On Thursday, Sept. 17th, CTSNet hosted a live event that included nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety, enabling effective integration into clinical workflow, and outcomes improvement.
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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).
November 20, 2013
The SCTS, in conjunction with the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) and the University of Manchester, have launched a novel window onto the SCTS National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) database to support shared decision making.
November 19, 2013
Left ventricular assist device implantation is an accepted treatment option for terminal heart failure. The standard surgical approach is a median sternotomy. This video shows an alternative implantation technique via a bilateral mini-thoracotomy, with ECMO as intraoperative circulatory support.
November 14, 2013
This video shows a 53-year-old male patient with severe COPD. His computed angiography showed a Crawford Type I thoracoabdominal aneurysm. His right kidney was atrophic, and the aneurysm was extending just proximal to the left renal artery.
November 13, 2013
This video demonstrates the technical details of an endoscopic radical resection of an endobronchial carcinoid by laser-assisted rigid bronchoscopy. This procedure may be curative in cases of endobronchial lesions without nodal involvement.
November 7, 2013
Uniportal VATS is a useful approach to perform wedge resections of intraparenchymal pulmonary nodules without diagnosis and to carry out a lobectomy in cases of non-small cell lung cancer with totally incomplete fissures.