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  1. The letter to the editor was written in response to “The effect of ultrasound-guided intercostal nerve block on postoperative analgesia in thoracoscopic surgery: a randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial”, ...

    Authors: Xin-Tao Li, Wen-He Yang and Fu-Shan Xue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:350
  2. Biomechanical effects of transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical (SAVR) aortic valve interventions on the distal aorta have not been studied. This study utilized global circumferential strain (GCS) to assess post...

    Authors: Lisa Q. Rong, William Zheng, Andrew Martinez, Mohammed Rahouma, Richard B. Devereux, Jiwon Kim, Bassam Osman, Maria C. Palumbo, Björn Redfors, Leonard N. Girardi, Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Mario Gaudino
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:349
  3. The aim of this review was the creation of uniform protocols to carry out and disclose First-In-Human and preliminary clinical trials of biological mitral valve replacement. The need for consistent methodology...

    Authors: Faizus Sazzad, Ying Kiat Tan, Li Xuan Beverly Chan, Irwan Shah Bin Mohd Moideen, Abdulrahman El Gohary, John C. Stevens, K. R. Ramanathan and Theo Kofidis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:348
  4. del Nido cardioplegia (DN) has been shown to be safe in adult patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting with normal left ventricular ejection fraction. We sought to determine whether it was ...

    Authors: Samuel Brown, Kholoud Nassar, Jacob Razzouk, Abishek K. Kashyap, Mitchell Won, Thaer Shehadeh, Reza Salabat, David G. Rabkin and Joshua S. Chung
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:346
  5. Median sternotomy is the most performed procedure in cardiac surgery; however, sternal displacement and bleeding remains a problem. This study aimed to investigate whether sternal reconstruction using a sandwi...

    Authors: Yasutaka Yokoyama, Taira Yamamoto, Tetsuma Oyama, Jiyoung Lee, Yoichiro Machida, Daisuke Endo, Yuichiro Sato, Shizuyuki Dohi, Atsushi Amano and Minoru Tabata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:345
  6. Cardiogenic shock (CS) can occur in patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). As TTS has received increasing attention and has been more closely researched, several aspects of the pathogenesis have been identifi...

    Authors: Johanna K. R. von Mackensen, Ahmed El Shazly, Felix Schoenrath, Joerg Kempfert, Christoph T. Starck, Evgenij V. Potapov, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk and Leonhard Wert
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:343
  7. Pediatric cardiac transplantation remains a surgical challenge as a variety of cardiac and vessel malformation are present in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Despite limited availability and acce...

    Authors: Sabrina Martens, Hongtao Tie, Hans Gerd Kehl, Tonny DT Tjan, Hans Heinrich Scheld, Sven Martens and Andreas Hoffmeier
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:342
  8. The successful implementation of the Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) concept in thoracic surgery has made it possible to complete the surgery in the day surgery unit. However, it is still unclear whethe...

    Authors: Cheng Shen and Guowei Che
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:341
  9. The optimal procedure is still controversial about Siewert type II AEG, We are attempt to explore the efficacy and feasibility of total laparoscopic total gastrectomy and distal esophagectomy combined with rec...

    Authors: Qifan Yin, Guibin Zhang, Peng Qie, Shaohui Han and Lijun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:339
  10. Re-opening the chest is an unwanted and potentially morbid complication after open heart surgery, most commonly required for refractory bleeding or tamponade. In this report, we present a unique case of a post...

    Authors: Mohsyn Imran Malik, James Changhyun Jae, Osama Sedky Shehata Sefein, Raffael Pereira Cezar Zamper and A. Dave Nagpal
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:338
  11. A single-center study was conducted to explore the association between STAS and other clinical features in surgically resected adenocarcinoma to enhance our current understanding of STAS.

    Authors: Jing Wang, Yuanshan Yao, Dongfang Tang and Wen Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:337
  12. Hydatid cysts are most frequently located in the liver and lungs and very rarely can be found in the pericardium. Diagnosis and treatment are quite challenging, as the disease can present itself in many forms ...

    Authors: Fatmir Caushi, Emira Hysa, Ilir Skenduli, Lutfi Lisha, Alban Hatibi, Loreta Bica, Silvana Bala and Francesco Rulli
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:336
  13. Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), which is frequently secondary to severe emotional (fear, anxiety, etc.) or physical stress, is an acute reversible heart failure syndrome characterized by temporary left ventricular r...

    Authors: Rui Lu, Mingjun Lu, Shangfei He, Jing Lu, Yi Liao, Tongtao Cui and Min Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:335
  14. Primary cardiac myxofibrosarcoma is rare and commonly occurs in the left atrium. Myxofibrosarcoma is aggressive and has a high mortality rate due to its high rate of recurrence. Complete surgical resection is ...

    Authors: Ryota Azuma, Kazuyoshi Sato, Hiroki Sunadoi, Yasushi Ishii, Utano Tomaru and Masatoshi Motohashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:334
  15. Despite the vital role of blood perfusion in tumor progression, in patients with persistent pulmonary nodule with ground-glass opacity (GGO) is still unclear. This study aims to investigate the relationship be...

