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  1. Acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) is a life-threatening condition that requires surgical intervention. Stroke remains an extremely serious adverse outcome that can occur in ATAAD patients undergoing aorti...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Si-Chong Qian, Xu-Dong Pan, Song-Bo Dong, Jun Zheng, Hong Liu, Yue-Li Wang and Li-Zhong Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:60

    Content type: Research

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  2. Uniatrial biventricular connection (UBC) is a rare cardiovascular anomaly characterized by absence of one atrioventricular connection and drainage of the other atrium via a solitary atrioventricular valve into...

    Authors: Michael Hofbeck, Gesa Wiegand, Jörg Michel and Christian Schlensak

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:59

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Malignant pleural effusions are a serious complication of many late stage cancers that adversely affect quality of life. Pleurodesis with talc slurry is a standard treatment option, but clinical failures occur...

    Authors: Joy Baxter, Thamires A. Lima, Richard Huneke, Colin Joseph Kanach, Priya Johal, Emily Reimold, Nicolas J. Alvarez and Glenn W. Laub

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:58

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Use of minimally invasive approaches for isolated aortic valve or ascending aorta surgery is increasing. However, total arch replacement or aortic root repair through a minimally invasive incision is rare. Thi...

    Authors: Yang Wu, Wei Jiang, Dong Li, Lei Chen, Weihua Ye, Chonglei Ren and Cangsong Xiao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:57

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) represents a treatment alternative to anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. We evaluate a novel device for epicardial LAAO in a translational canine model.

    Authors: Maximilian Y. Emmert, Michael S. Firstenberg, Arthur T. Martella, Liming Lau, Stephen Zlock, Ashik Mohan, Taylor Spangler, Sarah Currie, Sacha P. Salzberg and Etem Caliskan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:56

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of the operation for type III esophageal atresia using a thoracoscope.

    Authors: Jianqin Zhang, Qiang Wu, Liu Chen, Yunjin Wang, Xu Cui, Wenhua Huang and Chaoming Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:55

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The first reported case of cardiac herniation was in 1948 and occurred following pericardiectomy during a lung cancer resection. Although rare, this potentially fatal surgical complication may occur following ...

    Authors: John Espey, Stephen Acosta, Lavinia Kolarczyk and Jason Long

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:54

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Reoperative aortic valve replacement (AVR) is associated with increased mortality compared with initial surgery, and a smaller valve might be implanted during repeat AVR (re-AVR; AVR after prior AVR). We descr...

    Authors: Hideki Tsubota, Genichi Sakaguchi and Akira Marui

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:53

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus in the arch of the azygos vein has not been reported to date. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can decrease the stage in patients with advanced preoperative tumor...

    Authors: Qijue Lu, Bowen Shi, Jiang Hong, Hezhong Chen and Chunguang Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:52

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Primary pulmonary malignant melanoma (PPMM) is an extreme rarity in clinic practice, accounting for only 0.01% of all primary pulmonary tumors. And its diagnosis should meet clinical and pathological diagnosis...

    Authors: Luhuan Yang, Yunhong Lei, Rong Zhang, Yufei Liu, Wenli Dai, Fei Tian and Jinglan Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:51

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) is a subset of acute aortic syndrome, and its prognosis may differ between races. This study aimed to study the prognosis of Chinese type B IMH patients and to find out risk fa...

    Authors: Zilun Li, Chenshu Liu, Ridong Wu, Jian Zhang, Hong Pan, Jinghong Tan, Zhuang Guo, Yingying Guo, Nan Yu, Chen Yao and Guangqi Chang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:49

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The purpose of the study was to examine the association between white blood cell count (WBCc) on admission and early outcome in patients with the acute Stanford type A aortic dissection (TAAD).

    Authors: Mingjia Ma, Juan Shi, Xin Feng, Jing Wang, Ligang Liu and Xiang Wei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:48

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Endovascular repair involving branches of the aorta is still difficult in clinical treatment. A new type of blood flow regulator has been used in thoracic endovascular aortic repair/endovascular aortic repair ...

    Authors: Chang Liu, Yun-xing Xue, Dong-jin Wang and Qing Zhou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:47

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although there are lots of variations of pulmonary veins including dangerous type that could cause serious complications during surgery, limited information has been reported about these variations. We have ex...

    Authors: Zhao Wang, Yungang Sun, Qiang Zhang and Feng Shao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:45

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Complications following Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are rare and usually follows a vigorous CPR or in special cases like pregnancy are due to lack of knowledge and clinical practice of how to preform C...

