Though the practice still isn't widespread, some doctors and hospitals are printing 3-D models of patients' hearts to help prepare for operations. With use of 3-D printed heart models expected to grow...
Four esteemed cardiothoracic surgeons and mentors discuss how they were influenced, important things to look for and consider, the value of having good mentors, and more.
This issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics depicts the contemporary controversies around the management of both benign and malignant conditions in Thoracic Surgery. The discussions are very relevant to the daily practice of surgeons and provide an organized summary and interpretation of the latest published literature relevant to each topic.
One of the rarest things that we do is think. I don't know why people don't do it more often. It doesn't cost anything. Think about that...
More than half a million patients who had open-heart surgery in the United States in the past several years could be at risk for a deadly bacterial infection linked to a device used during their operations, federal health officials said Thursday.
Training in cardiothoracic surgery is long and arduous. Through it all, one’s chief concerns are generally limited to becoming a proficient physician and surgeon while attending to the basic necessities of life (i.e., sleep and the occasional meal). Then, mercifully, it ends, and you take that first job...
On July 12, 2008, the world lost an incredible talent. A renegade physician, a pioneer, the father of open-heart surgery, and perhaps the best surgeon who ever lived, Dr. Michael DeBakey died of natural causes at 99. Because of his groundbreaking research, cutting-edge medical devices and maverick approach to cardiac surgery, DeBakey literally changed the rules of the game and thousands of lives are saved each day.
CTSNet's organizational vision is to "Leverage Internet connectivity to facilitate communication, collaboration, education, and interaction amongst cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams across the globe."
Operative mortality is a good measure of quality of cardiac surgical care, as long as patient risk factors are taken into consideration. EuroSCORE is a method of calculating predicted operative mortality for patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
The Multimedia Manual of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery is the premier online video manual of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery tutorials.
The Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) offers various resources for medical students, general surgery residents, and cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows interested cardiothoracic surgery education.
A website presented by cardiothoracic surgeons committed to improving
The 50 top-scoring hospitals are ranked. The rest are listed alphabetically.