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 4, 2012
Transaortic valve replacement is an alternative to the transfemoral and transapical approaches in an 83-year old male with ischemic heart disease, severe peripheral artery disease and severe symptomatic aortic stenosis.
November 16, 2012
Harold Clifton Urschel, Jr, passed away on November 12, 2012, aged 82. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 17, 1930 to Loma Elizabeth Powell Urschel and Harold Clifton Urschel Sr. His was an interesting and unusual childhood in large measure the harbinger of his remarkable life.
November 14, 2012
For purposes of this survey, readers were asked to assume that they consulted on an otherwise healthy middle aged patient with a distal esophageal adenocarcinoma, T1bN0 by EUS. There were no contraindications to esophagectomy.
November 12, 2012
Patient Selection Patient Selection, Rationale for Use and Types of Valves All patients with aortic valve disease who are candidates for aortic valve replacement with stented tissue valves.
November 11, 2012
At the recent EACTS meeting Dr. Doug Wood led a discussion on the treatment of limited stage mesothelioma. Topics included MARS Trial, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, EPP, and P/D.
November 5, 2012
Aortopulmonary window associated with interrupted aortic arch is a rare malformation. This video shows the one-stage repair of the defect in a 2.4 kg neonate.
October 28, 2012
Dr. Michael Mack talks with Drs. Johannes Bonatti, Ivy Modrau, Philippe Kolh, and Thoralf Sundt about the nature of the ideal CABG procedure in cardiac surgery today, and what it will look like in the future.
Dacron Sleeve Around Ascending Aorta Without Excising the Aortic Tissues for Patients with Dilated Ascending Aorta Undergoing Aortic Valve Surgery
October 14, 2012
A Dacron sleeve around the dilated ascending aorta is a simple technique that allows the ascending aorta to adopt the shape of the Dacron tube graft which avoids wrinkle formation, dislocation and erosion.
October 14, 2012
Tumors invading the tracheobronchial angle or the carina represent a challenge due to the complexity of airway reconstruction and management. Carinal resection, a complex and aggressive procedure for the treatment of these tumors, may be a safe approach for highly selected patients, in experienced centers with acceptable morbidity and mortality and good long-term survival.
October 7, 2012
A right robotic thymectomy is described for the treatment of myasthenia gravis and thymoma. Early results are comparable to sternotomy and VATS approaches. A novel technique using ICG for contralateral phrenic nerve identification is also described.