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Dealing With Complications in VATS Surgery

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shanda Blackmon of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, gives an in-depth talk on the prevention and management of intraoperative events during VATS lobectomies. Using footage recorded during VATS cases, Dr. Blackmon gives helpful tips for dealing with potentially catastrophic events. “Don’t ever lose vigilance,” Dr. Blackmon urges. “The best way to avoid an unexpected event is to prevent it."

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs. 

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