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    March 2023
  1. MALAS J, Chen Q, Akhmerov A, Tremblay LP, et al
    Experience With SynCardia Total Artificial Heart as a Bridge to Transplantation in 100 Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2023;115:725-732.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  2. KUGO Y, Taira M, Watanabe T, Tominaga Y, et al
    Univentricular Conversion for Acquired Severe Right Ventricular Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2023;115:e75-e77.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2023
  3. JOHN R, Kelly RF
    Time to Expand Use of Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2023;115:327-328.

  4. JACOBS JP, Stammers AH
    Improved Strategies for ECMO in the Setting of Renal Failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2023;115:550-551.

  5. FREEMAN KA, Arnaoutakis DJ, Martin TD, Fudge JC, et al
    Patent Ductus Arteriosus Exclusion Technique Using Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2023;115:e53-e55.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2022
  6. MOLINA EJ, Cowger J, Lee S, Horstmanshof D, et al
    Outcomes in Smaller Body Size Adults After HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:2262-2269.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  7. BOURQUE K, Martin MJ, Harjes DI, Cassidy DL, et al
    Graft Resistance Difference after HVAD to HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:2226-2233.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    Should the HVAD Be Viewed as a Bridge-to-HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:2233-2234.

    November 2022
  9. YUZEFPOLSKAYA M, Schroeder SE, Houston BA, Robinson MR, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs 2022 Annual Report: Focus on 2018 Heart Transplant Allocation System.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Nov 30:S0003-4975(22)01502.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  10. LETSOU GV, Bolch CM, Hord EC, Altman WC, et al
    Mechanical Cardiac Support With an Implantable Direct Cardiac Compression Device: Proof of Concept.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1944-1950.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  11. MARIANI S, Lorusso R, Schmitto JD
    Right Ventricular Failure and Lateral Thoracotomy: The Monster Medusa and the Holy Grail.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1980-1981.

    The Benefits of Lateral Thoracotomy Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1980.

  13. CHO J, Adachi I
    The Key to Success in Ventricular Assist Device Support for Single Ventricle.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1745.

  14. MERRITT T, Gazit AZ, Carvajal H, Montgomery BK, et al
    Evolution of Ventricular Assist Device Support Strategy in Children With Univentricular Physiology.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1739-1744.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  15. COGSWELL R, Cantor RS, Vorovich E, Kilic A, et al
    HVAD to Heartmate 3 Device Exchange: A Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1672-1678.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2022
  16. BAKIR NH, Finnan MJ, Itoh A, Pasque MK, et al
    Competing Risks to Transplant in Bridging With Continuous-flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1276-1283.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  17. CONDELLO I, Amodeo V, Nasso G
    Possible Tricks and Solutions for Infection Prevention in Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1527-1528.

  18. DORKEN GALLASTEGI A, Hoscoskun EB, Kahraman U, Yagmur B, et al
    Long-Term Outcomes in Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Cannula Anastomosis to the Descending Aorta.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1377-1385.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  19. BRESCIA AA, Watt TMF, Pagani FD, Cascino TM, et al
    Generalizability of Trial Data to Real-World Practice: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1307-1317.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  20. THANGAPPAN K, Morales DLS
    The Best Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device Strategy in Children? Remains Unanswered.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1451-1452.

  21. SUGHIMOTO K, Pidborochynski T, Buchholz H, Freed DH, et al
    Paracorporeal Support in Pediatric Patients: The Role of the Patient-Device Interaction.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1442-1451.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    September 2022
  22. CHEN S, Kilic A
    Minimally Invasive HeartMate 3 Implantation: How I Teach It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:636-639.

  23. SAITO A, Kumamaru H, Motomura N
    Increased Assist Device Use Requires Reduced Excessive Bleeding and Associated Cost-to-Benefit Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1090-1091.

    August 2022
  24. JAWAD K, Nozdrzykowski M, Borger MA, Saeed D, et al
    Less Invasive Assist Device Implantation in Patients With History of Previous Cardiac Procedures: How I Teach It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:383-386.

