Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: G. Alexander Patterson
Process versus outcome: The sugar window
Indications for revascularization in patients with left ventricular dysfunction: Evidence and uncertainties
Current status of cerebral protection for aortic arch surgery
Surgery for the low-birth-weight infant with congenital heart disease: Where is the problem?
Apples, oranges, and lemons: Making sense of lung volume reduction surgery
On-pump coronary revascularization should be our preferred surgical revascularization strategy
Should off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery be abandoned: A potential solution
Aortic valve repair: Defining the patient population and timing of the intervention
The conclusion of papers published in the Journal should be supported by an appropriate statistical analysis
A stepwise model for delivering medical humanitarian aid requiring complex interventions
Humanitarian congenital heart surgery: Template for success
Training less-experienced faculty improves reliability of skills assessment in cardiac surgery
Technical skills assessment in thoracic surgery education: We won't get fooled again
Outcomes of cardiac surgery in patients weighing <2.5 kg: Affect of patient-dependent and -independent variables
Timing is even more important than we thought! The effect of gestational age versus body weight on outcomes of neonatal heart surgery
Low-weight infants are at increased mortality risk after palliative or corrective cardiac surgery
Palliative and corrective surgery in low-weight infants is associated with an increased mortality risk: How can we do better?
The modern Fontan operation shows no increase in mortality out to 20 years: A new paradigm
Discussion
Closing in on the perfect Fontan
Contemporary outcomes of complete atrioventricular septal defect repair: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database
Persistent fenestration may be a marker for physiologic intolerance after Fontan completion
To fenestrate or not: The Fontan debate gets more complicated
Outcomes differ in patients who undergo immediate intraoperative revision versus patients with delayed postoperative revision of residual lesions in congenital heart operations
Discussion
Management of residual lesions following surgery for congenital heart defects: Evidence versus judgment
Losartan ameliorates “upstream” pulmonary vein vasculopathy in a piglet model of pulmonary vein stenosis
Discussion
Losartan for progressive pulmonary vein stenosis: A possible solution?
Validation of association of the apolipoprotein E ε2 allele with neurodevelopmental dysfunction after cardiac surgery in neonates and infants
Discussion
Validation accepted, but look at what else was revealed
Unidirectional valved patch closure of ventricular septal defects with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension: Hemodynamic outcomes
A simple surgical technique for closure of apical muscular ventricular septal defect
Increased common atrioventricular valve tenting is a risk factor for progression to severe regurgitation in patients with a single ventricle with unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect
Factors associated with right ventricular dilatation and dysfunction in patients with chronic pulmonary regurgitation after repair of tetralogy of Fallot: Analysis of magnetic resonance imaging data from 218 patients
Discussion
Early and midterm outcomes of left pulmonary artery angioplasty using an anterior wall flap of the main pulmonary artery in tetralogy of Fallot repair
Successful surgical management of ventricular fibromas in children
Ventricular and pulmonary vascular remodeling induced by pulmonary overflow in a chronic model of pretricuspid shunt
Surgery for simple and complex subaortic stenosis in children and young adults: Results from a prospective, procedure-based national database
Ventriculovascular interactions late after atrial and arterial repair of transposition of the great arteries
Skeletal muscle and plasma concentrations of cefazolin during cardiac surgery in infants
Should early extubation be the goal for children after congenital cardiac surgery?
Discussion
Who belongs on the “fast track”?
Lung volume reduction surgery since the National Emphysema Treatment Trial: Study of Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
Prognostic value of intraoperative pleural lavage cytology for non–small cell lung cancer: The influence of positive pleural lavage cytology results on T classification
Intraoperative pleural lavage cytology: More evidence on its prognostic and staging values
Autogenous rib grafts for reconstruction of the manubrium after resection: Technical refinements and outcomes
Expanded level of sympathetic chain removal does not increase the incidence or severity of compensatory hyperhidrosis after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
Myocardial viability and impact of surgical ventricular reconstruction on outcomes of patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: Results of the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure trial
Surgical ventricular restoration, myocardial viability, and your mother's fine china
The challenge of achieving 1% operative mortality for coronary artery bypass grafting: A multi-institution Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database analysis
Discussion
Is a 1% isolated coronary artery bypass grafting mortality really a valid goal?
The influence of bilateral internal mammary arteries on short- and long-term outcomes: A propensity score matching in accordance with current recommendations
Guidance for the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries according to survival benefit across age groups
Hypothermia and operative mortality during on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
To cool or not to cool?
