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October 11, 2014
EACTS President Paul Van Schil and Past President Jose Pomar discuss exciting aspects and special features of the 2014 EACTS Annual Meeting taking place in Milan, Italy.
October 9, 2014
Michael Bemelman of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses the resurgence of rib fixation surgery. Dr. Bemelman details the history and evolving techniques of rib fixation surgery.
October 8, 2014
Stephen Yang of Johns Hopkins discusses the importance of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Yang encourages fellow surgeons to become active mentors to medical students as well as CT surgery residents, and shares advice for mentoring millennials.
Videothoracoscopic Left Internal Mammary Artery Lymphadenectomy for Single Site Breast Cancer Recurrence After Chemoradiotherapy
October 6, 2014
This video demonstrates the surgical technique of videothoracoscopic left internal artery lymphadenctomy for lymph nodal recurrence of breast cancer already submitted to standard chemoradiotherapy.
October 1, 2014
Massimo Caputo of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago discusses his experience as a CTSNet contributor. Dr. Caputo has contributed four videos on congenital heart surgery to CTSNet’s educational resources.
September 30, 2014
Paul Modi of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital discusses his experience establishing a minimally invasive mitral valve repair program, and shares tips for fellow surgeons interested in setting up minimally invasive surgical programs.
September 29, 2014
This video contains a brief presentation on a patient with a previous failed mitral repair, and then a narrated operative video demonstrating the steps of the mitral valve replacement.
Single Incision VATS Right Upper Lobectomy for Bronchiectasis in a Patient With Severe Pleural Adhesions
September 25, 2014
This video demonstrates a VATS lobectomy on a 54-year-old female patient with localized bronchiectasis.
September 24, 2014
This video commences with a brief presentation on the management of Type A aortic dissections and proceeds into an operative video showing the steps used when operating on these cases.
September 23, 2014
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz of Strasbourg University Hospital takes an in-depth look at extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and its use in thoracic surgery.