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Cardiac Showcase: 7 Surgical Videos to Help You Upskill

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Can you believe it’s already July? In the first half of 2022, CTSNet has had surgeons from countless parts of the world shared their valuable experience and expertise with our community of CT surgeons in the form of clinical and surgical videos. For your convenience, we’ve rounded up six of the most popular in the cardiac specialty published so far this year.

Do you have a favorite? Be sure to let us and your fellow CTSNet users know in the comment section below!

If you have a great cardiac surgical technique or procedure to share, we invite you to submit it for publication here on CTSNet. We welcome year-round submissions of high-quality written and recorded content that fosters education and promotes improved patient care across the global CT community.

Check out our other specialty showcases of hte most popular thoracic, vascular, and congenital content in the first half of 2022 as well.


1. Mechanical AVR with Y-Incision Aortic Annular Enlargement
Bo Yang, Sarah Palmer

This case study demonstrates the "Y" incision and rectangular patch technique to enlarge the aortic annulus by four valve sizes and implant a mechanical valve.


2. Step-by-Step Tutorial of Internal Mammary Artery Harvesting
Antonia Kreso, Akash Premkumar, Nathaniel Langer

Internal mammary artery harvesting is a skill all cardiothoracic surgery residents must perfect early in their careers. This step-by-step tutorial is a great resource to learn proper technique.


3. How-To: Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion During Cardiac Surgery
Stacy Chen, Darien Paone, Elias Zias

Learn how to perform a left atrial appendage clip deployment and placement during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.


4. Transaxillary Mitral Valve Repair After Failed Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Repair
Marco Di Eusanio, Mariano Cefarelli

Mitral valve surgery after a failed percutaneous edge-to-edge repair can be complex, and the feasability of a surgical mitral valve repair or replacement depends on multiple factors. This video presents a minimally invasive approach that can enable complex valve surgery, promoting both faster recovery and increased patient satisfaction.


5. Reconstruction of Complex Proximal Aortic Dissections with Aortic Insufficiency Using Aortic Ring Annuloplasty
R. Anthony Perez-TamayoJoshua Baker, Marc Gerdisch, Takashi Murashita, Arun Singhal, Timothy James, Richard Downey, J. Scott Rankin

Proximal aortic dissection with root involvement and aortic insufficiency can be difficult to repair. This video presents a potentially improved technique involving aortic ring annuloplasty, along with the history of reparative approaches.


6. Posterior Annulus Reinforcement with Autologous Pericardium During Mitral Valve Replacement for Endocarditis and Severe MAC
John DugganAlex Peters, Alex Peters, John Kucera, Paul Massimiano, Junewai Reoma

This video demonstrates a posterior annuloplasty using autologous pericardium during a mitral valve replacement for infective endocarditis in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.


7. How to Make a High-Quality Cardiac Surgery Video
Stanley WolfeAkash Premkumar, Dane Paneitz, Jordan Bloom, Duke Cameron

Operative videos are becoming increasingly common on many platforms, but filming cardiac operations is inherently challenging. This video offers several tips to obtain high-quality footage.


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