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Reviewer acknowledgement 2014

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201510:24

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13019-015-0227-8

Received: 11 February 2015

Accepted: 11 February 2015

Published: 25 February 2015

Contributing reviewers

The Editors of the Journal Cardiothoracic Surgery would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 10 (2014) and whose valuable support is fundamental to its success.

Yasir Abu-Omar

United Kingdom

Gurkan Acar

Turkey

Deepak Acharya

United States of America

Werner Adler

Germany

George Aislaitner

Greece

Raja Akhtar

Pakistan

Mehmet Aktas

United States of America

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Egypt

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United States of America

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Brazil

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Egypt

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United Kingdom

Renato Alves

Brazil

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United Kingdom

Kayvan Amjadi

Canada

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United Kingdom

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Saudi Arabia

Richard Asinger

United States of America

Cansel Atinkaya Öztürk

Turkey

Rony Atoui

Canada

Alexandre Azmoun

France

Ugur Bal

Turkey

Nikolaos Baltayiannis

Greece

Gerardus Bennink

Germany

Marius Berman

United Kingdom

Jose Bernal

Spain

Jean-Philippe Berthet

France

Farah Bhatti

United Kingdom

Yavuz Bilgin

Netherlands

Adrian Billeter

Germany

Bojan Biocina

Croatia

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Japan

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Austria

Johannes Bonatti

United Arab Emirates

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Romania

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Germany

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Uruguay

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Italy

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Saudi Arabia

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United Kingdom

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Viet Nam

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Switzerland

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United States of America

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Turkey

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United States of America

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United Kingdom

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United States of America

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China

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China

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Greece

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Turkey

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United States of America

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United Kingdom

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United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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Korea, South

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Korea, South

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Korea, South

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Korea, South

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United States of America

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United States of America

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United States of America

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Germany

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
John Radcliffe Hospital
(2)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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