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  1. To observe the effect of combining dexmedetomidine with sufentanil on postoperative analgesia in children who underwent transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) with ultrafast track an...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Wen-Peng Xie, Yu-Qing Lei, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:206

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  2. Postoperative vasoplegia with minimal responsiveness to vasopressors is common after cardiac surgery. Called cardiac vasoplegic syndrome (CVS), it is caused by multiple factors. Treating CVS involves a high do...

    Authors: Walter Petermichl, Michael Gruber, Ina Schoeller, Kwahle Allouch, Bernhard M. Graf and York A. Zausig

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:205

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  3. The Medtronic Freestyle prosthesis has proven to be a promising recourse for aortic root replacement in various indications. The present study aims to evaluate clinical outcomes and geometric changes of the ao...

    Authors: Anja Osswald, Alina Zubarevich, Arian Arjomandi Rad, Robert Vardanyan, Konstantin Zhigalov, Daniel Wendt, Bastian Schmack, Ahmed Mashhour, Arjang Ruhparwar and Alexander Weymann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:204

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  4. As a new surgical method for older adults with cardiac insufficiency, transapical mitral valve clamp surgery requires the cooperation of practitioners across multiple disciplines to ensure appropriate treatmen...

    Authors: Sailan Li, Haoruo Zhang, Meihua Chen, Zhenzhen Wang and Yanjuan Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:203

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The mural thrombus in the ascending aorta is rare, most of which are associated with aneurysm or atherosclerotic lesions, with high risks of causing catastrophic thrombotic events. A mural thrombus in the non-...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Dai, Chengyao Ni, Wenzong Luo, Sihan Miao and Liang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:200

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The cannulation technique used in totally endoscopic cardiac surgery has a significant impact on the overall prognosis of patients. However, there are no large cohort studies to discuss it. Here we report on o...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Liang-wan Chen, Xiao-fu Dai and Xue-shan Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:199

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  7. Poor glycemic control has been associated with an increased risk of wound complications after various types of operations. However, it remains unclear how hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and preoperative glycemia can b...

    Authors: Jef Van den Eynde, Abel Van Vlasselaer, Annoushka Laenen, Delphine Szecel, Bart Meuris, Tom Verbelen, Steven Jacobs, Peter Verbrugghe and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:198

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Regardless of its rarity, and indolent clinical course, chest wall tumor places high morbidity and burden on patients especially when invasion to a neighboring structure is found. Once detected, surgery is the...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Obada Al-Qudah, Hanna Kakish and Salam Elfar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:196

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Intraoperative graft assessment with tools like Transit Time Flow Measurement (TTFM) is imperative for quality control in coronary surgery. We investigated the variation of TTFM parameters before and after pro...

    Authors: Dror B. Leviner, Miriam von Mücke Similon, Carlo Maria Rosati, Andrea Amabile, Daniel J. F. M. Thuijs, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Daniel Wendt, Gregory D. Trachiotis, Teresa M. Kieser, A. Pieter Kappetein, Stuart J. Head, David P. Taggart and John D. Puskas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:195

    Content type: Research article

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  10. C-erbB-2 has been confirmed to be an oncogene that participates in cell growth, differentiation and division of tumors. We are wondered if its silenced expression can exert an anti-tumor effect. Therefore, thi...

    Authors: Zhigao Niu, Wenping Zhang, Jialun Shi, Xiangdong Li and Hanlei Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:194

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Chondroblastoma is a rare, benign locally but aggressive bone tumor. It accounts for < 1% of primary bony tumors, and mostly arises from long bones; the rib chondroblastoma is especial rare. Due to its rarity,...

    Authors: Yonghui Wu, Jiexia Guan, Kai Zhang, Huiguo Chen, Weibin Wu and Jian Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:192

    Content type: Case report

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  12. No consensus was reached on the surgical procedure for patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ≤ 2 cm. The aim of this study is to investigate the appropriate surgical procedure for stage I NS...

    Authors: Liang Wu, Weigang Zhao, Tangbing Chen and Yi Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:191

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), together with optimized medical treatment, is currently the first line treatment for acute Stanford type B ...

    Authors: Biao Yu, Tangzhiming Li and Huadong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:190

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The usefulness of digital chest drain is still debated. We are carrying out a study to determine if the use of a digital system compared with a traditional system reduces the duration of chest drainage. To eva...

