As robotic surgery continues to advance and become a more established method in cardiothoracic and other surgical specialties, concerns have arisen surrounding cybersecurity. Healthcare systems are particularly vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks, and the complex nature of robotic surgery systems creates additional risk.
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September 23, 2022
September 21, 2022
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition, and it is important to understand how to manage it in the varying circumstances under which it can occur. This informative collection of videos, published over the last couple of years on CTSNet, features a wide variety of procedures involving the repair of aortic dissection.
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.
September 19, 2022
This technique of right axillary artery cannulation—inserting the inflow cannula through the Dacron graft into the vessel—improves arterial inflow and reduces the incidence of complications.
September 15, 2022
Over the past three decades, more than 76,000 heart transplantations have been performed. This study evaluated trends and outcomes of patients who underwent the procedure to treat peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)—a disease limited to female patients—the frequency of which increased over the study period.
September 14, 2022
Over the past few years, CTSNet has published dozens of informative articles and videos on minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Minimally invasive techniques can be applied to mitral valve repair and replacement, CABG, and other procedures. Read on for five of our most popular posts on minimally invasive cardiac procedures from experts around the globe.
September 12, 2022
Enjoy this interview with Professor Charles Yankah, a cardiothoracic surgeon who has dedicated the last fifty years to advancing cardiovascular care and helping the globally underserved communities who require it.
September 9, 2022
While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis, a new study in the American Journal of Cardiology showed that there may be a high risk of in-hospital mortality for patients who undergo surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) after TAVR.
Clinical Outcomes Using Freestyle Valve–Valsalva Graft Composite Conduit for Aortic Root Replacement
September 8, 2022
From 2005 to 2020, 523 patients were treated using a novel method of aortic root replacement that used a self-constructed tissue valve conduit involving a Freestyle subcoronary valve sewn into a Valsalva graft. This study aimed to review the clinical outcomes of the method.
September 7, 2022
Preparation of the internal thoracic artery by left minithoracotomy is made difficult by the small surgical access. The use of an harmonic synergy combination hook blade can facilitate the procedure and make it safer.