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Vol 11, No 5 (September 2022): Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery I

Robotic mitral valve replacement; results from the world’s largest series

Gokhan Arslanhan, Sahin Senay, Muharrem Kocyigit, Ahmet Umit Gullu, Cem Alhan

Two hundred robotic mitral valve repair procedures for degenerative mitral regurgitation: the Yale experience

Andrea Amabile, Alyssa Morrison, Michael LaLonde, Ritu Agarwal, Makoto Mori, Irbaz Hameed, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Caroline Komlo, Sigurdur Ragnarsson, Markus Krane, Arnar Geirsson

Vol 11, No 4 (July 2022): Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Aortic root replacement in bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve patients

Josephina Haunschild, Zara Dietze, Antonia van Kampen, Khadzhimurad Magomedov, Martin Misfeld, Sergey Leontyev, Michael A. Borger, Christian D. Etz

Twenty-five years’ experience with root remodeling and bicuspid aortic valve repair

Lennart Froede, Karen B. Abeln, Tristan Ehrlich, Susanne K. Feldner, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Surgery for endocarditis in patients with bicuspid aortic valves

Lisa O. F. Bearpark, Ulrik Sartipy, Anders Franco-Cereceda, Natalie Glaser

Elastin integrity in bicuspid valve-associated aortopathy is associated with altered biomechanical properties and influenced by age

Miriam Nightingale, David G. Guzzardi, Alex J. Barker, S. Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M. McCarthy, Michael Markl, Elena S. Di Martino, Paul W. M. Fedak

Vol 11, No 2 (March 2022): PTE in Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension and Disease

Pulmonary endarterectomy in severe chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the Toronto experience

Marc de Perrot, Karen McRae, Laura Donahoe, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, John Thenganatt, John Granton; the Canadian CTEPH Working Group

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: The Marie Lannelongue Hospital experience

Olaf Mercier, Clément Dubost, Amélie Delaporte, Thibault Genty, Dominique Fabre, Delphine Mitilian, Antoine Girault, Justin Issard, Arash Astaneh, Jean-Baptiste Menager, Gaelle Dauriat, Sacha Mussot, Mitja Jevnikar, Xavier Jais, Marc Humbert, Gérald Simonneau, Philippe Dartevelle, Iolando Ion, François Stephan, Philippe Brenot, Elie Fadel

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the Spanish experience

María Jesús López-Gude, Isabel Blanco, Victoria Benito-Arnáiz, Manel Castellà, Pilar Escribano-Subías, Clara Martin, Joan Albert Barberà, José María Cortina-Romero

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy—the Royal Papworth experience

David P. Jenkins, Steven S. Tsui, John Taghavi, Pradeep Kaul, Jason Ali, Choo Ng

Vol 11, No 3 (May 2022): Surgical & Non-Surgical Management of Mechanical Complications of AMI

Surgical repair of post-infarction ventricular free-wall rupture in the Netherlands: data from a nationwide registry

Matteo Matteucci, Daniele Ronco, Justine M. Ravaux, Giulio Massimi, Michele Di Mauro, Saskia Houterman, Jos Maessen, Cesare Beghi, Paolo Severgnini, Roberto Lorusso; on behalf of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Registration Committee of the Netherlands Heart Registration

Vol 11, No 1 (January 2022): Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Solutions II

Heart team approach for comprehensive management of aortic coarctation in the adult

Lee Hafen, William P. Shutze, Srinivasa Potluri, John J. Squiers, J. Michael DiMaio, William T. Brinkman

Endovascular therapy for patients with heritable thoracic aortic disease

Alice Le Huu, Jacqueline K. Olive, Davut Cekmecelioglu, Subhasis Chatterjee, Hiruni S. Amarasekara, Susan Y. Green, Joseph S. Coselli, Ourania Preventza

Vol 10, No 6 (November 2021): Thoracic Aortic Endovascular Solutions I

Vol 10, No 5 (September 2021): Transcatheter Valve-in-Valve

Transcatheter pulmonic valve implantation in adult patients with prior congenital heart surgery

