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  1. To study the clinical manifestations and advantages of open-heart surgery and echocardiographic transthoracic or percutaneous closure with secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). The surgeon’s learning curve was ...

    Authors: Hongwei Qi, Jiangang Zhao, Xiujie Tang, Xizheng Wang, Nan Chen, Wenqing Lv, Hong Bian, Shumin Wang and Biao Yuan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:212

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Three-dimensional (3D) models have the unique ability to replicate individualized cardiac anatomy and may therefore provide clinical benefit. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) currently relies on ...

    Authors: Casey Thorburn, Omar Abdel-Razek, Susan Fagan, Neil Pearce, Michael Furey, Scott Harris, Michael Bartellas and Corey Adams

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:211

    Content type: Research article

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  3. We aimed to find out how the concomitant performance of tricuspid valve repair (TVR) affects outcomes of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (MVS).

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Natalia Ganchewa, Stefan Hein, Karin Bramlage, Peter Bramlage, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:210

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Approximately 250,000 heart valve operations are performed annually worldwide. An intensive research and development effort has led to progressively more advanced heart valve prostheses. The Carpentier-Edwards...

    Authors: Taufiek K. Rajab, Jason M. Ali, Jules Hernández-Sánchez, Jennifer Mackie, Vincenzo Grimaudo, Silvia Sinichino, Christine Mills, Bushra Rana, John Dunning and Yasir Abu-Omar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:209

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Li-Wen Wang, Ning Xu, Shu-Ting Huang, Liang-Wan Chen, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:208

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:88

  6. Although lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) is the first option for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, the time trends of MLND in stage IA NSCLC patients who undergo ...

    Authors: Liang Pan, Ran Mo, Linhai Zhu, Wenfeng Yu, Wang Lv and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:207

    Content type: Research article

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  7. We treated a patient with late-stage unilateral bypass thrombosis after bilateral axillary-femoral bypass with lateral axillary-profunda femoris artery (LAx-PF) bypass.

    Authors: Kang She, Xiansheng Zhang, Jie Yin, Gong Cheng, Xiangrong Chen and Yufei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:206

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Direct cannulation of the innominate artery for selective antegrade cerebral perfusion has been shown to be safe in elective proximal aortic reconstructions. We sought to evaluate the safety of this technique ...

    Authors: Eden C. Payabyab, Jonathan M. Hemli, Allan Mattia, Alex Kremers, Sohrab K. Vatsia, S. Jacob Scheinerman, Efstathia A. Mihelis, Alan R. Hartman and Derek R. Brinster

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:205

    Content type: Research article

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  9. We demonstrated the safety and feasibility of image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS) of bilateral lung lesions in a hybrid operating room.

    Authors: Chu-Chun Liang, Chi-Hao Liao, Ya-Fu Cheng, Wei-Heng Hung, Heng-Chung Chen, Chang-Lun Huang and Bing-Yen Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:203

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma of the sternum is rare and a few cases of surgical resection have been reported. Anterior chest wall reconstruction after radical resection of the sternum and ribs aims to p...

    Authors: Young Chul Yoon, Jiyun Lee and Jin Yong Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:202

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  11. Volume reduction surgery is a routine treatment method for lung emphysema in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The formation of giant bullous emphysema is an indication for surgical bullec...

    Authors: Dmitry Borisovich Giller, Galina Vladimirovna Scherbakova, Boris Dmitrievich Giller, Arkadyi Leybovich Khanin, Vladimir Nikolayeich Nikolenko and Mikhail Yegorovich Sinelnikov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:201

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a recognized treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis at all risk groups. However, permanent pacemaker rates remain high for self expandable transcatheter v...

    Authors: Simon C. Y. Chow, Randolph H. L. Wong, Gary S. H. Cheung, Alex P. W. Lee, Henry K. L. Chui, Kent C. Y. So and Eugene B. Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:200

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high incidence of coronary heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in these patients. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) significantly increases...

    Authors: Xihui Li, Siyu Zhang and Feng Xiao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:199

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) undergoing non-cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Tadashi Omoto, Atsushi Aoki, Kazuto Maruta, Tomoaki Masuda and Yui Horikawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:198

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In spinocerebellar degeneration (SCD) patients, general and regional anesthesia may cause postoperative dysfunction of respiratory, nerve and muscle systems. We present the surgical case of thymoma developed i...

