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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 2, 2022
The David procedure with an upper hemisternotomy approach is very feasible and provides excellent outcomes in young patients particularly. Here the authors show how it’s done.
March 1, 2022
When it comes to atrial myxoma resection, being as minimally invasive as possible is of top priority. This video presents possibly the least invasive reported atrial myxoma resection and, the authors say, the first to use an endoscopic robotic approach with an 8mm working port.
February 28, 2022
3D imaging can be an affective tool for assisting surgery and increasing patient safety. *Author* demonstrates its use during a right S3 segmentectomy.
February 25, 2022
Dr. Watanabe, a renowned cancer thoracic surgeon at National Cancer Centre in Japan, discussed current principals and techniques of segmentectomy for lung cancer in Japan.
February 24, 2022
Surgical AVR utilizing full robotic assistance may be performed safely in a similar manner used for mitral operations. This video presents a fully robotic-assisted surgical AVR, mitral valve repair, closure of a patent foramen ovale, and full biatrial Cox-maze.
February 23, 2022
Esophageal stents are an important treatment tool for a variety of patients but have been associated with high complication rates. This video presents tips for placement, types of stents, and procedure for placement.
February 22, 2022
The Dor procedure is a valuable tool in a cardiac surgeon’s toolkit. This video outlines a Dor repair of a large left ventricular aneurysm, with a prior contained rupture that led to a secondary large pseudoaneurysm.
February 21, 2022
This video demonstrates the successful treatment of bronchocutaneous fistula and pneumothorax necessities with placement of an endobronchial valve.
February 18, 2022
On February 17, 2022, CTSNet and ASAIO Journal hosted a live event on the future of durable implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), featuring notable surgeons in the industry. Please enjoy this recorded webinar.
February 17, 2022
Mitral valve repair after a failed percutaneous repair can be complex, but a minimally invasive approach may still be feasible. In this case, the robotic approach facilitated clip removal without damaging the leaflets, as well as techniques to repair a complex rheumatic valve.

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