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  1. Research article

    Impact of prosthesis–patient mismatch on short-term outcomes after aortic valve replacement: a retrospective analysis in East China

    Prosthesis–patient mismatch (PPM) may affect the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). We aimed to determine the incidence of PPM, its effect on short-term mortality, and the...

    Lei Guo, Junnan Zheng, Liangwei Chen, Renyuan Li, Liang Ma, Yiming Ni and Haige Zhao

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:42

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. Review

    A systematic review of left ventricular cardio-endoscopic surgery

    Better visualisation, accurate resection and avoidance of ventriculotomy associated with use of endoscopic devices during intracardiac surgery has led to increasing interest in their use. The possibility of co...

    Erdinc Soylu, Emaddin Kidher, Hutan Ashrafian, George Stavridis, Leanne Harling and Thanos Athanasiou

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:41

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  3. Research article

    LTB4 and montelukast in transplantation-related bronchiolitis obliterans in rats

    Lung transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage lung diseases. Bronchiolitis obliterans, which is known as non-infectious chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) in the new classification,...

    Zheng-Liang Tu, Zhen-Yu Zhou, Hai-Chao Xu, Jin-Lin Cao, Peng Ye, Lu-Ming Wang, Wang Lv and Jian Hu

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:43

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Factors influencing postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, single center experience

    The reported incidence of AF after CABG surgery varies from 20 to 40%, with the arrhythmia usually occurring between second and fourth postoperative days. Postoperative AF after CABG was associated with greate...

    Mohamed F. Ismail, Ahmed F. El-mahrouk, Tamer H. Hamouda, Hanan Radwan, Ali Haneef and Ahmed A. Jamjoom

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:40

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  5. Research article

    A novel anatomic severity grading score for acute Type B aortic dissections and correlation to aortic reinterventions after thoracic endovascular aortic repair

    We introduce a novel preoperative anatomic severity grading system for acute type B aortic dissections and validate the system in a cohort of patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

    Shirui Chen, Sebastian Larion, Sadaf S. Ahanchi, Chad P. Ammar, Colin T. Brandt and Jean M. Panneton

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:39

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  6. Case report

    Combined pulmonary and left ventricular support with veno-pulmonary ECMO and impella 5.0 for cardiogenic shock after coronary surgery

    Mechanical circulatory support is a common practice nowadays in the management of patients after cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction. The single or combined use of one or more devices for mechanical...

    Sameh Sayed, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Shade, Rainer Leyh and Ivan Aleksic

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:38

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Long acting β2-adrenocepter agonists are not associated with atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary resection

    Long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists have been shown to increase the risk of atrial arrhythmias in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aim of this study was to investigate whether peri...

    Keiji Yamanashi, Satoshi Marumo, Ryota Sumitomo, Tsuyoshi Shoji, Motonari Fukui, Toshiro Katayama and Cheng-long Huang

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:35

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Case report

    Papillary fibroelastoma, unusual cause of stroke in a young man: a case report

    Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors.

    Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D’Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino and Fausto Rigo

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:33

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  9. Review

    Clinical outcomes meta-analysis: measuring subendocardial perfusion and efficacy of transmyocardial laser revascularization with nuclear imaging

    Randomized and nonrandomized clinical trials have tried to assess whether or not TMR patients experience an increase in myocardial perfusion. However there have been inconsistencies reported in the literature ...

    Jessika Iwanski, Shannon M. Knapp, Ryan Avery, Isabel Oliva, Raymond K. Wong, Raymond B. Runyan and Zain Khalpey

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:37

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  10. Case report

    Ex-vivo recruitment and x-ray assessment of donor lungs in a challenging retrieval from a donor supported by lvad using the portable normothermic perfusion system: a case report

    Lung transplantation (LTx) is limited by the shortage of suitable donors. To overcome this problem, many programs have begun to use donors with extended criteria (marginal donors). However, brain-dead patients...

    Marco Schiavon, Francesca Calabrese, Guido Di Gregorio, Monica Loy, Giuseppe Marulli, Alessandro Rebusso, Fiorella Calabrese and Federico Rea

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:30

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  11. Case report

    Robot-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy as treatment of a giant bulla

    A bulla is a marked enlarged space within the parenchyma of the lung. Bullae may cause dyspnea by compressing healthy lung parenchyma and can cause a pneumothorax. Also, bullae are associated with malignancy, ...

    Rosa Roemers, Kornelis Patberg, Caroline van de Wauwer, Tam Nguyen and Ghada Shahin

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:31

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Rapid deployment valve system shortens operative times for aortic valve replacement through right anterior minithoracotomy

    There is growing evidence from the literature that right anterior minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RAT-AVR) improves clinical outcome. However, increased cross clamp time is the strongest argument for...

    Constanze Bening, Khaled Hamouda, Mehmet Oezkur, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Schade, Armin Gorski, Ivan Aleksic and Rainer Leyh

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:27

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  13. Research article

    A randomized comparison of flow characteristics of semiskeletonized and pedicled internal thoracic artery preparations in coronary artery bypass

    Harvesting the internal thoracic artery (ITA) with semiskeletonization is an alternative technique between conventional wide pedicle and skeletonization. It is almost as simple as pedicle harvesting; however, ...

    Opas Satdhabudha and Narupa Noppawinyoowong

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:28

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  14. Case report

    Redo coronary bypass grafting for congenital left main coronary atresia: a case report

    Congenital left main coronary atresia is an extremely rare coronary anomaly. Long-term surgical outcomes and the optimal management strategies for recurrence of ischemia remain uncertain. Herein, we present a ...

    Shin Yajima, Koichi Toda, Hiroyuki Nishi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Teruya Nakamura, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Satsuki Fukushima and Yoshiki Sawa

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:26

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  15. Research article

    Perventricular double-device closure of wide-spaced multi-hole perimembranous ventricular septal defect

    Device closure of a wide-spaced multi-hole PmVSD is difficult to succeed in percutaneous approach. This study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of perventricular device closure of wide-spaced...

    Fei Liang, Li Hongxin, Hai-Zhou Zhang, Guo Wenbin, Cheng-Wei Zou and Zeeshan Farhaj

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:24

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Heartmate 3 fully magnetically levitated left ventricular assist device for the treatment of advanced heart failure –1 year results from the Ce mark trial

    The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enh...

    Thomas Krabatsch, Ivan Netuka, Jan D. Schmitto, Daniel Zimpfer, Jens Garbade, Vivek Rao, Michiel Morshuis, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Silvana Marasco, Laura Damme and Yuriy Pya

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  17. Research article

    High dose statin prophylaxis in cardiopulmonary bypass related surgery: clinical utility

    Previous studies from our group demonstrated the anti-inflammatory properties of statins on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), through inhibition of neutrophil transendothelial migration. We sought to determine the...

    Yie Roei Chee, R William G Watson, James McCarthy, Jehan Zeb Chughtai, Lars Nölke and David G Healy

    Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:20

    Published on: 31 March 2017

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