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  1. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia occurring after cardiac surgery. Its incidence varies depending on type of surgery. Postoperative AF may cause hemodynamic deterioration, predispose to st...

    Authors: Ioanna Koniari, Efstratios Apostolakis, Christina Rogkakou, Nikolaos G Baikoussis and Dimitrios Dougenis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:121

    Content type: Review

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  2. We describe here a 42-year-old woman who was admitted to hospital with a pedunculated mass in her left atrium. She was diagnosed with a primary cardiac osteosarcoma with special immunohistochemical characteris...

    Authors: Honghe Luo, Yiyan Lei, Chunhua Su, Lie Cai, Tao Wang, Jianyong Zou and Zhenguang Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:120

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Training of cardiothoracic surgeons in Europe and the United States has expanded to incorporate new operative techniques and requirements. The purpose of this study was to compare the current structure of trai...

    Authors: Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili, Suyog A Mokashi, Taufiek K Rajab, R Morton Bolman III, Frederick Y Chen and Jan D Schmitto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:118

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Bone wax is traditionally used as part of surgical procedures to prevent bleeding from exposed spongy bone. It is an effective hemostatic device which creates a physical barrier. Unfortunately it interferes wi...

    Authors: Rikke F Vestergaard, Henrik Jensen, Stefan Vind-Kezunovic, Thomas Jakobsen, Kjeld Søballe and John M Hasenkam

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:117

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas (LCNECs) are very rare. We here describe a case in which the tumor could be completely resected. A 55-year-old male was admitted to our hospital for treatment of an ...

    Authors: Fumihiro Ogawa, Akira Iyoda, Hideki Amano, Kenji Nezu, Shi-Xu Jiang, Isao Okayasu and Yukitoshi Satoh

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:115

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Homer's Iliad is considered to be a prominent and representative work of the tradition of the ancient Greek epic poetry. In this poem Homer presents the battles which took place during the last year of the 10-...

    Authors: Efstratios Apostolakis, Georgia Apostolaki, Mary Apostolaki and Maria Chorti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:114

    Content type: Review

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  7. Heart transplant (HT) recipients demonstrate limited exercise capacity compared to normal patients, very likely for multiple reasons. In this study we hypothesized that left atrial volume (LAV), which is known...

    Authors: Mohammad Abdul-Waheed, Mian Yousuf, Stephanie J Kelly, Ross Arena, Jun Ying, Tehmina Naz, Stephanie H Dunlap and Yukitaka Shizukuda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:113

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Low cardiac output (LCO) after corrective surgery remains a serious complication in pediatric congenital heart diseases (CHD). In the case of refractory LCO, extra corporeal life support (ECLS) extra corporeal...

    Authors: Kasim O Coskun, Sinan T Coskun, Aron F Popov, Jose Hinz, Mahmoud El-Arousy, Jan D Schmitto, Deniz Kececioglu and Reiner Koerfer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:112

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS) is a folkloric medicinal plant extract used as a hemostatic agent in traditional Turkish medicine. This experimental study investigated the histopathological and immunohistochemical ...

    Authors: Ozer Kandemir, Mustafa Buyukates, Nilufer Onak Kandemir, Erol Aktunc, Aylin Ege Gul, Sanser Gul and S. Akin Turan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:110

    Content type: Research article

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  10. On-pump beating heart technique for myocardial revascularization has been used successfully among both low and high risk patients. Its application among low ejection fraction patients is limited. The aim of ou...

    Authors: Ahmad K. Darwazah, Vivian Bader, Ismail Isleem and Khalil Helwa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:109

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) has been identified as a cascade of pathophysiologic changes leading in end-organ failure due to decreasing compliance of the abdomen and the development of abdomen comp...

    Authors: Stavros I. Daliakopoulos, Manja Schaedel, Michael N. Klimatsidas, Sotirios Spiliopoulos, Reiner Koerfer and Gero Tenderich

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:108

    Content type: Case report

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  12. This study was undertaken to compare mitral valve repair and replacement as treatments for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD). Specifically, we sought to determine whet...

    Authors: Zhibing Qiu, Xin Chen, Ming Xu, Yingshuo Jiang, Liqiong Xiao, LeLe Liu and Liming Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:107

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Inosine, a break-down product of adenosine has been recently shown to exert inodilatory and anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore inosine might be a key substrate of pharmacological post-conditioning. In t...

    Authors: Gábor Veres, Tamás Radovits, Leila Seres, Ferenc Horkay, Matthias Karck and Gábor Szabó

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:106

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The techniques for the resection of renal tumors with IVC extension are based on the experience of individual units. We attempt to provide a logical approach of the surgical strategies in a stepwise fashion.

    Authors: Haralabos Parissis, Mohammad Taukeer Akbar, Michael Tolan and Vincent Young

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:103

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Pancoast tumours are now amenable to multimodality treatment with an acceptable survival. This is because trimodality treatment improves tumor sterilization and hence outcome. Moreover the development of an an...

