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1 Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
1 Am Heart J
1 Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
4 Ann Thorac Surg
3 Artif Organs
7 Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
6 Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
4 Circ Cardiovasc Interv
1 Circ Heart Fail
10 Eur J Cardiothorac Surg
1 Intensive Care Med
2 J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
29 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
1 Lancet
1 Tex Heart Inst J
1 Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

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    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand

  1. THOLEN M, Lannemyr L, Moller-Sorensen H, Ricksten SE, et al
    Serum creatinine is an unreliable marker of renal function in patients undergoing heart transplantation.
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2024;68:619-625.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am Heart J

  2. ETIWY M, Flannery LD, Li SX, Morrison FJ, et al
    Examining Lack of Referrals to Heart Valve Specialists as Mechanisms of Potential Underutilization of Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Am Heart J. 2024 Apr 13:S0002-8703(24)00093-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2024.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  3. SATO T, Kato Y, Kataba H, Yoshida K, et al
    Intrathoracic Needle Migration from the Mediastinum into the Thoracic Cavity.
    Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;30.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Thorac Surg

  4. BACKER CL, Dearani JA, Karamlou T, Pasquali SK, et al
    Clarifications and Questions on the Volume Issue in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Apr 11:S0003-4975(24)00262.

  5. RUCKER AJ, D'Amico TA, Pappas TN
    Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy and the Care of Humphrey Bogart's Mid-Esophageal Cancer.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Apr 12:S0003-4975(24)00278.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. ZWISCHENBERGER BA, Gaca JG, Haney JC, Carr K, et al
    Late Outcomes of Porcine and Pericardial Bioprostheses after Mitral Valve Replacement in 1162 Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Apr 15:S0003-4975(24)00286.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. MAZINE A, Ouzounian M
    Optimizing Aortic Valve Replacement via the Hawthorne Effect.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2024 Apr 10:S0003-4975(24)00261.

    Artif Organs

  8. MIKULSKI MF, Iyer S, Well A, Mery CM, et al
    Successful explantation of children from the Berlin Heart EXCOR(R) ventricular assist device: A systematic review.
    Artif Organs. 2024;48:444-455.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. MEISSNER F, Szvetics S, Galbas MC, Russe M, et al
    Longitudinal cardiac dimensions in patients undergoing LVAD implantation.
    Artif Organs. 2024;48:550-558.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. KASSI M, Avenatti E, Hoang KD, Zook S, et al
    Repeat left ventricular-assisted device exchange and upgrade from second- to third-generation devices in a high-volume single center.
    Artif Organs. 2024;48:536-542.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv

  11. HANSON I, Goldstein JA
    Trans-catheter repair of tricuspid regurgitation following left heart valve surgery: Expansion of the interventionist portfolio.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31013.

  12. ROSS DS, Nogic J, Cong H, Nuzzi V, et al
    Ultrasound-guided deployment of ProGlide device in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation and risk reduction of vascular complications: A propensity-matched cohort study.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Mar 7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30999.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. HAKGOR A, Dursun A, Kahraman BC, Yazar A, et al
    Prognostic impact of main pulmonary artery to ascending aorta diameter ratio in patients with severe aortic stenosis underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Feb 28. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31000.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. LEI J, Pu H, Zhang L, Zeng C, et al
    Drug-coated balloon therapy for in-stent restenosis in patients with iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis: A single-arm observational study.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024;103:752-757.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. DAMARKUSUMA A, Johar S, Patel B, Yung CC, et al
    Using Ping-pong technique along with rapid inflate-deflate ballooning to solve total left main occlusion during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31059.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. SPIRITO A, Gao M, Sartori S, Vogel B, et al
    Prevalence and prognostic impact of complex percutaneous coronary intervention among octogenarians.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31055.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. REMPAKOS A, Alexandrou M, Mutlu D, Choi JW, et al
    Validation of the BCIS CHIP Score in chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention.
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Apr 17. doi: 10.1002/ccd.31045.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging

  18. CUKO B, Baudo M, Modine T, Ternacle J, et al
    Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve-in-Valve Intervention for Severe Bioprosthetic Structural Valve Deterioration in a Cardiac Allograft.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024 Mar 12:e016262.

  19. BARRETT CM, Bawaskar P, Hughes A, Athwal PSS, et al
    Right Ventricular Function on Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Long-Term Outcomes in Stable Heart Transplant Recipients.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024 Apr 2:e016415. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.123.016415
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. OWYANG CG, Kim J
    Moving Beyond Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction: Incremental Prognostic Role of Right Ventricular Strain on Postcardiac Transplant Outcomes.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024;17:e016789.

  21. GOVINDARAJAN V, Marshall L, Sahni A, Cetatoiu MA, et al
    Impact of Age-Related Change in Caval Flow Ratio on Hepatic Flow Distribution in the Fontan Circulation.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024;17:e016104.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. HUTT E, Canosa FJM, Unai S, Jaber WA, et al
    Manifestations of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis: Lessons From Multimodality Imaging and Pathological Correlation.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024;17:e016435.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. WU KC
    Phenomapping to Guide Treatment of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: One Size Does Not Fit All.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024;17:e016573.

