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    August 2021
  1. VONDRAN M, Rastan AJ
    SWOT analysis of coronary artery bypass surgery by the use of intraoperative epiaortic imaging and functional graft assessment.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 30. pii: 6359506. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  2. SMOOR RM, van Dongen EPA, Verwijmeren L, Schreurs IAAM, et al
    Critical oxygen delivery threshold during cardiopulmonary bypass in older cardiac surgery patients with increased frailty risk.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 27. pii: 6358575. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. OHRI SK, Benedetto U, Luthra S, Grant SW, et al
    Coronary artery bypass surgery in the UK, trends in activity and outcomes from a 15-year complete national series.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 27. pii: 6358574. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  4. JACOBS JP, Nelson JS, Fuller S, Scholl FG, et al
    Risk adjustment for cardiac surgery in adults with congenital heart disease: what do we know and what do we need to learn?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 27. pii: 6358572. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  5. OKAMURA H, Kusadokoro S, Mieno M, Kimura N, et al
    Long-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement using a 19-mm bioprosthesis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 25. pii: 6357338. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  6. GUPTA S, McEwen C, Basha A, Panchal P, et al
    Retrograde autologous priming in cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 21. pii: 6355926. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  7. SCHMIEGELOW MDS, Elming H, Sibilitz KL, Bruun NE, et al
    Reintervention rates following bioprosthetic surgical aortic valve replacement-a Danish Nationwide Cohort Study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 19. pii: 6355149. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. GRINBERG D, Buzzi R, Pozzi M, Schweizer R, et al
    Eco-audit of conventional heart surgery procedures.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 19. pii: 6355148. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  9. KAROLYI M, Eberhard M, Gloor T, Polacin M, et al
    Routine early postoperative computed tomography angiography after coronary artery bypass surgery: clinical value and management implications.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 19. pii: 6354831. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. BALKHY HH, Nisivaco S, Kitahara H, Torregrossa G, et al
    Robotic off-pump totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass in the current era: report of 544 patients.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 15. pii: 6352547. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  11. MARIN-CUARTAS M, Deo SV, Ramirez P, Verevkin A, et al
    Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting is safe and effective in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 15. pii: 6352545. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. CHAMBERS DJ
    The importance of conducting relevant animal studies to advance cardioprotection for cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 7. pii: 6345429. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  13. JAWITZ OK, Raman V, Chen EP
    Reoperation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: the future is here.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Aug 3. pii: 6338107. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


    July 2021
  14. VAN RAEMDONCK D, Ceulemans LJ, Vos R, Verleden GM, et al
    One size does not fit all patients in lung transplantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 30. pii: 6331458. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  15. KNOL WG, Budde RPJ, Mahtab EAF, Bekkers JA, et al
    Intimal aortic atherosclerosis in cardiac surgery: surgical strategies to prevent embolic stroke.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 30. pii: 6331338. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  16. LAMARES MAGRO P, Barili F, Sousa-Uva M
    The ISCHEMIA trial: beyond the facts and interpretations, can we reach a consensus?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:209-212.
    PubMed    


  17. BERGER T, Kreibich M
    Computational fluid dynamics: a promising diagnostic tool.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:392.
    PubMed    


  18. MAESEN B, Bidar E, Luermans JG, Maessen JG, et al
    Ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation: the added value of hybrid.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:231-232.
    PubMed    


