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  1. Cardiac Hibernomas are very rare benign tumors and usually remain asymptomatic. Neonatal cardiogenic shock due to cardiac tumors is extremely very rare. Until this date a few cases of cardiac hibernoma have be...

    Authors: Rym Gribaa, Marwen Kacem, Sami Ouannes, Wiem Majdoub, Houssem Thabet, Imen Ben Ali, Aymen Elheraiche, Mehdi Slim, Sihem Hmissa, Elyes Neffati, Taieb Cherif, Chokri Kortas, Jamli Marah and Sofiene Jerbi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:222

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  2. Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a major concern in aortic valve replacement (AVR) and leads to perioperative morbidity and rehospitalization. Predicting aortic annulus diameter pre-procedurally is crucial...

    Authors: Anh Tuan Vo, Tomomi Nakajima, Trang Thi Thu Nguyen, Nguyen Thoi Hai Nguyen, Nga Bich Le, Tri Huu Cao and Dinh Hoang Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:221

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Road traffic crashes related (RTCR) chest traumas remain important global public health challenge. The impact of boosting market of automobile vehicles in China during last decade on thoracic injury needs to b...

    Authors: Shengcao Zhang, Xiangzhi Xiao, Jian Wang, Chengkai Hu, Qiancheng Du, Zheng Fu, Wei Cai, Zhilong Zhang and Hao Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:220

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  4. There are a lot of reports of the renal failure and heart failure due to coarctation of the aorta. However, there are no case reports in which revascularization dramatically improved left ventricular function ...

    Authors: Takuma Mikami, Takeshi Kamada, Toshiyuki Yano, Tomohiro Nakajima, Naomi Yasuda, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Keitaro Nakanishi, Ryo Harada, Syuichi Naraoka, Kojiro Toda, Nobutaka Nagano, Atsuko Muranaka and Nobuyoshi Kawaharada

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:219

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  5. Left ventricle (LV) lipoma is a very rare, benign cardiac tumor. Due to its rarity, LV lipoma is often misdiagnosed. Aspecific symptoms such as murmurs, arrhythmias, memory loss and palpitation may occur due t...

    Authors: Tom Langenaeken, Aydin Basoglu, Abdullah Kaya and Alaaddin Yilmaz

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:218

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Driveline infections in continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (cf-LVAD) remain the most common adverse event. This single-center retrospective study investigated the risk factors, prevalence and mana...

    Authors: Andrzej Juraszek, Mikołaj Smólski, Piotr Kołsut, Jarosław Szymański, Paweł Litwiński, Krzysztof Kuśmierski, Joanna Zakrzewska-Koperska, Maciej Sterliński, Tomasz Dziodzio and Mariusz Kuśmierczyk

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:216

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital heart defect usually accompanied with different hemodynamic abnormalities. Due to the rarity of QAV, treatment and prognosis of QAV patients with aortic reg...

    Authors: Chaodi Luo, Yi Jiang, Qiang Chen, Yang Yan and Dan Han

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:215

    Content type: Case report

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  8. To summarise the surgical outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock supported by preoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

    Authors: Mahmoud Yousef Ibrahim Abuharb, Dong Ran, Zheng Jubing, Liu Taoshuai, Dong Haiming, Hou Xiaotong, Song Yue, Zhao Yang and Li Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:214

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To examine two different operation timing for treating patients with a total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) who need emergency surgery and to summarize the effects of the two operation strategies.

    Authors: Linyun Xi, Chun Wu, Zhengxia Pan and Ming Xiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:213

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  10. There were very few reports of Rosai–Dorfman disease in the thymus, which known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy. It usually accompanied with other systemic symptoms such as fever, malaise, ...

    Authors: Cheng Shen and Hu Liao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:212

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) refers to an anomaly in which all of the pulmonary veins drain directly or indirectly to the systemic venous circulation. However, unusual types constitute appro...

    Authors: Neerod Kumar Jha, Haitham Talo, Laszlo Kiraly, Nishant Shah, Aref Al Hakami, Zafar Althaf Azeez and Ajitha Kumari Kamala Bai

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:211

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Well-controlled postoperative pain is essential for early recovery after uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (UVATS). Conventional analgesia like opioids and thoracic epidural anaesthesia have been ...

    Authors: Jian Wei Tan, Jameelah Sheik Mohamed and John Kit Chung Tam

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:210

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Intermediate type atrioventricular septal defect is less frequent than complete or partial atrioventricular septal defect, and is rarely encountered in the elderly and the utility of three dimensional transeso...

    Authors: Ingrid Schusterova, Marta Jakubova, Marianna Vachalcova, Karolinska Sieradzka, Claudia Gibarty, Tibor Poruban, Ivo Gasparovic and Panagiotis Artemiou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:209

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The DeBakey classification divides Stanford acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) into DeBakey type I (D1) and type II (D2) according to the extent of acute aortic dissection (AAD). This retrospective study a...

