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  1. To describe the long-term outcomes of mitral valve repair (MVr) versus mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients with native valve infective endocarditis (IE) at a centre with high-repair rates.

    Authors: Clarissa Ng Yin Ling, David Bleetman, Soumik Pal, Hing Chi Kristie Leung, Habib Khan, Donald Whitaker, Olaf Wendler, Ranjit Deshpande and Max Baghai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:243
  2. Hyperbilirubinemia (HB) is a serious complication in aortic arch surgery, which is associated with acute kidney injury (AKI). The association between HB and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is unknown. The aim of ...

    Authors: Lin Lyu, Haicheng Song, Guodong Gao, He Dong, Pingping Liao, Ziying Shen, Hui Liu, Haichen Chu and Li Yuan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:242
  3. The purpose of this study was to introduce a new feasible and effective intraoperative localization technique for small peripheral pulmonary nodules in hybrid operating room.

    Authors: Hanbo Yu, Wenxin Tian, Yaoguang Sun, Qingjun Wu, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao, Chuan Huang, Donghang Li and Hongfeng Tong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:241
  4. Primary pulmonary osteosarcoma (PPOS) is an uncommon malignancy originating from the lung with low incidence, and its clinical characteristics and prognosis have not been systematically reported. Therefore, we...

    Authors: Weijia Huang, Han-Yu Deng, Deyan Li, Peiwei Li, Kai Xu, Yu-Xiao Zhang, Jia-Hui Weng and Qinghua Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:240
  5. Traumatic tracheal injury is a rare type of trauma. In this type of injury, catastrophes may occur owing to a failure to secure the patient's airway. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is rescue therap...

    Authors: Haein Ko, Sang Gi Oh, Sang Yun Song, Kyo Seon Lee and Do Wan Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:238
  6. The number of citations an article receives is a marker of its scientific influence within a particular specialty. This bibliometric analysis intended to recognise the top 100 cited articles in minimally-invas...

    Authors: Rickesh Bharat Karsan, Rhian Allen, Arfon Powell and Gwyn William Beattie
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:236
  7. Over the last two decades there has been an increase in the number of cardiac implantable electronic devices and consequently, there has also been an increased need for lead extractions. Fibrotic attachments d...

    Authors: Lindsay Volk, Nina Verghis, Hirohisa Ikegami, Manabu Takebe, Mark J. Russo, Leonard Y. Lee and Anthony Lemaire
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:235
  8. Thymic neoplasms are a relatively uncommon tumor, with the anterior mediastinum being the most common. Median sternotomy is the procedure of choice for the treatment of thymomas. With the advent of thoracoscop...

    Authors: Jincheng Wang, Yang Liu, Wenmao Zhuang and Yinghao Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:234
  9. Hyperlactatemia is a common metabolic disorder after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Epinephrine use has been identified as a potential cause of increased lactate levels after cardiac surgery. Str...

    Authors: Yu-Fei Zhan, Quan Shi, Yu-Chen Pan, Bao-Shi Zheng, Yi-Peng Ge, Tian-Ge Luo, Zhi-Hong Xiao and Wei Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:233
  10. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital cardiac defect for which outcomes are not uniform. There is a lack of consensus on the risk factors for the unfavorable outcomes following surgical...

    Authors: Ayman R. Abdelrehim, Mustafa Al-Muhaya, Alassal A. Alkodami, Luna S. Baangood, Mansour Al-Mutairi, Abdul Quadeer, Fath A. Alabsi, M. Alashwal, Mohamed Mofeed F. Morsy, Abdulhameed A. Alnajjar and Sherif S. Salem
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:232
  11. To compare the surgical effects of coronary intervention through the transradial intervention (TRI) versus distal transradial intervention (dTRI) approach.

    Authors: Yingkai Xu, Hongzhen Niu, Yi Yu, Lixia Yang, Haiyang Wang, Biyang Zhang, Qi Zhao, Qiang Yong and Yujie Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:231
  12. Osteochondromas, also known as exostoses, are the most common benign tumors of bone and can be classified into isolated and multiple osteochondromas. A great majority of osteochondromas is asymptomatic, painle...

    Authors: Ruonan Pan, Xiaoqian Lu, Zhijun Wang, Lijun Duan and Dianbo Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:230
  13. Following lung cancer surgery, patients often experience severe symptoms which are not properly assessed at discharge. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical presentation at discharge and the influ...

    Authors: Jia Liao, Yaqin Wang, Wei Dai, Xing Wei, Hongfan Yu, Pu Yang, Tianpeng Xie, Qiang Li, Xiaoqin Liu and Qiuling Shi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:229
  14. Phase angle (PA) constitutes a bioelectrical impedance measurement, indicating cell membrane health and integrity, hydration, and nutritional status. Handgrip strength (HS) has been also associated with body c...

