An interview with Dr. Sameh Said, a congenital cardiovascular surgeon who has spent the last twenty years building his impressive career in his home country of Egypt and in the United States. He gives his take on innovations in cardiac surgery, his favorite leadership advice, and more.
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November 9, 2022
August 27, 2022
Although the demand for heart surgeons trained in a year is twenty, Kenya produces only four to five annually. This results in a gap in diagnosis and treatment of heart illnesses.
July 15, 2022
In this article, Sinha et al performed a cross-sectional survey evaluating gender-related differences in congenital heart surgeon practice. They found that there were significant differences in the rate of discouragement for women to pursue a career in congenital heart surgery, as well as lower starting salaries and ranks.
March 29, 2022
This timely article addresses the interface between the Covid pandemic and patients with congenital heart diseases. It offers responses to a variety of questions related to: vaccinations, passive immunization, Covid testing, antivirals, immunomodulatory therapy, and transplant status.
March 8, 2022
Robotic sublobar resection of a right lower lobe intralobar sequestration can be prevent many interesting challenges. This video presents a case report of one such instance.
March 4, 2022
A paper that addresses a gap in knowledge and will guide future research: of particular interest, the penultimate paragraph on The Role of Interventions.
Transconal Unroofing of Anomalous Left Main Coronary Artery from Right Sinus With Transseptal Course
January 27, 2022
This video describes a novel transconal approach to anomalous origin of the left coronary artery with a transseptal course.
January 24, 2022
This video described a video-assisted thoracoscopic right lower lobectomy for a 14-month old female born with congenital pulmonary airway malformation.
Anatomic Repair of Congenitally Corrected Transposition: 1.5V Repair with Hemi-Mustard and Rastelli Procedures
January 12, 2022
We present an operative technique video of the anatomic repair of congenitally corrected transposition (ccTGA) with ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary atresia (PS), and mild right ventricular hypoplasia in a 2-year-old palliated with a 3.5mm rmBTS (and coronary artery fistula ligation) in the neonatal period, followed by a rmBTS takedown and bidirectional Glenn shunt at 4m/o.
January 10, 2022
This is a study of mediastinal tumors in the ways of presentation, diagnosis, evaluation, surgical treatment, and follow-up of patients involved in this disease in Iraq.