Novel trilaminar polymeric anti-adhesion membrane prevents postoperative pericardial adhesion
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Chang Hu, Feng Tang, Qingyu Wu, Baohua Guo, Whitney Annie Long, Yingmao Ruan, Lei Li (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cardiothoracic Education in the Time of COVID-19: How I Teach It.
PMID: 32283082 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lewis EE, Taylor LJ, Hermsen JL, McCarthy DP, Fiedler AG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Early Trifecta failure is more evident after propensity matching.
PMID: 32283083 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fukuhara S, Tchouta L Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Invasive Staging Procedures Do Not Prevent Nodal Metastases from Being Missed In Stage I Lung Cancer.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Up to 20% of clinical stage I lung cancer patients harbor lymph node metastases that go undetected (missed) during the clinical staging evaluation. We investigated to what degree the addition of invasive nodal staging procedures to imaging, as currently practiced, prevents radiographically-occult nodal metastases from being missed during the clinical staging evaluation. METHODS: Treatment-naïve patients, imaged by PET and CT scanning, that underwent lobectomy for clinical stage I lung cancer from 2012-17 in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database were studi...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Resio BJ, Canavan M, Mase V, Dhanasopon AP, Blasberg JD, Boffa DJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Distal stent-graft induced new entry after TEVAR or FET - insights into a new disease from EuREC.
CONCLUSIONS: dSINE after TEVAR/ FET is not rare and occurs with similar incidence after acute and chronic aortic dissection- early and late. Avoiding oversizing in the acute and in the chronic setting as well as carefully selecting patients for TEVAR in post-dissection aneurysmal formation will aid in reducing the incidence of dSINE to a minimum. PMID: 32283085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Czerny M, Eggebrecht H, Rousseau H, Mouroz PR, Janosi RA, Lescan M, Schlensak C, Böckler D, Ante M, Weijde EV, Heijmen R, Eckstein HH, Reutersberg B, Trimarchi S, Schmidli J, Wyss T, Frey R, Makaloski V, Brunkwall J, Mylonas S, Szeberin Z, Klocker J, Got Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic stapled resection of adult diaphragmatic eventration.
Abstract Surgery for an elevated diaphragm in adults is indicated only for patients with related severe dyspnea, orthopnea, or gastrointestinal problems. Experience in surgically treating eventration in adulthood is limited. Currently, diaphragmatic plication is the most frequently employed technique and should be attempted with minimally invasive approaches. Herein, we are the first to report three cases of diaphragmatic eventration managed through uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) stapled resection. These successful attempts provide a technically simple and feasible alternative for the manage...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhang G, Wang L, Wu Y, Shen G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cardiac Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Acute Kidney Injury after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at increased risk for acute kidney injury (AKI). Novel biomarkers are needed to improve risk stratification of AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We enrolled children 1 month to 18 years old from July 2007 to December 2010, undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Three FDA approved plasma biomarkers of cardiac stretch (N-terminal pro b-type Natriuretic Peptide, NTproBNP), inflammation (ST2), or fibrosis (galectin-3), were measured preoperatively and postoperatively within 6 hours of cardiac surgery. All analyses were stratified by age (
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Greenberg JH, Parsons M, Zappitelli M, Jia Y, Thiessen-Philbrook HR, Devarajan P, Everett AD, Parikh CR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Increased Glucose Variability: Fueling Poor Postoperative Outcomes or Indicating a Rocky Postoperative Course?
PMID: 32283088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Clement K, Lawton JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Coming in the NIR Future!
PMID: 32283089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Phillips WW, Colson YL Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Stent graft-induced entry tear after TEVAR: happens more often than we think.
PMID: 32283090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sultan I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Beyond Gender
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Marisa Cevasco (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Arch surgery for Type Ia Endoleak: how to remain normothermic and avoid circulatory arrest
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Marco Di Eusanio, Mariano Cefarelli, Jacopo Alfonsi, Paolo Berretta, Emanule Gatta (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First-in-man implantation of gutter-free design chimney stent-graft for aortic arch pathology.
CONCLUSIONS: Novel gutter-free chimney stent-graft may be safely and effectively utilized for endovascular repair in aortic arch pathologies. Long-term durability should be confirmed by larger ongoing researches. PMID: 32278750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fang K, Shu C, Luo M, Li M, Li X, He H, Fan T, Zhao J, Xue Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Intraseptal Anomalous Coronary Artery with Myocardial Infarction: Novel Surgical Approach.
Abstract Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) with an intraseptal course of the left coronary artery (LCA) is a rare anomaly that can cause myocardial ischemia. Surgical technique known to improve outcome is lacking because of the challenging complexity of the anatomy. We herein describe a novel surgical approach in a young athlete with myocardial infarction and ongoing ischemia. Supra-arterial myotomy of the intraseptal segment via a right ventriculotomy and direct reimplantation of the LCA were performed successfully. Following postoperative resolution of inducible myocardial hypoperfusion, the p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Doan TT, Molossi S, Qureshi AM, McKenzie ED Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Novel trilaminar polymeric anti-adhesion membrane prevents postoperative pericardial adhesion.
CONCLUSIONS: The novel trilaminar membrane effectively reduced postoperative pericardial adhesions. The placement of trilaminar membrane at the time of sternal closure provides a novel combination to minimize the extent and severity of pericardial adhesions while providing a physical barrier between the sternum and the cardiac structures. PMID: 32278752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hu C, Tang F, Wu Q, Guo B, Long WA, Ruan Y, Li L Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Pandemics: Ethical Considerations.
PMID: 32278753 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Drake D, Morrow CD, Kinlaw K, De Bonis M, Zangrillo A, Sade RM, Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Associations of systemic inflammation and sarcopenia with survival of esophageal carcinoma patients.
This study aimed to evaluate the survival impact of sarcopenia in combination with the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in EC patients undergoing esophagectomy. METHODS: In total, 378 EC patients were retrospectively reviewed. The cut-off value for NLR was set at the NLR median of our cohort. Sarcopenia was determined based on decreased skeletal muscle index calculated from computed tomography obtained before surgery. Univariate and multivariate Cox hazards models were applied to determine independent predictors of poor overall survival and cancer-specific survival. RESULTS: Sarcopenia was more common in the ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sugawara K, Yagi K, Uemura Y, Okumura Y, Nishida M, Aikou S, Yamashita H, Seto Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Autonomously Driven: Artificial Intelligence in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
PMID: 32277880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jones B, Reed B, Hayanga JA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

What is the ideal age of the Fontan operation?
PMID: 32277881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Marathe SP, Yves D, Winlaw DS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Should We Use the Olympic Spirit in the Controversy between Surgery and Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy in Operable Early-Stage Not Small Cell Lung Cancer?
PMID: 32277882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bertolaccini L, Spaggiari L Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Determining predictive ability of novel markers for neurological complications after cardiac surgery.
PMID: 32277883 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Liu SH, Xue FS, Hou HJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Combined degenerative mitral valve and coronary surgery: early outcomes and 10-year survival.
CONCLUSIONS: Combined DMV+CABG surgery is a very effective surgical treatment with high mitral valve repair rate. Early in-hospital outcome and long-term survival are comparable with DMV only surgery. In these combined procedures mitral valve repair is associated with better long-term survival. PMID: 32277884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bruno VD, Zakkar M, Guida G, Rapetto F, Rathore A, Ascione R Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Arch surgery for Type Ia Endoleak: how to remain normothermic and avoid circulatory arrest.
Abstract Type-Ia endoleak following thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an ominous complication that requires an aggressive treatment. Total arch replacement with a distal suture taking the native distal aorta, the stentgraft and the arch graft, by allowing a perfect closure of the proximal endoleak, represents the most common treatment in this setting. Nevertheless, such intervention continues to carry a significant mortality and morbidity that are mostly related to prolonged extra-corporeal circulation(ECC) time and hypothermic circulatory arrest(HCA). Here we present a technique for total arch replac...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Di Eusanio M, Cefarelli M, Alfonsi J, Berretta P, Gatta E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Beyond Gender.
PMID: 32275910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cevasco M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Can We Still Improve Survival Outcomes of Neonatal Biventricular Repairs?
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shuhua Luo, Christoph Haller, Steve Fan, Kasey Moss, Cedric Manlhiot Phd, Wenli Xie, Ali Moinshaghaghi, Maruti Haranal, Steven Schwartz, Christopher Caldarone, Glen S. Van Arsdell, Osami Honjo (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Transcatheter versus surgical pulmonary valve replacement – A systemic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Joana Maria Ribeiro, Rogério Teixeira, João Lopes, Marco Costa, António Pires, Lino Gonçalves (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma: Experience from SEER Database and Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Liangdong Sun, Jie Dai, Yan Chen, Liang Duan, Wenxin He, Qiankun Chen, Haifeng Wang, Yuming Zhu, Haiping Zhang, Gening Jiang, Peng Zhang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Digital Health Primer for Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ronald D. Baxter, James I. Fann, J Michael DiMaio, Kevin Lobdell (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Digital Health Primer for Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
Abstract The burgeoning demands for quality, safety, and value in cardiothoracic surgery, in combination with the advancement and acceleration of digital health solutions and information technology, provide a unique opportunity to simultaneously improve efficiency and effectiveness in cardiothoracic surgery. This primer on digital health will explore and review data integration, data processing, complex modeling, telehealth with remote monitoring, and cybersecurity as they shape the future of cardiothoracic surgery. PMID: 32268139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Baxter RD, Fann JI, DiMaio JM, Lobdell K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Can We Still Improve Survival Outcomes of Neonatal Biventricular Repairs?
Abstract BACKGROUND: To identify modifiable factors to improve survival of neonatal biventricular repair by analyzing the cause of death and predictors of mortality and re-intervention in the last two decades. METHODS: 991 consecutive neonates between 1995 and 2016 were included. The cohort was divided by era: Era I(1995-1999), Era II(2000-2007), Era III(2008-2016). The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate freedom from death and re-intervention. Univariable and multivariable Cox regression was applied to assess predictors for mortality or re-intervention in the contemporary cohorts(2000-2016). RESULT...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Luo S, Haller C, Fan S, Moss K, Phd CM, Xie W, Moinshaghaghi A, Haranal M, Schwartz S, Caldarone C, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Pulmonary Sarcomatoid Carcinoma: Experience from SEER Database and Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital.
This study aimed to explore the appropriate treatment for PSC. METHODS: Two cohorts were used: patients from the SEER database (1988-2014) and shanghai resident patients at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital (2009-2019). Cox regression analysis was applied to identify prognostic factors for progression-free survival and overall survival (OS). Interaction assessments were performed using likelihood ratio tests to examine relationships between adjuvant chemotherapy and other baseline characteristics. RESULTS: In the SEER cohort, 1,640 patients with PSCs were identified, with a median survival and a 5-year OS rate of 7 (95...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sun L, Dai J, Chen Y, Duan L, He W, Chen Q, Wang H, Zhu Y, Zhang H, Jiang G, Zhang P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Transcatheter versus surgical pulmonary valve replacement - A systemic review and meta-analysis.
