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    July 2021
  1. OMMEN SR, Mital S, Burke MA, Day SM, et al
    2020 AHA/ACC guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e23-e106.
    PubMed    


  2. SHEN WC, Chen CA, Chang CI, Chen YS, et al
    Outflow tract geometries are associated with adverse outcome indicators in repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:196-205.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. 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    


    June 2021
  4. GOMEZ A, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Hope MD, et al
    Association of diameter and wall stresses of tricuspid aortic valve ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00909.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  5. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Increased left ventricular outflow tract angulation correlates with increased size of ascending aortic aneurysms and aortic wall shear stress: But which comes first?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 25. pii: S0022-5223(21)00988.
    PubMed    


  6. SALMASI MY, Pirola S, Mahuttanatan S, Fisichella SM, et al
    Geometry and flow in ascending aortic aneurysms are influenced by left ventricular outflow tract orientation: Detecting increased wall shear stress on the outer curve of proximal aortic aneurysms.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00913.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  7. COUTINHO GF
    Commentary: Mild tricuspid regurgitation in rheumatic mitral surgery: To do, or not do, that is the question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00897.
    PubMed    


  8. MISUMI Y, Kainuma S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, et al
    Left ventricle-mitral valve ring size mismatch following ring annuloplasty for nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 8. pii: S0022-5223(21)00901.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. OVERMAN DM
    Commentary: Repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect: The bar has been set.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2154-2155.
    PubMed    


  10. BURKHART HM, Anderson HN
    Commentary: Complete atrioventricular septal defect in young infants: The advantages of early repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2155-2156.
    PubMed    


  11. SPEIR AM
    Commentary: Recurrent aortic insufficiency after emergency surgery for acute type A aortic dissection with aortic root preservation: "A man's got to know his limitations".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2002-2003.
    PubMed    


  12. OMER S
    Commentary: Unraveling the secrets of the neglected tricuspid valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2041-2042.
    PubMed    


  13. RAMGREN JJ, Nozohoor S, Zindovic I, Gustafsson R, et al
    Long-term outcome after early repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect in young infants.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2145-2153.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  14. BOJKO MM, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Suhail M, et al
    Recurrent aortic insufficiency after emergency surgery for acute type A aortic dissection with aortic root preservation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1989-2000.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  15. DA COSTA FDA
    Commentary: We should not forget the aortic valve allograft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 14. pii: S0022-5223(21)00808.
    PubMed    


  16. EIKELBOOM R, Spooner AJ, Yamashita MH
    Commentary: Mid-term outcomes in a real-world transcatheter aortic valve replacement population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 14. pii: S0022-5223(21)00803.
    PubMed    


  17. LAURIN C, Dagenais F
    Commentary: Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement era: Where do we stand?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 14. pii: S0022-5223(21)00806.
    PubMed    


  18. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Long-term outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement: Difficult to match!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 14. pii: S0022-5223(21)00804.
    PubMed    


  19. LAU C
    Reply: In aortic root aneurysms with bicuspid aortic valves, can reimplantation obviate the need for cusp repair?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)00725.
    PubMed    


  20. OTTO CM, Nishimura RA, Bonow RO, Carabello BA, et al
    2020 ACC/AHA guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 7. pii: S0022-5223(21)00592.
    PubMed    


  21. MULLER MORAN HR, Spooner AJ, Yamashita MH
    Commentary: An all-access pass to transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 7. pii: S0022-5223(21)00776.
    PubMed    


  22. PERCY ED, Harloff M, Hirji S, Tartarini RJ, et al
    Outcomes of procedural complications in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00767.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. JUNQUERA L, Kalavrouziotis D, Dumont E, Rodes-Cabau J, et al
    Paradigm shifts in alternative access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: An update.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 3. pii: S0022-5223(21)00760.
    PubMed    


  24. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Early repair of complete atrioventricular septal defect is the forward move.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1602-1603.
    PubMed    


  25. BAIRD CW, Cooney B, Chavez M, Sleeper LA, et al
    Congenital aortic and truncal valve reconstruction using the Ozaki technique: Short-term clinical results.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1567-1577.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. ATLURI P
    Reply: Establishing clarity on valve labeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e372-e373.
    PubMed    


  27. KARAMLOU T, Pettersson G, Nigro JJ
    Commentary: A pediatric perspective on the Ozaki procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1582-1583.
    PubMed    


  28. IMBRIE-MOORE AM, Paulsen MJ, Zhu Y, Wang H, et al
    A novel cross-species model of Barlow's disease to biomechanically analyze repair techniques in an ex vivo left heart simulator.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1776-1783.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. KONSTANTINOV IE, Naimo PS, Buratto E
    Commentary: Ozaki valve reconstruction in children: Is it still a valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1579-1581.
    PubMed    


  30. BRIFFA N
    Commentary: A novel cross-species model of Barlow's disease to biomechanically analyze repair techniques in an ex vivo left heart simulator.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1784-1785.
    PubMed    


  31. DI MAURO M, Gallina S, Tancredi F, Calafiore AM, et al
    Commentary: Opportunity knocks for every heart surgeon, but you have to give a tricuspid a ring.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1800-1801.
    PubMed    


  32. ROBERTS HG JR
    Commentary: Ring versus string.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1801-1802.
    PubMed    


  33. RUBENS FD
    Commentary: Finding a niche in our TAVR-centric world.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1750-1751.
    PubMed    


  34. FUKUNAGA N, Seidman MA, David TE
    Valve-sparing root replacement in a patient with a filamin A variant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e353-e355.
    PubMed    


    April 2021
  35. CALLAHAN CP, Jegatheeswaran A, Barron DJ, Husain SA, et al
    Factors associated with mortality or transplantation versus Fontan completion after cavopulmonary shunt for patients with tricuspid atresia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00745.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. MICK SL, Gaudino M
    Commentary: Repair of the tricuspid aortic valve: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00756.
    PubMed    


  37. CELIK M, Durko AP, Bekkers JA, Oei FBS, et al
    Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement over three decades.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(21)00748.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  38. BONACCHI M, Dokollari A, Parise O, Sani G, et al
    Ministernotomy compared with right anterior minithoracotomy for aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00728.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. BADHWAR V, Smith CR, Woo J
    Expert contributions enhance knowledge of valvular heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00680.
    PubMed    


  40. IRACE FG, Chirichilli I, Salica A, D'Aleo S, et al
    Aortic root anatomy after aortic valve reimplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00695.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. TAMER S, Mastrobuoni S, Vancraeynest D, Lemaire G, et al
    Late results of aortic valve repair for isolated severe aortic regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00612.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  43. FORMICA F, Maestri F, Nicolini F
    Commentary: In the era of mitral valve-in-valve therapy, mechanical prosthesis in young patients does not deserve to be forgotten.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 2. pii: S0022-5223(21)00580.
    PubMed    


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


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


    March 2021
  46. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: Aortic valve surgery in children: Repair now, Ross procedure later.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00545.
    PubMed    


  47. PIZARRO C
    Commentary: Aortic valve intervention in children: The jury is still out.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00546.
    PubMed    


  48. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: The aortic valve after rheumatic mitral valve surgery. Remarkably stable!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00528.
    PubMed    


  49. CHEN CY, Chan YH, Wu VC, Liu KS, et al
    Bioprosthetic versus mechanical mitral valve replacements in patients with rheumatic heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00512.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. KIM HR, Kim WK, Kim HJ, Kim JB, et al
    The fate of aortic valve after rheumatic mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00529.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. SMOOD B, Han JJ, Helmers M, Atluri P, et al
    Mitral and aortic valve surgery during left ventricular assist device implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00523.
    PubMed    


  52. NAFDAY HB, Grossi EA
    Reply: Crossing the Rubicon-Ventricular dimension controls the ultimate fate of ischemic mitral regurgitation procedures.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00201.
    PubMed    


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


  54. CHAUVETTE V, Bouchard D, Perrault LP
    Commentary: Should all etiologies of mitral regurgitation treated equal?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(21)00516.
    PubMed    


  55. SERVITO M, Elbatarny M, Fremes SE
    Reply: The track less travelled: Subvalvular techniques and anterior leaflet augmentation in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 13. pii: S0022-5223(21)00330.
    PubMed    


  56. PORTERIE J, Kalavrouziotis D, Dumont E, Paradis JM, et al
    Clinical impact of the heart team on the outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement among octogenarians.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 11. pii: S0022-5223(21)00451.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. DANIAL P, Neily A, Pontailler M, Gaudin R, et al
    Ross procedure or complex aortic valve repair using pericardium in children: A real dilemma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)00419.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  58. MOSCARELLI M, Gaudino M
    Commentary: Surgery for low-risk aortic valve replacement: The road to extinction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00433.
    PubMed    


  59. JAMIESON WRE
    Commentary: Sutureless bioprosthesis: Simpler than conventional bioprostheses.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:933.
    PubMed    


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


  61. MICELI A
    Commentary: The confirmation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:935-936.
    PubMed    


  62. MCKELLAR SH
    Commentary: Perceval sutureless valve-one more seat at the round table of short-term follow-up.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:934.
    PubMed    


  63. TIMEK TA
    Commentary: The mitral matrix.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:979-980.
    PubMed    


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


  65. SCHAFERS HJ
    Commentary: Thirty years of valve preserving surgery-are all questions answered?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:903-904.
    PubMed    


  66. STELZER P, Mejia J, Varghese R
    Operative risks of the Ross procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:905-915.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  67. FORMICA F, Maestri F, Gallingani A, Nicolini F, et al
    Commentary: Mitral bioprosthesis versus mechanical prosthesis in severe chronic mitral regurgitation: Bioprosthesis wins the duel.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 27. pii: S0022-5223(21)00398.
    PubMed    


  68. KARAS TZ, Accola KD
    Commentary: Valve options for ischemic mitral regurgitation in an era of new technologies: ViV(a) la bioprosthetic.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(21)00392.
    PubMed    


  69. DAYAN V, Garcia-Villarreal OA, Escobar A, Ferrari J, et al
    The Latin American Association of Cardiac and Endovascular Surgery statement regarding the recently released American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(21)00387.
    PubMed    


  70. HOLST KA, Crestanello JA
    Reply: Time to embrace transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve replacement-new route, same valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00186.
    PubMed    


  71. CONTI VR
    Reply: The issues to address when repairing ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00235.
    PubMed    


  72. WAN S, Hu J, Liu J
    Reply: Anatomical or functional repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Find the right antidote!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00172.
    PubMed    


  73. VAN WIJNGAARDEN AL, Tomsic A, Mertens BJA, Fortuni F, et al
    Mitral valve repair for isolated posterior mitral valve leaflet prolapse: The effect of respect and resect techniques on left ventricular function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00329.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  74. ALLEN KB, Chhatriwalla AK, Saxon J, Hermiller J, et al
    Reply: Transcarotid trumps transapical/direct aortic access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement-It's a no brainer!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 22. pii: S0022-5223(21)00129.
    PubMed    


  75. DAVID TE
    Commentary: Left ventricular function after mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 22. pii: S0022-5223(21)00366.
    PubMed    


  76. ELEFTERIADES JA, Ziganshin BA
    Commentary: Preventing the virulent lethality of ascending aortic aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00360.
    PubMed    


  77. BRIFFA N
    Commentary: Surgical aortic valve replacement for the younger patient, but which one?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00358.
    PubMed    


  78. SOLTESZ EG
    Commentary: To fix or not to fix? That is the question for mitral and aortic valve surgery during left ventricular assist devices implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00344.
    PubMed    


  79. RAHMOUNI K, Rubens FD
    Commentary: The Goldilocks annuloplasty: Not too big, not too small.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00342.
    PubMed    


  80. CHAUVETTE V, Demers P, Perrault LP
    Commentary: Surgical threshold for ascending aortic aneurysm: A moving target begging for randomized controlled data.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00333.
    PubMed    


