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  1. Although septal myectomy is a standard strategy for managing patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) and drug-refractory symptoms, so far, only a few experienced myectomy centers exist glo...

    Authors: Qiang Ji, Yu Lin Wang, Ye Yang, Hao Lai, Wen Jun Ding, Li Min Xia and Chun Sheng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:25

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In spontaneous pneumothorax, clamping the chest drain before its removal may avoid reinsertion in case of early recurrence, but may be unsafe and may prolong hospital stay. The objective of this study was to e...

    Authors: Yu-Hong Chan, Ellen Lok-Man Yu, Hau-Chung Kwok, Yiu-Cheong Yeung and Wai-Cho Yu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:24

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Surgical resection plays an essential role in the treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB). There are few reports comparing lobectomy and sublobectomy for pulmonary TB with cavity. To compare the advantages b...

    Authors: Yong Yang, Shaojun Zhang, Zhengwei Dong, Yong Xu, Xuefei Hu, Gening Jiang, Lin Fan and Liang Duan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:22

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Saphenous veins used for coronary artery bypass surgery are subjected to considerable vascular trauma when harvested by conventional methods. This vascular damage is responsible, at least in part, for the infe...

    Authors: Ninos Samano, Andrzej Loesch and Michael R. Dashwood

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:21

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  5. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most institutions have changed the way patients are assessed or investigated. Using novel non-contact technology, it is possible to continuously monitor the lung function ...

    Authors: Natalie Simon, Azhar Hussain, Priyanka Kolvekar and Shyam Kolvekar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:20

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  6. Given that isolated tricuspid valve (TV) repair or replacement is performed relatively rarely, we sought to evaluate the rate of long-term mortality and readmission following this surgery.

    Authors: Seyed Hosssein Ahmadi Tafti, Farshid Alaeddini, Mahmood Shirzad, Jamshid Bagheri, Abbas Salehi Omran, Mehrdad Mahalleh, Shiva Shoja and Negar Omidi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:19

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Pulmonary metastasectomy was performed in the early twentieth century and ever since, it has evolved to be one of the main treatment options for certain metastatic malignancies. The advancement of minimally in...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Omar M. Shihadeh, Obada Al-Qudah, Azza Gharaibeh, Loulia Aldimashki, Ali Dabous, Rami Ghanem and Ahed Al-Edwan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:18

    Content type: Case report

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  8. To explore the clinical effect of 3D printing combined with framework internal fixation technology on the minimally invasive internal fixation of high complex rib fractures.

    Authors: Xuetao Zhou, Dongsheng Zhang, Zexin Xie, Yang Yang, Menghui Chen, Zheng Liang, Guoliang Zhang and Shujun Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:5

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The aim of this study is to evaluate the possibility of the autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) collection from the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit and to evaluate its effect on the aggregative function.

    Authors: Takeshi Honda, Yuji Kanaoka, Hiroshi Furukawa, Taishi Tamura, Noriaki Kuwada, Takahiko Yamasawa, Yoshiko Watanabe, Yasuhiro Yunoki, Atsushi Tabuchi and Kazuo Tanemoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:17

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis (IPE) is rare, accounting for 1.5–2% of all cases of infective endocarditis. Herein, we describe a case of isolated pulmonary valve endocarditis with rapid progression in ...

    Authors: Ming-Xuan Zhang, Wei-Min Zhang, Chan Yu, Bo-Wen Zhao, Ran Chen, Mei Pan and Bei Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:16

    Content type: Case report

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  11. A displaced left B1 + 2 accompanied by an anomalous pulmonary vein is a rare condition involving complex structures. There is a risk of unexpected injuries to bronchi and blood vessels when patients with such ano...

