Late Outcomes After Pulmonary Arterial Reconstruction in Patients With Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
In this study, we report our late outcomes after more than a decade of experience with such complex interventions.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 33 ATS patients who underwent pulmonary artery reconstruction. The mean pre-operative right ventricular/left ventricular pressure (RVp/LVp) ratio was 1.19 ± 0.2. Our surgical approach included either a single-stage complete repair through a median sternotomy (17 patients) or a two-stage repair through sternotomy / left thoracotomy (16 patients), depending on the degree of distal involvement in the left pulmonary artery.RESULTS: Median age was 36 months. All...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Abdulaziz Alkhaldi Tarek Momenah Atif Alsahari Abdulmajeed Alotay Juan J Alfonso Ahmad Abuzaid Abdullah Alwadai Source Type: research

Natural history and outcomes of non-replaced aortic sinuses in patients with bicuspid aortic valves
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 31:S0003-4975(21)00562-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.037. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Enlargement of the sinus of Valsalva (SOV) is common in patients with bicuspid aortic valves (BAV), and management at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR) and concomitant ascending aorta replacement/repair is controversial.METHODS: Between January 2000 and July 2017, 400 patients with BAV underwent AVR and concomitant ascending aorta repair (79%, graft replacement; 21%, aortoplasty). To assess the impact of the initial SOV dimension on future dilatation and outcomes, patients were strat...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 3, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sri Harsha Patlolla Hartzell V Schaff Gabor Bagameri Joseph A Dearani Kevin L Greason Richard C Daly Juan A Crestanello John M Stulak Katherine S King Alberto Pochettino Nishant Saran Source Type: research

Intrapericardial ectopic thyroid arising from the ascending aorta
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Elena Carrese, Cristian Rapicetta, Roberto Borrelli, Luca Caprili, Alberto Matricardi, Vinicio Fiorani, Massimiliano Paci (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 2, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair for Acute Type B Aortic Dissection with Unfavorable Proximal Landing Zone
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Hai-Yang Chang, Yong-Zheng Wang, Bin Liu, Wu-Jie Wang, Yu-Liang Li (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 2, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

People with injection drug use-associated endocarditis
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 30:S0003-4975(21)00581-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.055. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33798489 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.055 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 2, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kevin R An Derrick Y Tam Bobby Yanagawa Source Type: research

Peripheral Pulmonary Artery Stenosis is Not a Contraindication to Single Ventricle Pathway
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Abdulaziz Alkhaldi, Atif Alsahari, Abdulmajeed Alotay, Tarek Momenah, Juan J. Alfonso (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

German Aortic Root Repair Registry – Insights from the First 400 Consecutive Patients
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fabian A. Kari, Martin Misfeld, Michael Borger, Bartosz Rylski, Emmanuel Zimmer, Matthias Siepe, Christian Hagl, Christian Detter, Johannes Petersen, Stanislav Tsvelodub, Doreen Richardt, Paul Werner, Martin Andreas, Maximilian Pichlmaier, Christoph S. Mueller (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Late Outcomes After Pulmonary Arterial Reconstruction in Patients With Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Abdulaziz Alkhaldi, Tarek Momenah, Atif Alsahari, Abdulmajeed Alotay, Juan J. Alfonso, Ahmad Abuzaid, Abdullah Alwadai (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Natural history and outcomes of non-replaced aortic sinuses in patients with bicuspid aortic valves
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Sri Harsha Patlolla, Hartzell V. Schaff, Gabor Bagameri, Joseph A. Dearani, Kevin L. Greason, Richard C. Daly, Juan A. Crestanello, John M. Stulak, Katherine S. King, Alberto Pochettino, Nishant Saran (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Independent validation of the Ozaki procedure – a welcome addition to the literature, however the jury is still out.
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): G. Chad Hughes (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Lung Transplantation and Simultaneous Modified Ravitch Procedure
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jose R. Matilla, György Lang, Nina Rahimi, Konrad Hoetzenecker (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical aortic valve replacement in the setting of anomalous circumflex coronary artery
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically apparent myocardial infarction was not identified following SAVR, but echocardiography evidence of myocardial ischemia in the distribution of the ACCA was identified in 16% of patients. Protective adjuvant intervention on the ACCA may be indicated. Further study is warranted.PMID:33794154 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.044 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jobelle J R Baldonado Kevin L Greason Juan A Crestanello Joseph A Dearani Alberto Pochettino Hartzell V Schaff John M Stulak Source Type: research

The Importance of Heart Team in Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00583-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.057. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794155 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.057 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Giorgio Mastroiacovo Sergio Pirola Giulio Pompilio Source Type: research

