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    July 2017
  1. THOURANI VH, Borger MA, Holmes D, Maniar H, et al
    Transatlantic editorial on transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:7-21.
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  2. BAPAT VN
    Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;154:58-59.
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    June 2017
  3. MCCARTHY FH, Savino DC, Brown CR, Bavaria JE, et al
    Cost and contribution margin of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 21. pii: S0022-5223(17)31230.
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  4. JONES JA
    Oxidative stress in bicuspid aortic valve-related aortopathy: Hand-me-downs and yoga pants.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)31235.
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  5. HUNG J, Mihos C
    Toward a better repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Thinking outside the ring.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)31233.
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  6. MCCARTHY FH, Spragan DD, Savino D, Dibble T, et al
    Outcomes, readmissions, and costs in transfemoral and alterative access transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the US Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0022-5223(17)31227.
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  7. HWANG YM, Kim J, Lee JH, Kim M, et al
    Conduction disturbance after isolated surgical aortic valve replacement in degenerative aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(17)31182.
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  8. CHOUDHARY SK, Abraham A, Bhoje A, Gharde P, et al
    Transaortic edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for moderate secondary/functional mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing aortic root/valve intervention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(17)31185.
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  9. ANSELMI A, Flecher E, Chabanne C, Ruggieri VG, et al
    Long-term follow-up of bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement in patients aged </=60 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)31187.
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  10. ZIAZADEH D, Mater R, Himelhoch B, Borgman A, et al
    Single-dose del Nido cardioplegia in minimally invasive aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)31194.
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  11. FORCILLO J, Thourani VH
    Transapical and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Still part of the game and at what cost?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)31166.
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    May 2017
  12. SMITH CR
    Do apples equal oranges in access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(17)31132.
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  13. LORUSSO R, Gelsomino S
    Mitral valve repair for functional regurgitation: Do not miss the last piece of the puzzle!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(17)31133.
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  14. MESSE SR, Furie KL
    Cerebral protection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A no brainer?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31122.
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  15. OUZOUNIAN M, Mazine A, David TE
    The Ross procedure is the best operation to treat aortic stenosis in young and middle-aged adults.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31124.
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  16. BILLAUD M, Phillippi JA, Kotlarczyk MP, Hill JC, et al
    Elevated oxidative stress in the aortic media of patients with bicuspid aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31118.
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  17. CHOO SJ
    Expanding the applications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Wave of the future, or not so fast?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 25. pii: S0022-5223(17)31116.
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  18. COUTINHO GF, Leite F, Antunes MJ
    Circumflex artery injury during mitral valve repair: Not well known, perhaps not so infrequent-lessons learned from a 6-case experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)31045.
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  19. ARAKAWA M, Hashimoto K, Okamura H
    Intraoperative transprosthetic leakage of a bovine prosthetic valve after aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)31102.
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  20. KUO K, Shah P, Hiebert B, Love K, et al
    Predictors of survival, functional survival, and hospital readmission in octogenarians after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)31088.
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  21. BLANCO M, Laguna G, Carrascal Y
    Myxoma knocking on the mitral door: A singular mechanism of mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)31093.
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  22. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Angona RE
    Arresting pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum...only if you have to.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30945.
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  23. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transprosthetic leak after biological aortic valve replacement: There's a hole in the valve!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 19. pii: S0022-5223(17)30924.
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  24. MICK S, McCurry K, Navia J, Gillinov M, et al
    How long will my repair last, doctor? Additional data on the durability of mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30929.
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  25. 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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  26. KRON IL, LaPar DJ, Acker MA, Adams DH, et al
    2016 update to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:e97-e114.
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  27. ANTUNES MJ
    Pulmonary hypertension and mitral valve disease: Still a beast.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:1083-1084.
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  28. YANG B, Likosky DS, Bolling SF
    Mitral stenosis with pulmonary hypertension: We should operate early.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:1082-1083.
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    April 2017
  29. MILEWSKI RK, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Siki M, et al
    Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in patients with bicuspid and trileaflet valves undergoing aortic valve, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(17)30870.
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  30. FORCILLO J, Condado JF, Binongo JN, Lasanajak Y, et al
    Readmission rates after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in high- and extreme-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(17)30705.
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  31. SUNDT TM
    Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy is not cancer.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 7. pii: S0022-5223(17)30664.
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  32. MURALA JSK, Sassalos P, Owens ST, Ohye RG, et al
    Porcine small intestine submucosa cylinder valve for mitral and tricuspid valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(17)30650.
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  33. GREASON KL
    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi for aortic regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)30632.
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  34. GREASON KL, Sandhu GS, Nkomo VT, King KS, et al
    Transcatheter aortic valve insertion after previous mitral valve operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(17)30637.
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  35. WOODS RK
    Technique for myocardial protection in pulmonary atresia intact ventricular septum.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 2. pii: S0022-5223(17)30595.
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  36. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Wahlers T
    Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation: Go with the flow?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 2. pii: S0022-5223(17)30622.
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  37. DAYAN V, Pibarot P
    Aortic valve replacement in low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis: Left ventricular ejection fraction matters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 2. pii: S0022-5223(17)30621.
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  38. CHARLES EJ, Kron IL
    Data, not dogma, for ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Apr 2. pii: S0022-5223(17)30620.
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  39. KIRKLIN JK
    The regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve: Recalibrating our surgical strategies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:S72-S73.
