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1 Am Heart J
2 Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
5 Ann Thorac Surg
1 Can J Anaesth
9 Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
1 Chest
3 Circ Cardiovasc Interv
1 Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
3 Circulation
1 Eur Heart J
3 Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
3 Heart
10 J Am Coll Cardiol
9 J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
2 J Heart Lung Transplant
3 J Pediatr
7 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
1 Lancet
1 Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
1 Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
4 PLoS One
4 Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
3 Transplantation

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    Am Heart J

  1. DAMLUJI AA, Rodriguez G, Noel T, Davis L, et al
    Sarcopenia and health-related quality of life in older adults after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    Am Heart J. 2020;224:171-181.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  2. YANASE Y, Ohkawa A, Inoue S, Niida Y, et al
    Stanford Type A Acute Aortic Dissection with Intimal Intussusception.
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;26:51-54.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. BEYROUTI HE, Kornberger A, Halloum N, Beiras-Fernandez A, et al
    Early LVAD Implantation in a Patient with Left Ventricular Failure after Aortic Dissection with Left Main Stem Involvement.
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;26:47-50.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Thorac Surg

  4. CHIKWE J, Gaudino M, Hameed I, Robinson NB, et al
    Committee Recommendations for Resuming Cardiac Surgery Activity in the SARS-CoV-2 Era: Guidance from an International Cardiac Surgery Consortium.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May 15. pii: S0003-4975(20)30722.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. YAGI Y, Minami M, Yamamoto Y, Kanzaki R, et al
    Pneumonectomy in an Older Patient With Swyer-James-MacLeod Syndrome With a Giant Bulla.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:e263-e265.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. KHAN Y, Iqbal S, Fatimi S
    Anterior Myelomeningocele Without Neurospinal Involvement: A Rare Posterior Mediastinal Disorder.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:e241-e242.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. TIAN Y, Zhou D, Zhang L, Zhao X, et al
    Surgical Management of a Pulmonary Arterial Aneurysm via Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:e255-e257.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. HUANG PM, Lin WY
    Suction Ventilation for Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Without Endotracheal Intubation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2020;109:e301-e303.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Can J Anaesth

  9. PELLAND A, Chau A, Shin HJ, Prabhakar C, et al
    Improving adherence to a monitoring protocol for myocardial injury after non-cardiac surgery.
    Can J Anaesth. 2020 May 15. pii: 10.1007/s12630-020-01707.

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv

  10. TAKAGI H, Hari Y, Kawai N, Ando T, et al
    Impact of concurrent tricuspid regurgitation on mortality after transcatheter aortic-valve implantation.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Nov 25. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27948.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. MUSUMECI G, Cinconze S
    Relationship volume-outcome for transcatheter mitral-valve repair: When technique matters.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;94:436-437.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. GE J, Li J, Dong B, Ning X, et al
    Determinants of angiographic thrombus burden and impact of thrombus aspiration on outcome in young patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27944.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. BRAUN D, Nabauer M, Massberg S, Hausleiter J, et al
    One-stop shop: Simultaneous direct mitral annuloplasty and percutaneous mitral edge-to-edge repair in a patient with severe mitral regurgitation.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Sep 9. doi: 10.1002/ccd.27848.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. TABAZA L, Virk HUH, Janzer S, George JC, et al
    Robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention in a COVID-19 patient.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 May 20. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28982.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. SAMMOUR Y, Kadri AN, Gajulapalli RD, Kaur M, et al
    Comparison of acute recoil after valve deployment and after post-dilation in patients undergoing transfemoral-transcatheter aortic valve replacement with SAPIEN-3 valve.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 May 19. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28968.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. ZAHR F, Cigarroa JE
    Replacing the mitral valve alone does not completely fix the heart!
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;94:467-468.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. PAREKH DR, Krajcer Z
    Transapical transcatheter aortic valves. Down but definitely not out for the count.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;94:745.

