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2014 AATS guidelines for the prevention and management of perioperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures
Gyorgy Frendl, Alissa C. Sodickson, Mina K. Chung, Albert L. Waldo, Bernard J. Gersh, James E. Tisdale, Hugh Calkins, Sary Aranki, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Stephen Cassivi, Sidney C. Smith, Dawood Darbar, Jon O. Wee, Thomas K. Waddell, David Amar, Dale Adler
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume 148, Issue 3, Pages e153–e193, September 2014
 
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 Developed in Collaboration With the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Society of Echocardiography, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons
 
Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral Regurgitation: A Professional Society Overview from the American College of Cardiology, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Writing Committee Members Patrick T. O’Gara, John H. Calhoon, Marc R. Moon, and Carl L. Tommaso, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.11.014
 
Updated standardized endpoint definitions for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: The Valve Academic Research Consortium-2 consensus document
A. Pieter Kappetein, Stuart J. Head, Philippe Généreux, Nicolo Piazza, Nicolas M. van Mieghem, Eugene H. Blackstone, Thomas G. Brott, David J. Cohen, Donald E. Cutlip, Gerrit-Anne van Es, Rebecca T. Hahn, Ajay J. Kirtane, Mitchell W. Krucoff, Susheel Kodali, Michael J. Mack, Roxana Mehran, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Pascal Vranckx, John G. Webb, Stephan Windecker, Patrick W. Serruys, and Martin B. Leon, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:6-23
 
Statement on matching language to the type of evidence used in describing outcomes data
Editors of the HEART Group Journals, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:5
 
The role of surgical cytoreduction in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma: Meeting summary of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group Congress, September 11-14, 2012, Boston, Mass
Valerie Rusch, Elizabeth H. Baldini, Raphael Bueno, Marc De Perrot, Raja Flores, Seiki Hasegawa, Walter Klepetko, Lee Krug, Loïc Lang-Lazdunski, Harvey Pass, Walter Weder, and David J. Sugarbaker on behalf of the participants in the 2012 International Mesothelioma Interest Group Congress, J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:909-10
 
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
Michael T. Jaklitsch, Francine L. Jacobson, John H. M. Austin, John K. Field, James R. Jett, Shaf Keshavjee, Heber MacMahon, James L. Mulshine, Reginald F. Munden, Ravi Salgia, Gary M. Strauss, Scott J. Swanson, William D. Travis, and David J. Sugarbaker. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;144:33-8
 
ACCF/SCAI/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCCM/SCCT/
SCMR/STS 2012 appropriate use criteria for diagnostic catheterization
Patel MR, Bailey SR, Bonow RO, Chambers CE, Chan PS, Dehmer GJ, Kirtane AJ, Wann LS, Ward RP. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;143:39-71. This article is copublished in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
 
Multisociety (AATS, ACCF, SCAI, and STS) Expert Consensus Statement: Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Valve Repair and Replacement, Part 1: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Carl L. Tommaso, R. Morton Bolman III, Ted Feldman, Joseph Bavaria, Michael A. Acker, Gabriel Aldea, Duke E. Cameron, Larry S. Dean, Dave Fullerton, Ziyad M. Hijazi, Eric Horlick, Craig Miller, Marc R. Moon, Richard Ringel, Carlos E. Ruiz, Alfredo Trento, Bonnie H. Weiner, and Evan M. Zahn. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;143:1254-63. This article is copublished in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.
 
2012 ACCF/AATS/SCAI/STS Expert Consensus Document on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144:e29-84
 
2011 ACCF/AHA guideline for coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Executive summary
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Hillis LD, Smith PK, Anderson JL, Bittl JA, Bridges CR, Byrne JG, Cigarroa JE, DiSesa VJ, Hiratzka LF, HutterAMJr, Jessen ME, Keeley EC, Lahey SJ, Lange RA, London MJ, Mack MJ, Patel MR, Puskas JD, Sabik JF, Selnes O, Shahian DM, Trost JC,Winniford MD. 2011ACCF/AHA guideline for coronary artery bypass graft surgery: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;143:4-34. This article is copublished in Circulation, Anesthesia & Analgesia, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
 
The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation guideline for coronary artery bypass grafting: 2011 updates
John Byrne and Marzia Leacche Commentary

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012;143:35-46
 
2012 appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization focused update
Patel MR, Dehmer GJ, Hirshfeld JW, Smith PK, Spertus JA. ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/SCCT 2012 appropriate use criteria for coronary revascularization focused update: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;143:780–803.
 
Coronary Revascularization Criteria
Patel MR, Dehmer GJ, Hirshfeld JW, Smith PK, Spertus JA. ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC 2009 appropriateness criteria for coronary revascularization. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009;53:530 –53
  Peter K. Smith Commentary
Treatment selection for coronary artery disease: The collision of a belief system with evidence.
  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009;137:1050-1053.
 
Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities
  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2008; 51:1-61, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2008.02.032
  A. Marc Gillinov Commentary
American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg., August 2008; 136: 280 - 282
 
Reporting Mortality and Morbidity After Cardiac Valve Interventions
  The article appears in J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008;135:732-8, as well as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery; (© 2008 by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.)
 
Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease Using Endovascular Stent-Grafts
  The article appears in Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 85:S1-41 (© 2008 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons)
 

 
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