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    June 2021
  1. KAPADIA SR, Svensson LG
    Bioprosthetic valves and atrial fibrillation: Direct anticoagulants or warfarin.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 26. pii: S0022-5223(21)00997.
    PubMed    


  2. LIU Y, Yu M, Wu Y, Wu F, et al
    Myeloperoxidase in the pericardial fluid improves the performance of prediction rules for postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 22. pii: S0022-5223(21)00981.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  3. TAM DY, Elbatarny M, Fremes SE
    Commentary: New methods for old problems?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1814-1815.
    PubMed    


    April 2021
  4. STERNIK L
    Commentary: What will make surgeons do more atrial fibrillation ablations?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00670.
    PubMed    


  5. LEE G, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Until we take it seriously, the status quo of postoperative atrial fibrillation management will prevail.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00707.
    PubMed    


  6. EDGERTON JR, Damiano RJ Jr
    Commentary: What is the measure of success for atrial fibrillation ablation? Is a reduction in arrhythmia burden sufficient?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00675.
    PubMed    


  7. CHEN S, Grossi EA
    Commentary: New onset atrial fibrillation: Not just a nuisance.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00611.
    PubMed    


  8. LI X, Li M, Shao Y, Gu W, et al
    Thoracoscopic ablation delays progression from paroxysmal to persistent atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00694.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. IRIBARNE A, Fenton K
    Commentary: Navigating a MAZE of implementation science for surgical atrial fibrillation ablation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00702.
    PubMed    


  10. MACGREGOR RM, Bakir NH, Pedamallu H, Sinn LA, et al
    Late results after stand-alone surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00668.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  11. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation: An old foe in a new light.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00689.
    PubMed    


  12. HUSSAIN ST, Kalimi R
    Commentary: Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: More than just a nuisance!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 12. pii: S0022-5223(21)00606.
    PubMed    


  13. BJORN R, Nissinen M, Lehto J, Malmberg M, et al
    Late incidence and recurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation after isolated surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00587.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  14. RANKIN JS
    Commentary: Questionable statistical routines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1263-1265.
    PubMed    


  15. CHARLES EJ, Ailawadi G
    Commentary: Addressing tricuspid annular dilation: Cinch it down but not too tight.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e288-e289.
    PubMed    


  16. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Wahlers T
    Commentary: Annular reduction of the tricuspid valve-maybe less, maybe a little more?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e287-e288.
    PubMed    


  17. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Commentary: Surgical ablation-Just do it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1262-1263.
    PubMed    


  18. CALDONAZO T, Kirov H, Rahouma M, Robinson NB, et al
    Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 1. pii: S0022-5223(21)00558.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  19. STERNIK L
    Commentary: How can we improve minimally invasive surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00543.
    PubMed    


  20. MEHAFFEY JH, Charles EJ, Berens M, Clark MJ, et al
    Barriers to atrial fibrillation ablation during mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00518.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Navigating the maze of ablation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1008-1009.
    PubMed    


  22. ROBERTS HG JR, Wei LM, Badhwar V
    Commentary: Cox maze with septal myectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1007-1008.
    PubMed    


    February 2021
  23. MCCARTHY PM
    Commentary: Are the atrial fibrillation ablation guidelines wrong?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00230.
    PubMed    


    January 2021
  24. STERNIK L
    Commentary: Concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation significantly improves late survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00177.
    PubMed    


  25. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB
    Commentary: Concomitant atrial fibrillation ablation: The juice is worth the squeeze.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00176.
    PubMed    


  26. BAKIR NH, Khiabani AJ, MacGregor RM, Kelly MO, et al
    Concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury but improved late survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00118.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  27. SAKO EY
    Commentary: NOAC? No problem.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1234.
    PubMed    


    October 2020
  28. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: Left atrial appendage excision reduces long-term stroke rates-is it the operation or the treatment of atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32912.
    PubMed    


  29. DUAN Y, Xu H, Li B, Yuan X, et al
    Effects of left atrial appendage surgical treatment on the incidence of ischemic cerebrovascular accidents in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)32874.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. ARANDA-MICHEL E, Sultan I
    Commentary: Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: Getting under the hood.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)32806.
    PubMed    


