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  1. Content type: Case report

    Combined resection of a phrenic nerve is occasionally required in T3 primary lung carcinomas invading the phrenic nerve to completely remove a malignant tumour, resulting in diaphragmatic paralysis. We describ...

    Authors: Yuki Takahashi, Masahiro Miyajima, Taijiro Mishina, Ryunosuke Maki, Makoto Tada, Kodai Tsuruta and Atsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:86

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to review our experience in managing renal or adrenal tumors with level III or IV inferior vena cava thrombus by using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), and to evaluate surv...

    Authors: Peng Zhu, Songlin Du, Shijun Chen, Shaobin Zheng, Yu Hu, Li Liu and Shaoyi Zheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:85

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Primary heart sarcomas are exceedingly rare tumors. Among primary cardiac sarcomas, synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest, involving cardiac cavities or pericardium.

    Authors: Antonella Coli, Giovanni Alfonso Chiariello, Mariangela Novello, Christian Colizzi and Massimo Massetti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:84

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Massive dilatation of the right atrium with tricuspid regurgitation is frequently diagnosed by accidental recognition of an enlarged cardiac silhouette during routine chest radiography. Although some patients ...

    Authors: Masaho Okada, Hirotaka Watanuki, Kayo Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Futamura and Katsuhiko Matsuyama

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:83

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Myocardial rupture is an important and catastrophic complication of acute myocardial infarction. A dramatic form of this complication is a left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR).

    Authors: Arjan J. F. P. Verhaegh, Wobbe Bouma, Kevin Damman, M. Nasser Morei, Massimo A. Mariani and Joost M. Hartman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:82

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is a rare congenital extracardiac channel that connects the ascending aorta to the left ventricle. To our knowledge, no case has been thus far reported as ALVT with both an...

    Authors: Xiaochun Ma, Jinzhang Li, Qian Zhang, Xiangqian Kong, Guidao Yuan, Zhengjun Wang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:81

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between aortic dissection and coronary artery disease is not clear. The purpose of this study was to clarify the difference in the rate of coronary artery atherosclerosis between Stanford type...

    Authors: Naoki Hashiyama, Motohiko Goda, Keiji Uchida, Yukihisa Isomatsu, Shinichi Suzuki, Makoto Mo, Takahiro Nishida and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:80

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  8. Content type: Case report

    The anomaly of cervical aortic arch is a rare phenomenon first described by Reid in 1914 and categorized by Haughton in 1975. The left cervical aortic arch Type D consisting of an ipsilateral descending aorta ...

    Authors: Alicja Zientara, Igor Schwegler, Nicolas Attigah, Michele Genoni and Omer Dzemali

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:79

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim was to determine the prognostic value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with completely resected stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    Authors: Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu and Noritoshi Nishiyama

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:78

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In certain clinical situations the insertion of a double-lumen tube (DLT) for one-lung ventilation (OLV) is not feasible or unfavorable. In these cases, the EZ-Blocker (EZB) may serve as an alternative. The ai...

    Authors: Andreas Moritz, Andrea Irouschek, Torsten Birkholz, Johannes Prottengeier, Horia Sirbu and Joachim Schmidt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:77

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality affecting 1–2% of the population and is associated with a significantly increased risk of ascending aortic aneurysm. Howeve...

    Authors: Oliver J. Harrison, Felino Cagampang, Sunil K. Ohri, Christopher Torrens, Kareem Salhiyyah, Amit Modi, Narain Moorjani, Anthony D. Whetton and Paul A. Townsend

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:76

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  12. Content type: Case report

    A 44 year old man who presented with a history of chest pain and dyspnoea was found to have an aneurysm of the aortic root, aortic valve insufficiency, and coarctation of the aorta.

    Authors: Yassir Iqbal, Omar A. Jarral, Pantelis Tsipas, Ilias Samiotis, Theodoros Kratimenos, John Kokotsakis and Thanos Athanasiou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:75

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A significant proportion of patients presenting for isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) demonstrate some degree of functional mitral regurgitation (fMR). Guidelines addressing concomitant mitral valve inte...

