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Dive Deep with 5 CTSNet Guest Editors Series

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Over the last two years, the Guest Editor Series has been a key vehicle in advancing CTSNet’s mission to educate and connect the global cardiothoracic surgery community. Recent guest editors such as Konstadinos Plestis, Marc Gerdish, Virginia Litle, Eduard Quintana, and Alan Sihoe have brought together top fellow experts in their fields to produce curated deep dives into complex CT topics. 

Read on for an overview of CTSNet’s last five Guest Editor Series, and keep an eye out for more to come in 2023.

1. Segmentectomy for Lung Cancer
Edited by Alan Sihoe; featuring Christopher Cao; Calvin Ng, et al.; Dominique Gossot, et al.; Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, et al.; Ricardo Terra, et al.; and Jessica Donington

Our most recent collection shares insights into segmentectomy procedures in the treatment of lung cancer from world-renowned experts, including Diego Gonzalez-Rivas and Dominique Gossot. With the relatively recent emergence of segmentectomy as a preferred procedure over lobectomy, each of the contributors’ videos and the culminating webinar offer a valuable look into its nuances.

2. Operative Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy—Gold Standard Septal Myectomy to Stand the Test of Time
Edited by Eduard Quintana; featuring Martin Maron; Milind Desai; Nicholas Smedira;  Hartzell V. Schaff et al.; Jean- Francois Obadia et al.; Sameh M. Said et al.; and Patrick Myers et al.

In the hands of experts, surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy can turn a disease with a previously dim prognosis into a condition that can be easily overcome. This panel of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, led by Dr. Eduard Quintana, gives a well-rounded look at various techniques to perfect the groundbreaking procedure.

3. Lung Cancer Screening—Health Care Disparities
Edited by Virginia Litle; featuring Kei Suzuki; Azante Griffith et al.; Rian Hasson Charles; Michael Poulson; Cherie Erkmen; and Gita Mody

Screening for lung cancer is important in its prevention, just as surgery is important in its treatment. Dr. Litle brought together a group of professionals working to identify and dismantle disparities in lung cancer screening across communities with a high percentage of low-income and uninsured patients. The resulting articles, presentations, and roundtables give a starting point for healthcare professionals who may want to implement a more accessible lung cancer screening program in their hospital systems.

4. Surgical Atrial Fibrillation—What We Must Do and What We Can Do
Edited by Marc Gerdisch; featuring Eric Okum; Mark La Meir; Patrick McCarthy; Lauren Barron et al.; Gianluigi Bisleri; Niv Ad; Christian Shults; and Armin Kiankhooy

As surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation continues to expand, surgeons have become overwhelmed with options. In his guest editor series, Dr. Gerdisch aimed to find the path of least resistance, simplifying the groundbreaking ability to treat atrial fibrillation surgically into the least invasive and most effective approaches. His contributors lend their unique takes on the challenge, from the Cox-Maze procedure to convergent hybrid ablation.

5. Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation
Edited by Konstadinos Plestis; featuring Jonathan Hemli et al.; Saket Singh et al.; Oleg Orlov et al.; Edgar Aranda-Michel et al.; John Kelly et al.; Chris Mehta et al.; and Vishal Shah et al.

Aortic dissection repair is a difficult procedure, and the emergent surgery is most often performed by non-aortic surgeons. This series aims to offer education on standard aortic dissection repair techniques, allowing more surgeons to be well-informed and confident in replicating these procedures. The videos cover each step of aortic dissection treatment, from pre-operative echocardiogram to postoperative bleeding prevention.

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