This video demonstrates transaortic valve replacement as an alternative to transfemoral and transapical approaches. The transaortic approach has been proposed as an alternative to the transapical route because of proposed benefits for the patients in terms of speedier recovery and reduced morbidity.
This survey assesses how current practitioners developed MIE skills and how they are passing their knowledge on to others. Read the results of the survey and learn about current formal and informal educational aspects regarding this technique.
Assessment of Operability for Early Stage Lung Cancer
The current survey evaluates personal practices in assessing operability for early stage lung cancer. See how your approach matches up to that of your colleagues!
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Survey Results
This survey addressed the techniques of esophagectomy used in patients with esophageal cancer. Read the results and learn how your colleagues approach this challenging problem.
Take the new survey on minimally invasive esophagectomy training and instruction and help us learn about current formal and informal educational aspects regarding this technique.
Thoracic Surgeons' Mobile Device Usage Survey Results
The use of mobile devices for professional applications has increased dramatically in the last 5 years. Read the results of this survey to find out how your colleagues use such devices in their practices.
New Thoracic Portal Survey: Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
The new survey for the Thoracic Portal addresses the techniques of esophagectomy used in patients with esophageal cancer. Take the survey, and learn how your colleagues approach this challenging problem.
Thoracic Literature Watch - Fourth Quarter 2011
The 2011 Fourth Quarter Literature Watch is now available. It contains a collection of articles on thoracic topics collected by Dr. Ferguson, editor of the Cardiac Portal.
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video. The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
Thoracic Literature Watch - Third Quarter 2011
Each quarter Dr. Mark Ferguson, editor of the Cardiac Portal, collects articles pertinent to thoracic topics. The articles are taken from medical and surgical journals other than those found on CTSNet. The 2011 Third Quarter Literature Watch is now available.
Analysis of Salvage Esophagectomy Survey
The recent survey for the Thoracic Portal addressed the role of salvage esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer. Read the results, and learn how your colleagues approach this challenging problem.
EUROSCORE II iPhone and iPad App Now Available
Edward Bender has now designed a new app that calculates the EUROSCORE II score for you. Download the app by selecting the App Store icon on your device and typing in "euroscore ii". The app is free. Let us know what you think of the app.
New Thoracic Portal Survey: Thoracic Surgeons' Mobile Device Usage
The use of mobile devices for professional applications has increased dramatically in the last 5 years. Take this survey and tell us how you use such devices in your practice.
Acute Type A aortic dissections can be challenging entities for cardiac surgeons and require close follow-up secondary to their propensity for aneurismal degeneration. A combined open and endovascular technique is described for treating the inital dissection and resultant complications.
Analysis of Survey On Surgical Management of Myasthenia Gravis
The survey is complete and the results are in. See how your views towards thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis compare with those of your peers.
Updated CTSNet App Released
An updated version of the CTSNet iPad App is available for download. If you've already downloaded the app, an update notice will appear automatically under App Store, under Updates. If you haven't downloaded the free app, you can do so by selecting the App Store icon on your iPad and searching for CTSNet. The app continues to rank in the top 100 of all medical iPad apps. The CTSNet iPad App is sponsored by Sorin.
Risk Scoring Systems Survey Results
This survey examined participants’ views towards risk scoring systems for lung resection. Review the results and compare your views with those of your peers.
A number of approaches to surgical management of myasthenia gravis have been espoused. Take this survey and see how your views towards thymectomy for MG compare with those of your peers.
Surgical management of patients with extensive thoracic aortic disease can be performed in a 1- or 2-stage fashion. The authors demonstrate a combined stent-prosthetic graft designed to facilitate 1-stage treatment of patients with extensive aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection without intraoperative angiographic or echocardiographic assistance.
Job Satisfaction Survey Assessment
Read the results from the recent survey on job satisfaction, and learn how your level of satisfaction ranks among your peers.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Replacement of the aortic valve remains an effective treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS). The authors provide a brief introduction into catheter-based approaches for the treatment of severe AS, with a focus on the operative techniques.