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    October 2022
  1. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Risk stratification for patients undergoing surgical ventricular restoration for ischemic cardiomyopathy-it's more than just the preoperative ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:1102-1103.
    PubMed    


    September 2022
  2. WANG AS, Nemeth S, Kurlansky P, Brodie D, et al
    Sex differences in patients with cardiogenic shock requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:960-969.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2022
  3. NAVIA D, Espinoza J, Vrancic M, Piccinini F, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients makes sense indeed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:e88.
    PubMed    


  4. LOCKER C
    Commentary: Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients? Elephant on a slippery slope.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:554-556.
    PubMed    


  5. NAVIA D, Espinoza J, Vrancic M, Piccinini F, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients: Any benefit in survival?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:542-549.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2022
  6. AKHRASS R, Bakaeen FG
    The advantage of surgical revascularization in diabetic patients with multivessel disease: More arterial conduits, more benefit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:119-122.
    PubMed    


    June 2022
  7. GAUDINO M, Audisio K, Hueb WA, Stone GW, et al
    Coronary artery bypass grafting versus medical therapy in patients with stable coronary artery disease: An individual patient data pooled meta-analysis of randomized trials.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(22)00641.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. ALBOOM M, Browne A, Sheth T, Zheng Z, et al
    Conduit selection and early graft failure in coronary artery bypass surgery: A post hoc analysis of the Cardiovascular Outcomes for People Using Anticoagulation Strategies (COMPASS) coronary artery bypass grafting study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jun 2. pii: S0022-5223(22)00629.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Kearney S, et al
    Diazoxide preserves myocardial function in a swine model of hypothermic cardioplegic arrest and prolonged global ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e385-e400.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. DEO SV, Sundaram V, Wilson B, Sahadevan J, et al
    Adverse events after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with preoperative metabolic syndrome: A 10-year follow-up of the Veterans Affairs Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2096-2103.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2022
  11. MILLIGAN C, Mills KI, Ge S, Michalowski A, et al
    Cardiovascular intensive care unit variables inform need for feeding tube utilization in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(22)00598.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. TAM DY, Friedrich JO, Arora RC, Yanagawa B, et al
    Frequentist or Bayesian: Coronary artery bypass grafting offers advantages over percutaneous coronary intervention in left main coronary disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 May 14. pii: S0022-5223(22)00599.
    PubMed    


  13. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Choi YH
    Commentary: Minimally invasive coronary bypass or percutaneous coronary intervention for complex left anterior descending artery stenosis: A never-ending battle.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1850-1851.
    PubMed    


  14. RAMZY D, Chikwe J
    Commentary: Is robotic-assisted coronary bypass ready for prime time?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1848-1850.
    PubMed    


  15. RAM E, Raanani E, Klempfner R, Peled Y, et al
    Midterm outcomes of patients with multivessel disease treated at centers with and without on-site cardiac surgery services.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1852-1861.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. PATEL NC, Hemli JM, Seetharam K, Singh VP, et al
    Minimally invasive coronary bypass versus percutaneous coronary intervention for isolated complex stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1839-1846.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2022
  17. LAWTON JS
    Commentary: The role of socioeconomic disparities in cardiovascular disease: Just the tip of the iceberg.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(22)00470.
    PubMed    


  18. LACOUR-GAYET F
    Commentary: Inverted coronary arteries mostly seen in complex forms of transposition of the great arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Apr 6. pii: S0022-5223(22)00376.
    PubMed    


  19. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Results of total coronary artery occlusion on graft patency following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: More information is needed!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1358-1359.
    PubMed    


