Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 65

  1. This study describes the long-term survival, risk of reoperation and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing solitary surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) with a Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) biopro...

    Authors: Lytfi Krasniqi, Mads P. Kronby and Lars P. S. Riber

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:130

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  2. This study aimed to explore whether the mechanical stretching-induced expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in pulmonary veins occurred through the stretch-activated channel (S...

    Authors: Wenhui Huang, Hongjin Liu, Yichao Pan, Hongwei Yang, Jing Lin and Hui Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:127

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  3. Surgical intervention for spontaneous pneumothorax typically includes mechanical pleurodesis that frequently utilizes a Bovie scratch pad given its universal presence, low cost and ease of use. The pad is fold...

    Authors: Deena Akras, Daniel Raymond, Rami Akhrass and Sudish Murthy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:126

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  4. Talc pleurodesis is an effective treatment for malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). This study was designed to estimate complication rates of thoracoscopic talc insufflation.

    Authors: Wen Zhang, Yun-long Zhao, Shao-jun Li, Ying-nan Zhao, Nan-nan Guo and Bo Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:125

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  5. Although the incidence of lymph node (LN) metastasis (LNM) along the left gastric artery is high, its relationship with the prognosis in postoperative patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is...

    Authors: Xuan Liu, Leilei Wu, Dongkun Zhang, Peng Lin, Hao Long, Lanjun Zhang and Guowei Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:124

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  6. Advantages of multiple arterial conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been reported previously. We aimed to evaluate the mid-term outcomes of multiple arterial CABG (MABG) among patients wit...

    Authors: Hang Zhang, Wen Chen, Yang Zhao, Lichun Guan, Min Yu, Rui Wang and Xin Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:123

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  7. Anomalous pulmonary venous connection (APVC) is a congenital malformation in which the pulmonary veins connect to the systemic venous system but not to the left atrium. APVC can be classified as total or parti...

    Authors: Hikaru Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Kouhei Abe and Soumei Matsuo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:122

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  8. The overall survival (OS) remains unsatisfactory in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) after extended esophagectomy with two-field lymphadenectomy. Therefore, this retrospective study aime...

    Authors: Zhan Qi, Yuanping Hu, Rong Qiu, Juan Li, Yuekao Li, Ming He and Yuxiang Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:121

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  9. Renal function plays a significant role in the prognosis and management of patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD) referred for revascularization. Current data lack precise risk stratification...

    Authors: Eilon Ram, Pazit Beckerman, Amit Segev, Nir Shlomo, Abigail Atlas-Lazar, Leonid Sternik and Ehud Raanani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:120

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  10. Reports of spontaneous hemothorax in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 are scarce despite the severe complication. We herein present the first case of hemothorax in a neurofibromatosis type 1 patient duri...

    Authors: Kumiko Hashimoto, Yuji Nomata, Takayuki Fukui, Akira Takada and Kunio Narita

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:116

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  11. Determine if shortening the covered section of a self-expanding bidirectional arterial cannula, can enhance retrograde flow and thus reduce the risk of lower limb ischemia.

    Authors: Saad Abdel-Sayed, Enrico Ferrari, Philippe Abdel-Sayed, Markus Wilhelm, Ludwig-Karl von Segesser and Denis Berdajs

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:114

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  12. COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic of unprecedented proportions. Elective cardiac surgery has been universally postponed with only urgent and emergency cardiac operations being performed. The National Healt...

    Authors: Azhar Hussain, Amina Khalil, Priyanka Kolvekar, Prity Gupta and Shyamsunder Kolvekar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:112

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  13. To compare the safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine and remifentanil with sufentanil-based general anesthesia for the transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in pediatric patients.

    Authors: Ling-Shan Yu, Wen-Peng Xie, Jian-Feng Liu, Jing Wang, Hua Cao, Zeng-Chun Wang and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:111

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  14. Pericardial patches are often used for repair of congenital cardiac defects. The aim of this study was to describe our initial experience with the use of equine pericardium and its safety and advantages and di...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdelrahman Elassal, Osman Osama AL-Radi, Zaher Faisal Zaher, Ahmed Mohamed Dohain, Gaser Abdelmohsen Abdelmohsen, Ragab Sayed Mohamed, Mazin Adel Fatani, Mohamed Esam Abdelmotaleb, Nada Ahmed Noaman, Mahmoud Akl Elmeligy and Osama Saber Eldib

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:110

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  15. Preoperative anemia and transfusion are associated with worse outcomes. This study aims to identify the prevalence of preoperative anemia, transfusion rates on surgery day, and predictors of transfusion in ele...

    Authors: Quynh Nguyen, Eric Meng, Joel Berube, Richard Bergstrom and Wing Lam

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:109

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  16. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an asymptomatic condition characterized by progressive dilatation of the aorta. The purpose of this study is to identify important 2D-TTE aortic indices associated with AAA a...

