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    July 2021
  1. VO TX, Glineur D, Ruel M
    Commentary: Complete revascularization in coronary artery bypass grafting-sometimes it pays to be conservative.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jul 6. pii: S0022-5223(21)01017.
    PubMed    


  2. BALSAM LB, Gaudino M
    Upcoming expert opinions on adult coronary surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:103-106.
    PubMed    


  3. RUEL M, Sun LY, Farkouh ME, Gaudino MF, et al
    Implications of the ISCHEMIA trial on the practice of surgical myocardial revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:90-99.
    PubMed    


  4. KAZA AK
    Commentary: An opportunity to better characterize coronary ostial stenosis in patients with Williams syndrome and other elastin arteriopathies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:220-221.
    PubMed    


  5. HOCUM STONE LL, Swingen C, Wright C, Qi SS, et al
    Recovery of hibernating myocardium using stem cell patch with coronary bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e3-e16.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2021
  6. IACONA GM, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Postcardiac surgery myocardial ischemia: Be on the lookout and sort it out!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 25. pii: S0022-5223(21)00990.
    PubMed    


  7. MILLA F, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Just do it: Complete coronary artery revascularization-more is less!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00985.
    PubMed    


  8. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Aranda-Michel E, Serna-Gallegos D, et al
    Complete revascularization during coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with reduced major adverse events.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00900.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. GOODWIN ML, Selzman CH
    Take a load off: Unloading and reperfusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2046-2050.
    PubMed    


    May 2021
  10. DESAI M, Ceneri N, Yerebakan C
    Cardiovascular basic science in 2020: A view through AATS journals.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00769.
    PubMed    


  11. VALLELY MP, Ramponi F, Seco M, Royse A, et al
    Multiarterial grafting: Why is it so hard to convince the masses of the benefits?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1832-1836.
    PubMed    


  12. KURLANSKY P
    Multiarterial grafting: The answer to that question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1828-1831.
    PubMed    


  13. ESMAILIAN F, Chikwe J
    Commentary: Time to make multiarterial revascularization a quality metric.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1837-1838.
    PubMed    


    April 2021
  14. BAKAEEN FG, Gaudino M, Whitman G, Doenst T, et al
    2021: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Document: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00736.
    PubMed    


  15. GAUDINO M, Di Franco A, Spadaccio C, Rahouma M, et al
    Difference in spontaneous myocardial infarction and mortality in percutaneous versus surgical revascularization trials: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00746.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. JEGATHEESWARAN A, Alsoufi B
    Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: 2020 year in review.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00731.
    PubMed    


  17. TIAN M, Liu X, Chen L, Hu S, et al
    Urine metabolites for preoperative prediction of acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 22. pii: S0022-5223(21)00721.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  18. TAGGART DP, Gavrilov Y, Krasopoulos G, Rajakaruna C, et al
    External stenting and disease progression in saphenous vein grafts two years after coronary artery bypass grafting: A multicenter randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 21. pii: S0022-5223(21)00723.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. HERBST DA, Atluri P
    Commentary: The times they are a-changin': Coronary artery bypass grafting following acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00603.
    PubMed    


  20. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Costs of coronary artery bypass grafting: We can do better.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00712.
    PubMed    


  21. LANUTI M, Lin J, Ng T, Burt BM, et al
    A year in general thoracic surgery published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00665.
    PubMed    


  22. NANTSIOS A, Vo TX, Ruel M
    Commentary: External stenting of saphenous vein grafts-ReinVESTing to achieve best returns in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00705.
    PubMed    


  23. RUBENS FD, Virani A, Coylewright M, Sathananthan J, et al
    Balancing patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine in patients needing coronary revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00696.
    PubMed    


  24. BEYERSDORF F
    Commentary: The new kid in town: Pulsed ultrasound to prevent ischemia-reperfusion injury.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e308-e309.
    PubMed    


  25. SZWED K, Pawliszak W, Szwed M, Tomaszewska M, et al
    Reducing delirium and cognitive dysfunction after off-pump coronary bypass: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1275-1282.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  26. ELBADAWI A, Elzeneini M, Elgendy IY, Megaly M, et al
    Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 31. pii: S0022-5223(21)00562.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  27. KENNEDY-METZ LR, Barbeito A, Dias RD, Zenati MA, et al
    Importance of high-performing teams in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 31. pii: S0022-5223(21)00567.
    PubMed    