  20. WANG M, Yan L, Li Q, Yang Y, et al
    Mesenchymal stem cell secretions improve donor heart function following ex vivo cold storage.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e277-e292.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. KIM MS, Hwang HY, Cho KR, Kim KB, et al
    Right gastroepiploic artery versus right internal thoracic artery composite grafts: 10-year patency and long-term outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1333-1343.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. SANO T, Ito T, Ishigami S, Bandaru S, et al
    Intrinsic activation of cardiosphere-derived cells enhances myocardial repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1479-1490.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. KASHIYAMA N, Kormos RL, Matsumura Y, D'Amore A, et al
    Adipose-derived stem cell sheet under an elastic patch improves cardiac function in rats after myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e261-e272.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2022
  24. HASHIMOTO O, Saito Y, Sasaki H, Yumoto K, et al
    Treatment strategies and in-hospital mortality in patients with type A acute aortic dissection and coronary artery involvement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Mar 29. pii: S0022-5223(22)00354.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  25. FRICKE TA, Buratto E, Thungathurthi K, Schulz A, et al
    Outcomes of the arterial switch operation in patients with inverted coronary artery anatomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Mar 16. pii: S0022-5223(22)00326.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. GHANDOUR H, Weiss AJ, Gaudino M, Halkos M, et al
    Public reporting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery: The quest for the optimal scorecard.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Mar 16. pii: S0022-5223(22)00322.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  27. STEFANELLI G, Bellisario A, Meli M, Chiurlia E, et al
    Outcomes after surgical ventricular restoration for ischemic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1058-1067.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. FITZGERALD DC, Simpson AN, Baker RA, Wu X, et al
    Determinants of hospital variability in perioperative red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1015-1024.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. QU J, Zhang D, Zhang H, Rao C, et al
    Preoperative clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1044-1052.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. ZHU J, Zhu Y, Zhang M, Xue Q, et al
    Influence of lipoproteins and antiplatelet agents on vein graft patency 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1030-1039.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  31. TAGGART DP, Gaudino MF, Gerry S, Gray A, et al
    Effect of total arterial grafting in the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1002-1009.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2022
  32. BARAC YD, Witberg G, Assali A, Klempfner R, et al
    The Clinical SYNTAX score predicts survival better than the SYNTAX score in coronary revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(22)00217.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  33. WILLIAMS SB, Pham TDN, Doan TT, Reaves-O'Neal D, et al
    Pattern, behavior, and clinical implications of electrocardiographic changes in patients undergoing repair of anomalous aortic origin of coronary arteries.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(22)00203.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. DING T, Hu S, Qu J, Xiong H, et al
    Evaluation of the effect of simultaneous hybrid coronary revascularization on postoperative bleeding and renal function: A comparison study with minimally invasive direct off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with multivessel coronary a
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5223(22)00124.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. BACKER CL
    Commentary: Anomalous aortic origin of the coronary artery: New operation, new postoperative findings.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(22)00126.
    PubMed    


  36. ZEA-VERA R, Asokan S, Shah RM, Ryan CT, et al
    Racial/ethnic differences persist in treatment choice and outcomes in isolated intervention for coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Feb 3. pii: S0022-5223(22)00112.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  37. CARPENTER AJ
    Commentary: We can make better decisions regarding revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:661-662.
    PubMed    


  38. FRYER ML, Balsam LB
    Commentary: Coronary revascularization in younger patients: Lessons from real-world practice.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:659-660.
    PubMed    


  39. ZHU Y, Shudo Y, Lingala B, Baiocchi M, et al
    Outcomes after heart retransplantation: A 50-year single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:712-720.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  40. ANSELMI A
    Reply: The challenges of comprehensive assessment in ischemic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e184-e185.
    PubMed    


  41. ROBICH MP, Leavitt BJ, Ryan TJ Jr, Westbrook BM, et al
    Comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:645-656.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  42. RUBENS FD, Wells GA, Coutinho T, Eddeen AB, et al
    Sex differences after coronary artery bypass grafting with a second arterial conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:686-695.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. MITTEL A, Kim DH, Cooper Z, Argenziano M, et al
    Use of 90-day mortality does not change assessment of hospital quality after coronary artery bypass grafting in New York State.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:676-682.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. ACEROS H, Der Sarkissian S, Borie M, Pinto Ribeiro RV, et al
    Novel heat shock protein 90 inhibitor improves cardiac recovery in a rodent model of donation after circulatory death.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e187-e197.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2022
  45. BOJKO MM, Suhail M, Bavaria JE, Bueker A, et al
    Midterm outcomes of emergency surgery for acute type A aortic dissection in octogenarians.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2-12.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  46. GAUDINO M, Pagano D, Freemantle N
    Commentary: The left main controversy: Is this a real subgroup requiring custom clinical recommendations?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:108-110.
    PubMed    


  47. GALLO M, Blitzer D, Laforgia PL, Doulamis IP, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass graft for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:94-105.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  48. POTZ BA, Sabe AA, Sabe SA, Lawandy IJ, et al
    Calpain inhibition decreases myocardial fibrosis in chronically ischemic hypercholesterolemic swine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e11-e27.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  49. DEL NIDO PJ
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e24-e25.
    PubMed    