  25. BELLER JP, Mehaffey JH, Wegermann ZK, Grau-Sepulveda M, et al
    Strategies for Mechanical Right Ventricular Support During Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:484-491.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  26. AKHMEROV A, Ramzy D
    Supporting the Right Heart-Do It Right and Do It Early.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:491.

  27. MALICK A, Ning Y, Kurlansky PA, Melehy A, et al
    Development of De Novo Aortic Insufficiency in Patients With HeartMate 3.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:450-456.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  28. SHIN M, Han JJ, Cohen WG, Iyengar A, et al
    Higher rates of Dialysis and Subsequent Mortality in the New Allocation Era for Heart Transplants.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Aug 1. pii: S0003-4975(22)01005.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2022
  29. WELLS DA, Coghill M, Szugye N, Moore R, et al
    Transplantation and Arch Repair in Fontan 3 Years After HeartMate 3: Technical Considerations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e5-e7.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    June 2022
  30. SALERNO CT, Hayward C, Hall S, Goldstein D, et al
    HVAD to HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange: Best Practices Recommendations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1770-1777.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  31. KNOSALLA C, Lanmuller P, Starck C, Solowjowa N, et al
    Surgical Ventricular Reconstruction Eligible for Late Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e469-e471.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  32. SIMPSON MT, Dershowitz LB, George I
    Bridge to Sapien: Mechanical Circulatory Support as a Bridge to Transcatheter Mitral Intervention.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e425-e428.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  33. YARBORO LT, Mehaffey JH, Cantor R, Deng L, et al
    Progression to Transplant Under the New Heart Allocation System: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1926-1934.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    May 2022
    Hospital Outcomes in LVAD Therapy: Can We Benchmark Performance and Preserve Disruptive Innovation?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1551-1552.

  35. PIENTA MJ, Wu X, Cascino TM, Brescia AA, et al
    Advancing Quality Metrics for Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1544-1551.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  36. BEDI R, Vu T, Bansal A
    Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation to the Left Subclavian Artery With Distal Banding: A Novel Technique for Hostile Chest.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e381-e383.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  37. OPACIC D, Schramm R, Fox H, Gummert J, et al
    Replacement of the Right SynCardia Ventricle Due to Membrane Rupture.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e323-e325.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    April 2022
  38. REZK M, Taha A, Nielsen SJ, Gudbjartsson T, et al
    Clinical Course of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery and Long-Term Outcome.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Apr 14. pii: S0003-4975(22)00513.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  39. PAGANI FD, Cantor R, Cowger J, Goldstein DJ, et al
    Concordance of Treatment Effect: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1172-1182.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  40. COWGER JA, Molina EJ, Pagani FD
    Intermacs: Evolving Data Capture to Meet Scientific Needs.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1394-1395.

    January 2022
  41. KWON JH, Tedford RJ, Ramu B, Witer LJ, et al
    Heart Transplantation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Outcomes over Three Decades.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 24. pii: S0003-4975(22)00066.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  42. CARVAJAL HG, Gooch C, Merritt TC, Fox JC, et al
    Mid-Term Outcomes of Heart Transplantation in Children with Genetic Disorders.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 7. pii: S0003-4975(22)00016.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  43. MENGATO D, di Spazio L, Messori A
    Survival in Real-World Patients Receiving Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:381.

    October 2021
  44. CHEN YH, Chang HH, Kuo CC, Leu HB, et al
    Impact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Asian Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Oct 19. pii: S0003-4975(21)01727.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    How to Predict and Prevent Liver Dysfunction After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1380-1381.

