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  1. The aim of this study was to investigate adverse outcomes and risk factors for the cardiac conduction system in children with perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSDs) who had been treated by catheter...

    Authors: Yu-Qing Lei, Wen-Hao Lin, Shi-Hao Lin, Wen-Peng Xie, Jian-Feng Liu, Qiang Chen and Hua Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:19
  2. Stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be treated by both ablation and sublobar resection (SR). This meta-analysis was therefore designed to better compare the relative safety and efficacy of these two...

    Authors: Yong Li, Fang Yang, Ya-Yong Huang and Tao Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:17
  3. This study investigated the efficacy of first-generation (cefazolin) and third-generation (ceftizoxime) prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and the incidence of surgical site infect...

    Authors: Sung-Jin Bae, Inah Kim, Jaechul Song and Euy-Suk Chung
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:15
  4. Prior studies on ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA) growth rates have reported approximately 1 mm of growth per year but these studies are based on referral-based study populations which are biased towa...

    Authors: Gabe Weininger, Makoto Mori, Sameh Yousef, David J. Hur, Roland Assi, Arnar Geirsson and Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:14
  5. Aortic valve neocuspidization (AVNeo) has emerged as a promising aortic valve procedure, and is expected to have a larger effective orifice area (EOA) than commercially available bioprostheses. It is, however,...

    Authors: Naoki Yamamoto, Hisato Ito, Kentaro Inoue, Ayano Futsuki, Koji Hirano, Yu Shomura, Yasuhisa Ozu, Yoshihiko Katayama, Takuya Komada and Motoshi Takao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:13
  6. Pulmonary resection with mediastinal lymph node dissection for treating primary lung cancer could sometimes causes chylothorax as a postoperative complication. This study examined the validity of treatments fo...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Yasuura, Hayato Konno, Takamitsu Hayakawa, Yukihiro Terada, Kiyomichi Mizuno, Hiroyuki Kayata, Hideaki Kojima, Tetsuya Mizuno, Mitsuhiro Isaka and Yasuhisa Ohde
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:11
  7. Immune checkpoint inhibitors were used for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) more and more frequently and the effects were thrilling. Toripalimab as a new immune checkpoint inhibitor ha...

    Authors: Wei Li, Chunbo Zhai, Jianpeng Che, Weiqian Wang and Bingchun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:10
  8. A comparison of the relative merits of video-assisted pulmonary metastasectomy versus thoracotomy is predicated on the assumption that removal of asymptomatic lung metastases favourably influences survival and...

    Authors: Tom Treasure, Norman R. Williams and Fergus Macbeth
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:9
  9. Aortic valve replacement (AVR) for chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) with a severe dilated left ventricle and dysfunction leads to left ventricle remodeling. But there are rarely reports on the left ventricle ...

    Authors: Ming-Kui Zhang, Li-Na Li, Hui Xue, Xiu-Jie Tang, He Sun and Qing-Yu Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:8
  10. Postoperative cognitive decline following cardiac surgery is one of the frequently reported complications affecting postoperative outcome, characterized by impairment of memory or concentration. The aetiology ...

    Authors: Zrinka Požgain, Grgur Dulić, Goran Kondža, Siniša Bogović, Ivan Šerić, Dejan Hil, Bojan Trogrlić, Ana Bednjanić, Marina Perković-Kovačević and Ines Šahinović
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:6
  11. Intracardiac septal defect is repaired using median sternotomy in most centers; however, there are several reports using minimally invasive surgery in both children and adults. This study summarized our strate...

    Authors: Jiaquan Zhu, Yunjiao Zhang, Chunrong Bao, Fangbao Ding and Ju Mei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:5
  12. Cardiothoracic surgery usually causes tissue adhesion on the operation site which increases the risk of complications in the subsequent thoracic surgery including Nuss procedure. Disorders that require cardiot...

    Authors: Gyeol Yoo and Jin Yong Jeong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:4
  13. There are several concerns on thoracoscopic surgery for large tumors because of the increased risk of tumor cell spillage. This study aimed to compare perioperative outcomes and oncological validity between vi...