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2021 Update on Outcomes, Quality, and Research
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00569-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.043. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794156 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.043 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Michael E Bowdish Richard S D'Agostino Vinod H Thourani Thomas A Schwann Carole Krohn Nimesh Desai David M Shahian Felix G Fernandez Vinay Badhwar Source Type: research

Technical Modifications that Might Improve Long-Term Outcome of the Ross Procedure in Children
CONCLUSIONS: Technical modifications of the RP used in this cohort might successfully prolong the life of the PVA without compromising its growth, an important advantage in pediatric patients.PMID:33794157 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.047 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Luca A Vricella Chawki El-Zein Narutushi Hibino Jacqueline Rausa David Roberson Michel N Ilbawi Source Type: research

Finding the Value in Value-Based Care
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00571-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.045. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794158 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.045 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Keith A Horvath Source Type: research

Novel Surgical Technique to Prevent Left Ventricular Rupture After Mitral Valve Replacement
We describe a novel surgical technique practiced in our clinic, which could be used for such high-risk patients to avoid this lethal complication. Left ventricular rupture after mitral valve replacement (MVR) was first described in 1967 by Roberts and Morrow in the autopsy findings of patients who died after MVR [1].PMID:33794159 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.046 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mohammad Fadel Sam Varghese George Awad Jens Wippermann Source Type: research

Technique for Imbricated Repair of Paraconduit Conduit Hernia
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00579-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.053. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMinimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is associated with an increased rate of paraconduit hernia. Recurrences after repair are typically adjacent to the gastroepiploic vessel passage through the hiatus. This technique provides a novel solution and approach to prevent recurrence or re-recurrence after repair by imbricating the blood supply to the conduit within the conduit, allowing circumferential fixation while protecting the conduit blood supply.PMID:33794160 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.053 (So...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Carlos A Puig Shanda H Blackmon Source Type: research

Sutureless patch repair with a novel adhesive for postinfarction ventricular septal rupture
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00577-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.051. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTVentricular septal rupture after acute myocardial infarction is a fatal complication with a very high in-hospital mortality. Herein, we describe a new repair technique using a 1st patch for exclusion of the infarcted myocardium and a 2nd sutureless patch for rupture site closure with a novel tissue adhesive (Hydrofit®). Follow-up of over 2 years revealed a good clinical course and no residual interventricular shunt on echocardiography. This modified infarct exclusion technique with a 2nd sutureless p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Masaro Nakae Koichi Toda Daisuke Yoshioka Shigeru Miyagawa Satoshi Kainuma Takuji Kawamura Ai Kawamura Noriyuki Kashiyama Yoshiki Sawa Source Type: research

A rare case of mediastinal masson's tumor mimicking a thymoma
We report the first case in the literature of a mediastinal Masson's tumor, mimicking a thymoma, in a 48-year old man, successfully treated with surgery. Though surgical removal may be technically difficult due to the intrinsic hypervascularized nature of these pseudotumoral benign lesions, resection is generally recommended as they represent a locus minoris resistentiae of blood vessels, potentially causing fatal bleedings.PMID:33794162 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.049 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Angela De Palma Rosatea Quercia Giuseppe Ingravallo Mariagrazia Lorusso Giulia De Iaco Antonietta Cimmino Giuseppe Marulli Source Type: research

Heart transplantation in a case of scimitar syndrome
We present a rare clinical scenario of a patient with tetralogy of Fallot, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and concomitant scimitar syndrome. We created a scimitar vein cuff from a recipient heart, performed its translocation, and subsequently performed heart transplantation. This ingenuity reduces the likelihood of scimitar vein obstruction.PMID:33794163 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.054 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama Travis J Wilder Michiaki Imamura Source Type: research

Surgical sutureless and sutured aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00574-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.048. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have shown that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is noninferior to surgery in low surgical risk patients. We compared outcomes in patients treated with a sutured (stented or stentless) or sutureless surgical valve from the Evolut Low Risk Trial.METHODS: The Evolut Low Risk Trial enrolled patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk. Patients were randomized to self-expanding TAVR or surgery. Use of sutureless or sutured valves was at the s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ka Yan Lam Michael J Reardon Steven J Yakubov Thomas Modine Stephen Fremes Pim A L Tonino M Erwin Tan Thomas G Gleason J Kevin Harrison G Chad Hughes Jae K Oh Stuart J Head Jian Huang G Michael Deeb Source Type: research

Aneurysm of pulmonary sinus of valsalva: succesful management of a case
This report aims to alert the physicians of such an entity when evaluating the causes of sub-valvar RVOT obstruction.PMID:33794165 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.050 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sharmil Kanna Ajay Kumar Pandey Neeraj Aggarwal Reena Khantwal Joshi Raja Joshi Source Type: research

Novel Subdiaphragmatic Ligation of Left Thoracic Duct for Refractory Postoperative Left Chylothorax
We report a case of a post-lobectomy high-volume, left-sided chylothorax refractory to all the usual recommended interventions that ultimately was successfully treated by novel CT lymphangiography-guided transabdominal surgical ligation of the aberrant left-sided lymphatics with complete, prompt chylothorax control.PMID:33794166 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.052 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lary A Robinson Jacques Fontaine Ghassan El-Haddad Sandra Bryant Bradford Perez Eric Toloza Bela Kis Source Type: research

Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: Different paths, Same destination
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00582-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.056. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794167 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.056 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Edgar Aranda-Michel Ibrahim Sultan Source Type: research

An Analysis of Medical Malpractice Litigations in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting from 1994-2019
CONCLUSIONS: Defendant verdicts were significantly associated with an alleged reason of procedural errors, an alleged reason of a failure to monitor, and congestive heart failure present in patients. The common nature of defendant verdicts, and the significantly greater occurrence of defendant verdicts during the highly-litigated winter season, suggest that surgeons frequently satisfy the legal standard of care.PMID:33794168 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.042 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ashwin Palaniappan Frank Sellke Source Type: research

Surgical aortic valve replacement in the setting of anomalous circumflex coronary artery
CONCLUSIONS: Clinically apparent myocardial infarction was not identified following SAVR, but echocardiography evidence of myocardial ischemia in the distribution of the ACCA was identified in 16% of patients. Protective adjuvant intervention on the ACCA may be indicated. Further study is warranted.PMID:33794154 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.044 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jobelle J R Baldonado Kevin L Greason Juan A Crestanello Joseph A Dearani Alberto Pochettino Hartzell V Schaff John M Stulak Source Type: research

The Importance of Heart Team in Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00583-X. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.057. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794155 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.057 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Giorgio Mastroiacovo Sergio Pirola Giulio Pompilio Source Type: research

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2021 Update on Outcomes, Quality, and Research
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00569-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.043. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794156 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.043 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Michael E Bowdish Richard S D'Agostino Vinod H Thourani Thomas A Schwann Carole Krohn Nimesh Desai David M Shahian Felix G Fernandez Vinay Badhwar Source Type: research

Technical Modifications that Might Improve Long-Term Outcome of the Ross Procedure in Children
CONCLUSIONS: Technical modifications of the RP used in this cohort might successfully prolong the life of the PVA without compromising its growth, an important advantage in pediatric patients.PMID:33794157 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.047 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Luca A Vricella Chawki El-Zein Narutushi Hibino Jacqueline Rausa David Roberson Michel N Ilbawi Source Type: research

Finding the Value in Value-Based Care
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00571-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.045. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794158 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.045 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Keith A Horvath Source Type: research

Novel Surgical Technique to Prevent Left Ventricular Rupture After Mitral Valve Replacement
We describe a novel surgical technique practiced in our clinic, which could be used for such high-risk patients to avoid this lethal complication. Left ventricular rupture after mitral valve replacement (MVR) was first described in 1967 by Roberts and Morrow in the autopsy findings of patients who died after MVR [1].PMID:33794159 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.046 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mohammad Fadel Sam Varghese George Awad Jens Wippermann Source Type: research

Technique for Imbricated Repair of Paraconduit Conduit Hernia
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00579-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.053. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTMinimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is associated with an increased rate of paraconduit hernia. Recurrences after repair are typically adjacent to the gastroepiploic vessel passage through the hiatus. This technique provides a novel solution and approach to prevent recurrence or re-recurrence after repair by imbricating the blood supply to the conduit within the conduit, allowing circumferential fixation while protecting the conduit blood supply.PMID:33794160 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.053 (So...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Carlos A Puig Shanda H Blackmon Source Type: research

Sutureless patch repair with a novel adhesive for postinfarction ventricular septal rupture
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00577-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.051. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTVentricular septal rupture after acute myocardial infarction is a fatal complication with a very high in-hospital mortality. Herein, we describe a new repair technique using a 1st patch for exclusion of the infarcted myocardium and a 2nd sutureless patch for rupture site closure with a novel tissue adhesive (Hydrofit®). Follow-up of over 2 years revealed a good clinical course and no residual interventricular shunt on echocardiography. This modified infarct exclusion technique with a 2nd sutureless p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Masaro Nakae Koichi Toda Daisuke Yoshioka Shigeru Miyagawa Satoshi Kainuma Takuji Kawamura Ai Kawamura Noriyuki Kashiyama Yoshiki Sawa Source Type: research

A rare case of mediastinal masson's tumor mimicking a thymoma
We report the first case in the literature of a mediastinal Masson's tumor, mimicking a thymoma, in a 48-year old man, successfully treated with surgery. Though surgical removal may be technically difficult due to the intrinsic hypervascularized nature of these pseudotumoral benign lesions, resection is generally recommended as they represent a locus minoris resistentiae of blood vessels, potentially causing fatal bleedings.PMID:33794162 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.049 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Angela De Palma Rosatea Quercia Giuseppe Ingravallo Mariagrazia Lorusso Giulia De Iaco Antonietta Cimmino Giuseppe Marulli Source Type: research

