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September 16, 2019
This video illustrates two cases (right and left) of intramural coronary arteries and their surgical management using unroofing.
September 13, 2019
Using the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database, investigators identified factors associated with adverse outcomes after repair of anomalous coronary arteries arising from the pulmonary artery. Operative mortality was increased related to preoperative shock and the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
September 12, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Mara Antonoff of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, moderates a discussion on dedicated research time for residents interested in cardiothoracic surgery.
September 7, 2019
Posting of a still-relevant TED video regarding the high number of suicides among physicians, a world-wide problem that relates  in part to training and working conditions.  
August 31, 2019
This review details the risks of surgical smoke exposure, which include lung injury and cancer. The level of risk has yet to be determined. Most operating rooms do not require smoke evacuation devices, but their use should be considered.
August 28, 2019
This video demonstrates the surgical management of a 5-week-old patient with a post-natal diagnosis of d-transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum, with a left coronary artery originating from the right sinus of Valsalva.
August 27, 2019
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart and Vascular Center, through support from the National Institutes of Health and the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network, announces a call for applications for the Dartmouth National Implementation Science Program (NISP) Scholar in cardiothoracic surgery – an innovative translational research program designed to train the
August 19, 2019
In a QI study of nearly 5,400 operations, 188 adverse events were recorded.  Of these, over 56% were associated with human error.  Of all human performance deficiencies, cognitive error accounted for over half.
August 19, 2019
Ever wonder why your patients get respiratory infections postoperatively? Here's another risk factor. Almost 95% of hospital caregivers completed at least one shift while ill with an acute upper respiratory infection during flu season, despite hospital policies against such behavior. This was more common among physicians than among nurses.   
August 15, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 AATS Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Marc Moon of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, moderates a discussion on wellness in cardiothoracic surgery.

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