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Cardiac

March 27, 2020
CTSNet invites you to participate in the COVID-19 Message Board to offer advice, insights, algorithms, and technical tips, and to pose questions for the cardiothoracic community regarding COVID-19.
March 26, 2020
CTSNet has developed a resource to help share real time information about the COVID-19 pandemic for the cardiothoracic community.
March 26, 2020
Marc R. Moon of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, presents a discussion on mitral valve pathoanatomy.
March 26, 2020
In a cohort of 416 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly 20% had elevated troponins indicating myocardial injury.  These patients also had a host of other serum and radiographic abnormalities, were older, had more comorbidities, and more often required ventilatory support.  Their mortality rate was 51% compared to 4.5% for other hospitalized pa
March 25, 2020
Succinct recommendations for the management of COVID-19 cases in the operating room.  Includes infographic outlining comprehensive operating room workflow, detailing the roles and responsibilities of each OR team member.
March 24, 2020
Drs Daniel Drake and Robert Sade, along with other members of the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum and several nonmember experts, produced a paper on the ethical considerations for cardiothoracic surgeons in pandemics.
March 24, 2020
The authors present the case of a totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement using an automated suturing device (the RAM® and SEW-EASY® device) which facilitates minimally invasive valve surgery.
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
March 22, 2020
Shanda Blackmon, Brendon Stiles, Vinay Badhwar, and Robert Cerfolio discuss maximizing efficiency in a cardiothoracic surgery practice.
March 22, 2020
Joel Dunning, Aaron Morton, Jill Ley, Rick Bell, and John Whitlock discuss STS protocol for the management of cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery, an expert consensus statement that was published in January of 2017.

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