Welcome to Keynote Lecture Series

The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery invites experts in the field to provide Keynote Lecture PowerPoint Presentations focusing on contemporary topics within the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Each Lecture, together with its accompanying review paper, will allow the reader to place the findings of the scientific research into a practical, real world context, by integrating what a leading expert would recommend based on his/her rich clinical experience. The Keynote Lectures are solicited by the Editor-in-Chief. Unsolicited submissions to Keynote Lecture Series will not be considered.

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Vol 8, No 2 (March 2019): Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Training in robotic thoracic surgery—the European way

Ghada M. M. Shahin, George J. Brandon Bravo Bruinsma, Sasha Stamenkovic, Miguel A. Cuesta

The evolution of robotic thoracic surgery

Carmelina C. Zirafa, Gaetano Romano, Teresa Hung Key, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi

Vol 8, No 1 (January 2019): Extracorporeal Life Support in Refractory Heart Failure

Vol 7, No 6 (November 2018): Emerging Technologies in Mitral Valve Surgery

Transcatheter mitral valve chord repair

Vedran Savic, Alberto Pozzoli, Gökhan Gülmez, Halil Demir, Nikola Batinkov, Shingo Kuwata, Alberto Weber, Rolf Vogel, Felix Tanner, Michel Zuber, Francesco Maisano, Maurizio Taramasso

The Cardioband transcatheter annular reduction system

Matthew Miller, Vinod H. Thourani, Brian Whisenant

Vol 7, No 5 (September 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Surgical Developments and Future Prospects

Surgical management of anomalous coronary arteries

Chin Siang Ong, Duke E. Cameron, Marshall L. Jacobs

Vol 7, No 4 (July 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Cardiology for the Surgeon

Incomplete revascularization: what the surgeon needs to know

Dror B. Leviner, Gianluca Torregrossa, John D. Puskas

SYNTAX II and SYNTAX III trials: what is the take home message for surgeons?

Rodrigo Modolo, Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W. Serruys

Vol 7, No 2 (March 2018): Tracheal Surgery

Imaging of the trachea

Jo-Anne O. Shepard, Efren J. Flores, Gerald F. Abbott

Management of laryngotracheal trauma

Philicia Moonsamy, Uma M. Sachdeva, Christopher R. Morse

Cervical exenteration

Uma M. Sachdeva, Michael Lanuti

Vol 6, No 6 (November 2017): Marfan Syndrome

Vol 6, No 5 (September 2017): Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Vol 6, No 4 (July 2017): Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

Current state of the art and future of myectomy

Magdi H. Yacoub, Ahmed Afifi, Hesham Saad, Heba Aguib, Ahmed ElGuindy

Vol 6, No 3 (May 2017): Tricuspid Valve Surgery

Vol 6, No 2 (March 2017): Esophageal Surgery

Vol 5, No 6 (November 2016): Robotic Heart Surgery (I)

Vol 5, No 5 (September 2016): Pectus Excavatum

Nuss bar procedure: past, present and future

Donald Nuss, Robert J. Obermeyer, Robert E. Kelly

Vol 5, No 4 (July 2016): Type A Aortic Dissection (II)

Management of type A dissection with malperfusion

Bo Yang, Himanshu J. Patel, David M. Williams, Narasimham L. Dasika, G. Michael Deeb

Vol 5, No 3 (May 2016): Type A Aortic Dissection (I)

Vol 5, No 2 (March 2016): Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

Vol 5, No 1 (January 2016): Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Surgery (II)

Minimally invasive mediastinal surgery

Franca M. A. Melfi, Olivia Fanucchi, Alfredo Mussi

Vol 4, No 6 (November 2015): Minimally Invasive Mediastinal Surgery (I)

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for complex mediastinal mass resections

M. Blair Marshall, Lorenzo DeMarchi, Dominic A. Emerson, Matthew L. Holzner

Vol 4, No 4 (July 2015): Mitral Valve Repair (II)

Vol 4, No 3 (May 2015): Mitral Valve Repair (I)

Mitral valve repair versus replacement

Stephanie L. Mick, Suresh Keshavamurthy, A. Marc Gillinov

Vol 4, No 2 (March 2015): Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery (II)

Vol 4, No 1 (January 2015): Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery (I)

Vol 3, No 6 (November 2014): Mechanical Circulatory Support (II)

Technique for minimizing and treating driveline infections

Leora T. Yarboro, James D. Bergin, Jamie L. W. Kennedy, Carole C. Ballew, Emily M. Benton, Gorav Ailawadi, John A. Kern

Vol 3, No 5 (September 2014): Mechanical Circulatory Support (I)

Vol 3, No 4 (July 2014): Type B Aortic Dissection (II)

Vol 3, No 3 (May 2014): Type B Aortic Dissection (I)

Natural history of Type B aortic dissection: ten tips

Bulat A. Ziganshin, Julia Dumfarth, John A. Elefteriades

Vol 3, No 2 (March 2014): Sublobar Resection

Vol 3, No 1 (January 2014): Atrial fibrillation surgery

Vol 2, No 6 (November 2013): Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Vol 2, No 5 (September 2013): Frozen Elephant Trunk

Vol 2, No 3 (May 2013): Aortic arch surgery (II)

Vol 2, No 2 (March 2013): Aortic Arch Surgery (I)

Vol 2, No 1 (January 2013): Aortic Valve Repair

Vol 1, No 3 (September 2012): Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

John R. Frederick, Y. Joseph Woo