Invited Commentary
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Ismail El-Hamamsy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Out-of-Hospital 30-day Deaths After Cardiac Surgery Are Often Underreported
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Edward L. Hannan, Zaza Samadashvili, Kimberly Cozzens, Joanna Chikwe, David H. Adams, Thoralf M. Sundt, Leonard Girardi, Craig R. Smith, Stephen J. Lahey, Jeffrey P. Gold, Andrew Wechsler, Desmond Jordan, Mohammed H. Ashraf, Paul A. Kurlansky (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pondering Higher-Risk Pediatric Heart Donors: Can We Use More?
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Kyle W. Riggs, Benjamin J. Kroslowitz, Clifford Chin, Farhan Zafar, David L.S. Morales (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Invited Commentary
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Ryan R. Davies (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Center Variation in Chest Tube Duration and Length of Stay After Congenital Heart Surgery
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Katherine E. Bates, Nicolas L. Madsen, Lara Khadr, Zhiqian Gao, Kari Crawford, Michael Gaies, Margaret Graupe, Samuel P. Hanke, Anthony M. Hlavacek, Evonne Morell, Sara K. Pasquali, Jennifer L. Russell, Susan K. Schachtner, Ronn E. Tanel, Adam L. Ware, Alaina K. Kipps (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Survival of Primary Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Compared With Surgery for Operable Stage I/II Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Rhami Khorfan, Timothy J. Kruser, Julia M. Coughlin, Ankit Bharat, Karl Y. Bilimoria, David D. Odell (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Laryngeal Mask as the Primary Airway Device During Laryngotracheal Surgery: Data From 108 Patients
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Thomas Schweiger, Isaac de Faria Soares Rodrigues, Imme Roesner, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Matthias Evermann, Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, Helmut Hager, Walter Klepetko, Konrad Hoetzenecker (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Risk of Bronchial Dehiscence in Lung Transplant Recipients With Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Jee Won Suh, Jin Gu Lee, Su Jin Jeong, Moo Suk Park, Song Yee Kim, Hyo Chae Paik (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Regionalization of Lung Cancer Surgery Improves Outcomes in an Integrated Health Care System
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Sora Ely, Sheng-Fang Jiang, Ashish R. Patel, Simon K. Ashiku, Jeffrey B. Velotta (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Urgent Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma Bleeding After Coronary Bypass Surgery
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Ilaria Franzese, Vincenzo Giambruno, Ilaria Tropea, Daniele Linardi, Giuseppe Petrilli, Giuseppe Faggian (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Anticoagulation Strategies in the Perioperative Period for Lung Transplant
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Yaron D. Barac, Jacob Klapper, Angela Pollack, Jessica Poisson, Ian Welsby, M.G. Hartwig, Brandi Bottiger (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Delayed Iatrogenic Intracranial Hypotension After Thoracotomy
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Christine K. Federspiel, Jesper Kelsen, Kåre Fugleholm (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Diagnostic Dilemma in a Case of Diffuse Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation With Vascular Stenosis
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Amit Deshpande, SH Chandrashekhara, Sanjeev Kumar, Manish Shaw, Rishabh Khurana (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Bronchial Sleeve Resection and Double-Barreled Reconstruction for a Carcinoid Tumor
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Toshinori Fukutomi, Akira Yoshizu, Kohei Matsuda, Hiroaki Okamoto (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Valve-Sparing Root Replacement Versus Composite Valve Grafting in Aortic Root Dilation: A Meta-Analysis
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Malak Elbatarny, Derrick Y. Tam, J. James Edelman, Rodolfo V. Rocha, Michael W.A. Chu, Mark D. Peterson, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Jehangir J. Appoo, Jan O. Friedrich, Munir Boodhwani, Bobby Yanagawa, Maral Ouzounian, Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative (CTAC) Investigators (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of the Fontan Operation for Patients With Heterotaxy: A Meta-Analysis of 848 Patients
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Supreet P. Marathe, Jacob Y. Cao, David Celermajer, Julian Ayer, Gary F. Sholler, Yves d’Udekem, David S. Winlaw (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

2019 AATS/ACC/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Systems of Care Document: Operator and Institutional Recommendations and Requirements for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Intervention: A Joint Report of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Writing Committee, Robert O. Bonow, Patrick T. O’Gara, David H. Adams, Vinay Badhwar, Joseph E. Bavaria, Sammy Elmariah, Judy W. Hung, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Alanna Morris, Ruby Satpathy, Brian Whisenant, Y. Joseph Woo (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reply
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Carlo Maria Rosati, Suzuna Shiomi, Shinichi Fukuhara (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Subvalvular Repair and Its Clinical Implications
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Francesco Nappi, Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, Federico Gentile (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reply
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Robert E. Michler (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Lymphatic Pathway of Intrathoracic Splenosis: Reply
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Sana N. Buttar, Jesper Ravn (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Quality Control for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Farhang Yazdchi, Sameer Hirji, Tsuyoshi Kaneko (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Corrigendum
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Early and Late Results After David vs Bentall Procedure: A Propensity Matched Analysis
Publication date: July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 110, Issue 1Author(s): Sergey Leontyev, Lukas Schamberger, Piroze M. Davierwala, Konstantin Von Aspern, Christian Etz, Sven Lehmann, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term survival after salvage surgery for a giant primary rib osteosarcoma
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Katharina Sinn, Richard Hritcu, Berta Mosleh, Wolfgang Köstler, Shahrokh Taghavi, Walter Klepetko, Mir Alireza Hoda, Thomas Klikovits (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Total Endovascular Aortic Arch repair using Three-Vessel Inner Branch Stent-Graft.
