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    June 2021
  1. ROSENBAUM AN, Ternus BW, Pahwa S, Stulak JM, et al
    Risk of Liver Dysfunction After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1961-1967.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  2. POPE NH, Hawkins RB, Yarboro LT
    Conversion of the HVAD Left Ventricular Assist Device to the Centrimag Using a Customized Apical Plug.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e377-e379.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. ZIEGLER LA, Pousatis S, Kaczorowski DJ, Madathil RJ, et al
    Emergency Splicing of Transected Ventricular Assist Device Driveline.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e329-e331.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  4. STEPHENS EH, Qureshi MY, Anderson JH, Ashikhmina E, et al
    Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Shunt for Right Ventricular Unloading.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1435-1441.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2021
  5. SYMALLA T, Peev MP, Song T, Naftel D, et al
    STS INTERMACS Database: The Key to Conduct Single-arm Trials in Advanced Heart Failure Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 27. pii: S0003-4975(21)00757.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  6. KRONFLI AP, Bixby CE, Brehm C, Soleimani B, et al
    Late Cardiac Tamponade 4 Years After Total Artificial Heart Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e267-e269.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  7. GEOFFRION TR, Lawrence KM, O'Connor MJ, Chen JM, et al
    Off-Pump Explant of a Left Ventricular Assist Device Using a Recovery Plug in a Pediatric Patient.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e291-e293.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  8. MOLINA EJ, Shah P, Kiernan MS, Cornwell WK 3rd, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs 2020 Annual Report.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:778-792.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. SAHA A, Jennings DL, Ning Y, Kurlansky P, et al
    Methylene Blue Does Not Improve Vasoplegia After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:800-808.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. SEESE L, Movahedi F, Antaki J, Kilic A, et al
    Delineating Pathways to Death by Multisystem Organ Failure in Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:881-888.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  11. SMAIL H, Hassan HA, Bowles C, Stock U, et al
    Impaired Baseline Renal Function May Not Influence Outcomes and Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:511-518.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. WILSON HK, Haithcock BE, Caranasos TG
    Novel Modification of HeartMate 3 Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e133-e134.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  13. DAVIES RR, Lantz J, Mullowney S, Butts R, et al
    Heart Failure after Cavopulmonary Connection: Conversion to Biventricular Circulatory Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 19. pii: S0003-4975(21)00085.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2020
  14. VACA-CARTAGENA BF, Lee CY, Tran HA, Fernandes T, et al
    Successful concomitant pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and heart transplant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec 17. pii: S0003-4975(20)32122.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  15. OHIRA S, Spielvogel D, Lansman SL, Kai M, et al
    Less Invasive Reoperative Ventricular Assist Device Insertion for Patients With Patent Bypass Grafts.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e545-e547.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. SEESE L, Hickey G, Keebler M, Thoma F, et al
    Limited Efficacy of Thrombolytics for Pump Thrombosis in Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:2047-2054.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  17. MAEDA K, Nasirov T, Yarlagadda V, Hollander SA, et al
    Single Ventricular Assist Device Support for the Failing Bidirectional Glenn Patient.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1659-1666.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2020
  18. ZHANG X, He X, Jing H, Luo K, et al
    Neonatal rabbit model for pressure-overloaded heart failure and preliminary exploration of mechanism.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 19. pii: S0003-4975(20)31710.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. DZIODZIO T, Fehrenbach U, Jara M, Ollinger R, et al
    Subxyphoidal Hernia After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e347.
    PubMed    


