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    July 2021
  1. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Aortic anatomy late after coarctation repair: Size matters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:193-194.
    PubMed    


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


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


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


  5. D'UDEKEM Y, Thambo JB, Iyengar AJ, Rychik J, et al
    Are we getting closer to identifying the best follow-up and management after Fontan completion?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:222-227.
    PubMed    


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


  7. XIANG D, Kan X, Liang H, Xiong B, et al
    Comparison of mid-term outcomes of endovascular repair and medical management in patients with acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:26-36.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. SANDHU HK, Nissen AP, Mushtaq H, Miller CC 3rd, et al
    Resection and replacement of thoracic aortic graft infections.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1-8.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. ZHANG L, Lu Q, Zhu H, Jing Z, et al
    Branch stent-grafting for endovascular repair of chronic aortic arch dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:12-22.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2021
  10. PREVENTZA O, de la Cruz KI
    Commentary: No distal anastomosis and negligible circulatory arrest time during frozen elephant trunk technique: More evidence is needed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e453-e454.
    PubMed    


  11. SONG HK
    Commentary: Dedicated-to advancing the field of coronary surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2135-2136.
    PubMed    


  12. LUBERT AM, Redington AN
    Commentary: Late adverse outcomes of the Fontan circulation: A PLEa for standardization of diagnostic criteria.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2167-2168.
    PubMed    


  13. HELDER MRK
    Commentary: The moment of truth: Longer-term follow-up after endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aortic rupture.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2015-2016.
    PubMed    


  14. LI Q, Ma WG, Sun LZ
    Optimization of the total arch replacement technique: Left subclavian perfusion with sequential aortic reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e447-e451.
    PubMed    


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


  16. ROSATI CM, Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH, Puskas JD, et al
    Dedicated training in advanced coronary surgery: Need and opportunity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2130-2134.
    PubMed    


  17. LI J, Sun Y, Zhou T, Wang Y, et al
    David reimplantation with simultaneous total arch replacement and stented elephant trunk for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2017-2026.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  18. OGAWA Y, Watkins AC, Lingala B, Nathan I, et al
    Improved midterm outcomes after endovascular repair of nontraumatic descending thoracic aortic rupture compared with open surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2004-2012.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


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


  22. FENG J, Sellke FW
    Commentary: Ionic heterogeneity in vessel grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e411-e412.
    PubMed    


  23. HARKY A, Bailey G, Othman A, Shaw M, et al
    The life in their years versus the years in their life.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e361-e362.
    PubMed    


  24. 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    


  25. FANG SY, Roan JN, Lee JS, Chiu MH, et al
    Transplantation of viable mitochondria attenuates neurologic injury after spinal cord ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e337-e347.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2021
  26. LAMBERTI JJ
    Reply: Salvaging a patient with a failing bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt requires careful analysis and timely corrective action.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e323.
    PubMed    


  27. LUO S, Honjo O
    Reply from authors: Rescue bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e324.
    PubMed    


  28. CARREL T
    Reply: Additional "customized" aortopulmonary shunt may increase "vis a tergo" to rescue a failing bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e322-e323.
    PubMed    


  29. TURKOZ R, Dogan A
    Management for bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure: Adding aortopulmonary shunt without takedown.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e321-e322.
    PubMed    


  30. MIZRAHI M, Beckerman Z
    Commentary: How to avoid early Fontan failure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1435-1436.
    PubMed    


  31. JOYCE DL
    Commentary: Flying solo without flying blind.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e295-e296.
    PubMed    


  32. TIBAYAN FA
    Commentary: Simulation-days of future past.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e296.
    PubMed    


  33. RANKIN JS
    Commentary: Questionable statistical routines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1263-1265.
    PubMed    


  34. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Commentary: Surgical ablation-Just do it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1262-1263.
    PubMed    


  35. GAUDINO M, Lamy A, Shroyer AL
    Commentary: Trials of off- versus on-pump bypass surgery: 105 and counting....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1283-1284.
    PubMed    


  36. BRUNSTING LA 3RD, Hiratzka LF
    Commentary: If all else fails....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1272.
    PubMed    


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


  38. QUAIL MA, Chan I, Sarna S, Hughes M, et al
    A preoperative estimate of central venous pressure is associated with early Fontan failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1426-1434.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. ROSENZWEIG EB, Ankola A, Krishnan U, Middlesworth W, et al
    A novel unidirectional-valved shunt approach for end-stage pulmonary arterial hypertension: Early experience in adolescents and adults.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1438-1446.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


  42. KARAMICHALIS JM
    Commentary: Fontan challenges: Critical early surgical decisions maybe key.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1136-1137.
    PubMed    


  43. PAONE G
    Commentary: So many and yet so few-How many is not enough?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1042-1043.
    PubMed    


  44. TREZZI M
    Commentary: Fontan takedown: The journey off the beaten path.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1137-1138.
    PubMed    


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


  46. SHAHIAN DM
    Commentary: Safety in numbers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1043-1045.
    PubMed    


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


  48. MARATHE SP, Iyengar AJ, Betts KS, du Plessis K, et al
    Long-term outcomes following Fontan takedown in Australia and New Zealand.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1126-1135.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  49. NORTON EL, Wu X, Kim KM, Fukuhara S, et al
    Is hemiarch replacement adequate in acute type A aortic dissection repair in patients with arch branch vessel dissection without cerebral malperfusion?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:873-884.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. 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
  51. BEZERRA RF, Franchi SM, Khader H, Castro RM, et al
    COVID-19 as a confounding factor in a child submitted to staged surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: One of the first reports of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e97-e101.
    PubMed    


