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    November 2022
  1. MAREK J, Jowett V, Khambadkone S, Tsang V, et al
    In Memoriam: Professor Marc R. de Leval (April 16, 1941-June 26, 2022) - An Exceptional, Inspirational, and Most Modest Man.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1974-1975.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  2. DIETZMAN TW, Soria S, DePaolo J, Gillespie MJ, et al
    Influence of Antegrade Pulmonary Blood Flow on Outcomes of Superior Cavopulmonary Connection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1771-1777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  3. KINOSHITA T, Asai T, Suzuki T
    Outer Media Thickness at False Lumen and Secondary Aortic Dilatation After Acute Aortic Dissection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1646-1654.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  4. PERNOT M, d'Ostrevy N, Piperata A, Busuttil O, et al
    Percutaneous Total Aortic Arch Repair With In Situ Laser Fenestration.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e389-e392.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  5. MA WG, Sun LZ
    How Will the Elephant Trunk Technique Evolve in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1586.
    PubMed    


  6. COSELLI JS, Frankel WC, Green SY, Amarasekara HS, et al
    Staged Repair of Extensive Aneurysms of the Thoracic Aorta by Using the Elephant Trunk Technique.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1578-1585.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  7. JANG YH, Choi KH, Song YB, Jeong DS, et al
    Effects of Statin Intensity on Long-term Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1705-1714.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2022
  8. OROZCO-SEVILLA V, LeMaire SA
    Is Direct Cannulation the Right Approach to the Right Axillary Artery?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1347-1348.
    PubMed    


  9. BLEIWEIS MS, Philip J, Peek GJ, Fudge JC, et al
    Palliation Plus Ventricular Assist Device Insertion in 15 Neonates and Infants With Functionally Univentricular Circulation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1412-1418.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  10. LUTHRA S, Tsang GM
    Intraoperative Open Aortoscopy-A New Emerging Technique in Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e299-e301.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  11. SHIMIZU D, Miyoshi K, Sugimoto S, Toma T, et al
    Acute Pulmonary Edema Due to Arteriovenous Shunt Placement After Lung Transplantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e245-e247.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  12. LU K, Lian F, Liu J, Zhou H, et al
    Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Infection-induced Aortoenteric Fistula.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e275-e277.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  13. YANARTAS M, Karakoc AZ, Zengin A, Tas S, et al
    Multimodal Approach of Isolated Pulmonary Vasculitis: A Single-Institution Experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1253-1261.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2022
  14. ARBONA MA, Witheford M, Chung JCY, Lindsay TF, et al
    Aortic Wall Injury After Thoracic Stent Grafts: Vigilance Is Required!
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:692-693.
    PubMed    


  15. CRAWFORD TC, Brown C, Grimm JC
    Aortic Arch Management During Repair of Acute Type A Dissection: Don't Lose Sight of the Big Picture.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:701-702.
    PubMed    


  16. OUCHI T, Kato N, Kato H, Higashigawa T, et al
    Utility of Psoas Muscle Area in Selecting Older Patients Feasible for Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:750-756.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  17. DOBERNE JW, Sabe AA, Vekstein AM, Wojnarski CM, et al
    Stent Graft-induced Aortic Wall Injury: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:684-692.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  18. MERCER-ROSA L, Fogel MA, Wei ZA, Trusty PM, et al
    Fontan Geometry and Hemodynamics Are Associated With Quality of Life in Adolescents and Young Adults.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:841-847.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. PATEL PM, Dong A, Chiou E, Wei J, et al
    Aortic Arch Management During Acute and Subacute Type A Aortic Syndromes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:694-701.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  20. ISOMURA S, Azuma T, Yokoi Y, Domoto S, et al
    Modified Candy-plug Device for Dilated False Lumen Occlusion: Is a Candle Better Than a Candy?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e219-e221.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. ROYSE AG, Royse CF, Paterson HS
    Composite Total Arterial Revascularization Techniques Comparing the Second Internal Mammary Artery and Radial Artery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1088-1089.
    PubMed    


