In this CTSNet roundtable, Dawn Hui of UT Health San Antonio, Texas, moderates a discussion on advocacy within the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
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December 15, 2020
December 10, 2020
This is part of a webinar series run by The Association of Cardiothoracic Surgical Care Practitioners (ACT-SCP) in collaboration with STCS.
Letter From the Guest Editor: Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation
November 30, 2020
This Surgical Management of Acute Aortic Dissections: Tricks and Tips to Simplify the Operation series from Guest Editor Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, highlights key techniques in difficult cases that can be replicated by all surgeons.
#6: CTSNet Beat Podcast: A Day in the Life, a Simple Way to Manage Sternal Dehiscence, and Dr Mark Orringer's Esophageal Simulator
November 23, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Brian Mitzman, general thoracic surgeon with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, as the host, discusses recent highlights submitted to CTSNet, along with a look at a new esophagogastric anastomosis simulator in this month's JTCVS.
November 16, 2020
In this important article published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery by Drs. Preventza et al, they report on the sex, racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular trials in the US.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Virtual Conference Taskforce: Recommendations for Hosting a Virtual Surgical Meeting
November 16, 2020
This article from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Virtual Conference Taskforce provides recommendations applicable to all virtual meetings and beyond with focused dicscussion on timezones, diversity/inclusion and how to optimize participant interactivity and networking.
October 19, 2020
In this article, Drs Ceppa et al provide an ad hoc analysis of women in cardiothoracic surgery from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 workforce report.
October 15, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jessica G. Y. Luc moderates a discussion on nontechnical skills for cardiothoracic surgery.
Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease
October 8, 2020
At the first day of its 34th Annual Meeting, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) released the "Current Options and Recommendations for the Use of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair in Acute and Chronic Thoracic Aortic Disease. This is an expert consensus document jointly drafted by the European Society for Cardiology (ESC)
Optimizing Cardiac ICU Resource Utilization and Patient Safety: Nurse-Driven Care Team Collaborations
September 24, 2020
On Thursday, Sept. 17th, CTSNet hosted a live event that included nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety, enabling effective integration into clinical workflow, and outcomes improvement.