The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg)

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1 Improved technique of heart transplantation in rats. 1969 8.26
2 Consensus-based method for risk adjustment for surgery for congenital heart disease. 2002 6.92
3 Total cavopulmonary connection: a logical alternative to atriopulmonary connection for complex Fontan operations. Experimental studies and early clinical experience. 1988 6.83
4 Graft patency after off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery is inferior even with identical heparinization protocols: results from the Danish On-pump Versus Off-pump Randomization Study (DOORS). 2014 6.20
5 Cardiac valve surgery--the "French correction". 1983 5.82
6 Transplant and ventricular assist devices: gender differences in application and implementation. 2004 5.39
7 Heart failure overview. 2004 5.36
8 Is it important to examine gender differences in the epidemiology and outcome of severe heart failure? 2004 5.35
9 Continuous insulin infusion reduces mortality in patients with diabetes undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. 2003 5.33
10 Randomized trial of mediastinal lymph node sampling versus complete lymphadenectomy during pulmonary resection in the patient with N0 or N1 (less than hilar) non-small cell carcinoma: results of the American College of Surgery Oncology Group Z0030 Trial. 2011 5.14
11 Multicenter bridge to transplantation with the HeartMate assist device: evaluation from another perspective. 2003 5.03
12 Multicenter bridge to transplantation with the HeartMate assist device: evaluation from another perspective. A rebuttal. 2003 5.03
13 Improving the quality of reporting randomized controlled trials in cardiothoracic surgery: the way forward. 2006 4.98
14 Multiple primary lung cancers. 1975 4.97
15 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery guidelines for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography scans for lung cancer survivors and other high-risk groups. 2012 4.68
16 Surgical management of esophageal reflux and hiatus hernia. Long-term results with 1,030 patients. 1967 4.67
17 Technique, indications, and clinical use of 24 hour esophageal pH monitoring. 1980 4.60
18 The surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. III. Development of a definitive surgical procedure. 1991 4.53
19 Long-term results of lung metastasectomy: prognostic analyses based on 5206 cases. 1997 4.47
20 Clinical application of transvenous mitral commissurotomy by a new balloon catheter. 1984 4.45
21 Ruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva in Oriental patients. 1990 4.28
22 Analysis of a cluster of surgical failures. Application to a series of neonatal arterial switch operations. 1994 4.28
23 Thoracoscopic lobectomy is associated with lower morbidity than open lobectomy: a propensity-matched analysis from the STS database. 2010 4.23
24 Total arterial revascularization with internal thoracic and radial artery grafts in triple-vessel coronary artery disease is associated with improved survival. 2014 4.17
25 Data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery database: the surgical management of primary lung tumors. 2007 4.15
26 An empirically based tool for analyzing mortality associated with congenital heart surgery. 2009 4.10
27 Basic science review: the helix and the heart. 2002 4.07
28 Esophageal perforation during left atrial radiofrequency ablation: Is the risk too high? 2003 4.03
29 Radical sublobar resection for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer: a multicenter study. 2006 3.93
30 Radial artery versus saphenous vein graft patency: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 2009 3.89
31 Predicting recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation. 2014 3.89
32 Left ventricular dysfunction after mitral valve repair--the fallacy of "normal" preoperative myocardial function. 2014 3.88
33 Neurodevelopmental status at eight years in children with dextro-transposition of the great arteries: the Boston Circulatory Arrest Trial. 2003 3.85
34 Axillary artery cannulation in type a aortic dissection operations. 1999 3.85
36 A prospective controlled trial of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration compared with mediastinoscopy for mediastinal lymph node staging of lung cancer. 2011 3.76
37 Lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) versus thoracotomy for lung cancer. 2009 3.76
38 Propensity-score matching in the cardiovascular surgery literature from 2004 to 2006: a systematic review and suggestions for improvement. 2007 3.76
39 Putting the record straight on aprotinin as safe and effective: results from a mixed treatment meta-analysis of trials of aprotinin. 2012 3.74
40 Anterior transcervical-thoracic approach for radical resection of lung tumors invading the thoracic inlet. 1993 3.68
41 Video-assisted minimally invasive coronary operations without cardiopulmonary bypass: a multicenter study. 1996 3.65
42 Is repair preferable to replacement for ischemic mitral regurgitation? 2001 3.61
43 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 Practice Guidelines. 2014 3.59
44 Hybrid palliation for critical systemic outflow obstruction: neither rapid stage 1 Norwood nor comprehensive stage 2 mitigate consequences of early risk factors. 2014 3.56
45 Surgical treatment of giant coronary artery aneurysm. 2005 3.53
46 The rationale and design of the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) trial. 2007 3.45
47 Surgical treatment for congestive heart failure with autologous adult stem cell transplantation: a prospective randomized study. 2005 3.42
48 Surgical treatment of mediastinal tumors: a 40 year experience. 1971 3.40
49 Recurrent mitral regurgitation after annuloplasty for functional ischemic mitral regurgitation. 2004 3.38
50 Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery--a word of caution. 1997 3.37
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