ves L Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) has emerged as an alternative to surgery in patients with pulmonary valve dysfunction. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and Cochrane databases since their inception to January 2019, as well as references from articles, for all publications comparing TPVR with surgical pulmonary valve replacement (SPVR). Studies were considered for inclusion if they reported comparative data regarding any of the study endpoints. The primary endpoint was early mortality after pulmonary valve replacement. Secondary endpoints included procedure-related co...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ribeiro JM, Teixeira R, Lopes J, Costa M, Pires A, Gonçalves L Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Tricuspid annuloplasty rings: A quantitative comparison of size, non-planar shape, and stiffness
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Mrudang Mathur, Marcin Malinowski, Tomasz A. Timek, Manuel K. Rausch (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Change of paradigm in pulmonary metastasectomy
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jean Yannis Perentes, Matthieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Different Underlying Pathologies of Paraplegia: TEVAR vs Open
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Mehmet Alagoz, Ahmet Dolapoglu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reoperative Pectus Repair using Biomaterials
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Daniel L. Miller (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Premature Neonates Underwent Coarctation Repair: Median Sternotomy Vs Thoracotomy
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Mehmet Alagoz, Halil Sencer Akdeniz, Ahmet Dolapoglu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mid-term results after simultaneous carotid artery stenting and cardiac surgery
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Igor Zivkovic, Petar Vukovic, Petar Milacic, Miroslav Milicic, Dragan Sagic, Nenad Ilijevski, Stasa Krasic, Miodrag Peric, Slobodan Micovic (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Primary Aortic Root Replacement Outcomes and Risk Factors in Pediatric Patients
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ziyad M. Binsalamah, Christopher Ibarra, Zachary Spigel, Rodrigo Zea-Vera, Jessica Zink, Jeffrey S. Heinle, Christopher A. Caldarone (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Increased cPRA is associated with increased waitlist time and mortality in LTx
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yaron D. Barac, Mike S. Mulvihill, Oliver Jawitz, Jacob Klapper, John Haney, Mani Daneshmand, Basil Nasir, Dongfeng Chen, Carmelo A. Milano, Matthew G. Hartwig (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Predictive Value of C-reactive Protein for Complications in Esophagectomy
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Guoqing Zhang, Jindong Li, Xiangnan Li (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Probability of Uneventful Recovery after Elective Aortic Root Replacement for Aortic Aneurysm
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Tsuyoshi Yamabe, Yanling Zhao, Joseph Sanches, Saveliy Kelebeyev, Casidhe-Nicole R. Bethancourt, Hannah L. Mcmullen, Paul A. Kurlansky, Isaac George, Craig R. Smith, Hiroo Takayama (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cerebral air embolism after pleural lavage for empyema
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Thibaut Capron, Julien Guinde, Sophie Laroumagne, Hervé Dutau, Philippe Astoul (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Repair of the mitral valve has better long-term outcomes than replacement
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Haris Khan, Mahmood Ahmad, Mazhar A. Warraich (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

ST2 predicts risk of unplanned readmission within one year after pediatric congenital heart surgery
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Devin M. Parker, Allen D. Everett, Meagan E. Stabler, Marshall L. Jacobs, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Luca Vricella, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Chirag R. Parikh, Cedric Manlhiot, Jeremiah R. Brown (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of long-term administration of prostaglandin E1 on morphological changes in ductus arteriosus
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ryuma Iwaki, Hironori Matsuhisa, Susumu Minamisawa, Toru Akaike, Masato Hoshino, Naoto Yagi, Kiyozo Morita, Gen Shinohara, Yukihiro Kaneko, Syuichi Yoshitake, Masashi Takahashi, Takuro Tsukube, Yoshihiro Oshima (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2020 Update on Outcomes and Research
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael E. Bowdish, Richard S. D’Agostino, Vinod H. Thourani, Nimesh Desai, David M. Shahian, Felix G. Fernandez, Vinay Badhwar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Slit Orifice Aortic Cusp Extension Technique for Small Bicuspid Valves
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fumiya Yoneyama, Muneaki Matsubara, Hideyuki Kato, Toru Tsukada, Fuminaga Suetsugu, Bryan J. Mathis, Yuji Hiramatsu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Increased cPRA is associated with increased waitlist time and mortality in LTx.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Sensitized candidates with unacceptable antigens are a group that demands special attention in organ transplantation. Calculated panel reactive antigen (cPRA) is not used to modify allocation priorities in lung transplantation. The impact of cPRA on waiting list time and mortality is unknown METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of candidates for lung transplantation listed from May, 2005 to 2018. Data from OPTN/UNOS Standard Analysis and Research (STAR) dataset was paired with additional unacceptable antigen (UA-HLA) data, which was used to calculate the listing cPRA. Candidates were s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Barac YD, Mulvihill MS, Jawitz O, Klapper J, Haney J, Daneshmand M, Nasir B, Chen D, Milano CA, Hartwig MG Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Change of paradigm in pulmonary metastasectomy.
PMID: 32251656 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Perentes JY, Zellweger M, Gonzalez M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research