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  40. AL-ATASSI T, Thourani VH
    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in intermediate-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:822-823.
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  41. BENEDETTO U, Sousa-Uva M
    Apples, orange, and pears. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in intermediate risk patients has borne fruit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:821-822.
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    March 2017
  42. LUO X, Wang X, Li X, Wang X, et al
    Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation using the J-Valve system: A 1-year follow-up study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)30564.
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  43. HATOUM H, Moore BL, Maureira P, Dollery J, et al
    Aortic sinus flow stasis likely in valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)30563.
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  44. OBASE K, Matsumaru I, Miura T, Eishi K, et al
    Echocardiographic visualization and quantification of mitral complex during mitral repair for severe functional mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 23. pii: S0022-5223(17)30555.
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  45. VIRK SA, Tian DH, Sriravindrarajah A, Dunn D, et al
    Mitral valve surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting for moderate-to-severe ischemic mitral regurgitation: Meta-analysis of clinical and echocardiographic outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 22. pii: S0022-5223(17)30543.
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  46. 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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  47. LOPEZ-MARCO A, Miller H, Kumar P, Ashraf S, et al
    Outcome of isolated aortic valve replacement in patients with classic and paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(17)30418.
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  48. MURASHITA T, Badhwar V
    In search of the smoking gun in calcific aortic valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(17)30386.
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    February 2017
  49. BOZINOVSKI J
    Measuring and mitigating stroke in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Long roads to the easy answers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(17)30217.
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  50. MIYAHARA S, Oka T, Takahashi H, Inoue T, et al
    Feasibility of intraoperative water testing in aortic valve repair: Direct visualization from left ventricle with a videoscope.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30193.
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  51. SHAN Y, Li J, Wang Y, Wu B, et al
    Aortic shear stress in patients with bicuspid aortic valve with stenosis and insufficiency.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30191.
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  52. ROUBERTIE F, Seguela PE, Jalal Z, Iriart X, et al
    Tricuspid valve repair and pulmonary valve replacement in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30196.
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  53. AZADANI AN, Reardon M, Simonato M, Aldea G, et al
    Effect of transcatheter aortic valve size and position on valve-in-valve hemodynamics: An in vitro study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30189.
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  54. NOMURA K, Yamagishi M, Yamamoto Y, Ko Y, et al
    Half-turned truncal switch operation for single coronary in a patient with transposition of the great artery and pulmonary stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30186.
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  55. MOSQUERA VX, Bouzas-Mosquera A, Gonzalez-Barbeito M, Bautista-Hernandez V, et al
    Indexed left atrial size predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients undergoing aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30205.
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  56. TATUM JM, Bowdish ME, Mack WJ, Quinn AM, et al
    Outcomes after mitral valve repair: A single-center 16-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5223(17)30185.
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  57. DAVID TE, David CM, Fan CS, Manlhiot C, et al
    Tricuspid regurgitation is uncommon after mitral valve repair for degenerative diseases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 7. pii: S0022-5223(17)30164.
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  58. DI MAURO M, Weltert LP, Prapas S, Calafiore AM, et al
    Finite element analysis for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: More than a seer reading the future!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(17)30138.
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  59. CICEK MS
    Altered hemodynamics in bicuspid aortic valve disease: Leaning more toward nurture!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30133.
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  60. TRETTER JT, Redington AN
    To repair or not to repair: Who should undergo tricuspid valve repair at the time of pulmonary valve replacement in previously repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30135.
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  61. ANTUNES MJ
    Early failure of transcatheter aortic valves: A timely warning!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30143.
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  62. SCHAFERS HJ
    Aortic annuloplasty: The panacea of valve-preserving aortic replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(17)30142.
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  63. VRICELLA LA, Ravekes WA, Arbustini E, Jaquiss RD, et al
    Simplified mitral valve repair in pediatric patients with connective tissue disorders.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:399-403.
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  64. KIRKLIN JK
    Aortic valve homografts: Experiential atrophy spawns evolution of standards.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:281-282.
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  65. HUSSAIN ST, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB
    Challenging allograft use for aortic valve infective endocarditis: Is it the allograft or the surgeon?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:280-281.
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  66. STOCK S, Scharfschwerdt M, Meyer-Saraei R, Richardt D, et al
    In vitro coronary flow after transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve implantation: A comparison of 2 valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:255-263.
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    January 2017
  67. JAVADIKASGARI H, Roselli EE, Aftab M, Suri RM, et al
    Combined aortic root replacement and mitral valve surgery: The quest to preserve both valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(17)30122.
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  68. KRON IL, LaPar DJ, Acker MA, Adams DH, et al
    2016 update to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery consensus guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 17. pii: S0022-5223(17)30031.
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  69. LANSAC E, Di Centa I, Sleilaty G, Lejeune S, et al
    Remodeling root repair with an external aortic ring annuloplasty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(17)30015.
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  70. SCHNEIDER U, Feldner SK, Hofmann C, Schope J, et al
    Two decades of experience with root remodeling and valve repair for bicuspid aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan 10. pii: S0022-5223(17)30014.
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  71. DECAMPLI WM
    Ascending aortopathy with bicuspid aortic valve: More, but not enough, evidence for the hemodynamic theory.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:6-7.
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  72. BALSAM LB, DeAnda A Jr
    The Mitroflow aortic valve: A past, present, and future illuminated.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:40-42.
