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  1. Long-term survival is an important metric in assessing procedural value. We previously confirmed that the Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted risk of mortality score (PROM) accurately predicts 30-day mortal...

    Authors: Eyal I. Ben-David, Orit Blumenfeld, Ayelet Shapira-Daniels and Oz M. Shapira
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:68
  2. Mediastinal teratomas are rare tumors that frequently occur in the anterior mediastinum. The majority of these tumors are benign and slow growing. Due to their low malignant potential, the treatment for these ...

    Authors: Harry Ramcharran and Jason Wallen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:67
  3. In mitral insufficiency, trans-esophageal echocardiography (TEE) analysis of the mitral valve is an indispensable and irreplaceable examination to establish precisely the type of surgical repair to be performe...

    Authors: Mesut Gun, Misbaou Barry, Yohann Bohbot, Christophe Tribouilloy and Gilles Touati
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:64
  4. With the advantages of better cosmetic incision and faster recovery, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (UP-VATS) has developed rapidly worldwide in recent decades, and indications for UP-VATS have...

    Authors: Xiang-Long Kong, Jun Lu, Peng-Ju Li, Bo-Xiong Ni, Kai-Bin Zhu, Hai Xu and Shi-Dong Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:63
  5. Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is characterized by the formation of inflammatory lesions with fibrosis and infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells and lymphocytes in various organs of the body....

    Authors: Tomohito Okubo, Nariyasu Nakashima, Yoshimasa Tokunaga, Nobuyuki Kita, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Ryou Ishikawa, Setsuo Okada, Tetsuhiko Go and Hiroyasu Yokomise
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:62
  6. The optimal method of coronary revascularization for diabetes mellitus (DM) patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is controversial in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era.

    Authors: Marc-André d’Entremont, Ryuichiro Yagi, Soziema J. S. Salia, Shuqi Zhang, Lamyaa Shaban, Yakubu Bene-Alhasan, Stefania Papatheodorou, Étienne L. Couture, Thao Huynh, Michel Nguyen and Rikuta Hamaya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:61
  7. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between baseline lymphocyte-monocyte ratio (LMR) and postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD).

    Authors: Wenxiu Chen, Xiaochun Song, Liang Hong, Huan Xu, Yan Qian, Wenhao Zhang, Jiakui Sun, Xiao Shen, Ying Liu, Xiang Wang, Qiankun Shi, Han Liu, Xinwei Mu and Cui Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:60
  8. Degos disease, also known as malignant atrophic papulosis, is characterised by cutaneous manifestations due to chronic thrombo-obliterative vasculopathy. There have been reports of the rare late-onset Degos di...

    Authors: Yuki Tadokoro, Tadashi Kitamura, Tetsuya Horai and Kagami Miyaji
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:59
  9. Contained rupture of the ascending aorta is a rare condition, but the severity of this complication enforces strict guidelines for its prevention and a prompt diagnosis, once already occurred.

    Authors: Giorgio Vigano, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Daniël K. M. Pollack and Massimo A. Mariani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:58
  10. The letter to the editor was written in response to “Plasma interleukin-6 is a potential predictive biomarker for postoperative delirium (POD) among acute type a aortic dissection patients treated with open su...

    Authors: Wen-He Yang, Fu-Shan Xue and Cheng-Wen Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:55
  11. We report the first use of Heartmate 3 (HM3) in a Congenitally corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (ccTGA) as a Systemic Ventricular Assist Device (SVAD) to treat HF.

    Authors: Yaron D. Barac, Ben Ben-Avraham, Ashraf Hamdan, Rafael Hirsch, Tuvia Ben-Gal and Danny Aravot
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:54
  12. Zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is performed for the treatment of various thoracic aortic diseases involving the left subclavian artery. This study aimed to analyze the late clinical outcome...

    Authors: Bongyeon Sohn, Jae Hang Lee, Joon Chul Jung, Hyoung Woo Chang, Dong Jung Kim, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim and Kay-Hyun Park
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:53
  13. Anomalous systemic arterial supply to normal basal lung segments is a rare congenital malformation, in which aberrant arteries arising from the systemic circulation flow into the basal segment of the lung and ...

    Authors: Yoshihito Iijima, Masahito Ishikawa, Shun Iwai, Nozomu Motono, Katsuo Usuda, Masafumi Morinaga, Shigeki Yamagishi, Kiyoshi Koizumi and Hidetaka Uramoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:52
  14. The aorta is the largest and main artery in the body. The enlargement of the aortic diameter known as ectasia results in aneurysm. Thoracic aorta aneurysm can involve one or more segments of the aorta. Non-inv...

    Authors: Entezar Mehrabi Nasab and Seyyed Shamsadin Athari
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:51
  15. The effects of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) expressions on the patients with constrictive pericarditis undergoing pericardiectomy remain unclear. This stud...

