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Mitral Annular Calcification

Om P Yadava & Carlos Mestres
Dr Om P Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of the National Heart Institute in New Delhi, India, and Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, discusses mitral annular calcification with Dr Carlos Mestres, Senior Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon of the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland. Whether mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a disease itself or just a bystander, it is still a controversial subject. It is not the same as the...

Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Franca Melfi

Marco Nardini & Franca Melfi
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini of the University Hospital of Catania in Italy speaks with Franca Melfi, Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Chief of Robotic Multispecialty Center for Surgery, and Chief of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Pisa in Italy. They discuss her work developing robotic thoracic surgery programs and her ongoing experience with robotic technology. Dr Melfi talks about her presidency at the Italian Society of Thoracic...

RATS Upper Right Lobectomy for Big N1 Lung Cancer

Jean Marc Baste
This video demonstrates the use of the robotic tool for right upper lobectomy requiring the dissection a big lymph node.
References
Li C, Hu Y, Huang J, Li J, Jiang L, Lin H, Lu P, Luo Q. Comparison of robotic-assisted lobectomy with video-assisted thoracic surgery for stage IIB- IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2019 Dec;8(6):820-828. doi: 10.21037/tlcr.2019.10.15. PMID: 32010560; PMCID: PMC6976359. Park BJ, Yang HX, Woo KM, Sima CS. Minimally invasive...

RATS Upper Right Lobectomy for Big N1 Lung Cancer

Jean Marc Baste
This video demonstrates the use of the robotic tool for right upper lobectomy requiring the dissection a big lymph node.
References
Li C, Hu Y, Huang J, Li J, Jiang L, Lin H, Lu P, Luo Q. Comparison of robotic-assisted lobectomy with video-assisted thoracic surgery for stage IIB- IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2019 Dec;8(6):820-828. doi: 10.21037/tlcr.2019.10.15. PMID: 32010560; PMCID: PMC6976359. Park BJ, Yang HX, Woo KM, Sima CS. Minimally invasive...

Surgery for Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Keith S. Naunheim
Keith S. Naunheim of St Louis University in Missouri, USA, presents a discussion on surgery for stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. He discusses practice guidelines for the treatment of stage IIIA disease, trials and studies related to the disease, and expands on the treatment options available for patients.This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland....

Making a Difference: A Cardiac Surgery Mission to Enugu, Nigeria

Joel Dunning & Emily Farkas
This video was filmed during a cardiac surgery mission to Enugu, Nigeria, led by Emily Farkas and sponsored by CardioStart and the VOOM Foundation. It documents the important work that surgical mission groups perform, and hopefully provides insights into what it is like to be on a cardiac surgery mission in a developing country.

Learn more at: https://www.ctsnet.org/article/making-difference-cardiac-surgery-mission-enugu-nigeria

Reinforced Ross Procedure in an Adult \"Beating Heart Autograft Harvest\"

Sameh M. Said
This is a 28-year-old man with history of bicuspid aortic valve and previous repair of aortic coarctation via left thoracotomy as a child using a left subclavian flap technique. He presents with moderate aortic valve stenosis and dilated ascending aorta. Follow up cardiac MRI showed continued increase in his ascending aorta diameter which now measured 4.9 cm. Decision was made to proceed with surgery. Discussion regarding aortic valve replacement options was done and it was...

Roundtable: How to Maximize Efficiency in Clinic and Practice

Shanda Blackmon, Brendon Stiles, Vinay Badhwar & Robert Cerfolio
Shanda Blackmon of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, moderates a discussion - filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting - on maximizing efficiency in a cardiothoracic surgery practice. Dr Blackmon is joined by Brendon Stiles of the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, Vinay Badhwar of West Virginia University in Morgantown, and Robert Cerfolio, now of New York University Langone Health in New York City. The panelists share the different...