  31. KISLITSINA ON, Cox JL, Shah SJ, Malaisrie SC, et al
    Preoperative left atrial strain abnormalities are associated with the development of postoperative atrial fibrillation following isolated coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)32812.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  32. MCCARTHY PM, Gerdisch M, Philpott J, Barnhart GR, et al
    Three-year outcomes of the postapproval study of the AtriCure Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation of Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)32702.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2020
  33. BLACKSTONE EH, Rajeswaran J
    Commentary: Excitement at the interface of disciplines: The mean cumulative function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:687-688.
    PubMed    


    August 2020
  34. CUI H, Schaff HV, Dearani JA, Lahr BD, et al
    Does ablation of atrial fibrillation at the time of septal myectomy improve survival of patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)32454.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. KHIABANI AJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Jr
    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)32412.
    PubMed    


  36. SHEMIN RJ
    Commentary: Pursuit of the electrically isolated box.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:407-408.
    PubMed    


  37. YOSHITAKE S, Kaneko Y, Morita K, Hoshino M, et al
    Visualization and quantification of the atrioventricular conduction axis in hearts with ventricular septal defect using phase contrast computed tomography.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:490-496.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2020
  38. BAGAMERI G, Stulak JM
    Commentary: "Chicken or the egg": The causality dilemma of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)32021.
    PubMed    


    June 2020
  39. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Achieving success after ablation for atrial fibrillation: It's what you do and not how you do it.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)31304.
    PubMed    


    May 2020
  40. RANKIN JS, Roberts HG, Badhwar V
    Commentary: Ablation of atrial fibrillation: Clarity over heterogeneity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)31274.
    PubMed    


  41. HUANG H, Wang Q, Xu J, Wu Y, et al
    Comparison of catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: A systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)31143.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  42. KHIABANI AJ, MacGregor RM, Bakir NH, Manghelli JL, et al
    The long-term outcomes and durability of the Cox-Maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)31065.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. ATKINS M, Reardon MJ
    Commentary: To OAC or not to OAC? That is the question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1740-1741.
    PubMed    


    April 2020
  44. AD N
    Commentary: Should age alter the decision to perform concomitant or stand-alone surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30841.
    PubMed    


  45. MACGREGOR RM, Khiabani AJ, Bakir NH, Manghelli JL, et al
    Impact of age on atrial fibrillation recurrence following surgical ablation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)30745.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  46. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Minding the gaps.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1428-1429.
    PubMed    


  47. REARDON MJ
    Commentary: When the hoofbeats are a zebra.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e271.
    PubMed    


    February 2020
  48. HARKEN AH
    Commentary: Potential preventive peroxisomal policing of postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30492.
    PubMed    


  49. LI XY, Hou HT, Chen HX, Liu XC, et al
    Preoperative plasma biomarkers associated with atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30428.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. MATOS JD, McIlvaine S, Grau-Sepulveda M, Jawitz OK, et al
    Anticoagulation and amiodarone for new atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: Prescription patterns and 30-day outcomes in the United States and Canada.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30408.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Amiodarone and anticoagulation in postoperative atrial fibrillation: Less is more?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30406.
    PubMed    


    December 2019
  52. MCCARTHY PM, Szlapka M, Kruse J, Kislitsina ON, et al
    The relationship of atrial fibrillation and tricuspid annular dilation to late tricuspid regurgitation in patients with degenerative mitral repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 12. pii: S0022-5223(19)37077.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  53. GOLDMAN SM
    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation: "No magic bullet".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 7. pii: S0022-5223(19)36112.
    PubMed    


  54. PETERSEN J, Vettorazzi E, Hakmi S, Alassar Y, et al
    Should concomitant surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation be performed in elderly patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)33107.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. ABDULLAH I, Al-Halees Z, Al Ahmadi M
    Commentary: Perhaps smaller is better in smaller patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e193-e194.
    PubMed    


    November 2019
  56. MALAISRIE SC, McCarthy PM, Kruse J, Matsouaka RA, et al
    Ablation of atrial fibrillation during coronary artery bypass grafting: Late outcomes in a Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 29. pii: S0022-5223(19)33073.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. CONTI VR
    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation, predictor of late risk?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33471.
    PubMed    