  19. SARDARI NIA P, Olsthoorn JR, Heuts S, van Kuijk SMJ, et al
    Effect of a dedicated mitral heart team compared to a general heart team on survival: a retrospective, comparative, non-randomized interventional cohort study based on prospectively registered data.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:263-273.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  20. KIDO T, Burri M, Mayr B, Strbad M, et al
    Impacts of stage 1 palliation and pre-Glenn pulmonary artery pressure on long-term outcomes after Fontan operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:369-376.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. OSTBERG NP, Zafar MA, Elefteriades JA
    Machine learning: principles and applications for thoracic surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:213-221.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  22. VEKSTEIN AM, Yerokun BA, Jawitz OK, Doberne JW, et al
    Does deeper hypothermia reduce the risk of acute kidney injury after circulatory arrest for aortic arch surgery?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:314-321.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. NONAKA M, Komiya T, Shimamoto T, Matsuo T, et al
    Multiple percutaneous coronary interventions may negatively impact cardiac remodelling after bypass surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 23. pii: 6327088. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  24. JAWORSKI R, Dzierzanowska-Fangrat K, Czajkowska A, Maruszewski B, et al
    Cefazolin prophylaxis in children undergoing cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass-is the dosing correct?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 16. pii: 6322384. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  25. SUNA J, Alphonso N
    Cefazolin prophylaxis in children undergoing cardiac surgery-is it too little too late?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 16. pii: 6322387. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  26. RAVISHANKAR R, Adreak NA, Vervoort D
    Shared learning in and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:206-207.
    PubMed    


  27. GOOSEMAN MR, Falcoz PE, Decaluwe H, Szanto Z, et al
    Morbidity and mortality of lung resection candidates defined by the American College of Chest Physicians as 'moderate risk': an analysis from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:91-97.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. HONGU H, Yamagishi M, Maeda Y, Itatani K, et al
    Alternative pulmonary artery reconstruction technique in the arterial switch operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;60:98-104.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. NGUYEN A
    Septal myectomy in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with lesser septal thickness-mitral valve repair is not necessary.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jul 13. pii: 6319844. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


    June 2021
  30. MULLER MORAN HR, Arora RC
    Fighting against 'cancel culture' in cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 28. pii: 6310418. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  31. ROSENFELD ES, Trachiotis GD, Napolitano MA, Sparks AD, et al
    Intraoperative transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound in coronary artery bypass grafting: impact in off versus on-pump, arterial versus venous grafting and cardiac territory grafted.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 24. pii: 6308996. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  32. NARAYAN P, Angelini GD
    Hybrid coronary revascularization-back to the future.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 22. pii: 6307750. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  33. WANG C, Li P, Zhang F, Li J, et al
    Is hybrid coronary revascularization really beneficial in the long term?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 21. pii: 6307140. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. MURZI M
    Aortic screening is mandatory in minimally invasive valve surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1208-1209.
    PubMed    


  35. GIERLINGER G, Sames-Dolzer E, Kreuzer M, Mair R, et al
    Surgical therapy of infective endocarditis following interventional or surgical pulmonary valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1322-1328.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. KAKUTA T, Fukushima S, Minami K, Saito T, et al
    Novel risk score for predicting recurrence of atrial fibrillation after the Cryo-Maze procedure.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1218-1225.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  37. MARIANI AW, Vallilo CC, de Albuquerque ALP, Salge JM, et al
    Preoperative evaluation for lung resection in patients with bronchiectasis: should we rely on standard lung function evaluation?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1272-1278.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  38. BRUNELLI A, Bolukbas S, Falcoz PE, Hansen H, et al
    Exploring consensus for the optimal sealant use to prevent air leak following lung surgery: a modified Delphi survey from The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1265-1271.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. NI FHLATHARTA M, Khan A, Carton E, Redmond KC, et al
    Pre-emptive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support endobronchial stenting for severe airway obstruction.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1345-1346.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  40. FALCOZ PE, Olland A, Charloux A
    Does functional evaluation before lung cancer surgery need reappraisal?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 11. pii: 6296136. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  41. SQUIERS JJ, DiMaio JM, Van Zyl J, Lima B, et al
    Long-term outcomes of patients with primary graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jun 7. pii: 6294820. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  42. HASENKAM JM
    An evolution from the art of cardiac surgery to science-based objective measures for crucial elements in surgical procedures.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 31. pii: 6289954. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  43. PABST VON OHAIN J, Sarris G, Tobota Z, Maruszewski B, et al
    Risk evaluation in adult congenital heart surgery: analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database risk models on data from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association Congenital Database.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 31. pii: 6289955. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  44. NEZIC D
    OBSERVANT aortic valve replacement score to predict 30-day mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 31. pii: 6289953. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  45. SAHA S, Peterss S, Mueller C, Deseive S, et al
    Cardiac surgery following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 21. pii: 6280187. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  46. MONTOYA P, Bello I, Ascanio F, Romero L, et al
    Graft reduction surgery is associated with poorer outcome after lung transplantation: a single-centre propensity score-matched analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 21. pii: 6280188. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  47. CHAMBERS JB
    Specialists give better care than generalists for mitral valve disease.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 21. pii: 6280159. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  48. EL-ESSAWI A
    The value of competition: a patient-tailored approach to aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 13. pii: 6274941. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  49. DEO S, Sundaram V, Sheikh MA, Sahadevan J, et al
    Pre-operative glycaemic control and long-term survival in diabetic patients after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 10. pii: 6273043. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. ANASTASIADIS K, Antonitsis P, Deliopoulos A, Argiriadou H, et al
    'Where there's smoke, there's fire': near-infrared spectroscopy as a safeguard perioperative perfusion tool in cardiac surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 8. pii: 6272122. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  51. MALVINDI PG, Luthra S, Olevano C, Salem H, et al
    Aortic valve replacement with biological prosthesis in patients aged 50-69 years.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1077-1086.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. MOTTA SE, Falk V, Hoerstrup SP, Emmert MY, et al
    Polymeric valves appearing on the transcatheter horizon.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1057-1058.
    PubMed    