    September 2021
  46. BISHAWI M, Milano C, Gaca J, Wang A, et al
    Late durability of mitral repair for ischemic versus nonischemic functional mitral regurgitation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Sep 18. pii: S0003-4975(21)01581.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  47. SENZAI M, Kainuma S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, et al
    Clinical Outcomes Following Durable Mitral Valve Repair for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Sep 14. pii: S0003-4975(21)01569.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    August 2021
  48. JAVAN H, Li L, Schaaf CL, Lee YS, et al
    Interleukin 1 receptor antagonism abrogates acute pressure-overload induced murine heart failure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Aug 19. pii: S0003-4975(21)01434.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  49. AGDAMAG AC, Shaffer A, John R, Wechsler AS, et al
    First Successful LVAD Implantation After BioVentrix Revivent TC Ventricular Reshaping.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e123-e126.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  50. AOUN T, Baudry G, Rioufol G, Obadia JF, et al
    Left Ventricular Assist Device Percutaneous Deactivation With a Watchman Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e127-e129.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2021
  51. MCPHERSON I, Generali T, Reinhardt Z, Chilvers N, et al
    HeartWare Explant After Recovery 6 Years After Implant in a 3-Year-Old Child: Has the Game Changed?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e37-e39.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  52. LUI C, Fraser CD 3rd, Suarez-Pierre A, Zhou X, et al
    Evaluation of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy as a Bridging Method.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:68-74.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    June 2021
  53. NOVELLIS P, Monaco F, Landoni G, Rossetti F, et al
    Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator Support in Lung Cancer Resection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jun 7. pii: S0003-4975(21)00998.
    PubMed     Abstract available

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

    May 2021
  55. POPE NH, Hawkins RB, Yarboro LT
    Conversion of the HVAD Left Ventricular Assist Device to the Centrimag Using a Customized Apical Plug.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e377-e379.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  56. ZIEGLER LA, Pousatis S, Kaczorowski DJ, Madathil RJ, et al
    Emergency Splicing of Transected Ventricular Assist Device Driveline.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e329-e331.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  57. STEPHENS EH, Qureshi MY, Anderson JH, Ashikhmina E, et al
    Bidirectional Cavopulmonary Shunt for Right Ventricular Unloading.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1435-1441.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    April 2021
  58. SYMALLA T, Peev MP, Song T, Naftel D, et al
    STS INTERMACS Database: The Key to Conduct Single-arm Trials in Advanced Heart Failure Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 27. pii: S0003-4975(21)00757.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  59. XU X, Shi J, Peng G, Yang C, et al
    Non-in Situ Technique of Heart-lung Transplantation: Case Series and Technique Description.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 23. pii: S0003-4975(21)00728.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  60. ALWAIR H, Whitehouse K, Slaughter MS, Trivedi JR, et al
    A Tale of Two Centrifugal Flow Ventricular Assist Devices as Bridge to Heart Transplant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Apr 12. pii: S0003-4975(21)00674.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  61. KRONFLI AP, Bixby CE, Brehm C, Soleimani B, et al
    Late Cardiac Tamponade 4 Years After Total Artificial Heart Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e267-e269.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  62. GEOFFRION TR, Lawrence KM, O'Connor MJ, Chen JM, et al
    Off-Pump Explant of a Left Ventricular Assist Device Using a Recovery Plug in a Pediatric Patient.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e291-e293.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2021
  63. MOLINA EJ, Shah P, Kiernan MS, Cornwell WK 3rd, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs 2020 Annual Report.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:778-792.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  64. SAHA A, Jennings DL, Ning Y, Kurlansky P, et al
    Methylene Blue Does Not Improve Vasoplegia After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:800-808.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  65. SEESE L, Movahedi F, Antaki J, Kilic A, et al
    Delineating Pathways to Death by Multisystem Organ Failure in Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:881-888.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2021
  66. SMAIL H, Hassan HA, Bowles C, Stock U, et al
    Impaired Baseline Renal Function May Not Influence Outcomes and Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:511-518.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  67. WILSON HK, Haithcock BE, Caranasos TG
    Novel Modification of HeartMate 3 Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:e133-e134.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    January 2021
  68. DAVIES RR, Lantz J, Mullowney S, Butts R, et al
    Heart Failure after Cavopulmonary Connection: Conversion to Biventricular Circulatory Support.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Jan 19. pii: S0003-4975(21)00085.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    December 2020
  69. VACA-CARTAGENA BF, Lee CY, Tran HA, Fernandes T, et al
    Successful concomitant pulmonary thromboendarterectomy and heart transplant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Dec 17. pii: S0003-4975(20)32122.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  70. OHIRA S, Spielvogel D, Lansman SL, Kai M, et al
    Less Invasive Reoperative Ventricular Assist Device Insertion for Patients With Patent Bypass Grafts.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e545-e547.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  71. SEESE L, Hickey G, Keebler M, Thoma F, et al
    Limited Efficacy of Thrombolytics for Pump Thrombosis in Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:2047-2054.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    November 2020
  72. MAEDA K, Nasirov T, Yarlagadda V, Hollander SA, et al
    Single Ventricular Assist Device Support for the Failing Bidirectional Glenn Patient.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1659-1666.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    October 2020
  73. ZHANG X, He X, Jing H, Luo K, et al
    Neonatal rabbit model for pressure-overloaded heart failure and preliminary exploration of mechanism.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 19. pii: S0003-4975(20)31710.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  74. DZIODZIO T, Fehrenbach U, Jara M, Ollinger R, et al
    Subxyphoidal Hernia After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e347.

