Intraoperative Open Aortoscopy - a New Emerging Technique in Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00059-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.056. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIntraoperative Open Aortoscopy is a new emerging technique in hybrid aortic arch surgery using hybrid open stent grafts for frozen elephant trunk operation. It is performed on a detumescent open aortic arch during the period of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. It aids in operative planning, choice of open stent graft and confirms proper deployment and distal seal prior to resumption of circulation.PMID:35063418 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.056 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Suvitesh Luthra Geoffrey M Tsang Source Type: research

The only way to know if you are going off the rails, is by laying the tracks
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00057-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.054. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35063419 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.054 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pranava Sinha Source Type: research

George Daicoff: A Pioneering Surgeon and Humanitarian of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00054-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.01.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGeorge Daicoff was a true pioneer who excelled in patient care, research teaching, and advocacy, and performed cardiac surgery on thousands. He trained at Mayo Clinic under John Kirklin (1966). He then served on faculty at University of Florida (1967-1977) and became UF Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He then served as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at All Children's Hospital (1977-1998). He was a founding member of CHSS, won the 1970 STSA President's Award (best scientific paper) and the ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jeffrey P Jacobs James A Quintessenza Hugh M van Gelder Edward D Staples Tomas D Martin George J Arnaoutakis Thomas M Beaver Giles J Peek Connie S Nixon Mark S Bleiweis Constantine Mavroudis Source Type: research

23 and Me: Are all Genetic Abnormalities Equally Important in Heart Transplant?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00058-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.055. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35063421 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.055 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jason W Greenberg David L S Morales Source Type: research

Outcomes of Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients ≤65 and & gt;65 Years of Age
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 19:S0003-4975(22)00062-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.057. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Implantation of a bioprosthetic valve is a reasonable choice for patients aged>65 years. For middle-aged patients, there is less certainty about whether a mechanical or bioprosthetic valve is best.METHODS: The PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt (PERIGON) Pivotal Trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Avalus bioprosthesis. We evaluated clinical and echocardiographic outcomes through 5 years of follow-up, stratified by age ≤65 and>65 years.RESULTS: Two hundred se...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bob B Kiaii Michael G Moront Himanshu J Patel Marc Ruel Feryel Nawel Bensari David C Kress Fang Liu Robert J M Klautz Joseph F Sabik Source Type: research

Five-year Outcomes of the COMMENCE Trial Investigating Aortic Valve Replacement with RESILIA Tissue
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 19:S0003-4975(22)00063-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.058. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of aortic valve replacement (AVR) using a bioprosthesis with novel RESILIA tissue. RESILIA tissue is incorporated in the INSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve.METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with a bovine pericardial bioprosthesis, model 11000A in a prospective, multinational, multicenter (n = 27), Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an in...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joseph E Bavaria Bartley Griffith David A Heimansohn Jacek Rozanski Douglas R Johnston Krzysztof Bartus Leonard N Girardi Thomas Beaver Hiroo Takayama Mubashir A Mumtaz Todd K Rosengart Vaughn Starnes Tomasz A Timek Percy Boateng William Ryan Lorraine D C Source Type: research

Intraoperative Open Aortoscopy - a New Emerging Technique in Hybrid Aortic Arch Surgery
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00059-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.056. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIntraoperative Open Aortoscopy is a new emerging technique in hybrid aortic arch surgery using hybrid open stent grafts for frozen elephant trunk operation. It is performed on a detumescent open aortic arch during the period of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. It aids in operative planning, choice of open stent graft and confirms proper deployment and distal seal prior to resumption of circulation.PMID:35063418 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.056 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Suvitesh Luthra Geoffrey M Tsang Source Type: research

The only way to know if you are going off the rails, is by laying the tracks
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00057-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.054. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35063419 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.054 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pranava Sinha Source Type: research