    Authors: Enrique Gallego-Colon, Chaim Yosefy, Evgenia Cherniavsky, Azriel Osherov, Vladimir Khalameizer, Xavier Piltz, Marina Pery, Sharon Bruoha and Jamal Jafari

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:108

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  17. To evaluate the early prognosis and management of acute coronary involvement (ACI) in type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients without myocardial ischemia (MI).

    Authors: Maozhou Wang, Ruixin Fan, Tianxiang Gu, Chengwei Zou, Zonggang Zhang, Zhonghong Liu, Chenhui Qiao, Lizhong Sun, Ming Gong, Haiyang Li and Hongjia Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:107

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  18. Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a rare complication after myocardial infarction and usually occurs 1 to 4 days after the infarct. Over the past decade, the overall incidence of LVFWR has decrease...

    Authors: George H. Nasr, Diana Glovaci, Andrew Mikhail, Steven Sinfield, Kevin Chen, Hardikkumar Patel, Michael Johl, Bharath Chakravarthy, Siddharth Singh, Fabio Sagebin and Ailin Barseghian El-Farra

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:106

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  19. We investigated the most effective suction pressure for preventing or promptly improving postoperative air leaks on digital drainage devices after lung resection.

    Authors: Suguru Mitsui, Shunsuke Tauchi, Takahiro Uchida, Hisashi Ohnishi, Toshio Shimokawa and Satoshi Tobe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:105

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  20. Currently, thoracoscopic lobectomy is widely used in clinical practice, and postoperative placement of ultrafine drainage tube has advantages of reducing postoperative pain and accelerating postoperative recov...

    Authors: Yongbin Song, Chong Zheng, Shaohui Zhou, Hongshang Cui, Jincong Wang, Jianxun Wang, Wenhao Wang, Lijun Liu and Junfeng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:104

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  21. An estimated 20% of allogeneic blood transfusions in the United States are associated with cardiac surgery. It is estimated that 11% of red cell resources were used for transfusion support of patients undergoi...

    Authors: Mirna Petricevic, Mate Petricevic, Marijan Pasalic, Branka Golubic Cepulic, Mirela Raos, Vesna Vasicek, Klaus Goerlinger, Kresimir Rotim, Hrvoje Gasparovic and Bojan Biocina

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:103

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  22. There are no studies on the use of dexmedetomidine combined with sufentanil and dezocine-based patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA) in females undergoing thoracic surgery. We postulate that introduc...

    Authors: Qiongzhen Li, Haixia Yao, Meiying Xu and Jingxiang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:102

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  23. Esophageal cancer has a poor prognosis. Surgery is the main treatment but involves a high risk of complications. Some surgical strategies have tried to eliminate complications. Our meta-analysis tried to find ...

    Authors: Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Hung-I Lu, Yen-Hao Chen, Shau-Hsuan Li and Chien-Ming Lo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:100

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  24. In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) worsening in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and its impact on late right ventricular (RV) failure.

    Authors: Taro Nakazato, Daisuke Yoshioka, Koichi Toda, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satoshi Kainuma, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Noriyuki Kashiyama, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Yasushi Sakata and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:99

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  25. Heart failure (HF) is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. The PARACHUTE device is designed to partition for left ventricular (LV) apical aneurysm post extensive anterior myocardial infarction...

    Authors: Jianghua Li, Huadong Liu, Qiyun Liu, Cheng Liu, Wei Xiong, Wei Ma, Baowei Zhang, Shaohong Dong and Tangzhiming Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:98

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  26. Despite current progress in antibiotic therapy and medical management, infective endocarditis remains a serious condition presenting with high mortality rates. It also is a life-threatening complication in pat...

    Authors: Alina Zubarevich, Marcin Szczechowicz, Anja Osswald, Jerry Easo, Arian Arjomandi Rad, Robert Vardanyan, Bastian Schmack, Arjang Ruhparwar, Konstantin Zhigalov and Alexander Weymann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:97

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  27. The present study aimed to explore the clinical characteristics of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection and perform a relevant prognostic analysis.

    Authors: Chu-zhi Zhou, Dong-jie Feng, Yuan Fang, Feng-yan Zha, Er-hui Wang, Yan-zhen Li, Min-xin Wei and Jun-min Wen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:96

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  28. The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic efficacy and safety of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with awake VATS (AVATS) pleural biopsy in undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions.

    Authors: Mertol Gokce, Bulent Altinsoy, Ozcan Piskin and Burak Bahadir

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:95

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  29. Congenital heart disease is a leading cause of death in newborns and infants. The feasibility of fetal cardiac surgery is linked to extracorporeal circulation (ECC); therefore, cardioplegic solutions need to b...

