8 in 8 Series

The Society’s new 8 in 8 Series offers quick access to important topics in cardiothoracic surgery. Each informative video is narrated by an expert in the field and covers one topic using eight slides in 8 minutes. 

STS invites viewers to provide feedback, submit topics and ask questions. Please email education@sts.org.

Please note: No CME credit is associated with the viewing of web-based content. STS retains sole rights to these materials.

8 in 8 Critical Care Series

Ideal Ventilatory Settings for Venovenous ECMO
This video sheds light on ventilatory management in the use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), highlighting contemporary evidence to guide bedside decision-making.

J.W. Awori Hayanga, MD, MPH
West Virginia University Medicine

HelenMari Merritt-Genore, DO
Methodist Health System


Lactate and Cardiac Surgery
Lactate production is a consequence of cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients with elevated lactate levels have increased 30-day mortality. This video addresses the etiology of elevated lactate and aggressive treatment to ensure the best postoperative outcome.

Shahnur Ahmed 
Wayne State University 

Frank A. Baciewicz Jr., MD
Wayne State University 



Postoperative Delirium
This video highlights the importance of considering delirium as a medical emergency in the postoperative cardiac surgery patient. It defines postoperative delirium, identifies patients who are at risk, and explains the diagnostic process, as well as how to provide care.

Rita Karianna Milewski, MD, PhD, MSEd

University of Pennsylvania

Rakesh C. Arora, MD
University of Manitoba


Vasoplegic Shock
Vasoplegic shock after cardiopulmonary bypass is characterized by refractory hypotension and high cardiac output with systemic vasodilatation. It also is associated with increased mortality. In this video, the latest strategies to prevent, mitigate, and treat this common problem are discussed.

Subhasis Chatterjee, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Joseph Rabin, MD

University of Maryland Medical Center