This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).

Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.

Most Popular CTSNet Content of 2023—By Category

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

This year, CTSNet published a variety of educational content, including interviews, clinical videos, and more. We are closing out another year with a roundup of the top-viewed content published on our global platform throughout 2023. Keep reading to find out which video took the top spot, who our top contributor was, and everything in between.

Interested in contributing to CTSNet in 2024? Join our online community (or update your profile if you’re already a community member) to submit your innovative and educational content! Contact us for other opportunities, such as joining our editorial board, collaborating on a webinar, or livestreaming an event.

Most Popular Interview

Surgeon Perspective on the 2023 Chronic Coronary Disease Guidelines: An Interview with Faisal Bakaeen

CTSNet published dozens of interviews with prolific cardiothoracic surgeons this year. This one, between Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and AATS and STS Chronic Coronary Disease Guidelines rebuttal co-author Dr. Faisal Bakaeen, focuses on the guideline process and why Dr. Bakaeen and fellow surgeons have raised red flags.

Most Viewed Clinical Video

Aortic Hemiarch Replacement: The 7-Minute Technique

This popular cardiac clinical video from Dr. Stephen Spindel and Dr. Elbert Williams demonstrates a safe and simple technique for efficient replacement of the aortic hemiarch under hypothermic circulatory arrest that consistently takes seven minutes.

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

Minithoracotomy vs Conventional Sternotomy for Mitral Valve Repair: A Randomized Clinical Trial

The most popular article published in JANS this year broke new ground by comparing port access mitral surgery with sternotomy in a randomized multicenter trial. It demonstrates benefits for surgery through a minimal access route and, most importantly, that it is as safe as open surgery. Finally, it demonstrates that expert surgeons are required, whatever the access, to maximize the repair rate for patients. 

Make sure to look through our full JANS collection for more relevant news in CT surgery. Want to contribute to JANS? Contact us for more information.

Most Popular Guest Editor Series

21 Years After First TAVI: Will the Pace of Innovations Continue for All Heart Valves?

In this Guest Editor Series, cardiac surgeon Dr. Gry Dahle presented a curated collection of videos on the history, current challenges, and future advances of transcatheter valve replacement. The series featured seven contributor videos from five transcatheter surgery specialists from around the world. To learn more about Dr. Dahle, read her Featured Profile Interview.

Top CTSNet Contributor

Sameh Mahmoud Said, M.B.B.Ch, M.D., FACC, FACS

CTSNet’s top contributor in 2023 was Professor Sameh Said, who is also the Congenital Senior Editor. Prof. Said is the Chief of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. He submitted eight videos this year in addition to hosting a Guest Editor Series on right axillary thoracotomy for repair of congenital heart defects. Thank you for your great work, Prof. Said!


The information and views presented on represent the views of the authors and contributors of the material and not of CTSNet. Please review our full disclaimer page here.

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments