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  1. Bleeding is a significant complication in cardiac surgery and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. This study evaluated the impact of bleeding on length of stay (LOS) and critical care utili...

    Authors: Nawwar Al-Attar, Stephen Johnston, Nadine Jamous, Sameer Mistry, Ena Ghosh, Gaurav Gangoli, Walter Danker, Katherine Etter and Eric Ammann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:64

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic value of lymph node status in patients with pathologic N2 (pN2) stage IIIA small cell lung cancer (SCLC).

    Authors: Rong Qiao, Runbo Zhong, Jianlin Xu, Yanwei Zhang, Bo Zhang, Shuyuan Wang, Yuqing Lou, Dongfang Chen, Qing Chang, Yizhuo Zhao and Baohui Han

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:63

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This study investigated the extent and nature of cardiac morbidity and cause of mortality in patients with Mitroflow structural valve deterioration (SVD).

    Authors: Farhad Waziri, Zarmiga Karunanithi, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Vibeke Hjortdal, Per Hostrup Nielsen and Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:62

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A prospective, multi-center study (RECON) was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of pericardial closure using a decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) graft derived from porcine small intestinal su...

    Authors: Alfredo Rego, Patricia C. Cheung, William J. Harris, Kevin M. Brady, Jeffrey Newman and Robert Still

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:61

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication after radical surgery of esophageal cancer. The aim of this study was to explore AF risk factors after radical surgery of esophageal carcinoma.

    Authors: Jun Tang, Jian-zhu Zhao, Kai-ming Ren, Fu-shuang Zheng, Xi-wen Wang, Hai-jun Liu, Jun-gang Zhao and Ji-bin Lu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:60

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Intraoperative epicardial ultrasonography of coronary artery bypass graft anastomoses is a procedure used for anatomical quality assessment of peripheral anastomoses during coronary artery bypass grafting. How...

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:59

    Content type: Case report

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  7. The aims of this study were to determine the recurrence rate and the prognostic factors for recurrence-free survival (RFS) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients without lymph node metastasis (L...

    Authors: Gang Lin, Haibo Liu and Jian Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:58

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Recently, several reports investigating tumor doubling times (TDTs) in lung cancer have demonstrated that lung cancer patients with shorter TDTs have poor prognoses. Although data have shown that the solid com...

    Authors: Kentaro Miura, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Tomonobu Koizumi, Satoshi Kawakami, Nobutaka Kobayashi and Ken-ichi Ito

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Substantial development of cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) technology in the last decade has commanded to increase usage of this modality for assessing infective endocarditis (IE). The objective ...

    Authors: Narumol Chaosuwannakit and Pattarapong Makarawate

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:56

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction is reported to 2–8%. The aim of the study (retrospectively registered) was to evaluate whether control coronary angiography after surgery is useful in case ...

    Authors: Leopold Rupprecht, Christof Schmid, Kurt Debl, Dirk Lunz, Bernhard Flörchinger and Andreas Keyser

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:54

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This letter re-assesses a publication in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery entitled ‘Vibration transmittance measures sternotomy stability – a preliminary study in human cadavers.’ The roles of ultrasound ...

    Authors: Aaron R. Casha, Kieran Chircop, Marilyn Gauci and Joseph N. Grima

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:53

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  12. Coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) are defined as localized coronary artery dilations more than 1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent segments [1]. Giant coronary aneurysms (GCAA) are unusual and aneurysms on th...

    Authors: Raymond Pfister, Yalda Sadeghi, Javier Orrit and René Prêtre

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:52

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a serious postoperative complication of cardiac surgery, an episode of which impacts on patient morbidity and mortality. Pulse wave velocity (PWV; a ...

    Authors: Sharlene A. Greenwood, Emmanuel Mangahis, Ellen M. Castle, Joe Wang, Jackie Campbell, Ranjit Deshpande and Satish Jayawardene

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:51

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Tracheobronchial malignant stenosis is a life-threatening condition which may cause recurrent infections due to lung atelectasis. Despite immunotherapy is less toxic than standard chemotherapy, recurrent lung ...

    Authors: Alfonso Fiorelli, Fabio Perrotta, Mariano Mollica, Mario Santini, Fabiana Vitiello, Marina Gilli, Cecilia Calabrese and Andrea Bianco

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:50

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Congenital tracheal malformations are less common than congenital cardiac diseases and surgical repair of these anomalies is complex. We sought to examine the surgical treatment and outcomes in cases of trache...

    Authors: Huu Vinh Vu, Quang Khanh Huynh and Viet Dang Quang Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:49

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a soft-tissue tumor that generally affects the extremities of children and young adults. AFH overlaps with primary pulmonary myxoid sarcoma (PPMS) and can occur in unu...