Predictors of contemporary coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes
Coronary artery bypass grafting: Learning to do common things uncommonly well
Cost, quality, and value in coronary artery bypass grafting
Surgery of postinfarction ventricular septal rupture: The effect of David infarct exclusion versus Daggett direct septal closure on early and late outcomes
Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair in high-risk and elderly patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation: Midterm outcomes in a single-center experience
Percutaneous edge-to-edge repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation: A journey to the edge of the bell-shaped curve
Left ventricular dysfunction after mitral valve repair—the fallacy of “normal” preoperative myocardial function
Discussion
Minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach for mitral valve surgery in patients with previous sternotomy: A single institution experience with 173 patients
Outcomes of peripheral perfusion with balloon aortic clamping for totally endoscopic robotic mitral valve repair
Mitral durability after robotic mitral valve repair: Analysis of 200 consecutive mitral regurgitation repairs
A simple approach to mitral valve repair: Posterior leaflet height adjustment using a partial fold of the free edge
Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve: A 30-year perspective
Discussion
Long-term follow-up of asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation and preserved left ventricular function
Natural history of coexistent tricuspid regurgitation in patients with degenerative mitral valve disease: Implications for future guidelines
Discussion
The role of cognitive dissonance in the management of functional tricuspid regurgitation at the time of degenerative mitral valve repair
Bayesian stopping guidelines for heart valve premarket approval studies
Minithoracotomy for mitral valve repair improves inpatient and postdischarge economic savings
Survival after intervention in patients with low gradient severe aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular function
Low-gradient severe aortic stenosis also benefits from aortic valve replacement
The relative performance characteristics of the logistic European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation score and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons score in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves trial
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with Perceval S sutureless valve: Early outcomes and one-year survival from two European centers
Minimally invasive Perceval S implantation: Does this fill a sizable niche between sutured and transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
The CarboMedics supra-annular Top Hat valve improves long-term left ventricular mass regression
Three-year hemodynamic performance, left ventricular mass regression, and prosthetic-patient mismatch after rapid deployment aortic valve replacement in 287 patients
Discussion
Bicuspid aortic valve repair by complete conversion from “raphe'd” (type 1) to “symmetric” (type 0) morphology
Self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement using alternative access sites in symptomatic patients with severe aortic stenosis deemed extreme risk of surgery
Discussion
Transapical aortic valve implantation in patients with poor left ventricular function and cardiogenic shock
Comparison of David V valve-sparing root replacement and bioprosthetic valve conduit for aortic root aneurysm
Profound hypothermia compared with moderate hypothermia in repair of acute type A aortic dissection
Hypothermic circulatory arrest is not just about temperature
Antegrade versus retrograde cerebral perfusion for hemiarch replacement with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: Does it matter? A propensity-matched analysis
Brain protection in aortic arch surgery: Antegrade cerebral perfusion and retrograde cerebral perfusion need a tougher row to hoe
Embolic capture with updated intra-aortic filter during coronary artery bypass grafting and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation: First-in-human experience
Is there a need for adjunct cerebral protection in conjunction with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest during noncomplex hemiarch surgery?
Belt and suspenders: Can we keep them in the drawer?
Direct innominate artery cannulation for selective antegrade cerebral perfusion during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in aortic surgery
Discussion
Innominate artery cannulation: The Toronto technique for antegrade cerebral perfusion in aortic arch reconstruction—a clinical trial opportunity for the International Aortic Arch Surgery Study Group
Safety and efficacy of retrograde cerebral perfusion as an adjunct for cerebral protection during surgery on the aortic arch
Discussion
The impact of arterial cannulation strategy on operative outcomes in aortic surgery: Evidence from a comprehensive meta-analysis of comparative studies on 4476 patients
Open aortic arch reconstruction after previous cardiac surgery: Outcomes of 168 consecutive operations
Results of type II hybrid arch repair with zone 0 stent graft deployment for complex aortic arch pathology
Endovascular repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury: 11-year outcomes and postoperative surveillance experience
Endovascular repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury: A safe and durable procedure
Renal and visceral protection in thoracoabdominal aortic surgery
Reoperations on the total aortic arch in 119 patients: Short- and mid-term outcomes, focusing on composite adverse outcomes and survival analysis
Ascending aortic dilatation is rarely associated with coronary artery disease regardless of aortic valve morphology
Long-term results of aggressive hemiarch replacement in 534 patients with type A aortic dissection
Outcomes of open distal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with chronic DeBakey type I dissection
Discussion
Clinical features of acute aortic dissection from the Registry of Aortic Dissection in China
Examining the face of aortic dissection outside the Western world
Uncovered stent implantation in complicated acute aortic dissection type B
To stent or stent-graft? It depends
Preoperative transcatheter occlusion of bronchopulmonary collateral artery reduces reperfusion pulmonary edema and improves early hemodynamic function after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
Predictors of outcome and different management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas
Association of operative risk with the outcome of concomitant Cox Maze procedure: A comparison of results across risk groups
Why do most patients with atrial fibrillation referred for other cardiac surgery not receive concomitant ablation? A plea for a more aggressive surgical approach
Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2008 cardiac risk models predict in-hospital mortality of heart valve surgery in a Chinese population: A multicenter study
Early experience treating tricuspid valve endocarditis with a novel extracellular matrix cylinder reconstruction
Discussion
Performance of the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II: A meta-analysis of 22 studies involving 145,592 cardiac surgery procedures
Constrictive pericarditis requiring pericardiectomy at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa: Causes and perioperative outcomes in the HIV era (1990-2012)
Outcomes of patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection undergoing cardiovascular surgery in the United States
Discussion
Acute Risk Change for Cardiothoracic Admissions to Intensive Care (ARCTIC index): A new measure of quality in cardiac surgery
Quality assessment in cardiac surgery: Measuring accurately, fairly, and easily, focusing on what can be changed
Geographic variability in potentially discretionary red blood cell transfusions after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Blood transfusion balance: Too much, not enough, or just right
Should clopidogrel be discontinued before coronary artery bypass grafting for patients with acute coronary syndrome? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Right here waiting…?
