The modified Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt is an important palliation for patients with insufficient pulmonary blood flow associated with congenital heart disease. This study found increased morbidity and mortality tied to smaller shunt size, smaller shunted pulmonary artery size, surgical approach, and site of proximal shunt anastomosis.
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July 12, 2022
To wrap up our collection of specialty showcases, we have compiled a list of the seven most popular congenital videos published on CTSNet so far this year.
July 8, 2022
This scoping review explores the risk factors associated with cardiac arrest in children following cardiac surgery, nearly 50 percent of whom do not survive hospital discharge. It also provides recommendations for future research.
July 5, 2022
The cone technique changed the way Ebstein’s anomaly is repaired in surgical practice. This technique is a well-standardized, reproducible approach that produces satisfactory results. The video shows a step-by-step approach to the cone repair in an adult patient with type-C Ebstein’s anomaly.
June 30, 2022
Australian cardiothoracic surgeon Nikki Stamp recalls instances where she faced explicit discrimination for being a woman in the surgical field. She mentions the mistreatment of women in terms of job placement, work culture, and bullying. After years of dealing with pervasive sexism, she became an industry whistleblower.
June 28, 2022
This is a case of an eight-month-old boy with double outlet right ventricle (DORV) and l-malposed great arteries who underwent complete repair via a trans-right atrial approach. An intraventricular tunnel is created using the curved part of a 14 mm Hemashield tube graft.
When a Cardiologist Flagged the Lack of Diversity at Premier Medical Journals, the Silence Was Telling
June 23, 2022
A Columbia University cardiologist calls out a lack of diversity in respected medical journal editorial boards. His analysis demonstrates that as of October 2020, of fifty-one editorial board members at the New England Journal of Medicine, just one was Black and one was Hispanic, four were East Asian, and two were South Asian.
June 23, 2022
As a child, this CT surgeon in-training wore the toy stethoscope her father gave her and followed his instruction to practice stitches on a banana. He noticed her attention to details, and picked up on her potential. Fast forward to a recent memorable moment at Washington University in St. Louis when they performed their first heart surgery together.
Cardiopulmonary Consequences of Vaping in Adolescents: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
June 23, 2022
This scientific statement is a granular contribution to a major cardiovascular issue, illuminating nuances of the "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) FDA designation. One would expect the relevant Thoracic Associations in North America and Europe to contribute to this debate.
June 8, 2022
In September 2015, the United Nations introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address persistent gaps in global health by 2030.