This is a very provocative British study that examined whether a more liberal (Hgb < 9 g/dL) versus a more restrictive (Hgb < 7.5 g/dL) transfusion threshold after cardiac surgery is associated with higher morbidity and costs.
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March 14, 2015
August 18, 2014
Bioprinting, the production of tissue by 3D printing, is a rapidly emerging technology with high potential for tissue engineering also in cardiac surgery. The paper provides insight in currently available techniques, opportunities for application and perspectives of this revolution in medicine.
July 9, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video demonstrates left-handed placement of pericardial stays.
January 16, 2014
Joel Dunning, CTSNet Co-Editor, talks with W. R. Eric Jamieson, retired Professor of Surgery and former Director of Clinical Cardiac Surgery Research at the University of British Columbia. Professor Jamieson contributed to the Canadian Guidelines for Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease and has been involved in numerous heart valve studies.
February 13, 2013
At the 2013 STS Annual Meeting CTSNet hosted a video roundtable with important perspectives on how valve clinic programs can assist in combating undertreated valvular heart disease. The discussion was moderated by Mike Mack, MD.
September 20, 2012
Prof. Stephan Schueler is a past president of ISHLT and of the ESCVS. He helped to set up both the Berlin Heart Centre, and a new centre in Dresden before moving to the Freeman Hospital, where he leads the Ventricular Assist Device Programme, which is the subject of this interview. Also shown are his implantation technique and an interview with one of his patients.