Fast-Track Arterial Switch Operation

Sameh M. Said & Sandeep Sainathan
This is a 3. 3 kg, male neonate who was born with a prenatal diagnosis of dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) and intact ventricular septum. At birth, he was deeply cyanotic and was intubated and prostaglandin infusion was initiated to maintain ductal patency. Transthoracic echocardiogram confirmed the prenatal diagnosis and normal coronary pattern for d-TGA (1 LCx, 2RCA). Due to restricted atrial communication, a bedside echo-guided balloon atrial septostomy was performed. He was subsequently...

Southampton Reviews in Cardiothoracic Surgery Chapter Five: Cardiac Physiology, Structure, and Function

, , Szabolcs Miskolczi & Sunil Ohri
Many day-to-day practices in patient perioperative care are exercised as second nature by surgeons. These practices almost always work, but occasionally some efforts make a situation worse. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of the physiological basis of day-to-day practice enables surgeons to provide better quality of care for patients.

Norwood and Batista Procedure in Neonatal Dilated Cardiomyopathy

James Tweddell & Alan O'Donnell
The Batista procedure, or ventriculoplasty, was originally described by Dr Randas Batista and colleagues as a treatment for ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. There have been only a few case reports for this strategy in the management of neonatal dilated cardiomyopathy. Even fewer cases have been reported of a combined Norwood and Batista procedure for the management of these patients.
The patient was born at 37 weeks, and is now a 5-day-old 3.3 kg boy with an...

Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement Via Right Anterior Thoracotomy

Selim Isbir, Sinan Arsan, , Koray Ak, Alper Kararmaz, Nihal Kolbas & Elif Demirbas
The authors present a sutureless aortic valve replacement via a right anterior thoracotomy, using minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) in an 84-year-old patient with severe aortic stenosis.
Preoperative tomographic angiography showed a right-sided aorta. A 4 cm transverse incision was made through the right second intercostal space. Rib resection was not used. Femoral arterial and venous cannulation was used. MECC is known to reduce the deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, and the main advantages of MECC are...

Social Determinants of the Lung Cancer Care Continuum

Cherie P Erkmen
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death.1 Unfortunately, lung cancer affects certain populations disproportionately in terms of risk, screening, detection, and treatment. For example, smoking increases the risk of getting lung cancer by 10x, and those in lower income brackets and of lower education level are 2 to 3 times more likely to be smokers.2,3 Though annual lung cancer screening can decrease mortality4, minority and underserved populations are less likely to participate in...

HeartMate 3™ Implant in Pediatric Patient With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

David Morales & Alan ODonnell
The patient was a 10-year-old, 26.7 kg, girl with dilated cardiomyopathy. The patient had a familial history and was admitted to an outside hospital in decompensated heart failure. She had complaints for two days of severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, and was tolerating minimal PO intake. She was tachycardic with waxing and waning perfusion throughout her stay. An abdominal computed tomography scan was performed to evaluate her abdominal pain, which identified bilateral pleural effusions...

Separation of Conjoined Hearts in Thoracopagus Twins

Frank Edwin, , & Martin Tamatey
Introduction Eight hours after delivery of thoracopagus twins, the right twin developed circulatory failure forcing an emergency separation to save the left twin. The twins had conjoined livers and conjoined hearts in a common pericardial cavity, and they appeared to have no ventricular-level fusion. Procedure Surgery was performed on the second day of life using general anesthesia and full invasive monitoring. The twins were placed with the ventral side uppermost; the ventral side being the...

Predicting the Impact of Sutureless Valves: An Analysis of Trials and Registries

Christopher Young
Christopher Young of St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK, reviews clinical trials evaluating sutureless aortic valve implantation. He focuses on patient outcomes, valve hemodynamics, and the combination of rapid deployment valves with minimally invasive surgical approaches.This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for...

Healthcare Disparities in the Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer

Brittney Williams, Patricia Rivera, Marjory Charlot & Gita Mody
This CTSNet virtual Roundtable invites experts from the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss health care disparities in the treatment of advanced lung cancer. Participants are Dr. Brittney Williams, fourth-year general surgery resident; Dr. M. Patricia Rivera, pulmonologist and Director of the UNC Lung Cancer Screening Program; Dr. Marjory Charlot, medical oncologist and Assistant Director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement program;...