    Authors: Shinichi Sakamoto, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Naoya Kawakita and Akira Tangoku

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:15

    Content type: Case report

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    Authors: Olivier Fouquet, Jean-David Blossier, Simon Dang Van, Pauline Robert, Agnès Barbelivien, Frédéric Pinaud, Patrice Binuani, Maroua Eid, Daniel Henrion, Laurent Loufrani and Christophe Baufreton

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:14

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  13. Lymph node ratio (LNR) has been suggested to be an effective prognostic tool for stratifying non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases. In this study, we sought to determine cancer-specific survival (CCS) of NS...

    Authors: Liu Kai, Chen Zhoumiao, Xu Shaohua, Chen Zhao, Li Zhijun, He Zhengfu and Cai Xiujun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:13

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Aged patients suffering from acute myocardial ischemia (AMI) exhibit an increased mortality rate and worse prognosis, and a more effective treatment is currently in need. In the present study, we investigated ...

    Authors: Jing Tao, Xian Wei, Ying Huang, Fen Liu, Yun Wu, Dilare Adi, Yang Xiang, You Chen, Yi-tong Ma and Bang-dang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:12

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  15. Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening condition which can lead to coronary, brachiocephalic or branch vessel malperfusion, as well as aortic valve insufficiency, or aortic rupture. Mortality of s...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Suematsu, Satoshi Nishi, Daisuke Arima and Akihiro Yoshimoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:11

    Content type: Case report

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  16. As the positions and sizes of nodules in synchronous multiple primary lung cancer (SMPLC) patients differ, the development of surgical strategies to maximize long-term survival and preserved postoperative pulm...

    Authors: Weichun Wu, Yimin Wu, Gang Shen and Guofei Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:10

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Perioperative coagulopathy and blood transfusion are common in patients undergoing Stanford type A acute aortic dissection (AAD) repair. The autologous platelet-rich plasmapheresis (aPRP) technique is a blood ...

    Authors: Jiaqi Tong, Liang Cao, Liwei Liu and Mu Jin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The perioperative complications in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been reported predominantly from developed countries, with a paucity of data...

    Authors: Samantha Reiche, Dineo Mpanya, Katharina Vanderdonck, Shungu Mogaladi, Palesa Motshabi-Chakane and Nqoba Tsabedze

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:7

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The benefit of arterial revascularization in coronary surgery remains controversial. The incremental value of additional grafts to the left internal thoracic artery (ITA) has been mainly assessed according to ...

    Authors: Olivier J. L. Jegaden, Fadi Farhat, Margaux P. O. Jegaden, Amar O. Hassan, Joel Lapeze and Armand Eker

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:6

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  20. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a frequent and serious complication of cardiac surgery, associated with a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. Although the RIFLE criteria serve as a prominent tool to identi...

    Authors: Thomas Wittlinger, Martin Maus, Ingo Kutschka, Hassina Baraki and Martin G. Friedrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:4

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital heart disease affecting about 0.002% of the population. Knowledge of ARCAPA is almost collected from case r...

    Authors: Peng Teng, Weidong Li and Yiming Ni

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:3

    Content type: Case report

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  22. A large number of studies have shown that BIMA grafting is superior to single internal mammary artery grafting in cardiac function protection and long-term survival after surgery. While, there is still no cons...

    Authors: Zengqiang Han, Guodong Zhang, Shenglong Chen, Gang Liu and Yu Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:2

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Cardiac lipoma is an uncommon primary cardiac tumor. With the advancement of diagnostic methods and treatment techniques, more cases of cardiac lipomas have been reported and suggest that the entity previously...

    Authors: Shenglei Shu, Jing Wang and Chuangsheng Zheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:1

    Content type: Review

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  24. A newly infectious diseases named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in China and now has spread in many countries, and constituted a public health emergency of international concern. Extracorporeal m...

    Authors: Junyi Tang, Wencan Li, Fanli Jiang and Tao Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:335

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Cerebral embolism after lobectomy is a life-threatening complication during the early postoperative period. However, it is unclear if cerebral embolism can develop after segmentectomy.

    Authors: Peirui Chen, Qiusha Qing, Mingqiang Diao, Xiaokang Sun, Junrong Yang and Jing Lv

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:334

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD) has emerged as one of the main strategies for increasing the organ donor pool. Because of the ischemic injury that follows the withdrawal of life-sustaining t...

