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  1. In the post-intubation period, laryngeal edema is one of the most severe complications, which can cause significant morbidity and even death. Herein, we report a case in which we performed a temporary tracheos...

    Authors: Yoshihito Iijima, Yuki Takaoka, Nozomu Motono and Hidetaka Uramoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:88
  2. Noninvasive coronary CT angiography (CCTA) was used to retrospectively analyze the characteristics of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with thoracic tumors and the impact of the results on clinical su...

    Authors: Meng Liao, Mingyue Tang, Xu Cao, Gao Liang, Mingguo Xie and Peng Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:87
  3. Authors: Tim Kaufeld, Erik Beckmann, Linda Rudolph, Heike Krüger, Ruslan Natanov, Morsi Arar, Wilhelm Korte, Tobias Schilling, Axel Haverich, Andreas Martens and Malakh Shrestha
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:85

    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:67

  4. Esophageal diverticulum is a rare condition that requires treatment only when symptoms are present. Surgery has been considered to be the only curative option for symptomatic cases. The most popular procedure ...

    Authors: Hao Xu, Tian Guan, Rongrong Fan, Fan Yang, Yun Li and Jian Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:84
  5. Patients infrequently mobilize at the surgical ward after cardiac surgery. Inactivity results in prolonged hospital stay, readmissions and increased cardiovascular mortality. Next, the course of in-hospital mo...

    Authors: Frank R. Halfwerk, Nicole Wielens, Stephanie Hulskotte, Marjolein Brusse-Keizer and Jan G. Grandjean
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:83
  6. Pump exchange surgery of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) has been demonstrated in several studies; however, information for Asian patients was limited.

    Authors: Hsiao-Huang Chang, Tzu-Ting Kuo, Po-Lin Chen, Chia-Cheng Kuo, Ching-Yuan Kuo and Nai-Yuan Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:82
  7. A 5-month-old girl, weighing 5.3 kg, diagnosed ALCAPA underwent emergency surgery. The left coronary artery (LCA) originated from the posterior pulmonary artery (PA), and the left main trunk (LMT) was very sho...

    Authors: Masaru Kumae, Mitsuru Aoki, Ikuo Hagino, Hiroshi Koshiyama, Takahiro Ito and Hironobu Nishiori
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:81
  8. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked muscular disease which is caused by the absence of dystrophin. Troponin elevation with acute chest pain may indicate acute myocardial injury in these patients. ...

    Authors: Merve Oğuz, Dolunay Gürses, Furkan Ufuk, Münevver Yılmaz and Olcay Güngör
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:80
  9. Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal pleural neoplasms with an overall good prognosis and low recurrence rate if completely resected and if degree of differentiation is favorable. Within the las...

    Authors: Hana Ajouz, Amir Humza Sohail, Hassan Hashmi, Myriam Martinez Aguilar, Sabrina Daoui, Miltiadis Tembelis, Muhammad Aziz, Tirajeh Zohourian, Collin E. M. Brathwaite and Robert J. Cerfolio
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:79
  10. Tracheobronchial foreign body is uncommon in adults. Among foreign body aspirations, tooth and dental prosthesis aspiration is a very rare condition. In the literature, dental aspiration is generally found as ...

    Authors: Aykut Eliçora, Hüseyin Fatih Sezer, Salih Topçu and Tülay Çardaközü
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:78
  11. To evaluate postoperative clinical outcomes and analyze influencing factors for patients with thymic epithelial tumors over 3 years after operation.

    Authors: Peng Jiao, Wen-Xin Tian, Fan-Juan Wu, Yu-Xing Liu, Jiang-Yu Wu, Yao-Guang Sun, Han-Bo Yu, Chuan Huang, Qing-Jun Wu, Chao Ma, Dong-Hang Li, Hong-Feng Tong and Jun Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:77
  12. Concomitant tricuspid repair in MR surgery is indicated in patients with severa tricuspid regurgitation, however, concomitant repair in less-than-severe TR patients is still a matter of debate.

    Authors: João Lopes Cardoso, Gonçalo Nuno Ferraz Costa, Fátima Neves, Lino Gonçalves and Rogério Teixeira
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:76
  13. Left atrial dissection is a rare and a potentially fatal complication of cardiac surgery. Multi-modal imagery is helpful for the diagnosis and to guide the treatment.

    Authors: Valentin de Villiers de la Noue, Guillaume Théry, Laurent Faroux, Nasreddine Belkessa, Sylvain Rubin, Bruno Mourvillier and Antoine Goury
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:75
  14. Thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm caused by Brucella melitensis is extremely rare with extremely few cases reported to date. Herein, we present the case of a 65 year-old man with a huge pseudoaneurysm of the proxima...

    Authors: Hong-Wei Guo, Yang-Xue Sun, Jing Sun and Xiang-Yang Qian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:74
  15. The coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the high-risk litigated medical specialties. Further elucidating the causes behind these malpractice claims can help physicians avoid patient injury. This s...

