Though medical care has become ever more dependent on teamwork, the profession has devoted relatively little attention to what makes for a good team. In this roundtable discussion moderated by Lisa Rosenbaum, panelists Amy Edmondson, Neel Shah, and Thoralf Sundt discuss empirical and cultural approaches to the pursuit of better collaboration.
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March 1, 2019
February 25, 2019
Om P Yadava and Paul Sergeant discuss the relevance of tacit versus codified learning in medicine and the basic tenets of mentoring.
In Global News: Heart Cells in Space, July Surgery Outcomes, and Monitoring for Transplant Rejection
February 1, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chimes in to the #10YearChallenge with a focus on his heart surgery.
January 9, 2019
Patients who were nonadherent to participating in cancer screening tests experienced increased mortality from noncancer causes. It is hypothesized that such patients are also noncompliant with general medical care recommendations, and that such noncompliance represents a behavioral phenotype.
December 14, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest Truly remote percutaneous coronary intervention was performed in five human patients at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, India.
November 12, 2018
This video demonstrates the expected anatomical findings at reoperation after transoral incisionless fundoplication.
November 8, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tom Nguyen of the University of Texas Houston interviews former Navy SEAL Brian Ferguson of Arena Labs about the pursuit of performance excellence in medicine, and particularly in the realm of cardiothoracic surgery.
Current Options and Recommendations for the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Pathologies Involving the Aortic Arch: An Expert Consensus Document of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery
October 19, 2018
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society for Vascular Surgery released a joint expert consensus on the treatment of thoracic aortic pathologies involving the aortic arch, the first guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic arch disease.
October 11, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jill Ley of the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California, USA, moderates a discussion on developing and fostering cardiothoracic surgical teams.
September 26, 2018
This objective, well-researched, and well presented article summarizes the importance of gender inclusion in cardiothoracic surgery as a means for improving institutional culture, patient safety, patient outcomes, and gender equality.