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20 Ann Thorac Surg
2 Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
1 Crit Care Med
4 Eur Heart J
25 Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
6 Eur Respir J
12 Heart
9 J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
2 J Pediatr Surg
50 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

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    Ann Thorac Surg

  1. PIROLA S, Mastroiacovo G, Arlati FG, Mostardini G, et al
    Single Center Five Years' Experience of Ozaki Procedure: Midterm Follow-up.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1937-1943.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. ATOUI R, Ebrahim F, Saroka K, Mireau J, et al
    Influenza Vaccination Blunts the Inflammatory Response in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1923-1930.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. YOKOYAMA Y, Takagi H, Kuno T
    Impact of Different Annuloplasty Methods for Tricuspid regurgitation; a Network Meta-Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 1. pii: S0003-4975(20)31557.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. PEVNI D, Ziv-Baran T, Kramer A, Farkash A, et al
    Is the Use of BITA vs SITA Grafting Safe and Beneficial in Octogenarians?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1998-2003.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. HELMERS MR, Kim ST, Altshuler P, Han JJ, et al
    Mitral Valve Surgery in Pulmonary Hypertension Patients: Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Safe?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 26. pii: S0003-4975(20)31550.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. ANAND J, Doberne J, Wojnarski CM, Smith PK, et al
    Coronary Anastomosis Simulation: Directed Interventions to Optimize Success.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:2072-2077.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. CHOW OS, Sudarshan M, Maxfield MW, Seese LM, et al
    National Survey of Burnout and Distress Among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:2066-2071.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. SINHA R, Chen P, Sam R, Dodge-Khatami A, et al
    Results of Less Than 5-mm Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery Conduits in Single Ventricle Palliation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:2028-2032.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. SEESE L, Morell V, Viegas M, Keebler M, et al
    A Risk Score Adults with Congenital Heart Disease undergoing Heart Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 29. pii: S0003-4975(20)31210.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. HESS N, Seese L, Sultan I, Mulukutla S, et al
    The Impact of Race on Outcomes of Revascularization for Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 7. pii: S0003-4975(20)31626.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. HABERTHEUER A, Gleason TG, Kilic A, Schindler J, et al
    Outcomes of Current-Generation Transfemoral Balloon-Expandable Versus Self-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1968-1974.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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

  13. BRESCIA AA, Bolling SF
    Tricuspid Repair: Put a Ring on It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:2010-2011.

  14. DINGES C, Seitelberger R, Steindl J
    What are the benefits of utilizing a dedicated device for functional aortic valve assessment?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 17. pii: S0003-4975(20)31925.

  15. HICKS GL
    "I Think I Can, I Think I Can": Multiple Arterial Grafting, a Litmus Test for Cardiothoracic Surgical Training.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1907-1908.

  16. CASIRAGHI M, Spaggiari L
    22-Year Disease-Free Survival After Extended Pulmonary Metastasectomy: The Evidence of Success.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:2091.

  17. REICH H, Ramzy D
    Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Valves: How Many Years of Survival is an 18-minute Reduction in Cross-Clamp Time Worth?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1891-1892.

  18. MARISCALCO G, Acharya M, Maselli D
    Direct Cardioplegia Instillation to Pressurize the Aortic Valve and Root During Cardioplegic Arrest.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Nov 3. pii: S0003-4975(20)31849.

  19. ROYSE AG, Bellomo R, Royse CF, Clarke-Errey S, et al
    Radial Artery versus Bilateral Mammary Composite Y Coronary Artery Grafting: 15-year Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 15. pii: S0003-4975(20)31684.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. VENARDOS N, Reece TB, Cleveland JC Jr, Aftab M, et al
    Training for Multiple Arterial Grafting: A Thoracic Surgery Resident Survey.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1901-1907.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv

  21. FRACCARO C, Campante Teles R, Tchetche D, Saia F, et al
    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in cardiogenic shock: TAVI-shock registry results.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Jul 6. doi: 10.1002/ccd.29112.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. POPOVIC B, Molho A, Varlot J, Fay R, et al
    Prognostic influence of acute decompensated heart failure in patients planned for transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Feb 26. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28813.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Crit Care Med

  23. ANGEL LF, Amoroso NE, Rafeq S, Mitzman B, et al
    Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation.
    Crit Care Med. 2021;49:1058-1067.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur Heart J

  24. TEN BERG J, Sibbing D, Rocca B, Van Belle E, et al
    Management of antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a consensus document of the ESC Working Group on Thrombosis and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), in coll
    Eur Heart J. 2021 Apr 5. pii: 6210683. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  25. PEYSTER EG, Arabyarmohammadi S, Janowczyk A, Azarianpour-Esfahani S, et al
    An automated computational image analysis pipeline for histological grading of cardiac allograft rejection.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:2356-2369.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. VETA M, van Diest PJ, Vink A
    Can automatic image analysis replace the pathologist in cardiac allograft rejection diagnosis?
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:2370-2372.

