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  1. The percutaneous closure of a single secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) under transesophageal echocardiography guidance as an accepted alternative to the transcatheter closure with fluoroscopy has been proven...

    Authors: Peng Zhu, Haifeng Qiang, Fei Liu, Peng Xie, Shaoyi Zheng and Yong Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:20

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  2. Perpendicular transvalvular leakage (TVL) is occasionally observed after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in biological valves with a stent post, often originating from the base of the stent post. However, an ob...

    Authors: Shihoko Iwata, Chiaki Inano and Makoto Ozaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:19

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Lung cancer is the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally. The most frequent histologic type of lung cancer is non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC often undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transitio...

    Authors: Long Jiang, Jia Huang, Yingjie Hu, Peiji Lu, Qingquan Luo and Lei Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:18

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  4. We have previously reported our outcome after extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation as bridge-to-lung transplantation, which initially was considered controversial, but over time have gained acceptance and now ...

    Authors: Elin Skansebo, Michael Broomé, Jesper Magnusson, Gerdt C. Riise and Göran Dellgren

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:16

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  5. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) is used as an important biomarker for heart failure in children and adults. Previous researches have shown the value of NT-pro-BNP in various congenital he...

    Authors: Ling Yunfei, Fan Qiang, Wang Yue and Qian Yongjun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:15

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  6. Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly that results in high mortality if left untreated. Our aim was to extend our knowledge of the histological...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yusuke Inaba, Katsunari Terakawa, Yu Takahashi, Mio Noma, Kazuya Takemoto, Seiichi Taniai, Konomi Sakata, Kyoko Soejima, Hiroaki Shimoyamada, Hiroshi Kamma, Hayato Kawakami, Yukihiro Kaneko…

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:14

    Content type: Case report

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  7. We examined the outcome of debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair (d-TEVAR) without sternotomy for distal aortic arch aneurysm in patients aged ≥75 years.

    Authors: Suguru Shiraya, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Shingo Harada, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Takeshi Onohara, Yuki Otsuki, Tomohiro Kurashiki, Hiromu Horie and Motonobu Nishimura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:13

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  8. Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is routinely performed using plain fluoroscopy in the catheter room. This method results in inevitable radiation damage, adverse effects of contrast agents on...

    Authors: Yangyang Han, Xiquan Zhang and Fengwei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:11

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  9. Lower limb malperfusion accompanied with acute type A dissection (AAD) is reported to be an independent predictor for mortality. Timely treatment is required. However, staged approach to restore the perfusion ...

    Authors: Qianzhen Li, Liangwan Chen, Yue Shen, Jiahui Li and Yi Dong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:10

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  10. Transcatheter and intraoperative device closures have been widely used in the treatment of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). However, for young infants with ASD, device closure remains controversial, and su...

    Authors: Yangyang Han, Xiquan Zhang and Fengwei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:9

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  11. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/CT is the most sensitive non-invasive imaging method for the detection of tumor metastasis and recurrence, but sometimes reveals false-positive resul...

    Authors: Mikio Okazaki, Yoshifumi Sano, Yu Mori, Nobuhiko Sakao, Syungo Yukumi, Hisayuki Shigematsu and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:7

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an uncommon cardiac anomaly, with an incidence of less than 1% of open heart surgery cases. Its evolution is most frequently silent, being found incidentally or discovered i...

    Authors: Miklós Pólos, Cristina-Maria Șulea, Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Attila Kovács, István Hartyánszky, Béla Merkely, Hans-Joachim Schäfers and Zoltán Szabolcs

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:6

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The saphenous vein is the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Wound healing complications related to saphenous vein harvesting are common, with reported surgical site infecti...

    Authors: Hanna Larsson, Maria Hälleberg-Nyman, Örjan Friberg and Karin Falk-Brynhildsen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:5

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  14. Because hearts in acute myocardial infarction are often prone to ischemia-reperfusion damage during cardiac surgery, we investigated the influence of intracellular crystalloid cardioplegia solution (CCP) and e...

    Authors: Andreas Boening, Maximilian Hinke, Martina Heep, Kerstin Boengler, Bernd Niemann and Philippe Grieshaber

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:4

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  15. Widespread use of intraoperative epicardial ultrasonography (ECUS) for quality assessment of coronary artery bypass graft anastomoses during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has not occurred - presumably...

    Authors: Jan Jesper Andreasen, Dorte Nøhr, Alex Skovsbo Jørgensen and Poul Erik Haahr

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:3

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  16. In pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, there is increased focus on minimizing morbidity, ensuring optimal functional status, and using health care resources sparingly. One aspect of care that has potential to af...

