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Surgery is Not Associated with Improved Survival Compared to Medical Therapy in Isolated Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2019 May 3. Epub 2019 May 3.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.04.028DOI Listing
May 2019

Mitral valve repair versus replacement for patients with preserved left ventricular function without heart failure symptoms.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 26;157(4):1432-1439.e2. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00225223183248
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.08.091DOI Listing
April 2019

Workflow disruptions and surgical performance: past, present and future.

BMJ Qual Saf 2019 Apr 25;28(4):260-262. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2018-008670DOI Listing
April 2019

Pilot Study of a Patient Decision Aid for Valve Choices in Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00034975193055
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.048DOI Listing
April 2019

You Cannot Un-ring the Bell: How the Word "Aneurysm" Impacts Patients.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

Am J Cardiol 2019 Mar 20;123(6):1007-1008. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Division of Cardiac Surgery,Massachusetts General Hospital,Harvard Medical School,Corrigan Minehan Heart Center,Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.12.004DOI Listing
March 2019

Cardiac Surgery Trainees as "Skin-to-Skin" Operating Surgeons: Midterm Outcomes.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.02.008DOI Listing
March 2019

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.064DOI Listing
February 2019

How should we manage type A aortic dissection?

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan 20;67(1):137-145. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Cox 630, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11748-018-0957-3DOI Listing
January 2019

"Silent killer" or victim of mistaken identity?

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.010DOI Listing
January 2019

Correlation of cardiopulmonary bypass duration with acute renal failure after cardiac surgery.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Jan 31. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.01.072DOI Listing
January 2019

Measuring What Matters.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Dec 6;106(6):1602. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.019DOI Listing
December 2018

Early structural valve deterioration and reoperation associated with the mitroflow aortic valve.

J Card Surg 2018 Dec 7;33(12):778-786. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13953DOI Listing
December 2018

The devil is in the details.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.11.091DOI Listing
December 2018

Mandatory public reporting of cardiac surgery outcomes: The 2003 to 2014 Massachusetts experience.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 31. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.12.072DOI Listing
December 2018

Concomitant surgical closure of left atrial appendage: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Sep 12;156(3):1071-1080.e2. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.017DOI Listing
September 2018

Extraanatomic Bypass of a Complex Adult Coarctation.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Sep 3;106(3):e151-e154. Epub 2018 May 3.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.080DOI Listing
September 2018

Single- Versus Double-Lung Transplantation in Pulmonary Fibrosis: Impact of Age and Pulmonary Hypertension.

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Sep 24;106(3):856-863. Epub 2018 May 24.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.060DOI Listing
September 2018

Drawing the Line on Prophylactic Aortic Replacement: Primum Non Nocere.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

JAMA Netw Open 2018 Aug 3;1(4):e181289. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1289DOI Listing
August 2018

Invited Commentary.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

Ann Thorac Surg 2018 Jul 13;106(1):106. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, Cox 652, Boston, MA 02114. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.01.030DOI Listing
July 2018

"Just be careful not to fix 'em to death".

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Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Jul 31;156(1):14-15. Epub 2018 Mar 31.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.03.089DOI Listing
July 2018

Aortic valve replacement associated with survival in severe regurgitation and low ejection fraction.

Heart 2018 05 1;104(10):835-840. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2017-312024DOI Listing
May 2018

Teaching operative cardiac surgery in the era of increasing patient complexity: Can it still be done?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 May 10;155(5):2058-2065. Epub 2018 Feb 10.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.11.109DOI Listing
May 2018

2017 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Presidential Address: Ancora imparo: Always learning.

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Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Mar 21;155(3):837-846.e2. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.12.053DOI Listing
March 2018

Magdi H. Yacoub: Celebrating the AATS Scientific Achievement Award.

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Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Mar 7;155(3):850-852. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.089DOI Listing
March 2018

Understanding why are we doing what we are doing.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Feb;155(2):528-529

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.090DOI Listing
February 2018

A mind is like a parachute.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Feb 10;155(2):699. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.10.130DOI Listing
February 2018

Weak evidence, strong opinions, and high expectations.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Dec;154(6):1901-1902

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.07.008DOI Listing
December 2017

The Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiothoracic Residency Program.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 5;28(3):659-665. Epub 2016 Nov 5.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2016.10.011DOI Listing
September 2017

Bicuspid Aortic Valvulopathy and Associated Aortopathy: a Review of Contemporary Studies Relevant to Clinical Decision-Making.

Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2017 Sep;19(9):68

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit St., Cox Building, Rm 652, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11936-017-0569-8
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September 2017

Early Outcomes of Acute Retrograde Dissection From the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Summer;29(2):150-159. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Research Center, Policlinico San Donato IRCCS, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2016.10.004DOI Listing
September 2017

Effective Leadership of Surgical Teams: A Mixed Methods Study of Surgeon Behaviors and Functions.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Aug 8;104(2):530-537. Epub 2017 Apr 8.

Department of Health Research and Policy, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5527126PMC
August 2017

Bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy is not cancer.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Aug 7;154(2):419-420. Epub 2017 Apr 7.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.04.001DOI Listing
August 2017

Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Defect Six Months following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

Heart Surg Forum 2017 08 25;20(4):E162-E163. Epub 2017 Aug 25.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://journal.hsforum.com/index.php/HSF/article/view/1763
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1763DOI Listing
August 2017

Is it time to take a new tack toward an old adversary?

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 07 24;154(1):97. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.070DOI Listing
July 2017

2017 AHA/ACC Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Circulation 2017 06 15;135(25):e1159-e1195. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Focused Update writing group members are required to recuse themselves from voting on sections to which their specific relationships with industry may apply; see Appendix 1 for detailed information. ACC/AHA Representative. ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines Liaison. SCAI Representative. STS Representative. ASE Representative. AATS Representative. SCA Representative.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000503DOI Listing
June 2017

Hybrid approach to the management of infective endocarditis complicated by coronary artery embolism: a case report.

J Surg Case Rep 2017 Jun 30;2017(6):rjx110. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjx110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491801PMC
June 2017

Association between bicuspid aortic valve morphotype and regional dilatation of the aortic root and trunk.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Mar 12;33(3):341-349. Epub 2016 Nov 12.

Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10554-016-1016-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6377809PMC
March 2017

The more I learn the less I know.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Feb;153(2):282-283

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.09.056DOI Listing
February 2017

Thoralf Mauritz Sundt III, MD: A Conversation With the Editor.

Am J Cardiol 2017 01 20;119(1):156-168. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.08.094DOI Listing
January 2017

Contemporary insights into the management of type A aortic dissection.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2016 10 9;14(10):1189-96. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

a Division of Cardiac Surgery , Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston , MA , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14779072.2016.1216315DOI Listing
October 2016

Surgical outcomes of infective endocarditis among intravenous drug users.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 09 12;152(3):832-841.e1. Epub 2016 Mar 12.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.02.072DOI Listing
September 2016

Risk of Aortic Dissection in the Moderately Dilated Ascending Aorta.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2016 09;68(11):1209-1219

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Thoracic Aortic Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2016.06.025DOI Listing
September 2016

Guidelines or gospels?

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Jun 16;151(6):1472-4. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.02.017DOI Listing
June 2016

How should I treat a patient with a mechanical aortic valve prosthesis and recurrent intracranial bleeding on anticoagulation with a patent LIMA to LAD?

EuroIntervention 2016 Jun;12(3):408-11

Cardiovascular Division, Rayne Institute, BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King's College London, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4244/EIJV12I3A69DOI Listing
June 2016

Are homografts superior to conventional prosthetic valves in the setting of infective endocarditis involving the aortic valve?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 May 23;151(5):1239-46, 1248.e1-2. Epub 2016 Jan 23.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.12.061DOI Listing
May 2016

Characteristics and Outcomes of Ascending Versus Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.