  22. DI MARCO L
    Frozen Elephant Trunk for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection With Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery: Kill Two Birds With One Stone?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1092-1093.
    PubMed    


  23. MANENTI A, Roncati L, Manco G
    Inside Pathophysiology of Thoracic Aorta Grafts.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1098.
    PubMed    


  24. FORMICA F, D'Alessandro S
    Should the No-Touch Aorta Technique Deserve More Emphasis?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:1090.
    PubMed    


    August 2022
  25. BALKHY HH, Nisivaco SM, Hashimoto M, Torregrossa G, et al
    Robotic Total Endoscopic Coronary Bypass in 570 Patients: Impact of Anastomotic Technique in Two Eras.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:476-482.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. BROWN JA, Sultan I
    Just Go With the Flow: Coronary Targets May Dictate Right Internal Mammary Artery Patency More Than Inflow Configuration.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:364-365.
    PubMed    


  27. MAGLOIRE KT, Saouti N, Van Der Heiden P, Scohy TV, et al
    Measures to Prevent Neurologic Deficits in Urgent CABG Surgery With Bilateral Carotid Occlusion.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e121-e123.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  28. UIMONEN M, Olsson C, Jeppsson A, Geirsson A, et al
    Outcome After Surgery for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection With or Without Primary Tear Resection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:492-501.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  29. BAKAEEN FG, Ghandour H, Ravichandren K, Zhen-Yu Tong M, et al
    Right Internal Thoracic Artery Patency Is Affected More by Target Choice Than Conduit Configuration.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:458-466.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. NAITO S, Demal T, Biancari F
    Impact of Aortic Cross-Clamp in Coronary Bypass Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:607.
    PubMed    


  31. NARAYAN P
    On-pump Beating Heart-An Important Confounder?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:606-607.
    PubMed    


  32. KIDO T, Steringer MT, Vodiskar J, Burri M, et al
    Improved Long-term Outcome of Damus-Kaye-Stansel Procedure Without Previous Pulmonary Artery Banding.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:545-551.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2022
  33. HEADRICK AT, Qureshi AM, Ghanayem NS, Heinle J, et al
    In-hospital Morbidity and Mortality After Modified Blalock-Taussig-Thomas Shunts.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:168-175.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. WELLS DA, Coghill M, Szugye N, Moore R, et al
    Transplantation and Arch Repair in Fontan 3 Years After HeartMate 3: Technical Considerations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e5-e7.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  35. KAI M, Ohira S, Goldberg JB, Laskowski I, et al
    Simplified Zone 2 Arch Repair Using a Trifurcated Graft for Acute Type A Dissection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:e67-e70.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  36. PRASANNA A, Tan CW, Anastasopulos A, Beroukhim RS, et al
    One and One-Half Ventricle Repair: Role for Restricting Antegrade Pulmonary Blood Flow.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:176-183.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  37. ZHENG WC, Lee MGY, d'Udekem Y
    Fate of Patients With Single Ventricles Who Do Not Undergo the Fontan Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;114:25-33.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2022
  38. QUARTI AG, Angeli E, Petridis FD, Careddu L, et al
    A Porthole on the Fontan Circuit.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e485.
    PubMed    


  39. MAZINE A, Dhingra NK, Chu MWA, El-Hamamsy I, et al
    Aortic Arch Replacement: How I Teach It.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1787-1793.
    PubMed    


  40. CALDERONE A, Chauvette V, Demers P, Lamarche Y, et al
    Frozen Elephant Trunk Repair for Acute Type A Dissection in Right Aortic Arch.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e429-e431.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  41. CHAMBERLAIN RC, Andersen ND, McCrary AW, Hornik CP, et al
    Postoperative Renal Failure, Shunt Type, and Mortality After Norwood Palliation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:2046-2053.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  42. DERVISHI M, Fukuhara S, Patel HJ, Yang B, et al
    Endovascular Rerouting the Errant Aortic Endoprosthesis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e409-e411.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  43. FERRARIS VA
    On-Pump vs Off-Pump CABG-What Should Programs Do to Improve Off-Pump CABG Results?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1998-1999.
    PubMed    