    Authors: Christopher F. Tirotta, Stephen Alcos, Richard G. Lagueruela, Daria Salyakina, Weize Wang, Jessica Hughes, Marysory Irizarry and Redmond P. Burke

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:1

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  17. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major postoperative morbidity of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and has a negative effect on prognosis. The kidney outcomes after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) have not yet...

    Authors: Congya Zhang, Guyan Wang, Hui Zhou, Guiyu Lei, Lijing Yang, Zhongrong Fang, Sheng Shi, Jun Li, Zhiyan Han, Yunhu Song and Sheng Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:220

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  18. Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have become a common treatment option in advanced heart failure. Lack of aortic valve opening during left ventricular unloading is a common complication and associated wi...

    Authors: Matthias Paprotny, Frank Ruschitzka, Bernd Lüders, Markus J. Wilhelm, Raed Aser, Dominique Bettex, Andreas J. Flammer, Alain Rudiger and Stephan Winnik

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:219

    Content type: Case report

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  19. To investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents who underwent intraoperative device closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSDs).

    Authors: Jiang-Shan Huang, Shu-Ting Huang, Kai-Peng Sun, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen, Yur-Ren Kuo and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:218

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  20. This cohort study aims to retrospectively investigate the incidence of severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sSIRS) in patients following total aortic arch replacement (TAR) under deep hypothermic ci...

    Authors: Jun Li, Lijing Yang, Guyan Wang, Yuefu Wang, Chunrong Wang and Sheng Shi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:217

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  21. Early neointimal hyperplasia of vein graft may be ameliorated via enhancing intravenous surface shear stress. Cellular processes including proliferation, apoptosis and migration of endothelial cells (ECs) and ...

    Authors: Qiang Ji, Yu Lin Wang, Li Min Xia, Ye Yang, Chun Sheng Wang and Yun Qing Mei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:216

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  22. The huge size intrathoracic lipomas are very rare. Few cases have been reported worldwide. To our knowledge, this presented case is one of the few cases reported. Here we report a single case as very huge intr...

    Authors: Mohammed Aldahmashi, Abdalmotaleb Elmadawy, Mahmoud Mahdy and Mohamed Alaa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:215

    Content type: Case report

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  23. The evidence on the impact of patient-prosthesis Mismatch (PPM) on survival thus far has been conflicting. The aim of this study was to 1) study the effect of PPM on survival after isolated aortic and mitral v...

    Authors: Sudeep Das De, Ashok Nanjappa, Karim Morcos, Sadia Aftab, John Butler, Vivek Pathi, Philip Curry and Sukumaran Nair

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:214

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  24. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is becoming a gold standard and provides many advantages for patients. A learning curve is required for a surgeon to become proficient, and the exact number to overcome ...

    Authors: Anh Tuan Vo, Dinh Hoang Nguyen, Sy Van Hoang, Khoi Minh Le, Thu Trang Nguyen, Vuong Lam Nguyen, Bac Hoang Nguyen and Binh Quang Truong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:213

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  25. Myectomy remains the standard surgical treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). New surgical methods developed in the last decades mainly address the mitral valve and are controversial be...

    Authors: Mateusz Kuć, Magdalena Kumor, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Maciej Dąbrowski, Natalia Kopyłowska-Kuć, Piotr Kołsut and Mariusz Kuśmierczyk

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:212

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  26. The treatment of active infective endocarditis (IE) presents a clinical dilemma with uncertain outcomes. This study sets out to determine the early and intermediate outcomes of patients treated surgically for ...

    Authors: Lindsay Volk, Nina Verghis, Antonio Chiricolo, Hirohisa Ikegami, Leonard Y. Lee and Anthony Lemaire

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:211

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  27. Cardiac lipomas are rare benign primary cardiac tumours primarily composed of mature adipocytes. They are usually well defined, encapsulated masses, but rarely demonstrate malignant characteristics by infiltra...

    Authors: Owais A. Shah, Abdul Badran, Markku Kaarne and Theodore Velissaris

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:210

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been widely used in thoracic surgery worldwide. Our goal was to identify the risk factors for postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopi...

    Authors: Rong Yang, Chengli Du, Jinming Xu, Linpeng Yao, Siying Zhang and Yihe Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:209

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  29. Redo surgery in patient who underwent aortic valve replacement with an aortic homograft can result technically challenging because of the massive calcification of the conduit.

    Authors: Marco Gennari, Ilaria Giambuzzi, Gianluca Polvani and Marco Agrifoglio

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:208

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The surgical approach (transthoracic or transabdominal) for patients with Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) still remains controversial. We made a bold attempt to adopt the m...

    Authors: Qifan Yin, Wenhao Wang, Huining Liu, Guang Yang, Shaohui Zhou and Lijun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:207

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  31. Acute type A aortic dissection complicated by malperfusion is a life – threatening emergency. The optimal management strategy for malperfusion remains controversial.

