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April 6, 2014
CTSNet is proud to announce that the interview series Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery, has been restored and will be reposted in the coming weeks on CTSNet.org. The interview series, envisioned and created by W. Gerald Rainer, Ted Sadler, Marvin Pomerantz and Bruce Paton, was designed to preserve the early history of the specialty through informal interviews with pioneering cardiac surgeons. Now, 41 years after the interview series began, the audio interviews have been restored into an accessible video format.
March 24, 2014
Joel Dunning visits with Timothy M. Scanlan, Scanlan International President & Chief Executive Officer, and Brigid Scanlan Eiynck, Scanlan International Vice President, Surgical Instruments. In the interview, Mr. Dunning reviews the Scanlan family’s unique history, dedication to quality, and fascinating relationships over the years.
March 6, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Atiq Rehman about Dr. Rehman’s work to set up the first minimally invasive cardiac surgery program in Pakistan. Dr. Rehman is the Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery & Transcatheter Valve Program at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.
CTSNet Video Roundtable – Navigating the Maze: Contemporary Views on the Value of the Surgical AFib Procedure
February 18, 2014
During the STS 50th Anniversary Meeting in Orlando, FL, CTSNet hosted a very informative video roundtable discussion with some of the leading surgeon educators in the field of surgical atrial fibrillation treatment. The discussion focused on the benefits of the Maze procedure in terms of procedural outcomes, patient satisfaction, and the development of stronger referral networks.
January 30, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis.
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.
January 7, 2014
Results of bicuspid valve reconstruction for endocarditis have been suboptimal due to dehiscence of pericardial patches and other causes. This video illustrates complete replacement of destroyed bicuspid leaflets, using glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous pericardial leaflets.
January 2, 2014
CTSNet Co-Editor Joel Dunning interviews Duke Cameron, a leading cardiac surgeon specializing in the treatment of aortic aneurysm. In this interview, Dr. Cameron discusses aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome and his surgical techniques.
December 9, 2013
Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD is the medical director of the Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, and an International Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Learn more about his amazing career in cardiothoracic surgery.
November 19, 2013
Left ventricular assist device implantation is an accepted treatment option for terminal heart failure. The standard surgical approach is a median sternotomy. This video shows an alternative implantation technique via a bilateral mini-thoracotomy, with ECMO as intraoperative circulatory support.