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    July 2019
  1. KANNO K, Ikai A, Murata M, Sakamoto K, et al
    The interannular bridge: A new technique for the management of tricuspid regurgitation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 19. pii: S0022-5223(19)31399.
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  2. XU M, Song L, Tao L, Xiao H, et al
    Surgical repair of a quadricuspid aortic valve associated with a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31404.
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  3. SHEMIN RJ
    Commentary: del Nido versus blood cardioplegia for aortic valve replacement: The choice is yours. Proceed with caution.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31408.
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  4. GILLINOV M, Wierup P
    Rings and things: Choices in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31179.
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  5. MULLAN CW, Pichert MD, Geirsson A
    Effects of blood transfusions on transcatheter aortic valve replacement outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31182.
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  6. WOLSKY RM, Rankin JS, Meza JM, Hughes GC, et al
    Geometric ring annuloplasty for bicuspid aortic valve repair in a child.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)31340.
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  7. MA W, Zhu D, Zhang W
    Tightrope walkers in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31180.
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  8. BUGAN B, Cekirdekci EI, Cekirdekci A
    Is the size criterion for surgery decision of ascending aortic aneurysm changed? Left shift of the aortic diameter.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31157.
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  9. OSMAN M, Parizkova B, Barker A, Nashef SAM, et al
    Mitral valve replacement through left atrial appendage 28 years after right pneumonectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)31366.
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  10. PACINI D, Murana G
    "Sensitivity" and "specificity" reduction of blood transfusion after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Is that all that matters?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)31181.
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  11. ROCHA RV, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Do we need to block beta-blockers in aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)31193.
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  12. MAZZEFFI MA, Evans CF
    beta-Blockers in aortic valve surgery: Beta safe than sorry?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31163.
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  13. FERKET BS, Thourani VH, Voisine P, Hohmann SF, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31332.
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  14. OUZOUNIAN M, Feindel CM, Manlhiot C, David C, et al
    Valve-sparing root replacement in patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;158:1-9.
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    June 2019
  15. SANETRA K, Gerber W, Shrestha R, Domaradzki W, et al
    The del Nido versus cold blood cardioplegia in aortic valve replacement: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31321.
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  16. CONTI V, Levy G
    Beta or worse: More work needed to determine benefit or harm in aortic valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)31127.
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  17. KIM NY, Choi JB
    Small rings and edge-to-edge technique elevate transmitral gradients in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)31155.
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  18. MASTROBUONI S, de Kerchove L, El Khoury G
    Commentary: A symmetrical bicuspid aortic valve is not just 180 degrees .
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31203.
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  19. TAM DY, Rocha RV, Wijeysundera HC, Austin PC, et al
    Surgical valve selection in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31207.
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  20. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Commentary: Atrial fibrillation after aortic valve replacement: Predict, prevent, protect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)31198.
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  21. GREASON KL, Blackstone EH, Rajeswaran J, Lowry AM, et al
    Inter- and intrasite variability of mortality and stroke for sites performing both surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis in intermediate-risk patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)31209.
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  22. SAITTO G, Castelvecchio S, Arcidiacono C, Menicanti L, et al
    Surgical ventricular restoration and mitral valve replacement in a pediatric patient with complex congenital heart disease and malignant ventricular arrhythmias.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)31034.
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  23. WANG Y, Xiao X, Zhou T, Han D, et al
    Novel mechanisms for osteogenic differentiation of human aortic valve interstitial cells.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0022-5223(19)31153.
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  24. NAKATSU T, Minakata K, Tanaka S, Minatoya K, et al
    Intermediate-term outcomes of aortic valve replacement with bioprosthetic or mechanical valves in patients on hemodialysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:2177-2186.
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    May 2019
  25. NCHO BE, Pierce EL, Bloodworth CH 4th, Imai A, et al
    Optimized mitral annuloplasty ring design reduces loading in the posterior annulus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31149.
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  26. BRUNO VD
    Commentary: Another step in the journey toward the "perfect" mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31128.
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  27. URBANSKI PP
    Repair of bicuspid aortic valve: Simple and effective achievement of symmetric valve orientation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)31133.