  28. AKHRASS R, Khatri J, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after ST elevation myocardial infarction: All judgment, no magic.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00564.
    PubMed    


  29. SALENGER R, Etchill EW, Fonner CE, Alejo D, et al
    Hospital variability in modifiable factors driving coronary artery bypass charges.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00420.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. FRASER CD JR, Martinez-Bravo LE
    Risk stratification and surgery for anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: Onward through the fog.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(19)31824.
    PubMed    


  31. BETTENHAUSEN A, Sako EY
    Commentary: Y bother?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1020-1021.
    PubMed    


  32. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: Delayed gratification and optimism bias: Navigating quality and quantity of life with revascularization in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1032-1033.
    PubMed    


    February 2021
  33. LOCKER C
    Reply: Skeletonized bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is a quality metric in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00110.
    PubMed    


  34. DAVIERWALA PM, Verevkin A, Bergien L, von Aspern K, et al
    Twenty-year outcomes of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery: The Leipzig experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00343.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. PATEL V, Ghanta RK
    Commentary: Sometimes less is more. Should minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass become the new standard for revascularization of the left anterior descending artery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00335.
    PubMed    


  36. DIMAGLI A, Benedetto U
    Commentary: "Do or do not. There is no try": Which role for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00232.
    PubMed    


  37. DOENST T
    Commentary: The wisdom of a Nobel laureate and surgical ventricular reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:662-663.
    PubMed    


  38. FANTINI F, Toso A, Menicanti L, Moroni F, et al
    Restrictive filling pattern in ischemic cardiomyopathy: Insights after surgical ventricular restoration.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:651-660.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  39. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting in midrange ejection fraction: Charting unknown waters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00178.
    PubMed    


  40. NOLY PE, Carrier M
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery alone is not the only way!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00166.
    PubMed    


  41. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Improving outcomes in diabetic coronary artery bypass grafting recipients: More arterial conduits, but even more medicine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00161.
    PubMed    


  42. LIKOSKY DS, Strobel RJ, Wu X, Kramer RS, et al
    Interhospital failure to rescue after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00163.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. DEO SV, Sundaram V, Sahadevan J, Selvaganesan P, et al
    Outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with heart failure with a midrange ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00132.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. BROTHERS JA
    Commentary: Nothing will come of nothing: Surgical reimplantation for anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery moves the field forward.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00108.
    PubMed    


  45. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: Functional coronary artery stenosis-How can we functionally apply this to the operating room?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)33370.
    PubMed    


  46. BONILLA-RAMIREZ C, Molossi S, Sachdeva S, Reaves-O'Neal D, et al
    Outcomes in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery after surgical reimplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)33455.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2020
  47. TANEMOTO K, Yokoyama H, Okita Y, Ueda Y, et al
    Cardiovascular surgery training in Japan.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 26. pii: S0022-5223(20)33444.
    PubMed    


  48. BENKERT AR, Lin SS
    Commentary: Time-varying variables-predictively predictive prediction in a coronary artery bypass grafting readmission predictive model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)33384.
    PubMed    


  49. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Microvesicles, personalized surgery, and tailored medical therapy to improve coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)33235.
    PubMed    


  50. HWANG HY, Paeng JC, Kang J, Jang MJ, et al
    Relation between functional coronary artery stenosis and graft occlusion after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)33141.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. ZHANG Z, Shi G, Liu Y, Xing H, et al
    Coronary endothelial dysfunction prevented by small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel activator in mice and patients with diabetes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e263-e280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  52. PREVENTZA O, Amarasekara H, Price MD, Chatterjee S, et al
    Propensity score analysis in patients with and without previous isolated coronary artery bypass grafting who require proximal aortic and arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)33144.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  53. MULLER MORAN HR, Maurice-Ventouris M, Alharbi M, Harley JM, et al
    A scoping review to identify competencies for transcatheter cardiovascular procedures.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)33181.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  54. D'ORLEANS CC, Grubb KJ
    Commentary: A first step in establishing evidence-based cardiovascular transcatheter competencies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)33168.
    PubMed    


  55. ARANDA-MICHEL E, Sultan I
    Commentary: Platelet microvesicles-The dawn of precision medicine in coronary revascularization?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)33076.
    PubMed    


  56. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Microvesicles: A target for personalized medicine following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)33068.
    PubMed    