  52. MEZA JM, Prabhu N, Chamberlain RC, Turek JW, et al
    Commentary: Ductal stenting for ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow: Time for an exclusive club to expand its membership?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:392-393.
    PubMed    


  53. LEHENBAUER DG, Morales DLS
    Commentary: Shunts versus stents? Collaboration better than competition.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:394-395.
    PubMed    


  54. MAKHOUL M
    Commentary: Duct stenting in neonates: Is it time to kiss goodbye our old friend, the Blalock-Taussig shunt?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:391-392.
    PubMed    


  55. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Mir A
    Commentary: Is there still a role for the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt in tetralogy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:401-402.
    PubMed    


  56. HAGE A, Bozinovski J, Ouzounian M, Chu MWA, et al
    Commentary: Expertise in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair-More than just the knife.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:706-707.
    PubMed    


  57. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: The hinge point doubles down-What's next for descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:512-513.
    PubMed    


  58. CHEEMA FH, Miller CC 3rd, Rajagopal K
    Commentary: Thinking, fast and slow-and even slower-about thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:542-543.
    PubMed    


  59. LE HUU A, Coselli JS
    Commentary: Aortic repair in the Great White North-endovascular or open, eh?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:528-529.
    PubMed    


  60. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Looking before leaping.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:634-635.
    PubMed    


  61. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Commentary: The race for the second best-The no-touch saphenous vein versus the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:631-633.
    PubMed    


  62. JOYCE DL
    Mechanical ventilation: A necessary evil?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e213-e214.
    PubMed    


  63. ALSAGHEIR A, Koziarz A, Makhdoum A, Contreras J, et al
    Duct stenting versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in neonates and infants with duct-dependent pulmonary blood flow: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:379-390.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. ZURAKOWSKI D, Jonas RA
    The many factors leading to resurgence of the Blalock shunt for tetralogy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:396-399.
    PubMed    


  65. ROCHA RV, Lindsay TF, Austin PC, Al-Omran M, et al
    Outcomes after endovascular versus open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A population-based study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:516-527.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


    December 2020
  67. LANCASTER TS, Shahanavaz S, Balzer DT, Sweet SC, et al
    Midterm outcomes of the Potts shunt for pediatric pulmonary hypertension, with comparison to lung transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)33316.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. CARREL T
    Commentary: Vis a tergo-a push from behind-is of paramount importance for the optimal function of a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1541-1542.
    PubMed    


  69. LAMBERTI JJ
    Commentary: When is a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt a bad idea?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1543-1544.
    PubMed    


  70. KAVARANA MN
    Commentary: Transdiaphragmatic tunneled Broviac catheters: How small ripples can make big waves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1568-1569.
    PubMed    


  71. LAWTON JS
    Commentary: Easier is not always better than better.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1486-1487.
    PubMed    


  72. LANGER NB, Vlahakes GJ
    Commentary: Myocardial protection is a process, not an event.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1488-1489.
    PubMed    


  73. LUO S, Haranal M, Deng MX, Varenbut J, et al
    Low preoperative superior vena cava blood flow predicts bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1529-1540.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


    November 2020
  75. JACOBS JP, Fraser CD 3rd, Tweddell JS, Jacobs ML, et al
    Commentary: The challenge of postoperative diaphragmatic paralysis in patients with functionally univentricular circulation: A data-driven strategy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1297-1299.
    PubMed    


  76. MA M, Zhang Y, Wise-Faberowski L, Lin A, et al
    Unifocalization and pulmonary artery reconstruction in patients with tetralogy of Fallot and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries who underwent surgery before referral.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1268-1280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. NORTON EL, Williams DM, Kim KM, Khaja MS, et al
    Management of acute type B aortic dissection with malperfusion via endovascular fenestration/stenting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1151-1161.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2020
  78. ALSOUFI B
    Commentary: Risk score for death or transplantation after stage I palliation-Now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1031-1032.
    PubMed    


  79. LANDOLFO KP, Martin AK
    Commentary: The power of the pen-cardiac surgical opioid use in the United States.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:964-965.
    PubMed    


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


  81. ASAI T
    Commentary: Shaggy aorta in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, an insidiously growing threat.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:898.
    PubMed    


  82. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Beware the shaggy aorta during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:899-900.
    PubMed    


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


  84. TAM DY, Dharma C, Rocha RV, Ouzounian M, et al
    Early and late outcomes following aortic root enlargement: A multicenter propensity score-matched cohort analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:908-919.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. YOKAWA K, Ikeno Y, Henmi S, Yamanaka K, et al
    Impact of shaggy aorta on outcomes of open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:889-897.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. MURASHITA T
    Commentary: The era of great uncertainty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e198-e199.
    PubMed    


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


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


  89. DAVID TE, David CM, Ouzounian M, Feindel CM, et al
    A progress report on reimplantation of the aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)32560.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. CARPENTER AJ, Hui D
    Commentary: Guideline-directed therapy is extremely valuable, but not always current or followed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:699-700.
    PubMed    


  91. SHANEWISE JS
    Commentary: Teaching an old dog a new trick.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:720-721.
    PubMed    


  92. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Splenectomy during thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: Lessons learned.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:653.
    PubMed    


  93. KUO HS, Huang JH, Chen JS
    Handmade fenestrated stent grafts to preserve all supra-aortic branches in thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:629-639.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. BLACKSTONE EH, Rajeswaran J
    Commentary: Excitement at the interface of disciplines: The mean cumulative function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:687-688.
    PubMed    


