• January 2014—Atrial fibrillation surgery

    With expert input from Guest Editors Mark La Meir and Steve Hunter, this issue of ACS provides a comprehensive and updated review of minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery. Topics include surgical ablation of AF in mitral valve surgery, management of lone AF, left atrial appendage occlusion, and more. James Cox offers insight into his eponymous procedure, while operative videos from leading surgeons and electrophysiologists highlight recent innovations and pioneering techniques. There are contributions from Ralph Damiano, Andrea Natale, Stefano Benussi, Randall Wolf, Wim Jan van Boven, Niv Ad, Stuart Connolly and more.

  • March 2014—Sublobar Resection

    This focused issue of ACS, overseen by Guest Editor Thomas D’Amico, is dedicated to Sublobar Resection. The question of sublobar resection versus lobectomy is explored thoroughly. Opinion leaders and world experts voice their professional judgement through various perspectives, while didactic surgical videos demonstrate recent improvements in techniques. Special contributors Henrik Hansen, Morihito Okada, Stephen Cassivi, Jian-xing He, William Walker, Scott Swanson, Joel Dunning, Atsushi Watanabe, and more.


  • 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.


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ACS is now indexed by PubMed Central

The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery is now indexed by PubMed Central, an online journal repository. Authors publishing in ACS will enjoy maximum exposure of their research and...

Liverpool Aortic Surgery Symposium V - New Frontiers

The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (UK) is proud to announce the biennial Liverpool Aortic Surgery Symposium V – New Frontiers.