George Daicoff: A Pioneering Surgeon and Humanitarian of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00054-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2022.01.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTGeorge Daicoff was a true pioneer who excelled in patient care, research teaching, and advocacy, and performed cardiac surgery on thousands. He trained at Mayo Clinic under John Kirklin (1966). He then served on faculty at University of Florida (1967-1977) and became UF Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He then served as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at All Children's Hospital (1977-1998). He was a founding member of CHSS, won the 1970 STSA President's Award (best scientific paper) and the ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jeffrey P Jacobs James A Quintessenza Hugh M van Gelder Edward D Staples Tomas D Martin George J Arnaoutakis Thomas M Beaver Giles J Peek Connie S Nixon Mark S Bleiweis Constantine Mavroudis Source Type: research

23 and Me: Are all Genetic Abnormalities Equally Important in Heart Transplant?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 18:S0003-4975(22)00058-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.055. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35063421 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.055 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jason W Greenberg David L S Morales Source Type: research

Outcomes of Surgical Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients ≤65 and & gt;65 Years of Age
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 19:S0003-4975(22)00062-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.057. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Implantation of a bioprosthetic valve is a reasonable choice for patients aged>65 years. For middle-aged patients, there is less certainty about whether a mechanical or bioprosthetic valve is best.METHODS: The PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt (PERIGON) Pivotal Trial is evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Avalus bioprosthesis. We evaluated clinical and echocardiographic outcomes through 5 years of follow-up, stratified by age ≤65 and>65 years.RESULTS: Two hundred se...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bob B Kiaii Michael G Moront Himanshu J Patel Marc Ruel Feryel Nawel Bensari David C Kress Fang Liu Robert J M Klautz Joseph F Sabik Source Type: research

Five-year Outcomes of the COMMENCE Trial Investigating Aortic Valve Replacement with RESILIA Tissue
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 19:S0003-4975(22)00063-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.058. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of aortic valve replacement (AVR) using a bioprosthesis with novel RESILIA tissue. RESILIA tissue is incorporated in the INSPIRIS RESILIA aortic valve.METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with a bovine pericardial bioprosthesis, model 11000A in a prospective, multinational, multicenter (n = 27), Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an in...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 22, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joseph E Bavaria Bartley Griffith David A Heimansohn Jacek Rozanski Douglas R Johnston Krzysztof Bartus Leonard N Girardi Thomas Beaver Hiroo Takayama Mubashir A Mumtaz Todd K Rosengart Vaughn Starnes Tomasz A Timek Percy Boateng William Ryan Lorraine D C Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Diagnostic Accuracy of Robotic Bronchoscopy with 12-month Follow-up
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00042-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.041. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Robotic Bronchoscopy (RB) aims to increase the diagnostic yield of guided bronchoscopy by providing improved navigation, farther reach, and stability during lesion sampling.METHODS: We reviewed data on consecutive cases in which robotic bronchoscopy was used to diagnose lung lesions from June 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2019 at the University of Chicago Medical Center.RESULTS: The median lesion size was 20.5 mm. All patients had at least 12 months of follow-up. The overall diagnostic accurac...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Abhinav Agrawal Elliot Ho Udit Chaddha Baris Demirkol Sivasubramanium V Bhavani D Kyle Hogarth Septimiu Murgu Source Type: research

Shared Decision Making And Human Bias
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00052-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.050. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051389 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.050 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cecilia Pompili Alessandro Brunelli Source Type: research

Triple-branched stent graft for acute non-A, non-B dissection: an interesting step, but is it forward?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00050-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.048. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051390 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.048 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Adam M Carroll Yihan Lin T Brett Reece Source Type: research

How will the elephant trunk technique evolve in thoracic aortic aneurysm repair?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00053-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.051. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051391 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.051 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wei-Guo Ma Li-Zhong Sun Source Type: research

Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma Complete Resection Facilitated by Three-Dimensional Printed Model
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00048-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.11.072. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPrimary pulmonary (PA) artery sarcomas are rare tumors and are commonly misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism. PA sarcomas demonstrate intraluminal growth into the vessel rather than through the wall, require complete resection to enhance survival, and require complex surgical planning. The purpose of this case report is to describe an optimal team approach with multidisciplinary planning facilitated by a customized three-dimensional (3D) model to guide intervention and enhance communication.PMID:35051392 |...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kenneth R Hassler Carlos A Puig Busra Cangut Alberto Pochettino Steven I Robinson Jonathan M Morris Shanda H Blackmon Source Type: research

Cryoablation Cox-Maze surgery: Nitrous oxide or argon? Putting the debate on ice
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00051-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.049. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051393 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.049 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthew R Schill Spencer J Melby Source Type: research

Ten Tumors in the Heart: Papillary Fibroelastoma with Triple Valve Involvement
We report the case of a 62-years-old woman with ten separate tumors that developed on the mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonary cusps, atrioventricular valve chordae, and left ventricular endocardium. Surgical treatment included valve-sparring resection of the pulmonary cusp tumors and bioprosthetic replacement of the mitral and tricuspid valves, which exhibited extensive tumor invasion. The postoperative course was unremarkable. The high number of CPFs and triple-valve tumor involvement are both exceptional. CPF should be considered whenever multiple cardiac masses are discovered.PMID:35051394 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.1...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrei George Iosifescu Roxana Enache Liana V ăleanu Alina Teodora Timisescu Vlad Anton Iliescu Source Type: research

A Patient with a Foreign Body in Mediastinum Which Penetrated into the Bronchus
We report a rare case of a patient who had a foreign body in the mediastinum and trachea caused by trauma due to epileptic seizures. A 52-year-old male had an epileptic seizure 3 months before visiting our hospital and had an injury on his neck caused by a broken glass cabinet. Computed tomography scan revealed a foreign body in the mediastinum and trachea. After a detailed discussion among members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), surgery was successfully performed to remove the foreign body. This rare case may help provide a reference for diagnosing and treating a mediastinal and tracheobronchial foreign body.PMID:350...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jianxue Zhai Xuebin Yan Haotian Ge Di Lu Xiguang Liu Yu Tong Zhizhi Wang Hua Wu Kaican Cai Source Type: research

History of Surgery for Mitral Stenosis: John Mayow to Charles Bailey
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00047-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.046. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMitral stenosis was first described in 1674 by Englishman John Mayow, but surgical intervention for mitral stenosis was proposed over two centuries later in 1898. Mitral surgery was undertaken in the 1920s with varying success; after two decades of staggered progress, mitral valvuloplasty and commissurotomy would be rediscovered by Americans Horace Smithy, Charles Bailey, and Dwight Harken. The evolution of open surgery for mitral stenosis suggests the troubled triumph of humanity over disease while also...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Simar S Bajaj James I Fann Source Type: research

Select or Adapt? Keep it Simple and Safe
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00045-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.044. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051397 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.044 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Karen B Abeln Hans-Joachim Sch äfers Source Type: research

Standardization of Mitral Regurgitation Grading Starts with Abandoning Historical "Plus" Terminology
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00044-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.043. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051398 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.043 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: James S Gammie Rachael W Quinn Sari D Holmes Source Type: research

Alternative Access Still Essential for Improved Outcomes and Innovation
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00046-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.045. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051399 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.045 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bogdan A Kindzelski James J Yun Source Type: research

Structural Failure of the BioBridge Rib Prosthesis After Chest Wall Resection
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00056-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.053. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChest wall reconstruction presents a challenging surgical problem with no universally recognized gold standard for the procedure. Various prosthetic and bioprosthetic materials exist for use in chest wall reconstruction, with bioprosthetic materials offering significant advantages in the case of a preoperatively infected surgical field. Here we present a case of the absorbable BioBridge system (Acute Innovations, Hillsboro, OR) used for chest well reconstruction and describe a novel complication of struc...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Miranda Haslam Eva Dentcheva M Shuja Shafqat Roman Petrov Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Diagnostic Accuracy of Robotic Bronchoscopy with 12-month Follow-up
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00042-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.041. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Robotic Bronchoscopy (RB) aims to increase the diagnostic yield of guided bronchoscopy by providing improved navigation, farther reach, and stability during lesion sampling.METHODS: We reviewed data on consecutive cases in which robotic bronchoscopy was used to diagnose lung lesions from June 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2019 at the University of Chicago Medical Center.RESULTS: The median lesion size was 20.5 mm. All patients had at least 12 months of follow-up. The overall diagnostic accurac...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Abhinav Agrawal Elliot Ho Udit Chaddha Baris Demirkol Sivasubramanium V Bhavani D Kyle Hogarth Septimiu Murgu Source Type: research

