This video shows the repair of an infracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage (TAPVD) with the surgeon standing to the left of the patient.
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What is the Optimal Position for the Surgeon during an Infracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage Repair?
July 23, 2014
July 17, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this roundtable discussion focuses on the management of adults with congenital heart disease. Joseph Dearani moderates this discussion with Stephanie Fuller, Ralph Mosca, and Thomas MacGillivray.
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Infant Cardiac Surgery With Circulatory Arrest and Intermittent Perfusion
July 4, 2014
Neuroprotection strategies during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) in infants undergoing cardiac surgery are varied.
July 3, 2014
Ara Vaporciyan, Deputy Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new electronic education opportunities that can enhance the training of cardiothoracic surgery residents.
June 20, 2014
Author presents a detailed step-by-step approach to Systemic-AP shunt construction in infants via median sternotomy, which offers advantages of preservation of subclavian artery, ease of construction and, perhaps more importantly, ease of takedown.
June 4, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting, the roundtable discussion focuses on the growing role of women in the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
Risk-Adjusted Prolonged Length of Stay as an Alternative Outcome Measure for Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery
May 29, 2014
The authors studied outcomes after congenital operations in 12 programs in New York state (4,776 operations) to assess whether prolonged length of stay (PLOS) can be used as a quality measure. PLOS incidence ranged from 7.5% to 36.5.5. PLOS was strongly correlated with mortality rates. The authors conclude that PLOS is a reasonable quality metric,
May 20, 2014
From 2011-14, Thor Sundt, MD served as President of the CTSNet Board of Directors. In this interview, Dr. Sundt reflects on his time as CTSNet president, developments over the past several years, and the organization's future.
May 7, 2014
At the culmination of years of formal training, cardiothoracic surgery residents are faced with the reality of entering individual practice. Making this transition smoothly, the value of early mentorship, and other pearls are discussed in this roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
May 7, 2014
Results of a 50 year experience with surgery for cortriatriatum sinister were summarized. A mix of infants and adults underwent treatment, consisting of membrane excision on CPB. 10 year survival was 83%, and all patients were in NYHA class I or II at follow-up.