Long-term Outcomes Following Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Valentino Bianco, Arman Kilic, Thomas G. Gleason, Edgar Aranda-Michel, Andreas Habertheuer, Rishab Humar, Yisi Wang, Forozan Navid, Ibrahim Sultan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Thoracic Surgeons’ Insights: Improving Thoracic Surgery Outcomes During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ke-Neng Chen, Shugeng Gao, Lunxu Liu, Jianxing He, Ge-Ning Jiang, Jie He (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Low-Grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma Arising from Keloid Scar on the Chest Wall after Thoracic Surgery
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yur-Ren Kuo, Chih-Kai Yang, Austin Chen, Savitha Ramachandran, Sin-Daw Lin (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Recurrent Coronary Vasospasm After Cardiac Surgery
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kenza Rahmouni El Idrissi, Vincent Chauvette, Yoan Lamarche, Ismail El-Hamamsy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Novel application of geometric morphometrics to cardiac surgical simulation
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yuki Nakamura, Ravi Ashwath (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valves in a Small Aortic Root: Prosthesis-patient mismatch and pacemaker implantation
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Iuliana Coti, Guenther Laufer, Martin Andreas (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical course of three postoperative symptomatic Covid-19 cases in patients after lung lobectomy.
We report three cases of Covid-19 occurring in patients shortly after thoracotomy and thoracoscopy procedures, illustrating the imminent threat of SARS-CoV-2 infection for thoracic surgery patients. PMID: 32522632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Stoleriu MG, Gerckens M, Hetrodt J, Heiß-Neumann M, Koch I, Stacher-Priehse E, Dinkel J, Behr J, Grützner U, Hatz R Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Septal Myectomy: How I Teach It.
PMID: 32522633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nguyen SN, Blitzer D, Weiner S, Takayama H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation on Explanted Human Hearts: How to Ensure Transmural Lesions.
CONCLUSIONS: A single ablation failed to create a transmural lesion 35% of the time, and this was associated with the presence of epicardial fat. Two successive ablations without unclamping resulted in 100% lesion transmurality using the bipolar RF clamp. PMID: 32522634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Khiabani AJ, MacGregor RM, Manghelli JL, Ruaengsri C, Carter DA, Melby SJ, Schuessler RB, Damiano RJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Pneumorrhachis after thoraco-abdominal aortic repair.
PMID: 32522635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Misfeld M, Verevkin A, Borger MA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Innominate vein injury secondary to first time sternotomy.
Abstract Innominate vein injury is a known potential complication of redo sternotomy but transection of the innominate vein after first time median sternotomy has not been previously described. A 71 year-old female suffered left innominate vein transection upon division of the sternum for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Subsequent massive bleeding required digital compression of the transected vessel ends, open manual cardiac massage, institution of massive transfusion protocol, and pharmacologic support before gaining hemodynamic control by instituting cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Left innominate vein in...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Steely AM, Liu DC Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Thoracic Surgical Oncology -Maintaining a High-Volume Surgical Program during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Abstract Thoracic surgical oncology is a time sensitive, high resource, complex surgical speciality to which Coronavirus has posed a unique challenge. In response to the evolving situation in mainland Europe, our department rapidly established a Covid-free site to maintain elective cancer surgery. This necessitated a strict admission pathway and perioperative patient management. It resulted in the maintenance of a high-volume, high-quality thoracic surgical oncology program with no Covid-19 positive cases to date. Maintaining satisfactory training levels amongst surgical and anaesthetic trainees has also been achi...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fitzmaurice GJ, Ryan RJ, Young VK, Wall C, Dunne E, Dowd N, McDermott G, Broderick A, Fanning N Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Novel application of geometric morphometrics to cardiac surgical simulation.
In this report, geometric morphometrics, approaches of shape analysis developed in biology, is applied to analyze patch shapes created by surgeons through surgical simulation for an intraatrial rerouting procedure. Geometric morphometrics can be a useful armamentarium in pediatric cardiac surgery in which shape matters. PMID: 32511990 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nakamura Y, Ashwath R Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Ethical Guidelines and Moral Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Trainees' Perspective.
PMID: 32511991 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Han JJ, Luc J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Expansion of a huge compressive left atrial appendage aneurysm in a 29-day-old infant.
We report a case of a symptomatic and progressive enlargement of a huge left atrial appendage aneurysm in a 29-day-old infant. The aneurysm was detected by fetal echocardiography and exertional dyspnea developed during the neonatal period. The aneurysm was successfully resected by decompressing the aneurysm using cardiopulmonary bypass without cardiac arrest. Our findings suggest that fetal echocardiography enables early diagnosis of the rare left atrial appendage aneurysm, and early surgical resection may protect affected patients from life-threatening symptoms. PMID: 32511992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sou...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Oda S, Nakano T, Kado H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Pulmonary valve reconstruction using the Ozaki leaflet reconstructive techniques.
We report a case in which innovative techniques were utilized to create a three-leaflet pulmonary valve using a modified AVNeo technique. PMID: 32511993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Baird CW, Chávez M, Friedman K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Recurrent Coronary Vasospasm After Cardiac Surgery.
We present the case of a young patient with osteogenesis imperfecta who developed coronary vasospasm after each of his two aortic valve procedures. We believe this case provides new information about the presentation, potential for recurrence and clinical progression of perioperative coronary vasospasm. PMID: 32511994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rahmouni El Idrissi K, Chauvette V, Lamarche Y, El-Hamamsy I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Rapid-Deployment Aortic Valves in a Small Aortic Root: Prosthesis-patient mismatch and pacemaker implantation.
PMID: 32511995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Coti I, Laufer G, Andreas M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Safe late explantation of transcatheter aortic bioprosthesis.
Abstract Late explantation of transcatheter aortic biprosthesis with surgical aortic valve replacement is distinctively different from immediate rescue transcatheter valve explant, posing additional challenges due to the sickness of patients, severely adherent transcatheter device to the surrounding structure and frequently necessary other concurrent procedures. There is clearly a learning curve for late explantation of transcatheter valves, while there is limited information with respect to the specific surgical technique for this entity. Herein we describe the key preoperative factors and critical steps of the s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fukuhara S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Shipping lungs greater distances increases costs without cutting waitlist mortality.
Abstract BACKGROUND: On November 24th, 2017, a change in lung allocation policy was initiated to replace the Donor Service Area (DSA) with a 250-nautical-mile radius circle around the donor hospital. We aim to analyze the consequences of this change, including organ acquisition cost and transplant outcomes, at the national level. METHODS: Data on adult patients undergoing lung transplantation between 4/27/2017 and 6/22/2018 (30 weeks prior, to 30 weeks following allocation policy change) were extracted from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) database. Patients were classified into pre-cha...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yang Z, Gerull WD, Gauthier JM, Meyers BF, Kozower BD, Patterson GA, Nava RG, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Byers DE, Marklin GF, Ridolfi G, Liu J, Kreisel D, Puri V Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

We are great when we collaborate.
PMID: 32511998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fiedler AG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Intra-Operative Cortical Asynchrony Predicts Abnormal Post-Operative Electroencephalogram.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Postoperative electroencephalograms (EEGs) can identify seizure activity and neurologic dysfunction in high risk neonates requiring cardiac surgery. Although intraoperative EEG monitoring is uncommon, variations in cerebral blood flow and temperature during antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) can manifest as cortical asynchrony during EEG monitoring. We hypothesized that intraoperative EEG cortical asynchrony would identify neonates at risk for abnormal postoperative EEG tracings. METHODS: Neonates requiring ACP for cardiac repair or palliation had continuous baseline, intra and postoperat...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Swartz MF, Seltzer LE, Cholette JM, Yoshitake S, Darrow N, Algahim MF, Alfieris GM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes Following Reoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Reoperative coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery has an established increased operative risk with worse perioperative morbidity and mortality. However, contemporary propensity matched outcomes are limited in existing literature. METHODS: All patients who underwent CABG from 2011-2017 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center were included. Propensity matching yielded risk adjusted patient populations. Cox regression analysis was performed to identify independent predictors of 30-day, 1-year, and 5-year mortality and readmission. RESULTS: The total population consisted of 7,615 ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bianco V, Kilic A, Gleason TG, Aranda-Michel E, Habertheuer A, Humar R, Wang Y, Navid F, Sultan I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Reintervention following infant aortic arch repair using a tailored autologous pericardial patch.
This study aims to determine the reintervention rate in children undergoing aortic arch repair using a tailored autologous pericardial patch at our center. METHODS: This retrospective study examines all patients operated by a single surgeon for aortic arch reconstruction via sternotomy, from 2011-2018, with one year of follow-up. Our dataset was analyzed for normality using the Shapiro-Wilk Test, and non-parametric statistical methods were used. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed, IBM SPSS version 23 was used to perform all statistical analysis. RESULTS: One hundred seventy-one patients met inclusion cr...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Abdul Ghani MO, Raees MA, Harris GR, Shannon CN, Nicholson GT, Bichell DP Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Extracorporeal Life Support Use in Accidental Hypothermia: A Systematic Review
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Melissa A. Austin, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Thomas J. O’Malley, Piotr Mazur, Tomasz Darocha, John W. Entwistle, T. Sloane Guy, H. Todd Massey, Rohinton J. Morris, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Open repair of descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: a meta-analysis.
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Faiza M. Khan, Ajita Naik, Irbaz Hameed, N. Bryce Robinson, Cristiano Spadaccio, Mohamed Rahouma, Ruan Yongle, Michelle Demetres, Hannah Chen, Michelle Chang, Leonard N. Girardi, Mario Gaudino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First in man: transapical aspiration of a mitral mass with AngioVac System on beating heart
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Gino Gerosa, Lorenzo Longinotti, Lorenzo Bagozzi, Augusto D’Onofrio, Fabio Zanella, Demetrio Pittarello, Vincenzo Tarzia (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Uniquely modified robotic-assisted thoracic surgery with good intrathoracic visual field
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kazuhito Funai, Akikazu Kawase, Kiyomichi Mizuno, Shin Koyama, Yusuke Takanashi, Norihiko Shiiya (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Does Tweeting Improve Citations? One-Year Results from the TSSMN Prospective Randomized Trial
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jessica G.Y. Luc, Michael A. Archer, Rakesh C. Arora, Edward M. Bender, Arie Blitz, David T. Cooke, Tamara Ni Hlci, Biniam Kidane, Maral Ouzounian, Thomas K. Varghese, Mara B. Antonoff (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

How to assess the evidence for aortic valve repair?