  27. CREA F
    The Universal Definition of Heart Failure, risk prediction in cardiogenic shock, artificial intelligence in cardiac allograft rejection, and the genetics of dilated cardiomyopathy.
    Eur Heart J. 2021;42:2317-2320.

    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg

  28. KOFLER M, Meyer A, Schwartz J, Sundermann S, et al
    A new calcium score to predict paravalvular leak in transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 25. pii: 6000630. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. XIE D, Wu J, Hu X, Gonzalez-Rivas D, et al
    Uniportal versus multiportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery does not compromise the outcome of segmentectomy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:650-657.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. YAMABE T, Zhao Y, Kurlansky PA, Nitta S, et al
    Assessment of long-term outcomes: aortic valve reimplantation versus aortic valve and root replacement with biological valved conduit in aortic root aneurysm with tricuspid valve.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 24. pii: 5999154. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. BELLUSCHI I, Alfieri O, Montorfano M, Castiglioni A, et al
    Low left main coronary ostium: when surgery is still more appropriate than transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 23. pii: 5998471. doi: 10.1093.

  32. TATSUISHI W, Kumamaru H, Nakano K, Miyata H, et al
    Evaluation of postoperative outcomes of valve reoperation: a retrospective study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:869-877.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. DING Q, Shu J, Xu X, Chen Y, et al
    Clinical implications of the pattern of recurrence of pN2 non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 16. pii: 5983729. doi: 10.1093.

  34. PAHWA S, Saran N, Pochettino A, Schaff H, et al
    Outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 7. pii: 5960185. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. LEE HA, Chou AH, Wu VC, Chan YS, et al
    Nationwide cohort study of tricuspid valve repair versus replacement for infective endocarditis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 6. pii: 5959810. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. ABUGHARARAH TZ, Jeong YH, Alabbood F, Chong Y, et al
    Lobe-specific lymph node dissection in stage IA non-small-cell lung cancer: a retrospective cohort study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 5. pii: 5956254. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. SPILIOPOULOS K, Magouliotis D, Angelis I, Gansera B, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: time to reconsider our strategy?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:928-929.

  38. ANGLEITNER P, Arnoldner MA, Zuckermann AO, Aliabadi-Zuckermann AZ, et al
    Severe gastroparesis after orthotopic heart transplantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Sep 15. pii: 5905663. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. BREATNACH CR, McGuinness J, Ng LY, Franklin O, et al
    Procedural technique for hybrid pulmonary valve replacement in infants and small children.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:823-830.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. KUMAR A, Asaf BB, Pulle MV, Puri HV, et al
    Myasthenia is a poor prognostic factor for perioperative outcomes after robotic thymectomy for thymoma.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:807-813.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. CARINO D, Denti P, Ascione G, Del Forno B, et al
    Is the EuroSCORE II reliable in surgical mitral valve repair? A single-centre validation study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Dec 14. pii: 6032258. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. NAZARIO RA, Goldraich LA, Hastenteufel LCT, Santos ABS, et al
    Donor-recipient predicted heart mass ratio and right ventricular-pulmonary arterial coupling in heart transplant.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Nov 30. pii: 6227020. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. KANZAKI R, Nagoya A, Kanou T, Ose N, et al
    Risk factors for non-cancer death after surgery in patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:633-640.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. LICHT PB
    Presidential address: 'danger and opportunities'.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:725-728.

  45. YANG Y, Feng Z, Ma K, Zhang S, et al
    Long-term results of concomitant atrioventricular valve intervention and the Fontan operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:832-838.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. ZHANG X, Dong W, Zhang L
    Segmentectomy for radiologically aggressive small-sized lung cancer: one size fits all?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Dec 6. pii: 6126780. doi: 10.1093.

