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November 6, 2014
Jess Thompson, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona, discusses medical policy advocacy in the United States with an emphasis on cardiothoracic surgery.
November 4, 2014
Gilbert Massard of the Centre Hospitalier, France discusses the surgical treatment of thoracic infections, including: empyema, aspergillosis, and tuberculosis.
November 3, 2014
This case describes a 74-year-old woman whose routine coronary bypass graft surgery was complicated with the rare and potentially lethal aortic root and left main dissection. The authors show how disaster for this patient was averted using a simple surgical technique.
October 29, 2014
Philippe Dartevelle of Marie Lannelongue Hospital, France, discusses the en bloc resection of NSCLC tumors invading the thoracic inlet and spine.
October 23, 2014
Hugo Vanermen of the University of Leuven, Belgium, discusses an operative video demonstrating a minimally invasive mitral valve repair of a bi-leaflet prolapse.
October 21, 2014
Dirk Van Raemdonck of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium, discusses the process of tracheal transplantation, from the revascularization of the donor trachea at the forearm through two years of postoperative care.
October 15, 2014
Otto Dapunt of the Medical University of Graz, Austria, discusses the use of sutureless prostheses in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
October 9, 2014
Michael Bemelman of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses the resurgence of rib fixation surgery. Dr. Bemelman details the history and evolving techniques of rib fixation surgery.
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.
September 30, 2014
Paul Modi of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital discusses his experience establishing a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program, and shares tips for fellow surgeons interested in setting up minimally invasive surgical programs.