  20. ZHU A, Milano CA, Turek JW, Krasuski RA, et al
    Mustard Baffle Revision With Systemic Ventricular Assist Device Placement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e279-e280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. ROTERING H, Al Shakaki M, Welp H, Dell'Aquila AM, et al
    Preliminary Results of a New Treatment Strategy for Relapsed Left Ventricular Assist Device-Specific Infections.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1302-1307.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. LUI C, Fraser CD 3rd, Zhou X, Suarez-Pierre A, et al
    Increased Use of Multiorgan Transplantation in Heart Transplantation: Only Time Will Tell.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1308-1315.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2020
  23. DOBERNE JW, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Bryner BS, et al
    Heart Transplantation Survival Outcomes of HIV Positive and Negative Recipients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 15. pii: S0003-4975(20)31484.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  24. IMAMURA T, Narang N, Nitta D, Fujino T, et al
    HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Cannula Position and Hemocompatibility-Related Adverse Events.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:911-917.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  25. KAGAWA H, Aranda-Michel E, Kormos RL, Keebler M, et al
    Aortic Insufficiency After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Predictors and Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:836-843.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2020
  26. NISHIDA H, Koda Y, Kalantari S, Nguyen A, et al
    Outcomes of ambulatory axillary intra-aortic balloon pump as a bridge to heart transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug 31. pii: S0003-4975(20)31428.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2020
  27. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Giuliano K, et al
    Long-term Survival Following Heart Transplantation: A Population-based Nested Case-Control Study.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 30. pii: S0003-4975(20)31220.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. PERSSON M, Glaser N, Franco-Cereceda A, Nilsson J, et al
    Porcine versus Bovine Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves: Long-term Clinical Results.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 18. pii: S0003-4975(20)31180.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. GRIFFIN BR, Bronsert M, Reece TB, Pal JD, et al
    Thrombocytopenia After Cardiopulmonary Bypass Is Associated With Increased Morbidity and Mortality.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:50-57.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2020
  30. GAUDINO M, Ruel M, Obadia JF, De Bonis M, et al
    Methodologic considerations on four cardiovascular interventions trials with contradictory results.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun 12. pii: S0003-4975(20)30911.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2020
  31. HUCKABY LV, Seese LM, Aranda-Michel E, Mathier MA, et al
    Sex-Based Heart Transplant Outcomes after Bridging with Centrifugal Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May 3. pii: S0003-4975(20)30691.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  32. FENG Y, An H, Sun L
    Can Preoperative Vitamin K Reduce Blood Transfusions After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1623.
    PubMed    


  33. CHUNG JS, Emerson D, Ramzy D, Akhmerov A, et al
    A New Paradigm in Mechanical Circulatory Support: 100-Patient Experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1370-1377.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. ZHOU P, Xiao Z, Zhu P, Nie Z, et al
    Diabetes Mellitus Is Not a Risk Factor for Patients Supported With Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1614-1622.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. HUANG ZHANG P, Tkatch C, Vainchtein D, Kresh JY, et al
    Aortic Hemodynamics of Spiral-Flow-Generated Mechanical Assistance.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1449-1457.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. GREENLEAF CE, Binsalamah ZM, Adachi I
    Replacement of Left Ventricular Assist Device Inflow Cannula Using a Right Angle Atrial Cannula.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:e389.
    PubMed    


    March 2020
  37. LETSOU GV, Musfee FI, Cheema FH, Lee AD, et al
    Heterotopic Cardiac Transplantation: Long-term Results and Fate of the Native Heart.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 16. pii: S0003-4975(20)30373.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  38. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Fraser CD 3rd, et al
    Conditional Survival in Heart Transplantation: An OPTN Database Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 12. pii: S0003-4975(20)30364.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. PELED Y, Klempfner R, Kassif Y, Kogan A, et al
    Preoperative statin therapy and heart transplantation outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 7. pii: S0003-4975(20)30355.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  40. AHMED A, Adegbala O, Akintoye E, Inampudi C, et al
    Gender Differences in Outcomes After Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:780-786.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. BANSAL A, Chan J, Bansal A, Carter-Thompson WP, et al
    Preoperative Vitamin K Reduces Blood Transfusions at Time of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:787-793.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2020
  42. TANG PC, Sarsour N, Haft JW, Romano MA, et al
    Aortic Valve Repair versus Replacement Associated with Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb 24. pii: S0003-4975(20)30228.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. ZIJDERHAND CF, Veen KM, Caliskan K, Schoonen T, et al
    Biatrial vs. bicaval orthotopic heart transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb 5. pii: S0003-4975(20)30103.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. FUJINO T, Imamura T, Nitta D, Kim G, et al
    Effect of Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Surgery with Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb 5. pii: S0003-4975(20)30102.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  45. JULLIARD W, Teman N
    Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: How I Teach It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:325-328.
    PubMed    