  81. RODRIGUEZ-CAULO EA, Blanco-Herrera OR, Berastegui E, Arias-Dachary J, et al
    Biological versus mechanical prostheses for aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00217.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  82. MALINOWSKI M, Jazwiec T, Ferguson H, Bush J, et al
    Tricuspid leaflet kinematics after annular size reduction in ovine functional tricuspid regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00203.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  83. CLARK A, Malaisrie SC
    Failed bioprosthetic valve approaches: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00219.
    PubMed    


  84. STARNES VA, Elsayed RS, Cohen RG, Olds AP, et al
    Long-term outcomes with the pulmonary autograft inclusion technique in adults with bicuspid aortic valves undergoing the Ross procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00200.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. GREASON KL
    Repeat surgical aortic valve replacement: Don't stick a fork in it just yet.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00218.
    PubMed    


  86. BERNARD J, Kalavrouziotis D, Marzouk M, Nader J, et al
    Prosthetic choice in mitral valve replacement for severe chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation: Long-term follow-up.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(21)00193.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  87. GUO MH, Appoo JJ, Hendry P, Masters R, et al
    Knowledge, attitudes, and practice preferences in the surgical threshold for ascending aortic aneurysm among Canadian cardiac surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 2. pii: S0022-5223(21)00173.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. OMAR A, Mancini V, Di Mauro M
    Reply: Small aortic annulus: Can we dispel all the Hamletic doubts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e160.
    PubMed    


  89. TAM DY, Shimamura J, Fremes SE
    REPLY FROM THE AUTHOR: Aortic root enlargement-more important than ever?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e160-e161.
    PubMed    


  90. HAYWOOD N, Kron IL
    REPLY: CONCOMITANT AORTIC REPLACEMENT: HOW PROACTIVE SHOULD WE BE?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e152-e153.
    PubMed    


  91. MESHER AL, Aftab M, Reece TB
    Commentary: Beauty, and durability, is in the eye of the needle holder.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:479-480.
    PubMed    


  92. KAZA AK
    Commentary: Truncal root remodeling: A useful technique that can be translated to other lesions?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:376-377.
    PubMed    


  93. KIRSHBOM PM
    Commentary: This looks like a great hammer...which nails should we pound?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:377-378.
    PubMed    


  94. HUI DS, de la Cruz KI
    Commentary: Valve-sparing root replacement in bicuspid valves-more than technique.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:481-482.
    PubMed    


  95. PARK SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Balancing the extent, balancing the risk.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:496-497.
    PubMed    


  96. BACHET J
    Commentary: Acute type A dissection-Should we systematically replace the aortic root?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:495-496.
    PubMed    


  97. KALRA K, Chen EP
    Commentary: To repair or not repair-that is the question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:480-481.
    PubMed    


  98. ANSELMI A, Verhoye JP
    Commentary: The best is not (always) the enemy of the good.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:494-495.
    PubMed    


  99. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: TAVR-in-TAVR-Be a good host for your guest.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:579-580.
    PubMed    


  100. DURKO AP, Pibarot P, Atluri P, Bapat V, et al
    Essential information on surgical heart valve characteristics for optimal valve prosthesis selection: Expert consensus document from the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)-The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)-American Associati
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:545-558.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  101. WEBER C, Petrov G, Luehr M, Aubin H, et al
    Surgical results for prosthetic versus native valve endocarditis: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:609-619.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  102. 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


  103. LAU C, Wingo M, Rahouma M, Ivascu N, et al
    Valve-sparing root replacement in patients with bicuspid aortopathy: An analysis of cusp repair strategy and valve durability.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:469-478.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  104. KANG JJH, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Should valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement be first-line treatment for failed aortic bioprostheses?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 28. pii: S0022-5223(21)00160.
    PubMed    


  105. ROSELLI EE
    Commentary: Bicuspid aortic valve and experts' consensus; more than the sum of its parts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 28. pii: S0022-5223(21)00169.
    PubMed    


  106. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB
    Commentary: Robotic mitral valve surgery selection criteria: Screening algorithm or quantifying selection bias?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)33407.
    PubMed    


  107. DURKO AP, Pibarot P, De Paulis R
    Reply: The PPM chart: A new tool to assess prosthesis-patient mismatch probability before aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)33405.
    PubMed    


  108. HAWKINS RB, Mehaffey JH
    Commentary: Pathoanatomic differences in functional mitral regurgitation-a guide for future interventions?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 21. pii: S0022-5223(21)00151.
    PubMed    


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    Commentary: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the mitral valve-the debate continues.
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  114. EDELMAN JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Robotic aortic valve replacement-fad or future?
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  115. KOBAYASHI J
    Commentary: Does untreated associated moderate aortic regurgitation have no impact on long-term outcomes if major lesion is fixed?
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  116. KALAVROUZIOTIS D, Mohammadi S
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  117. BOVE T
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  118. BRESCIA AA, Bolling SF
    Commentary: Another epicardial device for secondary mitral regurgitation: Is this one different?
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  119. SOLTESZ EG
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    December 2020
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  121. ANTUNES MJ
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  122. CHEN S, Grossi EA
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  123. FORCILLO J, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
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  124. KOMLO C, Mori M, Geirsson A
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  125. MILLA F, Thourani VH
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  126. OYETUNJI SO, Aldea GS
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  127. GLEASON TG
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  135. EIKELBOOM R, Yamashita MH
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  136. KOMLO CM, Guy TS
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  140. HUI DS
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  151. DE MARTINO A, Milano AD, Bortolotti U
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  152. HAMEED I, Gaudino M
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    October 2020
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  155. CASTILLO-SANG M, Nguyen TC, Voeller RK
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  156. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Reardon MJ
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    September 2020
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  168. ALSOUFI B
    Commentary: Complex aortic valve-sparing root operations in congenital heart disease: Are we unintentionally creating a monster?
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  169. HERBST DA, Atluri P
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  170. NAFDAY HB, Grossi EA
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  175. EDELMAN JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve: Not yet a replacement for surgery.
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    Commentary: Escape valve for the pressures of life.
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  179. DEANDA A JR, Conti VR
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  180. SERNA-GALLEGOS D, Sultan I
    Commentary: Conduction disturbances following self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement-Mission far from accomplished.
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    August 2020
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  186. LAU C, Girardi LN
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  187. YADAV PK, Meduri CU, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Landing high, but not too high, yields fewer pacemakers after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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  188. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
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  189. WAN S, Wei X, Meng X
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  190. SILVERMAN M, Padala M
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  191. GRUBB KJ, Paone G
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  192. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
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  194. DE PAULIS R
    Commentary: If your pants are too loose, use both belt and suspenders.
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  200. DAGGUBATI R, Roberts HG Jr
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  215. LO RITO M, Frigiola A, Giamberti A
    Commentary: Mitral valve prosthesis in children: Is it the time to change our beliefs and practice?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 26. pii: S0022-5223(20)31776.
    PubMed    


  216. MUNERETTO C, Solinas M, Folliguet T, Di Bartolomeo R, et al
    Sutureless versus transcatheter aortic valves in elderly patients with aortic stenosis at intermediate risk: A multi-institutional study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)31394.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  217. ECKHAUSER A
    Commentary: Are pediatric aortic leaflet reconstructions a long run for a short slide or a home run?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2379.
    PubMed    


  218. CHIKWE J
    Commentary: Cost-effectiveness-Like it or Luddite.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2241-2242.
    PubMed    


  219. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS PV
    Commentary: What can be learned from a case report, or the importance of a well-rounded education.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e343.
    PubMed    


  220. TAM DY, Gaudino M
    Commentary: When the back of the envelope calculation just isn't good enough, use decision analysis modeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2243-2244.
    PubMed    


  221. BERNIER PL
    Commentary: Challenging the guidelines responsibly.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2227.
    PubMed    


  222. ADAMSON GT, McElhinney DB, Lui G, Meadows AK, et al
    Secondary repair of incompetent pulmonary valves after previous surgery or intervention: Patient selection and outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2383-2392.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  223. NISSEN AP, Truong VTT, Alhafez BA, Puthumana JJ, et al
    Surgical repair of bicuspid aortopathy at small diameters: Clinical and institutional factors.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2216-2226.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  224. 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


  225. BANDO K
    Commentary: Finding the best alternative for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is it the transcarotid approach?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)31286.
    PubMed    


    May 2020
  226. CHOI PS, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Upchurch P, et al
    Revisiting prosthesis choice in mitral valve replacement in children: Durable alternatives to traditional bioprostheses.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)31281.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  227. NAPPI F, Antoniou GA, Nenna A, Michler R, et al
    Treatment options for ischemic mitral regurgitation: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)31262.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  228. EDELMAN JJ, Meduri CU, Thourani VH
    Commentary: The role of sutureless aortic valves in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement era.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)31265.
    PubMed    


  229. FORMICA F
    Commentary: It is not yet time for the sunset of aortic valve surgery!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)31138.
    PubMed    


  230. MORICHI H, Itatani K, Yamazaki S, Numata S, et al
    Influences of mitral annuloplasty on left ventricular flow dynamics assessed with 3-dimensional cine phase-contrast flow magnetic resonance imaging.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)31103.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  231. TREZZI M
    Commentary: Taking innovation to heart in pediatric mitral valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 15. pii: S0022-5223(20)31170.
    PubMed    


  232. BRESCIA AA, Watt TMF, Murray SL, Rosenbloom LM, et al
    Rheumatic mitral valve repair or replacement in the valve-in-valve era.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)31090.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  233. BADHWAR V
    Transcatheter mitral valve intervention: Consensus, quality, and equipoise.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30740.
    PubMed    


  234. BANDO K
    Commentary: Appropriate frailty measures should be incorporated into the development of accurate risk calculation models for evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement candidates.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)31074.
    PubMed    


  235. SAID SM
    Commentary: Extended left ventricular septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: The nuts and bolts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e299-e300.
    PubMed    


  236. DI TOMMASO E, Chivasso P, Bruno VD
    Commentary: Redo aortic surgery-Do not be afraid of the past.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1692-1693.
    PubMed    


  237. SALMASI MY, Naqvi D, Pantazis A, Salmasi AM, et al
    Unusual case of combined aortic root replacement and repair of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e295-e297.
    PubMed    


    April 2020
  238. TAMIRAT S, Mazine A, Stevens LM, Agwar F, et al
    Contemporary outcomes of aortic and mitral valve surgery for rheumatic heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)30996.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  239. MURANA G, Leone A, Pacini D
    Commentary: Carotid is the best alternative for femoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)31003.
    PubMed    


  240. JUNQUERA L, Kalavrouziotis D, Cote M, Dumont E, et al
    Results of transcarotid compared with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30790.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  241. KUHN EW, Liakopoulos OJ
    Commentary: Transapical aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement: A fundamental touchstone!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30822.
    PubMed    


  242. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: How does the aortic wall interact with the aortic valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30771.
    PubMed    


  243. LEONE A, Murana G, Pacini D
    Commentary: Transapical aortic valve replacement: There are other fish in the sea.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30767.
    PubMed    


  244. NAFDAY HB, Grossi EA
    Commentary: Decoding transcatheter treatment of functional mitral regurgitation: The balancing act-where do we sit on the seesaw?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30812.
    PubMed    


  245. MITCHELL ME
    Commentary: No justification for transplantation in place of standard surgical palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1463-1465.
    PubMed    


  246. MASCIO CE
    Commentary: Unicorns and leprechauns.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1462-1463.
    PubMed    


  247. KURLANSKY P, Bagiella E
    Knowledge in numbers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1258-1259.
    PubMed    


  248. KOSSAR AP, George I, Gordon R, Ferrari G, et al
    Bacterial infiltration and bioprosthetic valve failure: Emerging diagnostics for emerging therapies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1279-1282.
    PubMed    