Extubating in the operating room after adult cardiac surgery safely improves outcomes and lowers costs
Discussion
The impact of frailty on outcomes after cardiac surgery: A systematic review
Frailty: It's hard to define, but you know it when you see it
Assessment of platelet function with light transmission aggregometry in 24 patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: A single-center experience
You can't get there from here without more robust data
Volatile anesthetics in preventing acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Volatile anesthetics in cardiac surgery: Renoprotective, cardioprotective, neither, or both?
The influence of positive end-expiratory pressure on stroke volume variation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: An observational study
To give or not to give? Are we ready to use noninvasive monitors to guide fluid management in cardiothoracic surgical patients?
Ventilator-associated pneumonia after cardiac surgery: A meta-analysis and systematic review
Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit: Back to basics
Clostridium difficile infection after cardiac surgery: Prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization
Right ventricular architecture responsible for mechanical performance: Unifying role of ventricular septum
Differential effects of atorvastatin on autophagy in ischemic and nonischemic myocardium in Ossabaw swine with metabolic syndrome
Cardiac cannibalism
Targeting survival pathways to create infarct-spanning bridges of human embryonic stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes
Cardiac stem cell therapy: Checkered past, promising future?
New engineering treatment of bovine pericardium confers outstanding resistance to calcification in mitral and pulmonary implantations in a juvenile sheep model
The quest for a durable bioengineered tissue for the treatment of valvular heart disease
Feasibility of near-infrared spectroscopic tomography for intraoperative functional cerebral monitoring: A primate study
Discussion
Neuromonitoring during cardiothoracic surgery: The signal and the noise
Rapidly switching multidirectional defibrillation: Reversal of ventricular fibrillation with lower energy shocks
Pilot study of pulmonary arterial branch sealing using energy devices in an ex vivo model
Tumor cells are dislodged into the pulmonary vein during lobectomy
An extreme case of aortic root pseudoaneurysm after allograft root replacement: A technical challenge
Iatrogenic innominate arteriovenous fistula repaired with the stent-graft
Vascular ring connector–related pseudoaneurysm of the descending aorta
Multimodal imaging of a rare type of giant aortic arch aneurysm with malformation of the aortic arch
Mobile right ventricular myxoma traversing chambers during cardiac cycle
Giant aneurysm of a major aortopulmonary collateral artery in a 56-year-old woman
Tracheal diverticulum: An atypical presentation
New technique for passage of endograft through problematic arch anatomy
Minimally invasive robotically assisted surgical resection of left atrial endocardial papillary fibroelastomas
Subxiphoid single-incision thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy
Re: Interpapillary muscle distance independently affects severity of functional mitral regurgitation in patients with systolic left ventricular dysfunction
Why Does Papillary Separation Play a Major Role in Functional MItral Regurgitation Caused By Left Ventricular Function?
Management of mild aortic valve stenosis in rheumatic mitral surgery
Routine Aortic Valve Replacement For Mild Stenosis Is Not Necessary During Rheumatic Mitral Surgery
Antiplatelet therapy as sole anticoagulant in patients with aortic mechanical prostheses
Re: Predictors of outcome and different management of aortobronchial and aortoesophageal fistulas
The Key For Successfully Managing Aortobronchial And Aortoesophageal Fistulae May LAY In Their Etiology
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Neonatal double switch for congenitally corrected transposition with Ebstein anomaly and bilateral superior venae cavae
Biventricular assist device implantation as bridge to transplantation after Mustard procedure