    January 2020
  46. OKOH AK, Singh S, Hirji S
    Bridging the disparities gap to heart transplantation with left ventricular assist devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan 29. pii: S0003-4975(20)30086.
    PubMed    


  47. JAWITZ OK, Fudim M, Raman V, Blumer VL, et al
    Renal Outcomes in Patients Bridged to Heart Transplant with a Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan 2. pii: S0003-4975(19)31981.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  48. TSUSHIMA Y, Imamura T, Landeras L, Kitahara H, et al
    Novel Formula to Calculate Three-Dimensional Angle Between Inflow Cannula and Device Body of HeartMate II LVAD.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:63-68.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2019
  49. ANDO M, Takayama H, Kurlansky PA, Han J, et al
    Effect of pulmonary hypertension on transplant outcomes in patients with ventricular assist devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov 23. pii: S0003-4975(19)31732.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. KAPOOR K, Shah P, Bogar LJ, Edwards LG, et al
    Long-term Safety of Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Assist Device Discontinuation for Myocardial Recovery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1398-1403.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2019
  51. KIM HH, Lee S, Joo HC, Kim JH, et al
    Impact of suture techniques for aortic valve replacement on prosthesis-patient mismatch.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 8. pii: S0003-4975(19)31561.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. HODGES K, Najm H, DiFiore J
    Repair of Pectus Excavatum at the Time of Reoperative Cardiac Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 4. pii: S0003-4975(19)31483.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  53. AGARWAL R, Kyvernitakis A, Soleimani B, Milano CA, et al
    Clinical Experience of HeartMate II to HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange: A Multicenter Experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1178-1182.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2019
  54. KHAMBADKONE S, Burch M, Fenton M, Derrick G, et al
    Melody valve in aortic position to facilitate mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to cardiac transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Sep 27. pii: S0003-4975(19)31434.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. SMITH DE, Moazami N
    Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation and Management: How I Teach It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:662-665.
    PubMed    


  56. FUKUNAGA N, Nedadur R, Badiwala MV, Billia F, et al
    Ventricular Standstill in a Patient With a Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:e153-e155.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2019
  57. ROSSI E, Fabozzo A, Pradegan N, Tessari C, et al
    A step-by-step problem-solving strategy in a patient with heart failure and cerebral aneurysm.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Aug 29. pii: S0003-4975(19)31255.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  58. GONG B, Tian C, Wang D
    Is SERCA2 Sufficient as a Molecular Indicator of Contractile Function in Ventricular Hypertrophy?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:646-647.
    PubMed    


  59. JORDE UP, Shah AM, Sims DB, Madan S, et al
    Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Survival Improves With Multidisciplinary Approach.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:508-516.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  60. CHENG YT, Garan AR, Sanchez J, Kurlansky P, et al
    Midterm Outcomes of Bridge-to-Recovery Patients After Short-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:524-530.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  61. ANGLEITNER P, Simon P, Kaider A, Wiedemann D, et al
    Impact of Bleeding Revision on Outcomes After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:517-523.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2019
  62. JALAVA MP, Laakso T, Virtanen M, Niemela M, et al
    Transcatheter and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Recent Acute Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul 6. pii: S0003-4975(19)30995.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Zhou X, Lui C, Grimm JC, et al
    Impact of Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange on Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jul 4. pii: S0003-4975(19)30929.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2019
  64. ANWER M, Bin Mahmood SU, Stawiarski K, Elder R, et al
    Mulibrey Nanism Syndrome: A case for heart transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jun 28. pii: S0003-4975(19)30906.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  65. KHORSANDI M, Schroder J, Daneshmand M, Bishawi M, et al
    Outcomes After Extracorporeal Right Ventricular Assist Device Combined With Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:1768-1774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2019
  66. PHILLIPS KG, Ranganath NK, Malas J, Lonze BE, et al
    Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Heart Transplantation: Donor Characteristics and Organ Discard.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0003-4975(19)30588.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. LANCASTER JJ, Sanchez P, Repetti G, Juneman E, et al
    Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocyte Patch in Rats with Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 7. pii: S0003-4975(19)30619.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. PASRIJA C, Mackowick KM, Raithel M, Tran D, et al
    Ambulation With Femoral Arterial Cannulation Can Be Safely Performed on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:1389-1394.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2019
  69. LUI C, Fraser CD 3rd, Zhou X, Suarez-Pierre A, et al
    Racial Disparities in Patients Bridged to Heart Transplantation with Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0003-4975(19)30585.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. MALINOWSKI M, Timek TA
    Ovine Devega Annuloplasty (Reply).
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr 2. pii: S0003-4975(19)30427.
    PubMed    


