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  1. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by the inability of all pulmonary veins to connect to the left atrium. Our previous bibliometric article sum...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Geng Shen, Chenhao Fang and Lan Tian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:285
  2. Post liver transplantation (LT) patients endure high morbidity rate of multi-organ ischemic symptoms following reperfusion. We hypothesize that enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) as a typical non-invasi...

    Authors: Xinchen Zeng, Xin Jin, Zi’an Wu, Jun Hu, Wenjuan Zhou, Xuelian Shen and Jianhang Du
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:284
  3. Myocardial infarction (MI) -induced cardiac dysfunction can be attenuated by aerobic exercises. This study explored the mechanism of interval training (IT) regulating cardiac function in MI rats, providing som...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Ping Xie and Xuemei Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:283
  4. Injury to coronary arteries during mitral surgery is a rare but life-threatening procedural complication, an anomalous origin and course of the left circumflex artery (LCx) increase this risk. Recognizing the ...

    Authors: Michele Portoghese, Simone Mureddu, Andrea Balata, Cristina Contini and Giangiacomo Carta
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:281
  5. The long-term prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) with diffuse long lesion underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains worse. Here, we...

    Authors: Ce Chao, Yongxiang Qian, Hao Lv, Kun Mei, Min Wang, Yang Liu, Bin Wang and Dongmei Di
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:280
  6. Reports on long-term outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for patients aged < 60 years are scarce in Japan. Hence, we aimed to evaluate these outcomes in patients aged < 60 years.

    Authors: Yuki Imamura, Ryosuke Kowatari, Junichi Koizumi, Azuma Tabayashi, Daiki Saitoh and Hajime Kin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:279
  7. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) in treating malignant pleural effusion (MPE).

    Authors: Xue Pan, Zhichao Hou, Tangjuan Zhang, Zheng Ding, Fei Ye, Zhulin Wang, Chunyao Huang, Peng Wang and Xiangnan Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:278
  8. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) represents a novel approach in the management of coronary calcification. This technique employs acoustic pressure waves, generated by a shockwave balloon, to effectively fractur...

    Authors: He Lv, Xinyu Li, Zengduoji Ren, Zhilu Qin, Chunying Fu and Qiang Fu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:277
  9. Conventional graft replacement for a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JRAAA) remains challenging for high-risk patients since it often requires the reconstruction of some visceral arteries.

    Authors: Takasumi Goto, Hironobu Fujimura, Takashi Shintani and Takashi Shibuya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:276
  10. To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of intraoperative intravenous amiodarone for arrhythmia prevention in on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients.

    Authors: Jin-He Deng, Bin Jia and Yun-Tai Yao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:274
  11. Acute type A aortic dissection is a life-threatening cardiovascular disease characterized by rapid onset and high mortality. Emergency surgery is the preferred and reliable treatment option. However, postopera...

    Authors: Wenbo Yu, Yuan Liang, Jianfeng Gao and Jianxian Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:273
  12. Although pneumonectomy has relatively high mortality and morbidity rates, it remains valid in the surgical treatment of lung cancer. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic significance of postoperative com...

    Authors: Güntuğ Batıhan, Kenan Can Ceylan and Şeyda Örs Kaya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:272
  13. Lung transplantation has become the definitive treatment for end stage respiratory disease. Numbers and survival rates have increased over the past decade, with transplant recipients living longer and with gre...

    Authors: Samuel Friedlander, Brian Pogatchnik, Yuka Furuya and Tadashi Allen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:270
  14. There are various reconstructive methods after total sternectomy. Reproducibility is scarce due to overall small patient numbers. Therefore we present a standardized, interdisciplinary approach for thoracic an...

    Authors: Olaf Michael Glueck, Denis Ehrl, Rudolf A. Hatz and Jan M. Fertmann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:269
  15. This study aimed to evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes of dialysis and non-dialysis patients after On-pump beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (OPBH-CABG).