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  28. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Mitral valvuloplasty rings: Do they make the difference?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)31122.
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  29. KITAHARA H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: From 2-dimensional to 3-dimensional-Tailor-made transcatheter aortic valve replacement to minimize complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31102.
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  30. KRISHNASWAMY A, Kapadia SR, Suri R
    Commentary: Avoiding danger-Addressing the specter of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)31101.
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  31. BADHWAR V, Alkhouli M, Mack MJ, Thourani VH, et al
    Surgical and transcatheter therapy for secondary mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30956.
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  32. CHANG WT, Ho CH, Chang CL, Cheng BC, et al
    Influence of warfarin on cardiac and cerebrovascular events following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: A nationwide cohort study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31036.
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  33. HEITKEMPER M, Hatoum H, Azimian A, Yeats B, et al
    Modeling risk of coronary obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 18. pii: S0022-5223(19)31030.
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  34. AXTELL AL, Moonsamy P, Melnitchouk S, Tolis G, et al
    Preoperative predictors of new-onset prolonged atrial fibrillation after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 17. pii: S0022-5223(19)31008.
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  35. PACINI D, Murana G
    Commentary: Are worse clinical outcomes (after transcatheter aortic valve replacement) associated with red blood cell transfusion? The chicken or the egg dilemma.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31003.
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  36. KOYAMA Y, Tsujimoto S, Yamamoto M
    Calcified amorphous tumor in the aortic valve identified by computed tomography.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)31033.
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  37. D'ONOFRIO A, Salizzoni S, Filippini C, Tessari C, et al
    Surgical aortic valve replacement with new-generation bioprostheses: Sutureless versus rapid-deployment.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 May 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30977.
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  38. PAWALE A, Itagaki S, Parikh A, Pinney SP, et al
    Mitral valve repair for severe mitral valve regurgitation during left ventricular assist device implantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1841-1848.
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  39. BOUMA W, Gorman RC
    Commentary: Three-dimensional P3 tethering angle at the heart of future surgical decision making in ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1806-1807.
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    April 2019
  40. CONTI VR
    Commentary: Can coronary artery fistulae be an indication for transarterial aortic valve replacement over surgical aortic valve replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(19)30952.
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  41. ALDEA GS
    Pathoanatomic considerations for ischemic mitral regurgitation: Highlighting the importance of anatomic and physiologic asymmetry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30780.
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  42. NAPPI F, Santana O, Mihos CG
    Geometric distortion of the mitral valve apparatus in ischemic mitral regurgitation: Should we really forfeit the opportunity for a complete repair?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30753.
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  43. FOLINO G, Bernardinello V, Carrozzini M, Bejko J, et al
    Transfemoral aortic valve replacement as a solution in aortic valve stenosis and coronary artery fistulas.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)30920.
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  44. KITAHARA H, Edelman JJ, Thourani VH
    Commentary: Blood transfusions in transcatheter aortic valve replacement-Less is more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)30887.
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  45. CHEN SW, Lee HA, Chien-Chia Wu V
    Minimizing the gap between expectations and reality of mitral valve repair in infective endocarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)30678.
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  46. TANG PC, Haft JW, Romano MA, Bitar A, et al
    Right ventricular function and residual mitral regurgitation after left ventricular assist device implantation determines the incidence of right heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)30774.
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  47. CUI H, Schaff HV, Abel MD, Helder MRK, et al
    Left ventricular ejection hemodynamics before and after relief of outflow tract obstruction in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and valvular aortic stenosis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30749.
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  48. CHIKWE J
    Commentary: Aortic valve reoperation: "You are probably not going to have one".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 4. pii: S0022-5223(19)30767.
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  49. NISHIMURA RA, O'Gara PT, Bavaria JE, Brindis RG, et al
    2019 AATS/ACC/ASE/SCAI/STS expert consensus systems of care document: A proposal to optimize care for patients with valvular heart disease: A joint report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Cardiology, American Socie
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)30668.
