The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual is a companion to Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. The Annual focuses on the most significant developments in pediatric cardiac surgery, providing coverage of new procedural and technological advances. Each annual volume contains submissions by prominent surgeons who presented their findings during the Post-Graduate Course of the AATS Annual Meeting from the previous year.
2017 Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
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Journal article, one author:
1. Doty DB: Aortic valve replacement with homograft and autograft. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 8:249-258, 1996
Journal article, two or three authors:
2. Cooper JD, Patterson GA, Trulock EP: Results single and bilateral lung transplantation in 131 consecutive patients. J. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 107:460-471, 1994
Journal article, more than three authors:
3. Elkins RC, Knott-Craig CJ, Ward KE, et al: Pulmonary autograft in children: Realized growth potential Ann Thorac Surg 57:1387-1394, 1994
Journal article in press:
4. Alvarez JM, Quiney NF, McMillan D., et al: The use of ultra -low dose aprotinin to reduce blood loss in cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Vas Anesth (in press)
5. Kirklin JW, Barratt-Boyce BJ: Cardiac Surgery (ed 2). New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1993
Chapter of book:
6. Castenada AR, Jonas RA, Mayer JE Jr, et al: Pediatric valve replacement, in Doe JE (ed): Cardiac Surgery of the Neonate and Infant. Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1994, pp 387-395
Book that is a new edition and is in volumes:
7. Sabiston DC Jr, Spencer FC: Surgery of the Chest, vol 1 (ed 6). Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 1995
Chapter of book that is part of published meeting:
8. Poirier VL, Frazier OH: Portable electric systems for long - term use, in Akutsu T, Koyangi H (eds): Heart Replacement, Artificial Hearts. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Artificial Heart and Assist Devices, August 7-8, 1992, Tokyo. New York, NY, Sprinter-Verlag, 1993, pp 103-114
Paper presented at a meeting:
9. Bachet JE, Termignon J-L, Dreyfus G, et al: Aortic dissection: Prevalence, cause, and results of late reoperations. Presented at the Seventy-third Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Journal article in journal that is a supplement:
10. Mavroudis C, Zales VR, Backer CL, et al: Fenestrated Fontan with delayed catheter closure: Effects of volume loading and baffle fenestration on cardiac index and oxygen delivery. Circulation 86:85-89, 1992 (suppl 2)
11. Kendall K, Sharp JW, McCarthy PM: Quality of life for hospitalized implantable LVAD patients J Heart Lung Transplant 13:S72, 1994 (abstr 123) Editorials 12. Cox JL: Anatomy of the posterior septal space. Am J Cardiol 68:675-677, 1991 (editorial)
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Increased discoverability of research and high quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef and PubMed, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct.
Please note:Incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is encouraged.
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This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article. Reference style
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Reference to a journal publication:
 J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51–59.
Reference to a book:
 W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
 G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.
Reference to a website:
 Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, 2003 (accessed 13.03.03).
Reference to a dataset:
[dataset]  M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.
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