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  1. As our population ages and life expectancy increases the number of people aged over 80 and more referred for cardiac surgery is growing. This study sought to identify the outcome of aortic valve replacement (A...

    Authors: Amal K Bose, James D Aitchison and John H Dark

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:33

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Ventricular assist devices(VAD) implantation/removal is a complex surgical procedure with perioperative bleeding complications occurring in nearly half of the cases. Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) h...

    Authors: Manish J Gandhi, Richard A Pierce, Lini Zhang, Marc R Moon, George J Despotis and Nader Moazami

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:32

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A 61 year old man presented with diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the skin of the back of the shoulder which was excised and treated with chemotherapy (CHOP regime) in 1998. He was in complete remission till h...

    Authors: Pankaj Kaul and Kalyana Javangula

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:30

    Content type: Case report

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  4. A 41-year old non-smoking woman presented with persistent pleural effusion. Pleural fluid was hemorrhagic and fluid cytology was negative for malignant cells. A working diagnosis of chronic haemothorax was mad...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar Kubal, Sanjay Ghotkar, John Gosney and Martyn Carr

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:29

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Lung transplantation (LTx) is widely accepted as a therapeutic option for end-stage respiratory failure in cystic fibrosis. However, airway complications remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality in thes...

    Authors: Nouman U Khan, Mohamed Al-Aloul, Noman Khasati, Ali Machaal, Colm T Leonard and Nizar Yonan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:28

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Invasive coronary angiography is the gold standard means of imaging bypass vessels and carries a small but potentially serious risk of local vascular complications, including myocardial infarction, stroke and ...

    Authors: Emma S Houslay, Tristan Lawton, Anshuman Sengupta, Neal G Uren, Graham McKillop and David E Newby

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:27

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The use of a skeletonized internal thoracic artery in coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been shown to confer certain advantages over a traditional pedicled technique, particularly in certain patient gro...

    Authors: Rachel M Massey, Oliver J Warren, Michal Szczeklik, Sophie Wallace, Daniel R Leff, John Kokotsakis, Ara Darzi and Thanos Athanasiou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:26

    Content type: Review

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  8. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with high morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    Authors: Daniele Starobin, Mordechai Rehuven Kramer, Moshe Garty and David Shitirt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:25

    Content type: Case study

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  9. Long-term survival for combined aortic and mitral valve replacement appears to be determined by the mitral valve prosthesis from our previous studies. This 21-year retrospective study assess long-term outcome ...

    Authors: Niall C McGonigle, J Mark Jones, Pushpinder Sidhu and Simon W MacGowan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:24

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Mediastinitis is a rare, but serious complication of cardiac surgery. It has a significant socioeconomic impact and high morbidity. The purpose of this study was to determine pre-, intra-, and postoperative pr...

    Authors: Claudius Diez, Daniel Koch, Oliver Kuss, Rolf-Edgar Silber, Ivar Friedrich and Jochen Boergermann

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:23

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A single left coronary artery with right coronary artery arising from either left main stem (LMS) or left anterior descending artery (LAD) or circumflex artery (Cx) is an extremely rare coronary anomaly. This ...

    Authors: Pankaj Kaul and Kalyana Javangula

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:20

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Calcific deposits are frequently observed at sites of healed myocardial infarcts. Grossly visible calcification of myocardial infarcts and calcified intracavitary cardiac thrombi are less common but recently a...

    Authors: Matthew Panagiotou, Kostas Markakis, Nikolaos Mourtzis, Stella Economidis, James Crockett and Efstratios N Koletsis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:19

    Content type: Case report

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  13. We evaluated the ability of 3D-CT and virtual bronchoscopy to estimate trachea stenosis in comparison to conventional axial CT and fiberoptic bronchoscopy, with a view to assist thoracic surgeons in depicting ...

    Authors: Efstratios N Koletsis, Christine Kalogeropoulou, Eleni Prodromaki, George C Kagadis, Konstantinos Katsanos, Konstantinos Spiropoulos, Theodore Petsas, George C Nikiforidis and Dimitris Dougenis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:18

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Excessive bleeding (EB) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may lead to increased mortality, morbidity, transfusion requirements and re-intervention. Less than 50% of patients undergoing re-intervention exhibit...

    Authors: Juan J Jimenez Rivera, Jose L Iribarren, Jose M Raya, Ibrahim Nassar, Leonardo Lorente, Rosalia Perez, Maitane Brouard, Jose M Lorenzo, Pilar Garrido, Ysamar Barrios, Maribel Diaz, Blas Alarco, Rafael Martinez and Maria L Mora

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:17

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Techniques of reduction aortoplasty are widely published in the literature with conflicting results. External support seems to be an important factor in preventing recurrence but, in some cases, this technique...