  75. ZHU A, Milano CA, Turek JW, Krasuski RA, et al
    Mustard Baffle Revision With Systemic Ventricular Assist Device Placement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:e279-e280.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  76. ROTERING H, Al Shakaki M, Welp H, Dell'Aquila AM, et al
    Preliminary Results of a New Treatment Strategy for Relapsed Left Ventricular Assist Device-Specific Infections.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1302-1307.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  77. LUI C, Fraser CD 3rd, Zhou X, Suarez-Pierre A, et al
    Increased Use of Multiorgan Transplantation in Heart Transplantation: Only Time Will Tell.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:1308-1315.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    September 2020
  78. DOBERNE JW, Jawitz OK, Raman V, Bryner BS, et al
    Heart Transplantation Survival Outcomes of HIV Positive and Negative Recipients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 15. pii: S0003-4975(20)31484.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  79. IMAMURA T, Narang N, Nitta D, Fujino T, et al
    HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Cannula Position and Hemocompatibility-Related Adverse Events.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:911-917.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  80. KAGAWA H, Aranda-Michel E, Kormos RL, Keebler M, et al
    Aortic Insufficiency After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Predictors and Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;110:836-843.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    August 2020
  81. NISHIDA H, Koda Y, Kalantari S, Nguyen A, et al
    Outcomes of ambulatory axillary intra-aortic balloon pump as a bridge to heart transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug 31. pii: S0003-4975(20)31428.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    July 2020
  82. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Giuliano K, et al
    Long-term Survival Following Heart Transplantation: A Population-based Nested Case-Control Study.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 30. pii: S0003-4975(20)31220.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  83. PERSSON M, Glaser N, Franco-Cereceda A, Nilsson J, et al
    Porcine versus Bovine Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves: Long-term Clinical Results.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 18. pii: S0003-4975(20)31180.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    June 2020
  84. GAUDINO M, Ruel M, Obadia JF, De Bonis M, et al
    Methodologic considerations on four cardiovascular interventions trials with contradictory results.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun 12. pii: S0003-4975(20)30911.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    May 2020
  85. HUCKABY LV, Seese LM, Aranda-Michel E, Mathier MA, et al
    Sex-Based Heart Transplant Outcomes after Bridging with Centrifugal Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May 3. pii: S0003-4975(20)30691.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    March 2020
  86. LETSOU GV, Musfee FI, Cheema FH, Lee AD, et al
    Heterotopic Cardiac Transplantation: Long-term Results and Fate of the Native Heart.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 16. pii: S0003-4975(20)30373.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  87. SUAREZ-PIERRE A, Lui C, Zhou X, Fraser CD 3rd, et al
    Conditional Survival in Heart Transplantation: An OPTN Database Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 12. pii: S0003-4975(20)30364.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  88. PELED Y, Klempfner R, Kassif Y, Kogan A, et al
    Preoperative statin therapy and heart transplantation outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 7. pii: S0003-4975(20)30355.
    PubMed     Abstract available

    February 2020
  89. TANG PC, Sarsour N, Haft JW, Romano MA, et al
    Aortic Valve Repair versus Replacement Associated with Durable Left Ventricular Assist Devices.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb 24. pii: S0003-4975(20)30228.
    PubMed     Abstract available

  90. FUJINO T, Imamura T, Nitta D, Kim G, et al
    Effect of Concomitant Tricuspid Valve Surgery with Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Feb 5. pii: S0003-4975(20)30102.
    PubMed     Abstract available

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