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  1. Readmission after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is associated with adverse outcomes and significant healthcare costs, and 30-day readmission rate is considered as a key indicator of the quality o...

    Authors: Md Shajedur Rahman Shawon, Michael Odutola, Michael O. Falster and Louisa R. Jorm

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:172

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (TAAD) is a life-threatening condition. Surgery is usually performed as a salvage procedure and is associated with significant postoperative early mortality and morbidit...

    Authors: Fausto Biancari, Giovanni Mariscalco, Hakeem Yusuff, Geoffrey Tsang, Suvitesh Luthra, Francesco Onorati, Alessandra Francica, Cecilia Rossetti, Andrea Perrotti, Sidney Chocron, Antonio Fiore, Thierry Folliguet, Matteo Pettinari, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Till Demal, Lenard Conradi…

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:171

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Congenital aortic coarctation (CoA) associated with aortic rupture is a rare but extremely lethal condition. In pregnant patients, the condition becomes very risky.

    Authors: Xin Pu, Maozhou Wang, Xiaoyong Huang, Hongjia Zhang and Lianjun Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:170

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Cystic echinococcosis (CE)/hydatidosis is an important neglected parasitic zoonotic disease caused by the metacestode of Echinococcus granulosus s.l. The present study was designed to identify the pulmonary CE sp...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Ali Talebi Ezabadi, Bahareh Sedaghat and Seyed Mahmoud Sadjjadi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:167

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Re-exploration of bleeding after cardiac surgery is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Perioperative blood loss and rate of re-exploration are variable among centers and surgeons.

    Authors: Ahmed Abdelrahman Elassal, Khalid Ebrahim Al-Ebrahim, Ragab Shehata Debis, Ehab Sobhy Ragab, Mazen Shamsaldeen Faden, Mazin Adel Fatani, Amr Ragab Allam, Ahmed Hasan Abdulla, Auhood Mohammednoor Bukhary, Nada Ahmed Noaman and Osama Saber Eldib

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:166

    Content type: Research article

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  6. To analyze the clinical effect of two different ways of minimally invasive transthoracic closure in children with ventricular septal defect (VSD).

    Authors: Jun Ma, Wenlin Shangguan, Liang-Wan Chen and Dong-shan Liao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:165

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Intracardiac blood cysts are very rare primary cardiac tumors. Blood cysts originated from the mitral valve represent a minority of cases, and previous cases have been mainly treated with conventional surgery ...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Lin Zhang, Lianggang Li, Tong Ren and Shengli Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:164

    Content type: Case report

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  8. CORKNOT® facilitates a reduction in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) time, aortic cross clamp (ACC) time and operative time, but reported to be associated with other complications. We aim to quantify the incidence...

    Authors: Faizus Sazzad, Ong Zhi Xian, Ashlynn Ler, Chang Guohao, Kang Giap Swee and Theo Kofidis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:163

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Multiple studies have shown a decrease in the inflammatory response with minimized bypass circuits leading to less complications and mortality rate. On the other hand, some other studies showed that there is n...

    Authors: Turki B. Albacker, Mohammed Fouda, Bakir M. Bakir and Ahmed Eldemerdash

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:162

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to compare the effects of N-acetyl cysteine on renal function after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

    Authors: Fatemeh Javaherforooshzadeh, Zahra Shaker, Mahboobeh Rashidi, Reza Akhondzadeh and Fatemeh Hayati

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:161

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The ACURATE neo™ transcatheter heart valve (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Massachusetts) is predominantly implanted via femoral access. Transcarotid use of this prothesis has never been reported.

    Authors: Chadi Aludaat, Alexandre Canville, Quentin Landolff, Matthieu Godin, Fabrice Bauer and Fabien Doguet

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:160

    Content type: Case report

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  12. In systolic chronic heart failure, a heterogeneous blood volume (BV) regulation can be found with plasma volume expansion in many cases, possibly leading to pseudoanemia. Little is known about the volume statu...

    Authors: Florian Seiler, Christoph Ahlgrim, Philipp Birkner, Nina Wrobel, Jonathan Rilinger, Sebastian Grundmann, Christoph Bode and Torben Pottgiesser

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:159

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an established tool to stabilize severely ill patients with therapy-refractory hemodynamic or respiratory failure. Recently, we established a mobile ECLS retrieval service...

    Authors: Felix Fleissner, Alexandru Mogaldea, Andreas Martens, Ruslan Natanov, Stefan Rümke, Jawad Salman, Tim Kaufeld, Fabio Ius, Erik Beckmann, Axel Haverich and Christian Kühn

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:158

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Lidocaine is one of the most widely used local anesthetics with well-known pharmacological properties. The purpose of this systematic review is to investigate the effects of lidocaine on postoperative pain sco...

    Authors: Michael R. Boswell, Rajat N. Moman, Melissa Burtoft, Harrison Gerdes, Jacob Martinez, Danielle J. Gerberi, Erica Wittwer, M. Hassan Murad and W. Michael Hooten

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:157

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm is rare and at the risk of rupture. The aetiology is always reported to be iatrogenic and traumatic injury. Embolisation is the most common therapeutic method. Here, we report...