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  73. BOUCHARD D, Perrault LP, Kron IL, Hung JW, et al
    Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair: A difficult endeavor and a necessity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:145-146.
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  74. WANG S, Tang B
    The putative mechanism of recurrent valve regurgitation after valve repair in ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;153:143-144.
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    December 2016
  75. XUAN Y, Krishnan K, Ye J, Dvir D, et al
    Stent and leaflet stresses in a 26-mm first-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)31806.
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  76. ALRESHIDAN M, Shahmansouri N, Chung J, Lash V, et al
    Obtaining the biomechanical behavior of ascending aortic aneurysm via the use of novel speckle tracking echocardiography.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 20. pii: S0022-5223(16)31680.
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  77. LANCASTER TS, Kar J, Cupps BP, Henn MC, et al
    Topographic mapping of left ventricular regional contractile injury in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31679.
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  78. ELEFTERIADES JA, Peterss S, Nezami N, Gluck G, et al
    V-shape noncoronary sinus remodeling in ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic root ectasia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31685.
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  79. JARRETT CM
    Permanent pacemaker insertion following transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Not infrequent, not benign, and becoming predictable.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)31799.
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  80. CHU MW, Bagur R, Losenno KL, Jones PM, et al
    Early clinical outcomes of a novel self-expanding transapical transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31678.
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  81. SUMMERS MR, Cremer PC, Jaber WA
    Three mechanisms of early failure of transcatheter aortic valves: Valve thrombosis, cusp rupture, and accelerated calcification.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31676.
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  82. ROUGHNEEN PT, Al-Dossari G, DeAnda A Jr
    Stargazing or scientific yardstick? The future of speckle tracking echocardiography in the management of ascending aortic aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Dec 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)31645.
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  83. MESTRES CA, Suri R
    Preventive tricuspid annuloplasty: When benefit justifies the risk. What else?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1641-1642.
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  84. JOUAN J
    Preventive tricuspid annuloplasty: When the benefit justifies the risk.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1640-1641.
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  85. PIERCE EL, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Yoganathan AP, et al
    Mitral annuloplasty ring suture dehiscence: In search of more robust techniques.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1640.
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  86. SPRATT JR, Spratt JA, Lawrie GM
    Mitral annuloplasty ring dehiscence: Optimal force distribution with flexible rings.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1639.
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  87. SHRESTHA M
    Aortic valve replacement via right anterior thoracotomy with sutureless valves: The way to go!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1547-1548.
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    November 2016
  88. AL-AZZAM F, Greason KL, Krittanawong C, Williamson EE, et al
    The influence of native aortic valve calcium and transcatheter valve oversize on the need for pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve insertion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)31633.
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  89. SWINGEN C, Hocum Stone L, Kelly RF
    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for ischemic mitral regurgitation: A guide through complex surgical terrain.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31636.
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  90. ALKHOULI M, Badhwar V
    Avoiding coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is it the skirt or what's inside that counts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 21. pii: S0022-5223(16)31628.
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  91. DAVID TE, David CM, Feindel CM, Manlhiot C, et al
    Reimplantation of the aortic valve at 20 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31489.
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  92. REPOSSINI A, Di Bacco L, Passaretti B, Grubitzsch H, et al
    Early hemodynamics and clinical outcomes of isolated aortic valve replacement with stentless or transcatheter valve in intermediate-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31494.
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  93. TIMEK TA
    Sub or snub: Is subvalvular repair worthwhile in severe ischemic mitral regurgitation?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31469.
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  94. BANDO K
    Does type of prosthesis affect long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis? How should we properly answer this question?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Nov 3. pii: S0022-5223(16)31437.
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    October 2016
  95. GREASON KL
    Transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve insertion: That train has sailed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)31412.
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  96. BARNHART GR, Accola KD, Grossi EA, Woo YJ, et al
    TRANSFORM (Multicenter Experience With Rapid Deployment Edwards INTUITY Valve System for Aortic Valve Replacement) US clinical trial: Performance of a rapid deployment aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 15. pii: S0022-5223(16)31292.
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  97. DRINKWATER DC
    Sutureless aortic valves: A game changer, or niche tool in an expanding toolbox?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Oct 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)31291.
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  98. BOUCHARD D, Perrault LP
    To be followed ... A comparison of minimally invasive and standard aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:1040.
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  99. AD N
    Bioprosthetic valve thrombosis following surgical aortic valve replacement: Did we all miss it?
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    September 2016
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    Is subvalvular repair worthwhile in severe ischemic mitral regurgitation? Subanalysis of the Papillary Muscle Approximation trial.
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  101. YOUSSEFI P, Gomez A, He T, Anderson L, et al
    Patient-specific computational fluid dynamics-assessment of aortic hemodynamics in a spectrum of aortic valve pathologies.
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  102. KWAK JG, Lee CH, Choi ES, Kim SH, et al
    Corrective surgery for a patient with a giant right pulmonary artery developing 40 years after a Waterston-Cooley shunt for pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect.
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  103. MYERS PO
    Preserving the V-engine shape of the left ventricle with Melody mitral valve replacement in small children.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(16)31120.
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  104. CRESTANELLO JA
    Intraoperative endocardial ultrasonography: Improving safety in mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Sep 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)31098.
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  105. YUH DD
    Predicting recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation: Through the 3-dimensional looking glass.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:860-1.
