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Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Irving L. Kron
Preservation of left ventricular function after degenerative mitral valve repair: Refocusing on timing, techniques, and teaching
Reality check in the minimally invasive world
Multiple arterial grafting: Stay the course
Once more with emphasis: Two internal thoracic artery grafts are even better than one!
Hybrid versus Norwood: “Fifty shades of grey”
How do surgeons decide on the extent of resection for patients with lung cancer?
Use (and misuse) of instrumental variables
Patient-reported outcomes and importance of their appropriate statistical analyses
Providing optimal cardiovascular and thoracic critical care in the Great White North
Cardiac critical care: Surgical trainees want and need expertise
Joint statement on redundant (duplicate) publication by the Editors of the undersigned cardiothoracic journals
Lobectomy versus stereotactic body radiotherapy for stage I non–small cell lung cancer: Post hoc analysis dressed up as level-1 evidence?
Do we know bad science when we see it?
Comparison of in-hospital and longer-term outcomes of hybrid and Norwood stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol
Reducing Fontan effusions: A day saved is a dollar earned
Anatomic variability of the thoracic duct in pediatric patients with complex congenital heart disease
Discussion
The thoracic duct: Predictably unpredictable?
Insulin resistance and inflammation are a cause of hyperglycemia after pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
Glucose metabolism after pediatric cardiac surgery: Too many sweets will ruin your appetite
The effect of surgeon volume on procedure selection in non–small cell lung cancer surgeries
Discussion
Pure ground glass nodular adenocarcinomas: Are preoperative positron emission tomography/computed tomography and brain magnetic resonance imaging useful or necessary?
Who left the PETs out?—Who?—Who?
Preoperative (3-dimensional) computed tomography lung reconstruction before anatomic segmentectomy or lobectomy for stage I non–small cell lung cancer
A stitch (or scan) in time saves nine
Left upper lobectomy after coronary artery bypass grafting
The patent internal thoracic artery graft: Increased degree of difficulty for left-sided pulmonary resections
Left ventricular performance early after repair for posterior mitral leaflet prolapse: Chordal replacement versus leaflet resection
Leaflet resection versus leaflet preservation for repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation: Does it matter how the mitral valve is repaired?
Right anterior minithoracotomy for aortic valve replacement: 10-year experience of a single center
Appropriate patient selection or health care rationing? Lessons from surgical aortic valve replacement in the Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves I trial
Discussion
Challenges in predicting outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Time to rethink current benchmarks?
In-hospital mortality and stroke after surgical aortic valve replacement: A nationwide perspective
The aged and the ill: A decade of surgical aortic valve replacement outcomes
Gender differences in patients undergoing surgery for acute type A aortic dissection
Gender differences in patients undergoing surgery for acute type A aortic dissection: Is there really a glass ceiling?
Influence of aortitis on late outcomes after repair of ascending aortic aneurysms
Noninfectious aortitis and ascending aneurysms: The tip of the iceberg
The impact of a second arterial graft on 5-year outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting in the Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery Trial and Registry
Arterial coronary artery bypass grafting is safe and effective in elderly patients
Symptom recovery after thoracic surgery: Measuring patient-reported outcomes with the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory
Measuring postoperative patient outcomes: Who knows best?
Combined hypoxia inducible factor-1α and homogeneous endothelial progenitor cell therapy attenuates shunt flow–induced pulmonary arterial hypertension in rabbits
Gene-enhanced cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension: Knocking at the clinical door?
Sequential and timely transfection of hepatocyte growth factor and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 ameliorates hyperkinetic pulmonary artery hypertension in rabbits
A new outlet for pulmonary arterial hypertension
Hydrogen ameliorates pulmonary hypertension in rats by anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
Molecular hydrogen: A novel therapy for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension
Impact of aortic annular geometry on aortic valve insufficiency: Insights from a preclinical, ex vivo, porcine model
Discussion
A porcine model for aortic valve insufficiency: If pigs could fly, they would teach surgeons to treat AI
Circulating microparticles from patients with valvular heart disease and cardiac surgery inhibit endothelium-dependent vasodilation
Microparticles and endothelial function—A tour de force
Inhibition of microRNA-29c protects the brain in a rat model of prolonged hypothermic circulatory arrest
Discussion
Cerebral protection during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest: Can a molecular approach via microRNA inhibition improve on a millennia-old strategy?
First report of 90-day support of 2 calves with a continuous-flow total artificial heart
The quest toward the Holy Grail of mechanical circulatory support
Computational fluid dynamic study of hemodynamic effects on aortic root blood flow of systematically varied left ventricular assist device graft anastomosis design
Computational fluid dynamics: Solidifying fluid concepts in left ventricular assist device therapy
Influence of diabetes on survival in patients with cystic fibrosis before and after lung transplantation
The truth about sugar
A ruptured pulmonary arteriovenous fistula
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations: The consequences of bypassing the capillary bed
Transcatheter aortic valve insertion in the nonagenarian patient
Pushing the limits or the new normal? Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in nonagenarians
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in nonagenarians: Looking beyond survival
Piggyback technique facilitates off-pump coronary artery bypass graft by using a proximal anastamostic device with arterial conduits
Piggyback proximal anastomoses provide independent flow to target myocardium
Extending the limits for mitral valve replacement in low-weight infants using a stented bovine jugular vein graft
Incremental extension of a paradigm shift
Chinese commentaries
REFLECTIONS INSPIRED BY THE DEBATE ON CONVENTIONAL AND OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT
THE BENEFITS OF OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING REQUIRE CAREFUL PATIENT SELECTION AND SPECIAL EXPERTISE
THE BENEFITS OF OFF-PUMP CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING REQUIRE CAREFUL PATIENT SELECTION AND SPECIAL EXPERTISE
THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN CHINA
VIDEO-ASSISTED RESECTION FOR LUNG CANCER RESULTS IN FEWER COMPLICATIONS
NEED FOR CONVERSION OF VIDEO-ASSISTED THORACOSCOPIC SURGERY IS NOT AN INSURMOUNTABLE BARRIER
LEFT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AFTER MITRAL SURGERY: TIME TO FOCUS ON INTRAOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT?
CHANGES IN LEFT VENTRICULAR VOLUME AND DECLINE IN EJECTION FRACTION AFTER DEGENERATIVE MITRAL VALVE REPAIR: THE MATH MAKES SENSE
AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT AND THE RIGHT VENTRICLE—THE PLOT THICKENS
RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION AFTER AORTIC VALVE INTERVENTION: CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING IS THE STANDARD
CEREBRAL INFARCTION OCCURS PARTICULARLY IN PATIENTS WITH PORCELAIN AORTA
THE FROZEN ELEPHANT TRUNK
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Sutureless aortic valve prosthesis in a calcified homograft
Treating valvular heart disease has never been one size fits all
Aortic intimointimal intussusception in chronic type B dissection causing dynamic obstruction of visceral arteries
An intimal cylinder in the descending aorta
Intraoperative vacuum-assisted closure following in situ graft replacement for an infected thoracic aortic graft
An aggressive, novel approach using a vacuum-assisted system to treat thoracic aortic graft infection
Unconventional use of the Fogarty embolization catheter for retrieval of a disjointed endovascular ventricular assist device
Are devices for temporary mechanical circulatory support getting safer?
Lung autotransplantation technique for postpneumonectomy-like syndrome
Autotransplantation: A novel solution for postpneumonectomy-like syndrome