Because Nearly 75 percent of the world’s population lacks access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgery care, CTSNet is taking it global and featuring five organizations from around the world that are supporting global surgical volunteerism, educational programs in underdeveloped medical settings, critical care in the midst of war, and more.
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February 1, 2023
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.
January 19, 2023
Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a surgeon-scientist at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She splits her time between surgically treating patients with thoracic malignancies and researching health inequity. Read her interview with CTSNet.
December 22, 2022
This is a featured profile interview with Dr. Victor Dayan, a cardiac surgeon in Uruguay.
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.
November 30, 2022
November’s top content includes a definitive roundup of step-by-step cardiac procedures, a featured profile packed with valuable insights, a sneak peek at a few Resident Video Competition submissions (deadline for entries in this year’s competition is December 30, 2022), and more.
November 23, 2022
An overview of CTSNet's Guest Editor Series' over the past two years, including videos curated by Konstadinos Plestis, Marc Gerdish, Virginia Litle, Eduard Quintana, and Alan Sihoe.
Increased Social Media Utilization and Content Creation by Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
November 22, 2022
Because of increased social media overall during the COVID-19 pandemic, this study examined social media activity among cardiothoracic surgery programs. It was found that cardiothoracic program social media presence has increased during the pandemic, with the most activity occurring on Twitter.
November 11, 2022
Before a Belizean hospital’s partnership with Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, local patients would have to travel out of the country for cardiac surgical care, which was cost prohibitive for many.
November 11, 2022
Christiaan Barnard, who led the team for the first ever human-to-human heart transplant in 1967, would have turned one hundred on November 8.