  44. SHAHIAN DM, Bowdish ME, Bloom JP, Wyler von Ballmoos MC, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Composite Measure: 2021 Methodology Update.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1954-1961.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2022
  45. SHIMABUKURO K, Sakai O, Fujii R, Ogura H, et al
    Simplified Endovascular Treatment of Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery With Kommerell Diverticulum.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e401.
    PubMed    


  46. PACINI D, Murana G
    Aortic Arch Replacement in 2051: Endovascular Skills Would Be Routinely Part of the Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1497-1498.
    PubMed    


  47. MEHTA C
    Improving the Endovascular Management of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1542-1543.
    PubMed    


  48. PICHLMAIER M, Buech J, Tsilimparis N, Fabry TG, et al
    Routine Stent Bridging to the Supraaortic Vessels in Aortic Arch Replacement: 10-Year-Experience.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1491-1497.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  49. WONG LY, Alver N, Dewey EN, Bhamidipati C, et al
    Septal Myectomy for Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in the Elderly.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1477-1481.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. FARBER MA, Krishnasastry KV, Desai N, Starnes BW, et al
    Five-year Outcomes With Conformable GORE TAG Endoprosthesis Used in Traumatic Aortic Transections.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1536-1542.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  51. BETHANCOURT CN, Blitzer D, Yamabe T, Zhao Y, et al
    Valve-Sparing Root Replacement Versus Bio-Bentall: Inverse Propensity Weighting of 796 Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1529-1535.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  52. AL-KHALDI A, Alsahari A, Alotay A, Momenah T, et al
    Peripheral Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Is Not a Contraindication to a Single-ventricle Pathway.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1563-1568.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2022
  53. CHUDGAR NP, Zhu R, Gray KD, Chiu R, et al
    Implementing a High-Value Care Discharge Protocol in Patients Undergoing CABG Reduces Readmission.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1112-1118.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  54. DI MARCO L, Amodio C, Mariani C, Costantino A, et al
    Frozen Elephant Trunk in Right Aberrant Subclavian Artery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e287-e289.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  55. CLEMENCE J JR, Yang B
    Open Repair of Aortic Arch Mycotic Pseudoaneurysms With Distal Perfusion.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e271-e273.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  56. BRINKMAN WT
    The Right Axillary Artery Is Almost Always the Right Answer.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1190-1191.
    PubMed    


  57. TONG MZ, Eagleton MJ, Roselli EE, Blackstone EH, et al
    Outcomes of Open Versus Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:1144-1152.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2022
  58. FERRARIS VA
    Lessons for Surgeons - Is Coronary Artery Endarterectomy Safe and Effective?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Mar 21. pii: S0003-4975(22)00362.
    PubMed    


  59. LEE JH, Cho Y, Kim YJ, Cho YH, et al
    Impact of Individual Income Level on Late Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Mar 16. pii: S0003-4975(22)00340.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  60. FLIEGNER M, Yaser JM, Stewart J, Nathan H, et al
    Area Deprivation and Medicare Spending for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Insights from Michigan.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Mar 14. pii: S0003-4975(22)00329.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  61. KELLY JJ, Han JJ, Desai ND, Iyengar A, et al
    Coronary Endarterectomy: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Mar 12. pii: S0003-4975(22)00330.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  62. FATTOUCH K, Dioguardi P, Guccione F, Nogara A, et al
    10-Year Results of Mitral Repair and Coronary Bypass for Ischemic Regurgitation: A Randomized Trial.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:816-822.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2022
  63. CAO Y, Asai H, Niwano H, Ikarashi J, et al
    Surgical Angioplasty for a Single Coronary Artery With Myocardial Bridging.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Feb 22. pii: S0003-4975(22)00222.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. RODGERS-FISCHL PM, Makdisi G
    Internal Thoracic Artery and Vascular Adaptations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:695.
    PubMed    


