National Survey of Burnout and Distress among Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees.
CONCLUSIONS: High rates of burnout, regret, and depression are present among US CTS trainees. Efforts to promote trainee well-being and implement interventions that support those at high risk for burnout are warranted, to benefit trainees as well as the patients they serve. PMID: 32866478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chow OS, Sudarshan M, Maxfield MW, Seese LM, Watkins AA, Fleishman A, Gangadharan SP Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Perceval sutureless aortic valve implantation: mid-term outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: After more than 11 years of continued clinical use of the Perceval sutureless valve, we observe low mortality and stroke rates, with good hemodynamic behaviour of the valve. None of our patients was reoperated for SVD. Because of the key benefits of this rapid-deployment valve, it has an added value in surgical aortic valve replacement. PMID: 32866479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Szecel D, Eurlings R, Rega F, Verbrugghe P, Meuris B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Balloon Dilation for Endosonographic Staging in Esophageal Cancer - A Phase 1 Clinical Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: High-grade malignant esophageal strictures that preclude the passage of the ultrasound probe are associated with advanced stage disease. Due to the high risk of perforation and the limited benefit in staging, balloon dilation to complete the EUS staging should be avoided. PMID: 32866480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Molina JC, Goudie E, Pollock C, Menezes V, Ferraro P, Lafontaine E, Martin J, Nasir B, Liberman M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

The Role of Frailty in Failure to Rescue After Cardiovascular Surgery.
This study aimed to utilize a national database to examine the impact of patient frailty on FTR. METHODS: Of 5,199,534 patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery between 2000-2014, 75,851 (1.5%) were identified from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database as frail based on the Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups (ACG) frailty-defining diagnoses indicator. Propensity-score matching was used to adjust for patient- and hospital-level characteristics and comorbidities when comparing frail and non-frail patients. RESULTS: Frail patients were on average older (68 ± 12 vs 65 ± 12; p
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dewan KC, Navale SM, Hirji SA, Koroukian SM, Dewan KS, Svensson LG, Gillinov AM, Roselli EE, Johnston D, Bakaeen F, Soltesz EG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in cardiac surgery: rules of the road - 2.
Abstract In the era of evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews and meta-analyses are considered at the top of evidence hierarchy. Despite the almost exponential increase in the number of published meta-analyses over the course of the last decades, only a small minority of them is of high quality, with major flaws involving every aspect of the meta-analytic process. The strength of a meta-analysis is closely linked to the quality of the included studies. Once preliminary phases are completed, it is vital that selected papers undergo a thorough quality assessment, using the most appropriate tools among those ava...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gaudino M, Fremes S, Bagiella E, Bangalore S, Demetres M, D'Ascenzo F, Biondi-Zoccai G, Di Franco A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

On Becoming a Master Surgeon: Role Models, Mentorship, Coaching, and Apprenticeship.
Abstract Cardiothoracic surgery is a high risk, high reward specialty demanding exceptional performance for desired outcomes. While the demand for technical excellence, critical thinking skills, judgment and overall experience is clear, the pathway to optimize performance improvement after training is completed is less clear. "Role modeling," "mentorship," "coaching," and "apprenticeship" are all buzz words that have flooded the proverbial air of our specialty in recent years. The goal of this article is to describe strategies, including career development relationships, con...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Stephens EH, Dearani JA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A Theoretical Model for Delivery of Congenital Heart Surgery in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: Our model suggests the U.S. could be served by approximately 100 fewer CHS hospitals than currently exist. With hospitals optimally placed, patient travel burden would decrease. This model serves as a platform to improve care delivery by regionalization of CHS. PMID: 32860751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Welke KF, Pasquali SK, Lin P, Backer CL, Overman DM, Romano JC, Karamlou T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Nonintubated versus Intubated Uniportal Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy for Lung Tumors.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Although the use of the uniportal thoracoscopic technique has spread exponentially recently, the comparison of nonintubated and intubated uniportal thoracoscopic segmentectomies for lung tumors has not been reported. We aimed to compare the feasibility, safety, and short-term postoperative outcomes between the two methods. METHODS: From January 2014 to June 2019, we retrospectively reviewed 185 consecutive patients with lung tumors who underwent uniportal thoracoscopic segmentectomy at our institute. A body mass index (BMI) of ≥25 kg/m2 was considered as contraindication for the nonint...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Liu HY, Hsu HH, Tsai TM, Chiang XH, Lu TP, Chang CH, Chen PH, Wang ML, Hung MH, Cheng YJ, Lin MW, Chen JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

The Art and Science of Mentorship in Cardiothoracic Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
CONCLUSIONS: There is undeniable value in mentorship when navigating a career in cardiothoracic surgery. By sharing the most significant features and skills of both ideal mentors and mentees, we hope to provide a framework to improve the quality of mentorship from both sides. PMID: 32857995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Odell DD, Edwards M, Fuller S, Loor G, Antonoff MB, STS Workforce on Early Career Development Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Antibiotic resistance is associated with morbidity and mortality after decortication for empyema.
