Type A dissections in patients with Marfan syndrome: When less is not more
Prognostic significance of early aortic remodeling in acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection and intramural hematoma: Tell us what to do
To find the least common denominator—or better—do not merely reduce to the max
Long-term outcomes of frozen elephant trunk for type A aortic dissection in patients with Marfan syndrome
Discussion
When should the elephant (frozen elephant trunk) enter the room (aorta)?
Prognostic significance of early aortic remodeling in acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection and intramural hematoma
Toward a more rational approach in treating type B aortic dissection
Are outcomes of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair different in men versus women? A propensity-matched comparison
Discussion
Open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: Is there a “sex problem”?
Blood flow into ulcer-like projection of a type B aortic dissection visualized with computational fluid dynamics
What a great aortic surgeon would Messer Leonardo have been …
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair in type A aortic dissection: Exciting results with unsolved problems
Patient selection and device development are crucial for thoracic endovascular aortic repair in type A aortic dissection
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair in type a aortic dissection: Inching toward an endovascular solution
Outcomes, readmissions, and costs in transfemoral and alterative access transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the US Medicare population
Discussion
Transapical and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Still part of the game and at what cost?
Early Trifecta valve failure: Report of a cluster of cases from a tertiary care referral center
Early trifecta valve failure: Warning shot or unfair scrutiny?
Durability of tissue valves: Only time will tell?
Let that posterior leaflet swing—but not too much!
Novel nonresectional posterior leaflet remodeling approach for minimally invasive mitral repair
Novel, nonresectional mitral valve repair—another tool in the mitral surgeon's armamentarium
Echocardiographic visualization and quantification of mitral complex during mitral repair for severe functional mitral regurgitation
Toward a better repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Thinking outside the ring
Mitral valve repair for functional regurgitation: Do not miss the last piece of the puzzle!
Underestimation of the incidence of new-onset post–coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation and its impact on 30-day mortality
Do we need yet another way to classify atrial fibrillation?
Is the right internal thoracic artery superior to saphenous vein for grafting the right coronary artery? A propensity score–based analysis
Right internal thoracic artery or saphenous vein grafting? Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
Operative strategies to reduce cerebral embolic events during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: A stratified, prospective randomized trial
A how-to-do-it message from the strategic surgical command center
Improving coronary artery bypass grafting readmission outcomes from 2000 to 2012 in the Medicare population
Discussion
“Return to sender” or “consider it done”?! The importance of reducing hospital readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting
Saphenous vein graft harvesting and patency: No-touch harvesting is the answer
Distended or not distended? Fat or nude saphenous vein? In medio stat virtus
Concomitant mitral repair and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: Is it warranted?
Turn up the pump or fix the leak?
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 2016 Ethics Forum: Cost-effectiveness and the ethics of left ventricular assist device therapy
Who is a candidate for a left ventricular assist device? Everyone?
Meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of topically used vancomycin in reducing sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery
The use of vancomycin paste to reduce sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery—why is this still a “sticky” subject
When meat allergy meets cardiac surgery: A driver for humanized bioprosthesis
Mammalian meat allergy and advances in bioprosthetic valve technology
The role of imaging, deliberate practice, structure, and improvisation in approaching surgical perfection
“Chase perfection, catch excellence”
There's no fun like work
Setting out into practice: Preparing for the future, today
Damn! Starting at the bottom again!
How I found a mentor
“Be like Mike…”
The #NYerORCoverChallenge: What it means for women in cardiothoracic surgery
What does #NYerORCoverChallenge mean for men in cardiothoracic surgery?
Challenge accepted: Social media as a stereotype change agent
Heading toward the future of pediatric heart failure with continuous-flow ventricular assist devices
Continuous-flow ventricular assist device support in children: A paradigm change
Pediatric continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: No longer just a bridge? The changing of a mindset!
New anticoagulant coatings and hemostasis assessment tools to avoid complications with pediatric left ventricular assist devices
Peace at the interface of human and machine
Implanting a mechanical valve in the pulmonary position: What's your bias?
Mechanical valves in the pulmonary position: An international retrospective analysis
To be or not to be: Mechanical versus biological prosthesis at the pulmonary valvular position
Myxoma knocking on the mitral door: A singular mechanism of mitral regurgitation
Myriad manifestations of myxoma
The importance of arch geometry after Norwood reconstruction
Transatlantic editorial: Thoracic surgeons need recognition of competence in thoracic oncology
Subspecialty certification in thoracic oncology: Toward your next diploma
What are the gaps in quality measurement for lung cancer surgery?
Defining quality in the surgical care of lung cancer patients
Quality of care: A plea for patient perspectives and cost analyses
Prognostic impact of stathmin 1 expression in patients with lung adenocarcinoma
Protein-based prognostic biomarkers in lung cancer: Promise or pitfall?
Comparison of outcomes between muscle-sparing thoracotomy and video-assisted thoracic surgery in patients with cT1 N0 M0 lung cancer
Getting to the meat of the matter: It's about more than sparing muscle
Posterior approach to thoracoscopic pulmonary segmentectomy of the dorsal basal segment: A single-institute retrospective review
Minimally invasive posterior basilar segmentectomy by a posterior approach: Should we start flipping?
What does it take to seal the deal?
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma: At the Gates of Mordor
Squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: One treatment does not rule them all
Biology is king and continues to rule
Gastric conduit revision postesophagectomy: Management for a rare complication
Gastric conduit revision after esophagectomy: The raising of Lazarus
Revising a gastric conduit after esophagectomy: How do we get it right?
Minimalist thoracoscopic resection of thymoma associated with myasthenia gravis
“Minimalist” resection for thymoma: Is less really more?
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Recent Papers in the Seminars and Op Techs
Right ventricle–to–pulmonary artery conduit for surgical management of transposition of great arteries with a complex coronary pattern
Dominoes: When a novel surgical approach creates new challenges