    Authors: Eiyu Tsuboi, Yoko Azuma, Takashi Makino, Takashi Terada, Hajime Otsuka, Atsushi Sano, Satoshi Koezuka, Takashi Sakai, Naobumi Tochigi and Akira Iyoda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:197

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Routine clinical and pathological examinations usually cannot fully conclusively determine the relationship between different lesions of lung cancer. Detailed genetic analysis of tumor samples may supply impor...

    Authors: Yong Yang, Xiaofeng Xie, Gening Jiang and Hongcheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:196

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Hyperbilirubinemia is one of the common complications after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased mortality. However, to the best of our knowledge, the reports on clinical significance of postoperat...

    Authors: Xiaolan Chen, Ming Bai, Lijuan Zhao, Yangping Li, Yan Yu, Wei Zhang, Feng Ma, Shiren Sun and Xiangmei Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:195

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To compare the impact of two different types of mitral valve surgery on health-related quality of life, we conducted a retrospective study comparing modified totally endoscopic mitral valve surgery with median...

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:194

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) are placed for patients with advanced heart failure or cardiogenic shock as destination therapy or as a bridge to cardiac transplantation. Significant complications assoc...

    Authors: Ilya Shnaydman, Mohamed O. Abdelhamid, Joyce Kaufman, Howard Lieberman and Gabriel Ruiz

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:193

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Heart failure is still a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Assist devices are reserved for advanced heart failure patients with no other therapeutic options.

    Authors: R. Hamdan, S. Fakih, M. Mohammad, F. Charif, H. Abdallah, S. Safa, F. Al Ali, M. Issa, B. Damen, A. el Zein, M. Younes, A. Rabah and M. Saab

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:192

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP) is considered an absolute and definitive contraindication for scuba diving and professional flying, unless bilateral surgical pleurectomy is performed. Only then is there...

    Authors: Peter Germonpre, Elke Van Renterghem, Nicolas Dechamps, Thierry Onghena and Joke Van Aken

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:191

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy is now considered the preferred approach at many centers for early stage lung cancer. However, it needs an adequate learning curve, and it may be challenging in...

    Authors: Cecilia Menna, Camilla Poggi, Claudio Andreetti, Anna Maria Ciccone, Alberto Emiliano Baccarini, Giulio Maurizi, Antonio D’Andrilli, Camilla Vanni, Roberto Cascone, Alfonso Fiorelli, Mario Santini, Federico Venuta, Erino Angelo Rendina and Mohsen Ibrahim

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:190

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The objective of this study was to explore the consistency and correlation of two troponin (cTn) subtypes, troponin I (cTnI) and high-sensitivity troponin T (hs-cTnT), which can be used to judge early myocardi...

    Authors: Wei Gu, Wei Tang, Zuojing Zhang, Meiying Xu and Jingxiang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:189

    Content type: Research article

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  24. This single-centre, retrospective propensity score matching (PSM) study designed to study the impact of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) and the relationship between AKI ...

    Authors: Rui Wang, Xian Wang, Yifan Zhu, Wen Chen, Liangpeng Li and Xin Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:186

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is an essential device in the field of emergency and intensive-care medicine. However, long-term use of VA-ECMO has various severe complications, incl...

    Authors: Tasuku Nishihara, Natsuko Kudamatsu, Taisuke Hamada, Yukihiro Nakata, Waichi Yamamoto, Hideyuki Nandate, Kenji Namiguchi, Takashi Nishimura, Hironori Izutani and Toshihiro Yorozuya

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:185

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Life-threatening complications including cardiac perforation by the clamp or pectus bar during Nuss procedure have rarely been occurred. A rare case of lung entrapment between the pectus bar and chest wall aft...

    Authors: Do Yeon Kim and Jin Yong Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:184

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  27. This study compared limited aortic repair (ascending, and /or hemi-arch replacement) versus extended-arch repair (ascending, arch and proximal descending aortic replacement) used for patients aged 65 or older,...

    Authors: Wei Qin, Cunhua Su, Liangpeng Li, Michael. Carmichael, Fuhua Huang and Xin Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:183

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Due to its rarity, information on pulmonary metastasectomy for pulmonary metastasis from ovarian cancer is limited.

    Authors: Ryu Kanzaki, Jiro Okami, Koji Takami, Teruo Iwasaki, Naoki Ikeda, Yasunobu Funakoshi, Yasushi Sakamaki, Ken Kodama, Hideoki Yokouchi, Yoshihisa Kadota, Naoko Ose and Yasushi Shintani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:182

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Ex-vivo heart perfusion can be utilized to study a variety of physiologic and molecular pathways in a controlled system outside of the body. It can also be used in clinical settings such as for organ preservat...