  65. METKUS TS
    Searching for the Ideal Antiplatelet Therapy for CABG Patients With Kidney Disease.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:562.
    PubMed    


  66. MANENTI A, Roncati L, Manco G
    The Internal Thoracic Artery Remodeling.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:694-695.
    PubMed    


  67. JIN R, Wang M, Grunkemeier GL, Furnary AP, et al
    Calibration Factors for STS Risk Model Predictions: Why, How and When They Are Used.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:386-391.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. HUCKABY LV, Sultan I, Trimarchi S, Leshnower B, et al
    Sex-Based Aortic Dissection Outcomes From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:498-505.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  69. WADA T, Ohuchi S, Oyama S
    Type A Acute Aortic Dissection in a Patient with Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e99-e101.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. ZHANG J, Li T
    Stent in Left Renal Vein Stuck at the Opening of Tricuspid Valve.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e91-e94.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  71. BASSAWON R, Sirajuddin S, Martucci G, Shum-Tim D, et al
    Snare or Scalpel: Challenges of Intracardiac Cement Embolism Retrieval.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e107-e110.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  72. OHIRA S, Malekan R, Kai M, Goldberg JB, et al
    Reoperative Total Arch Repair Using a Trifurcated Graft and Selective Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:569-576.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  73. CHANG H, Wang Y, Liu B, Wang W, et al
    Endovascular Repair for Acute Type B Aortic Dissection With Unfavorable Proximal Landing Zone.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:545-553.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  74. KARI FA, Misfeld M, Borger M, Rylski B, et al
    German Aortic Root Repair Registry-Insights From the First 400 Consecutive Patients.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:608-615.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  75. BALKI I, de Perrot M, Bavaghar-Zaeimi F, Nourouzpour S, et al
    Clinical Implications of Body Composition and Exercise Capacity Following Pulmonary Endarterectomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:444-451.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  76. STEPHENS EH, Eltayeb O, Kennedy C, Rigsby CK, et al
    Influence of Fetal Diagnosis on Management of Vascular Rings.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:630-636.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2022
  77. NAKAMURA Y
    Terminologic Confusion Related to the Elephant Trunk Technique.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:381-382.
    PubMed    


  78. KREIBICH M, Rylski B, Beyersdorf F, Czerny M, et al
    Spontaneous Dislocation of a Frozen Elephant Trunk Stent Graft Into the False Lumen.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2022;113:e81.
    PubMed    


    December 2021
  79. BERCZELI M, Chinnadurai P, Ramirez-Giraldo JC, Garami Z, et al
    Time-resolved, Cardiac-gated Computed Tomography after Endovascular Ascending Aortic and Arch Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Dec 28. pii: S0003-4975(21)02142.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. LEHR EJ
    Avoiding adverse outcomes while changing anastomotic technique in totally endoscopic robotic coronary artery bypass grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Dec 16. pii: S0003-4975(21)02107.
    PubMed    


  81. PERCY ED, Chowdhury M, Hirji S, Harloff M, et al
    Opioid Prescription Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the United States: A Call to Action.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Dec 3. pii: S0003-4975(21)01997.
    PubMed    


  82. MANENTI A, Roncati L, Manco G
    Internal Thoracic Arteries Optimal Conduits for a "Physiology-Guided Surgery".
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:2114-2115.
    PubMed    


  83. DE MARTINO A, Bortolotti U
    The AngioVac System: Effectiveness of Expanding Indications.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:2113.
    PubMed    