  71. MORALES DLS, Rossano JW, VanderPluym C, Lorts A, et al
    Third Annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) Report: Preimplant Characteristics and Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:993-1004.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. KAWABORI M, Conyer RT, Kurihara C, Sugiura T, et al
    Fatal Neurologic Dysfunction During Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:1132-1138.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  73. WOOD KL, Ayers BC, Sagebin F, Vidula H, et al
    Complete Sternal-Sparing HeartMate 3 Implantation: A Case Series of 10 Consecutive Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:1160-1165.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2019
  74. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Crawford TC, et al
    Early Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation in Recipients Bridged with a HeartMate 3 Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S0003-4975(19)30339.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. BACIEWICZ FA JR
    Ovine Devega Annuloplasty.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar 7. pii: S0003-4975(19)30267.
    PubMed    


  76. YAMAMOTO M, Oshima Y, Matsuhisa H, Higuma T, et al
    Left Atrial Decompression by Minithoracotomy During Extracorporeal Life Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:e227-e228.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2019
  77. BRIASOULIS A, Inampudi C, Akintoye E, Adegbala O, et al
    Effect of Hospital Ownership on Outcomes After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in the United States.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:527-532.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. XIA Y, Forest S, Friedmann P, Chou LC, et al
    Factors Associated With Prolonged Survival in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:519-526.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. TOMITA E, Matsuo S, Tsukamoto Y, Fukuhara K, et al
    Diffuse Alveolar Septal Amyloidosis With Wild-Type Transthyretin With Spontaneous Lung Hematoma.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:e131-e133.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2019
  80. PETRUS AHJ, Klein P, Tops LF, Dekkers OM, et al
    10-year outcomes after left ventricular reconstruction: rethinking the impact of mitral regurgitation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Jan 30. pii: S0003-4975(19)30126.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. GARBADE J, Gustafsson F, Shaw S, Lavee J, et al
    Postmarket Experience With HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device: 30-Day Outcomes From the ELEVATE Registry.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;107:33-39.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2018
  82. WANG J, Zhang QJ, Pirolli TJ, Liu ZP, et al
    Cardio-omentopexy Reduces Cardiac Fibrosis and Heart Failure after Experimental Pressure Overload.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 12. pii: S0003-4975(18)31815.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  83. BISHAWI M, Zanotti G, Shaw L, MacKenzie M, et al
    Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation (TR) Immediately After Heart Transplant and Long Term Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 5. pii: S0003-4975(18)31784.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. FEROE AG, Fiedler AG, D'Alessandro DA
    Successful heart transplantation in a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 1. pii: S0003-4975(18)31777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2018
  85. WANEK MR, Hodges K, Persaud RA, Lam SW, et al
    Prothrombin Complex Concentrates for Warfarin Reversal Prior to Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Nov 23. pii: S0003-4975(18)31684.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2018
  86. DANIEL M, Chen C, Chung J, Goldberg L, et al
    Interaction of Donor and Recipient Age: Do Older Heart Transplant Recipients Require Younger Hearts?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Aug 30. pii: S0003-4975(18)31173.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2018
  87. LAGUNA G, Blanco M, Martinez G, Carrascal Y, et al
    Pericardial Pleomorphic Mesothelioma and Heart Failure: A Unique Case.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 29. pii: S0003-4975(18)30897.
    PubMed    


