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Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
March 10, 2014
This video shows a female toddler with diagnosed idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. The patient presented with worsening symptoms of congestive heart failure and was treated with the help of a left ventricular assist device.
March 6, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Atiq Rehman about Dr. Rehman’s work to set up the first minimally invasive cardiac surgery program in Pakistan. Dr. Rehman is the Director of the Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery & Transcatheter Valve Program at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.
March 3, 2014
This video demonstrates the technical details of performing a totally endoscopic anterior approach, right video-assisted thoracoscopic sleeve lobectomy in a 42-year-old male smoker with a stage I adenocarcinoma of the right upper lobe of lung.
February 18, 2014
During the STS 50th Anniversary Meeting in Orlando, FL, CTSNet hosted a very informative video roundtable discussion with some of the leading surgeon educators in the field of surgical atrial fibrillation treatment. The discussion focused on the benefits of the Maze procedure in terms of procedural outcomes, patient satisfaction, and the development of stronger referral networks.
February 6, 2014
This video demonstrates the construction of a mediastinal stoma after laryngotrachiectomy using a pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.
February 4, 2014
Coronary arterial anomalies are the second most common cause of sudden cardiac death in competitive athletes. In this video, the authors demonstrate two surgical strategies for management of anomalous origin of the right coronary artery with a “malignant” intramural or interarterial course.
January 30, 2014
Joel Dunning talks with Carlos Mestres, Senior Staff Surgeon at the University of Barcelona, member of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis, and Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this interview, Mr. Dunning and Dr. Mestres take an in-depth look at the treatment of endocarditis.
January 27, 2014
This video examines the example of two similar operations performed in a hospital in Spain and a hospital in Brazil, using the same uniportal VATS technique. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how the approach by uniportal VATS offers a direct view of the hilum, giving a clear and safe view of the fissure from its anterior and most inferior aspect.
January 23, 2014
In this video, the authors show how to start veno-arterial ECMO support through cervical cannulation, using the right internal jugular vein and right common carotid artery. This site is chosen over the femoral approach, as it avoids the associated complications, particularly in newborns and non-walking infants.
January 21, 2014
The resection of locally advanced lung cancer is generally accomplished with thoracotomy. When possible, the authors use a hybrid approach. This video illustrates two cases of invasive right upper lobe tumors. VATS exploration through a standard anterior, two-incision, approach directs a secondary counter incision.

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