  53. XIE D, Zhong Y, Deng J, She Y, et al
    Comparison of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic versus thoracotomy bronchial sleeve lobectomy with pulmonary arterioplasty for centrally located non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:978-986.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  54. VAN DER PALEN RLF, Blom NA, Kuipers IM, Rammeloo LAJ, et al
    Long-term outcome after the arterial switch operation: 43 years of experience.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:968-977.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. LUTTER G, Topal A, Hansen JH, Haneya A, et al
    Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement: a new polycarbonate urethane valve.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1048-1056.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  56. SHEN H, Wang X, Nie Y, Zhang K, et al
    Minimally invasive surgery versus thoracotomy for resectable stage II and III non-small-cell lung cancers: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:940-950.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  57. MORISHITA H, Ezure M, Okada S
    An intravenous recurrent ovarian tumour with two feeding arteries.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1136.
    PubMed    


  58. GONZALEZ M, Brunelli A, Szanto Z, Passani S, et al
    Report from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database 2019: current surgical practice and perioperative outcomes of pulmonary metastasectomy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:996-1003.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  59. AYERS B, Wood K, Bjelic M, Gosev I, et al
    Minimally invasive off-pump surgical pulmonary embolectomy for improved patient-centred care.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:1126-1127.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2021
  60. LICHT PB
    Presidential address: 'danger and opportunities'.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:725-728.
    PubMed    


  61. YANG Y, Feng Z, Ma K, Zhang S, et al
    Long-term results of concomitant atrioventricular valve intervention and the Fontan operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:832-838.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  62. VAN DER PALEN RLF, Juffermans JF, Kroft LJM, Hazekamp MG, et al
    Wall shear stress in the thoracic aorta at rest and with dobutamine stress after arterial switch operation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:814-822.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. OSTOVAR R, Erb M, Schroeter F, Zytowski M, et al
    MitraClip: a word of caution regarding an all too liberal indication and delayed referral to surgery in case of failure.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:887-893.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. KAMIGAICHI A, Tsutani Y, Okada M
    Reply to Zhang et al.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:928.
    PubMed    


  65. KUMAR A, Asaf BB, Pulle MV, Puri HV, et al
    Myasthenia is a poor prognostic factor for perioperative outcomes after robotic thymectomy for thymoma.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:807-813.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  66. BREATNACH CR, McGuinness J, Ng LY, Franklin O, et al
    Procedural technique for hybrid pulmonary valve replacement in infants and small children.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:823-830.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. TATSUISHI W, Kumamaru H, Nakano K, Miyata H, et al
    Evaluation of postoperative outcomes of valve reoperation: a retrospective study.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:869-877.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. SPILIOPOULOS K, Magouliotis D, Angelis I, Gansera B, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: time to reconsider our strategy?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:928-929.
    PubMed    