    Authors: Caiyang Liu, Ran Ran, Xiaoliang Li, Gaohua Liu, Chuanxi Wang and Ji Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:156

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Early treatment of aortic valve stenosis is recommended in eligible symptomatic patients with severe aortic valve stenosis who would otherwise have a poor prognosis. The sutureless aortic valve bioprosthesis o...

    Authors: Max Baghai, Mattia Glauber, Raphael Fontaine, Jose Cuenca Castillo, Antony H. Walker, Ugolino Livi, José Montiel, Alistair Royse, Gianluigi Bisleri, Davide Pacini, Vincenzo Argano, Aurelien Roumy, George Asimakopoulos and Marco Solinas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:154

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Primary pulmonary meningioma (PPM) is an extremely rare disease, which is often misdiagnosed as lung metastasis. Previous studies indicated that PPM usually showed homogeneous enhancement on enhanced CT and hi...

    Authors: Maoqing Jiang, Ping Chen, Rong Huang, Jingfeng Zhang and Jianjun Zheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:153

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Intra-aortic foreign body (IAFB) is uncommon, which is usually caused by a rupture of the catheter or guidewire. IAFB can cause catastrophic complications, including arrhythmia, embolization of guidewire fragm...

    Authors: Chaodi Luo, Jing Li, Yang Yan and Dan Han

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:152

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Papillary fibroelastomas are rare but benign cardiac tumour that are often found on cardiac valvular surfaces. Their clinical manifestations ranging from clinically asymptomatic to substantial complications th...

    Authors: Yan Le Ho, Pui Fong Ng, Sotheenathan Krishinan and Basheer Ahamed Abdul Kareem

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:151

    Content type: Case report

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  20. An isolated coronary sinus (CS) atrial septal defect (ASD) is defined as a CS unroofed in the terminal portion without a persistent left superior vena cava or other anomalies. This defect is rare and part of t...

    Authors: Haruhiko Sugimori, Tatsuya Nakao, Yuki Ikegaya, Daisuke Iwahashi, Shoichi Tsuda, Nao Kume, Hirokazu Onishi and Sunao Nakamura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:150

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Each individual studies is limited to multi-factors and potentially lead to a significant difference of results among them. The present study aim to explore the critical genes related to the development of Eso...

    Authors: Wanpeng Wang, Kai Liao, Hao Chun Guo, Suqin Zhou, Ran Yu, Yanyan Liu, Yan Pan and Juan Pu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:148

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Up to 30% or even more of all infective endocarditis (IE) cases are recognized as blood culture negative, meaning that the causative agent is left unidentified. The prompt diagnosis together with the identific...

    Authors: Kristians Meidrops, Arina Zuravlova, Janis Davis Osipovs, Martins Kalejs, Valerija Groma, Eva Petrosina, Aigars Reinis, Eva Strike, Uga Dumpis, Andrejs Erglis and Peteris Stradins

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:147

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  23. The relationship between inflammatory cytokines and postoperative delirium (POD) remains to be further investigated, especially in patients undergoing acute type A aortic dissection (AAD). Interleukin-6 (IL-6)...

    Authors: Xiao-Chai Lv, Yong Lin, Qing-song Wu, Lei Wang, Yan-ting Hou, Yi Dong and Liang-wan Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:146

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Aortic arch surgery and obesity are both related to the risk of acute kidney injury. Our hypothesis was that the risk of postoperative acute kidney injury increases as body mass index increases in patients und...

    Authors: Taoshuai Liu, Yuwei Fu, Jie Liu, Yongmin Liu, Junming Zhu, Lizhong Sun, Ming Gong, Ran Dong and Hongjia Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:145

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor with malignant potential. We presented a case of a young adult who was diagnosed with IMT and treated with loop electrocautery therapy to relieve airway...

    Authors: Fan Yang, Wenxia Zhang, Cheng Han and Hanliang Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:144

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Congenital single lung (CSL) is a rare condition, and symptomatic patients often present with respiratory distress or recurrent respiratory infection due to mediastinal shift causing vascular or airway compres...

    Authors: Keon Young Park, Kevin C. Janek, Joshua L. Hermsen, Petros V. Anagnostopoulos and Hau D. Le

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:143

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Recently adopted mini-thoracotomy approach for surgical aortic valve replacement has shown benefits such as reduced pain and shorter recovery, compared to more conventional mini-sternotomy access. However, whe...

    Authors: Marija Bozhinovska, Matej Jenko, Gordana Taleska Stupica, Tomislav Klokočovnik, Juš Kšela, Matija Jelenc, Matej Podbregar, Andrej Fabjan and Maja Šoštarič

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:142

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis type VI) is a rare, inherited metabolic disease that results in progressive tissue accumulation of dermatan-sulfated glycosaminoglycans and inflammatory conse...

