Educational links

There are many excellent educational resources available on the internet, some of which are listed below.

General sources


Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery (MMCTS)

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) - multiple presentations from the TSDA Education Universe

Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery (ACS)

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) - webcasts from previous meetings

Cardiology - Cleveland Clinic online CME


Cardiovascular - physiology concepts

Respiratory physiology lectures - UCSanDiego series


Pathology outlines - online book


Cardiovascular - pharmacology concepts

Respiratory - update series in The British Journal of Pharmacology


Statistics at square one - BMJ online book

Little handbook of statistical practice

Performance monitoring - CUSUM and VLAD plots

Outcome data - BlueBook UK data online


CXR - radiology masterclass

CT chest - cross-sectional anatomy (flash)

PET-CT - basics from University of Virginia

Cardiac MRI - basics from University of Virginia

Intensive care

Coronary artery disease

Aortic valve disease

Mitral valve disease

The mitral valve - website created by A Carpentier & F Filsoufi

Mital valve repair - website by D Adams & team at Mt Sinai, New York

Mini mitral repair - website by H Vanermen, Belgium

Valve disease guidelines - ESC 2012

Pleural diseases

Spontaneous pneumothorax - BTS guidelines 2010

Mesothelioma - Cancer Research UK

Mesothelioma statement - BTS 2007