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  50. HAGE A, Hage F, Chu MWA
    Cardiac surgery residency and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: "What happened to my aortic valve replacement?"
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)30737.
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  51. NAPPI F, Attias D, Avtaar Singh SS, Prot V, et al
    Finite element analysis applied to the transcatheter mitral valve therapy: Studying the present, imagining the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e149-e151.
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  52. SAID SM
    Mitral valve bypass: Another extra-anatomic solution for another tiger territory?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:e147-e148.
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  53. KIM WK, Kim HJ, Kim JB, Jung SH, et al
    Concomitant ablation of atrial fibrillation in rheumatic mitral valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1519-1528.
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  54. WEISS AJ, Anyanwu AC
    Commentary: Goals of surgical therapy in tricuspid valve endocarditis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:1430-1431.
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    March 2019
  55. KOLTE D, Beale C, Aronow HD, Kennedy KF, et al
    Trends and outcomes of red blood cell transfusion in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the United States.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)30717.
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  56. ACCOLA KD
    Commentary: Functional or secondary mitral valve regurgitation: Pathoanatomy versus etiology... changing paradigms and treatment strategies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)30696.
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  57. MENNANDER A, Olsson C, Jeppsson A, Geirsson A, et al
    The significance of bicuspid aortic valve after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30680.
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  58. ANTUNES MJ
    Mitral valve repair versus replacement for infective endocarditis, again.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30480.
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  59. NAPPI F, Spadaccio C
    Mitral valve endocarditis-Unrealized expectations for repair of mitral valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30363.
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  60. BOJKO M, Eisen H, Mather P, Vallabhajosyula P, et al
    Delayed aneurysmal complication of bicuspid aortic valve disease after heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30591.
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  61. BRUNO VD, Zakkar M
    Commentary: Aortic valve sparing procedure: Is this the future of aortic root surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30588.
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  62. MESHER AL, Reece TB
    Commentary: When does aortic valve repair become a root replacement?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)30578.
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  63. IRIBARNE A, Leavitt BJ, Robich MP, Sardella GL, et al
    Tissue versus mechanical aortic valve replacement in younger patients: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)30526.
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    February 2019
  64. BAPAT V, Tang GHL
    Fracturing surgical valves to improve hemodynamics in transcatheter aortic valve-in-valve replacement: Insanity or ingenuity?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)30486.
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  65. RODRIGUEZ-CAULO EA
    More evidence favoring bioprostheses for patients older than 55 years in aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30332.
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  66. DU DT, Lu X, McKean S, Warnock R, et al
    Selection of prosthetic aortic valves in the United States among elderly Medicare patients from 2006 to 2015.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30444.
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  67. IKENO Y, Yamanaka K, Tanaka H, Okita Y, et al
    Aortic valve repair with valve-sparing root replacement for asymmetric quadricuspid aortic valve and conversion into symmetric tricuspid valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30469.
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  68. KUNIHARA T, Ichihara N, Miyata H, Motomura N, et al
    Valve-sparing root replacement and composite valve graft replacement in patients with aortic regurgitation: From the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)30357.
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  69. SCHUBERT SA, Hawkins RB, Mehaffey JH, Fonner CE, et al
    Preoperative beta-blocker use correlates with worse outcomes in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)30350.
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  70. AL-SABEQ B, Shen SS, Reardon M, Nabi F, et al
    Lightning striking twice: Redo mitral valve replacement due to recurrent cardiac sarcoma using partial autotransplantation technique.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Feb 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30311.
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  71. KIM J, Lee JW
    Aortic valve neocuspidization: Oversized shoes for children?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:729.
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  72. KALFA D, LaPar D, Chai P, Bacha E, et al
    Aortic valve neocuspidization: A bright future in pediatric aortic valve surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:728.
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  73. MILEWSKI RK, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Fuller S, et al
    Selection of prosthetic aortic valve and root replacement in patients younger than age 30 years.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:714-725.
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  74. MICHLER RE
    Surgical management of moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting remains controversial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:581.
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  75. BOZINOVSKI J
    Left atrial size as an indication for surgery in moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:581-582.
