Cardiothoracic surgery
Esophagectomy volume threshold as a criterion for centers of excellence
POINT
COUNTERPOINT
The effect of volume on esophageal cancer resections
Discussion
A thoracic surgery clinic dedicated to indeterminate pulmonary nodules
Discussion
Health-related quality of life in esophageal cancer
Discussion
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and tumor marker expression in non-small cell lung cancer
Salvage esophagectomy after high-dose chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Factors predictive of prognosis after esophagectomy for squamous cell cancer
The impact of placing multiple grafts to each myocardial territory on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting
Improved quality and cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting in the United States from 1988 to 2005
Early and late outcomes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair
A 20-year experience of 1712 patients with the Biocor porcine bioprosthesis
Isolated aortic valve replacement in North America comprising 108,687 patients in 10 years
Incidence of thromboembolic complications in patients with mechanical heart valves with a subtherapeutic international normalized ratio
Postimplantation morphologic changes of glutaraldehyde-fixed porcine aortic roots and risk of aneurysm and rupture
Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms are associated with compositional remodeling and vessel stiffening but not weakening in age-matched subjects
Outcomes of surgical intervention for isolated active mitral valve endocarditis
Endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta in the post-FDA approval era
Ten-year experience with handmade trileaflet polytetrafluoroethylene valved conduit used for pulmonary reconstruction
Morphologic features of atrioventricular septal defect with only ventricular component
Prospective follow-up study of children with univentricular heart
Impaired neuroanatomic development in infants with congenital heart disease
Near-infrared spectroscopy
Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of medically inoperable stage I non-small cell lung cancer
Discussion
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Toward the development of a fully elastic mitral ring
Restoration of left ventricular geometry and improvement of left ventricular function in a rodent model of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy
Beating-heart, off-pump mitral valve repair by implantation of artificial chordae tendineae
Paracorporeal pulsatile biventricular assist device versus extracorporal membrane oxygenation-extracorporal life support in adult fulminant myocarditis
Toward a new cold and warm nondepolarizing, normokalemic arrest paradigm for orthotopic heart transplantation
Gastrointestinal bleeding rates in recipients of nonpulsatile and pulsatile left ventricular assist devices
Intramyocardial injection of tannic acid attenuates postinfarction remodeling
Vagal nerve stimulation prevents reperfusion injury through inhibition of opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore independent of the bradycardiac effect
Regression of pressure-induced left ventricular hypertrophy is characterized by a distinct gene expression profile
An unusual case of nonbacterial thrombotic (marantic) endocarditis
Compressed true lumen in the innominate artery
Partial left ventricular support implanted through minimal access surgery as a bridge to cardiac transplant
A bilobed thoracic outlet mass
Repair of acute postinfarction atrioventricular dehiscence in a patient with posterior left ventricular aneurysm
Video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy for an infectious giant bulla with the concomitant use of the perioperative intracavity fluid suction
Incomplete transmural ablation caused by bipolar radiofrequency ablation devices
Spontaneous rupture of the dissected coronary sinus mimicking acute coronary syndrome
Lipomatous septal hypertrophy
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Do statins delay the progression of aortic stenosis?
Penetrating ulcer of the aortic arch presenting with hemoptysis
Concomitant cardiac and cerebral leiomyosarcoma
Cardiac echinococcosis of the interventricular septum in early childhood
Successful immediate cryorecanalization of a simultaneous high-grade tracheal and bronchial stenosis as rare manifestations of bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma
New-onset heart failure caused by spontaneous papillary muscle rupture
False aneurysm after transapical aortic valve implantation
Extralobar pulmonary sequestration infected with Mycobacterium gordonae
Intrapulmonary psammomatous melanotic schwannoma
Low-grade sarcoma of the right upper lobe vein mimicking a metastatic disease
Surgical approach to repair of ruptured chordae tendineae causing tricuspid regurgitation
Is subtotal resection of a right ventricular fibroma a valid surgical option?
Simultaneous repair for aortic incompetence with annuloaortic ectasia and pectus excavatum by modified Ravitch procedure with pectus bars in an adult patient with Marfan syndrome
Mitral valve repair during bypass in a 4-year-old girl with familial Evans syndrome
Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva protruding into the pulmonary artery
Mechanical support for acute right ventricular failure
Successful cardiac transplant after Berlin Heart bridge in a single ventricle heart
Modified perfusion technique for patients with renal cell carcinoma infiltrating the inferior vena cava
Latero-lateral slide tracheoplasty for upper airway stenosis
A novel technique for bronchopleural fistula closure
A new technique for continuous intercostal-intrapleural analgesia in videothoracoscopic surgery
A simple correction for anomalous coronary arteries in adults
Preoperative statin therapy reduces postoperative all-cause mortality in cardiac surgery
Stenting versus coronary artery bypass grafting for unprotected left main coronary artery disease
Demand dynamic biogirdling
EN BLOC ESOPHAGECTOMY REDUCES LOCAL RECURRENCE AND IMPROVES SURVIVAL COMPARED WITH TRANSHIATAL RESECTION AFTER NEOADJUVANT THERAPY FOR ESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA
EN BLOC ESOPHAGECTOMY REDUCES LOCAL RECURRENCE AND IMPROVES SURVIVAL COMPARED WITH TRANSHIATAL RESECTION AFTER NEOADJUVANT THERAPY FOR ESOPHAGEAL ADENOCARCINOMA
REMEDIASTINOSCOPY
REMEDIASTINOSCOPY
REFERENT VALUES AND EQUIPOISE
SPIRONOLACTONE ALLEVIATES LATE CARDIAC REMODELING AFTER LEFT VENTRICULAR RESTORATION
SPIRONOLACTONE ALLEVIATES LATE CARDIAC REMODELING AFTER LEFT VENTRICULAR RESTORATION
MEETINGS AND COURSES
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery
AATS Awards Recipients Announced