Uniportal VATS Anatomic Right Basal Segmentectomy (S7-10)

Julio Sesma, Carlos Galvez, , Sergio Bolufer &
Anatomic sublobar resections have been used primarily for benign pulmonary lesions, lung metastases, and early stage lung cancer. There are many recent studies that support the oncological results of anatomic sublobar resections compared to lobectomy in terms of recurrence and overall survival [1-8]. In addition, the procedure’s performance through minimally invasive procedures is possible by experienced teams [9, 10]. The authors present a sublobar resection performed for a 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a...

A Day of Thoracic Surgery With Professor Tristan D. Yan

Tristan D. Yan
Welcome to this series of CTSNet videos titled Thoracic Surgical Oncology - Technical Approaches, by Professor Tristan D. Yan. The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse provide the largest thoracic oncology service in New South Wales, Australia. To introduce this video series, Professor Yan will take you through a day of thoracic surgery in his operating theaters. Professor Yan is a consultant cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon based in Sydney. His appointments include the...

Uniportal VATS Anatomic Right Basal Segmentectomy (S7-10)

Julio Sesma, Carlos Galvez, , Sergio Bolufer Nadal &
Anatomic sublobar resections have been used primarily for benign pulmonary lesions, lung metastases, and early stage lung cancer. There are many recent studies that support the oncological results of anatomic sublobar resections compared to lobectomy in terms of recurrence and overall survival [1-8]. In addition, the procedure’s performance through minimally invasive procedures is possible by experienced teams [9, 10]. The authors present a sublobar resection performed for a 50-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a...

Robotic Left-Sided Excision of a Bronchogenic Cyst

Omar Zibdeh, Christopher Bayliss, & Joel Dunning
The patient was a 35-year-old woman who had reported experiencing an intermittent and really productive cough for several years that was very offensive and troublesome in nature. She also reported intermittent chest infections over the years. She was diagnosed with a left main bronchus cyst from her noncontrast computed tomography scan after excluding an esophageal anomaly on a barium swallow.
The cyst was interestingly collapsed because obviously it had a connection to the airways, and the...

The Surgical Modification of the Hybrid Procedure With a PTFE Ringed Graft for HLHS and Repair of Obstructive TAPVR on Beating Heart

& Ahmet Sasmazel
A 2 kg girl was transferred from another hospital to the ICU of Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital with a preliminary diagnosis of a hypoplastic left ventricle (AA/MA) and supracardiac TAPVR. The echocardiography showed mitral atresia, aortic atresia, 1 mm diameter ascending aorta, and mild stenosis in a vertical vein and pulmonary venous confluence. The patient was intubated and general condition was poor. A bilateral pulmonary banding was performed and...

Management of Contained Rupture of Wrapped Ascending Aorta: Redo Sternotomy, Replacement of Aortic Valve, and Ascending Aorta

, Christopher Efthymiou, Saad Khan & Giovanni Mariscalco
Patient Selection
The standard method of treatment for an ascending aorta aneurysm is replacement with the Dacron tube graft. However, some surgeons use alternative techniques in selected cases for dilated ascending aorta, such as wrap without aortoplasty (1, 2), wrapping of the ascending aorta with a fine transparent and stretchable Dacron mesh (3), manually pre-prepared prosthesis which respects the shape of the aorta (4), and reduction aortoplasty with wrapping (5, 6). The Dacron sleeve is...

Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy in Thoracic Surgery

Joel Dunning & Robin Sunley
This is a short video interview with Robin Sunley, a complementary therapist that started with Joel Dunning’s team in October of 2019. He routinely provides acupuncture, auriculotherapy, and mindfulness to thoracic surgical patients as part of their routine clinical care.

Exploit the Internet and Be a Shining Star

Edward M. Bender, Mara Antonoff, Jessica G. Y. Luc &
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Edward M. Bender of Stanford University in California, USA, moderates a discussion on how the internet plays a role in establishing and growing cardiothoracic careers. He is joined by T. Sloane Guy of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Jessica G. Y. Luc of the University of British Columbia in Canada, and Mara Antonoff of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA....

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