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    August 2022
  1. BEDZRA EKS, Adachi I, Peng DM, Amdani S, et al
    Systemic ventricular assist device support of the Fontan circulation yields promising outcomes: An analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Pedimacs and Intermacs Databases.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:353-364.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  2. HERRMANN JL
    Commentary: Systemic ventricular assist devices for the Fontan circulation: We can, but for whom and when?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:365-366.
    PubMed    


  3. NAVIA D, Espinoza J, Vrancic M, Piccinini F, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients makes sense indeed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:e88.
    PubMed    


  4. HU X, Wang Y
    Is bilateral internal thoracic artery truly better for older patients?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:e87.
    PubMed    


  5. LOCKER C
    Commentary: Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients? Elephant on a slippery slope.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:554-556.
    PubMed    


  6. PARK SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Stronger evidence than Arterial Revascularization Trial in patients aged 70 years or more?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:550-551.
    PubMed    


  7. NAVIA D, Espinoza J, Vrancic M, Piccinini F, et al
    Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in elderly patients: Any benefit in survival?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:542-549.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  8. PREVENTZA O, Cekmecelioglu D
    Commentary: Endovascular solutions for chronic type B aortic dissection: Keep pushing the envelope in a safe way and helping our patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:461-462.
    PubMed    


  9. GRIMM JC, Szeto WY
    Commentary: Managing the septum in chronic type B aortic dissections-power up the laser.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:460-461.
    PubMed    


  10. FUKUHARA S, Tchouta L, Pampati R, Liesman DR, et al
    Laser aortic septotomy during thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:450-459.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2022
  11. BACKER CL
    Commentary: Vascular ring repair: Not always one and done.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:208-209.
    PubMed    


  12. AKHRASS R, Bakaeen FG
    The advantage of surgical revascularization in diabetic patients with multivessel disease: More arterial conduits, more benefit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:119-122.
    PubMed    


  13. LEVACK MM, Kindzelski BA, Miletic KG, Vargo PR, et al
    Adjunctive endovascular balloon fracture fenestration for chronic aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:2-10.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  14. PERCY ED, Sabe AA
    Commentary: A new chapter in chronic type B aortic dissection: Balloon fracture fenestration and remodeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:12-13.
    PubMed    


  15. ARNAOUTAKIS GJ, Sultan I
    Commentary: Blowing stuff up: Balloon fracture fenestration with thoracic endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;164:11-12.
    PubMed    


    June 2022
  16. JEON YJ, Kim HK, Kim WS, Cho JH, et al
    Repair of aortoesophageal fistula with homograft aortic replacement and primary esophageal closure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2002-2008.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  17. OROZCO-SEVILLA V, Salerno TA
    Commentary: Has revascularization MET its match?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2105-2106.
    PubMed    


  18. DEO SV, Sundaram V, Wilson B, Sahadevan J, et al
    Adverse events after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with preoperative metabolic syndrome: A 10-year follow-up of the Veterans Affairs Database.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2096-2103.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  19. CHATTERJEE S, LeMaire SA, Amarasekara HS, Green SY, et al
    Differential presentation in acuity and outcomes based on socioeconomic status in patients who undergo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1990-1998.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  20. DE LEON AYALA IA, Cheng YT, Chen SW, Chu SY, et al
    Outcomes of type Ia endoleaks after endovascular repair of the proximal aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2012-2021.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  21. ASAI T, Dohi S, Oishi A, Endo D, et al
    Commentary: There is a type Ia leak in that stent-graft?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2022-2023.
    PubMed    


    May 2022
  22. SZETO WY, Vallabhajosyula P, Matsuda H, Moainie SL, et al
    One-year results with a low-profile endograft in subjects with thoracic aortic aneurysm and ulcer pathologies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1739-1750.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  23. ELMAHROUK AF MD, Ismail MF MD, Arafat AA MD, Dohain AM MD, et al
    Combined Norwood and cavopulmonary shunt as the first palliation in late presenters with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and single-ventricle lesions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1592-1600.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  24. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Successful pairing of the Norwood and bidirectional Glenn in select older infants.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1601-1602.
    PubMed    


  25. KOTANI Y, Kobayashi Y, Kadowaki S, Kisamori E, et al
    Impact of pulmonary artery coarctation on pulmonary artery growth and definitive repair following modified Blalock-Taussig shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1618-1626.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  26. AL-OMAIR MA, Haller C
    Commentary: The right procedure for the right patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1602-1603.
    PubMed    


  27. INKOLLU SK, Bechara CF
    Commentary: Profile matters: 1-year results of low profile endograft with thoracic aortic aneurysm and ulcer pathologies.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1752-1753.
    PubMed    


  28. DAYAN V, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Putting the lid on left main revascularization equipoise.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1870-1871.
    PubMed    


  29. BERDAJS DA, Koechlin L, Reid G, Grob F, et al
    Modified frozen elephant trunk procedure as standard approach in acute type A aortic dissection: A propensity-weighted analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1754-1761.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  30. LIAKOPOULOS OJ, Choi YH
    Commentary: Minimally invasive coronary bypass or percutaneous coronary intervention for complex left anterior descending artery stenosis: A never-ending battle.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1850-1851.
    PubMed    


  31. NGUYEN A
    Commentary: Paradoxical increase in areas of myocardial fibrosis following septal myectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1835.
    PubMed    


  32. GIRARDI LN
    Commentary: Non-A non-B aortic dissection: Not a nonaggressive subtype of distal aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1775-1776.
    PubMed    


  33. WANG W, Piao H, Wang Y, Li B, et al
    Early outcomes with a hybrid technique for repair of a non-A non-B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1766-1774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  34. RAMZY D, Chikwe J
    Commentary: Is robotic-assisted coronary bypass ready for prime time?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1848-1850.
    PubMed    


  35. HOBBS R, Si MS
    Commentary: Modified frozen elephant trunk.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1763-1764.
    PubMed    


  36. RAM E, Raanani E, Klempfner R, Peled Y, et al
    Midterm outcomes of patients with multivessel disease treated at centers with and without on-site cardiac surgery services.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1852-1861.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  37. SAMY S, Stein LH
    Commentary: Proximal aortic dissection repair-when have things gone too far?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1764-1765.
    PubMed    


  38. PATEL NC, Hemli JM, Seetharam K, Singh VP, et al
    Minimally invasive coronary bypass versus percutaneous coronary intervention for isolated complex stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1839-1846.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  39. ROCHA RV, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass for isolated left anterior descending lesions: A welcomed innovation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1847-1848.
    PubMed    


    April 2022
  40. HANLEY F
    Commentary: Complex pulmonary artery reconstruction (PAR)...on a par with few others.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1459-1461.
    PubMed    


  41. ASSI R, Geirsson A
    Commentary: Reverse elephant trunk procedure-staged by intention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1266-1267.
    PubMed    


  42. ROCHA RV, Tam DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Right gastroepiploic artery: An overlooked contender for second arterial conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1344-1345.
    PubMed    


  43. LOCKER C
    Commentary: Right gastroepiploic artery versus right internal thoracic artery: Backing the wrong horse.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1346-1348.
    PubMed    


  44. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Results of total coronary artery occlusion on graft patency following coronary artery bypass graft surgery: More information is needed!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1358-1359.
    PubMed    


  45. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: The benefits of going big: Cost savings and reduced mortality in a national study of proximal aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1281-1282.
    PubMed    


  46. MACGILLIVRAY TE, Gleason TG, Patel HJ, Aldea GS, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American Association for Thoracic Surgery clinical practice guidelines on the management of type B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1231-1249.
    PubMed    


  47. COSELLI JS, Krause HM, Green SY, Zhang Q, et al
    A 23-year experience with the reversed elephant trunk technique for staged repair of extensive thoracic aortic aneurysm.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1252-1264.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  48. REECE TB
    Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1263-1264.
    PubMed    


