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December 17, 2013
Filmed at the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting, this roundtable discussion focuses on Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), specifically VATS Lobectomy. Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD moderates this discussion with Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS, and Peyman Sardari Nia, PhD.
December 17, 2013
CTSNet is sad to announce the passing of Roy K. Greenberg, MD. Dr. Greenberg had a passion for problem solving, and he applied this to the care of his patients at the Cleveland Clinic. His innovations and research helped shape the current treatment of complex aortic disease, and his contributions were instrumental to ushering in the era of endovascular therapy.
December 16, 2013
The European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EJCTS) is pleased to announce its new CME platform. Journal CME activities in EJCTS are available to members of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery or the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, as well as those individuals with an active personal subscription to EJCTS.
December 13, 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, CTSNet would like to thank our major sponsors for their generous support. The support of Medtronic, Sorin Group, CryoLife, and Maquet has made it possible for CTSNet to provide new educational and informative content to cardiothoracic surgeons, worldwide. To learn more about the CTSNet sponsors, please visit our Sponsors Section.
December 11, 2013
This video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication. The patient had phrenic nerve paralysis of the left hemidiaphragm from an unknown cause. The patient had to give up his job due to shortness of breath and had a restrictive defect that was 30% worse in supine lung function testing.
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.
December 4, 2013
This video demonstrates the treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas through high intrathoracic circular anastomosis using a thoracoscopic technique.
November 26, 2013
Uniportal VATS is a safe approach for removing central tumors, but sometimes requires more extensive resections. This video highlights the feasibility of a right upper and middle bilobectomy with a tangential angioplasty of the pulmonary artery in the fissure.
November 25, 2013
The CTSNet app is currently undergoing a revision, and, as of December 1, will no longer function or be available in the Apple app store. CTSNet apologizes for the interruption of service. CTSNet contacts will be updated when the new app launches.
November 21, 2013
This video demonstrates the clinical application of the lung lavage technique for the treatment of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP).