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Guest Editor Series

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CTSNet hosted a live event on December 10 on the current Guest Editor Series topic “Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation.”
June 26, 2019
This video demonstrates the team training program at the authors’ institution and crisis resource management during major bleeding in robot-assisted thoracic surgery.
June 26, 2019
This Nontechnical Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery series from Guest Editor Professor Jean-Marc Baste highlights the importance of skills that are critical for leading cardiothoracic surgical teams effectively.
February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
February 19, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate the Perclose® suture mediated closure technique for closure of the femoral artery after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
February 18, 2019
The authors discuss various methods of mitral annular sizing during mitral valve repair surgery.
February 15, 2019
Coronary arteriotomy is a frequently-utilized core skill for the cardiothoracic surgeon.
February 14, 2019
The authors highlight useful tips and methods to avoid common pitfalls for others who are interested in adding these methods to their armamentarium.
February 13, 2019
This video shows the basic technique of skeletonized left internal mammary artery harvesting.
February 13, 2019
This Cardiac Surgery Essentials series from Guest Editor Dr Tsuyoshi Kaneko illustrates basic skills that cardiac surgeons need to possess in their everyday practice, with videos that focus on important aspects of procedures for which demonstrations can be difficult to find.
September 11, 2018
The authors present two Nikaidoh procedures performed for different underlying anatomies and they discuss aspects of the operation.

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