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April 5, 2021
The authors present a modified sleeve operation. Since 2006, they have performed 180 procedure valve sparing procedures in this way.
March 31, 2021
A review suggests that minimally invasive coronary grafting with TCRAT technique could be routinely applied in obese patients with results that are not clinically different from non-obese patients.
March 23, 2021
In this video, the authors demonstrate the step-by-step approach to perform septal leaflet augmentation and several neochordae that allowed effective correction of severe tricuspid regurgitation with annular dilation and complex tethering of valve leaflets.
Heart Transplantation in 2021 and Beyond: Expanded Donor Criteria, DCD Donation, and Normothermic Regional Perfusion
March 22, 2021
On March 19, CTSNet hosted a live webinar, moderated by Amy Fiedler, MD, discussing heart transplantation in 2021 and beyond. The recording is now available.
March 16, 2021
This video illustrates decalcification of an extensive posterior mitral annular calcium bar using the ultrasonic aspirator to facilitate mitral repair, and after mitral repair, the patient did well long-term with no further cardiac symptoms.
Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement Utilizing Transcatheter Bioprosthetic Valve for Severe Mitral Annular Calcification
March 9, 2021
The authors present a novel surgical transcatheteric mitral valve replacement in a patient with severe mitral annular calcification.
March 2, 2021
The authors present an interesting case of myocardial bridging as a cause of chest pain.
Giant Ascending Aorta Pseudoaneurysm Repair Under DHCA and ACP: A Surgical Case Report With Anatomical and CT/TEE Correlation
February 23, 2021
The authors present a surgical case report which focuses on the perfusion and brain protection strategies and the correlation between anatomical and CT/TEE findings.
A Conversation With a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow: Why Medical Students Should Consider Cardiothoracic Surgery
February 18, 2021
A medical student interviews a cardiothoracic surgery fellow about various topics related to cardiothoracic surgery.
February 16, 2021
This video demonstrates the use of a 3D model to tailor a Dacron patch during surgical ventricular restoration.