  95. KARMY-JONES R
    Commentary: The straw that broke the camel's back.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:654-655.
    PubMed    


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


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


  98. HICKS GL
    Commentary: Jack Sprat could eat no fat and his wife could eat no lean.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:423-424.
    PubMed    


  99. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Do you live in a distressed community? How do you know? What does this mean? What are the risks? How do you get help?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:434-436.
    PubMed    


  100. IKENO Y, Yokawa K, Yamanaka K, Inoue T, et al
    Total arch replacement in octogenarians and nonagenarians: A single-center 18-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:346-356.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  101. LI D, Peng L, Wang Y, Zhao J, et al
    Predictor of false lumen thrombosis after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:360-367.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


  104. ANTONOPOULOS AS, Kardos A, Antoniades C
    Reply from authors: Vein graft biology and the risk of graft occlusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e2-e4.
    PubMed    


  105. KOPJAR T, Gasparovic H, Biocina B
    The no-touch saphenous vein should be considered in a risk score of vein graft failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e1-e2.
    PubMed    


  106. WEIXLER VHM, Emani SM
    Reply: There is no "one-size-fits-all" in Fontan surgery!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e10.
    PubMed    


  107. CHEN W, Guariento A, Chen X
    Does the apicocaval juxtaposition fit better with a lateral tunnel or an extracardiac conduit?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e9.
    PubMed    


  108. WOODS RK, Ginde S
    Commentary: Yet another Fontan computational study-but this one has clay.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:213-214.
    PubMed    


  109. LOU X, Chen EP
    Commentary: The elephant in the room: Walking the walk and talking the talk after a frozen elephant trunk procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:34-35.
    PubMed    


  110. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Is it time to thaw the frozen elephant trunk procedure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:35-36.
    PubMed    


  111. LOKE YH, Kim B, Mass P, Opfermann JD, et al
    Role of surgeon intuition and computer-aided design in Fontan optimization: A computational fluid dynamics simulation study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:203-212.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  112. PREVENTZA O, Liao JL, Olive JK, Simpson K, et al
    Neurologic complications after the frozen elephant trunk procedure: A meta-analysis of more than 3000 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:20-33.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  113. ANTONOPOULOS AS, Odutayo A, Oikonomou EK, Trivella M, et al
    Development of a risk score for early saphenous vein graft failure: An individual patient data meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:116-127.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  114. KINOSHITA T, Yoshida H, Hachiro K, Suzuki T, et al
    Spinal cord collateral flow during antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:37-43.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


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


  118. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Reply from the authors: The race for the second best...continues-The no-touch saphenous vein versus the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e339-e340.
    PubMed    


  119. DASHWOOD MR, Melo Silva HS, Lima ML
    Endoscopic harvesting will secure a silver medal for the no-touch saphenous vein and bronze for the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e335-e336.
    PubMed    


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


  121. 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    


  122. ASAI T
    Commentary: How to transpose the isolated left vertebral artery in hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2199.
    PubMed    


  123. BELLER JP, Kron IL
    Commentary: Cervical aortic arch repair-an overarching success.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2214-2215.
    PubMed    


  124. LU T, Li J, Hu J, Huang C, et al
    Biventricular repair of double-outlet right ventricle with noncommitted ventricular septal defect using intraventricular conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2397-2403.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  125. 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


  126. SANDHU HK, Tanaka A, Dahotre S, Charlton-Ouw KM, et al
    Propensity and impact of autologous platelet rich plasma use in acute type A dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2288-2297.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  127. ANGLEITNER P, Stelzmueller ME, Mahr S, Kaider A, et al
    Bilateral or unilateral antegrade cerebral perfusion during surgery for acute type A dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2159-2167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  128. ZHONG YL, Ma WG, Zhu JM, Qiao ZY, et al
    Surgical repair of cervical aortic arch: An alternative classification scheme based on experience in 35 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2202-2213.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  129. 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


  130. PICHERT M, Mori M, Boffa DJ, Mangi AA, et al
    Sternotomy for aortic dissection with substernal pull through: The importance of surgical history.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e325-e326.
    PubMed    


  131. PIFFARETTI G, Gelpi G, Tadiello M, Ferrarese S, et al
    Transposition of the left vertebral artery during endovascular stent-graft repair of the aortic arch.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2189-2198.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  133. GHANI MOA, Raees MA, Tang AR, Anandan D, et al
    Transdiaphragmatic tunneled Broviac catheters: Cost-effective perioperative central venous access in infants undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)30976.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  134. BALLA S, Badhwar V, Roberts HG Jr
    Commentary: With surgical revascularization, sometimes less is more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1807-1808.
    PubMed    


  135. MICELI A
    Commentary: Quality improvement project-A model for excellence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1796-1797.
    PubMed    


  136. BYLER MR, Kron IL
    Commentary: Do not fear the ascending aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1681-1682.
    PubMed    


  137. SHAHIAN DM
    Commentary: Driving improvement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1794-1795.
    PubMed    


  138. CLEVELAND JC JR
    Commentary: We have the opportunity to be above average.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1792-1793.
    PubMed    


  139. UMANA JP
    Bundled payment model implementation in a hospital in Colombia: Challenges and key drivers of success.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1927-1930.
    PubMed    


  140. 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    


  141. YEUNG E, Inoue T, Matsushita H, Opfermann J, et al
    In vivo implantation of 3-dimensional printed customized branched tissue engineered vascular graft in a porcine model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1971-1981.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  142. DE PAULIS R, Scaffa R, Weltert L, Salica A, et al
    Mimicking mother nature: The Valsalva graft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1758-1763.
    PubMed    


