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It’s already halfway through the year, and surgeons across the globe have shared a huge amount of valuable cardiothoracic surgery expertise with the CTSNet community in the form of clinical and sur
March 31, 2022
With symptomatic myocardial bridges being fairly common, it’s important to know how to treat them. This video shows present the clinical workup, operative technique, and postoperative course of a myocardial bridge unroofing.
March 30, 2022
Off pump minimally invasive CABG via anterolateral minithoracotomy is safe, reproducible and can be done at a low cost.
March 29, 2022
While aortic dissections can be rare, knowing how to perform an operative repair on one is vital. This video shows an example of one such procedure with the added wrinkle of there being an entry tear in the arch.
March 28, 2022
On Friday, March 25, at 10:00 a.m. ET (US) Edwards Lifesciences, in collaboration with CTSNet, presented a live webinar titled “Lifetime management of aortic valve disease: Key considerations for optimal valve selection.” This is the recording of that webinar.
March 25, 2022
Eric Lim, the Chair of the UK Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and a Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Imperial College London gives an update of surgical lung volume reduction.
March 24, 2022
Complex cases are an opportunity for surgeons to unitize unique skills that they have picked up over time. This video shows an interesting off-pump mediastinal complex oncologic vascular operation for a thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma.
March 23, 2022
Complex composite grafting can occasionally be required for total arterial revascularization in patients who need multiple grafts, so it is important for surgeons to learn as many techniques as possible. This video shows how to use double Y grafting utilizing bilateral IMA and a radial artery with endarterectomy to increase a patient’s chance at long-term survival.
March 22, 2022
In this video, a twenty-year-old woman with severe aortic prosthetic dysfunction undergoes a fourth-time sternotomy with modified pulmonary autograft (Ross) aortic root replacement and a revision of pervious ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft.
March 21, 2022
One of the main worries with aortic valve-in-valve procedures (ViV) is coronary occlusion. This is a devastating complication with a greater than 50 percent mortality rate. This video describes a surgical alternative to the interventional Basilica procedure in a high-risk patient for ViV because of a very low coronary implantation.
March 18, 2022
Thomas Frauenfelder, Professor of Thoracic Imaging and Vice Director of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, discusses advances in imaging for emphysema.

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