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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Left-handed cardiac surgery: tips from set up to closure for trainees and their trainers

  • Clare Burdett1Email author,
  • Joel Dunning1,
  • Andrew Goodwin1,
  • Maureen Theakston1 and
  • Simon Kendall1
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201611:139

Received: 18 December 2015

Accepted: 27 July 2016

Published: 1 September 2016

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Original Submission
18 Dec 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Apr 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marios Patronis
11 Jun 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sotiris Papaspyros
13 Jul 2016 Author responded Author comments - Clare Burdett
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Jul 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Jul 2016 Editorially accepted
1 Sep 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13019-016-0523-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK