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    November 2017
  1. MAJUMDER K, Spratt JR, Holley CT, Roy SS, et al
    Impact of Postoperative Liver Dysfunction on Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1556-1562.
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  2. GAFFEY AC, Chen CW, Chung JJ, Phillips E, et al
    Improved Approach With Subcostal Exchange of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: Difference in On and Off Pump?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1540-1546.
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    October 2017
  3. LOYALKA P, Montgomery KB, Nguyen TC, Smalling RW, et al
    Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Novel Approach to Treat Paravalvular Leak.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e325-e327.
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  4. WEAVER H, Farid S, Nashef S, Catarino P, et al
    Use of Intraaortic Balloon Pumps in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e321-e322.
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  5. SCHMITTO JD, Hanke JS, Dogan G, Tessmann R, et al
    First Implantation of a Novel Left Ventricular Assist Device: The ReliantHeart aVAD.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e311-e313.
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    September 2017
  6. KAMPERIDIS V, van Wijngaarden SE, van Rosendael PJ, Kong WK, et al
    Restrictive Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: Prognostic Implications of Left Ventricular Forward Flow.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Sep 27. pii: S0003-4975(17)30819.
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  7. FERNG A, Connell A, Nunez M, Johnson K, et al
    Cardiac Regeneration in the Human Left Ventricle After CorMatrix Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e239-e241.
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    August 2017
  8. BEISSEL DJ, Birnbaum BF, Barnes AP, O'Brien JE, et al
    Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Isolated Right Heart Failure: A Bridge to Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e155-e156.
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  9. OVROUTSKI S, Miera O, Krabatsch T, Berger F, et al
    Two Pumps for Single Ventricle: Mechanical Support for Establishment of Biventricular Circulation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e143-e145.
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    July 2017
  10. DOSTALOVA G, Hlubocka Z, Palecek T, Cerny V, et al
    Heart Failure Caused by Misdiagnosed Subaortic Stenosis in Adulthood: Lesson for Daily Practice.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e91.
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  11. MAKDISI G, Jan MY, Dungy-Poythress L, Wang IW, et al
    Successful Delivery in a Patient With Left Ventricular Assist Device and Unplanned Pregnancy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e31-e33.
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    June 2017
  12. STEFFEN RJ, Blackstone EH, Smedira NG, Soltesz EG, et al
    Optimal Timing of Heart Transplant After HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 24. pii: S0003-4975(17)30522.
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  13. KEENAN JB, Rajab TK, Armstrong DG, Khalpey Z, et al
    Real-Time Autofluorescence Imaging to Diagnose LVAD Driveline Infections.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e493-e495.
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    May 2017
  14. GASPAROVIC H, Kopjar T, Saeed D, Cikes M, et al
    De Novo Aortic Regurgitation After Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 May 5. pii: S0003-4975(17)30251.
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    April 2017
  15. NETUKA I, Litzler PY, Berchtold-Herz M, Flecher E, et al
    Outcomes in HeartMate II Patients With No Antiplatelet Therapy: 2-Year Results From the European TRACE Study.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:1262-1268.
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  16. SOOD V, Alam O, Tchantchaleishvili V, Pagani FD, et al
    Correlation of Pre-Explant Lactate Dehydrogenase Concentrations and Findings During Post-Explant Pump Analysis of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:1207-1213.
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  17. BARTOLI CR, Kang J, Zhang D, Howard J, et al
    Left Ventricular Assist Device Design Reduces von Willebrand Factor Degradation: A Comparative Study Between the HeartMate II and the EVAHEART Left Ventricular Assist System.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:1239-1244.
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    March 2017
  18. YOSHIOKA D, Takayama H, Colombo PC, Yuzefpolskaya M, et al
    Changes in End-Organ Function in Patients With Prolonged Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:717-724.
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    February 2017
  19. KOTOVA S, Wang M, Lothrop K, Grunkemeier G, et al
    CHADS2 Score Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Elective Pulmonary Lobectomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb 16. pii: S0003-4975(16)31600.
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  20. BLANCO M, Echevarria JR, Fernandez-Gutierrez M, Laguna G, et al
    Heart Failure for Superinfected Giant Pericardial Hydatid Cyst.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e197.
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    January 2017
  21. FUKUHARA S, Takeda K, Blair A, Kurlansky PA, et al
    Posttransplant Outcomes Among Septuagenarians Bridged to Transplantation With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:41-48.
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  22. SHAH P, Pagani FD, Desai SS, Rongione AJ, et al
    Outcomes of Patients Receiving Temporary Circulatory Support Before Durable Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:106-112.
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  23. ARNAOUTAKIS GJ, Blitzer D, Fuller S, Eckhauser AW, et al
    Mechanical Circulatory Support as Bridge to Transplantation for the Failing Single Ventricle.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:193-197.
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    November 2016
  24. BISHAWI M, Shah AA, McCann RL, Milano CA, et al
    Concomitant Thoracic Aortobifemoral Bypass With Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e413-e415.
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  25. MAEDA T, Sakamoto T, Nagashima M, Hiramatsu T, et al
    Long-Term Outcome of Arterial Switch Operation Conversion After Failed Senning/Mustard Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:1573-1579.
