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Cardiac Portal


Prof. Hill discusses some of his own mentors in his early career, his most impactful accomplishments, and his ongoing interest in developing cardiothoracic surgery devices.
May 17, 2024
Ten experts presented their abstracts on subjects, including the impact of atrial fibrillation on long-term CABG outcomes, protection of coronary arteries in pericardiectomy, and more.
May 17, 2024
This video demonstrates aortic and mitral valve replacement using the double patch technique through the aorta in a patient with grade V atheroma in the ascending aorta.
May 10, 2024
Five experts made presentations on topics including the future of non-surgical management of coronary disease, the future of coronary surgery research, new coronary guidelines, and more.
May 10, 2024
This is a video demonstrating Vince Gaudiani’s technique for differential temperatures in cerebral and body circulation in a redo aortic root and proximal arch reconstruction.
May 7, 2024
In this video, surgeons demonstrate their ascending aorta replacement technique using a minimally invasive approach.
May 6, 2024
The purpose of this video is to present the authors’ simplified technique for allograft implantation to be used for cases of invasive aortic valve infective endocarditis.
May 3, 2024
Topics covered include SVG outcomes over the last 20 years, elimination of SVGs, best practices in SVG harvesting for CABG, and more.
May 3, 2024
This video demonstrates a frozen elephant trunk procedure with differential temperature control to the head and the body, with the body at 34 °C and the head at 20 °C.
May 1, 2024
The Cox-Maze procedure is an effective and successful method of surgical ablation. However, for lone atrial fibrillation cases, invasive sternotomy is not feasible. Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation can benefit by combining left atrial endocardial and epicardial interventions. A step-by-step approach of this hybrid totally thoracoscopic maze procedure is demonstrated in this video.
April 30, 2024
April saw a wide variety of content published on CTSNet. Popular articles published this month include two videos from Dr. Tristan Yan’s off-pump CABG series, important news in CT surgery, and a comprehensive webinar on the Ross procedure.