  18. SCHECHTER M, Balanescu DV, Donisan T, Dayah TJ, et al
    An update on the management and outcomes of cancer patients with severe aortic stenosis.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Dec 14. doi: 10.1002/ccd.28052.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  19. KINOSHITA T, Effat A, Gregor A, Inage T, et al
    A novel laser fiberscope for simultaneous imaging and phototherapy of peripheral lung cancer.
    Chest. 2019 Apr 26. pii: S0012-3692(19)30875-X. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Interv

  20. HEAD SJ, Reardon MJ, Deeb GM, Van Mieghem NM, et al
    Computed Tomography-Based Indexed Aortic Annulus Size to Predict Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;12:e007396.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. LOWENSTERN A, Lippmann SJ, Brennan JM, Wang TY, et al
    Use of Medicare Claims to Identify Adverse Clinical Outcomes After Mitral Valve Repair.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;12:e007451.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. CHEVALIER B, Abizaid A, Carrie D, Frey N, et al
    Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes With a Novel Radiopaque Sirolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2019;12:e007283.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes

  23. SPERTUS JV, Hatfield LA, Cohen DJ, Arnold SV, et al
    Integrating Quality of Life and Survival Outcomes Cardiovascular Clinical Trials.
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019;12:e005420.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  24. JENSEN LO, Maeng M, Raungaard B, Kahlert J, et al
    Randomised Comparison of the Polymer-Free Biolimus-Coated BioFreedom Stent with the Ultrathin Strut Biodegradable Polymer Sirolimus-Eluting Orsiro Stent in an All-Comers Population Treated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The SORT OUT IX Trial
    Circulation. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.040241.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  25. STROM JB, Faridi KF, Butala NM, Zhao Y, et al
    Use of Administrative Claims to Assess Outcomes and Treatment Effect in Randomized Clinical Trials for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Findings from the Extending Trial-Based Evaluations of Medical Therapies Using Novel Sources of Data (EXTEND
    Circulation. 2020 May 21. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.046159.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. PACKER M, Grayburn PA
    Contrasting Effects of Pharmacological, Procedural and Surgical Interventions on Proportionate and Disproportionate Functional Mitral Regurgitation in Chronic Heart Failure.
    Circulation. 2019 May 1. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.039612.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur Heart J

    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with longer life expectancy: what measures are needed?
    Eur Heart J. 2018 Dec 1. pii: 5224503. doi: 10.1093.

    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg

    Re: Persistent reduction of patient's mitral regurgitation by implantation of transannular mitral bridge: durability and effectiveness of the repair at 2 years-results of a prospective trial.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Feb 6. pii: 5307943. doi: 10.1093.

  29. BELLUSCHI I, De Bonis M, Alfieri O, Del Forno B, et al
    First reorganization in Europe of a regional cardiac surgery system to deal with the coronavirus-2019 pandemic.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 May 21. pii: 5841646. doi: 10.1093.

  30. BARILI F, Freemantle N, Casado AP, Rinaldi M, et al
    Corrigendum to 'Mortality in trials on transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement: a pooled meta-analysis of Kaplan-Meier-derived individual patient data' Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2020, doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezaa087.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2020 May 16. pii: 5837948. doi: 10.1093.


  31. GRANT SW, Hickey GL, Modi P, Hunter S, et al
    Propensity-matched analysis of minimally invasive approach versus sternotomy for mitral valve surgery.
    Heart. 2018 Dec 12. pii: heartjnl-2018-314049. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314049
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. KAR S, Feldman T, Qasim A, Trento A, et al
    Five-year outcomes of transcatheter reduction of significant mitral regurgitation in high-surgical-risk patients.
    Heart. 2018 Aug 4. pii: heartjnl-2017-312605. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312605.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. KOO CY, Aung AT, Chen Z, Kristanto W, et al
    Sleep apnoea and cardiovascular outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Heart. 2020 May 18. pii: heartjnl-2019-316118. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2019-316118
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Am Coll Cardiol

  34. MILKAS A, Rueda-Ochoa OL, Fournier S, Muller O, et al
    10-Year Survival After FFR-Guided Strategy in Isolated Proximal Left Anterior Descending Coronary Stenosis.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:1420-1421.

  35. DESHAIES C, Hamilton RM, Shohoudi A, Trottier H, et al
    Thromboembolic Risk After Atriopulmonary, Lateral Tunnel, and Extracardiac Conduit Fontan Surgery.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:1071-1081.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. NESTELBERGER T, Boeddinghaus J, Wussler D, Twerenbold R, et al
    Predicting Major Adverse Events in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:842-854.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. AXTELL AL, Bhambhani V, Moonsamy P, Healy EW, et al
    Surgery is Not Associated with Improved Survival Compared to Medical Therapy in Isolated Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 3. pii: S0735-1097(19)34996.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. LAULE M, Mattig I, Schobel C, Knebel F, et al
    Inferior Caval Valve Implantation Versus Optimal Medical Therapy for Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:473-475.

