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    June 2021
  1. KIRKLIN JK
    Commentary: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to heart transplantation: Will we revisit Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and the observer effect?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 8. pii: S0022-5223(21)00898.
    PubMed    


  2. THOMPSON MP, Likosky DS
    Commentary: Can and should the National Inpatient Sample be used to evaluate trends in ventricular assist device use and outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2093-2094.
    PubMed    


  3. SHARMA VJ, Iyengar AJ, Zannino D, Gentles T, et al
    Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis after the Fontan procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2158-2165.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  4. IVEY-MIRANDA JB, Maulion C, Farrero-Torres M, Griffin M, et al
    Risk stratification of patients listed for heart transplantation while supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00877.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  5. DESHPANDE S, Sparks JD, Alsoufi B
    Pediatric heart transplantation: Year in review 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 3. pii: S0022-5223(21)00758.
    PubMed    


  6. KNOPER RC, John R
    Commentary: The only constant is change: Understanding the changes in the new heart allocation system.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1851-1852.
    PubMed    


  7. RAO V
    Commentary: The ethics of donor allocation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1849-1851.
    PubMed    


  8. LE AT, Mokadam NA
    Commentary: Flying too close to the sun.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1848-1849.
    PubMed    


  9. ALAM A, Meyer DM, Hall SA
    Commentary: History is prologue: If we fail to learn from our past, we are doomed to repeat it.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1847-1848.
    PubMed    


    April 2021
  10. DARK JH, Mehew J, Venkateswaran R
    Prolongation of time from brain death to retrieval is beneficial to the donor heart.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e311-e312.
    PubMed    


  11. JAWITZ OK, Raman V
    Reply from authors: Heart donor brain death duration-external validation from across the pond.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e313.
    PubMed    


  12. LE AT, Mokadam NA
    Reply: Riding out the storm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e312-e313.
    PubMed    


  13. RASKIN A, Zafar F, Morales DLS
    Commentary: Is there life after cardiac death? Considering the challenges of heart donation after circulatory death.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1344-1345.
    PubMed    


  14. KON ZN, Smith DE, Carillo JA, Moazami N, et al
    Commentary: The future is now-heart donation after circulatory death.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1342-1343.
    PubMed    


    March 2021
  15. GANAPATHI AM, Lampert BC, Mokadam NA, Emani S, et al
    Allocation changes in heart transplantation: What has really changed?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00510.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. CLEVELAND JC JR
    Commentary: Selecting the right cardiac donor.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1061-1062.
    PubMed    


  17. KAWABORI M, Critsinelis AC, Hironaka CE, Chen FY, et al
    Right ventricular undersizing is associated with increased 1-year mortality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1048-1059.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  18. WOODS RK
    Commentary: The Fontan cardiac transplant-Time to embrace change.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00367.
    PubMed    


  19. AMDANI S, Simpson KE, Thrush P, Shih R, et al
    Hepatorenal dysfunction assessment with the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Excluding INR score predicts worse survival after heart transplant in pediatric Fontan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00262.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  20. OVERBEY DM, Lodge AJ
    Commentary: Neonatal heart transplant: A good option in a bad situation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(21)00260.
    PubMed    


  21. MELEHY A, Sanchez JE, Nemeth SK, Kurlansky PA, et al
    National outcomes of bridge to multiorgan cardiac transplantation using mechanical circulatory support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00213.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. BICHELL DP
    Commentary: The importance and treachery of patient selection for neonatal heart transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00240.
    PubMed    


  23. IUS F, Moscalenco D, Boethig D, Tudorache I, et al
    Cardiac valve operations after solid organ transplantation: A single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:595-606.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  24. ECKHAUSER A
    Commentary: Neonatal heart transplant: Conservation status-critically endangered.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00197.
    PubMed    


  25. LIN Y, Davis TJ, Zorrilla-Vaca A, Wojcik BM, et al
    Neonatal heart transplant outcomes: A single institutional experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00130.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. GUARIENTO A, Blitzer D, Vida V
    Commentary: Donor selection in heart transplantation: It's a match!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00107.
    PubMed    


    December 2020
  27. MONDAL NK, Ghanta RK
    Commentary: Getting better with every beat. Extending the clock with ex vivo perfusion for heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)33422.
    PubMed    