    Authors: Robert A. Sorabella, Anna Olds, Halit Yerebakan, Dua Hassan, Michael A. Borger, Michael Argenziano, Craig R. Smith and Isaac George

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:72

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has increased in the last decade. Major complications have been well described, but there is no data on device alarms and actual or threatening malfunction wh...

    Authors: Emil Najjar, Ann Hallberg Kristensen, Tonje Thorvaldsen, Laila Hubbert, Peter Svenarud, Magnus Dalén, Agneta Månsson Broberg and Lars H. Lund

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:74

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There have been numerous studies regarding atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with cardiac and pulmonary surgery; however, studies looking at esophagectomy and atrial fibrillation are sparse. The goal of this...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Colwell, Carlos O. Encarnacion, Lisa E. Rein, Aniko Szabo, George Haasler, Mario Gasparri, William Tisol and David Johnstone

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:73

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. The enlarged right coronary artery provides retrograde collaterals to supply the left vent...

    Authors: Pairoj Chattranukulchai, Jule Namchaisiri, Monravee Tumkosit, Sarinya Puwanant, Yongkasem Vorasettakarnkij, Suphot Srimahachota and Smonporn Boonyaratavej

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:70

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To assess the feasibility and efficacy of PuraStat®, a novel haemostatic agent, in achieving suture line haemostasis in a wide range of cardiac surgical procedures and surgery of the thoracic aorta.

    Authors: Suresh Giritharan, Kareem Salhiyyah, Geoffrey M. Tsang and Sunil K. Ohri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:68

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A meta-analysis was performed to compare the differences in outcomes between sutureless technique and conventional surgery for primary repair of Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection(TAPVC).

    Authors: Yuhao Wu, Zhichao Wu, Junmeng Zheng, Yonggang Li, Yuehang Zhou, Hongyu Kuang, Xin Jin and Chun Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:69

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Diastolic dysfunction (DD) identified on echocardiography predicts mortality after cardiac surgery, however the most useful diastolic parameters for assessment and the association of DD with prolonged mechanic...

    Authors: Thomas S. Metkus, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Todd C. Crawford, Jennifer S. Lawton, Lee Goeddel, Jeffrey Dodd-o, Monica Mukherjee, Theodore P. Abraham and Glenn J. Whitman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:67

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Isolated right Superior Vena Cava drainage into the left atrium in the absence of other cardiac anomalies is an extremely rare condition. The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is a congenital vascular malf...

    Authors: Ahmed F. Elmahrouk, Abdelmonem Helal, Mohamed F. Ismail, Tamer Hamouda, Mohammed Mashali, Ahmed A. Jamjoom and Jameel A. Al-Ata

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:66

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Human pulmonary dirofilariasis is a rare zoonosis caused by the dog worm Dirofilaria spp., a parasite transmitted by mosquitos and resulting in peripheral lung nodules. The filarial nematode enters the subcuta...

    Authors: Paolo Albino Ferrari, Antonella Grisolia, Stefano Reale, Rosa Liotta, Alessandra Mularoni and Alessandro Bertani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:65

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Use of donor blood in congenital cardiac surgery increases the risk for post-operative morbidity and mortality. To reduce the need for allogenic blood transfusion a technique for peri-operative mechanical red ...

    Authors: Gerda A. Zeilmaker-Roest, Annewil van Saet, Joost van Rosmalen, Soma Bahmany, Antony van Dijk, Enno D. Wildschut, Dick Tibboel and Ad J. J. C. Bogers

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:64

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although neoadjuvant therapy followed by esophagectomy is well-established as being superior to upfront esophagectomy when locoregional lymph node (LN) metastasis is present in esophageal cancer, upfront esoph...

    Authors: Jae Kil Park, Jae Jun Kim, Seok Whan Moon and Deog Gon Cho

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:62

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  24. Content type: Case report

    The pseudoaneurysms of sinus of Valsalva is an uncommon and serious complication of an infection, trauma, or after cardiac surgery or procedure. Pseudoaneurysms of sinus of Valsalva from left is rare. We descr...

    Authors: Hyun Oh Park, Joung Hun Byun, Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Hwan Kim, Ki Nyun Kim, Jae Jun Jung, Dong Hoon Kang, Jun Young Choi, Jun Ho Yang, In Seok Jang and Chung Eun Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:63

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