Shared Decision Making And Human Bias
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00052-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.050. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051389 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.050 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cecilia Pompili Alessandro Brunelli Source Type: research

Triple-branched stent graft for acute non-A, non-B dissection: an interesting step, but is it forward?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00050-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.048. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051390 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.048 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Adam M Carroll Yihan Lin T Brett Reece Source Type: research

How will the elephant trunk technique evolve in thoracic aortic aneurysm repair?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00053-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.051. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051391 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.051 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wei-Guo Ma Li-Zhong Sun Source Type: research

Pulmonary Artery Sarcoma Complete Resection Facilitated by Three-Dimensional Printed Model
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00048-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.11.072. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPrimary pulmonary (PA) artery sarcomas are rare tumors and are commonly misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism. PA sarcomas demonstrate intraluminal growth into the vessel rather than through the wall, require complete resection to enhance survival, and require complex surgical planning. The purpose of this case report is to describe an optimal team approach with multidisciplinary planning facilitated by a customized three-dimensional (3D) model to guide intervention and enhance communication.PMID:35051392 |...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kenneth R Hassler Carlos A Puig Busra Cangut Alberto Pochettino Steven I Robinson Jonathan M Morris Shanda H Blackmon Source Type: research

Cryoablation Cox-Maze surgery: Nitrous oxide or argon? Putting the debate on ice
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00051-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.049. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051393 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.049 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthew R Schill Spencer J Melby Source Type: research

Ten Tumors in the Heart: Papillary Fibroelastoma with Triple Valve Involvement
We report the case of a 62-years-old woman with ten separate tumors that developed on the mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonary cusps, atrioventricular valve chordae, and left ventricular endocardium. Surgical treatment included valve-sparring resection of the pulmonary cusp tumors and bioprosthetic replacement of the mitral and tricuspid valves, which exhibited extensive tumor invasion. The postoperative course was unremarkable. The high number of CPFs and triple-valve tumor involvement are both exceptional. CPF should be considered whenever multiple cardiac masses are discovered.PMID:35051394 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.1...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrei George Iosifescu Roxana Enache Liana V ăleanu Alina Teodora Timisescu Vlad Anton Iliescu Source Type: research

A Patient with a Foreign Body in Mediastinum Which Penetrated into the Bronchus
We report a rare case of a patient who had a foreign body in the mediastinum and trachea caused by trauma due to epileptic seizures. A 52-year-old male had an epileptic seizure 3 months before visiting our hospital and had an injury on his neck caused by a broken glass cabinet. Computed tomography scan revealed a foreign body in the mediastinum and trachea. After a detailed discussion among members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), surgery was successfully performed to remove the foreign body. This rare case may help provide a reference for diagnosing and treating a mediastinal and tracheobronchial foreign body.PMID:350...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jianxue Zhai Xuebin Yan Haotian Ge Di Lu Xiguang Liu Yu Tong Zhizhi Wang Hua Wu Kaican Cai Source Type: research

History of Surgery for Mitral Stenosis: John Mayow to Charles Bailey
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00047-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.046. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMitral stenosis was first described in 1674 by Englishman John Mayow, but surgical intervention for mitral stenosis was proposed over two centuries later in 1898. Mitral surgery was undertaken in the 1920s with varying success; after two decades of staggered progress, mitral valvuloplasty and commissurotomy would be rediscovered by Americans Horace Smithy, Charles Bailey, and Dwight Harken. The evolution of open surgery for mitral stenosis suggests the troubled triumph of humanity over disease while also...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Simar S Bajaj James I Fann Source Type: research