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Martin T. Yates, Marjan Jahangiri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

To Tweet or not to Tweet: no longer the question
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jason J. Han (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Surgical Experience on Operative Mortality Following Reoperative Cardiac Surgery
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Marc R. Moon, Matthew C. Henn, Hersh S. Maniar, Michael K. Pasque, Spencer J. Melby, Puja Kachroo, Muhammad Faraz Masood, Aki Itoh, Kunal D. Kotkar, Nabil A. Munfakh, Ralph J. Damiano (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Neither Grail nor Fail – In Defense of Myocardial Cell Therapy
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Keith A. Horvath (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

99mTc-dextran Lymphoscintigraphy SPECT/CT unveil the hidden leakage site in recurrent chylothoraxes
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Xiaotian Xia, Fuqiang Shao, Fan Hu, Yong He, Wei Cao (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outpatient Thoracoscopic Mediastinal Biopsy: A Safe and Cost Effective Approach
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Andrew R. Brownlee, Brian Mitzman, Ryan Cyzman, Mark K. Ferguson (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

1.5 Ventricle Repair Using Left Ventricle as the Subpulmonary Ventricle
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Corinne W. Tan, Kevin G. Friedman, Wayne Tworetzky, Pedro J. delNido, Christopher W. Baird (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Elimination of Routine Feeding Jejeunostomy after Esophagectomy
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Paul A. Carroll, Jonathan C. Yeung, Gail E. Darling (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Coronary sinus ostial atresia with persistent left superior vena cava: An anomaly not to be missed
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Vineeta Ojha, Niraj Nirmal Pandey, Avichala Taxak, Sanjeev Kumar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Multidimensional analysis of descending aortic growth following Acute Type A Aortic Dissection
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Alina Ismaguilova, Giampaolo Martufi, Alexander J. Gregory, Jehangir J. Appoo, Eric J. Herget, Vamshi Kotha, Elena S. Di Martino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Single ventricle with atrioventricular valve regurgitation-ongoing challenges
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Sitaram M. Emani (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Failure of Endovascular Repair in the Ascending Aorta
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Filippos – Paschalis Rorris, Pantelis Tsipas, Theodoros Kratimenos, John Kokotsakis (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Late Period Rastelli Take-Down and Arterial Switch Operation After Rastelli Operation: An Adult Case
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Satoshi Okugi, Masaaki Koide, Yoshifumi Kunii, Minori Tateishi, Yuchen Cao, Risa Shimbori (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Subxyphoidal Hernia After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Tomasz Dziodzio, Uli Fehrenbach, Maximilian Jara, Robert Öllinger, Johann Pratschke, Jens Neudecker, Panagiotis Fikatas (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Low-Grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma Arising from Keloid Scar on the Chest Wall after Thoracic Surgery.
Abstract Keloids are considered as benign fibroproliferative skin tumors and rare case of malignancies has been reported. Hereby, we present a case of low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma arising from a recurrent painful keloid scar on the right chest wall after video-assisted thoracic surgery for pneumothorax in a 77-year-old man. Wide composite excision of the keloid and surrounding ribs, and partial diaphragm were performed. The chest wall pleural defect was reconstructed with Teflon, and soft tissue was reconstructed with a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. This case highlights that refractory keloid...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kuo YR, Yang CK, Chen A, Ramachandran S, Lin SD Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Improved safety of endoscopic vessel harvesting during the COVID-19 pandemic
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Syed M. Ali Hassan, Camila Mayorga Palacios, Tarrah Ethier, Gianluigi Bisleri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Negative pressure wound therapy combined with instillation for sternoclavicular joint infection
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Waldemar Schreiner, Ingo Ludolph, Wojciech Dudek, Raymund E. Horch, Horia Sirbu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Massive dilatation of the hemiazygos vein secondary to fibrosing mediastinitis
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Luis Gorospe, Juan Abelardo Rigual-Bobillo, Alberto Cabañero-Sánchez, Gemma María Muñoz-Molina, Esther Gambí-Pisonero, Ana María Ayala-Carbonero (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Post-Discharge Pain Management After Thoracic Surgery – A Patient-Centered Approach
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Benjamin A. Abrams, Kimberly A. Murray, Katharine Mahoney, Kristen M. Raymond, Shannon K. McWilliams, Stephanie Nichols, Elham Mahmoudi, Lena M. Mayes, Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, John D. Mitchell, Robert A. Meguid, Giorgio Zanotti, Karsten Bartels (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Myocardial replacement therapy–the quest for the Holy Grail is still in progress
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michał Kuzemczak, Tomasz Siminiak (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Burden of Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Nathan Haywood, J. Hunter Mehaffey, W. Zachary Chancellor, Jared P. Beller, Alan Speir, Mohammed Quader, Leora T. Yarboro, Nicholas R. Teman, Gorav Ailawadi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research