    Authors: Alexandros Agron Demis, Stella Oikonomidou, Fotios Daglis, Spyridon Polymenakos and Matthew Panagiotou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:141

    Content type: Case report

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  29. The myocardial infarction is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in cardiovascular diseases around the world. Although the timely and complete reperfusion via Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or ...

    Authors: Fuwen Huang, Jingting Mai, Jingwei Chen, Yinying He and Xiaojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:140

    Content type: Review

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  30. Management of patients treated with Ticagrelor is challenging, as stopping Ticagrelor prior to coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG) may increase the risk of acute stent thrombosis. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Sammer Diab, Mattan Arazi, Leonid Sternik, Ehud Raanani, Erez Kachel, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Amjad Shalabi, Offer Amir and Shemy Carasso

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:139

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Systematic lymph node dissection is an important part of radical resection for lung cancer. Insufficient incision of the mediastinal pleura results in a tapered or tunnel-like operation surface, which increase...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Sunyin Rao, Mingsheng Ma, Yunchao Huang, Guangqiang Zhao, Xin Cui, Qinling Sun and Lianhua Ye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:138

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  32. Cardiac erosion after percutaneous atrial septal defect (ASD) closure is a rare complication that requires immediate life-saving emergency surgery. In this report, we present our successful life-saving strateg...

    Authors: Takuma Kobayashi, Taiji Watanabe, Haruka Fu, Okada Yohei and Tomoyuki Goto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:137

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Cardiac fibromas are rare benign cardiac neoplasms, most frequently occurring in the pediatric population; with very rare cases identified in adults. The tumors are comprised of spindled cells with myofibrobla...

    Authors: Hirohisa Ikegami, Anthony Lemaire, Subhashini Gowda, Billie Fyfe, Mahmoud Ali, Mark J. Russo and Leonard Y. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:136

    Content type: Case report

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  34. It’s necessary to analyze the related risk factors and complications of low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) after operation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD), to elucidate the management strategy ...

    Authors: Bangrong Song, Haiming Dang and Ran Dong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:135

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Stenosis at the opening and bifurcation of the anterior descending branch and circumflex branch around the end of the left main trunk is difficult to repair. Accurate positioning of a stent is the key problem.

    Authors: Guangliang Wang and Xuemei Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:134

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Among the many possible postoperative complications, anastomotic leakage (AL) is the most common and serious. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore the ability of various inflammatory and nutriti...

    Authors: Chi Zhang, Xiao Kun Li, Li Wen Hu, Chao Zheng, Zhuang Zhuang Cong, Yang Xu, Jing Luo, Gao Ming Wang, Wen Feng Gu, Kai Xie, Chao Luo and Yi Shen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:133

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Despite advances in surgical techniques and aggressive therapy of post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) with cardiogenic shock, the overall morbidity and mortality is frustratingly high. The Impella ...

    Authors: Jeko M. Madjarov, Michael G. Katz, Svetozar Madzharov, Shahood Fazal and Francis Robicsek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:132

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Congenital lung malformation is an umbrella term and consist of various kind of parenchymal and mediastinal pathologies. Surgical resection is often required for diagnosis and curative treatment.

    Authors: Kenan C. Ceylan, Güntuğ Batihan, Ahmet Üçvet and Soner Gürsoy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:131

    Content type: Research article

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  39. This study describes the long-term survival, risk of reoperation and clinical outcomes of patients undergoing solitary surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) with a Carpentier-Edwards Perimount (CE-P) biopro...

    Authors: Lytfi Krasniqi, Mads P. Kronby and Lars P. S. Riber

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:130

    Content type: Research article

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  40. This study aimed to explore whether the mechanical stretching-induced expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in pulmonary veins occurred through the stretch-activated channel (S...

    Authors: Wenhui Huang, Hongjin Liu, Yichao Pan, Hongwei Yang, Jing Lin and Hui Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:127

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  41. Surgical intervention for spontaneous pneumothorax typically includes mechanical pleurodesis that frequently utilizes a Bovie scratch pad given its universal presence, low cost and ease of use. The pad is fold...

    Authors: Deena Akras, Daniel Raymond, Rami Akhrass and Sudish Murthy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:126

    Content type: Case report

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  42. Talc pleurodesis is an effective treatment for malignant pleural effusions (MPEs). This study was designed to estimate complication rates of thoracoscopic talc insufflation.

    Authors: Wen Zhang, Yun-long Zhao, Shao-jun Li, Ying-nan Zhao, Nan-nan Guo and Bo Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:125

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Although the incidence of lymph node (LN) metastasis (LNM) along the left gastric artery is high, its relationship with the prognosis in postoperative patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is...

    Authors: Xuan Liu, Leilei Wu, Dongkun Zhang, Peng Lin, Hao Long, Lanjun Zhang and Guowei Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:124

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  44. Advantages of multiple arterial conduits for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been reported previously. We aimed to evaluate the mid-term outcomes of multiple arterial CABG (MABG) among patients wit...

    Authors: Hang Zhang, Wen Chen, Yang Zhao, Lichun Guan, Min Yu, Rui Wang and Xin Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:123

    Content type: Research article

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