Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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Redlining, structural racism, and lung cancer screening disparities
Hepatorenal dysfunction assessment with the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Excluding INR score predicts worse survival after heart transplant in pediatric Fontan patients
Commentary: Heart transplant second chances: Retransplantation should be supported by allocation algorithms
Commentary: Proving the benefit of pulmonary metastasectomy for relapsed osteosarcoma—to the next hard target?
Commentary: Sublobar resection for in situ and minimally invasive adenocarcinoma—less is more
Factors associated with mortality or transplantation versus Fontan completion after cavopulmonary shunt for patients with tricuspid atresia
Age at surgery and outcomes following neonatal cardiac surgery: An analysis from the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium
Commentary: Absence of ventricular assist device–related risk for rejection after heart transplantation: Good news given the “new normal”
Commentary: Stent-graft induced new entry: Is it just too much radial force?
Consensus statement on heart xenotransplantation in children: Toward clinical translation
Early outcomes following transatrial transcatheter mitral valve replacement in patients with severe mitral annular calcification
In-hospital thromboembolic complications after frozen elephant trunk aortic arch repair
Commentary: The Fontan technique controversy: Where is the real equipoise?
Commentary: Adult support with a pulsatile VAD: Reawakening of a bygone era?
Commentary: A problem well put is half solved
Commentary: Chase perfection to catch excellence
Commentary: Details and concentration
Commentary: Fast is fine, but accurate is essential
Commentary: Hope for the failing heart awaiting multiorgan transplantation
Commentary: Incremental steps to solve challenging problems
Endovascular repair of intercostal and visceral aortic patch aneurysms following open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Commentary: Basilar segmentectomy: A new weapon against cancer for the modern thoracic surgeon?
Outcomes after anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery repair: A Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society Study
Commentary: Lung surgery in the time of COVID-19
Commentary: U-CIRP-ing the neurological effects of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Commentary: Let's get rich—The use of hydrogen-rich solution for lung preservation
Commentary: Ventricular assist devices in patients with major kidney compromise—A paradigm shift?
Surgical palliation or primary transplantation for aortic valve atresia
American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines on selected topics in mechanical circulatory support
Cardiac surgery residency and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: “What happened to my aortic valve replacement?”
Influence of left ventricular ejection fraction on morbidity and mortality after aortic root replacement
One-stage surgical management of an esophagopericardial fistula presenting with tamponade
Features associated with myocardial ischemia in anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery: A Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society study
Commentary: Valve-sparing approach to the hypoplastic pulmonary valve in tetralogy of Fallot repair
Commentary: Will it go platinum? Microcoil localization as an adjunct to thoracoscopic wedge resection
Long-term clinical outcome and graft patency of radial artery and saphenous vein grafts in multiple arterial revascularization
Virtual septal myectomy for preoperative planning in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Commentary: Ventricular assist devices in small ventricles: Framing the challenge
Furosemide response predicts acute kidney injury in children after cardiac surgery
Commentary: Going the distance: The effect of margin length on local recurrence after wedge resection for colorectal metastases
Morbidity and 30-day mortality after decortication for parapneumonic empyema and pleural effusion among patients in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' General Thoracic Surgery Database
Predicting right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device implantation: Frank and Starling prevail again
Intervention for arch obstruction after the Norwood procedure: Prevalence, associated factors, and practice variability
The “increased-risk donor”: A plea for redefinition
Appraisal of mentorship in cardiothoracic surgery training
Sternotomy for esophagectomy: Is it worth the risk?
Carbon fiber: Not just for your mountain bike anymore
Outcomes of a novel intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomotic technique
Stem cell–derived exosomes and the failing heart: Small cause, big effect
The stiff heart: Can we more safely navigate heart surgery?
Will cardiac surgeons even turn pumpkins into carriages?
Do not throw the baby with the water bath!
The value of salvage surgery after stereotactic body radiotherapy failure: A sticky conundrum
That's one small step…
Building a bioartificial heart: A 3-song saga
The regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve: Recalibrating our surgical strategies
Aortic valve homografts: Experiential atrophy spawns evolution of standards
cells: How could they have an IMPACT?
Disruption of desmin-mitochondrial architecture in patients with regurgitant mitral valves and preserved ventricular function
Robotic lobectomy can be taught while maintaining quality patient outcomes
Tissue plasminogen activator for mediastinal tube clearance in pediatric chylous effusion: A case report.
The future of stem cells: Should we keep the “stem” and skip the “cells”?
