Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Robert M. Janes, MD (1894-1966)
Surgery for mitral stenosis in patients with pulmonary hypertension: How far can we go?
Transatlantic editorial: A comparison between European and North American guidelines on myocardial revascularization
TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More
Transcatheter mitral valve regurgitation treatment: State of the art and a glimpse to the future
Transcatheter mitral regurgitation treatment: Let's learn from surgeons
Transcatheter mitral valve therapy: The event horizon
Ode to the mitral valve: “The times are a changin'”
Narcissus, the Beam, and lung cancer
Narcissus, the beam and lung cancer: What is the message?
The future of stem cells: Should we keep the “stem” and skip the “cells”?
Endogenous myocardial regeneration: Evolving from the unknown to known
External model validation of binary clinical risk prediction models in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Reproducible research and model validation: Are we ready for new standards?
How to balance family with career: A man's perspective
Work hard, play hard—especially with the little ones
Basic and translational research careers as early faculty cardiothoracic surgeons—perspectives from 2 young investigators
A career in translational research: The road not taken
Multiple arterial grafts improve survival with coronary artery bypass graft surgery versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting compared with percutaneous coronary interventions
Multiple arterial grafting: Please don't confuse me with the facts
Time series analysis of physiologic left ventricular reconstruction in ischemic cardiomyopathy
Physiologic left ventricular reconstruction: Shape, function, and time recaptured
The impact of concomitant pulmonary hypertension on early and late outcomes following surgery for mitral stenosis
Superior survival with surgery for early- versus late-stage heart disease: Cause and effect or methodologic quirk?
Outcomes of ring versus suture annuloplasty for tricuspid valve repair in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
Surgery for secondary tricuspid regurgitation: Rings, bands, or sutures, does it matter?
Time-resolved 3-dimensional magnetic resonance phase contrast imaging (4D Flow MRI) analysis of hemodynamics in valve-sparing aortic root repair with an anatomically shaped sinus prosthesis
Capitalizing on the mathematical foundation of cardiovascular physiology and the image processing capabilities of the human mind
Aortic root remodeling leads to good valve stability in acute aortic dissection and preexistent root dilatation
Resect them all
Outcomes of limited proximal aortic replacement for type A aortic dissection in octogenarians
Outcomes of limited proximal aortic replacement for type A aortic dissection in octogenarians: What does “age” mean?
A 20-year experience with isolated pericardiectomy: Analysis of indications and outcomes
Discussion
Constriction, effusion, or both: Radical pericardiectomy with improved outcomes
Excision of anomalous muscle bundles as an important addition to extended septal myectomy for treatment of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
Surgical septal myectomy: An enduring but evolving treatment for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Maladaptive aortic properties after the Norwood procedure: An angiographic analysis of the Pediatric Heart Network Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial
The technique matters, it's just not clear how
Increasing cumulative exposure to volatile anesthetic agents is associated with poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Does exposure to inhalational anesthesia early in life cause brain damage?
Detachment of the tricuspid valve for ventricular septal defect closure in infants younger than 3 months
Taking 1 step backward to go 2 forward? Managing the tricuspid valve in the surgical closure of a ventricular septal defect
Predictors of respiratory instability in neonates undergoing patient ductus arteriosus ligation after the introduction of targeted milrinone treatment
Patent ductus arteriosus surgical ligation: Still a lot to understand
Relationship between pulmonary arterial resistance and compliance among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and congenital heart disease
Ensuring compliance in hemodynamic outcomes
Outcomes of neonatal Ebstein's anomaly without right ventricular forward flow
The challenging quest of neonatal Ebstein management
Routine venous thromboembolism screening after pneumonectomy: The more you look, the more you see
Discussion
Don't look now! Risk stratify first
Computed tomography-guided patent blue vital dye localization of pulmonary nodules in uniportal thoracoscopy
Blue is the new black
Safety and feasibility of near-infrared image-guided lymphatic mapping of regional lymph nodes in esophageal cancer
Seeing green…augmentation of lymph node assessment with near-infrared imaging in esophageal cancer resections
Application of combined-type Y-shaped covered metallic stents for the treatment of gastrotracheal fistulas and gastrobronchial fistulas
Y-en-Y airway stents: A complex solution for a complex problem
The efficacy of oral anticholinergics for sympathetic overactivity in a thoracic surgery clinic
Don't sweat it: Medical management of hyperhidrosis
Edaravone promotes activation of resident cardiac stem cells by transplanted mesenchymal stem cells in a rat myocardial infarction model
Intrinsic cardiac stem cells are essential for regeneration
When a checklist is not enough: How to improve them and what else is needed
Improving health care by embracing Systems Theory
Impact of retained blood requiring reintervention on outcomes after cardiac surgery
Minor postoperative morbidity should not be neglected
Pharmacokinetic characteristics and microbiologic appropriateness of cefazolin for perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in elective cardiac surgery
Redosing antibiotics during cardiopulmonary bypass: The time is now
Evaluation of right ventricular function after cardiac surgery: The importance of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and right ventricular ejection fraction
Finally, Cinderella goes to the party
Transfemoral transcatheter valve-in-valve-in-valve replacement
When valve-in-valve implantation is not sufficient: Bioprosthetic Russian dolls
Natural history of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and novel surgical treatment
“Some people see innovation as change, but we have never really seen it like that. It's understanding things and making them better.” Adapted from Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple
A simple modification to lower incidence of heart block with sutureless valve implantation
Size, position, and timing: A mixture of success
How to prevent a pacemaker implantation after sutureless bioprosthesis
Avoiding pacemaker implantation with sutureless valves: Staying “on pace” in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Applications for Enable sutureless aortic bioprosthesis?
Other applications for the sutureless aortic prosthesis
Aortic root endoscopy for aortic valve–sparing operations
Aortic root endoscopy
Patent foramen ovale is not a benign pathology in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass: A word of caution
PFO is generally benign in OPCAB: Until it Isn't
Hybrid management in adult congenital aortic disease: An established approach
Long-term follow-up is mandatory for hybrid approaches to complex congenital heart surgery
Cardiothoracic surgical critical care surgeons: Many of the few
Redefining our cardiothoracic surgical intensive care units: Change is good
Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical, & Interventional Decision Making
Registration and Housing Open: AATS Clinical Trials Methods Course 2016
AATS Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Current and Future Challenges
International Coronary Congress
AATS Centennial
Graham Foundation News
Applications for Membership
WTSA 43rd Annual Meeting
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
Endovascular exclusion of a false lumen associated with residual dissection after proximal aortic repair using a custom-made false lumen occluder
The false lumen: Not a forgotten problem
Lymphangiography is a diagnostic and therapeutic intervention for patients with plastic bronchitis after the Fontan operation
Etiology and new treatment options for patients with plastic bronchitis
Quadricuspid mitral valve: Of clefts, scallops, and indentations
How many leaflets in the mitral valve?