  84. PUPOVAC SS, Hemli JM, Bavaria JE, Patel HJ, et al
    Moderate Versus Deep Hypothermia in Type A Acute Aortic Dissection Repair: Insights from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1893-1899.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  85. SCHIAVON M, Comacchio GM, Mammana M, Faccioli E, et al
    Lobectomy With Artery Reconstruction and Pneumonectomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Propensity Score Weighting Study.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1805-1813.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. CLEMENT KC, Canner JK, Sussman MS, Hicks CW, et al
    Persistent Opioid Use After Open Aortic Surgery: Risk Factors, Costs, and Consequences.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1939-1945.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2021
  87. FUKUHARA S, Ailawadi G, Deeb GM
    Non-Aortic Valve Cardiac Surgery after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 26. pii: S0003-4975(21)01986.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. ODA S, Fujita S, Tatewaki H, Shiose A, et al
    Valve-Sparing Reimplantation for Right Coronary Artery Compression after Fontan Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 25. pii: S0003-4975(21)01996.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. NEWELL P, Hirji S, Kaneko T
    Holy Grail? Not So Fast: Socioeconomic Disparities Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 25. pii: S0003-4975(21)01994.
    PubMed    


  90. KAPOOR S, Zhu J, Kilic A, Toma C, et al
    Outcomes in Multivessel Coronary Disease Stratified by Society for Thoracic Surgery Risk.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 18. pii: S0003-4975(21)01921.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  91. HANNAN EL, Wu Y, Cozzens K, Friedrich M, et al
    The Association of Socio-Economic Factors with Outcomes for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 11. pii: S0003-4975(21)01886.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  92. QU WW, Wei JW, Binongo JN, Keeling WB, et al
    Gender Differences in Failure-to-Rescue After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov 11. pii: S0003-4975(21)01888.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  93. GLAM R, Raad M, Bolotin G
    Animal Study of a Novel Device for Clampless Proximal Anastomosis in Coronary Bypass Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1681-1686.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. PANDA N, Phillips WW, Geller AD, Lipsitz S, et al
    Supraclavicular Approach for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Description of a Learning Curve.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1616-1623.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  95. TSUBOUCHI H, Goto M, Terazawa S, Adachi S, et al
    Left Upper Lobe Trisegmentectomy After Pulmonary Endarterectomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e361-e363.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. HOLUBEC T, Van Linden A, Bodelle B, Walther T, et al
    Frozen Elephant Trunk: Minimally Invasive Implantation of a New Trifurcated Hybrid Aortic Prosthesis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e321-e323.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  97. KESHAVAMURTHY S, Dulam V, Leung SW, Kashem MA, et al
    Donor Pulmonary Vein Anomalies: What's in Your Toolbox?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e369-e371.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  98. PUIU PC, Pingpoh C, Beyersdorf F, Czerny M, et al
    Direct Versus Side Graft Cannulation From the Right Axillary Artery in Thoracic Aortic Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1433-1440.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  99. BEN-GAL Y, Gordon A, Ziv-Baran T, Farkash A, et al
    Late Outcomes of In Situ Versus Composite Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Revascularization.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1441-1446.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  100. GAMBARDELLA I, Lau C, Rahouma M, Iannacone E, et al
    Diaphragm Preservation Reduces Respiratory Failure After Extent I Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1453-1459.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  101. HASEGAWA S, Matsushima S, Matsuhisa H, Higuma T, et al
    Selective Lesser Curvature Augmentation With Geometric Study for Repair of Aortic Arch Obstruction.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:1523-1531.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2021
  102. HUANG K, Wang Y, Huang J, Chu X, et al
    Nomogram Predicts Improvement of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Oct 22. pii: S0003-4975(21)01752.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  103. LI J, Tang D, Li X, He H, et al
    Endovascular Reintervention 8 Years After Open Implantation of Triple-Branched Stent Graft.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e311.
    PubMed    


  104. SCAFFA R, Salica A, Weltert L, Irace FG, et al
    Optimized Use of the "Skirt" of the Valsalva Graft for the Completion Bentall Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e303-e305.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  105. FURUI M, Hirata H, Kakii B, Yoshida T, et al
    Secondary Aortoesophageal Fistula Treated by Covered Esophageal Stent and Muscle Wrapping.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e241-e243.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  106. COMENTALE G, D'Andrea C, Pilato E, Oppido G, et al
    Type A Aortic Dissection in an 11-month-old Infant With Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;112:e287-e289.
    PubMed     Abstract available


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    September 2020
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    August 2020
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