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  1. Content type: Research article

    Histopathological changes in the ascending aorta wall in patients with severe tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) stenosis were graded and correlated to echocardiographic parameters. Objective was to associate thresh...

    Authors: Saša D. Borović, Milica M. Labudović Borović, Ivan V. Zaletel, Vera N. Todorović, Petar A. Dabić, Jelena T. Rakočević, Jelena M. Marinković-Erić and Predrag S. Milojević

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:12

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Contemporary transcatheter and minimally invasive approaches allow for improved cosmesis and eliminate sternotomy; however, access to a ‘Heart Team’ approach to minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) re...

    Authors: Shahrukh N. Bakar, Daniel J. P. Burns, Pantelis Diamantouros, Kumar Sridhar, Bob Kiaii and Michael W. A. Chu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Repair of congenital heart defects involving the right ventricular outflow tract may require the implantation of a right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit. This conduit is likely to be replaced during chil...

    Authors: Nicolas Poinot, Jean-Francois Fils, Hélène Demanet, Hugues Dessy, Dominique Biarent and Pierre Wauthy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:8

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent wide spread use of low-dose helical computed tomography for the screening of lung cancer have led to an increase in the detection rate of very faint and smaller lesions known as ground-glass opacity nod...

    Authors: Meishuang Li, Yanan Wang, Yulong Chen and Zhenfa Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:9

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  5. Content type: Case report

    The long-term effects of some surgical treatment procedures of arch replacement for aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm are unknown.

    Authors: Ryohei Matsuura, Yasushi Tsutsumi, Osamu Monta, Hisazumi Uenaka, Kenji Tanaka, Takaaki Samura and Hirokazu Ohashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:6

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for small-sized pulmonary nodules is challenging, and image-guided preoperative localisation is required. Near-infrared indocyanine green fluorescence is...

    Authors: Takashi Anayama, Kentaro Hirohashi, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Marino Yamamoto, Takayuki Sato and Kazumasa Orihashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:5

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  7. Content type: Research article

    As 3D printing technology emerge, there is increasing demand for a more customizable implant in the repair of chest-wall bony defects. This article aims to present a custom design and fabrication method for re...

    Authors: Xiaopeng Wen, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Shuo Li, Rui Gao and Guangjian Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:4

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In acute situations such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), total arterial revascularization (TAR) is often rejected in favour of saphenous vein (S...

    Authors: Philippe Grieshaber, Lukas Oster, Tobias Schneider, Victoria Johnson, Coskun Orhan, Peter Roth, Bernd Niemann and Andreas Böning

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:2

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  9. Content type: Case report

    A deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) can become a severe complication after cardiac surgery, with in-hospital mortality rates reaching up to 35%. Staphylococci, particularly methicillin resistant Staphylococcus ...

    Authors: Aneta GUZEK, Grzegorz SUWALSKI, Dariusz TOMASZEWSKI and Zbigniew RYBICKI

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic Syndrome and diabetes mellitus are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of Metabolic Syndrome with or without diabetes on perioperative and long-term morbidity and mortality ...

    Authors: Lijuan Wang, Xiangyang Qian, Mingya Wang, Xinran Tang and Hushan Ao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2018 13:1

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The diagnosis of peri-procedural myocardial infarction is complex, especially after the emergence of high-sensitivity markers of myocardial necrosis.

    Authors: Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Whady Hueb, Cesar Higa Nomura, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Alexandre Volney Villa, Leandro Menezes Alves da Costa, Rodrigo Morel Vieira de Melo, Paulo Cury Rezende, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires and Roberto Kalil Filho

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:122

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Significant mitral regurgitation in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is associated with increased mortality. The aim of this study is to determine if surgical correction of bot...

    Authors: Pey-Jen Yu, Allan Mattia, Hugh A. Cassiere, Rick Esposito, Frank Manetta, Nina Kohn and Alan R. Hartman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:123

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is an effective treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), but is a technically challenging operation for cardiothoracic surgeons. Starting a new...

    Authors: Smita Sihag, Bao Le, Alison S. Witkin, Josanna M. Rodriguez-Lopez, Mauricio A. Villavicencio, Gus J. Vlahakes, Richard N. Channick and Cameron D. Wright

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:121

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Many patients who receive lung transplantation (LT) operations develop varying degrees of bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) after the surgeries. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is considered to be related ...

    Authors: Chong Zhang, Yuequn Niu, Li Yu, Wang Lv, Haichao Xu, Abudumailamu Abuduwufuer, Jinlin Cao and Jian Hu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:119

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  15. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) is a rare but catastrophic syndrome that can occur following separation from cardiopulmonary bypass or at any time during the immediate postoperative course. The managem...

    Authors: Michael Charlesworth, Rajamiyer Venkateswaran, Julian M. Barker and Lee Feddy

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:116

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However,...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:118

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of connective tissue causing mostly left-sided heart valves and aortic root pathologies, but a coronary artery involvement reflecting an increased sensitivity to c...

    Authors: Ludovic Melly, Anne-Sophie Dincq, Claude Hanet and Benoît Rondelet

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:117

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial inflammation and injury occur during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We aimed to characterise these processes during routine CABG surgery to inform the diagnosis of type 5 myocardial in...

    Authors: Shirjel R. Alam, Colin Stirrat, Nick Spath, Vipin Zamvar, Renzo Pessotto, Marc R. Dweck, Colin Moore, Scott Semple, Ahmed El-Medany, Divya Manoharan, Nicholas L. Mills, Anoop Shah, Saeed Mirsadraee, David E. Newby and Peter A. Henriksen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:115

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  19. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to compare the outcomes of mitral valve repair with flexible band (FB) versus complete semirigid ring (SR) in degenerative mitral valve disease patients.

    Authors: Alexandr V. Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexandr V. Afanasyev, Sergei I. Zheleznev, Vladimir M. Nazarov, Ravil M. Sharifulin and Alexandr M. Karaskov

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:113

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Valve-in-Valve (VIV) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is now the treatment of choice in high-surgical-risk patients with failing aortic bioprosthesis. Although less performed, VIV-Transcatheter Mi...

    Authors: Marco Zanobini, Sabrina Manganiello, Giorgia Bonalumi, Raoul Biondi, Marco Russo, Massimo Mapelli, Francesco Alamanni and Matteo Saccocci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:114

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Pulmonary inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (PIMT) is a rare disease in China and its incidence is much lower than that of tuberculosis. PIMT accounts for only 0.04–1.2% of all lung tumors. PIMT can occurs in...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Jun Fu, Zhengyi Ni and Baojun Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:112

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