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April 1, 2020
This is a moderated discussion of the COVID-19 experience in South Korea during the winter of 2019-2020.
February 18, 2014
During the STS 50th Anniversary Meeting in Orlando, FL, CTSNet hosted a very informative video roundtable discussion with some of the leading surgeon educators in the field of surgical atrial fibrillation treatment. The discussion focused on the benefits of the Maze procedure in terms of procedural outcomes, patient satisfaction, and the development of stronger referral networks.
February 17, 2014
New Online Journal CME activities are now available for the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. February’s CME opportunities include topics in Adult Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Thoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
February 14, 2014
The operating surgeons report an elderly female patient with a 7 cm ascending aorta aneurysm. The operating surgeons used a simple Dacron sleeve technique that avoided circulatory arrest and shortened the cross clamp and cardiopulmonary support time. Moreover, the single aortic suture line decreased the haemostasis problem.
February 13, 2014
A "Content Published on CTSNet" area has been added to CTSNet profile pages. This area will contains clickable links to items published on CTSNet by a contact. This new feature makes the CTSNet profile pages a great resource for contributing authors and site visitors alike. Now CTSNet authors have an easily accessible list of their published work and CTSNet visitors have a new way to search and locate content.
February 11, 2014
Dual incision thoracoscopic (DIT) decortication for stage 2 fibrinopurulent effusion is a further reduction in the invasiveness of thoracoscopy. DIT decortication is less invasive in a patient who is already morbid with infection, and the limited incisions or ports further reduce nerve injury in a relatively crowded rib space.
February 6, 2014
This video demonstrates the construction of a mediastinal stoma after laryngotrachiectomy using a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.
February 4, 2014
Coronary arterial anomalies are the second most common cause of sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes. In this video, the authors demonstrate two surgical strategies for management of anomalous origin of the right coronary artery with a “malignant” intramural or interarterial course.
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 27, 2014
This video examines the example of two similar operations performed in a hospital in Spain and a hospital in Brazil, using the same uniportal VATS technique. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how the approach by uniportal VATS offers a direct view of the hilum, giving a clear and safe view of the fissure from its anterior and most inferior aspect.
January 23, 2014
In this video, the authors show how to start veno-arterial ECMO support through cervical cannulation, using the right internal jugular vein and right common carotid artery. This site is chosen over the femoral approach, as it avoids the associated complications, particularly in newborns and non-walking infants.

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