    Authors: Jeonghee Yun, Junghee Lee, Sumin Shin, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Jae Il Zo, Young Mog Shim and Jong Ho Cho
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:2
  14. Creating a box lesion in the posterior wall of the left atrium from the epicardial side of the beating heart remains a challenge. Although a transmural lesion can be created by applying radiofrequency (RF) ene...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Toshiya Ohtsuka, Mikio Ninomiya, Takahiro Nonaka, Motoyuki Hisagi, Hidehito Endo, Sachito Minegishi, Hiroshi Tsuchiya and Yusuke Inaba
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:1
  15. Cardiac hemangiomas are rare in all kinds of benign cardiac tumors. Although cardiac hemangiomas affect all ages and may occur anywhere within the heart, right ventricular hemangiomas are extremely uncommon.

    Authors: Jingya Fan, Lei Guo, Peng Teng, Xiaoyi Dai, Qi Zheng, Shengjun Wu and Yiming Ni
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:362
  16. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in cardiovascular disease severity, types, postoperative complications and prognosis during the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore possible influencing factors.

    Authors: Xue Wang, Heng Gao, Zhanqin Zhang, Chao Deng, Yang Yan and Tao Shi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:361
  17. The current research is allocated to appraise the association between the parameters of body composition and findings in type A aortic dissection (TAAD) cases in diverse age groups.

    Authors: Zeng-Rong Luo, Xiao-Dong Chen and Liang-wan Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:359
  18. Heart valve replacement in neonates and infants is one of the remaining unsolved problems in cardiac surgery because conventional valve prostheses do not grow with the children. Similarly, heart valve replacem...

    Authors: Jennie H. Kwon, Morgan Hill, Brielle Gerry, Steven W. Kubalak, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Minoo N. Kavarana and T. Konrad Rajab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:358
  19. Patients with coronary artery disease and concomitant heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction < 35%) requiring myocardial revascularization are at risk of poor long-term prognosis and higher mortalit...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Santarpino, Francesco Bartolomucci, Giovanni Valenti, Nicola Di Bari, Marco Moscarelli, Vincenza Vitobello, Vera Triggiani, Mario Gaudino, Flavio Rimmaudo, Giuseppe Speziale and Giuseppe Nasso
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:356
  20. Sutureless prostheses may have added benefit when combined with minimal access surgery, although this has not been fully assessed in the literature. This study aims to provide a comparative analysis of the Per...

    Authors: M. Yousuf Salmasi, Kristo Papa, David Mozalbat, Muhammad Ashraf, Alicja Zientara, Ishaan Chauhan, Nikoleta Karadatkou, Thanos Athanasiou, Isabelle Roussin, Cesare Quarto and George Asimakopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:355
  21. Internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) are the gold standard conduits for coronary revascularization because of their long-term patency and anti-atherosclerotic properties. Harvesting and preparation of ITAs for re...

    Authors: Matiullah Masroor, Kang Zhou, Chunyang Chen, Xianming Fu and Yuan Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:354
  22. Pre-operative ejection fraction (EF) and comorbidities affect post-op outcomes. We aimed to compare the mortality and adverse events of patients with different baseline EF and also to evaluate the distribution...

    Authors: Aida Fallahzadeh, Ali Sheikhy, Ali Ajam, Saeed Sadeghian, Mina Pashang, Mahmoud Shirzad, Jamshid Bagheri, Soheil Mansourian, Shahram Momtahen and Kaveh Hosseini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:353
  23. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is one of the most common. Neuroprotective effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) are reported in previous studies but evidence regarding the POCD is still unclear. In orde...

    Authors: Jianli Li, Qifan Yin, Xuejiao Xun, Jinhua He, Dongdong Yu, Zhibin Wang and Junfang Rong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:351
  24. Postoperative positive pressure lung expansion is associated with decreased pulmonary complications and improved clinical outcomes. The aim of the present study was to compare the differences in post-operative...

    Authors: Meng-Fang Wu, Tsai-Yu Wang, Da-Shen Chen, Hsiu-Fong Hsiao, Han-Chuang Hu, Fu-Tsai Chung, Ting-Yu Lin and Shu-Min Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:350
  25. Infective endocarditis is a disease that carries high morbidity and mortality. The primary endpoint of this study is to assess factors associated with in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing valvular surg...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley R. Wilson-Smith, Umar Ali, Akshat Saxena and Eric Slimani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:349
  26. Pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta is a rare but serious complication of cardiovascular surgeries and it infrequently occurs in the normal prosthetic graft materials. We share our experience with an unusual cas...