  143. SANDHU HK, Tanaka A, Zaidi ST, Perlick A, et al
    Impact of redo sternotomy on proximal aortic repair: Does previous aortic repair affect outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1683-1691.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  144. CHEN SW, Lin YS, Wu VC, Lin MS, et al
    Effect of beta-blocker therapy on late outcomes after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1694-1703.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  145. LIU MY, Jiao Y, Yang Y, Li Q, et al
    Open surgery and endovascular repair for mycotic aortic aneurysms: Benefits beyond survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1708-1717.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  146. SHERWIN JI, Allareddy V, Andersen ND
    Commentary: Central venous access in congenital heart surgery: Is it time for surgeons to toe (and place) the line?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)31021.
    PubMed    


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


  148. SHERIFF F, Shelton K, Jassar AS, Patel AB, et al
    Reply: Further expansion on the horizon? Thrombectomy for stroke after cardiothoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)30555.
    PubMed    



  149. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1292.
    PubMed    



  150. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1303-1304.
    PubMed    


  151. BOZINOVSKI J
    Commentary: Measure twice, cut as directed-Transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound-guided surgical revision.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1293-1294.
    PubMed    


  152. WEIXLER VHM, Zurakowski D, Kheir J, Guariento A, et al
    Fontan with lateral tunnel is associated with improved survival compared with extracardiac conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1480-1491.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  153. PAONE G
    Commentary: Is routine use of transit-time flow measurement and high frequency ultrasound assessment in coronary bypass grafting ready for prime time, or a waste of time?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1295-1296.
    PubMed    


  154. CHOO SJ
    Commentary: Different routes, same destination?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1231-1232.
    PubMed    


  155. LEONE A, Beckmann E, Aandreas M, Di Marco L, et al
    Total aortic arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk technique: Results from two European institutes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1201-1211.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  156. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1209-1211.
    PubMed    


  157. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: Despite global warming, frozen has its place.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1212-1213.
    PubMed    


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


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


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


  161. VERVOORT D, Sade RM, Luc JGY
    Ethics in resource-constrained settings: When palliation is more important than another scar.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e243-e244.
    PubMed    


  162. BACKER CL
    Commentary: This case is closed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1028.
    PubMed    


  163. ANDERSEN ND, McElhannon CA, Turek JW
    Commentary: Necessity is the mother of invention for heart kids in the developing world.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e241-e242.
    PubMed    


  164. VENDRAMIN I, Frigatti P, Piani D, Sponza M, et al
    Successful repair of an ascending aorta injured by a displaced sternal plate.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e151-e154.
    PubMed    


  165. 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    


    February 2020
  166. 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


  167. SI MS, Sood V, Bove E
    Commentary: Why use the Y-graft?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:662-664.
    PubMed    


  168. MINATOYA K
    Commentary: A superb and meticulous technique, but needs cautious, lifelong follow-up.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e101-e102.
    PubMed    


  169. SCHWARTZ SM
    Commentary: Why the Y-graft?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:665-666.
    PubMed    


  170. HONJO O, Doyle MG, Amon CH
    Commentary: Engineering an optimal mechanical circulatory support system for the cavopulmonary connection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e143-e144.
    PubMed    


  171. MOTEKALLEMI A, Dell'Aquila AM, Rukosujew A
    The modified adventitial inversion technique as an alternative method for aortic repair in acute type A aortic dissection: Balancing complexity and effectiveness.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e103.
    PubMed    


  172. DAGENAIS F
    Reply: Should we "double breast" the sino-tubular junction with an adventitial flap during root repair in type A dissection?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e104.
    PubMed    


  173. LYTLE B
    Commentary: Off-pump surgery-Choice, not religion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:459-460.
    PubMed    


  174. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: Hybrid graft to the rescue of the bilateral internal thoracic artery debate-Is it time for new technology or new techniques?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:474-475.
    PubMed    


  175. CHOO SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Frozen elephant trunk procedure-A matter of living with reinterventions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:400-401.
    PubMed    


  176. KEHLER DS
    Commentary: Optimize preoperative glycemic control or carry on as usual?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:577-578.
    PubMed    


  177. DHAWAN R, Chaney MA
    Commentary: Preoperative inflammation and intraoperative blood-A bad marriage?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:566-567.
    PubMed    


  178. TRUSTY PM, Wei Z, Sales M, Kanter KR, et al
    Y-graft modification to the Fontan procedure: Increasingly balanced flow over time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:652-661.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  179. TENORIO ER, Tallarita T, Mirza AK, Macedo TA, et al
    Endovascular repair of large intercostal artery patch aneurysm using branch stent-graft in a patient with Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e95-e99.
    PubMed    


  180. 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    


  181. FANG Q, Gu T, Fan J, Zhang Y, et al
    Evaluation of a hybrid small caliber vascular graft in a rabbit model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:461-473.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  182. BROWN CR, Chen Z, Khurshan F, Kreibich M, et al
    Outcomes after thoracic endovascular aortic repair in patients with chronic kidney disease in the Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:402-413.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  183. KREIBICH M, Berger T, Rylski B, Chen Z, et al
    Aortic reinterventions after the frozen elephant trunk procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:392-399.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  184. URBANSKI PP, Thamm T, Bougioukakis P, Irimie V, et al
    Efficacy of unilateral cerebral perfusion for brain protection in aortic arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:365-371.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2020
  185. DE PERROT M
    Commentary: Biomarkers in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension-The clot thickens.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30257.
    PubMed    


