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  1. Extralobar pulmonary sequestration is an uncommon congenital pulmonary malformation. Clinically, pedicle torsion of extralobar pulmonary sequestration is extremely rare. Due to inadequate awareness of its atyp...

    Authors: Yunxing Ti, Yuanxiang Wang, Junrong Huang, Fengnan Zheng and Qing Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:168
  2. Although the safety and feasibility of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and bone marrow stem cell (BMSC) transplantation have been established, the effectiveness of this approach compared with CABG alone...

    Authors: Juelin Song, Kang He and Jianglong Hou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:167
  3. The goal of this study was to determine the clinical outcomes of total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk surgery and hybrid debranching surgery for acute type A aortic dissection patients.

    Authors: Feng Huang, Xiaofeng Li, Zili Zhang, Chunping Li and Fei Ren
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:166
  4. This study aimed to investigate the safety of direct innominate arterial (IA) cannulation using a pediatric arterial cannula to establish selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) during total arch replacem...

    Authors: Xiang Kong, Peng Ruan, Jiquan Yu, Hui Jiang, Tianshu Chu and Jianjun Ge
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:165
  5. Azygos vein aneurysm (AVA) is a rare thoracic pathological entity that mimics a posterior mediastinal mass. However, the pathogenesis of primary azygos vein aneurysms is not clear and its pathology is still be...

    Authors: Xuefeng Ling, Renjie Yu, Lei Fang, Xiaorong Zhang, Chuan Yao, Ketao Tu and Zhiying Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:163
  6. Historically, coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with a higher mortality rate in patients with severe heart failure. This study aimed to assess the in-hospital mortality of CABG in patients with sev...

    Authors: Ahmadali Khalili, Mehran Rahimi, Naser Khezerlouy-aghadam, Fariborz Akbarzadeh and Mohammadreza Taban-sadeghi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:162
  7. Vocal cord palsy after cervical mediastinoscopy is usually reported at less than 1%. However, its incidence might be underestimated and no follow-up studies are available. Our study aimed to evaluate the incid...

    Authors: Ikram Achbar, Wilson W. L. Li, Simone T. Timman, Stefan M. van der Heide, Olga C. J. Schuurbiers, Erik H. F. M. van der Heijden and Ad F. T. M. Verhagen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:161
  8. Isolated malignant pulmonary nodules were frequently seen in patients with breast cancer. These were metastasis from the breast cancer or new primary lung cancer. The role of surgery for such pulmonary nodules...

    Authors: Weigang Zhao, Chuanli Song, Shu Zhu and Zuodong Song
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:160
  9. Aortic valve stenosis is the most frequent cardiac valve pathology in the western world. Surgical aortic valve replacement is the gold standard for the treatment of significant degenerative aortic valve diseases.

    Authors: Mahmoud Al-Obeidallah, Kohut Marián and Milan Štengl
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:159
  10. Investigate the safety and efficacy of preoperative levosimendan in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

    Authors: Amitai Segev, Jacob Lavee, Yigal Kassif, Yedida Shemesh, Alexander Kogan, Dov Freimark, Avi Morgan, Dor Lotan, Edward Itelman and Avishay Grupper
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:158
  11. Iron deficiency has deleterious effects in patients with cardiopulmonary disease, independent of anemia. Low ferritin has been associated with increased mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but mo...

    Authors: Matthew C. Frise, David A. Holdsworth, Manraj S. Sandhu, Adrian J. Mellor, Adetayo S. Kasim, Helen C. Hancock, Rebecca H. Maier, Keith L. Dorrington, Peter A. Robbins and Enoch F. Akowuah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:157
  12. Thrombosis in the pulmonary vein stump (PVS) is not a well-known complication after pulmonary lobectomy, but it has the potential to cause embolism to vital organs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ri...

    Authors: Cheng-Yang Song, Daisuke Kimura, Ikuo Fukuda, Fumiyasu Tsushima, Takehiro Sakai and Takao Tsushima
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:154
  13. To evaluate the clinical results of the vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) combined with a naso-intestinal nutritional tube (NIT) and a gastric decompression tube (GDT) for the treatment of esophagogastrostomy neck...

    Authors: Chuan Tian, Kaihao Xu, Yanan Zhao, Yahua Li, Kunpeng Wu, Dechao Jiao and Xinwei Han
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:153
  14. In isolated mitral valve regurgitation general consensus on surgery is to favor repair over replacement excluding rheumatic etiology or endocarditis. If concomitant aortic valve replacement is performed howeve...