  57. DOENST T, Sigusch H
    Surgical collateralization: The hidden mechanism for improving prognosis in chronic coronary syndromes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33044.
    PubMed    


  58. GAUDINO M, Kurlansky P, Fremes S
    The use of the radial artery for coronary artery bypass grafting improves long-term outcomes: And now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33037.
    PubMed    


  59. GAUDINO M, Brophy JM
    The controversy on the treatment of left main coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33039.
    PubMed    


  60. ETCHILL E, Whitman GJR
    Commentary: Postcardiotomy shock: Are stones still unturned?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1217-1218.
    PubMed    


  61. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation for postcardiotomy shock-Is location really everything?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1220-1221.
    PubMed    


    October 2020
  62. MEHTA CK, Malaisrie SC, Budd AN, Okita Y, et al
    Triage and management of aortic emergencies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A consensus document supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCV
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)31326.
    PubMed    


  63. BAKAEEN FG
    Commentary: The coronary artery bypass grafting advantage: Fake assertion or obvious reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)32892.
    PubMed    


  64. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: The Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database: An important source of information regarding acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)32838.
    PubMed    


  65. 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


  66. SPANNEUT TA, Paquet P, Bauters C, Modine T, et al
    Utility and safety of coronary angiography in patients with acute infective endocarditis who required surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)32700.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. LEE R, Weintraub N
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting before or after stenting; same game, different half?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)32780.
    PubMed    


  68. ABDELSATTAR ZM, Crestanello JA
    Commentary: CABG vs PCI in NSTEMI/UA: Abbreviated alternatives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:936.
    PubMed    


  69. GALLO M, Guariento A, Laforgia PL, Blitzer D, et al
    Reply: Behind enemy lines: Preserving the myocardium supplied by the left main.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e181-e182.
    PubMed    


  70. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Reply: Going from stable to unstable.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e180-e181.
    PubMed    


    September 2020
  71. MANYAM R, Zhang Y, Carter S, Binongo JN, et al
    Unraveling the impact of time-dependent perioperative variables on 30-day readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)32675.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. STEVENS LM, Noiseux N
    Commentary: What is the impact of previous coronary stenting for coronary artery bypass graft outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32690.
    PubMed    


  73. GOMES WJ
    Commentary: The fate of patients with left main coronary artery disease may be dictated by distorted science.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32676.
    PubMed    


  74. CHENG YT, Chen DY, Chien-Chia Wu V, Chou AH, et al
    Effect of previous coronary stenting on subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)32666.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. MORI M, Weininger GA, Shang M, Brooks C 2nd, et al
    Association between coronary artery bypass graft center volume and year-to-year outcome variability: New York and California statewide analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)32489.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. MENNANDER AA, Nielsen SJ, Huhtala H, Dellgren G, et al
    History of cancer and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: Experiences from the SWEDEHEART registry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)32637.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Mulukutla S, Gleason TG, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)32621.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Current surgical management of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)32488.
    PubMed    


  79. JEGATHEESWARAN A, Devlin PJ, Williams WG, Brothers JA, et al
    Outcomes after anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery repair: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:757-771.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. JUNG JC, Kim SI, Hwang HY, Sohn SH, et al
    Serial ultrastructural evaluation of myocardial ischemic injury after infusion of del Nido cardioplegia in the human heart.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)32474.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2020
  81. UCHIDA K, Yasuda S, Masuda M
    Is preoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation effective for collapsed patients with left ventricular free wall rupture after myocardial infarction?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)32352.
    PubMed    


  82. MAINWARING RD, Collins RT 2nd, Patrick WL, Martin E, et al
    Surgical repair of coronary artery ostial stenosis in patients with Williams and elastin arteriopathy syndromes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32458.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  83. LO RITO M, Romarowski RM, Rosato A, Pica S, et al
    Anomalous aortic origin of coronary artery biomechanical modeling: Toward clinical application.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 24. pii: S0022-5223(20)32430.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. MILLER JR, Eghtesady P
    Commentary: Anomalous coronary arteries and car crash testing.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)32419.
    PubMed    


  85. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: The original pandemic-stemming the tide of overweight, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)32425.
    PubMed    


  86. PATRICK WL, Bojko M, Han JJ, Kelly JJ, et al
    Neighborhood socioeconomic status is associated with differences in operative management and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)32391.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  87. DEO SV, Sundaram V, Wilson B, Sahadevan J, et al
    Adverse events after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with preoperative metabolic syndrome: A 10-year follow-up of the Veterans Affairs Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 12. pii: S0022-5223(20)32384.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. GAUDINO M
    Reply: Treatment of left main coronary artery disease: Old habits die hard.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)31546.
    PubMed    