    Authors: Chun-Yu Lin, Tao-Hsin Tung, Meng-Yu Wu, Chi-Nan Tseng and Feng-Chun Tsai

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:208

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  15. Left subclavian artery revascularization (LSA) is frequently performed in the setting of thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR). The purpose of this study was to compare different techniques for LSA revasculariz...

    Authors: Wei Xie, Yunxing Xue, Shuchun Li, Min Jin, Qing Zhou and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:207

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  16. To observe the effect of combining dexmedetomidine with sufentanil on postoperative analgesia in children who underwent transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) with ultrafast track an...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Wen-Peng Xie, Yu-Qing Lei, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:206

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  17. Postoperative vasoplegia with minimal responsiveness to vasopressors is common after cardiac surgery. Called cardiac vasoplegic syndrome (CVS), it is caused by multiple factors. Treating CVS involves a high do...

    Authors: Walter Petermichl, Michael Gruber, Ina Schoeller, Kwahle Allouch, Bernhard M. Graf and York A. Zausig

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:205

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  18. The Medtronic Freestyle prosthesis has proven to be a promising recourse for aortic root replacement in various indications. The present study aims to evaluate clinical outcomes and geometric changes of the ao...

    Authors: Anja Osswald, Alina Zubarevich, Arian Arjomandi Rad, Robert Vardanyan, Konstantin Zhigalov, Daniel Wendt, Bastian Schmack, Ahmed Mashhour, Arjang Ruhparwar and Alexander Weymann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:204

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  19. As a new surgical method for older adults with cardiac insufficiency, transapical mitral valve clamp surgery requires the cooperation of practitioners across multiple disciplines to ensure appropriate treatmen...

    Authors: Sailan Li, Haoruo Zhang, Meihua Chen, Zhenzhen Wang and Yanjuan Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:203

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  20. The mural thrombus in the ascending aorta is rare, most of which are associated with aneurysm or atherosclerotic lesions, with high risks of causing catastrophic thrombotic events. A mural thrombus in the non-...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Dai, Chengyao Ni, Wenzong Luo, Sihan Miao and Liang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:200

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The cannulation technique used in totally endoscopic cardiac surgery has a significant impact on the overall prognosis of patients. However, there are no large cohort studies to discuss it. Here we report on o...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Liang-wan Chen, Xiao-fu Dai and Xue-shan Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:199

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  22. Poor glycemic control has been associated with an increased risk of wound complications after various types of operations. However, it remains unclear how hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and preoperative glycemia can b...

    Authors: Jef Van den Eynde, Abel Van Vlasselaer, Annoushka Laenen, Delphine Szecel, Bart Meuris, Tom Verbelen, Steven Jacobs, Peter Verbrugghe and Wouter Oosterlinck

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:198

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  23. Regardless of its rarity, and indolent clinical course, chest wall tumor places high morbidity and burden on patients especially when invasion to a neighboring structure is found. Once detected, surgery is the...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Obada Al-Qudah, Hanna Kakish and Salam Elfar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:196

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Intraoperative graft assessment with tools like Transit Time Flow Measurement (TTFM) is imperative for quality control in coronary surgery. We investigated the variation of TTFM parameters before and after pro...

    Authors: Dror B. Leviner, Miriam von Mücke Similon, Carlo Maria Rosati, Andrea Amabile, Daniel J. F. M. Thuijs, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Daniel Wendt, Gregory D. Trachiotis, Teresa M. Kieser, A. Pieter Kappetein, Stuart J. Head, David P. Taggart and John D. Puskas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:195

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  25. C-erbB-2 has been confirmed to be an oncogene that participates in cell growth, differentiation and division of tumors. We are wondered if its silenced expression can exert an anti-tumor effect. Therefore, thi...

    Authors: Zhigao Niu, Wenping Zhang, Jialun Shi, Xiangdong Li and Hanlei Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:194

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  26. Chondroblastoma is a rare, benign locally but aggressive bone tumor. It accounts for < 1% of primary bony tumors, and mostly arises from long bones; the rib chondroblastoma is especial rare. Due to its rarity,...

    Authors: Yonghui Wu, Jiexia Guan, Kai Zhang, Huiguo Chen, Weibin Wu and Jian Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:192

    Content type: Case report

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  27. No consensus was reached on the surgical procedure for patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ≤ 2 cm. The aim of this study is to investigate the appropriate surgical procedure for stage I NS...

    Authors: Liang Wu, Weigang Zhao, Tangbing Chen and Yi Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:191

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  28. Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), together with optimized medical treatment, is currently the first line treatment for acute Stanford type B ...

