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  1. Content type: Research article

    Right ventricular (RV) volume overload increases morbidity and mortality after tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) repair. Surgical strategies like pulmonary leaflets sparing and tricuspid valve repair at time of primar...

    Authors: Amr A. Arafat, Elatafy E. Elatafy, Sahar Elshedoudy, Mahmoud Zalat, Neamet Abdallah and Ahmed Elmahrouk

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:14

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Histopathological changes in the ascending aorta wall in patients with severe tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis were graded and correlated to echocardiographic parameters. Objective was to associate thresh...

    Authors: Saša D. Borović, Milica M. Labudović Borović, Ivan V. Zaletel, Vera N. Todorović, Petar A. Dabić, Jelena T. Rakočević, Jelena M. Marinković-Erić and Predrag S. Milojević

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:12

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Contemporary transcatheter and minimally invasive approaches allow for improved cosmesis and eliminate sternotomy; however, access to a ‘Heart Team’ approach to minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) re...

    Authors: Shahrukh N. Bakar, Daniel J. P. Burns, Pantelis Diamantouros, Kumar Sridhar, Bob Kiaii and Michael W. A. Chu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:11

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent wide spread use of low-dose helical computed tomography for the screening of lung cancer have led to an increase in the detection rate of very faint and smaller lesions known as ground-glass opacity nod...

    Authors: Meishuang Li, Yanan Wang, Yulong Chen and Zhenfa Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during chil...

    Authors: Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent and Pierre Wauthy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:8

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  6. Content type: Case report

    The long-term effects of some surgical treatment procedures of arch replacement for aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm are unknown.

    Authors: Ryohei Matsuura, Yasushi Tsutsumi, Osamu Monta, Hisazumi Uenaka, Kenji Tanaka, Takaaki Samura and Hirokazu Ohashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:6

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for small-sized pulmonary nodules is challenging, and image-guided preoperative localisation is required. Near-infrared indocyanine green fluorescence is...

    Authors: Takashi Anayama, Kentaro Hirohashi, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Marino Yamamoto, Takayuki Sato and Kazumasa Orihashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:5

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  8. Content type: Research article

    As 3D printing technology emerge, there is increasing demand for a more customizable implant in the repair of chest-wall bony defects. This article aims to present a custom design and fabrication method for re...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Wen, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Shuo Li, Rui Gao and Guangjian Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:4

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  9. Content type: Case report

    A deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) can become a severe complication after cardiac surgery, with in-hospital mortality rates reaching up to 35%. Staphylococci, particularly methicillin resistant Staphylococcus ...

    Authors: Aneta GUZEK, Grzegorz SUWALSKI, Dariusz TOMASZEWSKI and Zbigniew RYBICKI

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In acute situations such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), total arterial revascularization (TAR) is often rejected in favour of saphenous vein (S...

    Authors: Philippe Grieshaber, Lukas Oster, Tobias Schneider, Victoria Johnson, Coskun Orhan, Peter Roth, Bernd Niemann and Andreas Böning

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:2

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic Syndrome and diabetes mellitus are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of Metabolic Syndrome with or without diabetes on perioperative and long-term morbidity and mortality ...

    Authors: Lijuan Wang, Xiangyang Qian, Mingya Wang, Xinran Tang and Hushan Ao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Significant mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with increased mortality. The aim of this study is to determine if surgical correction of bot...

    Authors: Pey-Jen Yu, Allan Mattia, Hugh A. Cassiere, Rick Esposito, Frank Manetta, Nina Kohn and Alan R. Hartman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:123

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis of peri-procedural myocardial infarction is complex, especially after the emergence of high-sensitivity markers of myocardial necrosis.

    Authors: Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Whady Hueb, Cesar Higa Nomura, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Alexandre Volney Villa, Leandro Menezes Alves da Costa, Rodrigo Morel Vieira de Melo, Paulo Cury Rezende, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires and Roberto Kalil Filho

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:122

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is an effective treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but is a technically challenging operation for cardiothoracic surgeons. Starting a new...

    Authors: Smita Sihag, Bao Le, Alison S. Witkin, Josanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, Mauricio A. Villavicencio, Gus J. Vlahakes, Richard N. Channick and Cameron D. Wright

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:121

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Many patients who receive lung transplantation (LT) operations develop varying degrees of bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after the surgeries. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered to be related ...

    Authors: Chong Zhang, Yuequn Niu, Li Yu, Wang Lv, Haichao Xu, Abudumailamu Abuduwufuer, Jinlin Cao and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:119

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However,...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:118

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of connective tissue causing mostly left-sided heart valves and aortic root pathologies, but a coronary artery involvement reflecting an increased sensitivity to c...

