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October 13, 2014
Recorded during the the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy, this roundtable discussion addresses the duty of candor in medical practice.
October 12, 2014
EACTS Secretary General A. Pieter Kappetein discusses highlights of the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place in Milan, Italy.
October 11, 2014
EACTS President Paul Van Schil and Past President Jose Pomar discuss exciting aspects and special features of the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place in Milan, Italy.
October 8, 2014
Stephen Yang of Johns Hopkins discusses the importance of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Yang encourages fellow surgeons to become active mentors to medical students as well as CT surgery residents, and shares advice for mentoring millennials.
October 1, 2014
Massimo Caputo of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discusses his experience as a CTSNet contributor. Dr. Caputo has contributed four videos on congenital heart surgery to CTSNet’s educational resources.
October 1, 2014
Optimal management of a VSD at the time of coarctation repair is controversial.  The retrospective review of the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium 1982-2007 evaluated outcomes for 2,022 patients.    The presence of a VSD increased operative mortality 4-fold to 8.3%.  Patients underwent coarct repair and VSD closure at an older age (87 days) than for
September 15, 2014
CTSNet is pleased to announce the addition of a Minimally Invasive Portal to its educational resources. The portal is designed to become a comprehensive resource for minimally invasive CT surgery procedures.
September 4, 2014
The impact of center and surgeon volume on outcomes after arterial switch for TGV was investigated using data from the STS database. Median center and surgeon annual volumes were 4 and 2.   Both center and surgeon volume were important determinants of the composite outcome (death or major complication), with surgeon volume having the most important e
August 18, 2014
This video demonstrates two different hybrid pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) strategies in the increasingly growing young adult population of patients with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary valve dysfunction.
August 5, 2014
The formation of endotracheal casts comprised of inflammatory debris (plastic bronchitis) is a rare but life-threatening complication of the Fontan procedure.  This summary of 14 pts so affected demonstrated a mean interval to development of plastic bronchitis of 1.5 years.  Casts were treated with outpt t-PA (13 pts) and pulmonary vasodilators.  Les

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