  50. OMER S, Adeseye A, Jimenez E, Cornwell LD, et al
    Low left ventricular ejection fraction, complication rescue, and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:111-119.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. SUGIMOTO S, Shingu Y, Doenst T, Yamakawa T, et al
    Autophagy during left ventricular redilation after ventriculoplasty: Insights from a rat model of ischemic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e33-e40.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. WU D, Omer S
    Commentary: Rodent model of myocardial autophagy after ventriculoplasty for ischemic cardiomyopathy: Not ready for prime time yet.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e41-e42.
    PubMed    


  53. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Calpain inhibition: A novel strategy to treat chronic myocardial ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e29-e30.
    PubMed    


    December 2021
  54. ROCHA RV, Fang J, Tam DY, Elbatarny M, et al
    Multiple arterial coronary bypass grafting is associated with better survival compared with second-generation drug-eluting stents in patients with stable multivessel coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)01813.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. GAUDINO M, Audisio K, Rahouma M, Robinson NB, et al
    Association between sternal wound complications and 10-year mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)01812.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  56. RAM E, Kassif T, Peled Y, Kassif Y, et al
    Anatomical and clinical risk stratification tool for mortality risk assessment following revascularization for multivessel coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)01814.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. SHAPIRA OM
    Commentary: To stent or graft complex multivessel coronary artery disease is not the question anymore. It is, rather, how to?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)01821.
    PubMed    


  58. SABIK JF 3RD, Bakaeen FG, Ruel M, Moon MR, et al
    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons reasoning for not endorsing the 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Coronary Revascularization Guidelines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)01810.
    PubMed    


  59. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Developing accurate tools for predicting outcomes following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: More data are needed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)01807.
    PubMed    


  60. SHIMAHARA Y, Fukushima S, Kawamoto N, Tadokoro N, et al
    Additional survival benefit of bilateral in situ internal thoracic artery grafting with composite radial artery graft in total arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Dec 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)01733.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2021
  61. PAN E, Nielsen SJ, Mennander A, Bjorklund E, et al
    Statins for secondary prevention and major adverse events after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)01536.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  62. HWANG HY, Lee Y, Sohn SH, Choi JW, et al
    Equivalent 10-year angiographic and long-term clinical outcomes with saphenous vein composite grafts and arterial composite grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1535-1543.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2021
  63. ABOULGHEIT A, Karbasiafshar C, Sabra M, Zhang Z, et al
    Extracellular vesicles improve diastolic function and substructure in normal and high-fat diet models of chronic myocardial ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Oct 13. pii: S0022-5223(21)01420.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. ANDERSON RH, Turner JE, Henderson DJ
    The morphogenesis of abnormal coronary arteries in the congenitally malformed heart.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Oct 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)01406.
    PubMed    


  65. EDELMAN JJ, Khan JM, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Predicting coronary obstruction-Better good than lucky.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1084-1085.
    PubMed    


  66. DAVIERWALA PM, Verevkin A, Sgouropoulou S, Hasheminejad E, et al
    Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Early outcomes and angiographic patency.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1109-1119.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2021
  67. GRAU JB
    Commentary: Statins for secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass grafting: Pleiotropic effects and dementia risk.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)01381.
    PubMed    


  68. NICOLAS J, Soriano K, Salter B, Gross CR, et al
    Myocardial infarction after cardiac surgery: When to intervene?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep 6. pii: S0022-5223(21)01279.
    PubMed    


  69. LEE G, Vervoort D, Sud M, Fremes SE, et al
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention in left main disease: Plausibility does not equal evidence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Sep 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)01277.
    PubMed    


  70. GUARIENTO A, Piekarski BL, Doulamis IP, Blitzer D, et al
    Autologous mitochondrial transplantation for cardiogenic shock in pediatric patients following ischemia-reperfusion injury.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:992-1001.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2021
  71. WILCOX C, Smith N, Whitman GJR
    Commentary: Myocardial infarction after cardiac surgery: Putting it all together.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 27. pii: S0022-5223(21)01255.
    PubMed    


