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

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

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

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

Vol 9, No 2 (March 2020): Total Artificial Heart

Vol 8, No 6 (November 2019): Endocarditis

The value of an “Endocarditis Team”

Piroze M. Davierwala, Mateo Marin-Cuartas, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger

Vol 8, No 5 (September 2019): Type A Intramural Hematoma

Optimal timing of type A intramural hematoma repair

Zain Al Rstum, Akiko Tanaka, Steven B. Eisenberg, Anthony L. Estrera

Management of retrograde type A IMH with acute arch tear/type B dissection

Foeke Nauta, Hector de Beaufort, Firas F. Mussa, Carlo De Vincentiis, Atsushi Omura, Hitoshi Matsuda, Santi Trimarchi

Vol 8, No 4 (July 2019): Type B Intramural Hematoma and Descending Penetrating Aortic Ulcer

Intramural hematoma and penetrating ulcer in the descending aorta: differences and similarities

Arturo Evangelista, Giuliana Maldonado, Sergio Moral, Gisela Teixido-Tura, Angela Lopez, Hug Cuellar, Jose Rodriguez-Palomares

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

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

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

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the magic of pathophysiology

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

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

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

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

Perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular repair

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

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

Vol 10, No 5 (September 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 2021): Ross Procedure

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

Vol 10, No 2 (March 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 2021): Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Over 15 years: the advancement of transcatheter mitral valve repair

Paolo Denti, Alessandra Sala, Igor Belluschi, Ottavio Alfieri

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

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

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

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

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