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  1. Granulomatous inflammation results from various causes including infections and allergic reactions. It can appear as high signal intensity in T2-weighted or contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance ima...

    Authors: June Lee, Hyun Ah Lim, Seok Beom Hong, Do Yeon Kim, Yong Han Kim and Hwan Wook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:191
  2. Treatment of esophageal perforation or rupture is complicated and controversial, especially in advanced cases. In fact, it is generally accepted that this disease must be treated individually according to the ...

    Authors: Yong-jun Deng, Huan-peng Liu and Jian-bin Zou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:190
  3. Lung cancer is known as the most common and highly metastatic form of cancer worldwide. Tumour node metastasis (TNM) staging is the gold standard classification system for the decision-making process for appro...

    Authors: Hande Süer, Suat Erus, Ekin E. Cesur, Ömer Yavuz, Orhan Ağcaoğlu, Pınar Bulutay, Tamer T. Önder, Serhan Tanju and Şükrü Dilege
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:189
  4. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a very rare phenomenon subject to malignant transformation that requires surgical resection. In an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl, we identified a single cysti...

    Authors: Seha Ahn and Youngkyu Moon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:188
  5. The number of citations a paper receives reflects its impact on the scientific community. We aimed to identify and explore the characteristics of the most cited papers on total anomalous pulmonary venous conne...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Wei Liu, Chenhao Fang, Jin Shentu, Ruixiang Ma, Han Zhang, Hao Zhang, Zhongqun Zhu and Huiwen Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:187
  6. Chest tube removal (CTR) can cause severe acute pain which is usually described by patients as a painful experience. This study compared the effects of cold compress, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulatio...

    Authors: Fatemeh Hatefi, Majid Kazemi, Parvin Manglian, Dadullah Shahi Moridi, Shahin Heydari and Hadi Hasani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:186
  7. The “UFO procedure” was initially developed as a surgical option to enlarge the aortic annulus in patients requiring valve replacement. This technique can be employed to treat extensive endocarditis located in...

    Authors: Leonhard Wert, Miralem Pasic, Roland Heck, Karel M. Van Praet, Jörg Kempfert, Stephan Jacobs and Volkmar Falk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:185
  8. Sternal wound infection (SWI) is the most common complication of the median sternal incision. The treatment time is long, and the reconstruction is difficult, which causes challenges for surgeons. Plastic surg...

    Authors: Yaoyao Song, Wanli Chu, Jiachen Sun, Xinzhu Liu, Hongjuan Zhu, Hongli Yu and Chuan’an Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:184
  9. Blunt aortic injury (BAI) as a result of thoracic trauma is a rare entity in the adult and pediatric population. The endovascular approach has been the preferred method of management over operative repair in a...

    Authors: Muniba Afzal, Safaa Abdulreda Najar, Hassan Baghazal and Noora Alshahwani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:183
  10. Stiff left atrial syndrome (SLAS) and pulmonary vein (PV) occlusion are rare yet potentially major life-long complications after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. While mostly controlled by medi...

    Authors: Rani Kronenberger, Kaoru Tanaka, Carlo de Asmundis and Mark La Meir
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:181
  11. Survival and aortic-related adverse events after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) and aortic dissection (AD) are controversial. We aimed to assess the preoperati...

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Tian-shu Xu, Tie-nan Zhou, Lei Zhang, Xiao-zeng Wang and Ying Min
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:180
  12. The aim was to present a 35-year-old female patient with diagnosis of monophasic primary pericardial synovial sarcoma (PSS) with cytopathological findings.

    Authors: Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Cigdem Vural, Huseyin Fatih Sezer, Aykut Eliçora and Yaprak Busra
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:179
  13. Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a sporadic malignant tumor that mainly originates from the pulmonary arteries. However, PAS may also involve the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and lead to obstruction...

    Authors: Hui-min Hu, Yi-dan Li, Chang-wei Wei, Yan liu, Xiu-zhang lv and Yuan-hua Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:178
  14. Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis (NBTE) is a common form of aseptic thrombotic endocarditis that primarily affects mitral valves and less frequently aortic valves. NBTE is caused by systemic inflammatory ...

    Authors: Julianna Svantner, Luc Lavanchy and Ania Labouchère
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:177
  15. To explore the effect of using WeChat to guide preparation before transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) on reducing anxiety and improving the satisfaction of parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Shan Guo, Wen-Hao Lin, Shi-Hao Lin, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:176
  16. Double aortic arch (DAA) combined with descending aortic arch dissection (DAAD) in adults is a rare aorta vascular disease. Due to the abnormal anatomy of the double arch and arch vessels, the clinical symptom...

    Authors: Xinping Min, Zhipeng Hu, Zhiwei Wang and Jun Xia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:174
  17. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis play important roles in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome, with platelet activation and inflammation as the key and initiative factors. Recently mean platelet volume...

