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The CTSNet Resident Video Competition continues to be a highlight for the cardiothoracic surgery online community. CTSNet is excited to announce the winner of the 2021 competition, Dr. Julia Coughlin...
May 9, 2022
Iatrogenic aortic dissection is a rare but catastrophic complication of cardiac surgery. This video shows two cases of extensive type A aortic dissection occurring during elective cardiac surgery.
May 9, 2022
Professor Oh, current Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Director at St. Jude Center for Thoracic and Esophageal Diseases, University of Southern California in US presents a talk on the advances in robotic thoracic surgery.
May 5, 2022
A sixty-three-year-old man recently developed progressive exercise intolerance, lower extremity edema, and orthostatic hypotension. He had a history of syncope secondary to sick-sinus-syndrome status post permanent pacemaker placement in 2001.
May 4, 2022
The Arrhythmia Alliance Hearts of Ghana Mission recently completed another successful mission in Ghana. While in Ghana, they perform Heart Surgery and support Pacing and Angiography. This year, they had two main aims. Firstly, to assist Mr. Baffour Gian perform the first heart operations at the new heart surgery program at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. They looked to perform daily surgery to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. The second part of the mission is to go to Kumasi to place reconditioned pacemakers in patients and to perform angiography.
May 3, 2022
This video is a "how we do it" style demonstration of how the authors procure hearts from donors after circulatory death using normothermic regional perfusion.
May 3, 2022
Professor Pless, President of the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) and Head of Medical Oncology and Tumour Centre at Cantonal Hospital Winterthur in Switzerland, presents a talk on surgery for “unresectable” stage III lung cancer.
May 2, 2022
A forty-two-year-old patient on hemodialysis required a redo Commando operation for recurrent infectious endocarditis. This video shows the steps the surgeon took to complete the operation.
April 28, 2022
This video describes one of the authors’ initial series of combined mitral and aortic valve surgery and highlights the steps involved for an endoscopic approach.
April 27, 2022
This video shows one surgeon’s technique of an en bloc double root translocation in an infant with d-TGA, VSD, PS, and LVOTO.
April 26, 2022
This video shows how to perform personalized external aortic root wrap (PEARS) in a Marfan’s patient with a family history of type A aortic dissection.

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