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  1. A fistulous tract in the mitro-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIVF) is a rare entity, which presents as a complication of endocarditis or surgical trauma. Generally, it is associated to a pseudoaneurysm of the...

    Authors: Rafael Figueroa-Casanova, Juan D. Saavedra-Henao, Juan S. Figueroa-Laverde, Diego A. Beltrán-Gonzales, José G. Labrador-Rosales, Sara Eslait-Olaciregui and Carlos J. Pérez Rivera
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:300
  2. Mitral valve failure is one of the most common valvular heart diseases worldwide. Valve replacement and repair have an impact on the quality of life of patients. Therefore, the present study was conducted to c...

    Authors: Nahid Salehi, Pouria Heydarpour, Yahya Salimi, Arash Ziapour, Mohammad Reza Majzoobi, Sahand Geravand and Parisa Janjani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:299
  3. Our patient presented with acute back pain and dyspnea, without neurological symptoms. The computed tomography (CT) scan showed a circumferent rupture of the ascending aortic intima which was invaginated in th...

    Authors: Frieda-Maria Kainz, Kathrin Freystaetter, Felix Nagel, Dominik Wiedemann and Bruno K. Podesser
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:298
  4. Despite the existence of several Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) investigating Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) as a guide in lung biopsies, conclusive findings remain elusive. To address this contentio...

    Authors: Teng Li, Guanghui Xu, Wenjun Li and Yun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:297
  5. Although well-known for their thromboresistance, bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHV) require lifelong anti-thrombotic therapy. This must be associated with a certain level of thrombogenicity. Since both t...

    Authors: Giorgio Vigano, Sudip Shyam, Sushanta K. Mitra, Daniël K. M. Pollack and Massimo A. Mariani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:292
  6. Immunoglobulin (Ig)G4-related disease affects nearly every organ, and its clinical course varies depending on the involved organ; however, its occurrence in the mediastinum is rarely reported.

    Authors: Taihei Takeuchi, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Yoshimi Bando, Akio Hosokawa, Hiroyuki Sumitomo, Naoki Miyamoto, Shinichi Sakamoto, Atsushi Morishita, Naoya Kawakita and Hiroaki Toba
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:291
  7. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients with valvular atrial fibrillation, and establish predictive models of atrial fibrillation recurrence.

    Authors: Wei Si, Peng Teng and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:290
  8. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after midline sternotomy of cardiac surgery is a challenging complication that affects the outcome of surgery. This study aims to assess the clinical effectiveness of the an...

    Authors: Xia Jiang, Yong Xu, Mingqiu Li, Guoqing Jiao, Xiaosong Rong and Fanyu Bu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:289
  9. Pulmonary arterial sarcomas (PAS) are rare aggressive tumours occurring mainly in the pulmonary trunk. We report a case of PAS involving the pulmonary trunk wall and valve, with uniform wall thickening which r...

    Authors: Harry James Smith, Fadi Al-Zubaidi, Daniel Sitaranjan, Steven Chiu and David Jenkins
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:288
  10. A 53-year-old woman with the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy underwent orthotopic heart transplantation. The donor heart was evaluated as normal preoperatively without mitral regurgitation or the ...

    Authors: Kazuma Handa, Yusuke Misumi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Shunsuke Saito, Masashi Kawamura, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Takashi Yamauchi and Shigeru Miyagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:287
  11. Acute type A aortic dissection is a severe cardiovascular disease characterized by rapid onset and high mortality. Traditionally, urgent open aortic repair is performed after admission to prevent aortic ruptur...

    Authors: Wenbo Yu, Yuan Liang, Jianfeng Gao, Dilin Xie and Jianxian Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:286
  12. Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by the inability of all pulmonary veins to connect to the left atrium. Our previous bibliometric article sum...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Geng Shen, Chenhao Fang and Lan Tian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:285
  13. Post liver transplantation (LT) patients endure high morbidity rate of multi-organ ischemic symptoms following reperfusion. We hypothesize that enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) as a typical non-invasi...