  249. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1242-1244.
    PubMed    


  250. HAWKINS RB, Mehaffey JH
    Commentary: Variability matters-lessons for quality and health policy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1245-1246.
    PubMed    


  251. ATKINS M, Reardon MJ
    Commentary: Constant variability.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1247-1248.
    PubMed    


  252. 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


  253. MORI M, Bin Mahmood SU, Schranz AJ, Sultan I, et al
    Risk of reoperative valve surgery for endocarditis associated with drug use.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1262-1268.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  254. BAPAT V, Tang GHL
    Emerging transcatheter options for tricuspid regurgitation: Many shades of gray.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)30527.
    PubMed    


    March 2020
  255. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Determining the risk for dissection and rupture in patients with aortic regurgitation-size may not matter.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30730.
    PubMed    


  256. PAONE G, Grubb KJ
    Commentary: Surgical or transapical aortic valve replacement? Does the answer matter if you are asking the wrong question?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)30713.
    PubMed    


  257. GELIJNS AC, Moskowitz AJ, O'Gara PT, Giustino G, et al
    Transcatheter mitral valve repair for functional mitral regurgitation: Evaluating the evidence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30630.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  258. DAVID TE
    Commentary: Are the results of reimplantation of the aortic valve the same for bicuspid and tricuspid valves?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30623.
    PubMed    


  259. MUNTANE-CAROL G, Rodes-Cabau J
    Commentary: Transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions for treating isolated tricuspid regurgitation: Toward a new gold standard?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30603.
    PubMed    


  260. MICK SL
    Commentary: Patients who move better do better: Implications of mobility limitations in transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30595.
    PubMed    


  261. SEQUEIRA GROSS TM, Lindner D, Ojeda FM, Neumann J, et al
    Comparison of microstructural alterations in the proximal aorta between aortic stenosis and regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(20)30548.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  262. HIRJI SA, Kaneko T
    Commentary: Paying it forward with concomitant tricuspid valve intervention-does a stitch in time really save lives?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30542.
    PubMed    


  263. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: Tricuspid regurgitation and aortic valve replacement: Act or observe?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30543.
    PubMed    


  264. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Choi YH
    Commentary: Tricuspid valve disease at the time of surgical aortic valve replacement: Treat it or leave it?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30545.
    PubMed    


  265. BRESCIA AA, Watt TMF, Rosenbloom LM, Murray SL, et al
    Anterior versus posterior leaflet mitral valve repair: A propensity-matched analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30520.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  266. LALA A, Chang HL, Liu X, Charles EJ, et al
    Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)30524.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  267. QUINTESSENZA J
    Commentary: Pulmonary valve replacement-Is this the best we can do?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1074.
    PubMed    


  268. HUDDLESTON CB, Fiore AC
    Commentary: Is this a bridge too far?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e225-e226.
    PubMed    


  269. STEIN LH, Britton LW
    Commentary: Mitral repair-Where it all comes together?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e187.
    PubMed    


  270. BHAMA JK
    Commentary: A tale of two valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:908-909.
    PubMed    


  271. CHIKWE J
    Commentary: When is a simple tube graft a disservice in type-A dissection?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:770-771.
    PubMed    


  272. BECHTEL JFM
    Commentary: When suction alone is not enough.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:906-907.
    PubMed    


  273. ASAI T
    Commentary: More valuable data on aortic blood flow patterns in valve-sparing aortic root replacements.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:811-812.
    PubMed    


  274. PREVENTZA O, de la Cruz KI, Coselli JS
    Commentary: In surgery for acute type A aortic dissection, follow the principles and do what you need to do.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:768-769.
    PubMed    


  275. FONG LS, Betts K, Bell D, Konstantinov IE, et al
    Complete atrioventricular septal defect repair in Australia: Results over 25 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1014-1025.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  276. PRADEGAN N, Marinez Munoz Y, Vida VL, Leon-Wyss JR, et al
    Subaxillary bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis in an infant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e235-e237.
    PubMed    


  277. PRAGT H, Schoots MH, Accord RE, Arrigoni SC, et al
    A stented bovine pericardial prosthesis in the pulmonary position.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1063-1071.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  278. YOSHIDA S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, Sawa Y, et al
    Computational fluid dynamics visualizes turbulent flow in the aortic root of a patient under continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e205-e207.
    PubMed    


    February 2020
  279. VAN DER WULP K, van Wely MH, Schoon Y, Vart P, et al
    Geriatric assessment in the prediction of delirium and long-term survival after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)30514.
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  280. STACHON P, Kaier K, Oettinger V, Bothe W, et al
    Transapical aortic valve replacement versus surgical aortic valve replacement: A subgroup analyses for at-risk populations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)30517.
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  281. KIM DJ, Lee S, Lee SH, Youn YN, et al
    The fate of residual aortic regurgitation after ascending aorta replacement in type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(20)30431.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  282. PORTERIE J, Kalavrouziotis D, Mohammadi S
    Commentary: Subclinical valve thrombosis: A game-changer issue in transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30494.
    PubMed    


  283. SARVANANTHAN S, Barlow CW
    Commentary: Subclinical valve thrombosis-Are all transcatheter aortic valves created equal?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30477.
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  284. JOHNSTON DR, Griffith BP, Puskas JD, Bavaria JE, et al
    Intermediate-term outcomes of aortic valve replacement using a bioprosthesis with a novel tissue.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30474.
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  285. CHEN S, Grossi EA
    Commentary: Interventions for mitral regurgitation: The sorting hat expands.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30486.
    PubMed    


  286. CHANCELLOR WZ, Mehaffey JH, Beller JP, Hawkins RB, et al
    Impact of tricuspid regurgitation with and without repair during aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30424.
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  287. COTI I, Schukro C, Drevinja F, Haberl T, et al
    Conduction disturbances following surgical aortic valve replacement with a rapid-deployment bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30433.
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  288. HEITKEMPER M, Sivakumar S, Hatoum H, Dollery J, et al
    Simple 2-dimensional anatomic model to predict the risk of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30435.
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  289. WOLDENDORP K, Doyle MP, Black D, Ng M, et al
    Subclinical valve thrombosis in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30434.
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  290. ASHIKHMINA E, Schaff HV, Daly RC, Stulak JM, et al
    Risk factors and progression of systolic anterior motion after mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)30195.
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  291. REARDON MJ, Kleiman NS
    Commentary: Pacemaker requirement with rapid-deployment aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30393.
    PubMed    


  292. BACHA E
    Commentary: Aortic valve reconstruction with neocuspidization-A word of caution?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30418.
    PubMed    


  293. DAVID TE
    Commentary: Repair or replace rheumatic mitral valves?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30414.
    PubMed    


  294. FU J, Li Y, Zhang H, Han J, et al
    Outcomes of mitral valve repair compared with replacement for patients with rheumatic heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30286.
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  295. CHIVASSO P, Bruno VD
    Commentary: Surgical aortic valve bioprostheses are still around and looking good.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30415.
    PubMed    


  296. YUH DD
    Commentary: Missing a beat? Implications of heart block with rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30397.
    PubMed    


  297. GILLINOV M, Burns DJP, Wierup P
    Commentary: Mitral valve repair wins again.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30284.
    PubMed    


  298. PACINI D, Murana G
    Commentary: Trends in mitral valve interventions: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)30280.
    PubMed    


  299. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Choi YH
    Commentary: Progressive aortic valve regurgitation after replacement of the dissected ascending aorta: An unsolved dilemma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)30274.
    PubMed    


  300. IBRAHIM M, Spelde AE, Augoustides JG
    Commentary: Toward a biologic understanding of autograft dilatation in the Ross procedure-creating opportunities to rescue the neoaortic root.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:633-634.
    PubMed    


  301. ECKHAUSER A
    Commentary: Aortic valvuloplasty in children...if you like it then you should've put a ring on it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e141.
    PubMed    


  302. ABAD C, Urso S, Clavo B
    Commentary: Transcatheter tricuspid valve devices-A word of caution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e113-e114.
    PubMed    


  303. CARREL T, Eberle B
    When feasibility does not mean clinical success: Early failure of a percutaneous tricuspid reduction system.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e109-e111.
    PubMed    


    January 2020
  304. LEHTO J, Gunn J, Bjorn R, Malmberg M, et al
    Adverse events and survival with postpericardiotomy syndrome after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)30231.
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  305. ZHOU S, Egorova N, Moskowitz G, Giustino G, et al
    Trends in MitraClip, mitral valve repair, and mitral valve replacement from 2000 to 2016.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)30182.
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  306. EDELMAN JJ, Meduri CU, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Aortic stenosis in young patients-planning a lifetime of aortic valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30093.
    PubMed    


  307. AD N, Gammie JS
    Commentary: Late tricuspid valve insufficiency following mitral valve repair: A marker or a cause for inferior outcome?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30021.
    PubMed    


    December 2019
  308. CHEEMA FH, Loyalka P, Rajagopal K
    Commentary: Treating "functional" tricuspid valve regurgitation-why, when, and how?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)40869.
    PubMed    


  309. IKENO Y, Yokawa K, Yamanaka K, Inoue T, et al
    The fate of aortic root and aortic regurgitation after supracoronary ascending aortic replacement for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 12. pii: S0022-5223(19)32365.
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  310. MCCARTHY PM, Szlapka M, Kruse J, Kislitsina ON, et al
    The relationship of atrial fibrillation and tricuspid annular dilation to late tricuspid regurgitation in patients with degenerative mitral repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 12. pii: S0022-5223(19)37077.
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  311. DAVID TE
    Commentary: Expanding the indications for reimplantation of aortic valve to patients with acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 7. pii: S0022-5223(19)36110.
    PubMed    


  312. KING G, d'Udekem Y
    Commentary: Moderate atrioventricular valve regurgitation may be too much to bear for a single ventricle.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1649-1651.
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  313. DI BACCO L, Glauber M, Miceli A
    Commentary: Valve sparing in aortic root aneurysms-An old promise or a concrete chance?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1514-1515.
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    November 2019
  314. SOHN SH, Kim KH, Lee Y, Choi JW, et al
    Long-term outcomes of rigid ring versus De Vega annuloplasty for functional tricuspid regurgitation: A propensity score-matching analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)33963.
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  315. LEHMANN S, Jawad K, Dieterlen MT, Hoyer A, et al
    Durability and clinical experience using a bovine pericardial prosthetic aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)33473.
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  316. SHASHIDHARAN S, Chai P
    Commentary: Aortic valve reconstruction and the Ozaki procedure in children-Finding the best fit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33475.
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  317. KONSTANTINOV IE, Ivanov YY
    Commentary: Aortic valve calcification: A new story with a twist?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33467.
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  318. MARISCALCO G, Juvonen T, Biancari F
    Commentary: Age is just an element of the quality of life puzzle following aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33463.
    PubMed    


  319. DE MARTINO A, Bortolotti U
    Commentary: In the pursuit of perfect mitral valve repair: A stitch in time saves nine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33487.
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  320. JAZWIEC T, Malinowski M, Ferguson H, Wodarek J, et al
    Effect of variable annular reduction on functional tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular dynamics in an ovine model of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)33119.
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  321. BURNS DJP, Rapetto F, Angelini GD, Benedetto U, et al
    Body mass index and early outcomes following mitral valve surgery for degenerative disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)33118.
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  322. GAMMIE JS
    Commentary: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene cordal implantation for mitral valve repair: The founder series.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)33115.
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  323. MENNANDER AA
    Commentary: Two clinical solutions and many molecular options for aortic valve stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)33082.
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  324. YUH DD
    Commentary: Closing in on aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)33075.
    PubMed    


  325. PAWALE A, McCarthy PM
    Commentary: Residual mitral regurgitation: The fork in the road.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)33084.
    PubMed    