  49. HIRJI SA, Shah R, Aranki S, McGurk S, et al
    The impact of hospital size on national trends and outcomes in isolated open proximal aortic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1269-1278.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  50. LIN S, Rao C, Yang L, Yang X, et al
    Impact of coronary total occlusion on graft failure and outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1349-1357.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2022
  51. BACHET J
    Commentary: Extensive cell salvage during thoracoabdominal and descending aortic repair: Actual risk factor for postoperative complications or just an associated indicator of difficult surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:923-924.
    PubMed    


  52. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: Why do coronary artery bypass grafting transfusion rates vary? We still don't know.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1028-1029.
    PubMed    


  53. TATOULIS J
    Commentary: Coronary surgery with a triple A rating: Total arterial is the best.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1013-1014.
    PubMed    


  54. DIMAGLI A, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: The radial artery reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e253-e254.
    PubMed    


  55. GHOSH RM, Maeda K
    Commentary: Diastolic (dys)function after Fontan completion: Where is the dysfunction?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1208-1209.
    PubMed    


  56. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: Skeleton in the closet: Toward durable repair of atrioventricular valve in univentricular circulation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1176-1177.
    PubMed    


  57. CHAI PJ
    Commentary: Biventricular conversion after Fontan completion-what have we learned so far?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1224-1225.
    PubMed    


  58. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Commentary: Prevention of incomplete resection during septal myectomy: Virtual seeing is actual believing.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e248-e250.
    PubMed    


  59. KULIK A
    Commentary: Yin and Yang: Antiplatelet and lipid-lowering therapies to prevent vein graft thrombosis and atherosclerosis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1042-1043.
    PubMed    


  60. OMER S
    Commentary: Saphenous vein graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting. It's all about getting the basics right.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1040-1041.
    PubMed    


  61. ROBINSON NB, Audisio K, Cancelli G, Masterson Creber RM, et al
    Current practice patterns for use of the radial artery for coronary surgery in dedicated centers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:e251-e252.
    PubMed    


  62. STONE ML, Schafer M, DiMaria MV, von Alvensleben JC, et al
    Diastolic inflow is associated with inefficient ventricular flow dynamics in Fontan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1195-1207.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  63. ARRIGONI SC, IJsselhof R, Postmus D, Vonk JM, et al
    Long-term outcomes of atrioventricular septal defect and single ventricle: A multicenter study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1166-1175.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  64. DOULAMIS IP, Marathe SP, Piekarski B, Beroukhim RS, et al
    Biventricular conversion after Fontan completion: A preliminary experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1211-1223.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  65. KISER KA, Tanaka A, Sandhu HK, Miller CC 3rd, et al
    Extensive cell salvage and postoperative outcomes following thoracoabdominal and descending aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:914-921.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  66. HOBBS RD, Norton EL, Wu X, Willer CJ, et al
    Gait speed is a preoperative indicator of postoperative events after elective proximal aortic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:886-894.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  67. FITZGERALD DC, Simpson AN, Baker RA, Wu X, et al
    Determinants of hospital variability in perioperative red blood cell transfusions during coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1015-1024.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  68. BOJKO MM, Assi R, Bavaria JE, Suhail M, et al
    Midterm outcomes and durability of sinus segment preservation compared with root replacement for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:900-910.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  69. QU J, Zhang D, Zhang H, Rao C, et al
    Preoperative clopidogrel and outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1044-1052.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  70. ZHU J, Zhu Y, Zhang M, Xue Q, et al
    Influence of lipoproteins and antiplatelet agents on vein graft patency 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1030-1039.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  71. TAGGART DP, Gaudino MF, Gerry S, Gray A, et al
    Effect of total arterial grafting in the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:1002-1009.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2022
  72. BARTLETT HL, Anagnostopoulos PV
    Commentary: Will the next improvement in the care of single ventricle patients come from focusing on patient selection for the cavopulmonary shunt?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:410-411.
    PubMed    


  73. CARPENTER AJ
    Commentary: We can make better decisions regarding revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:661-662.
    PubMed    


  74. ROCHA RV, Elbatarny M, Tam DY, Fremes SE, et al
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention: Optimal revascularization for the younger patient.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:657-658.
    PubMed    


  75. ALI-GHOSH H, Barlow CW
    Commentary: Chronic kidney disease and coronary bypass surgery: Getting it right.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:674-675.
    PubMed    


  76. SPIGEL ZA, Edmunds EE, Caldarone CA, Hickey EJ, et al
    Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: Influence of heterotaxy and venous obstruction on outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:387-395.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  77. ROBICH MP, Leavitt BJ, Ryan TJ Jr, Westbrook BM, et al
    Comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies for early coronary artery disease: A multicenter analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:645-656.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  78. BAVARIA JE, Brinkman WT, Hughes GC, Shah AS, et al
    Five-year outcomes of endovascular repair of complicated acute type B aortic dissections.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:539-548.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  79. JAKOB H, Shehada SE, Dohle D, Wendt D, et al
    New 3-zone hybrid graft: First-in-man experience in acute type I dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:568-574.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  80. GAUDINO M, Khan FM, Rahouma M, Naik A, et al
    Spinal cord injury after open and endovascular repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:552-564.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  81. RUBENS FD, Wells GA, Coutinho T, Eddeen AB, et al
    Sex differences after coronary artery bypass grafting with a second arterial conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:686-695.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  82. 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. 2022;163:676-682.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2022
  83. MICELI A, Rampa L, Montisci A
    Commentary: Frailty, surgical volume and outcomes: Implication for percutaneous treatment.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:162-163.
    PubMed    


  84. ANTUNES MJ
    Commentary: Low left ventricular ejection fraction in coronary artery bypass grafting: Accept or control factors determining survival?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:120-121.
    PubMed    


  85. BOJKO MM, Suhail M, Bavaria JE, Bueker A, et al
    Midterm outcomes of emergency surgery for acute type A aortic dissection in octogenarians.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:2-12.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  86. GAUDINO M, Pagano D, Freemantle N
    Commentary: The left main controversy: Is this a real subgroup requiring custom clinical recommendations?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:108-110.
    PubMed    


  87. GALLO M, Blitzer D, Laforgia PL, Doulamis IP, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass graft for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:94-105.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  88. CHUNG JC, Lodewyks CL, Forbes TL, Chu MWA, et al
    Prevention and management of spinal cord ischemia following aortic surgery: A survey of contemporary practice.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:16-23.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  89. OMER S, Adeseye A, Jimenez E, Cornwell LD, et al
    Low left ventricular ejection fraction, complication rescue, and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022;163:111-119.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2021
  90. BARRON D, Guariento A
    Commentary: Lateral tunnel or extracardiac conduit for a Fontan operation: Is that your final answer?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1835-1836.
    PubMed    


  91. SCHWANN TA, Gaudino MFL
    Commentary: To BIMA or not to BIMA, that should be the question, rather than how to BIMA.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1755-1756.
    PubMed    


  92. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Should patients receive home health care after coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1741-1743.
    PubMed    


  93. SHIRAGA K, Ozcelik N, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, et al
    Imposition of Fontan physiology: Effects on strain and global measures of ventricular function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1813-1822.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  94. DALEY M, d'Udekem Y
    The optimal Fontan operation: Lateral tunnel or extracardiac conduit?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1825-1834.
    PubMed    


  95. MARZOUK M, Kalavrouziotis D, Grazioli V, Meneas C, et al
    Long-term outcome of the in situ versus free internal thoracic artery as the second arterial graft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1744-1752.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  96. DEO SV, Sharma V, Altarabsheh SE, Raza S, et al
    Home health care visits may reduce the need for early readmission after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1732-1739.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2021
  97. WILLETTS RG, Stickley J, Drury NE, Mehta C, et al
    Four right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit types.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1324-1333.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  98. PRABHU NK, Andersen ND, Turek JW
    Commentary: One size fits some-additional pulmonary blood flow at the Glenn operation and patient-specific factors.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1359-1360.
    PubMed    