    Authors: Biao Yu, Tangzhiming Li and Huadong Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:190

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  29. The usefulness of digital chest drain is still debated. We are carrying out a study to determine if the use of a digital system compared with a traditional system reduces the duration of chest drainage. To eva...

    Authors: Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Giuseppe Marulli, Giovanni Maria Comacchio, Sara Pieropan, Veronica Rossi, Debora Brascia, Luigi Gaetano Andriolo, Giovanna Imbriglio, Gianluca Bonitta, Camillo Lopez, Federico Rea and Mario Nosotti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:188

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  30. Open window thoracostomy (OWT) is indicated for patients with bronchopleural fistula (BPF) or trapped lung in the setting of empyema refractory to non-surgical interventions. We investigated the role of OWT in...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Cain, Marc Margolis, John F. Lazar, Hayley Henderson, Margaret Hamm, Stefanie Malouf and Puja Gaur Khaitan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:187

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  31. The debate on the best treatment strategy for atrial fibrillation (AF) has expanded following the introduction of the so-called “hybrid procedure” that combines minimally invasive epicardial ablation with endo...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Roberto Lorusso, Marco Moscarelli, Giuseppe De Martino, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Arash Motekallemi, Nicola Di Bari, Ignazio Condello, Pasquale Mastroroberto, Giuseppe Santarpino and Giuseppe Speziale

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:186

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  32. The Freestyle® bioprosthesis is used for pathologies of the aortic root. Additional resection of the ascending aorta and the proximal arch in dissections or aneurysms might be indicated. The aim was to assess ...

    Authors: Alicja Zientara, Kim Rosselet-Droux, Hans Bruijnen, Dragan Odavic, Michele Genoni and Omer Dzemali

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:185

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  33. The burden of frailty on cardiac surgical outcomes is incompletely understood. Here we perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing frail versus pre-frail versus non-frail patients follow...

    Authors: Jessica Avery Lee, Bobby Yanagawa, Kevin R. An, Rakesh C. Arora, Subodh Verma and Jan O. Friedrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:184

    Content type: Review

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  34. The timing for heart surgery following cerebral embolization after cardiac valve vegetation is vital to postoperative recovery being uneventful, additionally Covid-19 may negatively affect the outcome. Minimal...

    Authors: Terézia B. Andrási, Nunijiati Abudureheman, Alannah Glück, Maximilian Vondran, Gerhard Dinges, Ildar Talipov and Ardawan J. Rastan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:182

    Content type: Case report

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  35. During cardiac surgery, micro-air emboli regularly enter the blood stream and can cause cognitive impairment or stroke. It is not clearly understood whether the most threatening air emboli are generated by the...

    Authors: Mira Puthettu, Stijn Vandenberghe and Stefanos Demertzis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:181

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  36. Pericardiectomy has traditionally carried relatively high perioperative mortality and morbidity, with few published reports of intermediate- and long- term outcomes. We investigated our 15-year experience perf...

    Authors: Zainab Faiza, Anjali Prakash, Niharika Namburi, Bailey Johnson, Lava Timsina and Lawrence S. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:180

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  37. Obesity is dramatically increasing worldwide, and more obese patients may develop aortic dissection and present for surgical repair. The study aims to analyse the impact of body mass index (BMI) on surgical ou...

    Authors: Yanxiang Liu, Bowen Zhang, Shenghua Liang, Yaojun Dun, Luchen Wang, Haoyu Gao, Jie Ren, Hongwei Guo and Xiaogang Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:179

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  38. Drug-coated balloon (DCB) is a new technology that has emerged in recent years and has been proven to be effective and safe in the treatment of in-stent restenosis. The purpose of this article is to observe th...

    Authors: Xiaojiao Hao, Damin Huang, Zhaoxia Wang, Jinchun Zhang, Hongqiang Liu and Yingmin Lu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:178

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  39. Oesophageal atresia is a congenital malformation of the oesophagus and a serious malformation of the digestive system, postoperative complications include acute respiratory failure, pneumonia, anastomotic fist...

    Authors: Jin-Xi Huang, Song-Ming Hong, Qiang Chen, Zeng-Chun Wang, Dian-Ming Wu, Jun-Jie Hong and Chaoming Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:176

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  40. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a rather common valvular heart disease. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the outcomes, and complications of mitral valve (MV) replacement with sur...

    Authors: Qianqian Fan, Xiaoguang Li, Guilan Cao, Puliang Yu and Fengxiao Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:175

    Content type: Review

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  41. After sternotomy, the spectrum for sternal osteosynthesis comprises standard wiring and more complex techniques, like titanium plating. The aim of this study is to develop a predictive risk score that evaluate...

    Authors: Ehab Nooh, Colin Griesbach, Johannes Rösch, Michael Weyand and Frank Harig

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2021 16:174

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