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  1. Content type: Research article

    Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting has a good long-term survival rate and graft patency rate, but it is only recommended in young patients due to its high technical requirements and high inciden...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Xiaoqi Wang, Shuwu He, Yue Shu, Tianguang Wang and Zelun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:175

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Vein graft disease (VGD) impairs graft patency rates and long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). DuraGraft is a novel endothelial-damage inhibitor developed to efficiently protect the ...

    Authors: Etem Caliskan, Sigrid Sandner, Martin Misfeld, Jose Aramendi, Sacha P. Salzberg, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Vilas Satishchandran, Geeta Iyer, Louis P. Perrault, Andreas Böning and Maximilian Y. Emmert

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:174

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Limited aortic annulus exposure during minimal invasive aortic valve replacement (mini-AVR) proves to be challenging and contributes to procedure complexity, resulting in longer procedure times. New innovation...

    Authors: Bruce R. Boti, Vikash G. Hindori, Emilio L. Schade, Athina M. Kougioumtzoglou, Eva C. Verbeek, Annet Driessen-Waaijer, Riccardo Cocchieri, Bas A. J. M. de Mol, Nils R. Planken, Abdullah Kaya and Henk A. Marquering

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:173

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to discuss the efficacy and safety of the application of thrombus aspiration catheters during emergency PCI operations for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with high th...

    Authors: Ping Li, Jiang-Wen Ruan, Ming Liu, Si-Yao Li, Zheng-Dong Wang and Wen-Chao Xie

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:172

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  5. Content type: Case report

    The treatment of persistent air leak is a challenge. Herein, we reported the combined intrabronchial and intrapleural injection of fibrin glue using fiber bronchoscopy to seal off an alveolar pleura fistula de...

    Authors: Alfonso Fiorelli, Italia Odierna, Daniele Scarano, Francesco Caronia, Andrea Failla, Mario Iannotti, Mario Santini and Caterina Pace

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:171

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  6. Content type: Case report

    Finegoldia magna, a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus, is part of the human normal microbiota as a commensal of mucocutaneous surfaces. However, it remains an uncommon pathogen in infective endocarditis, with only e...

    Authors: Siobhan Chien, David Gorman, Charilaos-Panagiotis Koutsogiannidis, Ramanish Ravishankar, Ganesh Kamath and Vipin Zamvar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:170

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic aortic aneurysms, although mostly asymptomatic, are life threatening owing to the risk of rupture. Moreover, the extrinsic pressure of a ruptured aneurysm may encroach the mediastinum.

    Authors: Hanna Jung, Young Woo Do, Sang Yub Lee, Youngok Lee, Tak Hyuk Oh and Gun Jik Kim

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:169

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To identify the predictor factors of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction following patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) surgical ligation.

    Authors: Mohamed Abdel-Bary, Khaled Abdalla Abdel-Baseer, Ahmed Fathy Abdel-Latif, Mohamed Abdella Abdel-Naser, Mahmoud Nafie and Karam Mosallam Eisa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:168

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study tested the relationship between preoperative serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and cancer-specific prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma who have undergone curative resec...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Leilei Wu, Xuan Liu, Hao Long, Tiehua Rong and Guowei Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:167

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine if there was a difference between coronary reimplantation after neoaortic reconstruction and open coronary reimplantation technique in arterial switch operation (ASO).

    Authors: Kwang Ho Choi, Si Chan Sung, Hyungtae Kim, Hyoung Doo Lee, Hoon Ko and Joung-Hee Byun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:166

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Mitral valve disease is the most common heart valve disease worldwide. Heart valve operation is the predominant treatment strategy for heart valve disease. This study analyzed the death risk from heart valve d...

    Authors: Ruo-Ling Li, Ci-Wen Luo, Yung-Chyuan Ho, Shiuan-Shinn Lee and Yu-Hsiang Kuan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:165

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Elevated white blood cell counts and leukocyte ratios are recognized markers of systemic inflammation associated with poor surgical outcomes. We analyzed the temporal stability and prognostic value of the preo...

    Authors: Jeremy Green, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Makoto Mori, Sameh Yousef, Abeel A. Mangi and Arnar Geirsson

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:164

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Zero balance ultrafiltration (Z-BUF) utilizing injectable 8.4% sodium bicarbonate is utilized to treat hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The nationwide shortage ...