  69. KRANE M, Wirth F, Boehm J, Lange R, et al
    Do we need to rethink treatment of aortic valve pathologies in younger patients?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Apr 26. pii: 6252974. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  70. KANZAKI R, Nagoya A, Kanou T, Ose N, et al
    Risk factors for non-cancer death after surgery in patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:633-640.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  71. LEONARDI S, Capodanno D, Sousa-Uva M, Vrints C, et al
    Composition, structure, and function of heart teams: a joint position paper of the ACVC, EAPCI, EACTS, and EACTA focused on the management of patients with complex coronary artery disease requiring myocardial revascularization.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:522-531.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. VAN RAEMDONCK D, Treasure T, Van Cutsem E, Macbeth F, et al
    Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer: has the randomized controlled trial brought enough reliable evidence to convince believers in metastasectomy to reconsider their oncological practice?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:517-521.
    PubMed    


  73. XIE D, Wu J, Hu X, Gonzalez-Rivas D, et al
    Uniportal versus multiportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery does not compromise the outcome of segmentectomy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021;59:650-657.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  74. CESNJEVAR RA, Cuomo M, Purbojo A, Dittrich S, et al
    Strategies for mitral valve disease in children: what, how and when.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Apr 11. pii: 6220440. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  75. ENUMAH ZO, Bolman RM, Zilla P, Boateng P, et al
    United in earnest: first pilot sites for increased surgical capacity for rheumatic heart disease announced by cardiac surgery intersociety alliance.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Apr 8. pii: 6217328. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  76. LIM JH, Shin H, Shin DA, Kim DH, et al
    Suture tie-down forces and cyclic contractile forces after an undersized tricuspid annuloplasty using a 3-dimensional rigid ring in an ovine model.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 31. pii: 6205932. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. MALVINDI PG, Luthra S, Giritharan S, Kowalewski M, et al
    Long-term survival after surgical aortic valve replacement in patients aged 80 years and over.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29. pii: 6199188. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. HERNANDEZ-VAQUERO D, Rodriguez-Caulo E, Vigil-Escalera C, Blanco-Herrera O, et al
    Differences in life expectancy between men and women after aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 27. pii: 6190381. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. MARIE B, David CH, Guimbretiere G, Foucher Y, et al
    Carotid versus femoral access for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: comparable results in the current era.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 16. pii: 6173739. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. RUDZINSKI PN, Mach M, Gross C, Andreas M, et al
    Complex transcatheter aortic valve replacement in aortic regurgitation and transcatheter mitral annuloplasty in severe dextrocardia.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 12. pii: 6168549. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. USEINI D, Beluli B, Christ H, Schlomicher M, et al
    Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with aortic diseases.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 12. pii: 6168678. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  82. PAUSCH J, Sequeira Gross T, Muller L, von Stumm M, et al
    Subannular repair for functional mitral regurgitation type IIIb in patients with ischaemic versus dilated cardiomyopathy.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 10. pii: 6166283. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  83. CARINO D, Zancanaro E, Lapenna E, Ruggeri S, et al
    Long-term results of tricuspid annuloplasty with 3-dimensional-shaped rings: effective and durable!
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 9. pii: 6163128. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  84. CHRIST T, Borck R, Dushe S, Sundermann SH, et al
    Propensity matched long-term analysis of mechanical versus stentless aortic valve replacement in the younger patient.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 7. pii: 6161354. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. ROSENFELD ES, Trachiotis GD, Sparks AD, Napolitano MA, et al
    Intraoperative surgical strategy changes in patients with chronic and end-stage renal disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 1. pii: 6155885. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. ROMERO ROMAN A, Campo-Canaveral de la Cruz JL, Macia I, Escobar Campuzano I, et al
    Outcomes of surgical resection after neoadjuvant chemoimmunotherapy in locally advanced stage IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Mar 1. pii: 6154485. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  87. RUBINO AS, De Santo LS, Pisano A, Mauro MD, et al
    Cardiac surgery practice during the COVID-19 outbreak: a multicentre national survey.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 28. pii: 6154376. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. HELMERS MR, Shin M, Iyengar A, Arguelles GR, et al
    Permanent pacemaker implantation following mitral valve surgery: a retrospective cohort study of risk factors and long-term outcomes.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 28. pii: 6154410. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. HAENSIG M, Kuntze T, Gonzalez-Lopez D, Lapp H, et al
    Thromboembolic complications in transfemoral aortic valve implantation due to aortic wall thrombus and shaggy aorta syndrome.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 26. pii: 6151475. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  90. KASPERSEN AE, Nielsen SJ, Orrason AW, Petursdottir A, et al
    Short- and long-term mortality after deep sternal wound infection following cardiac surgery: experiences from SWEDEHEART.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: 6148898. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  91. TING YC, Chuang LC, Hsu PK
    Primary lung cancer in the azygos lobe.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: 6148899. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  92. POLLARI F, Fischlein T
    Calcium load assessment for aortic valve interventions: a call for consensus.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 18. pii: 6143809. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


