2013 Scientific Achievement Award recipient: Eugene H. Blackstone, MD
Western Thoracic Surgical Association 2013 presidential address: Winning the HITECH challenge
Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: F. Griffith Pearson (1926–)
Mechanical closure of the left atrial appendage: Is it time to be more aggressive?
Process improvement in cardiac surgery: Development and implementation of a reoperation for bleeding checklist
Knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns in surgical management of bicuspid aortopathy: A survey of 100 cardiac surgeons
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation resuscitation in adult patients with refractory septic shock
Early clinical outcome of aortic transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in the Nordic countries
Discussion
Assessment of coronary artery disease risk in 5463 patients undergoing cardiac surgery: When is preoperative coronary angiography necessary?
Discussion
Conventional surgery, sutureless valves, and transapical aortic valve replacement: What is the best option for patients with aortic valve stenosis? A multicenter, propensity-matched analysis
Discussion
Incremental risk of the Cox-maze IV procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing mitral valve surgery
Age cutoff for the loss of survival benefit from use of radial artery in coronary artery bypass grafting
Discussion
Clinical outcomes and fate of the distal aorta following 1-stage repair of extensive chronic thoracic aortic dissection
Mild-to-moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
Effect of the prosthesis–patient mismatch on long-term clinical outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis: A prospective observational study
Ten-year outcomes of patients randomized to surgery, angioplasty, or medical treatment for stable multivessel coronary disease: Effect of age in the Medicine, Angioplasty, or Surgery Study II trial
Aortic root conservative repair of acute type A aortic dissection involving the aortic root: Fate of the aortic root and aortic valve function
Early angiographic evaluation after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular function after mitral valve surgery with or without concomitant tricuspid valve procedure
Surgical ventricular reconstruction with endocardectomy along radiofrequency ablation-induced markings
Insights from the STICH trial: Change in left ventricular size after coronary artery bypass grafting with and without surgical ventricular reconstruction
Rapid 2-stage Norwood I for high-risk hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants
Discussion
Perioperative cerebral oxygen saturation in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and childhood neurodevelopmental outcome
Moderate altitude is not associated with adverse postoperative outcomes for patients undergoing bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and Fontan operation: A comparative study among Denver, Edmonton, and Toronto
Cardiac magnetic resonance versus routine cardiac catheterization before bidirectional Glenn anastomosis: Long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized trial
A practical method of measuring oxygen consumption in children with complex mixing circulations by the use of thermodilution cardiac output studies
Preoperative total pulmonary blood flow predicts right ventricular pressure in patients early after complete repair of tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries
Pulmonary sleeve resection in locally advanced lung cancer using cryopreserved allograft for pulmonary artery replacement
Prevalence of lymph node metastases in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Virtual endobronchial ultrasound for transbronchial needle aspiration
Effect of inhaled tacrolimus on ischemia reperfusion injury in rat lung transplant model
Discussion
Original rat model of high kinetic unilateral pulmonary hypertension surgically induced by combined surgery
Numerical model of the aortic root and valve: Optimization of graft size and sinotubular junction to annulus ratio
Prevention of retrosternal adhesion by novel biocompatible glue derived from food additives
Impact of ABO compatibility on outcomes after heart transplantation in a national cohort during the past decade
Discussion
Surgical correction of aortic valve insufficiency after left ventricular assist device implantation
Radiologic evaluation for volume and weight of remnant lung in living lung donors
Platelet activity measured by a rapid turnaround assay identifies coronary artery bypass grafting patients at increased risk for bleeding and transfusion complications after clopidogrel administration
Discussion
The impact of tidal volume on pulmonary complications following minimally invasive esophagectomy: A randomized and controlled study
Discussion
Microvascular fluid exchange during pulsatile cardiopulmonary bypass perfusion with the combined use of a nonpulsatile pump and intra-aortic balloon pump
Microcirculation and its relation to continuous subcutaneous glucose sensor accuracy in cardiac surgery patients in the intensive care unit
Giant right coronary artery aneurysm with a huge intramural thrombus
An unusually fast developing giant saphenous vein graft aneurysm
Transformation of percutaneous venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation access to a safe peripheral arterial cannulation
Correction of pectus excavatum through a minimally invasive approach with subxyphoid incision and 3-point fixation
Reconstructive options for gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Bioprosthetic valve replacement in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome with mitral valve involvement
Development of a life-threatening mediastinal hematoma from a ruptured bronchial artery aneurysm
From relapsing polychondritis to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Postoperative noninvasive ventilation in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: A small step with great repercussions
Reply to the Editor
Mitral valve replacement in the presence of massive calcification
Reply to the Editor
Surgical management of cerebral malperfusion with acute type A aortic dissection
Is video-assisted thoracic lobectomy safe and successful for locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer?
Brainstorming on recurrence rates and underlying mechanisms of functional mitral regurgitation
Insertion of papillary muscle instead of left ventricular reduction
Which is more important in the potential interference on cardioprotection by remote ischemic preconditioning: β-blockers or anesthetic choice?
Definition of local and regional recurrence in the American College of Surgery Oncology Group Z0030 trial
Prosthetic aortic valve evaluation: Should the assessment of hemodynamic performance during exercise complete the analysis?
Limitations in the use of left carotid artery turndown for interrupted aortic arch repair
Three-dimensional configuration of the mitral subvalvular apparatus
Reply to the Editor
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