Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Dr Wilfred G. Bigelow
Adib Domingos Jatene, 1929-2014
How should we treat air leaks?
Anemia is not yet an indication for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
Beware of the “Medusa”
Can we make stroke during cardiac surgery a never event?
Long-term follow-up after the arterial switch operation: Not as perfect as we would have hoped?
When to cross the bridge over troubled water?
Managing conflicts of interest
Three-dimensional printing to facilitate anatomic study, device development, simulation, and planning in thoracic surgery
Recognizing immense potential and iterating toward greatness
Histologic changes associated with the use of fibrinogen- and thrombin-impregnated collagen in the prevention of pulmonary air leakage
Addressing a missing point: The short- and long-term effects of a lung sealant patch
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in preoperative assessment of non–small cell lung cancer
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging may identify candidates for alternatives to lobectomy for early stage lung cancer
Does surgeon experience affect outcomes in pathologic stage I lung cancer?
How is a surgeon's experience measured?
Outcomes, quality of life, and survival after esophagectomy for squamous cell carcinoma: A propensity score–matched comparison of operative approaches
Discussion
Outcomes of operation for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Which approach is best?
On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with preoperative anemia
Impact of pump status and conduit choice in coronary artery bypass: A 15-year follow-up study in 1412 propensity-matched patients
The bottom line is completeness of revascularization!
Labetalol, nebivolol, and propranolol relax human radial artery used as coronary bypass graft
To block or not to block? That is the question
The physiologic and histologic properties of the distal internal thoracic artery and its subdivisions
Cautions on use of distal internal thoracic artery and its bifurcations
Right anterior minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement with a sutureless bioprosthesis: Early outcomes and 1-year follow-up from 2 European centers
How many sutures should a sutureless valve need?
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement provides equivalent outcomes at reduced cost compared with conventional aortic valve replacement: A real-world multi-institutional analysis
The value of measuring value
Transapical sutureless aortic valve implantation under magnetic resonance imaging guidance: Acute and short-term results
Do the “eyes” have it? Lobbying for magnetic resonance imaging to guide transcatheter aortic valve deployment
First-in-man endovascular preconditioning of the paraspinal collateral network by segmental artery coil embolization to prevent ischemic spinal cord injury
Setting the stage: Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair in 2 acts
Acute type B aortic dissection complicated by visceral ischemia
No guts, no glory: Visceral ischemia and acute type B aortic dissections
Long-term fate of the aortic valve after an arterial switch operation
Hybrid approach to the comprehensive stage II operation in a subset of single-ventricle variants
Keeping the fundamentals in mind
Pulmonary artery stenosis in hybrid single-ventricle palliation: High incidence of left pulmonary artery intervention
The hybrid strategy: Too little too early and too much too late?
Long-term results of biventricular repair after initial Giessen hybrid approach for hypoplastic left heart variants
Discussion
Kicking the can down the road … gently
Late outcomes after arterial switch operation for Taussig-Bing anomaly
Discussion
The Taussig-Bing anomaly turns 65: What we have learned in a lifetime
An experimental model of the Ross operation: Development of resorbable reinforcements for pulmonary autografts
The continued evolution of a transformational operation: New options for wrapping the Ross autograft?
Cone reconstruction for Ebstein's anomaly: Patient outcomes, biventricular function, and cardiopulmonary exercise capacity
Cone the valve be repaired?
Outcomes of intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation versus cardiopulmonary bypass for lung transplantation
The evolution of intraoperative support in lung transplantation: Cardiopulmonary bypass to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Characterization of ventricular assist device–mediated sensitization in the bridge-to-heart-transplantation patient
De novo allosensitization only seen with biventricular assist device support
Association of impaired heart rate recovery with cardiopulmonary complications after lung cancer resection surgery
Slowing too slowly: The same message in a different bottle, or an opportunity to make lung surgery safer?
Postoperative atrial fibrillation and total dietary antioxidant capacity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: The Polyphemus Observational Study
Mediterranean-style diet to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation: Role of antioxidants?
A high-fat diet is associated with altered adipokine production and a more aggressive esophageal adenocarcinoma phenotype in vivo
Growing evidence for a weighty problem
Effects of azithromycin and tanomastat on experimental bronchiolitis obliterans
Matrix metalloproteinases and bronchiolitis obliterans: Wrapping the enigma in a riddle
Surgical resection of renal carcinoma with right atrial extension associated with an unnoticed large atrial septal defect
Intraoperative ultrasound imaging of coronary artery ostial stenosis
Efficacy and feasibility of a novel and noninvasive computed tomography–guided marking technique for peripheral pulmonary nodules
Laparoscopic intragastric approach for gastroesophageal leiomyoma and cancer
Complications of intrathoracic lines placed during cardiac surgery
Into the depths of the heart: The case for transthoracic intracardiac lines placed during cardiac surgery
THE STATE OF OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS IN 2015
BENEFITS OF OPCAB ARE NOT FOR EVERYBODY. COSTS ARE.
CAN WE DISCUSS BILATERAL INTERNAL THORACIC ARTERY GRAFTS WITHOUT EMBRACING SKELETONIZATION?
FOCUSING ON THE SECOND ARTERIAL CONDUIT
RESUSCITATION IN CARDIAC SURGICAL PATIENTS: SYMPTOMS VERSUS CAUSE
THE IMPORTANCE LIES ON THE PROCESS AND CARE DELIVERY OF RESUSCITATION IN PERIOPERATIVE CARDIAC SURGICAL CARE
DO EMERGENT AORTIC DISSECTION OPERATIONS INCREASE POSTOPERATIVE NEUROLOGIC COMPLICATIONS?
REPAIR OR REPLACE THE AORTIC VALVE? MORE QUESTIONS, NO ANSWERS
REPAIR OR REPLACE THE AORTIC VALVE: THE WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE
ARRHYTHMIA PREVALENCE AFTER EXTRA CARDIAC CONDUIT FONTAN: A VIEWPOINT
LACK OF INFLUENCE OF HETEROTAXY ON ARRHYTHMIA PREVALENCE AFTER INTRACARDIAC VERSUS EXTRACARDIAC FONTAN OPERATIONS
A RECOMMENDATION FOR MODIFICATION OF THE HOURGLASS-SHAPED RESECTION TECHNIQUE FOR REPAIR OF TALL MITRAL VALVE POSTERIOR PROLAPSE
ABOUT LEMONS AND LEMONADE
OUTCOMES FOR LVRS: FINDING THE CORRECT LEMONADE RECIPE
AATS Week 2015 Registration and Housing Is Open!
AATS Mitral Conclave Program Now Online
AATS 95th Annual Meeting
In Its 41st Year, the AATS Graham Foundation Announces New Specialty Programs
WTSA 41st Annual Meeting
Applications for Membership
ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Research Grants
Myocardial bridging over the left anterior descending: Myotomy, bypass, or both?
Complete endovascular treatment of acute proximal ascending aortic dissection and combined aortic valve pathology
Combined transcatheter aortic valve replacement and endovascular ascending aortic repair: Fiction or reality?
Single-stage septation of a univentricular heart: 26 years later
Anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery: Embryology over genetics
Bronchopleural fistula after bilateral sequential lobar lung transplantation: Technical details of a successful repair
Minimally invasive left ventricular assist device implantation with outflow graft anastomosis to the innominate artery