    Authors: Ernesto Tappainer, Vinicio Fiorani, Andrea Nocchi, Ermal Likaj, Sabjan Memishaj and Mario Zogno

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:15

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Apical ballooning syndrome (or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is a syndrome of transient left ventricular apical ballooning. Although first described in Japanese patients, it is now well reported in the Caucasian p...

    Authors: Manju D Chandrasegaram, David S Celermajer and Michael K Wilson

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:14

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The decline in the number of suitable donor hearts has led to an increasing interest in the use of previously unacceptable donors. In the United Kingdom, if one centre declines a donor heart on medical grounds...

    Authors: Noman H Khasati, Ali Machaal, Jim Barnard and Nizar Yonan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer rupturing into the esophagus is rare and the resulting aortoesophageal fistula carries a high mortality. In view of the emergency nature of the entity and complexity of the pr...

    Authors: Guruvegowda Chandrashekar, Vijay MN Kumar and Ashok K Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:12

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Pulmonary dysfunction following cardiac surgery is believed to be caused, at least in part, by a lung vascular injury and/or atelectasis following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) perfusion and collapse of non-ven...

    Authors: AB Johan Groeneveld, Evert K Jansen and Joanne Verheij

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:11

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The sandwich double-patch technique was adopted as an alternative method for reconstruction of the left ventricle after excision of postinfarction dysfunctional myocardium to solve technical problems due to th...

    Authors: Ernesto Tappainer, Vinicio Fiorani, Nicola Pederzolli, Jacopo Manfredi, Andrea Nocchi and Mario Zogno

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:10

    Content type: Research article

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  21. A retrospective comparative study was designed to determine whether the transvalvular gradient has a predictive value in the assessment of operative outcome in patients with severe aortic stenosis and poor lef...

    Authors: Andreas Borowski, Ali Ghodsizad, Ilja Vchivkov and Emmeran Gams

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:9

    Content type: Research article

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  22. We have previously reported mid-term results of a study, which ended in January 2000, on the Bicarbon valve. The study concluded that the valve showed excellent clinical results, associated with a low incidenc...

    Authors: Yoshio Misawa, Tsutomu Saito, Hiroaki Konishi, Shin-ichi Oki, Yuichiro Kaminishi, Yasuhito Sakano, Hideki Morita and Kei Aizawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:8

    Content type: Research article

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  23. There is increasing evidence that programmed cell death can be triggered during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and may be involved in postoperative complications. The purpose of this study was to investigate whe...

    Authors: Evaristo Castedo, Raquel Castejón, Emilio Monguio, Sebastian Ramis, Carlos G Montero, Santiago Serrano-Fiz, Raul Burgos, Cristina Escudero and Juan Ugarte

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:7

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Patients with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction have a poor long term survival despite complete surgical revascularization. Recent data suggests that the use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (I...

    Authors: Ashraf S Al-Dadah, Rochus K Voeller, Paymon Rahgozar, Jennifer S Lawton, Marc R Moon, Michael K Pasque, Ralph J Damiano Jr and Nader Moazami

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:6

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  25. Recent guidelines have specified a number of waiting time targets to prevent delay in the treatment of lung cancer. This study was carried out to assess the quality of lung cancer services and compare with nat...

    Authors: Mohan P Devbhandari, Sing Yang Soon, Pauline Quennell, Philip Barber, Piotr Krysiak, Rajesh Shah and Mark T Jones

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a common modality of circulatory assist device used in children. We assessed the outcome of children who had ECMO following repair of congenital card...

    Authors: Sendhil K Balasubramanian, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati, Mohammed Amin, Kanakkande K Aabideen, Giles J Peek, Andrew W Sosnowski and Richard K Firmin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:4

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia is an atypical myeloproliferative disorder with a natural history of progression to acute myeloid leukaemia, a complex and poorly understood response by the bone marrow to stre...

    Authors: Nigel E Drury, Ayyaz Ali, Shafi Mussa, Stephen T Webb, Kanchan P Rege and John Wallwork

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:3

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Side-to-side anastomosis was employed by just ten proportional stitches while performing distal anastomosis during coronary artery surgery. This technique is simple and quick. Here this simple technique is des...

    Authors: Min-Ho Song, Yoshiyuki Tokuda and Toshiaki Ito

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:2

    Content type: Case study

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  29. We present a case of an asymptomatic right atrial mass detected on a screening ECHO. Pre-operative imaging and intraoperative frozen section suggested an atrial myxoma, but the extracardiac nature of the mass ...

    Authors: Sarah A Early, Jonathan McGuinness, John Galvin, Maria Kennedy and John Hurley

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2007 2:1

    Content type: Case report

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  30. This study was undertaken to compare the in vitro effects of 17β-estradiol on human epicardial coronary arteries, resistance coronary arteries and on arterial vessels usually employed as grafts in surgical myocar...