CONCLUSIONS: Perioperative mortality and morbidity following decortication for empyema is significant. In this cohort, infections with increasing antibiotic resistance are associated with morbidity and mortality among patients with empyema. PMID: 32857996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Towe CW, Srinivasan S, Ho VP, Bachmann K, Worrell SG, Perry Y, Argote-Green L, Linden PA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Modified En bloc Esophagectomy Compared to Standard Resection after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgeons have shifted away from the practice of en bloc esophagectomy, particularly in the era of neoadjuvant therapies. While some still advocate for this radical approach, contemporary data which establish its superiority are sparse. We hypothesized that a more complete, radical resection could be completed in the setting of chemoradiation without adding morbidity. METHODS: Patients undergoing esophagectomy following neoadjuvant chemoradiation for esophageal adenocarcinoma from 2006-2018 were evaluated. Outcomes following right transthoracic en bloc esophagectomy were compared to standa...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Corsini EM, Mitchell KG, Zhou N, Antonoff MB, Mehran RJ, Rice DC, Roth JA, Sepesi B, Swisher SG, Vaporciyan AA, Walsh GL, Maru DM, Lin SH, Ajani JA, Hofstetter WL Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Concordance of Clinical and Pathological Nodal Staging in Resectable Lung Cancer.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Clinical staging of lung cancer may not reliably predict nodal disease, and its accuracy in the Society of Thoracic Surgery-General Thoracic Surgery Database is not described. METHODS: Among anatomic pulmonary resections for stage I-III lung cancer with complete clinical and pathological staging (2012-2017), accuracy of invasive mediastinal staging (IMS) was compared to noninvasive staging only (NMS). Accuracy, defined as concordance between clinical and pathological nodal status, was examined using logistic regression to determine factors associated with clinical nodal (cN) accuracy. Var...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Udelsman BV, Madariaga ML, Chang DC, Kozower BD, Gaissert HA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Natural History of Pleural Complications after Lung Transplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Pleural complications are common after lung transplant and are associated with worse allograft function and survival. They are likely secondary to other underlying clinical problems. Malnourishment and size mismatch are modifiable risk factors. PMID: 32853567 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tang A, Siddiqui HU, Thuita L, Rappaport J, Bribriesco AC, McCurry KR, Yun J, Unai S, Budev M, Murthy SC, Blackstone EH, Ahmad U Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Geometrical measurement of central tumor location in cT1N0M0 NSCLC predicts N1 but not N2 upstaging.
les L, Serra M, Belda J Abstract BACKGROUND: In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and normal mediastinum, central tumor location predicts occult nodal disease (both N1 and N2). We evaluated a novel definition of central location based on a geometrical measurement of the tumor location within the lung that could predict N2 and/or N1. METHODS: Retrospective study that included patients with confirmed NSCLC, radiologically and metabolically staged T1N0M0, who underwent invasive mediastinal staging and/or lung resection. Central tumor location was measured considering two ratios: inner margin ratio...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sanz-Santos J, Martínez-Palau M, Jaen À, Rami-Porta R, Barreiro B, Call S, Obiols C, González JM, De Marcos JÁ, Ysamat M, Canales L, Serra M, Belda J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Impact of Age on Surgical Outcomes for Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Older patients are often considered high-risk surgical candidates for locally advanced esophageal cancer, and the benefit of surgery in this population is less clear. This national analysis examines the effect of age on esophagectomy outcomes and compares surgery versus chemoradiation in older patients. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was used to identify patients with clinical stage II-III esophageal adenocarcinoma undergoing surgery or definitive chemoradiation between 2004-2015. Restricted cubic splines were used to examine the relationship between age and survival following esop...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Farrow NE, Raman V, Jawitz OK, Voigt SL, Tong BC, Harpole DH, D'Amico TA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Family history associates with micropapillary pattern in lung adenocarcinoma ≤ 1cm.
