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January 14, 2021
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Jessica Luc speaks with Lars G. Svensson about his career in cardiac surgery.
October 7, 2013
Dr. Jose Luis Pomar, EACTS President, discusses the highlights of the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place from October 5 - 9 in Vienna, Austria.
October 3, 2013
Mini-sternotomy is being increasingly adopted for surgery of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. This adds greater complexity when compared to a standard median sternotomy approach. This video describes technical modifications that allow the surgeon to overcome these challenges in a case requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), aortic valve, and hemiarch repair.
September 27, 2013
When the new iteration of CTSNet.org was launched recently, the Advanced Surgeon Search was more restrictive than on the old version of the website. However, Advanced Surgeon Search has now been updated to allow searching for cardiothoracic surgeons by geographical area and by subspecialty.
September 20, 2013
Hybrid aortic procedures have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients that may not be reasonable candidates for a traditional open operation. This article examines a hybrid procedure performed on a 60-year-old male who had received four previous open-heart operations and who had numerous co-morbidities.
September 16, 2013
This video demonstrates a surgical technique for resection of a short pathologic segment of trachea with reconstruction by primary anastomosis.
September 12, 2013
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons invites you to attend its 50th Annual Meeting in Orlando, January 25–29, 2014. This celebration of the Society’s golden anniversary will combine thought-provoking lectures with hands-on learning, networking opportunities, the chance to view the latest products in the specialty, and more.
September 6, 2013
The cause of pectus deformities is thought to be abnormal elongation and/or distorsion of the rib cartilages. A simplified open repair is described based on the subperichondrial resection of the abnormal cartilages, and in the case of pectus excavatum, the use of an easily removable metallic strut.
August 27, 2013
CTSNet is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. CTSNet.org has been successfully migrated to a new content management system, which will provide an excellent foundation for the future enhancement of CTSNet as a vital electronic resource for the worldwide cardiothoracic surgery community.
August 26, 2013
The number of ports used in minimally invasive cardiac surgery can be reduced to one with the assistance of the latest technologies and a custom-made instrument. The authors demonstrate a novel single incision technique, where no other ports for instruments and no small incision for femoral cannulation is required.
August 10, 2013
The passing of Dr. Thomas B. Ferguson compelled Frank L. Tamru to pay tribute to the man who was instrumental in helping the Asian Annals achieve its most prized goals of indexing along with regional credibility and international acceptance through membership in CTSNet.

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