    Authors: Jianlei Cao, Rui Li, Tao He, Lin Zhang, Huixia Liu and Xiaoyan Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:172
  18. Tricuspid regurgitation is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but with limited treatment options. The objective of this study is to compare the demographic characteristics, complications, and...

    Authors: Xiqiang Wang, Yanpeng Ma, Zhongwei Liu, Xiude Fan, Gongchang Guan, Shuo Pan, Junkui Wang and Yong Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:170
  19. Whipple’s disease is a chronic multisystemic infectious disease that rarely presents as culture-negative endocarditis. Most patients reported with Tropheryma whipplei endocarditis involve a native valve and few d...

    Authors: Mauricio J. Kahn, David M. Ennis and Dennis G. Delgado
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:169
  20. Preemptive intercostal nerve block (pre-ICNB) achieves the same analgesic effects as postoperative ICNB (post-ICNB) remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of preemptive ICNB on perioperativ...

    Authors: Shaojuan Chen, Zhihua Guo, Xin Wei, Zhenzhu Chen, Na Liu, Weiqiang Yin and Lan Lan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:168
  21. Metastatic lung tumor with a tumor thrombus in the peripheral pulmonary vein is very rare. We present a case of a metastatic lung tumor from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombus invasion in the p...

    Authors: Kazuto Ohtaka, Setsuyuki Ohtake, Yu Ishii, Saya Kaku, Yuta Takeuchi, Tomoko Mizota, Yoshiyuki Yamamura, Masaomi Ichinokawa, Tatsuya Yoshioka, Eiji Tamoto, Katsuhiko Murakawa and Koichi Ono
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:167
  22. Pectum excavatum is a congenital thoracic alteration that can present important physiological alterations depending on the severity of the case. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive technique for managin...

    Authors: Indira F. Cujiño-Álvarez, Daniela Torres-Salazar and Mauricio Velásquez-Galvis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:166
  23. To analyze the epidemiological characteristics and trends in death after thoracotomy in children with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Guilang Zheng, Jing Wang, Peiling Chen, Zijian Huang, Lei Zhang, Aimei Yang, Jiaxing Wu, Chunlin Chen, Jingwen Zhang, Yueyu Sun, Chengbin Zhou, Haiyun Yuan, Xiaobing Liu, Jianzheng Cen, Shusheng Wen and Yuxiong Guo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:165
  24. Pericardial effusions with its potential life threatening progression towards cardiac tamponade have to be often managed with surgical intervention. In our case study we describe a complication after a common ...

    Authors: Peter Dubovan, Miroslav Tomáš, Jana Pavlendová, Ramadan Aziri, Marek Makovník, Jozef Dolník and Daniel Pinďák
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:164
  25. Thoracoscopic lobectomy is a common treatment for congenital lung malformation. Single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomy may be an effective and safe approach without the need to flip the lung over repeatedly,...

    Authors: Jin-Xi Huang, Qiang Chen, Song-Ming Hong, Jun-Jie Hong and Hua Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:163
  26. The safety and efficacy of drug-eluting balloon on the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) remain unclear. Here, we present our observation in a cohort study on the safety and efficacy of...

    Authors: Guodong Xu, Xiaoli Dong, Yingying Tian, Liang Ma, Ning Han, Wentao Yao, Kuochang Yin and Nan Yin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:162
  27. To compare the safety and efficacy of del-Nido cardioplegia (DNC) with traditional 4:1 cold blood cardioplegia (CBC) in coronary artery bypass grafting and/or valve surgeries in elderly patients.

    Authors: Wenda Gu, Hongkun Qing, Xiang Luo, Xin Zang, Kan Zhou, Haijiang Guo, Chengbin Zhou, Huiming Guo and Jian Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:161
  28. The effects of preoperative respiratory muscle training (RMT) on postoperative complications in patients surgically treated for myasthenia gravis (MG) remain unclear. The present study therefore evaluated the ...

    Authors: Sai Chen, Xin Li, Yunshan Wu, Yana Li, Peili Cao, Yuchun Yin and Zhenguang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:160
  29. The assessment of outcomes of interventions based on the patient’s perspective using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) has been increasingly highlighted in clinical practice. However, health related qu...

    Authors: Reuben K Mutagaywa, Maarten J Cramer, Pilly Chillo, Ramadhan H Khamis, Respicious Boniface, Anjela Muhozya, Aileen Barongo, Moses Byomuganyizi, Gideon Kwesigabo, Appolinary Kamuhabwa, Bashir Nyangasa, Peter Kisenge and Steven Chamuleau
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:159
  30. Nearly half of the patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) have cardiovascular involvement, a major cause of mortality. COVID-19 infection can lead to cardiac involvement, negatively impacting the clini...