    Authors: Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Giuseppe Marulli, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Sara Pieropan, Veronica Rossi, Debora Brascia, Luigi Gaetano Andriolo, Giovanna Imbriglio, Gianluca Bonitta, Camillo Lopez, Federico Rea and Mario Nosotti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:188

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  15. Open window thoracostomy (OWT) is indicated for patients with bronchopleural fistula (BPF) or trapped lung in the setting of empyema refractory to non-surgical interventions. We investigated the role of OWT in...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Cain, Marc Margolis, John F. Lazar, Hayley Henderson, Margaret Hamm, Stefanie Malouf and Puja Gaur Khaitan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:187

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  16. The debate on the best treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF) has expanded following the introduction of the so-called “hybrid procedure” that combines minimally invasive epicardial ablation with endo...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Roberto Lorusso, Marco Moscarelli, Giuseppe De Martino, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Arash Motekallemi, Nicola Di Bari, Ignazio Condello, Pasquale Mastroroberto, Giuseppe Santarpino and Giuseppe Speziale

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:186

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  17. The Freestyle® bioprosthesis is used for pathologies of the aortic root. Additional resection of the ascending aorta and the proximal arch in dissections or aneurysms might be indicated. The aim was to assess ...

    Authors: Alicja Zientara, Kim Rosselet-Droux, Hans Bruijnen, Dragan Odavic, Michele Genoni and Omer Dzemali

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:185

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The burden of frailty on cardiac surgical outcomes is incompletely understood. Here we perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing frail versus pre-frail versus non-frail patients follow...

    Authors: Jessica Avery Lee, Bobby Yanagawa, Kevin R. An, Rakesh C. Arora, Subodh Verma and Jan O. Friedrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:184

    Content type: Review

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  19. The timing for heart surgery following cerebral embolization after cardiac valve vegetation is vital to postoperative recovery being uneventful, additionally Covid-19 may negatively affect the outcome. Minimal...

    Authors: Terézia B. Andrási, Nunijiati Abudureheman, Alannah Glück, Maximilian Vondran, Gerhard Dinges, Ildar Talipov and Ardawan J. Rastan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:182

    Content type: Case report

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  20. During cardiac surgery, micro-air emboli regularly enter the blood stream and can cause cognitive impairment or stroke. It is not clearly understood whether the most threatening air emboli are generated by the...

    Authors: Mira Puthettu, Stijn Vandenberghe and Stefanos Demertzis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:181

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Pericardiectomy has traditionally carried relatively high perioperative mortality and morbidity, with few published reports of intermediate- and long- term outcomes. We investigated our 15-year experience perf...

    Authors: Zainab Faiza, Anjali Prakash, Niharika Namburi, Bailey Johnson, Lava Timsina and Lawrence S. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:180

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Obesity is dramatically increasing worldwide, and more obese patients may develop aortic dissection and present for surgical repair. The study aims to analyse the impact of body mass index (BMI) on surgical ou...

    Authors: Yanxiang Liu, Bowen Zhang, Shenghua Liang, Yaojun Dun, Luchen Wang, Haoyu Gao, Jie Ren, Hongwei Guo and Xiaogang Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:179

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Drug-coated balloon (DCB) is a new technology that has emerged in recent years and has been proven to be effective and safe in the treatment of in-stent restenosis. The purpose of this article is to observe th...

    Authors: Little teacher is good, Damien Yellow, Asaka King, Jin Chun Zhang, Li Hongqiang Liu and Yingmin road

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:178

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Oesophageal atresia is a congenital malformation of the oesophagus and a serious malformation of the digestive system, postoperative complications include acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, anastomotic fist...

    Authors: Jin-Xi Huang, Song-Ming Hong, Qiang Chen, Zeng-Chun Wang, Dian-Ming Wu, Jun-Jie Hong and Chaoming Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:176

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  25. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a rather common valvular heart disease. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes, and complications of mitral valve (MV) replacement with sur...

    Authors: Qianqian Fan, Xiaoguang Li, Guilan Cao, Puliang Yu and Fengxiao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:175

    Content type: Review

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  26. After sternotomy, the spectrum for sternal osteosynthesis comprises standard wiring and more complex techniques, like titanium plating. The aim of this study is to develop a predictive risk score that evaluate...

    Authors: Ehab Nooh, Colin Griesbach, Johannes Rösch, Michael Weyand and Frank Harig

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:174

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Despite the steady improvements in survival and operative safety, postoperative complications still remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, ...

    Authors: Matti Hokkanen, Heini Huhtala, Jari Laurikka and Otso Järvinen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:173

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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