    Authors: Wobbe Bouma, Kor Johan Koning, Albert J. H. Suurmeijer, Dirk Jan Slebos, Massimo A. Mariani and Theo J. Klinkenberg

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:48

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Obstruction of the left or right coronary artery is a rare but lethal complication during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The new J-Valve™ prosthesis is a new second generation TAVI device whic...

    Authors: Hong Qian, Yucheng Chen, Zhaoyun Cheng and Yingqiang Guo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:47

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy is an important surgical approach for esophageal cancer. Anastomotic leak is one of its common and serious complications. We assumed that the preoperative risk factors ...

    Authors: Chuan Gao, Gang Xu, Changyong Wang and Dong Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:46

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Rib fractures are common injuries sustained by patients who experience high-impact chest trauma, and they result in severe respiratory compromise because of the altered mechanics of respiration. Several studie...

    Authors: Xin Liu and Kai Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:45

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Preemptive thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is an advanced treatment that has possibility to improve late outcomes in patients with subacute type B aortic dissection. However, it may not be the trea...

    Authors: Ken Nakamura, Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:44

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used for diagnostic wedge resection of lung nodules. When VATS is performed for multiple lung nodules, preoperative localization for each target nodu...

    Authors: Yu-Fei Fu, Yong-Guang Gao, Miao Zhang, Tao Wang, Yi-Bing Shi and Ya-Yong Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:43

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  22. Selecting the proper surgical approach for mediastinal tumors in the thoracic outlet is difficult. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is ideal because of the less invasiveness; however, it is often difficult...

    Authors: Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F. Chen-Yoshikawa and Hiroshi Date

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:42

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Only 4.1% of tricuspid valve IE cases require surgical intervention. The complication after tricuspid valve IE with lung abscess and empyema is rare.

    Authors: Ya-Fu Cheng, Yung-Kun Hsieh, Bing-Yen Wang, Ching-Yugn Cheng and Chang-Lun Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:41

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery is a congenital heart disease in which myocardial ischemia occurs within 1 year of birth. Adults have been reported to survive owing to the development ...

    Authors: Kazuki Mori, Hirofumi Anai, Tomoyuki Wada, Takashi Shuto and Shinji Miyamoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:40

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Heparinized solution (HS) use for the maintenance of arterial cannulas has been associated with coagulation disorders and has not been conclusively shown to confer additional benefits over normal saline (NS) a...

    Authors: Jianqiu Xiong, Tuo Pan, Hua Jin, Xiaoli Xie, Yan Wang and Dongjin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:39

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A saccular aneurysm located at the bifurcation of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is an extremely rare condition. A major cause of left main coronary aneurysm is atherosclerosis, and common complications ...

    Authors: Tomohiro Iwakura, Kouji Toguchi, Ippei Kato and Noriko Asakawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:38

    Content type: Case report

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  27. The original article [1] contained an error whereby all authors’ names were mistakenly inverted. This error has now been corrected.

    Authors: Dan Aravot, Yaron D. Barac, Efrat Krutzwald-Josefson, Aaron M. Allen, Dov Flex, Nir Peled, Mordechai R. Kramer, Yuri Peysakhovich and Milton Saute

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:37

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:7

  28. Extended sleeve lobectomy is rarely applied to pulmonary surgery for primary lung cancer to avoid a pneumonectomy. As there is a size discrepancy between main bronchus and peripheral bronchus, ingenuity to imp...

    Authors: Mitsunori Higuchi, Masayuki Watanabe, Kotaro Endo, Ikuro Oshibe, Nobutoshi Soeta, Takuro Saito, Hiroshi Hojo and Hiroyuki Suzuki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:36

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Congenital arterial abnormalities are unusual causes of hemoptysis in elder patients. Appropriate image examination and recognition of the variant vessels are crucial in achieving precise diagnosis and success...

    Authors: Chun-Lin Kuo, Kuan-Hsun Lin, Kai-Hsiung Ko and Tsai-Wang Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:35

    Content type: Case report

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  30. The efficacy of using a sutureless approach in order to surgically manage postoperative pulmonary vein stenosis following total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) has been reported, though outcomes of...

    Authors: Yongfeng Zhu, Hewen Qi and Yunzhou Jin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:34

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Congenital coronary artery fistula in association with aneurysm of the involved coronary artery in adults is rare. Moreover, the right coronary artery- left atrial fistula is also uncommon. Most of the cases a...

    Authors: Neerod Kumar Jha, Laszlo Kiraly, Nishant Shah, Arif Al Mulla and Bassem Mora

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:33

    Content type: Case report

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  32. The extent of pericardiectomy is an important issue in constrictive pericarditis but its impact on long-term outcomes has been rarely reported. We compared long-term results of radical pericardiectomy with con...