    Authors: Martin L. Egger, Brigitta Gahl, Luca Koechlin, Lena Schömig, Peter Matt, Oliver Reuthebuch, Friedrich S. Eckstein and Martin T. R. Grapow
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:152
  15. The aim of this study was to explore whether or to what extent metabolic syndrome (METs) and its components were associated with hypoxemia in acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients after surgery.

    Authors: Like Zhang, Lei Zhang, Zengren Zhao, Yun Liu, Juzeng Wang, Mengye Niu, Xiansheng Sun and Xiansheng Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:151
  16. Transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) and transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE) are both accepted procedures for esophageal cancer but still the most effective surgical approach continues to be controversial. This study...

    Authors: Ehsan Soltani, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Azadeh Jabbari Nooghabi, Mehdi Jabbari Nooghabi, Khosrow Ravankhah Moghaddam and Ehsan Hassanzadeh Haddad
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:150
  17. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are widely used in the treatment of coronary heart disease, but the best revascularization method for multivessel coronary ar...

    Authors: Li Yu, Keying Zhu, Nannan Du, Yuexiu Si, Jiali Liang, Ruijing Shen and Bangsheng Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:147
  18. Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart disease that may be associated with a different anatomical relationship between the coronary artery ostium and the commissure.

    Authors: Shigeto Tsuji, Shogo Shimada, Yoshifumi Itoda, Haruo Yamauchi and Minoru Ono
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:146
  19. The incidence of diaphragmatic rupture is low; however, it may be life threatening. Normally caused by blunt trauma, some cases are reported after pulmonary infections with extensive coughing. Covid 19 causes ...

    Authors: Arvin Imamović, Doris Wagner, Jörg Lindenmann, Nicole Fink-Neuböck, Siegfried Sauseng, Tarik Bajric, Georg Werkgartner and Hans Jörg Mischinger
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:145
  20. This study was designed to compare early outcomes associated with coronary artery bypass grafting for multi-vessel disease conducted using either minimally invasive or conventional off-pump techniques.

    Authors: Lin Liang, Jia-Ji Liu, Qing-Yu Kong, Bin You, Xiao-long Ma, Li-Qun Chi and Jun-ming Zhu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:144
  21. Posterior mediastinal paraganglioma (PM-PGL) is a rare disease that is difficult to diagnose. If PM-PGL is misdiagnosed preoperatively, surgeons may encounter severe tachycardia and hypertension and easy bleed...

    Authors: Yuki Matsumura, Mitsuro Fukuhara, Hayato Tanabe, Hikaru Yamaguchi, Hironori Takagi, Yuki Ozaki, Satoshi Muto, Naoyuki Okabe, Yutaka Shio and Hiroyuki Suzuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:143
  22. Bronchial rupture in children is a rare but dangerous complication after chest trauma and is associated with increased mortality. Veno-venous (V-V) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is reported as one...

    Authors: Xiaoqiong Chu, Weibiao Chen, Yafei Wang, Luqi Zhu, Mengqin Zhang and Sheng Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:142
  23. Currently, only a few studies have been conducted on the mental status recovery in elderly aortic stenosis (AS) patients after treatment. How transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic v...

    Authors: Jiao Sun, Qing-Tao Meng, Yu-Wei Wang, Wei-Long Zhao, Feng-Zhi Sun, Ji-Hong Liu and Ji-Yi Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:141
  24. Type A acute aortic dissection (TAAAD) complicated with cerebral malperfusion (CM) is a life-threatening condition associated with high mortality, poor outcomes, and the optimal surgical management remains con...

    Authors: Changtian Wang, Lei Zhang, Tao Li, Zhilong Xi, Haiwei Wu and Demin Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:140
  25. To compare the influence of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) and open esophagectomy (OE) on postoperative pulmonary function in patients with esophageal cancer.

    Authors: Jingwen Su, Shuang Li, Qiyu Sui and Gongchao Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:139
  26. Glutaraldehyde (GA)-fixed autologous tissues, including the pericardium, are widely used as patches and valve substitutes in cardiovascular surgery. However, GA treatment causes tissue calcification. No rapid ...

    Authors: Shotaro Kaneko, Susumu Isoda, Toru Aoyama, Motohiko Goda, Shota Yasuda, Taisuke Shibuya, Mai Matsumura, Hideaki Mitsui, Koji Okudela, Shinichi Suzuki, Daisuke Machida and Munetaka Masuda
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:138
  27. Undergoing cardiac surgery often result in perioperative loss of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Although participation rates in Australia is low, cardiac rehabilitation (CR) has been demonstrated to i...

    Authors: Ernest Christian Lourens, Robert Ashley Baker and Bronwyn M. Krieg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:137
  28. Standards generally reported in the literature about informing children and respecting their consent or refusal before elective heart surgery may differ from actual practice. This research aims to summarize th...

