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Systematic Reviews with or without Meta-analysis is a featured section with published systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses from the ACS addressing contemporary topics within the field of cardiothoracic surgery, based on the principles of evidence-based medicine. These reviews aim to identify, appraise, select and synthesize the highest-level evidence available in the current literature.

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

Robotic versus conventional sternotomy mitral valve surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Michael L. Williams, Bridget Hwang, Linna Huang, Ashley Wilson-Smith, John Brookes, Aditya Eranki, Tristan D. Yan, T. Sloane Guy, Johannes Bonatti

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

Incidence of bicuspid valve related aortic dissection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Aditya Eranki, Benjamin Muston, Harish Kamalanathan, Amanda Yung, Michael L. Williams, Prachi Sahai, Caroline Zi, Hector Michelena

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

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the mechanical complications of ischemic heart disease: papillary muscle rupture, left ventricle rupture and post-infarct ventricular septal defect

Campbell D. Flynn, Paraskevi Morris, Lucy Manuel, Matteo Matteucci, Daniele Ronco, Giulio Massimi, Federica Torchio, Roberto Lorusso

Surgical management for mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review of long-term outcomes

Sarah Yousef, Ibrahim Sultan, Helena M. VonVille, Kevin Kahru, George J. Arnaoutakis

Surgical treatment of post-infarction papillary muscle rupture: systematic review and meta-analysis

Giulio Massimi, Matteo Matteucci, Mariusz Kowalewski, Daniele Ronco, Federica Jiritano, Cesare Beghi, Paolo Severgnini, Roberto Lorusso

Surgical ventricular reconstruction for ischemic cardiomyopathy—a systematic review and meta-analysis of 7,685 patients

Brandon E. Ferrell, Diana C. Jimenez, Danial Ahmad, Kabir Malkani, Jake L. Rosen, Gabriel Gaw, Konstadinos A. Plestis, T. Sloane Guy, H. Todd Massey, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Effects of concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting on early and late mortality in the treatment of post-infarction mechanical complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Daniele Ronco, Claudio Corazzari, Matteo Matteucci, Giulio Massimi, Michele Di Mauro, Justine M. Ravaux, Cesare Beghi, Roberto Lorusso

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

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review

John D. L. Brookes, Crystal Li, Sally T. W. Chung, Elizabeth M. Brookes, Michael L. Williams, Nicholas McNamara, Sofia Martin-Suarez, Antonio Loforte

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

Endovascular repair of acute complicated type B aortic dissection—systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term survival and reintervention

Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Benjamin Muston, Harish Kamalanathan, Amanda Yung, Cheng-Hao Jacky Chen, Prachi Sahai, Aditya Eranki

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

Thoracic endovascular repair of chronic type B aortic dissection: a systematic review

Michael L. Williams, Madeleine de Boer, Bridget Hwang, Bruce Wilson, John Brookes, Nicholas McNamara, David H. Tian, Timothy Shiraev, Ourania Preventza

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

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

Systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term outcomes in adults undergoing the Ross procedure

Campbell D. Flynn, Joshua H. De Bono, Benjamin Muston, Nivedita Rattan, David H. Tian, Marco Larobina, Michael O’Keefe, Peter Skillington

The Ross procedure in children: a systematic review

Morgan K. Moroi, Emile A. Bacha, David M. Kalfa

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

Contemporary outcomes of continuous-flow biventricular assist devices

James Farag, Kei Woldendorp, Nicholas McNamara, Paul G. Bannon, Silvana F. Marasco, Antonio Loforte, Evgenij V. Potapov

Development of malignancies and their outcomes in patients supported on continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices—a systematic review

Elizabeth J. Maynes, Jonathan S. Gordon, Matthew P. Weber, Thomas J. O’Malley, Tyler M. Bauer, Chelsey T. Wood, Rohinton J. Morris, Louis E. Samuels, John W. Entwistle, H. Todd Massey, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

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

Contemporary outcomes of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices—a systematic review

Nicholas McNamara, Harry Narroway, Michael Williams, John Brookes, James Farag, David Cistulli, Paul Bannon, Silvana Marasco, Evgenij Potapov, Antonio Loforte

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

An updated meta-analysis of MitraClip versus surgery for mitral regurgitation

Nicholas A. Oh, Polydoros N. Kampaktsis, Michele Gallo, Alvise Guariento, Viktoria Weixler, Steven J. Staffa, Dimitrios V. Avgerinos, Andrea Colli, Ilias P. Doulamis

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

Sutureless valve and rapid deployment valves: a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies

Campbell D. Flynn, Michael L. Williams, Adam Chakos, Lucy Hirst, Benjamin Muston, David H. Tian

Aortic valve replacement using stented or sutureless/rapid deployment prosthesis via either full-sternotomy or a minimally invasive approach: a network meta-analysis

Kei Woldendorp, Mathew P. Doyle, Paul G. Bannon, Martin Misfeld, Tristan D. Yan, Giuseppe Santarpino, Paolo Berretta, Marco Di Eusanio, Bart Meuris, Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Pierluigi Stefàno, Niccolò Marchionni, Jacqueline K. Olive, Tom C. Nguyen, Marco Solinas, Giacomo Bianchi