    Authors: Min Suk Choi, Dong Seop Jeong, Jae K. Oh, Sung-A Chang, Sung-Ji Park and Suryeun Chung

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:32

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The original article [1] contains slight errors whereby several terms in the first column of Tables 1, 2, and 3 have an erroneous ‘p’ preceding them.

    Authors: Yusef Moulla, Tanja Gradistanac, Christian Wittekind, Uwe Eichfeld, Ines Gockel and Arne Dietrich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:31

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:11

  34. Primary cardiac sarcomas are exceedingly rare, and they commonly result in nonspecific constitutional symptoms such as shortness of breath, weight loss, and anaemia-related fatigue and malaise. However, thromb...

    Authors: Guodong Zhang, Qing Gao, Shenglong Chen and Yu Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:30

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) is a rare but life-threatening complication after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for type B aortic dissection (TBAD). A graft inversion technique was app...

    Authors: Wenbin Hu, Yiran Zhang, Lei Guo, Jingya Fan, Yuan Lu and Liang Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:29

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  36. Isolated right atrial rupture (IRAR) from blunt chest trauma is rare. There are no physical exam findings and non-invasive testing specific to the condition, which result in diagnostic delays and poor outcomes...

    Authors: Tareq Maraqa, Mohamed A. T. Mohamed, Kenneth L. Wilson, Vinu Perinjelil, Gul R. Sachwani-Daswani and Leo Mercer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:28

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Graft function may be affected if the organ is exposed to hypoxia. We hypothesized that bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after lung transplantation is associated with hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α). This st...

    Authors: Haichao Xu, Abudumailamu Abuduwufuer, Wang Lv, Zhenyu Zhou, Yunhai Yang, Chong Zhang and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:27

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  38. Allograft rejection and infection are the major sources of morbidity and mortality after heart transplant. Early differential diagnosis is clinically crucial but difficult. The aim of the study was to examine ...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Juhua Yang, Shengchao Zhang, Xuan Qin, Wei Jin, Lihua Sun, Feng Li and Yunfeng Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:26

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Morbidly obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35 kg/m2) who undergo cardiac surgery involving median sternotomy have a higher-than-normal risk of sternal dehiscence. To explore a potential solution to this pro...

    Authors: Joshua M. Liao, Patrick Chan, Lorraine Cornwell, Peter I. Tsai, Joseph H. Joo, Faisal G. Bakaeen, James D. Luketich and Danny Chu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:25

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  40. Even though identical blood group matching between recipient and donor is preferred, it is still not clear by how much this improves the outcome for patients who received a lung transplant (LTx), or whether th...

    Authors: Mohammed Fakhro, Hillevi Larsson, Malin Malmsjö, Lars Algotsson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:24

    Content type: Research article

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  41. To evaluate incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of postoperative neurological complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

    Authors: Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Francesco Agnello, Giovanna Occhipinti, Roberto Miraglia, Vincenzina Lo Re, Gianluca Marrone, Fabio Tuzzolino, Antonio Arcadipane, Michele Pilato and Angelo Luca

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:23

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Grafting vessel with LIMA to the left anterior descending coronary artery plays a most important role in the long-term prognosis of OPCABG surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of isofluran...

    Authors: Liang Zhang, Cheng-Bin Wang, Bo Li, Duo-Mao Lin and Jun Ma

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:22

    Content type: Research article

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  43. To investigate the development of neogenetic bullae or blebs on 1-year postoperative chest computed tomography after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in young patients with primary spontaneous pneumothor...

    Authors: Takuya Onuki, Tomoyuki Kawamura, Shuntaro Kawabata, Masatoshi Yamaoka and Masaharu Inagaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:20

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The inverse relationship between case-volume and surgical mortality has been reported in complex surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of case-volume on mortality after lung tra...

    Authors: Susie Yoon, Eun Jin Jang, Ga Hee Kim, Dal Ho Kim, Tae-Yoon Lim, Hannah Lee and Ho Geol Ryu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The combined treatment of beta-blockers with ablation and Implanted cardioverter defibrillation therapy, continues to be the mainstay treatment for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). Despite treatment, some patien...

    Authors: Luis Jaime Téllez, Juan Carlos Garzón, Eric Edward Vinck and Julian David Castellanos

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:17

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Esophageal leiomyomas, the most common benign primary tumors of the esophagus, are esophageal subepithelial lesions treated by surgery traditionally. In recent years, endoscopic submucosal dissection and relat...

    Authors: Sumin Zhu, Jie Lin and Shu Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:16

    Content type: Case report

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  47. This systematic review was designed to evaluate the efficacy of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus primary PCI alone for ST-segment elevation myocar...

    Authors: Ren Gong and Yan-Qing Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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