Intrathoracic Myxoid Spindle Cell Lipoma, A Rare Presentation of a Myxoid Neoplasm.
Abstract Here we present a case of a 38 year old male with an incidentally found right upper lobe lung mass. The patient underwent thoracoscopic resection of the mass which revealed a myxoid spindle cell lipoma. This is an exceedingly rare location for this tumor biology and here we discuss its pathological features and treatment options. PMID: 31589846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schulberg SP, Lim D, Hoda ST, Vaynblat M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Early experience with preclinical peri-operative cardiac xenograft dysfunction in a single program.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite excellent surgical technique, uneventful weaning from CPB, and adequate initial function, orthotopic cardiac xenografts slowly fail within 24-48 hours without evidence of rejection. Modification of preservation techniques and minimizing donor organ ischemic time may be able to ameliorate PCXD. PMID: 31589847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: DiChiacchio L, Singh AK, Lewis B, Zhang T, Hardy N, Pasrija C, Morales D, Odonkor P, Strauss E, Williams B, Deatrick KB, Kaczorowski DJ, Ayares D, Griffith BP, Bartlett ST, Mohiuddin MM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Sublobar resection of typical carcinoid tumors of the lung (Reply).
PMID: 31589848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cattoni M, Farjah F, Louie BE Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Repair of Less Than Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation during Left Sided Valve Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Concurrent repair of mild or moderate tricuspid regurgitation during left sided valve surgery is associated with improved long-term clinical outcomes, without adversely impacting on early survival. Should these results be validated by ongoing trials, there should be revision of current guidelines to recommend more aggressive approach towards repair. PMID: 31589849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cao JY, Wales KM, Zhao DF, Seco M, Celermajer DS, Bannon PG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Impact of positive margins and radiation after tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma resection on survival.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of tracheal ACC resections performed in this national cohort had positive margins. Adjuvant radiation was commonly used for positive margins but was not associated with an overall survival benefit. PMID: 31589850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Yang CF, Shah S, Ramakrishnan D, Raman V, Diao K, Wang H, Commander S, D'Amico T, Berry MF Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Surgical management of thoracic multiple exostoses.
We present a case of a 25 year old with HME who was referred for thoracic surgery assessment due to severe right sided chest pain. Computer tomography (CT) scan allowed pre-operative planning of the lesion. Under general anaesthesia, right video assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) was performed through a cosmetic retro-mammary incision. Complete removal of the tumour resolved symptoms and she was subsequently discharged two days later. We show that VATS surgery with cosmetically placed muscle sparing incision allowed accurate resection with faster recovery. PMID: 31589851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: T...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kanthasamy S, Aresu G, Peryt A, Coonar AS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

International collaboration to improve outcomes in cardiac sarcomas (Reply).
PMID: 31589852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lau C Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Total arch replacement via single upper hemisternotomy approach in patients with Type A dissection.
CONCLUSIONS: Total arch replacement combined with frozen elephant trunk implantation via single upper hemisternotomy approach in patients with acute Type A dissections is a safe procedure, which adds the benefit of a more cosmetic incision. PMID: 31589853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jiang H, Liu Y, Yang Z, Ge Y, Li L, Wang H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after the Maze IV Procedure.
PMID: 31589854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Babokin V, Trofimov N Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Abdominal Vessel Cannulation Prior to Re-Sternotomy in Complex Congenital Heart Surgery.
Abstract Repeat cardiac operations are common in patients with complex congenital heart disease. Inadvertent cardiotomy during redo sternotomy can increase intraoperative time and mortality. Establishing extracorporeal circulation prior to re-sternotomy may render redo congenital cardiac surgery cases safer and more expeditious. In the present report, we describe the technique of pre-emptive cannulation of the abdominal aorta (or right common iliac artery) and inferior vena cava. This approach may be a useful when femoral vessels are occluded due to multiple catheterizations or prior cannulations. In our practice,...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sfyridis PG, Mylonas KS, Kalangos A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Post-coronary artery bypass graft atrial fibrillation event count and survival: differences by sex.