    Authors: Marina Pérez Redondo, Sara Alcántara Carmona, Susana Villar García, Alberto Forteza Gil, Héctor Villanueva Fernández, Francisco José Hernández-Pérez, José Luis Campo-Cañaveral de la Cruz, Rocío Velasco Calvo, Javier Segovia-Cubero, Beatriz Alonso Menárguez, Francisco del Río Gallegos, Elisabeth Coll, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil González and Juan José Rubio Muñoz

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:333

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare neoplastic hyperplasia with an unknown etiology. It is clinically rare for patients with solitary rib lesion and pathological fracture; moreover, its diagnosis and...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Ping Jiang, Junjie Yu, Ke Zhao, Yong Liu and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:332

    Content type: Case report

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  28. This study aimed to report the experience of diagnosis and treatment of one rare case of mediastinal lymph node tuberculous abscess (MLNTA) using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiratio...

    Authors: Yong Fang, Liping Cheng, Junhong Guo, Chunyan Wu, Ye Gu, Xiaofang You and Wei Sha

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:331

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Long-term data on isolated surgical tricuspid valve procedures is limited. Current guidelines on heart valve disease recommend valve repair over valve replacement. In this study we report our 12-year single-ce...

    Authors: Alina Zubarevich, Marcin Szczechowicz, Andreas Brcic, Anja Osswald, Konstantinos Tsagakis, Daniel Wendt, Bastian Schmack, Michel Pompeu B. O. Sá, Jef Van den Eynde, Arjang Ruhparwar and Konstantin Zhigalov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:330

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have been increasingly used in the treatment of end-stage heart failure. While warfarin has been uniformly recommended in the long-term as anticoagulation strategy, no cl...

    Authors: Zubair Shah, Ioannis Mastoris, Prakash Acharya, Aniket S. Rali, Moghni Mohammed, Farhad Sami, Sagar Ranka, Savahanna Wagner, Giorgio Zanotti, Christopher T. Salerno, Nicholas A. Haglund, Andrew J. Sauer, Ashwin K. Ravichandran and Travis Abicht

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:329

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:81

  31. Sun’s procedure is currently recognized as the standard procedure for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). But the operation istoo difficult for beginners. We hope to reduce the difficulty and complications ...

    Authors: Detian Jiang, Yufeng Huo, Yimin Liu, Yan Wang, Jinfeng Zhou, Xiangfei Sun, Fen Zhao, Yonghai Du, Songxiong He, Chao Liu and Wenyu Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:328

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  32. The optimal cannulation strategy in surgery for Stanford type A aortic dissection is critical to patient survival but remains controversial. Different cannulation strategies have their own advantages and drawb...

    Authors: Ling-chen Huang, Qi-chen Xu, Dao-zhong Chen, Xiao-fu Dai and Liang-wan Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:326

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  33. The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular systolic function in patients with different types of ischemic heart disease using two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging (2D-STI).

    Authors: Xing Xing, Dan Li, Shaomin Chen, Lingli Wang, Zhaoping Li and Liyun He

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:325

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  34. The aim of the study was to develop a short form of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and calculate the norms for the assessment of anxiety in surgical patients in mainland China.

    Authors: Zhenyu Zhou, Ying Wang, Yuequn Niu, Zhehao He, Manli Huang, Yuqiong Zhou, Wang Lv and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:324

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  35. Organ Care System (OCS) minimizes the cold ischemic time and allows for optimization of logistics and meticulous recipient preparation. Impact of normothermic ex-vivo preservation using OCS compared with cold ...

    Authors: Rymbay Kaliyev, Timur Lesbekov, Serik Bekbossynov, Zhuldyz Nurmykhametova, Makhabbat Bekbossynova, Svetlana Novikova, Assel Medressova, Nurlan Smagulov, Linar Faizov, Robertas Samalavicius and Yuriy Pya

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:323

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  36. Acute Stanford type A aortic dissection is often fatal, with a high mortality rate and requiring emergency intervention. Salvage surgery aims to keep the patient alive by addressing severe aortic regurgitation...

