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Editors’ Picks: CTSNet’s Top Content of 2023

Friday, December 29, 2023

As CTSNet wraps up another year of outstanding cardiothoracic content, our editors looked back over the year and chose some of their favorites. From interviews with big names in CT surgery to innovative clinical content, take a look at the editors' top articles and videos from 2023.

Joel’s Picks
Joel Dunning is CTSNet’s Editor in Chief and a cardiothoracic surgeon at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

1. Simplifying Aortic Arch Surgery: An Interview with Stephen Spindel
2. Surgeon Perspective on the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guidelines: An Interview with Faisal Bakaeen
3. Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Without Ventriculotomy—A Novel Method
4. 5 Heart Valve Procedures to Expand Your Knowledge

Sameh’s Picks
Sameh Said is CTSNet’s Congenital Editor and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York, United States.

1. How I Do It: Single Ventricle Palliation with Norwood/Sano, Bidirectional Glenn, and Extracardiac Fontan
2. Concomitant Ravitch Repair and Mitral Valve Repair in a 13-Year-Old Patient with Marfan Syndrome
3. Off-Pump Kawashima Procedure in a 10-Month-Old Infant with Heterotaxy
4. Tricuspid Valve Replacement with the Right Atrial Appendage Valve: The First Report
5. The Nikaidoh Operation: An Aortic Translocation Repair

Emily’s Picks
Emily Farkas is the CTSNet Global Editor and the Associate Director of Global Health in Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine.

1. Rheumatic Heart Disease: Important Steps to Tackle a Misunderstood Disease
2. Featured Profile: Penelope Adinku
3. Cardiac Surgery in Kyiv: An Interview with Glib Yemets
4. Cardiac Surgery in Haiti: High Need, Low Support

Lorena’s Picks
Lorena Montes is CTSNet’s Cardiac Editor and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Fundacion Cardiovascular de Colombia in Floridablanca, Colombia.

1. Orthotopic Heart Transplant Using Bicaval Technique Part 1: Recipient Cardiectomy and Part 2: Implantation of Donor Heart
2. Harvesting of the Right Gastroepiploic Artery in CABG
3. Cabrol Patch with Cooley Fistula: A Useful Tool for Difficult-to-Control Bleeding
4. Endoscopic Mitral Repair in Severe MAC: Permissive Decalcification to Achieve an Effective Repair
5. Repair of a Giant Right Coronary Artery Aneurysm

Leanne’s Picks
Leanne Ashrafian is CTSNet’s Thoracic Editor and a cardiothoracic surgeon at Guy’s Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

1. Metastatic High-Grade Osteosarcoma with Direct Extension into the Left Atrium: Resection Combined with Right Middle Lobectomy
2. Right Main Pulmonary Artery Bleeding Control with Uniportal VATS


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