  72. DE FILIPPO O, Di Franco A, Boretto P, Bruno F, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery surgery for left main disease according to lesion site: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 21. pii: S0022-5223(21)01238.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  73. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Percutaneous coronary intervention for left main lesions: Once again coronary artery bypass grafting gets the shaft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)01235.
    PubMed    


  74. WANG H, Hironaka CE, Mullis DM, Lucian HJ, et al
    A neonatal leporine model of age-dependent natural heart regeneration after myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)01211.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. ANDREI AC
    Commentary: Hospital cost reduction after coronary artery bypass grafting is a strategic priority.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)01218.
    PubMed    


  76. KANG L, Andersen ND, Turek JW
    Commentary: Connecting the dots: Coronary artery development as a combination of vasculogenesis and angiogenesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 14. pii: S0022-5223(21)01224.
    PubMed    


  77. ROBINSON NB, Lia H, Rahouma M, Audisio K, et al
    Coronary artery bypass with single versus multiple arterial grafts in women: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Aug 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)01147.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2021
  78. ENOMOTO K, Kosaka S, Kimura T, Matsubara M, et al
    Prevention of postoperative delirium after cardiovascular surgery: A team-based approach.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jul 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)01126.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. ROBINSON NB, Sef D, Gaudino M, Taggart DP, et al
    Postcardiac surgery myocardial ischemia: Why, when, and how to intervene.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(21)01031.
    PubMed    


  80. VO TX, Glineur D, Ruel M
    Commentary: Complete revascularization in coronary artery bypass grafting-sometimes it pays to be conservative.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jul 6. pii: S0022-5223(21)01017.
    PubMed    


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


  82. 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    


  83. KAZA AK
    Commentary: An opportunity to better characterize coronary ostial stenosis in patients with Williams syndrome and other elastin arteriopathies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:220-221.
    PubMed    


  84. 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


    June 2021
  85. IACONA GM, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Postcardiac surgery myocardial ischemia: Be on the lookout and sort it out!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 25. pii: S0022-5223(21)00990.
    PubMed    


  86. MILLA F, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Just do it: Complete coronary artery revascularization-more is less!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00985.
    PubMed    


  87. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Aranda-Michel E, Serna-Gallegos D, et al
    Complete revascularization during coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with reduced major adverse events.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jun 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00900.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. GOODWIN ML, Selzman CH
    Take a load off: Unloading and reperfusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2046-2050.
    PubMed    


    May 2021
  89. DESAI M, Ceneri N, Yerebakan C
    Cardiovascular basic science in 2020: A view through AATS journals.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(21)00769.
    PubMed    


  90. 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    


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


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


    April 2021
  93. BAKAEEN FG, Gaudino M, Whitman G, Doenst T, et al
    2021: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Document: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00736.
    PubMed    


  94. GAUDINO M, Di Franco A, Spadaccio C, Rahouma M, et al
    Difference in spontaneous myocardial infarction and mortality in percutaneous versus surgical revascularization trials: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00746.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. JEGATHEESWARAN A, Alsoufi B
    Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: 2020 year in review.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00731.
    PubMed    


  96. TIAN M, Liu X, Chen L, Hu S, et al
    Urine metabolites for preoperative prediction of acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 22. pii: S0022-5223(21)00721.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  97. TAGGART DP, Gavrilov Y, Krasopoulos G, Rajakaruna C, et al
    External stenting and disease progression in saphenous vein grafts two years after coronary artery bypass grafting: A multicenter randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 21. pii: S0022-5223(21)00723.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  98. HERBST DA, Atluri P
    Commentary: The times they are a-changin': Coronary artery bypass grafting following acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00603.
    PubMed    


  99. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Costs of coronary artery bypass grafting: We can do better.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00712.
    PubMed    


  100. LANUTI M, Lin J, Ng T, Burt BM, et al
    A year in general thoracic surgery published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 20. pii: S0022-5223(21)00665.
    PubMed    


  101. NANTSIOS A, Vo TX, Ruel M
    Commentary: External stenting of saphenous vein grafts-ReinVESTing to achieve best returns in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00705.
    PubMed    


  102. RUBENS FD, Virani A, Coylewright M, Sathananthan J, et al
    Balancing patient-centered care and evidence-based medicine in patients needing coronary revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00696.
    PubMed    


