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Congenital

February 2, 2024
As a part of the 2023 joint international conference of the African Academy for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and the African Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Professor William Novick presented on his methods for developing pediatric cardiac services in low- and middle-income countries.
January 17, 2024
At the 2023 EACTS Annual Meeting, CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and CTSNet senior editors set out to interview the most knowledgeable CT surgeons from around the world. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.
December 27, 2023
This year, cardiac and congenital submissions to CTSNet spanned a variety of fascinating procedures. Check out this quick overview of the most popular cardiac and congenital videos on CTSNet in 2023, and stay tuned for many more in 2024.
December 19, 2023
CTSNet congenital editor Prof. Sameh Said spoke with Dr. Hani Najm, the Chair of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. They discussed Dr. Najm’s method for the ventricular switch operation and what his team has learned about the procedure as a concept, not just an operation.
December 18, 2023
This video demonstrates the short-term safety and efficacy of an emerging operative technique—transconal unroofing of an intraseptal anomalous left coronary artery with patch reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract—in a pediatric patient with impaired coronary perfusion.
September 12, 2023
Survivors of Acute Stanford B (DeBakey III) in Holland: a patient-cantered follow-up indicating that the treatment strategy did not influence quality of life.
August 11, 2023
The first domino transplant procedure performed on infants was successfully completed recently in New York City. One patient needed a heart transplant because of cardiomyopathy and was able to donate a heart valve to another infant, who was only born with one. 
August 4, 2023
This report describes a new Society of Thoracic Surgeons mortality risk model for adults with congenital heart disease undergoing cardiac operations that are not included in existing risk models. A risk model was developed using forty-seven congenital variables in 192,196 patients operated on between 2011 and 2019.
May 8, 2023
This article presents a tier-based framework with proposed benchmarks for the development of quality pediatric and congenital heart disease care in resource-limited settings. This was achieved by identifying the most common barriers to care and using a literature review method to determine the most effective solutions.
April 21, 2023
A researcher at Stanford has developed a method to visually identify the cardiac conduction system during surgery in order to avoid harm during cardiac surgery. To do this, antibodies are bound to surface markers on cardiac conduction cells and can be seen with infrared light.

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