    Circ Cardiovasc Interv

  24. SPIRITO A, Krishnan SL, Capodanno D, Angiolillo DJ, et al
    Antiplatelet De-Escalation Strategies in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2024;17:e013263.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  25. WHITESIDE HL, Sutton NR
    Compunction: The Present Tense of Physiology to Guide Coronary Revascularization in Severe Aortic Stenosis.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Apr 17:e014128.

  26. GRAYBURN PA, Mack MJ, Manandhar P, Kosinski AS, et al
    Comparison of Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair for Primary Mitral Regurgitation Outcomes to Hospital Volumes of Surgical Mitral Valve Repair.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2024 Mar 4:e013581.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. ZHU Y, Yajima S, Park MH, Venkatesh A, et al
    Large Animal Translational Validation of 3 Mitral Valve Repair Operations for Mitral Regurgitation Using a Mitral Valve Prolapse Model: A Comprehensive In Vivo Biomechanical Engineering Analysis.
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2024;17:e013196.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Circ Heart Fail

  28. SHAH P, Agbor-Enoh S, Lee S, Andargie TE, et al
    Racial Differences in Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA and Mitochondrial DNA After Heart Transplantation, on Behalf of the GRAfT Investigators.
    Circ Heart Fail. 2024 Feb 20:e011160. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.123.011160.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg

  29. OO AY, Loubani M, Gerdisch MW, Zacharias J, et al
    On-X aortic valve replacement patients treated with low dose warfarin and low dose aspirin.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024 Apr 15:ezae117. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. Erratum to: Does the AVNeo valve reduce wall stress on the aortic wall? A cardiac magnetic resonance analysis with 4D-flow for the evaluation of aortic valve replacement with the Ozaki technique.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae148.

  31. SANO S
    How to protect the right ventricle in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae119.

  32. SACHS E, Jackson V, Al-Ameri M, Sartipy U, et al
    Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery: segmentectomy versus lobectomy-early outcomes.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae127.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Optimising care in obese lung cancer patients undergoing lobectomy: Analysing complications by surgical approach.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024 Apr 1:ezae129. doi: 10.1093.

    What is often omitted in contemporary myocardial protections.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae133.

  35. ANDREWS C, Patel J, Silvers A, Perry LA, et al
    Honing in on optimal regional analgesia in thoracoscopic surgery.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae147.

    Segmentectomy: lower surgical quality is associated with poorer outcomes.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae144.

  37. WEIXLER V, Gaal J, Murin P, Kramer P, et al
    Repair of complex transposition of great arteries: What is the best technique to avoid outflow tract obstructions?
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae094.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. ROHDE S, Miera O, Sliwka J, Sandica E, et al
    Durable left ventricular assist device explantation following recovery in paediatric patients: Determinants and outcome after explantation.
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2024;65:ezae126.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Intensive Care Med

  39. AKHTAR W, Baston VR, Berman M, Bhagra S, et al
    British societies guideline on the management of emergencies in implantable left ventricular assist device recipients in transplant centres.
    Intensive Care Med. 2024;50:493-501.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

  40. PULIDO JN, Berg WE, Wagner TE, Hernandez RA, et al
    Transient "Person-in-the-Barrel" Syndrome After Cardiac Surgery: A Call to Awareness and Proactive Hemodynamic Management in Patients With Severe Vertebral Arterial Disease.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2023 Nov 25:S1053-0770(23)00938.

  41. AL-AMOODI A, Debicki D, Sefein O, Bainbridge D, et al
    Ischemic Stroke in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Study.
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2024 Mar 12:S1053-0770(24)00177.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  42. GREENBERG JW, Kulshrestha K, Guzman-Gomez A, Fields K, et al
    Modifiable risk factor reduction for pediatric ventricular assist devices and the influence of persistent modifiable risk factors at transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1556-1563.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Durable ventricular assist device implantation in a child after double switch operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1566-1569.

  44. AD N, Kang JK, Chinedozi ID, Salenger R, et al
    Statewide Data on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation: The Data Provide a Path Forward.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Apr 24:S0022-5223(23)00344.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. STEFANYK K, Ghunaim A, Vervoort D
    Commentary: Off-pump and on point: Sex-stratifying multiple arterial grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1808-1809.

    Commentary: Lack of benefit of tricuspid valve intervention with left ventricular assist device implantation? It's all in the details.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Jan 21:S0022-5223(23)00084.

  47. LIU X, Ohlrich K, McGrath DP, Cobey F, et al
    Intraoperative changes and prognostic implications of pulmonary hypertension in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy undergoing surgical septal myectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 6:S0022-5223(22)01045.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. LEE GS, Fremes SE, Tam DY
    Commentary: Can the Venous Graft External Support (VEST) trials bypass surrogate outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1793-1795.