Am J Cardiol 2016 05 2;117(10):1683-1690. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

Massachusetts General Hospital Thoracic Aortic Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Division of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.02.048DOI Listing
May 2016

Setting the benchmark.

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 May 10;151(5):1339. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2016.03.005DOI Listing
May 2016

Early risk; late reward?

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2016 Feb 15;49(2):520-1. Epub 2015 Mar 15.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezv103DOI Listing
February 2016

Decisions, decisions: Chocolate, vanilla, or something else?

Authors:
Thoralf M Sundt

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Feb 30;151(2):339-40. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.10.103DOI Listing
February 2016

Comparative Histology of Aortic Dilatation Associated With Bileaflet Versus Trileaflet Aortic Valves.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Dec 1;100(6):2095-101; discussion 2101. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.105DOI Listing
December 2015

Surgical Strategies for Management of Mitral Regurgitation: Recent Evidence from Randomized Controlled Trials.

Curr Atheroscler Rep 2015 Dec;17(12):67

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 02114, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11883-015-0549-yDOI Listing
December 2015

Greater Volume of Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution May Aid in Reducing Blood Transfusions After Cardiac Surgery.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Nov 21;100(5):1581-7; discussion 1587. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.135DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904228PMC
November 2015

Risk of rupture or dissection in descending thoracic aortic aneurysm.

Circulation 2015 Oct 2;132(17):1620-9. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

From Division of Cardiac Surgery (J.B.K., T.M., T.M.S.), Thoracic Aortic Center (J.B.K., K.K., T.M., E.M.I., R.P.C., T.M.S.), Cardiology Division (M.E.L., E.M.I.), Pediatric Cardiology (M.E.L.), and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (R.P.C.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (J.B.K., M.E.L.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.015177DOI Listing
October 2015

More Data Are Needed to Determine an Association Between Transfusions and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Occlusion.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Sep;100(3):1135

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Department of Cardiac Surgery, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.023DOI Listing
September 2015

Reply: To PMID 25282163.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Sep;100(3):1137-8

Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.04.076DOI Listing
September 2015

Current understandings and approach to the management of aortic intramural hematomas.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 16;26(2):123-31. Epub 2014 Jul 16.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2014.07.003DOI Listing
August 2015

Thirty-Day Readmissions After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis in New York State.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2015 Aug;8(8):e002744

From the School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany (E.L.H., Z.S.); Department of Anesthesiology (D.J.) and Department of Surgery (C.R.S.), Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY; Heart Center and Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (T.M.S.); Department of Cardiology, Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillette, WY (N.J.S.); Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Connecticut, Storrs (S.J.L.); University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (J.P.G.); Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (A.W.); Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kaleida Health, Buffalo, NY (M.H.A.); Division of Structural and Congenital Heart Disease, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY (C.R.); and Department of Surgery, The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ (S.W.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.115.002744DOI Listing
August 2015

"Knife to skin" time is a poor marker of operating room utilization and efficiency in cardiac surgery.

J Card Surg 2015 Jun 13;30(6):477-87. Epub 2015 Apr 13.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.12528DOI Listing
June 2015

Doctors should share their uncertainty with patients and make decisions together.

Int J Cardiol 2015 May 20;187:109-10. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

Cardiac Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.312DOI Listing
May 2015

Emergency cardiopulmonary bypass for massive pulmonary embolism occurring during nephrectomy.

A A Case Rep 2015 May;4(9):117-9

From the *Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, †Department of Urology, and ‡Department of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000000142DOI Listing
May 2015

Continued expansion of the Heart Team concept.

Future Cardiol 2015 Mar;11(2):219-28

Division of Cardiology, Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Yawkey Building, Suite 5700, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fca.15.2DOI Listing
March 2015

Bicuspid aortic disease and decision making under uncertainty - The limitations of clinical guidelines.

Int J Cardiol 2015 Feb 3;181:169-71. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Cardiac Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

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