  326. MENNANDER AA
    Commentary: Reversibility of aortic valve stenosis?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)32751.
    PubMed    


  327. CHIKWE J, Trento A
    Commentary: Bias in cardiac surgery trial design.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)32749.
    PubMed    


  328. SLAUGHTER MS, Badhwar V, Ising M, Ganzel BL, et al
    Optimum surgical treatment for tricuspid valve infective endocarditis: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons national database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)32516.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  329. SADRI V, Madukauwa-David ID, Yoganathan AP
    In vitro evaluation of a new aortic valved conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)32361.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  330. KLAUTZ RJM, Vriesendorp MD, Dagenais F, Labrousse L, et al
    Antithrombotic therapy and bleeding events after aortic valve replacement with a novel bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)32400.
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  331. LOULMET DF, Ranganath NK, Neragi-Miandoab S, Koeckert MS, et al
    Advanced experience allows robotic mitral valve repair in the presence of extensive mitral annular calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)32405.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  332. KITAHARA H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Technology to make the invisible "visible": Novel optical visualization system for off-pump artificial chordae implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1341-1342.
    PubMed    


  333. KHOO B, Buratto E, Fricke TA, Gelbart B, et al
    Outcomes of surgery for infective endocarditis in children: A 30-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1399-1409.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  334. MACHAIDZE Z, Mencattelli M, Arnal G, Price K, et al
    Optically-guided instrument for transapical beating-heart delivery of artificial mitral chordae tendineae.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1332-1340.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  335. ALLEN KB, Chhatriwalla AK, Saxon JT, Cohen DJ, et al
    Bioprosthetic valve fracture: Technical insights from a multicenter study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1317-1328.
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    October 2019
  336. BLOKZIJL F, Houterman S, van Straten BHM, Daeter E, et al
    The impact of surgical aortic valve replacement on quality of life-a multicenter study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32369.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  337. JARRETT MJ, Yao Q, Venardos N, Weyant MJ, et al
    Simvastatin down-regulates osteogenic response in cultured human aortic valve interstitial cells.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)32381.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  338. HATOUM H, Lilly S, Maureira P, Crestanello J, et al
    The hemodynamics of transcatheter aortic valves in transcatheter aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)32354.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  339. WIGGINS LM, Mimic B, Issitt R, Ilic S, et al
    The utility of aortic valve leaflet reconstruction techniques in children and young adults.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)32356.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  340. YUH DD
    Commentary: Mitral valve re-repair: Rejection of imperfection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)32297.
    PubMed    


  341. BERDAJS DA
    Commentary: Quality of life following aortic valve replacement in era of transcatheter approach: Change of time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32286.
    PubMed    


  342. ZHOU T, Han D, Liu J, Shi J, et al
    Factors influencing osteogenic differentiation of human aortic valve interstitial cells.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)32255.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  343. IMIELSKI B, Malaisrie SC, Pham DT, Kruse J, et al
    The impact of intraoperative residual mild regurgitation after repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)32244.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  344. EL-ESHMAWI A, Anyanwu A, Boateng P, Pawale A, et al
    Second crossclamp to perfect degenerative mitral valve repair: Decision-making algorithm, safety, and outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32196.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  345. SHIH E, Squiers JJ, Baxter RD, DiMaio JM, et al
    Commentary: Molecular pathogenesis of aortic stenosis: Will the puzzle pieces ever fit together?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32201.
    PubMed    


  346. FROJD V, Folino G, Jeppsson A, Dellgren G, et al
    Mortality after tricuspid valve procedures: A 27-year, single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32212.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  347. EDELMAN JJ, Shults C, Thourani VH
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement valve durability: Good enough for young, low-risk patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)31680.
    PubMed    


  348. PAONE G, Greenbaum AB
    Commentary: Transcatheter aortic valve-in-transcatheter aortic valve replacement-Are we learning more and knowing less?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32157.
    PubMed    


  349. TAKAYAMA H, Nguyen S, Weiner SD
    Commentary: Watch how the mitral valve is repaired at septal myectomy (and root replacement).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32160.
    PubMed    


  350. ALDEA GS
    Commentary: Tricuspid valve ring characteristics: Physiologically important, clinically relevant, or too little too late?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)32165.
    PubMed    


  351. RAJAGOPAL K
    Commentary: Preprocedural diagnostic imaging for transcatheter aortic valve implantation-Videri quam esse.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 8. pii: S0022-5223(19)32152.
    PubMed    


  352. ALTSHULER PJ, Atluri P
    Commentary: Aortic replacement for bicuspid aortic valve disease-How much is too much (or too little)?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)32129.
    PubMed    


  353. DAGENAIS F
    Commentary: Open hemi-arch replacement in bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy without arch dilatation? If it's not broken, no need to fix it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)32116.
    PubMed    


  354. HARLOFF MT, Percy ED, Aranki SF
    Commentary: Reinventing the wheel of mitral valve surgery survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)32121.
    PubMed    


  355. BAXTER RD, Squiers JJ, DiMaio JM
    Commentary: Off-pump mitral repair-Augmenting the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e137.
    PubMed    


  356. RAO V
    Commentary: Concomitant valvular intervention at the time of ventricular assist device implant: Too much or not enough?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1090-1091.
    PubMed    


  357. KALAVROUZIOTIS D, Dagenais F
    Commentary: Concomitant valve surgery during left ventricular assist device implantation is risk free: Is God in the details or is it the devil?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1092-1093.
    PubMed    


  358. DI MAURO M, Foschi M, Tancredi F, Lorusso R, et al
    Commentary: Shall we stop looking for the lord of the ring?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1071-1072.
    PubMed    


  359. BRAATHEN B, Husebye T, Lunde IG, Tonnessen T, et al
    Trifecta has lower gradient and less prosthesis-patient mismatch than Mosaic Ultra in the aortic position: A prospective randomized study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1032-1039.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  360. ALDEA GS
    Commentary: Too small will fail: Reconsidering the present with an eye toward the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1028-1029.
    PubMed    


  361. MEZA JM
    Commentary: Shouldering ever heavier burdens: Aortic root replacement in the context of depressed left ventricular ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:994-995.
    PubMed    


  362. SALIZZONI S, Marro M, Vairo A, Grosso Marra W, et al
    Transventricular off-pump anterior mitral leaflet augmentation: First in human.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e133-e135.
    PubMed    


  363. SUGIURA T, Kurihara C, Kawabori M, Critsinelis AC, et al
    Concomitant valve procedures in patients undergoing continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation: A single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1083-1089.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  364. 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    


    September 2019
  365. MALINOWSKI M, Jazwiec T, Quay N, Goehler M, et al
    The influence of tricuspid annuloplasty prostheses on ovine annular geometry and kinematics.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)32061.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  366. KHAN K, Albanese I, Yu B, Shalal Y, et al
    Urotensin II, urotensin-related peptide, and their receptor in aortic valve stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)32013.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  367. 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


  368. GREASON KL, Crestanello JA, King KS, Bagameri G, et al
    Open hemiarch versus clamped ascending aorta replacement for aortopathy during initial bicuspid aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)32012.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  369. 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    


  370. BANDO K
    Commentary: From experience-based surgery towards evidence-based surgery: How can we fill the gap between guidelines and current practice on bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)32024.
    PubMed    


  371. MCKELLAR SH
    Commentary: Can we move beyond aortic size, using real-time analysis of aortic tissue, to more precisely guide therapy for patients with bicuspid aortic valves?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)31900.
    PubMed    


  372. CHITWOOD WR JR
    Commentary: When does the early death risk become constant after a mitral valve operation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)31871.
    PubMed    


  373. BRUNO VD, Benedetto U
    Commentary: One more option in the conundrum of choice of aortic valve bioprostheses.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31834.
    PubMed    


  374. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Commentary: Two-year outcomes after surgical aortic valve replacement with a new bioprostheses-The data are still good!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31815.
    PubMed    


  375. FRYER ML, Balsam LB
    Commentary: At the heart of the matter-Left atrial volume index in chronic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31812.
    PubMed    


  376. KURLANSKY P
    Commentary: The future of heart valve surgery: Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement and beyond.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31822.
    PubMed    


  377. BALACHANDRAN P, Schaff HV, Lahr BD, Nguyen A, et al
    Preoperative left atrial volume index is associated with postoperative outcomes in mitral valve repair for chronic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  378. 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    


  379. DAGENAIS F, Moront MG, Brown WM, Reardon MJ, et al
    Safety, efficacy, and hemodynamic performance of a stented bovine pericardial aortic valve bioprosthesis: Two-year analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)31756.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  380. PERCY ED, Aranki SF
    Commentary: Off-pump transapical neochord implantation-An added tension in the operating room.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:756-757.
    PubMed    


  381. STANSFIELD WE
    Commentary: Tissue valves-One more reason to stay on top of your cholesterol.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:744-745.
    PubMed    


  382. ANSELMI A
    Commentary: Right ventricular-tricuspid valve interdependence and the challenges for structural heart valve therapy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:769-770.
    PubMed    


  383. WILLIAMS JB, Gaca JG
    Commentary: Thank you, sir, may I TAVI another: Procedural problems and postoperative complications in SURTAVI.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:729-730.
    PubMed    


    August 2019
  384. SIKI MA, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Komlo C, et al
    Two different geometric orientations for aortic neoroot creation in bicuspid aortic valve repair with root reimplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)31691.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  385. LISKO J, Grubb KJ
    Commentary: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement durability-Wouldn't it be nice if we were older?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 29. pii: S0022-5223(19)31681.
    PubMed    


  386. GRINBERG D, Bruhat A, Cottinet PJ, Le MQ, et al
    Mitral valve repair based on physical characterization of coaptation forces.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31651.
    PubMed    


  387. 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.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  388. SVYSTONYUK DA, Fedak PWM
    Commentary: Blame the sculptors for the heart of stone-Uncovering cellular mechanisms of aortic valve calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31614.
    PubMed    


  389. EDELMAN JJ, Kitahara H, Thourani VH
    Commentary: In the management of aortic stenosis volume is not enough.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31601.
    PubMed    


  390. 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    


  391. SORABELLA R, Si MS
    Commentary: Valve-sparing approach to the hypoplastic pulmonary valve in tetralogy of Fallot repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e57-e58.
    PubMed    


  392. CHIKWE J, Parikh PB
    Commentary: Reintervention on failed aortic homografts-Sutureless, suture more, or suture not at all.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:386-387.
    PubMed    


  393. HSIA TY
    Commentary: Screw your (virtual) courage to the sticking-place and cut!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:464-465.
    PubMed    


  394. SAID SM
    Commentary: Unifocalization revision: Patches, patches, and more patches....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:546-547.
    PubMed    


  395. CHIU P, Goldstone AB, Fischbein MP, Woo YJ, et al
    Current evidence for prosthesis selection: What can we really say?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:368-375.
    PubMed    


  396. 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    


  397. MAINWARING RD, Patrick WL, Rosenblatt TR, Ma M, et al
    Surgical results of unifocalization revision.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:534-545.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  398. SCHAFER M, Browne LP, von Alvensleben JC, Mitchell MB, et al
    Ventricular interactions and electromechanical dyssynchrony after Ross and Ross-Konno operations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:509-517.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  399. 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    


  400. TAKAYAMA H, Yu SN, Sorabella R, Leb J, et al
    Virtual septal myectomy for preoperative planning in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:455-463.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2019
  401. KAVARANA MN
    Commentary: The hourglass tricuspid valve annuloplasty during a Norwood procedure-Bridging the gap.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31485.
    PubMed    


  402. MORI M, Yousef S, Pichert M, Vinholo TF, et al
    Elevated risk of death persists beyond 30 days after mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31482.
    PubMed    


  403. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Management of late pulmonary regurgitation: Moving from certain palliation toward potential cure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31505.
    PubMed    