    Authors: Likui Fang, Wenfeng Yu, Guocan Yu, Bo Ye and Gang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:50
  16. Profound pulmonary arterial hypertension with end-stage right heart failure is considered to be the main cause of death in children with un-repaired congenital heart disease, and the traditional surgical treat...

    Authors: Che-Chih Cheng, Ming-Tai Lin, Shu-Chien Huang and Hsao-Hsun Hsu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:49
  17. If the internal thoracic artery is a collateral circulation to the lower extremities, careful consideration should be given to its use when coronary artery bypass grafting is required. We report a case of CABG...

    Authors: Keiichiro Kasama, Yasuko Uranaka, Hiroto Tomita, Atsushi Matsumoto and Shinichi Suzuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:48
  18. Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PPC) is a relatively rare and poorly differentiated non-small cell carcinoma. This study aimed to investigate the clinicopathological features including programmed cell death l...

    Authors: Yutaka Shishido, Akihiro Aoyama, Shigeo Hara, Yuki Sato, Keisuke Tomii, Hiroshi Hamakawa and Yutaka Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:47
  19. The morbidity of lung cancer ranks first among all cancers. Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is a classification of lung cancer, and cell invasion and migration of LUAD are the main causes for its high mortality. Th...

    Authors: Chaomian Yang, Tianxia Huang, Yue Liang, Yanlong Xue, Ying Liang, Xianqin Wei, Fangchan Meng and Qiu Wei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:46
  20. Previous research reports numerous factors of post-operative mortality in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery. However, this evidence has not been mapped to the conceptual framewo...

    Authors: Sean Christopher Hardiman, Yuri Fabiola Villan Villan, Jillian Michelle Conway, Katie Jane Sheehan and Boris Sobolev
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:45
  21. We report the first ante-mortem diagnosis of hemorrhagic pericardial effusion in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia resulting in constriction; the case also demonstrates the unusual but well-described compl...

    Authors: Joshua S. Chung, Ryan Bylsma, Laura J. Denham, Huayong Hu, Nirav Mamdani, Aditya Bharadwaj and David G. Rabkin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:44
  22. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an important method to alleviate cirrhotic portal hypertension. But the falling and fracture of the stent which detaches into the heart is a potentially ...

    Authors: Feng Xiong, Kunyue Tan, Lijian Cheng, Yong Luo and Zhengkai Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:42
  23. In recent years, preoperative nutrition has received great attention, especially for patients who received surgical reconstruction of the digestive tract such as esophagectomy. Preoperative nutrition therapy w...

    Authors: Chao Luo, Kai Xie, Chi Zhang, Zhuang-Zhuang Cong, Wen-Feng Gu, Yang Xu, Yong Qiang, Xiao-Kun Li, Chao Zheng, Li-Wen Hu and Yi Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:41
  24. Acute type A aortic dissection (aTAAD) is a lethal disease and age is an important risk factor for outcomes. This retrospective study was to analyze the impact of age stratification in aTAAD, and to provide cl...

    Authors: Jun-Xia Wang, Yun-Xing Xue, Xi-Yu Zhu, Ho-Shun Chong, Zhong Chen, Qing Zhou, Jason-Zhensheng Qu and Dong-Jin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:40
  25. Coronary artery coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) can observe the degree of coronary artery stenosis and fractional flow reserve (FFR) can diagnose hemodynamic abnormalities caused by coronary ar...

    Authors: Gao Yongguang, Shi Yibing, Xia Ping, Zhang Jinyao, Fu Yufei, Huang Yayong, Xu Yuanshun and Li Gutao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:39
  26. Report the incidence and results of peri-operative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery (MVS) through right mini-thoracoto...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Roberto Lorusso, Giuseppe Santarpino, Nicola Di Bari, Flavio Fiore, Marco Moscarelli, Antonio Maria Calafiore, Giuseppe Speziale and Giuseppe Nasso
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:38
  27. Giant lung bullae (GLB) are rare, and the only currently available management involves either an open surgical resection (thoracotomy) or the newer minimally invasive resection consisting of video-assisted tho...

    Authors: Marina Kolodii, Sharbel Azzam and Michael Peer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:37
  28. By analyzing the perioperative, postoperative complications and long-term overall survival time, we summarized the 8-year experience of minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in a singl...

    Authors: Xiao-Dong Zheng, Shi-Cong Li, Chao Lu, Wei-Ming Zhang, Jian-Bin Hou, Ke-Feng Shi and Peng Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:36
  29. Postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (ADIAD) is common but has unclear pathogeneses and limited treatments. Receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIP3), a mediator...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Guodong Zhong, Hao Zhou, Xiaochai Lv, Yi Dong, Xiaoli Wang, Xiaofu Dai, Yanfang Xu and Liangwan Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:35
  30. Traumatic asphyxia (TA) is a rarely reported disease characterized as thoraco-cervico-facial petechiae, facial edema and cyanosis, subconjunctival hemorrhage and neurological symptoms. This study aimed to repo...

