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September 28, 2023
A new survey found that sexual misconduct across the surgical profession is widely experienced in the United Kingdom. Nearly 90 percent of women and 80 percent of men reported having personally witnessed sexual harassment. Nearly 29 percent of woman reported having been victims of assault in the workplace.
June 14, 2023
In this interview, conducted by CTSNet Global Senior Editor Emily Farkas at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, surgeon-scientist Loretta Erhunmwunsee shares stories and strategies for creating cross-cultural connections to understand patients’ needs, goals, and appropriate care.
June 8, 2023
Through the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a group of Italian doctors and nurses traveled to the Gaza Strip to perform cardiac surgery on a group of ten children with congenital heart disease.
June 8, 2023
A study in the United States found that disparities regarding race, socioeconomic status, and rural location result in lack of access to a thoracic surgeon for an esophagectomy. Patients in the study underwent elective esophagectomy for esophageal or gastric cardia cancer, Barrett esophagus, or achalasia.
May 8, 2023
This article presents a tier-based framework with proposed benchmarks for the development of quality pediatric and congenital heart disease care in resource-limited settings. This was achieved by identifying the most common barriers to care and using a literature review method to determine the most effective solutions.
April 21, 2023
ROMA-Women is an offshoot of the original ROMA CABG trial designed to address the lack of women in surgical studies, and therefore the lack of guideline-directed surgical care for women patients. Women make up less than one third of participants in cardiac trials, yet they make up roughly half of annual cardiac deaths in the US annually.
April 17, 2023
This video explains the sex-based differences between women and men with coronary heart disease.
February 12, 2023
This guideline on acute mechanical circulatory support covers medical and surgical treatment of cardiogenic and pulmonary shock, management of patients supported with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, complications, special populations, as well as palliative care, social and ethical dilemmas.
January 27, 2023
According to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the pandemic negatively influenced outcomes of cardiac surgery for people of all socioeconomic statuses.
December 5, 2022
An inside look at the Salam Center, a completely free cardiac center in Sudan providing cardiac surgical care to people who cannot otherwise afford it. The center also works to foster stronger relationships through reciprocal healthcare between countries in an area marked by decades of conflict.