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

Overcoming the transcatheter aortic valve replacement Achilles heel: conduction abnormalities—a systematic review

Alberto Alperi, Guillem Muntané-Carol, Afonso B Freitas-Ferraz, Lucia Junquera, David del Val, Laurent Faroux, François Philippon, Josep Rodés-Cabau

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

Long-term outcomes of sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Michael L. Williams, Campbell D. Flynn, Andrew A. Mamo, David H. Tian, Utz Kappert, Manuel Wilbring, Thierry Folliguet, Antonio Fiore, Antonio Miceli, Augusto D’Onofrio, Giorgia Cibin, Gino Gerosa, Mattia Glauber, Theodor Fischlein, Francesco Pollari

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

Long-term outcomes of the frozen elephant trunk procedure: a systematic review

David H. Tian, Hakeem Ha, Yashutosh Joshi, Tristan D. Yan

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

Comparison of SynCardia total artificial heart and HeartWare HVAD biventricular support for management of biventricular heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Elizabeth J. Maynes, Thomas J. O’Malley, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Matthew P. Weber, Dylan P. Horan, Jae Hwan Choi, Sinal Patel, Syed-Saif Abbas Rizvi, Rohinton J. Morris, John W. Entwistle, H. Todd Massey, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

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

Ex-vivo lung perfusion versus standard protocol lung transplantation—mid-term survival and meta-analysis

Adam Chakos, Paule Ferret, Benjamin Muston, Tristan D. Yan, David H. Tian

Domino heart transplant following heart-lung transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Elizabeth J. Maynes, Thomas J. O’Malley, Melissa A. Austin, Avijit K. Deb, Jae Hwan Choi, Matthew P. Weber, Asghar Khaghani, H. Todd Massey, Richard C. Daly, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Single versus double lung transplantation for fibrotic disease—systematic review

Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Yong Sul Kim, Georgina E. Evans, Tristan D. Yan

Vol 8, No 6 (November 2019): Endocarditis

Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical outcomes comparing mechanical valve replacement and bioprosthetic valve replacement in infective endocarditis

Campbell D. Flynn, Neil P. Curran, Stephanie Chan, Isabel Zegri-Reiriz, Manel Tauron, David H. Tian, Gosta B. Pettersson, Joseph S. Coselli, Martin Misfeld, Manuel J. Antunes, Carlos A. Mestres, Eduard Quintana

Valvectomy versus replacement for the surgical treatment of infective tricuspid valve endocarditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jessica G. Y. Luc, Jae-Hwan Choi, Karishma Kodia, Matthew P. Weber, Dylan P. Horan, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Laura A. Carlson, H. Todd Massey, John W. Entwistle, Rohinton J. Morris, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Management and outcomes of left ventricular assist device-associated endocarditis: a systematic review

Sinal Patel, Syed Saif Abbas Rizvi, Jae Hwan Choi, Dylan P. Horan, Matthew P. Weber, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Nana Aburjania, John W. Entwistle, Rohinton J. Morris, Howard T. Massey, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

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

Surgery for type A intramural hematoma: a systematic review of clinical outcomes

David H. Tian, Adam Chakos, Lucy Hirst, Sally T. W. Chung, Tristan D. Yan

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

Endovascular versus medical management of type B intramural hematoma: a meta-analysis

Adam Chakos, Tisha Twindyawardhani, Arturo Evangelista, Giuliana Maldonado, Gabriele Piffaretti, Tristan D. Yan, David H. Tian

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

Bicuspid aortic valve repair: systematic review on long-term outcomes

George J. Arnaoutakis, Ibrahim Sultan, Mary Siki, Joseph E. Bavaria

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

A systematic review of robotic versus open and video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approaches for thymectomy

Katie E. O’Sullivan, Usha S. Kreaden, April E. Hebert, Donna Eaton, Karen C. Redmond

Understanding the financial cost of robotic lobectomy: calculating the value of innovation?

Emily Singer, Peter J. Kneuertz, Desmond M. D’Souza, Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Robert E. Merritt

Vol 8, No 1 (January 2019): Extracorporeal Life Support in Refractory Heart Failure

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia during extracorporeal life support: incidence, management and outcomes

Jae Hwan Choi, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Matthew P. Weber, Haritha G. Reddy, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Avijit K. Deb, Louis E. Samuels, Rohinton J. Morris, H. Todd Massey, Antonio Loforte, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili

Outcomes of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory cardiogenic shock: systematic review and meta-analysis

Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Yulia Bogdanova, Stephanie Roydhouse, Kevin Phan, David H. Tian, Tristan D. Yan, Antonio Loforte

Vol 7, No 6 (November 2018): Emerging Technologies in Mitral Valve Surgery

Vol 7, No 5 (September 2018): Coronary Revascularisation—Surgical Developments and Future Prospects

Graft patency after open versus endoscopic saphenous vein harvest in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Karishma Kodia, Sinal Patel, Matthew P. Weber, Jessica G. Y. Luc, Jae Hwan Choi, Elizabeth J. Maynes, Syed-Saif Abbas Rizvi, Dylan P. Horan, H. Todd Massey, John W. Entwistle, Rohinton J. Morris, Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
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