Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: D. Craig Miller (1946-)
#SLOPCAB: Is the party over?
The encephalopathy of congenital heart disease
Defining and improving postoperative care
New oral anticoagulants—what the cardiothoracic surgeon needs to know
Novel oral anticoagulation agents: New drugs create new paradigms
Individual differences in field independence influence the ability to determine accurate needle angles
Should we perform extensive psychologic testing of our surgical trainees?
Graft patency after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery is inferior even with identical heparinization protocols: Results from the Danish On-pump Versus Off-pump Randomization Study (DOORS)
Worse long-term survival after off-pump than on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Should off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery be abandoned? A potential solution
Analysis of the learning curve for beating heart, totally endoscopic, coronary artery bypass grafting
Meta-analysis of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass versus drug-eluting stents for isolated left anterior descending coronary artery disease
Previous coronary stents do not increase early and long-term adverse outcomes in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: A propensity-matched comparison
AusSCORE II in predicting 30-day mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting in Australia and New Zealand
Chronic competitive flow from a patent arterial or venous graft to the circumflex system does not impair the long-term patency of internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending grafts in patients with isolated predivisional left main disease: Long-term angiographic results of 2 different revascularization strategies
Increased late mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery complicated by isolated new-onset atrial fibrillation: A comprehensive propensity-matched analysis
Long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting patients supported preoperatively with an intra-aortic balloon pump
Continuative statin therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention improves outcome in coronary bypass surgery: A propensity score analysis of 2501 patients
Failure to initiate statin therapy during and after percutaneous coronary interventions negatively affects coronary artery bypass graft outcomes
Toward zero: Deep sternal wound infection after 1001 consecutive coronary artery bypass procedures using arterial grafts: Implications for diabetic patients
Arterial grafting and the risk of sternal infection: How we can learn from our experience
Repeat sternotomy for surgical aortic valve replacement in octogenarian patients with aortic valve stenosis and previous coronary artery bypass graft operation: What is the operative risk?
Long-term results of Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis in the aortic position: A single-center prospective cohort of 500 patients
Do stentless valves make a difference?
Valve repair improves the outcome of surgery for chronic severe aortic regurgitation: A propensity score analysis
Capturing echocardiographic allograft valve function over time after allograft aortic valve or root replacement
The importance of longitudinal assessment of valve function
Late outcomes comparison of nonelderly patients with stented bioprosthetic and mechanical valves in the aortic position: A propensity-matched analysis
Comparison of early hemodynamic performance of 3 aortic valve bioprostheses
Papillary muscle relocation and mitral annuloplasty in ischemic mitral valve regurgitation: Midterm results
Five-year real world outcomes of GeoForm ring implantation in patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation
Influence of mitral valve repair versus replacement on the development of late functional tricuspid regurgitation
“Forgotten” valve or “enigmatic” valve? Further insights into the tricuspid valve in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
Hybrid approach for transcatheter paravalvular leak closure of mitral prosthesis in high-risk patients through transapical access
Left atrial endocardial dysfunction and platelet activation in patients with atrial fibrillation and mitral stenosis
Atrial thrombosis in advanced mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation: What should we expect?
Timing of valve repair for severe degenerative mitral regurgitation and long-term left ventricular function
Impact of tricuspid regurgitation after redo valvular surgery on survival in patients with previous mitral valve replacement
Mitral valve surgery: Right lateral minithoracotomy or sternotomy? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Short- and long-term outcomes after valve replacement surgery for rheumatic heart disease in the South Pacific, conducted by a fly-in/fly-out humanitarian surgical team: A 20-year retrospective study for the years 1991 to 2011
Very late outcomes for mitral valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis: 25-year follow-up of 450 implantations
Effects of right ventricular morphology and function on outcomes of patients with degenerative mitral valve disease
Relationship among surgical volume, repair quality, and perioperative outcomes for repair of mitral insufficiency in a mitral valve reference center
Very long-term durability of the edge-to-edge repair for isolated anterior mitral leaflet prolapse: Up to 21 years of clinical and echocardiographic results
Long-term outcomes of artificial chordal replacement with tourniquet technique in mitral valve repair: A single-center experience of 700 cases
Single center experience with the Sorin Bicarbon prosthesis: A 17-year clinical follow-up
Minimally invasive fibrillating mitral valve replacement for patients with advanced cardiomyopathy: A safe and effective approach to treat a complex problem
Outcome after surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis and the impact of preoperative treatment
Effect of aortic aneurysm replacement on outcomes after bicuspid aortic valve surgery: Validation of contemporary guidelines
Sound arguments, true premises, and valid conclusions
Toward individualized management of the ascending aorta in bicuspid aortic valve surgery: The role of valve phenotype in 1362 patients
Bicuspid aortopathy and the development of individualized resection strategies
Insurance status predicts acuity of thoracic aortic operations
Longevity after mechanical aortic root replacement—do men live longer?
In situ total aortic arch replacement for infected distal aortic arch aneurysms with penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer
Surgical repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm involving the distal arch: Open proximal anastomosis under deep hypothermia versus arch clamping technique
Combined endovascular and surgical approach for aortobronchial fistula
Endovascular treatment of late coronary-subclavian steal syndrome
Long-term outcomes of survival and freedom from reoperation on the aortic root or valve after surgery for acute ascending aorta dissection
Acute ascending aortic dissection: Support for limited distal repair
Early and midterm outcomes of hemiarch replacement combined with stented elephant trunk in the management of acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection: Comparison with total arch replacement
Surgery for acute aortic dissection using the Chinese CRONUS stented elephant trunk technique: Experience with 252 patients
Another approach to dissection involving the aortic arch
Effect of false lumen partial thrombosis on repaired acute type A aortic dissection
Simplified total arch repair with a stented graft for acute DeBakey type I dissection
Risk factors for mortality and failure of conservative treatment after aortic type B dissection
Event recorder monitoring to compare the efficacy of a left versus biatrial lesion set in patients undergoing concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
Outcomes of cardiac surgery in chronic kidney disease
Analysis of risk factors for recurrence after video-assisted pulmonary vein isolation of lone atrial fibrillation—results of 5 years of follow-up
Time to surgery and preoperative cerebral hemodynamics predict postoperative white matter injury in neonates with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Should we be doing the Norwood procedure sooner?
Neurologic and psycho-intellectual outcome related to structural brain imaging in adolescents and young adults after neonatal arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries
Leaving the nest: Facing adulthood after the arterial switch operation
Predictors of 90-day mortality after congenital heart surgery: The first report of risk models from a Japanese database
Risk models for pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery
Technical performance score is associated with outcomes after the Norwood procedure
Utility of the technical performance score for the Norwood operation … every score should know its limitations
Preliminary experience with porcine intestinal submucosa (CorMatrix) for valve reconstruction in congenital heart disease: Histologic evaluation of explanted valves
Responsible innovation
Targeted imaging of matrix metalloproteinase activity in the evaluation of remodeling tissue-engineered vascular grafts implanted in a growing lamb model
Understanding and not only observing: The key to success in tissue engineering?
Pulmonary artery resuscitation for isolated ductal origin of a pulmonary artery
Isolated pulmonary artery arising from a duct: A single-center review of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies
Incidence and outcomes of right-sided endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease after surgical or transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation
Endocarditis and the transcatheter pulmonary valve
Readmission after lung cancer resection is associated with a 6-fold increase in 90-day postoperative mortality
The crisis of readmissions: Symptom or disease?
Ninety-day mortality after resection for lung cancer is nearly double 30-day mortality
Discussion
If your car was broken, would you take it to a garage that fixed less than 10 cars a year?
The biomarker TP53 divides patients with neoadjuvantly treated esophageal cancer into 2 subgroups with markedly different outcomes. A p53 Research Group study
Predicting response to neoadjuvant therapy in esophageal cancer with p53 genotyping: A fortune-teller's crystal ball or a viable prognostic tool?
