Commentary: Transcatheter Valve Therapy for The Right Ventricular Outflow Tract: Right as Rain, Ready for Rogers
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sameh M. Said Source Type: research

Commentary: The dilemma of donor heart cold storage: Are stem cell extracellular vesicles the answer?
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Leora B. Balsam Source Type: research

Commentary: Don ’t Mess with Primary Cardiac Lymphoma
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthew C. Henn Source Type: research

Commentary: Innovation in the clinical care of congenital heart defects: Surgeons can and need to weigh in.
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: David Kalfa Source Type: research

Commentary: Dr. Kocher to the catheterization laboratory!
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kevin L. Greason Source Type: research

Commentary: Trisomies and tribulations: Don ’t get blindsided by pulmonary complications after pediatric heart surgery
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Douglas M. Overbey, Joseph W. Turek, Nicholas D. Andersen Source Type: research

Commentary: del nido cardioplegia---the jury is still out and a new trial is needed
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Harold L. Lazar Source Type: research

Commentary: Putting the lid on left main revascularization equipoise.
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Victor Dayan, Tom C. Nguyen Source Type: research

Commentary: Heart Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Positive Donors: What are we Waiting For?
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Michael Ibrahim, Arman Kilic Source Type: research

Commentary: Chicken or an Egg: does risk-adjustment hide the deleterious consequences of bridging to transplant with temporary devices?
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ryan R. Davies Source Type: research

Commentary: A Pandemic Blueprint for Planning Your Act and Acting Your Plan
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Serge Kobsa, Nir Uriel, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama Source Type: research

Commentary: Does form follows function or predicts recovery?
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Juan A. Crestanello Source Type: research

Commentary: Mitochondrial Transplantation For Myocardial Failure, Marvel Remedy Or Wishful Thinking?
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bahaaldin Alsoufi Source Type: research

Commentary: All we, like iSheep: Reflections of an early adopter
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fraser D. Rubens Source Type: research

Commentary: Small Packages, Big Questions: Mitochondrial Transplantation in a Preclinical Model of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Eric J. Charles, Bradley M. Wertheim Source Type: research

Commentary: Going Beyond the volume-outcomes concept: The case for Regionalization in Thoracic Surgery
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yaron Shargall Source Type: research

Commentary: The role of valve sparing aortic root surgery in congenital heart disease
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Arshid Mir, Harold M. Burkhart Source Type: research

Commentary: Endovascular solutions for chronic type B aortic dissection: Keep pushing the envelope in a safe way and helping our patients
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ourania Preventza, Davut Cekmecelioglu Source Type: research

Commentary: Surgery of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Focus really does matter
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jason J. Han, Mark R. Helmers, Pavan Atluri Source Type: research

Reply: Diversity of Our Future Workforce is Contingent Upon Our Virtual Pandemic Presence
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mara B. Antonoff Source Type: research

Professor Ajit P. Yoganathan, PhD: “From Bench to Bedside” Celebrating his Contributions to Cardiac Surgery with an Honorary Fellowship from the AATS
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pedro J. del Nido, David H. Adams Source Type: research

Commentary: Doing it, and (re)doing it well.
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tomasz A. Timek Source Type: research

Understanding Thoracic Surgeons ’ Perceptions of Administrative Database Analyses and Guidelines in Clinical Decision-Making
This study explored cardiothoracic surgeons ’ perceptions of health services research (HSR) and practice guidelines, particularly how both influence providers’ clinical decision-making. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kimberly A. Shemanski, Albert Farias, Dustin Lieu, Anthony W. Kim, Sean Wightman, Scott M. Atay, Robert J. Canter, Elizabeth A. David Source Type: research

Residual Tumor Characteristics of Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy
To investigate the characteristics of residual tumors of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Han Tang, Dongxian Jiang, Shumin Zhang, Zhaochong Zeng, Lijie Tan, Yingyong Hou, Qun Wang, Hao Wang, Jiangyi Zhu, Yaxing Shen, Jun Yin, Di Ge, Zhongshan NCRT-EC working group. Zhongshan NCRT-EC working group Source Type: research

History of cancer and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: experiences from the SWEDEHEART registry
To explore the currently unknown association between history of cancer at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and long-term survival. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ari Mennander, Susanne J. Nielsen, Heini Huhtala, G öran Dellgren, Emma C. Hansson, Anders Jeppsson Source Type: research

Editorial Board Page
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Table of Contents
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Information for Readers
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Adult Articles in AATS Journals
Readers who found these articles interesting may also like to read these adult papers that can be found in recent issues of AATS journals. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Congenital Articles in AATS Journals
Readers who found these articles interesting may also like to read these congenital papers that can be found in recent issues of AATS journals. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Thoracic Articles in AATS Journals
Readers who found these articles interesting may also like to read these thoracic papers that can be found in recent issues of AATS journals. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

AATS 100th Annual Meeting: A Virtual Learning Experience
All presentations from the 100th Annual Meeting are now available on demand until September 23 on aats.org. Stay tuned for details on the 101st Annual Meeting and Aortic Symposium, taking place May 1-4, 2021, in Seattle, WA. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