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


  187. HSIN M, Fan K
    Commentary: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and the misguided thrombus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30044.
    PubMed    


  188. HOSOYAMA K, Ruel M
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction: Sound clinical judgment still prevails.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30042.
    PubMed    


  189. ARTHUR ATAAM J, Amsallem M, Guihaire J, Haddad F, et al
    Preoperative C-reactive protein predicts early postoperative outcomes after pulmonary endarterectomy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)43490.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2019
  190. NEMETH S, Schnell S, Argenziano M, Ning Y, et al
    Daytime variation does not impact outcome of cardiac surgery: Results from a diverse, multi-institutional cardiac surgery network.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)40864.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  191. ROSENBLUM JM, Binongo J, Wei J, Liu Y, et al
    Priorities in coronary artery bypass grafting: Is midterm survival more dependent on completeness of revascularization or multiple arterial grafts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)39882.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


  194. 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.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  195. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, et al
    Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction may not influence mortality and readmissions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)36106.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  196. ANDERSEN ND, Kirmani S, Turek JW
    Commentary: Cavopulmonary assist: Closing in on the white whale of single-ventricle palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1637-1638.
    PubMed    


  197. DAVIES RR
    Commentary: The future fourth stage of single-ventricle palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1639-1640.
    PubMed    


  198. MAEDA K
    Commentary: Subpulmonary pump in Fontan circulation: Can it be a breakthrough in treatment of the single ventricle?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1641-1642.
    PubMed    


  199. LOCKER C
    Commentary: Is the era of bilateral internal thoracic artery coming for diabetic patients? Yes, [depends who you ask].
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1573-1575.
    PubMed    


  200. KURLANSKY P
    Commentary: A tree in winter: The case for arterial grafting in the diabetic patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1571-1572.
    PubMed    


  201. LEVY G, Conti VR
    Commentary: Preoperative beta-blockers-One size does not fit all when considering management.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1600-1601.
    PubMed    


  202. RODEFELD MD, Marsden A, Figliola R, Jonas T, et al
    Cavopulmonary assist: Long-term reversal of the Fontan paradox.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1627-1636.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2019
  203. MALAISRIE SC, McCarthy PM, Kruse J, Matsouaka RA, et al
    Ablation of atrial fibrillation during coronary artery bypass grafting: Late outcomes in a Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 29. pii: S0022-5223(19)33073.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  204. SUN WT, Hou HT, Chen HX, Xue HM, et al
    Calcium-activated potassium channel family in coronary artery bypass grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)33456.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


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


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


  208. ALMASSI GH, Hawkins RB, Bishawi M, Shroyer AL, et al
    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation impact on 5-year clinical outcomes and costs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)32774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  210. BRODA CR, Adachi I
    Commentary: Fontan assist device support: Road map to "stage 4" palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1422-1423.
    PubMed    


  211. BRODA CR, Adachi I
    Commentary: Mechanical support for the subpulmonary circulation of Fontan physiology-A step in the right direction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1436-1437.
    PubMed    


  212. HSIA TY
    Commentary: The Fontan paradox: A de Leval challenge.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1434-1435.
    PubMed    


  213. SVENSSON LG
    Commentary: Permafrost Pleistocene proboscideans: Evolution, extinction, or cloning?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1293-1295.
    PubMed    


  214. HICKS GL
    Commentary: The internal thoracic artery does know or care whether you are male or female.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1354-1355.
    PubMed    


  215. MENNANDER AA
    Commentary: Effectiveness versus efficiency in surgery for DeBakey type I aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1296-1297.
    PubMed    


  216. TRUSTY PM, Tree M, Maher K, Slesnick TC, et al
    An in vitro analysis of the PediMag and CentriMag for right-sided failing Fontan support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1413-1421.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  217. LIN WCP, Doyle MG, Roche SL, Honjo O, et al
    Computational fluid dynamic simulations of a cavopulmonary assist device for failing Fontan circulation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1424-1433.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  218. PREVENTZA O, Olive JK, Liao JL, Orozco-Sevilla V, et al
    Acute type I aortic dissection with or without antegrade stent delivery: Mid-term outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1273-1281.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  219. XU S, Sun L, Zhang H
    Acute aortic dissection with a concomitant giant abdominal aorta aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e161-e162.
    PubMed    


  220. VRANCIC JM, Navia DO, Espinoza JC, Piccinini F, et al
    Is sex a risk factor for death in patients with bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1345-1353.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  221. PASRIJA C, Bittle GJ, Zhang J, Morales D, et al
    A novel adaptor system enables endovascular access through extracorporeal life support circuits.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1359-1366.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  222. ZHANG L, Yu C, Yang X, Sun X, et al
    Hybrid and frozen elephant trunk for total arch replacement in DeBakey type I dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1285-1292.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  223. ZHANG H, Wu X, Fang G, Qiu Z, et al
    Is it justified to apply a modified Cabrol fistula in surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1307-1314.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2019
  224. DREIFALDT M, Mannion JD, Geijer H, Liden M, et al
    The no-touch saphenous vein is an excellent alternative conduit to the radial artery 8 years after coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)32357.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  225. LUO XJ, Wang YT, Wang W, Xu DH, et al
    Application of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32277.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  226. HOLST KA, Habermann EB
    Commentary: Time to make moves on opioid prescribing following cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32227.
    PubMed    


  227. TACHIBANA H, Hiraoka A, Saito K, Naito Y, et al
    Incidence and impact of silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32219.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  229. CLEMENT KC, Canner JK, Lawton JS, Whitman GJR, et al
    Predictors of new persistent opioid use after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32169.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  230. RAJAGOPAL K
    Commentary: Coming to terms with stroke and "brain lesions" in cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32183.
    PubMed    