Zachary A. Spigel, Iki Adachi, Ziyad M. Binsalamah, Dhaval Parekh, Athar M. Qureshi

Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated stentless aortic bioroots

Davut Cekmecelioglu, Ourania Preventza, Kathryn G. Dougherty, Subhasis Chatterjee, Susan Y. Green, Guilherme V. Silva, Jose G. Díez, Joseph S. Coselli

Hemodynamic outcomes after valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a single-center experience

R. Yazan Kherallah, Srikanth Koneru, Zvonimir Krajcer, Ourania Preventza, Kathryn G. Dougherty, Melissa L. McCormack, Briana T. Costello, Stephanie Coulter, Neil E. Strickman, Juan Carlos Plana Gomez, Ali Mortazavi, Jose G. Díez, James J. Livesay, Joseph S. Coselli, Guilherme V. Silva

Transapical transcatheter mitral valve implantation in patients with degenerated mitral bioprostheses or failed ring annuloplasty

Alina Zubarevich, Marcin Szczechowicz, Konstantin Zhigalov, Philipp Marx, Alexander Lind, Rolf Alexander Jánosi, Tienush Rassaf, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Rizwan Malik, Markus Kamler, Matthias Thielmann, Bastian Schmack, Arjang Ruhparwar, Alexander Weymann, Daniel Wendt

Access options for transcatheter mitral valve implantation in patients with prior surgical bioprosthesis

Laura Besola, Anson Cheung, Jian Ye, Myriam Akodad, Andrew Chatfield, Gnalini Sathananthan, Robert Moss, John Webb

Vol 10, No 4 (July 2021): Ross Procedure

Outcomes of reoperations after Ross procedure

Paul Stelzer, Javier Mejia, Elbert Eugene Williams

Long-term outcomes of the Ross procedure in adults

William H. Ryan, John J. Squiers, Katherine B. Harrington, Tammy Goodenow, Courtney Rawitscher, Justin M. Schaffer, J. Michael DiMaio, William T. Brinkman

The reinforced full-root technique for the Ross operation: surgical considerations and operative insights

Markus Liebrich, Efstratios I. Charitos, Christoph Dingemann, Detlef Roser, Joerg Seeburger, Wolfgang Hemmer, Vladimir Voth

Ross operation after failure of aortic valve repair

Karen B. Abeln, Vincent Chauvette, Nancy Poirier, Shunsuke Matsushima, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Hans-Joachim Schäfers

Vol 10, No 3 (May 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure II

Impact of extra-corporeal life support (ECLS) cannulation strategy on outcome after durable mechanical circulation support system implantation on behalf of durable MCS after ECLS Study Group

Diyar Saeed, Evgenij Potapov, Antonio Loforte, Michiel Morshuis, David Schibilsky, Daniel Zimpfer, Julia Riebandt, Federico Pappalardo, Matteo Attisani, Mauro Rinaldi, Davide Pacini, Assad Haneya, Faiz Ramjankhan, Dirk W. Donker, Ulrich P. Jorde, Wolfgang Otto, Julia Stein, Dmytro Tsyganenko, Ameen Al-Naamani, Radi Wieloch, Rafael Ayala, Jochen Cremer, Michael Borger, Artur Lichtenberg, Jan Gummert

Development of tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular performance after implantation of centrifugal left ventricular assist devices

Johanna Mulzer, Hristo Krastev, Christoph Hoermandinger, Alexander Meyer, Thomas Haese, Julia Stein, Marcus Müller, Felix Schoenrath, Christoph Knosalla, Christoph Starck, Volkmar Falk, Evgenij Potapov, Jan Knierim

Computational sentiment analysis of an online left ventricular assist device support forum: positivity predominates

Melissa A. Austin, Abhiraj Saxena, Thomas J. O’Malley, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Henry Moncure, Nathan Ott, H. Todd Massey, Francesco Moscato, Antonio Loforte, John M. Stulak, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Vol 10, No 2 (March 2021): Continuous-Flow MCS in End-Stage Heart Failure I

Sex differences in outcomes following less-invasive left ventricular assist device implantation

