This video demonstrates the use of a heart positioning device during an extracardiac Fontan procedure to retract the ventricular mass away safely, thereby facilitating the IVC anastomosis.
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February 27, 2014
CTSNet is pleased to announce the launch of its new mobile app. Now, as well as viewing CTSNet profiles, users can send messages directly through the app to other users with valid e-mail addresses.
February 26, 2014
New Online Journal CME activities are now available from the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. March’s CME opportunities include topics in Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery.
February 25, 2014
Do you need to quickly search through the major journals of the specialty? CTSNet has added a new Search Journals feature that allows users to easily search multiple journals directly from the CTSNet Journals Page.
CTSNet Video Roundtable – Navigating the Maze: Contemporary Views on the Value of the Surgical AFib Procedure
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.
Two Surgical Strategies for Correction of Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery in Young Adults
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.