The Power and the Pitfalls of RCTs.
PMID: 32540442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sundt TM Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

A mediastinal cyst with Mullerian differentiation in a patient with an ovarian cyst.
PMID: 32540443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sung KJ, Jeong JS, Kim SR, Lee YC Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Leveraging Scarcity to Optimize Value and Clinical Operations.
PMID: 32540444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cerfolio RJ Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

The First Step in Standardization of Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Using a Clamp.
PMID: 32540445 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ad N Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Mitigating spinal cord ischemia in thoracic endovascular aortic repair: is CSF drainage mandatory?
PMID: 32540446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Grimm JC, Sultan I Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Permissive Hypertension and Collateral Revascularization May Allow Avoidance of CSF Drainage in TEVAR.
CONCLUSIONS: A restrictive lumbar CSFD algorithm including permissive hypertension and LSA revascularization in the setting of descending +/- arch TEVAR appears safe with a 0% incidence of SCI in 223 consecutive patients treated over a 6.5-year interval. We recommend consideration of further prospective study to evaluate this algorithm. PMID: 32535042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Weissler EH, Voigt SL, Raman V, Jawitz O, Doberne J, Anand J, Plichta R, Gaca JG, McCann RL, Hughes GC Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Traditional technique in lieu of novel percutaneous tracheostomy technique during COVID-19.
PMID: 32535043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bartter TC, Mathew R, Meena NK Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Relation of Fractional Flow Reserve with Transit time Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Flow Measurement
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Mika Noda, Yoshiyuki Takami, Kentaro Amano, Yusuke Sakurai, Kiyotoshi Akita, Atsuo Maekawa, Yasushi Takagi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Extrapericardial Tamponade Following Blunt Trauma
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Peter M. Rodgers-Fischl, George Makdisi, Suresh Keshavamurthy (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

How To Do It: Surgical Decision-Making for Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Dawn S. Hui, Carlos S. Restrepo, John H. Calhoon (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

To graft or not to graft?
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Paul A. Kurlansky (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term outcome and quality of life after biological aortic valve replacement in non-elderly adults
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Johannes Petersen, Henry Krogmann, Hermann Reichenspurner, Evaldas Girdauskas (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

How To Do It: Surgical Decision-Making for Left Ventricular Aneurysmectomy.
Abstract Left ventricular aneurysms may be repaired by the linear technique or endoventricular circular patch plasty technique. Choice of technique should be based on individual patient including cavity and aneurysm geometry. In this paper we describe the principles underlying decision-making with two illustrative cases. PMID: 32533932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hui DS, Restrepo CS, Calhoon JH Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Balloon Expandable Rapid-Deployment Valve Implantation for Small Aortic Root
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Alexander Weymann, Konstantin Zhigalov, Gianluigi Bisleri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of endovascular false lumen embolization on thoracic aortic remodeling in chronic dissection
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kyle G. Miletic, Bogdan A. Kindzelski, Kevin E. Hodges, Jocelyn Beach, Michael Z. Tong, Faisal Bakaeen, Douglas R. Johnston, Milind Desai, Sean Lyden, Eric E. Roselli (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement: A Multicenter Study of Outcomes with Use of 15-17 mm Prostheses
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Rinske J. IJsselhof, Martijn G. Slieker, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Angelika Muter, Gerald R. Marx, Mark G. Hazekamp, Ryan Accord, Herbert van Wetten, Wouter van Leeuwen, Felix Haas, Paul H. Schoof, Meena Nathan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Management of ground-glass opacities in the lung cancer spectrum
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yang Zhang, Fangqiu Fu, Haiquan Chen (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Degenerated conduit post tetralogy of Fallot repair presenting as pulsatile subcutaneous swelling
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Avichala Taxak, Niraj Nirmal Pandey, Vineeta Ojha, Sanjeev Kumar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Extrapericardial Tamponade Following Blunt Trauma.
Abstract Cardiac Tamponade results from compression of the heart and great vessels. Mediastinal hematoma has been reported in association with cardiac tamponade in multiple settings including non-aortic mediastinal hemorrhage from cervical spine fractures, aortic and carotid aneurysmal rupture, mediastinal penetrating trauma, and cardiac penetrating trauma. There have been a few reported cases of blunt trauma to the anterior chest wall resulting in tamponade formation (1,2). In this case, we present an anterior mediastinal hematoma resulting from blunt chest trauma which caused extrapericardial cardiac tamponade d...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rodgers-Fischl PM, Makdisi G, Keshavamurthy S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

