AATS 99th Annual Meeting

May 4-7, 2019 | Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada

Around the AATS 99th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, we are pleased to share with you the 20 most cited papers published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeryin 2018. All articles in this selection are free to access online for the duration of the meeting.

We hope you enjoy browsing through some examples of recent influential research published in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.


Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery presents original, peer-reviewed articles on diseases of the heart, great vessels, lungs and thorax with emphasis on surgical interventions. An official publication of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and The Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on techniques and developments in acquired cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac repair, thoracic procedures, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other procedures.


Top 20 most cited articles in 2018

Articles included in this selection are free to access online for the duration of the AATS 99th Annual Meeting.

  1. Efficacy and effectiveness of on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: A meta-analysis of mortality and survival
    Filardo, G., Hamman, B.L., da Graca, B., Sass, D.M., Machala, N.J., Ismail, S., Pollock, B.D., Collinsworth, A.W., Grayburn, P.A.
  2. Valve performance classification in 630 subcoronary Ross patients over 22 years
    Sievers, H.-H., Stierle, U., Petersen, M., Klotz, S., Richardt, D., Diwoky, M., Charitos, E.I.
  3. Ten-year clinical experience of humanitarian cardiothoracic surgery in Rwanda: Building a platform for ultimate sustainability in a resource-limited setting
    Swain, J.D., Sinnott, C., Breakey, S., Hasson Charles, R., Mody, G., Nyirimanzi, N., Patton-Bolman, C., Come, P., Ganza, G., Rusingiza, E., Ruhamya, N., Mucumbitsi, J., Borges, J., Zammert, M., Muehlschlegel, J.D., Oakes, R., Leavitt, B., Bolman, R.M.
  4. Oral anticoagulation may not be necessary for patients discharged in sinus rhythm after the Cox Maze IV procedure
    Murashita, T., Rankin, J.S., Wei, L.M., Roberts, H.G., Alkhouli, M.A., Badhwar, V.
  5. Immediate operation for acute type A aortic dissection complicated by visceral or peripheral malperfusion (Open Access)
    Chiu, P., Tsou, S., Goldstone, A.B., Louie, M., Woo, Y.J., Fischbein, M.P.
  6. Height alone, rather than body surface area, suffices for risk estimation in ascending aortic aneurysm
    Zafar, M.A., Li, Y., Rizzo, J.A., Charilaou, P., Saeyeldin, A., Velasquez, C.A., Mansour, A.M., Bin Mahmood, S.U., Ma, W.-G., Brownstein, A.J., Tranquilli, M., Dumfarth, J., Theodoropoulos, P., Thombre, K., Tanweer, M., Erben, Y., Peterss, S., Ziganshin, B.A., Elefteriades, J.A.
  7. The use of del Nido cardioplegia in adult cardiac surgery: A prospective randomized trial
    Ad, N., Holmes, S.D., Massimiano, P.S., Rongione, A.J., Fornaresio, L.M., Fitzgerald, D.
  8. Financial validation of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score predicting prolonged air leak after video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy
    Brunelli, A., Pompili, C., Dinesh, P., Bassi, V., Imperatori, A.
  9. Tricuspid annulus diameter does not predict the development of tricuspid regurgitation after mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation due to degenerative diseases
    David, T.E., David, C.M., Manlhiot, C.
  10. Off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Insights from the Arterial Revascularization Trial
    Benedetto, U., Altman, D.G., Gerry, S., Gray, A., Lees, B., Flather, M., Taggart, D.P.
  11. Comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention in a real-world Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure trial population
    Iribarne, A., DiScipio, A.W., Leavitt, B.J., Baribeau, Y.R., McCullough, J.N., Weldner, P.W., Huang, Y.-L., Robich, M.P., Clough, R.A., Sardella, G.L., Olmstead, E.M., Malenka, D.J.
  12. One-year outcomes associated with a novel stented bovine pericardial aortic bioprosthesis (Open Access)
    Sabik, J.F., Rao, V., Lange, R., Kappetein, A.P., Dagenais, F., Labrousse, L., Bapat, V., Moront, M., Weissman, N.J., Patel, H.J., Reardon, M.J., Asch, F.M., Zeng, C., Klautz, R.J.M.
  13. Robotic mitral valve operations by experienced surgeons are cost-neutral and durable at 1 year
    Coyan, G., Wei, L.M., Althouse, A., Roberts, H.G., Schauble, D., Murashita, T., Cook, C.C., Rankin, J.S., Badhwar, V.
  14. Outcome of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemaker
    Saran, N., Said, S.M., Schaff, H.V., Maltais, S., Stulak, J.M., Greason, K.L., Daly, R.C., Pochettino, A., King, K.S., Dearani, J.A.
  15. An interactive simulation tool for patient-specific clinical decision support in single-ventricle physiology
    Conover, T., Hlavacek, A.M., Migliavacca, F., Kung, E., Dorfman, A., Figliola, R.S., Hsia, T.-Y., Taylor, A., Khambadkone, S., Schievano, S., de Leval, M., Hsia, T.-Y., Bove, E., Dorfman, A., Baker, G.H., Hlavacek, A., Migliavacca, F., Pennati, G., Dubini, G., Marsden, A., Vignon-Clementel, I., Figliola, R., McGregor, J.
  16. Off-pump technique reduces surgical mortality after elective coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with preoperative renal failure
    Ueki, C., Miyata, H., Motomura, N., Sakata, R., Sakaguchi, G., Akimoto, T., Takamoto, S.
  17. Prediction of sudden death risk in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Potential for refinement of current criteria
    Desai, M.Y., Smedira, N.G., Dhillon, A., Masri, A., Wazni, O., Kanj, M., Sato, K., Thamilarasan, M., Popovic, Z.B., Lever, H.M.
  18. Short- and long-term cause of death in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting: A nationwide cohort study
    Butt, J.H., Sørensen, R., Bäck, C., Olsen, P.S., Thorsteinsson, K., Torp-Pedersen, C., Gislason, G.H., Køber, L., Fosbøl, E.L.
  19. Reconstructive aortic valve surgery in the elderly: Techniques and outcomes
    Urbanski, P.P., Jankulovski, A., Doldurov, K., Zhan, X., Sodah, A., Zacher, M., Diegeler, A.
  20. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a direct bridge to heart transplantation in adults
    Fukuhara, S., Takeda, K., Kurlansky, P.A., Naka, Y., Takayama, H.