  39. PATEL KK, Spertus JA, Chan PS, Sperry BW, et al
    Extent of Myocardial Ischemia on Positron Emission Tomography and Survival Benefit With Early Revascularization.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:1645-1654.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. PATEL KK, Spertus JA, Arnold SV, Chan PS, et al
    Ischemia on PET MPI May Identify Patients With Improvement in Angina and Health Status Post-Revascularization.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:1734-1736.

  41. TAN TC, Nunes MCP
    Assessment of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: Why an Integrated Approach Really Matters.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:1845.

  42. MOSKOWITZ G, Hong KN, Giustino G, Gillinov AM, et al
    Incidence and Risk Factors for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Following Mitral or Aortic Valve Surgery.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:2607-2620.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. NGUYEN VP, Dolgner SJ, Dardas TF, Verrier ED, et al
    Improved Outcomes of Heart Transplantation in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease Receiving Regionalized Care.
    J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;74:2908-2918.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

  44. KASHANI HH, Grocott HP
    Optimal Interpretation of Trial Sequential Analysis in Understanding the Effect of Dexmedetomidine on Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 28. pii: S1053-0770(20)30375.

  45. ONDER H
    Considerations for Patients With Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Undergoing Cardiac Surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 10. pii: S1053-0770(20)30276.

  46. MILNE B, Gilbey T, Ostermann M, Kunst G, et al
    Pro: We Should Stop ACE Inhibitors Early Before Cardiac Surgery to Prevent Postoperative AKI.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 18. pii: S1053-0770(20)30280.

  47. TANKARD KA, Brovman EY, Allen K, Urman RD, et al
    The Effect of Regional Anesthesia on Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 19. pii: S1053-0770(20)30288.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. BURGOS LM, Gil Ramirez A, Seoane L, Espinoza J, et al
    Is the Obesity Paradox in Cardiac Surgery Really a Myth? Effect of Body Mass Index on Early and Late Clinical Outcomes.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 19. pii: S1053-0770(20)30301.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. BACHMAN SA, Chow VW, Kuwayama DP, Hickerson LC, et al
    Management of Hemorrhage and Heart Transplant in Non-Cardiac Surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 18. pii: S1053-0770(20)30307.

  50. BESSER V, Albert A, Sixt SU, Ackerstaff S, et al
    Fibrinolysis and the Influence of Tranexamic Acid Dosing in Cardiac Surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 May 5. pii: S1053-0770(20)30289.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. PISANO A, Torella M, Yavorovskiy A, Landoni G, et al
    The Impact of Anesthetic Regimen on Outcomes in Adult Cardiac Surgery: A Narrative Review.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr 20. pii: S1053-0770(20)30304.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. PRIVRATSKY JR, Li YJ, Haynes C, Podgoreanu M, et al
    Apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) Coding Variants Are Associated With Creatinine Rise After Cardiac Surgery.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 May 11. pii: S1053-0770(20)30376.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Heart Lung Transplant

  53. AHYA VN
    Pharmacological approaches to preserving renal function early after lung transplantation.
    J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr 19. pii: S1053-2498(20)31522.

  54. LEVY L, Huszti E, Renaud-Picard B, Berra G, et al
    Risk assessment of chronic lung allograft dysfunction phenotypes: Validation and proposed refinement of the 2019 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation classification system.
    J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Apr 19. pii: S1053-2498(20)31520.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Pediatr

  55. CLAESSENS NHP, Chau V, de Vries LS, Jansen NJG, et al
    Brain Injury in Infants with Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Insights from Two Clinical Cohorts with Different Practice Approaches.
    J Pediatr. 2019 Aug 23. pii: S0022-3476(19)30869.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. KRISHNAPPA S, Shah PS, Jain A, Resende MHF, et al
    Predictors of Early Extubation after Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation among Infants Born Extremely Preterm Dependent on Mechanical Ventilation.
    J Pediatr. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0022-3476(19)30721.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. COGNATA A, Kataria-Hale J, Griffiths P, Maskatia S, et al
    Human Milk Use in the Preoperative Period Is Associated with a Lower Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonates with Complex Congenital Heart Disease.
    J Pediatr. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S0022-3476(19)30993.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  58. MITTEL A, Kim DH, Cooper Z, Argenziano M, et al
    Use of 90-day mortality does not change assessment of hospital quality after coronary artery bypass grafting in New York State.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 11. pii: S0022-5223(20)30765.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Commentary: Tricuspid valve disease at the time of surgical aortic valve replacement: Treat it or leave it?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30545.