Challenging homografts as the holy grail for aortic valve endocarditis
Extended criteria donors: Closer to the truth
Lung torsion: Some answers but more questions
Left upper lobectomy after coronary artery bypass grafting
Mock loop revelations and the calculus for recovery
A time-related parametric risk factor analysis for postoperative atrial fibrillation after heart surgery
Effects of antegrade versus integrated blood cardioplegia on left ventricular function evaluated by echocardiographic real-time 3-dimensional speckle tracking
Predictors of contemporary coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes
The modern Fontan operation shows no increase in mortality out to 20 years: A new paradigm
Completeness of coronary revascularization and survival: Impact of age and off-pump surgery
Effect of severe acidosis on vasoactive effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine in human distal mammary artery
Hypogammaglobulinemia after cardiopulmonary bypass in infants
Satisfaction and compensatory hyperhidrosis rates 5 years and longer after video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathotomy for hyperhidrosis
Optimal technique for the removal of chest tubes after pulmonary resection
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to pulmonary transplantation
Durability of left ventricular assist devices: Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) 2006 to 2011
Technical aspects and early results of robotic esophagectomy with chest anastomosis
Reply to the editor
Survival and quality of life at least 1 year after pneumonectomy
Long-term mechanical circulatory support (destination therapy): On track to compete with heart transplantation?
Mechanism of myocardial ischemia with an anomalous left coronary artery from the right sinus of Valsalva
Association of feeding modality with interstage mortality after single-ventricle palliation
Optimization of mediastinal staging in potential candidates for stereotactic radiosurgery of the chest.
Benefits of ambulatory axillary intra-aortic balloon pump for circulatory support as bridge to heart transplant
Operative techniques in robotic thoracic surgery for inferior or posterior mediastinal pathology
Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute respiratory failure: Do we need a new configuration?
Gene polymorphisms and cytokine plasma levels as predictive factors of complications after cardiopulmonary bypass
Mitral valve reconstruction in Barlow disease: Long-term echographic results and implications for surgical management
Outcomes after transplantation for "failed" Fontan: A single-institution experience
Vodka to prevent postoperative adhesions: Another unsuspected cardiac benefit of alcohol
Consequences of mitral valve prolapse on chordal tension: Ex vivo and in vivo studies in large animal models
Initial consecutive experience of completely portal robotic pulmonary resection with 4 arms
Interstage attrition between bidirectional Glenn and Fontan palliation in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Survival after resection of synchronous non-small cell lung cancer
Perceptions regarding cardiothoracic surgical training at Veterans Affairs hospitals
Mitral valve repair in heart failure: Five-year follow-up from the mitral valve replacement stratum of the Acorn randomized trial
Optimal care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer reduces perioperative morbidity
Loss of p53, rather than beta-catenin overexpression, induces survivin-mediated resistance to apoptosis in an esophageal cancer cell line
General thoracic surgery is safe in patients taking clopidogrel (Plavix)
Infection after implantation of pulsatile mechanical circulatory support devices
Standard versus bicaval techniques for orthotopic heart transplantation: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database
Effect of sympathectomy level on the incidence of compensatory hyperhidrosis after sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis
The analysis of a prospective surgical database improves postoperative fast-tracking algorithms after pulmonary resection
The role of cerebral hyperperfusion in postoperative neurologic dysfunction after left ventricular assist device implantation for end-stage heart failure
Concomitant giant coronary artery and coronary sinus aneurysms
Change in maximum standardized uptake value on repeat positron emission tomography after chemoradiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer identifies complete responders
Is botulinum toxin injection of the pylorus during Ivor-Lewis esophagogastrectomy the optimal drainage strategy?