  404. BACKER CL
    Commentary: Innovation in pediatrics: Aortic valve ring.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31508.
    PubMed    


  405. KANNO K, Ikai A, Murata M, Sakamoto K, et al
    The interannular bridge: A new technique for the management of tricuspid regurgitation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31399.
    PubMed    


  406. XU M, Song L, Tao L, Xiao H, et al
    Surgical repair of a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31404.
    PubMed    


  407. SHEMIN RJ
    Commentary: del Nido versus blood cardioplegia for aortic valve replacement: The choice is yours. Proceed with caution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31408.
    PubMed    


  408. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB
    Commentary: Bicuspid aortic valve geometry-A tale of two valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31383.
    PubMed    


  409. BOTTA L, Murana G, Leone A, Di Marco L, et al
    Commentary: Achieving geometrical symmetry in bicuspid aortic valve repair: Expert hands make the difference.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31398.
    PubMed    


  410. GILLINOV M, Wierup P
    Rings and things: Choices in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31179.
    PubMed    


  411. MULLAN CW, Pichert MD, Geirsson A
    Effects of blood transfusions on transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31182.
    PubMed    


  412. WOLSKY RM, Rankin JS, Meza JM, Hughes GC, et al
    Geometric ring annuloplasty for bicuspid aortic valve repair in a child.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)31340.
    PubMed    


  413. MA W, Zhu D, Zhang W
    Tightrope walkers in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31180.
    PubMed    


  414. BUGAN B, Cekirdekci EI, Cekirdekci A
    Is the size criterion for surgery decision of ascending aortic aneurysm changed? Left shift of the aortic diameter.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31157.
    PubMed    


  415. OSMAN M, Parizkova B, Barker A, Nashef SAM, et al
    Mitral valve replacement through left atrial appendage 28 years after right pneumonectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31366.
    PubMed    


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


  417. STANSFIELD WE
    Commentary: Why bother? The case for understanding interstitial cells in the aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 8. pii: S0022-5223(19)31343.
    PubMed    


  418. PACINI D, Murana G
    "Sensitivity" and "specificity" reduction of blood transfusion after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is that all that matters?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)31181.
    PubMed    


  419. ROCHA RV, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Do we need to block beta-blockers in aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)31193.
    PubMed    


  420. MAZZEFFI MA, Evans CF
    beta-Blockers in aortic valve surgery: Beta safe than sorry?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31163.
    PubMed    


  421. 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.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  422. OUZOUNIAN M, Feindel CM, Manlhiot C, David C, et al
    Valve-sparing root replacement in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1-9.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  423. REECE TB, Aftab M
    Commentary: More is more: Root stabilization for regurgitant aortic valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:24.
    PubMed    


  424. KURLANSKY P
    Commentary: Moving the guidelines for mitral repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:97-98.
    PubMed    


  425. DEANDA A JR, Gilani SA
    Commentary: Looking for support for the MitraClip.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:95-96.
    PubMed    



  426. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:22-23.
    PubMed    


  427. NGUYEN A, Schaff HV, Abel MD, Luis SA, et al
    Improving outcome of valve replacement for carcinoid heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:99-107.
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    June 2019
  428. SANETRA K, Gerber W, Shrestha R, Domaradzki W, et al
    The del Nido versus cold blood cardioplegia in aortic valve replacement: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31321.
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  429. CONTI V, Levy G
    Beta or worse: More work needed to determine benefit or harm in aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)31127.
    PubMed    


  430. KIM NY, Choi JB
    Small rings and edge-to-edge technique elevate transmitral gradients in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)31155.
    PubMed    


  431. MASTROBUONI S, de Kerchove L, El Khoury G
    Commentary: A symmetrical bicuspid aortic valve is not just 180 degrees .
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31203.
    PubMed    


  432. TAM DY, Rocha RV, Wijeysundera HC, Austin PC, et al
    Surgical valve selection in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31207.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  434. GREASON KL, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, Lowry AM, et al
    Inter- and intrasite variability of mortality and stroke for sites performing both surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis in intermediate-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)31209.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  436. WANG Y, Xiao X, Zhou T, Han D, et al
    Novel mechanisms for osteogenic differentiation of human aortic valve interstitial cells.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)31153.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  437. NAKATSU T, Minakata K, Tanaka S, Minatoya K, et al
    Intermediate-term outcomes of aortic valve replacement with bioprosthetic or mechanical valves in patients on hemodialysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2177-2186.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  438. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2298-2299.
    PubMed    


  439. PAGANI FD
    Commentary: Opening the left ventricular outflow tract in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy requires a nuanced approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2300-2301.
    PubMed    


  440. DI MAURO M, Raffa GM, Foschi M, Calafiore AM, et al
    Commentary: The AVIATOR Registry: The right way to change perspective.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2212-2213.
    PubMed    


  441. SUNDT TM
    Commentary: The devil is in the details.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2214-2215.
    PubMed    


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


  443. HAN JJ, Atluri P
    Commentary: When less is more: Is valve repair the optimal intervention for aortic insufficiency at time of ventricular assist device implantation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e385-e386.
    PubMed    


  444. HODGES K, Rivas CG, Aguilera J, Borden R, et al
    Surgical management of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in a specialized hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy center.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2289-2299.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2019
  445. NCHO BE, Pierce EL, Bloodworth CH 4th, Imai A, et al
    Optimized mitral annuloplasty ring design reduces loading in the posterior annulus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31149.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  446. BRUNO VD
    Commentary: Another step in the journey toward the "perfect" mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31128.
    PubMed    


  447. URBANSKI PP
    Repair of bicuspid aortic valve: Simple and effective achievement of symmetric valve orientation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31133.
    PubMed    


  448. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Mitral valvuloplasty rings: Do they make the difference?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)31122.
    PubMed    


  449. KITAHARA H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: From 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional-Tailor-made transcatheter aortic valve replacement to minimize complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31102.
    PubMed    


  450. KRISHNASWAMY A, Kapadia SR, Suri R
    Commentary: Avoiding danger-Addressing the specter of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31101.
    PubMed    


  451. BADHWAR V, Alkhouli M, Mack MJ, Thourani VH, et al
    Surgical and transcatheter therapy for secondary mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30956.
    PubMed    


  452. CHANG WT, Ho CH, Chang CL, Cheng BC, et al
    Influence of warfarin on cardiac and cerebrovascular events following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: A nationwide cohort study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31036.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  453. HEITKEMPER M, Hatoum H, Azimian A, Yeats B, et al
    Modeling risk of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31030.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  455. PACINI D, Murana G
    Commentary: Are worse clinical outcomes (after transcatheter aortic valve replacement) associated with red blood cell transfusion? The chicken or the egg dilemma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31003.
    PubMed    


  456. KOYAMA Y, Tsujimoto S, Yamamoto M
    Calcified amorphous tumor in the aortic valve identified by computed tomography.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31033.
    PubMed    


  457. D'ONOFRIO A, Salizzoni S, Filippini C, Tessari C, et al
    Surgical aortic valve replacement with new-generation bioprostheses: Sutureless versus rapid-deployment.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30977.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  458. PAWALE A, Itagaki S, Parikh A, Pinney SP, et al
    Mitral valve repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation during left ventricular assist device implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1841-1848.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  459. BOUMA W, Gorman RC
    Commentary: Three-dimensional P3 tethering angle at the heart of future surgical decision making in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1806-1807.
    PubMed    


  460. NAPPI F, Spadaccio C, Chello M
    Aortic homografts: Should we really lose the opportunity?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e245-e246.
    PubMed    



  461. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1848.
    PubMed    


  462. HALLER C
    Commentary: To see with eyes unclouded.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e297-e298.
    PubMed    


  463. TANG PC, Haft JW, Romano MA, Bitar A, et al
    Cluster analysis of preoperative echocardiographic findings and outcomes following left ventricular device implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1851-1860.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  464. WOO YJ, Handy JR Jr, Sade RM
    First in line for robotic surgery: Would you want to know?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1934-1940.
    PubMed    


  465. SURI RM, Javadikasgari H, Heimansohn DA, Weissman NJ, et al
    Prospective US investigational device exemption trial of a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis: One-year outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1773-1782.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  466. NISSEN AP, Nguyen S, Abreu J, Nguyen TC, et al
    The first 5 years: Building a minimally invasive valve program.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1958-1965.
    PubMed    


    April 2019
  467. CONTI VR
    Commentary: Can coronary artery fistulae be an indication for transarterial aortic valve replacement over surgical aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)30952.
    PubMed    


  468. ALDEA GS
    Pathoanatomic considerations for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Highlighting the importance of anatomic and physiologic asymmetry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30780.
    PubMed    


  469. NAPPI F, Santana O, Mihos CG
    Geometric distortion of the mitral valve apparatus in ischemic mitral regurgitation: Should we really forfeit the opportunity for a complete repair?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30753.
    PubMed    


  470. FOLINO G, Bernardinello V, Carrozzini M, Bejko J, et al
    Transfemoral aortic valve replacement as a solution in aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery fistulas.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30920.
    PubMed    


  471. KITAHARA H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Blood transfusions in transcatheter aortic valve replacement-Less is more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)30887.
    PubMed    


  472. CHEN SW, Lee HA, Chien-Chia Wu V
    Minimizing the gap between expectations and reality of mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)30678.
    PubMed    


  473. TANG PC, Haft JW, Romano MA, Bitar A, et al
    Right ventricular function and residual mitral regurgitation after left ventricular assist device implantation determines the incidence of right heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)30774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  474. CUI H, Schaff HV, Abel MD, Helder MRK, et al
    Left ventricular ejection hemodynamics before and after relief of outflow tract obstruction in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and valvular aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30749.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  475. CHIKWE J
    Commentary: Aortic valve reoperation: "You are probably not going to have one".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30767.
    PubMed    


  476. NISHIMURA RA, O'Gara PT, Bavaria JE, Brindis RG, et al
    2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS expert consensus systems of care document: A proposal to optimize care for patients with valvular heart disease: A joint report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Socie
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)30668.
    PubMed    


  477. HAGE A, Hage F, Chu MWA
    Cardiac surgery residency and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: "What happened to my aortic valve replacement?"
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)30737.
    PubMed    


  478. NAPPI F, Attias D, Avtaar Singh SS, Prot V, et al
    Finite element analysis applied to the transcatheter mitral valve therapy: Studying the present, imagining the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e149-e151.
    PubMed    


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


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


  481. WEISS AJ, Anyanwu AC
    Commentary: Goals of surgical therapy in tricuspid valve endocarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1430-1431.
    PubMed    


  482. MAINWARING RD, Hanley FL
    The earth is round!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e207-e208.
    PubMed    


  483. YUH DD
    Commentary: Benign cardiac papillary fibroelastomas: Beware the "divergents".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e129-e130.
    PubMed    


  484. BURNS DJP
    Commentary: Ongoing advancements in the understanding of tricuspid valve dynamics and functional geometry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1463-1464.
    PubMed    


  485. ANSELMI A, Agnino A
    Commentary: The no longer neglected valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1462.
    PubMed    


  486. EDELMAN JJ, Rogers T, Khan JM, Thourani VH, et al
    Commentary: Limiting paravalvular regurgitation after TAVR: Is better understanding of imaging the solution?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1416-1417.
    PubMed    


  487. BINAY SAFER V, Yilmaz F, Safer U
    Sarcopenia and heart valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e199.
    PubMed    


  488. OHNO N, Hassanabad AF, Fedak PWM
    Minimally invasive cardiac surgery presents challenges for design of randomized clinical trials.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e133-e134.
    PubMed    


  489. WITTEN JC, Hussain ST, Shrestha NK, Gordon SM, et al
    Surgical treatment of right-sided infective endocarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1418-1427.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  490. LOPEZ-RODRIGUEZ FJ, Arnaiz-Garcia ME, Barreiro-Perez M, Gonzalez-Santos JM, et al
    Left atrial to left ventricular valved conduit for a calcified mitral annulus and ascending aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e143-e145.
    PubMed    