Silvia Mariani, Tong Li, Karl Bounader, Dietmar Boethig, Alexandra Schöde, Jasmin S. Hanke, Jana Michaelis, L. Christian Napp, Dominik Berliner, Guenes Dogan, Roberto Lorusso, Axel Haverich, Jan D. Schmitto

Concomitant cardiac surgery procedures during left ventricular assist device implantation: single-centre experience

Julia Riebandt, Anne Schaefer, Dominik Wiedemann, Thomas Schlöglhofer, Günther Laufer, Sigrid Sandner, Daniel Zimpfer

Metabolomic profile of patients with left ventricular assist devices: a pilot study

Filippo Consolo, Luigi Barberini, Claudia Fattuoni, Dmitry Grapov, Andrea Montisci, Federico Pappalardo

Vol 10, No 1 (January 2021): Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement

Transapical off-pump echo-guided mitral valve repair with neochordae implantation mid-term outcomes

Gino Gerosa, Matteo Nadali, Lorenzo Longinotti, Matteo Ponzoni, Raphael Caraffa, Alessandro Fiocco, Nicola Pradegan, Laura Besola, Augusto D’Onofrio, Eleonora Bizzotto, Roberto Bellu, Denas Gentian, Andrea Colli

Is tri-port totally thoracoscopic surgery for mitral valve replacement a feasible approach?

Kai Liu, Hourong Sun, Biao Wang, Hongliang Ma, Bingbing Ma, Zengshan Ma

Combining echocardiographic and anatomic variables to predict outcomes of mitral valve repair with the NeoChord procedure

Erica Manzan, Danila Azzolina, Dario Gregori, Eleonora Bizzotto, Andrea Colli, Gino Gerosa

Long-term outcomes of etiology specific annuloplasty ring repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation

Tomasz A. Timek, Marcin Malinowski, Robert L. Hooker, Jessica L. Parker, Charles L. Willekes, Edward T. Murphy, Theodore Boeve, Stephane Leung, Justin S. Fanning, John C. Heiser

Vol 9, No 6 (November 2020): Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in degenerated aortic bioprostheses: are patients with small surgical bioprostheses at higher risk for unfavourable mid-term outcomes?

Clarence Pingpoh, Holger Schroefel, Tanja Franz, Martin Czerny, Maximilian Kreibich, Martin Moser, Christoph Bode, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Franz-Josef Neumann, Willibald Hochholzer, Matthias Siepe

Vol 9, No 5 (September 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement II

Conduction disorders after aortic valve replacement with rapid-deployment bioprostheses: early occurrence and one-year evolution

Augusto D’Onofrio, Chiara Tessari, Lorenzo Bagozzi, Federico Migliore, Claudia Filippini, Giorgia Cibin, Rita Pesce, Annalisa Francescato, Gino Gerosa

Conduction disorders after aortic valve replacement: what is the real impact of sutureless and rapid deployment valves?

Paolo Berretta, Luca Montecchiani, Fabio Vagnarelli, Mariano Cefarelli, Jacopo Alfonsi, Carlo Zingaro, Filippo Capestro, Michele D. Pierri, Alessandro D’alfonso, Marco Di Eusanio

Vol 9, No 4 (July 2020): Sutureless and Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement I

Sutureless and rapid deployment implantation in bicuspid aortic valve: results from the sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement international registry

Antonio Miceli, Paolo Berretta, Antonio Fiore, Martin Andreas, Marco Solinas, Giuseppe Santarpino, Utz Kappert, Martin Misfeld, Carlo Savini, Alberto Albertini, Emmanuel Villa, Kevin Phan, Theodor Fischlein, Bart Meuris, Gianluca Martinelli, Kevin Teoh, Carmelo Mignosa, Malakh Shrestha, Thierry P. Carrel, Tristan D. Yan, Mattia Glauber, Marco Di Eusanio

Right anterior mini-thoracotomy and sutureless valves: the perfect marriage

Marco Solinas, Giacomo Bianchi, Francesca Chiaramonti, Rafik Margaryan, Enkel Kallushi, Tommaso Gasbarri, Filippo Santarelli, Michele Murzi, Pierandrea Farneti, Alessandro Leone, Simone Simeoni, Egidio Varone, Federica Marchi, Mattia Glauber, Giovanni Concistrè

