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Most Popular CTSNet Content of 2022—By Category

Thursday, December 29, 2022

This year, CTSNet published a variety of educational content, including webinars, clinical videos, and more. We are closing out another year with a roundup of the top-viewed content published on our global platform throughout 2022. Keep reading to find out which video took the top spot, who our top contributor was, and everything in between.

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Most Popular Webinar

Small Aortic Root Webinar—Annular Enlargement vs. Total Replacement

CTSNet webinars bring together experts to discuss a trending surgical topic, and this one did not disappoint. Co-moderators Barbara Hamilton and Vinod Thourani welcomed experts Bo Yang, Michael Reardon, Joseph Bavaria, and Ismail El-Hamamsy to discuss their differing perspectives on two popular—and sometimes divisive—methods to treat aortic valve disease. Check out the webinar recording, a summary of its key takeaways, and a follow-up Q&A from Bo Yang.

Most Viewed Clinical Video

Step-by-Step Tutorial of Internal Mammary Artery Harvesting

Cardiac surgical videos continue to be the most popular clinical content on CTSNet, and this video gives a detailed explanation of a procedure that is essential for cardiothoracic surgeons to perfect early in their careers. The authors illustrate a step-by-step tutorial that is a great resource for learning proper mammary artery harvest technique. 

Explore our full catalog of cardiac videos and articles. Don’t see the topic you’re looking for? CTSNet would like your feedback and suggestions to help us provide you with the most relevant resources and information. Please add your thoughts as a comment at the end of the article! 

Top JANS Article

10-Year Study Results Find Patient Outcomes Similar for Two CABG Procedures

The most popular article published in JANS this year gives a definitive answer to a question that is often divisive to cardiothoracic surgeons—“on-pump” or “off-pump” CABG? Over a ten-year period, this study found that there is little difference in long-term outcome between the different approaches. Make sure to look through our full JANS collection.

Most Popular Guest Editor Series 

Guest Editor Series Webinar: Segmentectomy for Lung Cancer

In this Guest Editor Series, thoracic surgeon Alan Sihoe curated a talent-packed group of contributors to publish seven videos on segmentectomy for lung cancer. The series concluded with a webinar on August 12, where the contributors discussed their videos and gave helpful tips on the subject. In addition, CTSNet published an interview with Alan Sihoe and tips for beginners from Dominique Gossot.

Top CTSNet Contributor

Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD

CTSNet’s top contributor in 2022 was Joel Dunning, who is also a CTSNet associate editor. Dr. Dunning is a thoracic surgeon at James Cook University Hospital in the UK. He submitted seventeen videos this year, as well as coauthored several others. Most of Dr. Dunning’s videos are on the subject of robotic thoracic surgery, a developing approach he has helped to pioneer. Thank you, Dr. Dunning!

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