The first Maze procedure
Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The AATS Academy
A positive return on investment
Perceptions regarding cardiothoracic surgical training at Veterans Affairs hospitals
Curriculum innovation
Neurocognitive and neuroanatomic changes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Comparison of the effectiveness and safety of a new de-airing technique with a standardized carbon dioxide insufflation technique in open left heart surgery
Drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of coronary artery disease
Heparinized cardiopulmonary bypass circuits and low systemic anticoagulation
Echocardiographically based treatment of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation
Stentless biological valved conduit for aortic root replacement
Complete repair of Ebstein anomaly in neonates and young infants
Individualized computer-based surgical planning to address pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in patients with a single ventricle with an interrupted inferior vena cava and azygous continuation
Cone reconstruction of the tricuspid valve in Ebstein anomaly with or without one and a half ventricle repair
Myocardial expression of heat shock protein 70i protects early postoperative right ventricular function in cyanotic tetralogy of Fallot
Improvements in exercise performance after surgery for Ebstein anomaly
Predictors of recurrence and disease-free survival in patients with completely resected esophageal carcinoma
Accuracy of helical computed tomography in the detection of pulmonary colorectal metastases
Management of esophageal anastomotic leaks, perforations, and fistulae with self-expanding plastic stents
Safety distance in the resection of colorectal lung metastases
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery
Sutureless replacement of aortic valves with St Jude Medical mechanical valve prostheses and Nitinol attachment rings
Improvement of cardiac function in the failing rat heart after transfer of skeletal myoblasts engineered to overexpress placental growth factor
Activated protein C attenuates cardiopulmonary bypass–induced acute lung injury through the regulation of neutrophil activation
Pulsed ultrasounds accelerate healing of rib fractures in an experimental animal model
Role of biofilm in Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis ventricular assist device driveline infections
Automatic aortic anastomosis with an innovative computer-controlled circular stapler for surgical treatment of aortic aneurysm
Does lung allocation score maximize survival benefit from lung transplantation?
Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome occurs earlier in the post–lung allocation score era
Predictors of massive transfusion with thoracic aortic procedures involving deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Cardiotomy suction, but not open venous reservoirs, activates coagulofibrinolysis in coronary artery surgery
Normovolemic modified ultrafiltration is associated with better preserved platelet function and less postoperative blood loss in patients undergoing complex cardiac surgery
Short- and long-term mortality associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting
An unusual cause of dyspnea in a patient with prior mitral valve annuloplasty and congestive heart failure
Dynamic RING + STRING for ischemic mitral regurgitation
Reducing operative mortality in valvular reoperations
Timing for successful surgical management of heart block after placement of an Amplatzer occlusion device for secundum atrial septal defect repair
Eagle-shaped patch to restore mitral–aortic continuity
Totally thoracoscopic resection of a superior mediastinal tumor extending above the thoracic inlet
A novel technique for identification of the lung intersegmental plane using dye injection into the segmental pulmonary artery
MODIFIED “TURN UP” PLUS ADVENTITIA INVERSION TECHNIQUE FOR MANAGING PORCELAIN AORTA
NORWOOD PROCEDURE WITH RIGHT VENTRICLE TO PULMONARY ARTERY SHUNT
CONVENTIONAL RATHER THAN OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SHOULD BE PERFORMED FOR NON–HIGH-RISK PATIENTS
CONVENTIONAL RATHER THAN OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SHOULD BE PERFORMED FOR NON–HIGH-RISK PATIENTS
THOMAS W. SHIELDS, 1922–2010
MEETINGS AND COURSES
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome
Staged repair of pectus excavatum during an aortic valve–sparing operation
Regional cerebral oxygenation measured by multichannel near-infrared spectroscopy (optical topography) in an infant supported on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Seven-year outcome of pulmonary valve autograft replacement of the mitral valve in an infant
Does simultaneous lung–liver transplantation provide an immunologic advantage compared with isolated lung transplantation?