Michael E. DeBakey, 1908 to 2008
Mission Critical
You Never Know Unless You Try
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me! A perspective on the emerging world of percutaneous heart valve therapy
Energy loss for evaluating heart valve performance
The short esophagus
Expert commentary
Autologous fibrin sealant reduces the incidence of prolonged air leak and duration of chest tube drainage after lung volume reduction surgery
Intrathoracic esophageal replacement by in situ tissue-engineered esophagus
Reoperative aortic root and transverse arch procedures
Chordal translocation for ischemic mitral regurgitation may ameliorate tethering of the posterior and anterior mitral leaflets
Vascular adaptation of the internal thoracic artery graft early and late after bypass surgery
Pexelizumab in ischemic heart disease
The influence of seasonal variation on cardiac surgery
In situ tissue regeneration using a novel tissue-engineered, small-caliber vascular graft without cell seeding
Short- and long-term efficacy of aspirin and clopidogrel for thromboprophylaxis for mechanical heart valves
The role of temporary biventricular pacing in the cardiac surgical patient with severely reduced left ventricular systolic function
Characterization of the inflammatory cells in ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms in patients with Marfan syndrome, familial thoracic aortic aneurysms, and sporadic aneurysms
Interaction between two predictors of functional outcome after revascularization in ischemic cardiomyopathy
Is aortic wall degeneration related to bicuspid aortic valve anatomy in patients with valvular disease?
Stentless valves versus stented bioprostheses at the aortic position
The transapical approach for aortic valve implantation
Mitral valve replacement in infants and children 5 years of age or younger
Regional differences in tissue oxygenation during cardiopulmonary bypass for correction of congenital heart disease in neonates and small infants
Design and rationale of a randomized trial comparing the Blalock–Taussig and right ventricle–pulmonary artery shunts in the Norwood procedure
Two–year survival, mental, and motor outcomes after cardiac extracorporeal life support at less than five years of age
Survival after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with heart disease
Measurement of technical performance in surgery for congenital heart disease
Intraoperative verification of conduction block in atrial fibrillation surgery
Persistent atrial fibrillation in a goat model of chronic left atrial overload
Evaluation of a new disease-specific endovascular device for type B aortic dissection
A novel device for left atrial appendage exclusion
Multimodal evaluation of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging of myocardial restoration by mouse embryonic stem cells
Effects of carbamazepine on spinal cord ischemia
CCR3- and CXCR4-mediated interactions regulate migration of CD34+ human bone marrow progenitors to ischemic myocardium and subsequent tissue repair
Platelet activity and aspirin efficacy after off-pump compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery
Should lung transplantation be performed using donation after cardiac death? The United States experience
Carbon monoxide–saturated preservation solution protects lung grafts from ischemia–reperfusion injury
Pitfalls in catheter-based interventions to treat paravalvular leaks
Resection of a giant thoracic solitary fibrous tumor through two separate thoracotomies
Partial resection of persistent left superior vena cava for a T4 lung cancer
Hypoxemia after an axial flow pump Jarvik-2000 implantation
Aortic root aneurysm in Takayasu arteritis syndrome
Partial left pulmonary artery sling associated with multiple ventricular septal defects
Cardiac tamponade secondary to traumatic intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia
Identification by transesophageal echocardiography of intramural hematoma and the site of aortic rupture
Aortoesophageal fistula associated with a Kommerell diverticulum and right-sided aortic arch
Recurrent sarcoma originating from the pulmonary artery 6 years after extensive thoracic resection
Mitral annuloplasty in an infant with Barth syndrome and severe mitral insufficiency
Pediatric cardiac transplantation
Statins with equivalent lipid-lowering capacity exhibit differential effects on atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery
Aortic valve replacement dilemma
Box lesion or not—Still unsettled question
Box lesion or not—Still unsettled question
Importance of stabilization of the mitral annulus in mitral valve repair
Importance of stabilization of the mitral annulus in mitral valve repair
Questions on the angular (Gothic) arch configuration and its applicability after type I aortic dissection repair
Questions on the angular (Gothic) arch configuration and its applicability after type I aortic dissection repair
Prosthetic valve thrombosis
Aprotinin and renal dysfunction
Aprotinin and renal dysfunction
Optimizing selective cerebral perfusion in adult aortic arch repair
Highlights from the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Meetings and Courses
Announcement of 2009 Annual Meeting
Preliminary Agenda
Requirements for Maintenance of Certification
Material for the Program
Applications for Membership
Requests for Meeting Information
Application for Membership
Announcement of 2009 Annual Meeting