Essential articles: Cardiothoracic/Cardiac

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Khan JM, et al. Transcatheter Electrosurgery: JACC State-of-the-Art Review J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Mar 31;75(12):1455-1470. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.01.035. 

Editors. American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines on selected topics in mechanical circulatory support J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Mar;39(3):187-219. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1329. 

Giustino G, et al. Mortality After Repeat Revascularization Following PCI or CABG for Left Main Disease: The EXCEL Trial JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2020 Feb 10;13(3):375-387. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2019.09.019. 

Holm NR, et al. Percutaneous coronary angioplasty versus coronary artery bypass grafting in the treatment of unprotected left main stenosis: updated 5-year outcomes from the randomised  non-inferiority NOBLE trial Lancet. 2020 Jan 18;395(10219):191-199. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32972-1. 

Seese L, et al. The Impact of Major Postoperative Complications on Long-Term Survival After Cardiac Surgery Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul;110(1):128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.100. 

Davies RR, et al. Commentary in reply to Cogswell, et al.: An early investigation of outcomes with the new 2018 donor heart allocation system in the United States J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Jul;39(7):726-728. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1340. 

Cogswell R, et al. An early investigation of outcomes with the new 2018 donor heart allocation system in the United States J Heart Lung Transplant. 2020 Jan;39(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2019.11.002. 

Siontis GCM, et al. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation vs. surgical aortic valve replacement for treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis: an updated meta-analysis Eur Heart J. 2019 Oct 7;40(38):3143-3153. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz275. 

Stone GW, et al. Five-Year Outcomes after PCI or CABG for Left Main Coronary Disease N Engl J Med. 2019 Nov 7;381(19):1820-1830. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1909406. 

David TE, et al. Long-Term Results of Mitral Valve Repair for Regurgitation Due to Leaflet Prolapse J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 27;74(8):1044-1053. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.06.052. 

Freemantle N, et al. Transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement: what does the latest evidence tell us? Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jul 1;56(1):7-9. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezz163. 

Mehra MR, et al. A Fully Magnetically Levitated Left Ventricular Assist Device – Final Report N Engl J Med. 2019 Apr 25;380(17):1618-1627. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1900486. 

Mack MJ, et al. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Balloon-Expandable Valve in Low-Risk Patients N Engl J Med. 2019 May 2;380(18):1695-1705. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1814052. 

Neumann FJ, et al. 2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization Eur Heart J. 2019 Jan 7;40(2):87-165. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy394. 

Leshnower BG, et al. Deep Hypothermia With Retrograde Cerebral Perfusion Versus Moderate Hypothermia With Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion for Arch Surgery Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Apr;107(4):1104-1110. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.008. 

Kilic A, et al. Clinical Outcomes of Mitral Valve Reoperations in the United States: An Analysis of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar;107(3):754-759. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.083. 

Head SJ, et al. Mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting for coronary artery disease: a pooled analysis of individual patient data Lancet. 2018 Mar 10;391(10124):939-948. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30423-9. 

Lou X, et al. The Impact of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival in Type B Aortic Dissection Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Jan;105(1):31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.06.016. 

Goldstein D, et al. Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28;374(4):344-53. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1512913. 

Messé SR, et al. Stroke after aortic valve surgery: results from a prospective cohort Circulation. 2014 Jun 3;129(22):2253-61. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.005084. 

Svensson LG, et al. Aortic valve and ascending aorta guidelines for management and quality measures Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jun;95(6 Suppl):S1-66. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.01.083. 

Kang DH, et al. Early surgery versus conventional treatment for infective endocarditis N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 28;366(26):2466-73. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1112843. 

Smith CR, et al. Transcatheter versus surgical aortic-valve replacement in high-risk patients N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 9;364(23):2187-98. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1103510. 

Leon MB, et al. Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation for aortic stenosis in patients who cannot undergo surgery N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 21;363(17):1597-607. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1008232. 

Shroyer AL, et al. On-pump versus off-pump coronary-artery bypass surgery N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 5;361(19):1827-37. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0902905. 

Rose EA, et al. Long-term use of a left ventricular assist device for end-stage heart failure N Engl J Med. 2001 Nov 15;345(20):1435-43. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa012175. 

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