Taped at the STS 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, this roundtable discussion focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the role surgeons and the entire heart team play in the TAVR procedure.
10 May 2013
Non-general anesthesia thoracic surgery entails a relatively novel surgical approach aimed at minimizing surgical trauma and avoiding the potential side-effects of general anesthesia with one-lung ventilation. This can be accomplished by using VATS coupled with regional anesthesia methods such as thoracic epidural or local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Please consider completing a simple survey regarding this surgical strategy.
10 May 2013
The 51st Annual Meeting of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society will be taking place at the Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida, from October 23-26, 2013. The abstract submission site for the meeting is now open. Abstracts will be accepted through June 30, 2013.
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22 April 2013
Repair of the insufficient bicuspid aortic valve is a good option for many patients. Durability is excellent, and late complications are low. Four patients with varying anatomy were repaired to illustrate operative decision-making. Surgical reconstruction now should be a primary consideration for this disorder.
William M. Novick, MD, Honored as a Health Care Worker Who Makes a Difference in the Lives of Children
10 April 2013
Cardiothoracic surgeon William M. Novick, MD, was one of only nine health care workers in the United States recently honored with an inaugural REAL Award. Dr. Novick received the award in the category of pediatric care for improving the care of children with heart defects.
3 April 2013
New Journal CME activities from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have been added to the Congenital, Cardiac, & Thoracic Portals.
18 March 2013
Part of the Congenital Morphology Video Sessions, this set of four videos illustrates the essential features of congenitally corrected transposition, showing the associated lesions that serve potentially to uncorrect the circulatory patterns, along with the "close-cousins" with alternative ventriculo-arterial connections.
Turki B. Albacker, MD, Raja Ramankutty, MD and Eric E. Roselli, MD
Transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible alternative to open techniques in high risk patients. Surgical technique and some critical tips and pitfalls are described.…more
Pablo Gamez, MD and David Gomez, MD
The treatment of central lung tumors, pneumonectomy, has been in the past the surgical procedure of choice. However bronchial and vascular reconstructive techniques offer the same oncological results sparing healthy lung tissue.