Family history associates with micropapillary pattern in lung adenocarcinoma ≤ 1cm. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Aug 24;: Authors: Deng H, Cheng B, He J PMID: 32853570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Deng H, Cheng B, He J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cardiac biomarkers associated with hospital length of stay after pediatric congenital heart surgery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Prolonged hospital length of stay after congenital heart surgery is a significant cost burden and associated with post-operative morbidity. Our goal was to evaluate the association between pre- and post-operative biomarker levels and in-hospital length of stay for children after congenital heart surgery. METHODS: We enrolled patients
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Green MD, Parker DM, Everett AD, Vricella L, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Brown JR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma following Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Thermal Injury.
In this report we present a patient with no other known cancer risk factors, who developed esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at the site of esophageal thermal injury which occurred during a radiofrequency catheter ablation procedure. To our knowledge this is the first reported malignant complication of the procedure. PMID: 32853572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 23, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Grubic AD, Ayazi S, Zaidi AH, Schwameis K, Jobe BA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

New Approach In Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Stage 1 Surgery.
ml;zkan M Abstract Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is almost always fatal in neonates unless paliated surgically. The conventional Norwood procedure with a Blalock-Taussig shunt or a Sano modification or a hybrid approach with branch pulmonary artery banding and ductal stenting are among common options. A novel technique with a different strategy to restore pulmonary blood flow is described in this report. PMID: 32841624 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Çelİk M, Özkan M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Porcelain Pericardium with Cardiac Caging.
PMID: 32841625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Andrade D, Vinck EE, Orozco D Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Board of Directors
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Contents
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Assessing the Collateral Damage of the Novel Coronavirus: A Call to Action for the Post–COVID-19 Era
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Dominique Vervoort, Jessica G.Y. Luc, Edward Percy, Sameer Hirji, Richard Lee (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Edge-to-Edge Mitral Repair Associated With Septal Myectomy in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Elisabetta Lapenna, Teodora Nisi, Stefania Ruggeri, Cinzia Trumello, Benedetto Del Forno, Davide Schiavi, Roberta Meneghin, Alessandro Castiglioni, Ottavio Alfieri, Michele De Bonis (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Five-Year Outcomes From the United States Pivotal Trial of Valiant Captivia Stent Graft for Blunt Aortic Injury
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Himanshu J. Patel, Ali Azizzadeh, Alan H. Matsumoto, Omaida C. Velazquez, Joshua D. Rovin, Joseph V. Lombardi, Ali Khoynezhad, Yuqing Dai, Rodney A. White (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes After Tricuspid Valve Repair With Ring Versus Suture Bicuspidization Annuloplasty
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Sameer Hirji, Farhang Yazdchi, Spencer Kiehm, Samantha Landino, Siobhan McGurk, Jochen Muehlschlegel, Steve Singh, Hari Mallidi, Marc Pelletier, Sary Aranki, Prem Shekar, Tsuyoshi Kaneko (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aortic Insufficiency After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Predictors and Outcomes
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Hiroshi Kagawa, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Robert L. Kormos, Mary Keebler, Gavin Hickey, Yisi Wang, Michael Mathier, Arman Kilic (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Readmission After Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the United States
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Habib Khoury, William Ragalie, Yas Sanaiha, Hannah Boutros, Sarah Rudasill, Richard J. Shemin, Peyman Benharash (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Size and Outcomes in Patients With Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Less Than 20%
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Naoto Fukunaga, Roberto Vanin Pinto Ribeiro, Myriam Lafreniere-Roula, Cedric Manlhiot, Mitesh V. Badiwala, Vivek Rao (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Size Probably Matters
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Berhane Worku, Mario Gaudino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of Adult Patients With Septic Shock Undergoing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Laura C. Myers, Charlotte Lee, B. Taylor Thompson, Gaston Cudemus, Yuval Raz, Nathalie Roy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adults With Sepsis: The Next Frontier?