    Authors: Ludovic Melly, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Claude Hanet and Benoît Rondelet

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:117

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  18. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) is a rare but catastrophic syndrome that can occur following separation from cardiopulmonary bypass or at any time during the immediate postoperative course. The managem...

    Authors: Michael Charlesworth, Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Julian M. Barker and Lee Feddy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:116

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial inflammation and injury occur during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We aimed to characterise these processes during routine CABG surgery to inform the diagnosis of type 5 myocardial in...

    Authors: Shirjel R. Alam, Colin Stirrat, Nick Spath, Vipin Zamvar, Renzo Pessotto, Marc R. Dweck, Colin Moore, Scott Semple, Ahmed El-Medany, Divya Manoharan, Nicholas L. Mills, Anoop Shah, Saeed Mirsadraee, David E. Newby and Peter A. Henriksen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:115

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is now the treatment of choice in high-surgical-risk patients with failing aortic bioprosthesis. Although less performed, VIV-Transcatheter Mi...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Sabrina Manganiello, Giorgia Bonalumi, Raoul Biondi, Marco Russo, Massimo Mapelli, Francesco Alamanni and Matteo Saccocci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:114

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  21. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the outcomes of mitral valve repair with flexible band (FB) versus complete semirigid ring (SR) in degenerative mitral valve disease patients.

    Authors: Alexandr V. Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexandr V. Afanasyev, Sergei I. Zheleznev, Vladimir M. Nazarov, Ravil M. Sharifulin and Alexandr M. Karaskov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:113

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (PIMT) is a rare disease in China and its incidence is much lower than that of tuberculosis. PIMT accounts for only 0.04–1.2% of all lung tumors. PIMT can occurs in...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Jun Fu, Zhengyi Ni and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:112

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  23. Content type: Case report

    During minimally invasive pulmonary resection, both limited visualization and tactile feedback can make localization of pulmonary nodules and assessment for synchronous disease challenging. Intraoperative mole...

    Authors: Jarrod D. Predina, Andrew Newton, Courtney Connolly and Sunil Singhal

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:110

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Mycotic aortic aneurysm (MAA) is a rare clinical entity with an incidence of 1-3%, but it is a life-threatening infection of aorta characterized by dilatation of aorta with false lumen. Multiple MAAs have been...

    Authors: Po-Sung Li, Chung-Lin Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Tzu-Chieh Lin and Yao-Tien Chang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:109

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  25. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Sleeve lobectomy can preserve healthy lung parenchyma in centrally located lung cancer surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has been shown to have better results for postoperative com...

    Authors: Min Seop Jo, Do Yeon Kim, Jin Yong Jeong and Geun Dong Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:108

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Flowable haemostatic agents have been shown to be superior to non-flowable agents in terms of haemostatic control and need for transfusion products in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated the e...

    Authors: Mayur R. Joshi, Jacqueline Latham and Gabriel Okorogheye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:107

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is now widely applied to the treatment of blunt aortic injury. However, its long-term outcomes remain unclear. Endoleakage and migration might occur in the long term, especi...

    Authors: Toshinori Komatsu, Tamaki Takano, Hiromu Kehara, Megumi Fuke, Takamitsu Terasaki and Masayuki Sakaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:106

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  28. Content type: Case report

    Fontan is a palliative procedure in patients with single ventricle. Single ventricle supports systemic cardiac output and pulmonary blood flow is passively directed to the right pulmonary artery. Women with Fo...

    Authors: Khalid S. Al Najashi, Syed Mehdi, Shazia Mohsin, Merna Atiyah, Hafez A. Abdullah, Jassim Abdulhameed and Ahmed M. Al Zahrani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:104

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The frequency of primary cardiac tumors is rare at about 0.3% by autopsy. Our objective was to investigate the characteristics and locations of cardiac tumors and to provide a prognostic analysis in our hospital.

    Authors: Natsumi Nomoto, Tomoko Tani, Toshiko Konda, Kitae Kim, Takeshi Kitai, Mitsuhiko Ota, Shuichiro Kaji, Yukihiro Imai, Yukikatsu Okada and Yutaka Furukawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:103

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Plasma D-dimer level, a marker of hypercoagulation, has been reported to be associated with survival in several types of cancers. The present study aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of preoperative...

    Authors: Kaoru Kaseda, Keisuke Asakura, Akio Kazama and Yukihiko Ozawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Tissue engineering has emerged as a promising alternative for small-diameter vascular grafts. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using decellularized aortae of fetal pigs (DAFPs) to cons...