  28. WITER L, Kilic A
    Commentary: Proceed with caution: Right ventricular undersizing in heart transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)33358.
    PubMed    


    November 2020
  29. RIGGS KW, Morales DLS, Zafar F
    Commentary: Is two ever better than one in pediatric ventricular assist device support? The controversy continues.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1309-1310.
    PubMed    


  30. DYKES JC, Maeda K
    Commentary: To BiVAD or not to BiVAD...that is the question?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1310-1311.
    PubMed    


    October 2020
  31. AHMED H, Anderson JB, Bates KE, Fleishman CE, et al
    Development of a validated risk score for interstage death or transplant after stage I palliation for single-ventricle heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1021-1030.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2020
  32. IBRAHIM M, Kilic A
    Commentary: Heart transplantation using hepatitis C-positive donors: What are we waiting for?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)32652.
    PubMed    


  33. SILVESTRY SC
    Commentary: Moving forward, looking back: Lessons from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for preparedness in advanced heart failure programs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)32581.
    PubMed    


  34. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB
    Commentary: Building bridges to the future of heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)32559.
    PubMed    


  35. SOLTESZ EG
    Commentary: From the trenches: Lessons on caring for patients with heart failure during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)32567.
    PubMed    


  36. BANSAL A, Goldstein D, Schettle S, Pepitone S, et al
    Institutional preparedness strategies for heart failure, durable left ventricular assist device, and heart transplant patients during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 2. pii: S0022-5223(20)32490.
    PubMed    


    August 2020
  37. CARTER KT, O'Brien R, Larson SB, Creswell LL, et al
    Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a viable option as a bridge to heart transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)32393.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2020
  38. KIRKLIN JK
    Commentary: Heart transplant second chances: Retransplantation should be supported by allocation algorithms.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)32167.
    PubMed    


  39. KIRKLIN JK
    Commentary: Absence of ventricular assist device-related risk for rejection after heart transplantation: Good news given the "new normal".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)32053.
    PubMed    


  40. NARAHARI AK, Mehaffey JH, Chandrabhatla AS, Baderdinni PK, et al
    A 30-year analysis of National Institutes of Health-funded cardiac transplantation research: Surgeons lead the way.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)31982.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. FISCHKOFF K, Nakagawa S, Blitzer D, Naka Y, et al
    An ethical justification for the withdrawal of ventricular assist devices.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e5.
    PubMed    


    May 2020
  42. BARTFAY SE, Dellgren G, Hallhagen S, Wahlander H, et al
    Durable circulatory support with a paracorporeal device as an option for pediatric and adult heart failure patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)31166.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. PURIFOY E, Adachi I
    Commentary: It isn't easy being single.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1999-2000.
    PubMed    


  44. HERNANDEZ NB, Davies RR
    Commentary: How long until a new heart is a "normal" heart in transplanted single-ventricle patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1997-1998.
    PubMed    


  45. THANGAPPAN K, Morales DLS
    Commentary: The environment matters: The effects of passive circulation are not quickly reversed by a change of heart.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2001-2002.
    PubMed    


  46. HAN JJ, Atluri P
    Commentary: Donation after circulatory death-a remarkable opportunity yet to cross the pond.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e311-e312.
    PubMed    


    April 2020
  47. BARAC YD
    Commentary: To use or not to use? This is the question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1343-1344.
    PubMed    


  48. LEE PHU, Mokadam NA
    Commentary: My precious.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1354-1355.
    PubMed    


  49. KIRKLIN JK
    Commentary: Ventricular assist devices in patients with major kidney compromise-A paradigm shift?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1320-1321.
    PubMed    


  50. ROMEO JLR, Papageorgiou G, Takkenberg JJM, Roos-Hesselink JW, et al
    Influence of pregnancy on long-term durability of allografts in right ventricular outflow tract.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1508-1516.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. ORAS J, Doueh R, Norberg E, Redfors B, et al
    Left ventricular dysfunction in potential heart donors and its influence on recipient outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1333-1341.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2020
  52. RAJAB TK, Jaggers J, Campbell DN
    Heart transplantation following donation after cardiac death: History, current techniques, and future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30529.
    PubMed    


