The Rationale for Incorporation of HIPAA Compliant Unique Patient, Surgeon, and Hospital Identifier Fields in The STS Database
A Clash of Rights : Should Smoking Tobacco Products in Public Places be Legally Banned?
Outcomes After Repair of the Anterior Mitral Leaflet for Degenerative Disease
Toward a New Paradigm for the Reconstruction of Posterior Leaflet Prolapse : Midterm Results of the “Respect Rather Than Resect” Approach
The Impact of Surgical Ventricular Restoration on Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Survival Prognosis and Surgical Management of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Transapical Mitral Valved Stent Implantation
The Influence of Annuloplasty Ring Geometry on Mitral Leaflet Curvature
Aortic Allograft Valve Reoperation : Surgical Challenges and Patient Risks
Cerebrovascular Events After Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement During a 9-Year Follow-Up Period
Analysis of Ascending and Transverse Aortic Arch Repair in Octogenarians
Invited Commentary
Curved Nitinol Stent-Graft Placement for Treating Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury : An Early Experience
Invited Commentary
Improving Results of Open Arch Replacement
Influence of On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Techniques and Completeness of Revascularization on Long-Term Survival After Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With or Without Surgical Ventricular Restoration : A Comparison
Is Aprotinin Safe to Use in a Cohort at Increased Risk for Thrombotic Events : Results From a Randomized, Prospective Trial in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Effects of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping on Graft Flow in Coronary Surgery : An Intraoperative Transit-Time Flowmetric Study
Invited Commentary
Radial Artery Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting : A Stepwise-Made Decision
Right Heart Dysfunction After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation : A Comparison of the Pulsatile HeartMate I and Axial-Flow HeartMate II Devices
The Apolipoprotein E ε4 Allele is not Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery
Invited Commentary
Epicardial Pulmonary Vein Isolation : A Long-Term Histologic and Imaging Animal Study Comparing Cryothermy Versus Radiofrequency
Arrhythmia Surgery in Patients With and Without Congenital Heart Disease
Ventricular Function Deteriorates With Recurrent Coarctation in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Impact of Multiplanar Review of Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Data on Management of Congenital Heart Disease
Nitric Oxide and Milrinone : Combined Effect on Pulmonary Circulation After Fontan-Type Procedure: A Prospective, Randomized Study
The Relationship Between Hospital Surgical Case Volumes and Mortality Rates in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery : A National Sample, 1988–2005
Repeat Sternotomy in Congenital Heart Surgery : No Longer a Risk Factor
Phase I/II Trial of Hyperfractionated Radiation and Chemotherapy Followed by Surgery in Stage III Lung Cancer
Invited Commentary
The Treatment of Patients with Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer From N2 Disease : Who Returns to the Surgical Arena and Who Survives
Multiple Lung Cancers Prognosis : What About Histology?
Patient-Centered Quality Indicators for Pulmonary Resection
Invited Commentary
Radiotracer-Guided Thoracoscopic Resection is a Cost-Effective Technique for the Evaluation of Subcentimeter Pulmonary Nodules
Postthymectomy Myasthenia Gravis : Relationship With Thymoma and Antiacetylcholine Receptor Antibody
Mediastinal Paragangliomas : The Mayo Clinic Experience
Routine Use of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pectus Excavatum in Adults
Invited Commentary
Foreign Bodies in Pleura and Chest Wall
Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum : A Comparative Study and Review of the Literature
Morphologic Assessment of Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds for Patch Tracheoplasty in a Canine Model
Revisional Surgery After Esophagectomy : An Analysis of 43 Patients
Coupled Pacing Reverses the Effects of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation on the Left Ventricle
Invited Commentary
Thoracoscopic Construction of an Intrathoracic Esophagogastric Anastomosis Using a Circular Stapler : Transoral Placement of the Anvil
Invited Commentary
Coronary Artery Spasm : A Rare But Important Cause of Postoperative Myocardial Infarction
Percutaneous Treatment of Periprosthetic Mitral Valve Leaks : Is it Just a Futile Exercise?
Highly Fenestrated Septum Primum Leads to Failure of Amplatzer Septal Defect Closure
Intraventricular Patch Repair Through an Extended Aortotomy for Repeated Left Ventricular Rupture After Mitral Valve Replacement
Emergency Surgery After Saphenous Vein Graft Perforation Complicated by Catheter Balloon Entrapment and Hemorrhagic Shock
Endomyocardial Fibrosis in an Adult Mimicking Left Ventricular Mass
Right Atrial Chemodectoma With Atypical Chest Pain : A 6-Year Surgical Follow-Up
Emergency Surgery for Left Atrial Metastatic Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma Manifesting as a Right Atrial Mass
Missing Left Atrial Thrombus : Dislodgement or Artifact?
Reconstruction of Large Post-Sternotomy Wound With Bilateral “V-Y Fasciocutaneous Advancement Flaps”
Transverse Plate Fixation of Sternum : A New Sternal-Sparing Technique
Right-Sided Univentricular Cardiac Assistance in a Failing Fontan Circulation
Successful Repair of a Subtotal Rupture of Distal Tracheobronchial Tree With Complete Abridgment of the Right Bronchus in a 4-Year-Old Child
Bronchopleural Fistula Repair Using Combined Breast Parenchymal and Pectoralis Major Musculocutaneous Flap
A Rare Case of Primary Pleomorphic Adenoma in Main Bronchus
Giant Circumflex Coronary Artery Fistula to the Superior Vena Cava in Patient With Multiple Valvular Disease
Transperitoneal Migration of an Abdominal Epicardial Pacemaker
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Connection With an Unusual Drainage
Simultaneous Lung and Spine Impalement From a Fractured Humerus After Blunt Trauma
Brain Protection by Using Innominate Artery Cannulation During Aortic Arch Surgery
A Novel Technique of Supra-Annular Mitral Valve Replacement
Novel Retractor for Lymph Node Dissection by Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Efficacy and Safety of Recombinant Activated Factor VII to Control Bleeding in Nonhemophiliac Patients : A Review of 17 Randomized Controlled Trials
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Previous Stenting is Associated With Compromised Long-Term Efficacy
Do Different Techniques of Left Internal Mammary Graft Harvesting Really Affect Hospital Outcome?
Postoperative Complications After Cardiac Surgery and HIT : A Word of Caution
Bioglue : A Word of Caution
Brachial Cannulation Instead of Axillary and Subclavian Cannulation
The Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap in Mediastinal Tracheostomy Reconstruction
Postoperative Pneumonia After Major Pulmonary Resections : The Importance of Gastrointestinal Tract Management