Posttransplant survival is not diminished in heart transplant recipients bridged with implantable left ventricular assist devices
Successful cardiac transplant after Berlin Heart bridge in a single ventricle heart: Use of aortopulmonary shunt as a supplementary source of pulmonary blood flow
Reply to the Editor:
Rigid bronchoscopy and surgical resection for broncholithiasis and calcified mediastinal lymph nodes
Is palpation of the nonresected pulmonary lobe(s) required for patients with non-small cell lung cancer? A prospective study
Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high output
Cardiac stem cells in the real world
Predicting survival among high-risk pediatric cardiac transplant recipients: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database
Gastroesophageal reflux in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis referred for lung transplantation
The effect of ischemic time on survival after heart transplantation varies by donor age: An analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing database
Vascular pulsatility in patients with a pulsatile- or continuous-flow ventricular assist device
The clinical stage of non-small cell lung cancer as assessed by means of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomographic/computed tomographic scanning is less accurate in cigarette smokers
Adult-age donors offer acceptable long-term survival to pediatric heart transplant recipients: An analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing database
Myoblast-seeded biodegradable scaffolds to prevent post-myocardial infarction evolution toward heart failure
Inhibition of complement activation by pexelizumab reduces death in patients undergoing combined aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery
Mitral valve surgery in heart failure: Insights from the Acorn Clinical Trial
Restaging patients with N2 (stage IIIa) non-small cell lung cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy: A prospective study
Intercostal muscle flap reduces the pain of thoracotomy: A prospective randomized trial
Enhancement of the functional benefits of skeletal myoblast transplantation by means of coadministration of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α
The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography with fine-needle aspiration, integrated positron emission tomography with computed tomography, and computed tomography in restaging patients with esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
Left ventricular assist devices as destination therapy: A new look at survival
The maximum standardized uptake values on positron emission tomography of a non-small cell lung cancer predict stage, recurrence, and survival
Evolving trends in risk profiles and causes of death after heart transplantation: A ten-year multi-institutional study
Modulation of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels and sodium-hydrogen exchange provide additive protection from severe ischemia-reperfusion injury
Positron emission tomography scanning with 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose as a predictor of response of neoadjuvant treatment for non-small cell carcinoma
Amiodarone in cardiothoracic surgery patients: What is a surgeon to do?
Improving outcomes for women after coronary artery bypass grafting: A case for prevention
Pulmonary transplantation for advanced bronchioloalveolar carcinoma
Multicenter clinical evaluation of the HeartMate vented electric left ventricular assist system in patients awaiting heart transplantation
Fast-tracking pulmonary resections
Ischemic preconditioning with opening of mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels or Na
exchange inhibition: Which is the best protective strategy for heart transplants?
Comparison of the effects of fetal cardiomyocyte and skeletal myoblast transplantation on postinfarction left ventricular function
Controlled postcardioplegia reperfusion: Mechanism for attenuation of reperfusion injury
Prophylactic value of preincision intra-aortic balloon pump: Analysis of a statewide experience
Correlation of functional recovery with myocardial blood flow, glucose uptake, and morphologic features in patients with chronic left ventricular ischemic dysfunction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
Efficient gene transfer method into the whole heart through the coronary artery with hemagglutinating virus of Japan liposome
Platypnea and orthodeoxia: Shunting associated with an aortic aneurysm
Preoperative and postoperative comparison of patients with univentricular and biventricular support with the thoratec ventricular assist device as a bridge to cardiac transplantation
Tirofiban provides 'platelet anesthesia' during cardiopulmonary bypass in baboons
Transmyocardial laser treatment denervates canine myocardium
Coronary vascular regulation during postcardioplegia reperfusion
Developmental differences in myocyte contractile response after cardioplegic arrest
Ischemic preconditioning in cardiac surgery: A word of caution
Acadesine: A new drug that may improve myocardial protection in coronary artery bypass grafting. Results of the first international multicenter study
Cardiac transplant coronary artery disease: A multivariable analysis of pretransplantation risk factors for disease development and morbid events
Preconditioning with potassium channel openers:. A new concept for enhancing cardioplegic protection?
Tissue oxygenation with graded dissolved oxygen delivery during cardiopulmonary bypass
Xanthine oxidase inactivation attenuates postocclusion shock after descending thoracic aorta occlusion and reperfusion in rabbits
A potential mechanism of vasodilation after warm heart surgery: The temperature-dependent release of cytokines
Effect of hemoglobin concentration on oxyhemoglobin dissociation during hypothermic blood cardioplegic arrest
Invited letter concerning: Acute interstitial nephritis in a cardiac transplant recipient receiving ciprofloxacin
Reply to the Editor
Xanthine oxidoreductase release after descending thoracic aorta occlusion and reperfusion in rabbits
Atrioventricular valve competence after takedown to improve exposure during ventricular septal defect repair
Duration of asystolic reperfusion and reperfusate electrolyte composition influence postcardioplegia ventricular fibrillation
Effects of hypoxia on intracellular calcium and contractility 
Improved recovery of heart transplants with a specific kit of preservation solutions
Invited letter concerning: Cytokines and mechanisms of capillary leakage after cardiopulmonary bypass 
Invited letter concerning: Transplantation tolerance and transplantation 
Long-term function of cryopreserved aortic homografts: A ten-year study
Outcomes in neonatal pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum: A multiinstitutional study
Maintenance of the myocardial thiol pool by N-acetylcysteine: An effective means of improving cardioplegic protection
Quantitation of mapping uncertainty in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: Implications for anatomic characterization and surgical division of accessory atrioventricular connections
The dimensions of the right ventricular outflow tract and pulmonary arteries in tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary stenosis
Transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of multicentric left ventricular myxomas mimicking a left atrial tumor
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: A quantitative morphometric analysis of surgical anatomy
Analysis and predictors of pulmonary vascular resistance after cardiac transplantation
Case report: Circulatory support for seventy days with resolution of acute heart failure 
Routine use of intraoperative epicardial echocardiography and Doppler color flow imaging to guide and evaluate repair of congenital heart lesions. A prospective study.
High alveolar surface tension pulmonary edema--relationship to adult respiratory distress syndrome.
A promising approach for improving the recovery of heart transplants. Prevention of free radical injury through iron chelation by deferoxamine
Airway obstructions associated with congenital heart disease in infancy
Continuous arteriovenous hemodialysis for acute renal failure after cardiac operations
Invited letter concerning: Amiodarone and quinidine for postoperative atrial arrhythmias
Invited letter concerning: High alveolar surface tension pulmonary edema - Relationship to adult respiratory distress syndrome (I)
Prophylactic therapy for rejection after cardiac transplantation. A comparison of rabbit antithymocyte globulin and OKT3
Deferoxamine reduces neutrophil-mediated free radical production during cardiopulmonary bypass in man
Survival, functional status, and reoperations after repair of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia
A reappraisal of surgical intervention for acute myocardial infarction
Current risks and protocols for operations for double-outlet right ventricle. Derivation from an 18 year experience.
A comparative study of free radical scavengers in cardioplegic solutions. Improved protection with peroxidase
Cryosurgical modification of retrograde atrioventricular conduction: Implications for the surgical treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia
Have the results of mitral valve replacement improved?
The Fontan operation. Ventricular hypertrophy, age, and date of operation as risk factors
The effects of cardioplegic potassium concentration and myocardial temperature on electrical activity in the heart during elective cardioplegic arrest
The effects of retrograde perfusion of cardioplegic solutions in cardiac operations.
Death and other events after cardiac repair in discordant atrioventricular connection.
Influence of the pH of cardioplegic solutions on intracellular pH, high-energy phosphates, and postarrest performance. Protective effects of acidotic, glutamate-containing cardioplegic perfusates
Repair of congenital pulmonary venous stenosis with living autologous atrial tissue
Alteration of antegrade atrioventricular conduction by cryoablation of peri-atrioventricular nodal tissue: Implications for the surgical treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia
An asanguineous reperfusion solution. An effective adjunct to cardioplegic protection in high-risk valve operations
Complement and the damaging effects of cardiopulmonary bypass
Regional blood flow during cross-clamping of the thoracic aorta and infusion of sodium nitroprusside
Supraventricular conduction abnormalities following cardiac operations. A complication of inadequate atrial preservation
Anesthesia for myocardial revascularization.
Determinants of early and late results of repair of atrioventricular septal (canal) defects
Elective prolongation of atrioventricular conduction by multiple discrete cryolesions. A new technique for the treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Encircling endocardial ventriculotomy for refractory ischemic ventricular tachycardia. I. Electrophysiological effects
Encircling endocardial ventriculotomy for refractory ischemic ventricular tachycardia. II. Effects on regional myocardial blood flow
Encircling endocardial ventriculotomy for refractory ischemic ventricular tachycardia. III. Effects on regional left ventricular function
Effects of selectively produced changes in cardiac rhythm or conduction upon flow in the superior vena cava
Relationship of a hiatal hernia to the function of the body of the esophagus and the gastroesophageal junction
Suture techniques for atrioventricular valves. Experimental study
Hierarchy of supraventricular pacemakers
Surgical management of multiple ventricular septal defects
Technique, indications, and clinical use of 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring
Familial cardiac myxoma. Emphasis on unusual clinical manifestations
In vitro evidence for increased cellular immunity to lung cancer antigen during Levamisole immunotherapy
Surgical correction of double outlet right ventricle with noncommitted ventricular septal defect
Comparison of the inotropic action of morphine and ketamine studied in canine cardiac muscle.
Evaluating techniques of myocardial preservation for aortic valve replacement: operative risk
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