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    November 2021
  1. 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


  2. 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    


  3. 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


  4. 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    


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


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


  7. 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    


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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
  11. 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    


  12. 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    


  13. 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    


  14. 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    


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


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


  17. 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


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. 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


  21. 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
  22. KALRA K, Chen EP
    Commentary: Aortic arch surgery-Acting your age.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:768-769.
    PubMed    


  23. 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    


  24. 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    


  25. 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    


  26. 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


  27. 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
  28. YEREBAKAN C, d'Udekem Y
    Fontan on stage: The year 2020.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:369-371.
    PubMed    


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


  30. 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    


  31. 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    


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


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


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


  35. 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


  36. 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


  37. 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


  38. 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


  39. 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
  40. CLARK JB
    Commentary: Aortic anatomy late after coarctation repair: Size matters.
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;162:193-194.
    PubMed    


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


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


  43. 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    


  44. 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    


  45. 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


  46. 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


  47. 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


  48. 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
  49. 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    


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


  51. 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    


  52. 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    


  53. 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    


  54. 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


  55. 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    


  56. 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


  57. 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
  58. 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    


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


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


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


  62. 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    


  63. 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    


  64. 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
  65. 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    


  66. 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    


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


  68. 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    


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


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


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


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


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


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


  75. 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    


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


  77. 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


  78. 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


  79. 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
  80. BETTENHAUSEN A, Sako EY
    Commentary: Y bother?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021;161:1020-1021.
    PubMed    


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


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


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


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


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


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


  87. 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    


  88. 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


  89. 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


  90. 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
  91. 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    


  92. 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    


  93. 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    


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


  95. 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    


  96. 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    


  97. 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    


  98. 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    


  99. 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    


  100. 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    


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


  102. 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    


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


  104. 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


  105. 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    


  106. 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
  107. 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
  108. 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


  109. 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    


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


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


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


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


  114. 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


  115. 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
  116. 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    


  117. 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    


  118. 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


  119. 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
  120. ALSOUFI B
    Commentary: Risk score for death or transplantation after stage I palliation-Now what?
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020;160:1031-1032.
    PubMed    


  121. 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    


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


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


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


  125. 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


  126. 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


  127. 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


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


    September 2020
  129. 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


  130. 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


  131. 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


  132. 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    


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


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


  135. 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


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


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


    August 2020
  138. 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    


  139. 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    


  140. 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    


  141. 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    


  142. 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


  143. 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
  144. 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    


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


  146. 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    


  147. 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    


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


  149. 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    


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


  151. 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    


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


  153. 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


  154. 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


  155. 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


  156. 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
  157. 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    


  158. 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    


  159. 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    


  160. 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    


  161. 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    


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


  163. 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    


  164. 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    


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


  166. 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


  167. 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


  168. 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


  169. 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


  170. 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


  171. 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


  172. 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    


  173. 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
  174. 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    


  175. 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


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


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


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


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


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


  181. 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    


  182. 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    


  183. 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


  184. 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    


  185. 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


  186. 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


  187. 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


  188. 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
  189. 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    


  190. 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    


  191. 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    


  192. 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


  193. 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    


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


  195. 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



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


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


    March 2020
  198. 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    


  199. 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


  200. 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
  201. 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


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


  203. 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


  204. 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


  205. 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


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


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


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


  209. 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    


  210. 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    


  211. 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    


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


  213. 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    


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


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


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


  217. 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


  218. 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    


  219. 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    


  220. 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


  221. 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


  222. 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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  223. 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.
    PubMed     Abstract available


    January 2020
  224. 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    


  225. 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    


  226. 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    


  227. 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    


  228. 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    


  229. 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    


  230. 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
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    Daytime variation does not impact outcome of cardiac surgery: Results from a diverse, multi-institutional cardiac surgery network.
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    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.
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  233. 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    


  234. 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.
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  235. 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.
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    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.
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    November 2019
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    Ablation of atrial fibrillation during coronary artery bypass grafting: Late outcomes in a Medicare population.
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    Calcium-activated potassium channel family in coronary artery bypass grafts.
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    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    


  240. STAFFA SJ, Zurakowski D
    Competing risks analysis of time-to-event data for cardiovascular surgeons.
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  241. VEKSTEIN AM, Lin SS
    Commentary: Silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting-Reexamining the sound of silence.
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    New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation impact on 5-year clinical outcomes and costs.
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  243. 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.
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    Application of the descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
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  246. 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    


  247. TACHIBANA H, Hiraoka A, Saito K, Naito Y, et al
    Incidence and impact of silent brain lesions after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Normalization of hemodynamics is delayed in patients with a single ventricle after pediatric heart transplantation.
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    Predictors of new persistent opioid use after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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  250. 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    


  251. 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.
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    Association between preoperative aspirin and acute kidney injury following coronary artery bypass grafting.
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    Outcomes of different revascularization strategies among patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes without ST elevation.
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    Del Nido cardioplegia in isolated adult coronary artery bypass surgery.
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    Starting elective cardiac surgery after 3 pm does not impact patient morbidity, mortality, or hospital costs.
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    Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation concomitant to coronary-artery bypass grafting provides cost-effective mortality reduction.
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  258. 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.
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    PubMed    


  259. 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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    July 2019
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    Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.
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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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    Commentary: Nuisance or nemesis? Postoperative atrial fibrillation increases long-term mortality regardless of sex.
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    May 2019
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    April 2019
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    March 2019
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    February 2019
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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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    April 2018
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