    March 2019
  491. KOLTE D, Beale C, Aronow HD, Kennedy KF, et al
    Trends and outcomes of red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the United States.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30717.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  492. 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    


  493. ACCOLA KD
    Commentary: Functional or secondary mitral valve regurgitation: Pathoanatomy versus etiology... changing paradigms and treatment strategies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)30696.
    PubMed    


  494. MENNANDER A, Olsson C, Jeppsson A, Geirsson A, et al
    The significance of bicuspid aortic valve after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30680.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  495. ANTUNES MJ
    Mitral valve repair versus replacement for infective endocarditis, again.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30480.
    PubMed    


  496. NAPPI F, Spadaccio C
    Mitral valve endocarditis-Unrealized expectations for repair of mitral valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30363.
    PubMed    


  497. 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    


  498. BRUNO VD, Zakkar M
    Commentary: Aortic valve sparing procedure: Is this the future of aortic root surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30588.
    PubMed    


  499. MESHER AL, Reece TB
    Commentary: When does aortic valve repair become a root replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)30578.
    PubMed    


  500. YEREBAKAN C, Ozturk M, Mota L, Sinha L, et al
    Complete unroofing of the intramural coronary artery for anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: The role of commissural resuspension?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)30537.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  501. IRIBARNE A, Leavitt BJ, Robich MP, Sardella GL, et al
    Tissue versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in younger patients: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)30526.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  502. BARAC YD, Wolfe W, Glower DD
    Redo mitral surgery without transcatheter options: A case of 7 consecutive mitral operations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e129.
    PubMed    


  503. FRASER CD 3RD, Liu RH, Zhou X, Patel ND, et al
    Valve-sparing aortic root replacement in children: Outcomes from 100 consecutive cases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1100-1109.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2019
  504. BAPAT V, Tang GHL
    Fracturing surgical valves to improve hemodynamics in transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement: Insanity or ingenuity?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)30486.
    PubMed    


  505. RODRIGUEZ-CAULO EA
    More evidence favoring bioprostheses for patients older than 55 years in aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30332.
    PubMed    


  506. DU DT, Lu X, McKean S, Warnock R, et al
    Selection of prosthetic aortic valves in the United States among elderly Medicare patients from 2006 to 2015.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30444.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  507. IKENO Y, Yamanaka K, Tanaka H, Okita Y, et al
    Aortic valve repair with valve-sparing root replacement for asymmetric quadricuspid aortic valve and conversion into symmetric tricuspid valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30469.
    PubMed    


  508. KUNIHARA T, Ichihara N, Miyata H, Motomura N, et al
    Valve-sparing root replacement and composite valve graft replacement in patients with aortic regurgitation: From the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30357.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  509. SCHUBERT SA, Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Fonner CE, et al
    Preoperative beta-blocker use correlates with worse outcomes in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)30350.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  510. AL-SABEQ B, Shen SS, Reardon M, Nabi F, et al
    Lightning striking twice: Redo mitral valve replacement due to recurrent cardiac sarcoma using partial autotransplantation technique.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30311.
    PubMed    


  511. KIM J, Lee JW
    Aortic valve neocuspidization: Oversized shoes for children?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:729.
    PubMed    


  512. KALFA D, LaPar D, Chai P, Bacha E, et al
    Aortic valve neocuspidization: A bright future in pediatric aortic valve surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:728.
    PubMed    


  513. MILEWSKI RK, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Fuller S, et al
    Selection of prosthetic aortic valve and root replacement in patients younger than age 30 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:714-725.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  514. MICHLER RE
    Surgical management of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting remains controversial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:581.
    PubMed    


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


  516. VURAL KM
    More decision-making criteria for moderate chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:580-581.
    PubMed    


  517. MALLIOS DN, Bowdish ME, Starnes VA
    The ring of fire: Nuances in the surgical management of mitral annular calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:570-571.
    PubMed    


  518. KOBSA S, Takayama H
    MAC: "Mitral annular calcification" or a "modern approach to concept learning" in surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:568-569.
    PubMed    


  519. STAMOU SC, Nores M
    Management of severe mitral annular calcification: "Cutting the Gordian knot".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:567.
    PubMed    


  520. BEDEIR K, Kaneko T, Aranki S
    Current and evolving strategies in the management of severe mitral annular calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:555-566.
    PubMed    


  521. WOODS RK, Hraska V
    Double-orifice (DO) repair of Ebstein tricuspid valve: Just DO it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e51.
    PubMed    


  522. DENTEL JN, Walters HL 3rd
    A coronary and a cusp.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:712-713.
    PubMed    


  523. HEUTS S, Kawczynski M, Olsthoorn JR, Sardari Nia P, et al
    Late rupture of transapically beating heart implanted neochords.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e27-e29.
    PubMed    


  524. REECE TB
    Appropriate use: Neither restrictive nor a guideline.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:572.
    PubMed    


  525. DELMO WALTER EM, Javier MFDM, Hetzer R
    The first known use of the double-orifice valve technique for Ebstein anomaly, performed 30 years ago.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e47-e49.
    PubMed    


  526. GRINBERG D, Adamou Nouhou K, Pozzi M, Obadia JF, et al
    Artificial mitral chordae: When length matters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e23-e25.
    PubMed    


    January 2019
  527. ALDEA GS
    Commentary: Reassessing efficacy of treatment strategies for secondary mitral regurgitation-Combining pathoanatomic and pathophysiologic perspectives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)30296.
    PubMed    


  528. BADHWAR V, Alkhouli M, Mack MJ, Thourani VH, et al
    A pathoanatomic approach to secondary functional mitral regurgitation: Evaluating the evidence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30281.
    PubMed    


  529. GILLINOV M, Wierup P, Mick S
    Rings and things: Controversies in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(18)33483.
    PubMed    


  530. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Repair for ischemic mitral valve regurgitation: Does the type of ring matter?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)30247.
    PubMed    


  531. BUZZATTI N, Van Hemelrijck M, Denti P, Ruggeri S, et al
    Transcatheter or surgical repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation in elderly patients: A propensity-weighted analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)30232.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  532. PAGANI FD
    Commentary: Mitral valve repair with left ventricular assist device implantation: Yes! But who?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30010.
    PubMed    


  533. HEINISCH PP, Carrel T
    Commentary: Failing aortic root homograft: Considering the transcatheter aortic valve replacement option?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30019.
    PubMed    


  534. BOTHE W, Escobar Kvitting JP, Rausch MK, Timek TA, et al
    Do annuloplasty rings designed to treat ischemic/functional mitral regurgitation alter left-ventricular dimensions in the acutely ischemic ovine heart?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30004.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  535. ANTUNES MJ
    Allograft aortic valve replacement: Definitively, still an option for some patient groups and pathologies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(18)33221.
    PubMed    


  536. MYERS PO, Mokashi SA, Horgan E, Borisuk M, et al
    Outcomes after mechanical aortic valve replacement in children and young adults with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:329-340.
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  537. VERGNAT M, Asfour B, Arenz C, Suchowerskyj P, et al
    Aortic stenosis of the neonate: A single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:318-326.
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  538. BLACKSTONE EH, Chang HL, Rajeswaran J, Parides MK, et al
    Biatrial maze procedure versus pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery: New analytical approaches and end points.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:234-243.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  539. BERRA IG, Hammer PE, Berra S, Irusta AO, et al
    An intraoperative test device for aortic valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:126-132.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  540. SMEDIRA NG
    Alcohol: Keep it moderate.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:304-305.
    PubMed    


