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Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

Robotic and Hybrid Coronary Revascularization

September 28, 2020

Pavan Atluri, Husam Balkhy, Eric Lehr, Johannes Bonatti, and Michael Halkos reflect on the current state of coronary surgery, the importance of the heart team, and the NIH trial comparing multi-vessel PCI to hybrid procedures.

Multidisciplinary Response to Emergencies

Multidisciplinary Response to Emergencies

September 28, 2020

Jill Ley, Prakash Patel, Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, and Michael Colligan share perspectives from the nursing, anesthesiology, perfusion, and physician assistant specialties, and suggest strategies for effective team response to emergency situations.

Myathenia Gravis, Thymectomy Indications and Contraindications, and Operative Management

Myathenia Gravis, Thymectomy Indications and Contraindications, and Operative Management

September 28, 2020

Raffaele Rocco and Stephen Cassivi review the indications and contraindications to operative management, and also review the possible complications that may occur, as well as postoperative follow-up. Dr Cassivi is a professor of surgery at Mayo Clinic, with over 200 peer reviewed publications. He is also vice chair of the Department of Surgery.

Mid and Distal Arch Aneurysm Treatment: Optimal Strategy, Surgical Approach, and Outcome

Mid and Distal Arch Aneurysm Treatment: Optimal Strategy, Surgical Approach, and Outcome

September 14, 2020

Mohamad Bashir, Joseph Coselli, Kenji Minatoya, and Martin Czerny discuss the endovascular approach, including patient selection, surgical techniques, and secondary open repair.

Mesothelioma and Lobectomy: An Interview With Raja Flores

Mesothelioma and Lobectomy: An Interview With Raja Flores

September 14, 2020

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.

Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview with John Elefteriades

Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview with John Elefteriades

September 14, 2020

Mohamad Bashir interviews John Elefteriades, who provides insight into the diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortic aneurysm.

Dr Yolonda Colson, Leading the Future of CT Surgery

Dr Yolonda Colson, Leading the Future of CT Surgery

August 31, 2020

Mara Antonoff interviews Yolonda Colson about the many accomplishments of her career, and Dr Colson provides valuable advice for younger members of the specialty.

Making a Difference in Cardiothoracic Surgery Nursing

Making a Difference in Cardiothoracic Surgery Nursing

August 31, 2020

Joel Dunning speaks with Jill Ley about cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers.

The Horizon of Transcatheter Mitral Therapies: How Should the Surgeons Prepare?

The Horizon of Transcatheter Mitral Therapies: How Should the Surgeons Prepare?

August 31, 2020

Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Wilson Szeto, Michael J. Mack, and Gilbert Tang discuss the future of transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.

Goodbye Sternal Precautions, Hello Move in the Tube?

Goodbye Sternal Precautions, Hello Move in the Tube?

August 17, 2020

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.

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