Systemic chemotherapy in combination with pericardial window has better outcomes in malignant pericardial effusions
Percutaneous versus surgical drainage of malignant pericardial effusion: Still no tiebreaker
Diabetic hearts have lower basal urocortin levels that fail to increase after cardioplegic arrest: Association with increased apoptosis and postsurgical cardiac dysfunction
Myocardial protection isn't dead yet
Metabolic characteristics of human hearts preserved for 12 hours by static storage, antegrade perfusion, or retrograde coronary sinus perfusion
Sustained release of milrinone delivered via microparticles in a rodent model of myocardial infarction
Discussion
Development of a prostacyclin-agonist–eluting aortic stent graft enhancing biological attachment to the aortic wall
Lung injury after simulated cardiopulmonary bypass in an isolated perfused rat lung preparation: Role of mitogen-activated protein kinase/Akt signaling and the effects of theophylline
Improved prediction of lobar perfusion contribution using technetium-99m–labeled macroaggregate of albumin single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography with attenuation correction
Establishment and comparison of two reliable hyperkinetic pulmonary hypertension models in rabbits
Venovenous perfusion-induced systemic hyperthermia: Five-day sheep survival studies
Nature of the underlying heart disease affects survival in pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Myocardial damage influences short- and mid-term survival after valve surgery: A prospective multicenter study
Heart and soul
Implementation of bundled interventions greatly decreases deep sternal wound infection following cardiovascular surgery
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Scoring system to guide decision making for the use of gentamicin-impregnated collagen sponge to prevent deep sternal wound infection
Negative pressure wound treatment improves Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score in mediastinitis allowing a successful elective pectoralis muscle flap closure: Six-year experience of a single protocol
Analysis of Clostridium difficile infections after cardiac surgery: Epidemiologic and economic implications from national data
Comparison of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation versus cardiopulmonary bypass for lung transplantation
Discussion
Modified double-patch technique for a combination of inferobasal postinfarct ventricular aneurysm and septal rupture
The disadvantaged right ventricle in hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Additional insight
Radiolucent esophageal foreign body presenting as a middle mediastinal mass and tracheoesophageal fistula
Usefulness of bridging thoracic endovascular aortic repair and sac irrigation followed by open repair in patients with mycotic thoracic aortic aneurysms
Minimally invasive triple valve surgery through a right minithoracotomy
Novel technique for delayed sternal closure: Soft tissue approximation with substernal bridge
Coronary artery bypass grafting is superior to first-generation drug-eluting stents for unprotected left main coronary artery disease: An updated meta-analysis of 4 randomized, controlled trials
Single-center experience with a minimally invasive apicoaxillary external ventricular assist device
Are preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels associated with outcome after pulmonary artery banding and the double switch operation in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries: A pilot study
INTRAOPERATIVE POSITIONING TO PREVENT DRIVELINE INSULATION FROM ACTING AS A CONDUIT FOR LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE POCKET INFECTION
INTRAOPERATIVE POSITIONING TO PREVENT DRIVELINE INSULATION FROM ACTING AS A CONDUIT FOR LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE POCKET INFECTION
MISUSE OF THE TERM “SUBCLAVIAN ACCESS”
MISUSE OF THE TERM “SUBCLAVIAN ACCESS”
THE AORTIC WALL WITH BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE: IMMATURE OR PREMATURELY AGING?
THE AORTIC WALL WITH BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE: IMMATURE OR PREMATURELY AGING?
MINIMALLY INVASIVE FULL BIATRIAL COX MAZE IV: WE ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
RUPTURE OF EXPANDED POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE NEOCHORDAE USED FOR MITRAL VALVE REPAIR: DOES SIZE MATTER?
EXPANDED LEVEL OF SYMPATHECTOMY AND INCIDENCE OR SEVERITY OF COMPENSATORY HYPERHIDROSIS
EXPANDED LEVEL OF SYMPATHECTOMY AND INCIDENCE OR SEVERITY OF COMPENSATORY HYPERHIDROSIS
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Remnant of repaired right aortic arch stump as a rare cause of recurrent strokes: The eyes see only what the mind knows!
Reoperative “valve-in-valve” transapical transcatheter mitral valve replacement in a high-risk patient with a recent transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement and a degenerated bioprosthetic mitral valve
Aortic stent-grafting facilitates a successful resection after neoadjuvant treatment of a cT4 esophageal cancer
Recurrent cerebral embolism secondary to esophageal and atrial foreign body complicated by infective endocarditis
Left main coronary artery thrombosis: An unexpected complication of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Mitral valve repair using autologous leaflet tissue as neochordae
Postpartum Lactobacillus jensenii endocarditis in patient with bicuspid aortic valve
Successful surgical treatment of rare Aspergillus terreus prosthetic valve endocarditis complicated by intracranial and mesenteric artery mycotic aneurysms
Familial Ebstein's anomaly, left ventricular noncompaction, and ventricular septal defect associated with an MYH7 mutation
Right ventricular failure from severe pulmonary hypertension after surgery for shone complex: Back to fetal physiology with reducting, atrioseptectomy, and bilateral pulmonary arterial banding
Lessons learned from failed attempt at transcatheter closure of postoperative Gerbode defect
Sternal metastasis of renal cell carcinoma: The role of metastasectomy
Manubriosternal arthrodesis: A novel surgical approach for refractory osteoarthritis
Nonintubated uniportal thoracoscopic segmentectomy for lung cancer
Splenic rupture after videothoracoscopic procedure: An unusual complication conservatively managed
Pyomyositis of the chest wall presenting with empyema thoracis