Surgical mentorship
Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Julian Johnson (1906–1987)
A randomized evaluation of simulation training on performance of vascular anastomosis on a high-fidelity in vivo model: The role of deliberate practice
Discussion
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after the Fontan operation
Interstage attrition between bidirectional Glenn and Fontan palliation in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Outcomes of inferior sinus venosus defect repair
Perioperative cerebral and somatic oxygenation in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome or transposition of the great arteries
Reporting adverse events in a surgical trial for complex congenital heart disease: The Pediatric Heart Network experience
Lobectomy leads to optimal survival in early-stage small cell lung cancer: A retrospective analysis
Discussion
Survival after resection of synchronous non–small cell lung cancer
Discussion
The impact of adjuvant brachytherapy with sublobar resection on pulmonary function and dyspnea in high-risk patients with operable disease: Preliminary results from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z4032 Trial
Discussion
Emergency operation for penetrating thoracic trauma in a metropolitan surgical service in South Africa
Mitral valve repair in heart failure: Five-year follow-up from the mitral valve replacement stratum of the Acorn randomized trial
Management of immune dysfunction after adult cardiac surgery
The easier, the better: Age, creatinine, ejection fraction score for operative mortality risk stratification in a series of 29,659 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: Evolution of therapy, patterns of use, and results in a 10-year experience
Discussion
Influence of patient gender on mortality after aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis
Should the proximal arch be routinely replaced in patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease and ascending aortic aneurysm?
Functional tricuspid regurgitation at the time of mitral valve repair for degenerative leaflet prolapse: The case for a selective approach
Role of conservative management in traumatic aortic injury: Comparison of long-term results of conservative, surgical, and endovascular treatment
Bicuspid aortic valve surgery with proactive ascending aorta repair
Repair of ascending and transverse aortic arch
Dilatation of the pulmonary autograft and native aorta after the Ross procedure: A comprehensive echocardiographic study
Left ventricular remodeling and mitral valve surgery: Prospective study with real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography and speckle tracking
Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score predicts hospital charges and resource use after aortic valve replacement
Perioperative aminoglycoside treatment is associated with a higher incidence of postoperative dialysis in adult cardiac surgery patients
Bleeding and management of coagulopathy
Transapical miniaturized ventricular assist device: Design and initial testing
Hypercholesterolemia and chronic ischemia alter myocardial responses to selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition
Discussion
Determination of the elastic modulus of ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm at different ranges of pressure using uniaxial tensile testing
Downregulation of the CXC chemokine receptor 4/stromal cell–derived factor 1 pathway enhances myocardial neovascularization, cardiomyocyte survival, and functional recovery after myocardial infarction
Saddle-shaped mitral valve annuloplasty rings improve leaflet coaptation geometry
Unusual papillary muscle hypertrophy in a septuagenarian
Annular intimal tear of the aortic root misdiagnosed as aortic regurgitation
Successful combined procedure of HeartMate II left ventricular assist device implantation and minimally invasive transapical aortic valve replacement
Endovascular repair of arterio-bronchial fistula of the outflow graft of HeartMate II left ventricular assist device
Management of HeartWare left ventricular assist device thrombosis using intracavitary thrombolytics
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical tracheobronchoplasty for tracheobronchomalacia
Anterior leaflet augmentation for ischemic mitral regurgitation in patients with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery and preserved left ventricular function
Deficiency in comparison of data between mechanical valve studies
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Late postoperative pericardial effusion
Endocarditis surgery: Need for a specific risk scoring system
Reply to the Editor
If we are uncritical, we shall always find what we want
Evidence for efficacy of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: Facts and fads
Endoscopic versus open saphenous vein harvest technique in the Randomized On/Off Bypass (ROOBY) Trial
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Cardiovascular surgery risk prediction from the patient's perspective
Noninvasive assessment of filling pressure and left atrial pressure overload in severe aortic valve stenosis: Relation to ventricular remodeling and clinical outcome after aortic valve replacement
Surgery for patients with Marfan syndrome with type A dissection involving the aortic arch using total arch replacement combined with stented elephant trunk implantation: The acute versus the chronic
The can–should problem
Cardiac support device, restrictive mitral valve annuloplasty, and optimized medical treatment: A multimodality approach to nonischemic cardiomyopathy
Descending aortic diameter of 5.5 cm or greater is not an accurate predictor of acute type B aortic dissection
Randomized controlled trial of brief cognitive behavioral intervention for depression and anxiety symptoms preoperatively in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Do higher-risk patients benefit from off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting? Evidence from an ecologic analysis of randomized trials
SYNTAX Score is associated with worse outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery for three-vessel or left main complex coronary disease
Emergency surgery for macrocystic lymphatic malformation in the lung of a neonate
Surgical repair of both atrioventricular valves in congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries with dextrocardia
Migration of retained right ventricular epicardial pacing wire into the pulmonary artery: A rare complication after heart surgery
A new era: Use of an intracorporeal systemic ventricular assist device to support a patient with a failing Fontan circulation
The use of the HeartWare HVAD for long-term right ventricular support after implantation of the HeartMate II device
Complete resection of asymptomatic solitary right atrial metastasis from renal cell carcinoma without inferior vena cava involvement
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation and off-pump left internal thoracic artery–left anterior descending anastomosis: Back to the future?