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 13, No 3 (May 31, 2024): Aortic Annular Enlargement

Aortic root anatomy: insights into annular and root enlargement techniques

Jama Jahanyar, Sameh M. Said, Laurent de Kerchove, Veronica Lorenz, Geoffroy de Beco, Gaby Aphram, Daniel E. Muñoz, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Matteo Pettinari, Bardia Arabkhani, Gebrine El Khoury

Overcoming prosthesis-patient mismatch with transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Kendra J. Grubb, Stephanie K. Tom, Ibrahim Sultan, Michel Pompeu Sá

Vol 13, No 1 (January 30, 2024): Atrial Fibrillation Management I

Hybrid strategies for stand-alone surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation

Fabrizio Rosati, Massimo Baudo, Michele D’Alonzo, Lorenzo Di Bacco, Gianmarco Arabia, Claudio Muneretto

Hybrid atrial fibrillation ablation

Claudia A. J. van der Heijden, Luca Aerts, Sevasti-Marisevi Chaldoupi, Cas van Cruchten, Michal Kawczynski, Samuel Heuts, Elham Bidar, Justin G. L. M. Luermans, Bart Maesen

Vol 12, No 6 (November 27, 2023): Aortic Disease in Women

Vol 12, No 5 (September 28, 2023): Spinal Cord Protection

Rationale of the PAPAartis trial

Martin Misfeld, Josephina Haunschild, David Petroff, Michael A. Borger, Christian D. Etz

Collateral network concept in 2023

Suguru Ohira, Steven L. Lansman, David Spielvogel

Spinal cord protection for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: from bench to bedside

Adam M. Carroll, R. Wilson King, Christian V. Ghincea, Muhammad Aftab, T. Brett Reece

Current approaches to spinal cord protection during open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Joseph S. Coselli, Scott A. LeMaire, Vicente Orozco-Sevilla, Ourania Preventza, Marc R. Moon, Lauren M. Barron, Subhasis Chatterjee

Vol 12, No 4 (July 31, 2023): Three Decades of Aortic Valve-Sparing Operations II

Vol 12, No 3 (May 31, 2023): Three Decades of Aortic Valve-Sparing Operations I

The natural history of aortic root aneurysms

Bulat A. Ziganshin, Nicole Kargin, Mohammad A. Zafar, John A. Elefteriades

Functional and pathomorphological anatomy of the aortic valve and root for aortic valve sparing surgery in tricuspid and bicuspid aortic valves

Jama Jahanyar, Peter I. Tsai, Bardia Arabkhani, Gaby Aphram, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Gebrine El Khoury, Laurent de Kerchove

Aortic valve-sparing root replacement or Bentall?

Erin M. Iannacone, Christopher Lau, Giovanni Jr Soletti, Roberto Perezgrovas Olaria, Lamia Harik, Arnaldo Dimagli, Leonard N. Girardi

Vol 12, No 2 (March 31, 2023): Uniportal Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery II

Vol 12, No 1 (January 31, 2023): Uniportal Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery I

Uniportal fully robotic-assisted sleeve resections: surgical technique and initial experience of 30 cases

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Mugurel Bosinceanu, Veronica Manolache, Javier Gallego-Poveda, Marina Paradela, Shuben Li, Alejandro Garcia, Manjunath Bale, Natalia Motas

Vol 11, No 6 (November 29, 2022): Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery II

Vol 11, No 5 (September 30, 2022): Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery I

Vol 11, No 4 (July 29, 2022): Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Normal and abnormal development of the aortic valve and ascending aortic wall: a comprehensive overview of the embryology and pathology of the bicuspid aortic valve

Nimrat Grewal, Adriana C. Gittenberger-de Groot, Jan H. Lindeman, Arthur Klautz, Antoine Driessen, Robert J. M. Klautz, Robert E. Poelmann

The need for comprehensive multidisciplinary programs, complex interventions, and precision medicine for bicuspid aortic valve disease

Erin E. Crawford, Patrick M. McCarthy, S. Chris Malaisrie, Christopher K. Mehta, Jyothy J. Puthumana, Joshua D. Robinson, Michael Markl, Robert O. Bonow, Paul W. M. Fedak

Vol 11, No 3 (May 31, 2022): Surgical & Non-Surgical Management of Mechanical Complications of AMI

Pre- and post-operative mechanical circulatory support in surgical repair of post-acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications

Anju Bhardwaj, Sachin Kumar, Ismael A. Salas de Armas, Angelo Nascimbene, Sriram Nathan, Biswajit Kar, Igor D. Gregoric

Sutureless repair of subacute left ventricular free wall rupture

Maged Makhoul, Benjamin Medalion, Roberto Lorusso, Gil Bolotin

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: the niche of post-infarction mechanical complications

Federica Torchio, Andrea Garatti, Daniele Ronco, Matteo Matteucci, Giulio Massimi, Roberto Lorusso