    Authors: Priscilla Alderson, Marc Cohen, Ben Davies, Martin J. Elliott, Mae Johnson, Alessandra Lotteria, Rosa Mendizabal, Emma Stockton, Michael Stylianou, Katy Sutcliffe and Hugo Wellesley
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:136
  29. Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura (SFTP) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that arises at various sites and typically originates from the pleura. Most patients with SFTPs are asymptomatic, unless the tumor is lar...

    Authors: Kelin Yao, Lvcong Zhu, Liang Wang, Ruiming Xia, Jianfeng Yang, Wenbin Hu and Zhongqiang Yu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:134
  30. Surgical procedures in the heart requires protection of the heart from ischemia–reperfusion injury. Cardioplegia is the primary myocardial protective method in use. Histidine–tryptophan–ketoglutarate (HTK) sol...

    Authors: Muayad Albadrani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:133
  31. Bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS) is a malformation of the lungs resulting in lung tissue lacking direct communication to the tracheobronchial tree. Most cases demonstrate systemic arterial blood supply fro...

    Authors: Akshay J. Patel, Tobin Mangel, Rebecca Perris, Islam El-Gamal, Mohamed Shatila, Muhammad Omar Farooq and Maninder S. Kalkat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:130
  32. Hyperbilirubinemia following cardiac surgery is a common phenomenon and is of emerging interest in prognostic factor research. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the association between post-op...

    Authors: Dev Raveendran, Jahan C. Penny-Dimri, Reny Segal, Julian A. Smith, Mark Plummer, Zhengyang Liu and Luke A. Perry
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:129
  33. Despite continuous developments and advances in the perioperative management of patients suffering from acute aortic dissection type A (AADA), the associated postoperative morbidity and mortality remain high a...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Yasuhiro Futamura, Yuka Kitagawa, Satoshi Makino, Wataru Ohashi and Katsuhiko Matsuyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:127
  34. Concomitant double valve pathology in the presence of severe MAC poses significant technical challenges when planning surgical intervention. With continued evolution of valve prosthesis, innovative techniques ...

    Authors: Gareth J. Hooks, Peter Ball, Mark S. Spence and Reuben Jeganathan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:126
  35. Endotracheal tumors are rare in the respiratory system. Myoepitheliomas are benign tumors, which are rarely reported in the respiratory system. Herein, we report a rare case of endotracheal myoepithelioma, whi...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Kamyar Ebrahimi, Reza Shahriarirad, Bita Geramizadeh, Hooman Kamran, Tahmoores Niknam, Mohammad Bagher Khosravi and Pooya Vatankhah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:125
  36. The Impella 5.5® was approved by the FDA for use for mechanical circulatory support up to 14 days in late 2019 at limited centers in the United States. Our single center’s experience with Impella 5.5® can expa...

    Authors: Joanna R. Rock, Cynthia A. Kos, Anthony Lemaire, Hirohisa Ikegami, Mark J. Russo, Danyaal Moin, Kenneth Dulnuan and Deepa Iyer
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:124
  37. Sex differences present in the blood management of patients after coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) surgeries. Tranexamic acid (TXA) performed well in maintaining hemostasis during and after surgeries. Howe...

    Authors: Enshi Wang, Yang Wang, Shengshou Hu and Su Yuan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:123
  38. The clinical outcomes of delayed chest closure (DCC) compared with primary chest closure (PCC) following lung transplantation, including perioperative outcomes and long-term survival, remained controversial. T...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Quan Zheng, Dongsheng Wu, Yongxiang Song and Gang Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:122
  39. The current study aimed to investigate the sleep quality of patients after valve replacement surgery due to infective endocarditis and identify risk factors for disturbed sleep post hospitalisation.

    Authors: Xiang-Ming Hu, Wen-Ting Wei, De-Yi Huang, Cai-Di Lin, Fen Lu, Xiao-Ming Li, Huo-Sheng Liao, Zhi-Hong Yu, Xiao-Ping Weng, Shi-Bin Wang, Cai-Lan Hou and Fu-Jun Jia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:121
  40. Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare type of non-small cell lung cancer, which mostly occurred in non-smoking Asian populations. The prognosis of this tumor is better than other lung can...

    Authors: Yu Lei, Caiyang Liu, Xiu Wan, Yanhui Yang, Yi Yao, Lei Luo, Tingyu Huang and Ji Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:120
  41. Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) often depends on the effective and immediate use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Given that there have been few studies about AED use in China, ...

    Authors: Yun-Ming Wang, Li-Ting Lin, Jing-Hao Jiang, Yi Jiang and Xiao-Qing Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2022 17:119

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