Achieving flow in surgery
Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Joel D. Cooper
Mechanical circulatory support in congenital heart surgery: Are we there yet?
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with single-ventricle anatomy: A registry report
When in doubt … ask the patient: Patient-reported measures and prognosis in esophageal cancer
Mitral valve repair using robotic technology: Safe, effective, and durable
Mitral valve repair: Is the cheese factory moving?
Transition to practice in pediatric cardiac surgery: Preparation, execution, and balance
“Got mentorship?”
The necessity of self-promotion: A key component to early practice building
Expanding your practice goes beyond face-to-face
Surgery for acquired cardiac disease: An evolving paradigm with a promising future
Cardiac surgery is evolving, but far from dead
Guidelines or gospels?
Finding the truth in the guidelines and gospels
The cardiac surgery–associated neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (CSA-NGAL) score: A potential tool to monitor acute tubular damage
Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin to predict cardiac surgery–associated acute kidney injury: A holy grail or just another fancy cup?
Propensity-score analysis in thoracic surgery: When, why, and an introduction to how
Congenital cardiac surgery fellowship training: A status update
Becoming a congenital heart surgeon in the current era: Realistic expectations
Evaluation of robotic cardiac surgery simulation training: A randomized controlled trial
Watch one, do one, teach one
Cardiothoracic surgery training in Israel: A critical look at the past, aiming for a better future
Variations on a theme … do different training algorithms really make a difference?
Ventricular fibrogenesis activity assessed by serum levels of procollagen type III N-terminal amino peptide during the staged Fontan procedure
Fibrosis in Fontan physiology
A pulsatile hemodynamic evaluation of the commercially available bifurcated Y-graft Fontan modification and comparison with the lateral tunnel and extracardiac conduits
Taming the Fontan with the Y-graft: A nod and a wink to the great Yu
Clinical assessment of diastolic retrograde flow in the descending aorta for high-flow systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunting
Too big or too small?
Patterns of care in hilar node-positive (N1) non–small cell lung cancer: A missed treatment opportunity?
Discussion
Appropriate lung cancer treatments: A missed opportunity … or an opportunity to modify?
Comparison of outcomes for patients with lepidic pulmonary adenocarcinoma defined by 2 staging systems: A North American experience
Is there a need for a new staging system in early lung cancer?
Baseline measure of health-related quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Esophagus) is associated with overall survival in patients with esophageal cancer
Discussion
Type A aortic dissection with arch entry tear: Surgical experience in 104 patients over a 12-year period
Discussion
Type A aortic dissection in self-selected patients: What seems to fit a few does not fit all
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: A single center's 15-year experience
Know your adversary: The type of aortic pathology determines late outcomes after thoracic endovascular aortic repair
Endograft repair for pseudoaneurysms and penetrating ulcers of the ascending aorta
Isolated ascending aorta endografting: Another brush for the aortic reconstruction artist
The sutureless aortic valve at 1 year: A large multicenter cohort study
Discussion
Sutureless valves: A future without sutures
Perioperative outcomes with sutureless versus stented biological aortic valves in elderly persons
Sutureless technology for aortic valve replacement: Looking beyond crossclamp time
Early outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement with rapid deployment aortic valve
Discussion
Searching for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery that can compete with a transcatheter approach
Characteristics and long-term outcomes of contemporary patients with bicuspid aortic valves
Knife saves life
A complexity scoring system for degenerative mitral valve repair
Discussion
Can the art of mitral valve repair become completely standardized?
Proinflammatory gene expression in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery and maze ablation for atrial fibrillation
Fire in the “hall”! Myocardial inflammation and recurrence of atrial fibrillation
Outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the United States based on hospital volume, 2007 to 2011
Does size matter?
One-stop hybrid coronary revascularization versus off-pump coronary artery bypass in patients with diabetes mellitus
Is conventional coronary artery surgery being replaced by the hybrid approach?
Histomorphologic superiority of internal thoracic arteries over right gastroepiploic arteries for coronary bypass
An intima affair adds to the dominion of the internal thoracic artery in coronary artery bypass grafting
Early and midterm outcomes of triple patch technique for postinfarction ventricular septal defects
Postinfarction ventricular septal defect: Beyond patching the hole
Extracellular matrix fiber microarchitecture is region-specific in bicuspid aortic valve-associated ascending aortopathy
Real estate of the bicuspid aorta: Location, location, location!
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with single-ventricle anatomy: A registry report
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and single-ventricle patients: A good match?
Lower-extremity complications with femoral extracorporeal life support
Discussion
Proactive or reactive? Best approach to limb ischemia in peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal life support
Reduced continuous-flow left ventricular assist device speed does not decrease von Willebrand factor degradation
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices and bleeding events: Is there a biological role for decreasing pump speed?
Pulmonary valve-sparing techniques during repair of tetralogy of Fallot: The delamination plasty
Techniques to aid pulmonary valve preservation during repair of tetralogy of Fallot
Arch reconstruction after a previous ascending-to-descending aortic bypass for coarctation of the aorta
If the shoe fits, choose it: Tailored strategy for postcoarctation complications
A model of early transient pressure overload simulating repair of aortic coarctation in childhood
Of mice and men…
ARE THERE GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE TYPE A AORTIC DISSECTION?
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN ACUTE TYPE A AORTIC DISSECTION
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Aortic ring autograft for reconstruction of the neo-pulmonary root in the arterial switch operation
A proposed modification of the arterial switch operation: When better may not be the enemy of good
Pedicled posterior pericardial repair of tracheoesophageal fistula after chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer
Pedicled pericardial flap for esophagorespiratory fistula: A helpful tool for a difficult problem
Creation of a second submucosal tunnel enabled successful per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
The ascent of POEM: Double-tunnel per oral endoscopic re-myotomy
Mediastinoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction under spontaneous-breathing anesthesia
Feasibility of a procedure does not always translate to what is most efficacious
Temporary axillofemoral bypass for reperfusion of an ischemic limb complicating type A dissection
Early reperfusion for acute type A dissection complicated with distal malperfusion
Every step matters
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