Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

(The median citation count of Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
Current AATS guidelines on surgical treatment of infective endocarditis95
The value of an “Endocarditis Team”32
The AngioVac system as a bail-out option in infective valve endocarditis23
Long-term outcomes of the frozen elephant trunk procedure: a systematic review22
Results of frozen elephant trunk from the international E-vita Open registry21
Long-term outcomes of sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis20
Frozen elephant trunk with Frozenix prosthesis20
The incidence and impact of cardiac conduction disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve replacement19
The “UFO” procedure19
Comparison of SynCardia total artificial heart and HeartWare HVAD biventricular support for management of biventricular heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis18
Transapical off-pump echo-guided mitral valve repair with neochordae implantation mid-term outcomes18
Ex-vivo lung perfusion versus standard protocol lung transplantation—mid-term survival and meta-analysis17
Endovascular repair for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms: current status and future challenges17
Contemporary outcomes of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices—a systematic review16
Open total arch replacement with trifurcated graft and frozen elephant trunk16
Sutureless and rapid deployment valves: implantation technique from A to Z—the Perceval valve15
The sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement international registry: lessons learned from more than 4,500 patients15
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement: latest advances and future directions14
Addressing donor-organ shortages using extended criteria in lung transplantation14
Pediatric ventricular assist device registries: update and perspectives in the era of miniaturized continuous-flow pumps14
Optimal timing of type A intramural hematoma repair14
Right anterior mini-thoracotomy and sutureless valves: the perfect marriage13
Sutureless and rapid deployment implantation in bicuspid aortic valve: results from the sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement international registry13
A step-by-step guide to transseptal valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement13
Valvectomy versus replacement for the surgical treatment of infective tricuspid valve endocarditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis13
Characteristics and outcomes of patients with right-sided endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery13
An updated meta-analysis of MitraClip versus surgery for mitral regurgitation12
Sutureless valve and rapid deployment valves: a systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative studies12
Outcome of rapid deployment aortic valves: long-term experience after 700 implants12
Mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring: tips, tricks, and outcomes12
Normal and abnormal development of the aortic valve and ascending aortic wall: a comprehensive overview of the embryology and pathology of the bicuspid aortic valve11
Concomitant cardiac surgery procedures during left ventricular assist device implantation: single-centre experience11
Management of retrograde type A IMH with acute arch tear/type B dissection11
Current state of hybrid solutions for aortic arch aneurysms11
Hybrid arch frozen elephant trunk repair: evidence from the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative11
Long-term outcome with sutureless valves: 12 years of Perceval experience10
Bioprosthetic valve fracture: a practical guide9
Frozen elephant trunk with straight vascular prosthesis9
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist device systems infections: current outcomes and management strategies9
Systematic review and meta-analysis of surgical outcomes comparing mechanical valve replacement and bioprosthetic valve replacement in infective endocarditis9
Minimally invasive approach for infective mitral valve endocarditis9
Contemporary approaches in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support patients waiting for lung transplantation8
The role of the ventricular assist device coordinator: quo vadis?8
A series of four transcatheter aortic valve replacement in failed Perceval valves8
LAMPOON techniques to prevent or manage left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in transcatheter mitral valve replacement8
Overcoming the transcatheter aortic valve replacement Achilles heel: conduction abnormalities—a systematic review8
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the magic of pathophysiology8
Long-term outcomes of the Ross procedure in adults7
The frozen elephant trunk technique in acute and chronic aortic dissection: intraoperative setting and patient selection are key to success7
Is the frozen elephant trunk technique justified for chronic type A aortic dissection in Marfan syndrome?6
Aortic valve replacement using stented or sutureless/rapid deployment prosthesis via either full-sternotomy or a minimally invasive approach: a network meta-analysis6
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis, operability assessment and patient selection for pulmonary endarterectomy6
Long-term outcomes of etiology specific annuloplasty ring repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation6
Overcoming the transcatheter aortic valve replacement Achilles heel: coronary re-access6
The impact of hepatitis C viremic donor lung allograft characteristics on post-transplantation outcomes6
Outcomes of reoperations after Ross procedure6
Heart transplantation after SynCardia® total artificial heart implantation6
Conduction disorders after aortic valve replacement: what is the real impact of sutureless and rapid deployment valves?6
Development of tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular performance after implantation of centrifugal left ventricular assist devices6
The left ventricular assist device as a patient monitoring system6
Edge-to-edge repair: past challenge, current case selection and future advances6
Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta: the last frontier6
Aortic arch repair with frozen elephant trunk versus conventional elephant trunk6
The total artificial heart in pediatrics: outcomes in an evolving field6
Multiple valve endocarditis: a Hemi-Commando procedure6
Contemporary outcomes of continuous-flow biventricular assist devices6
The Ross procedure in children: a systematic review5
Frozen Elephant Trunk—the Bologna experience5
Thoracic endovascular repair of chronic type B aortic dissection: a systematic review5
Sex differences in outcomes following less-invasive left ventricular assist device implantation5
Normothermic frozen elephant trunk surgery without circulatory arrest: how we do it in Ancona5
Management of malperfusion syndrome in acute type A aortic intramural hematoma5
Systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term outcomes in adults undergoing the Ross procedure5
Surgery without visible scars—double valve surgery using the right lateral access5
Insertion of the total artificial heart in the Fontan circulation5
Transseptal chordal replacement: early experience5
Combining echocardiographic and anatomic variables to predict outcomes of mitral valve repair with the NeoChord procedure5
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a systematic review5
Robotic versus conventional sternotomy mitral valve surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis5
Endovascular therapy for patients with heritable thoracic aortic disease5
History, development and clinical perspectives of sutureless and rapid deployment surgical aortic valve replacement5
Acute type A aortic dissection: the role of frozen elephant trunk5
Single versus double lung transplantation for fibrotic disease—systematic review5
Total artificial heart: surgical technique in the patient with normal cardiac anatomy5
Pre- and post-operative mechanical circulatory support in surgical repair of post-acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications4
Ultra fast-track trans-axillary mini-aortic valve replacement4
Sternotomy versus thoracotomy lung transplantation: key tips and contemporary results4
Endovascular aortic repair of Kommerell diverticulum associated with aberrant left subclavian artery4
The Ross procedure and valve-sparing root replacement procedures in the adult patient: do guidelines follow the evidence?4
Surgical treatment of post-infarction papillary muscle rupture: systematic review and meta-analysis4
Conduction disorders after aortic valve replacement with rapid-deployment bioprostheses: early occurrence and one-year evolution4
The Ross procedure is an excellent operation in non-repairable aortic regurgitation: insights and techniques4
Cannulation strategies, circulation management and neuroprotection for type A intramural hematoma: tips and tricks4
Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: the niche of post-infarction mechanical complications4
Use of the frozen elephant trunk technique for type B aortic dissection and aberrant right subclavian artery: an anatomic repair of the “arteria lusoria”4
Pathologic von Willebrand factor degradation is a major contributor to left ventricular assist device-associated bleeding: pathophysiology and evolving clinical management4
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the Spanish experience4
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: The Marie Lannelongue Hospital experience4
Post-infarction ventricular septal rupture4
Renal function after implantation of the total artificial heart4
Tricuspid valve endocarditis4
Endovascular repair of acute complicated type B aortic dissection—systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term survival and reintervention4
Uncomplicated type A intramural hematoma: surgery or conservative approach?—surgery4
A step-by-step guide to trans-axillary transcatheter aortic valve replacement4
Current state of transcatheter mitral valve implantation in bioprosthetic mitral valve and in mitral ring as a treatment approach for failed mitral prosthesis4
Infective valve endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation—a dangerous liaison3
Chordal replacement: future surgical gold standard or first-line option as bridge to definitive therapy in primary mitral regurgitation?3
Management of increased systemic flow requirements in patients with left ventricular assist devices3
Repair of type A aortic intramural hematoma with ascending and hemiarch reconstruction using circulatory arrest and retrograde cerebral perfusion3
Incidence of infective valve endocarditis as after antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines changed—there is a change3
Tailoring the valve choice to the patient: contemporary choices and their optimal applications3
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement aortic root orientation: implications for future coronary access and redo transcatheter aortic valve replacement3
Historical evolution of robot-assisted cardiac surgery: a 25-year journey3
The Ross inclusion Dacron graft3
Over 15 years: the advancement of transcatheter mitral valve repair3
Transseptal direct complete annuloplasty: early experience3
Bicuspid aortic valve repair: the 180°-Reimplantation technique3
Mini-access branch-first total arch replacement and frozen elephant trunk procedure3
Use of the frozen elephant trunk technique for type A intramural hematoma3
Imaging the mitral valve: a primer for the interventional surgeon3
Conventional and alternative sites for left ventricular assist device inflow and outflow cannula placement3
Evolving perspectives on mechanical circulatory support biocompatibility and interfaces3
Statement from the International Collaboration on Endocarditis on the current status of surgical outcome in infective endocarditis3
The importance of coronary artery disease and special considerations for left ventricular assist device implantation3
