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Cardiothoracic surgery

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Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Specialties

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When Heart Surgery is Personal | Meet Dr. Mark Galantowicz, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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Dr. Jennifer Lawton | Cardiac Surgery

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Dr. Helenmari Merritt, Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Following Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident: Mike Robich’s Final Year

Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax —generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs. In most countries, cardiac surgery and general thoracic surgery are separate surgical specialties; the exceptions are the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and some EU countries, such as the United Kingdom and Portugal.
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