    Authors: Mohammed Quader, Juan Francisco Torrado, Martin J. Mangino and Stefano Toldo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:180

    Content type: Research article

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  30. It is difficult to obtain a definitive diagnosis for nodular smooth muscle proliferation (NSMP) before surgery, and a pathological diagnosis is necessary to differentiate it from primary lung cancer. We report...

    Authors: Toshihiro Ikeda, Tetsuhiko Go, Kyuichi Kadota, Emi Ibuki and Hiroyasu Yokomise

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:179

    Content type: Case report

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  31. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between meteorological factors and the occurrence of acute aortic dissection (AAD) in Fujian Province, China.

    Authors: Zeng-Rong Luo, Ling-Li Yu, Shu-Ting Huang, Liang-Wan Chen and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:178

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Clear cell tumors of the lung (CCTLs) are rare and mostly benign pulmonary neoplasms arising from perivascular epithelioid cells. Only approximately 100 cases have been reported, and half of them were in China...

    Authors: Leilei Shen, Jixing Lin, Zhipeng Ren, Bailin Wang, You Liu, Jing Yuan and Lianbin Zhan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:177

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third most common cardiovascular syndrome with an average annual incidence rate of 77 per 100,000 population in the worldwide. The diagnose algorithms for suspected PE are genera...

    Authors: Zhihui Fu, Xibin Zhuang, Yueming He, Hong Huang and Weifeng Guo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:176

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Werner’s syndrome is an autosomal recessive rare genetic disorder characterized by clinical features suggestive of accelerated aging caused by mutation of the WRN gene. Although some reports exist of aortic va...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Shinya Fukui, Yukitoshi Shirakawa, Tomohiko Sakamoto, Mutsunori Kitahara, Yumi Kakizawa and Hiroyuki Nishi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:174

    Content type: Case report

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  35. We studied early poor postoperative prognosis in acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients and investigated the predictive effect of interleukin-6 (IL-6) combined with D-dimer in the early poor ...

    Authors: Qingsong Wu, Jiahui Li, Liangwan Chen, Liang Liang Yan, Zhihuang Qiu, Yue Shen, Xianbiao Xie and Linfeng Xie

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:172

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  36. Neurological complications is a common complication following novel triple-branched stent graft implantation in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (AAD). But the incidence and risk factors of post...

    Authors: Yanjuan Lin, Qiong Chen, Haoruo Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Yanchun Peng, Xizhen Huang, Yiping Chen, Sailan Li and Lingyu Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:171

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  37. Pulmonary regurgitation and the subsequent functional tricuspid regurgitation are frequently observed in adult patients who previously underwent pulmonary valvular operations. Pulmonary valve replacement, in c...

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:170

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a rare condition that requires lung transplantation in patients’ refractory to medical therapy. Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is a documented complication...

    Authors: T. Eadington, K. Santhanakrishnan and R. Venkateswaran

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:169

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Chest blunt trauma (CBT) and the resultant rib fractures often lead to thoracic collapse. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of displacement of the rib fracture and thoracic collapse on the th...

    Authors: Xiao-Kun Chen, Yi-Jun Liu, Fu-Zheng Guo, Jiu-Xu Deng, Jian Xiong, Tian-Bing Wang and Bao-Guo Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:167

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Dynamic chest radiography (DCR) is a flat-panel detector (FPD)-based functional X-ray imaging, which is performed as an additional examination in chest radiography. DCR provides objective and quantifiable info...

    Authors: Masaya Tamura, Isao Matsumoto, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Munehisa Takata and Hirofumi Takemura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:166

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Ventricular rupture is rarely described in the literature outside the context of myocardial infarction, infection or neoplasm. It is associated with a high mortality rate due to late presentation and delayed s...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jail, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Obada Al-Qudah, Khalil Abu Zahra, Maysa Al-Hussaini and Azza Gharaibeh

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:164

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Invasive pure ground-glass opacity and pre-invasive pure ground-glass opacity have different 5-year overall survival rate and risk of lymph node metastasis and the extent of resection. It is difficult to discr...

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Jinming Yu, Xue Meng, Lingfei Liu, Liang Xu, Liheng Liu, Haiying Yu, Yongsheng Gao and Zhen Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:162

    Content type: Research article

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