How do we spell maze? A dialogue concerning definitions and goals
“Invading papillary fibroelastoma”
Early computed tomographic control
Emerging opportunities for cardiac surgeons within structural heart disease
Myocardial transcription factors are modulated during pathologic cardiac hypertrophy in vivo
Overexpression of integrin-linked kinase induces cardiac stem cell expansion
The training of congenital heart surgeons
Current surgical therapy for Ebstein anomaly in neonates
Modified and conventional ultrafiltration during pediatric cardiac surgery
High-dose atorvastatin is associated with impaired myocardial angiogenesis in response to vascular endothelial growth factor in hypercholesterolemic swine
Visual light spectroscopy reflects flow-related changes in brain oxygenation during regional low-flow perfusion and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Keeping the heart empty and beating improves preservation of hypertrophied hearts for valve surgery
Combined transplantation of skeletal myoblasts and angiopoietic progenitor cells reduces infarct size and apoptosis and improves cardiac function in chronic ischemic heart failure
Transplantation of angiogenin-overexpressing mesenchymal stem cells synergistically augments cardiac function in a porcine model of chronic ischemia
Leukocyte filtration to decrease the number of adherent leukocytes in the cerebral microcirculation after a period of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Aging is associated with an impaired coronary microvascular response to vascular endothelial growth factor in patients
Gossypol, a phytochemical with BH3-mimetic property, sensitizes cultured thoracic cancer cells to Apo2 ligand/tumor necrosis factor–related apoptosis-inducing ligand
The clinical stage of non–small cell lung cancer as assessed by means of fluorodeoxyglucose–positron emission tomographic/computed tomographic scanning is less accurate in cigarette smokers
Forces to be overcome in correction of pectus excavatum
The prognostic importance of the number of involved lymph nodes in esophageal cancer
Long-term survival and recurrence in patients with resected non–small cell lung cancer 1 cm or less in size
Recurrent mitral regurgitation after repair
Carotid artery cannulation in aortic surgery
Acute type A aortic dissection complicated by stroke
A systematic review of randomized trials comparing revascularization rate and graft patency of off-pump and conventional coronary surgery
Effects of hemodynamic alterations on anterior mitral leaflet curvature during systole
Effect of oral sildenafil citrate on intraoperative hemodynamics in patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing valvular heart surgery
Degeneration of the pulmonary autograft
Freedom from atrial arrhythmias after classic maze III surgery
Unilateral radiographic abnormalities after bilateral lung transplantation
Ultrafiltration attenuates cardiopulmonary bypass–induced acute lung injury in a canine model of single-lung transplantation
Clinical-pathologic conference in general thoracic surgery
Stent-grafting of the descending aorta
Extra-adrenal pheochromocytoma involving the left atrium
Use of open stent grafting for a mycotic aortic arch aneurysm
Bioprosthetic mitral valve thrombosis in a patient in sinus rhythm after the radiofrequency maze procedure
A case of mitral valve plasty for Libman–Sacks endocarditis mimicking a cardiac tumor
Giant cell aortitis with histopathologic and clinical response to steroid therapy
Hybrid repair of mitral paravalvular leak
Feasibility of preservation of subvalvular apparatus in mitral valve replacement with the On-X mechanical valve
An unusual case of papillary fibroelastoma “invading” the mitral valve
Total arch replacement through a midsternotomy for a right-sided aortic arch aneurysm with an aberrant left subclavian artery
Wound complications associated with the submammary incision for repair of congenital heart defects in female patients
Left subclavian artery originating from Kommerell diverticulum in the left aortic arch
Giant aneurysm of an aberrant right subclavian artery from the left aortic arch
Nonaneurysmal rupture 30 years after patch aortoplasty for coarctation
Massive hematemesis in a child with undiagnosed aortic coarctation and mycotic aneurysm
Familial membranous subaortic stenosis
A simple method of preparing artificial chordae for mitral valve repair
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in a patient with unusual involvement of the rib and intercostal lymph nodes
Closure of left-sided bronchopleural fistula by video-assisted mediastinoscopy
Gastric conduit staple line after esophagectomy
Adult presentation of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation
Successful early repair of a traumatic tracheoesophageal fistula after blunt chest trauma
Closure of a bronchopleural fistula after extended right pneumonectomy after induction chemotherapy with BioGlue surgical adhesive
Small aortic annulus
Small aortic annulus
Nitric oxide precursors and congenital cardiac surgery
Carbon dioxide embolism induced by endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting during coronary artery bypass grafting
Carbon dioxide embolism induced by endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting during coronary artery bypass grafting
Are absorbable sutures inadequate to close the sternum?
Bonnano's catheter
Events of Interest
Announcement of 2007 Annual Meeting
Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship, 2007W–2008
Resident Traveling Fellowship, 2006–2007
Second Dwight Harken Research Scholarship, 2007–2009
Announcement of 2007 Annual Meeting
Samson Resident Prize Essay
Requirements for Recertification/Maintenance of Certification
Guest Reviewers for The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery