Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Richard L. Prager (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Paul E. Stelzer (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Acute Type A Dissection Repair by High-Volume Vs Low-Volume Surgeons at a High-Volume Aortic Center
ConclusionsATAAD repair by an all-LVAS team had nearly a 4-fold increase in-hospital mortality compared with an all-HVAS team. Improved outcomes at high-volume centers may be predominantly due to surgeon experience and not from center-specific resources. This study may have implications on call coverage for ATAAD repair at high-volume centers. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Song Wan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Joseph S. Coselli (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Mechanical Vs Biologic Aortic Valve Prosthesis in Patients Older Than 70 Years
This study investigated differences in long-term outcomes between SAVR-treated patients more than 70 years of age who received mechanical or biologic prosthetic valves.MethodsAll patients (excluding those with endocarditis) who were more than 70 years of age and who underwent isolated first-time SAVR (with or without coronary artery bypass grafting) in Finland between 2004 and 2014 were retrospectively studied (n = 4227). Propensity score matching (1:3) was used to account for baseline differences (n = 296 with mechanical prostheses and n = 888 with biologic prostheses). Outcomes were 10-year survival, major...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Right Atrial Pressure Waveform Predicts Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
ConclusionsLess distensible RV and elevated central venous pressure/pulmonary capillary wedge pressure level were significant risks for RVF after LVAD implantation. This result suggested that analysis of not only the hemodynamic numbers but also the pattern of waveforms are important to assess risk for RVF in LVAD candidates. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Hemodynamic Functionality of Stored Red Blood Cells: An Important Metric of Blood Unit Quality
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Saul Yedgar, Dan Arbell, Gregory Barshtein (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Michael E. Bowdish, Ramsey S. Elsayed, Vaughn A. Starnes (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Keshava Rajagopal (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Safety of Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Assist Device Discontinuation for Myocardial Recovery
ConclusionsThis minimally invasive approach for LVAD discontinuation through outflow graft ligation, driveline removal, and LVAD stoppage in setting of myocardial recovery avoids resternotomy risks. Despite leaving the LVAD in situ, there was no risk of thromboembolism or infection associated with residual hardware. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): John D. Puskas (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Neurodevelopmental Delay After the Neonatal Repair of Coarctation and Arch Obstruction
ConclusionsIn this small cohort, half of the neonates who required either Iso CoA repair or AR exhibit NDD at an intermediate-term follow-up. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes Associated With Unplanned Interstage Cardiac Interventions After Norwood Palliation
This study describes the risk factors for and outcomes after unplanned surgical and catheter-based interstage cardiac interventions.MethodsParticipants in the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative registry discharged from the hospital after S1P between 2008 and 2016 were studied. Variables at S1P, interstage, and at stage 2 palliation (S2P) hospitalizations were examined. Multivariable logistic regression was used to compare those who had an unplanned interstage intervention to those who did not.ResultsOf 1994 participants from 60 programs, 343 (17.1%) had at least 1 unplanned interstage intervent...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes in Turner Syndrome: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Joshua D. Chew, Kevin D. Hill, Marshall L. Jacobs, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Stacy A.S. Killen, Justin Godown, Amelia S. Wallace, Dylan Thibault, Karen Chiswell, David P. Bichell, Jonathan H. SoslowBackgroundTurner syndrome (TS) is a genetic syndrome characterized by monosomy X (45,XO) in phenotypic females and is commonly associated with congenital heart disease. We sought to describe the distribution, mortality, and morbidity of congenital heart surgery in TS and compare outcomes to individuals without genetic syndromes.MethodsT...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): David M. Overman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Late Survival and Patient-Perceived Health Status of the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries Cohort
ConclusionsArterial switch patients have a lower risk of premature death and better FHS than those with an atrial switch. Increased surveillance in atrial switch patients is warranted because of their increased risk of late death. Presence of symptoms, pacemaker, and lack of employment are associated with reduced FHS. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment of Thoracic Empyema: A Population-Based Study
ConclusionsNonoperative management of thoracic empyema was associated with higher risk of mortality compared with surgical decortication. Early thoracic surgical consultation is recommended. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Lung Transplantation: Donor, Recipient, and Discard Characteristics
ConclusionsRates of ODD use in lung transplant have increased in accordance with the opioid epidemic, but there remains a significant pool of ODD pulmonary allografts with favorable characteristics that are discarded. With no significant difference in survival between ODD and non-ODD recipients, further expansion of this donor pool may be appropriate, and pulmonary allografts should not be discarded based solely on ODD status. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Postintubation Tracheal Stenosis: Management and Results 1993 to 2017
ConclusionsDespite advances in care postintubation tracheal stenosis remains a challenging problem. Laryngotracheal resection and tracheostomy lead to worse outcomes. Excellent surgical results can be obtained for postintubation tracheal stenosis. Good results require careful evaluation, management of comorbid conditions, meticulous technique, minimizing tension, and preservation of blood supply. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Prolonged Air Leak Score for Lung Cancer Resection: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database
ConclusionsThe PALS is a simple preoperative clinical tool that can reliably risk-stratify patients for PAL who are undergoing lung cancer resection. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Case Volume-to-Outcome Relationship in Minimally Invasive Esophagogastrectomy
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Hai Salfity, Lava Timsina, Katherine Su, DuyKhanh Ceppa, Thomas BirdasBackgroundOutcomes after open esophagogastrectomy (OE) have been shown to depend on institution case volume. We aim to determine whether a similar relationship exists for minimally invasive esophagogastrectomy (MIE).MethodsPatients who had OE or MIE (excluding robotic procedures) between 2010 and 2013 in the National Cancer Database were included. Outcomes included 30-day and 90-day mortality, length of stay, hospital readmission, margin positivity, ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Incidence, Management, and Outcomes of Intraoperative Catastrophes During Robotic Pulmonary Resection
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Christopher Cao, Robert J. Cerfolio, Brian E. Louie, Franca Melfi, Giulia Veronesi, Rene Razzak, Gaetano Romano, Pierluigi Novellis, Savan Shah, Neel Ranganath, Bernard J. ParkBackgroundIntraoperative catastrophes during robotic anatomical pulmonary resections are potentially devastating events. The present study aimed to assess the incidence, management, and outcomes of these intraoperative catastrophes for patients with primary lung cancers.MethodsThis was a retrospective, multiinstitutional study that evaluated patients ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Survival After Induction Chemotherapy and Esophagectomy Is Not Improved by Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Wanpu Yan, Peiliang Zhao, Hao Fu, Yao Lin, Zhongwu Li, Liang Dai, Yongbo Yang, Xiaozheng Kang, Ke-Neng ChenBackgroundIt remains unclear whether postoperative chemotherapy improves survival among patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who have undergone preoperative chemotherapy and radical resection.MethodsPatients treated between January 2000 and December 2016 were reviewed. Eligible patients were divided into two groups: perioperative chemotherapy (preoperative and postoperative chemotherapy) and neoadjuvant che...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Donor Brain Death Duration on Outcomes After Lung Transplantation
ConclusionsDonor BDD is not associated with posttransplant survival or primary graft dysfunction. Long donor BDD, however, is associated with a decreased risk for acute rejection and improved BOS-free survival. Therefore, lung allografts from donors with a prolonged length of time from brain death until explant should not be viewed less favorably by donor selection centers.Visual Abstract (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Dirk Van Raemdonck, Robin Vos, Geert M. Verleden, Arne Neyrinck (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Acute Lower Extremity Ischemia Following Thoracotomy Owing to Arterial Tumor Emboli
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Corbin Cleary, Daniel Laskey, Michael Shapiro, Salvatore Paolillo, Sebron HarrisonOur patient is a 58-year-old woman with metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma with prior resection found to have an isolated metastatic lesion in the upper lobe of the right lung. She underwent a thoracotomy with right upper and middle lobectomy. After her procedure, she developed acute ischemia of her left lower extremity secondary to an embolized tumor. The patient was treated with thrombectomy and fasciotomy, and she recovered without loss of f...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Venous Malformation: An Unusual Primary Cardiac Tumor in Children
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Jose Manuel Siurana, Joaquin Fernández, Alexandra Navarro, Georges Akel, Raul Felipe Abella, Dimpna Calila AlbertThis case report describes a primary cardiac tumor, classified as venous malformation, diagnosed in an asymptomatic child. The tumor was located in the left atrium near the mitral valve without affecting the mitral valve's functioning. Complete resection of the lesion was performed because of the risk of systemic embolism. The lesion consisted of fibrous tissue with multiple venous vascular channels. The p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Bullet With Butterfly Wings—A Rare Complication of Defibrillator Implantation
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Jerry Easo, Ahmed Mashhour, Fadi Daaboul, Marcin Szczechowicz, Albrecht Elsässer (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

“Spades” Sign in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Tim Berger, Bartosz Rylski, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Matthias Siepe, Martin Czerny (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Risk Prediction in Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide for Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Amelia Maiga, Farhood Farjah, Jeffrey Blume, Stephen Deppen, Valerie F. Welty, Richard S. D’Agostino, Graham A. Colditz, Benjamin D. Kozower, Eric L. Grogan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reply
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Tania Giovannetti, Catherine C. Price, Thomas F. Floyd (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Confounding Factors on the Evaluation of Parasternal Intercostal Block for Sternotomy
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Tzonghuei Chen (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Candice Y. Lee, Peter A. Knight (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reply
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): Pierre-Emmanuel Noly, Simon Maltais (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): B. Payne Stanifer, Malcolm M. DeCamp (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Correction
Publication date: November 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2019 Annual Report
This article provides the 4th annual summary of the status of the STS National Database. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

TAVR After Prior Mitral Valve Surgery: Results from the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry.
varia JE, Herrmann H, Szeto WY, Carroll JD, Mack M Abstract BACKGROUND: Due to perceived technical challenges, patients with previous surgical mitral valve repair or replacement (SMVR) have been excluded from most transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) trials. Our objective was to compare the 30-day and 1-year outcomes of TAVR in patients with and without prior SMVR. METHODS: In a retrospective review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry, we compared 1,097 patients with prior SMVR to 46,327 without prior SMVR who u...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 23, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Thourani VH, Kelly JJ, Cervantes D, Vemulapalli S, Manandhar P, Forcillo J, Holmes D, Cohen DJ, Kirtane A, Kodali S, Leon M, Babaliaros V, Waksman R, Satler L, Shults C, Ben-Dor I, Rogers T, Kapadia S, Reardon M, Chris Malaisrie S, Gleason T, Holper EM, B Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Prognostic Impact of Postoperative Skeletal Muscle Decrease in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Preoperative skeletal muscle loss was reported to be associated with a postoperative poor prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The aim of this study was to elucidate the relationship between the change in skeletal muscle mass following surgery and the postoperative outcomes in NSCLC patients. METHODS: The data analyzed 204 NSCLC patients who had undergone curative lung resection and whose preoperative and postoperative (1 year) computed tomography images were available. The skeletal muscle area (SMA) at the 12th thoracic vertebra level was used. Post/pre ratio was def...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 23, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Takamori S, Tagawa T, Toyokawa G, Shimokawa M, Kinoshita F, Kozuma Y, Matsubara T, Haratake N, Akamine T, Hirai F, Honda H, Maehara Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 2019 Annual Report.
This article provides the 4th annual summary of the status of the STS National Database. PMID: 31654621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fernandez FG, Shahian DM, Kormos R, Jacobs JP, D'Agostino RS, Mayer JE, Kozower BD, Higgins RSD, Badhwar V Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Posterior Intercostal Lymph Nodes Double Recurrence and Death Risk in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Joseph S. Friedberg, Charles B. Simone, Melissa J. Culligan, Mary E. Putt, Andrew R. Barsky, Sharyn Katz, Keith A. CengelABSTRACT:BackgroundPosterior intercostal lymph nodes, previously undescribed for cancer staging, are part of the lymphatic drainage of the pleural space. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of posterior intercostal lymph nodes on survival in patients undergoing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma.MethodsAs part of the thoracic lymphadenectomy, posterior intercostal lymph nodes were acc...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange on Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Leona T. Yarboro (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Delivery through Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Postnatal Neurogenesis (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Courtney A. McDonald (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Time Trends of Perioperative Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Resection Patients (Statistical Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Melanie P. Subramanian, Graham A. Colditz (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Automated Implantation of Artificial Mitral Chords: Preliminary Results from the Feasibility Trial (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): James S. Gammie (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Substance Use Disorder on Midterm Mortality After Valve Surgery for Endocarditis
ConclusionsOur data reflect high rates of postvalve surgery morbidity and mortality in people with SUD-IE at a tertiary care center. The midterm postoperative period is a vulnerable period for people with SUD-IE worthy of further investigation. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Time Trends of Perioperative Outcomes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Resection Patients (Statistical Commentary).
PMID: 31639327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Subramanian MP, Colditz GA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Automated Implantation of Artificial Mitral Chords: Preliminary Results from the Feasibility Trial (Commentary).
PMID: 31639328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gammie JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Impact of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Delivery through Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Postnatal Neurogenesis (Commentary).
PMID: 31639329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - October 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: McDonald CA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research