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February 4, 2015
Recorded via Google Hangouts, this roundtable discussion focuses on the impact of “human factors” in cardiothoracic surgery. Joel Dunning moderates the discussion with Tara Bartley, Arie Blitz, and Jill Ley.
February 3, 2015
This video shows the surgical correction of two large thoracic aortic aneurysms in a 15-year-old girl.
January 29, 2015
The author recounts the posttraumatic distress that Captain Scully and other crewmembers experienced after the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York City.  She describes the counseling this team required after executing a nearly perfect recovery from a potentially disastrous aviation event.  The author wonders wh
January 24, 2015
The Columbia group performed a retrospective analysis of 46 balloon atrial septostomies in 32 patients with severe and medically refractory PAH from 2002-2013.   There were no procedural deaths or complications. BAS was safely used as a bridge to lung transplantation or to alleviate right heart failure symptoms and/or syncope.
January 14, 2015
Deep hypothermia and cardioplegic myocardial arrest, with or without selective cerebral perfusion, is traditionally performed during aortic arch reconstruction. In this video, the authors describe a technique for selective cerebral perfusion combined with controlled coronary perfusion for hypoplastic aortic arch repair.
January 12, 2015
  The single-centre study analyses 257 Norwood procedures. Patients older than 20 days were at higher risk for early postoperative mortality, postoperative pulmonary hypertensive and impaired cardiac function. 
January 10, 2015
Patients who underwent a Fontan procedure for single ventricle physiology were evaluated with serial cardiac MR over time to identify changes in vessel characteristics and their relationship to flow.  Although vessel diameter increased over time, normalized diameters decreased.  This was not associated with changes in flow, but hemodynamic efficiency
December 29, 2014
CTSNet published over 100 pieces of innovative and educational clinical content in 2014. As the year comes to a close, the CTSNet editorial team presents the five most popular roundtable discussions published in 2014.
December 27, 2014
The authors translated 10 common medical phrases into 26 foreign languages and had native speakers of those languages translate those phrases back to English.  42% of the translations were wrong, with the worst accuracy among African and Asian languages.

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