    Authors: Alborz Sherafati, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Roya Sattarzadeh Badkoubeh, Meysam Khoshavi, Morteza Foroumandi, Soheil Peiman, Farhad Shahi, Akram Sardari, Roghayeh Pourkia and Farnoosh Larti
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:158
  31. Repair or replacement remains debatable in rheumatic heart disease. To regain optimal mean transvalvular pressure gradients and end-diastolic peak flow velocity, the modified release technique combined peeling...

    Authors: Hoshun Chong, Yaxuan Gao, Yunxing Xue, Xiyu Zhu, Jie Li, Junxia Wang, He Zhang, Dongjin Wang and Hailong Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:157
  32. Myxoma is the most common cardiac tumor, found in 75–80% of cases in the left atrium. It can grow quietly and therefore reach a large size before being symptomatic. Poor availability of echocardiography also c...

    Authors: Alphonse Ndonga N’sungu Nzomvuama, Cédric Nyombo Mutuale, Roger Minga Kongo, Irène Nsolani Mbanzulu and Joseph Makunza Nsiala
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:156
  33. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common tachyarrhythmia affecting 33 million people worldwide. Hybrid AF ablation utilises a surgical (epicardial) ablation followed by an endocardial catheter-based ablation. The ...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Campbell Flynn, Michael Williams and Con Manganas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:155
  34. To evaluate the effect of preoperative pulmonary artery pressure on perioperative outcome of end-stage heart failure patients undergoing heart transplantation.

    Authors: Wei Zhou, Zhen Du, Yun Tao, Guan-xin Zhang, Zhi-yun Xu, Lin Han, Shao-lin Ma, Dao-xi Hu, Xing-li Fan and Bai-ling Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:154
  35. Redo mitral valve surgery using resternotomy after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is challenging as previous CABG with patent internal thoracic artery (ITA) poses a risk of injury due to dense adhesion...

    Authors: Ryo Suzuki, Masafumi Akita, Takaki Itohara and Takuya Komatsu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:153
  36. Video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) is the most precise approach combining staging and therapeutic interventions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the case of left-sided NSCLC, the ...

    Authors: Marc Hartert and Martin Huertgen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:152
  37. From a variety of ring types, semirigid ring is more preferred for mitral annuloplasty during mitral valve repair particularly in patients whose native mitral saddle shape annulus is well maintained. During mi...

    Authors: Nikolaos G. Baikoussis, Nikolaos Koumallos and Κonstantina Aggeli
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:151
  38. The high resolution of computed tomography has found the pulmonary ligaments that consists of a double serous layer of visceral pleura, forms the intersegmental septum, and enters the lung parenchyma. This stu...

    Authors: Shota Mitsuboshi, Takako Matsumoto, Motoka Omata, Hiroaki Shidei, Akira Ogihara, Akihiro Koen, Hiroe Aoshima, Tamami Isaka and Masato Kanzaki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:150
  39. The Quantra QPlus System is a cartridge-based device with a unique ultrasound technology that can measure the viscoelastic properties of whole blood during coagulation. These viscoelastic properties correlate ...

    Authors: Pierre Tibi, Jess Thompson, Saina Attaran and Elizabeth Black
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:149
  40. Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (ccTGA) is a rare cardiac anomaly and can lead to abnormal electrical activity of the heart. The implant of a pacemaker in such patients is more compl...

    Authors: Qiao-yuan Li, Wen-long Dai, can-can Lin, Xu Liu, Cheng-jun Guo and Dong Jian-zeng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:148
  41. Although the pressure of pulmonary vein increases before pulmonary artery in pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease (PH-LHD), only a few studies have assessed pulmonary vein smooth muscle cells (PVSM...

    Authors: Wenhui Huang, Hongjin Liu, Yichao Pan, Xueying Wang, Hongwei Yang, Danjie Wang, Jing Lin and Hui Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:146

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  42. Here, we report a rare case of massive hemothorax caused by rupture of an intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm associated with pyogenic spondylodiscitis, which was successfully treated with endovascular intervent...

    Authors: Masatsugu Tsukamoto, Tadatsugu Morimoto, Tomohito Yoshihara and Masaaki Mawatari
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:145
  43. The diagnosis and management of tracheobronchial papilloma is challenging due to its rarity, and non-specific presenting symptoms. Small percentage undergoes malignant transformation. Herein, we report an unus...

    Authors: Awrad Nasralla, Esther Lau, Ranjan Sur and Yaron Shargall
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:144
  44. A 33-year male patient presented with a 6-month history of cough and shortness of breath upon physical activity. Echocardiography demonstrated right ventricular space-occupying lesions. Contrast-enhanced compu...

    Authors: Yong Mao, Cuiting Wang, Yalin Wei, Yongnan Li and Xiangyang Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:143
  45. A retrospective study was performed to summarize the experience of transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) through the right femoral vein under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography ...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Yuhao Wu, Zhengxia Pan, Chun Wu, Yonggang Li, Hongbo Li, Quan Wang, Bo Liu and Jiangtao Dai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:142

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