    Authors: Saleem Haj-Yahia, Amro Al Aqra, Kamal Abed, Khalil Bali, Mohammad N. Sbaih, Mohanad Al Asmar, Massimo Caputo, Wafiq Othman and Ahmed Al-Adhami

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:44

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has recently been widely performed for relatively small-volume tumors. We analyzed the short-term outcomes of pulmonary metastasectomy (PM) or SBRT for pulmonary meta...

    Authors: Ryu Kanzaki, Osamu Suzuki, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Keisuke Tamari, Keisuke Otani, Yuji Seo, Fumiaki Isohashi, Kazuhiko Ogawa and Meinoshin Okumura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:43

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Mitral annular calcification (MAC) occurs represents a challenge to surgeons during mitral valve (MV) surgery with increased perioperative risk.

    Authors: Turki B. Albacker, Bakir Bakir, Ahmed Eldemerdash, Fayez Elshaer, Hanan Albacker, Murtadha Alawami and Tariq Kashour

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:42

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) is a rare but fatal complication occurring after tracheotomy. Brachiocephalic trunk transection, one of the surgical treatments for TIF, is mostly associated with a full...

    Authors: Shotaro Kaneko, Keiji Uchida, Norihisa Karube, Keiichiro Kasama, Tomoyuki Minami, Tomoki Cho, Ryo Izubuchi, Kenichi Fushimi, Naoto Yabu, Motohiko Goda and Munetaka Masuda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:41

    Content type: Case report

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  19. To assess different bridging anticoagulation therapies early after mechanical heart valve replacement (MHVR) in Chinese patients.

    Authors: Bo-Xia Li, Shi-Dong Liu, Liang Qi, Shusen Sun, Wei Sun, Yuan-Min Li, Bing Song and Xin-An Wu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:40

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The role of Surgical Care Practitioner (SCP) was first introduced by the NHS in the field of cardiothoracic surgery more than two decades ago to overcome the chronic shortage of junior doctors, and subsequentl...

    Authors: Mohammed Bahran Shegafi, Samer Nashef, Roksolana Starodub and Gerry Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:39

    Content type: Review

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  21. Patients with DeBakey type II aortic dissection or ascending aortic aneurysms involving the right innominate artery require hemiarch replacement and placement of a right innominate artery graft. Traditional ao...

    Authors: Quan Li, Hong Qu, Tianqi Liu, Min Li, Shanliang Chen, Peijie Li, Li Xu and Hengbao Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:38

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Mediastinal teratoma is a rare disease, many cases were reported before, but few articles focus on large case analyses. The objective of this article is to summarize the clinical characteristics of benign medi...

    Authors: Zhenhuan Tian, Hongsheng Liu, Shanqing Li, Yeye Chen, Dongjie Ma, Zhijun Han and Cheng Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:36

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Mediastinal mature teratomas are rare tumors with diverse surgical approaches. The aim of this study is to review our experience of thoracoscopic surgery management in patients with teratomas.

    Authors: Lu Huu Pham, Diep Ke Trinh, Anh Viet Nguyen, Lanh Sy Nguyen, Dung Thanh Le, Dinh-Hoa Nguyen, Hung Quoc Doan and Uoc Huu Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:35

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  24. This study aims to compare the effects of storage solutions commonly used in coronary artery bypass grafting on the vascular reactivity in vein graft interposed in arterial position in syngeneic rats.

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

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:34

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Presently, endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection (ESTD) has been a novel therapy for superficial esophageal neoplastic lesions (SENL), especially for circumferential neoplastic lesions. A number of studies h...

    Authors: Wei Peng, Shali Tan, Yutang Ren, Huan Li, Yan Peng, Xiangsheng Fu and Xiaowei Tang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:33

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Congenital coronary-pulmonary fistulas (CPFs) are commonly unilateral; however, bilateral and multilateral fistulas are relatively rare. The steal phenomenon aroused from bilateral or multilateral CPFs, and wa...

    Authors: Zhiwei Huang, Zhihong Liu and Shaodong Ye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:32

    Content type: Case report

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  27. We report the first successful short-term outcome of one-stage minimally invasive surgery (MIS) mitral valve repair and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy.

