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  1. Time in therapeutic range (TTR) is an index to assess the effectiveness of anticoagulation and is important to predict the risk of bleeding and thrombosis in patients taking warfarin. In recent years, the port...

    Authors: Yue Shen, Fu-xiu Zhong and Xue-shan Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:297
  2. Saddle pulmonary embolism (SPE) represents a rare type of venous thromboembolism that frequently causes circulation collapse and sudden death. While venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) h...

    Authors: Jianneng Pan, Xiaoyang Zhou, Zhaojun Xu and Bixin Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:296
  3. To evaluate the prognostic value of frailty in older recipients of concomitant valve replacement (VR) and bipolar radiofrequency ablation (BRFA), we examined whether clinical and functional outcomes differed b...

    Authors: Zhi-qin Lin, Xiu-jun Chen, Xiao-fu Dai, Liang-wan Chen and Feng Lin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:295
  4. Research shows that even the short-term administration of inhaled drugs immediately before surgery can improve respiratory function in surgical candidates with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). How...

    Authors: Ryusuke Machino, Koichiro Shimoyama, Takeshi Nagayasu and Tsutomu Tagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:294
  5. Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are a rare subtype of benign primary cardiac tumours, which are most commonly found on the aortic valve. Although median sternotomy is still used frequently there has been diffe...

    Authors: Sadia Batool, Arnaud Patoir, Amelie de Meaux and Marco Vola
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:292
  6. Anomalous coronary arteries arise in a small subset of the population, with each configuration conveying a varying degree of long-term risk. The utilization of cardiac grafts with these anomalies have not been...

    Authors: Nicholas R. Hess, Mary E. Keebler, Carly A. Fabrizio and David J. Kaczorowski
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:291
  7. This study intends to explore the factors affecting the growth of pulmonary nodules in the natural process by immunohistochemical method.

    Authors: Haoxin Guo, Wenfei Xue, Qingtao Zhao, Huanfen Zhao, Zhonghui Hu, Xiaopeng Zhang and Guochen Duan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:290
  8. Lobectomy may be a challenging treatment option in lung cancer with inflammatory lymph node infiltration. Moreover, the en-masse lobectomy technique, which involves the simultaneous ligation or stapling of pul...

    Authors: Yoshihito Iijima, Masahito Ishikawa, Shun Iwai, Aika Yamagata, Nozomu Motono, Sohsuke Yamada and Hidetaka Uramoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:289
  9. Angiosarcomas are the most common malignant tumors of the heart and great vessels. Late onset and unspecific symptoms are reasons why a diagnosis is made rather late at a time when most tumors have already met...

    Authors: Edina Korça, Jad Kanaan, Kálmán Benke, Gábor Veres, Jens Michaelsen and Gábor Szabó
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:288
  10. Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare but life-threatening complication after esophagectomy. A new gastrointestinal occluder device provides treatment for TEF patients. However, TEF-related pneumonia and r...

    Authors: He Huang, Jigang Zhang, Lurong Li, Guoxin Zhang and Dechong Zhu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:287
  11. Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a serious complication with high mortality and morbidity that can be seen after lung resections. Although several methods have been described to prevent postoperative BPF it is ...

    Authors: Kenan Can Ceylan, Güntuğ Batıhan and Şeyda Örs Kaya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:286
  12. Uniport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been applied widely for the treatment of lung cancer in recent years. Some studies have reported that uniport VATS might provide better outcomes than mul...

    Authors: Ya-Fu Cheng, Chang-Lun Huang, Wei-Heng Hung, Ching-Yuan Cheng and Bing-Yen Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:284
  13. Anomalous aortic origin of the right coronary artery is a rare disease. Although there are various reports on its treatment, the method of the surgical approach is still controversial. Here, we present a rare ...

    Authors: Keiichiro Kasama, Yasuko Uranaka, Hiroto Tomita, Takuya Saba, Takahiro Koura, Yukio Yamashita and Shinichi Suzuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:283
  14. Veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an effective, but highly resource intensive salvage treatment option in COVID patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Right vent...

    Authors: Maziar Khorsandi, Jeffrey Keenan, Mackenzie Adcox, Ariyan Tabesh, Jenelle Badulak, Jay Pal and Michael Mulligan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:282
  15. Thoracoscopic segmentectomy is a common surgical procedure in thoracic surgery today. However, identifying the intersegmental plane is difficult in the surgical process. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility...

    Authors: Haiqi He, Heng Zhao, Lei Ma, Kun Fan, Jinteng Feng, Rui Zhao, Xiaopeng Wen, Jia Zhang, Qifei Wu, Junke Fu and Guangjian Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:281
  16. The diagnosis of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is based on biochemical markers along with clinical and instrumental findings. However, there is not a clea...

    Authors: Samuele Nanni, Mattia Garofalo, Matteo Schinzari, Elena Nardi, Franco Semprini, Paola Battistini, Francesco Barberini, Alberto Foà, Massimo Baiocchi, Andrea Castelli, Gianluca Folesani, Davide Pacini, Nazzareno Galiè and Anna Corsini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:280
  17. Insufflation of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the operative field to prevent cerebral or myocardial damage by air embolism is a well known strategy in open-heart surgery. However, here is no general consensus on the ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Santarpino, Nicola Di Bari, Marco Moscarelli, Felice Eugenio Agrò, Roberto Lorusso and Giuseppe Speziale
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:279
  18. Synchronous multiple primary lung cancers associated with small non-dominant nodules are commonly encountered. However, the incidence, follow-up, and treatment of small non-dominant tumors have been but little...

    Authors: Hua Cheng, Wen-hao Li, Xiao-jian Li, Hong-cheng Zhong, Xiao-jin Wang, Yu-jing Lin, Xue-guo Liu, Xiang-wen Wu and Qing-dong Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:278
  19. Big Data, and the derived analysis techniques, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, have been considered a revolution in the modern practice of medicine. Big Data comes from multiple sources, ...

    Authors: Andrea Montisci, Vittorio Palmieri, Maria Teresa Vietri, Silvia Sala, Ciro Maiello, Francesco Donatelli and Claudio Napoli
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:277
  20. Congenital chylothorax (CC) is an uncommon congenital disease. The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of infants with CC in a Chinese tertiary medical center.

    Authors: Beibei Wang, Yun Feng, Yan Guo, Qing Kan, Yunsu Zou, Yue Wu, Mingming Zheng and Rui Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:276
  21. Hydatid cysts can mimic many lung pathologies radiologically, as well as some malignant or benign lung tumors may show hydatid cyst-like radiological features. The aim of our study is to present our clinical e...

    Authors: Demet Yaldız, Güntuğ Batıhan, Kenan Can Ceylan, Sadık Yaldız and Seher Susam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:275
  22. The hybrid approach has become the most effective treatment option for restoring sinus rhythm and reducing the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence. However, several issues remain to be clearly defined,...

    Authors: Giuseppe Nasso, Roberto Lorusso, Nicola Di Bari, Ignazio Condello, Felice Eugenio Agró, Flavio Fiore, Raffaele Bonifazi, Giuseppe Santarpino and Giuseppe Speziale
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:274
  23. The paucity of literature on surgical outcomes of Jehovah’s Witness (JW) patients undergoing lung resection suggests some patients with operable lung cancers may be denied resection. The aim of this study is t...

    Authors: Andy Chao Hsuan Lee, Mark K. Ferguson and Jessica Scott Donington
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:272
  24. Ortner’s syndrome refers to vocal cord paralysis resulting from compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by abnormal mediastinal vascular structures. This retrospective case series details our experie...

    Authors: Zhiwen Zhang, Hai Feng, Xueming Chen and Wenrui Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:270
  25. A 28-year-old man with a history of tuberculous empyema and pectus excavatum visited our hospital for progressive dyspnea and leg edema. The patient had undergone an Eloesser window operation for repetitive pl...

    Authors: Jung Wook Han, Jae Jun Kim, Won Kyu Choi, Hye Yoon Jeong and Young Eun Lee
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:269
  26. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a growing less invasive surrogate for high-risk patients with aortic valve disease. Although the number of TAVR procedures is growing rapidly, TAVR prosthesis s...

    Authors: Mengya Liang, Bohao Jian, Guangxian Chen and Zhongkai Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:268
  27. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastasis has a poor prognosis, and the only treatment modality is systemic therapy such as chemotherapy. Previous studies showed that pulmonary metastasectom...

    Authors: Chien-Ming Lo, Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Hung-I Lu, Yen-Hao Chen and Shau-Hsuan Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:267
  28. The efficacy of azithromycin to prevent exacerbation for non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis remains controversial. We conduct this meta-analysis to explore the influence of azithromycin versus placebo for the ...

    Authors: Kui Li, Li Liu and Yan Ou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:266
  29. The flow capacity of the in situ internal thoracic artery (ITA) is not necessarily sufficient and can be a cause of hypoperfusion syndrome. We present a catastrophic case of in situ ITA grafting for an isolate...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Akitoshi Takazawa, Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Akihiro Yoshitake and Atsushi Iguchi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:264
  30. Crescent cannula adhesion in the setting of COVID-19 respiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is a novel complication. The objective of this case presentation is to high...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Kamalia, Samuel F. Carlson, Joshua Melamed, Adam Ubert, Peter J. Rossi and Lucian A. Durham
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:263
  31. Open repair is the most promising curative treatment option for patients with chronic type B aortic dissection. However, based on our experience, following the accidental detection of intra-pleural adhesions d...