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist device versus orthotopic heart transplantation in adults with heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis3
Safeguards and pitfalls for Bioprosthetic or Native Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to Prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery Obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement—the BASILICA t3
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-analysis3
Distal repair after frozen elephant trunk: open or endovascular?3
Aortic arch replacement using the branch-first and frozen elephant trunk techniques3
Elastin integrity in bicuspid valve-associated aortopathy is associated with altered biomechanical properties and influenced by age3
Procedural and clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in bicuspid aortic valve patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis3
Total arch repair with frozen elephant trunk for type A acute aortic dissection: the “zone 0 arch repair” strategy3
Endovascular arch repair using the NEXUS arch endograft3
Transapical transcatheter mitral valve implantation in patients with degenerated mitral bioprostheses or failed ring annuloplasty3
Over 15 years: the advancement of transcatheter aortic valve replacement3
Ross operation after failure of aortic valve repair3
Surgical management for mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction: a systematic review of long-term outcomes3
Direct access hybrid transatrial implantation of a Sapien 3 valve inside a bioprosthetic mitral valve with concomitant tricuspid valve replacement and cryoablation2
Systematic review and meta-analysis of mid-term survival, reoperation, and recurrent mitral regurgitation for robotic-assisted mitral valve repair2
Bioprosthetic valve fracture to facilitate valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve repair2
Use of transesophageal echocardiography for transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for patients with prior bioprosthetic surgical aortic, mitral, tricuspid, and pulmonic valves2
Snaring technique for explantation of transcatheter aortic valve bioprosthesis2
Direct transcatheter mitral valve implantation in severe mitral annular calcification: technique and evidence2
Surgical ventricular reconstruction for ischemic cardiomyopathy—a systematic review and meta-analysis of 7,685 patients2
Total artificial heart in patients with post-infarction ventricular septal defect2
Metabolomic profile of patients with left ventricular assist devices: a pilot study2
Aortic valve endocarditis complicated by proximal false aneurysm2
Pulmonary endarterectomy in severe chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the Toronto experience2
Frozen elephant trunk: debranch first technique2
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy—the Royal Papworth experience2
Management and outcomes of left ventricular assist device-associated endocarditis: a systematic review2
Pulmonary endarterectomy: technique and pitfalls2
Perioperative management of patients undergoing thoracic endovascular repair2
Therapeutic alternatives in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: from pulmonary endarterectomy to balloon pulmonary angioplasty to medical therapy. State of the art from a multidisciplinary 2
Residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: incidence, pathogenesis and therapeutic options2
Valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement—cause for concern?2
End-stage chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: is there still room for lung transplantation?—the past, the present and the future2
Complicated and uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection: is an endovascular solution the “Holy Grail”?2
Quality of life and rehabilitation after total artificial heart2
Aortic root endocarditis: a Biointegral Bioconduit subannular implantation2
Incidence of infective valve endocarditis as after antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines changed—there is no change2
Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in degenerated aortic bioprostheses: are patients with small surgical bioprostheses at higher risk for unfavourable mid-term outcomes?2
Back to the root: a large animal model of the Ross procedure2
Is tri-port totally thoracoscopic surgery for mitral valve replacement a feasible approach?2
Combined valve surgery with sutureless and rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement: when and why2
DCD lungs: is it all the same?2
Renal protective effect of the aortic balloon occlusion technique in total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk2
Off-pump left ventricular assist device implantation via bilateral mini-thoracotomy in cardiac reoperations: the extrapericardial subxiphoid route2
Chronic thoracoabdominal aortic dissection: endovascular options to obliterate the false lumen2
Sutureless and rapid deployment valves: implantation technique from A to Z—the INTUITY Elite valve2
Reinventing the displacement left ventricular assist device in the continuous-flow era: TORVAD, the first toroidal-flow left ventricular assist device2
Strategies for pediatric lung transplantation: bridging, listing and surgical technique2
Computational sentiment analysis of an online left ventricular assist device support forum: positivity predominates2
Elimination of drive exit line: transcutaneous energy transmission2
Sutureless valves fit/perform well in a small aortic annulus2
Hemodynamic outcomes after valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a single-center experience2
Mechanical circulatory supports after pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy: why, when and how2
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the mechanical complications of ischemic heart disease: papillary muscle rupture, left ventricle rupture and post-infarct ventricular septal defect2
Parallel grafts and physician modified endografts for endovascular repair of the aortic arch2