    Authors: Jie Chen, Tianyi Zhang, Dan Feng, Yuehui Liu, Tao Zhang, Jingtong Wang and Lihua Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:73
  16. Acute aortic dissection type A (AADA) is associated with high perioperative morbidity and mortality. A novel non-covered hybrid prosthesis (AMDS, CryoLife, Kennesaw, USA) can be easily implanted to stabilize t...

    Authors: Moritz Benjamin Immohr, Arash Mehdiani, Sebastian Johannes Bauer, Hayato Ise, Yukiharu Sugimura, Artur Lichtenberg and Payam Akhyari
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:72
  17. Blunt cardiac injury (BCI) encompasses a spectrum of pathologies ranging from clinically silent, transient arrhythmias to deadly cardiac wall rupture. Of diagnosed BCIs, cardiac contusion is most common. Sugge...

    Authors: Lawrence Nair, Brendan Winkle and Eshan Senanayake
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:71
  18. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of CRFs and investigate its associated social-economic factors among adults in coastal areas of Qinzhou, Guangxi.

    Authors: Fang He, Zhennan Liao, Yu-Mei Li, Yuanling Luo, Lili Wu, Liping Lin, Ying Chen, Weihong Deng and Junzhang Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:70
  19. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe, inherited neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and atrophy. Cardiac pathology co-existence is reported more frequently in the severely ...

    Authors: Mehmet Biçer, Şima Kozan, Figen Öztürk and Ayfer Arduç Akçay
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:68
  20. An acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) is a critical emergency and remains one of the most challenging diseases in cardiothoracic surgery. The existence of a pericardial hematoma caused by an aortic rupture ...

    Authors: Tim Kaufeld, Erik Beckmann, Linda Rudolph, Heike Krüger, Ruslan Natanov, Morsi Arar, Wilhelm Korte, Tobias Schilling, Axel Haverich, Andreas Martens and Malakh Shrestha
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:67

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:85

  21. This study aimed to investigate parents’ understanding and attitudes toward using the WeChat platform for postoperative follow-up management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Wen-Hao Lin, Yu-Kun Chen, Shi-Hao Lin, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:66
  22. Hybrid procedure with ductal stenting and bilateral pulmonary banding offers a temporary approach in high-risk neonates with complex congenital heart defects aiming biventricular repair. This procedure may als...

    Authors: Sebastian Uhl, Philippe Grieshaber, Raoul Arnold, Tsvetomir Loukanov and Matthias Gorenflo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:65
  23. Infective endocarditis of the aortic valve is a relatively common disease presentation, with surgical intervention a mainstay of treatment in severe cases. Quadricuspid aortic valves are a rare spontaneous dev...

    Authors: Ariana M. Goodman, Hossein Amirjamshidi, Daniel R. Ziazadeh, Andrew S. Jones and Kazuhiro Hisamoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:63
  24. Neurological injuries are frequent following Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (ATAAD) repair occurring in 4–30% of all patients. Our objective was to study whether S100B can predict neurological injury following...

    Authors: Karl Teurneau-Hermansson, Jacob Ede, Mårten Larsson, Marion Moseby-Knappe, Henrik Bjursten, Shahab Nozohoor, Johan Sjögren and Igor Zindovic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:62
  25. Rib fractures are a common injury in trauma. Potential complications include pain, pneumonia, respiratory failure, disability, and death. Surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) has become an available ...

    Authors: Zhen Yang, Ming Wen, Weiqing Kong, Xu Li, Zhuan Liu and Xin Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:61
  26. Pericardial tamponade (PT) early after cardiac surgery is a challenging clinical entity, not infrequently misrecognized and often only detected late in its course. Because the clinical signs of pericardial tam...

    Authors: Ann-Sophie Kaemmerer, Khaleel Alkhalaileh, Mathieu N. Suleiman, Markus Kopp, Christine Hauer, Matthias S. May, Michael Uder, Michael Weyand and Frank Harig
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:60
  27. Surgeon and anesthetist share the airway in a simpler way in the resection and reconstruction phase of tracheal surgery in tubeless spontaneous-ventilation video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (SV-VATS). Tubel...

    Authors: Yuying Liu, Lixia Liang and Hanyu Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:59
  28. The number of patients with synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (sMPLC) has increased recently. However, diagnosing and selecting the appropriate therapeutic strategy for this type of disease is not simple.

    Authors: Guangyu Bai, Yuan Li, Ying Ji, Yue Peng, Zhenlin Yang and Liang Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:58
  29. Open thoracic surgery (with infected lesion removal, prosthetic graft replacement, and pedicled tissue flap) has remained the main treatment for infected thoracic aortic aneurysms to date. Recent reports have ...

    Authors: Hirokazu Matsushima, Tohru Ishimine, Naoki Taniguchi and Toshiho Tengan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:57
  30. The adverse effects of cardiopulmonary bypass during open cardiac surgery, including hemodilution, seem to be inevitable, especially for patients who generally have a relatively lower BMI with relatively small...