View Updated Content on AATS Online
You can now view presentations from the 2019 International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit and 2020 Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium on AATS Online. Access any of the presentations from the two-day meeting via the button below or go to AATS Online in the top navigation menu on the AATS Web site and select on Presentations from the drop-down menu. You will be prompted to log in and can use the available links if you do not know your user name and password. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Update Your AATS Profile
Check that the information in your aats.org profile is current to ensure that you are receiving AATS information that is most important to you. By updating your contact information and sharing your areas of interest, you will be able to optimize your use of AATS Online and receive relevant AATS news. While you are in your profile, you can upload a recent photo, view your AATS activity, and more. To access your profile, log in using the “Sign In” or “My Account” link at the top of aats.org. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Invest in the Future
Thank you to those who have shown that you understand the importance of giving generously to support the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons. As the end of the fiscal year quickly approaches, we challenge you to donate and underwrite the scholarship that advances the mission. There are a variety of options for donors who want to ensure the future of cardiothoracic surgery, including direct gifts, donated honoraria and stock, planned gifts, and tribute/memorial gifts. There are also opportunities to start a program in honor of a mentor or fund a named award that will support a surgical investigator. (Source: The Jour...
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Apply for a Program
The AATS Foundation provides a number of educational and research opportunities to cardiothoracic surgeons around the world each year. The following programs will be accepting applications through December 1, 2020. ∗ (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Save the Date
WTSA 47th Annual Meeting (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees, and Practicing Surgeons
The goal of this traveling fellowship is to promote interaction and learning between residents/trainees/practicing surgeons and WTSA members. The traveling fellow will visit a University-affiliated or academic practice of his/her choosing, within the boundaries of the WTSA, for a period of one to two weeks, under the sponsorship of a Western member at the hosting institution. The traveling fellow does not need to be a WTSA member; the award is open to any resident/trainee/practicing surgeon. More details are available at westernthoracic.org. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Applications for WTSA Membership
The WTSA is now accepting Applications for Membership online for Active as well as Candidate membership status for  the 2021 membership cycle. Visit the WTSA Web site at www.westernthoracic.org to read the complete membership eligibility requirements and to initiate an online application. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

ABTS Announcement
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery's Maintenance of Certification program was adopted 9 years ago. Since  that time, there has been a continuous evaluation in the Board's thinking about the overall process, based upon internal discussions and input from our Diplomates. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

ABTS Requirements for the 10-Year Milestone for Maintenance of Certification
Diplomates of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) who plan to participate in the 10-Year Milestone for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process as Certified-Active must hold a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine. Diplomates must  have privileges at a hospital(s) accredited by the JCAHO or other institutions judged acceptable by the Board. Diplomates must also submit letter(s) of reference documenting their level of clinical activity and stature within the surgical community from the VP of Medical Affairs and one other re sponsible member on staff at their...
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Announcement Source Type: research

Discussion
Presenter: Dr Mauro Lo Rito (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pirooz Eghtesady Source Type: research

Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with reduced ejection fraction
The aim of this study was to evaluate comparative outcomes for PCI vs CABG in patients with reduced ejection fraction (EF). (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Valentino Bianco, Arman Kilic, Suresh Mulukutla, Thomas G. Gleason, Dustin Kliner, Christopher C. Allen, Andreas Harbertheuer, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Rishab Humar, Forozan Navid, Yisi Wang, Ibrahim Sultan Source Type: research

Trends in Use of Hepatitis C Viremic Donor Hearts
This study reports trends in utilization of hearts from HCV viremic donors for transplantation, a strategy to expand organ availability. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Selena S. Li, Asishana Osho, Philicia Moonsamy, David A. D ’Alessandro, Gregory D. Lewis, Mauricio A. Villavicencio, Thoralf M. Sundt, Masaki Funamoto Source Type: research

Reply: Aortic root repair —all or nothing
With great interest, we read the letter of Guo and colleagues.1 The authors describe an alternative method for aortic root repair in acute type A aortic dissection using pericardial autograft. They suggest a significant reduction of remnant dissection tissue by removing the intimal dissection flap to the normal aortic wall near the annulus at the noncoronary sinus. Consequently, the intimal flap rim and adventitia near the coronary ostia are sutured to the pericardial patch using a running 5-0 PROLENE suture. (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Arash Motekallemi, Angelo M. Dell'Aquila, Andreas Rukosujew Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Discussion
Presenter: Dr Alessandro Brunelli (Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: John A. Howington Source Type: research

Future developments in lvad therapy
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrew Shaffer, Rebecca Cogswell, Ranjit John Source Type: research

The New Heart Transplant Allocation System: Early Observations and Mechanical Circulatory Support Considerations
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jerry D. Estep, Edward Soltesz, Rebecca Cogswell Source Type: research

Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Native and Non-Conduit Right Ventricle Outflow Tracts
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Paul Tannous, Alan Nugent Source Type: research

What “FUEL”s the Fontan Circulation – Solvitur Ambulando!
(Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery)
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jack Rychik Source Type: research