Mohamad Bashir, Joseph Coselli, Kenji Minatoya, and Martin Czerny discuss the endovascular approach, including patient selection, surgical techniques, and secondary open repair.
Joel Dunning interviews Raja Flores of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine about mesothelioma prevention and the persisting risk from asbestos exposure, as well as surgical methods to pursue for disease management.
Mohamad Bashir interviews John Elefteriades, who provides insight into the diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortic aneurysm.
Mara Antonoff interviews Yolonda Colson about the many accomplishments of her career, and Dr Colson provides valuable advice for younger members of the specialty.
Joel Dunning speaks with Jill Ley about cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers.
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Wilson Szeto, Michael J. Mack, and Gilbert Tang discuss the future of transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.
Jill Ley, Doa El-Ansary, Katijjahbe Mohd, Jenny Adams, Susan Triano, and Richard Gach discuss the origin of sternal precautions, the variability in how they are defined, and recent randomized research.
Juan P. Umana interviews Jose Navia about the "hemi-commando" procedure for double-valve endocarditis.
Leanne Harling talks with Gebrine El Khoury, a pioneer of aortic valvuloplasty, about his distinguished career and specific techniques for aortic valve repair.
Mara Antonoff, Melanie Edwards, Brian Mitzman, and Erin Gillaspie delve into why wellness matters during crises, strategies to achieve wellness, and obstacles to overcome so members of the healthcare team can support one another during such challenging times.
Mara Antonoff, Brian Mitzman, Michael Maddaus, Mehran Amirizadeh, and Sasha K. Shillcutt discussed crisis management and resilience, including leadership, maintaining personal well-being, and coming back stronger in the face of the pandemic.
On Friday, May 8, 2020, CTSNet hosted a live event to find out what our colleagues in Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, and South Africa are seeing and doing as they brace for the impact of COVID-19.
Leanne Harling interviews Doug Mathisen, who reflects on his three decades of practice, and how the general thoracic surgery subspecialty has evolved over the course of his career.
Shanda Blackmon, Miia Lehtinen, and Meghana Helde discuss structured mentorship and organic sponsor relationships for women during cardiothoracic surgery training, as well as working toward leadership roles and the importance of fostering an environment of inclusion and recognition.
Leanne Harling, Enoch Akowuah, Patrick Perier, and Peyman Sardari Nia discuss the UK Mini Mitral Trial, a multicenter randomized trial comparing sternotomy to a minimally invasive approach for mitral valve surgery.
Leanne Harling moderates a discussion about applying precautions during aerosolizing procedures and the commonality between ENT and thoracic surgery. This episode is part 2 of 2.
Leanne Harling moderates a discussion about applying precautions during aerosolizing procedures and the commonality between ENT and thoracic surgery. This episode is part 1 of 2.
Jessica Luc, Shanda Blackmon, Mahesh Ramchandani, and Nahush Mokadam discuss the topic of telemedicine for the cardiothoracic surgeon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Brian Mitzman interviews CTSNet President Douglas E. Wood about the options for oncologic thoracic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joanna Chikwe interviews Thoralf M. Sundt about cardiac surgery in the era of COVID-19.