  231. DEANDA A JR, Worsham J
    Commentary: Extension of the Petticoat Junction into the abdominal aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1019-1020.
    PubMed    


  232. DAGENAIS F
    Commentary: Should we use a "full metal jacket" after repair for chronic residual type I aortic dissection?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1017-1018.
    PubMed    


  233. HUANG SC
    Commentary: Choosing complex biventricular repair versus Fontan-the unmet needs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1171-1172.
    PubMed    


  234. KARAMLOU T, Najm HK
    Commentary: Black or white: The false dichotomy argument inherent in comparing biventricular repair versus Fontan completion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1168-1170.
    PubMed    


  235. STROMBERG D, Mery CM
    Commentary: The shunt and the precarious physiology of the shunted circulation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1156-1157.
    PubMed    


  236. WORKU B, Gaudino M
    Commentary: Coincidence or consequence, and the effect of sex on either.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1081-1082.
    PubMed    


  237. MEHTA CK, Malaisrie SC
    Commentary: How old is too old for aortic arch surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:982-983.
    PubMed    


  238. KIM WK, Park SJ, Kim HJ, Kim HJ, et al
    The fate of unrepaired chronic type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:996-1004.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  239. LANGER NB, Ando M, Simpson M, van Boxtel BS, et al
    Influence of left ventricular ejection fraction on morbidity and mortality after aortic root replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:984-991.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  240. SANTRO T, d'Udekem Y, Zannino D, Hobbes B, et al
    Determinants of acute events leading to mortality after shunt procedure in univentricular palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1144-1153.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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


  242. TJADEN BL JR, Estrera AL, Afifi RO
    Intercostal artery stent grafting to prevent paraplegia during endovascular treatment of an intercostal loop graft aneurysm after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e127-e130.
    PubMed    


  243. ABREU JA, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Another important tool in the toolbox: The descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)32110.
    PubMed    


    September 2019
  244. NISHIOKA N, Ichihara N, Bando K, Motomura N, et al
    Body mass index as a tool for optimizing surgical care in coronary artery bypass grafting through understanding risks of specific complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31513.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  245. ABOUL-HASSAN SS, Marczak J, Stankowski T, Peksa M, et al
    Association between preoperative aspirin and acute kidney injury following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31931.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  246. RAM E, Sternik L, Klempfner R, Iakobishvili Z, et al
    Outcomes of different revascularization strategies among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes without ST elevation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)32010.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  247. TIMEK TA, Beute T, Robinson JA, Zalizadeh D, et al
    Del Nido cardioplegia in isolated adult coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32011.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  248. AXTELL AL, Moonsamy P, Melnitchouk S, Jassar AS, et al
    Starting elective cardiac surgery after 3 pm does not impact patient morbidity, mortality, or hospital costs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)31762.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  249. RANKIN JS, Lerner DJ, Braid-Forbes MJ, McCrea MM, et al
    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation concomitant to coronary-artery bypass grafting provides cost-effective mortality reduction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31755.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  250. CARREL T, Reineke D, Taggart DP
    Commentary: Treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes: Advocating for the best strategy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)31739.
    PubMed    


  251. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Are you too thin or too fat to have an open-chest cardiac operation? Probably not, but there are risks that you should know about.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)31709.
    PubMed    


  252. PATEL VS, Lee R
    Commentary: Is surgical ablation concomitant with coronary artery bypass grafting cost-effective? No answers, just questions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)31725.
    PubMed    


  253. STANGENBERG L, Sodha NR
    Commentary: Hybrid thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: One step closer with the SPIDER graft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:704-705.
    PubMed    


  254. ASAI T
    Commentary: Axillary artery cannulation was used safely for the stable majority of patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:664.
    PubMed    


  255. KONDO N, Hirose N, Kihara K, Orihashi K, et al
    Cerebral perfusion in debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair monitored by orbital ultrasonography.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e81-e83.
    PubMed    


    August 2019
  256. DODGE-KHATAMI A
    Commentary: Minimally invasive approaches in congenital heart surgery-A service we owe children to help them thrive, not a gimmick to make our lives easier.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31615.
    PubMed    


  257. TAGGART DP, Thuijs DJFM, Di Giammarco G, Puskas JD, et al
    Intraoperative transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound assessment in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31581.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  258. MEHAFFEY JH, Hawkins RB, Charles EJ, Thibault D, et al
    Distressed communities are associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)31584.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  259. SVENSSON LG
    Commentary: Three reasons for paralysis after elephant trunk procedures.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:351-352.
    PubMed    


  260. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: Does the risk of paraplegia leave you cold?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:353-354.
    PubMed    


  261. SHANEWISE JS
    Commentary: How does the right ventricle look?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:490-491.
    PubMed    


  262. CALAFIORE AM, Di Mauro M
    Commentary: Better late than never!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:438-439.
    PubMed    


  263. VIDA V, Guariento A, Pradegan N, Stellin G, et al
    Pulmonary valve reconstruction after annular augmentation in severe forms of tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e53-e55.
    PubMed    


  264. LATUS H, Lederle A, Khalil M, Kerst G, et al
    Evaluation of pulmonary endothelial function in Fontan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:523-531.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  265. PAULSEN MJ, Kasinpila P, Imbrie-Moore AM, Wang H, et al
    Modeling conduit choice for valve-sparing aortic root replacement on biomechanics with a 3-dimensional-printed heart simulator.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:392-403.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2019
  266. 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


