Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Claude S. Beck (1894-1971)
Channels between the ventricles: Geometry and geography are both important
“How am I doing? Just ask me!” The usefulness of patient self-reported quality of life in thoracic surgery
Ischemic mitral regurgitation: Back to the drawing boards
Science for surgeons: Understanding pump thrombogenesis in continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices
Left ventricular assist device pump thrombosis: Understanding mechanisms as a key to causality
Beyond the hammer: The future of cardiothoracic surgery
Down to the wire: Acquiring endovascular skills in cardiac surgery
To bypass or stent? The changing rules of an advancing game
Anatomy of the ventricular septal defect in outflow tract defects: Similarities and differences
Hemodynamic effects of left pulmonary artery stenosis after superior cavopulmonary connection: A patient-specific multiscale modeling study
If only Poiseuille had had a computer
The assisted bidirectional Glenn: A novel surgical approach for first-stage single-ventricle heart palliation
The steam locomotive makes a comeback: A new solution to staged single-ventricle palliation?
Right ventricular failure secondary to chronic overload in congenital heart diseases: Benefits of cell therapy using human embryonic stem cell–derived cardiac progenitors
Myocardial regeneration for chronic heart failure: Not as easy as it sounds
Analysis of longitudinal quality-of-life data in high-risk operable patients with lung cancer: Results from the ACOSOG Z4032 (Alliance) multicenter randomized trial
Discussion
Value of circulating insulin-like growth factor–associated proteins for the detection of stage I non–small cell lung cancer
Discussion
Improved detection of stage I non–small cell lung cancer with a serum-based assay
Resection of thymoma should include nodal sampling
Should lymph nodes be routinely sampled at the time of thymoma resection?
Vacuum-assisted closure device for the management of infected postpneumonectomy chest cavities
Delayed gratification is better than no gratification
Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation
Hospital volume, mitral repair rates, and mortality in mitral valve surgery in the elderly: An analysis of US hospitals treating Medicare fee-for-service patients
Megaphone message: Discouraging low-volume mitral surgery
Comparative long-term results of mitral valve repair in adults with chronic rheumatic disease and degenerative disease: Is repair for “burnt-out” rheumatic disease still inferior to repair for degenerative disease in the current era?
Discussion
Mitral valve repair in patients with rheumatic heart disease: What are the limits?
The effect of postoperative medical treatment on left ventricular mass regression after aortic valve replacement
Left ventricular mass regression after aortic valve replacement: Does size really matter?
Alternative access for balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Comparison of the transaortic approach using right anterior thoracotomy to partial J-sternotomy
Two surgical techniques for transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is there a preferred technique?
Embrella embolic deflection device for cerebral protection during transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Protecting the aorta during transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Have we found the answer?
Midterm survival after thoracic endovascular aortic repair in more than 10,000 Medicare patients
Discussion
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: Satisfying early results but still a high midterm attrition rate
Minimum 10-year follow-up of endovascular repair for acute traumatic transection of the thoracic aorta
Burning bridges: Endovascular therapies for acute traumatic aortic transection
Percutaneous coronary invervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting: A meta-analysis
The conundrum of coronary revascularization: Stent or bypass
Impact of the second internal thoracic artery on short- and long-term outcomes in obese patients: A propensity score matched analysis
The data and use of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: A paradox indeed
Uniform standards do not apply to readmission following coronary artery bypass surgery: A multi-institutional study
Discussion
Hospital readmissions after cardiac surgery: Is it a game worth playing?
Outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases: An 11-year nationwide cohort study
Inflammation: The classic double-edged sword
The impact of frailty on postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients
Defining frailty: “I know it when I see it”
Effects of antegrade versus integrated blood cardioplegia on left ventricular function evaluated by echocardiographic real-time 3-dimensional speckle tracking
Getting to the heart of the matter
A time-related parametric risk factor analysis for postoperative atrial fibrillation after heart surgery
Unraveling the mystery of postoperative atrial fibrillation
Proteinuria predicts postcardiotomy acute kidney injury in patients with preserved glomerular filtration rate
Proteinuria is an equivalent marker for low renal function
Single-dose rosuvastatin ameliorates lung ischemia–reperfusion injury via upregulation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and inhibition of macrophage infiltration in rats with pulmonary hypertension
Prevention of ischemia-reperfusion injury in cardiac surgery: Therapeutic strategies targeting signaling pathways
Does the type of suture technique affect the fluid-dynamic performance of bioprostheses implanted in small aortic roots? Results from an in vitro study
Little things matter
Erythropoietin activates the phosporylated cAMP [adenosine 3′5′ cyclic monophosphate] response element-binding protein pathway and attenuates delayed paraplegia after ischemia-reperfusion injury
Might erythropoietin save the spinal cord in aortic interventions?
Alternative right ventricular assist device implantation technique for patients with perioperative right ventricular failure
Solutions for right ventricular failure: Innovation driven by need
Ex-utero intrapartum treatment as a novel bridging strategy to surgery in hypoplastic left heart syndrome with intact atrial septum—cross-circulation revisited
Complete thoracoscopic S9 or S10 segmentectomy through a pulmonary ligament approach
LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION AFTER MITRAL VALVE REPAIR: PREDETERMINED OR CAUSED?
BETTER TO AVOID DISASTER THAN RESCUE DEFEAT—VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION AFTER DELAYED MITRAL VALVE REPAIR
SIZE MATTERS
TWO TECHNIQUES ARE BETTER THAN ONE
HIGH ACTIVATED CLOTTING TIME, OR VENOUS GRAFT, OR OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING? TOO EARLY TO CALL OFF THE PARTY!
DEFINITION OF PROXIMAL ANASTOMOSIS IN THE DOORS STUDY
THORACIC AORTIC SURGERY IN EUROPE: DOES VOLUME MEAN NECESSARILY QUALITY?
IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN EUROPE
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2014 ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS focused update of the guideline for the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease
Consortium-defined vascular complications: You say minor, I say major
Thrombosis following mitral and tricuspid valve-in-valve replacement
Successful repair of a variant of mitral arcade
Magnetic resonance imaging–based management of silent cardiac rupture
Regenerative therapy for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: First report of intraoperative intramyocardial injection of autologous umbilical-cord blood–derived cells
Aortopulmonary window due to transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation after arterial switch operation: Where is the limit?
Unnoticed bilateral partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection
Living related donor middle lobe lung transplant in a pediatric patient
Mycotic aortic aneurysm in a child with aortic coarctation
Giant, pedunculated right atrial thrombus formation after surgical atrial septal defect repair
Cor triatriatum dexter: A rare cause of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism in a young adult
Identification of a subcentimeter pulmonary adenocarcinoma using intraoperative near-infrared imaging during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Successful recovery from respiratory failure by external distraction sternoplasty in a patient with Jeune syndrome