Abstract Endovascular repair has been introduced to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with open surgical repair of aortic arch pathology. This video illustrates a 71-year-old male patient with an asymptomatic saccular aortic arch aneurysm treated by total endovascular aortic repair using three-vessel inner branch stent-graft. Post-operative course was unremarkable and the patient was discharge home on post-operative day 3. Total endovascular aortic arch repair is a suitable alternative in higher risk patients with aortic arch aneurysms who are not ideally suited for open surgical repair. PMID: 3...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dionne PO, Tenorio ER, Cajas Monson LC, Pochettino A, Oderich GS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Acute aortic dissection surgery in patient with covid-19.
We present a case of acute Stanford type A aortic dissection in a patient with covid-19 under treatment of ACE inhibitors. A 68-year-old female complaining of acute chest pain and dyspnea admitted to the emergency clinic of our hospital on May 6, 2020. She had history of diabetes and hypertension. This is one of the first acute aortic surgery case among patients with COVID-19. PMID: 32562625 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Akgul A, Turkyilmaz S, Turkyilmaz G, Toz H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Development of a Reproducible Swine Model of Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Lessons Learned
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Chetan Pasrija, Rachael W. Quinn, Hani Alkhatib, Douglas Tran, Daniel Bernstein, MaryJoe Rice, Ethan Kotloff, David Morales, Michael N. D’Ambra, Mark Vesely, James S. Gammie (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Chemotherapy for Intrathoracic Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yo Kawaguchi, Jun Hanaoka (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Elective Pneumonectomy in the United States
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Joseph Hadaya, Vishal Dobaria, Esteban Aguayo, Ava Mandelbaum, Yas Sanaiha, Sha’Shonda L. Revels, Peyman Benharash (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Prognostic Interplay Between Chronic Kidney Disease, Anemia and Diabetes in Coronary Bypass Surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients undergoing coronary artery-bypass grafting, anemia and chronic kidney disease have significant prognostic implications on long-term mortality. Their effect on mortality was cumulatively associated with adverse impacts of diabetes. PMID: 32561312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zafrir B, Leviner DB, Saliba W, Sharoni E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Feasibility and Durability of the Modified Cabrol Coronary Artery Reattachment Technique.
Abstract BACKGROUND: We evaluated the feasibility and durability of the modified Cabrol coronary reattachment technique after aortic root replacement. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 370 patients who underwent aortic root replacement, during 1991 and 2018, and separated into two groups: mCabrol group (N=84), patients with one/both coronary ostia reimplanted using modified Cabrol technique; and Carrel group (N=286), patients with both coronary ostia reimplanted using Carrel button technique. RESULTS: Baseline characteristics were similar in the two groups except for the mCabrol group had more redo st...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tanaka A, Al-Rstum Z, Zhou N, Hassan M, Sandhu HK, Miller CC, Safi HJ, Estrera AL Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Interleukin-6 receptor Asp358 A/C polymorphism is associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSIONS: The interleukin-6 receptor Asp358 A/C polymorphism may contribute to genetic susceptibility to POAF after CABG. PMID: 32561314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wu F, Feng X, Wu Y, Yu M, Ding S, Zhao H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

TSF Donor Honor Rolls
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Priscilla Kennedy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Double-hit mutations in bicuspid aortic valve and blunt traumatic acute aortic dissection
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kushtrim Disha, Solveig Schulz, Marco Mierzwa, Tamer Owais, Evaldas Girdauskas, Thomas Kuntze (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of Lymph Node Assessment on Outcomes in Surgery for Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): A. Justin Rucker, Vignesh Raman, Oliver K. Jawitz, Soraya L. Voigt, Betty C. Tong, Thomas A. D’Amico, David H. Harpole (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Association among Surgeon Experience, Patient Risk, and Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jason J. Han, Markian M. Bojko, Matthew M. Duda, Amit Iyengar, John J. Kelly, William L. Patrick, Mark R. Helmers, Pavan Atluri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cardiac Transplantation and Consecutive Minimally Invasive Pectus Excavatum Repair
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Dawn Jaroszewski, Ahmed Eldeib, Ashwini Gotimukul, Jesse Lackey, Brantley Gaitan, Patrick DeValeria, Louis Lanza, D. Eric Steidley, Lisa LeMond, David Notrica (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Repair of Massive Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection in a Jehovah’s Witness using Bloodless Surgery