    Authors: Ryan Mullane, Lance Fristoe, Nicholas W. Markin, Tara R. Brakke, Helen Mari Merritt-Genore, Aleem Siddique, Clifford D. Miles and Troy J. Plumb

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:163

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sternal wound complications (SWC) are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Especially the use of bilateral IMA (BIMA) grafts as opposed to ...

    Authors: Jef Van den Eynde, Astrid Heeren, Delphine Szecel, Bart Meuris, Steven Jacobs, Peter Verbrugghe and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:162

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Aortic erosion is a serious complication that usually occurs shortly after Amplazter Septal Occluder (ASO) implantation for atrial septal defect (ASD).

    Authors: Yasuko Onakatomi, Toshihide Asou, Yuko Takeda, Hideaki Ueda, Motohiko Goda and Munekata Masuda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:159

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Many patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery have a prior history of cancer and potentially chest radiation which is a known risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis. Prior radiation increases fibr...

    Authors: Gavitt A. Woodard, Hannah Lee, Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, Kirk D. Jones, Jasmine Wong, David M. Jablons and Kai Ihnken

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:158

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has been used increasingly to support patients with cardiogenic shock (CS). There has been growing recognition of the favorable and unfavorable hemod...

    Authors: Jan M. Griffin, Susan Restaino, Koji Takeda and Arthur R. Garan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:153

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Pericardiectomy is the final treatment for constrictive pericarditis. However, this greatest surgical approach is still very controversial. This study pursued to assess the outcomes in patients with recurrent ...

    Authors: Ling Yunfei, Li Tao and Qian Yongjun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:152

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To study different value of estimated glomerular filtration rate with normal serum creatinine whether is a risk factor for hidden renal function of cardiac surgery outcomes.

    Authors: Jiarui Xu, Jiawei Yu, Xialian Xu, Bo Shen, Yimei Wang, Wuhua Jiang, Wenlv Lv, Yi Fang, Zhe Luo, Chunsheng Wang, Jie Teng and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:151

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Infected aortic arch aneurysms caused by Mycobacterium avium are rare in immunocompetent individuals. Promptly recognizing these aneurysms is important because delays in treatment result in aneurysm rupture and a...

    Authors: Kei Yagami, Takashi Fujita, Shinichi Ishida and Masato Mutsuga

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:150

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the success rate, utility, practicality and results of pre-operative CT (computed tomography)–guided semi-rigid single hook-wire placement and the pathology results ...

    Authors: Guang Zhao, Xiuyi Yu, Weiqiang Chen, Guojun Geng, Ning Li, Hongming Liu, Pan Yin, Long Sun and Jie Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:149

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique was developed to facilitate the two-stage surgery of extensive pathologies of the thoracic aorta and is now routinely applied in acute and chronic aortic syndromes.

    Authors: Jamila Kremer, Fabian Preisner, Bashar Dib, Ursula Tochtermann, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck and Mina Farag

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:147

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Sinus tachycardia coupled with high-dose catecholamine is common after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The present study assessed the hemodynamic efficacy and safety of combination therapy using low-dose β1-selecti...

    Authors: Michihiro Sakai, Satoshi Jujo, Junjiro Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Ohnishi and Masataka Kamei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:145

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition and can arise as a complication of various conditions. It rarely occurs as a complication of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm. Even rarer are conditions wh...

    Authors: Hina Inam, Ibrahim Zahid, Sarim Dawar Khan, Salman Ul Haq and Saulat Fatimi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:144

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The pulmonary ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) is a very rare tumor with only several case reports in published literatures, and its clinicopathological features, standard treatment methods and prog...

    Authors: Kang Shao, Yalong Wang, Qi Xue, Juwei Mu, Yushun Gao, Yonggang Wang, Bingzhi Wang, Lina Zhou and Shugeng Gao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:143

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac myxoma, a common benign primary tumor of the heart can be categorized into syndromic (Carney Complex) and non-syndromic(isolated). Carney Complex associated myxomas can be found in any region and syste...