We examined the effect number of post-CABG AF events has on long-term mortality risk, and whether this is sex dependent. METHODS: Routinely-collected Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) data were supplemented with details on new-onset post-CABG AF (detected in-hospital via continuous ECG/telemetry monitoring) and long-term survival for 9,203 consecutive isolated-CABG patients (2002-2010). Using Cox regression, we determined the propensity-adjusted (STS-recognized risk factors) effect of number of AF events on survival, testing for effect modification by sex and controlling for AF duration. RESULTS: AF occurred in ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Filardo G, Pollock BD, da Graca B, Phan TK, Damiano RJ, Ailawadi G, Thourani V, Edgerton JR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Repair of Pectus Excavatum at the Time of Reoperative Cardiac Surgery.
We present the case of a 14 year-old boy with tetralogy of Fallot, prior transannular patch repair, and severe pectus excavatum, who presented for pulmonary valve replacement and pectus repair. A modified Ravitch procedure with subperichondrial resection of the costal cartilages allowed for sternal mobilization, safe reentry, and excellent reconstruction. This is a safe and reproducible technique for dealing with the challenging scenario of severe pectus excavatum in patients undergoing redo cardiac surgery. PMID: 31589857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hodges K, Najm H, DiFiore J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Transmanubrial Osteomuscular Sparing Approach for Removal of Misplaced Catheter.
PMID: 31589858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Marji FP, Salazar D, Marshall MB Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aortic complications in marfan syndrome. should we anticipate preventive aortic root surgery?
AORTIC COMPLICATIONS IN MARFAN SYNDROME. SHOULD WE ANTICIPATE PREVENTIVE AORTIC ROOT SURGERY? Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 04;: Authors: Martín C, Evangelista A, Serrano-Fiz S, Villar S, Ospina V, Martínez D, De Villarreal J, Sanchez V, Moñivas V, Mingo S, Forteza A Abstract BACKGROUND: Analyze the risk of aortic events (death, dissection or aortic rupture) associated with Marfan syndrome and decide on the optimal timing for preventive surgery on the aortic root. METHODS: From January 2004 to June 2015, 397 patients from Marfan Units were studied by echocardiographic and compute...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Martín C, Evangelista A, Serrano-Fiz S, Villar S, Ospina V, Martínez D, De Villarreal J, Sanchez V, Moñivas V, Mingo S, Forteza A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

30 Years of Surgical Ablation for "Stand-Alone" Atrial Fibrillation: Have We Abandoned an Evidence- Driven Approach?
30 Years of Surgical Ablation for "Stand-Alone" Atrial Fibrillation: Have We Abandoned an Evidence- Driven Approach? Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Oct 04;: Authors: Damiano RJ, MacGregor R PMID: 31589860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Damiano RJ, MacGregor R Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative ECMO and plasmapheresis for urgent pulmonary endarterectomy in HIT positive patient.
