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Filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel of allied health professionals discusses the new STS protocol for the management of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery.
January 29, 2016
This protocol discusses harvesting a vein graft.
December 17, 2015
Massimo Caputo relates the story of a how charitable project to establish a congenital heart surgery program in Homs, Syria, was destroyed by the civil war in that country.
November 26, 2015
Arie Blitz of the McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen, Texas, delivers a talk on vertical and horizontal integration in health care.
September 18, 2015
Red blood cell transfusion in cardiac surgical patients has been strongly associated with increased infection, increased ischemic post-operative events, prolonged hospital stay, increased mortality, and increased hospital costs. The goal of this protocol is to identify cardiac surgical patients who will safely undergo care and receive no homologous blood transfusions.
September 9, 2015
In this recent interview, Leanne Harling talks to Sir Ara Darzi, former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Department of Health, United Kingdom.
August 31, 2015
Arie Blitz of the McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen, Texas, discusses ventricular assist device RPM settings to maximize output and effectiveness.
August 28, 2015
This protocol provides guidance for temporary pacemaker verification and troubleshooting.
August 25, 2015
Mahesh Ramchandani of Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, discusses the use of the AngioVac device for removal of unwanted intravascular material.
August 21, 2015
This protocol outlines the multidisciplinary approach to perioperative blood management for cardiac surgical patients at the California Pacific Medical Center.
August 12, 2015
Arie Blitz of the McAllen Heart Hospital, Texas, takes an in-depth look at extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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