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Articles published in J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

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    October 2017
  1. HUI DS, Lee R
    The quality of quality assessment after atrial fibrillation surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(17)32370.
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  2. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Atrial fibrillation in the patient undergoing mitral valve surgery: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Oct 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)32183.
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    September 2017
  3. MUSHARBASH FN, Schill MR, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, et al
    Performance of the Cox-maze IV procedure is associated with improved long-term survival in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 27. pii: S0022-5223(17)32137.
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  4. DRIESSEN AHG, Berger WR, Bierhuizen MFA, Piersma FR, et al
    Quality of life improves after thoracoscopic surgical ablation of advanced atrial fibrillation: Results of the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation and Autonomic Modulation via Thoracoscopic Surgery (AFACT) study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 27. pii: S0022-5223(17)32134.
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  5. AD N, Massimiano PS
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Adding (fish) oil to the fire.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)32119.
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  6. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    The atrial fibrillation prescription.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)32118.
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  7. BRUNO VD, Ascione R
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Still in search of truth or a neglected complication?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)31952.
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  8. GOLDMAN S
    A more aggressive approach for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation is warranted.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(17)31852.
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  9. BOGACHEV-PROKOPHIEV AV, Afanasyev AV, Zheleznev SI, Pivkin AN, et al
    Concomitant ablation for atrial fibrillation during septal myectomy in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 1. pii: S0022-5223(17)31825.
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  10. BRINGMANS T, Verrijcken A, La Meir M, Rega F, et al
    Atrioesophageal fistula after epicardial ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Sep 1. pii: S0022-5223(17)31831.
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    August 2017
  11. AKINTOYE E, Sellke F, Marchioli R, Tavazzi L, et al
    Factors associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation and other adverse events after cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)31716.
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  12. ST-ONGE S, Ben Ali W, Bouhout I, Bouchard D, et al
    Examining the impact of active clearance of chest drainage catheters on postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:501-508.
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  13. KURLANSKY P
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: The truth is stranger than fiction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:499-500.
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    July 2017
  14. HUI DS, Lee R
    Do we need yet another way to classify atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jul 1. pii: S0022-5223(17)31366.
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    June 2017
  15. KWON MH
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Can an ounce of prevention eliminate a pound of cure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)31238.
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  16. FILARDO G, Pollock BD, da Graca B, Phan TK, et al
    Underestimation of the incidence of new-onset post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation and its impact on 30-day mortality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)31188.
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    May 2017
  17. LIU Z, Hutt JA, Rajeshkumar B, Azuma Y, et al
    Preclinical efficacy and safety of KCNH2-G628S gene therapy for postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)31098.
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  18. LABIN JE, Haque N, Sinn LA, Schuessler RB, et al
    The Cox-Maze IV procedure for atrial fibrillation is equally efficacious in patients with rheumatic and degenerative mitral valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)30897.
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    April 2017
  19. GREENSTEIN D, Beau J, Gottlieb G, Teller D, et al
    Topical amiodarone during cardiac surgery: Does epicardial application of amiodarone prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)30700.
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    March 2017
  20. ANTUNES MJ
    Is new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation a benign complication?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)30584.
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  21. SWINKELS BM, de Mol BA, Kelder JC, Vermeulen FE, et al
    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Effect on long-term survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)30414.
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  22. AD N
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Formulating the problem may be more challenging than the solution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(17)30387.
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  23. AD N, Damiano RJ Jr, Badhwar V, Calkins H, et al
    Expert consensus guidelines: Examining surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 2. pii: S0022-5223(17)30372.
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    February 2017
  24. ISHII Y, Schuessler RB, Gaynor SL, Hames K, et al
    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: The role of the inflammatory response.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30181.
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  25. AD N, Holmes SD, Ali R, Pritchard G, et al
    A single center's experience with pacemaker implantation after the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30171.
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  26. BEDEIR K, Holmes DR, Cox JL, Ramlawi B, et al
    Left atrial appendage exclusion: An alternative to anticoagulation in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30149.
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    July 2016
  27. MAH DY, Cheng H, Alexander ME, Sleeper L, et al
    Heart block following stage 1 palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:189-94.
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    June 2016
  28. CLARKE NS, Murthy R, Guleserian KJ
    Scimitar syndrome with atrial fibrillation: Repair in an adult.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 18. pii: S0022-5223(16)30536.
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    May 2016
  29. LIBERMAN L, Silver ES, Chai PJ, Anderson BR, et al
    Incidence and characteristics of heart block after heart surgery in pediatric patients: A multicenter study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 7. pii: S0022-5223(16)30104.
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    April 2016
  30. BADHWAR V
    Modifying the Cox maze procedure: Who should get a U?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1070-2.
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  31. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:988-9.
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  32. FERNANDEZ FG
    Postoperative atrial arrhythmias: Where do we go from here?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:990-1.
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  33. GIAMBRONE GP, Wu X, Gaber-Baylis LK, Bhat AU, et al
    Incidence and implications of postoperative supraventricular tachycardia after pulmonary lobectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:982-8.
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  34. NITTA T, Ishii Y, Fujii M, Miyagi Y, et al
    Restoration of sinus rhythm and atrial transport function after the maze procedure: U lesion set versus box lesion set.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1062-9.
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    March 2016
  35. AD N
    Prophylactic amiodarone reduced the recurrence of atrial arrhythmias.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:892-3.
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  36. SHEN Y, Cheng X, Ying M
    Prophylactic amiodarone: Use it or not?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:891-2.
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  37. MANIAR H, Novak E
    Postoperative medication management after surgical ablation: Clarifying the role of amiodarone therapy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:804-5.
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  38. SIRCH J, Ledwon M, Puski T, Boyle EM, et al
    Active clearance of chest drainage catheters reduces retained blood.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:832-8.
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    February 2016
  39. MUKHERJEE R
    Fire in the "hall"! Myocardial inflammation and recurrence of atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00375.
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  40. WANG W
    Considerations for the success of topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:600-1.
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  41. BEAU J, Kulik A
    Topical amiodarone to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation: Need for further study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:600.
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  42. STULAK JM, Schaff HV
    The cardiac surgeon as electrophysiologist.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:298-9.
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    January 2016
  43. JOUAN J, Mele A, Florens E, Chatellier G, et al
    Conduction disorders after tricuspid annuloplasty with mitral valve surgery: Implications for earlier tricuspid intervention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:99-103.
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  44. MORA BN, Dearani JA
    Transposition: The knowns and the unknowns.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:15-7.
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  45. DEAL BJ
    Can patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries live better electrically?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:140-2.
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  46. HOFFERBERTH SC, Alexander ME, Mah DY, Bautista-Hernandez V, et al
    Impact of pacing on systemic ventricular function in L-transposition of the great arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:131-8.
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  47. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:138-9.
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    December 2015
  48. TSAI FC, Chang GJ, Hsu YJ, Lin YM, et al
    Proinflammatory gene expression in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery and maze ablation for atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(15)02378.
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    October 2015
  49. LEE H, Sung K, Kim WS, Lee YT, et al
    Clinical and hemodynamic influences of prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in mechanical mitral valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 30. pii: S0022-5223(15)02167.
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  50. MESTRES CA, Suri RM
    Pacemaker risk associated with prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty: Balancing beneficence and nonmaleficence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(15)01969.
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