  103. BEYERSDORF F
    Commentary: The new kid in town: Pulsed ultrasound to prevent ischemia-reperfusion injury.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e308-e309.
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    Reducing delirium and cognitive dysfunction after off-pump coronary bypass: A randomized trial.
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    March 2021
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    Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
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    Importance of high-performing teams in the cardiovascular intensive care unit.
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  107. AKHRASS R, Khatri J, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after ST elevation myocardial infarction: All judgment, no magic.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00564.
    PubMed    


  108. SERVITO M, Elbatarny M, Fremes SE
    Reply: The track less travelled: Subvalvular techniques and anterior leaflet augmentation in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 13. pii: S0022-5223(21)00330.
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  109. SALENGER R, Etchill EW, Fonner CE, Alejo D, et al
    Hospital variability in modifiable factors driving coronary artery bypass charges.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(21)00420.
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  110. FRASER CD JR, Martinez-Bravo LE
    Risk stratification and surgery for anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: Onward through the fog.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar 8. pii: S0022-5223(19)31824.
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  111. BETTENHAUSEN A, Sako EY
    Commentary: Y bother?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1020-1021.
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  112. 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.
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    February 2021
  113. LOCKER C
    Reply: Skeletonized bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is a quality metric in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00110.
    PubMed    


  114. CONTI VR
    Reply: The issues to address when repairing ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00235.
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  115. DAVIERWALA PM, Verevkin A, Bergien L, von Aspern K, et al
    Twenty-year outcomes of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery: The Leipzig experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 17. pii: S0022-5223(21)00343.
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  116. PATEL V, Ghanta RK
    Commentary: Sometimes less is more. Should minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass become the new standard for revascularization of the left anterior descending artery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 16. pii: S0022-5223(21)00335.
    PubMed    


  117. DIMAGLI A, Benedetto U
    Commentary: "Do or do not. There is no try": Which role for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 5. pii: S0022-5223(21)00232.
    PubMed    


  118. DOENST T
    Commentary: The wisdom of a Nobel laureate and surgical ventricular reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:662-663.
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  119. FANTINI F, Toso A, Menicanti L, Moroni F, et al
    Restrictive filling pattern in ischemic cardiomyopathy: Insights after surgical ventricular restoration.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:651-660.
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    January 2021
  120. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting in midrange ejection fraction: Charting unknown waters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00178.
    PubMed    


  121. NOLY PE, Carrier M
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery alone is not the only way!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00166.
    PubMed    


  122. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Improving outcomes in diabetic coronary artery bypass grafting recipients: More arterial conduits, but even more medicine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00161.
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  123. LIKOSKY DS, Strobel RJ, Wu X, Kramer RS, et al
    Interhospital failure to rescue after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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  124. DEO SV, Sundaram V, Sahadevan J, Selvaganesan P, et al
    Outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with heart failure with a midrange ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00132.
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  125. BROTHERS JA
    Commentary: Nothing will come of nothing: Surgical reimplantation for anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery moves the field forward.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 19. pii: S0022-5223(21)00108.
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  126. 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.
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    Outcomes in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery after surgical reimplantation.
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    December 2020
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    Cardiovascular surgery training in Japan.
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    PubMed    


  129. BENKERT AR, Lin SS
    Commentary: Time-varying variables-predictively predictive prediction in a coronary artery bypass grafting readmission predictive model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)33384.
    PubMed    


  130. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Microvesicles, personalized surgery, and tailored medical therapy to improve coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)33235.
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    Relation between functional coronary artery stenosis and graft occlusion after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Coronary endothelial dysfunction prevented by small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel activator in mice and patients with diabetes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e263-e280.
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    November 2020
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    Propensity score analysis in patients with and without previous isolated coronary artery bypass grafting who require proximal aortic and arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)33144.
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  134. MULLER MORAN HR, Maurice-Ventouris M, Alharbi M, Harley JM, et al
    A scoping review to identify competencies for transcatheter cardiovascular procedures.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 30. pii: S0022-5223(20)33181.
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  135. D'ORLEANS CC, Grubb KJ
    Commentary: A first step in establishing evidence-based cardiovascular transcatheter competencies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)33168.
    PubMed    


  136. ARANDA-MICHEL E, Sultan I
    Commentary: Platelet microvesicles-The dawn of precision medicine in coronary revascularization?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)33076.
    PubMed    