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  106. WIJDH-DEN HAMER IJ, Bouma W, Lai EK, Levack MM, et al
    The value of preoperative 3-dimensional over 2-dimensional valve analysis in predicting recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation after mitral annuloplasty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:847-59.
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    August 2016
  107. ZHU J, Meza J, Kato A, Saedi A, et al
    Pulmonary flow study predicts survival in pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries.
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  108. ANSELMI A, Ruggieri VG, Lelong B, Flecher E, et al
    Mid-term durability of the trifecta bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement.
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  109. PETERSEN J, Vettorazzi E, Winter L, Schmied W, et al
    Physical and mental recovery after conventional aortic valve surgery.
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  110. KOMEDA M
    Quick but effective surgery for functional mitral regurgitation secondary to aortic valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31034.
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  111. SAKAGUCHI T, Totsugawa T, Tamura K, Yoshitaka H, et al
    Extended neochord weaving technique for degenerative mitral valve disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31036.
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  112. GRUBITZSCH H, Galloni M, Falk V
    Wrinkles, folds and calcifications: Reduced durability after transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31037.
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  113. CHAI PJ
    Evaluating the stented bovine jugular vein graft valve (Melody) for mitral valve replacement: New echocardiographic criteria to evaluate novel techniques.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31064.
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  114. TWEDDELL JS
    Why doesn't the flow study work better for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, and major aortopulmonary collaterals?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)31065.
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  115. BUSHNAQ H, Metz D, Petrov A, Frantz S, et al
    Direct aortic access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a fully repositionable and retrievable nonmetallic valve system.
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  116. CICEK MS
    Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms: Stabilizing the repair destabilizing the aortic valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)30888.
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  117. JIRITANO F, Cristodoro L, Malta E, Mastroroberto P, et al
    Thrombocytopenia after sutureless aortic valve implantation: Comparison between Intuity and Perceval bioprostheses.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Aug 4. pii: S0022-5223(16)30874.
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  118. FURUKAWA K, Ohtsubo S, Itoh T
    Aortic root endoscopy for aortic valve-sparing operations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:638-9.
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  119. BORGER MA
    Avoiding pacemaker implantation with sutureless valves: Staying "on pace" in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:636-7.
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  120. ANTUNES MJ
    Surgery for secondary tricuspid regurgitation: Rings, bands, or sutures, does it matter?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:416-7.
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  121. COUTINHO GF, Antunes MJ
    Surgery for mitral stenosis in patients with pulmonary hypertension: How far can we go?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:302-3.
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    July 2016
  122. VEKSTEIN AM, Idrees JJ, Kapadia S, Johnston DR, et al
    Open vascular plug placement to complete mitral valve seating in radiation heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 30. pii: S0022-5223(16)30867.
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  123. REARDON MJ, Kleiman NS
    Highway to the heart or one more for the road? The continued life of direct aortic access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30854.
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  124. MILLER JD, Suri RM
    Left ventricular dysfunction after degenerative mitral valve repair: A question of better molecular targets or better surgical timing?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul 27. pii: S0022-5223(16)30829.
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  125. FISCHLEIN T, Dell'Aquila AM, Santarpino G
    Technical changes in the implant of sutureless aortic valves: The sense of being pioneers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;152:288.
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    June 2016
  126. REARDON MJ, Popma JJ
    Residual aortic regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement under the echocardiographic microscope.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)30651.
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  127. AHMED MI, Guichard JL, Rajasekaran NS, Ahmad S, et al
    Disruption of desmin-mitochondrial architecture in patients with regurgitant mitral valves and preserved ventricular function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 25. pii: S0022-5223(16)30647.
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  128. STOLINSKI J, Plicner D, Grudzien G, Wasowicz M, et al
    A comparison of minimally invasive and standard aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)30570.
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  129. PADALA M
    Biomaterials for heart valve replacement: Conjectures and refutations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jun 5. pii: S0022-5223(16)30493.
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  130. GLAUBER M, Lio A, Miceli A
    Sutureless technology for aortic valve replacement: Looking beyond crossclamp time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1637-8.
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  131. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1625-6.
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  132. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1668-70.
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  133. SUGIMOTO M, Saiki H, Tamai A, Seki M, et al
    Ventricular fibrogenesis activity assessed by serum levels of procollagen type III N-terminal amino peptide during the staged Fontan procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1518-26.
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  134. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1647.
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    May 2016
  135. ELAPAVALURU S, Matyi M, Crouch R, Raina A, et al
    Impending cardiac herniation following robotic mitral valve repair: A case report and review of the literature.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(16)30475.
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  136. JONES BM, Tuzcu EM, Krishnaswamy A, Popovic Z, et al
    Prognostic significance of mild aortic regurgitation in predicting mortality after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30461.
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  137. PETERSS S, Charilaou P, Dumfarth J, Li Y, et al
    Aortic valve disease with ascending aortic aneurysm: Impact of concomitant root-sparing (supracoronary) aortic replacement in nonsyndromic patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30458.
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  138. DI MARCO L, Pacini D, Pantaleo A, Leone A, et al
    Composite valve graft implantation for the treatment of aortic valve and root disease: Results in 1045 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30459.
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  139. MEURIS B, Ozaki S, Neethling W, De Vleeschauwer S, et al
    Trileaflet aortic valve reconstruction with a decellularized pericardial patch in a sheep model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30462.