Outcome of rapid deployment aortic valves: long-term experience after 700 implants

Iuliana Coti, Thomas Haberl, Sabine Scherzer, Paul Werner, Shiva Shabanian, Alfred Kocher, Guenther Laufer, Martin Andreas

Vol 9, No 3 (May 2020): Frozen Elephant Trunk

Hybrid arch frozen elephant trunk repair: evidence from the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative

Maral Ouzounian, Ali Hage, Jennifer Chung, Louis-Mathieu Stevens, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Vincent Chauvette, Francois Dagenais, Andreanne Cartier, Mark Peterson, Alana Harrington, Munir Boodhwani, Ming Guo, John Bozinovski, Stephanie Fox, Linrui Guo, Michael W. A. Chu, on behalf of the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative

Renal protective effect of the aortic balloon occlusion technique in total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk

Bowen Zhang, Yanxiang Liu, Hongwei Guo, Yunfeng Li, Yi Shi, Shenghua Liang, Hong Liu, Xiaogang Sun

Results of frozen elephant trunk from the international E-vita Open registry

Konstantinos Tsagakis, Davide Pacini, Martin Grabenwöger, Michael A. Borger, Nora Goebel, Wolfgang Hemmer, Alvaro Laranjeira Santos, Thanos Sioris, Kazimierz Widenka, Petar Risteski, Jorge Mascaro, Igor Rudez, Andreas Zierer, Carlos A. Mestres, Arjang Ruhparwar, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Heinz Jakob

Is the frozen elephant trunk technique justified for chronic type A aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome?

Yu Chen, Wei-Guo Ma, Jian-Rong Li, Jun Zheng, Yong-Min Liu, Jun-Ming Zhu, Li-Zhong Sun

Open total arch replacement with trifurcated graft and frozen elephant trunk

Erik Beckmann, Andreas Martens, Wilhelm Korte, Tim Kaufeld, Heike Krueger, Axel Haverich, Malakh Shrestha

Vol 9, No 2 (March 2020): Total Artificial Heart

Heart transplantation after SynCardia® total artificial heart implantation

Michiel Morshuis, Sebastian V. Rojas, Kavous Hakim-Meibodi, Artyom Razumov, Jan F. Gummert, René Schramm

The total artificial heart in pediatrics: outcomes in an evolving field

Chet R. Villa, Ryan A. Moore, David L. Morales, Angela Lorts

The total artificial heart in patients with congenital heart disease

Karthik Thangappan, Awais Ashfaq, Chet Villa, David L. S. Morales

Vol 9, No 1 (January 2020): Lung Transplantation

The impact of hepatitis C viremic donor lung allograft characteristics on post-transplantation outcomes

Ann E. Woolley, Laura M. Piechura, Hilary J. Goldberg, Steve K. Singh, Antonio Coppolino, Lindsey R. Baden, Hari R. Mallidi

Vol 8, No 6 (November 2019): Endocarditis

Diagnostic tools in surgically treated patients with infective valve endocarditis

Guenther Kroegh, Khalil Jawad, Piroze Davierwala, Michael Borger, Martin Misfeld

Surgical options in infective valve endocarditis with neurological complications

Khalil Jawad, Guenther Kroeg, Alex Koziarz, Sven Lehmann, Maja Dieterlen, Stefan Feder, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michael Borger, Martin Misfeld

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with right-sided endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery

Carolyn Weber, Asmae Gassa, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Julia Merkle, Ilija Djordjevic, Johanna Maier, Anton Sabashnikov, Antje-Christin Deppe, Elmar W. Kuhn, Parwis B. Rahmanian, Oliver J. Liakopoulos, Thorsten Wahlers

Aortic valve endocarditis complicated by proximal false aneurysm

Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Elisa Mikus, Luca Caprili, Giuseppe Santarpino, Vito Margari, Simone Calvi, Giuseppe Nasso, Renato Gregorini, Carmine Carbone, Alberto Albertini, Giuseppe Speziale, Domenico Paparella