  93. RAPETTO F, Bruno VD, Rajakaruna C, Bryan AJ, et al
    Adult coronary artery bypass grafting by congenital surgeons-a propensity matched analysis.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 15. pii: 6135058. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. BRANCACCIO G, Trezzi M, Chinali M, Vignaroli W, et al
    Predictors of survival in paediatric mitral valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 14. pii: 6134878. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. BIANCARI F, Rosato S, Costa G, Barbanti M, et al
    A novel, comprehensive tool for predicting 30-day mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 12. pii: 6133627. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. NEZIC D
    Is it appropriate to use EuroSCORE II for prediction of 30-day mortality in cardiac surgery?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Feb 9. pii: 6131836. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed    


    January 2021
  97. SEMRAU JS, Motamed M, Ross-White A, Boyd JG, et al
    Cerebral oximetry and preventing neurological complication post-cardiac surgery: a systematic review.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 Jan 31. pii: 6124724. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  98. BENEDETTO U, Sinha S, Dimagli A, Dixon L, et al
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    November 2019
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    Redo procedures for degenerated stentless aortic xenografts and the role of valve-in-valve transcatheter techniques.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017;51:653-659.
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  670. SZALAY Z, Papantchev V, Walther T
    Aortic root aneurysm extending into the arch as a rare complication of Kawasaki disease: surgical management.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017;51:799-801.
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  671. KNIRSCH W, Mayer KN, Scheer I, Tuura R, et al
    Structural cerebral abnormalities and neurodevelopmental status in single ventricle congenital heart disease before Fontan procedure.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017;51:740-746.
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  672. TANAKA A, Afaq S, Atay S, Estrera A, et al
    Redo aortic root replacement reutilizing 22-year patent modified Cabrol grafts.
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    Platelet function recovery after ticagrelor withdrawal in patients awaiting urgent coronary surgery.
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  674. ANDRESEN B, Mishra V, Lewandowska M, Andersen JG, et al
    In-hospital cost comparison between percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation and surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017;51:747-753.
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  675. LI S, Jiang L, Ang KL, Chen H, et al
    New tubeless video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for small pulmonary nodules.
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  676. PATELLA M, Papagiannopoulos K, Milton R, Chaudhuri N, et al
    Operating room scheduling is not associated with early outcome following elective anatomic lung resections: a propensity score case-matched analysis.
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    Thoracoscopic lateral and posterior basal (S9 + 10) segmentectomy using intersegmental tunnelling.
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    March 2017
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    Transaortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation as a first-line choice or as a last resort? An analysis based on the ROUTE registrydagger.
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  679. BOSSEAU C, Lelong B, Pattier S, Trochu JN, et al
    Heart transplantation in selected patients aged 60 years and older: a two-decade retrospective and multicentre analysis.
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    Improved long-term outcomes in double-inlet left ventricle and tricuspid atresia with transposed great arteries: systemic outflow tract obstruction present at birth defines long-term outcome.
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    Custodiol versus cold Calafiore for elective cardiac arrest in isolated aortic valve replacement: a propensity-matched analysis of 7263 patientsdagger.
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    Coronary bypass versus percutaneous intervention: sex matters. The impact of gender on long-term outcomes of coronary revascularization.
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    Incidence and predictors of vasoplegia after heart failure surgery.
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    Locoregional recurrence after segmentectomy for clinical-T1aN0M0 radiologically solid non-small-cell lung carcinoma.
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    Profiling inflammation and tissue injury markers in perfusate and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid during human ex vivo lung perfusion.