  89. DUGGAN SM, Barlow CW
    Commentary: Outcome reporting after coronary artery bypass grafting: Is it a numbers game too?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)32252.
    PubMed    


    July 2020
  90. HUDDLESTON SJ, Kelly RF
    Commentary: Coronary revascularization in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)32190.
    PubMed    


  91. GOMES WJ
    Left main coronary artery stenosis: Evidence and pathophysiology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)31544.
    PubMed    


  92. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Choi YH
    Commentary: Minimally invasive coronary bypass or percutaneous coronary intervention for complex left anterior descending artery stenosis: A never-ending battle.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)32008.
    PubMed    


  93. BONOW RO, O'Gara PT, Adams DH, Badhwar V, et al
    2019 AATS/ACC/SCAI/STS expert consensus systems of care document: Operator and institutional recommendations and requirements for transcatheter mitral valve intervention: A joint report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American Co
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:72-92.
    PubMed    


    June 2020
  94. BATTEUX C, Abakka S, Gaudin R, Vouhe P, et al
    Three-dimensional geometry of coronary arteries after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries and late coronary events.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)31757.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. LENOIR M, Emmott A, Bouhout I, Poirier N, et al
    Autograft remodeling after the Ross procedure by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: Aortic stenosis versus insufficiency.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)31556.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. SABA P, Ayers B, Melnyk R, Gosev I, et al
    Development of a high-fidelity coronary artery bypass graft training platform using 3-dimensional printing and hydrogel molding.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(20)31548.
    PubMed    


  97. THANKAM FG, Agrawal DK
    Molecular chronicles of cytokine burst in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with cardiovascular diseases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)31319.
    PubMed    


  98. ROCHA RV, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass for isolated left anterior descending lesions: A welcomed innovation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)31310.
    PubMed    


  99. SALNA M, Polanco A, Bapat V, George I, et al
    A case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presenting after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)31292.
    PubMed    


  100. VERVOORT D, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Darkness cannot drive out darkness.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)31293.
    PubMed    


  101. VAN DIEPEN S, Mehta RH, Leimberger JD, Goodman SG, et al
    Levosimendan in patients with reduced left ventricular function undergoing isolated coronary or valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2302-2309.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2020
  102. PATEL NC, Hemli JM, Seetharam K, Singh VP, et al
    Minimally invasive coronary bypass versus percutaneous coronary intervention for isolated complex stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)31256.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  103. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: Why do coronary artery bypass grafting transfusion rates vary? We still don't know.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)31254.
    PubMed    


  104. ROBICH MP, Leavitt BJ, Ryan TJ Jr, Westbrook BM, et al
    Comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)31230.
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  105. KASHIYAMA N, Kormos RL, Matsumura Y, D'Amore A, et al
    Adipose-derived stem cell sheet under an elastic patch improves cardiac function in rats after myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)31139.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  106. HIGGINS RSD
    Commentary: Follow the resources: Let us count the ways to measure distress in cardiovascular surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)31158.
    PubMed    


  107. FITZGERALD DC, Simpson AN, Baker RA, Wu X, et al
    Determinants of hospital variability in perioperative red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)31128.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  108. CARPENTER AJ
    Commentary: We can make better decisions regarding revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)31106.
    PubMed    


  109. ROCHA RV, Elbatarny M, Tam DY, Fremes SE, et al
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention: Optimal revascularization for the younger patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)31075.
    PubMed    


  110. FRYER ML, Balsam LB
    Commentary: Coronary revascularization in younger patients: Lessons from real-world practice.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)31073.
    PubMed    


  111. ABDULLAH I, Al-Halees Z
    Commentary: Survival after coronary injury-it's about time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1969-1970.
    PubMed    


  112. YAN W, Yamashita MH
    Commentary: Patient selection is key to improving postcardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1855-1856.
    PubMed    


  113. KATZ MG, Gubara SM, Eliyahu E
    Gene therapy targets in postinfarction remodeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e305.
    PubMed    


