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August 16, 2022
Despite persistent disparities, recent developments have enabled a growing momentum for the field of global cardiac surgery. This article describes recent developments in the field of global cardiac surgery with a particular emphasis on academic, societal, and political momentum.
July 20, 2022
This video describes how to perform a recipient cardiectomy using the bicaval technique for implantation during an orthotopic heart transplantation.
July 19, 2022
This video demonstrates a case of TAVR explantation due to late transcatheter heart valve thrombosis leading to cardiogenic shock in a sixty-seven-year-old woman who underwent TAVR forty-one months prior.
July 18, 2022
This video shows the management of a large tracheal tear (4 cm) postesophagectomy using a partially covered stent. After three months the stent was removed, and the posterior wall of the trachea was completely healed.
July 14, 2022
Pericardial constriction from expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) pericardial replacement membrane is rare. The condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a patient with a history of prior cardiac surgery presents with symptoms and signs of heart failure.
July 14, 2022
Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon and highly respected leader in the Australasian cardiac surgery community, Professor Brian Buxton passed away at age eighty-two in May in Melbourne, Australia.
July 12, 2022
To wrap up our collection of specialty showcases, we have compiled a list of the seven most popular congenital videos published on CTSNet so far this year.
July 12, 2022
This video illustrates the minimally invasive surgical management of a recurrent pectus excavatum using an Anatomik Modelling implant.
July 11, 2022
This episode of Brompton Grand Rounds features Blair Marshall, thoracic surgeon at Brigham and Women's hospital, and associate professor of thoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School in the United States of America. In this video, Professor Marshall discusses minimally invasive thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.
July 11, 2022
This video explains the failure of a small bioprosthetic aortic valve and details an annular enlargement procedure using a Y-incision and rectangular patch in a sixty-seven-year-old woman who presented with severe aortic valve regurgitation. The incision enabled implantation of a 25 mm bioprosthetic aortic valve compared to the patient’s previous size of 19 mm.
July 7, 2022
Keep up with the world of cardiac robotics surgery by viewing the 2022 Surgical Robotics and Innovation Summit, held in June 2022 in Sydney, Australia, in partnership with the ANNALS of Cardiothoracic Surgery and CTSNet.

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