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  76. VURAL KM
    More decision-making criteria for moderate chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:580-581.
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    January 2019
  77. ALDEA GS
    Commentary: Reassessing efficacy of treatment strategies for secondary mitral regurgitation-Combining pathoanatomic and pathophysiologic perspectives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(19)30296.
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  78. BADHWAR V, Alkhouli M, Mack MJ, Thourani VH, et al
    A pathoanatomic approach to secondary functional mitral regurgitation: Evaluating the evidence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)30281.
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  79. GILLINOV M, Wierup P, Mick S
    Rings and things: Controversies in mitral valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(18)33483.
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  80. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Repair for ischemic mitral valve regurgitation: Does the type of ring matter?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(19)30247.
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  81. BUZZATTI N, Van Hemelrijck M, Denti P, Ruggeri S, et al
    Transcatheter or surgical repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation in elderly patients: A propensity-weighted analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(19)30232.
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  82. PAGANI FD
    Commentary: Mitral valve repair with left ventricular assist device implantation: Yes! But who?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30010.
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  83. HEINISCH PP, Carrel T
    Commentary: Failing aortic root homograft: Considering the transcatheter aortic valve replacement option?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30019.
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  84. BOTHE W, Escobar Kvitting JP, Rausch MK, Timek TA, et al
    Do annuloplasty rings designed to treat ischemic/functional mitral regurgitation alter left-ventricular dimensions in the acutely ischemic ovine heart?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 11. pii: S0022-5223(19)30004.
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  85. ANTUNES MJ
    Allograft aortic valve replacement: Definitively, still an option for some patient groups and pathologies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(18)33221.
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  86. MYERS PO, Mokashi SA, Horgan E, Borisuk M, et al
    Outcomes after mechanical aortic valve replacement in children and young adults with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:329-340.
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  87. VERGNAT M, Asfour B, Arenz C, Suchowerskyj P, et al
    Aortic stenosis of the neonate: A single-center experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:318-326.
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  88. BLACKSTONE EH, Chang HL, Rajeswaran J, Parides MK, et al
    Biatrial maze procedure versus pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery: New analytical approaches and end points.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:234-243.
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  89. BERRA IG, Hammer PE, Berra S, Irusta AO, et al
    An intraoperative test device for aortic valve repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019;157:126-132.
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    December 2018
  90. MAEDA K, Kuratani T, Yoshioka D, Pak K, et al
    Predicting patient-prosthesis mismatch by aortic root evaluation before aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 14. pii: S0022-5223(18)33253.
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  91. BORGER MA, Holzhey DM
    Open transcatheter mitral valve replacement for severe mitral annular calcification: An ideal hybrid?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(18)33282.
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  92. MANGHELLI JL, Carter DI, Khiabani AJ, Gauthier JM, et al
    A 20-year multicenter analysis of dialysis-dependent patients who had aortic or mitral valve replacement: Implications for valve selection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(18)33278.
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  93. RANGANATH NK, Koeckert MS, Smith DE, Hisamoto K, et al
    Aggressive tissue aortic valve replacement in younger patients and the risk of re-replacement: Implications from microsimulation analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(18)33228.
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  94. AMRANE H, Deeb GM, Popma JJ, Yakubov SJ, et al
    Causes of death in intermediate-risk patients: The Randomized Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(18)33290.
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  95. SEDEEK AF, Greason KL, Nkomo VT, Eleid MF, et al
    Repeat aortic valve replacement for failing aortic root homograft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S0022-5223(18)33257.
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  96. JAZWIEC T, Malinowski M, Bush J, Goehler M, et al
    Right ventricular free wall stress after tricuspid valve annuloplasty in acute ovine right heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec 8. pii: S0022-5223(18)33224.
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  97. FURUKAWA N, Gummert JF, Borgermann J
    Tailored approach for severe aortic stenosis.
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  213. MICHELENA HI
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  215. MELBY SJ
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  216. YE J
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  219. MANIAR HS, Moon MR
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    February 2018
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  227. D'AMBRA MN
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  230. CARRIER M, Bouchard D
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  231. KIM J, Lee JW
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  234. CICEK S
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  239. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with severe mitral annular calcification: Pushing the limits to the sky.