  114. KATZ MG, Gubara SM, Hadas Y, Weber T, et al
    Effects of genetic transfection on calcium cycling pathways mediated by double-stranded adeno-associated virus in postinfarction remodeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1809-1819.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  115. CHUNG JJ, Han J, Wang LL, Arisi MF, et al
    Delayed delivery of endothelial progenitor cell-derived extracellular vesicles via shear thinning gel improves postinfarct hemodynamics.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1825-1835.
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    April 2020
  116. RUBENS FD, Wells GA, Coutinho T, Eddeen AB, et al
    Sex differences after coronary artery bypass grafting with a second arterial conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)31007.
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  117. LIN S, Rao C, Yang L, Yang X, et al
    Impact of coronary total occlusion on graft failure and outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)31006.
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  118. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Results of total coronary artery occlusion on graft patency following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: More information is needed!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)31004.
    PubMed    


  119. BAKAEEN FG, Johnston DR, Svensson LG
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting as a subspecialty: Hype or reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)30903.
    PubMed    


  120. GALLO M, Blitzer D, Laforgia PL, Doulamis IP, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass graft for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)30888.
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  121. MITTEL A, Kim DH, Cooper Z, Argenziano M, et al
    Use of 90-day mortality does not change assessment of hospital quality after coronary artery bypass grafting in New York State.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30765.
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  122. QU J, Zhang D, Zhang H, Rao C, et al
    Preoperative clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30818.
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  123. OMER S
    Commentary: Saphenous vein graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting. It's all about getting the basics right.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)30775.
    PubMed    


  124. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Low left ventricular ejection fraction in coronary artery bypass grafting: Accept or control factors determining survival?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)30810.
    PubMed    


  125. PARK SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Off-pump coronary arterial bypass grafting, a demanding instrument only for a master?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30759.
    PubMed    


  126. KULIK A
    Commentary: Yin and Yang: Antiplatelet and lipid-lowering therapies to prevent vein graft thrombosis and atherosclerosis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30755.
    PubMed    


    March 2020
  127. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Should patients receive home health care after coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)30722.
    PubMed    


  128. OMER S, Adeseye A, Jimenez E, Cornwell LD, et al
    Low left ventricular ejection fraction, complication rescue, and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30642.
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  129. ZHU J, Zhu Y, Zhang M, Xue Q, et al
    Influence of lipoproteins and antiplatelet agents on vein graft patency 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30641.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  130. SOUZA D, Samano N
    Reply: No-touch saphenous veins and radial arteries should qualify for the same coronary artery bypass grafting team.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)30502.
    PubMed    


  131. WU S, Ling YP, Zhao H
    Experience with porcine beating heart simulator for coronary artery bypass surgery residency training.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30568.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  132. GAUDINO M, Chikwe J, Falk V, Lawton JS, et al
    Transatlantic editorial: The use of multiple arterial grafts for coronary revascularization in Europe and North America.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30458.
    PubMed    


  133. THANGAPPAN K, Morales DLS
    Commentary: Cardiogenic shock, temporary ventricular assist device support, and then total artificial heart: Avoiding the Lazarus implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e231-e232.
    PubMed    


  134. ANDERSON RH, Gufler H
    Commentary: What makes the morphologically left ventricle double chambered?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e195-e196.
    PubMed    


  135. VERMA S, Leiter LA, Latter DA, Bhatt DL, et al
    A LEADER in the management of type 2 diabetes and cardiorenal disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:978-984.
    PubMed    


  136. RUEL M, Sun LY, Gaudino MF
    The SYNTAX score according to diabetic status: What does it mean for the patient requiring myocardial revascularization?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:857-860.
    PubMed    


    February 2020
  137. FRICKE TA, Bell D, Daley M, d'Udekem Y, et al
    The influence of coronary artery anatomy on mortality after the arterial switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(20)30504.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  138. DEO SV, Sharma V, Altarabsheh SE, Raza S, et al
    Home health care visits may reduce the need for early readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30440.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  139. TAGGART DP, Gaudino MF, Gerry S, Gray A, et al
    Ten-year outcomes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30427.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  140. 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.
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  141. 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


  142. CHEN JM
    Commentary: No free lunch: What we talk about when we talk about anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30402.
    PubMed    


  143. NAIMO PS, Buratto E, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: Surgery for an anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: To do, or not to do? That is the question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30399.
    PubMed    


    January 2020
  144. BURNS DJP
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Could smaller be considered better?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30238.
    PubMed    


