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Critical Care

April 9, 2021
This review nicely summarizes the recommendations for antithrombotic therapy in the setting of acute coronary syndromes.  In a section relevant to cardiac surgeons, they suggest that patients who undergo CABG surgery in the setting of an acute coronary syndrome should be similarly treated with dual antiplatelet therapy.
March 23, 2021
This Beat episode discusses CT training models, postop day 1 discharge after lobectomy, and an overview of anatomy for robotic lobectomy.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Lisa R. DeGarmo of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas, moderates a discussion for advanced practice providers.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion on maintaining physical health to prevent burnout in cardiothoracic surgery.
March 9, 2021
This Beat episode discusses the new ISMICS guidelines on TAVI versus SAVR, STS podcasts, the Mitral Foundation website, a new study on atezolizumab, and a UK National database comparison of outcomes between NHS hospitals and private hospitals with the author Umberto Benedetto.
March 4, 2021
The authors conducted a systematic literature review for evidence regarding prone positioning during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  Three observational or experimental studies determined that systolic blood pressure generated in the prone position was over 20 mmHg higher than supine, tidal volumes were within the recommended range of 6 mL/kg,
February 24, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Edward M. Bender of Stanford University in California, USA, moderates a discussion on how the internet plays a role in establishing and growing cardiothoracic careers.
February 23, 2021
This Beat episode discusses the latest on robotic diaphragm plication and "robotic-alternative" instrumentation, decreasing overutilization of postoperative chest X-rays, and the current CT surgery job market.
February 21, 2021
In this article by the COVEC Study Group, they conducted a EuroELSO international survey investigating the clinical outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on patients with COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
February 16, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Jessica Luc, MD, covers part two of a two-part discussion on vaccines.

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