    Authors: Dong Hoon Kang, Jong Woo Kim, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Jae Jun Jung, Hyun Oh. Park, Jun Young Choi, In Seok Jang, Chung Eun Lee, Jong Duk Kim and Joung Hun Byun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:206

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  32. Good mid-term durability of mitral valve repair of bileaflet lesions has been reported; however, patients may develop failure during follow-up. This study assessed late outcomes and mechanisms of failure assoc...

    Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Toshihisa Asakura, Akihiro Yoshitake, Chiho Tokunaga, Masato Tochii, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Hiroaki Izumida and Atsushi Iguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:205

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  33. Mitral valve aneurysm (MVA) is a saccular outpouching of the mitral leaflet which expands on systole and collapses during diastole. The case of MVA was first described in 1729 by Morand. It is one of the rare ...

    Authors: Muhammad Tariq, Ibrahim Zahid and Shahid Sami

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:204

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Guidelines suggest that patients discontinue Clopidogrel at least 5 days prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk for myocardial infarction (MI...

    Authors: Fida Charif, Righab Hamdan, Genane Youness, Ali El Zein, Mohamad Issa, Yehya Jassar, Mahmoud Younes and Mohamad Saab

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:202

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  35. An aberrant right subclavian artery which arises from the proximal descending aorta may result in aortic dissection. The dissection may occur at either the site of the primary intimal tear or from an aortic br...

    Authors: Mahmoud Yousef Ibrahim Abuharb, Bian Xiao Ming and He Jian

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:201

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Vasoplegia is a severe complication which may occur after cardiac surgery, particularly in patients with heart failure. It is a result of activation of vasodilator pathways, inactivation of vasoconstrictor pat...

    Authors: Marieke E. van Vessem, Saskia L. M. A. Beeres, Rob B. P. de Wilde, René de Vries, Remco R. Berendsen, Evert de Jonge, A. H. Jan Danser, Robert J. M. Klautz, Martin J. Schalij and Meindert Palmen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:200

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  37. Cardiac cavernous hemangiomas are extremely rare and usually difficult to be diagnosed for being asymptomatic.

    Authors: Jian Xu, Hulin Piao, Duo Wang, Yong Wang, Bo Li, Tiance Wang, Zhicheng Zhu, Dan Li, Rihao Xu and Kexiang Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:199

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common atrial arrhythmia. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of atrial fibrillation treatment with original modified minimally invasive MAZE using monopolar radiofrequency...

    Authors: Wei Si, Sijia Yang, Linhui Pan, Chengchegn Li and Liang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:198

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Whether segmentectomy can be used to treat radiologically determined pure solid or solid-dominant lung cancer remains controversial owing to the invasive pathologic characteristics of these tumors despite thei...

    Authors: Sunyin Rao, Lianhua Ye, Li Min, Guangqiang Zhao, Ya Chen, Yunchao Huang, Jichen Yang, Shouyong Xiao and Run Cao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:197

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  40. Primary thrombosis of the pulmonary vasculatures without extra-pulmonary sources of embolism are uncommon. Here, we report 2 cases of thrombosis of the stump of the remnant pulmonary vasculatures after lung re...

    Authors: Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho and Jong Chun Park

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:196

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Aortic valve sparing surgery (AVS), in combination with aortic cusp repair (ACR), still raises many questions about the increased surgical complexity and applicability for patients with pure aortic valve regur...

    Authors: Dainius Karciauskas, Vaida Mizariene, Povilas Jakuska, Egle Ereminiene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Irena Nedzelskiene, Sarunas Kinduris and Rimantas Benetis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:194

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  42. For low risk patients undergoing median sternotomies, no midterm follow-up studies involving sternal healing have been conducted. In this study we evaluated sternal healing in low risk patients by chest CT sca...

    Authors: Bin Wang, Dapu He, Min Wang, Yongxiang Qian, Youran Lu, Xinping Shi, Yang Liu, Xianghong Zhan, Dongmei Di, Kai Zhu and Xiaoying Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:193

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  43. Chest tubes are routinely used to evacuate shed mediastinal blood in the critical care setting in the early hours after heart surgery. Inadequate evacuation of shed mediastinal blood due to chest tube clogging...

    Authors: Yvon Baribeau, Benjamin Westbrook, Yanick Baribeau, Simon Maltais, Edward M. Boyle and Louis P. Perrault

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:192

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  44. Mild preoperative renal dysfunction (RD) is not rare in patients receiving isolated cardiopulmonary coronary artery bypass grafting (CCABG). However, there are not too many studies about the impact of mild pre...

    Authors: Xian Wang, Yifan Zhu, Wen Chen, Liangpeng Li, Xin Chen and Rui Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:191

    Content type: Research article

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