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2 Am J Cardiol
8 Ann Thorac Surg
1 Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
1 Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
1 Circ Cardiovasc Interv
1 Eur Heart J
1 Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
2 Heart
5 Int J Cardiol
2 J Am Coll Cardiol
1 J Am Soc Echocardiogr
2 J Card Surg
14 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
1 PLoS One

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    Am J Cardiol

  1. SHOKR M, Adegbala O, Elmoghrabi A, Saleh M, et al
    Impact of Chronic Thrombocytopenia on Outcomes After Transcatheter Valvular Intervention and Cardiac Devices Implantation (From a National Inpatient Sample).
    Am J Cardiol. 2019;124:1601-1607.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. ITO S, Miranda WR, Jaffe AS, Oh JK, et al
    Prognostic Value of N-Terminal Pro-form B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Patients With Moderate Aortic Stenosis.
    Am J Cardiol. 2020 Feb 11. pii: S0002-9149(20)30111.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Thorac Surg

  3. HATA M, Fujita B, Hakim-Meibodi K, Gummert JF, et al
    Papillary muscle heads focalization for functional mitral valve regurgitation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0003-4975(20)30398.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. BILKHU R, Jahangiri M
    Should the Ross procedure be considered in infective aortic valve endocarditis?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0003-4975(20)30392.

  5. IYENGAR A, Goel N, Kelly JJ, Han J, et al
    Effects of Frailty on Outcomes and 30-day Readmissions After Surgical Mitral Valve Replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:1120-1126.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. COTI I, Haberl T, Scherzer S, Mag SS, et al
    Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valves for Patients with a Small Aortic Root: A single-center experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar 20. pii: S0003-4975(20)30402.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. ZHU Y, Cohen JE, Ma M, Woo YJ, et al
    Redo Valve-Sparing Root Replacement for Delayed Cusp Derangement From Ventricular Septal Defect.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:e295-e296.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. WILLIAMS JB, Shah AA, Zhang S, Jung SH, et al
    Impact of Microbiological Organism Type on Surgically Managed Endocarditis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1325-1329.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. SOHN B, Lee JS, Lee CH, Kwak JG, et al
    Partial Sternectomy to Prevent Rastelli Conduit Compression in Patients With Conotruncal Anomalies.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:e389-e391.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. NAVIA JL, Elgharably H, Hakim AH, Witten JC, et al
    Long-term Outcomes of Surgery for Invasive Valvular Endocarditis Involving the Aortomitral Fibrosa.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:1314-1323.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv

  11. SCHUELER R, Ozturk C, Laser JV, Wirth F, et al
    Right ventricular assessment in patients undergoing transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28861.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging

  12. RO R, Tang GHL, Khera S, Krishnamoorthy P, et al
    Murphy's Law or Domino Effect: Severe Aortic Annular Calcification in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020;13:e010162.

    Circ Cardiovasc Interv

    MANTA Dedicated Large-Bore Vessel Closure Device.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;12:e008203.

    Eur Heart J

  14. KONG WKF, Bax JJ, Delgado V
    Left ventricular myocardial fibrosis: a marker of bad prognosis in symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.
    Eur Heart J. 2020 Mar 24. pii: 5811373. doi: 10.1093.

    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg

  15. HAUNSCHILD J, Misfeld M, Schroeter T, Lindemann F, et al
    Prevalence of permanent pacemaker implantation after conventional aortic valve replacement-a propensity-matched analysis in patients with a bicuspid or tricuspid aortic valve: a benchmark for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 Mar 24. pii: 5811374. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  16. SHAN Y, Pellikka PA
    Aortic stenosis in women.
    Heart. 2020 Mar 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-315407. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315407
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. KAMOEN V, De Buyzere M, El Haddad M, de Backer TLM, et al
    Average pixel intensity method for prediction of outcome in secondary mitral regurgitation.
    Heart. 2020 Mar 22. pii: heartjnl-2019-316157. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316157
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Int J Cardiol

  18. BAZ L, Wiesel M, Mobius-Winkler S, Westphal JG, et al
    Depression and anxiety in elderly patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis persistently improves after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0167-5273(19)36351.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. DEHGHANI P, Singer Z, Morrison J, Booker J, et al
    Characteristics and usefulness of unintended premature ventricular contraction during invasive assessment of aortic stenosis.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Feb 28. pii: S0167-5273(20)30202.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    To the research of treatments for the typical calcific disease of old aortic valve in the omics era: Is the miR-195 a therapeutic signature via targetable p38-MAPK/VWF axis in bicuspid aortic valve?
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 16. pii: S0167-5273(20)30509.