Abstract Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the treatment of choice for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH). This case report outlines the importance of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and plasmapheresis as two important options in the management of HIT positive patients requiring urgent PEA. PMID: 31589861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tahiri M, Bykova A, Dunne B, Barth D, Donahoe L, Waddell TK, McRae K, Slinger P, Granton J, de Perrot M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Heart in Aorta
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Hisato Takagi, Yosuke Hari, Noriko Takinami, Kouki Nakashima, ALICE (All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence) Group (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of an Intensive, Pre-Operative Smoking Cessation Program
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kayla A. Fay, Joseph D. Phillips, Rian M. Hasson, Alexandra Fannin, Timothy M. Millington, David J. FinleyAbstractThe outcomes of an intensive, pre-operative smoking cessation program in patients undergoing lung resection were evaluated. Of 340 patients undergoing resection, 82 were currently smoking. Sixty-one were involved in our smoking cessation program. Forty-five patients in the program (73.7%) were able to quit by surgery. At 6-month and 1-year follow-up, 29 (64.4%) and 22 (48.9%) patients abstained from smoking. An int...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Bronchoscopical Repair of Tracheal Laceration Using Conventional Instrumentation-A Novel Technique
We describe a novel technique of exclusively intraluminal repair of PITL using conventional endoscopic instrumentation through a 14.1mm rigid bronchoscope. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Management for Aortoesophageal Fistula After Endovascular Aortic Repair
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yuanjia Zhu, John W. MacArthur, Natalie Lui, Anson M. LeeABSTRACTThis case demonstrates successful surgical management of a 6 cm-long aortoesophageal fistula from an infected stent graft. A 69-year-old woman with a penetrating descending thoracic aortic ulcer underwent endovascular aortic repair. Two weeks later, she presented with nausea and melena, and was found to have an infected stent graft on imaging. She underwent a two-stage procedure encompassing aortic arch debranching and extra-anatomic aortic bypass in stage one, a...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pre-operative veno-venous ECMO for D-Transposition with severe pulmonary hypertension in a newborn
We report the case of a newborn with transposition of great arteries and ventricular septal defect associated with severe pulmonary hypertension. Profound hypoxaemia despite successful balloon atrial septostomy and conventional supportive measures with mechanical ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, and inotropes led to the use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to rapidly stabilized the child pre-operatively. Different from most reported cases on this scenario, we intentionally opted for a veno-venous mode of support despite the presence of circulatory compromise. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Bronchoscopical Repair of Tracheal Laceration Using Conventional Instrumentation-A Novel Technique.
We describe a novel technique of exclusively intraluminal repair of PITL using conventional endoscopic instrumentation through a 14.1mm rigid bronchoscope. PMID: 31586609 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Athanassios K, Dimitrios M, Ilias I, Aikaterini A, Stavroula B, Kosmas I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A High-fidelity, Tissue-based Simulation for Cardiac Transplantation.
We describe a high-fidelity, tissue-based simulation that can be used to teach trainees to perform a cardiac transplant. We modified the existing Ramphal Cardiac Surgery Simulator to accommodate cardiac transplantation. An attending cardiac surgeon successfully performed the simulated transplant, demonstrating each of the component tasks of the operation. We believe our simulation will enhance the training of cardiothoracic surgery residents. PMID: 31586610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wilson HH, Feins RH, Heathcote SA, Caranasos TG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Novel trigone-based sizing method for mitral ring annuloplasty.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We devised a novel trigone-based sizing method, setting the trigones at 1/4 of annular circumference, and used it for mitral annuloplasty in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS: Between 1999 and 2017, 436 patients with degenerative (N=192), non-ischemic functional (N=124), or ischemic (N=120) MR underwent mitral valvuloplasty at our institution using an incomplete ring. The inter-trigonal distance and pre/post-repair annular diameter were measured. Then the diameters predicted from body surface area and the inter-trigonal distance, and the ratios of these diameters to observe...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Okamoto H, Fujimoto Y, Teramoto C Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Heart in Aorta.
PMID: 31586612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Takagi H, Hari Y, Takinami N, Nakashima K, ALICE (All-Literature Investigation of Cardiovascular Evidence) Group Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Surgical Management for Aortoesophageal Fistula After Endovascular Aortic Repair.
Abstract This case demonstrates successful surgical management of a 6 cm-long aortoesophageal fistula from an infected stent graft. A 69-year-old woman with a penetrating descending thoracic aortic ulcer underwent endovascular aortic repair. Two weeks later, she presented with nausea and melena, and was found to have an infected stent graft on imaging. She underwent a two-stage procedure encompassing aortic arch debranching and extra-anatomic aortic bypass in stage one, and stent graft resection, primary esophageal repair, intercostal and omental flap and jejunostomy tube placement in stage two. She was discharged...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhu Y, MacArthur JW, Lui N, Lee AM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Thymic small cell carcinoma associated with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.