    Authors: Mairi Panagidi, Αndreas S. Papazoglou, Dimitrios V. Moysidis, Elpiniki Vlachopoulou, Marios Papadakis, Evangelia Kouidi, Antonios Galanos, Georgios Tagarakis and Kyriakos Anastasiadis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:227
  15. Patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer with a lesion length greater than 8 cm (LCWEC) are prone to high mortality in a short time due to esophagotracheal fistula (ETF) and esophagoaortic fistula (EAF...

    Authors: Yunfei Wu, XuWu, Junhua Zhang, Xiang Li, Nanbo Liu, Jun Li, Xuyuan Chen and Lichun Wei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:226
  16. Previous study found that C-reactive protein (CRP) can predict bleeding after on-pump CABG. To evaluate whether preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) can be a novel marker of postoperative bleeding in patients...

    Authors: Xiaojie Liu, Yang Yu, Lijuan Wang, Sudena Wang, Yuchen Gao and Hushan Ao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:225
  17. Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common complication after cardiothoracic surgery or cardiac intervention. Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory agent that was associated with improved cardiov...

    Authors: Hong Zhao, Yueming Chen, Min Mao, Jun Yang and Jing Chang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:224
  18. For complex surgical procedures a volume-outcome relationship can often be demonstrated implicating multiple factors at a unit and surgeon specific level. This study aims to investigate this phenomenon in lung...

    Authors: Victoria Rizzo, Edward J. Caruana, Kathrin Freystaetter, Gareth Parry and Stephen C. Clark
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:223
  19. Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (ATAAD) is a cardiothoracic emergency that requires urgent intervention. Elderly status, particularly age over 80, is an independent risk factor for mortality and morbidity. The ...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Michael Merakis, Michael L. Williams, Campbell D. Flynn, Claudia Villanueva, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Yangsin Lee and Ross Mejia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:222
  20. Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a relatively rare congenital abnormality in which the major thoracic and abdominal visceral organs are reversed from their usual positions. In patients with SIT and bronchial ca...

    Authors: Chen Yang, Wenjian Jin, Xiao Fan, Liang Zheng, Hui Wang and Qianyun Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:221
  21. High bifurcation of the deep femoral artery (DFA) is rare in clinical practice, and patients with this variation are less likely to receive venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) treatment...

    Authors: Liwen Du, Leilei Zhu, Yongwei Shi, Peng Liu and Kai Xun
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:220
  22. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may contribute to renal dysfunction. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is one technique that preserved renal function, but the...

    Authors: Amarit Phothikun, Weerachai Nawarawong, Apichat Tantraworasin and Thitipong Tepsuwan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:219
  23. Pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a rare lesion with independent blood supply from an anomalous systemic artery. A timely resection is considered as the best treatment for PS. Three-dimensional computed tomograp...

    Authors: Wenlong Zheng, Miao Zhang, Wenbin Wu, Hui Zhang and Xinhui Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:218
  24. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease. Although great progress has been made in its diagnosis and treatment in recent years, its mortality rate is still very significant. The pathophys...

    Authors: Zai-qiang Zhang, Sheng-kui Zhu, Man Wang, Xin-an Wang, Xiao-hong Tong, Jian-qiao Wan and Jia-wang Ding
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:216
  25. Postoperative pericardial effusion is common after cardiovascular surgery. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of posterior pericardiotomy in reducing the incidence of postoperative pericardial effusion and ...

    Authors: Yasumi Maze, Toshiya Tokui, Masahiko Murakami, Daisuke Yamaguchi, Ryosai Inoue, Koji Hirano, Bun Nakamura and Hisato Ito
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:214
  26. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had spread into a pandemic affecting healthcare providers worldwide. Heart failure patients with implanted cardiac devices require close follow-up in-spite of pandemic relat...

    Authors: Péter Ezer, Marin Gergics, István Szokodi and Attila Kónyi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:213
  27. To compare clinical and economic outcomes after sternotomy for cardiac surgery with skin closure through 2-octyl cyanoacrylate plus polymer mesh tape (2OPMT) versus conventional absorbable sutures plus waterpr...

    Authors: Bob Kiaii, Stephen S. Johnston, Se Ryeong Jang, Nivesh Elangovanraaj, Pranjal Tewari and Brian Po-Han Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:212
  28. There is a growing interest in minimally invasive left atrial appendage closure therapies. However, for successful catheter surgery, it is necessary to achieve high-quality postoperative recovery. The aim of t...

    Authors: Qiongzhen Li, Haixia Yao, Jingxiang Wu, Meiying Xu, Hong Xie and Dongjin Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:211
  29. Esophageal carcinosarcoma (ECS) is a rare malignant tumor that often presents as an intraluminal polypoid lesion in the esophageal lumen. The pathogenesis of esophageal carcinosarcoma is not clear and its etio...

