The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Official Journal of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association





Editor:G Alexander Patterson, MD





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The mission of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is to promote scholarship in cardiothoracic surgery patient care, clinical practice, research, education, and policy. As the official journal of two of the largest American associations in its specialty, this leading monthly enjoys outstanding editorial leadership and maintains rigorous selection standards.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery features:

• Full-length original articles on clinical advances, current surgical methods, and controversial topics and techniques
• New Technology articles
• Case reports
• "How-to-do-it" features
• Reviews of current literature
• Supplements on symposia
• Commentary pieces and correspondence
• Online-only case reports, "how-to-do-its", and images in cardiothoracic surgery.

An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is committed to providing a place for all thoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care.


Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, Pediatric Surgeons, General Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Oncologists, Cardiologists, and Radiologists.

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Editor: L. Henry Edmunds, Jr. MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, Past Editors: Thomas B. Ferguson MD 1984-2000, Herbert Sloan MD 1969-1984, John D. Steele MD 1964-1969, Associate Editors for CME: Verdi J. DiSesa MD West Chester, PA, USA, Mark K. Ferguson MD Chicago, IL, USA, Constantine Mavroudis MD Chicago, IL, USA, Ethics Editor Robert M. Sade MD Charleston, SC, USA, Statistics Editor Gary L. Grunkemeier PhD Portland, OR, USA, Feature Article Editors Thomas X. Aufiero MD Williamsport, PA, USA, David B. Campbell MD Hershey, PA, USA, S. Bert Litwin MD Boca Raton, FL, USA, Joseph I. Miller, Jr MD Atlanta, GA, USA, John A. Odell MD Jacksonville, FL, USA, Wayne E. Richenbacher MD Iowa City, IA, USA, Joseph B. Shrager MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, Larry W. Stephenson MD Detroit, MI, USA, Tomas J. Vander Salm MD Salem, MA, USA, Surgical Heritage Editor Nicholas T. Kouchoukos MD St. Louis, MO, USA, Surgical Pathology Editor Juan Rosai MD Milan, Italy, Editorial Board: David H. Adams MD New York, NY, USA, William N. Anderson PhD Lake Forest, CA, USA, Enio Buffolo MD São Paulo, Brazil, Brian F. Buxton MD Richmond, Australia, Antonio M. Calafiore MD Chieti, Italy, John V. Conte MD Baltimore, MD, USA, Thomas A. D'Amico MD Durham, NC, USA, Robert A. Dion MD Genk, Belgium, T. Bruce Ferguson, Jr. MD Greenville, NC, USA, Jeffrey P. Gold MD Toledo, OH, USA, Guo-Wei He MD Hong Kong, ROC, Richard F. Heitmiller MD Baltimore, MD, USA, William L. Holman MD Birmingham, AL, USA, Eddie L. Hoover MD Buffalo, NY, USA, Marshall L. Jacobs MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, Michael E. Jessen MD Dallas, TX, USA, David R. Jones MD Charlottesville, VA, USA, Kirk R. Kanter MD Atlanta, GA, USA, A. Pieter Kappetein MD, PhD Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hiromi Kurosawa MD Tokyo, Japan, Francois Lacour-Gayet MD Denver, CO, USA, Joseph LoCicero, III MD Brooklyn, NY, USA, Michael J. Mack MD Dallas, TX, USA, Joren C. Madsen Boston, MA, USA, Hikaru Matsuda MD Hyogo, Japan, Tomislav Mihaljevic MD Cleveland, OH, USA, R. Scott Mitchell MD Stanford, CA, USA, Friedrich W. Mohr MD Leipzig, Germany, Louis P. Perrault MD Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mark B Ratcliffe MD San Francisco, CA, USA, Gaetano Rocco Naples, Italy, Marc Ruel Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tomas A. Salerno MD Miami, FL, USA, Patricia A. Thistlethwaite MD San Diego, CA, USA, Ryosuke Tsuchiya MD Tokyo, Japan, Jarle Vaage MD Oslo, Norway, Glen S. Van Arsdell MD Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Thomas K. Waddell MD Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ernst Wolner MD Vienna, Austria, Douglas E. Wood MD Seattle, WA, USA, Cameron D. Wright MD Boston, MA, USA, Qing-yu Wu Beijing, China, Managing Editor: Heide M. Pusztay Philadelphia, PA, USA, Senior Production Editor: Lori Johnson New York, NY, USA, Editorial Office: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 3440 Market St, Suite 306, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325, USA; Website: click here
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