We report an extremely rare case of LEMS associated with thymic small cell carcinoma. A 71-year-old man was referred to our institution for a mediastinal tumor and a 2-month history of ptosis, fatigue, and gait disorder. Based on the radiological findings, thymoma associated with LEMS was diagnosed, and extended thymectomy was performed. After surgery, the patient's symptoms had not improved. Anticholinesterase treatment alleviated his symptoms. PMID: 31586614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hashimoto S, Hayasaka K, Suzuki K, Endoh M, Yanagawa N, Shiono S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of an Intensive, Pre-Operative Smoking Cessation Program.
Abstract The outcomes of an intensive, pre-operative smoking cessation program in patients undergoing lung resection were evaluated. Of 340 patients undergoing resection, 82 were currently smoking. Sixty-one were involved in our smoking cessation program. Forty-five patients in the program (73.7%) were able to quit by surgery. At 6-month and 1-year follow-up, 29 (64.4%) and 22 (48.9%) patients abstained from smoking. An intensive smoking cessation program in the perioperative period demonstrated a high success rate, with good results up to 1 year postoperatively for those able to quit prior to surgery. PMID: ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fay KA, Phillips JD, Hasson RM, Fannin A, Millington TM, Finley DJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Pre-operative veno-venous ECMO for D-Transposition with severe pulmonary hypertension in a newborn.
We report the case of a newborn with transposition of great arteries and ventricular septal defect associated with severe pulmonary hypertension. Profound hypoxaemia despite successful balloon atrial septostomy and conventional supportive measures with mechanical ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, and inotropes led to the use of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to rapidly stabilized the child pre-operatively. Different from most reported cases on this scenario, we intentionally opted for a veno-venous mode of support despite the presence of circulatory compromise. PMID: 31586616 [PubMed - as supplied by...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yam N, Hay-Son Chen R, Rocha BA, Lun KS, Yung TC, Wing-Kuk Au T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Bilateral lobar transplants using one donor for two small size recipients.
We present here a case where one donor was used for bilateral lobar transplantations in two high-risk patients. Coordination between the graft preparation at the back table and the two concomitant LTx teams were necessary to minimize the ischemic injury of the grafts as well as to plan for adequate vascular and bronchial cuffs for both implantations. PMID: 31586617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dos Santos PR, Yeung J, Andrade B, Reeb J, Wada H, Keshavjee S, Cypel M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aspirin Resistance Significantly Influences Clinical and Economic Burden In Cardiac Surgery Patients.
PMID: 31586618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Petricevic M, Petricevic M, Biocina B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Omental flap for bronchopleural fistula post pneumonectomy and aorta replacement.
We report the case of a 56-year-old man treated with omental flap for BPF after pneumonectomy along with descending aorta replacement. He underwent left pneumonectomy with combined resection of the descending aorta, followed by replacement with prosthetic graft after the diagnosis of lung cancer, cT4N1M0 Stage IIIA. He had BPF postoperatively and underwent an omental flap plombage following unsuccessful repair using the latissimus dorsi muscle. He did not have BPF recurrence or aortic graft infection. An omental flap is a useful option for treating BPF with intrathoracic prosthetic graft. PMID: 31586619 [PubMed - as s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Uchibori A, Okada S, Takeda-Miyata N, Tsunezuka H, Kato D, Inoue M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Results of Pericardial Patches in Tricuspid and Bicuspid Aortic Cusp Repair (Commentary).
PMID: 31586620 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chauvette V, El-Hamamsy I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Near-infrared guided pulmonary segmentectomy following endobronchial indocyanine green injection.
CONCLUSIONS: NIR-guided pulmonary segmentectomy with endobronchial ICG injection using virtual bronchoscopy was safe and feasible, and minor technical revision can make this procedure more reliable. PMID: 31586621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wada H, Yamamoto T, Morimoto J, Sakairi Y, Suzuki H, Nakajima T, Yoshino I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Which one predominates in Ebstein anomaly: tricuspid regurgitation or right ventricular dysfunction?