    Authors: Chia-Hsun Lin, Yen‐Yang Chen, Yu‐Tong Yen, Patrick Hung‐Ju Kao, Chai-Hock Chua, Hung-Hsing Chao and Ming-Jen Lu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:268
  16. St. Thomas cardioplegia is commonly administered to adults, yet repeated dosing at brief intervals is required. Del Nido’s cardioplegic solution provides a prolonged duration of safe myocardial arrest, yet it ...

    Authors: Sanjeeve Kumar Garg, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Dina Afifi Saad and Ihab Omar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:266
  17. Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) induces cardiomyocyte ferroptosis, a core remodeling event in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. Methyltransferase-like 14 (METTL14) emerges as a writer of N6-methyladenosine (...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhao and Jianing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:265
  18. Postoperative complications pose significant challenges in cardiac surgery and with the evolution of selenium as a potential anti-inflammatory agent, some studies reported its inefficiency. Thus, we conducted ...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Sarhan, Ahmed K. Awad, Abdullah K. Alassiri, Mohamed Sameh Abd-Alkhaleq, Rahmeh Al-Asmar and Ahmed Reda Gonnah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:264
  19. Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) is the most frequent complication of cardiac surgery and is associated with reduced survival, increased rates of cognitive changes and cerebrovascular accidents, heart...

    Authors: Ayeshmanthe Rathnayake, Siew SC Goh, Carmel Fenton and Ashutosh Hardikar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:263
  20. The relationship between venous congestion in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and acute kidney injury (AKI) in cardiac surgery has not utterly substantiated. This study aimed at investigate the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Lanxin Hu, Qiong yan Dai, HaoYu Qi, ZhenHong Wang and Xin Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:262
  21. It is essential to find reliable biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis of acute heart failure (AHF) for its mitigation. Currently, increasing attention is paid to the role of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) as ...

    Authors: Aike Fei, Li Li, Yunfang Li, Tie Zhou and Yanfei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:261
  22. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of radiologic factors such as mean computed tomography (mCT) value, consolidation/tumor ratio (C/T ratio), solid tumor size, and the maximum standardized uptake ...

    Authors: Marino Yamamoto, Masaya Tamura, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Noriko Wada, Makoto Toi and Ichiro Murakami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:260
  23. The malposition of central venous catheters (CVCs) may lead to vascular damage, perforation, and even mediastinal injury. The malposition of CVC from the right subclavian vein into the azygos vein is extremely...

    Authors: Yiping Feng, Yeqing Liu, Shanxiang Xu, Huiming Zhong and Shouyin Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:259
  24. Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction demonstrate improvement in left ventricular injection fraction (LVEF) after aortic valve replacement (AVR). The timing and magnit...

    Authors: Eric R. Bain, Bistees George, Syed H. Jafri, Roopa A. Rao, Anjan K. Sinha and Maya E. Guglin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:258
  25. The occurrence of pulmonary visceral subpleural hematoma during care of post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation including chest compressions and anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapies is extremely rare. Also, the...

    Authors: Yutaka Funaki and Kyoji Hirai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:256
  26. In lung transplantation (LTx) surgery, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide mechanical circulatory support to patients with cardiopulmonary failure. However, the use of hepar...

    Authors: ZhaoMin Huang, Jiayi Zheng, Mingyang Wang, Shaoting Zeng, Miaoting Huang, Shuyi Peng, Jiajun Li, Jiaming Ji, Quan Chen, Xin Xu, Chao Yang, GuiLin Peng and Hanyu Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:255
  27. The treatment of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who have preoperative cerebral complications remains less understood. Therefore, this study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcomes of...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Takayuki Kai, Daisuke Koiwa and Katsuhiko Matsuyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:254
  28. Chest drainage is a standard procedure in thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer. However, chest tube placement may deteriorate the ventilation capacity and increase difficulty of postoperative management of pa...

    Authors: Dan Yang and Xi Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:253
  29. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly which can be congenital or acquired. Patients with SVA are commonly asymptomatic when the occupying effect of SVA is insignificant, while ruptured SVA...

