In this session we discuss common scenarios where the addition of venous or arterial cannulae to a traditional ECMO configuration may be necessary, and we familiarize the surgeon with the techniques necessary.
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July 12, 2021
In this article, Jacobs et al. provide a multi-institutional outcomes review of 200 consecutive patients with confirmed COVID-19 supported with ECMO. The mean time on ECMO was 15 days with survival on VV-ECMO of 46.3% and survival on VA-ECMO of 25%.
June 17, 2021
The current video demonstrates the technique of thoracic duct localization using indocyanine green in a neonate who experienced chylothorax after one stage repair of coarctation and ventricular septal defect.
Timing of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Influence Mortality and Readmissions
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
Chyle Leak Following Radical En Bloc Esophagectomy with Two-Field Nodal Dissection: Predisposing Factors, Management, and Outcomes
June 10, 2021
Chyle leak remains a challenging postoperative complication to manage, and avoidance is always easier than mitigation. The only predisposing factor identified in this study was low BMI. Although ICU stay was longer in affected patients, operative mortality, hospital LOS, and survival were not negatively impacted by the presence of a leak.
2021 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Expert Consensus Document: Surgical Treatment of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
May 2, 2021
The AATS expert consensus document was recently released and focused on surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection.
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.
#14: CTSNet Beat Podcast: CT Training Models, Postop Day 1 Discharge After Lobectomy, and Overview of Anatomy for Robotic Lobectomy
March 23, 2021
This Beat episode discusses CT training models, postop day 1 discharge after lobectomy, and an overview of anatomy for robotic lobectomy.
CTSNet To Go Podcast Episode: Straight Talk With APPs: Current Hot Topics and Trends in Practice and CT Surgery
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.