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  1. Elevated white blood cell counts and leukocyte ratios are recognized markers of systemic inflammation associated with poor surgical outcomes. We analyzed the temporal stability and prognostic value of the preo...

    Authors: Jeremy Green, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Makoto Mori, Sameh Yousef, Abeel A. Mangi and Arnar Geirsson

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:164

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  2. Zero balance ultrafiltration (Z-BUF) utilizing injectable 8.4% sodium bicarbonate is utilized to treat hyperkalemia and metabolic acidosis associated with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The nationwide shortage ...

    Authors: Ryan Mullane, Lance Fristoe, Nicholas W. Markin, Tara R. Brakke, Helen Mari Merritt-Genore, Aleem Siddique, Clifford D. Miles and Troy J. Plumb

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:163

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  3. Sternal wound complications (SWC) are a rare but potentially life-threatening complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Especially the use of bilateral IMA (BIMA) grafts as opposed to ...

    Authors: Jef Van den Eynde, Astrid Heeren, Delphine Szecel, Bart Meuris, Steven Jacobs, Peter Verbrugghe and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:162

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  4. Aortic erosion is a serious complication that usually occurs shortly after Amplazter Septal Occluder (ASO) implantation for atrial septal defect (ASD).

    Authors: Yasuko Onakatomi, Toshihide Asou, Yuko Takeda, Hideaki Ueda, Motohiko Goda and Munekata Masuda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:159

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Many patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery have a prior history of cancer and potentially chest radiation which is a known risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis. Prior radiation increases fibr...

    Authors: Gavitt A. Woodard, Hannah Lee, Daffolyn Rachael Fels Elliott, Kirk D. Jones, Jasmine Wong, David M. Jablons and Kai Ihnken

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:158

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has been used increasingly to support patients with cardiogenic shock (CS). There has been growing recognition of the favorable and unfavorable hemod...

    Authors: Jan M. Griffin, Susan Restaino, Koji Takeda and Arthur R. Garan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:153

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Pericardiectomy is the final treatment for constrictive pericarditis. However, this greatest surgical approach is still very controversial. This study pursued to assess the outcomes in patients with recurrent ...

    Authors: Ling Yunfei, Li Tao and Qian Yongjun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:152

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To study different value of estimated glomerular filtration rate with normal serum creatinine whether is a risk factor for hidden renal function of cardiac surgery outcomes.

    Authors: Jiarui Xu, Jiawei Yu, Xialian Xu, Bo Shen, Yimei Wang, Wuhua Jiang, Wenlv Lv, Yi Fang, Zhe Luo, Chunsheng Wang, Jie Teng and Xiaoqiang Ding

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:151

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Infected aortic arch aneurysms caused by Mycobacterium avium are rare in immunocompetent individuals. Promptly recognizing these aneurysms is important because delays in treatment result in aneurysm rupture and a...

    Authors: Kei Yagami, Takashi Fujita, Shinichi Ishida and Masato Mutsuga

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:150

    Content type: Case report

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  10. The study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the success rate, utility, practicality and results of pre-operative CT (computed tomography)–guided semi-rigid single hook-wire placement and the pathology results ...

    Authors: Guang Zhao, Xiuyi Yu, Weiqiang Chen, Guojun Geng, Ning Li, Hongming Liu, Pan Yin, Long Sun and Jie Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:149

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  11. The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique was developed to facilitate the two-stage surgery of extensive pathologies of the thoracic aorta and is now routinely applied in acute and chronic aortic syndromes.

    Authors: Jamila Kremer, Fabian Preisner, Bashar Dib, Ursula Tochtermann, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck and Mina Farag

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:147

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  12. Sinus tachycardia coupled with high-dose catecholamine is common after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The present study assessed the hemodynamic efficacy and safety of combination therapy using low-dose β1-selecti...

    Authors: Michihiro Sakai, Satoshi Jujo, Junjiro Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Ohnishi and Masataka Kamei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:145

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  13. Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition and can arise as a complication of various conditions. It rarely occurs as a complication of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm. Even rarer are conditions wh...

