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Ethics

May 18, 2022
Gripping vignette of a fatal case of renocardiac pathologies. The stills from the (sadly non-contrast) CTA are most interesting.
February 22, 2022
Paul Farmer, a physician, anthropologist and humanitarian who gained global acclaim for his work delivering high-quality health care to some of the world’s poorest people, died on Monday on the grounds of a hospital and university he had helped establish in Butaro, Rwanda.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Virginia Litle is the currently Chief of Thoracic Surgery, System Medical Director Thoracic Surgery at Intermountain Healthcare.
December 20, 2020
A scholarly metanalytic review on training by surgical simulators. The authors submit that low-fidelity is acceptable, balancing affordable basic inanimate models against the higher cost (and ethics) of zootomy and cadaceric dissection.
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.
September 25, 2020
On Sept. 22, CTSNet hosted a live event, co-moderated by David Cooke, MD, of UC Davis Health and Jacques Kpodonu, MD, of Harvard Medical School and joined by an esteemed panel of international guests, that discussed global health disparities in cardiothoracic surgery.
August 20, 2020
The present article is a digital health primer for cardiothoracic surgeons that reviews the role of data integration, processing, modelling, monitoring, and more on the future of cardiothoracic surgery.
July 8, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic having the potential to completely overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system, designated COVID-19 hospitals can more effectively utilize resources and personnel, improve treatment, and limit nosocomial spread.
June 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the delivery of pediatric cardiac surgery services in low and middle income countries as much as in wealthy countries, but the consequences will have longer effects.
April 16, 2020
Joined by an expert panel of surgical colleagues, Emily Farkas moderates a session covering ethical questions for surgeons surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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