Minimally invasive surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with mitral regurgitation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: To summarize the safety and effect of minimally invasive surgery for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) with significant mitral regurgitation through a single transaortic approach via right minithoracotomy. METHODS: From 2008 to 2017, 51 HOCM patients with significant mitral regurgitation underwent minimally invasive surgery via right minithoractomy. Preoperative peak left ventricular outflow tract pressure gradient (LVOTPG) was 96.53±28.72mmHg. Preoperative average interventricular septum thickness was 24.31±3.52mm. All patients had significant mitral regurgitat...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jiang Z, Tang M, Liu H, Ma N, Ding F, Bao C, Mei J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aortic Valve Replacement in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Current and Potential Roles of TAVR
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jennifer Nelson, Timothy Maul, Peter Wearden, Hani K. Najm, Orkun Baloglu, Douglas Johnston, Tara Karamlou (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Moderate to severe acute kidney injury lead to worse outcomes in complex thoracic aortic surgery
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ming Hao Guo, Diem Tran, David Glineur, Talal Al-Atassi, Munir Boodhwani (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Cardiac Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A State-of-the-Art Review
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Dominique Vervoort, JaBaris D. Swain, A. Thomas Pezzella, Jacques Kpodonu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Does value vary by center surgical volume for neonates with truncus arteriosus? A multicenter study
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Joyce T. Johnson, Denise M. Scholtens, Alan Kuang, Xiang Yu Feng, Osama M. Eltayeb, Lori A. Post, Bradley S. Marino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Transapical Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Midventricular Obstruction
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Daokun Sun, Hartzell V. Schaff, Rick A. Nishimura, Jeffrey B. Geske, Joseph A. Dearani, Steve R. Ommen (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Right Heart Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor Presenting with Embolic Stroke
Publication date: Available online 6 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ayelet Shapira-Daniels, Gal Aviel, Stephanie Benshushan, Oz M. Shapira (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Two-port thoracoscopic myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with three-dimensional printing
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jiexu Ma, Jian Liu, Haiyun Yuan, Yajie Tang, Hailong Qiu, Jian Zhuang, Huiming Guo (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Post-Bentall ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm due to coronary button dehiscence
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kothandam Sivakumar, Pramod Sagar Hassan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

TEVAR for Chronic Type B Dissection – Highlighting the Importance of Patient Selection, Adjunctive False Lumen Procedures, Speaking the Same Language, and Industry Collaboration
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): G. Chad Hughes (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

24-Year Results of Non-Fenestrated Extracardiac Fontan Including Fontan Conversions
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Elizabeth H. Stephens, Abhinav A. Talwar, Paul J. Devlin, Osama Eltayeb, Michael C. Mongé, Sabrina Tsao, Carl L. Backer (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Safety of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with Isolated Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Andrei Churyla, Adin-Cristian Andrei, Jane Kruse, James L. Cox, Olga N. Kislitsina, Menghan Liu, S. Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M. McCarthy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aberrant Aorto Pulmonary Venous Fistula – an Intra-operative Surprise
Publication date: Available online 11 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Prabhu Manohar, PrasannaSimha MohanRao, Rakesh NaikL (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Timing of valve repair for asymptomatic mitral regurgitation and preserved left ventricular function
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Xingjian Hu, Weiwei Jiang, Huadong Li, Ge Yan, Yin Wang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Oncologic outcomes of Complex Segmentectomy: A Multicenter Propensity Score-Matched Analysis
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yoshinori Handa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Takahiro Mimae, Yoshihiro Miyata, Kentaro Imai, Hiroyuki Ito, Haruhiko Nakayama, Norihiko Ikeda, Kenichi Yoshimura, Morihito Okada (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of operator characteristics on outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Lisa Q. Rong, Mario Gaudino, Derrick Tam, Jialin Mao, Xinyan Zheng, Irbaz Hameed, Faiza Khan, Arash Salemi, Art Sedrakyan, Peter J. Neuburger, Stephen Fremes (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Anatomical Risk Factors for Reintervention after Arterial Switch Operation for Taussig–Bing Anomaly
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Kotani, Yosuke Kuroko, Atsushi Tateishi, Shunji Sano, Shingo Kasahara (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Contemporary Surgical and Transcatheter Management of Mitral Annular Calcification.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgeons as part of the Heart Team now have a range of techniques to manage MAC in those patients with severe MV disease. Transcatheter therapies may increase the options for those too high-risk for surgery. PMID: 32798455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Edelman JJ, Badhwar V, Larbalestier R, Yadav P, Thourani VH Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Anatomic Lung Resection for Cancer are Better When Performed by Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
CONCLUSIONS: ALR outcomes are superior for CTS when compared to GS. This is consistent with prior studies looking at this specific subset of patients and studies looking at a different subset of patients using the ACS-NSQIP database. PMID: 32800788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vossler JD, Abdul-Ghani A, Tsai PI, Morris PT Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Timing of valve repair for asymptomatic mitral regurgitation and preserved left ventricular function.
This study aims to identify risk factors and delineate a quantitative threshold for predicting postoperative outcomes. METHODS: 623 asymptomatic DMR patients with LVEF≥60% and LVESD
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hu X, Jiang W, Li H, Yan G, Wang Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Impact of operator characteristics on outcomes in transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary operator specialty and other characteristics for TAVR were not associated with a difference in risk-adjusted in-hospital outcomes. This may be due to the heart team model that allows proceduralists of different backgrounds to lend their expertise to the procedure. PMID: 32795521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rong LQ, Gaudino M, Tam D, Mao J, Zheng X, Hameed I, Khan F, Salemi A, Sedrakyan A, Neuburger PJ, Fremes S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Anatomical Risk Factors for Reintervention after Arterial Switch Operation for Taussig-Bing Anomaly.
CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of complex coronary anatomy and associated anomalies, early and late survival were acceptable. Postoperative PS was strongly associated with having a larger native pulmonary valve, suggesting that an optimal surgical reconstruction was required for achieving an appropriate aortopulmonary anatomical relationship during ASO. (243 words). PMID: 32795522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kobayashi Y, Kotani Y, Kuroko Y, Tateishi A, Sano S, Kasahara S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

24-Year Results of Non-Fenestrated Extracardiac Fontan Including Fontan Conversions.
CONCLUSIONS: Over the past 24 years our strategy of non-fenestrated extracardiac Fontan has achieved low operative mortality for both initial Fontan and Fontan conversion. There is a steady attrition of Fontan patients to cardiac transplantation, with a key risk factor being preoperative ventricular dysfunction. PMID: 32795523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Stephens EH, Talwar AA, Devlin PJ, Eltayeb O, Mongé MC, Tsao S, Backer CL Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Oncologic outcomes of Complex Segmentectomy: A Multicenter Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Complex segmentectomy provides acceptable oncologic outcomes in cStage I lung cancer treatment. PMID: 32795524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Handa Y, Tsutani Y, Mimae T, Miyata Y, Imai K, Ito H, Nakayama H, Ikeda N, Yoshimura K, Okada M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Safety of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation with Isolated Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) concomitant with cardiac surgery is a Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Class I recommendation, although the AF is frequently ignored. Analysis of STS Database 30-day outcomes of isolated surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) with and without AF ablation is presented. METHODS: Data on 87,426 SAVR patients were extracted from the STS database (version 2.81, 2014-2017) and patients were divided into 3 groups: 1) No preoperative AF, 2) Preoperative AF with concomitant ablation, and 3) Preoperative AF without ablation. The latter two groups wer...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Churyla A, Andrei AC, Kruse J, Cox JL, Kislitsina ON, Liu M, Malaisrie SC, McCarthy PM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