  99. BAEK JS, Park CS, Choi ES, Yun TJ, et al
    The impact of additional antegrade pulmonary blood flow at bidirectional Glenn shunt on long-term outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1346-1355.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  100. CARREL T, Schoenhoff F
    Commentary: Diameter alone is not precise enough but wall stress analysis may facilitate decision-making for indications for prophylactic aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1461-1462.
    PubMed    


  101. ARGHAMI A, Crestanello JA
    Commentary: The fate of the saphenous vein conduit in coronary bypass.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1547.
    PubMed    


  102. VO TX, Rubens FD
    Commentary: Composite grafting with the saphenous vein-Y not?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1545-1546.
    PubMed    


  103. SHAPIRA OM, Shapira-Daniels A
    Commentary: Composite internal thoracic artery-saphenous vein grafts for coronary bypass: Can the two be used together?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1544-1545.
    PubMed    


  104. HWANG HY, Lee Y, Sohn SH, Choi JW, et al
    Equivalent 10-year angiographic and long-term clinical outcomes with saphenous vein composite grafts and arterial composite grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1535-1543.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  105. FAURE EM, El Batti S, Sutter W, Bel A, et al
    Stent-assisted balloon dilatation of chronic aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1467-1473.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  106. NORTON EL, Hornsby WE, Wu X, Wolford BN, et al
    Aortic progression and reintervention in patients with pathogenic variants after a thoracic aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1436-1448.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2021
  107. KALFA D
    Commentary: The case for a comprehensive clinical, basic, and translational research strategy to understand, prevent, detect, and treat cerebrovascular injury in Fontan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1229-1230.
    PubMed    


  108. LUBERT AM, Redington AN
    Commentary: Aspirin versus warfarin in patients with a Fontan circulation-the clot thickens.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1231-1233.
    PubMed    


  109. KARAMICHALIS JM
    Commentary: Fontan circulation, pulmonary blood flow, and lessons from the FUEL (Fontan Udenafil Exercise Longitudinal) study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1239-1240.
    PubMed    


  110. MAKHDOUM A, Rushani D, Yanagawa B
    Commentary: Mediastinitis postcoronary artery bypass grafting: From awfully simple to simply awful.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1131-1132.
    PubMed    


  111. TOMPKINS BA, Salerno TA
    Commentary: What does the future hold for coronary bypass surgery?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1120-1121.
    PubMed    


  112. RYCHIK J
    What "FUEL"s the Fontan circulation-solvitur ambulando!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1234-1238.
    PubMed    


  113. ATTARD C, Monagle PT, d'Udekem Y, Mackay MT, et al
    Long-term outcomes of warfarin versus aspirin after Fontan surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1218-1228.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  114. DAVIERWALA PM, Verevkin A, Sgouropoulou S, Hasheminejad E, et al
    Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Early outcomes and angiographic patency.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1109-1119.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  115. WOJNARSKI CM, Elgudin Y, Rubelowsky JJ, Wilson BM, et al
    Emerging trends in mediastinitis: National Veterans Health Administration experience with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1125-1130.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  116. UCHIDA K, Minami T, Cho T, Yasuda S, et al
    Results of ascending aortic and arch replacement for type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1025-1031.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  117. GHINCEA CV, Anderson DA, Ikeno Y, Roda GF, et al
    Utility of neuromonitoring in hypothermic circulatory arrest cases for early detection of stroke: Listening through the noise.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1035-1045.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    September 2021
  118. KALRA K, Chen EP
    Commentary: Aortic arch surgery-Acting your age.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:768-769.
    PubMed    


  119. DI MARCO L, Leone A, Calafiore AM, Di Mauro M, et al
    Commentary: Is the time for aortic arch redo-surgery running out?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:779-780.
    PubMed    


  120. MALAISRIE SC, Szeto WY, Halas M, Girardi LN, et al
    2021 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery expert consensus document: Surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:735-758.
    PubMed    


  121. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Valve-sparing aortic root surgery in children and adults with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:955-962.
    PubMed    


  122. CHUNG J, Stevens LM, Chu MWA, Dagenais F, et al
    The impact of age on patients undergoing aortic arch surgery: Evidence from a multicenter national registry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:759-766.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  123. BUDTZ-LILLY J, Vikholm P, Wanhainen A, Astudillo R, et al
    Technical eligibility for endovascular treatment of the aortic arch after open type A aortic dissection repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:770-777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    August 2021
  124. YEREBAKAN C, d'Udekem Y
    Fontan on stage: The year 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:369-371.
    PubMed    


  125. HSIA TY
    Commentary: Superior cavopulmonary connection: A false sense of security?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:396-397.
    PubMed    


  126. ALSOUFI B
    Commentary: Attrition after superior cavopulmonary connection; we don't have to be perfect but better than yesterday.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:394-395.
    PubMed    


  127. WELL A, Beckerman Z
    Commentary: The heart of the matter: Close clinical follow-up and exercise capacity in Fontan circulation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:382-383.
    PubMed    


  128. LOCKER C
    Commentary: Coronary surgery ART and two tablets for a headache.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:601-603.
    PubMed    


  129. BURATTO E, Konstantinov IE
    Highlights in congenital cardiothoracic surgery: 2020-2021.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:349-352.
    PubMed    


  130. HAYANGA JWA, Likosky DS, van Diepen S, Holst K, et al
    2020 in review.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:628-632.
    PubMed    


  131. LAWRENCE KM, Ittenbach RF, Hunt ML, Kaplinski M, et al
    Attrition between the superior cavopulmonary connection and the Fontan procedure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:385-393.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  132. PATEL ND, Friedman C, Herrington C, Wood JC, et al
    Progression in Fontan conduit stenosis and hemodynamic impact during childhood and adolescence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:372-380.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  133. XU H, Xiong J, Han X, Mei Y, et al
    Computed tomography-based hemodynamic index for aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e165-e176.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  134. LENOIR M, Bouhout I, Jelassi A, Cartier R, et al
    Del Nido cardioplegia versus blood cardioplegia in adult aortic root surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:514-522.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  135. RYLSKI B, Georgieva N, Beyersdorf F, Busch C, et al
    Gender-related differences in patients with acute aortic dissection type A.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:528-535.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2021
  136. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Aortic anatomy late after coarctation repair: Size matters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:193-194.
    PubMed    


  137. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: An innovative "CABG-patch".
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e19-e20.
    PubMed    


  138. BALSAM LB, Gaudino M
    Upcoming expert opinions on adult coronary surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:103-106.
    PubMed    


  139. RUEL M, Sun LY, Farkouh ME, Gaudino MF, et al
    Implications of the ISCHEMIA trial on the practice of surgical myocardial revascularization.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:90-99.
    PubMed    


  140. D'UDEKEM Y, Thambo JB, Iyengar AJ, Rychik J, et al
    Are we getting closer to identifying the best follow-up and management after Fontan completion?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:222-227.
    PubMed    


  141. HOCUM STONE LL, Swingen C, Wright C, Qi SS, et al
    Recovery of hibernating myocardium using stem cell patch with coronary bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:e3-e16.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  142. XIANG D, Kan X, Liang H, Xiong B, et al
    Comparison of mid-term outcomes of endovascular repair and medical management in patients with acute uncomplicated type B aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:26-36.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  143. SANDHU HK, Nissen AP, Mushtaq H, Miller CC 3rd, et al
    Resection and replacement of thoracic aortic graft infections.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:1-8.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  144. ZHANG L, Lu Q, Zhu H, Jing Z, et al
    Branch stent-grafting for endovascular repair of chronic aortic arch dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:12-22.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2021
  145. PREVENTZA O, de la Cruz KI
    Commentary: No distal anastomosis and negligible circulatory arrest time during frozen elephant trunk technique: More evidence is needed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e453-e454.
    PubMed    