Select or Adapt? Keep it Simple and Safe
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00045-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.044. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051397 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.044 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Karen B Abeln Hans-Joachim Sch äfers Source Type: research

Standardization of Mitral Regurgitation Grading Starts with Abandoning Historical "Plus" Terminology
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00044-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.043. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051398 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.043 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: James S Gammie Rachael W Quinn Sari D Holmes Source Type: research

Alternative Access Still Essential for Improved Outcomes and Innovation
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00046-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.045. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35051399 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.045 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bogdan A Kindzelski James J Yun Source Type: research

Structural Failure of the BioBridge Rib Prosthesis After Chest Wall Resection
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 17:S0003-4975(22)00056-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.053. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTChest wall reconstruction presents a challenging surgical problem with no universally recognized gold standard for the procedure. Various prosthetic and bioprosthetic materials exist for use in chest wall reconstruction, with bioprosthetic materials offering significant advantages in the case of a preoperatively infected surgical field. Here we present a case of the absorbable BioBridge system (Acute Innovations, Hillsboro, OR) used for chest well reconstruction and describe a novel complication of struc...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 20, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Miranda Haslam Eva Dentcheva M Shuja Shafqat Roman Petrov Source Type: research

Tracheal Reconstruction for Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: A 950-gram Neonate
We present the case of an extremely premature 950-gram neonate with severe CTS who underwent tracheal reconstruction. Complete repair, with no residual stenosis, was achieved with slide tracheoplasty without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.PMID:35038423 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.042 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rami Zibdawi Ryaan El-Andari Michelle Noga Matthew Hicks M Muhieldin Ernest Phillipos Paula Holinski Hamdy El-Hakim Mohammed Al Aklabi Source Type: research

Tracheal Reconstruction for Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: A 950-gram Neonate
We present the case of an extremely premature 950-gram neonate with severe CTS who underwent tracheal reconstruction. Complete repair, with no residual stenosis, was achieved with slide tracheoplasty without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.PMID:35038423 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.042 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rami Zibdawi Ryaan El-Andari Michelle Noga Matthew Hicks M Muhieldin Ernest Phillipos Paula Holinski Hamdy El-Hakim Mohammed Al Aklabi Source Type: research

Tracheal Reconstruction for Congenital Tracheal Stenosis: A 950-gram Neonate
We present the case of an extremely premature 950-gram neonate with severe CTS who underwent tracheal reconstruction. Complete repair, with no residual stenosis, was achieved with slide tracheoplasty without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.PMID:35038423 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.042 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rami Zibdawi Ryaan El-Andari Michelle Noga Matthew Hicks M Muhieldin Ernest Phillipos Paula Holinski Hamdy El-Hakim Mohammed Al Aklabi Source Type: research

Pilot Study of Patient Reported Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Cancer following Esophagectomy
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study assessing PROMIS scores after esophagectomy for cancer reveals that pain is a persistently reported symptom up to 6 months following surgery, particularly among patients receiving transthoracic esophagectomy.PMID:35033508 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.024 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 16, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Brendan T Heiden Melanie P Subramanian Jingxia Liu Angela Keith Kathryn E Engelhardt Bryan F Meyers Varun Puri Benjamin D Kozower Source Type: research

Increasing Use of the Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Shunt for Stage 1 Palliation
CONCLUSIONS: In stage one palliation, use of right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery shunts has increased over time, use of modified Blalock-Taussig shunts has decreased, and use of Hybrids was unchanged. The modified Blalock-Taussig shunt has a higher likelihood of use in higher volume centers, males, and less complex patients, but is associated with longer hospitalizations and lower transplant-free survival to stage 2 palliation.PMID:35033509 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.040 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 16, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Scott H Wirth Haleh C Heydarian Elisa Marcuccio Brooke E Tepe Laurel H Stein Garick D Hill Source Type: research

