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February 21, 2017
This video describes an unusual case of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture, which presented as acute appendicitis and clinical sepsis. ECMO initiation is an absolute contraindication in the setting of unrestricted pulmonary blood flow.
February 16, 2017
Tristan Yan of the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and Martin Misfeld of the Leipzig Heart Institute, Leipzig, Germany, discuss their preferred methods for peripheral cannulation in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
February 14, 2017
This video demonstrates a "floating valve" technique to reduce patient-prosthesis mismatch in cases of small aortic roots.
February 8, 2017
Professor Stephen Westaby of John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK, gives an overview of the use of temporary mechanical support for postcardiotomy failure.
February 7, 2017
This video demonstrates a technique for bypass of a calcified mitral valve with an extracardiac valved conduit.
February 1, 2017
Joseph Zacharias of the Lancashire Cardiac Centre, Blackpool, UK, gives an overview of the use of ablation for atrial fibrillation in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
January 31, 2017
The authors present a multidisciplinary minimally invasive approach to aortic valve replacement.
January 27, 2017
Rajamiyer Venkateswaran of Mythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK, discusses temporary mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation in cases of cardiogenic shock.
January 27, 2017
CTSNet published over 200 pieces of educational content in 2016. CTSNet Deputy Editor Arie Blitz presents his choices for the most interesting CTSNet content of last year.
January 19, 2017
A diverse group of surgeons share their unique and inspiring stories regarding what motivated them to pursue a career in cardiothoracic surgery.