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  140. STERNIK L
    Transcatheter mitral regurgitation treatment: Let's learn from surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(16)30318.
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  141. BANDO K
    A proposal for prospective late outcome analysis of decellularized aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(16)30305.
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  142. MURZI M, Cerillo AG, Gilmanov D, Concistre G, et al
    Exploring the learning curve for minimally invasive sutureless aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 10. pii: S0022-5223(16)30315.
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  143. SHINN SH, Dayan V, Schaff HV, Dearani JA, et al
    Outcomes of ring versus suture annuloplasty for tricuspid valve repair in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May 3. pii: S0022-5223(16)30276.
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  144. WILLIAMS MR, Koeckert MS, Grossi EA
    Rethinking the gold standard for correction of paravalvular leak.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1267-8.
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  145. BOUHOUT I, Mazine A, Ghoneim A, Millan X, et al
    Long-term results after surgical treatment of paravalvular leak in the aortic and mitral position.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1260-6.
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    April 2016
  146. BENFARI G, Rossetti L, Rossi A, Luciani GB, et al
    Quadricuspid mitral valve: Of clefts, scallops, and indentations.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)30274.
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  147. TESTA L, Latib A, Montone RA, Bedogni F, et al
    Transcatheter mitral valve regurgitation treatment: State of the art and a glimpse to the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 29. pii: S0022-5223(16)30263.
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  148. ANDERSON RH
    How many leaflets in the mitral valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(16)30264.
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  149. CHITWOOD WR JR
    Ode to the mitral valve: "The times are a changin'".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 19. pii: S0022-5223(16)30121.
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  150. SURI RM, Minha S, Alli O, Waksman R, et al
    Learning curves for transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the PARTNER-I trial: Technical performance, success, and safety.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)30099.
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  151. HIRATZKA LF, Creager MA, Isselbacher EM, Svensson LG, et al
    Surgery for aortic dilatation in patients with bicuspid aortic valves: A statement of clarification from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:959-66.
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  152. MCCARTHY PM
    A new approach: Ischemic mitral regurgitation guidelines by and for surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:957-8.
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  153. KRON IL, Acker MA, Adams DH, Ailawadi G, et al
    2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:940-56.
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  154. BLOSSIER JD, Bouchard D, Michler RE, Perrault LP, et al
    Identifying patients who benefit from restrictive annuloplasty in ischemic mitral regurgitation: An elusive yet essential quest! Toward a patient-tailored approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:906-8.
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  155. BADHWAR V, Thourani VH, Ailawadi G, Mack M, et al
    Transcatheter mitral valve therapy: The event horizon.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Apr 1. pii: S0022-5223(16)30023.
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  156. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1039-42.
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  157. IKONOMIDIS JS
    Surgery for bicuspid valve aortopathy clarified--for now.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:967-8.
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  158. SAKO EY
    Will the leaking stop?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1043.
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  159. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:1022-3.
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    March 2016
  160. HELDER MR, Kouchoukos NT, Zehr K, Dearani JA, et al
    Late durability of decellularized allografts for aortic valve replacement: A word of caution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar 31. pii: S0022-5223(16)30024.
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  161. GLEASON TG, Schindler JT, Adams DH, Reardon MJ, et al
    The risk and extent of neurologic events are equivalent for high-risk patients treated with transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00433.
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  162. DAVID TE
    Mitral valve repair: Is the cheese factory moving?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(16)00399.
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  163. PAKNIKAR R, Friedman J, Cron D, Deeb GM, et al
    Psoas muscle size as a frailty measure for open and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:745-51.
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  164. YILDIRIM V, Ozkan G, Doganci S
    Cardioprotective effect of propofol cannot be extrapolated from the placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:891.
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  165. HALLER C, Coles JG
    The missing piece of the puzzle?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e53-4.
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  166. DECAMPLI WM
    Tetralogy of Fallot and the rubber heart model: Does the rubber meet the road?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:695-6.
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  167. TANG D, Yang C, del Nido PJ, Zuo H, et al
    Mechanical stress is associated with right ventricular response to pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:687-94.
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  168. MOSCA RS
    Pulmonary valve replacement after repair of tetralogy of Fallot: Evolving strategies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:623-5.
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  169. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:750-1.
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  170. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:822-3.
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  171. HIRATZKA LF, O'Keefe KL
    Mom or Dad.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:752-3.
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  172. GROCOTT HP
    Delirium after aortic replacement: A transvalvular approach is no panacea.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:823-4.
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  173. MASHARI A, Mahmood F
    Fixed versus dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction: Res ipsa loquitur.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:885-6.
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  174. MEHAFFEY JH, Kron IL
    How much is enough to warrant prophylactic tricuspid repair?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:796-7.
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  175. PICCARDO A, Blossier JD, Le Guyader A, Orsel I, et al
    Fate of aortic bioprostheses: An 18-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:754-61.
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  176. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:741-2.
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  177. DE VARENNES B, Lachapelle K, Cecere R, Szczepkowski I, et al
    North American single-center experience with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:735-42.
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  178. GLEASON TG
    The sutureless valve redux: Innovation or hype?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:743-4.
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    February 2016
  179. SURI RM, Dearani JA, Mihaljevic T, Chitwood WR Jr, et al
    Mitral valve repair using robotic technology: Safe, effective, and durable.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00292.
