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The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
May 7, 2014
At the culmination of years of formal training, cardiothoracic surgery residents are faced with the reality of entering individual practice. Making this transition smoothly, the value of early mentorship, and other pearls are discussed in this roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
May 6, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed PDA distal anastomosis.
May 1, 2014
This video demonstrates the insertion of an Avalon catheter into a patient’s right jugular vein and the commencement of ECMO support.
April 28, 2014
This video demonstrates the use of the warden technique to repair anomalous venous drainage in a child.
April 21, 2014
This video demonstrates a left video-assisted thoracoscopic sleeve lower lobectomy in a 68-year-old male smoker with an endobronchial squamous cell carcinoma of the left lower lobe.
April 17, 2014
This video demonstrates a left upper lobe posterior and apical segmentectomy, preserving the lingular and anterior segment, in a patient with impaired lung function.
April 14, 2014
This video demonstrates the technical details of a primary tracheal tumor resection involving the cervical trachea; the procedure was performed after radiotherapy and brachytherapy, following emergency laser-assisted rigid bronchoscopy.
April 7, 2014
This video demonstrates the conduct of a novel beating-heart Norwood operation. The procedure is universally-applicable to even the smallest aortas.
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.
April 3, 2014
This video describes the surgical technique of performing a VATS segmentectomy in a 22-month-old child with a cavitating left upper lobe nodule.

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