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  1. Traumatic aortic dissection with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is a rare traumatic disease. The purpose of this article is to investigate the imaging characteristics and treatment strategies for traumatic dia...

    Authors: Hao-Hao Wu, Shao-Song Tu and Fang-Biao Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:48
  2. High-risk patients with coronary heart disease who develop acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have severe coronary lesions. If severe complications occur, such as malignant ventricular arrhythmia, cardiogenic s...

    Authors: Bixia Yan, Guoqi Zhang, Chaolong Huang and Zhengjiang Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:47
  3. Surgical distractions are associated with worse patient outcomes. Lung transplantation and cardiac surgery’s multi-disciplinary nature, and their inherent complexities render them more vulnerable to distractio...

    Authors: James Arkley, Lay Ping Ong, Niranjan Gunaratnam, Tanveer Butt and Stephen Charles Clark
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:46
  4. Surgery on the aortic arch and proximal descending thoracic aorta can be lifesaving but is also associated with significant morbidity, ranging from minor infections to severe neurological impairments as well a...

    Authors: Therese Schagerholm Dahl and Rickard P. F. Lindblom
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:44
  5. Tobacco smoking has been associated with an increased risk of complications after conventional coronary surgery. However, the impact of smoking on the risk of postoperative complications in minimally invasive ...

    Authors: Youssef Shahin, Ján Gofus, Jan Harrer, Zdeněk Šorm, Martin Voborník, Eva Čermáková, Petr Smolák and Jan Vojáček
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:43
  6. Pulmonary artery thrombosis in-situ is a term used to describe a pulmonary embolism occurs in the absence of deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremities. Most cases occur in a patient who had a recent trauma...

    Authors: Alvin Oliver Payus, Constance Liew Sat Lin and Azliza Ibrahim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:42
  7. The coronary sinus (CS) is the terminal collecting vessel of the myocardial venous network, which returns deoxygenated blood used by the heart to the right atrium. The advent of high-fidelity imaging via CT an...

    Authors: Kendra L. Walsh, Andrew Winegarner and Geoffrey L. Hayward
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:41
  8. To determine the discriminative accuracy and calibration of EuroSCORE II in relation to age, sex, and surgical risk in a large nationwide coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cohort.

    Authors: Martin Silverborn, Susanne Nielsen and Martin Karlsson
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:40
  9. Aortic dissection (AD) is a rare disease with high mortality for which no effective diagnostic biomarkers are available. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is an important cause of the occurrence and progr...

    Authors: Yongqing Cheng, Yufan Du, Qi Wang, Qinghe Lv, Yunxin Xue, Weihong Zhou, Chenyu Zhang, Xi Chen and Dongjin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:39
  10. The Fontan operation has improved the survival of children born with congenital heart disease with single ventricle physiology. The most widely adopted variations of the Fontan procedure are the extracardiac c...

    Authors: Ahmet Bülent Polat, Murat Ertürk, Ozan Uzunhan, Nur Karademir and Kazım Öztarhan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:38
  11. The development of titanium claw plates has made rib osteosynthesis easy to achieve and led to a renewed interest for this surgery. We report the management of patients referred to the intensive care unit (ICU...

    Authors: Sarah Féray, Clarisse Blayau, Hicham Masmoudi, Samuel Haddad, Christophe Quesnel, Jalal Assouad and Muriel Fartoukh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:37
  12. Anemia and red cell transfusion contribute to morbidity and mortality of surgery. The concept of patient blood management to mitigate preoperative anemia, optimize coagulation, conserve red cells intraoperativ...

    Authors: Stephen F. Woodford, Mark Butlin, Bai Wei, Wei Chao and Alberto Avolio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:36
  13. Poland’s syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that accompanies malignancies, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiac and genitourinary syndromes. There is no study that represents the association between cardiac angio...

    Authors: Fatih Kizilyel, Rafet Gunay, Mehmet Rum, Mehmet Yilmaz and Bulend Ketenci
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:35
  14. Limited data are available concerning comparative outcomes of redo aortic valve interventions, including surgery after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with either stented or stentless bioprostheses. We investig...

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Ali Al-Sarraf, Khalil Jawad, Myriam Lafreniere-Roula and Vivek Rao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:34
  15. It is considered acceptable to conservatively manage coronary artery bypass grafting patients with carotid artery disease without the need for preoperative corrective carotid revascularization. However, in the...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Fuminori Ato, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Shigeru Miyachi and Katsuhiko Matsuyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:33
  16. Less invasive monitoring, such as radial arterial pulse contour analysis (ProAQT® sensor), represents an alternative when hemodynamic monitoring is necessary to guide postoperative management and invasive moni...