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    October 2016
  26. MORGAN JA, Go PH, Xuereb L, Kaur B, et al
    Outcomes on Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A Single Institutional 9-Year Experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:1266-73.
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    September 2016
  27. TANAKA A, Onsager D, Song T, Cozadd D, et al
    Surgically Corrected Mitral Regurgitation During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Is Associated With Low Recurrence Rate and Improved Midterm Survival.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep 19. pii: S0003-4975(16)30841.
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  28. XAVIER J, Haranal MY, Reddy SR, Suryaprakash S, et al
    A Rare Case of Mitral Valve Prolapse in Endomyocardial Fibrosis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e217-9.
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    August 2016
  29. PENG E, Kirk R, Wrightson N, Duong P, et al
    An Extended Role of Continuous Flow Device in Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:620-7.
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  30. KARIMOV JH, Sunagawa G, Horvath D, Fukamachi K, et al
    Limitations to Chronic Right Ventricular Assist Device Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:651-8.
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  31. BEDZRA E, Don CW, Reisman M, Aldea GS, et al
    Transapical Mitral Valve Replacement for Mixed Native Mitral Stenosis and Regurgitation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e97-9.
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  32. KHAN H, Chaubey S, Nitiahpapand R, Desai J, et al
    A Rare Case of Florid Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibody-Associated Vasculitis Involving Both Atrioventricular Valves.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e87-8.
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    July 2016
  33. XUEREB L, Go PH, Kaur B, Akrawe S, et al
    Impact of Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation on Postoperative Thromboembolic Events After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul 25. pii: S0003-4975(16)30352.
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  34. SHAH AH, Simons M, Amad H, Soneji N, et al
    The Parable of the Errant Chest Drain in the Heart: Is There Only 1 Option?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:311-3.
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  35. CANTINOTTI M, Giordano R, Clemente A, Murzi B, et al
    Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals in Transposition of the Great Arteries: A Cause for Preoperative and Postoperative Hemodynamic Imbalance.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e33-5.
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    June 2016
  36. BADRUDIN D, Khaliel F, Cartier R
    Obesity Paradox in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Does It Benefit the Elderly?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S0003-4975(16)30484.
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  37. TRIVEDI JR, Rajagopal K, Schumer EM, Birks EJ, et al
    Differences in Status 1A Heart Transplantation Survival in the Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Era.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun 18. pii: S0003-4975(16)30354.
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  38. SUGIURA J, Nakano T, Kado H
    Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in Aortic Arch Anomalies With Ventricular Septal Defect.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2302-8.
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  39. SUNAGAWA G, Byram N, Karimov JH, Horvath DJ, et al
    The Contribution to Hemodynamics Even at Very Low Pump Speeds in the HVAD.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2260-4.
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  40. SHAH A
    Invited Commentary.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2174-5.
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  41. EL-SAYED AHMED MM, Jones MB, Kanter JP, Boyce S, et al
    Hybrid Exclusion of HeartMate capital I, Ukrainiancapital I, Ukrainian Left Ventricular Assist Device After Bridge to Recovery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:e193-4.
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    May 2016
  42. OZAWA H, Miyagawa S, Fukushima S, Itoh E, et al
    Sirtuin1 Regulates the Stem Cell Therapeutic Effects on Regenerative Capability for Treating Severe Heart Failure in a Juvenile Animal Model.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May 5. pii: S0003-4975(16)30032.
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  43. KIRK R, Peng E, Woods A, Flett J, et al
    Successful HeartWare Bridge to Recovery in a 3-Year Old: A Game Changer?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1984-7.
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    April 2016
  44. SONG HK, Gelow JM, Mudd J, Chien C, et al
    Limited Utility of Tricuspid Valve Repair at the Time of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 30. pii: S0003-4975(16)30149.
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  45. GRIMM JC, Sciortino CM, Magruder JT, Dungan SP, et al
    Outcomes in Patients Bridged With Univentricular and Biventricular Devices in the Modern Era of Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr 8. pii: S0003-4975(16)00022.
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  46. SPILIOPOULOS S, Koerfer R, Tenderich G
    Early Outcomes With Marginal Donor Hearts Compared With Left Ventricular Assist Device Support in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: Could the Cardiac Allocation Score Be the Solution to the Dilemma of Therapy Selection?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1630.
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  47. JEEVANANDAM V
    Reply.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1636.
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  48. ONORATI F, Faggian G, Santarpino G
    Transbrachial Intraaortic Balloon Pumping: The Forgotten Vessel?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1635-6.
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  49. SCHUMER EM, Trivedi JR, Slaughter MS, Cheng A, et al
    Reply.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1630-1.
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  50. MURTHY R, Bajona P, Bhama JK, Cooper DK, et al
    Heart Xenotransplantation: Historical Background, Experimental Progress, and Clinical Prospects.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1605-13.
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  51. SHAH N, Agarwal V, Patel N, Deshmukh A, et al
    National Trends in Utilization, Mortality, Complications, and Cost of Care After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation From 2005 to 2011.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1477-84.