PMID: 31586622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yurekli I, Kestelli M, Cakir H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Early and Mid-term Outcomes in High-risk Single Ventricle Patients: Hybrid versus Norwood Palliation (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Paul J. Chai (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Sleeve lobectomy for centrally located non-small cell lung cancer: does incision size really matter? (Reply)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yu-Cheng Wei, Hui-Jiang Gao (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

United States Administrative Databases and Cancer Registries for Thoracic Surgery Health Services Research
ConclusionsAn appreciation of the strengths, limitations and differences between various sources of data from administrative, hospital-based and population-based cancer registries is equally essential for investigators to improve the quality and accuracy of their research and for readers to properly interpret the results of such studies. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Gestational Age on Surgical Outcomes in Patients with Functionally Single Ventricle
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Won Young Lee, Won Kyoun Park, Bo Sang Kwon, Eun Seok Choi, Chun Soo Park, Tae-Jin YunAbstractBackgroundYounger gestational age (GA) is known to be associated with worse outcomes after congenital cardiac surgery. We sought to determine the impact of GA on surgical outcomes of single ventricle palliation (SVP).MethodsAmong the 284 patients with functionally single ventricle who were born between January 2005 and December 2014, 50 neonates were born prematurely (GA
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aortic Valve Replacement in Bioprosthetic Failure: Insights from The STS National Database (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Marjan Jahangiri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Risk Aversion in Cardiac Surgery: 15 Year Trends in a Statewide Analysis (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): David M. Shahian (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Sternal Reconstruction with Non-Rigid Biologic Mesh Overlay
We present the case of a large sternal defect after chondrosarcoma resection reconstructed with porcine acellular dermal matrix and soft tissue flaps, without rigid component, with excellent patient outcome through 2 years of follow-up. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Anti-pig antibody in infants: can a genetically-engineered pig heart bridge to allotransplantation?
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Qi Li, Hidetaka Hara, C. Adam Banks, Takayuki Yamamoto, David Ayares, David C. Mauchley, Robert J. Dabal, Luz Padilla, Waldemar F. Carlo, Leslie A. Rhodes, David K.C. Cooper, David C. ClevelandABSTRACTBackgroundCongenital heart patients have high heart-transplant waitlist mortality, and mechanical support is suboptimal. To evaluate feasibility of cardiac grafts from a genetically-engineered triple-knockout pig as a bridge to allotransplantation, preformed anti-pig antibodies were measured in pediatric and adult patients.Met...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Trifecta bioprosthesis midterm results (Reply)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Arman Kilic, Thomas G. Gleason (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Risk factors for atrial fibrillation recurrence post Cox-maze IV performed without pre-exclusion (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Syed T. Hussain (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Representation of Women in Society of Thoracic Surgeons Authorship and Leadership Positions (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Dawn S. Hui, Andrea J. Carpenter (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Analysis of Discharge Destination after Open vs. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Rohun Bhagat, Michael R. Bronsert, William G. Henderson, Christopher D. Scott, Michael J. Weyant, John D. Mitchell, David A. Fullerton, Robert A. MeguidBackgroundPatients express strong opinion over discharge destination–preferring discharge home versus elsewhere. As focus on patient satisfaction increases, we sought to understand differences in postoperative discharge destination after minimally invasive versus open anatomic lung resection for lung cancer to guide patient education and management, and to better under...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and exogenous hormones (Reply)
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fernando Macaya, Daniel García-Arribas, Javier Escaned (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Right Ventricle Dependent Coronary Circulation: Location of Obstruction is Associated with Survival
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Zachary Spigel, Athar M. Qureshi, Shaine A. Morris, Carlos M. Mery, S. Kristen Sexson-Tejtel, Rodrigo Zea-Vera, Ziyad Binsalamah, Michiaki Imamura, Jeffrey Heinle, Iki AdachiAbstractBackgroundPulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS) with right ventricle dependent coronary circulation (RVDCC) carries suboptimal outcomes primarily due to cardiac ischemia. We hypothesize clinical outcomes are affected by the level of coronary obstruction, a surrogate for vulnerable myocardium.MethodsWe conducted a single-instit...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Call to Action: Ensure the Accuracy of Your Professional Online Image
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jessica G.Y. Luc, Mara B. Antonoff (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - September 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research