Go deep! Benefits of a deep freeze during distal aortic repair
Open repair of chronic thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic dissection using deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest
Replacement of the dissected thoracoabdominal aorta: Some like it cold
Acute type A aortic dissection in the United Kingdom: Surgeon volume-outcome relation
In type A aortic dissection repair, an effective team approach and relational coordination are more important for patients’ outcomes than surgeon volume
Aortic homograft replacement in a patient with a porcelain aorta: A case report
Passing needle through stone: A novel surgical technique for porcelain aorta
Creating a 90° curve in polyester grafts during thoracic aortic surgery using the pleat technique
Up around the bend
Aortic grafts: Is math the right angle?
Massive hemoptysis related to contained rupture of syphilitic aortic aneurysm into the pulmonary parenchyma
Syphilitic aortitis: The bigger picture
Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy is not cancer
Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in patients with bicuspid and trileaflet valves undergoing aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement
Discussion
To replace or not to replace mild to moderately dilated sinuses of Valsalva: When less is more
Outcome of isolated aortic valve replacement in patients with classic and paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis
Aortic valve replacement in low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis: Left ventricular ejection fraction matters
Readmission rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high- and extreme-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis
It is better to be readmitted than dead
Saphenous vein graft patency and fountain of youth
The no-touch saphenous vein graft in elderly coronary bypass patients with multiple comorbidities is a promising conduit to substitute the left internal thoracic artery
Look but don’t touch! An alternative to the gold standard?
Long-term outcomes of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for postcardiotomy shock
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy for postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock
Computational fluid dynamics simulation of the right subclavian artery cannulation
Discussion
Reducing stroke during cardiac surgery: Back flushing and manipulation is for plumbers, not surgeons
Is new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation a benign complication?
New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Effect on long-term survival
Postoperative atrial fibrillation: The truth is stranger than fiction
Examining the impact of active clearance of chest drainage catheters on postoperative atrial fibrillation
Active clearance chest tubes: Awaiting randomized data
Posterior pericardial drainage: Could improving chest tube patency provide the same benefits?
Choice of second pericardial drainage tube for posterior placement
Posterior pericardial drainage by any means may improve outcomes after cardiac surgery
Change of paradigm or change of heart?
High-risk cardiac surgery as an alternative to transplant or mechanical support in patients with end-stage heart failure
Doctor, I say yes to a good old coronary bypass operation and no to your new blood pump!
Implications and outcomes of cardiac grafts refused by pediatric centers but transplanted by adult centers
Discussion
Passing on pediatric donors hearts: Picky or prudent?
Use of resuscitated donor hearts for transplantation: Same results either side of Atlantic Ocean
To use or not to use post–cardiopulmonary resuscitation donor hearts?
Old Europe carefully looks at a new heart: Cardiac arrest–resuscitated donors should not be turned down for heart transplant at first glance
The promise of placental power
Hypoxia modulates cell migration and proliferation in placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells
Discussion
Mesenchymal stem cells for cardiac repair: Is the placenta the answer?
Successful, neutral, or negative?
Cell therapies: The next-generation clinical trials
Do not throw the baby with the water bath!
What and how to read: Staying current as a young cardiothoracic surgeon
Mommy, do I still have to keep reading?
How old are you, and how many of these have you done? Fielding questions of age and experience in your early career
Fielding questions of age and experience: Honesty is the best policy
Borderline left ventricle: Trying to see the forest for the trees
Hemodynamic parameters predict adverse outcomes following biventricular conversion with single-ventricle palliation takedown
Discussion
2-V or not 2-V: That is the question…plus some musings on thinking out of the box
Revisiting the utility of technical performance scores following tetralogy of Fallot repair
Discussion
I am at my best when I slow down and that is what I will teach my trainees!
Double-outlet right ventricle revisited
Conuses and discontinuities: To be or not to be in double-outlet right ventricle
Outcomes following thoracotomy or thoracoscopic vascular ring division in children and young adults
Discussion
Vascular rings: To scope or not to scope
What predicts risk and what defines outcomes in congenital heart disease?
Morbidity and mortality prediction in pediatric heart surgery: Physiological profiles and surgical complexity
Risk models for congenital and pediatric cardiac care: The importance of timing of data collection and selection of outcome variables
Perioperative NT-proBNP level: Potential prognostic markers in children undergoing congenital heart disease surgery
Brain natriuretic peptide and N-terminal pro–brain natriuretic peptide confirmed the prognostic accuracy in pediatric cardiac surgery: Time for their inclusion in prediction risk models?
Documentation of vital status in the United States of America
Dead or alive: The elusive quest for long-term follow-up
In the eye of the beholder
Get it right the first time
Evaluation of acute and chronic pain outcomes after robotic, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, or open anatomic pulmonary resection
Pain, pain, go away: The importance of measuring patient-reported outcomes
Survival impact of postoperative therapy modalities according to margin status in non–small cell lung cancer patients in the United States
Incompletely resected non–small cell lung cancer: Do we know how to handle a positive margin?
A national analysis of wedge resection versus stereotactic body radiation therapy for stage IA non–small cell lung cancer
Discussion
Use it responsibly
Salvage pulmonary resection after stereotactic body radiotherapy: A feasible and safe option for local failure in selected patients
Discussion
The value of salvage surgery after stereotactic body radiotherapy failure: A sticky conundrum
A novel minimally invasive near-infrared thoracoscopic localization technique of small pulmonary nodules: A phase I feasibility trial
Discussion
Time for randomization
miRNA profiling of primary lung and head and neck squamous cell carcinomas: Addressing a diagnostic dilemma
Discussion
Looks aren’t everything, but neither is microRNA profiling
Single-cannula, single-incision thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy after pneumonectomy
To breathe or not to breathe: That is the question
Chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer before or after surgery: It is not just a matter of time
Pre- versus postoperative chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
Trimodality therapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Is it really a medical palindrome?
Prospective study of giant paraesophageal hernia repair with 1-year follow-up
Discussion
Giant paraesophageal hiatal hernia: A complex clinical entity
The most valuable thing learned in training
Training to be a thoracic surgeon: It's not idyllic, don’t sugarcoat it, and don’t stop learning!
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