Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Official Publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association





Editor-in-Chief:Richard D. Weisel, MD





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The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery presents original, peer-reviewed articles on diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs and thorax with emphasis on surgical interventions. An official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on techniques and developments in acquired cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac repair, thoracic procedures, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other procedures.


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

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Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents/Life Sciences, MEDLINE®, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editor-in-Chief Lawrence H. Cohn Boston, MA, Associate Editors: , Acquired Cardiovascular John S. Ikonomidis Charleston, SC, Hartzell V. Schaff Rochester, MN, Perioperative Management Nevin Katz Baltimore, MD, Ethics Editor Cary W. Akins Boston, MA, Congenital Heart Disease Emile A. Bacha New York, NY, Pedro J. del Nido Boston, MA, Evolving Technology/Basic Science Frank W. Sellke Providence, RI, Statistics Editor Eugene H. Blackstone Cleveland, OH, General Thoracic Bryan F. Meyers St. Louis, MO, Thomas W. Rice Cleveland, OH, Cardiothoracic Education & Training Ara A. Vaporciyan Houston, TX, Managing Editor Ryan E. Walther Beverly, MA, Journal Manager J. Bazil Philadelphia, PA, Former Editors E. A. Graham Editor, 1931-1957, E. F. Holman Editor, 1957-1962, B. B. Blades Editor, 1962-1977, D. W. McGoon Editor, 1977-1987, J. W. Kirklin Editor, 1987-1994, J. A. Waldhausen Editor, 1995-2000, A. S. Wechsler Emeritus, 2000-2007, Editorial Board: Niv Ad Falls Church, VA, Sary F. Aranki Boston, MA, Erle H. Austin III Louisville, KY, Carl L. Backer Chicago, IL, Robert O. Bonow Chicago, IL, Michael A. Borger Leipzig, Germany, John G. Byrne Nashville, TN, Christopher A. Caldarone Toronto, Canada, Duke E. Cameron Baltimore, MD, Blase A. Carabello Houston, TX, Andrea Carpenter San Antonio, TX, Thierry-Pierre Carrel Berne, Switzerland, Frederick Y. Chen Boston, MA, Robbin G. Cohen Los Angeles, CA, Yolanda L. Colson Boston, MA, Michael N. D'Ambra Boston, MA, Hiroshi Date Kyoto, Japan, Joseph A. Dearani Rochester, MN, Chadrick E. Denlinger Charleston, SC, Frank C. Detterbeck New Haven, CT, John A. Elefteriades New Haven, CT, James I. Fann Stanford, CA, Victor A. Ferraris Lexington, KY, Daniel J. Fitzgerald Boston, MA, Charles D. Fraser, Jr Houston, TX, J. William Gaynor Philadelphia, PA, Donald D. Glower, Jr Durham, NC, John W. Hammon Winston-Salem, NC, Alden H. Harken Oakland, CA, David H. Harpole, Jr Durham, NC, Sheng-shou Hu Beijing, China, Charles B. Huddleston St. Louis, MO, Kirk R. Kanter Atlanta, GA, Benjamin Kozower Charlottesville, VA, Irving L. Kron Charlottesville, VA, Paul A. Kurlansky Miami, FL, Jennifer S. Lawton St. Louis, MO, Harold L. Lazar Boston, MA, Antoon Lerut Leuven, Belgium, Michael J. Liptay Chicago, IL, James D Luketich Pittsburgh, PA, Audrey C. Marshall Boston, MA, Patrick McCarthy Chicago, IL, P. Michael McFadden Los Angeles, CA, Marc R. Moon St. Louis, MO, Christina T. Mora-Mangano Palo Alto, CA, Sudish Murthy Cleveland, OH, Thomas Ng Providence, RI, Rick Nishimura Rochester, MN, Soon J. Park Rochester, MN, Frank A. Pigula Boston, MA, Hans-Joachim Schaefers Homburg/Saar, Germany, Oz M. Shapira Jerusalem, Israel, Richard J. Shemin Los Angeles, CA, Nicholas G. Smedira Cleveland, OH, Rakesh Suri Rochester, MN, Lars G. Svensson Cleveland, OH, Dirk E. M. Van Raemdonck Leuven, Belgium, Frederico Venuta Rome, Italy, Jakob Vinten-Johansen Atlanta, GA, Richard D. Weisel Toronto, Canada, Y. Joseph Woo Philadelphia, PA, Stephen C. Yang Baltimore, MD
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