Vol 8, No 5 (September 2019): Type A Intramural Hematoma

Management of malperfusion syndrome in acute type A aortic intramural hematoma

Elizabeth L. Norton, David M. Williams, Karen M. Kim, Xiaoting Wu, Minhaj S. Khaja, Himanshu J. Patel, G. Michael Deeb, Bo Yang

Vol 8, No 4 (July 2019): Type B Intramural Hematoma and Descending Penetrating Aortic Ulcer

Arch and access vessel complications in penetrating aortic ulcer managed with thoracic endovascular aortic repair

Gabriele Piffaretti, Federico Fontana, Marco Tadiello, Chiara Guttadauro, Filippo Piacentino, Ruth L. Bush, Anna Maria Socrate, Matteo Tozzi

Vol 8, No 3 (May 2019): Advanced Techniques in Aortic Valve Repair

Aortic valve opening and closure: the clover dynamics

Emmanuel Lansac, Hou-Sen Lim, Yu Shomura, Khee Hiang Lim, Nolan T. Rice, Isabelle Di Centa, Pouya Youssefi, Wolfgang Goetz, Carlos M. G. Duran

Multimodal imaging of aortic annulus and root geometry after valve sparing root reconstruction

Matthew Valdis, Andrew Thain, Philip M. Jones, Ian Chan, Michael W. A. Chu

Comparison of Dacron ring and suture annuloplasty for aortic valve repair—a porcine study

Leila Louise Benhassen, Diana Mathilde Ropcke, Mona Sharghbin, Troels Lading, Jens Kæstel Skov, Marcell Juan Tjørnild, Karen Bagger Poulsen, Tommy Bechsgaard, Søren Nielsen Skov, Sten Lyager Nielsen, John Michael Hasenkam

Vol 8, No 2 (March 2019): Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Extended thoracic lymph node dissection in robotic-assisted minimal invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) for patients with superior mediastinal lymph node metastasis

Sylvia van der Horst, Michiel F. G. de Maat, Pieter C. van der Sluis, Jelle P. Ruurda, Richard van Hillegersberg

Robotic lobectomy for lung cancer: initial experience of a single institution in Korea

Seha Ahn, Jin Yong Jeong, Hyung Woo Kim, Joong Hyun Ahn, Giyong Noh, Soo Seog Park

Vol 7, No 4 (July 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Cardiology for the Surgeon

Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with bilateral internal thoracic arteries: the Leipzig experience

Piroze M. Davierwala, Sergey Leontyev, Jens Garbade, Sven Lehmann, David Holzhey, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger

The radial artery is protective in women and men following coronary artery bypass grafting—a substudy of the radial artery patency study

Derrick Y. Tam, Saswata Deb, Bao Nguyen, Dennis T. Ko, Reena Karkhanis, Fuad Moussa, Jaclyn Fremes, Eric A. Cohen, Sam Radhakrishnan, Stephen E. Fremes, on behalf of the Radial Artery Patency Study Investigators

Vol 7, No 2 (March 2018): Tracheal Surgery

Functional outcome after (laryngo)tracheal resection and reconstruction for acquired benign (laryngo)tracheal stenosis

Simone T. Timman, Christiana Schoemaker, Wilson W. L. Li, Henri A. M. Marres, Jimmie Honings, Wim J. Morshuis, Erik H. F. M. van der Heijden, Ad F. T. M. Verhagen

Vol 6, No 6 (November 2017): Marfan Syndrome

Natural history of aortic root aneurysms in Marfan syndrome

Ayman Saeyeldin, Mohammad A. Zafar, Camilo A. Velasquez, Kevan Ip, Anton Gryaznov, Adam J. Brownstein, Yupeng Li, John A. Rizzo, Young Erben, Bulat A. Ziganshin, John A. Elefteriades

Biomechanical properties of the thoracic aorta in Marfan patients

Fatiesa Sulejmani, Anastassia Pokutta-Paskaleva, Bulat Ziganshin, Bradley Leshnower, Glen Iannucci, John Elefteriades, Wei Sun
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