On May 19, CTSNet hosted a live event on surviving COVID and resilience beyond. Mara Antonoff and Brian Mitzman discussed these issues with Sasha Shillcutt, Reza Mehran, and Michael Maddaus.
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May 13, 2020
Surgeon ergonomics is an underappreciated occupational hazard. This study uses inertial measurement units to monitor ergonomics of surgeons, including a small handful of cardiac surgeons. More research and discussion is needed in the this space.
May 11, 2020
On May 8, CTSNet hosted a live event to find out what our colleagues across sub-Saharan Africa are seeing and doing as they brace for the impact of COVID-19. The recording is now available.
Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From North American Society Leadership
May 6, 2020
This article describes recommendations from the North American leadership in regards to the safe reintroduction of cardiovascular services during the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, ethical considerations, the importance of collaboration amongst public health officials and cardiovascular specialties, and protection of healthcare work
May 4, 2020
Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion on why wellness matters during crisis, strategies to achieve wellness, and obstacles to overcome.
April 30, 2020
In this roundtable discussion, Brian Mitzman moderates a discussion on the challenges residents and fellows face in fulfilling specific requirements for their specialty education when they have been redeployed to work in other capacities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 28, 2020
CTSNet has developed a resource to help share real time information about the COVID-19 pandemic for the cardiothoracic community.
April 22, 2020
"We were all worried about the availability of ventilators but actually you've got to have enough people to run them." Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Joel Dunning, decided to do something about it by redeploying as an ICU Nurse for the NHS, setting a great example for all clinicians being asked to consider roles outside of the comfort zone.
April 22, 2020
The authors present a case of pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
April 21, 2020
Jessica Luc, Shanda Blackmon, Mahesh Ramchandani, and Nahush Mokadam discuss the topic of telemedicine for the cardiothoracic surgeon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.