Heart transplantation in a case of scimitar syndrome
We present a rare clinical scenario of a patient with tetralogy of Fallot, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and concomitant scimitar syndrome. We created a scimitar vein cuff from a recipient heart, performed its translocation, and subsequently performed heart transplantation. This ingenuity reduces the likelihood of scimitar vein obstruction.PMID:33794163 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.054 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama Travis J Wilder Michiaki Imamura Source Type: research

Surgical sutureless and sutured aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00574-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.048. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Randomized clinical trials have shown that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is noninferior to surgery in low surgical risk patients. We compared outcomes in patients treated with a sutured (stented or stentless) or sutureless surgical valve from the Evolut Low Risk Trial.METHODS: The Evolut Low Risk Trial enrolled patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk. Patients were randomized to self-expanding TAVR or surgery. Use of sutureless or sutured valves was at the s...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ka Yan Lam Michael J Reardon Steven J Yakubov Thomas Modine Stephen Fremes Pim A L Tonino M Erwin Tan Thomas G Gleason J Kevin Harrison G Chad Hughes Jae K Oh Stuart J Head Jian Huang G Michael Deeb Source Type: research

Aneurysm of pulmonary sinus of valsalva: succesful management of a case
This report aims to alert the physicians of such an entity when evaluating the causes of sub-valvar RVOT obstruction.PMID:33794165 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.050 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sharmil Kanna Ajay Kumar Pandey Neeraj Aggarwal Reena Khantwal Joshi Raja Joshi Source Type: research

Novel Subdiaphragmatic Ligation of Left Thoracic Duct for Refractory Postoperative Left Chylothorax
We report a case of a post-lobectomy high-volume, left-sided chylothorax refractory to all the usual recommended interventions that ultimately was successfully treated by novel CT lymphangiography-guided transabdominal surgical ligation of the aberrant left-sided lymphatics with complete, prompt chylothorax control.PMID:33794166 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.052 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lary A Robinson Jacques Fontaine Ghassan El-Haddad Sandra Bryant Bradford Perez Eric Toloza Bela Kis Source Type: research

Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: Different paths, Same destination
Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Mar 29:S0003-4975(21)00582-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.056. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33794167 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.056 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Edgar Aranda-Michel Ibrahim Sultan Source Type: research

An Analysis of Medical Malpractice Litigations in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting from 1994-2019
CONCLUSIONS: Defendant verdicts were significantly associated with an alleged reason of procedural errors, an alleged reason of a failure to monitor, and congestive heart failure present in patients. The common nature of defendant verdicts, and the significantly greater occurrence of defendant verdicts during the highly-litigated winter season, suggest that surgeons frequently satisfy the legal standard of care.PMID:33794168 | DOI:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.03.042 (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ashwin Palaniappan Frank Sellke Source Type: research

People with injection drug use-associated endocarditis
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Kevin R. An, Derrick Y. Tam, Bobby Yanagawa (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 31, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Right Heart for Delayed Sternal Closure?
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): John D. Cleveland, S. Ram Kumar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 31, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aneurysm of pulmonary sinus of valsalva: succesful management of a case
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Sharmil Kanna, Ajay Kumar Pandey, Neeraj Aggarwal, Reena Khantwal Joshi, Raja Joshi (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2021 Update on Outcomes, Quality, and Research
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Michael E. Bowdish, Richard S. D’Agostino, Vinod H. Thourani, Thomas A. Schwann, Carole Krohn, Nimesh Desai, David M. Shahian, Felix G. Fernandez, Vinay Badhwar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: Different paths, Same destination
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Edgar Aranda-Michel, Ibrahim Sultan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Heart transplantation in a case of scimitar syndrome
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fumiya Yoneyama, Travis J. Wilder, Michiaki Imamura (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Finding the Value in Value-Based Care
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Keith A. Horvath (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Novel Subdiaphragmatic Ligation of Left Thoracic Duct for Refractory Postoperative Left Chylothorax
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Lary A. Robinson, Jacques Fontaine, Ghassan El-Haddad, Sandra Bryant, Bradford Perez, Eric Toloza, Bela Kis (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical sutureless and sutured aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2021Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Ka Yan Lam, Michael J. Reardon, Steven J. Yakubov, Thomas Modine, Stephen Fremes, Pim A.L. Tonino, M. Erwin Tan, Thomas G. Gleason, J. Kevin Harrison, G. Chad Hughes, Jae K. Oh, Stuart J. Head, Jian Huang, G. Michael Deeb (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research