TEVAR for Chronic Type B Dissection - Highlighting the Importance of Patient Selection, Adjunctive False Lumen Procedures, Speaking the Same Language, and Industry Collaboration.
PMID: 32791061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chad Hughes G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aberrant Aorto Pulmonary Venous Fistula - an Intra-operative Surprise.
We report a 20 year old ladydiagnosed with myxomatous mitral valve prolapse with severe mitral regurgitation and planned for mitral valve repair. An aberrant aorto pulmonary venous fistula was suspected intraoperatively due to flooding of the left atrium with blood from the left inferior pulmonary vein on cardio pulmonary bypass. The mitral valve was repaired successfully. A post-operative Computed Tomographic angiogram revealed an anomalous fistula between the descending thoracic aorta and left inferior pulmonary vein. She underwent successful percutaneous device closure of the fistula. PMID: 32791062 [PubMed - as su...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Manohar P, MohanRao P, NaikL R Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Two-port thoracoscopic myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with three-dimensional printing.
Abstract Septal myectomy is recommended for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy refractory to maximal medical therapy for relieving the left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. However, poor visualization techniques and limited procedural volume restrict the progress of inexperienced surgeons performing this procedure, while inflicting minimal trauma is always clinically desirable. Therefore, this report presents a two-port thoracoscopic septal myectomy with intuitive simulation consisting of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and printing. PMID: 32777215 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ma J, Liu J, Yuan H, Tang Y, Qiu H, Zhuang J, Guo H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Post-Bentall ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm due to coronary button dehiscence.
Abstract Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysms after Bentall procedure caused by proximal or distal anastomotic or coronary dehiscence could carry high operative risks. There is one report in literature that describes transcatheter management for distal anastamotic dehiscence using a vascular plug; a similar management of proximal anastomotic or coronary dehiscence may affect valve function and coronary flows. A successful non-surgical closure of a left coronary dehiscence aided by multimodal imaging and its short-term follow-up is described. PMID: 32777216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sivakumar K, Hassan PS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Right Heart Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor Presenting with Embolic Stroke.
We report a 43-year-old white female with a right-heart calcifying fibrous pseudotumor presenting with embolic stroke. This rare clinical-pathological entity should be included in the differential diagnosis of cardiac masses. Tissue diagnosis should be pursued. Management should be tailored based on symptomatology and feasibility of resection. PMID: 32771465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Shapira-Daniels A, Aviel G, Benshushan S, Shapira OM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Moderate to severe acute kidney injury lead to worse outcomes in complex thoracic aortic surgery.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) in thoracic aortic surgery is not well-defined. The study aims to examine the impact of varying severity of AKI on in-hospital and long-term outcome in these patients. METHODS: From 2004 to 2018, 1142 patients underwent thoracic aortic surgery at a single institution and were stratified into four groups based on the severity of post-operative AKI: no AKI (n = 705), AKIN Stage 1 (n = 261), AKIN Stage 2 (n = 72), and AKIN Stage 3 (n = 104). Outcomes include in-hospital mortality, morbidity, and long-term survival. Multi-variable logistic regression wa...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Guo MH, Tran D, Glineur D, Al-Atassi T, Boodhwani M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Cardiac Surgery in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A State-of-the-Art Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Skepticism underlying the need, feasibility, and cost-effectiveness of cardiac surgery in LMICs prevail, but recent advances, successful case studies, and existing data illustrate the potential of expanding cardiac care globally. PMID: 32771467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vervoort D, Swain JD, Pezzella AT, Kpodonu J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Transapical Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Midventricular Obstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: Transapical exposure is a safe and effective approach for relief of midventricular obstruction, and hemodynamic results are similar to those achieved by standard myectomy for subaortic obstruction. The technique can be combined with transaortic myectomy for patients with left ventricular outflow obstruction at both levels. PMID: 32771468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sun D, Schaff HV, Nishimura RA, Geske JB, Dearani JA, Ommen SR Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Results of Less than 5 mm Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery Conduits in Single Ventricle Palliation
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Raina Sinha, Peter Chen, Rebecca Sam, Ali Dodge-Khatami, Jorge D. Salazar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Intra-extra cardiac total cavopulmonary connection for patients with anatomical complexity
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Keiichi Hirose, Akio Ikai, Masaya Murata, Hiroki Ito, Hiroshi Koshiyama, Motonari Ishidou, Keisuke Ota, Kentaro Watanabe, Eiji Nakatani, Kisaburo Sakamoto (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Waitlist and post- heart transplant outcomes for children with non-dilated cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shahnawaz Amdani, Gerard Boyle, Saarel Elizabeth, Justin Godown, Wei Liu, Sarah Worley, Tara Karamlou (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Diaphragm Paralysis after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: An STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Study
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Charles D. Fraser, William Ravekes, Dylan Thibault, Brandi Scully, Karen Chiswell, Katherine Giuliano, Kevin D. Hill, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Marshall L. Jacobs, Shelby Kutty, Luca Vricella, Narutoshi Hibino (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Evolving Surgical Burden of Fontan Failure: Insights from a Nationwide Surgical Database
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): John D. Serfas, Dylan Thibault, Nicholas D. Andersen, Karen Chiswell, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Marshall L. Jacobs, Richard A. Krasuski, Andrew J. Lodge, Joseph W. Turek, Kevin D. Hill (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Valve-sparing root replacement without cusp repair for regurgitant quadricuspid aortic valve
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shintaro Katahira, Yukiharu Sugimura, Payam Akhyari, Artur Lichtenberg (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

It’s Unnecessary to Perform N1-N2 Sampling/dissection in Predominantly-GGO cStage-I Lung Cancer?
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Filippo Lococo, Giacomo Cusumano, Giuseppe Cardillo (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Methylene blue does not improve vasoplegia following left ventricular assist device implantation
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Amit Saha, Douglas L. Jennings, Yuming Ning, Paul Kurlansky, Andrea N. Miltiades, Jessica L. Spellman, Joseph Sanchez, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C. Colombo, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Koji Takeda (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