    Authors: Hina Inam, Ibrahim Zahid, Sarim Dawar Khan, Salman Ul Haq and Saulat Fatimi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:144

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The pulmonary ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) is a very rare tumor with only several case reports in published literatures, and its clinicopathological features, standard treatment methods and prog...

    Authors: Kang Shao, Yalong Wang, Qi Xue, Juwei Mu, Yushun Gao, Yonggang Wang, Bingzhi Wang, Lina Zhou and Shugeng Gao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:143

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  15. Cardiac myxoma, a common benign primary tumor of the heart can be categorized into syndromic (Carney Complex) and non-syndromic(isolated). Carney Complex associated myxomas can be found in any region and syste...

    Authors: Geoffrey Joseph Changwe, Tao Zhang, Haizhou Zhang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:142

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Severe carotid and intracranial artery stenosis disease (CIAD) is major risk for perioperative stroke in coronary artery bypass grafting. Then, preoperative risk assessment is quite important.

    Authors: Eiki Tayama, Ryusuke Mori, Tomohiro Ueda, Ken-ichi Imasaka, Yukihiro Tomita and Shigeki Morita

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:141

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital cardiac defect often diagnosed in adult patients. Mitral regurgitation (MR) observed in ASD patients mostly improves after ASD closure. However, a subset of adult ASD...

    Authors: Joo Hyun Jun, Min-Kyung Kang, Joon-Sang Hyeon, Eunha Choi, Youngrok Kim, Ki Seok Kim, Mi Hwa Chung and In-Jung Jun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:140

    Content type: Case report

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:177

  18. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) has been shown to reduce the need for transfused blood products in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery patients. However, similar evidence in newborns, neonates, and young...

    Authors: Christopher F. Tirotta, Richard G. Lagueruela, Daria Salyakina, Weize Wang, Thomas Taylor, Jorge Ojito, Kathleen Kubes, Hyunsoo Lim, Robert Hannan and Redmond Burke

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:139

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The donor’s mode of brain death (BD), being associated with impairment of myocardial function and hemodynamic performance, impacts the prognosis of the heart transplantation (HTx) recipient.

    Authors: Eilon Ram, Jacob Lavee, Dov Freimark, Elad Maor, Yigal Kassif, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan and Yael Peled

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:138

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  20. Transcatheter and intraoperative device closure for atrial septal defect (ASD) are widely applied to reduce the incision size and the potential for injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in conventional su...

    Authors: Han-Fan Qiu, Qiang Chen, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen and Xue-Shan Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:136

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  21. Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue in the thorax and mediastinum is uncommon, although, a common developmental anomaly in the gastrointestinal tract where the aberrant tissue is a component of gastrointestinal d...

    Authors: Josiah Miner Njem, Benjamin Ugwu, John Collins, Innocent Emmanuel, Ojile Akpa Philip and John Awodi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:134

    Content type: Case report

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  22. The traditional treatment of myocardial infarction with ventricular septal rupture is surgical treatment. For the elderly patients with cardiac insufficiency, surgical treatment is very risky. The successful t...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Wang, Fang Nie, Na Ye, Xuehui Liu, Shaoqing Yang, Fangzhou Guo and Jing Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:133

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Pulmonary rehabilitation programme for lung surgery patients can reduce the risk of post-operative complications but compliance to programmes can be limited by access to health care. We developed a home-based ...

    Authors: Salma Bibi Kadiri, Amy Pamela Kerr, Nicola Katy Oswald, Alina-Maria Budacan, Sarah Flanagan, Christopher Golby, Stuart Lightfoot and Babu Naidu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:132

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  24. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is approved effective therapy for premature ventricular contraction. However, the rare but serious complication such as pseudoaneurysm should be given more attention. It is lif...

    Authors: Hongxia Wang, Zhelan Zheng, Lei Yao, Yun Mou and Xiuqin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:131

    Content type: Case report

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  25. There are no unanimous reports on different layouts and classifications of multi-hole secundum atrial septal defects (MHASD) and subsequent standardized occlusion techniques. The MHASD can be isolated or cribr...

