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It’s already halfway through the year, and surgeons across the globe have shared a huge amount of valuable cardiothoracic surgery expertise with the CTSNet community in the form of clinical and sur
March 21, 2022
One of the main worries with aortic valve-in-valve procedures (ViV) is coronary occlusion. This is a devastating complication with a greater than 50 percent mortality rate. This video describes a surgical alternative to the interventional Basilica procedure in a high-risk patient for ViV because of a very low coronary implantation.
March 18, 2022
Thomas Frauenfelder, Professor of Thoracic Imaging and Vice Director of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, discusses advances in imaging for emphysema.
March 17, 2022
This interesting video demonstrates a redo David I procedure for a thirty-year-old woman diagnosed with aortic insufficiency with bicuspid aortic valve. This case has the added layer of the patient also having had a PTA repair and reconstruction of right ventricular outflow track with a homograft when she was six.
March 15, 2022
A sixty-year-old woman with angina. A coronary angiography showed an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left coronary cusp.
March 15, 2022
Robotic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomies can be interesting procedures. This is especially true if one is performing it after a previous placement of a laparoscopic gastric band. This video demonstrates how to perform this procedure.
March 14, 2022
On Saturday, March 12, CTSNet hosted a roundtable discussion surrounding the new AHA/ACC/SCAI coronary revascularization guideline. Moderated by Marjan Jahangiri, panelists Hirokuni Arai, Chris Malaisrie, Patrick Myers, Victor Dayan, and Joseph Sabik shared their thoughts.
March 10, 2022
Surgeons often look to make the smallest incision possible to facilitate faster postoperative recovery. This video shows how to make a smaller incision when performing a VATS excision of pleural mass excision.
March 9, 2022
This stepwise video guide demonstrates the standard direct aortic and venous cannulation technique that was developed based on evidence-based guidelines for the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
March 8, 2022
Robotic sublobar resection of a right lower lobe intralobar sequestration can be prevent many interesting challenges. This video presents a case report of one such instance.
March 7, 2022
For a less invasive LVAD implantation, a right mini thoracotomy is a good approach. It can also assist with chest stabilization, mobility, virgin tissues for bridge to transplant, and retained pericardium for the right heart support.

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