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United in Earnest: First Pilot Sites for Increased Surgical Capacity for Rheumatic Heart Disease Announced by Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance
April 30, 2021
The "Cape Town Declaration On Access to Cardiac Surgery in the Developing World" was published in August 2018, intending to signal a commitment of the global cardiac surgery and cardiology communities to improving care for the 33 million patients affected by rheumatic heart disease.
April 29, 2021
The case of a minimally invasive total repair of Tetralogy of Fallot in a 2-month-old patient is presented in this video.
April 27, 2021
There are concerns surrounding false negative upper respiratory tract COVID-19 swabs in asymptomatic patients and planned for surgery. Two patients who underwent major elective cardiac surgery are presented.
April 23, 2021
The case of a minimally invasive repair of the anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery in adult is presented in this video.
April 15, 2021
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' most recent Practice Survey was executed in the fall of 2019, the results of which were discussed at their 2020 annual meeting. Women in Thoracic Surgery, in conjunction with STS, reviewed those results, with a focus on female respondents. Women remain a significantly small subset of the cardiothoracic workforce.
April 15, 2021
Off pump extra-cardiac non-fenestrated Fontan in a 6-year old child with pulmonary atresia and intact ventricular septum.
April 8, 2021
This video illustrates the feasibility of aortic coarctation repair with a curved patch, which may decrease the risk of recurrent coarctation by minimizing kinks and anastomotic torsion.
March 30, 2021
Complete repair of double outlet right ventricle (DORV) with pulmonary atresia in an 8-year-old female.
March 29, 2021
Using the Ozaki technique, a valved conduit was prepared using a dacron graft and bovine pericardium, which was used to create RV-PA continuity during total repair of tetralogy of Fallot with type II pulmonary atresia.