  88. MALINOWSKI M, Schubert H, Wodarek J, Ferguson H, et al
    Tricuspid Annular Geometry and Strain after Suture Annuloplasty in Acute Ovine Right Heart Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 26. pii: S0003-4975(18)30876.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. WANG S, Meng X, Luo Z, Pan X, et al
    Transapical Beating-Heart Mitral Valve Repair Using a Novel Neochord Implantation System.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jun 8. pii: S0003-4975(18)30827.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2018
  90. FALLON JM, DeSimone JP, Brennan JM, O'Brien S, et al
    The Incidence and Consequence of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Apr 6. pii: S0003-4975(18)30435.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2018
  91. MCCARTHY FH, Vemulapalli S, Li Z, Thourani V, et al
    The Association of Tricuspid Regurgitation With Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Outcomes: A Report From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar 2. pii: S0003-4975(17)31518.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  92. KAWABORI M, Kurihara C, Sugiura T, Cohn WE, et al
    Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Patients With a Small Left Ventricle.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:799-806.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  93. GOSEV I, Kiernan MS, Eckman P, Soleimani B, et al
    Long-Term Survival in Patients Receiving a Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:696-701.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2018
  94. KRISHNAN A, Suarez-Pierre A, Crawford TC, Zhou X, et al
    Sympathectomy for Stabilization of Heart Failure Due to Drug-Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:e51-e53.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. CONSOLO F, Pozzi L, Sferrazza G, Della Valle P, et al
    Which Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Device and Aspirin Allergy?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:e47-e49.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. CORK DP, Adamson R, Gollapudi R, Dembitsky W, et al
    Percutaneous Repair of Postoperative Mitral Regurgitation After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:e45-e46.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  97. WU DW, Xia Y, Uelinger J, Forest S, et al
    Impact of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate on Blood Use, Cost, and Outcomes in Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Feb 1. pii: S0003-4975(17)31462.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2018
  98. ALI J, Balasubramanian S, Berman M, Omar YA, et al
    Anticoagulant-Free Off-Pump Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:e37-e39.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  99. LEE CL, Colombo PC, Eisenberger A, Diuguid D, et al
    Abciximab/Heparin Therapy for Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in Patients With Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:122-128.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2017
  100. CHAN JL, Kobashigawa JA, Aintablian TL, Dimbil SJ, et al
    Characterizing Predictors and Severity of Vasoplegia Syndrome After Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec 27. pii: S0003-4975(17)31323.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  101. STEPHENS EH, Han J, Trawick EA, Di Martino ES, et al
    Left-Ventricular Assist Device Impact on Aortic Valve Mechanics, Proteomics and Ultrastructure.
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    HeartMate III Left Ventricular Assist Device Thrombosis Triggered by an Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Shock.
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    The Effect of Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Duration on Postoperative Outcomes.
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    Impact of Left-Ventricular Assist Device-Related Complications on Posttransplant Graft Survival.
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    November 2017
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    Impact of Postoperative Liver Dysfunction on Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
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    Improved Approach With Subcostal Exchange of the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device: Difference in On and Off Pump?
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    October 2017
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    Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Novel Approach to Treat Paravalvular Leak.
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    First Implantation of a Novel Left Ventricular Assist Device: The ReliantHeart aVAD.
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    Management of Patients After Percutaneous LVAD Deactivation.
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    Should a Down Syndrome Child With a Failing Heart Be Offered Heart Transplantation?
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    PubMed    


    September 2017
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    Restrictive Mitral Valve Annuloplasty: Prognostic Implications of Left Ventricular Forward Flow.
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    Cardiac Regeneration in the Human Left Ventricle After CorMatrix Implantation.
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    August 2017
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    Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support in Isolated Right Heart Failure: A Bridge to Transplantation.
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    Two Pumps for Single Ventricle: Mechanical Support for Establishment of Biventricular Circulation.
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    July 2017
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    Heart Failure Caused by Misdiagnosed Subaortic Stenosis in Adulthood: Lesson for Daily Practice.
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    Successful Delivery in a Patient With Left Ventricular Assist Device and Unplanned Pregnancy.
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    June 2017
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    Implantation of a Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device: How I Teach It.
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    PubMed    


    May 2017
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    De Novo Aortic Regurgitation After Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
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    April 2017
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    March 2017
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    February 2017
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    CHADS2 Score Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Elective Pulmonary Lobectomy.
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    Heart Failure for Superinfected Giant Pericardial Hydatid Cyst.
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    January 2017
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    November 2016
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    October 2016
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    September 2016
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    August 2016
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    July 2016
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    June 2016
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    May 2016
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    January 2016
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