    Authors: Xu Ma, Zhijuan He, Ling Li, Guofeng Liu, Qingchun Li, Daping Yang, Yingbo Zhang and Ning Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:101

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Survival after lung transplantation (LTx) is often limited by bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS).

    Authors: Mohammed Fakhro, Ellen Broberg, Lars Algotsson, Lennart Hansson, Bansi Koul, Ronny Gustafsson, Per Wierup, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:100

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The approach to treat device infection in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is a challenging procedure. Optimal treatment is ...

    Authors: L. Castro, S. Pecha, M. Linder, J. Vogler, N. Gosau, C. Meyer, S. Willems, H. Reichenspurner and S. Hakmi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:99

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  34. Content type: Case report

    The usefulness of residual tumor resection after epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) treatment remains unclear. We describe two patients who underwent residual tumor resection...

    Authors: Yoko Yamamoto, Ken Kodama, Tomohiro Maniwa and Masashi Takeda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:98

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  35. Content type: Research article

    A retrospective analysis was performed to determine the impact of genetically diagnosed connective tissue disease (CTD) on the early and late outcomes of surgical treatment for aortic dissection in patients ha...

    Authors: Toshiki Fujiyoshi, Kenji Minatoya, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Takayuki Morisaki, Hiroko Morisaki and Hitoshi Ogino

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:97

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of respiratory overload is crucial to mechanically ventilated patients, especially during phases of spontaneous breathing. Although a diversity of methods and indices has been established, ther...

    Authors: Thomas Breuer, Christian S. Bruells, Rolf Rossaint, Henning Steffen, Catherine Disselhorst-Klug, Michael Czaplik and Norbert Zoremba

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:96

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  37. Content type: Research article

    We retrospectively assessed two types of sutureless screw-in left ventricular (LV) leads (steroid eluting vs. non-steroid eluting) in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation with regards to their ...

    Authors: Etem Caliskan, Florian Fischer, Felix Schoenrath, Maximilian Y. Emmert, Francesco Maisano, Volkmar Falk, Christoph T. Starck and Tomas Holubec

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:95

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  38. Content type: Review

    Deep sternal wound complications are uncommon after cardiac surgery. They comprise sternal dehiscence, deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis, which will be treated as varying expressions of a singula...

    Authors: Pankaj Kaul

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:94

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary artery intimal spindle cell sarcomas are rare and carry with them a poor prognosis and high rate of recurrence. In extremely rare cases, this tumor can infiltrate the pulmonic valve and manifest as a...

    Authors: Arun Manmadhan, Sunil P. Malhotra, Catherine R. Weinberg, Alex Reyentovich, Larry A. Latson Jr, Puneet Bhatla and Muhamed Saric

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:93

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary visceral subpleural hematoma is rare. We report visceral subpleural hematoma of the left diaphragmatic surface following left upper division segmentectomy. This very rare case was difficult to distin...

    Authors: Yasushi Mizukami, Nobuhito Ueda, Hirofumi Adachi and Jun Arikura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:92

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that elective cardiac patients are at risk of functional and psychological deterioration in the time preceding surgery. This poses a risk to successful post-operative rehabilitation. This pro...

    Authors: Iain Waite, Ranjit Deshpande, Max Baghai, Tania Massey, Olaf Wendler and Sharlene Greenwood

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:91

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  42. Content type: Case report

    Atherosclerotic stenosis of the brachiocephalic artery sometimes occurs in patients with coronary artery disease, and can cause stroke during the perioperative period of coronary artery bypass grafting.

    Authors: Hirokazu Tazume, Ken Okamoto and Toshihiro Fukui

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:90

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Advanced heart failure treated with a left ventricular assist device is associated with a higher risk of right heart failure. Many advanced heart failures patients are treated with an ICD, a relative contraind...

    Authors: Ryan Avery, Kevin Day, Clinton Jokerst, Toshinobu Kazui, Elizabeth Krupinski and Zain Khalpey

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:89

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is characterised by the effects of inadequate prosthesis size relative to body surface area (BSA).The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of PPM on late clinical...

    Authors: Seung Hyun Lee, Byung Chul Chang, Young-Nam Youn, Hyun Chel Joo, Kyung-Jong Yoo and Sak Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:88

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Few studies focused on evaluating the impacts of preoperative severe left ventricular dysfunction on clinical outcomes of patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (OPCAB). This sing...

    Authors: Qiang Ji, Li Min Xia, Yun Qing Shi, Run Hua Ma, Jin Qiang Shen, Wen Jun Ding and Chun Sheng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:87

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