    Authors: Pilar Ordoñez-Rufat, Nuria Mancho-Fora, Cristian Tebe-Cordomi, Victoria Polit-Martinez, Ricardo Abellan-Lencina, Joaquin Fernandez-Alvarez and Juan Carlos Lopez-Delgado
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:32
  17. The effect of gender on patients with mitral valve regurgitation (MR) undergoing transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) remains to be defined. The aim of the present study is a comprehensive meta-analysis of...

    Authors: Kang Yi, Jie Gao, Wen-Xin Wang, Yu-Hu Ma, Wei Wang, Shao E. He, Xiao-Min Xu, Peng-Fei Li and Tao You
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:31
  18. Cardiac paragangliomas (PGLs) are clinically rare, with hypertension and metabolic changes as the main symptoms. The tumor is highly related to gene mutation, and surgery is presently the effective treatment. ...

    Authors: Cao Jingyi, Xue Qing, Yang Fan, Yang Qinqin, Cai Chengliang and Lu Fanglin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:30
  19. Azygos vein aneurysms (AVAs) are extremely rare. The majority of patients have no obvious clinical symptoms, so they are found by physical examination or by chance. There is limited clinical treatment experien...

    Authors: Yi Yao, Qiuxia Hu, Xiaoyang Xie, Caiyang Liu, Yu Lei, Xiaoliang Li, Yi Wang, Gaohua Liu, Yanhui Yang, Lei Luo and Ji Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:29
  20. Mitral valve repair (MVRe) is considered to have a superior outcome compared to replacement (MVRp) in patients with mitral valve regurgitation (MVR). It was the aim of the study to analyse the clinical results...

    Authors: Majd Makarious Laham, Jerry Easo, Marcin Szczechowicz, Mehdy Roosta-Azad, Alexander Weymann, Arjang Ruhparwar and Markus Kamler
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:27
  21. Dog bites associated with the head and neck area in children are a common problem. Most of the lacerations are found in the upper lip and the nose region, and tracheal injury is rare [1]. Tracheal injury requires...

    Authors: Michiyo Miyawaki, Kazuya Ogawa, Kosuke Kamada, Takashi Karashima, Miyuki Abe, Yohei Takumi, Takafumi Hashimoto, Atsushi Osoegawa and Kenji Sugio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:26
  22. Although postoperative chylothorax following lung cancer surgery is rare, it is a recognized complication in 0.25–3% of patients. However, cases of cardiac tamponade caused by chylopericardium after lung cance...

    Authors: Guofei Zhang, Tianshu Liu and Chengxiao Liang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:25
  23. To understand the current situation of health promotion behavior and quality of life among aortic dissection survivors and the correlation between them.

    Authors: Jianxin Tu, Fei Wang, Furong Yin, Linxue Zhang, Benli Zhao and Jiamei Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:23
  24. Behcet’s disease is a multi-system inflammatory disorder. A small subset of patients with Behcet’s develop relapsing polychondritis which is classified as a separate disease known as Mouth and Genital ulcers w...

    Authors: Niloy Rahman, Eshan Senanayake, Jorge Mascaro, Deva Situnayake, Ehab S. Bishay and Akshay J. Patel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:22
  25. TAVI via the left subclavian artery is considered a bail-out strategy in cases where a transfemoral approach is not feasible. However, since this route is only scarcely used, major complications can arise. We ...

    Authors: Oliver T. Reuthebuch, Ion Vasiloi, Thomas Nestelberger, Thomas Wolff and Friedrich S. Eckstein
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:21
  26. To study the influencing factors of myasthenic crisis in non-thymoma myasthenia gravis (MG) patients during perioperative period.

    Authors: Peng Jiao, Fanjuan Wu, Yuxing Liu, Jiangyu Wu, Yaoguang Sun, Wenxin Tian, Hanbo Yu, Chuan Huang, Donghang Li, Qingjun Wu, Chao Ma and Hongfeng Tong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:20
  27. Traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysms (PSAs) classified as grade III aortic injuries are conventionally repaired as procedural emergencies, generally within 24 h of arrival. These patients typically require adequat...

    Authors: Yuzhou Liu, Lin Sun, Qing Wang, Bin Xiang, Huangxing Cai, Yong Xie, Muzi Li and Hua Xiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:19
  28. Cystic echinococcosis (CE)/hydatidosis is an important zoonotic parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. The disease is a major health problem all over the world. Finding specific ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sadat Sadjjadi, Homa Hajjaran, Bahareh Sedaghat, Parviz Mardani and Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:18
  29. Preoperative anemia is common in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with various etiologies, among which iron deficiency is the leading cause. However, the benefit of intravenous (IV) iron for the treatment o...

