Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: William Elias Adams, MD (May 1, 1902–November 25, 1973)
It's time to get to the root of things
Total arch for type A dissection?
Bleeding and cerebral injury following aortic arch repair: Two chinks in the armor
The cardiac surgeon as electrophysiologist
The art of saphenous vein grafting and patency maintenance
Septal myectomy for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A new paradigm
Antithrombin levels during pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass: Key to changing a decades-old paradigm for anticoagulation?
What is the best approach for surgery of malignant pleural mesothelioma? It is to put our efforts into obtaining trustworthy evidence for practice
Pleurectomy decortication for mesothelioma: The procedure of choice when possible
What do dogs, ancient Romans, Linus Pauling, and mass spectrometry have in common? Early lung cancer and exhaled breath
What's new in pulmonary transplantation: Finding the right lung for every patient
Novel effect of rapamycin on experimental obliterative bronchiolitis
Multidisciplinary motion economy in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit
The devil is in the details
Using social media effectively in a surgical practice
Using social media: A way for us to sit at the table
Journal changes and initiatives
Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: A comparison of Bentall versus aortic valve-sparing procedures
Discussion
Decisions, decisions: Chocolate, vanilla, or something else?
Early and late outcomes of repaired acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection after graft replacement
Decision making in acute DeBakey I aortic dissection: Balancing extensive arch reconstruction versus mortality
Preoperative characteristics and surgical outcomes of acute intramural hematoma involving the ascending aorta: A propensity score–matched analysis
Aggressive surgical repair for ascending intramural hematoma is still a great option
Long-term behavior of aortic intramural hematomas and penetrating ulcers
Discussion
Timing is everything
Use of human fibrinogen concentrate during proximal aortic reconstruction with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Fibrinogen concentrate as first-line hemostatic treatment for the management of bleeding in complex cardiac surgery
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy
Minimally invasive mitral repair: The cost is the same, but what is the price?
Gender differences in outcomes after surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation
The importance of standardization in surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
Nonselective carotid artery ultrasound screening in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: Is it necessary?
Discussion
Preoperative carotid ultrasound through the looking glass: Curiouser and curiouser!
Selective management strategy of interrupted aortic arch mitigates left ventricular outflow tract obstruction risk
Discussion
Interrupted aortic arch: Measure twice, cut once
Improved outcomes with the comprehensive stage 2 procedure after an initial hybrid stage 1
Hybridizing the hybrid procedure
Risk factors for development of endocarditis and reintervention in patients undergoing right ventricle to pulmonary artery valved conduit placement
Discussion
Right ventricle–to–pulmonary artery conduits: Do we really have an option?
Challenges with heparin-based anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass in children: Impact of low antithrombin activity
Risk factors for mechanical ventilation and reintubation after pediatric heart surgery
Can multicenter registries determine the optimal timing of extubation after congenital heart surgery?
Postoperative tricuspid regurgitation after adult congenital heart surgery is associated with adverse clinical outcomes
How much will the data allow us to know?
Accelerated hemithoracic radiation followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant pleural mesothelioma
Discussion
SMART or simply bold?
Adoption of pleurectomy and decortication for malignant mesothelioma leads to similar survival as extrapleural pneumonectomy
The mesothelioma surgery shift
Rapamycin prevents bronchiolitis obliterans through increasing infiltration of regulatory B cells in a murine tracheal transplantation model
Discussion
Harnessing regulatory B cells to prevent experimental obliterative bronchiolitis
Validating the use of short interfering RNA as a novel technique for cell-specific target gene knockdown in lung ischemia–reperfusion injury
Toll-like receptor 4 inhibition attenuates ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats: Will it work in human beings?
Transesophageal versus transcranial motor evoked potentials to monitor spinal cord ischemia
Discussion
Reaching the full potential of MEP monitoring during surgery of the thoracoabdominal aorta
Durability and clinical impact of tricuspid valve procedures in patients receiving a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device
Going the distance with success: An attempted argument that less is not always more
Outcomes of contemporary mechanical circulatory support device configurations in patients with severe biventricular failure
The good, the bad, and the ugly: Contemporary options for biventricular support
Ex vivo lung perfusion with adenosine A2A receptor agonist allows prolonged cold preservation of lungs donated after cardiac death
Discussion
Ex vivo lung perfusion: The magic bullet to cure sick donor lungs?
Human leukocyte antigen mismatching and survival after lung transplantation in adult and pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis
The fountain of youth: Influence of human leukocyte antigen compatibility in adult and pediatric lung transplantation
Lung transplantation and concomitant cardiac surgery: Is it justified?
Discussion
Is complex concomitant surgery justified or does it simply support guard rails?
Hemofiltration in ex vivo lung perfusion—a study in experimentally induced pulmonary edema
Ex vivo lung perfusion: Theme and variation
Preoperative pulmonary function tests predict mortality after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Discussion
Living longer and breathing better: Should we do transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients who have severe chronic lung disease?
Antibiotic prophylaxis and risk of Clostridium difficile infection after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery: If some is good, how come more is not better?
Topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation: Need for further study
Considerations for the success of topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation
AATS Week 2016
JTCVS Articles
Congratulations to our 2015 Awardees
NEW: WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees, and Practicing Surgeons
Applications for Membership
ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Editorial Staff
Recent and Future Papers in the Seminars and Op Techs
Right ventricular and epicardial tumors from benign metastasizing uterine leiomyoma
Cardiac tumors: To treat or not to treat (or both)?
Surgical resection of circumferential epicardial adipose tissue hypertrophy: Case report and systematic review of the literature
Epicardial adipose hypertrophy: The Phantom of the Opera
Something old, something new: Marrying 2 approaches to resect an ectopic parathyroid adenoma
Something borrowed, something blue: A gift for the bride with everything, including an ectopic parathyroid adenoma
Reimplantation of an anomalous left innominate artery with Kommerell diverticulum arising from a right aortic arch
Rare but relevant