video presents a single-port VATS right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy for a stage I carcinoid tumor in a 52-year-old patient. Sleeve lobectomy is a challenging and complex procedure. Typical carcinoids occluding the right upper lobe bronchus present an ideal opportunity for sleeve upper lobectomy due to their indolent nature and excellent oncologic outcomes.
Novel Application of a Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Device as a Bridge to Transplant in a Pediatric Patient with Severe Heart Failure Due to Viral Myocarditis
June 30, 2015
In this video, the authors describe their experience using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant in a morbidly obese pediatric patient with severe heart failure due to viral myocarditis.
June 26, 2015
CTSNet is saddened to report the passing of celebrated cardiothoracic surgeon Anthony Dobell, MD, at the age of 88. Dr. Dobell performed over 2,000 heart operations on children during his career, and was one of the first Canadian surgeons to perform open-heart surgery.
June 25, 2015
John Elefteriades of Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, United States, shares ten tips for circulatory support during aortic surgery.
June 24, 2015
This clinical case describes the successful treatment of severe aortic stenosis in a patient whose aortic anatomy precluded the traditional TAo approach. A 10mm Dacron graft was anastomosed end-to-side to provide adequate distance between the aortic annulus and the sheath insertion site.