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  180. OGAWA T, Onoe M, Moriwaki S, Shioji K, et al
    Aortic valve replacement with a 17-mm mechanical prosthesis in octogenarian or older patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00301.
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  181. YANG B, DeBenedictus C, Watt T, Farley S, et al
    The impact of concomitant pulmonary hypertension on early and late outcomes following surgery for mitral stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(16)00302.
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  182. TSAMIS A, Phillippi JA, Koch RG, Chan PG, et al
    Extracellular matrix fiber microarchitecture is region-specific in bicuspid aortic valve-associated ascending aortopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(16)00238.
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  183. RAANANI E
    Can the art of mitral valve repair become completely standardized?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00199.
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  184. PIERCE EL, Gentile J, Siefert AW, Gorman RC, et al
    Real-time recording of annuloplasty suture dehiscence reveals a potential mechanism for dehiscence cascade.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb 12. pii: S0022-5223(16)00208.
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  185. HAN J, Takeda K, Takayama H, Kurlansky PA, et al
    Durability and clinical impact of tricuspid valve procedures in patients receiving a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:520-527.
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  186. NISHIMURA RA, Schaff HV
    Septal myectomy for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A new paradigm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:303-4.
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  187. DEWEY T, Whitman G
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:585-6.
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  188. HAFT JW
    Going the distance with success: An attempted argument that less is not always more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:528-9.
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  189. VASSILEVA CM
    Minimally invasive mitral repair: The cost is the same, but what is the price?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:389-90.
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  190. WELKE KF
    How much will the data allow us to know?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:466-7.
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    January 2016
  191. KIM JB, Ejiofor JI, Yammine M, Camuso JM, et al
    Are homografts superior to conventional prosthetic valves in the setting of infective endocarditis involving the aortic valve?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(16)00171.
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  192. FISCHLEIN T, Meuris B, Hakim-Meibodi K, Misfeld M, et al
    The sutureless aortic valve at 1 year: A large multicenter cohort study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00174.
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  193. ENTER DH, Zaki A, Duncan BF, Kruse J, et al
    A contemporary analysis of pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery: Is this a risk factor?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00173.
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  194. ANYANWU AC, Itagaki S, Chikwe J, El-Eshmawi A, et al
    A complexity scoring system for degenerative mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(16)00176.
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  195. WAHLERS TC, Haverich A, Borger MA, Shrestha M, et al
    Early outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement with rapid deployment aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 21. pii: S0022-5223(16)00042.
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  196. MELBY SJ
    Searching for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery that can compete with a transcatheter approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0022-5223(16)00031.
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  197. FORCILLO J, Bouchard D, Nguyen A, Perrault L, et al
    Perioperative outcomes with sutureless versus stented biological aortic valves in elderly persons.
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  198. D'ONOFRIO A, Salizzoni S, Rubino AS, Besola L, et al
    The rise of new technologies for aortic valve stenosis: A comparison of sutureless and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(15)02347.
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  199. STERNIK L
    Warfarin or aspirin after mitral valve repair: Why work harder?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(16)00005.
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  200. WINTERS A, Forcillo J, Thourani VH
    Robotic transcatheter aortic valve replacement with magnetic resonance imaging is feasible in animal models, but is it feasible in patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(16)00010.
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  201. PAPARELLA D, Di Mauro M, Worms KB, Bolotin G, et al
    Antiplatelet versus oral anticoagulant therapy as antithrombotic prophylaxis after mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jan 5. pii: S0022-5223(15)02530.
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  202. GEISBUSCH S, Griepp RB
    Growth and rupture risk of small-to-moderate size ascending aortic aneurysms: A prospective study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:278-9.
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  203. FUKUHARA S, Takeda K, Chiuzan C, Han J, et al
    Concomitant aortic valve repair with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices: Results and implications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:201-210.
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  204. BERNAL JM, Mestres CA
    Mitral valve gradient after repair of degenerative regurgitation with restrictive annuloplasty: A conundrum of knowledge.
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  205. JOUAN J, Mele A, Florens E, Chatellier G, et al
    Conduction disorders after tricuspid annuloplasty with mitral valve surgery: Implications for earlier tricuspid intervention.
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  206. DOTY JR
    Just try the experiment.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;151:e3-4.
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  207. PAL JD, Mokadam NA
    Balancing our biases.
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  208. Discussion.
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  209. Discussion.
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  210. JAQUISS RD
    Ventricular assistant in restrictive cardiomyopathy: Making the right connection.
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    Long-term results of the valve reimplantation technique using a graft with sinuses.
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    December 2015
  212. TIMEK TA
    Son of SAM: Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with coexistent mitral stenosis and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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  213. MASRI A, Kalahasti V, Alkharabsheh S, Svensson LG, et al
    Characteristics and long-term outcomes of contemporary patients with bicuspid aortic valves.
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  214. DOENST T, Schulze PC
    The "minimalist approach" for transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Should we land at an airport without a fire department?
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  215. BASMADJIAN L, Basmadjian AJ, Stevens LM, Mongeon FP, et al
    Early results of extra-aortic annuloplasty ring implantation on aortic annular dimensions.
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  216. CONTE J
    Magnetic resonance imaging is the future of transcatheter aortic valve replacement implantation ... and always will be.
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  217. KIRKLIN JK
    Challenging homografts as the holy grail for aortic valve endocarditis.