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    March 2016
  52. DIMITROV K, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Wiedemann D, et al
    High-Intensity Transient Signals in the Outflow Graft and Thrombosis of a HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:e83-5.
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    January 2016
  53. KATZ MG, Fargnoli AS, Kendle AP, Hajjar RJ, et al
    Gene Therapy in Cardiac Surgery: Clinical Trials, Challenges, and Perspectives.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jan 19. pii: S0003-4975(15)01989.
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  54. SEZAI A, Niino T, Osaka S, Yaoita H, et al
    New Treatment for Infection of the NIPRO LVAD Cannula Site: Nihon University Crystal Violet Method.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:348-50.
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    November 2015
  55. MCCARTHY FH, Kobrin D, Rame JE, Groeneveld PW, et al
    Increasing Frequency of Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchanges in the United States.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1660-4.
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  56. SOLEIMANI B, Stephenson ER, Price LC, El-Banayosy A, et al
    Clinical Experience With Sternotomy Versus Subcostal Approach for Exchange of HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1577-80.
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    October 2015
  57. SMAIL H, Baste JM, Melki J, Peillon C, et al
    Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst With Acute Cardiac Dysfunction: Two-Stage Surgical Approach.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:e79-80.
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  58. CORK DP, Tran HA, Silva J, Barnard D, et al
    A Case Series of Biventricular Circulatory Support Using Two Ventricular Assist Devices: A Novel Operative Approach.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:e75-7.
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    September 2015
  59. DELL'AQUILA AM, Mastrobuoni S, Alles S, Wenning C, et al
    Contributory Role of Fluorine 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Infections in Patients Supported With a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep 30. pii: S0003-4975(15)01102.
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  60. GRIMM JC, Magruder JT, Do N, Spinner JA, et al
    Modified Model for End-Stage Liver Disease eXcluding INR (MELD-XI) Score Predicts Early Death After Pediatric Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Sep 5. pii: S0003-4975(15)01099.
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    August 2015
  61. FUDIM M, Davis ME, Jenkins C, Brown CL, et al
    Marginal Donor Use in Patients Undergoing Heart Transplantation With Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug 31. pii: S0003-4975(15)00960.
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  62. ABU SALEH WK, Al Jabbari O, Bruckner BA, Suarez EE, et al
    Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation After Intracardiac Parachute Device Removal.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:720-2.
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  63. WEHMAN B, Sharma S, Mishra R, Guo Y, et al
    Pediatric End-Stage Failing Hearts Demonstrate Increased Cardiac Stem Cells.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:615-22.
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    July 2015
  64. TANAKA A, Tuladhar SM, Onsager D, Asfaw Z, et al
    The Subclavian Intraaortic Balloon Pump: A Compelling Bridge Device for Advanced Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jul 27. pii: S0003-4975(15)00926.
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    June 2015
  65. SCHUMER EM, Ising MS, Trivedi JR, Slaughter MS, et al
    Early Outcomes With Marginal Donor Hearts Compared With Left Ventricular Assist Device Support in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun 9. pii: S0003-4975(15)00360.
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  66. STULAK JM, Mehta V, Schirger JA, Aaronson KD, et al
    Temporal Differences in Causes of Mortality After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1969-72.
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    May 2015
  67. HIROTA M, Yoshida M, Hoshino J, Kondo T, et al
    Sublocalization of Cardiac Involvement in Sarcoidosis and Surgical Exclusion in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 May 16. pii: S0003-4975(15)00251.
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  68. PRICOPI C, Rivera C, Varnous S, Arame A, et al
    Pre- and post- transplantation lung cancer in heart transplant recipients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1793-4.
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  69. PRODHAN P, Kalikivenkata G, Tang X, Thomas K, et al
    Risk factors for prolonged mechanical ventilation for children on ventricular assist device support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1713-8.
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    April 2015
  70. ATLURI P, Woo YJ
    Reply: To PMID 25069688.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1489.
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  71. BARBARA DW, Rehfeldt KH, Heimbach JK, Rosen CB, et al
    Combined heart-liver transplantation experience and improved organ utilization.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1488-9.
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  72. CLEVELAND JC JR
    Invited commentary.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1334.
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  73. GANAPATHI AM, Hirji SA, Wang A, Patel CB, et al
    Bridge to long-term mechanical circulatory support with a left ventricular assist device: novel use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:e91-3.
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  74. BILAL MS, Yildirim O, Avsar M, Ozyuksel A, et al
    Repair of unilateral absence of right pulmonary artery with contralateral pulmonary artery autograft interposition in an infant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1467-9.
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  75. UDEH CI, Ting M, Arango M, Mick S, et al
    Delayed presentation of nitroprusside-induced cyanide toxicity.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1432-4.
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  76. ZAFAR F, Jefferies JL, Tjossem CJ, Bryant R 3rd, et al
    Biventricular Berlin Heart EXCOR pediatric use across the united states.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1328-34.
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  77. BYRNES JW, Bhutta AT, Rettiganti MR, Gomez A, et al
    Steroid therapy attenuates acute phase reactant response among children on ventricular assist device support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:1392-8.
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