  47. LEONARDI S, Capodanno D, Sousa-Uva M, Vrints C, et al
    Composition, structure, and function of heart teams: a joint position paper of the ACVC, EAPCI, EACTS, and EACTA focused on the management of patients with complex coronary artery disease requiring myocardial revascularization.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:522-531.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. VAN DER PALEN RLF, Juffermans JF, Kroft LJM, Hazekamp MG, et al
    Wall shear stress in the thoracic aorta at rest and with dobutamine stress after arterial switch operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:814-822.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. WU H, Jin R, Yang S, Park BJ, et al
    Long-term and short-term outcomes of robot- versus video-assisted anatomic lung resection in lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Dec 23. pii: 6046142. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. OSTOVAR R, Erb M, Schroeter F, Zytowski M, et al
    MitraClip: a word of caution regarding an all too liberal indication and delayed referral to surgery in case of failure.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:887-893.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. KAMIGAICHI A, Tsutani Y, Okada M
    Reply to Zhang et al.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:928.

  52. VAN RAEMDONCK D, Treasure T, Van Cutsem E, Macbeth F, et al
    Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer: has the randomized controlled trial brought enough reliable evidence to convince believers in metastasectomy to reconsider their oncological practice?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:517-521.

    Eur Respir J

  53. GUIBERT N, Guilleminault L, Lepage B, Heluain V, et al
    Bronchial thermoplasty in patients with dynamic hyperinflation: results from the proof-of-concept HEAT trial.
    Eur Respir J. 2021;57.

  54. L'HER E, Jaber S, Verzilli D, Jacob C, et al
    Automated closed-loop versus standard manual oxygen administration after major abdominal or thoracic surgery: an international multicentre randomised controlled study.
    Eur Respir J. 2021;57.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. BOUSEMA JE, Aarts MJ, Dijkgraaf MGW, Annema JT, et al
    Trends in mediastinal nodal staging and its impact on unforeseen N2 and survival in lung cancer.
    Eur Respir J. 2020 Oct 2. pii: 13993003.01549-2020.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. DI CAMPLI MP, Azouz A, Assabban A, Scaillet J, et al
    The mononuclear phagocyte system contributes to fibrosis in post-transplant obliterans bronchiolitis.
    Eur Respir J. 2021;57.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. BACIU C, Sage A, Zamel R, Shin J, et al
    Transcriptomic investigation reveals donor-specific gene signatures in human lung transplants.
    Eur Respir J. 2021;57.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  58. LOUW A, Sidhu C, Fitzgerald DB, Creaney J, et al
    Clump material within drainage chest tubes contains diagnostic information: a proof-of-concept case series.
    Eur Respir J. 2021;57.


  59. SINGH AD, Mian A, Devasenapathy N, Guyatt G, et al
    Percutaneous mitral commissurotomy versus surgical commissurotomy for rheumatic mitral stenosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
    Heart. 2020 Jan 23. pii: heartjnl-2019-315906. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315906
    PubMed         Abstract available

  60. OETTINGER V, Kaier K, Heidt T, Hortmann M, et al
    Outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantations in high-volume or low-volume centres in Germany.
    Heart. 2020 Feb 18. pii: heartjnl-2019-316058. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316058
    PubMed         Abstract available

  61. WALD DS, Casey-Gillman O, Comer K, Mansell JS, et al
    Animation-supported consent for urgent angiography and angioplasty: a service improvement initiative.
    Heart. 2020 Mar 10. pii: heartjnl-2019-316227. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316227
    PubMed         Abstract available

  62. SHAN Y, Pellikka PA
    Aortic stenosis in women.
    Heart. 2020 Mar 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-315407. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315407
    PubMed         Abstract available

  63. CHATEAUNEUF G, Nazif TM, Beaupre F, Kodali S, et al
    Cerebrovascular events after transcatheter mitral valve interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Heart. 2020 Apr 17. pii: heartjnl-2019-316331. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316331
    PubMed         Abstract available

  64. KIM WK, Kim HJ, Kim JB, Jung SH, et al
    Exclusion versus preservation of the left atrial appendage in rheumatic mitral valve surgery.
    Heart. 2020 May 6. pii: heartjnl-2019-316387. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316387.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  65. AHMADVAZIR S, Pradhan J, Khattar RS, Senior R, et al
    Sex-based impact of carotid plaque in patients with chest pain undergoing stress echocardiography.
    Heart. 2020 May 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-316507. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316507
    PubMed         Abstract available

  66. OTTO CM
    Heartbeat: is medical therapy for calcific aortic stenosis possible?
    Heart. 2020;106:1783-1785.

  67. OTTO CM
    Heartbeat: time to treat the whole patient, not just the valve, when calcific aortic stenosis is present.
    Heart. 2020;106:1621-1623.

  68. PFIRMAN KS, Dawson Dowe J, Gaba D
    Man in his 70s with fatigue, dyspnoea and recurrent atrial fibrillation.
    Heart. 2020;106:1572-1619.

