Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery

(The TQCC of Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery is 4. 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
Pediatric ventricular assist device registries: update and perspectives in the era of miniaturized continuous-flow pumps14
Optimal timing of type A intramural hematoma repair14
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement: latest advances and future directions14
Addressing donor-organ shortages using extended criteria in lung transplantation14
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
Right anterior mini-thoracotomy and sutureless valves: the perfect marriage13
Outcome of rapid deployment aortic valves: long-term experience after 700 implants12
Mitral valve-in-valve and valve-in-ring: tips, tricks, and outcomes12
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Ross procedure in children: a systematic review5
Sternotomy versus thoracotomy lung transplantation: key tips and contemporary results4
The Ross procedure and valve-sparing root replacement procedures in the adult patient: do guidelines follow the evidence?4
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
Pathologic von Willebrand factor degradation is a major contributor to left ventricular assist device-associated bleeding: pathophysiology and evolving clinical management4
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
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: the Spanish experience4
Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy: The Marie Lannelongue Hospital experience4
Post-infarction ventricular septal rupture4
Uncomplicated type A intramural hematoma: surgery or conservative approach?—surgery4
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
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
Endovascular aortic repair of Kommerell diverticulum associated with aberrant left subclavian artery4
Pre- and post-operative mechanical circulatory support in surgical repair of post-acute myocardial infarction mechanical complications4
Surgical treatment of post-infarction papillary muscle rupture: systematic review and meta-analysis4
Ultra fast-track trans-axillary mini-aortic valve replacement4