    Authors: Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Elahe Nirooei and Mohammad Ali Ostovan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:348
  27. Locally advanced esophageal carcinoma is typically treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation and esophagectomy (trimodality therapy). We compared the long-term oncologic outcomes of minimally invasive Ivor Lewis...

    Authors: Robert E. Merritt, Peter J. Kneuertz, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Desmond M. D’Souza and Kyle A. Perry
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:347
  28. Transverse sternal nonunion is a rare but disabling complication of chest trauma or a transverse sternotomy. Fixation methods, mainly used to manage the more common longitudinal sternal nonunion, often fail, l...

    Authors: Tomaz Malovrh, Tomaz Stupnik, Boris Podobnik and Jurij Matija Kalisnik
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:345
  29. The letter to the editor made several comments regarding possible methodological issues in the recent article by Lin et al. determining the association between blood glucose variability and postoperative delir...

    Authors: Cheng-Wen Li, Fu-Shan Xue and Bin Hu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:344
  30. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis and usual interstitial pneumonia are three most common indications for lung transplantation (LuTx) in Poland. As a result of irreversible destruction of p...

    Authors: Nikola Ruszel, Kajetan Kiełbowski, Maria Piotrowska, Michał Kubisa, Tomasz Grodzki, Janusz Wójcik and Bartosz Kubisa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:341
  31. Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with poorer outcomes, increased resource utilisation, morbidity and mortality. Its pathogenesis is initiated by systemic inflammation and oxidative stres...

    Authors: Ahmad Farouk Musa, Jeswant Dillon, Mohamed Ezani Md Taib, Alwi Mohamed Yunus, Abdul Rais Sanusi, Mohd Nazeri Nordin and Julian A. Smith
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:340
  32. Although not common, coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) can develop to over 8 mm in diameter to become giant CAAs. In the context of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), autoantibody- and immune complex-mediated ...

    Authors: Zipeng Yao, Yanhong Long, Zheng Zong and Lin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:339
  33. This study was conducted to compare the outcomes of prosthetic ring versus autologous pericardial strip for the treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation during left-sided valve surgery by minimally inva...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Nicola Di Bari, Giuseppe Santarpino, Marco Moscarelli, Mario Siro Brigiani, Ignazio Condello, Francesco Bartolomucci and Giuseppe Speziale
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:338
  34. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection accompanied by unilateral lung agenesis and Goldenhar syndrome is extremely rare.

    Authors: Takahiro Ito, Ikuo Hagino, Mitsuru Aoki, Kentaro Umezu, Tomohiro Saito and Akiyo Suzuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:337
  35. It is difficult to choose correctly interventional strategy for coronary intermediate lesions combined with myocardial bridge. Endovascular imaging is advocated to guide treatment, but flow reserve fraction (F...

    Authors: Yuecheng Hu, Hongliang Cong, Liuying Zheng and Dongxia Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:336
  36. Median sternotomy remains the most common approach in cardiovascular surgery. Recently, minimally invasive procedures, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robot surgery, and catheter therapy have been ...

    Authors: Masashi Hattori, Yu Matsumura and Fumitaka Yamaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:335
  37. This retrospective study sought to evaluate the efficacy of transit time flow measurement (TTFM) as a means of predicting bypass graft patency as assessed by coronary artery angiography upon 5-year follow-up.

    Authors: Caiwu Zeng, Xiaomi Li, Yan Dai, Ye Zhou, Chenglong Li, Nan Liu and Jiangang Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:334
  38. Thymic tumors usually present with adjacent organ invasion or pleural dissemination, but very few studies have reported on occult pleural dissemination detected intraoperatively. This study aimed to investigat...

    Authors: Zuodong Song, Shu Zhu, Tangbing Chen and Weigang Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:333
  39. To determine the diagnostic accuracy and safety of trans-thoracic echocardiography alone for indicating surgery by correlating preoperative trans-thoracic echocardiography with intra-operative findings in pati...

    Authors: Josiah Miner Njem, Frank Edwin and Mark Tettey
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:332

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