I have only 1 brain but 2 hemispheres: Please perfuse both adequately!
Bilateral versus unilateral antegrade cerebral perfusion in total arch replacement for type A aortic dissection
Bilateral antegrade cerebral perfusion during aortic dissection surgery: If no harm, then why not?
The Ross procedure is the best operation to treat aortic stenosis in young and middle-aged adults
The Ross operation: Are we doing enough?
Aortoesophageal fistula resulting from aortic endograft migration
Catch-22: Management of aortoesophageal fistula after thoracic endovascular aortic repair
Nature is the best
Why arch curvature affects arch resistance
On sinuses and vortices
Malrotated sinus vortices in straight graft valve-sparing aortic root treatment: A matter of concern?
Valve-sparing root replacement: Still so much to learn
Reoperative aortic root replacement: Outcome in a contemporary series
Discussion
Reoperative root replacement: To do or not to do
Transcatheter aortic valve insertion after previous mitral valve operation
The adventurous way from feasibility to advisability
Expanding the applications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Wave of the future, or not so fast?
Early degeneration of the St Jude Medical Trifecta bioprosthetic aortic valve: A problem of the leaflets or of the stent?
Bigger valve size is not always better
Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience
How long will my repair last, doctor? Additional data on the durability of mitral valve repair
Biomechanics of failed ischemic mitral valve repair: Discovering new frontiers
Which ischemic mitral valves should be repaired and how? Time will tell
Subvalvular repair to improve reductive annuloplasty for severe mitral regurgitation
The Cox-Maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation is equally efficacious in patients with rheumatic and degenerative mitral valve disease
Discussion
The long view
Modified internal ligation of the left atrial appendage
It ain't closed 'til it's closed
A tale of two centrifugal left ventricular assist devices
Round and round we go …
Dr Blalock's unfinished business
Importance of stratifying acute kidney injury in cardiogenic shock resuscitated with mechanical circulatory support therapy
The analogy between the timing of renal replacement therapy and mechanical circulatory intervention
Feasibility of profound hypothermia as part of extracorporeal life support in a pig model
It could work!
Visualization of vortex flow and shear stress in the aortic root during left ventricular assist device support
Dumb pumps, smart flow, and a genius
Cerebral protection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A no brainer?
Measuring and mitigating stroke in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Long roads to the easy answers
Topical amiodarone during cardiac surgery: Does epicardial application of amiodarone prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation?
Topical amiodarone: To be or not to be effective?
Diagnosis of perioperative myocardial infarction after heart valve surgery with new cut-off point of high-sensitivity troponin T and new electrocardiogram or echocardiogram changes
Time to dot the I's and cross the T's of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin
Secondary sclerosing cholangitis in cardiac surgical patients: A complication with a dismal prognosis
Secondary sclerosing cholangitis following cardiac surgery: An uncommon but deadly gastrointestinal complication
Early and late outcomes with prolonged open chest management after cardiac surgery
Discussion
Who determines the timing of delayed sternal closure, the surgeon or the patient?
How detrimental is reexploration for bleeding after cardiac surgery?
Discussion
Adverse outcomes from reoperation after cardiac surgery: There's more to it than blood
Cardiac surgery–associated neutrophil gelatinase–associated lipocalin score for postoperative acute kidney injury: What is the clinical implication?
Is routine use of renal injury biomarkers in cardiac surgery patients putting the cart before the horse?
The cardiac surgery–associated neutrophil gelatinase–associated lipocalin score for postoperative acute kidney injury: Does subclinical acute kidney injury matter?
Does a good beginning make a good end? The importance of biocompatibility
Steel and bones: A perfect union?
Sternal healing comes from stable beginnings
Cardiac repair with pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes: Proof of concept but new challenges
The Tin Man finally gets his heart
Recapitulating nature's design: Myocardial repair with cell sheet technology
From cellular senescence to regeneration: A quest for the holy grail for the next generation of surgeons?
Layered smooth muscle cell–endothelial progenitor cell sheets derived from the bone marrow augment postinfarction ventricular function
Discussion
Beyond proof of concepts for ideal cardiac regenerative therapy
Pericardial interstitial cell senescence responsible for pericardial structural remodeling in idiopathic and postsurgical constrictive pericarditis
You spin me right round
Endothelial-specific deletion of autophagy-related 7 ( ATG7 ) attenuates arterial thrombosis in mice
It's not about eating
From sutures to wires: The evolving necessities of cardiac surgery training
The future of cardiac surgery training: A survival guide
Change is the only constant
Cardiac surgery training in Canada: Current state and future perspectives
Cardiothoracic surgical training in Canada and the United States: Divergent paths, converging goals
How Andre Agassi helped me during my cardiothoracic surgery training
From tennis balls to pearls: Bridging the communication gap to surgical trainees
The most important lessons I learned in training
Cardiac surgery training in the present era: Does the emperor have new clothes?
