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Atrial fibrillation I
Atrial fibrillation II
Positron emission tomography with 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose
Improving outcomes for women after coronary artery bypass grafting
Long-term benefits of coronary bypass surgery
Regional low-flow perfusion provides comparable blood flow and oxygenation to both cerebral hemispheres during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction
Perventricular device closure of muscular ventricular septal defects on the beating heart
Pulmonary blood pressure, not flow, is associated with net endothelin-1 production in the lungs of patients with congenital heart disease and normal pulmonary vascular resistance
Does hyperoxia affect glucose regulation and transport in the newborn?
Apolipoprotein E genotype and neurodevelopmental sequelae of infant cardiac surgery
Staged repair of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
Prevalence and predictors of neoaortic regurgitation after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries
Impaired systemic ventricular relaxation affects postoperative short-term outcome in Fontan patients
The influence of hemodilution on outcome after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass
Remote control of pulmonary blood flow
Improved early outcome for end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy in children
Surgery for atrial fibrillation using radiofrequency catheter ablation
Surgery modifies cardiac sensory transduction
Comparative efficacies and durations of action of phenoxybenzamine, verapamil/nitroglycerin solution, and papaverine as topical antispasmodics for radial artery coronary bypass grafting
Insulin-induced improvement of postischemic recovery is abolished by inhibition of protein kinase C in rat heart
Leukocyte-depleted terminal blood cardioplegia provides superior myocardial protective effects in association with myocardium-derived nitric oxide and peroxynitrite production for patients undergoing prolonged aortic crossclamping for more than 120 minutes
The Cox maze III procedure for atrial fibrillation
Can particulate extraction from the ascending aorta reduce neurologic injury in cardiac surgery?
Inflammatory response to cardiac bypass in ewe fetuses
Conditioned blood reperfusion markedly enhances neurologic recovery after prolonged cerebral ischemia
A new device for beating heart bipolar radiofrequency atrial ablation
Exhaled carbon monoxide and inducible heme oxygenase expression in a rat model of postperfusion acute lung injury
Preoperative use of enoxaparin is not a risk factor for postoperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass surgery
Subcellular distribution of protein kinase C isozymes during cardioplegic arrest
C-reactive protein activates the nuclear factor-κB signal transduction pathway in saphenous vein endothelial cells
Pharmacologic inhibition of intracellular caspases after myocardial infarction attenuates left ventricular remodeling
A comparative analysis of positron emission tomography and mediastinoscopy in staging non–small cell lung cancer
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography improves preoperative staging of resectable lung metastasis
Pleural lavage cytology in non–small cell lung cancer
Development of a canine model of pulmonary emphysema and imaging of the emphysematous lung with infrared thoracoscopy
The immunologic role of thymectomy in the treatment of myasthenia gravis
Modified reperfusion and ischemia-reperfusion injury in human lung transplantation
Optimal management when unsuspected N2 nodal disease is identified during thoracotomy for lung cancer
Results of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0050 Trial
Simultaneous progression of oxidative stress and angiogenesis in malignant transformation of Barrett esophagus
Extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection using a tissue-engineered graft
A novel technique for light delivery through branched or bent anatomic structures
Atherosclerotic involvement of the radial artery in patients with coronary artery disease and its relation with midterm radial artery graft patency and endothelial function
Factors affecting saphenous vein graft patency
Acute type A aortic dissection complicated by aortic regurgitation
Midterm results of edge-to-edge mitral valve repair without annuloplasty
Laparoscopic omental flap for the treatment of major sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery
Decellularization of rat aortic valve allografts reduces leaflet destruction and extracellular matrix remodeling
Carbon dioxide embolism during endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting in coronary artery bypass surgery
The long-term outcome of patients with coronary disease and atrial fibrillation undergoing the cox maze procedure
Twenty-year experience with the St Jude Medical mechanical valve prosthesis
Gender and outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting
Gender profiling in coronary artery bypass grafting
Pentoxifylline is as effective as leukocyte depletion for modulating pulmonary reperfusion injury
Rapamycin has no effect on fibrosis-associated gene expression or extracellular matrix accumulation when administered to animals with established or early allograft vasculopathy
Ten-year follow-up in patients with combined heart and kidney transplantation
Ventricular assist surprise
Intraparenchymal replacement of the left pulmonary artery with implantation of segmental arteries in a 26-year-old patient
Chondrosarcoma arising in the trachea
Videothoracoscopic extrapleural insertion of Walter Lorenz Surgical bar for pectus excavatum
Total thoracoscopic pneumonectomy
Intralobar sequestration in the middle-aged and elderly adult
Staged dilation and stenting for long segmental tracheobronchial stenosis caused by tuberculosis
Multilocular tuberculous cyst of thymus gland
Cervical cannulation for resternotomy in pediatric patients
Axillary artery cannulation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenator support in adults
Left-sided cervical aortic arch aneurysm
Mechanical support of the unrepaired postinfarction ventricular septal defect with the Abiomed BVS 5000 ventricular assist device
Urgent inferior vena cava replacement with an autologous pericardium tube graft
Foreign bodies expectorated through the pneumonectomy stump
Chronic and adjustable pulmonary artery banding
Chronic and adjustable pulmonary artery banding
Lobar transplantation
Lobar transplantation
Brachial artery cannulation
Brachial artery cannulation
Medical resources and capital punishment
Medical resources and capital punishment
Bivalirudin as alternative to both danaparoid and heparin in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Bivalirudin as alternative to both danaparoid and heparin in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Apical versus basal partial ventriculectomy
Apical versus basal partial ventriculectomy
Study of warm perfusion rather than cardioplegia
Study of warm perfusion rather than cardioplegia
Nickel allergy to the percutaneous patent foramen ovale occluder and subsequent systemic nickel allergy
Activated prothrombin complex concentrates and recombinant factor VIIa in the bleeding patient
A few critical aspects—and Achilles heels—of tissue engineering approaches to restore injured myocardium
A few critical aspects—and Achilles heels—of tissue engineering approaches to restore injured myocardium
Coagulation, fibrinolysis, and cell activation in patients and in shed mediastinal blood during coronary artery bypass grafting with a new heparin-coated surface
Myogenesis after myocardial stem cell transplantation
Myogenesis after myocardial stem cell transplantation
Asymptomatic mitral valve incompetence
Asymptomatic mitral valve incompetence
Esophageal perforation during left atrial radiofrequency ablation
Esophageal perforation during left atrial radiofrequency ablation
Guest Reviewers for The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Events of Interest
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery