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  1. Cardiac surgery has been scrutinized and challenged as no other specialty has. That has brought new ideas and structural frameworks but has also brought uncertainty and scepticism.

    Authors: Haralabos Parissis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:93
  2. We present a case in which a patient with a previous sternotomy and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation developed cardiac arrest during resternotomy for LVAD exchange. The surgeon refused chest ...

    Authors: Eric M Rottenberg, Jarrett Heard, Robert Hamlin, Benjamin C Sun and Hamdy Awad
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:91
  3. Right ventricular heart rupture is a devastating complication associated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in cardiac surgery. The use of a rigid barrier has been suggested to offer protection agains...

    Authors: Sandra Lindstedt, Richard Ingemansson and Malin Malmsjö
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:90
  4. Ectopic cervical thymoma is rare and is often misdiagnosed as a thyroid tumor or other malignancy. Ectopic thymic tissue can be found along the entire thymic descent path during embryogenesis. However, a thymo...

    Authors: Ti Hei Wu, Jong Shiaw Jin, Tsai Wang Huang, Hung Chang and Shih Chun Lee
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:89
  5. The second-generation pericardial valve, the Carpentier-Edwards perimount bioprosthetic (CEP) valve, shows dramatically improved durability as compared to the first-generation pericardial valve, and excellent ...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ito, Kensuke Sakata, Takashi Haruki and Yurio Kobayashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:88
  6. Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common clinical problem of concern for most of the pneumologists and thoracic surgeons. A general consensus regarding the use of talc poudrage in treatment of MPE exists, ...

    Authors: Giovanni Leuzzi, Maria Letizia Vita, Venanzio Porziella, Maria Teresa Congedo and Alfredo Cesario
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:87
  7. To retrospectively analyze the clinical outcome of a totally biological composite stentless aortic valved conduit (No-React® BioConduit) implanted using the Bentall procedure over ten years in a single centre.

    Authors: Manuel Galiñanes, Ayo Meduoye, Ignacio Ferreira and Andrzej Sosnowski
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:86
  8. Partial defect of the pericardium combined with bronchogenic cyst is a very rare congenital anomaly. We describe the case of a 32-year-old man with a partial defect of the left pericardium and a bronchogenic c...

    Authors: Andrea Imperatori, Nicola Rotolo, Elisa Nardecchia, Giovanni Mariscalco, Marco Spagnoletti and Lorenzo Dominioni
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:85
  9. Cor triatriatum is a rare congenital cardiac malformation and it usually refers to the left atrium. We report an unusual case of cor triatriatum in a 33 - year old woman presented with congestive heart failure...

    Authors: John Kokotsakis, Vania Anagnostakou, George Almpanis, Ioannis Paralikas, Ioannis Nenekidis, Theodoros Kratimenos, Efi Prapa, Nikolitsa Tragotsalou, Achilleas Lioulias and Andreas Mazarakis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:83
  10. Endothelial injury during harvest influences graft patency post CABG. We have previously shown that endoscopic harvest causes structural and functional damage to the saphenous vein (SV) endothelium. However, c...

    Authors: Bader E Hussaini, Xiu-Gui Lu, J Alan Wolfe and Hemant S Thatte
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:82
  11. Hemorrhagic shock followed by resuscitation is conceived as an insult frequently induces a systemic inflammatory response syndrome and oxidative stress that results in multiple-organ dysfunction syndrome inclu...

    Authors: Fadhil G Al-Amran, Najah R Hadi and Ali M Hashim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:81
  12. The susceptibility of hypertrophied myocardium to ischemia-reperfusion injury is associated with increased risk of postoperative arrhythmias. We investigate the effects of ischemic preconditioning (IP) on post...

    Authors: Zhenguang Chen, Honghe Luo, Mei Zhuang, Lie Cai, Chunhua Su, Yiyan Lei and Jianyong Zou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:80
  13. Pericardial tamponade after cardiac surgery is difficult to diagnose, thereby rendering timing of rethoracotomy hard. We aimed at identifying factors predicting the outcome of surgery for suspected tamponade a...

    Authors: Birkitt L ten Tusscher, Johan AB Groeneveld, Otto Kamp, Evert K Jansen, Albertus Beishuizen and Armand RJ Girbes
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:79
  14. Brief case report of the treatment of a large axillary artery pseudoaneurysm after a pacemaker using a left brachial cutdown and a retrograde delivery of a covered stent using ultrasound and fluoroscopic guida...

    Authors: Daniela Mazzaccaro, Giovanni Malacrida, Maria T Occhiuto, Silvia Stegher, Domenico G Tealdi and Giovanni Nano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:78
  15. Swallowed foreign bodies encounter a major problem especially in children, but fortunately they mostly do not cause any related complication and are easily passed with the stool. In this paper, an interesting ...

    Authors: Zeynep Ozkan, Metin Kement, Ahmet B Kargı, Zafer Censur, Fazli C Gezen, Selahattin Vural and Mustafa Oncel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:77
  16. We report a case of delayed endovascular correction of graft collapse occurred after emergent Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR) for traumatic aortic isthmus rupture.

    Authors: Giovanni Nano, Daniela Mazzaccaro, Giovanni Malacrida, Maria Teresa Occhiuto, Silvia Stegher and Domenico G Tealdi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:76
  17. Aortitis may be due to infectious and non-infectious causes. We observed aortitis, associated with glaucoma, thyroiditis, pericarditis, pleural effusion and neuropathy in a 63-years old woman. Despite antibiot...

    Authors: Claudia Stöllberger, Marion Avanzini, Aileen Hanafin, Ramona Sanani, Georg Wieselthaler, Nikolaus Wick, Günther Bayer, Günther Mölzer and Josef Finsterer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:74
  18. Over the recent years, an increased alertness for thorough knowledge of anatomical variants with clinical significance has been recorded in order to minimize the risks of surgical complications. We report a ra...

    Authors: Athanasios Raikos, George K Paraskevas, Maria Tzika, Pedro Faustmann, Stefanos Triaridis, Panagiota Kordali, Panagiotis Kitsoulis and Beate Brand-Saberi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:73
  19. Glutaraldehyde-treated bioprosthetic heart valves are commonly used for replacement of diseased heart valves. However, calcification and wear limit their durability, and the development of new and improved bio...

    Authors: Jesper L Honge, Jonas A Funder, Torben B Pedersen, Mads B Kronborg and J Michael Hasenkam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:72
  20. The preoperative detection of emphysema like changes (ELCs) is necessary for the successful treatment of pneumothorax. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has been used for the preoperative detection of...

    Authors: Do Hyung Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:71
  21. Measurement of vital capacity (VC) by spirometry is the most widely used technique for lung function evaluation, however, this form of assessment is costly and further investigation of other reliable methods a...

    Authors: Areli Cunha Pinheiro, Michelli Christina Magalhães Novais, Mansueto Gomes Neto, Marcus Vinicius Herbst Rodrigues, Erenaldo de Souza Rodrigues Junior, Roque Aras Junior and Vitor Oliveira Carvalho
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:70
  22. Nanoparticles possess several advantages as a carrier system for intracellular delivery of therapeutic agents. Rapamycin is an immunosuppressive agent which also exhibits marked antiproliferative properties. W...

    Authors: Junjie Zou, Xiwei Zhang, Hongyu Yang, Yi Zhu, Hao Ma and Shui Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:69

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012 7:17

  23. Cardiac myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumour, but infected cardiac myxoma is relatively rare. Infected cardiac myxoma is very fragile, and has a potential to lead to catastrophic disorder with syst...

    Authors: Daisuke Yoshioka, Toshiki Takahashi, Toru Ishizaka and Takuya Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:68
  24. Intraventricular pressure gradients have been described between the base and the apex of the left ventricle during early diastolic ventricular filling, as well as, their increase after systolic and diastolic f...

    Authors: Miguel Guerra, Mário J Amorim, João C Mota, Luís Vouga and Adelino Leite-Moreira#
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:67
  25. We report a case of treating complex aortic pathology with the use of the Frozen Elephant Trunk technique in a patient with chronic type B aortic dissecting aneurysm associated with arch and ascending aorta di...

    Authors: John Kokotsakis, Vania Anagnostakou, Theodoros Kratimenos, Hutan Ashrafian and Thanos Athanasiou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:66
  26. Evidence from several studies indicates the importance of Gαq protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling pathway, which includes diacylglycerol (DAG), and protein kinase C, in the development of heart failure. ...

    Authors: Olga Bilim, Tetsuro Shishido, Shuji Toyama, Satoshi Suzuki, Toshiki Sasaki, Tatsuro Kitahara, Mitsuaki Sadahiro, Yasuchika Takeishi and Isao Kubota
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:65
  27. We report about a 37 year old male patient with a pectus excavatum. The patient was in NYHA functional class III. After performed computed tomography the symptoms were thought to be related to the severity of ...

    Authors: Martin TR Grapow, Paula Campelos, Clemente Barriuso and Jaume Mulet
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:64
  28. Median sternotomy infection and bony nonunion are two commonly described complications which occur in 0.4 - 5.1% of cardiac procedures. Although relatively infrequent, these complications can lead to significa...

    Authors: Hosam Fawzy, Kannin Osei-Tutu, Lee Errett, David Latter, Daniel Bonneau, Melinda Musgrave and James Mahoney
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:63
  29. The treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) seeks to reduce or prevent its complications and decrease morbidity and mortality. For certain subgroups of patients, coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) ...

    Authors: Adalgiza M Moreno, Renata RT Castro, Pedro PS Sorares, Mauricio Sant' Anna, Sergio LD Cravo and Antônio CL Nóbrega
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:62
  30. To prevent postoperative air leakage after lung segmentectomy, we used two methods for the intersegmental plane: closing it by suturing the pleural edge (pleural closure), or opening it with coverage using pol...

    Authors: Kentaro Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Nomori, Takeshi Mori, Yasuomi Ohba, Kenji Shiraishi and Koei Ikeda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:61
  31. We report a case of redo aortic prosthesis replacement for a severe paravalvular leak (PVL) in a man operated with continuous suture technique 7 years earlier. The severe aortic regurgitation was due to the ru...

    Authors: Marco Agrifoglio, Sara Filippini, Maurizio Roberto, Marco Zanobini, Luisa Gregorini and Francesco Alamanni
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:60
  32. Thoracic surgical patients have chest drains inserted to enable re-expansion of lungs, to clear contents from the pleural cavity which sometimes require negative suction. Suction impedes mobility, may have var...

    Authors: Sridhar Rathinam, Amy Bradley, Teresa Cantlin and Pala B Rajesh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:59
  33. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery had been proven effective for appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and inguinal hernia repair. However, single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) in primary spontaneous pneumo...

    Authors: Pin-Ru Chen, Chien-Kuang Chen, Yu-Sen Lin, Hsu-Chih Huang, Jian-Shun Tsai, Chih-Yi Chen and Hsin-Yuan Fang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:58
  34. The West African sub-region has poor health infrastructure. Mechanical valve replacement in children from such regions raises important postoperative concerns; among these, valve-related morbidity and complica...

    Authors: Frank Edwin, Ernest Aniteye, Mark Mawutor Tettey, Martin Tamatey and Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:57
  35. Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery carries high morbidity and mortality. Our strategy for deep sternal wound infection is aggressive strenal debridement followed by vacuum-assisted closure (VAC...

    Authors: Toshiro Kobayashi, Akihito Mikamo, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Bungo Shirasawa and Kimikazu Hamano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:56
  36. The ideal surgical approach is unclear in adult patients with coarctation of the aorta that is associated with other cardiovascular pathologies that require intervention. Standard median sternotomy allows simu...

