Pavan Atluri, Husam Balkhy, Eric Lehr, Johannes Bonatti, and Michael Halkos reflect on the current state of coronary surgery, the importance of the heart team, and the NIH trial comparing multi-vessel PCI to hybrid procedures.
Jill Ley, Prakash Patel, Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, and Michael Colligan share perspectives from the nursing, anesthesiology, perfusion, and physician assistant specialties, and suggest strategies for effective team response to emergency situations.
Raffaele Rocco and Stephen Cassivi review the indications and contraindications to operative management, and also review the possible complications that may occur, as well as postoperative follow-up. Dr Cassivi is a professor of surgery at Mayo Clinic, with over 200 peer reviewed publications. He is also vice chair of the Department of Surgery.
Mohamad Bashir, Joseph Coselli, Kenji Minatoya, and Martin Czerny discuss the endovascular approach, including patient selection, surgical techniques, and secondary open repair.
Joel Dunning interviews Raja Flores of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine about mesothelioma prevention and the persisting risk from asbestos exposure, as well as surgical methods to pursue for disease management.
Mohamad Bashir interviews John Elefteriades, who provides insight into the diagnosis and surgical treatment of aortic aneurysm.
Mara Antonoff interviews Yolonda Colson about the many accomplishments of her career, and Dr Colson provides valuable advice for younger members of the specialty.
Joel Dunning speaks with Jill Ley about cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers.
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Wilson Szeto, Michael J. Mack, and Gilbert Tang discuss the future of transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement.
Jill Ley, Doa El-Ansary, Katijjahbe Mohd, Jenny Adams, Susan Triano, and Richard Gach discuss the origin of sternal precautions, the variability in how they are defined, and recent randomized research.