    Authors: Gianluca Polvani, Fabio Barili, Giuseppe Rossoni, Luca Dainese, Manuela Wally Ossola, Veli K Topkara, Francesco Grillo, Eleonora Penza, Elena Tremoli and Paolo Biglioli

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:46

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Cross-clamp fibrillation is a well established method of performing coronary grafting, but its clinical effect on the myocardium is unknown. We sought to measure these effects clinically using the Khuri Intram...

    Authors: Joel Dunning, Steven Hunter, Simon WH Kendall, John Wallis and W Andrew Owens

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:45

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Usefulness of prophylactic antibiotics following tube thoracostomy remains controversial in the literature. In this study, we aimed to investigate the consequences of closed tube thoracostomy for primary spont...

    Authors: Guven Olgac, Umit Aydogmus, Lutfiye Mulazimoglu and Cemal Asim Kutlu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:43

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. The incidence of cerebrovascular accidents following aortic valve surgery remains a devastating complication. The aim of this study was to determine the number of potential embolic material arising during aort...

    Authors: Mahmoud Loubani, Daniel Von Petius and Paul D Ridley

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:42

    Content type: Research article

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  34. We report a case of false aneurysm of the left ventricle occurring subsequently to the placing of a vent sump line through the apex during an aortic valve procedure; the diagnosis was made twelve months later ...

    Authors: Federico Bizzarri, David Rose, Giacomo Frati and Luigi Muzzi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:41

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Long-term morphofunctional outcome may vary widely in surgical anterior left ventricular wall restoration, suggesting variability in post-surgical remodeling similar to that observed following acute myocardial...

    Authors: Marco Cirillo, Andrea Amaducci, Emmanuel Villa, Margherita Dalla Tomba, Federico Brunelli, Zen Mhagna, Giovanni Troise and Eugenio Quaini

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:40

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a highly aggressive cancer of the pleura with a well-established male predominance and causative link with asbestos exposure. We report four cases of female patients wit...

    Authors: Andrew J Drain, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Amit K Shah, D Rassl and Andrew J Ritchie

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:39

    Content type: Case report

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  37. Amyloid deposition in heart is a common occurrence in systemic amyloidosis. But localised valvular amyloid deposits are very uncommon. It was only in 1922 that the cases of valvular amyloidosis were reported. ...

    Authors: Shehzad Iqbal, Salma Reehana and David Lawrence

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:38

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Myocardial infarction can be difficult to diagnose after lung surgery. As recent diagnostic criteria emphasize serum cardiac markers (in particular serum troponin) we set out to evaluate its clinical utility a...

    Authors: Eric Lim, Li Li Choy, Lydia Flaks, Shafi Mussa, Fillip Van Tornout, Marc Van Leuven and G Wyn Parry

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:37

    Content type: Research article

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  39. It is not clear how prevalent Internet use among cardiopathic patients in Germany is and what impact it has on the health care utilisation. We measured the extent of Internet use among cardiopathic patients an...

    Authors: Dietrich Stoevesandt and Claudius Diez

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:36

    Content type: Research article

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  40. To describe management and clinical features observed in a patient's seven spontaneous pneumothoraces that developed during two consecutive pregnancies involving both hemithoraces.

    Authors: Eric Scott Sills, Henry M Meinecke, George R Dixson and Alan M Johnson

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:35

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Pulmonary complications after thoracotomy are the result of progressive changes in the respiratory status of the patient. A multifactorial score (FLAM score) was developed to identify postoperatively patients ...

    Authors: Francesco Leo, Nicolas Venissac, Daniel Pop, Marylene Anziani, Maria E Leon and Jérôme Mouroux

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:34

    Content type: Research article

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  42. A 54 years old male with undiagnosed chronic calcific degenerative aortic valve incompetence presented with acute left anterior chordae tendinae rupture resulting in severe left heart failure and cardiogenic s...

    Authors: Sandeep Agarwala, Sanjay Kumar, John Berridge, Jim McLenachan and David J O'Regan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:33

    Content type: Case report

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  43. The success of a Fontan circulation depends on several factors including low pulmonary vascular resistance. Pulmonary vascular resistance rises in response to hypoxia. Hypoxia is associated with altitude. Ther...

    Authors: Amir-Reza Hosseinpour, Catherine D Sudarshan, Paul Davies, Samer AM Nashef, David J Barron and William J Brawn

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:31

    Content type: Research article

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  44. We describe the case of a 76-year old female who presented with a Type A aortic dissection requiring repair with an interposition graft and aortic valve replacement. Post-operatively she had clinical features ...

    Authors: Ravi J De Silva, Reza Hosseinpour, Nicholas Screaton, Serban Stoica and Andrew T Goodwin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:29

    Content type: Case report

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