    Authors: Hui-rong Luo, Xuan Zhai, Si-min Xie and Xin Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:34
  31. Cardiac amyloidosis (CA) is diagnosed with increasing frequency in the elderly population with severe aortic stenosis (AS), especially with the low-flow, low- gradient phenotype. Prognosis is poor with no trea...

    Authors: Deena Akras, Keith Bullinger, Meera Kondapaneni, Aisha Siraj, Rami Akhrass and Ashish Aneja
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:32
  32. Postoperative discomfort is one of the important manifestations of disease changes, but few studies have reported detailed description of postoperative discomfort in patients with aortic dissection after disch...

    Authors: Xiaorong Lang, Sufang Huang, Quan Wang, Danni Feng, Yaru Xiao, Miqi Li, Zhiran Guo and Quan Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:31
  33. Radiofrequency catheter ablation is considered to be a relatively safe procedure. This is an unusual case report in which severe mitral regurgitation was occurred after left lateral accessory pathway radiofreq...

    Authors: Mariem Jabeur, Adrien Carabelli, Peggy Jacon, Sandrine Venier, Jean-François Obadia and Pascal Defaye
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:30
  34. Newer minimally invasive approaches to esophagectomy have brought substantial benefits to esophageal-cancer patients and continue to improve. We report here our experience with a streamlined procedure as part ...

    Authors: Simon K. Ashiku, Ashish R. Patel, Brandon H. Horton, Jeffrey Velotta, Sora Ely and Andrew L. Avins
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:29
  35. The common femoral artery is usually the preferred access route for thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). However, if access from the common femoral artery is challenging, other routes must be considere...

    Authors: Hideki Tanioka, Takanori Shibukawa and Keiji Iwata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:28
  36. For stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), lobectomy and segmentectomy are still controversial operations. Extended segmentectomy was proposed to make larger safe margins than segmentectomy. Image-guided ...

    Authors: Ya-Fu Cheng, Yueh-Che Hsieh, Yu-Jun Chang, Ching-Yuan Cheng, Chang-Lun Huang, Wei-Heng Hung and Bing-Yen Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:27
  37. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a safe and effective surgical approach for pulmonary resection. VATS can be accomplished with only a single incision, resulting in less postoperative pain and par...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Obada Al-Qudah, Ahed Al-Edwan, Omar Almajali, Hazim Ababneh, Ahmad U’wais, Munir Al-Ghazawi, Hani Al-Najjar and Ahmad Abu-shanab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:26
  38. Subclavian artery aneurysms are rare but may cause life-threatening complications. Surgical repair has been performed as a treatment of choice, but recently, with the development of endovascular treatment, man...

    Authors: Kyo Seon Lee, Yochun Jung, In Seok Jeong, Sang Yun Song, Kook Joo Na and Sang Gi Oh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:25
  39. Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is a common finding of advanced heart failure with detrimental effects. The prognostic impact of uncorrected FMR prior to left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantatio...

    Authors: Jonas Pausch, Oliver Bhadra, Julian Mersmann, Lenard Conradi, Bjoern Sill, Markus J. Barten, Hermann Reichenspurner and Alexander M. Bernhardt
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:24
  40. Cardiac surgery is associated with a high rate of blood use. The aim of this study is to identify preoperative patient factors associated with allogeneic Red Blood Cell (RBC) or non-Red Blood Cell (NRBC) use i...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Umar Ali and Christopher Merry
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:23
  41. Pneumonia is a common complication after Stanford type A acute aortic dissection surgery (AADS) and contributes significantly to morbidity, mortality, and length of stay. The purpose of this study was to ident...

    Authors: Dashuai Wang, Xiaerzhati Abuduaini, Xiaofan Huang, Hongfei Wang, Xing Chen, Sheng Le, Manhua Chen and Xinling Du
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:22
  42. Shone’s complex is a rare congenital heart disease consisting of a variety of left ventricular inflow and outflow tract lesions. Patients typically present in childhood requiring early surgical intervention; h...

    Authors: Steven Sinfield, Sachini Ranasinghe, Stephani Wang, Fernando Mendoza and Ali Khoynezhad
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:21
  43. Open surgery for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is highly invasive. Staged repair for extensive TAAA is effective because it has low morbidity and mortality, and preserves spinal cord perfusion. An initial t...

    Authors: Kazufumi Yoshida, Ken Nakamura, Masanosuke Ishigami, Makoto Kinoshita and Tadaaki Koyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:20
  44. We investigated the effect of morphological diversity of the tricuspid valve with multiple posterior leaflets on the technical outcomes of tricuspid valve repair.

    Authors: Takumi Kawase, Yosuke Takahashi, Kenta Nishiya, Noriaki Kishimoto, Kokoro Yamane, Yoshito Sakon, Akimasa Morisaki, Hiromichi Fujii and Toshihiko Shibata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:18

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