    Authors: Haralabos Parissis and Vincent Young

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:102

    Content type: Review

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  16. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) is a rare syndrome mainly characterized by several hyper-coagulable complications and therefore, implicated in the operated cardiac surgery patient. APLS comprises clinical fea...

    Authors: Ioanna Koniari, Stavros N. Siminelakis, Nikolaos G. Baikoussis, Georgios Papadopoulos, John Goudevenos and Efstratios Apostolakis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:101

    Content type: Review

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  17. The aortic Dacron wrapping technique is a surgical technique used under certain circumstances in cases of ascending aorta dilatation. Herein, we are presenting our experience on the method performed on multimo...

    Authors: Georgios I. Tagarakis, Dimos Karangelis, Andony J. Baddour, Marios E. Daskalopoulos, Vassilios T. Liouras, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Konstantinos Stamoulis, Stefania S. Lampoura and Nikolaos B. Tsilimingas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:100

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  18. The efficacy of protective ventilation in acute lung injury has validated its use in the operating room for patients undergoing thoracic surgery with one-lung ventilation (OLV). The purpose of this study was t...

    Authors: Félix R. Montes, Daniel F. Pardo, Hernán Charrís, Luis J. Tellez, Juan C. Garzón and Camilo Osorio

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:99

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Hemodynamic function may be depressed in the early postoperative stages after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was the analysis of the myocardial contractility in neonates after cardiopulmonary bypass (C...

    Authors: Theodor Tirilomis, Oliver J. Liakopoulos, K. Oguz Coskun, Marc Bensch, Aron-Frederik Popov, Jan D. Schmitto and Friedrich A. Schoendube

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:98

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Kitahori, Kawata, Takamoto et al. described the effectiveness of a novel protocol for retrograde cerebral perfusion that included intermittent pressure augmentation for brain protection in a canine model. Base...

    Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Kunihiko Tonari, Hidehito Endo, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Hideaki Yoshino and Kenichi Sudo

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:97

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Bilateral heterochronic spontaneous hemothorax as a result of pulmonary ateriovenous malformation is a very rarely happened disease. A 34-year-old woman presented major symptoms with right-sided chest pain and...

    Authors: Yinghao Zhao, Guang-Yu Li, Zhiguang Yang, Peng Zhang, Kun Zhang and Guoguang Shao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:96

    Content type: Case report

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  22. We used for the first time a right ventricular exclusion procedure for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma metastatic to the right ventricle. Our case report shows that this surgical option can be effect...

    Authors: Wan-Chi Liu, Kar-Wei Lui, Ming-Chi Ho, Shou-Zen Fan and Anne Chao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:95

    Content type: Case report

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  23. We describe a case of a patient admitted with apparent life threatening events characterized by hypotension and bradycardia. The patient was ultimately found to have intermittent severe aortic insufficiency. U...

    Authors: Mary H. Martin, Stanton B. Perry, James V. Prochazka, Frank L. Hanley and Norman H. Silverman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:94

    Content type: Case report

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  24. A response to Dango S, Lin R, Hennings E, Passlick B. Initial experience with a synthetic sealant PleuraSealafter pulmonary resections: a prospective study with retrospective case matched controls. Journal of C...

    Authors: Luca Bertolaccini, Giovanna Rizzardi and Alberto Terzi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:93

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  25. adenosquamous carcinoma (ADSQ) of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a rare disease and the biological behavior and clinicopathological characteristics have not yet been thoroughly described.

    Authors: Hidetaka Uramoto, Sohsuke Yamada and Takeshi Hanagiri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:92

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Progression of atherosclerosis in coronary artery disease is observed through consecutive angiograms. Prognosis of this progression in patients randomized to different treatments has not been established. This...

    Authors: Jorge Chiquie Borges, Neuza Lopes, Paulo R. Soares, Aécio F. T. Góis, Noedir A. Stolf, Sergio A. Oliveira, Whady A. Hueb and Jose A. F. Ramires

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:91

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Since 2002 MI and stroke, not cancer, are leading causes of death in women. We studied 30-days and 1 year mortality of 3441 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations in our institut...

    Authors: Sandra Eifert, Eckehard Kilian, Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Gerd Juchem, Bruno Reichart and Peter Lamm

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:90

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) has become an increasingly important technique for patients with respiratory or cardiac failure for a variety of causes. In addition, there are many reports about the...

    Authors: Jie Lei, Kai Su, Xiao F Li, Yong A Zhou, Yong Han, Li J Huang and Xiao P Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:89

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Most cases of pleural empyema are caused by pulmonary infections, which are usually combined with pneumonia or lung abscess. The mortality of patients with pleural empyema remains high (up to 20%). It also con...

    Authors: Hung-Che Huang, Heng-Chung Chen, Hsin-Yuan Fang, Yi-Chieh Lin, Chin-Yen Wu and Ching-Yuan Cheng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:88

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Several alternative procedures have been proposed to achieve complete revascularization in the presence of diffuse left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) disease. With the extensive use of internal tho...