    Authors: Yi-bo Yan, Shuo Shi, Qian-biao Wu, Jin-sheng Cai and Bin-feng Lei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:94

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  30. The clinical use of the radial artery (RA) in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still limited worldwide, although it has been recommended by several guidelines. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT)...

    Authors: En Qiao, Yuetang Wang, Jun Yu, Xu Wang, Xinjin Luo and Wei Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:93

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  31. Antiphospholipid syndrome is an antibody mediated pro-thrombotic state leading to various arterial and venous thromboses. The syndrome can be either primary or secondary to other autoimmune diseases, commonly ...

    Authors: Yan Le Ho, Nurul Atiqah Ahmad Zaidi, Ahmadi Salleh and Basheer Ahamed Abdul Kareem

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:92

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  32. Totally endoscopic technique has been widely used in cardiac surgery, and minimally invasive totally endoscopic mitral valve surgery has been developed as an alternative to median sternotomy for many patients ...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Ling-chen Huang, Dao-zhong Chen, Liang-wan Chen, Zi-he Zheng and Xiao-fu Dai

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:91

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  33. We performed this meta-analysis to determine which stent among everolimus eluting stents (EES), sirolimus eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel eluting stents (PES) should be preferred for the treatment of DM pa...

    Authors: Hang Ouyang, Xuehui Zeng, Chunlei Zhang, Linli Song, Jiarui Xu, Zhihui Hou, Siya Xie, Zheng Tao and Jincai He

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:90

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  34. Repair of the absence of the whole or major parts of pulmonary arteries is a challenge, and the choice of conduit material to reconstruct the pulmonary arteries is under dispute. We used the autologous innomin...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Kamran Jamshidi, Mohammadreza Edraki, Hamid Amoozgar, Farah Peiravian and Elahe Nirooei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:89

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  35. Rapid growth of cardiac wall hematoma is a rare but potentially fatal complication of cardiac surgery. However, its pathophysiology and optimal management remain undefined.

    Authors: Kimihiro Kobayashi, Tetsuro Uchida, Yoshinori Kuroda, Atsushi Yamashita, Eiichi Ohba, Shingo Nakai and Tomonori Ochiai

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:88

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  36. The identification of targeted intersegmental planes and resection with adequate surgical margins are among the crucial steps in anatomical pulmonary segmentectomy, and technical improvements are still needed.

    Authors: Xiaoshun Shi, Jing Ye, Junyong Chen, Jianxue Zhai, Xiguang Liu, Di Lu, Zishi Lin, Zhen Ni, Hua Wu and Kaican Cai

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:87

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  37. A rare cause of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a parathyroid carcinoma. Hypercalcemia with an elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) level seen in recurrent and metastasis disease cases is often refractory ...

    Authors: Sachi Kawagishi, Soichiro Funaki, Naoko Ose, Kenji Kimura, Kosuke Mukai, Michio Otsuki and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:86

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  38. Behçet’s disease is an auto-inflammatory disorder categorized as a primer systemic vasculitis of unknown aetiology. Genetic factors, infectious agents and the irregularity of T-cell homeostasis are presumed to...

    Authors: Miklós Pólos, Ádám Koppányi, Kálmán Benke, László Daróczi, Attila Oláh, Krisztina Heltai, Emese Kiss, Attila Fintha, Beáta Nagy, István Hartyánszky, Bálint Lakatos, Attila Kovács, Béla Merkely and Zoltán Szabolcs

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:85

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  39. Surgical resection of pulmonary metastases leads to prolonged survival if strictly indicated. Usually, thoracotomy with manual palpation of the entire lung with lymph node dissection or sampling is performed. ...

    Authors: Till Markowiak, Beshir Dakkak, Elena Loch, Christian Großer, Monika Klinkhammer-Schalke, Hans-Stefan Hofmann and Michael Ried

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:84

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  40. Retroaortic innominate vein (RIV) is a rare vascular abnormality. Although RIV itself is asymptomatic, its presence in patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) to the superior vena cava ...

    Authors: Hanna Jung, Joon Yong Cho and Youngok Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:83

    Content type: Case report

    Published on:

  41. Blood glucose variability is associated with poor prognosis after cardiac surgery, but the relationship between glucose variability and postoperative delirium in patients with acute aortic dissection is unclea...

    Authors: Yan-Juan Lin, Ling-Yu Lin, Yan-Chun Peng, Hao-Ruo Zhang, Liang-wan Chen, Xi-Zhen Huang and Qiong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:82

    Content type: Research article

    Published on:

  42. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zubair Shah, Ioannis Mastoris, Prakash Acharya, Aniket S. Rali, Moghni Mohammed, Farhad Sami, Sagar Ranka, Savahanna Wagner, Giorgio Zanotti, Christopher T. Salerno, Nicholas A. Haglund, Andrew J. Sauer, Ashwin K. Ravichandran and Travis Abicht

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:81

    Content type: Correction

    Published on:

    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:329

Annual Journal Metrics