    Authors: Xinchen Zeng, Xin Jin, Zi’an Wu, Jun Hu, Wenjuan Zhou, Xuelian Shen and Jianhang Du
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:284
  14. Myocardial infarction (MI) -induced cardiac dysfunction can be attenuated by aerobic exercises. This study explored the mechanism of interval training (IT) regulating cardiac function in MI rats, providing som...

    Authors: Wei Wei, Ping Xie and Xuemei Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:283
  15. Injury to coronary arteries during mitral surgery is a rare but life-threatening procedural complication, an anomalous origin and course of the left circumflex artery (LCx) increase this risk. Recognizing the ...

    Authors: Michele Portoghese, Simone Mureddu, Andrea Balata, Cristina Contini and Giangiacomo Carta
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:281
  16. The long-term prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) with diffuse long lesion underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains worse. Here, we...

    Authors: Ce Chao, Yongxiang Qian, Hao Lv, Kun Mei, Min Wang, Yang Liu, Bin Wang and Dongmei Di
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:280
  17. Reports on long-term outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for patients aged < 60 years are scarce in Japan. Hence, we aimed to evaluate these outcomes in patients aged < 60 years.

    Authors: Yuki Imamura, Ryosuke Kowatari, Junichi Koizumi, Azuma Tabayashi, Daiki Saitoh and Hajime Kin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:279
  18. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) in treating malignant pleural effusion (MPE).

    Authors: Xue Pan, Zhichao Hou, Tangjuan Zhang, Zheng Ding, Fei Ye, Zhulin Wang, Chunyao Huang, Peng Wang and Xiangnan Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:278
  19. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) represents a novel approach in the management of coronary calcification. This technique employs acoustic pressure waves, generated by a shockwave balloon, to effectively fractur...

    Authors: He Lv, Xinyu Li, Zengduoji Ren, Zhilu Qin, Chunying Fu and Qiang Fu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:277
  20. Conventional graft replacement for a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (JRAAA) remains challenging for high-risk patients since it often requires the reconstruction of some visceral arteries.

    Authors: Takasumi Goto, Hironobu Fujimura, Takashi Shintani and Takashi Shibuya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:276
  21. To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of intraoperative intravenous amiodarone for arrhythmia prevention in on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients.

    Authors: Jin-He Deng, Bin Jia and Yun-Tai Yao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:274
  22. Acute type A aortic dissection is a life-threatening cardiovascular disease characterized by rapid onset and high mortality. Emergency surgery is the preferred and reliable treatment option. However, postopera...

    Authors: Wenbo Yu, Yuan Liang, Jianfeng Gao and Jianxian Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:273
  23. Although pneumonectomy has relatively high mortality and morbidity rates, it remains valid in the surgical treatment of lung cancer. This study aims to evaluate the prognostic significance of postoperative com...

    Authors: Güntuğ Batıhan, Kenan Can Ceylan and Şeyda Örs Kaya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:272
  24. Lung transplantation has become the definitive treatment for end stage respiratory disease. Numbers and survival rates have increased over the past decade, with transplant recipients living longer and with gre...

    Authors: Samuel Friedlander, Brian Pogatchnik, Yuka Furuya and Tadashi Allen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:270
  25. There are various reconstructive methods after total sternectomy. Reproducibility is scarce due to overall small patient numbers. Therefore we present a standardized, interdisciplinary approach for thoracic an...

    Authors: Olaf Michael Glueck, Denis Ehrl, Rudolf A. Hatz and Jan M. Fertmann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:269
  26. This study aimed to evaluate the short-term and long-term outcomes of dialysis and non-dialysis patients after On-pump beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (OPBH-CABG).

    Authors: Chia-Hsun Lin, Yen‐Yang Chen, Yu‐Tong Yen, Patrick Hung‐Ju Kao, Chai-Hock Chua, Hung-Hsing Chao and Ming-Jen Lu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:268
  27. St. Thomas cardioplegia is commonly administered to adults, yet repeated dosing at brief intervals is required. Del Nido’s cardioplegic solution provides a prolonged duration of safe myocardial arrest, yet it ...