  53. HAN JJ, Iyengar A, Atluri P
    Commentary: The ABC's of donation after circulatory death heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30613.
    PubMed    


  54. STADLAN N
    Patients who are dead by neurologic criteria (brain dead) are not homogeneous.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e213.
    PubMed    


  55. ALAEDDINE M, Ploutz M, Arabia FA, Velez DA, et al
    Implantation of total artificial heart in a 10-year-old after support with a temporary perventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e227-e229.
    PubMed    


    February 2020
  56. CLARK DE, Byrne RD, Mazurek JA, Opotowsky AR, et al
    Sizing heart transplant donors in adults with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)30508.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. HAFT JW
    Commentary: Can we finally move the needle in organ donation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:514.
    PubMed    


  58. IYENGAR A, Atluri P
    Commentary: Keeping your cool: Donor heart preservation using the SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e125-e126.
    PubMed    


  59. MOAYEDI Y, Gulamhusein AF, Khush KK
    Treading lightly as we step into a new era: Use of hepatitis C virus-infected organs for transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:505-510.
    PubMed    


  60. NAITO N, Funamoto M, Pierson RN, D'Alessandro DA, et al
    First clinical use of a novel hypothermic storage system for a long-distance donor heart procurement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e121-e123.
    PubMed    


    January 2020
  61. KIRKLIN JK, Pagani FD, Goldstein DJ, John R, et al
    American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines on selected topics in mechanical circulatory support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)40862.
    PubMed    


    December 2019
  62. DESHPANDE SR, Yerebakan C
    Commentary: Crawling toward heart transplantation and beyond.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)36126.
    PubMed    


  63. ST LOUIS JD, Plunkett M
    Commentary: Is donor acceptance a bigger problem than donor availability? Time for a realistic look.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1663-1664.
    PubMed    


    November 2019
  64. JOHN MM, Wilder TJ, Blackstone EH
    Commentary: Providing a "leg up" for those who "limp" to heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33482.
    PubMed    


  65. BRADLEY SM
    Commentary: Pediatric heart transplantation-Seeing the forest for the trees.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)32495.
    PubMed    


  66. THANGAPPAN K, Morales DLS
    Commentary: Are we there yet? Long-term ventricular assist device therapy in pediatric heart centers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1442-1443.
    PubMed    


  67. ADACHI I
    Pediatric ventricular assist device support as a permanent therapy: Clinical reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1438-1441.
    PubMed    


    October 2019
  68. JAWITZ OK, Milano C
    Is it time for the United States to engage in heart transplantation using donation after circulatory death?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31945.
    PubMed    


  69. RIGGS KW, Zafar F, Lorts A, Chin C, et al
    The reality of limping to pediatric heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32375.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. DALY RC
    Commentary: Will cardiac reanimation increase donors for heart transplantation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32186.
    PubMed    


  71. STEPHENS EH, Tannous P, Monge MC, Eltayeb O, et al
    Normalization of hemodynamics is delayed in patients with a single ventricle after pediatric heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. BOJKO M, Eisen H, Vallabhajosyula P
    Reply: Pseudoaneurysm after heart transplantation-Did bicuspid aortopathy contribute?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)31585.
    PubMed    


  73. SUN J, Brizard C, Winlaw D, Alphonso N, et al
    Biventricular repair versus Fontan completion for patients with d- or l-transposition of the great arteries with ventricular septal defect and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1158-1167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2019
  74. JAWITZ OK, Raman V, DeVore AD, Mentz RJ, et al
    Increasing the United States heart transplant donor pool with donation after circulatory death.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)32089.
    PubMed    


  75. STACKHOUSE KA, McCrindle BW, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, et al
    Surgical palliation or primary transplantation for aortic valve atresia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31909.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. BOOTH K, Dark JH
    Reply: Commentary on do not forget late aneurysm after heart transplantation: More evidence for computed tomography screening.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)31586.
    PubMed    


  77. FUKUNAGA N, Rao V
    Do not forget late aortic pseudoaneurysm after heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31593.
    PubMed    


  78. BOURGUIGNON T, Benoist L, Chadet S, Miquelestorena-Standley E, et al
    Stimulation of murine P2Y11-like purinoreceptor protects against hypoxia/reoxygenation injury and decreases heart graft rejection lesions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:780-790.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2019
  79. ANDERSEN ND, Kirmani S, Turek JW
    Commentary: Shunted single-ventricle neonatal ventricular-assist device support: Are we nearing a consensus strategy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e71-e72.
    PubMed    


  80. VANDENDRIESSCHE K, Nevens F, Van Cleemput J, Van Raemdonck D, et al
    Commentary: Hepatitis: A way to make organ donation go viral?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:554-555.
    PubMed    


  81. EMANI SM
    Lessons learned from Melody valve retrieved at transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e74-e75.
    PubMed    


  82. FORMICA F
    Commentary: Patients older than age 65 years: Young or old for a ventricular assist device program? Is it time to restrict the indication for them?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:476-477.
    PubMed    


  83. VILLA CR, Lorts A, Riggs KW, Alten J, et al
    How small can you go? A 2.5-kg infant with pulmonary atresia and coronary atresia bridged to cardiac transplantation with a paracorporeal-continuous flow ventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e67-e69.
    PubMed    


  84. PHILIP J, Reyes K, Ebraheem M, Gupta D, et al
    Hybrid procedure with pulsatile ventricular assist device for hypoplastic left heart syndrome awaiting transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e59-e61.
    PubMed    


    July 2019
  85. MAEDA K, Dykes JC
    Commentary: Improving donor size matching in pediatric heart transplantation-Moving beyond body weight.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31488.
    PubMed    


  86. RIGGS KW, Giannini CM, Szugye N, Woods J, et al
    Time for evidence-based, standardized donor size matching for pediatric heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31329.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  87. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:180-181.
    PubMed    


  88. PAGANI FD
    Commentary: Mechanical circulatory support for cardiac retransplantation-The debate continues.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:182-183.
    PubMed    


  89. SANCHEZ JE, Takayama H, Ando M, Han J, et al
    Outcomes of bridge to cardiac retransplantation in the contemporary mechanical circulatory support era.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:171-181.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2019
  90. LO RITO M
    Commentary: "Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?"-What we should be using to look at vasoplegia?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2441-2442.
    PubMed    


  91. BHAMA JK
    Commentary: Timing is everything!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2325-2326.
    PubMed    


  92. BACKER CL
    Commentary: Vasoplegia-Be prepared!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2443.
    PubMed    



  93. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2323-2324.
    PubMed    


  94. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Knowing what we don't know.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e391-e392.
    PubMed    


    May 2019
  95. KILIC A
    Commentary: Duration of brain death and heart transplant outcomes: The devil is in the detail.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)31123.
    PubMed    


  96. DAVIES RR
    Commentary: The end of the beginning: The evolving role of mechanical circulatory support in children with heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31022.
    PubMed    



  97. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1873-1875.
    PubMed    


  98. LANDOLFO K, Patel P
    Commentary: Blood from a stone: Should we use low-ejection fraction donors for transplantation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1878-1879.
    PubMed    


  99. MCKELLAR SH
    Commentary: When will we learn from using donor hearts with decreased ventricular function?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1876-1877.
    PubMed    


  100. PAGANI FD
    Commentary: Perfection is the enemy of good: Pushing the boundaries of donor heart criteria.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1880.
    PubMed    


  101. SIBONA A, Khush KK, Oyoyo UE, Martens TP, et al
    Long-term transplant outcomes of donor hearts with left ventricular dysfunction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1865-1875.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2019
  102. JAWITZ OK, Raman V, Barac YD, Anand J, et al
    Influence of donor brain death duration on outcomes following heart transplantation: A United Network for Organ Sharing Registry analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)30959.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  103. CARRIER M, Lamarche Y
    Commentary: From primary graft dysfunction to delayed graft function after heart transplantation with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A life-saving approach!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30766.
    PubMed    


  104. ENTWISTLE JWC 3RD
    Commentary: The evolving management of primary graft dysfunction in heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30765.
    PubMed    


    March 2019
  105. BOOTH K, Dark JH
    Commentary: Pseudoaneurysm aortopathy after heart transplantation-A link too far?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30715.
    PubMed    


  106. BOJKO M, Eisen H, Mather P, Vallabhajosyula P, et al
    Delayed aneurysmal complication of bicuspid aortic valve disease after heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30591.
    PubMed    


  107. LUO S, Honjo O
    A bridge to heart transplant: Systemic atrioventricular valve replacement with a Melody valve in an infant with a single-ventricle physiology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 7. pii: S0022-5223(19)30327.
    PubMed    


  108. BROWN CR, Khurshan F, Chen Z, Groeneveld PW, et al
    Optimal timing for heart transplantation in patients bridged with left ventricular assist devices: Is timing of the essence?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)30539.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2019
  109. DEROO SC, Takayama H, Nemeth S, Garan AR, et al
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after heart transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30512.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  110. RADZI Y, Shezad MF, Danziger-Isakov L, Morales DLS, et al
    Using hepatitis C and B virus-infected donor organs for pediatric heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)30457.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  111. SACKS LD, Hollander SA, Zhang Y, Ryan KR, et al
    Vasoplegia after pediatric cardiac transplantation in patients supported with a continuous flow ventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)30315.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  112. DUONG SQ, Godown J, Soslow JH, Thurm C, et al
    Increased mortality, morbidities, and costs after heart transplantation in heterotaxy syndrome and other complex situs arrangements.
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    Transplanting heterotaxy...out with the vague, and in the with new.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:741-742.
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  114. KIRKLIN JK
    The "increased-risk donor": A plea for redefinition.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:611-612.
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  115. PAGANI FD
    Centers for Disease Control "increased-risk" organ donor: Not so risky?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:613-614.
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  116. CLEVELAND JC JR
    Timeout: A look to the left.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:632.
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    Impact of "increased-risk" donor hearts on transplant outcomes: A propensity-matched analysis.
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    Modified autotransplant with three-dimensional printing for treatment of primary cardiac sarcoma.
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    Transplanting a heart with a persistent left superior vena cava.
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    January 2019
  121. CARRIER M, Lamarche Y
    Commentary: Timing for heart transplant after left ventricular assist device implantation-There is no secret recipe!
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  122. HELMERS M, Atluri P
    Early left ventricular assist device-related strokes: Turn up the flow, turn down the embolism?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:268-269.
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    December 2018
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    Endovascular aortic stent graft placement to exclude the left ventricular assist device outflow graft on the descending aorta during heart transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S0022-5223(18)33242.
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  124. IYENGAR A, Atluri P
    Doing the "right" thing: Cardiac transplantation in patients with dextrocardia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 4. pii: S0022-5223(18)33204.
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    November 2018
  125. EVERS PD, Morales D
    Buy or sell: Pediatric cardiac transplantation is still a societal bull market...for now.
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    June 2018
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  129. SAKO EY
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    April 2018
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    March 2018
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    Ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to cardiac transplant: A step in the right direction?
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    February 2018
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    Donor tissue-specific exosome profiling enables noninvasive monitoring of acute rejection in mouse allogeneic heart transplantation.
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    January 2018
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    December 2017
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    Outcome of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemaker.
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    Renal function and outcome after heart transplantation.
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  139. PARHAR KK, Fedak PWM
    Bridging to heart transplant with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Good or VAD?
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  140. VASANTHAN V, Fedak PWM
    Seeing a tree through the forest: Precision medicine tools can enhance donor allocation in heart transplantation.
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    November 2017
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    Concomitant aortic valve replacement with orthotopic heart transplantation.
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    August 2017
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    Old Europe carefully looks at a new heart: Cardiac arrest-resuscitated donors should not be turned down for heart transplant at first glance.
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    June 2017
  143. DAVIES RR
    Heading toward the future of pediatric heart failure with continuous-flow ventricular assist devices.
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    March 2017
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    High-risk cardiac surgery as an alternative to transplant or mechanical support in patients with end-stage heart failure.
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    November 2016
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    Impact of cardiac arrest resuscitated donors on heart transplant recipients' outcome.
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  146. BARTFAY SE, Dellgren G, Liden H, Holmberg M, et al
    Are biventricular assist devices underused as a bridge to heart transplantation in patients with a high risk of postimplant right ventricular failure?
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    July 2016
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    Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection.
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  148. Discussion.
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