    Authors: Ziyao Fang, Tian Xia, Shu Pan, Chun Xu, Sheng Ju, Ziqing Shen and Jun Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:210
  30. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a rare but serious complication after median sternotomy, and treatment success depends mainly on surgical experience. Traditional treatment methods for DSWI include compl...

    Authors: Xia Jiang, Yong Xu, Guoqing Jiao, Zhaohui Jing, Fanyu Bu, Jie Zhang, Liuyan Wei, Xiaosong Rong and Mingqiu Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:209
  31. Minimally invasive aortic surgery is growing in popularity among surgeons. Although many clinical reports have proven both the safety and efficacy from a surgical point of view, there are few data regarding it...

    Authors: Mohammed Abd Al Jawad and Faisal Mourad
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:208
  32. In most cases, it is not difficult to differentiate common left ventricular (LV) cardiac myxomas from fibromas because they are different disease entities and have different imaging findings. Herein, we presen...

    Authors: Liang-Yan Xia, Hong-Ling Zhu, Rong-Hang Li, Xiao-Hua Pan, Bo Liu and Jing Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:207
  33. Acute lung injury (ALI) is a continuum of lung changes associated with uncontrolled excessive lung inflammation. However, the pathogenesis of ALI is still complicated and effective clinical pharmacological man...

    Authors: Hongbing Cheng, Yanfang Zhu, Liangji Chen and Yalan Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:206
  34. The prevalence of ectopic thyroid tissue is 1 in every 100,000 to 300,000 persons in the general population, and ectopic thyroid tissue in the bilateral lung lobes is even rarer. Due to its rarity, there is no...

    Authors: Jianfeng Tan, Jun Kuang, Yong Li, Ruian Wang, Shan Hu, Quanwei Guo and Jianhua Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:205
  35. Bronchial anastomotic dehiscence is considered one of the most catastrophic early airway complications post-transplant. The presence of a partial dehiscence can also cause further complications such as a fistu...

    Authors: Aisha Siddique, Belal Nedal Sabbah, Tarek Arabi, Ismail Mohammed Shakir, Rayid Abdulqawi, Khaled AlKattan and Mohamed Hussein Ahmed
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:204
  36. Internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) are considered to be the standard conduits used for coronary revascularization. Recently minimally invasive procedures are performed to harvest ITAs. The aim of this retrospec...

    Authors: Matiullah Masroor, Chunyang Chen, Kang Zhou, Xianming Fu, Umar Zeb Khan and Yuan Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:203
  37. Tension pneumomediastinum is one of the most serious complications in COVID-19 patients with respiratory distress requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. This complication can lead to rapid hemodynamic inst...

    Authors: Phan Quang Thuan, Pham Phan Phuong Phuong, Huynh Phuong Nguyet Anh, Le Phi Long and Le Minh Khoi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:202
  38. Mediastinoscope and laparoscope-assisted esophagectomy for esophageal cancer occasionally causes postoperative accumulation of pleural effusion despite the preservation of the mediastinal pleura. Transhiatal c...

    Authors: Katsuji Hisakura, Koichi Ogawa, Yoshimasa Akashi, Jaejeong Kim, Shoko Moue, Yusuke Ohara, Yohei Owada, Shinji Hashimoto, Tsuyoshi Enomoto and Tatsuya Oda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:200
  39. Esophageal necrosis and perforation after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for ruptured traumatic aortic aneurysm is extremely rare. It is difficult to manage, and patients rarely survive without tr...

    Authors: Dimitar Kyuchukov, Peyo Simeonov, Gencho Nachev, Magdalena Alexieva and Georgi Yankov
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:199
  40. In the era of transcatheter methods, patients presenting with a pure aortic regurgitation (AR) are not considered eligible for transcatheter treatment and therefore require another less invasive surgical optio...

    Authors: Alina Zubarevich, Arian Arjomandi Rad, Lukman Amanov, Marcin Szczechowicz, Anja Osswald, Saeed Torabi, Bastian Schmack, Arjang Ruhparwar and Alexander Weymann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:198
  41. Aneurysm of a coronary artery branch with a fistula is extremely rare. Here, we present a case of giant aneurysm of the left circumflex artery branch with a fistula to the coronary sinus treated successfully w...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Toyoda, Takahiro Takemura, Kazuaki Shiratori, Yoshikazu Yazaki, Takahiro Tachibana, Hirokazu Niitsu and Takashi Kunihara
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:197
  42. Early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) using FloTrac reduced length of stay (LOS) in intensive care (ICU) and hospital among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with a cardiopulmonary bypass. H...

    Authors: Sirirat Tribuddharat, Thepakorn Sathitkarnmanee, Kriangsak Ngamsaengsirisup and Sanpicha Sornpirom
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:196

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