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Historical perspectives of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery: Hartzell V. Schaff, MD
Transatlantic editorial on transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Examining the dark recesses of the heart: Technology drives innovation
Feasibility of intraoperative water testing in aortic valve repair: Direct visualization from left ventricle with a videoscope
Seeing is believing
Aortic sinus flow stasis likely in valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation: Go with the flow?
Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system: A 1-year follow-up study
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi for aortic regurgitation
Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study
Response to mr bapat: does size matter? it does in texas
Value of surgery for infective endocarditis in dialysis patients
Discussion
The value of a challenge
V-shape noncoronary sinus remodeling in ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic root ectasia
Simply the best?
Plan, scan, model, print, manufacture, and implant personalized external aortic root support (PEARS)
Plowing with unicorns
No free lunch: Even with a diet heavy on PEARS
Malperfusion rather than merely timing of operative repair determines early and late outcome in type A aortic dissection
The more things change
A systematic approach to improve the outcomes of type A aortic dissection
Is it time to take a new tack toward an old adversary?
Hybrid aortic arch surgery: Have we reached clinical equipoise?
Objective analysis of midterm outcomes of conventional and hybrid aortic arch repair by propensity-score matching
Hybrid aortic arch repair: Facts and hints beyond the statistical truth
The tricuspid valve: If it's not broken, don't fix it
Tricuspid regurgitation is uncommon after mitral valve repair for degenerative diseases
Discussion
Functional tricuspid pathology: To treat or not to treat? That is the question
The donkey's shadow
Mitral valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting for moderate-to-severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Meta-analysis of clinical and echocardiographic outcomes
Data, not dogma, for ischemic mitral regurgitation
A single center's experience with pacemaker implantation after the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
What's in YOUR denominator?
Topographic mapping of left ventricular regional contractile injury in ischemic mitral regurgitation
Discussion
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for ischemic mitral regurgitation: A guide through complex surgical terrain
Time to take notice: The impact of previous transradial catheterization on radial artery graft performance in coronary artery bypass grafting
Out of sight, out of mind
Hands off, the radial artery is mine!
Advancing the science of myocardial recovery with mechanical circulatory support: A Working Group of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Left ventricular assist device explant versus decommission for myocardial recovery
First experiences with HeartMate 3 follow-up and adverse events
HeartMate 3: Better…but not perfect
Duodenal ulcers are a major cause of gastrointestinal bleeding after cardiac surgery
Gastrointestinal bleeding after cardiac surgery: Does describing the disease prescribe the cure?
Reengineering valve patients' postdischarge management for adapting to bundled payment models
Discussion
Value in cardiac surgery: The price of saving
“It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning!”— Claude Bernard
Aphorisms about learning
The ifs, ands, and buts of the dilated aorta
Nonsyndromic proximal aortic aneurysms: What size matters?
Proximal aortic aneurysms in patients with conotruncal anomalies: Size matters…but so do other things
Put a ring on it?
Tricuspid valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
To repair or not to repair: Who should undergo tricuspid valve repair at the time of pulmonary valve replacement in previously repaired tetralogy of Fallot
Optimal timing for stage II: Waiting for Godot
The importance of age and weight on cavopulmonary shunt (stage II) outcomes after the Norwood procedure: Planned versus unplanned surgery
Young and thriving is okay; young and not thriving is not
Fontan survival: As good as it gets?
Long-term survival after the Fontan operation: Twenty years of experience at a single center
Discussion
Is it time for some new ideas for patients undergoing the Fontan operation? Here is some food for thought
Long-term results of anatomic correction for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries: A 19-year experience
Double trouble or singular success: What can we expect from anatomic correction of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries?
Half-turned truncal switch operation for single coronary in a patient with transposition of the great artery and pulmonary stenosis
The half-turned truncal switch operation adds a new spin for patients with complex coronary anatomy and transposition of the great arteries
Effect of congenital heart disease on 4-year neurodevelopment within multiple-gestation births
Investigating the causes of neurodevelopmental deficits in congenital heart disease through multiple gestations
Mitochondrial transplantation: Another miracle of molecular medicine?
Autologous mitochondrial transplantation for dysfunction after ischemia-reperfusion injury
Mitochondrial autotransplantation: A “shot” in the dark?
The miniaturized pediatric continuous-flow device: Preclinical assessment in the chronic sheep model
Discussion
At the threshold of a new era in pediatric ventricular assist device therapy
From Z to A: Putting Zika virus in perspective
Blood and the Zika virus
Thymectomy and myasthenia gravis: A history of surgical passion and scientific excellence
It's been a long time coming, but it finally came
Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis: The elephant and the blind men
Evidence for thymectomy in myasthenia gravis: Getting stronger?
Evidence for resection of sarcoma pulmonary metastases: More, but better?
Pulmonary metastasectomy with therapeutic intent for soft-tissue sarcoma
Discussion
Resection of pulmonary sarcomatous metastases: Cut to cure?
Inaccuracy of lung adenocarcinoma subtyping using preoperative biopsy specimens
Pushing the limits of techniques in small-sample biopsy of lung adenocarcinoma
Treatment outcomes in patients with extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the lung
Living on the edge: Does cut mean cure for pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue?
Coronary artery disease is associated with an increased mortality rate following video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
Operating on lungs and thinking on hearts
Apneic oxygen insufflation decreases the incidence of hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation in open and thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy: A randomized controlled trial
During one-lung ventilation, K.I.S.S.—Keep It Simple Surgeons
The devil is in the detail
Left main bronchus sleeve resection with reconstruction of neolobar carina
Main stem bronchus surgery with pulmonary preservation
When and how should surgeons treat subsolid nodule?
Ground-glass opacities: A curable disease but a big challenge for surgeons
Life after training: Learning new skills as a general thoracic surgeon
Expanding surgical skills and knowledge after training: Lifelong learning puts patients first
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AATS Mechanical Circulatory Support Symposium: 21st Century State-of-the-Art Treatment of Advanced Heart and Lung Failure
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ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Brain infarction associate with a mobile thrombus in the aortic arch at the previous site of the ductus arteriosus
Atherosclerotic arch and anemia: A dangerous combination
Fontan failure associated with a restrictive systemic ventricle
The lonely ventricle in chronic Fontan circulation
Single lymph node metastasis 10 years after radical resection of a thymoma
Lymph node metastases in thymic tumors: The more we know, the less we know
Successful endoscopic treatment of severe ischemic damage of the bronchus
Therapeutic interventional endoscopic bail-out in life-threatening surgical complications