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Bicuspid-valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduits are an excellent choice for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction in patients aged less than two years.
August 8, 2013
Dr. Todd Demmy, Clinical Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, has put together an impressive Video Atlas of Thorascopic Lobectomy.
August 7, 2013
Thoracoscopic segmentectomy may be an excellent, minimally-invasive option for patients with small lung cancers or limited cardiopulmonary reserve.
August 7, 2013
CTSNet hosted a very lively Video Roundtable discussion at the recent 2013 STS Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA, on issues surrounding the two major minimally invasive techniques for removing parts of the lung.
July 8, 2013
Surgical techniques for repair of insufficient bicuspid aortic valves are now quite reproducible. Outcome analyses have shown low late valve-related complication and failure rates.
July 6, 2013
The CardioWest™ Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is a biventricular orthotopic pneumatic pulsatile pump that totally replaces the native ventricles and valves and is currently approved as a bridge to heart transplatation in selected patients.
June 6, 2013
Scimitar Syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a bimodal presentation that requires surgical intervention. This video illustrates a safe and minimally invasive approach to surgical correction for this anomaly performed on an adult patient.
May 22, 2013
Professor Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD is Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. He pioneered the anterior approach for VATS lobectomy and has by far the largest experience in this technique. However, he has also served as the principal investigator on several trials, including the Z0030 trial on lymph node staging and also the NETT Trial.
May 8, 2013
Midesophageal diverticula are rare esophageal problems usually associated with granulomatous diseases and esophageal motility disorders. They are typically located at the subcarinal area with the wall of the diverticula adherent to the lymph nodes.
April 17, 2013
Taped at the STS 49th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, this roundtable discussion focuses on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the role surgeons and the entire heart team play in the TAVR procedure.
April 8, 2013
Mediastinoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ method for determining the presence of nodal metastases in the mediastinum. Generally performed as an outpatient surgical procedure, it is associated with a low rate of serious adverse effects (<1%) and the procedure is highly accurate, with false negative rates reported to be between 6% and 9%.

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