    Authors: Masahiro Daimon, Ryo Shimada, Yoshikazu Motohashi, Hiroaki Uchida, Hideki Ozawa and Takahiro Katsumata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:262
  32. Post-Acute COVID-19 syndrome (PACS) is considered to be one of the least understood post-infectious syndromes. We report a case of a 21-year-old female who had a history of SARS-CoV-2 infection and presented w...

    Authors: Ghaliya Mohamed H Alrifae, Amel Ahmed Said Almuquddami, Khaled Masaud Etaleb and Mohamed Hadi Mohamed Abdelhamid
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:261
  33. Cardiothoracic surgery is a large field in Australia, and evidence suggests post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) hyperlactataemia is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Low thiamine levels are a poten...

    Authors: Andrea L. Odelli, Adam Holyoak, Sumit Yadav, Sarah M. Page and Daniel Lindsay
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:260
  34. Cardiac myxoma is the most common benign cardiac tumor. Its tremendous size and fragile character severely bother the surgeons. Several minimal invasive approaches had been applied for radical tumor excision. ...

    Authors: Lun-Wu Hung, Cheng-Ya Lee, Hiong-Ping Hii, Nan-Chun Wu and Bor-Chih Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:258
  35. Primary thymic adenocarcinoma represents an exceptionally rare malignancy, for which the cornerstone of therapy is margin-negative resection, with radiation and systemic therapy reserved for invasive and advan...

    Authors: Anne E. O’Shea, Alexander P. Nissen, Donnell K. Bowen, Taylor L. Barnett and Joshua D. Gustafson
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:257
  36. Atrial septal defect is one of the most common types of congenital heart disease. This study aims to explore the surgical and cosmetic effects of open-heart surgery with right vertical axillary incision for si...

    Authors: Xiaohui Yang, Yuan Hu, Jie Dong, Peng Huang, Jinwen Luo, Guangxian Yang and Xicheng Deng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:256
  37. The treatment of moderate functionalmitral regurgitation (FMR) during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still debated. Our primary end point was to assess the improvement of “mitral valve reserve” (MVR...

    Authors: Fabrizio Ceresa, Antonio Micari, Antonino Salvatore Rubino, Liborio Mammana, Vito Pipitone, Giampiero Vizzari, Francesco Costa and Francesco Patanè
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:255
  38. We aimed to investigate the ability of the C-reactive protein-to-albumin ratio (CAR) to predict ascending aorta progression in patients with 40–50 mm diameter of ascending aortic dilatation. A total of 182 dia...

    Authors: Ahmet Dolapoglu, Eyüp Avci and Tuncay Kiris
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:254
  39. Soft coagulation using the VIO soft coagulation system is used to treat minor lung air leaks during pulmonary resection in Japan. We previously reported that it has a similar effect as the air leak treatment w...

    Authors: Yuki Takahashi, Ryunosuke Maki, Kodai Tsuruta, Makoto Tada, Wataru Arai, Yuma Shindo, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Masahiro Miyajima and Atsushi Watanabe
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:253
  40. Perigraft seroma is a persistent and sterile fluid confined within a fibrous pseudomembrane surrounding a graft that develops after graft replacement. Development of perigraft seroma is an uncommon complicatio...

    Authors: Shinji Kanemitsu, Shunsuke Sakamoto, Satoshi Teranishi and Toru Mizumoto
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:252
  41. An inadequate donor left atrial cuff is a rare technical issue after graft procurement for lung transplantation. With regard to the shortage of suitable donor organs for lung transplantation, these organs shou...

    Authors: Raphael S. Werner, Claudio Caviezel, Isabelle Opitz and Ilhan Inci
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:251
  42. The case of aortic valve stenosis complicated with lung cancer have compelled cardiovascular surgeons to make challenging. We report the first successful short-term outcomes of one-stage minimally invasive aor...

    Authors: Satoshi Sakakibara, Hiroyuki Nishi, Shinya Fukui, Mutsunori Kitahara, Kazuma Handa, Yumi Kakizawa, Takasumi Goto and Yasunobu Funakoshi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:250
  43. Non-infectious sternal dehiscence (NISD) is a known complication following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), with previous studies estimating an incidence of 0.4–1% of surgeries. We aimed to study the in...

    Authors: Martin Silverborn, Leon Arnar Heitmann, Nanna Sveinsdottir, Sigurjon Rögnvaldsson, Tomas Thor Kristjansson and Tomas Gudbjartsson
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:249
  44. Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and early diastolic transmitral flow velocity to mitral annular tissue velocity (E/e′)—which are markers of arterial stiffness and left ventricular (LV) filling press...

    Authors: Jae-Sung Choi, Se Jin Oh and Sohee Oh
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:248

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