Editorials from The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Content, context, perception, and perspective
In health care, geography is destiny
The mitral homograft—Is it worthwhile?
Calcification of bioprosthetic heart valves and its assessment
Tricuspid insufficiency
Is it better on top? The triumph of supra-annular valves
In search of the ideal valve replacement device
Independent factors associated with longevity of prosthetic pulmonary valves and valved conduits
Return cycle mapping: Have we come full cycle?
Postoperative atrial fibrillation: An old problem crying for new solutions
Intraoperative options for treating atrial fibrillation associated with mitral valve disease
Neurologic injury from cardiac surgery—an important but enormously complex phenomenon
Biochemical markers of neurologic injury in cardiac surgery: The rise and fall of S100β
“We don't do that here”: Reflections on the Siena experience with dissecting aneurysms of the thoracic aorta in octogenarians
Cerebral protection during aortic arch surgery
Optimal pH strategy for hypothermic circulatory arrest
Congestive heart failure: Treat the disease, not the symptom—return to normalcy
New heart failure therapy: The shape of things to come?
Cell transplantation comes of age
Therapeutic cardiac angiogenesis and myogenesis: The promises and challenges on a new frontier
Is mitral valvuloplasty always indicated in patients with poor left ventricular function and ischemic cardiomyopathy?
Ischemic mitral regurgitation redux—to repair or to replace?
Ethical implications of heart transplantation in elderly patients
Endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting—the first steps on a long journey
Variations in technology
Arterial grafts for coronary surgery: Vasospasm and patency rate
Skeletonized internal thoracic artery grafts and wound complications
Shedding light on denervation and transmyocardial laser revascularization
Bulk buying [hospital size, case volume, and cost for coronary artery bypass surgery],
Enter the era of facilitated anastomotic devices for coronary bypass surgery
Evolving technology: Recognition and opportunity*
Aortic reconstruction in hypoplastic left heart syndrome—A reappraisal
Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects
Management strategies for infants with coarctation and an associated ventricular septal defect
Safety and efficacy of heparin-bonded surfaces in cardiopulmonary bypass
Endothelial and myocardial stunning
Should screening for lung cancer be revisited?
If in doubt [preoperative evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer]…
Use of ultrafiltration during and after cardiopulmonary bypass in children