    Authors: Wenfei Xue, Lingxin Kong, Xiaopeng Zhang, Zhifei Xin, Qingtao Zhao, Jie He, Wenbo Wu and Guochen Duan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:333
  16. This study used an atrial septal shunt to compare the treatment progress and prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF) who have different ejection fractions.

    Authors: Xiaoke Shang, Mei Liu, Yucheng Zhong, Xueli Wang, Song Chen, Xiaojuan Fu, Ming Sun, Geng Li, Mingxing Xie, Guangyuan Song, Da Zhu, Changdong Zhang and Nianguo Dong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:332
  17. In open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair, we have been performing vascular reconstruction under moderate to deep hypothermia and assisted circulation using simultaneous upper and lower body perfu...

    Authors: Yuya Kise, Yukio Kuniyoshi, Mizuki Ando, Keita Miyaishi, Shotaro Higa, Tatuya Maeda, Moriyasu Nakaema, Hitoshi Inafuku and Kojiro Furukawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:331
  18. Pulmonary carcinoid is a rare diagnosis with surgery remaining the standard treatment of choice. However, resection may impact patients’ daily activities due to decreased lung volume reserve and postoperative ...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Farah A. Abdallah, Zeinab Obeid, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Ahmad Khaled Harb, Tariq Bassam Shannies, Ahed El-Edwan, Hussam Haddad, Azza Ghraibeh and Ahmad Abu-Shanab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:330
  19. Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare but typically life-threatening condition. Although several treatment strategies exist, including conservative treatment with intraluminal stent graft and open thoracic a...

    Authors: Yi-Ping Lee, Kensuke Ozaki, Susumu Oshima and Tomohiro Hirokami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:329
  20. Intrathoracic neurogenic tumors arise from sympathetic nerve trunks and intercostal nerves; more than 90% are benign. Schwannomas are the most common histological variety, but fatalities due to giant schwannom...

    Authors: Michiyo Miyawaki, Takashi Karashima, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Ryotaro Kamohara, Atsushi Osoegawa and Kenji Sugio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:328
  21. Although pulmonary metastasectomy is an accepted treatment strategy for resectable lung metastases (LM) from colorectal cancer (CRC), its survival benefits are controversial. In contrast, recent advancements i...

    Authors: Yutaka Shishido, Masayuki Ishii, Tetsuo Maeda, Yujiro Kokado, Daiki Masuya, Toshiyuki Kusama, Koji Fujimoto and Hiroshi Higashiyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:327
  22. Postoperative analgesic management is an ongoing challenge. The pain threshold (PT) is an objective index that reflects the body’s sensitivity to pain and can be used for quantitative pain assessment. We hypot...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Meng-Chan Ou, Yi-Hao Zhu, Tao Zhu and Xue-Chao Hao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:326
  23. Postoperative chylous leak after esophagectomy is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication that results in hypovolemia, electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and immunologic deficiency. However, the...

    Authors: Seha Ahn, Heejin Lee, Joon Kyu Kang, In Sub Kim, Youngkyu Moon, Jung Suk Choi, Yoo Dong Won, Seong Cheol Jeong and Si Young Choi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:325
  24. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a common congenital heart disease which should be corrected. The recommended time for the Tetralogy of Fallot Total Correction (TFTC) surgery is during the infancy for the possible...

    Authors: Zahra Khajali, Nasibeh Mohammadi, Yaser Toloueitabar, Majid Maleki, Sedigheh Saedi, Zeinab Norouzi, Saeedeh Mazloum-Zadeh, Maryam Chenaghlou, Amirhossein Jalali, Hassan Tatari and Maryam Aliramezany
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:324
  25. We designed a simplified total arch reconstruction (s-TAR) technique which could be performed under mild hypothermia (30–32 °C) with distal aortic perfusion. This study aimed to compare its efficacy of organ p...

    Authors: Hua-Jie Zheng, Xin Liu, Ping He, Jun Li, Xian-Pu Zhang, Yong-Bo Cheng, De-Qing Lin, Chao-Jun Yan, San-Jiu Yu and Wei Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:323
  26. Aortic annulus rupture remains one of the most fatal complications of TAVR. While attempts have been made to describe and predict this complication, the data remains insufficient without evidence-based guideli...

    Authors: Andrew Jones, Hossein Amirjamshidi, Peter Knight, Frederick S. Ling and Kazuhiro Hisamoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:321
  27. Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are rare, accounting for approximately 10% of all cardiac tumors, with 44% of cases located on the aortic valve and only 15% of cases located on the tricuspid valve. However, t...

    Authors: Thuan Q. Phan, Chuong T. V. Pham, Vinh D. A. Bui, Thang D. Ho, Thao N. Le, Thanh V.T. Nguyen, Dang Nguyen, Minh N. Vuong and Dinh H. Nguyen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:320
  28. Appropriate management of mitral annular calcification associated with mitral valve surgery must be determined on a case-by-case basis. However, an established procedure remains uncertain.