    Authors: Geoffrey Joseph Changwe, Tao Zhang, Haizhou Zhang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:142

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Severe carotid and intracranial artery stenosis disease (CIAD) is major risk for perioperative stroke in coronary artery bypass grafting. Then, preoperative risk assessment is quite important.

    Authors: Eiki Tayama, Ryusuke Mori, Tomohiro Ueda, Ken-ichi Imasaka, Yukihiro Tomita and Shigeki Morita

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:141

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital cardiac defect often diagnosed in adult patients. Mitral regurgitation (MR) observed in ASD patients mostly improves after ASD closure. However, a subset of adult ASD...

    Authors: Joo Hyun Jun, Min-Kyung Kang, Joon-Sang Hyeon, Eunha Choi, Youngrok Kim, Ki Seok Kim, Mi Hwa Chung and In-Jung Jun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:140

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) has been shown to reduce the need for transfused blood products in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery patients. However, similar evidence in newborns, neonates, and young...

    Authors: Christopher F. Tirotta, Richard G. Lagueruela, Daria Salyakina, Weize Wang, Thomas Taylor, Jorge Ojito, Kathleen Kubes, Hyunsoo Lim, Robert Hannan and Redmond Burke

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:139

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The donor’s mode of brain death (BD), being associated with impairment of myocardial function and hemodynamic performance, impacts the prognosis of the heart transplantation (HTx) recipient.

    Authors: Eilon Ram, Jacob Lavee, Dov Freimark, Elad Maor, Yigal Kassif, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan and Yael Peled

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:138

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Transcatheter and intraoperative device closure for atrial septal defect (ASD) are widely applied to reduce the incision size and the potential for injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in conventional su...

    Authors: Han-Fan Qiu, Qiang Chen, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen and Xue-Shan Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:136

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue in the thorax and mediastinum is uncommon, although, a common developmental anomaly in the gastrointestinal tract where the aberrant tissue is a component of gastrointestinal d...

    Authors: Josiah Miner Njem, Benjamin Ugwu, John Collins, Innocent Emmanuel, Ojile Akpa Philip and John Awodi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:134

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  33. Content type: Case report

    The traditional treatment of myocardial infarction with ventricular septal rupture is surgical treatment. For the elderly patients with cardiac insufficiency, surgical treatment is very risky. The successful t...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Wang, Fang Nie, Na Ye, Xuehui Liu, Shaoqing Yang, Fangzhou Guo and Jing Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:133

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary rehabilitation programme for lung surgery patients can reduce the risk of post-operative complications but compliance to programmes can be limited by access to health care. We developed a home-based ...

    Authors: Salma Bibi Kadiri, Amy Pamela Kerr, Nicola Katy Oswald, Alina-Maria Budacan, Sarah Flanagan, Christopher Golby, Stuart Lightfoot and Babu Naidu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:132

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Radiofrequency catheter ablation is approved effective therapy for premature ventricular contraction. However, the rare but serious complication such as pseudoaneurysm should be given more attention. It is lif...

    Authors: Hongxia Wang, Zhelan Zheng, Lei Yao, Yun Mou and Xiuqin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:131

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There are no unanimous reports on different layouts and classifications of multi-hole secundum atrial septal defects (MHASD) and subsequent standardized occlusion techniques. The MHASD can be isolated or cribr...

    Authors: Zeeshan Farhaj, Li Hongxin, Guo Wenbin, Wen-Long Zhang, Fei Liang, Hai-Zhou Zhang, Gui-Dao Yuan and Cheng-Wei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:130

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation offers temporary hemodynamic support for patients with refractory cardiogenic shock after cardiovascular surgery. However, the initiation time for such patients is controver...

    Authors: Min Ge, Tuo Pan, Jun-Xia Wang, Zu-Jun Chen and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:129

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) is a rare heterogeneous condition That accounting for 1.5–3% of congenital heart diseases. It is characterized by failure of the Pulmonary Venous Confluence ...

    Authors: Hossein Sarmast and Ahmad Takriti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:127

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Aortic valve insufficiency can have significant hemodynamic consequences for patients with left ventricular assist devices. A circulation loop can limit systemic blood flow and increase left ventricular fillin...

    Authors: Daniel D. Holloway, Lindsay C. Jones, Soo J. Howell, Jonathan D. Rich and Duc Thinh Pham

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:126

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