  21. SOLER M, Minana G, Santas E, Nunez E, et al
    CA125 outperforms NT-proBNP in acute heart failure with severe tricuspid regurgitation.
    Int J Cardiol. 2020 Mar 21. pii: S0167-5273(19)35557.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. BORREGAARD B, Dahl JS, Riber LPS, Ekholm O, et al
    Effect of early, individualised and intensified follow-up after open heart valve surgery on unplanned cardiac hospital readmissions and all-cause mortality.
    Int J Cardiol. 2019;289:30-36.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Am Coll Cardiol

  23. MCKENNA WJ, Moon JC, Sulaiman A
    Understanding the Myocardial Architecture of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy for Clinical Care.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73:2503-2505.

  24. ARNOLD SV, Stone GW, Mack MJ, Chhatriwalla AK, et al
    Health Status Changes and Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure and Mitral Regurgitation: From COAPT.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Mar 4. pii: S0735-1097(20)34413.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Am Soc Echocardiogr

  25. IGNATOWSKI D, Schweitzer M, Pesek K, Jain R, et al
    Pickelhaube Spike, a High-Risk Marker for Bileaflet Myxomatous Mitral Valve Prolapse: Sonographer's Quest for the Highest Spike.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Mar 18. pii: S0894-7317(20)30075.

    J Card Surg

  26. ARTEMIOU P, Hulman M
    Comment on: Hybrid off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery and transaortic transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Literature review of a feasible bailout for patients with complex coronary anatomy and poor femoral access.
    J Card Surg. 2020 Mar 24. doi: 10.1111/jocs.14503.

  27. QIN C, Wu X, Yang P, Hu J, et al
    An untreated giant left atrium, surprising, or unsurprising?
    J Card Surg. 2019;34:1350-1351.

    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  28. HAWKINS RB, Mehaffey JH
    Commentary: Variability matters-lessons for quality and health policy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1245-1246.

  29. ATKINS M, Reardon MJ
    Commentary: Constant variability.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1247-1248.

  30. YOSHIDA S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, Sawa Y, et al
    Computational fluid dynamics visualizes turbulent flow in the aortic root of a patient under continuous-flow left ventricular assist device support.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e205-e207.

  31. COTI I, Schukro C, Drevinja F, Haberl T, et al
    Conduction disturbances following surgical aortic valve replacement with a rapid-deployment bioprosthesis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30433.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. CHIVASSO P, Bruno VD
    Commentary: Surgical aortic valve bioprostheses are still around and looking good.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30415.

  33. YUH DD
    Commentary: Missing a beat? Implications of heart block with rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30397.

  34. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1242-1244.

  35. PRAGT H, Schoots MH, Accord RE, Arrigoni SC, et al
    A stented bovine pericardial prosthesis in the pulmonary position.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1063-1071.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. PRADEGAN N, Marinez Munoz Y, Vida VL, Leon-Wyss JR, et al
    Subaxillary bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis in an infant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e235-e237.

  37. FONG LS, Betts K, Bell D, Konstantinov IE, et al
    Complete atrioventricular septal defect repair in Australia: Results over 25 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1014-1025.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. KOSSAR AP, George I, Gordon R, Ferrari G, et al
    Bacterial infiltration and bioprosthetic valve failure: Emerging diagnostics for emerging therapies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1279-1282.

  39. KURLANSKY P, Bagiella E
    Knowledge in numbers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1258-1259.

    Commentary: Unicorns and leprechauns.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1462-1463.

    Commentary: No justification for transplantation in place of standard surgical palliation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1463-1465.

    PLoS One

  42. FISCHER-RASOKAT U, Renker M, Liebetrau C, Weferling M, et al
    Outcome of patients with heart failure after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    PLoS One. 2019;14:e0225473.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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