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Nicholas R. Teman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Randomized Trial of 2 Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting Devices—Immunofluorescence Assessment
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Arnaud Van Linden, Florian Hecker, Jasper Lehmann-Grube, Mani Arsalan, Manfred Richter, Brigitte Matzke, Tomas Holubec, Thomas Walther (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Evaluating the Impact of Pneumonia Prevention Recommendations After Cardiac Surgery
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Raymond J. Strobel, Steven D. Harrington, Chris Hill, Michael P. Thompson, Lourdes Cabrera, Patricia Theurer, Penny Wilton, Divyakant B. Gandhi, Alphonse DeLucia, Gaetano Paone, Xiaoting Wu, Min Zhang, Sarah L. Krein, Richard L. Prager, Donald S. Likosky, Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device Cannula Position and Hemocompatibility-Related Adverse Events
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Teruhiko Imamura, Nikhil Narang, Daisuke Nitta, Takeo Fujino, Ann Nguyen, Ben Chung, Luise Holzhauser, Gene Kim, Jayant Raikhelkar, Sara Kalantari, Bryan Smith, Colleen Juricek, Daniel Rodgers, Takeyoshi Ota, Tae Song, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Gabriel Sayer, Nir Uriel (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Hemiarch Replacement With Brachiocephalic Endografting and Antegrade TEVAR: The New Total Arch Replacement?
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Ibrahim Sultan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of Degenerative Mitral Valve Repair Surgery for Anterior, Posterior, and Bileaflet Pathology
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Eilon Ram, Ehud Schwammenthal, Hillit Cohen, Alexander Kogan, Yael Peled, Leonid Sternik, Ehud Raanani (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Does the Aortic Annulus Dilate After Aortic Root Remodeling?
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Rajdeep Bilkhu, Maite Tome, Anna Marciniak, Mark Edsell, Marjan Jahangiri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction After Failed Pulmonary Artery Stents
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Richard D. Mainwaring, R. Thomas Collins, Kirstie L. MacMillen, Michal Palmon, Frank L. Hanley (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mitral Valve Replacement With the 15-mm Mechanical Valve: A 20-Year Multicenter Experience
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Rinske J. IJsselhof, Martijn G. Slieker, Mark G. Hazekamp, Ryan Accord, Herbert van Wetten, Felix Haas, Paul H. Schoof (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Depth of Coaptation: The Key to Long-term Valve Performance?
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): David M. Overman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Rib Plating Offers Favorable Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Nonunion of Prior Rib Fractures
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Kerrie E. Buehler, Candice L. Wilshire, Adam J. Bograd, Eric Vallières (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Effect of Timing of Adjuvant Therapy on Survival After Esophagectomy
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Kristen E. Rhodin, Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Betty C. Tong, David H. Harpole, Thomas A. D’Amico (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Repair of Adult Slipped Rib Syndrome Without Costal Cartilage Excision
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Adam J. Hansen, Alper Toker, Jeremiah Hayanga, Percival Buenaventura, Charlotte Spear, Ghulam Abbas (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Histology and Mechanics of In Vivo Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft for Children
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Shuhei Fujita, Masaaki Yamagishi, Keiichi Kanda, Yoshinobu Maeda, Tomoya Inoue, Masashi Yamanami, Taiji Watanabe, Eiichi Konishi, Naoko Takeda-Miyata, Hitoshi Yaku (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

MitraClip XTR Implantation to Treat Torrential Tricuspid Regurgitation After Failed Annulopasty
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Davide Carino, Paolo Denti, Nicola Buzzatti, Stefano Stella, Francesco Ancona, Eustachio Agricola, Alessandro Castiglioni, Alfieri Ottavio, Michele De Bonis (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aplastic Anemia Secondary to Thymectomy in a Patient With Myasthenia Gravis
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Thomas Franchi, Jagan Rao (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cryotherapy Ablation in Immunoglobulin G4–Related Disease of the Trachea
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Andreas Gkikas, Periklis Perikleous, Alexandra Rice, Nizar Asadi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Switch to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During Cardiac and Tracheal Repair
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Shunsuke Matsushima, Hironori Matsuhisa, Keiichi Morita, Akiko Yokoi, Kosaku Maeda, Yoshihiro Oshima (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Interannular Bridge: A Novel Approach to Address Congenital Mitral Regurgitation
Publication date: September 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 3Author(s): Motonori Ishidou, Hiroki Ito, Masaya Murata, Keiichi Hirose, Akio Ikai, Kisaburo Sakamoto (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research