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January 30, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis.
January 16, 2014
Joel Dunning, CTSNet Co-Editor, talks with W. R. Eric Jamieson, retired Professor of Surgery and former Director of Clinical Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of British Columbia. Professor Jamieson contributed to the Canadian Guidelines for Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease and has been involved in numerous heart valve studies.
January 10, 2014
The authors present a case of a 63-year-old female who developed a large inferior aneurysm following late presentation of myocardial infarction. This rare presentation is discussed with specific regard to imaging and surgical intervention. This patient demonstrates that not all pseudoaneurysms rupture rapidly.
January 7, 2014
Results of bicuspid valve reconstruction for endocarditis have been suboptimal due to dehiscence of pericardial patches and other causes. This video illustrates complete replacement of destroyed bicuspid leaflets, using glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous pericardial leaflets.
January 2, 2014
CTSNet Co-Editor Joel Dunning interviews Duke Cameron, a leading cardiac surgeon specializing in the treatment of aortic aneurysm. In this interview, Dr. Cameron discusses aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome and his surgical techniques.
December 9, 2013
Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD is the medical director of the Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, and an International Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Learn more about his amazing career in cardiothoracic surgery.
November 19, 2013
Left ventricular assist device implantation is an accepted treatment option for terminal heart failure. The standard surgical approach is a median sternotomy. This video shows an alternative implantation technique via a bilateral mini-thoracotomy, with ECMO as intraoperative circulatory support.
November 14, 2013
This video shows a 53-year-old male patient with severe COPD. His computed angiography showed a Crawford Type I thoracoabdominal aneurysm. His right kidney was atrophic, and the aneurysm was extending just proximal to the left renal artery.
October 3, 2013
Mini-sternotomy is being increasingly adopted for surgery of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. This adds greater complexity when compared to a standard median sternotomy approach. This video describes technical modifications that allow the surgeon to overcome these challenges in a case requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), aortic valve, and hemiarch repair.
September 20, 2013
Hybrid aortic procedures have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients that may not be reasonable candidates for a traditional open operation. This article examines a hybrid procedure performed on a 60-year-old male who had received four previous open-heart operations and who had numerous co-morbidities.