    Authors: Peng Hu, Zhedong Wan, Qianhui Sun, Peng Teng and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:251
  30. During the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, medical resources have often been limited to emergency surgeries. This study aimed to evaluate our experience with delayed surgery for acute type A aortic di...

    Authors: Rin Itokawa, Ryosuke Kowatari, Yuki Imamura, Hanae Sasaki, Norihiro Kondo, Kazuyuki Daitoku and Masahito Minakawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:250
  31. Post-myocardial infarction (MI) ventricular septal perforation (VSP) is a rare but life-threatening complication. Surgical repair is challenging and carries significant risks, particularly in the context of re...

    Authors: Khoirur Rijal Ashsholih, Taiichi Takasaki, Mayu Tomota, Taika Tokumoto, Seimei Go, Shogo Emura, Masamichi Ozawa and Shinya Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:249
  32. Valve infective endocarditis (IE) is a potentially life-threatening condition that affects patients’ livelihoods. Current surgical options in mitral valve IE include mitral valve repair (MVr) or replacement (M...

    Authors: Ahmed K. Awad, Karim Wilson, Mahmoud A. Elnagar, Merihan A. Elbadawy and Mohamed H. Fathy
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:247
  33. Patients requiring coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are often loaded with antithrombotic drugs (AT) and are at an increased risk for perioperative bleeding complications. Active AT removal by a hemoadsor...

    Authors: Helmut Mair, Stephanie Ulrich, Dow Rosenzweig, Johannes Goeppl, Christopher Jurma, Ferdinand Vogt, Benedikt Baumer, Frank Vogel and Peter Lamm
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:246
  34. Very large chest wall resections can lead to acute thoracic insufficiency syndrome due to the interdependence of lung expansion and thoracic volume. Chest wall tumor surgeries often encounter complications, wi...

    Authors: Shin Tanaka, Eiji Nakata, Toshifumi Ozaki and Shinichi Toyooka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:245
  35. conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CCABG) tends to cause severe complications in patients with comorbid Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) and diabetes. On the other hand, the Minimally Invasive Cardiac...

    Authors: Zhao Guangxin, Chi Liqun, Liang Lin, Liu Jiaji, Ma Xiaolong, Zhang Yuxiao, Huang Qiuyue and Kong Qingyu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:244
  36. Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Syndrome is a severe adverse drug reaction marked by delayed hypersensitivity reactions causing skin and systemic complications. DRESS diagnosis is...

    Authors: Laura Peña-Blanco, Laura Gutiérrez-Soriano, Félix Ramón Montes, Andrea Barragán-Méndez, Susana Beltrán-Villegas, Juan José López-Reyes, Carlos A. Villa-Hincapié and Juan Pablo Umaña
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:242
  37. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association of pan-immune-inflammation value (PIV) with major cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) in stable coronary artery disease patients undergoing on-...

    Authors: Ahmet Dolapoglu and Eyup Avci
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:241
  38. Aortic pathologies often present with elevated inflammatory biomarkers due to the nature of the disease. Open aortic surgery causes significant trauma to the body due to often mandatory ischemic periods, long ...

    Authors: Martin T Yates, Alexander Smith, Alina A Mistirian, Carola M Bigogno, Michelle Lee and Ana Lopez-Marco
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:239
  39. There is insufficient information regarding the bleeding sites and surgical strategies of cardiac tamponade during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF).

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Yujiro Miura, Yoshinori Nomura, Takayoshi Hirota, Naoki Arima, Hiroaki Kitaoka, Hiroki Tateiwa and Yoshifumi Katsumata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:238
  40. Infective endocarditis of the aortic valve can result in a wide range of destructive pathology beyond the valve leaflets and annulus which require careful surgical planning to provide appropriate debridement a...

    Authors: Rickesh B. Karsan, Katie E. O’Sullivan, Christopher J. Lockhart and Christopher Austin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:236
  41. An 80-year-old female was referred to our institution due to transient right upper limb weakness. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a tumor in the left atrium. The tumor was attached ...

    Authors: Satoshi Sakakibara, Takashi Yamauchi and Takahiro Ohmori
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:229

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