    Authors: Hong-Mei Liu, Xi-sha Tang, Hong Yu and Hai Yu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:16
  30. Stanford type A aortic dissection (T(A)AD) is one of the most dangerous cardiovascular diseases and morbid obesity is associated with the prognosis of many cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study is to ...

    Authors: Xiao Xu, Renqi Yin, Kangkang Zhi, Yingyi Qin, Boxiang Tu, Shengyong Wu, Ziwei Dong, Dongxu Liu and Jia He
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:14
  31. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax occasionally relapses, even after bullectomy; therefore, coverage of the bullectomy staple line for pleural reinforcement is common in Japan. However, the appropriate covering ...

    Authors: Takafumi Kabuto, Mitsugu Omasa, Shunichi Nagata, Kosuke Tokushige, Taishi Adachi, Takao Nakanishi and Hideki Motoyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:13
  32. The uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy (UVATRUL), as a common procedure for thoracic surgeons, is difficult to manipulate and has some inherent challenges. To solve both of problems, ...

    Authors: Caiyang Liu, Ran Ran, Lei Luo, Xiaoliang Li, Gaohua Liu, Hong Shao and Ji Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:12
  33. Behcet's disease is a form of systematic vasculitis that affects vessels of various sizes anywhere in the body. Aortic pseudoaneurysm is the most hazardous lesion in Behcet's disease and is associated with hig...

    Authors: Lijun Duan, Xiaoqian Lu, Ruonan Pan and Dianbo Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:11
  34. The impact of preoperative anemia on postcardiac surgery outcomes is an area of great debate. Although several large-scale studies have been conducted, they have demonstrated conflicting results. A limited num...

    Authors: Hani Mufti, Faisal Alsharm, Mohanad Bahawi, Mohammed Almazmumi, Yazeed Alshaikh, Amir Abushouk, Abdullah Algarni, Sahal Jamalallail and Mohammed Almohammadi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:10
  35. Pure aortic valve disease is common and has been treated with sternotomy aortic valve replacement for decades. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been widely used in atrioventricular valve lesions, but tot...

    Authors: Tong Tan, Peijian Wei, Yanjun Liu, Huanlei Huang, Jian Zhuang, Jimei Chen, Jian Liu and Huiming Guo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:9
  36. Intracardiac thrombus is relatively rare in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, if it occurs, thrombotic complications are likely to develop. In this case, we performed a successful thr...

    Authors: Kenji Suzuki, Shun-Ichiro Sakamoto, Atsushi Hiromoto, Yusuke Motoji, Ryosuke Amitani, Takako Yamaguchi and Yosuke Ishii
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:8
  37. We report the case of an endovascular repair of an aortic arch aneurysm by a surgeon-modified fenestrated endograft with a single fenestration in a high-risk patient unfit for open surgery. A patient of 84 yea...

    Authors: Vito Gallicchio, Danilo Barbarisi, Flavia Condò, Rosaria Sciarrillo and Loris Flora
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:7
  38. Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with serious complication and high risk of mortality. The relationship between hemostatic system and the prognosis of patients with acute type A ao...

    Authors: Xin-Liang Guan, Lei Li, Wen-Jian Jiang, Ming Gong, Hai-Yang Li, Yu-Yong Liu, Xiao-Long Wang and Hong-Jia Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:6
  39. Cavernous hemangioma is a rare benign tumor which can sometimes mimic the clinical presentation and radiological findings of malignant tumors. Here we present a rare presentation of cavernous hemangioma in the...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Hooman Kamran, Bita Geramizadeh, Mohammad Hassan Darabi, Masoud Najafi, Armin Amirian and Reza Shahriarirad
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:3
  40. When drugs fail to reverse post-cardiotomy cardiac shock (PCS), extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is considered the most effective adjuvant strategy. Transthoracic echocardiography is a useful imaging...

    Authors: Fuyong Ye, Yuwen Yang, Yinting Liang and Jianhua Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:1
  41. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of video-assisted thoracic surgery for the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in a larger series compared with conventional open surgery. Addition...

    Authors: Hua Li, Shengliang Zhao, Chun Wu, Zhengxia Pan, Gang Wang and Jiangtao Dai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:344
  42. Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is one of the most common heart valve diseases that is a sequel of left ventricular remodelling. Although mitral valve annuloplasty is a standard treatment of FMR, the rec...

    Authors: Evaldas Girdauskas, Jonas Pausch, Hermann Reichenspurner, Jörg Kempfert, Thomas Kuntze, Tamer Owais, Tomas Holubec, Markus Krane, Keti Vitanova, Michael Borger, Matthias Eden, Violetta Hachaturyan, Peter Bramlage and Volkmar Falk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:343

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