What surgical improvements are needed to prove that anatomic repair is superior to physiologic repair in the majority of patients with corrected transposition of the great arteries?
What do we really know about the management of patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries?
“The more things change…”: The challenges ahead
Cognitive outcomes and health-related quality of life in adults two decades after the arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries
The persistence of cognitive deficits into adulthood after the arterial switch procedure: Can we change things?
Impaired cerebral autoregulation in preoperative newborn infants with congenital heart disease
Cerebral autoregulation: Making sense of the nonsensical
Emergence of the arterial switch procedure for transposition of the great arteries and the potential cost of surgical innovation
The courage to learn
So near, yet so far: Is isolated cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy in neonates nearly as useful as it is noninvasive?
Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy insensitively detects low cerebral venous oxygen saturations after stage 1 palliation
An apology or absolution for cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy: Can we get on the same wavelength?
Consensus statement on definitions and nomenclature for robotic thoracic surgery
New nomenclature for robotic-assisted thoracic surgery also gets rid of RATS
One in every 14 patients with early-stage lung cancer is not being treated!
Stuck between a rock and a hard place: ILD + NSCLC = LIM
Hot nodules and histologic features: The emerging story of stage IA lung adenocarcinoma
“One-stop shop” tumor tattooing and sentinel lymph node mapping: A new paradigm for lung cancer therapy
Treatment of stage I non–small cell lung cancer: What's trending?
Strength in numbers? The limits of big data
Outcomes after lobar versus sublobar resection for clinical stage I non−small cell lung cancer in patients with interstitial lung disease
Interstitial lung disease and lung cancer: Decisions, precision, and tuna fish sandwiches
Indications for sublobar resection of clinical stage IA radiologic pure-solid lung adenocarcinoma
Revisiting Ginsberg and Rubinstein's study
A novel technique for tumor localization and targeted lymphatic mapping in early-stage lung cancer
Follow the glow
The slippery slope of nonoperative therapy in early-stage lung cancer
Comparison of plasma to tissue DNA mutations in surgical patients with non–small cell lung cancer
Discussion
Circulating tumor DNA: Solid data from liquid biopsies
Reappraise the advanced technique for tumor localization and sentinel lymph node assessment in clinical early-stage non–small cell lung cancer
A “green” light for staging in early lung cancer
Surgery versus percutaneous transcatheter embolization for pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: Analysis of a national inpatient database in Japan
The enemy of good is better
Clinical outcomes following self-expanding metal stent placement for esophageal salvage
To stent or not to stent? That is the question
Endoscopy after esophagectomy: Safety demonstrated in a porcine model
When pigs fly: Early endoscopy after esophagectomy is safe
Endoscopy after esophagectomy: Doctors' dilemma
Attend the Heart Valve Summit: Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Decision Making
Save the Date: 2017 Focus on Thoracic Surgery: Mastering Surgical Innovation
Save the Date: AATS Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias and Rhythm Disorders 2017
Don't Miss the 2017 AATS International Cardiovascular Symposium
AATS Mechanical Circulatory Support Symposium: 21st Century State-of-the-Art Treatment of Advanced Heart and Lung Failure
AATS Week 2018 Call for Abstracts and Videos
The AATS Graham Foundation
Applications for Membership
WTSA 44th Annual Meeting
ABTS Announcement
ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Editorial Staff
Recent Papers in the Seminars and Op Techs
Intraoperative transprosthetic leakage of a bovine prosthetic valve after aortic valve replacement
Transprosthetic leak after biological aortic valve replacement: There's a hole in the valve!
Methylene blue–induced serotonin syndrome after left ventricular assist device implantation: A case report and literature review
Understanding tools
A novel inflow cannulation strategy for pediatric mechanical circulatory support in small left ventricles
A new attachment
Chimney reconstruction of the aortic arch in the Norwood procedure
A good chimney requires a good sweep
Porcine small intestine submucosa cylinder valve for mitral and tricuspid valve replacement
All that glitters is not gold—but it may be silver
Living and growing valve replacements for children: So near yet so far
Technique for myocardial protection in pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum
Arresting pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum…only if you have to