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History of The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Denton A. Cooley: In memoriam
2016 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus guidelines: Surgical treatment of infective endocarditis: Executive summary
“Consensus guidelines for the surgical treatment of infective endocarditis”: The surgeon must lead the team
Form follows function
Aortic shear stress in patients with bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis and insufficiency
The sheer stress of deciding when to replace the aorta in bicuspid valve disease
Indexed left atrial size predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing aortic valve surgery
Indices and scores, or how to simplify complexity
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?
Huff and puff, you “Big Bad Wolf”: Our brick house won't fall!
Inevitability or opportunity?
Causes of death from the randomized CoreValve US Pivotal High-Risk Trial
Discussion
Gone fishing: Looking to catch some answers for differing mortality in the CoreValve High-Risk Trial
Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study
A journey to the “sweet spot”
The shift of macrophages toward M1 phenotype promotes aortic valvular calcification
In search of the smoking gun in calcific aortic valve disease
Expert consensus guidelines: Examining surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
An impossible task done well
Postoperative atrial fibrillation: The role of the inflammatory response
Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Formulating the problem may be more challenging than the solution
Mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Lead, follow, or get out of the way
Mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and the urgency to reanimate: Reconsidering the boundaries
Patient dying on ECMO support? “It's not the circulation that's the problem, it's the liver, stupid!”
Antithrombin III is associated with acute liver failure in patients with end-stage heart failure undergoing mechanical circulatory support
Antithrombin III as predictor of liver reserve: A new parameter to improve the results of mechanical circulatory support therapy
Pneumonia after cardiac surgery: Experience of the National Institutes of Health/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network
Preventing postoperative pneumonia: Spending a buck will save a buck
Incidence of sternal wound infection after tracheostomy in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Tracheostomy after cardiac surgery: What have we learned?
Elective primary aortic root replacement with and without hemiarch repair in patients with no previous cardiac surgery
Ascending beyond the root of the problem: Aortic root replacement with and without hemiarch repair
Pop! Goes the weasel
Characterizing saccular aortic arch aneurysms from the geometry-flow dynamics relationship
The more saccular, the worse?
Mycobacterium chimaera : The ethical duty to disclose the minimal risk of infection to exposed patients
Do what is right, not what is easy
Competing risks need to be considered in survival analysis models for cardiovascular outcomes
Competing risks: Competing questions
Hello from the other side: What I wish I'd done differently in training
A firm foundation
Progress comes in small steps
Of buzzwords and buzzkills
Expert consensus guidelines: Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery
Guidelines should bother us, not comfort us
Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: The gaps and the guidelines
Pulmonary vasodilator therapy in the Fontan circulation: A world of uncertainties…
Endothelin inhibitors lower pulmonary vascular resistance and improve functional capacity in patients with Fontan circulation
Scorpions, snakes, and Fontan failure: The dawn of a new ERA?
Geometry and growth of the reconstructed aorta in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and variants
Bigger is not always better
Comparison of right ventricle–pulmonary artery shunt position in the Single Ventricle Reconstruction trial
Discussion
Shunt right or left? Decision 2016
Ventricular assist device thrombosis: Mind your P 's & Q 's—Pumps, patients, and pills
Dodging Scylla and Charybdis
Pump thrombosis: Do we have the answer to the riddle?
Current and future trends in coagulation management for congenital heart surgery
If it weren't for the bleeding…
Variation in extubation failure rates after neonatal congenital heart surgery across Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium hospitals
It's a matter of style
Simulation in congenital cardiac surgical education: We have arrived
Hands-on surgical training of congenital heart surgery using 3-dimensional print models
Teaching congenital heart disease: A new era?
Total cavopulmonary connection with a new bioabsorbable vascular graft: First clinical experience
Discussion
What is the best material for extracardiac Fontan operation?
Every like is not the same
Finding the next good thing
Risk stratification for lung nodules: Size isn't everything
Clarity and clairvoyance: Review and prediction of management guidelines for early stage lung cancer
Endobronchial ultrasound in invasive mediastinal staging: A method for all seasons?
Cost-effectiveness of mediastinal lymph node staging in non–small cell lung cancer
Discussion
We know what assumptions do…
Intraoperative electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic localization of small, deep, or subsolid pulmonary nodules
Discussion
Localizing small nodules: Is it time for a randomized trial?
Biopsy first: Lessons learned from Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) 140503
Is tissue the issue?
Pulmonary artery sealing with ultrasonic energy in open lobectomy: A phase I clinical trial
Discussion
That's one small step…
Reviewing scientific manuscripts: A comprehensive guide for peer reviewers
Burdens without blessings: Peer reviewers get no respect
The residency application process: Challenges for our specialty
Keep moving forward
Public reporting: Will this help inform what patients and families need to know?
Beyond public reporting
Save the Date: AATS Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders 2017
Save the Date: 2017 AATS International Cardiovascular Symposium
Upcoming AATS Meetings
Save the Date: Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Decision Making
Invest in the Future
July 2017 Deadlines
WTSA 43rd Annual Meeting
Applications for Membership
ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Neonatal esophageal trachealization and esophagocarinoplasty in the treatment of flow-limited Floyd II tracheal agenesis
Tracheal agenesis: Salvaging the unsalvageable
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery consensus guidelines for the management of empyema
Debunking dogma: The arduous task of writing AATS consensus guidelines