“carpe diem” professor – in memoriam of francis robicsek (1925-2020)
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Grigore Tinica, Andrei Tarus, Alberto Bacusca, Cristina Furnica, Raluca Ozana Chistol, Steven A. Robicsek (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Waitlist and post- heart transplant outcomes for children with non-dilated cardiomyopathy.
This study assessed changes in waitlist and post-transplant survival in non-dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients over 2 decades, explored ventricular assist device (VAD) utilization in this cohort and identified risk factors for waitlist and post-transplant mortality in the current era. METHODS: Pediatric patients with a diagnosis of CMP listed for heart transplantation during three eras: Era 1: 3/5/1999 -12/31/2004; Era 2:1/1/2005- 12/15/2011 and Era 3 (current era):12/16/2011- 2/28/2018 were included. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards regression was performed to assess waitlist and post-transplant survival. ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Amdani S, Boyle G, Elizabeth S, Godown J, Liu W, Worley S, Karamlou T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Aortic Valve Replacement in Young and Middle-Aged Adults: Current and Potential Roles of TAVR.
CONCLUSIONS: TAVR is increasingly used for adults
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nelson J, Maul T, Wearden P, Najm HK, Baloglu O, Johnston D, Karamlou T Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Does value vary by center surgical volume for neonates with truncus arteriosus? A multicenter study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Truncus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect with high resource utilization, cost and mortality. Value assessment (outcome/cost) can improve quality of care and decrease cost. We hypothesize that truncus arteriosus repair at a high-volume center results in better outcomes at lower cost (higher value) compared with a low-volume center. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a multicenter cohort of neonates undergoing truncus arteriosus repair (2004-2015) using the Pediatric Health Information Systems database. Multivariate quantile, logistic and negative binomial regression models were us...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Johnson JT, Scholtens DM, Kuang A, Feng XY, Eltayeb OM, Post LA, Marino BS Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

The Evolving Surgical Burden of Fontan Failure: Insights from a Nationwide Surgical Database.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Fontan failure often requires surgical therapy in the form of Fontan revision or heart transplantation. We sought to characterize national trends in the surgical burden of Fontan failure and identify risk factors for adverse outcomes. METHODS: Fontan patients undergoing Fontan revision or transplant from 1/2010-6/2018 were included. We evaluated baseline characteristics and outcomes and used multivariable logistic regression to identify risk factors for operative mortality and composite mortality/major morbidity. RESULTS: 1135 patients underwent Fontan revision (n=598) or transplant ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Serfas JD, Thibault D, Andersen ND, Chiswell K, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Krasuski RA, Lodge AJ, Turek JW, Hill KD Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Results of Less than 5 mm Right Ventricle-Pulmonary Artery Conduits in Single Ventricle Palliation.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Our programmatic approach to single ventricle (SV) neonatal palliation has evolved to utilizing smaller size right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduits for pulmonary blood flow. Therefore, we sought to compare the early outcomes of
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sinha R, Chen P, Sam R, Dodge-Khatami A, Salazar JD Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Intra-extra cardiac total cavopulmonary connection for patients with anatomical complexity.
CONCLUSIONS: The clinical outcomes in patients who undergo eTCPC and ieTCPC appear to be excellent, with low mortality and morbidity rates in the mid-term. ieTCPC may a good option for TCPC cases with anatomical complexity such as apico-caval juxtaposition and separated hepatic vein drainage. PMID: 32763269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hirose K, Ikai A, Murata M, Ito H, Koshiyama H, Ishidou M, Ota K, Watanabe K, Nakatani E, Sakamoto K Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Diaphragm Paralysis after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: An STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database Study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous single-center studies of diaphragmatic paralysis (DP) after pediatric cardiac surgery report incidence of 0.3%-12.8% and associate DP with respiratory complications, prolonged ventilation and length of stay, and mortality. To better define incidence and associations between DP and various procedures and outcomes, we performed a multi-center study. METHODS: The STS-CHSD was queried to identify children who experienced DP after cardiac surgery (2010-2018; 126 centers). Baseline characteristics and postoperative outcomes were compared between patients with and without DP as well as ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 4, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fraser CD, Ravekes W, Thibault D, Scully B, Chiswell K, Giuliano K, Hill KD, Jacobs JP, Jacobs ML, Kutty S, Vricella L, Hibino N Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

It's Unnecessary to Perform N1-N2 Sampling/dissection in Predominantly-GGO cStage-I Lung Cancer?
PMID: 32758556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - August 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lococo F, Cusumano G, Cardillo G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research