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August 17, 2019
JTCVS just published a call for proposals of joining the Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance (CSIA) as pilot sites. CSIA is jointly overseen by the AATS, EACTS, STS, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and the World Heart Federation.
April 3, 2019
Surgeon-scientists have been instrumental in many breakthroughs that have improved the lives of millions of patients. However, despite the many rewards that a career as a surgeon-scientist offers, the number of surgeons pursuing such a path has been steadily declining.
January 3, 2019
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. -Ernest Hemingway
December 6, 2018
Leanne Harling talks with John McKenna about the role of industry in cardiothoracic surgical advances.
May 11, 2017
I was moved by this editorial on global health matters in a daily British newspaper by an  academic medical  colleague,  written in response to anticipated changes in the leadership of the  World Health Organisation. It is perhaps time for us surgeons to augment our administrative participation in global healthcare. 
March 17, 2017
Three quarters of a century in caring for patients with congenital heart disease are summarized well in this brief viewpoint article, with the big data issue discussed.
May 11, 2016
Bob Replogle, the driving force behind the creation of CTSNet, died on Monday, May 9. CTSNet Co-Editor Mark Ferguson pays tribute to his life and his lasting impact on the specialty.
July 24, 2015
In this oral history interview filmed in 2000, William Stoney talks with Anthony Dobell.
April 24, 2015
In this oral history interview, filmed in 2000, William Stoney talks with Alain Carpentier.
April 10, 2015
The authors analysed 621 reliefs, sculptures and paintings from Ancient Egypt looking for anatomical defects of the chest. They found a relief dated back to 2400 BC, depicting a man with an abnormal shape of the chest similar to a pectus excavatum. The authors opened the debate on the occurrence of this deformity in ancient times. 

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