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Education

May 3, 2019
My3DLung is an interactive animated tool best used by physicians in the office to explain the anatomy of the lung before and after surgery.
April 30, 2019
The author discusses the development of simulation, 3D printing, and an air-pilot-training concept course for endoscopic mitral valve techniques.
April 25, 2019
CTSNet is excited to announce that “Hybrid Aortic Type I Dissection Repair” by Nestor Manuel Clusa won first place in the 2018 Resident Video Competition.
April 23, 2019
Five highlights in the CDC’s most recent Health, United States report, based on data from 1999 to 2017:
April 22, 2019
Rong and colleagues evaluated data from 6,550 adults aged 40 to 75 years participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III 1988 to 1994 who had no history of cardiovascular disease or cancer and who were followed for an average of 18 years.
April 17, 2019
This short video shows the endoscopic technique of radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting, which reduces wound complications without affecting graft patency or short‐ or long‐term cardiac mortality compared to open harvesting.
April 15, 2019
These reference videos describe how to perform surgical bronchoscopy, discuss how to identify normal and abnormal findings, and give a gist of how the thoracic surgeon assesses the bronchial tree.
April 12, 2019
The debate over the utility of postoperative incentive spirometry continues. In this instance, the use of a high-tech incentive spirometer that included audible reminders and use tracking was associated with clinical benefit. 
April 10, 2019
Engelhardt and colleagues describe a high-fidelity training simulator for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. The novelty of this simulator was the fact that it was equipped with new silicone replicas of patient-specific pathological mitral valves.
April 4, 2019
In this review, biomedical informatics experts explain what machine learning is with illustrative examples, and they discuss how machine learning can help the work of clinicians including diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, optimizing clinician workflow, and expanding the availability of clinical expertise.

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