  267. 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



  268. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:137-138.
    PubMed    


  269. KREIBICH M, Chen Z, Rylski B, Bavaria JE, et al
    Outcome after aortic, axillary, or femoral cannulation for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:27-34.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  270. 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


  271. NAGATO H, Imai K, Ikai A, Sakamoto K, et al
    A novel surgical technique for the repair of coronary obstruction after arterial switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:e17-e19.
    PubMed    


  272. FORMICA F, D'Alessandro S, Singh G, Ciobanu AM, et al
    The impact of the radial artery or the saphenous vein in addition to the bilateral internal mammary arteries on late survival: A propensity score analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:141-151.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2019
  273. ROCHA RV, Yanagawa B, Hussain MA, Tu JV, et al
    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in moderate renal failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31206.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  274. GHOREISHI M, Sundt TM, Cameron DE, Holmes SD, et al
    Factors associated with acute stroke after type A aortic dissection repair: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31213.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  275. HWANG HY, Yeom SY, Park EA, Lee W, et al
    Serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging after surgical coronary revascularization for left ventricular dysfunction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 8. pii: S0022-5223(19)31165.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  276. ELBATARNY M, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Nuisance or nemesis? Postoperative atrial fibrillation increases long-term mortality regardless of sex.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)31161.
    PubMed    


  277. HUDDLESTON CB
    Commentary: What's the point?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e411-e412.
    PubMed    


  278. DEANDA A JR, Balsam LB
    Commentary: Extending into zone 0 with a little help.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e309-e310.
    PubMed    


  279. HICKS GL
    Commentary: Two out of 3 ain't bad, but....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2240-2241.
    PubMed    


  280. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Total arterial revascularization: Is it for everyone?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2237-2239.
    PubMed    


  281. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: By the few, for the few.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2278.
    PubMed    


  282. DE SANTO LS
    Commentary: Open surgery for descending thoracic aortic disease: "Pride and prejudice".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2175-2176.
    PubMed    


  283. IKENO Y, Yokawa K, Nakai H, Yamanaka K, et al
    Results of staged repair of aortic disease in patients with Marfan syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2138-2147.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  284. LOU X, Jordan WD Jr, Leshnower BG
    Chimney endovascular technique for acute retrograde type A dissection in a Jehovah's Witness.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e305-e307.
    PubMed    


  285. NGUYEN TC, Tang GHL, Nguyen S, Forcillo J, et al
    The train has left: Can surgeons still get a ticket to treat structural heart disease?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2369-2376.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  286. YANG B, Norton EL, Hobbs R, Farhat L, et al
    Short- and long-term outcomes of aortic root repair and replacement in patients undergoing acute type A aortic dissection repair: Twenty-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2125-2136.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  287. KIM NY, Choi JB
    Isolated traumatic supradiaphragmatic transection of the inferior vena cava associated with seat belt and airbag use in motor vehicle crashes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e365-e366.
    PubMed    


  288. SCHOENHOFF FS, Yildiz M, Langhammer B, Jungi S, et al
    The fate of nonaortic arterial segments in Marfan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2150-2156.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2019
  289. ASAI T
    Commentary: Ischemic left ventricular dysfunction needs durable complete surgical coronary revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)31148.
    PubMed    


  290. ATTIA T, Halkos ME
    Commentary: Reinventing the wheel: Off- versus on-pump redo coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31095.
    PubMed    


  291. FILARDO G, Ailawadi G, Pollock BD, da Graca B, et al
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Sex-specific characteristics and effect on survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31037.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  292. IDREES JJ, Roselli EE, Blackstone EH, Lowry AM, et al
    Risk of adding prophylactic aorta replacement to a cardiac operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31039.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  293. WORRALL N, Brevig J, Jin R, Gluckman T, et al
    Reduction in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery mortality and morbidity during a 3-year multicenter quality improvement project.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31014.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  294. RUFA MI, Ursulescu A, Nagib R, Shanmuganathan S, et al
    Off-pump versus on-pump redo coronary artery bypass grafting: A propensity score analysis of long-term follow-up.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30971.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  295. GREASON KL
    Commentary: Did the investigators hit the aortic dissection bullseye with DARTS?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1772.
    PubMed    


  296. 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    


  297. ESTRERA AL
    Commentary: It's all about the distal.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e235-e236.
    PubMed    


  298. GAUDINO M
    Fruit salad.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e254-e255.
    PubMed    


  299. SCHOENHOFF FS, Carrel T
    Risks and benefits of early aortic repair: "You still cannot unring the bell!"
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e243-e244.
    PubMed    


  300. LOCKER C
    Apples remain apples NO matter what.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e255-e256.
    PubMed    


  301. LOU B, Zhou C
    Remote ischemic preconditioning induces neuroprotection assessed by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging: Essential role of blood pressure and hemoglobin levels.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e256-e257.
    PubMed    


  302. LOCKER C
    Commentary: If RITA did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it so if you can't beat them join them.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1826-1828.
    PubMed    


  303. WEI LM, Roberts HG, Badhwar V
    Commentary: Ascending to the summit of robotic hybrid revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1839-1840.
    PubMed    


  304. MAH KE, Cooper DS
    Commentary: Fontan survivor-outwit, outlast, outplay but do not overstay (your welcome).
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2014-2015.
    PubMed    


  305. KUMAR KR, Hornik CP
    Commentary: Singling out single ventricles after Fontan.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2016-2017.
    PubMed    


  306. URBANSKI PP
    Prospective planning during conventional aortic arch replacement: The role of landing zone preparation for future stent grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e229-e234.
    PubMed    