    Authors: Shi-bo Song, Xi-jie Wu, Yong Sun, Shi-hao Cai, Po-yuan Hu and Hai-feng Qiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:322

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most critical cardiovascular diseases. PE treatment ranges from anticoagulation, and systemic thrombolysis to surgical embolectomy and catheter embolectomy. Surgical...

    Authors: Wang QiMin, Chen LiangWan, Chen DaoZhong, Qiu HanFan, Huang ZhongYao, Dai XiaoFu, Huang XueShan, Lin Feng and Chen HuaBin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:321

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  38. The etiology of delayed-onset spinal cord injury (SCI) following endovascular repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) is still unclear and may be related to multiple factors. Extravascular factors,...

    Authors: Flavio Villani, Aaron Thomas Fargion, Alberto Melani, Davide Esposito, Rossella Di Domenico, Walter Dorigo and Carlo Pratesi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:320

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Acute type A aortic dissection with a dissection flap extending into the sinus segment often involves the commissures and the coronary ostia. In most cases, the intimal flap must be retained in order to restor...

    Authors: Yi Chang, Hongwei Guo, Xiangyang Qian and Fang Fang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:319

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The standard for clinical staging of lung cancer is the use of CT and PET scans, however, these may underestimate the burden of the disease. The use of serum tumor markers might aid in the detection of subclin...

    Authors: Awrad Nasralla, Jeremy Lee, Jerry Dang and Simon Turner

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:318

    Content type: Review

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  41. Despite the inferior patency compared to arterial grafts, a saphenous vein graft (SVG) is widely used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). A lower atherosclerosis rate and higher patency have been repor...

    Authors: Toshiro Saito, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Yutaro Matsuno, Akihito Mikamo and Kimikazu Hamano

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:317

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Body mass index (BMI), age, left atrium (LA) dimension and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have been linked to post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Pier Luigi Stefàno, Marco Bugetti, Guido Del Monaco, Gloria Popescu, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Laura Perrotta, Luca Checchi, Roberto Rondine, Sergio Bevilacqua, Carlo Fumagalli, Niccolò Marchionni and Antonio Michelucci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:316

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  43. To identify risk factors and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in young patients who underwent type A acute aortic dissection (TA-AAD) emergency surgeries.

    Authors: Qiuyan Zong, Min Ge, Tao Chen, Cheng Chen, Zhigang Wang and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:315

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  44. Progress of the aortic disease after the stent graft treatment of aortic dissection implicates the potential risks of stent graft-induced new entry (SINE). Although rarely reported, it should be vigilant in pa...

    Authors: Yiwei He, Shoujun Tang, Yongheng Zhang, Jianping Liu and Haining Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:314

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is standard of care in many centres and it is commonly associated with the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. Conventional external aortic clamping (exoclamping) is not al...

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Emad Ebraheem, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Peter Bramlage, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:313

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Annular dilation by left atrial remodeling is considered the main cause of atrial function mitral regurgitation. Although acceptable outcomes have been obtained using mitral ring annuloplasty alone for atrial ...

    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 2020 15:312

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  47. In individuals with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, elongated anterior mitral leaflets are commonly associated with systolic anterior motion. In patients with mild septal hypertrophy, a myectomy is co...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Chiho Tokunaga, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Akihiro Yoshitake and Atsushi Iguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:311

    Content type: Case report

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  48. Spontaneous pneumothorax has been reported as a possibile complication of novel coronavirus associated pneumonia (COVID-19). We report two cases of COVID-19 patients who developed spontaeous and recurrent pneu...

    Authors: Roberto Bellini, Maria Chiara Salandini, Serena Cuttin, Stefania Mauro, Paolo Scarpazza and Christian Cotsoglou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:310

    Content type: Case report

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