  69. SAN ROMAN JA, Vilacosta I, Antunes MJ, Iung B, et al
    The 'wait for symptoms' strategy in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
    Heart. 2020 Aug 3. pii: heartjnl-2020-317323. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317323.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. VAN BROEKHOVEN I, Kroft LJM, van der Palen RLF
    Imaging large arteries after arterial switch operation.
    Heart. 2020;106:891-950.

    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

  71. JOFFE DC, Sheu R, Keeshan BC, Burbano-Vera N, et al
    The Role of Novel Transcatheter Procedures in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:2180-2193.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  72. BOLLIGER D, Erb JM, Buser A
    Controversies in the Clinical Practice of Patient Blood Management.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:1933-1941.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  73. BIANCO JC, Stang MV, Denault AY, Marenchino RG, et al
    Acute Kidney Injury After Heart Transplant: The Importance of Pulmonary Hypertension.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Dec 13. pii: S1053-0770(20)31355.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  74. GAZDA AJ, Kwak MJ, Jani P, Dinh K, et al
    Association Between Early Tracheostomy and Delirium in Older Adults in the United States.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:1974-1980.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  75. WALKER JW, Cios TJ
    Anesthetic Considerations for a Novel Method of Surgical Ventricular Remodeling Using the BioVentrix Revivent TC System.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021 Feb 6. pii: S1053-0770(21)00098.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  76. SHELTON KT, Crowley J, Wiener-Kronish J
    Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:1930-1932.

  77. KANAZAWA T, Shimizu K, Iwasaki T, Baba K, et al
    Perioperative Milrinone Infusion Improves One-Year Survival After the Norwood-Sano Procedure.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:2073-2078.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  78. CORMICAN DS, Elapavaluru S
    Acute Neurologic Injury in VA ECMO for Post-Cardiotomy Shock: Caveat Emptor.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:1997-1998.

  79. NOTARIANNI AP, Neuburger PJ, Patel PA
    TAVR Valves in the Mitral Position: Forever Between a Ring and a Hard Place.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2021;35:1917-1921.

    J Pediatr Surg

  80. BENCE CM, Salazar JH, Flynn-O'Brien KT, Mokdad AA, et al
    Outcomes of gastrostomy placement with and without concomitant tracheostomy among ventilator dependent children.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2021;56:1222-1226.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  81. SUNOUCHI T, Watanabe Y, Tomonaga K, Watanabe E, et al
    Optimal treatment of pneumothorax in adolescents with Marfan syndrome.
    J Pediatr Surg. 2021;56:1103-1106.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  82. CORSINI EM, Antonoff MB
    Commentary: Enhanced recovery-It's about more than just the length of stay.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1702-1703.

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

  84. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: An innovative "CABG-patch".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e19-e20.

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

    Commentary: Enhanced recovery and postoperative opioid use: Good for the patient, good for society?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1703-1704.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. CHAN EG, Chan PG, Mazur SN, Normolle DP, et al
    Outcomes with segmentectomy versus lobectomy in patients with clinical T1cN0M0 non-small cell lung cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)30706.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  90. RAZI SS, Stephens-McDonnough JA, Haq S, Fabbro M 2nd, et al
    Significant reduction of postoperative pain and opioid analgesics requirement with an Enhanced Recovery After Thoracic Surgery protocol.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1689-1701.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  91. WEKSLER B, Sullivan JL, Schumacher LY
    Randomized trial of bupivacaine with epinephrine versus bupivacaine liposome suspension in patients undergoing minimally invasive lung resection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1652-1661.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Commentary: Let us raise the bar higher for better patient outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1649-1650.

  93. 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.

  94. DI MAURO M, Foschi M, Liberti G, Calafiore AM, et al
    Commentary: In medio stat virtus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1774-1775.

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

  96. MEHTA AR, Hammond B, Unai S, Navia JL, et al
    Percutaneous cardioplegic arrest before repeat sternotomy in patients with retrosternal aortic aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1724-1730.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  97. 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.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  98. FORMICA F, D'Alessandro S, Avalli L
    Commentary: When the heart team may save the patient's heart!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1732-1733.

  99. STEIN LH, Samy S
    Commentary: Innovation favors the prepared mind.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1731.

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

    Commentary: "Get moving early!" Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation reduces unplanned hospitalizations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1861-1862.

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

  103. 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.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  104. 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.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  105. DI MAURO M, Gallina S, Tancredi F, Calafiore AM, et al
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