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Hideyuki Tomioka, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Kazuhiko Hanzawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:319
  29. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT), also known as an inflammatory pseudotumor, is a unique type of intermediate soft tissue tumor that commonly occurred in the lung. Its unclear etiology and cellular act...

    Authors: Peng Zhang, Chenchen Wang, Zechao Lv, Mingxiang Du and Ruixin Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:318
  30. Kommerell’s diverticulum with a right-sided aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery is uncommon. We perforemed a single-stage procedure with the frozen elephant trunk technique.

    Authors: Naoto Yabu, Tomoyuki Minami, Ryo Izubuchi, Takahiro Kojima and Ichiya Yamazaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:317
  31. It is very common for patients with newly diagnosed lung masses to have heart disease. However, papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) of the tricuspid valve (TV) combined with lung cancer are rarely reported. It is ...

    Authors: Yalin Wang, Neckwaree Aboo Bakar Shah Ameer Saheb, Firyuza Husanova, Weidong Li and Hongfei Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:316
  32. Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) using the Tendyne™ valve is regarded as one of the most studied TMVR systems. The first human experience with the procedure was reported in 2013. The present study...

    Authors: Ahmed Ahmed, Tarek A. Abdel Aziz, Mohannad M. R. AlAsaad, Motaz Majthoob and Ahmed Toema
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:315
  33. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become an integral part of paediatric cardiac surgery. We report the experience of a well-established ECMO service over 5 years.

    Authors: Laurynas Bezuska, Jonathan P. O’Doherty, Bilal Ali, Chris Harvey, Ikenna Omeje and Branko Mimic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:314
  34. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction (MI) with a very high mortality, despite advances in surgical and circulatory support. The tremendous hemodynamic dis...

    Authors: Jian Shi, Jeremy Levett, Haiyu LV, Guoan Zhang, Sha Wang, Tao Wei, Zhikun Wang, Xi Zhang, Dawei Feng, Kan Wang, Qiang Liu and Dominique Shum-Tim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:313
  35. Impairment of cerebral autoregulation (CA) has been observed in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), but little is known about its risks and associations with outcomes. The cerebral oximetry index...

    Authors: Ling Peng, Dan Guo, Yinhui Shi, Jiapei Yang and Wei Wei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:312
  36. The classical elephant trunk (ET) technique is a very useful surgical procedure; however, haemolysis in the aorta associated with ET has been previously reported. It normally occurs within several years after ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Nobuyuki Hirose, Unpei Okamoto, Tatsuya Noguchi, Juri Kawaguchi and Yujiro Miura
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:311
  37. We hereby describe the resection and reconstruction of a rib infiltrated by a lung cancer metastasis. Despite prior radiation therapy aimed at mitigating pain from rib infiltration in a stage IV non-small cell...

    Authors: Marco N. Andreas, Dirk Böhmer, Johann Pratschke, Jens C. Rückert and Aron Elsner
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:310
  38. The purpose of the current meta-analysis was to determine the incidence and risk factors to provide a scientific basis for prevention and treatment of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) after carotid e...

    Authors: Jinhua He, Ran Duan, Peng Qiu, Huanhuan Zhang, Meng Zhang, Meinv Liu, Xiaoqian Wu and Jianli Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:309
  39. Thymic carcinomas are rare and aggressive tumours. They constitute a heterogeneous group of tumours with various histological patterns and subtypes resembling epithelial tumours arising from other organs.

    Authors: Mohamed Shatila, Hanan Hemead, Nishanth Murukesh, Philippe Taniere, Caroline Russell, Ashvini Menon and Akshay J. Patel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:307
  40. The development of fenestrated endograft, Najuta endograft Kawasumi Laboratories, Inc, Tokyo, Japan) in thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has enabled the treatment of aortic arch aneurysms approachin...

    Authors: Akihiro Nakase and Yoshito Inoue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:306
  41. Iatrogenic aortic dissection during cardiac surgery is a rare but critical complication. At present, no strategies have been developed to prevent it. We herein report a case of intraoperative aortic dissection...

    Authors: Kenichi Kato, Ken Nakamura, Kaho Kato, Shusuke Arai, Shuto Hirooka, Cholsu Kim, Hideaki Uchino and Takao Shimanuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:305
  42. There is a paucity of studies examining the treatment of patients with prior myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) and with a concomitant left ventricular aneurysm. Our...

    Authors: Yangwu Song, Fei Xu and Wei Feng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:304
  43. Mild or moderate liver cirrhosis increases the risk of complications after cardiac surgery. Ascites is the most common complication associated with liver cirrhosis. However, the prognostic value of ascites on ...

    Authors: Amila Cizmic, Parwis Baradaran Rahmanian, Asmae Gassa, Elmar Kuhn, Navid Mader and Thorsten Wahlers
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:302

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