  145. NISSEN AP, Smith JA, Schmitto JD, Mariani S, et al
    Global perspectives on cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, and cardiac surgical training.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)30218.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  146. BRUNO VD
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction: Is timing of surgery a relevant factor?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)30073.
    PubMed    


  147. VALLELY MP, Hameed I, Gaudino M
    Commentary: The evolution of coronary artery bypass surgery: Toward a better operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)30197.
    PubMed    


  148. CHOO SJ
    Reply: Time to show greater appreciation of large vessel occlusion stroke after cardiovascular surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)39881.
    PubMed    


  149. HOSOYAMA K, Ruel M
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction: Sound clinical judgment still prevails.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30042.
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    December 2019
  150. ROSENBLUM JM, Binongo J, Wei J, Liu Y, et al
    Priorities in coronary artery bypass grafting: Is midterm survival more dependent on completeness of revascularization or multiple arterial grafts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)39882.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  151. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Calpain inhibition: A novel strategy to treat chronic myocardial ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)37173.
    PubMed    


  152. OMER S, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Setting priorities in coronary artery bypass grafting: Do what you can when you can-as long as it's arterial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)37095.
    PubMed    


  153. LAZAR HL
    The surgeon's role in optimizing medical therapy and maintaining compliance with secondary prevention guidelines in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)33124.
    PubMed    


  154. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, et al
    Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction may not influence mortality and readmissions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)36106.
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    November 2019
  155. 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.
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  156. SUN WT, Hou HT, Chen HX, Xue HM, et al
    Calcium-activated potassium channel family in coronary artery bypass grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)33456.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  157. FRANKEL WC, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Silent brain lesions add noise to the on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting debate.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33466.
    PubMed    


  158. ZHANG W, Hu R, Zhu Y, Zhang W, et al
    Surgical outcomes for anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: Influence of late presentation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)32359.
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  159. ALI I, Fedak PWM
    Commentary: The promise of precision cardiovascular surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)33092.
    PubMed    


  160. RAJAGOPAL K, Griffith BE, DeAnda A Jr
    Reply: The stresses of cardiovascular mechanics.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)32373.
    PubMed    


  161. STAFFA SJ, Zurakowski D
    Competing risks analysis of time-to-event data for cardiovascular surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  162. VEKSTEIN AM, Lin SS
    Commentary: Silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting-Reexamining the sound of silence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32747.
    PubMed    


  163. KEHLER DS, Arora RC
    Commentary: Does a "less is more" approach reduce delirium in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)32744.
    PubMed    


  164. PERRAULT LP, Carrier M, Voisine P, Olsen PS, et al
    Sequential multidetector computed tomography assessments after venous graft treatment solution in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32503.
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  165. CHARLES EJ, Tian Y, Zhang A, Wu D, et al
    Pulsed ultrasound attenuates the hyperglycemic exacerbation of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)32401.
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  166. VRANCIC JM, Navia DO, Espinoza JC, Piccinini F, et al
    Is sex a risk factor for death in patients with bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1345-1353.
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    October 2019
  167. SELLKE FW
    Commentary: Hyperglycemia during myocardial infarction: Can sound waves improve outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32398.
    PubMed    


  168. DREIFALDT M, Mannion JD, Geijer H, Liden M, et al
    The no-touch saphenous vein is an excellent alternative conduit to the radial artery 8 years after coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)32357.
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  169. LUO XJ, Wang YT, Wang W, Xu DH, et al
    Application of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32277.
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  170. KALRA K, Padala M
    Commentary: Pouring life into dead tissues: A brief history of the porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS) in cardiovascular surgery-success, failures, hype, and hope.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32290.
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  171. TACHIBANA H, Hiraoka A, Saito K, Naito Y, et al
    Incidence and impact of silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32219.
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  172. CLEMENT KC, Canner JK, Lawton JS, Whitman GJR, et al
    Predictors of new persistent opioid use after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32169.
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  173. STEPHENS EH, Dearani JA
    Commentary: Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery-Time is of the essence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32159.
    PubMed    


  174. BACHA EA, LaPar DJ
    Commentary: A high index of suspicion for coronary problems after congenital heart surgery is critical.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32153.
    PubMed    


  175. GOLDSMITH MP, Allan CK, Callahan R, Kaza AK, et al
    Acute coronary artery obstruction following surgical repair of congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)32079.
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  176. ABREU JA, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Another important tool in the toolbox: The descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)32110.
    PubMed    


