Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Floyd D. Loop (1936-2015)
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless valve is the appropriate treatment option for high-risk patients and the “real alternative” to transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Advances in spinal cord protection for complex aortic repairs
Remote ischemic preconditioning and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: Can an arm save a cord (or legs)?
Pulmonary vein stenosis—novel strategies for a challenging and resistant condition?
Fontan at 40: Midlife crisis?
Pulmonary valve replacement after repair of tetralogy of Fallot: Evolving strategies
Large clinical databases for the study of lung cancer: Making up for the failure of randomized trials
Research based on big data: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Measuring quality of life after esophagectomy: Do we really need to go there?
Minimal or maximal surgery for esophageal cancer?
How to develop a niche: Focus on adult cardiac surgery
Niche generation
How to build effective mentor-mentee relationships: Role of the mentee
The evolution of surgical mentorship, or 10 pounds of potatoes in a 5-pound bag
Equivalent outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery performed by consultant versus trainee surgeons: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Maintaining (not just achieving) optimal patient outcomes
Pulmonary vein stenosis: Severity and location predict survival after surgical repair
Discussion
Pulmonary vein stenosis: Plea for a multi-institutional registry
Factors affecting Fontan length of stay: Results from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial
The Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial: The gift that keeps on giving
Hepatic stiffness in the bidirectional cavopulmonary circulation: The Liver Adult-Pediatric-Congenital-Heart-Disease Dysfunction Study group
Taking care all along the way
Mechanical stress is associated with right ventricular response to pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot and the rubber heart model: Does the rubber meet the road?
The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk calculator does not adequately stratify risk for patients with clinical stage I non–small cell lung cancer
Risk calculators are useful but…
Systematic review of the influence of enhanced recovery pathways in elective lung resection
“Moving right along” after lung resection, but the data suggest “not so fast”
The safety, efficacy, and durability of lung-volume reduction surgery: A 10-year experience
Discussion
Hey, pulmonologists and family doctors, please read me and see the data—It is a brave new world
Locally advanced esophageal cancer: What becomes of 5-year survivors?
Discussion
A dream come true: Long-term survivors of esophageal cancer
North American single-center experience with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis
Discussion
The sutureless valve redux: Innovation or hype?
Psoas muscle size as a frailty measure for open and transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Discussion
Mom or Dad
Fate of aortic bioprostheses: An 18-year experience
Durability of internally stented pericardial aortic valves: Prosthesis size matters
Long-term survival, valve durability, and reoperation for 4 aortic root procedures combined with ascending aorta replacement
Discussion
Getting in the zone
Remote ischemic preconditioning protects the spinal cord against ischemic insult: An experimental study in a porcine model
Forewarned is forearmed: Benefits of remote ischemic preconditioning
Clinical and hemodynamic influences of prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in mechanical mitral valve replacement
How much is enough to warrant prophylactic tricuspid repair?
Amiodarone after surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: Is it really necessary? A prospective randomized controlled trial
Postoperative medication management after surgical ablation: Clarifying the role of amiodarone therapy
Does grafting coronary arteries with only moderate stenosis affect long-term mortality?
Two roads diverged: Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention for moderately stenosed coronary arteries
Delirium after surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with increased mortality
Discussion
Delirium after aortic replacement: A transvalvular approach is no panacea
Frequency and outcomes of severe hyperlactatemia after elective cardiac surgery
Severe hyperlactatemia after cardiac surgery: Sorting out the badness
Active clearance of chest drainage catheters reduces retained blood
Active clearance technology to maintain chest tube patency: Practical, innovative, unproven
Pretreatment with bone marrow–derived mesenchymal stromal cell–conditioned media confers pulmonary ischemic tolerance
Discussion
How do cells talk to each other?: Paracrine factors secreted by mesenchymal stromal cells
Pulmonary venous blood sampling significantly increases the yield of circulating tumor cells in early-stage lung cancer
Discussion
Too many nodules: Can we do better than computed tomography screening for lung cancer?
Annexin V homodimer protects against ischemia reperfusion–induced acute lung injury in lung transplantation
Discussion
Ischemia reperfusion induced acute lung injury: Using everything and the kitchen sink
Prolonged continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support and posttransplantation outcomes: A new challenge
Damned if you do or damned if you don't: Should heart allocation policy change for patients receiving prolonged durable mechanical support?
Fixed versus dynamic subaortic stenosis: Hemodynamics and resulting differences in Doppler echocardiography and aortic pressure contour
Fixed versus dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: Res ipsa loquitur
Use of transthoracic cryoanalgesia during the Nuss procedure
Freeze the pain away: The role of cryoanalgesia during a Nuss procedure
Cardioprotective effect of propofol cannot be extrapolated from the placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial
Prophylactic amiodarone: Use it or not?
Prophylactic amiodarone reduced the recurrence of atrial arrhythmias
Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: What we don't know
Missing the forest for the trees
OPCAB versus conventional CABG: What we learn today will help addressing the future
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Successful endoluminal rescue of an endovascular graft unintentionally deployed in the false lumen of Stanford type B aortic dissection
Endovascular rescue for complications during endovascular repair of type B dissection
Mitral valve replacement with a transcatheter valve in the setting of severe mitral annular calcification
A very elegant transcatheter strategy for complicated mitral valve replacement associated with severe mitral annular calcification
Use of stented bovine pericardial valve for surgical mitral valve replacement in infants
The missing piece of the puzzle?
Iatrogenic aortic dissection in an infant with persistent fifth aortic arch and congenital heart defects
Acting on a rare event