Mitral valve repair in papillary muscle rupture

Umar Imran Hamid, Rezan Aksoy, Peyman Sardari Nia

Triple patch technique to repair ventricular septal rupture

Yuki Okamoto, Kazuo Yamamoto, Shinpei Yoshii

Vol 11, No 2 (March 31, 2022): PTE in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Disease

Therapeutic alternatives in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: from pulmonary endarterectomy to balloon pulmonary angioplasty to medical therapy. State of the art from a multidisciplinary team

Sofia Martin-Suarez, Antonio Loforte, Giulio Giovanni Cavalli, Gregorio Gliozzi, Luca Botta, Carlo Mariani, Valentina Orioli, Daniela Votano, Antonino Costantino, Valeria Santamaria, Sara Tassi, Costanza Fiaschini, Francesco Campanini, Massimiliano Palazzini, Barbara Rossi, Nicolò Antonino Barbera, Fabio Niro, Alessandra Manes, Francesco Saia, Fabio Dardi, Nazzareno Galiè, Davide Pacini

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis, operability assessment and patient selection for pulmonary endarterectomy

Tom Verbelen, Laurent Godinas, Geert Maleux, Johan Coolen, Guido Claessen, Catharina Belge, Bart Meyns, Marion Delcroix

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the magic of pathophysiology

Gérald Simonneau, Peter Dorfmüller, Christophe Guignabert, Olaf Mercier, Marc Humbert

Vol 11, No 1 (January 24, 2022): Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Solutions II

Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta: the last frontier

Ourania Preventza, Alice Le Huu, Jackie Olive, Davut Cekmecelioglu, Joseph S. Coselli

Vol 10, No 6 (November 28, 2021): Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Solutions I

Endovascular repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: current status and future challenges

Emanuel R. Tenorio, Marina F. Dias-Neto, Guilherme Baumgardt Barbosa Lima, Anthony L. Estrera, Gustavo S. Oderich

Perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular repair

Subhasis Chatterjee, Ourania Preventza, Vicente Orozco-Sevilla, Joseph S. Coselli

Vol 10, No 5 (September 29, 2021): Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve

Bioprosthetic valve fracture: a practical guide

Keith B. Allen, Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, John T. Saxon, Chetan P. Huded, Janarthanan Sathananthan, Tom C. Nguyen, Brian Whisenant, John G. Webb

Transcatheter solutions for transcatheter aortic valve replacement dysfunction: is redo transcatheter aortic valve replacement a durable option?

Andrew G. Chatfield, Anson Cheung, Mariama Akodad, Anthony Chuang, Laura Besola, Stephanie Sellers, David A. Wood, Janarthanan Sathananthan, John Webb

Vol 10, No 4 (July 30, 2021): Ross Procedure

The Ross procedure and valve-sparing root replacement procedures in the adult patient: do guidelines follow the evidence?

Dominique Vervoort, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Michael W. A. Chu, Mark D. Peterson, Maral Ouzounian

Back to the root: a large animal model of the Ross procedure

Lucas Van Hoof, Piet Claus, Elizabeth A. V. Jones, Bart Meuris, Nele Famaey, Peter Verbrugghe, Filip Rega

Vol 10, No 3 (May 31, 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure II

Vol 10, No 2 (March 31, 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure I

The left ventricular assist device as a patient monitoring system

Francesco Moscato, Christoph Gross, Martin Maw, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Marcus Granegger, Daniel Zimpfer, Heinrich Schima

Vol 10, No 1 (January 29, 2021): Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Surgical versus transcatheter mitral valve replacement in functional mitral valve regurgitation

Erik J. Scott, Evan P. Rotar, Eric J. Charles, D. Scott Lim, Gorav Ailawadi

Mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring: tips, tricks, and outcomes

Luigi Pirelli, Estee Hong, Robert Steffen, Torsten P. Vahl, Susheel K. Kodali, Vinayak Bapat

Imaging the mitral valve: a primer for the interventional surgeon

Aditya Sengupta, Sophia L. Alexis, Syed Zaid, Gilbert H. L. Tang, Stamatios Lerakis, Randolph P. Martin

A step-by-step guide to transseptal valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement

Morgan T. Harloff, Muntasir Chowdhury, Sameer A. Hirji, Edward D. Percy, Farhang Yazdchi, Hunbo Shim, Alexandra A. Malarczyk, Piotr S. Sobieszczyk, Ashraf A. Sabe, Pinak B. Shah, Tsuyoshi Kaneko

Over 15 years: the advancement of transcatheter mitral valve repair

Paolo Denti, Alessandra Sala, Igor Belluschi, Ottavio Alfieri

The unfinished saga of invasive procedures for secondary mitral regurgitation

Daniel Grinberg, William Uhlrich, Sophie Thivolet, Rémi Buzzi, Gilles Rioufol, Jean Francois Obadia, Matteo Pozzi

Vol 9, No 6 (November 27, 2020): Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Vol 9, No 4 (July 28, 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement I

Vol 9, No 5 (September 30, 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement II

Vol 9, No 3 (May 29, 2020): Frozen Elephant Trunk

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