  49. GOLDSTEIN DJ, Chang HL, Mack MJ, Voisine P, et al
    Intimal hyperplasia, saphenous vein graft disease, and clinical outcomes: Insights from the CTSN VEST randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 30:S0022-5223(22)01155.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Commentary: Does pulmonary hypertension change the management of patients undergoing septal myectomy for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Nov 1:S0022-5223(22)01161.

  51. LAMBERIGTS M, Szecel D, Rega F, Verbrugghe P, et al
    Sutureless aortic valves in isolated and combined procedures: Thirteen years of experience in 784 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 6:S0022-5223(22)01044.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. FRANCICA A, Benvegnu L, San Biagio L, Tropea I, et al
    Ten-year clinical and echocardiographic follow-up of third-generation biological prostheses in the aortic position.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1705-1713.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. SIMPSON MT, Ning Y, Kurlansky P, Colombo PC, et al
    Outcomes of treatment for deep left ventricular assist device infection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1824-1832.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. AHMED EA, Schaff HV, Al-Lami HS, Lahr BD, et al
    Prevalence and influence of pulmonary hypertension in patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy undergoing septal myectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Sep 7. pii: S0022-5223(22)00915.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. Discussion to: Erector spinae blocks for opioid-sparing multimodal pain management after pediatric cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Apr 12:S0022-5223(24)00272.

  56. KATZ MG, Eliyahu E, Ishikawa K
    Gene delivery in a rodent lung transplant model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:e142-e143.

  57. HUANG J, Jones DR
    Completion of accrual for Thoracic Surgical Oncology Group 102: One small step forward for thoracic clinical trials.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1589-1590.

  58. ST LOUIS JD, Bhat A, Carey JC, Lin AE, et al
    The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 2023 Expert Consensus Document: Recommendation for the care of children with trisomy 13 or trisomy 18 and a congenital heart defect.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1519-1532.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  59. JONES DR, Bueno R, Harpole DH Jr, Vaporciyan AA, et al
    Thoracic Surgical Oncology Group: An American Association for Thoracic Surgery Clinical Trials Initiative.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1584-1588.

  60. DEBOEVER N, Antonoff M
    Commentary: Unlocking knowledge: Navigating readability challenges in thoracic surgery patient education materials.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1659-1660.

  61. HANET V, Vancraeynest D, Gerber BL
    Reply: A need for randomized prospective trial for early aortic valve repair in asymptomatic aortic regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Nov 28:S0022-5223(23)01001.

  62. Discussion to: Donation after circulatory death improves probability of heart transplantation in candidates with posttransplant outcomes similar to those achieved with brain-dead donors.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Nov 3:S0022-5223(23)00971.

  63. Discussion to: Gene delivery followed by ex vivo lung perfusion using an adeno-associated viral vector in a rodent lung transplant model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:e140-e141.

  64. Discussion to: Modifiable risk factor reduction for pediatric ventricular assist devices and the influence of persistent modifiable risk factors at transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1564-1565.

    Commentary: The Evolving Market of Heart Transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Oct 16:S0022-5223(23)00973.

  66. LEE RM, Antonoff MB
    Commentary: Guideline-concordant care requires recruitment from the full talent pool: Further rationale for efforts to increase diversity in cardiothoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1615-1616.

  67. KALFA D, Rajab TK, Cordoves E, Emani S, et al
    Living allogenic heart valve transplantation: Relative advantages and unanswered questions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:1543-1546.

  68. CHEN P, Van Hassel J, Pinezich MR, Diane M, et al
    Recovery of extracorporeal lungs using cross-circulation with injured recipient swine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:e106-e130.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  69. HESS NR, Hong Y, Yoon P, Bonatti J, et al
    Donation After Circulatory Death Improves Probability of Heart Transplantation in Waitlisted Candidates and Results in Post-Transplant Outcomes Similar to Those Achieved with Brain Dead Donors.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Sep 13:S0022-5223(23)00787.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. GAO Q, Kahan R, Gonzalez TJ, Zhang M, et al
    Gene delivery followed by ex vivo lung perfusion using an adeno-associated viral vector in a rodent lung transplant model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024;167:e131-e139.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  71. VAHL TP, Thourani VH, Makkar RR, Hamid N, et al
    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with high-risk symptomatic native aortic regurgitation (ALIGN-AR): a prospective, multicentre, single-arm study.
    Lancet. 2024 Mar 26:S0140-6736(23)02806-4. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(23)02806.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Tex Heart Inst J

  72. SHAHANI R, Ahmed A, Rosell FM, Iribarne A, et al
    Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Patient With Multivessel Disease and Dextrocardia With Situs Inversus Totalis.
    Tex Heart Inst J. 2024;51:e238382.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

  73. GOEBEL N, Stankowski T, Pollari F, Hassan K, et al
    Partial versus Complete Sternotomy for Aortic Valve Replacement-Multicenter Study.
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Apr 16. doi: 10.1055/s-0044-1782685.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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