    Authors: Ke Yang, Honghao Huang, Ruiwu Dai, Jinbao Zhang, Xiaohong Wei, Feng Gao, Xiaochen Wu, Fan Wu, Siyi He and Mei Xin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:56
  31. Mitral regurgitation is a serious complication of post-myocardial infarction, with increasing mortality. Surgery as the primary treatment carries a high risk. MitraClip is a new therapeutic to treat post-myoca...

    Authors: Anwu Huang, Ying Chen, Yiwei Huang, Xiaojun Ji and Wenbing Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:55
  32. Short-term and long-term comparative outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for multivessel coronary artery (MVCA) or left main coronary artery (LMCA...

    Authors: Shitao Feng, Mingli Li, Jiayue Fei, Anqin Dong, Wenli Zhang, Yanhua Fu and Yang Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:54
  33. We aimed to identify in-hospital outcomes in young (≤ 65 years) and old (> 65 years) patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) by analyzing the effect of age on adverse events after on-pump or off-...

    Authors: Ren-Jian-Zhi Zhang, Xin-Yi Yu, Jing Wang, Jian Lv, Ming-Huan Yu, Li Wang and Zhi-Gang Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:53
  34. Thymic clear cell carcinoma is a rare mediastinal neoplasm, with only 25 reported cases to date. We report a case of a 45-year-old man with thymic clear cell carcinoma. We think imaging and laboratory tests ma...

    Authors: Zuxuan Zhao, Qingpeng Zeng, Jiangtao Li and Shan Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:52
  35. We compare the early and late outcomes of a modified aortic root remodelling (ARR) technique for aortic root replacement without mobilisation or reimplantation of the coronary ostia, with those of the modified...

    Authors: Leonidas Hadjinikolaou, Metesh Acharya, Carmelo Dominici, Fausto Biancari, Furqan Raheel, Aamer Ahmed and Giovanni Mariscalco
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:51
  36. Prior studies have reported conflicting results on the effect of sugammadex on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) and research on this topic in transapical-transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TA...

    Authors: Hong Yu, Yiding Zuo, Zhao Xu, Dailiang Zhao, Jianming Yue, Lulu Liu, Yingqiang Guo, Jiapeng Huang, Xiaoqian Deng and Peng Liang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:50
  37. While coronary artery bypass grafting is typically considered first choice for the treatment of left main stenosis, there is a trend towards left main stenting due to a steadily aging population in western cou...

    Authors: Philipp P. Müller, Christian Heim, Michael Weyand and Frank Harig
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:49
  38. Traumatic aortic dissection with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is a rare traumatic disease. The purpose of this article is to investigate the imaging characteristics and treatment strategies for traumatic dia...

    Authors: Hao-Hao Wu, Shao-Song Tu and Fang-Biao Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:48
  39. High-risk patients with coronary heart disease who develop acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have severe coronary lesions. If severe complications occur, such as malignant ventricular arrhythmia, cardiogenic s...

    Authors: Bixia Yan, Guoqi Zhang, Chaolong Huang and Zhengjiang Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:47
  40. Surgical distractions are associated with worse patient outcomes. Lung transplantation and cardiac surgery’s multi-disciplinary nature, and their inherent complexities render them more vulnerable to distractio...

    Authors: James Arkley, Lay Ping Ong, Niranjan Gunaratnam, Tanveer Butt and Stephen Charles Clark
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:46
  41. Surgery on the aortic arch and proximal descending thoracic aorta can be lifesaving but is also associated with significant morbidity, ranging from minor infections to severe neurological impairments as well a...

    Authors: Therese Schagerholm Dahl and Rickard P. F. Lindblom
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:44
  42. Tobacco smoking has been associated with an increased risk of complications after conventional coronary surgery. However, the impact of smoking on the risk of postoperative complications in minimally invasive ...

    Authors: Youssef Shahin, Ján Gofus, Jan Harrer, Zdeněk Šorm, Martin Voborník, Eva Čermáková, Petr Smolák and Jan Vojáček
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:43
  43. Pulmonary artery thrombosis in-situ is a term used to describe a pulmonary embolism occurs in the absence of deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremities. Most cases occur in a patient who had a recent trauma...

    Authors: Alvin Oliver Payus, Constance Liew Sat Lin and Azliza Ibrahim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:42
  44. The coronary sinus (CS) is the terminal collecting vessel of the myocardial venous network, which returns deoxygenated blood used by the heart to the right atrium. The advent of high-fidelity imaging via CT an...

    Authors: Kendra L. Walsh, Andrew Winegarner and Geoffrey L. Hayward
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:41
  45. To determine the discriminative accuracy and calibration of EuroSCORE II in relation to age, sex, and surgical risk in a large nationwide coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cohort.

    Authors: Martin Silverborn, Susanne Nielsen and Martin Karlsson
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:40
  46. Poland’s syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that accompanies malignancies, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiac and genitourinary syndromes. There is no study that represents the association between cardiac angio...

    Authors: Fatih Kizilyel, Rafet Gunay, Mehmet Rum, Mehmet Yilmaz and Bulend Ketenci
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:35

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