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  218. TSAI FC, Chang GJ, Hsu YJ, Lin YM, et al
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  220. RODRIGUEZ M, Ruel M
    Enhanced freedom from prosthesis-patient mismatch with transcatheter aortic valve replacement: More to aortic regurgitation than meets the eye?
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  221. MILLER JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, et al
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  222. HONG J, Schaff HV, Ommen SR, Abel MD, et al
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  223. CASTELVECCHIO S, Parolari A, Menicanti L
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  224. ACKER MA, Dagenais F, Goldstein D, Kron IL, et al
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  225. CONRADI L, Silaschi M, Seiffert M, Lubos E, et al
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  226. CHAMBERS DJ
    "Propofol cardioplegia" and myocardial protection: What's in a name!
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  227. ROGERS CA, Bryan AJ, Nash R, Suleiman MS, et al
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  228. WILDER TJ, McCrindle BW, Phillips AB, Blackstone EH, et al
    Survival and right ventricular performance for matched children after stage-1 Norwood: Modified Blalock-Taussig shunt versus right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery conduit.
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    November 2015
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  230. STEFFEN V, Marsch G, Burgwitz K, Kuehn C, et al
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  231. MILLER JG, Li M, Mazilu D, Hunt T, et al
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  232. GREASON KL, Pochettino A, Sandhu GS, King KS, et al
    Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve insertion-related intraoperative morbidity: Implications of the minimalist approach.
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  233. MANIAR HS, Lindman BR, Escallier K, Avidan M, et al
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  234. FORCILLO J, Babaliaros V, Thourani VH
    A very elegant transcatheter strategy for complicated mitral valve replacement associated with severe mitral annular calcification.
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  235. JAVADIKASGARI H, Roselli EE, Gillinov AM, Suri RM, et al
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  236. ARSALAN M, Squiers JJ, Walther T
    Preimplantation valvuloplasty in transcatheter aortic valve replacement: To BAV or not to BAV?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015;150:1118-9.
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  237. PROTOPAPAS AD
    Elastin deficiency in Williams syndrome may explain postoperative major adverse cardiac events.
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  238. HORNIK CP, Collins RT 2nd, Jaquiss RD, Jacobs JP, et al
    Combining clinical databases with genetic studies to help advance the causation model of congenital heart disease.
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    October 2015
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  240. CHAN V, Ruel M
    The many challenges of interpreting recurrent moderate mitral regurgitation after MitraClip percutaneous mitral valve repair: What does it mean?
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  241. CRESTANELLO JA
    Living longer and breathing better: Should we do transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients who have severe chronic lung disease?
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  242. HONG JH, Schaff HV, Nishimura RA
    Fixed versus dynamic subaortic stenosis: Hemodynamics and resulting differences in Doppler echocardiography and aortic pressure contour.
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  243. ZORN GL 3RD, Little SH, Tadros P, Deeb GM, et al
    Prosthesis-patient mismatch in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: A randomized trial of a self-expanding prosthesis.
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  244. HENN MC, Zajarias A, Lindman BR, Greenberg JW, et al
    Preoperative pulmonary function tests predict mortality after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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  245. PRICE J, Magruder JT, Young A, Grimm JC, et al
    Long-term outcomes of aortic root operations for Marfan syndrome: A comparison of Bentall versus aortic valve-sparing procedures.
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  246. LEE R, Fukuhara S, George I, Borger MA, et al
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  247. MARUYAMA R, Yamada A, Sugiyama T, Ujihira K, et al
    Mitral valve repair for endocarditis can be performed 3 days after repair of a bleeding mycotic brain aneurysm.
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  248. GLAUBER M, Miceli A
    Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with sutureless valve is the appropriate treatment option for high-risk patients and the "real alternative" to transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
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  249. MESTRES CA, Suri RM
    Pacemaker risk associated with prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty: Balancing beneficence and nonmaleficence.
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  250. WOO YJ, Goldstone AB
    The contemporary evolution of mitral valve surgery.
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  251. AL-RADI OO
    Options for aortic valve replacement in children and young adults: "Okay, doctor, but which one do you think I should choose?"
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  252. SQUIERS JJ, Harrington KB, Arsalan M, DiMaio JM, et al
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  253. SCHERNER M, Madershahian N, Ney S, Kuhr K, et al
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  254. BUZZATTI N, De Bonis M, Denti P, Barili F, et al
    What is a "good" result after transcatheter mitral repair? Impact of 2+ residual mitral regurgitation.
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  255. BANDO K
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  256. DESAI MY, Smedira NG, Bhonsale A, Thamilarasan M, et al
    Symptom assessment and exercise impairment in surgical decision making in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: Relationship to outcomes.
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    Septal myectomy in context: Clinical acumen and procedural expertise.
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    September 2015
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    Transaortic, video-assisted removal of a mobile left ventricular apical thrombus in a patient with aortic stenosis and severe left ventricular dysfunction.
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    High-mobility group box-1 protein induces osteogenic phenotype changes in aortic valve interstitial cells.
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  260. ETNEL JR, Elmont LC, Ertekin E, Mokhles MM, et al
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  261. MURASHITA T, Greason KL, Suri RM, Daly RC, et al
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    Surgical aortic valve replacement in the transcatheter era: It is all about teamwork.