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  240. WIGGINS LM, Kumar SR
    The root cause of anxiety during reoperative aortic valve surgery.
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  241. TAM DY, Hughes A, Fremes SE, Youn S, et al
    A cost-utility analysis of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis in the population with intermediate surgical risk.
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  243. YOSHIDA S, Toda K, Sawa Y
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    Sutureless aortic valve replacement in combined procedures: Check whether there is room for the new guy before inviting them.
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    January 2018
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    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe mitral or tricuspid regurgitation at extreme risk for surgery.
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  253. GIRARDI LN
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  255. SON KH, Park KY, Choi CH
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  256. PARACHURI VR, Adhyapak SM
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    December 2017
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    Severe tricuspid or mitral regurgitation in inoperable patients with aortic stenosis. Can we leave them alone?
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    Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection associated with heater-cooler units after aortic valve surgery without endocarditis.
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    Fixing nature's mistakes on the aortic valve: Will the normal form ensure normal function in the long term?
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  266. TAKSLER GB
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  267. SPEIR AM
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    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and the evolution of clinical research in cardiothoracic surgery.
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  269. HOCUM STONE LL, Kelly RF
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  273. ACCOLA KD
    The Edwards Intuity Elite valve: Not to repeal nor replace, but rather additive to surgical aortic valve replacement options.
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  275. HUSSAIN ST, Blackstone EH, Pettersson GB
    Allografts remain a cornerstone of surgical treatment of invasive and destructive aortic valve infective endocarditis: Surgeon and technique do matter!
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    November 2017
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  277. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Wahlers T
    Anterior leaflet splitting during transcatheter mitral valve replacement: Killing two birds with one stone?
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  278. CHIVASSO P, Bruno VD, Farid S, Malvindi PG, et al
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  279. WOJNARSKI CM, Roselli EE
    Tighten your belt or lose your pants? Not if it is tailored to the patient-annuloplasty during remodeling.
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    Perioperative evaluation of regional aortic wall shear stress patterns in patients undergoing aortic valve and/or proximal thoracic aortic replacement.
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    Concomitant aortic valve replacement with orthotopic heart transplantation.
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  287. ROGERS T, Thourani VH
    Is there still a role for balloon dilatation before transcatheter aortic valve replacement-or, indeed, for transaortic access?
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  290. BARNHART GR, Chitwood WR, Grossi EA
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    October 2017
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    Not "Z" end of the story: Do Z scores help to guide surgical decisions about the ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve?
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  293. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
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    Valve-sparing repair to alleviate pulmonary regurgitation may lead to as much right ventricular dilatation as a transannular patch: A catch-22?
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    August 2017
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    July 2017
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    May 2017
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  344. OUZOUNIAN M, Mazine A, David TE
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  347. 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.
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  348. ARAKAWA M, Hashimoto K, Okamura H
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  351. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Angona RE
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  352. LIAKOPOULOS OJ
    Transprosthetic leak after biological aortic valve replacement: There's a hole in the valve!
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    Pulmonary hypertension and mitral valve disease: Still a beast.
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  357. YANG B, Likosky DS, Bolling SF
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    Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy is not cancer.
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  362. GREASON KL
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  366. DAYAN V, Pibarot P
    Aortic valve replacement in low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis: Left ventricular ejection fraction matters.
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    The regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve: Recalibrating our surgical strategies.
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  369. AL-ATASSI T, Thourani VH
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  370. BENEDETTO U, Sousa-Uva M
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    February 2017
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    Measuring and mitigating stroke in transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Long roads to the easy answers.
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    Feasibility of intraoperative water testing in aortic valve repair: Direct visualization from left ventricle with a videoscope.
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    Half-turned truncal switch operation for single coronary in a patient with transposition of the great artery and pulmonary stenosis.
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    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.
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  390. ANTUNES MJ
    Early failure of transcatheter aortic valves: A timely warning!
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    June 2016

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  443. Discussion.
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