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The Beat Podcast Series

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This Beat episode, hosted by Brian Mitzman MD, focuses on recent CTSNet videos on robotic diaphragm plication and "robotic-alternative" instrumentation, a recent Annals of Thoracic Surgery... More
February 16, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Jessica Luc, MD, covers part two of a two-part discussion on vaccines.
February 10, 2021
This week's episode: the status of COVID-19 survivors after ECMO, trial on advanced reperfusion strategies, decrease in adult surgeries, and analysis of robotically-assisted congenital cardiac surgery.
January 26, 2021
Brian Mitzman presents the latest Beat podcast, focusing on the STS 2021 virtual meeting, as well as recent submissions to CTSNet and the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
January 13, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Joel Dunning, MD, covers part one of a two-part discussion on vaccines. Dr Dunning reviews three papers on the three COVID-19 vaccines currently available.
December 28, 2020
CTSNet published over 60 podcast episodes in 2020. As the year comes to a close, the CTSNet staff present the five most popular podcast episodes published in 2020.
December 15, 2020
This Beat episode, hosted by Joel Dunning, MD, and joined by Enoch Akowuah, MD, both of the James Cook University Hospital, UK, discusses lawsuits against surgical stapler manufactures; MAVRIC and the UK mini mitral trials; and mitraclip MR repair, Easy-AS, and segmentectomy vs. lobectomy studies.
November 23, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Brian Mitzman, general thoracic surgeon with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, as the host, discusses recent highlights submitted to CTSNet, along with a look at a new esophagogastric anastomosis simulator in this month's JTCVS.
November 17, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Dr Jessica Luc, cardiovascular surgery resident from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as the host, discussing highlights from the CTSNet COVID-19 portal, including the subspecialty guidance statements on cardiac, thoracic, and congenital patient triage, followed by education and ethical considerations during the pandemic.
November 4, 2020
In this Beat podcast episode, Joel Dunning discusses the EXCEL trial and European guidelines, percutaneous interventions with coronary bypass surgery, management of aortic emergencies during COVID-19, and osimertinib in positive resected cancer.
October 28, 2020
In this episode hosted by Joel Dunning, James Cook University Hospital, UK, news topics include the recent virtual EACTS conference, surgery after TAVR or MitraClip, BIMA vs LIMA, surprising cases, pectus excavatum in the United Kingdom, and a brand new diagnosis you may never have heard of before: slipping rib syndrome.

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