  541. HUI DS, Lee R
    Surgical results for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: More than an institutional niche.
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  647. KIM HJ, Kim JB
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  648. CRESTANELLO JA
    "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated": The appraisal of apicoaortic conduit in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement era.
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    Nationwide cohort study of mitral valve repair versus replacement for infective endocarditis.
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    The invisible hands conducting minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
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    Long-term outcome of cryopreserved allograft for aortic valve replacement.
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  654. IKENO Y, Tanaka H, Okita Y
    Intraoperative aortic root pressure study for quantitative assessment of aortic regurgitation during valve-sparing root replacement: A preliminary report.
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  655. KUMAR SR
    Collateral benefit in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect?
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    Aortic valve bypass surgery in severe aortic valve stenosis: Insights from cardiac and brain magnetic resonance imaging.
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    To redo, or not redo, that is the question: The hazard from redo mitral valve replacement in patients considering transmitral valve-in-valve procedures.
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  658. COYAN G, Wei LM, Althouse A, Roberts HG, et al
    Robotic mitral valve operations by experienced surgeons are cost-neutral and durable at 1 year.
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  660. PACINI D, Murana G, Di Marco L
    Is wall stress like Wall Street when it comes to speculating on bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve aneurysm?
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    Transcatheter aortic valve insertion in patients with hostile ascending aorta calcification.
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  664. SIEVERS HH
    Advanced imaging unveils aortic valve secrets: What is next, theoretic biology?
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    Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with excellent resource utilization, cost, and outcomes.
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    Subaortic stenosis by accessory mitral tissue: Failure of embryonic positioning?
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    March 2018
  675. BARKER AJ, Markl M, Fedak PWM
    Assessing wall stresses in bicuspid aortic valve-associated aortopathy: Forecasting the perfect storm?
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  676. MICHELENA HI
    Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy in the era of fake news: A clinician's perspective on the truth.
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  677. YUH DD
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  678. MELBY SJ
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  679. YE J
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for isolated aortic regurgitation is coming!
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    Aortic to right ventricular shunt for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum and bilateral coronary ostial atresia.
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  681. YUH DD
    What lies beneath (the mitral annulus): The geometric implications of restrictive annuloplasty.
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  682. MANIAR HS, Moon MR
    Appropriate use criteria for aortic stenosis: Guidelines or opinion?
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    The aortic root does not dilate over time after replacement of the aortic valve and ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid or tricuspid aortic valves.
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    Induced pluripotent stem cells with NOTCH1 gene mutation show impaired differentiation into smooth muscle and endothelial cells: Implications for bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy.
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  685. URBANSKI PP, Lakew F, Dinstak W, Heinz N, et al
    Bentall procedure after previous aortic valve or complete root replacement: Usefulness of self-assembled aortic valve conduit.
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  686. KASSEM S, Ricciardi G, Salvi L, Alimento M, et al
    Late left ventricular rupture as a complication of NeoChord implantation for mitral valve repair.
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    Wall stress on ascending thoracic aortic aneurysms with bicuspid compared with tricuspid aortic valve.
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  688. BALSAM LB
    The genetics of bicuspid aortic valve disease: Shall we take it down a NOTCH?
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    February 2018
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    Replacement of bicuspid aortic valve with sutureless bioprosthesis: A word of caution here.
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  690. D'AMBRA MN
    Rapid deployment aortic valve replacement devices: Too many unanswered questions.
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    Enhanced exposure of subvalvular structures during mitral valve repair with a novel flexible and reusable leaflets retractor.
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  693. CARRIER M, Bouchard D
    Rapid-deployment bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement; There is a flag on the field!
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  694. KIM J, Lee JW
    Aortic valve: To buy or not to buy?
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    Midterm outcomes after aortic valve neocuspidization with glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium.
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  697. CICEK S
    Cardiac amyloidosis and aortic stenosis: Great masquerader back again!
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    Spiral suspension, a novel repair technique for severe functional tricuspid regurgitation.
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    Transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic regurgitation with a second-generation heart valve.
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    Rapid deployment or sutureless versus conventional bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: A meta-analysis.
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    Dislocation of a sutureless prosthesis after type I bicuspid aortic valve replacement.
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  702. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with severe mitral annular calcification: Pushing the limits to the sky.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5223(18)30290.
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  703. WIGGINS LM, Kumar SR
    The root cause of anxiety during reoperative aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5223(18)30287.
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    Patients with anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery remain at risk after surgical repair.
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  705. TAM DY, Hughes A, Fremes SE, Youn S, et al
    A cost-utility analysis of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis in the population with intermediate surgical risk.
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  706. PADALA M
    Patient-specific computational biomechanical modeling to guide mitral valve repair strategy: Practicality and value?
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    Is individualized mitral valve repair in the future?
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    Euler's elastica-based biomechanical assessment for neochordal insertion in the treatment of degenerative mitral valve repair.
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  709. MAZINE A, Verma S, Yanagawa B
    Mitral valve repair with resection versus neochordae: A call for high-quality evidence.
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  711. ANTUNES MJ
    The variability of the mitral valve anatomy and terminology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 1. pii: S0022-5223(18)30250.
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  712. DAVID TE, David CM, Manlhiot C
    Tricuspid annulus diameter does not predict the development of tricuspid regurgitation after mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation due to degenerative diseases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb 1. pii: S0022-5223(18)30266.
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  713. BOZINOVSKI J
    Sutureless aortic valve replacement in combined procedures: Check whether there is room for the new guy before inviting them.
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    January 2018
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    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe mitral or tricuspid regurgitation at extreme risk for surgery.
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  715. OCHIAI T, Yoon SH, Sharma R, Chakravarty T, et al
    Recurrent severe aortic stenosis after transfemoral transcatheter valve-in-valve-in-valve replacement.
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  716. POULIN A, Bernier M, Rodes-Cabau J, Doyle D, et al
    Subacute mitral valve dysfunction after transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacements.
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  717. GIRARDI LN
    Valve-sparing aortic root replacement and the bicuspid aortic valve: The details matter.
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  718. YUH DD
    Redefining tricuspid valve anatomy: Acknowledging the "forgotten valve".
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  719. SON KH, Park KY, Choi CH
    Obesity as a confounding factor in a study evaluating the role of M1 polarization in aortic valve calcification.
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  720. PARACHURI VR, Adhyapak SM
    Topographic mapping of regional contractile injury in ischemic mitral regurgitation: Are regional shape deformation indices answer enough?
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    December 2017
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    Severe tricuspid or mitral regurgitation in inoperable patients with aortic stenosis. Can we leave them alone?
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    Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection associated with heater-cooler units after aortic valve surgery without endocarditis.
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    Reconstructive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: Techniques and outcomes.
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    Redefinition of tricuspid valve structures for successful ring annuloplasty.
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    Outcome of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemaker.
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    Beneficial effects of restrictive annuloplasty on subvalvular geometry in patients with functional mitral regurgitation and advanced cardiomyopathy.
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    Survival and reoperation pattern after 20 years of experience with aortic valve-sparing root replacement in patients with tricuspid and bicuspid valves.
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  729. GAUDINO M, Lau C
    Fixing nature's mistakes on the aortic valve: Will the normal form ensure normal function in the long term?
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  730. TAKSLER GB
    Evaluating the best approach to treatment of aortic stenosis: The jury is still out.
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    Reconstructive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: Another example of better being the enemy of good?
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    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and the evolution of clinical research in cardiothoracic surgery.
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  733. HOCUM STONE LL, Kelly RF
    Remodeling the mitral valve: An outside-in strategy.
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    Height alone, rather than body surface area, suffices for risk estimation in ascending aortic aneurysm.
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  737. ACCOLA KD
    The Edwards Intuity Elite valve: Not to repeal nor replace, but rather additive to surgical aortic valve replacement options.
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  739. HUSSAIN ST, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB
    Allografts remain a cornerstone of surgical treatment of invasive and destructive aortic valve infective endocarditis: Surgeon and technique do matter!
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    November 2017
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  741. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Wahlers T
    Anterior leaflet splitting during transcatheter mitral valve replacement: Killing two birds with one stone?
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    Predictors of survival in octogenarians after mitral valve surgery for degenerative disease: The Mitral Surgery in Octogenarians study.
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    Tighten your belt or lose your pants? Not if it is tailored to the patient-annuloplasty during remodeling.
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    Perioperative evaluation of regional aortic wall shear stress patterns in patients undergoing aortic valve and/or proximal thoracic aortic replacement.
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    Application of polymer-mesh device to remodel left ventricular-mitral valve apparatus in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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    Comparative effectiveness of coronary screening in heart valve surgery: Computed tomography versus conventional coronary angiography.
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    Quadricuspid aortic valve surgical repair.
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  750. SULTAN I, Seese L, Lagazzi L, Gleason TG, et al
    Concomitant aortic valve replacement with orthotopic heart transplantation.
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    Severity of tricuspid regurgitation is associated with long-term mortality.
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  752. ROGERS T, Thourani VH
    Is there still a role for balloon dilatation before transcatheter aortic valve replacement-or, indeed, for transaortic access?
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  753. BONAROS N, Kofler M, Frank D, Cocchieri R, et al
    Balloon-expandable transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation with or without predilation.
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  754. DILLON J
    A stitch too far: The circumflex artery in jeopardy during mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:1621-1623.
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  755. BARNHART GR, Chitwood WR, Grossi EA
    Rapid deployment aortic valve systems: The surgeons' alternative to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:1568-1569.
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  756. FISCHLEIN T, Santarpino G
    Rapid-deployment aortic valve systems: The surgeons' alternative to transcatheter aortic valve implantation?
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    PubMed    


    October 2017
  757. PRAKASH SK, Estrera AL
    Not "Z" end of the story: Do Z scores help to guide surgical decisions about the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Oct 20. pii: S0022-5223(17)32348.
    PubMed    


  758. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Atrial fibrillation in the patient undergoing mitral valve surgery: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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    PubMed    


  759. YUN TJ
    Valve-sparing repair to alleviate pulmonary regurgitation may lead to as much right ventricular dilatation as a transannular patch: A catch-22?
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    PubMed    


  760. ANSELMI A, Verhoye JP
    The pathway toward the success of a new transcatheter aortic valve replacement device: A surgeon's adventure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Oct 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)32161.
    PubMed    


    September 2017
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    Mitral valve surgery in the US Veterans Administration health system: 10-year outcomes and trends.
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  762. ANYANWU AC, Adams DH
    Another case of underprovision of mitral valve repair surgery: Lessons from the Veterans Affairs health system.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(17)32142.
    PubMed    


  763. CONTI VR, DeAnda A Jr
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  764. ROGERS T, Thourani VH
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement after mitral valve surgery: Synergistic or incompatible?
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    PubMed    


  765. SHEMIN RJ
    Size matters: Indexed left atrial size predicts late survival after aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 20. pii: S0022-5223(17)31999.
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  766. DI GIAMMARCO G, Marinelli D
    Which aortic valve prosthesis I would implant on myself?
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    Isolated and concomitant minimally invasive minithoracotomy aortic valve surgery.
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  768. HUSSAIN ST, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB
    Tell it like it is: Experience in mitral valve surgery does matter for improved outcomes in mitral valve infective endocarditis.
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    The dynamic cardiac biosimulator: A method for training physicians in beating-heart mitral valve repair procedures.
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    Transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a novel transcatheter aortic valve replacement system in high-risk patients with severe aortic valve diseases.
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    Longer-term results, z scores, and decision nomograms for treatment of the ascending aorta in 1693 bicuspid aortic valve operations.
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  773. TAGGARSE A, Dearani JA, Daly RC, Anwer LA, et al
    Reoperation rate for recurrent mitral disease is low after robotically assisted mitral valve repair.
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  774. SCHNITTMAN SR, Adams DH, Itagaki S, Toyoda N, et al
    Bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: Revisiting prosthesis choice in patients younger than 50 years old.
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  775. CRESTANELLO JA
    Quality of mitral valve surgery at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
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  776. MACARTHUR JW, Boyd J
    The tip of the iceberg: Evaluating the mechanism behind dehiscence of mitral annuloplasty rings.
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    PubMed    


  777. GREASON KL
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and transcatheter aortic valve insertion.
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  778. WANG H, Han J, Wang Z, Yin Z, et al
    A prospective randomized trial of the cut-and-sew Maze procedure in patients undergoing surgery for rheumatic mitral valve disease.
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  779. TIMEK TA
    Subvalvular repair to improve reductive annuloplasty for severe mitral regurgitation.
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  780. CHARLES EJ, Kron IL
    Which ischemic mitral valves should be repaired and how? Time will tell.
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  781. NAPPI F, Spadaccio C
    Biomechanics of failed ischemic mitral valve repair: Discovering new frontiers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:832-833.
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  782. SANTARPINO G, Pfeiffer S
    Early degeneration of the St Jude Medical Trifecta bioprosthetic aortic valve: A problem of the leaflets or of the stent?
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    Real-world outcomes of surgery for native mitral valve endocarditis.
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    Concomitant ablation for atrial fibrillation during septal myectomy in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
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    August 2017
  785. INOUE Y, Kotani S, Suzuki S
    Chimney technique for aortic valve-on-valve replacement.
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  786. SCHNITTMAN SR, Itagaki S, Toyoda N, Adams DH, et al
    Survival and long-term outcomes after mitral valve replacement in patients aged 18 to 50 years.
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    Morphologic variability of the mitral valve leaflets.
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  788. PADALA M
    The arithmetic of a successful mitral valve repair.
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    Early results of robotically assisted mitral valve surgery: Analysis of the first 1000 cases.
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    July 2017
  790. GLOTZBACH JP, McKellar SH
    Rapid-deployment aortic valves: Do the data support a tipping point?
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    PubMed    


  791. GOLDMAN S
    Should the risk of a permanent pacemaker be considered when choosing a procedure for aortic stenosis?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)31396.
    PubMed    


  792. SWISTEL DG, Grossi EA
    Transaortic mitral valve surgery: Going down the rabbit hole again.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)31392.
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  793. KAWAMOTO N, Fujita T, Fukushima S, Hata H, et al
    Should annuloplasty prosthesis be selected dependent on the location of prolapse in mitral valve repair for type II dysfunction?
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  794. THOURANI VH, Borger MA, Holmes D, Maniar H, et al
    Transatlantic editorial on transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:7-21.
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  795. BAPAT VN
    Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:58-59.
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    June 2017
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    Cost and contribution margin of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement.
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    Mitral annuloplasty ring suture forces: Impact of surgeon, ring, and use conditions.
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  798. DANIEL M, Atluri P
    Novel, nonresectional mitral valve repair-another tool in the mitral surgeon's armamentarium.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 20. pii: S0022-5223(17)31232.
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  799. JONES JA
    Oxidative stress in bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy: Hand-me-downs and yoga pants.
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  800. HUNG J, Mihos C
    Toward a better repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Thinking outside the ring.
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    Outcomes, readmissions, and costs in transfemoral and alterative access transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the US Medicare population.
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  802. HWANG YM, Kim J, Lee JH, Kim M, et al
    Conduction disturbance after isolated surgical aortic valve replacement in degenerative aortic stenosis.
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    Transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for moderate secondary/functional mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing aortic root/valve intervention.
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  804. ANSELMI A, Flecher E, Chabanne C, Ruggieri VG, et al
    Long-term follow-up of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement in patients aged </=60 years.
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  805. ZIAZADEH D, Mater R, Himelhoch B, Borgman A, et al
    Single-dose del Nido cardioplegia in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
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  806. FORCILLO J, Thourani VH
    Transapical and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Still part of the game and at what cost?
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    May 2017
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    Do apples equal oranges in access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
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    PubMed    