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  264. CHAI PJ, George I, Nazif TM, Kalfa DM, et al
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  265. LEWIS MJ, Ginns JN, Ye S, Chai P, et al
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  266. FORCILLO J, Tsai LL, Thourani VH
    Will transcatheter valve-in-valve become the standard for replacing the degenerative aortic valve bioprosthesis? Hold your horses, the jury is still out.
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  267. ATLURI P, Stetson RL, Hung G, Gaffey AC, et al
    Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is associated with equivalent cost and shorter hospital stay when compared with traditional sternotomy.
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  268. SALERNO TA, Ferreira AC
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  269. CROUCH G, Selvanayagam JB
    Right ventricular function after aortic valve intervention: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging is the standard.
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  270. DOBSON LE, Musa TA, Greenwood JP
    Aortic valve replacement and the right ventricle-the plot thickens.
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  271. SURI RM, Schaff HV
    Changes in left ventricular volume and decline in ejection fraction after degenerative mitral valve repair: The math makes sense.
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  272. GREASON KL, Pochettino A, Sandhu GS, Mathew V, et al
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  273. SURI RM, Enriquez-Sarano M, Schaff HV
    Preservation of left ventricular function after degenerative mitral valve repair: Refocusing on timing, techniques, and teaching.
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  274. NISHIMORI H, Yamamoto M, Orihashi K
    Cerebral infarction occurs particularly in patients with porcelain aorta.
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  275. CRESCENZI G, Capestro F, Torracca L
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  276. HALLER C, Caldarone CA
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  277. Discussion.
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  278. MCCARTHY PM
    Reality check in the minimally invasive world.
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  279. Discussion.
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  280. IMASAKA K, Tayama E, Tomita Y
    Left ventricular performance early after repair for posterior mitral leaflet prolapse: Chordal replacement versus leaflet resection.
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  281. FERRARIS VA
    Microparticles and endothelial function--A tour de force.
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  282. MALLIDI HR
    Computational fluid dynamics: Solidifying fluid concepts in left ventricular assist device therapy.
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    Computational fluid dynamic study of hemodynamic effects on aortic root blood flow of systematically varied left ventricular assist device graft anastomosis design.
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    August 2015
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    A comparison of conventional surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and sutureless valves in "real-world" patients with aortic stenosis and intermediate- to high-risk profile.
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  285. CHAN V, Mesana TG
    Functional mitral stenosis after mitral valve repair is a true anatomic problem that originates from the time of surgery.
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  286. TUNUGUNTLA H, Denfield SW, McKenzie ED, Adachi I, et al
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  287. DOWNS E, Lim S, Ragosta M, Yount K, et al
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  289. DAVID TE, David CM, Manhiolt C
    When is tricuspid valve annuloplasty necessary during mitral valve surgery?
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  290. MICHELENA HI, Suri RM
    Turning to the truth: Is mechanical aortic valve orientation important in transthoracic echocardiographic detection of prosthetic dysfunction and paravalvular endocarditis complications?
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  291. BOUZAS-MOSQUERA A, Alvarez-Garcia N
    Orientation of bileaflet mechanical aortic valve prostheses for optimal evaluation by transthoracic echocardiography.
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  292. KRON IL, Perrault LP, Acker MA
    We need a better way to repair ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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  293. MIHOS CG, Santana O
    Can papillary muscle interventions improve mitral valve repair durability for ischemic mitral regurgitation?
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  294. BICHELL DP
    It is still mostly about the mitral valve.
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  295. STANGER O, Tevaearai H
    On explaining the cause with the effect.
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  296. REPOSSINI A, Bisleri G
    Freedom SOLO: Premature failures or technical flaws during implantation?
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  298. KEELING B, Chen EP
    Double transcatheter valve-in-valve therapy: A viable alternative for high-risk patients.
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  299. CHAI PJ
    The Robin Hood principle in the treatment of congenital heart disease: Taking technologic developments intended for adults and using it in kids.
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  300. TOUATI G, Nader J, Levy F, Caus T, et al
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    Transapical valve-in-valve implantation to treat a regurgitant mitral bioprothesis in a child with failing Fontan circulation.
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    July 2015
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    Minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement: The new standard for surgeons and cardiologists using transfemoral access?
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  304. DE MEESTER C, Gerber BL, Vancraeynest D, Pouleur AC, et al
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  305. WONG SC, Pawar S, Minutello RM, Horn EM, et al
    Device success and 30-day clinical outcome in patients undergoing preimplant valvuloplasty in transfemoral versus omitting valvuloplasty in transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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  306. GREASON KL
    Of mice and men and surgical transcatheter aortic valve insertion.
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  307. GLAUBER M, Ferrarini M, Lio A, Miceli A, et al
    Dealing with a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve: Is this still an off-label procedure for a sutureless valve?
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    Leaflet resection versus leaflet preservation for repair of degenerative mitral regurgitation: Does it matter how the mitral valve is repaired?
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    Percutaneous aortic and mitral valve implantation. Is it ready to match the results of contemporary surgical valve replacement?
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    Assessment of mitral annuloplasty ring by cardiac computed tomography: Correlation with echocardiographic parameters and comparison between two different ring types.
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    Encouraging durability results for sutureless aortic valve: The new gold standard for aortic valve replacement?
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    June 2015
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  331. TSAI LL, Jensen HA, Thourani VH
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    March 2015
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    February 2015
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    Adverse cardiac events in children with Williams syndrome undergoing cardiovascular surgery: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database.
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    January 2015
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