  146. SONG HK
    Commentary: Dedicated-to advancing the field of coronary surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2135-2136.
    PubMed    


  147. LUBERT AM, Redington AN
    Commentary: Late adverse outcomes of the Fontan circulation: A PLEa for standardization of diagnostic criteria.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2167-2168.
    PubMed    


  148. HELDER MRK
    Commentary: The moment of truth: Longer-term follow-up after endovascular treatment of descending thoracic aortic rupture.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2015-2016.
    PubMed    


  149. LI Q, Ma WG, Sun LZ
    Optimization of the total arch replacement technique: Left subclavian perfusion with sequential aortic reconstruction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e447-e451.
    PubMed    


  150. SHARMA VJ, Iyengar AJ, Zannino D, Gentles T, et al
    Protein-losing enteropathy and plastic bronchitis after the Fontan procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2158-2165.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  151. ROSATI CM, Torregrossa G, Balkhy HH, Puskas JD, et al
    Dedicated training in advanced coronary surgery: Need and opportunity.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2130-2134.
    PubMed    


  152. LI J, Sun Y, Zhou T, Wang Y, et al
    David reimplantation with simultaneous total arch replacement and stented elephant trunk for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2017-2026.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  153. OGAWA Y, Watkins AC, Lingala B, Nathan I, et al
    Improved midterm outcomes after endovascular repair of nontraumatic descending thoracic aortic rupture compared with open surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:2004-2012.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2021
  154. VALLELY MP, Ramponi F, Seco M, Royse A, et al
    Multiarterial grafting: Why is it so hard to convince the masses of the benefits?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1832-1836.
    PubMed    


  155. KURLANSKY P
    Multiarterial grafting: The answer to that question.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1828-1831.
    PubMed    


  156. ESMAILIAN F, Chikwe J
    Commentary: Time to make multiarterial revascularization a quality metric.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1837-1838.
    PubMed    


  157. FENG J, Sellke FW
    Commentary: Ionic heterogeneity in vessel grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e411-e412.
    PubMed    


  158. HARKY A, Bailey G, Othman A, Shaw M, et al
    The life in their years versus the years in their life.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e361-e362.
    PubMed    


  159. FUKUNAGA N, Seidman MA, David TE
    Valve-sparing root replacement in a patient with a filamin A variant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e353-e355.
    PubMed    


  160. FANG SY, Roan JN, Lee JS, Chiu MH, et al
    Transplantation of viable mitochondria attenuates neurologic injury after spinal cord ischemia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e337-e347.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    April 2021
  161. BAKAEEN FG, Gaudino M, Whitman G, Doenst T, et al
    2021: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Document: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00736.
    PubMed    


  162. CALLAHAN CP, Jegatheeswaran A, Barron DJ, Husain SA, et al
    Factors associated with mortality or transplantation versus Fontan completion after cavopulmonary shunt for patients with tricuspid atresia.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Apr 30. pii: S0022-5223(21)00745.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  163. LAMBERTI JJ
    Reply: Salvaging a patient with a failing bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt requires careful analysis and timely corrective action.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e323.
    PubMed    


  164. LUO S, Honjo O
    Reply from authors: Rescue bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e324.
    PubMed    


  165. CARREL T
    Reply: Additional "customized" aortopulmonary shunt may increase "vis a tergo" to rescue a failing bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e322-e323.
    PubMed    


  166. TURKOZ R, Dogan A
    Management for bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure: Adding aortopulmonary shunt without takedown.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e321-e322.
    PubMed    


  167. MIZRAHI M, Beckerman Z
    Commentary: How to avoid early Fontan failure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1435-1436.
    PubMed    


  168. JOYCE DL
    Commentary: Flying solo without flying blind.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e295-e296.
    PubMed    


  169. TIBAYAN FA
    Commentary: Simulation-days of future past.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e296.
    PubMed    


  170. RANKIN JS
    Commentary: Questionable statistical routines.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1263-1265.
    PubMed    


  171. GILLINOV M, Soltesz EG
    Commentary: Surgical ablation-Just do it!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1262-1263.
    PubMed    


  172. GAUDINO M, Lamy A, Shroyer AL
    Commentary: Trials of off- versus on-pump bypass surgery: 105 and counting....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1283-1284.
    PubMed    


  173. BRUNSTING LA 3RD, Hiratzka LF
    Commentary: If all else fails....
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1272.
    PubMed    


  174. SZWED K, Pawliszak W, Szwed M, Tomaszewska M, et al
    Reducing delirium and cognitive dysfunction after off-pump coronary bypass: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1275-1282.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  175. QUAIL MA, Chan I, Sarna S, Hughes M, et al
    A preoperative estimate of central venous pressure is associated with early Fontan failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1426-1434.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  176. ROSENZWEIG EB, Ankola A, Krishnan U, Middlesworth W, et al
    A novel unidirectional-valved shunt approach for end-stage pulmonary arterial hypertension: Early experience in adolescents and adults.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1438-1446.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    March 2021
  177. BETTENHAUSEN A, Sako EY
    Commentary: Y bother?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1020-1021.
    PubMed    


  178. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Navigating the maze of ablation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1008-1009.
    PubMed    


  179. KARAMICHALIS JM
    Commentary: Fontan challenges: Critical early surgical decisions maybe key.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1136-1137.
    PubMed    


  180. PAONE G
    Commentary: So many and yet so few-How many is not enough?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1042-1043.
    PubMed    


  181. TREZZI M
    Commentary: Fontan takedown: The journey off the beaten path.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1137-1138.
    PubMed    


  182. ROBERTS HG JR, Wei LM, Badhwar V
    Commentary: Cox maze with septal myectomy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1007-1008.
    PubMed    


  183. SHAHIAN DM
    Commentary: Safety in numbers.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1043-1045.
    PubMed    


  184. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: Delayed gratification and optimism bias: Navigating quality and quantity of life with revascularization in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1032-1033.
    PubMed    


  185. MARATHE SP, Iyengar AJ, Betts KS, du Plessis K, et al
    Long-term outcomes following Fontan takedown in Australia and New Zealand.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1126-1135.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  186. NORTON EL, Wu X, Kim KM, Fukuhara S, et al
    Is hemiarch replacement adequate in acute type A aortic dissection repair in patients with arch branch vessel dissection without cerebral malperfusion?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:873-884.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  187. STELZER P, Mejia J, Varghese R
    Operative risks of the Ross procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:905-915.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    February 2021
  188. DAYAN V, Garcia-Villarreal OA, Escobar A, Ferrari J, et al
    The Latin American Association of Cardiac and Endovascular Surgery statement regarding the recently released American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(21)00387.
    PubMed    


  189. LOCKER C
    Reply: Skeletonized bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is a quality metric in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 24. pii: S0022-5223(21)00110.
    PubMed    


  190. WOODS RK
    Commentary: The Fontan cardiac transplant-Time to embrace change.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 23. pii: S0022-5223(21)00367.
    PubMed    


  191. AMDANI S, Simpson KE, Thrush P, Shih R, et al
    Hepatorenal dysfunction assessment with the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Excluding INR score predicts worse survival after heart transplant in pediatric Fontan patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Feb 18. pii: S0022-5223(21)00262.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  192. BEZERRA RF, Franchi SM, Khader H, Castro RM, et al
    COVID-19 as a confounding factor in a child submitted to staged surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: One of the first reports of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with congenital heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e97-e101.
    PubMed    


  193. MEZA JM, Prabhu N, Chamberlain RC, Turek JW, et al
    Commentary: Ductal stenting for ductal-dependent pulmonary blood flow: Time for an exclusive club to expand its membership?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:392-393.
    PubMed    


  194. LEHENBAUER DG, Morales DLS
    Commentary: Shunts versus stents? Collaboration better than competition.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:394-395.
    PubMed    