    Authors: Chengfeng Huang, Chao Yang, Jiawen Huang, Qiuying Liao, Xiaoshen Zhang and Shengjie Liao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:31

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Behcet’s disease (BD) is a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, the incidence of cardiovascular system involvement is rare, about1–5% (Sakane et al., N Engl J Med 341:1284–91, 1999). BD combined with ...

    Authors: Zeyi Cheng, Zhefeng Kang, Yupeng Ji and Yingqiang Guo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:30

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Primary chest wall sarcomas are rare and therapeutically challenging tumors. Herein we report the outcomes of a surgery-based multimodality therapy for these pathologies over an 11-year period. In addition, we...

    Authors: Ori Wald, Idais Islam, Korach Amit, Rudis Ehud, Erez Eldad, Or Omer, Zik Aviad, Shapira Oz. Moshe and Izhar Uzi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:29

    Content type: Research article

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  30. After elective cardiac surgery a postoperative anticoagulation is obligatory. With critically ill patients the conventional anticoagulation standard heparin is sometimes impossible, e.g. based on HIT II. Then,...

    Authors: Matthias Klingele, Julia Enkel, Timo Speer, Hagen Bomberg, Lea Baerens and Hans-Joachim Schäfers

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:27

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  31. Postoperative hypoxemia in acute type A aortic dissection (AADA) is a common complication and is associated with negative outcomes. This study aimed to analyze the efficacy of low-dose (5–10 ppm) inhaled nitri...

    Authors: Hang Zhang, Yaoyang Liu, Xiangdong Meng, Dicheng Yang, Sheng Shi, Jian Liu, Zhongxiang Yuan, Tongtong Gu, Lin Han, Fanglin Lu, Zhiyun Xu, Yang Liu and Min Yu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:25

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  32. Evaluate the safety and efficacy of our modified technique of the extravascular procedure for treating mild to moderately dilated ascending aorta in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) aortopathy.

    Authors: Peng Zhu, Pengyu Zhou, Xiao Ling, Bright Eric Ohene, Xiao Ming Bian and Xiaoxiao Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:24

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  33. Accumulating evidence consistently demonstrates that blood transfusion in cardiac surgery is related to decreased short- and long-term survival. We aimed to evaluate periprocedural blood loss and transfusion r...

    Authors: Raphael Sven Werner, Christoph Lipps, Stefan Waldhans and Andreas Künzli

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:23

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  34. The percutaneous closure of a single secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) under transesophageal echocardiography guidance as an accepted alternative to the transcatheter closure with fluoroscopy has been proven...

    Authors: Peng Zhu, Haifeng Qiang, Fei Liu, Peng Xie, Shaoyi Zheng and Yong Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:20

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  35. Perpendicular transvalvular leakage (TVL) is occasionally observed after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in biological valves with a stent post, often originating from the base of the stent post. However, an ob...

    Authors: Shihoko Iwata, Chiaki Inano and Makoto Ozaki

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:19

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Lung cancer is the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally. The most frequent histologic type of lung cancer is non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC often undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transitio...

    Authors: Long Jiang, Jia Huang, Yingjie Hu, Peiji Lu, Qingquan Luo and Lei Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:18

    Content type: Research article

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  37. We have previously reported our outcome after extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation as bridge-to-lung transplantation, which initially was considered controversial, but over time have gained acceptance and now ...

    Authors: Elin Skansebo, Michael Broomé, Jesper Magnusson, Gerdt C. Riise and Göran Dellgren

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:16

    Content type: Case report

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  38. N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) is used as an important biomarker for heart failure in children and adults. Previous researches have shown the value of NT-pro-BNP in various congenital he...

    Authors: Ling Yunfei, Fan Qiang, Wang Yue and Qian Yongjun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly that results in high mortality if left untreated. Our aim was to extend our knowledge of the histological...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yusuke Inaba, Katsunari Terakawa, Yu Takahashi, Mio Noma, Kazuya Takemoto, Seiichi Taniai, Konomi Sakata, Kyoko Soejima, Hiroaki Shimoyamada, Hiroshi Kamma, Hayato Kawakami, Yukihiro Kaneko…

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:14

    Content type: Case report

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  40. We examined the outcome of debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair (d-TEVAR) without sternotomy for distal aortic arch aneurysm in patients aged ≥75 years.

    Authors: Suguru Shiraya, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Shingo Harada, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Takeshi Onohara, Yuki Otsuki, Tomohiro Kurashiki, Hiromu Horie and Motonobu Nishimura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:13

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