    Authors: Sanjeeve Kumar Garg, Rajinder Singh Rawat, Dina Afifi Saad and Ihab Omar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:266
  28. Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) induces cardiomyocyte ferroptosis, a core remodeling event in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. Methyltransferase-like 14 (METTL14) emerges as a writer of N6-methyladenosine (...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhao and Jianing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:265
  29. Postoperative complications pose significant challenges in cardiac surgery and with the evolution of selenium as a potential anti-inflammatory agent, some studies reported its inefficiency. Thus, we conducted ...

    Authors: Ahmed M. Sarhan, Ahmed K. Awad, Abdullah K. Alassiri, Mohamed Sameh Abd-Alkhaleq, Rahmeh Al-Asmar and Ahmed Reda Gonnah
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:264
  30. Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) is the most frequent complication of cardiac surgery and is associated with reduced survival, increased rates of cognitive changes and cerebrovascular accidents, heart...

    Authors: Ayeshmanthe Rathnayake, Siew SC Goh, Carmel Fenton and Ashutosh Hardikar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:263
  31. The relationship between venous congestion in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and acute kidney injury (AKI) in cardiac surgery has not utterly substantiated. This study aimed at investigate the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Lanxin Hu, Qiong yan Dai, HaoYu Qi, ZhenHong Wang and Xin Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:262
  32. It is essential to find reliable biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis of acute heart failure (AHF) for its mitigation. Currently, increasing attention is paid to the role of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) as ...

    Authors: Aike Fei, Li Li, Yunfang Li, Tie Zhou and Yanfei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:261
  33. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of radiologic factors such as mean computed tomography (mCT) value, consolidation/tumor ratio (C/T ratio), solid tumor size, and the maximum standardized uptake ...

    Authors: Marino Yamamoto, Masaya Tamura, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Noriko Wada, Makoto Toi and Ichiro Murakami
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:260
  34. The malposition of central venous catheters (CVCs) may lead to vascular damage, perforation, and even mediastinal injury. The malposition of CVC from the right subclavian vein into the azygos vein is extremely...

    Authors: Yiping Feng, Yeqing Liu, Shanxiang Xu, Huiming Zhong and Shouyin Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:259
  35. Patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction demonstrate improvement in left ventricular injection fraction (LVEF) after aortic valve replacement (AVR). The timing and magnit...

    Authors: Eric R. Bain, Bistees George, Syed H. Jafri, Roopa A. Rao, Anjan K. Sinha and Maya E. Guglin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:258
  36. In lung transplantation (LTx) surgery, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide mechanical circulatory support to patients with cardiopulmonary failure. However, the use of hepar...

    Authors: ZhaoMin Huang, Jiayi Zheng, Mingyang Wang, Shaoting Zeng, Miaoting Huang, Shuyi Peng, Jiajun Li, Jiaming Ji, Quan Chen, Xin Xu, Chao Yang, GuiLin Peng and Hanyu Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:255
  37. The treatment of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who have preoperative cerebral complications remains less understood. Therefore, this study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcomes of...

    Authors: Kayo Sugiyama, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Takayuki Kai, Daisuke Koiwa and Katsuhiko Matsuyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:254
  38. Chest drainage is a standard procedure in thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer. However, chest tube placement may deteriorate the ventilation capacity and increase difficulty of postoperative management of pa...

    Authors: Dan Yang and Xi Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:253
  39. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly which can be congenital or acquired. Patients with SVA are commonly asymptomatic when the occupying effect of SVA is insignificant, while ruptured SVA...

    Authors: Peng Hu, Zhedong Wan, Qianhui Sun, Peng Teng and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:251
  40. During the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, medical resources have often been limited to emergency surgeries. This study aimed to evaluate our experience with delayed surgery for acute type A aortic di...

    Authors: Rin Itokawa, Ryosuke Kowatari, Yuki Imamura, Hanae Sasaki, Norihiro Kondo, Kazuyuki Daitoku and Masahito Minakawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:250
  41. Post-myocardial infarction (MI) ventricular septal perforation (VSP) is a rare but life-threatening complication. Surgical repair is challenging and carries significant risks, particularly in the context of re...

    Authors: Khoirur Rijal Ashsholih, Taiichi Takasaki, Mayu Tomota, Taika Tokumoto, Seimei Go, Shogo Emura, Masamichi Ozawa and Shinya Takahashi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:249

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