  195. MAKHOUL M
    Commentary: Duct stenting in neonates: Is it time to kiss goodbye our old friend, the Blalock-Taussig shunt?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:391-392.
    PubMed    


  196. BURKHART HM, Thompson JL, Mir A
    Commentary: Is there still a role for the systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt in tetralogy?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:401-402.
    PubMed    


  197. HAGE A, Bozinovski J, Ouzounian M, Chu MWA, et al
    Commentary: Expertise in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair-More than just the knife.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:706-707.
    PubMed    


  198. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: The hinge point doubles down-What's next for descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:512-513.
    PubMed    


  199. CHEEMA FH, Miller CC 3rd, Rajagopal K
    Commentary: Thinking, fast and slow-and even slower-about thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:542-543.
    PubMed    


  200. LE HUU A, Coselli JS
    Commentary: Aortic repair in the Great White North-endovascular or open, eh?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:528-529.
    PubMed    


  201. HUI DS, Lee R
    Commentary: Looking before leaping.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:634-635.
    PubMed    


  202. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Commentary: The race for the second best-The no-touch saphenous vein versus the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:631-633.
    PubMed    


  203. JOYCE DL
    Mechanical ventilation: A necessary evil?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:e213-e214.
    PubMed    


  204. ALSAGHEIR A, Koziarz A, Makhdoum A, Contreras J, et al
    Duct stenting versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt in neonates and infants with duct-dependent pulmonary blood flow: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:379-390.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  205. ZURAKOWSKI D, Jonas RA
    The many factors leading to resurgence of the Blalock shunt for tetralogy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:396-399.
    PubMed    


  206. ROCHA RV, Lindsay TF, Austin PC, Al-Omran M, et al
    Outcomes after endovascular versus open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: A population-based study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:516-527.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2021
  207. LAZAR HL
    Commentary: Improving outcomes in diabetic coronary artery bypass grafting recipients: More arterial conduits, but even more medicine.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 29. pii: S0022-5223(21)00161.
    PubMed    


  208. WARD AF, Lee R
    Commentary: Functional coronary artery stenosis-How can we functionally apply this to the operating room?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Jan 6. pii: S0022-5223(20)33370.
    PubMed    


    December 2020
  209. LANCASTER TS, Shahanavaz S, Balzer DT, Sweet SC, et al
    Midterm outcomes of the Potts shunt for pediatric pulmonary hypertension, with comparison to lung transplant.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(20)33316.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  210. TAM DY, Fremes SE
    Commentary: Microvesicles, personalized surgery, and tailored medical therapy to improve coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)33235.
    PubMed    


  211. CARREL T
    Commentary: Vis a tergo-a push from behind-is of paramount importance for the optimal function of a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1541-1542.
    PubMed    


  212. LAMBERTI JJ
    Commentary: When is a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt a bad idea?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1543-1544.
    PubMed    


  213. KAVARANA MN
    Commentary: Transdiaphragmatic tunneled Broviac catheters: How small ripples can make big waves.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1568-1569.
    PubMed    


  214. LAWTON JS
    Commentary: Easier is not always better than better.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1486-1487.
    PubMed    


  215. LANGER NB, Vlahakes GJ
    Commentary: Myocardial protection is a process, not an event.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1488-1489.
    PubMed    


  216. LUO S, Haranal M, Deng MX, Varenbut J, et al
    Low preoperative superior vena cava blood flow predicts bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1529-1540.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  217. HWANG HY, Paeng JC, Kang J, Jang MJ, et al
    Relation between functional coronary artery stenosis and graft occlusion after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Dec 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)33141.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2020
  218. POPE NH, Kilic A
    Commentary: Microvesicles: A target for personalized medicine following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)33068.
    PubMed    


  219. GAUDINO M, Kurlansky P, Fremes S
    The use of the radial artery for coronary artery bypass grafting improves long-term outcomes: And now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33037.
    PubMed    


  220. DOENST T, Sigusch H
    Surgical collateralization: The hidden mechanism for improving prognosis in chronic coronary syndromes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33044.
    PubMed    


  221. GAUDINO M, Brophy JM
    The controversy on the treatment of left main coronary artery disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Nov 10. pii: S0022-5223(20)33039.
    PubMed    


  222. JACOBS JP, Fraser CD 3rd, Tweddell JS, Jacobs ML, et al
    Commentary: The challenge of postoperative diaphragmatic paralysis in patients with functionally univentricular circulation: A data-driven strategy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1297-1299.
    PubMed    


  223. MA M, Zhang Y, Wise-Faberowski L, Lin A, et al
    Unifocalization and pulmonary artery reconstruction in patients with tetralogy of Fallot and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries who underwent surgery before referral.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1268-1280.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  224. NORTON EL, Williams DM, Kim KM, Khaja MS, et al
    Management of acute type B aortic dissection with malperfusion via endovascular fenestration/stenting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1151-1161.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    October 2020
  225. BAKAEEN FG
    Commentary: The coronary artery bypass grafting advantage: Fake assertion or obvious reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Oct 27. pii: S0022-5223(20)32892.
    PubMed    


  226. ALSOUFI B
    Commentary: Risk score for death or transplantation after stage I palliation-Now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1031-1032.
    PubMed    


  227. LANDOLFO KP, Martin AK
    Commentary: The power of the pen-cardiac surgical opioid use in the United States.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:964-965.
    PubMed    


  228. ABDELSATTAR ZM, Crestanello JA
    Commentary: CABG vs PCI in NSTEMI/UA: Abbreviated alternatives.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:936.
    PubMed    


  229. ASAI T
    Commentary: Shaggy aorta in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, an insidiously growing threat.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:898.
    PubMed    


  230. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Beware the shaggy aorta during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:899-900.
    PubMed    


  231. AHMED H, Anderson JB, Bates KE, Fleishman CE, et al
    Development of a validated risk score for interstage death or transplant after stage I palliation for single-ventricle heart disease.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1021-1030.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  232. TAM DY, Dharma C, Rocha RV, Ouzounian M, et al
    Early and late outcomes following aortic root enlargement: A multicenter propensity score-matched cohort analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:908-919.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  233. YOKAWA K, Ikeno Y, Henmi S, Yamanaka K, et al
    Impact of shaggy aorta on outcomes of open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:889-897.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  234. MURASHITA T
    Commentary: The era of great uncertainty.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e198-e199.
    PubMed    


    September 2020
  235. GOMES WJ
    Commentary: The fate of patients with left main coronary artery disease may be dictated by distorted science.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(20)32676.
    PubMed    


  236. MORI M, Weininger GA, Shang M, Brooks C 2nd, et al
    Association between coronary artery bypass graft center volume and year-to-year outcome variability: New York and California statewide analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)32489.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  237. MENNANDER AA, Nielsen SJ, Huhtala H, Dellgren G, et al
    History of cancer and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: Experiences from the SWEDEHEART registry.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)32637.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  238. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Mulukutla S, Gleason TG, et al
    Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)32621.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  239. DAVID TE, David CM, Ouzounian M, Feindel CM, et al
    A progress report on reimplantation of the aortic valve.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)32560.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  240. CARPENTER AJ, Hui D
    Commentary: Guideline-directed therapy is extremely valuable, but not always current or followed.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:699-700.
    PubMed    


  241. SHANEWISE JS
    Commentary: Teaching an old dog a new trick.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:720-721.
    PubMed    


  242. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Splenectomy during thoracoabdominal aortic surgery: Lessons learned.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:653.
    PubMed    


  243. KUO HS, Huang JH, Chen JS
    Handmade fenestrated stent grafts to preserve all supra-aortic branches in thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:629-639.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  244. BLACKSTONE EH, Rajeswaran J
    Commentary: Excitement at the interface of disciplines: The mean cumulative function.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:687-688.
    PubMed    


  245. KARMY-JONES R
    Commentary: The straw that broke the camel's back.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:654-655.
    PubMed    