  60. GROTH SS
    Commentary: Enhanced recovery after surgery: Does ketorolac get in the WAE of anastomotic healing following esophagectomy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 25. pii: S0022-5223(20)30718.

  61. VAN ARSDELL GS, Hussein N, Yoo SJ
    Three-dimensional printing in congenital cardiac surgery-Now and the future.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30526.

  62. WOO JL, Anderson BR
    Administrators: Do you know how your pediatric cardiac surgeries are reimbursed?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30887.

  63. MICK SL
    Commentary: Patients who move better do better: Implications of mobility limitations in transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30595.

  64. LODEWYKS C, Arora RC
    Commentary: Absolute creatinine values and preoperative acute kidney injury in cardiac surgery patients: Are we barking up the wrong tree?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)30792.


  65. HARRIS DA, Willis J, Tomann M
    A new era of coal workers' pneumoconiosis: decades in mines may not be required.
    Lancet. 2020;395:e82.

    Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol

  66. SVANSTROM H, Ueda P, Melbye M, Eliasson B, et al
    Use of liraglutide and risk of major cardiovascular events: a register-based cohort study in Denmark and Sweden.
    Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Dec 5. pii: S2213-8587(18)30320.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol

  67. BETHEA ED, Gaj K, Gustafson JL, Axtell A, et al
    Pre-emptive pangenotypic direct acting antiviral therapy in donor HCV-positive to recipient HCV-negative heart transplantation: an open-label study.
    Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Jul 25. pii: S2468-1253(19)30240.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  68. RUIJSINK B, Zugaj K, Wong J, Pushparajah K, et al
    Dobutamine stress testing in patients with Fontan circulation augmented by biomechanical modeling.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229015.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  69. HARTEL JA, Herberg U, Jung T, Winkler C, et al
    Physical activity and heart rate monitoring in Fontan patients - Should we recommend activities in higher intensities?
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0228255.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. LAKOMEK F, Lukas RP, Brinkrolf P, Mennewisch A, et al
    Real-time feedback improves chest compression quality in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A prospective cohort study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229431.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  71. REANO JDP, Shiu LAB, Miralles KV, Dimalala MGC, et al
    A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of an invasive strategy compared to a conservative approach in patients > 65 years old with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0229491.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  72. BIN MAHMOOD SU, Nguemeni Tiako MJ, Mori M, Elefteriades JA, et al
    Isolated Tricuspid Valvectomy: A Series of cases with Intravenous Drug Abuse Associated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1672173.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  73. FLEISSNER F, Salman J, Naqizadah J, Avsar M, et al
    Minimally Invasive Surgery in Mitral Valve Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 31. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675342.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  74. KAARTAMA T, Nozohoor S, Johansson M, Sjogren J, et al
    Difference in Outcome Following Surgery for Native Aortic and Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 30. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676127.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  75. AKHYARI P, Aubin H, Luhr M, Rastan AJ, et al
    Evaluation of Strategies in the Management of Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis at German Cardiac Surgical Departments.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 28. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673634.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  76. KAHN J, Terrault NA
    Intentional Transmission of Hepatitis C With Organ Transplantation: With Opportunity Comes Responsibility.
    Transplantation. 2019;103:2215-2216.

  77. LAUTERIO A, De Carlis R, Cannata A, Di Sandro S, et al
    Emergency intraoperative implantation of ECMO for refractory cardiogenic shock arising during liver transplantation as a bridge to myocardial surgical revascularization.
    Transplantation. 2019 Jun 6. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002826.

  78. CHEN J, Miao X, Liu C, Liu B, et al
    BET protein inhibition prolongs cardiac transplant survival via enhanced yocardial autophagy.
    Transplantation. 2020 May 18. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000003319.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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