To graft or not to graft?
PMID: 32531211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kurlansky PA Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Relation of Fractional Flow Reserve with Transit time Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Flow Measurement.
CONCLUSIONS: Most TTFM parameters, including Qm, of the LITA graft to the LAD during CABG are strongly affected by preoperative FFR values. Since the FFT ratio is not influenced by FFR, FFT analysis of the TTFM may be recommend in the case of the in-situ LITA graft to the LAD with moderate stenosis with a higher FFR>0.75. PMID: 32531212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Noda M, Takami Y, Amano K, Sakurai Y, Akita K, Maekawa A, Takagi Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Long-term outcome and quality of life after biological aortic valve replacement in non-elderly adults.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a standard of care in the treatment of aortic valve stenosis (AS). The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term outcome and quality of life (QoL) after biological AVR in patients younger than 60 years. METHODS: 354 consecutive patients ≤ 60 years who underwent biological AVR at our institution (2005-2015) were included. Primary endpoint was actual freedom from aortic valve (AV) re-intervention, secondary endpoints were actual freedom from major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) as well as mental and physical QoL. RESULTS: Me...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Petersen J, Krogmann H, Reichenspurner H, Girdauskas E Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation on Explanted Human Hearts: How to Ensure Transmural Lesions
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ali J. Khiabani, Robert M. MacGregor, Joshua L. Manghelli, Chawannuch Ruaengsri, Daniel A. Carter, Spencer J. Melby, Richard B. Schuessler, Ralph J. Damiano (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pneumorrhachis after thoraco-abdominal aortic repair
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Martin Misfeld, Alexander Verevkin, Michael A. Borger (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Innominate vein injury secondary to first time sternotomy
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Andrea M. Steely, David C. Liu (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical course of three postoperative symptomatic Covid-19 cases in patients after lung lobectomy
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Mircea Gabriel Stoleriu, Michael Gerckens, Justin Hetrodt, Marion Heiß-Neumann, Ina Koch, Elvira Stacher-Priehse, Julien Dinkel, Jürgen Behr, Uwe Grützner, Rudolf Hatz (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Degenerated conduit post tetralogy of Fallot repair presenting as pulsatile subcutaneous swelling.
PMID: 32525027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Taxak A, Pandey NN, Ojha V, Kumar S Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Balloon Expandable Rapid-Deployment Valve Implantation for Small Aortic Root.
PMID: 32525028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Weymann A, Zhigalov K, Bisleri G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Mechanical Mitral Valve Replacement: A Multicenter Study of Outcomes with Use of 15-17 mm Prostheses.
CONCLUSIONS: Mitral valve replacement with a 15-17 mm mechanical prostheses is an important alternative to save critically ill neonates and infants in whom the mitral valve cannot be repaired. Prosthesis replacement for outgrowth can be carried out with low risk. PMID: 32525029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: IJsselhof RJ, Slieker MG, Gauvreau K, Muter A, Marx GR, Hazekamp MG, Accord R, van Wetten H, van Leeuwen W, Haas F, Schoof PH, Nathan M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Impact of endovascular false lumen embolization on thoracic aortic remodeling in chronic dissection.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Retrograde false lumen (FL) perfusion after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for chronic dissection is a mode of treatment failure. Thrombosis of the FL is associated with favorable reverse remodeling. Objectives are to describe false lumen embolization (FLE) strategy, assess aortic remodeling and survival. METHODS: From 1/2009 to 12/2017, 51 patients with chronic dissection underwent FLE, most after previous TEVAR. Devices included a combination of: iliac plug (29 patients), coils (19 patients), or nitinol plug (3 patients). Computed tomography (CT) was performed before discha...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Miletic KG, Kindzelski BA, Hodges KE, Beach J, Tong MZ, Bakaeen F, Johnston DR, Desai M, Lyden S, Roselli EE Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Management of ground-glass opacities in the lung cancer spectrum.
CONCLUSIONS: Lung adenocarcinoma manifesting as GGO defines a special clinical subtype with excellent prognosis. The management of GGO-featured lung adenocarcinoma should be distinct from that of solid lesions. PMID: 32525031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhang Y, Fu F, Chen H Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Ethical Guidelines and Moral Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Trainees’ Perspective
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jason J. Han, Jessica Luc (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Thoracic Surgical Oncology –Maintaining a High-Volume Surgical Program during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Gerard J. Fitzmaurice, Ronan J. Ryan, Vincent K. Young, Carmel Wall, Eimhin Dunne, Noreen Dowd, Grainne McDermott, Alan Broderick, Niall Fanning (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

We are great when we collaborate
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Amy G. Fiedler (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Safe late explantation of transcatheter aortic bioprosthesis
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shinichi Fukuhara (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reintervention following infant aortic arch repair using a tailored autologous pericardial patch
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Muhammad Owais Abdul Ghani, Muhammad Aanish Raees, Glenn R. Harris, Chevis N. Shannon, George T. Nicholson, David P. Bichell (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Shipping lungs greater distances increases costs without cutting waitlist mortality.
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Zhizhou Yang, William D. Gerull, Jason M. Gauthier, Bryan F. Meyers, Benjamin D. Kozower, G. Alexander Patterson, Ruben G. Nava, Ramsey R. Hachem, Chad A. Witt, Derek E. Byers, Gary F. Marklin, Gene Ridolfi, Jingxia Liu, Daniel Kreisel, Varun Puri (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Septal Myectomy: How I Teach It
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Stephanie N. Nguyen, David Blitzer, Shepard Weiner, Hiroo Takayama (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pulmonary valve reconstruction using the Ozaki leaflet reconstructive techniques
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Christopher W. Baird, Mariana Chávez, Kevin Friedman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Intra-Operative Cortical Asynchrony Predicts Abnormal Post-Operative Electroencephalogram
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael F. Swartz, Laurie E. Seltzer, Jill M. Cholette, Shuichi Yoshitake, Nathan Darrow, Mohamed F. Algahim, George M. Alfieris (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Expansion of a huge compressive left atrial appendage aneurysm in a 29-day-old infant
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Shinichiro Oda, Toshihide Nakano, Hideaki Kado (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - June 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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