    August 2020
  246. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: The original pandemic-stemming the tide of overweight, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 20. pii: S0022-5223(20)32425.
    PubMed    


  247. PATRICK WL, Bojko M, Han JJ, Kelly JJ, et al
    Neighborhood socioeconomic status is associated with differences in operative management and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)32391.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  248. GAUDINO M
    Reply: Treatment of left main coronary artery disease: Old habits die hard.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)31546.
    PubMed    


  249. DUGGAN SM, Barlow CW
    Commentary: Outcome reporting after coronary artery bypass grafting: Is it a numbers game too?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)32252.
    PubMed    


  250. HICKS GL
    Commentary: Jack Sprat could eat no fat and his wife could eat no lean.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:423-424.
    PubMed    


  251. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Do you live in a distressed community? How do you know? What does this mean? What are the risks? How do you get help?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:434-436.
    PubMed    


  252. IKENO Y, Yokawa K, Yamanaka K, Inoue T, et al
    Total arch replacement in octogenarians and nonagenarians: A single-center 18-year experience.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:346-356.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  253. LI D, Peng L, Wang Y, Zhao J, et al
    Predictor of false lumen thrombosis after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:360-367.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    July 2020
  254. HUDDLESTON SJ, Kelly RF
    Commentary: Coronary revascularization in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)32190.
    PubMed    


  255. GOMES WJ
    Left main coronary artery stenosis: Evidence and pathophysiology.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)31544.
    PubMed    


  256. ANTONOPOULOS AS, Kardos A, Antoniades C
    Reply from authors: Vein graft biology and the risk of graft occlusion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e2-e4.
    PubMed    


  257. KOPJAR T, Gasparovic H, Biocina B
    The no-touch saphenous vein should be considered in a risk score of vein graft failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e1-e2.
    PubMed    


  258. WEIXLER VHM, Emani SM
    Reply: There is no "one-size-fits-all" in Fontan surgery!
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e10.
    PubMed    


  259. CHEN W, Guariento A, Chen X
    Does the apicocaval juxtaposition fit better with a lateral tunnel or an extracardiac conduit?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:e9.
    PubMed    


  260. WOODS RK, Ginde S
    Commentary: Yet another Fontan computational study-but this one has clay.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:213-214.
    PubMed    


  261. LOU X, Chen EP
    Commentary: The elephant in the room: Walking the walk and talking the talk after a frozen elephant trunk procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:34-35.
    PubMed    


  262. KOUCHOUKOS NT
    Commentary: Is it time to thaw the frozen elephant trunk procedure?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:35-36.
    PubMed    


  263. LOKE YH, Kim B, Mass P, Opfermann JD, et al
    Role of surgeon intuition and computer-aided design in Fontan optimization: A computational fluid dynamics simulation study.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:203-212.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  264. PREVENTZA O, Liao JL, Olive JK, Simpson K, et al
    Neurologic complications after the frozen elephant trunk procedure: A meta-analysis of more than 3000 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:20-33.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  265. ANTONOPOULOS AS, Odutayo A, Oikonomou EK, Trivella M, et al
    Development of a risk score for early saphenous vein graft failure: An individual patient data meta-analysis.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:116-127.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  266. KINOSHITA T, Yoshida H, Hachiro K, Suzuki T, et al
    Spinal cord collateral flow during antegrade cerebral perfusion for aortic arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:37-43.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    June 2020
  267. SABA P, Ayers B, Melnyk R, Gosev I, et al
    Development of a high-fidelity coronary artery bypass graft training platform using 3-dimensional printing and hydrogel molding.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(20)31548.
    PubMed    


  268. VERVOORT D, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Darkness cannot drive out darkness.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)31293.
    PubMed    


  269. SALNA M, Polanco A, Bapat V, George I, et al
    A case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presenting after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jun 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)31292.
    PubMed    


  270. DEB S, Fremes SE
    Reply from the authors: The race for the second best...continues-The no-touch saphenous vein versus the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e339-e340.
    PubMed    


  271. DASHWOOD MR, Melo Silva HS, Lima ML
    Endoscopic harvesting will secure a silver medal for the no-touch saphenous vein and bronze for the radial artery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e335-e336.
    PubMed    


  272. CHIKWE J
    Commentary: Cost-effectiveness-Like it or Luddite.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2241-2242.
    PubMed    


  273. TAM DY, Gaudino M
    Commentary: When the back of the envelope calculation just isn't good enough, use decision analysis modeling.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2243-2244.
    PubMed    


  274. ASAI T
    Commentary: How to transpose the isolated left vertebral artery in hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2199.
    PubMed    


  275. BELLER JP, Kron IL
    Commentary: Cervical aortic arch repair-an overarching success.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2214-2215.
    PubMed    


  276. LU T, Li J, Hu J, Huang C, et al
    Biventricular repair of double-outlet right ventricle with noncommitted ventricular septal defect using intraventricular conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2397-2403.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  277. NISSEN AP, Truong VTT, Alhafez BA, Puthumana JJ, et al
    Surgical repair of bicuspid aortopathy at small diameters: Clinical and institutional factors.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2216-2226.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  278. SANDHU HK, Tanaka A, Dahotre S, Charlton-Ouw KM, et al
    Propensity and impact of autologous platelet rich plasma use in acute type A dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2288-2297.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  279. ANGLEITNER P, Stelzmueller ME, Mahr S, Kaider A, et al
    Bilateral or unilateral antegrade cerebral perfusion during surgery for acute type A dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2159-2167.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  280. ZHONG YL, Ma WG, Zhu JM, Qiao ZY, et al
    Surgical repair of cervical aortic arch: An alternative classification scheme based on experience in 35 patients.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2202-2213.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  281. VAN DIEPEN S, Mehta RH, Leimberger JD, Goodman SG, et al
    Levosimendan in patients with reduced left ventricular function undergoing isolated coronary or valve surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2302-2309.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  282. PICHERT M, Mori M, Boffa DJ, Mangi AA, et al
    Sternotomy for aortic dissection with substernal pull through: The importance of surgical history.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e325-e326.
    PubMed    


  283. PIFFARETTI G, Gelpi G, Tadiello M, Ferrarese S, et al
    Transposition of the left vertebral artery during endovascular stent-graft repair of the aortic arch.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:2189-2198.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    May 2020
  284. HIGGINS RSD
    Commentary: Follow the resources: Let us count the ways to measure distress in cardiovascular surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 16. pii: S0022-5223(20)31158.
    PubMed    


  285. GHANI MOA, Raees MA, Tang AR, Anandan D, et al
    Transdiaphragmatic tunneled Broviac catheters: Cost-effective perioperative central venous access in infants undergoing cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 4. pii: S0022-5223(20)30976.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  286. BALLA S, Badhwar V, Roberts HG Jr
    Commentary: With surgical revascularization, sometimes less is more.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1807-1808.
    PubMed    


  287. MICELI A
    Commentary: Quality improvement project-A model for excellence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1796-1797.
    PubMed    


  288. BYLER MR, Kron IL
    Commentary: Do not fear the ascending aorta.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1681-1682.
    PubMed    


  289. SHAHIAN DM
    Commentary: Driving improvement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1794-1795.
    PubMed    


  290. CLEVELAND JC JR
    Commentary: We have the opportunity to be above average.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1792-1793.
    PubMed    


  291. UMANA JP
    Bundled payment model implementation in a hospital in Colombia: Challenges and key drivers of success.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1927-1930.
    PubMed    


  292. SALMASI MY, Naqvi D, Pantazis A, Salmasi AM, et al
    Unusual case of combined aortic root replacement and repair of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e295-e297.
    PubMed    


  293. YEUNG E, Inoue T, Matsushita H, Opfermann J, et al
    In vivo implantation of 3-dimensional printed customized branched tissue engineered vascular graft in a porcine model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1971-1981.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  294. DE PAULIS R, Scaffa R, Weltert L, Salica A, et al
    Mimicking mother nature: The Valsalva graft.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1758-1763.
    PubMed    


