• May 2014—Type B dissection

    Under the leadership of Guest Editor Santi Trimarchi, this issue of ACS is focused on Type B Aortic Dissection. Featured articles include current management strategies and long-term outcomes of Type B dissections, risk stratification, comparisons of endovascular versus open approaches, and the latest update from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD). Surgical videos and perspective articles offer the latest technical advances and opinions from leading experts, which are complemented by instructive pictorial walkthroughs and pitfalls to avoid.Featured authors include John Elefteriades, Chad Hughes, Aung Oo, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Thoralf Sundt, Himanshu Patel, Eric Roselli, and many more.


  • September 2014—Mechanical Circulatory Support

    Mechanical circulatory support devices have emerged as a treatment for advanced heart failure in patients who are not eligible for cardiac transplant. With Guest Editors, Drs Gino Gerosa and Andrea Colli, this issue focuses on the utilization, outcomes, and innovations of this evolving therapy. Articles include minimally invasive approaches to long-term ventricular assist device (VAD) placement, management of pump thrombosis, biventricular VADs versus left VADs for right heart failure, and much more. Special authors include Biancarosa Volpe, Mattias Neyt, Simon Maltais, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Andrea Baronetto, and many more.

  • January 2015—Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

    Under the leadership of Guest Editor Marco Di Eusanio, this issue of ACS is focused on Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement. Featured articles include long-term outcomes of minimally invasive aortic valve or root replacement, and new approaches in endoscopic sutureless aortic valve replacement. The latest technical advances and research from leading experts are highlighted, including Eric Roselli, Lawrence Cohn, Friedrich Mohr, Joseph Lamelas, Giuseppe Santarpino and many more.

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