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Education

February 24, 2020
In this video, the authors describe the preoperative embolization of a bronchopulmonary sequestration.
February 20, 2020
This study of Medicare beneficiaries evaluated how often CABG was performed related to narrow intervals around a patient's birthday.
February 20, 2020
The authors revisit the older, somewhat misinterpreted hypothesis of cocoa and vasodilation. The title may again be misinterpreted by the general media as an encouragement to gorge on HIGH CALORIE, HIGH FAT nutrients
February 19, 2020
Six billion people worldwide lack access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgical care when needed. This article provides an overview and call to action for all stakeholders to start with global cardiac surgery research in order to map the global disparities and hold countries accountable for the existing gaps in cardiac care.
February 11, 2020
The 2019 EACTS/EACTA/EBCP Guidelines on cardiopulmonary bypass in adult cardiac surgery is setting a worldwide benchmark on cooperation of perfusionists and cardiac surgeons in the joined care of cardiac surgery patients. This is the first European document on guidelines regarding the conduction of cardiopulmonary bypass.
February 4, 2020
Joel Dunning interviews Pieter Kappetein about how he became interested in cardiac surgery and the importance of conducting research.
February 3, 2020
Use of a novel decision aid for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis resulted in greater patient knowledge and satisfaction, although decisional conflict was unchanged.  Physicians, on the other hand, felt that the aid was not understood by elderly patients, and believed that they used shared decision-making in their usual practice, without the
January 10, 2020
In this editorial, Dr Joseph Dearani, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, addresses the important and timely subject of outcomes measurement, and of transparency and public reporting of cardiac surgery outcomes.
January 7, 2020
Tom Nguyen interviews former Navy SEAL Brian Ferguson about the pursuit of performance excellence in medicine, and particularly in the realm of cardiothoracic surgery.
December 19, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley moderates a discussion on cardiac surgery missions.

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