    Authors: Jose Rubio Alvarez, Laura Reija Lopez, Juan Sierra Quiroga, Jose M Martinez Comendador, Anxo Martinez-de-Alegria, Jose M Martinez Cereijo and Cristian Delgado Dominguez
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:55
  37. Aortic stenosis (AS) affects 3 percent of persons older than 65 years and leads to greater morbidity and mortality than other cardiac valve diseases. Surgery with aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe symp...

    Authors: Xiao H Xu, Jing Xu, Lei Xue, Hai L Cao, Xiang Liu and Yi J Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:54
  38. In patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS), long-term data tracking surgically induced effects of afterload reduction on reverse LV remodeling are not available. Echocardiographic data is available short ter...

    Authors: Robert WW Biederman, James A Magovern, Saundra B Grant, Ronald B Williams, June A Yamrozik, Diane A Vido, Vikas K Rathi, Geetha Rayarao, Ketheswaram Caruppannan and Mark Doyle
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:53
  39. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used in severe respiratory failure to maintain adequate gas exchange. So far, this technique has not been commonly used in general thoracic surgery. We present a c...

    Authors: Redha Souilamas, Jihane I Souilamas, Khalid Alkhamees, Jean-Pierre Hubsch, Jean-Claude Boucherie, Reem Kanaan, Yves Ollivier and Mauricio Sauesserig
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:52
  40. Prognostic value of concomitant aprtic regurgitation (AR) in patients operated for severe aortic stenosis (AS) is not clarified. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the impact of presence and se...

    Authors: Suad Catovic, Zoran B Popovic, Nebojsa Tasic, Dusko Nezic, Predrag Milojevic, Bosko Djukanovic, Sinisa Gradinac, Lazar Angelkov and Petar Otasevic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:51
  41. Left atrial intramural hematoma is a seldom cause of left atrial mass. It has been described to occur spontaneously, after interventional procedures, after blunt chest trauma, or after aortocoronary bypass sur...

    Authors: Dirk Bruegger, Sebastian Sadoni, Mikhail Primaychenko, Ralf Sodian, Christoph Schmitz, Bruno Reichart and Daniel Chappell
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:50
  42. Keloid formation is one of the most challenging clinical problems in wound healing. With increasing frequency of open heart surgery, chest keloid formations are not infrequent in the clinical practice. The num...

    Authors: Tae Hwan Park, Sang Won Seo, June Kyu Kim and Choong Hyun Chang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:49
  43. This paper intends to report our experiences by using an operation of off-pump occlusion of trans-thoracic minimal invasive surgery (OPOTTMIS) on the treatment of consecutive 210 patients with simple congenita...

    Authors: Qing-kui Guo, Zhi-qian Lu, Shao-fei Cheng, Yong Cao, Yong-hong Zhao, Cheng Zhang and Yue-li Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:48
  44. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with a high incidence of metastatic spread (up to 89%) at the time of diagnosis, which restricts the indication for surgical resection to a small num...

    Authors: Wobbe Bouma, Chris PH Lexis, Tineke P Willems, Albert JH Suurmeijer, Iwan CC van der Horst, Tjark Ebels and Massimo A Mariani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:47
  45. Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) have provided satisfactory management of central airway obstruction. However, the long-term benefits and complications of this management modality in patients with benig...

    Authors: Fu-Tsai Chung, Hao-Cheng Chen, Chun-Liang Chou, Chih-Teng Yu, Chih-Hsi Kuo, Han-Pin Kuo and Shu-Min Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:46
  46. Open surgical rerouting and proximal ligation of one or more supra-aortic vessels prior to endovascular stent-graft placement has become an alternative to major open thoracic surgery in the treatment of comple...

    Authors: Geert Maleux, Johan Vaninbroukx and Sam Heye
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2011 6:45

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