April 2013 Journal CME
New Journal CME activities from the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery have been added to the Congenital, Cardiac, and Thoracic Portals.
New iPad and iPhone App: Heart Chart
Heart Chart is a great tool for the practicing or training cardiac surgeon. With nothing but your finger, draw bypass grafts, repair and replace valves, and make a record of all the other operations you do as a heart surgeon.
CTJournals iPhone and iPad App
CT Journals, a free iPad and iPhone app, is a scholarly journal aggregator for healthcare providers interested in cardiothoracic and vascular disease. The user can quickly scan current article abstracts in 24 journals. The abstracts can be stored on the device for offline study, shared with friends and colleagues via email or Twitter, and 20 related articles can be automatically fetched from MEDLINE for each current abstract.
Mitral Valve Repair: The Biological Solution
Mitral Valve Repair: The Biological Solution is the result of the Berlin Mitral Valve Repair Symposium held at the joint meeting of the Society of Heart Valve Disease and the Heart Valve Society of America in June 2009. The editors have provided the cardiac surgery community a very timely and thorough review of mitral valve repair. Experts in the field participated in this publication to cover all aspects of mitral surgery. This title, and many more, are available through the CTSNet Bookstore.
Heart Disease Treatment Strategy for Patients
The Heart Surgery Game Plan is written by Jacob DeLaRosa, MD, a "coach" in heart disease. This book uses a fun football metaphor to make the reader understand heart disease. It takes the reader from the diagnosis kickoff to the recovery touchdown. It is a personal strategy for success in heart disease treatment. This title, and many more, are available through the CTSNet Bookstore.
Looking for a Good Book to Read?
In "OPEN HEART: The Radical Surgeons who Revolutionized Medicine" the author, David Cooper MD, recounts the personal stories of the daring young men who pioneered heart surgery, one of the great medical success stories of the 20th century. This title, and many more, are available through the CTSNet Bookstore.
New Textbook: Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery
Narain Moorjani, MD, has just published a new book, Key Questions in Cardiac Surgery. The book is a comprehensive textbook that covers all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, including anatomy, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac investigations, and surgical treatment options.
New Online Journal – Mechanical Circulatory Support
A new on-line journal dedicated to the growing field of mechanical circulatory support is now accepting manuscript submissions in all areas of circulatory support.
Thoracic Surgery News
Thoracic Surgery News is devoted to the news of general thoracic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, transplantation, and congenital heart disease. Published 10 times per year, it is the official newspaper of the AATS. Subscription is complimentary.
WJPCHS is a new print and online journal for those interested in congenital heart disease, surgical therapy, and current research