  58. JAZWIEC T, Malinowski M, Ferguson H, Wodarek J, et al
    Effect of variable annular reduction on functional tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular dynamics in an ovine model of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)33119.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  59. BRUNO VD, Zakkar M
    Commentary: Concomitant atrial fibrillation ablation: The forgotten procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)33094.
    PubMed    


  60. ALMASSI GH, Hawkins RB, Bishawi M, Shroyer AL, et al
    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation impact on 5-year clinical outcomes and costs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)32774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2019
  61. STERNIK L
    Commentary: Concomitant surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation is safe in elderly patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32397.
    PubMed    


    September 2019
  62. BELLER JP, Krebs ED, Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, et al
    Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant use after cardiac surgery is rapidly increasing.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)32069.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. STERNIK L
    Commentary: Off-pump ablation of atrial fibrillation-Can it work?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31794.
    PubMed    


  64. RANKIN JS, Lerner DJ, Braid-Forbes MJ, McCrea MM, et al
    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation concomitant to coronary-artery bypass grafting provides cost-effective mortality reduction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31755.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  65. PATEL VS, Lee R
    Commentary: Is surgical ablation concomitant with coronary artery bypass grafting cost-effective? No answers, just questions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)31725.
    PubMed    


  66. IVANOV YY, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: A rare intracaval mass with intracardiac extension: A value of frozen section revisited?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e103-e104.
    PubMed    


    August 2019
  67. HARLAAR N, Verberkmoes NJ, van der Voort PH, Trines SA, et al
    Clamping versus nonclamping thoracoscopic box ablation in long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31672.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2019
  68. HUI DS, Lee R
    Treatment of postoperative atrial fibrillation: The long road ahead.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)31175.
    PubMed    


  69. MCCARTHY PM, Davidson CJ, Kruse J, Lerner DJ, et al
    Prevalence of atrial fibrillation before cardiac surgery and factors associated with concomitant ablation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31361.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. HAYANGA JA, Buenaventura P, Abbas G
    Commentary: Two ounces of prevention does not equal a pound of cure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:313-314.
    PubMed    


  71. HAN JJ, Atluri P
    Commentary: A hybrid strategy for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to ventricular assist device transition: Is doing less more?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e11-e12.
    PubMed    


    June 2019
  72. SANETRA K, Gerber W, Shrestha R, Domaradzki W, et al
    The del Nido versus cold blood cardioplegia in aortic valve replacement: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31321.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  73. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Commentary: Atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Predict, prevent, protect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)31198.
    PubMed    


  74. SAITTO G, Castelvecchio S, Arcidiacono C, Menicanti L, et al
    Surgical ventricular restoration and mitral valve replacement in a pediatric patient with complex congenital heart disease and malignant ventricular arrhythmias.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)31034.
    PubMed    


  75. ELBATARNY M, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Nuisance or nemesis? Postoperative atrial fibrillation increases long-term mortality regardless of sex.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)31161.
    PubMed    


  76. PERCY ED, Kaneko T, Aranki SF
    Commentary: The dream of predicting postoperative atrial fibrillation: Are we getting closer?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2287-2288.
    PubMed    


  77. BURGOS LM, Seoane L, Parodi JB, Espinoza J, et al
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation is associated with higher scores on predictive indices.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2279-2286.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. SPICER JD
    Commentary: The path to prophylaxis for predictable palpitations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2500-2501.
    PubMed    


  79. ANTONOFF MB
    Commentary: Predicting patients at risk for complications after thoracic surgery-Application in the era of enhanced recovery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2502-2503.
    PubMed    


  80. KILLU A, Crestanello JA
    Commentary: Not cool enough-Surgical cryoablation during ventricular reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e379-e380.
    PubMed    


  81. LANGER NB, Takayama H
    Commentary: Thinking outside the (cardiac) box.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e363-e364.
    PubMed    


  82. VAN HULS VAN TAXIS CF, Zeppenfeld K, Klautz RJ, Wijnmaalen AP, et al
    Endocardial/epicardial versus endocardial encircling cryoablation for ventricular tachycardia: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e371-e377.
    PubMed    


