Ralph J. Damiano, MD
Interviewed by Joel Dunning
Ralph Damiano is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. This Giants interview also introduces new technology for viewing the interview. Viewers can watch the entire interview or jump immediately to key topics discussed by Dr. Damiano. Readers can also see playlists of other Giants interviews by selecting the “Menu” option at the bottom of the screen. Let us know what you think of the new video format.
There is a new Facebook site for Young Cardiothoracic Surgeons to keep in contact with each other and to bounce new ideas and thoughts off each other. Go to Facebook, flag this in your groups and see what people are talking about. Get involved! Everyone is welcome.
Also, visit the Residents Section on CTSNet and see how Editor Tom Nguyen, MD, has reorganized information and has added many new features.
Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD MS and Wilson Y. Szeto, MD
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.
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CTSNet hosts a CME-granting, Internet-based Educational Activity entitled “Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass: Positioning and Stabilization.” The online learning activity was developed by John D. Puskas and Joseph Sabik and is sponsored by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. The activity has been active on CTSNet since 2006.