  808. LORUSSO R, Gelsomino S
    Mitral valve repair for functional regurgitation: Do not miss the last piece of the puzzle!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(17)31133.
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  809. MESSE SR, Furie KL
    Cerebral protection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A no brainer?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31122.
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  810. OUZOUNIAN M, Mazine A, David TE
    The Ross procedure is the best operation to treat aortic stenosis in young and middle-aged adults.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31124.
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  811. BILLAUD M, Phillippi JA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill JC, et al
    Elevated oxidative stress in the aortic media of patients with bicuspid aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31118.
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  812. CHOO SJ
    Expanding the applications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Wave of the future, or not so fast?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31116.
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  813. COUTINHO GF, Leite F, Antunes MJ
    Circumflex artery injury during mitral valve repair: Not well known, perhaps not so infrequent-lessons learned from a 6-case experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)31045.
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  814. ARAKAWA M, Hashimoto K, Okamura H
    Intraoperative transprosthetic leakage of a bovine prosthetic valve after aortic valve replacement.
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    Predictors of survival, functional survival, and hospital readmission in octogenarians after surgical aortic valve replacement.
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  816. BLANCO M, Laguna G, Carrascal Y
    Myxoma knocking on the mitral door: A singular mechanism of mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)31093.
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  817. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Angona RE
    Arresting pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum...only if you have to.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30945.
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  818. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transprosthetic leak after biological aortic valve replacement: There's a hole in the valve!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30924.
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    How long will my repair last, doctor? Additional data on the durability of mitral valve repair.
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    The Cox-Maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation is equally efficacious in patients with rheumatic and degenerative mitral valve disease.
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    2016 update to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
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  822. ANTUNES MJ
    Pulmonary hypertension and mitral valve disease: Still a beast.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:1083-1084.
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  823. YANG B, Likosky DS, Bolling SF
    Mitral stenosis with pulmonary hypertension: We should operate early.
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    April 2017
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    Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in patients with bicuspid and trileaflet valves undergoing aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement.
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  825. FORCILLO J, Condado JF, Binongo JN, Lasanajak Y, et al
    Readmission rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high- and extreme-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.
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  826. SUNDT TM
    Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy is not cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 7. pii: S0022-5223(17)30664.
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    Porcine small intestine submucosa cylinder valve for mitral and tricuspid valve replacement.
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  828. GREASON KL
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi for aortic regurgitation.
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    Transcatheter aortic valve insertion after previous mitral valve operation.
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  830. WOODS RK
    Technique for myocardial protection in pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum.
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  831. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Wahlers T
    Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation: Go with the flow?
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  832. DAYAN V, Pibarot P
    Aortic valve replacement in low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis: Left ventricular ejection fraction matters.
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  833. CHARLES EJ, Kron IL
    Data, not dogma, for ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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  834. KIRKLIN JK
    The regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve: Recalibrating our surgical strategies.
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  835. AL-ATASSI T, Thourani VH
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients.
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  836. BENEDETTO U, Sousa-Uva M
    Apples, orange, and pears. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in intermediate risk patients has borne fruit.
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    March 2017
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    Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system: A 1-year follow-up study.
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    Aortic sinus flow stasis likely in valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
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    Echocardiographic visualization and quantification of mitral complex during mitral repair for severe functional mitral regurgitation.
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    Mitral valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting for moderate-to-severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Meta-analysis of clinical and echocardiographic outcomes.
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  841. SWINKELS BM, de Mol BA, Kelder JC, Vermeulen FE, et al
    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Effect on long-term survival.
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  842. LOPEZ-MARCO A, Miller H, Kumar P, Ashraf S, et al
    Outcome of isolated aortic valve replacement in patients with classic and paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis.
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  843. MURASHITA T, Badhwar V
    In search of the smoking gun in calcific aortic valve disease.
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    February 2017
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    Measuring and mitigating stroke in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Long roads to the easy answers.
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    Feasibility of intraoperative water testing in aortic valve repair: Direct visualization from left ventricle with a videoscope.
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    Aortic shear stress in patients with bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis and insufficiency.
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    Tricuspid valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
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  848. AZADANI AN, Reardon M, Simonato M, Aldea G, et al
    Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study.
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    Half-turned truncal switch operation for single coronary in a patient with transposition of the great artery and pulmonary stenosis.
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    Indexed left atrial size predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing aortic valve surgery.
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    PubMed     Abstract available


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    Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30185.
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  852. DAVID TE, David CM, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, et al
    Tricuspid regurgitation is uncommon after mitral valve repair for degenerative diseases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 7. pii: S0022-5223(17)30164.
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  853. DI MAURO M, Weltert LP, Prapas S, Calafiore AM, et al
    Finite element analysis for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: More than a seer reading the future!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(17)30138.
    PubMed    


  854. CICEK MS
    Altered hemodynamics in bicuspid aortic valve disease: Leaning more toward nurture!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30133.
    PubMed    


  855. TRETTER JT, Redington AN
    To repair or not to repair: Who should undergo tricuspid valve repair at the time of pulmonary valve replacement in previously repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30135.
    PubMed    


  856. ANTUNES MJ
    Early failure of transcatheter aortic valves: A timely warning!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30143.
    PubMed    


  857. SCHAFERS HJ
    Aortic annuloplasty: The panacea of valve-preserving aortic replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30142.
    PubMed    


  858. VRICELLA LA, Ravekes WA, Arbustini E, Jaquiss RD, et al
    Simplified mitral valve repair in pediatric patients with connective tissue disorders.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:399-403.
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  859. KIRKLIN JK
    Aortic valve homografts: Experiential atrophy spawns evolution of standards.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:281-282.
    PubMed    


  860. HUSSAIN ST, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB
    Challenging allograft use for aortic valve infective endocarditis: Is it the allograft or the surgeon?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:280-281.
    PubMed    


  861. STOCK S, Scharfschwerdt M, Meyer-Saraei R, Richardt D, et al
    In vitro coronary flow after transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation: A comparison of 2 valves.
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    January 2017
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    Combined aortic root replacement and mitral valve surgery: The quest to preserve both valves.
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    2016 update to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery consensus guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)30031.
    PubMed    


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    Remodeling root repair with an external aortic ring annuloplasty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(17)30015.
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    Two decades of experience with root remodeling and valve repair for bicuspid aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30014.
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  866. DECAMPLI WM
    Ascending aortopathy with bicuspid aortic valve: More, but not enough, evidence for the hemodynamic theory.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:6-7.
    PubMed    


  867. BALSAM LB, DeAnda A Jr
    The Mitroflow aortic valve: A past, present, and future illuminated.
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  868. BOUCHARD D, Perrault LP, Kron IL, Hung JW, et al
    Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair: A difficult endeavor and a necessity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:145-146.
    PubMed    


  869. WANG S, Tang B
    The putative mechanism of recurrent valve regurgitation after valve repair in ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
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    PubMed    


    December 2016
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    Stent and leaflet stresses in a 26-mm first-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve.
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    Obtaining the biomechanical behavior of ascending aortic aneurysm via the use of novel speckle tracking echocardiography.
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    Topographic mapping of left ventricular regional contractile injury in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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    V-shape noncoronary sinus remodeling in ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic root ectasia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31685.
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  874. JARRETT CM
    Permanent pacemaker insertion following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Not infrequent, not benign, and becoming predictable.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31799.
    PubMed    


  875. CHU MW, Bagur R, Losenno KL, Jones PM, et al
    Early clinical outcomes of a novel self-expanding transapical transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31678.
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  876. SUMMERS MR, Cremer PC, Jaber WA
    Three mechanisms of early failure of transcatheter aortic valves: Valve thrombosis, cusp rupture, and accelerated calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31676.
    PubMed    


  877. ROUGHNEEN PT, Al-Dossari G, DeAnda A Jr
    Stargazing or scientific yardstick? The future of speckle tracking echocardiography in the management of ascending aortic aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)31645.
    PubMed    


  878. MESTRES CA, Suri R
    Preventive tricuspid annuloplasty: When benefit justifies the risk. What else?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1641-1642.
    PubMed    


  879. JOUAN J
    Preventive tricuspid annuloplasty: When the benefit justifies the risk.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1640-1641.
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    Mitral annuloplasty ring suture dehiscence: In search of more robust techniques.
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    PubMed    


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    Mitral annuloplasty ring dehiscence: Optimal force distribution with flexible rings.
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    PubMed    


  882. SHRESTHA M
    Aortic valve replacement via right anterior thoracotomy with sutureless valves: The way to go!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1547-1548.
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    November 2016
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    The influence of native aortic valve calcium and transcatheter valve oversize on the need for pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve insertion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)31633.
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  884. SWINGEN C, Hocum Stone L, Kelly RF
    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for ischemic mitral regurgitation: A guide through complex surgical terrain.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31636.
    PubMed    


  885. ALKHOULI M, Badhwar V
    Avoiding coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is it the skirt or what's inside that counts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 21. pii: S0022-5223(16)31628.
    PubMed    


  886. DAVID TE, David CM, Feindel CM, Manlhiot C, et al
    Reimplantation of the aortic valve at 20 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31489.
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    Early hemodynamics and clinical outcomes of isolated aortic valve replacement with stentless or transcatheter valve in intermediate-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31494.
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  888. TIMEK TA
    Sub or snub: Is subvalvular repair worthwhile in severe ischemic mitral regurgitation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31469.
    PubMed    


  889. BANDO K
    Does type of prosthesis affect long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis? How should we properly answer this question?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 3. pii: S0022-5223(16)31437.
    PubMed    


    October 2016
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    Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve insertion: That train has sailed.
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    TRANSFORM (Multicenter Experience With Rapid Deployment Edwards INTUITY Valve System for Aortic Valve Replacement) US clinical trial: Performance of a rapid deployment aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31292.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  892. DRINKWATER DC
    Sutureless aortic valves: A game changer, or niche tool in an expanding toolbox?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31291.
    PubMed    


  893. BOUCHARD D, Perrault LP
    To be followed ... A comparison of minimally invasive and standard aortic valve replacement.
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    PubMed    


  894. AD N
    Bioprosthetic valve thrombosis following surgical aortic valve replacement: Did we all miss it?
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    PubMed    


    September 2016
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    Is subvalvular repair worthwhile in severe ischemic mitral regurgitation? Subanalysis of the Papillary Muscle Approximation trial.
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    Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics-assessment of aortic hemodynamics in a spectrum of aortic valve pathologies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)31158.
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  897. KWAK JG, Lee CH, Choi ES, Kim SH, et al
    Corrective surgery for a patient with a giant right pulmonary artery developing 40 years after a Waterston-Cooley shunt for pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)31144.
    PubMed    


  898. MYERS PO
    Preserving the V-engine shape of the left ventricle with Melody mitral valve replacement in small children.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31120.
    PubMed    


  899. CRESTANELLO JA
    Intraoperative endocardial ultrasonography: Improving safety in mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)31098.
    PubMed    


    August 2016
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    Pulmonary flow study predicts survival in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries.
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  901. ANSELMI A, Ruggieri VG, Lelong B, Flecher E, et al
    Mid-term durability of the trifecta bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement.
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  902. PETERSEN J, Vettorazzi E, Winter L, Schmied W, et al
    Physical and mental recovery after conventional aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 30. pii: S0022-5223(16)31031.
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  903. KOMEDA M
    Quick but effective surgery for functional mitral regurgitation secondary to aortic valve disease.
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    Extended neochord weaving technique for degenerative mitral valve disease.
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  905. GRUBITZSCH H, Galloni M, Falk V
    Wrinkles, folds and calcifications: Reduced durability after transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement.
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  906. CHAI PJ
    Evaluating the stented bovine jugular vein graft valve (Melody) for mitral valve replacement: New echocardiographic criteria to evaluate novel techniques.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31064.
    PubMed    


  907. TWEDDELL JS
    Why doesn't the flow study work better for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and major aortopulmonary collaterals?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31065.
    PubMed    


    June 2016

  908. Discussion.
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  909. Discussion.
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