  137. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Microvesicles: A target for personalized medicine following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)33068.
    PubMed    


  138. DOENST T, Sigusch H
    Surgical collateralization: The hidden mechanism for improving prognosis in chronic coronary syndromes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33044.
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  139. GAUDINO M, Kurlansky P, Fremes S
    The use of the radial artery for coronary artery bypass grafting improves long-term outcomes: And now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33037.
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  140. GAUDINO M, Brophy JM
    The controversy on the treatment of left main coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33039.
    PubMed    


  141. ETCHILL E, Whitman GJR
    Commentary: Postcardiotomy shock: Are stones still unturned?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1217-1218.
    PubMed    


  142. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation for postcardiotomy shock-Is location really everything?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1220-1221.
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    October 2020
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    Triage and management of aortic emergencies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A consensus document supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCV
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)31326.
    PubMed    


  144. BAKAEEN FG
    Commentary: The coronary artery bypass grafting advantage: Fake assertion or obvious reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)32892.
    PubMed    


  145. CASTILLO-SANG M, Nguyen TC, Voeller RK
    Commentary: Ischemic mitral regurgitation: From annular restriction to papillary approximation, is it time to reconsider the lost technique?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)32876.
    PubMed    


  146. HAYWOOD N, Kron IL
    Commentary: The over and under on ischemic mitral regurgitation repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)32836.
    PubMed    


  147. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: The Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database: An important source of information regarding acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)32838.
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  148. KISLITSINA ON, Cox JL, Shah SJ, Malaisrie SC, et al
    Preoperative left atrial strain abnormalities are associated with the development of postoperative atrial fibrillation following isolated coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)32812.
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    Utility and safety of coronary angiography in patients with acute infective endocarditis who required surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)32700.
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  150. LEE R, Weintraub N
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting before or after stenting; same game, different half?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)32780.
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  151. ABDELSATTAR ZM, Crestanello JA
    Commentary: CABG vs PCI in NSTEMI/UA: Abbreviated alternatives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:936.
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  152. GALLO M, Guariento A, Laforgia PL, Blitzer D, et al
    Reply: Behind enemy lines: Preserving the myocardium supplied by the left main.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e181-e182.
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  153. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Reply: Going from stable to unstable.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e180-e181.
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    September 2020
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    Unraveling the impact of time-dependent perioperative variables on 30-day readmission after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 29. pii: S0022-5223(20)32675.
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  155. STEVENS LM, Noiseux N
    Commentary: What is the impact of previous coronary stenting for coronary artery bypass graft outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32690.
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  156. GOMES WJ
    Commentary: The fate of patients with left main coronary artery disease may be dictated by distorted science.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32676.
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    Effect of previous coronary stenting on subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.
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    Association between coronary artery bypass graft center volume and year-to-year outcome variability: New York and California statewide analysis.
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    History of cancer and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: Experiences from the SWEDEHEART registry.
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  160. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Mulukutla S, Gleason TG, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
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  161. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Current surgical management of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery.
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  162. ONOHARA D, Corporan DM, Kono T, Kumar S, et al
    Ventricular reshaping with a beating heart implant improves pump function in experimental heart failure.
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    Serial ultrastructural evaluation of myocardial ischemic injury after infusion of del Nido cardioplegia in the human heart.
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    August 2020
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    Surgical repair of coronary artery ostial stenosis in patients with Williams and elastin arteriopathy syndromes.
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    Anomalous aortic origin of coronary artery biomechanical modeling: Toward clinical application.
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    Commentary: The original pandemic-stemming the tide of overweight, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Neighborhood socioeconomic status is associated with differences in operative management and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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  168. DUGGAN SM, Barlow CW
    Commentary: Outcome reporting after coronary artery bypass grafting: Is it a numbers game too?
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    July 2020
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    Commentary: Still a leaking problem: Questions remain in the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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    May 2020
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    Treatment options for ischemic mitral regurgitation: A meta-analysis.
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    April 2020
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    Renal function and coronary bypass surgery in patients with ischemic heart failure.
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    March 2020
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    Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease.
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    February 2020
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    Simple 2-dimensional anatomic model to predict the risk of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
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    September 2019
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    Commentary: Cause or consequence? The influence of mitral regurgitation on post-myocardial infarction structural remodeling is better defined using a new rodent model.
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