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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The original version of this article [1] did not cite the following sources [2-5], which were used to write the article.

    Authors: Kaoru Kaseda, Keisuke Asakura, Akio Kazama and Yukihiko Ozawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:114

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

  27. Surgical management of the mitral valve (MV) in patients with mild-to-moderate mitral dysfunction undergoing aortic valve replacement is still controversial. We investigated the echocardiographic data from pat...

    Authors: Gwan Sic Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee and Sung-Ho Jung

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:112

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Intraoperative neuromuscular monitoring (IONM) is a widespread procedure to identify and protect the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery. However, for left thoracic surgery with high risk of...

    Authors: Andreas Moritz, Joachim Schmidt, Waldemar Schreiner, Torsten Birkholz, Horia Sirbu and Andrea Irouschek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:111

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Constrictive Pericarditis(CP) can be viewed as a constellation of syndromes resulting from compression of the heart, etiologies, course and types are well discussed in other reports. However, localized CP as a...

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:110

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether age has an effect on short and long-term outcome in patients who undergo simultaneous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and carotid endarterectomy.

    Authors: Mona Salehi Ravesh, Rene Rusch, Christine Friedrich, Christoph Teickner, Rouven Berndt, Assad Haneya, Jochen Cremer and Thomas Pühler

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:109

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Mitral valve repair with the use of an annuloplasty ring is the procedure of choice in patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) due to floppy mitral valve (FMV)/mitral valve prolapse (MVP). The mitr...

    Authors: Antonios Pitsis, Timotheos Kelpis, Efstratios Theofilogiannakos, Nikolaos Tsotsolis, Harisios Boudoulas and Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:108

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  32. Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is common and associated with increased mortality. It is unknown whether an intended higher arterial pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass reduces the incidence of ac...

    Authors: Kristian Kandler, Jens C. Nilsson, Peter Oturai, Mathias E. Jensen, Christian H. Møller, Jens Otto Clemmesen, Henrik C. Arendrup and Daniel A. Steinbrüchel

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:107

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  33. Partial atrioventricular canal defects (PAVC) are preferred to be repaired when diagnosed and before an operation would interfere with school. There were rare previous studies about partial atrioventricular ca...

    Authors: Lingyun Song, Yunfei Ling and Qi An

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:106

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  34. Rib fractures account for a fairly high proportion of chest injuries, ranging from 55 to 80%. The most common mechanisms of injury include: traffic accident, extrusion and falls from significant heights. Besid...

    Authors: Xue-tao Zhou, Dong-sheng Zhang, Yang Yang, Guo-liang Zhang, Ze-xin Xie, Meng-hui Chen and Zheng Liang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:105

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Mitral valve replacement with the total leaflet preservation technique can yield good results; however, its development is limited by patient-valve mismatch. Therefore, we compared the efficacies of the modifi...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Shuwu He, Tianguang Wang, Zelun Chen and Yue Shu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:102

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Open stent grafting is an alternative of graft replacement and thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm. We have performed open stent grafting with half sternotomy (mini-OSG) to reduce in-h...

    Authors: Tamaki Takano, Masayuki Sakaguchi, Takamitsu Terasaki, Taishi Fujii, Yusuke Date, Mugumi Fuke and Kai Machida

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:101

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Chylothorax is a life-threatening pathological condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. If chyle leakage does not close spontaneously with medical therapy, surgical treatment is inevitabl...

    Authors: Francesco Paolo Caronia, Giuseppe Di Miceli, Andrea Macaluso, Damiano Librizzi, Francesco Sgalambro and Alfonso Fiorelli

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:100

    Content type: Case report

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  38. There is great discussion about non-confluent pulmonary artery (PA) reconstruction, and several materials have been used. Autologous pericardium is considered feasible for infectious resistance, autoimmune res...

    Authors: Fumiya Yoneyama, Toru Okamura and Yorikazu Harada

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:99

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Despite a long history of concerns regarding patient safety during clinical care, some patients undergoing thoracic surgery continue to experience adverse events (AEs). AEs are a major significant source of pe...

    Authors: Qiongzhen Li, Xiaofeng Zhang, Meiying Xu and Jingxiang Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:98

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Thoracic surgeons have recognized the advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). However, MIE for locally advanced esophageal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NCRT) is controversial. This...

    Authors: Guangyuan Liu, Yongtao Han, Lin Peng, Kangning Wang and Yu Fan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:97

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Cavernous hemangioma of the rib is extremely rare benign vascular tumor. It is difficult to diagnose in time because both invasive and noninvasive examinations usually fail to distinguish it from other tumors ...

    Authors: Heping Huang, Chengdong Ning and Yu Pan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:95

    Content type: Case report

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