  295. SANDHU HK, Tanaka A, Zaidi ST, Perlick A, et al
    Impact of redo sternotomy on proximal aortic repair: Does previous aortic repair affect outcomes?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1683-1691.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  296. CHEN SW, Lin YS, Wu VC, Lin MS, et al
    Effect of beta-blocker therapy on late outcomes after surgical repair of type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1694-1703.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  297. LIU MY, Jiao Y, Yang Y, Li Q, et al
    Open surgery and endovascular repair for mycotic aortic aneurysms: Benefits beyond survival.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1708-1717.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  298. SHERWIN JI, Allareddy V, Andersen ND
    Commentary: Central venous access in congenital heart surgery: Is it time for surgeons to toe (and place) the line?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 1. pii: S0022-5223(20)31021.
    PubMed    


    April 2020
  299. BAKAEEN FG, Johnston DR, Svensson LG
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting as a subspecialty: Hype or reality.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 18. pii: S0022-5223(20)30903.
    PubMed    


  300. SHERIFF F, Shelton K, Jassar AS, Patel AB, et al
    Reply: Further expansion on the horizon? Thrombectomy for stroke after cardiothoracic surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)30555.
    PubMed    


  301. JUNQUERA L, Kalavrouziotis D, Cote M, Dumont E, et al
    Results of transcarotid compared with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30790.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  302. PARK SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Off-pump coronary arterial bypass grafting, a demanding instrument only for a master?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 5. pii: S0022-5223(20)30759.
    PubMed    


  303. DOENST T, Haddad H, Stebbins A, Hill JA, et al
    Renal function and coronary bypass surgery in patients with ischemic heart failure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Apr 3. pii: S0022-5223(20)30742.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  304. WEIXLER VHM, Zurakowski D, Kheir J, Guariento A, et al
    Fontan with lateral tunnel is associated with improved survival compared with extracardiac conduit.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1480-1491.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  305. PAONE G
    Commentary: Is routine use of transit-time flow measurement and high frequency ultrasound assessment in coronary bypass grafting ready for prime time, or a waste of time?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1295-1296.
    PubMed    


  306. CHOO SJ
    Commentary: Different routes, same destination?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1231-1232.
    PubMed    


  307. LEONE A, Beckmann E, Aandreas M, Di Marco L, et al
    Total aortic arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk technique: Results from two European institutes.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1201-1211.
    PubMed     Abstract available



  308. Discussion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1209-1211.
    PubMed    


  309. COSELLI JS
    Commentary: Despite global warming, frozen has its place.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:1212-1213.
    PubMed    


    March 2020
  310. SOUZA D, Samano N
    Reply: No-touch saphenous veins and radial arteries should qualify for the same coronary artery bypass grafting team.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 17. pii: S0022-5223(20)30502.
    PubMed    


  311. WU S, Ling YP, Zhao H
    Experience with porcine beating heart simulator for coronary artery bypass surgery residency training.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 14. pii: S0022-5223(20)30568.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  312. GAUDINO M, Chikwe J, Falk V, Lawton JS, et al
    Transatlantic editorial: The use of multiple arterial grafts for coronary revascularization in Europe and North America.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar 13. pii: S0022-5223(20)30458.
    PubMed    


    February 2020
  313. KIM DJ, Lee S, Lee SH, Youn YN, et al
    The fate of residual aortic regurgitation after ascending aorta replacement in type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 26. pii: S0022-5223(20)30431.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  314. HARKEN AH
    Commentary: Potential preventive peroxisomal policing of postoperative atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 21. pii: S0022-5223(20)30492.
    PubMed    


  315. MATOS JD, McIlvaine S, Grau-Sepulveda M, Jawitz OK, et al
    Anticoagulation and amiodarone for new atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting: Prescription patterns and 30-day outcomes in the United States and Canada.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30408.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  316. TAGGART DP, Gaudino MF, Gerry S, Gray A, et al
    Ten-year outcomes after off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30427.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  317. LI XY, Hou HT, Chen HX, Liu XC, et al
    Preoperative plasma biomarkers associated with atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. pii: S0022-5223(20)30428.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  318. SI MS, Sood V, Bove E
    Commentary: Why use the Y-graft?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:662-664.
    PubMed    


  319. MINATOYA K
    Commentary: A superb and meticulous technique, but needs cautious, lifelong follow-up.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e101-e102.
    PubMed    


  320. SCHWARTZ SM
    Commentary: Why the Y-graft?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:665-666.
    PubMed    


  321. HONJO O, Doyle MG, Amon CH
    Commentary: Engineering an optimal mechanical circulatory support system for the cavopulmonary connection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e143-e144.
    PubMed    


  322. MOTEKALLEMI A, Dell'Aquila AM, Rukosujew A
    The modified adventitial inversion technique as an alternative method for aortic repair in acute type A aortic dissection: Balancing complexity and effectiveness.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e103.
    PubMed    


  323. DAGENAIS F
    Reply: Should we "double breast" the sino-tubular junction with an adventitial flap during root repair in type A dissection?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e104.
    PubMed    


  324. LYTLE B
    Commentary: Off-pump surgery-Choice, not religion.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:459-460.
    PubMed    


  325. WYLER VON BALLMOOS MC, Almassi GH
    Commentary: Hybrid graft to the rescue of the bilateral internal thoracic artery debate-Is it time for new technology or new techniques?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:474-475.
    PubMed    


  326. CHOO SJ, Kim JB
    Commentary: Frozen elephant trunk procedure-A matter of living with reinterventions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:400-401.
    PubMed    


  327. KEHLER DS
    Commentary: Optimize preoperative glycemic control or carry on as usual?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:577-578.
    PubMed    


  328. DHAWAN R, Chaney MA
    Commentary: Preoperative inflammation and intraoperative blood-A bad marriage?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:566-567.
    PubMed    


  329. TRUSTY PM, Wei Z, Sales M, Kanter KR, et al
    Y-graft modification to the Fontan procedure: Increasingly balanced flow over time.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:652-661.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  330. TENORIO ER, Tallarita T, Mirza AK, Macedo TA, et al
    Endovascular repair of large intercostal artery patch aneurysm using branch stent-graft in a patient with Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e95-e99.
    PubMed    


  331. CARREL T, Eberle B
    When feasibility does not mean clinical success: Early failure of a percutaneous tricuspid reduction system.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:e109-e111.
    PubMed    


  332. FANG Q, Gu T, Fan J, Zhang Y, et al
    Evaluation of a hybrid small caliber vascular graft in a rabbit model.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:461-473.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  333. BROWN CR, Chen Z, Khurshan F, Kreibich M, et al
    Outcomes after thoracic endovascular aortic repair in patients with chronic kidney disease in the Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:402-413.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  334. KREIBICH M, Berger T, Rylski B, Chen Z, et al
    Aortic reinterventions after the frozen elephant trunk procedure.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:392-399.
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  335. URBANSKI PP, Thamm T, Bougioukakis P, Irimie V, et al
    Efficacy of unilateral cerebral perfusion for brain protection in aortic arch surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;159:365-371.
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    January 2020
  336. DE PERROT M
    Commentary: Biomarkers in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension-The clot thickens.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30257.
    PubMed    


  337. BURNS DJP
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: Could smaller be considered better?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 31. pii: S0022-5223(20)30238.
    PubMed    


  338. BRUNO VD
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction: Is timing of surgery a relevant factor?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 23. pii: S0022-5223(20)30073.
    PubMed    


  339. VALLELY MP, Hameed I, Gaudino M
    Commentary: The evolution of coronary artery bypass surgery: Toward a better operation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 22. pii: S0022-5223(20)30197.
    PubMed    


  340. HSIN M, Fan K
    Commentary: Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and the misguided thrombus.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30044.
    PubMed    


