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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Repair of Infantile Aortic Coarctation and Transverse Arch Hypoplasia with Resection and Extended End to Undersurface of Aortic Arch Anastomosis
March 6, 2013
Editors Note Patient Selection
March 4, 2013
This video demonstrates the ligation of the thoracic duct by a VATS approach. The patient suffered damage to the duct in the neck resulting in neck swelling and made local repair of the duct impossible. In this video the author demonstrates his technique for ligating the duct via a posterior VATS approach.
February 24, 2013
This survey was completed by over 300 participants, which is the largest participation level we have seen for such surveys. This may indicate the general interest level in assessment of the high risk patient for lung resection.
February 13, 2013
At the 2013 STS Annual Meeting CTSNet hosted a video roundtable with important perspectives on how valve clinic programs can assist in combating undertreated valvular heart disease. The discussion was moderated by Mike Mack, MD.
February 12, 2013
Dr. Joerg Seeburger from the Heart Center, Leipzig University, leads a discussion on novel ideas in cardiac surgery and how to advance the specialty in the future.
February 12, 2013
At EACTS 2012 in Barcelona, Dr. Joel Dunning led a discussion on second generation TAVI valves, transapical closure devices, transaortic TAVI, transapical mitral repair, and many more issues.
January 23, 2013
Christian Schreiber, from Munich, leads a discussion on the highlights of the EACTS 2012 conference in Barcelona with regard to congenital surgery.
January 10, 2013
Left internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting to the left anterior descending artery has long become the gold standard. There is a trend for bilateral ITA grafting, commonly to left-sided arteries. The video shows ITA skeletonization, with low harvesting time, and minimal chest and graft thermal trauma.
January 7, 2013
Dr. Joel Dunning leads a discussion on VATS and robotic lobectomy, sleeve lobectomy and pneumonectomy, new devices, as well as many other related issues.
December 13, 2012
This video demonstrates the cone reconstruction for tricuspid valve repair in a 35-year old patient with severe Ebstein anomaly, reduced exercise tolerance and echocardiographic and MRI findings of torrential valve regurgitation and severely enlarged right heart chambers.