Competition: Perspiration to inspiration “Aut inveniam viam aut faciam”
Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Richard A. Jonas
Why coronary artery bypass grafting remains the standard of care for patients with complex, multivessel coronary artery disease
Scallops, fenestrations, CHIMPS, and other monkey business
Pulmonary valve replacement for congenital heart disease: What valve substitute should we be using?
The search for a long-lasting circumferential tracheal conduit: Belsey's problem and ours
Sufficient data
Why surgery won the SYNTAX trial and why it matters
The SYNTAX battle in the war between stent and bypass: A landmark surgical win
2016 ACC/AHA guideline focused update on duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary artery disease
American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 2016 dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) focused update: Implications for surgeons
Reintervention after endovascular repair for aortic dissection: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The solution is in the future, but hopefully it won't always be
Effect of aortic pericardial valve choice on outcomes and left ventricular mass regression in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy
The endless quest for an ideal bioprosthetic valve
Homemade proximal scalloped stent graft for thoracic endovascular aortic repair of zone 2 acute aortic syndrome
The butterfly effect: From Seldinger technique to endovascular arch repair
Insights from complex aortic surgery with a Streamliner device for aortic arch repair (STAR)
Can the Streamliner multilayer flow modulator really streamline the solution to complex arch and thoracoabdominal aortic pathology?
Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with actively treated diabetes and multivessel coronary disease
Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Do it often, do it well, and do it completely—or don't do it at all
Outcome and performance of bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in patients with congenital heart disease
Discussion
Balancing pulmonary blood flow: Theory, in vitro measurements, and clinical correlation of systemic-to-pulmonary shunt banding
Are attempts at regulating flow through systemic-to-pulmonary arterial shunts still valid?
Long-term outcomes after first-onset arrhythmia in Fontan physiology
Discussion
Pushing back the cliff (but there probably still is a cliff): Arrhythmia, late outcome, and uncertainty in Fontan patients
Decision analysis to define the optimal management of athletes with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery
Tackling a complex problem via a novel approach: Decision analysis may improve quality of life for patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery
The cervicosternolaparotomy approach for the treatment of graft dysfunction after retrosternal esophageal reconstruction for caustic injuries
Treatment of caustic esophageal injury: The source of knowledge is experience
Repair of large airway defects with bioprosthetic materials
Discussion
Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy with an anomalous pulmonary vein
Imagine your operation
Oxygenation of the cerebrospinal fluid with artificial cerebrospinal fluid can ameliorate a spinal cord ischemic injury in a rabbit model
Discussion
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble?
Does the severity of preoperative anemia or blood transfusion have a stronger impact on long-term survival after cardiac surgery?
Anemia or blood transfusions: There is no winner
Vasoactive-ventilation-renal score reliably predicts hospital length of stay after surgery for congenital heart disease
Vasoactive-ventilation-renal score…a preliminary report
Bioprosthetic leaflet perforation associated with suture tails
The tail wagging the dog: Attention to detail in valvular surgery
Conservative management of an intrapericardial contained rupture of the right pulmonary artery in blunt trauma: A good idea?
Traumatic injury of the pulmonary artery: Transection, rupture, pseudoaneurysm, or dissection? Sometimes semantics do matter
Cardiac myxoma: Simplifying a “complex” case
Timely screening for Carney complex and PRKAR1A gene mutations
Toward more reliable repair of ruptured sinus of Valsalva
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms: Stabilizing the repair destabilizing the aortic valve?
Minimally invasive off-pump implantation of HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device
Yes, minimally invasive left ventricular device implantation can be done—but should it?
Delayed management of exposed pacemaker with partial latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps
The latissimus dorsi flap continues to play an important role in cardiothoracic surgery
Three-dimensional evaluation of ductal tissue in coarctation of the aorta using X-ray phase-contrast tomography
Defining ductal tissue
TRICUSPID ANNULAR PLANE SYSTOLIC EXCURSION: THE WELCOME PARAMETER
THE TRICUSPID ANNULAR PLANE SYSTOLIC EXCURSION STRIKES BACK
THREE ARTERIES VERSUS THE SAPHENOUS VEIN FOR CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT: WHY USE A DAMAGED GRAFT TO REPAIR A DAMAGED HEART?
SAPHENOUS VEIN GRAFT HARVESTING AND PATENCY: STILL AN UNANSWERED QUESTION
MANAGEMENT OF N2 NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER
HECATE: THE MANY FACES OF N2 DISEASE
Notice of Correction
International Coronary Congress
AATS Mitral Conclave
Join Us in Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Graham Foundation News
WTSA 43rd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees, and Practicing Surgeons
Applications for Membership
WTSA 43rd Annual Meeting
ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Open vascular plug placement to complete mitral valve seating in radiation heart disease
Rethinking the gold standard of correction for paravalvular leak: Why correct when you can prevent?
Scimitar syndrome with atrial fibrillation: Repair in an adult
The bad guy, good guy scenario with a scimitar sword: A case to learn from
Balloon-expandable covered stent implantation for treatment of traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm in a pediatric patient
Cath lab to the rescue. Now with room to grow!
Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a 6-year-old girl for the sequelae of corrosive esophagitis
Extending indications for minimally invasive esophagectomy to pediatric patients: The same operation…just smaller?
Closure of bronchopleural fistula using a dumbbell-shaped closure device
Minimally invasive closure of bronchopleural fistulae with novel closure devices: Fantasy or reality?