Jon-Cecil Martin Walkes, MD, and Robert Hsu, MPAS, PA-C
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive mitral valve repair via right thoracotomy. The patient was a 55-year-old male with mitral valve insufficiency and a ruptured chordae on the P2 segment of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve.
CTSNet introduces a new section that highlights in-depth interviews with leading Innovators in cardiothoracic surgery. A. Pieter Kappetein discusses SYNTAX 1- and 2-year results. Also, he discusses the FAME and EXCEL studies in depth.
The open heart surgery shown in this video consists of an aortic valve replacement and CABG times two in a 63-year-old male with severe aortic stenosis, moderate AI, and coronary artery disease.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery is now accepting Abstracts/Videos for the Aortic Symposium 2012 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York City, New York, USA from April 26-27, 2012.
The intercostal muscle is a reliable buttress for the bronchial stump following pneumonectomy and lobectomy in high risk patients. A technique is described for flap harvest to buttress the bronchial stump after lobectomy using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
New Journal CME activities from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have been added to the Congenital, Cardiac, and Thoracic Portals.
The CTSNet Clinical Cases Section was developed to highlight brief clinical case presentations by residents-in-training and practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons. The advantage of CTSNet-based presentations include the ease of online accessibility through a variety of desktop and mobile devices. Active participation of residents in training and practicing surgeons from around the world positively affects the ongoing education of everyone in the CTSNet Community. Consider contributing your clinical case.