Pilot Study of Patient Reported Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Cancer following Esophagectomy
CONCLUSIONS: This pilot study assessing PROMIS scores after esophagectomy for cancer reveals that pain is a persistently reported symptom up to 6 months following surgery, particularly among patients receiving transthoracic esophagectomy.PMID:35033508 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.024 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 16, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Brendan T Heiden Melanie P Subramanian Jingxia Liu Angela Keith Kathryn E Engelhardt Bryan F Meyers Varun Puri Benjamin D Kozower Source Type: research

Increasing Use of the Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery Shunt for Stage 1 Palliation
CONCLUSIONS: In stage one palliation, use of right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery shunts has increased over time, use of modified Blalock-Taussig shunts has decreased, and use of Hybrids was unchanged. The modified Blalock-Taussig shunt has a higher likelihood of use in higher volume centers, males, and less complex patients, but is associated with longer hospitalizations and lower transplant-free survival to stage 2 palliation.PMID:35033509 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.040 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 16, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Scott H Wirth Haleh C Heydarian Elisa Marcuccio Brooke E Tepe Laurel H Stein Garick D Hill Source Type: research

Less Invasive Redo Total Arch Replacement with Isolated Left Vertebral Artery
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 11:S0003-4975(22)00029-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.028. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35031285 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.028 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 15, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hidenobu Takaki Kenichi Hashizume Mitsuharu Mori Source Type: research

Bioprosthetic Pulmonary Valve Dysfunction in Congenital Heart Disease
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 11:S0003-4975(22)00026-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.025. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: We aim to identify the incidence and timing of dysfunction and failure of stented bioprosthetic valves in the pulmonary position in congenital heart disease patients.METHODS: 482 congenital heart disease patients underwent 484 stented bioprosthetic pulmonary valve implantations between 2008 and 2018. There were 164 porcine valves (Porcine) and 320 bovine pericardial valves (Pericardial) implanted. Primary endpoints were survival, valve dysfunction, and valve failure.RESULTS: Pericardial valve...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 15, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Parth M Patel David Zapata William Qu Mia Callahan Nikita Rao Michael Kelleman Kirk R Kanter Paul J Chai Fawwaz R Shaw Subhadra Shashidharan Joshua M Rosenblum Source Type: research

Is the Optimization of the Surgical Technique the Secret to the Long Lasting Pulmonary Autograft?
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 11:S0003-4975(22)00030-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.029. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35031287 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.029 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 15, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Francesco Nappi Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh Source Type: research

Aortic Root Replacement of Small Roots to Prepare for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 11:S0003-4975(22)00024-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSmall aortic root is a significant limitation of optimal hemodynamics for surgical aortic valve replacement due to a small annulus and application of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) due to low coronary ostia and limited space at the root. We sutured up-sized a bioprosthetic valve by 2-3 valve sizes in the skirt portion of Valsalva graft and implanted the coronary button high, close to sinotubular junction, to achieve optimal hemodynamics and prepare patients for future TAVR.PMID:35031288 | ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 15, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Clemence Bo Yang Source Type: research

Clinical Validation of the Canada Lymph Node Score for Endobronchial Ultrasound
Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan 11:S0003-4975(22)00020-0. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.11.071. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The Canada Lymph Node Score (CLNS) uses four sonographic criteria to predict the risk of malignancy in lymph nodes during endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). CLNS may play a role in identifying targets for biopsy or re-biopsy during invasive mediastinal staging for lung cancer. However, CLNS has not yet been prospectively validated in routine clinical practice.METHODS: CLNS scores for each lymph node biopsied during EBUS were prospectively captured for one year (2019). CLNS and the presence of m...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - January 15, 2022 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Richard X He Danielle A Hylton Eric Lr B édard Scott Johnson Bryce Laing Azim Valji Wa ël C Hanna Simon R Turner Source Type: research