Journals

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery's Maintenance of Certification program was adopted 7 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. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
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 provide delineation of 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 [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
The WTSA is now accepting Applications for Membership online for Active as well as Candidate membership status for the 2018 membership cycle. Visit the WTSA Web site at www.westernthoracic.org to read the complete membership eligibility requirements and to initiate an online application. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
An 18-year-old woman without any risk factors for coronary artery disease or systemic vasculitis and infection presented with recurrent angina at rest. Coronary angiography revealed 100% occlusion of the ostial left main coronary artery and severe ostial right coronary artery stenosis. She underwent successful coronary artery bypass graft surgery. At surgery, the external surface of the ascending aorta was covered with a soft-tissue thickened mass; histopathology of the mass revealed chronic nonspecific inflammatory aortitis. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A 53-year-old man with no previous medical problems, presented with 12 hours of worsening abdominal pain associated with vomiting, diarrhea, and hemodynamic instability, requiring admission to the intensive care unit and intravenous noradrenaline. Laboratory tests demonstrated impaired renal and liver function with coagulopathy. Computed tomography (CT) with contrast medium ruled out acute mesenteric ischemia (suspected diagnosis) but revealed an unsuspected ascending aortic aneurysm (8.9 × 7.4 cm), calcification of the aortic valve, and pericardial effusion (1.9 [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
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Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Plasmacytomas are a localized proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and soft tissue. Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare and typically solitary plasma cell neoplasms originating from extraosseous organs and tissues. A 31-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a rapidly growing abnormal shadow on a chest roentgenogram. Chest computed tomography showed that the lesion was located in the anterior mediastinum. She underwent surgery, and the tumor was diagnosed as an extramedullary plasmacytoma. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
We read with great interest the short report by Weng and colleagues [1]. In common practice, the ganglion count is performed intraoperatively by rib count. However, the exact anatomic location of the upper thoracic sympathetic ganglia is highly variable. In their cadaver study, Zhang and colleagues [2] reported that G4 was located in the corresponding intercostal space in only 50% of examined hemithoraces. Another study by Chung and colleagues [3] showed that G2 was located [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A right-sided thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm involving a right-sided aortic arch is extremely rare. Surgical treatment for a right-sided thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is challenging due to the anatomical complexity. We report a case of a right-sided thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with a right-sided aortic arch successfully treated by hybrid visceral debranching and endovascular repair. [...]
Mon, May 01, 2017
Source: Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Individual journal feeds:

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Journal of Cardiac Surgery

Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery

The New England Journal of Medicine

Journal of the American College of Cardiology – cardiac surgery

Current Opinion in Cardiology