This article assesses the career paths and interest in cardiothoracic surgery of the Women in Thoracic Surgery scholarship recipients and demonstrates the durability and impact of scholarship programs for women in our specialty.
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September 21, 2020
September 12, 2020
The authors implemented a prospective longitudinal, residency-wide coronary anastomosis simulation curriculum providing each participant with a low-fidelity coronary anastomosis simulator, high-quality instruments, and faculty mentor. They demonstrate at 1 year of follow-up improve anastomosis times and technical skills.
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.
August 19, 2020
The authors created 612 matched pairs of patients with a history of hematologic malignancy and controls. They compared operative details, early postoperative complications, and late survival.
Intravenous Iron Therapy for Patients With Preoperative Iron Deficiency or Anaemia Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Reduces Blood Transfusions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
July 31, 2020
Meta-analysis of 4 RCTs and 7 observational studies.
July 15, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion on maintaining physical health to prevent burnout in cardiothoracic surgery.
Graduated Compression Stockings as Adjuvant to Pharmaco-Thromboprophylaxis in Elective Surgical Patients (GAPS Study): Randomised Controlled Trial
May 15, 2020
A medium-sized RCT from the Imperial College. The research question are of interest for all cardiovascular, thoracic, and general surgeons as well as all healthcare professionals.
A New Role for the Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor Pathway in the Development of Mitral Valve Prolapse
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.
Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance From North American Society Leadership
May 6, 2020
This article describes recommendations from the North American leadership in regards to the safe reintroduction of cardiovascular services during the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, ethical considerations, the importance of collaboration amongst public health officials and cardiovascular specialties, and protection of healthcare work
April 30, 2020
CTSNet and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists collaborated to host a live webinar on Monday, April 27, on cardiac surgery during COVID-19: ECMO, transplants, elective cases, and the future.