    September 2019
  177. NISHIOKA N, Ichihara N, Bando K, Motomura N, et al
    Body mass index as a tool for optimizing surgical care in coronary artery bypass grafting through understanding risks of specific complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31513.
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  178. RAM E, Sternik L, Klempfner R, Iakobishvili Z, et al
    Outcomes of different revascularization strategies among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes without ST elevation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)32010.
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  179. ABOUL-HASSAN SS, Marczak J, Stankowski T, Peksa M, et al
    Association between preoperative aspirin and acute kidney injury following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31931.
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  180. HASHIMOTO M, Wehman B, Balkhy HH
    Robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass: Tips and tricks for using an anastomotic device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31925.
    PubMed    


  181. TIMEK TA, Beute T, Robinson JA, Zalizadeh D, et al
    Del Nido cardioplegia in isolated adult coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32011.
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  182. DENISET J, Fedak PWM
    Commentary: Cause or consequence? The influence of mitral regurgitation on post-myocardial infarction structural remodeling is better defined using a new rodent model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31934.
    PubMed    


  183. SHAPIRA OM, Mahajna A, Aviel G
    Commentary: Automatic distal anastomotic connector-Carrying away a small stone towards moving the entire robotic coronary artery bypass grafting mountain.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)32031.
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  184. 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.
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  185. CARREL T, Reineke D, Taggart DP
    Commentary: Treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes: Advocating for the best strategy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)31739.
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  186. 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    


  187. OKAMURA H
    REPLY: Optimal management of left ventricular free wall rupture considering the probability of rerupture.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e99-e100.
    PubMed    


  188. EDELMAN JJ, Kitahara H, Thourani VH
    REPLY: Patch and unload.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e98-e99.
    PubMed    



  189. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:832-834.
    PubMed    


  190. GOTTLIEB SEN D, Kimball TR
    Commentary: The devil you know and the devil you don't.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:835-836.
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    August 2019
  191. GUIHAIRE J, Bosse C, Nottin R
    Reply: Limb ischemia after internal thoracic artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting is prevented by bypass from the ascending aorta to bilateral femoral arteries in patients with Leriche syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31418.
    PubMed    


  192. GUARIENTO A, Blitzer D, Doulamis I, Shin B, et al
    Preischemic autologous mitochondrial transplantation by intracoronary injection for myocardial protection.
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  193. ONOHARA D, Corporan D, Hernandez-Merlo R, Guyton RA, et al
    Mitral regurgitation worsens cardiac remodeling in ischemic cardiomyopathy in an experimental model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31635.
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  194. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB, Charles EJ, Thibault D, et al
    Distressed communities are associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31584.
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  195. TAGGART DP, Thuijs DJFM, Di Giammarco G, Puskas JD, et al
    Intraoperative transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound assessment in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31581.
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  196. BAKAEEN FG, Svensson LG
    Reply: Coronary artery bypass grafting may have many fathers, but one stands out.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 7. pii: S0022-5223(19)31416.
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  197. LOPEZ-DE LA CRUZ Y, Quintero Fleites YF
    Do not forget other fathers of coronary artery bypass grafting!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)31414.
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    July 2019
  198. TAKEUCHI K
    Commentary: Ruptured double-chambered left ventricle in association with coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31491.
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  199. PARK WK, Kim DH, Kwak YT, Cho SH, et al
    Double-chambered left ventricle discovered in patient with ruptured left ventricular aneurysm after myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31413.
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  200. PAGIDIPATI NJ, Lopes RD
    New antihyperglycemic medications with cardiovascular protection for patients with diabetes: What do surgeons need to know?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31167.
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  201. 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.
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  202. RYAN CT, Ghanta RK
    Commentary: "Shear" patience for post-myocardial infarction regenerative therapy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31324.
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  203. FERKET BS, Thourani VH, Voisine P, Hohmann SF, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31332.
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  204. WINLAW DS
    Commentary: Radical ostioplasty: The way to restore flow after arterial switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e21-e22.
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  205. NAGATO H, Imai K, Ikai A, Sakamoto K, et al
    A novel surgical technique for the repair of coronary obstruction after arterial switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e17-e19.
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  206. FORMICA F, D'Alessandro S, Singh G, Ciobanu AM, et al
    The impact of the radial artery or the saphenous vein in addition to the bilateral internal mammary arteries on late survival: A propensity score analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:141-151.
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    June 2019
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