  341. HOSOYAMA K, Ruel M
    Commentary: Coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction: Sound clinical judgment still prevails.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 7. pii: S0022-5223(20)30042.
    PubMed    


  342. ARTHUR ATAAM J, Amsallem M, Guihaire J, Haddad F, et al
    Preoperative C-reactive protein predicts early postoperative outcomes after pulmonary endarterectomy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 3. pii: S0022-5223(19)43490.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    December 2019
  343. NEMETH S, Schnell S, Argenziano M, Ning Y, et al
    Daytime variation does not impact outcome of cardiac surgery: Results from a diverse, multi-institutional cardiac surgery network.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)40864.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  344. ROSENBLUM JM, Binongo J, Wei J, Liu Y, et al
    Priorities in coronary artery bypass grafting: Is midterm survival more dependent on completeness of revascularization or multiple arterial grafts?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 20. pii: S0022-5223(19)39882.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  345. OMER S, Bakaeen FG
    Commentary: Setting priorities in coronary artery bypass grafting: Do what you can when you can-as long as it's arterial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)37095.
    PubMed    


  346. LAZAR HL
    The surgeon's role in optimizing medical therapy and maintaining compliance with secondary prevention guidelines in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)33124.
    PubMed    


  347. IKENO Y, Yokawa K, Yamanaka K, Inoue T, et al
    The fate of aortic root and aortic regurgitation after supracoronary ascending aortic replacement for acute type A aortic dissection.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 12. pii: S0022-5223(19)32365.
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  348. BIANCO V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, et al
    Timing of coronary artery bypass grafting after acute myocardial infarction may not influence mortality and readmissions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Dec 9. pii: S0022-5223(19)36106.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    November 2019
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    Ablation of atrial fibrillation during coronary artery bypass grafting: Late outcomes in a Medicare population.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 29. pii: S0022-5223(19)33073.
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  350. SUN WT, Hou HT, Chen HX, Xue HM, et al
    Calcium-activated potassium channel family in coronary artery bypass grafts.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)33456.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  351. FRANKEL WC, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Silent brain lesions add noise to the on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting debate.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 27. pii: S0022-5223(19)33466.
    PubMed    


  352. STAFFA SJ, Zurakowski D
    Competing risks analysis of time-to-event data for cardiovascular surgeons.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32777.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  353. VEKSTEIN AM, Lin SS
    Commentary: Silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting-Reexamining the sound of silence.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 15. pii: S0022-5223(19)32747.
    PubMed    


  354. ALMASSI GH, Hawkins RB, Bishawi M, Shroyer AL, et al
    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation impact on 5-year clinical outcomes and costs.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 14. pii: S0022-5223(19)32774.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  355. KEHLER DS, Arora RC
    Commentary: Does a "less is more" approach reduce delirium in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Nov 13. pii: S0022-5223(19)32744.
    PubMed    


    October 2019
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    The no-touch saphenous vein is an excellent alternative conduit to the radial artery 8 years after coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized trial.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 26. pii: S0022-5223(19)32357.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  357. LUO XJ, Wang YT, Wang W, Xu DH, et al
    Application of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 24. pii: S0022-5223(19)32277.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  358. HOLST KA, Habermann EB
    Commentary: Time to make moves on opioid prescribing following cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32227.
    PubMed    


  359. TACHIBANA H, Hiraoka A, Saito K, Naito Y, et al
    Incidence and impact of silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 16. pii: S0022-5223(19)32219.
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  360. STEPHENS EH, Tannous P, Monge MC, Eltayeb O, et al
    Normalization of hemodynamics is delayed in patients with a single ventricle after pediatric heart transplantation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32167.
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  361. CLEMENT KC, Canner JK, Lawton JS, Whitman GJR, et al
    Predictors of new persistent opioid use after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32169.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  362. RAJAGOPAL K
    Commentary: Coming to terms with stroke and "brain lesions" in cardiac surgery.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 10. pii: S0022-5223(19)32183.
    PubMed    


  363. ABREU JA, Nguyen TC
    Commentary: Another important tool in the toolbox: The descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct 1. pii: S0022-5223(19)32110.
    PubMed    


    September 2019
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    Body mass index as a tool for optimizing surgical care in coronary artery bypass grafting through understanding risks of specific complications.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 28. pii: S0022-5223(19)31513.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  365. ABOUL-HASSAN SS, Marczak J, Stankowski T, Peksa M, et al
    Association between preoperative aspirin and acute kidney injury following coronary artery bypass grafting.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)31931.
    PubMed     Abstract available


  366. RAM E, Sternik L, Klempfner R, Iakobishvili Z, et al
    Outcomes of different revascularization strategies among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes without ST elevation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 25. pii: S0022-5223(19)32010.
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  367. TIMEK TA, Beute T, Robinson JA, Zalizadeh D, et al
    Del Nido cardioplegia in isolated adult coronary artery bypass surgery.
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  368. AXTELL AL, Moonsamy P, Melnitchouk S, Jassar AS, et al
    Starting elective cardiac surgery after 3 pm does not impact patient morbidity, mortality, or hospital costs.
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  369. RANKIN JS, Lerner DJ, Braid-Forbes MJ, McCrea MM, et al
    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation concomitant to coronary-artery bypass grafting provides cost-effective mortality reduction.
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  370. FERRARIS VA
    Commentary: Are you too thin or too fat to have an open-chest cardiac operation? Probably not, but there are risks that you should know about.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)31709.
    PubMed    


  371. PATEL VS, Lee R
    Commentary: Is surgical ablation concomitant with coronary artery bypass grafting cost-effective? No answers, just questions.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep 5. pii: S0022-5223(19)31725.
    PubMed    


    August 2019
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    Intraoperative transit-time flow measurement and high-frequency ultrasound assessment in coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Distressed communities are associated with worse outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery.
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    July 2019
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    Prevalence of atrial fibrillation before cardiac surgery and factors associated with concomitant ablation.
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  375. FERKET BS, Thourani VH, Voisine P, Hohmann SF, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S0022-5223(19)31332.
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    June 2019
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    Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in moderate renal failure.
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    Factors associated with acute stroke after type A aortic dissection repair: An analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
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  378. HWANG HY, Yeom SY, Park EA, Lee W, et al
    Serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging after surgical coronary revascularization for left ventricular dysfunction.
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    Commentary: Nuisance or nemesis? Postoperative atrial fibrillation increases long-term mortality regardless of sex.
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    PubMed    


    May 2019
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    PubMed    


  381. ATTIA T, Halkos ME
    Commentary: Reinventing the wheel: Off- versus on-pump redo coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    PubMed    


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    Postoperative atrial fibrillation: Sex-specific characteristics and effect on survival.
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    Risk of adding prophylactic aorta replacement to a cardiac operation.
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    Reduction in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery mortality and morbidity during a 3-year multicenter quality improvement project.
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    Off-pump versus on-pump redo coronary artery bypass grafting: A propensity score analysis of long-term follow-up.
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    April 2019
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    Commentary: Postoperative atrial fibrillation can last years? Oh snap!
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    March 2019
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    Commentary: Getting to the heart of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.
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  388. MOHAMMADI S, Kalavrouziotis D
    Commentary: A case for getting bogged down in the details-Post-coronary artery bypass grafting atrial fibrillation.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0022-5223(19)30681.
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    February 2019
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    Atrial contractility and fibrotic biomarkers are associated with atrial fibrillation after elective coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Influence of preoperative hemoglobin A1c on early outcomes in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
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    January 2019
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    Intraoperative transfusion and an increased preoperative C-reactive protein level are associated with higher mortality after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    June 2018
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    Assessment of coronary lesions by optical coherence tomography: An attempt to improve results of coronary artery bypass surgery.
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    April 2018
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    Cause versus effect? Tricuspid valve replacement in the management of a failing Fontan circulation.
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