  307. THOMPSON JL, Sprouse K, Mir A, Burkhart HM, et al
    Successful staged management of neonatal midaortic syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e281-e283.
    PubMed    


  308. ONO M, Burri M, Balling G, Beran E, et al
    Predicted clinical factors associated with the intensive care unit length of stay after total cavopulmonary connection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2005-2013.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2019
  309. YANAGAWA B, Ad N, Gaudino MF
    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation can last years? Oh snap!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30923.
    PubMed    


  310. POON SS, Field M
    Target mortality for repair of acute type A dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e113-e115.
    PubMed    


  311. FORMICA F, D'Alessandro S
    Commentary: White matter changes in patients needing aortic arch surgery: A paramount matter!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1358-1359.
    PubMed    


  312. BURKE CR, Atluri P
    Commentary: Balloons are not for angioplasty alone: A novel occlusion technique for stroke prevention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1346-1347.
    PubMed    


  313. FRICKE TA, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: A paradox of remote ischemic preconditioning: Remote understanding, remote relevance, and remote future?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1477-1478.
    PubMed    


  314. DI MAURO M, Di Baldassarre A
    Commentary: Undress to redress internal thoracic artery could be the key!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1503-1504.
    PubMed    


  315. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Seeing is believing: Quality assurance with endovascular scopes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e187-e188.
    PubMed    


  316. LOBO FILHO JG, Lobo Filho HG, Pimentel MD
    Saphenous vein as secondary conduit in a Y-composite graft with the left internal thoracic artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e195-e196.
    PubMed    


  317. COSELLI JS
    Target in range-Repair of acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e115-e116.
    PubMed    


  318. MAZINE A, Stevens LM, Ghoneim A, Chung J, et al
    Developing skills for thoracic aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1360-1368.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  319. IKENO Y, Sasaki K, Matsueda T, Inoue T, et al
    Impact of white matter changes on neurologic outcomes of total arch replacement using antegrade cerebral perfusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1350-1357.
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  320. ZINDOVIC I, Gudbjartsson T, Ahlsson A, Fuglsang S, et al
    Malperfusion in acute type A aortic dissection: An update from the Nordic Consortium for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1324-1333.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  321. YANG B, Norton EL, Shih T, Farhat L, et al
    Late outcomes of strategic arch resection in acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1313-1321.
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    March 2019
  322. BRESCIA AA, Wu X, Paone G, Heung M, et al
    Effect of sex on nadir hematocrit and rates of acute kidney injury in coronary artery bypass.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 29. pii: S0022-5223(19)30716.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  323. EIKELBOOM R, Arora RC
    Commentary: Getting to the heart of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30713.
    PubMed    


  324. OKAMURA H, Miyagawa A, Kitada Y, Arakawa M, et al
    Combined thoracoabdominal aortic repair and coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with impaired left ventricular function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)30688.
    PubMed    


  325. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: A case for getting bogged down in the details-Post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30681.
    PubMed    


  326. HUMPL T, Honjo O, Temple M, de Perrot M, et al
    Pulmonary endarterectomy in a toddler with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension after Denver shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)30553.
    PubMed    


  327. GAIPOV A, Molnar MZ, Potukuchi PK, Sumida K, et al
    Predialysis coronary revascularization and postdialysis mortality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:976-983.
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  328. TRUSTY PM, Wei ZA, Slesnick TC, Kanter KR, et al
    The first cohort of prospective Fontan surgical planning patients with follow-up data: How accurate is surgical planning?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1146-1155.
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  329. 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.
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    February 2019
  330. BENING C, Mazalu EA, Yaqub J, Alhussini K, et al
    Atrial contractility and fibrotic biomarkers are associated with atrial fibrillation after elective coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30515.
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  331. DASHWOOD MR, Loesch A
    Arterial versus venous conduits in coronary artery bypass surgery: Comparing apples with oranges.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5223(18)33160.
    PubMed    


  332. AFTAB M, Cikach FS, Zhu Y, Idrees JJ, et al
    Loeys-Dietz syndrome: Intermediate-term outcomes of medically and surgically managed patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:439-450.
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  333. GAUDINO M, Piatti F, Lau C, Sturla F, et al
    Aortic flow after valve sparing root replacement with or without neosinuses reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:455-465.
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  334. 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    


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


  336. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Mir A
    Aortic arch reconstruction in the Norwood operation: It is more than just geometry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:708-709.
    PubMed    


  337. HAWKINS RB, Mehaffey JH
    A delicate balance: Bleeding versus thrombosis?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:653-654.
    PubMed    


  338. LAMY A
    Hacked by the Russians.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:643.
    PubMed    


  339. SMITH CR
    Radial artery advocacy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:578-579.
    PubMed    


  340. ZHANG Y, Chen L, Ji H, Yan F, et al
    Anesthesia for aortic surgery with circulatory arrest in children with Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e53-e55.
    PubMed    


  341. 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.
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  342. KIM HJ, Shim JK, Youn YN, Song JW, et al
    Influence of preoperative hemoglobin A1c on early outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)30300.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2019
  343. NAM K, Jeon Y, Kim TK, Kim KB, et al
    Intraoperative transfusion and an increased preoperative C-reactive protein level are associated with higher mortality after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)30292.
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  344. 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    


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    Commentary: The time has come to establish guidelines for reporting outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.
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    October 2018
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    July 2018
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    June 2018
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    May 2018
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    February 2018
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    April 2017
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    November 2016
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    July 2016
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    June 2016
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