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  686. RODRIGUEZ M, Gomez-Hernandez MT, Novoa N, Jimenez MF, et al
    Refraining from smoking shortly before lobectomy has no influence on the risk of pulmonary complications: a case-control study on a matched population.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2017;51:498-503.
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  687. STILES BM, Kamel MK, Nasar A, Harrison S, et al
    The importance of lymph node dissection accompanying wedge resection for clinical stage IA lung cancer.
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    Valve-in-valve outcome: design impact of a pre-existing bioprosthesis on the hydrodynamics of an Edwards Sapien XT valve.
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    European risk models for morbidity (EuroLung1) and mortality (EuroLung2) to predict outcome following anatomic lung resections: an analysis from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons database.
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    February 2017
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    Incidence of occult pN2 disease following resection and mediastinal lymph node dissection in clinical stage I lung cancer patients.
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    Impact of failed mitral valve repair on hospital outcome of redo mitral valve proceduresdagger.
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    Semi-rigid mitral annuloplasty rings improve myocardial stress adaptation compared to rigid rings: insights from in vitro and in vivo experimental evaluationdagger.
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  696. BORGERMANN J, Holzhey DM, Thielmann M, Girdauskas E, et al
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  697. JEFKINS MJ, Atoui R
    Complete dehiscence and embolization of tricuspid valve annuloplasty ring into left pulmonary artery.
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    Second predominant subtype predicts outcomes of intermediate-malignant invasive lung adenocarcinomadagger.
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    The impact of lungs from diabetic donors on lung transplant recipientsdagger.
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    Factors associated with postoperative costs following anatomic lung resections without major complications.
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    Bilateral internal mammary artery Y construct with multiple sequential grafting improves survival compared to bilateral internal mammary artery with additional vein grafts: 10-year experience at 2 different institutionsdagger.
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  702. WIMMER-GREINECKER G
    Re: Selective use of the intra-aortic filter in high-risk cardiac surgical patients leads to better postoperative outcomes.
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  703. OHIRA S, Miyata H, Doi K, Motomura N, et al
    Risk model of aortic valve replacement after cardiovascular surgery based on a National Japanese Database.
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  704. LANGHAMMER B, Huber C, Windecker S, Carrel T, et al
    Surgical antegrade transcatheter mitral valve implantation for symptomatic mitral valve disease and heavily calcified annulus.
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    January 2017
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    Recommendations from the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) regarding computed tomography screening for lung cancer in Europe.
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  707. MOKHLES S, Macbeth F, Treasure T, Younes RN, et al
    Systematic lymphadenectomy versus sampling of ipsilateral mediastinal lymph-nodes during lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer: a systematic review of randomized trials and a meta-analysis.
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    What is the radiological definition of part-solid tumour in lung cancer?dagger.
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    Poor preoperative patient-reported quality of life is associated with complications following pulmonary lobectomy for lung cancer.
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    December 2016
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    Systematic review of prognostic roles of body mass index for patients undergoing lung cancer surgery: does the 'obesity paradox' really exist?
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    The role of papillary muscle approximation in mitral valve repair for the treatment of secondary mitral regurgitation.
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    October 2016
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    Outcomes of segmentectomy and wedge resection for pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer.
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    August 2016
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