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July 10, 2020
In this CTSNet Interview, Mara Antonoff discusses the background, inspiration, and career stepping stones with Dr Yolonda Colson, the newly elected vice president of AATS.
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 30, 2013
Dr. Ferguson achieved a unique level of prominence, respect and service over his career. He is only one of 6 and the last cardiothoracic surgeon to be president of both the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, of which he was a Founding Member. He served as Editor in Chief of the largest cardiothoracic surgical journal, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, for 16 years, and then was Founding Editor of CTSNet.
May 30, 2013
Carolyn Elaine Reed, M.D. died on November 16, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, President, MUSC stated, “Dr. Reed was the consummate clinician – dedicated to the complete care of her patients.
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%.
March 21, 2013
The surgical management of patients with tetralogy of Fallot and significant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) remains controversial. The authors describe the use of a monocusp in patients with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
March 21, 2013
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital anomaly that is one of the most common causes of myocardial ischemia and infarction in children. If untreated, it results in a mortality rate of up to 90% within the first year of life. In the current era, establishment of a two coronary artery system is considered the goal for repair of ALCAPA.
March 21, 2013
The “sutureless” neoatrium technique was initially described for anastomotic stenosis occurring after repair of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (post-repair pulmonary vein stenosis, PRPVS). The procedure is also helpful in patients with congenital pulmonary vein stenosis and has been used in selected patients on the initial presentation of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection.

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