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael P. Rogers, Akhil Tumpudi, Camila Saadé-Yordán, Robert L. Hooker (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

History of Serious Mental Illness is a Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality in Cardiac Surgery
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Zachary Tyerman, J. Hunter Mehaffey, Robert B. Hawkins, Jolian Dahl, Adishesh Narahari, William Z. Chancellor, Kenan Yount, Leora T. Yarboro, Nicholas R. Teman, Gorav Ailawadi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

In-situ Composition of Valved-Conduit for Complex Reoperative Aortic Root Replacement
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): John Vandenberge, Paul Kurlansky, Koji Takeda, Tsuyoshi Yamabe, Joseph Sanchez, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Elective Pneumonectomy in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: High volume hospital status is strongly associated with reduced mortality and failure-to-rescue rates after pneumonectomy. Efforts to centralize care or disseminate best practices may lead to improved national outcomes for this high-risk procedure. PMID: 32553767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hadaya J, Dobaria V, Aguayo E, Mandelbaum A, Sanaiha Y, Revels SL, Benharash P Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Long-term survival after salvage surgery for a giant primary rib osteosarcoma.
s T Abstract A 29-year-old woman with a primary rib osteosarcoma declined treatment and was re-admitted 20 months later in life-threatening condition caused by major local tumor progression with severe mediastinal shifting, and without distant metastases. She underwent extended tumor resection in palliative intent and recovered well after a prolonged course with post-pneumonectomy empyema. Any further treatment was declined and she presented again 4.5 years later with local chest wall recurrence which was completely resected. Currently, 7 years after diagnosis, the patient is free from disease. In this rare case, ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sinn K, Hritcu R, Mosleh B, Köstler W, Taghavi S, Klepetko W, Hoda MA, Klikovits T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Development of a Reproducible Swine Model of Chronic Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Lessons Learned.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Durability of mitral valve (MV) repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) remains poor. We established a swine model of chronic IMR, and describe the methods and lessons learned from this model. METHODS: Thirty-five swine underwent percutaneous myocardial infarction (MI) with ethanol ablation of the circumflex or obtuse marginal (OM) arteries. Swine were followed with routine echocardiography for the development of severe IMR. Once severe IMR was established, swine underwent mitral valve operations on cardiopulmonary bypass. After operation, swine were survived up to 7 weeks. Angio...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pasrija C, Quinn RW, Alkhatib H, Tran D, Bernstein D, Rice M, Kotloff E, Morales D, D'Ambra MN, Vesely M, Gammie JS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Chemotherapy for Intrathoracic Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.
Abstract Dissemination of pseudomyxoma peritonei into the thoracic cavity is rare and carries a poor prognosis. Optimal treatment has not been defined. In our institution, patients had received cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy, which demonstrated good prognosis. A 51-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with right intrathoracic dissemination of pseudomyxoma peritonei. We performed parietal and mediastinal pleurectomy and simple resection of all visible tumors on the diaphragm and visceral pleura, followed by hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy with 20 mg mitomycin at 42...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kawaguchi Y, Hanaoka J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Pause Ventilation Tracheostomy
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): G.Ü.R.S.O.Y. Canan, Muğla Turkey (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Sizing Strategy and Implant Considerations for the Avalus Valve
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael G. Moront, Joseph F. Sabik, Michael J. Reardon, Francois Dagenais, Ruediger Lange, Thomas Walther, Faraz Kerendi, Robert J.M. Klautz (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The First Step in Standardization of Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Using a Clamp
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Niv Ad (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Predictors of High Impact Articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jessica G.Y. Luc, Edward Percy, Sameer Hirji, Dominique Vervoort, Gurkiran K. Mann, Kevin Phan, Mahmoud Dibas, Muthiah Vaduganathan, Ourania Preventza, Mara B. Antonoff (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Leveraging Scarcity to Optimize Value and Clinical Operations
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Robert J. Cerfolio (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research