    Authors: Murat Mert, Gurkan Cetin, Cenk Eray Yildiz, Murat Ugurlucan, Ilker Murat Caglar, Ahmet Ozkara, Atif Akcevin and Cihat Bakay

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:87

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Hereditary angioedema is characterized by sudden episodes of nonpitting edema that cause discomfort and pain. Typically the extremities, genitalia, trunk, gastrointestinal tract, face, and larynx are affected ...

    Authors: Jonathan A Bernstein, Suzanne Coleman and Arturo J Bonnin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:86

    Content type: Case report

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  32. A comprehensive evaluation of postoperative arrhythmias following surgery for congenital heart disease by continuous Holter monitoring has not been carried out. We aimed, firstly, to establish the time course ...

    Authors: Lars Grosse-Wortmann, Suzanna Kreitz, Ralph G Grabitz, Jaime F Vazquez-Jimenez, Bruno J Messmer, Goetz von Bernuth and Marie-Christine Seghaye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:85

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The prevalence of primary cardiac tumour ranges from 0.0017-0.28% and papillary fibroelastoma is rare but not uncommon benign cardiac neoplasm. Currently, with the advent of higher-resolution imaging technolog...

    Authors: Neerod K Jha, Michael Khouri, Donogh M Murphy, Alessandro Salustri, Javed A Khan, Moataz A Saleh, Friederike Von Canal and Norbert Augustin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:84

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Bronchogenic mediastinal cysts (BMC) represent 18% of primitive mediastinal tumors and the most frequent cystic lesions in this area. Nowadays, BMC are usually treated by VATS. However, the presence of major a...

    Authors: Baldassare Mondello, Salvatore Lentini, Dario Familiari, Pietro Barresi, Francesco Monaco, Michele Sibilio, Annunziata La Rocca, Vincenzo Micali, Ignazio Eduardo Acri, Mario Barone and Maurizio Monaco

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:82

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Predicting postoperative lung function is important for estimating the risk of complications and long-term disability after pulmonary resection. We investigated the capability of vibration response imaging (VR...

    Authors: Rodolfo C Morice, Carlos A Jimenez, Georgie A Eapen, Reza J Mehran, Leendert Keus and David Ost

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:81

    Content type: Research article

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  36. A partial lower inverted J sternotomy and an extended transseptal incision provide excellent exposure for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. However, the extended trasnsseptal incision causes dividing th...

    Authors: Hironori Izutani, Masahiro Ryugo, Fumiaki Shikata, Masashi Kawamura, Tatsuhiro Nakata, Toru Okamura, Takumi Yasugi, Mitsugi Nagashima and Kanji Kawachi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:79

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Coronary artery dissection is a rare but well-described cause for myocardial infarction during the post-partum period. Dissection of multiple coronary arteries is even less frequent. Here we present a case of ...

    Authors: Taufiek K Rajab, Zain Khalpey, Bernhard Kraemer, Frederic S Resnic and Robert P Gallegos

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:78

    Content type: Case report

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  38. As the population ages, bioprosthesis are increasingly being used in cardiac valve replacement. Pericardial bioprosthesis combine an excellent hemodynamic performance with low thrombogenicity, but valve failur...

    Authors: Jose Manuel Martinez Cereijo, Jose Rubio Alvarez, Juan Sierra Quiroga, Anxo Martinez de Alegria and Jose Manuel Suarez Peñaranda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:77

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Glomus tumor is an uncommon neoplasm derived from cells of the neuromyoarterial glomus or glomus body. Most glomus tumours occur in the dermis and subcutaneous tissues. A case of a primary pulmonary glomus tum...

    Authors: Athanassios Kleontas, Nikolaos Barbetakis, Christos Asteriou, Anastasia Nikolaidou, Aggeliki Baliaka, Ioanna Kokkori, Eleftheria Konstantinou, Anna Grigoriou and Jacob Antzel

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:76

    Content type: Case report

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  40. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is believed to initiate granulation tissue formation via macro-deformation of the wound edge. However, only few studies have been performed to evaluate this hypothesis. T...

    Authors: Christian Torbrand, Martin Ugander, Henrik Engblom, Håkan Arheden, Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsjö

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:75

    Content type: Research article

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  41. To investigate the long-term outcome of surgical treatment for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA), in patients with biventricular repair with the right ventricle as systemic ven...

    Authors: Ad J J C Bogers, Stuart J Head, Peter L de Jong, Maarten Witsenburg and Arie Pieter Kappetein

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:74

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Airway complications are among the most challenging problems after lung transplantation, and Self-Expandable Metallic Stents (SEMS) are used to treat airway complications such as stenosis or malacia at the bro...

    Authors: Oren Fruchter, Yael Raviv, Benjamin D Fox and Mordechai R Kramer

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2010 5:72

    Content type: Research article

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