Surgery for type A intramural hematoma: a systematic review of clinical outcomes2
Valve-sparing procedure for a dilated pulmonary autograft2
Development of malignancies and their outcomes in patients supported on continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices—a systematic review2
Surgical aortic valve replacement due to infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the self-expanding Portico valve prosthesis1
Transcatheter valve implantation for degenerated tricuspid bioprosthesis and failed tricuspid ring1
Outcomes after transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation using a balloon-expandable Edwards Sapien valve in patients with degenerated Freestyle aortic bioprosthesis1
Resurgence of the Ross procedure1
Antithrombotic therapy for patients with total artificial hearts1
Mitral valve repair in papillary muscle rupture1
Surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: an historical perspective1
Timing of surgery after secondary embolic events in infective endocarditis1
Overcoming the transcatheter aortic valve replacement Achilles heel: paravalvular leak1
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy1
Who should get surgical aortic valve replacement in the era of transcatheter aortic valve replacement?—a surgeon’s perspective1
Infant miniaturized continuous-flow pumps and permanent support in Pediatrics1
Impact of COVID-19 on the incidence of post-acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications1
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement and surgical aortic valve replacement volume-outcome relationships: a Pandora’s box1
Application of total artificial heart in patients with primary malignant cardiac tumors—current treatment strategies1
Operative strategies for acute mitral regurgitation as a mechanical complication of myocardial infarction1
Uncomplicated type A intramural hematoma: surgery or conservative approach?—conservative approach1
Endo-Bentall: is this feasible?1
Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated stentless aortic bioroots1
4D flow imaging—state of the art1
Transcatheter mitral valve repair in functional mitral regurgitation: who will benefit?1
Surgical technique for the implantation of mechanical circulatory support with the Impella 5.0 pump in a patient with post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock1
Myocardial function recovery interventional assessment and surgical pump removal1
Robotic and endoscopic mitral valve repair for degenerative disease1
Exercise physiology in left ventricular assist device patients: insights from hemodynamic simulations1
CT based sizing may reduce pacemaker implantation and paravalvular leaks after sutureless and rapid deployment valve implantation1
Total artificial heart: patient selection and risk factors1
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for ascending aortic aneurysm or dissection1
Transcatheter devices for direct annuloplasty and chordal replacement in degenerative mitral regurgitation1
Transition from multiportal video-assisted thoracic surgery to uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery… and evolution to uniportal robotic-assisted thoracic surgery?1
Robotically assisted mitral valve surgery—experience during the restart of a robotic program in Germany1
The need for comprehensive multidisciplinary programs, complex interventions, and precision medicine for bicuspid aortic valve disease1
Sutureless repair of subacute left ventricular free wall rupture1
Overview of prevalence, trends, and outcomes of post myocardial infarction mechanical complications1
Minimally invasive sutureless aortic valve replacement in the Redo setting: the new surgical frontier in the valve-in-valve era1
Transcatheter valve implantation in a failed homograft1
Surgical versus transcatheter mitral valve replacement in functional mitral valve regurgitation1
Aortic root replacement in bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve patients1
Aortic valve choice in the transcatheter aortic valve replacement era1
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve disease: does conventional surgery have a future?1
Forward-thinking design solutions for mechanical circulatory support: multifunctional hybrid continuous-flow ventricular assist device technology1
The Ross procedure—the loose jacket technique1
The Ross-Konno procedure for congenital aortic stenosis1
Snorkel and chimney endografting for juxtarenal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is an acceptable, but aging technology1
How to implement a clinical robotic mitral valve surgery program1
Update on the German Ross Registry1
Emergent repair of post myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect with prophylactic left ventricular assist device1
Diagnostic tools in surgically treated patients with infective valve endocarditis1
Endovascular repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm using a physician-modified four-vessel fenestrated endograft1
Donor directed lobar lung transplantation1
Uniportal robotic versus thoracoscopic assisted surgery: a propensity score-matched analysis of the initial 100 cases1
Two hundred robotic mitral valve repair procedures for degenerative mitral regurgitation: the Yale experience1
The learning curve of the robotic-assisted lobectomy—a systematic review and meta-analysis1
Triple patch technique to repair ventricular septal rupture1
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement for degenerated mitral bioprostheses: a systematic review1
Fracture of a 21 mm failed bioprosthetic aortic valve1
Percutaneous endovascular repair of acute type A intramural hematoma of the ascending aorta1
Surgical options in infective valve endocarditis with neurological complications1
The Ross procedure is the optimal solution for young adults with unrepairable aortic valve disease1
The Ross inclusion technique1
Access options for transcatheter mitral valve implantation in patients with prior surgical bioprosthesis1