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June 7, 2022
This video presents the clinical case of atrial septal defect patch repair via right axillary minithoracotomy with central cannulation for CPB and induced artificial ventricular fibrillation.
A Thoracic Surgeon’s Dream Operating Room: A Cios-Spin Intraoperative CT Scan to Do Localization Prior to an Intuitive Xi Segmentectomy
June 6, 2022
This is a video of thoracic surgeon Joel Dunning’s dream operating room. He was able to bring an intraoperative CT scanner called the Cios-Spin into his robotic theater so he can mark nodules himself prior to robotic resection.
June 2, 2022
This is the case of thirty-four-year-old woman who presented with a long-term history of left flank pain, groin pain, and proteinuria. She underwent a venography, angiography, and CT scan.
The Convergent Ablation and AtriClip Exclusion of Left Atrial Appendage in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
June 1, 2022
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most widely recognized cardiovascular arrhythmia related to expanded morbidity and mortality commonly caused by stroke or the intensification of heart failure (1,2).
Management of Recurrent Bronchopleural Fistula: A Multidisciplinary Approach for A Reconstructive Challenge
May 31, 2022
A forty-seven-year-old woman presented multiple times with a reoccurring bronchopleural fistula and post-pneumonectomy multi-drug resistant empyema. In challenging cases like this, a multidisciplinary approach between thoracic and plastic surgery is imperative.
May 26, 2022
This video demonstrates how experience with routine minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting makes it possible to successfully and safely perform more complex procedures through the same incision.
May 25, 2022
This video gives a step-by-step description of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure, with a specific focus on the use of a self-expanding transcatheter valve.
May 24, 2022
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 23, 2022
Professor Martin, Associate Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine faculty and the UVA Cancer Center, and Interim Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Virginia in US presents "Robotic Surgery - Lymph Node Dissection".
Minimally Invasive Sternal Reconstruction for Chronic Partial Sternal Separation After Cardiac Surgery
May 23, 2022
Sternal dehiscence without mediastinitis is a rare and relatively benign complication after cardiac surgery. However, it may cause severe discomfort for a patient. Traditional approaches include the Robicsek technique and its modifications. In this video the authors present less invasive approach for chronic partial sternal separation using titanium implants.