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June 16, 2017
Arie Blitz of McAllen Heart Hospital, Texas, discusses the potential role of perfusionists as expert witnesses in court cases. Dr. Blitz reflects on the value of having credible, unbiased medical professionals as expert witnesses in litigation.
June 14, 2017
Mark La Meir of the University Hospital Brussels, Belgium, discusses the indications for a hybrid approach to atrial fibrillation surgery.
June 13, 2017
Chest trauma can present in many unique and unusual ways, but, if managed in time, patients can have an excellent prognosis. This video shows three cases of chest trauma with different modes of injury and varied presentations.
June 12, 2017
This video shows the treatment of a patient suffering from manubrium nonunion after a mini aortic valve replacement.
June 9, 2017
In an interview filmed at the 2016 EACTS Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, CTSNet Associate Editor for Allied Health and clinical nurse specialist, Jill Ley, shares her thoughts on how cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers can become more involved in the profession and improve patient outcomes.
June 7, 2017
Bart Van Putte of St. Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands, describes his approach to lone atrial fibrillation, and presents a video demonstration of his operative technique.
June 5, 2017
In this video, the authors demonstrate the feasibility of performing a complex aortic valve repair for aortic valve endocarditis via an upper partial sternotomy.
June 1, 2017
Niv Ad of West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia, discusses the benefits of using a fibrillating-heart technique in minimally invasive mitral surgery.
May 31, 2017
Song Wan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Rüdiger Lange of the German Heart Center share their opinions on current and future trends in mitral valve repair. Tom Nguyen of the University of Texas Health Science Center moderates this discussion, which focuses on the evolution of patient profiles and surgical techniques.
May 30, 2017
In this video, the final in a seven-part series, Tristan Yan demonstrates how to anastomose the Ante-Flo graft to the Valsalva graft, wean the patient off bypass, and close the mini-sternotomy incision.