    May 2019
  83. FILARDO G, Ailawadi G, Pollock BD, da Graca B, et al
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Sex-specific characteristics and effect on survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31037.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. AXTELL AL, Moonsamy P, Melnitchouk S, Tolis G, et al
    Preoperative predictors of new-onset prolonged atrial fibrillation after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31008.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. TOMSIC A, Palmen M, Klautz RJM
    The devil is in the details, not the ring.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e249-e250.
    PubMed    


    April 2019
  86. HOLST KA
    Commentary: Obesity and atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: The weight continues.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)30949.
    PubMed    


  87. YANAGAWA B, Ad N, Gaudino MF
    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation can last years? Oh snap!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30923.
    PubMed    


  88. ALI H, Cappato R
    Commentary: Obesity and cardiac surgery-Double trouble for the surgeon and arrhythmologist.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30913.
    PubMed    


  89. SERBAN C, Arinze JT, Starreveld R, Lanters EAH, et al
    The impact of obesity on early postoperative atrial fibrillation burden.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30751.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. KIM WK, Kim HJ, Kim JB, Jung SH, et al
    Concomitant ablation of atrial fibrillation in rheumatic mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1519-1528.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  91. GOLDMAN S
    Commentary: To ablate or not, where lies the risk?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1529-1530.
    PubMed    


  92. SAID SM
    Mitral valve bypass: Another extra-anatomic solution for another tiger territory?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e147-e148.
    PubMed    


    March 2019
  93. EIKELBOOM R, Arora RC
    Commentary: Getting to the heart of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30713.
    PubMed    


  94. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: A case for getting bogged down in the details-Post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30681.
    PubMed    


  95. ABAD C, Urso S, Clavo B
    New trends in cardiac surgery: Toward a less-invasive surgical procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(18)33436.
    PubMed    


  96. ROMER AJ, Tabbutt S, Etheridge SP, Fischbach P, et al
    Atrioventricular block after congenital heart surgery: Analysis from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1168-1177.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  97. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1175-1177.
    PubMed    


    February 2019
  98. BENING C, Mazalu EA, Yaqub J, Alhussini K, et al
    Atrial contractility and fibrotic biomarkers are associated with atrial fibrillation after elective coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30515.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  99. HASSAN OF, Weksler B
    Commentary: We can prevent postesophagectomy atrial fibrillation, but should we?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)30442.
    PubMed    


  100. TISDALE JE, Jaynes HA, Watson MR, Corya AL, et al
    Amiodarone for prevention of atrial fibrillation following esophagectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)30309.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  101. BOZINOVSKI J
    Left atrial size as an indication for surgery in moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:581-582.
    PubMed    


  102. BADHWAR V
    Surgical ablation explained.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:583.
    PubMed    


  103. COX JL, Malaisrie SC, Kislitsina ON, McCarthy PM, et al
    The electrophysiologic basis for lesions of the contemporary Maze operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:584-590.
    PubMed    


    January 2019
  104. AMAR D, Zhang H, Tan KS, Piening D, et al
    A brain natriuretic peptide-based prediction model for atrial fibrillation after thoracic surgery: Development and internal validation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)30289.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  105. BLACKSTONE EH, Chang HL, Rajeswaran J, Parides MK, et al
    Biatrial maze procedure versus pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery: New analytical approaches and end points.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:234-243.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  106. HARKEN AH
    I got rhythm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:257-258.
    PubMed    


  107. EDGERTON JR
    Wearable technology and intermittent health care monitoring: The wave is here, the tsunami is coming.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:244-245.
    PubMed    


  108. HARKEN AH
    The tranquil consciousness of effortless superiority.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:231.
    PubMed    


  109. AD N
    How do we spell maze (2.0)? A dialogue concerning definition and outcome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:246-247.
    PubMed    



  110. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:241-243.
    PubMed    


    November 2018
  111. AD N, Holmes SD, Rongione AJ, Badhwar V, et al
    The long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant Cox maze procedures for atrial fibrillation in patients without mitral valve disease.
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