    Authors: Zeeshan Farhaj, Li Hongxin, Guo Wenbin, Wen-Long Zhang, Fei Liang, Hai-Zhou Zhang, Gui-Dao Yuan and Cheng-Wei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:130

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  26. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation offers temporary hemodynamic support for patients with refractory cardiogenic shock after cardiovascular surgery. However, the initiation time for such patients is controver...

    Authors: Min Ge, Tuo Pan, Jun-Xia Wang, Zu-Jun Chen and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:129

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  27. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) is a rare heterogeneous condition That accounting for 1.5–3% of congenital heart diseases. It is characterized by failure of the Pulmonary Venous Confluence ...

    Authors: Hossein Sarmast and Ahmad Takriti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:127

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Aortic valve insufficiency can have significant hemodynamic consequences for patients with left ventricular assist devices. A circulation loop can limit systemic blood flow and increase left ventricular fillin...

    Authors: Daniel D. Holloway, Lindsay C. Jones, Soo J. Howell, Jonathan D. Rich and Duc Thinh Pham

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:126

    Content type: Case report

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  29. In 2006 and 2007 we performed double lung transplantation with marginal donor lungs assessed and reconditioned by Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP), using a technique developed by Professor Stig Steen. Here we pre...

    Authors: Haider Ghaidan, Mohammed Fakhro, Jesper Andreasson, Leif Pierre, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:125

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  30. Postoperative pericardial adhesions are considered a risk factor for redo cardiac surgery. Several large- and medium-size animal models of pericardial adhesions have been reported, but small animal models for ...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Tomohisa Sakaue, Mikio Okazaki, Fumiaki Shikata, Mie Kurata, Yuuki Imai, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Junya Masumoto, Shunji Uchita and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:124

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  31. The published rates of morbidity and mortality remain relatively high for patients who undergo laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. We report the postoperative and oncologic outcomes of a l...

    Authors: Robert E. Merritt, Peter J. Kneuertz, Desmond M. D’Souza and Kyle A. Perry

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:123

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  32. Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a rare disease that is often easily misdiagnosed as a malignancy. The diagnosis of OP can prove quite challenging. Patients typically receive treatment with high-dose corticosteroi...

    Authors: Ge Yu, Huaijun Ji, Chuizheng Meng, Yixuan Huang, Guogang Gao, Chuanping Liu, Shanlei Wang, Lei Zhang and Jin Ju

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:122

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  33. Pacemaker implantation techniques using thoracoscopy have been described since about 25 years. However, the published reports concerning types of electrodes refer mostly to monopolar screw-in leads. We report ...

    Authors: Thibault Schaeffer, Constantin Mork, Joachim Erb and Oliver Reuthebuch

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:121

    Content type: Case report

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  34. This study compared long-term outcomes of biological and mechanical mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients requiring replacement of the mitral valve where repair was not feasible.

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Julia Poggenpohl, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Mirko Doss, Peter Bramlage, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:120

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  35. A strategy for the surgical repair of ruptured Kommerell diverticulum has not yet been established. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that this entity could be associated with a number of other cardiac a...

    Authors: Jeko M. Madjarov, Michael G. Katz, Sarah M. Gubara, Svetozar Madzharov, Kevin Reames, Sophia Madjarova and Francis Robicsek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:117

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Completion lobectomy long after segmentectomy in the same lobe is extremely difficult because of severe adhesions around hilar structures, especially in cases involving video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VA...

    Authors: Yuki Takahashi, Masahiro Miyajima, Makoto Tada, Ryunosuke Maki, Taijiro Mishina and Atsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:116

    Content type: Research article

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  37. At present, multi-detector cardiac CT has been widely applied in the detection of heart valve morphology and function. This study aims to compare the coronary CT angiography and trans-thoracic echocardiography...

    Authors: Jingbo Li, Yun Zhang, Liulong Zhang, Deyong Lv, Hui Song, Haifeng Zhang, Guangyan Zhou and Hong Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:115

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