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Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Dr David B. Skinner (1935–2003)—a surgeon and something more
Off-pump, multiple arterial grafting with minimal aortic manipulation: Is it for everyone?
The contemporary evolution of mitral valve surgery
Adverse event burden and mechanical circulatory support: Looking toward the future
Gibbons of the world, dream on
Transposition: The knowns and the unknowns
Perioperative pharmacotherapy for lung resection: “Going for the gold”?
A new staging system for thymoma—will it improve outcomes?
Do we need a bibliometrician to know which way the wind is blowing?
A systematic approach to initial data analysis is good research practice
Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network: Evidence-based surgery
Plenary presentations and public citations from The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
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Caprini venous thromboembolism risk assessment permits selection for postdischarge prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with resectable lung cancer
An important first step in the evaluation of venous thromboembolism after pulmonary resection
Multimodality therapy for locally advanced thymomas: A propensity score–matched cohort study from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database
Discussion
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers
Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting improves short-term outcomes in high-risk patients compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Meta-analysis
Meta-analysis of the messenger: The price of small trials diverting our attention from the real target
Clinical efficacy of epicardial application of drug-releasing hydrogels to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation
A possible strike on postoperative atrial fibrillation with the bullet amiodarone
What is a “good” result after transcatheter mitral repair? Impact of 2+ residual mitral regurgitation
Discussion
The many challenges of interpreting recurrent moderate mitral regurgitation after MitraClip percutaneous mitral valve repair: What does it mean?
Conduction disorders after tricuspid annuloplasty with mitral valve surgery: Implications for earlier tricuspid intervention
Pacemaker risk associated with prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty: Balancing beneficence and nonmaleficence
Mitral valve gradient after valve repair of degenerative regurgitation with restrictive annuloplasty
Mitral valve gradient after repair of degenerative regurgitation with restrictive annuloplasty: A conundrum of knowledge
Long-term results of the valve reimplantation technique using a graft with sinuses
Form ever follows function
The impact of preoperative identification of the Adamkiewicz artery on descending and thoracoabdominal aortic repair
The artery of Adamkiewicz: More interesting than practical?
Impact of pacing on systemic ventricular function in L-transposition of the great arteries
Discussion
Can patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries live better electrically?
Outcome after aortic valve replacement in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Options for aortic valve replacement in children and young adults: “Okay, doctor, but which one do you think I should choose?”
A composite semiresorbable armoured scaffold stabilizes pulmonary autograft after the Ross operation: Mr Ross's dream fulfilled
Neoaortic support hose
Outcomes of heart transplantation in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome previously palliated with the Norwood procedure
Transplantation in children with failed palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: A good solution?
Adverse events in contemporary continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: A multi-institutional comparison shows significant differences
Discussion
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: Dare to compare
Surgical approach to continuous-flow left ventricular assist device explantation: A comparison of outcomes
Should it stay or should it go?
Concomitant aortic valve repair with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: Results and implications
Discussion
Balancing our biases
From bench to bedside: Can the improvements in left ventricular assist device design mitigate adverse events and increase survival?
Coning down on the effects of an left ventricular assist device engineering enhancement
Increased cyclic guanosine monophosphate levels and continuous-flow left-ventricular assist devices: Implications for gastrointestinal bleeding
Gastrointestinal bleeding after left ventricular assist device implantation: It is all about the platelets
Periportal fibrosis without cirrhosis does not affect outcomes after continuous flow ventricular assist device implantation
Discussion
Prometheus' predicament: How to address contemporary left ventricular assist devices in patients with liver dysfunction
Systematic donor selection review process improves cardiac transplant volumes and outcomes
Saying yes or saying no!
Calpain inhibition improves collateral-dependent perfusion in a hypercholesterolemic swine model of chronic myocardial ischemia
What is the significance of “collateral dependent perfusion”?
High-mobility group box-1 protein induces osteogenic phenotype changes in aortic valve interstitial cells
Preventative medicine: The next revolution in the treatment of aortic stenosis
Hypoxia diminishes the protective function of white-matter astrocytes in the developing brain
Brain hypoxia before surgery; a tale of two cells: Astrocytes and oligodendrocytes
Transaortic, video-assisted removal of a mobile left ventricular apical thrombus in a patient with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction
Just try the experiment
A novel minimally invasive off-pump biventricular assist device insertion technique
Mechanical circulatory assistance: A growing and expanding field in cardiac surgery
Mitral valve replacement for inflow obstruction of left ventricular assist device in a child with restrictive cardiomyopathy
Ventricular assistant in restrictive cardiomyopathy: Making the right connection
Pseudoaneurysm at the origin of the left subclavian artery following type A interrupted aortic arch repair in adulthood, London, United Kingdom
Complex congenital aortic arch disease: The need for mandatory long-term follow-up
IS LOCAL WOUND INFECTION RATE MORE IMPORTANT THAN LONG-TERM GRAFT PATENCY IN CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING?
LONG-TERM PATENCY VERSUS LEG WOUND HEALING IN CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY: SURGICAL ASPECTS OF THE NO-TOUCH HARVESTING TECHNIQUE
COR TRIATRIATUM DEXTER: MORE THAN A SIMPLE MEMBRANE
COR TRIATRIATUM DEXTER IN ADULTS: CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS
ASCENDING AORTIC ANEURISMS AND VOLUMETRIC MEASURES
GROWTH AND RUPTURE RISK OF SMALL-TO-MODERATE SIZE ASCENDING AORTIC ANEURYSMS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
PREOPERATIVE POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY/COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN PULMONARY GROUND GLASS OPACITIES: A USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC AND STAGING TOOL OR NOT?
IS PREOPERATIVE POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY–COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY A USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC OR STAGING TOOL FOR PURE GROUND GLASS OPACITY NODULAR ADENOCARDINOMAS?
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