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  1. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the outcomes of mitral valve repair with flexible band (FB) versus complete semirigid ring (SR) in degenerative mitral valve disease patients.

    Authors: Alexandr V. Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexandr V. Afanasyev, Sergei I. Zheleznev, Vladimir M. Nazarov, Ravil M. Sharifulin and Alexandr M. Karaskov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:113

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  2. Content type: Case report

    Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is now the treatment of choice in high-surgical-risk patients with failing aortic bioprosthesis. Although less performed, VIV-Transcatheter Mi...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Sabrina Manganiello, Giorgia Bonalumi, Raoul Biondi, Marco Russo, Massimo Mapelli, Francesco Alamanni and Matteo Saccocci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:114

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (PIMT) is a rare disease in China and its incidence is much lower than that of tuberculosis. PIMT accounts for only 0.04–1.2% of all lung tumors. PIMT can occurs in...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Jun Fu, Zhengyi Ni and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:112

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  4. Content type: Case report

    During minimally invasive pulmonary resection, both limited visualization and tactile feedback can make localization of pulmonary nodules and assessment for synchronous disease challenging. Intraoperative mole...

    Authors: Jarrod D. Predina, Andrew Newton, Courtney Connolly and Sunil Singhal

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:110

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 1-3%, but it is a life-threatening infection of aorta characterized by dilatation of aorta with false lumen. Multiple MAAs have been...

    Authors: Po-Sung Li, Chung-Lin Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Tzu-Chieh Lin and Yao-Tien Chang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:109

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  6. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Sleeve lobectomy can preserve healthy lung parenchyma in centrally located lung cancer surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has been shown to have better results for postoperative com...

    Authors: Min Seop Jo, Do Yeon Kim, Jin Yong Jeong and Geun Dong Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:108

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is now widely applied to the treatment of blunt aortic injury. However, its long-term outcomes remain unclear. Endoleakage and migration might occur in the long term, especi...

    Authors: Toshinori Komatsu, Tamaki Takano, Hiromu Kehara, Megumi Fuke, Takamitsu Terasaki and Masayuki Sakaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:106

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Flowable haemostatic agents have been shown to be superior to non-flowable agents in terms of haemostatic control and need for transfusion products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated the e...

    Authors: Mayur R. Joshi, Jacqueline Latham and Gabriel Okorogheye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:107

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The frequency of primary cardiac tumors is rare at about 0.3% by autopsy. Our objective was to investigate the characteristics and locations of cardiac tumors and to provide a prognostic analysis in our hospital.

    Authors: Natsumi Nomoto, Tomoko Tani, Toshiko Konda, Kitae Kim, Takeshi Kitai, Mitsuhiko Ota, Shuichiro Kaji, Yukihiro Imai, Yukikatsu Okada and Yutaka Furukawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:103

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Plasma D-dimer level, a marker of hypercoagulation, has been reported to be associated with survival in several types of cancers. The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of preoperative...

    Authors: Kaoru Kaseda, Keisuke Asakura, Akio Kazama and Yukihiko Ozawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Fontan is a palliative procedure in patients with single ventricle. Single ventricle supports systemic cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow is passively directed to the right pulmonary artery. Women with Fo...

    Authors: Khalid S. Al Najashi, Syed Mehdi, Shazia Mohsin, Merna Atiyah, Hafez A. Abdullah, Jassim Abdulhameed and Ahmed M. Al Zahrani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:104

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for small-diameter vascular grafts. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using decellularized aortae of fetal pigs (DAFPs) to cons...

    Authors: Xu Ma, Zhijuan He, Ling Li, Guofeng Liu, Qingchun Li, Daping Yang, Yingbo Zhang and Ning Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:101

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The approach to treat device infection in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is a challenging procedure. Optimal treatment is ...

    Authors: L. Castro, S. Pecha, M. Linder, J. Vogler, N. Gosau, C. Meyer, S. Willems, H. Reichenspurner and S. Hakmi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:99

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Survival after lung transplantation (LTx) is often limited by bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS).

    Authors: Mohammed Fakhro, Ellen Broberg, Lars Algotsson, Lennart Hansson, Bansi Koul, Ronny Gustafsson, Per Wierup, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:100

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  15. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective analysis was performed to determine the impact of genetically diagnosed connective tissue disease (CTD) on the early and late outcomes of surgical treatment for aortic dissection in patients ha...

    Authors: Toshiki Fujiyoshi, Kenji Minatoya, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki and Hitoshi Ogino

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:97

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  16. Content type: Case report

    The usefulness of residual tumor resection after epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) treatment remains unclear. We describe two patients who underwent residual tumor resection...

    Authors: Yoko Yamamoto, Ken Kodama, Tomohiro Maniwa and Masashi Takeda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:98

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of respiratory overload is crucial to mechanically ventilated patients, especially during phases of spontaneous breathing. Although a diversity of methods and indices has been established, ther...

    Authors: Thomas Breuer, Christian S. Bruells, Rolf Rossaint, Henning Steffen, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug, Michael Czaplik and Norbert Zoremba

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:96

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We retrospectively assessed two types of sutureless screw-in left ventricular (LV) leads (steroid eluting vs. non-steroid eluting) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation with regards to their ...

    Authors: Etem Caliskan, Florian Fischer, Felix Schoenrath, Maximilian Y. Emmert, Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Christoph T. Starck and Tomas Holubec

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:95

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  19. Content type: Review

    Deep sternal wound complications are uncommon after cardiac surgery. They comprise sternal dehiscence, deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis, which will be treated as varying expressions of a singula...

    Authors: Pankaj Kaul

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:94

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary visceral subpleural hematoma is rare. We report visceral subpleural hematoma of the left diaphragmatic surface following left upper division segmentectomy. This very rare case was difficult to distin...

    Authors: Yasushi Mizukami, Nobuhito Ueda, Hirofumi Adachi and Jun Arikura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:92

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary artery intimal spindle cell sarcomas are rare and carry with them a poor prognosis and high rate of recurrence. In extremely rare cases, this tumor can infiltrate the pulmonic valve and manifest as a...

    Authors: Arun Manmadhan, Sunil P. Malhotra, Catherine R. Weinberg, Alex Reyentovich, Larry A. Latson Jr, Puneet Bhatla and Muhamed Saric

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:93

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that elective cardiac patients are at risk of functional and psychological deterioration in the time preceding surgery. This poses a risk to successful post-operative rehabilitation. This pro...

    Authors: Iain Waite, Ranjit Deshpande, Max Baghai, Tania Massey, Olaf Wendler and Sharlene Greenwood

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:91

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Atherosclerotic stenosis of the brachiocephalic artery sometimes occurs in patients with coronary artery disease, and can cause stroke during the perioperative period of coronary artery bypass grafting.

    Authors: Hirokazu Tazume, Ken Okamoto and Toshihiro Fukui

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:90

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is characterised by the effects of inadequate prosthesis size relative to body surface area (BSA).The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of PPM on late clinical...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Lee, Byung Chul Chang, Young-Nam Youn, Hyun Chel Joo, Kyung-Jong Yoo and Sak Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:88

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