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  1. Neurological complications is a common complication following novel triple-branched stent graft implantation in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (AAD). But the incidence and risk factors of post...

    Authors: Yanjuan Lin, Qiong Chen, Haoruo Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Yanchun Peng, Xizhen Huang, Yiping Chen, Sailan Li and Lingyu Lin

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:171

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Pulmonary regurgitation and the subsequent functional tricuspid regurgitation are frequently observed in adult patients who previously underwent pulmonary valvular operations. Pulmonary valve replacement, in c...

    Authors: Kimihiro Kobayashi, Tetsuro Uchida, Yoshinori Kuroda, Atsushi Yamashita, Eiichi Ohba, Shingo Nakai, Tomonori Ochiai and Mitsuaki Sadahiro

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:170

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is a rare condition that requires lung transplantation in patients’ refractory to medical therapy. Pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) is a documented complication...

    Authors: T. Eadington, K. Santhanakrishnan and R. Venkateswaran

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:169

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Chest blunt trauma (CBT) and the resultant rib fractures often lead to thoracic collapse. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of displacement of the rib fracture and thoracic collapse on the th...

    Authors: Xiao-Kun Chen, Yi-Jun Liu, Fu-Zheng Guo, Jiu-Xu Deng, Jian Xiong, Tian-Bing Wang and Bao-Guo Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:167

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Dynamic chest radiography (DCR) is a flat-panel detector (FPD)-based functional X-ray imaging, which is performed as an additional examination in chest radiography. DCR provides objective and quantifiable info...

    Authors: Masaya Tamura, Isao Matsumoto, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Munehisa Takata and Hirofumi Takemura

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:166

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Ventricular rupture is rarely described in the literature outside the context of myocardial infarction, infection or neoplasm. It is associated with a high mortality rate due to late presentation and delayed s...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jail, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Obada Al-Qudah, Khalil Abu Zahra, Maysa Al-Hussaini and Azza Gharaibeh

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:164

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Invasive pure ground-glass opacity and pre-invasive pure ground-glass opacity have different 5-year overall survival rate and risk of lymph node metastasis and the extent of resection. It is difficult to discr...

    Authors: Shanshan Li, Jinming Yu, Xue Meng, Lingfei Liu, Liang Xu, Liheng Liu, Haiying Yu, Yongsheng Gao and Zhen Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:162

    Content type: Research article

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  8. High ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) recurrence rates continue to plague IMR repair with undersized ring annuloplasty. We have previously shown that pre-repair three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) anal...

    Authors: Frank Meijerink, Inez J. Wijdh-den Hamer, Wobbe Bouma, Alison M. Pouch, Ahmed H. Aly, Eric K. Lai, Thomas J. Eperjesi, Michael A. Acker, Paul A. Yushkevich, Judy Hung, Massimo A. Mariani, Kamal R. Khabbaz, Thomas G. Gleason, Feroze Mahmood, Joseph H. Gorman III and Robert C. Gorman

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:161

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To determine whether all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) can influence the development of Angiotensin II (Ang II) induced experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs).

    Authors: Jie Xiao, Jinping Liu, Iohang Lio, Chuanlei Yang, Xing Chen, Hua Zhang, Shuxia Wang and Zhanjie Wei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:160

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Background: Congenital pulmonary airway malformation is a rare congenital lung lesion. Infants with large Congenital pulmonary airway malformation can present with a series of serious symptoms. Surgery is stil...

    Authors: Jinxi Huang, Chaoming Zhou, Qiang Chen, Dianming Wu, Junjie Hong and Songming Hong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:159

    Content type: Case report

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  11. As the population ages, increasing number of older patients are undergoing adult cardiac surgery. The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of age on postoperative outcomes in patients that undergo coro...

    Authors: Anthony Lemaire, Cassandra Soto, Lauren Salgueiro, Hirohisa Ikegami, Mark J. Russo and Leonard Y. Lee

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:158

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is limited information on the longer-term outcome after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with new-generation prostheses compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). The aim of this ...

    Authors: Marko P. O. Virtanen, Markku Eskola, Mikko Savontaus, Tatu Juvonen, Matti Niemelä, Teemu Laakso, Annastiina Husso, Maina P. Jalava, Tuomas Tauriainen, Tuomas Ahvenvaara, Pasi Maaranen, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Sebastian Dahlbacka, Mika Laine, Timo Mäkikallio, Antti Valtola…

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:157

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The inverse relationship between case volume and postoperative mortality following high-risk surgical procedures have been reported. Thoracic aorta surgery is associated with one of the highest postoperative m...

    Authors: Karam Nam, Eun Jin Jang, Jun Woo Jo, Jae Woong Choi, Minkyoo Lee and Ho Geol Ryu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:156

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Coronary endarterectomy (CE) combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) can be the only option for complete revascularization in some patients with diffuse coronary artery disease. Unfortunately, CE ...

    Authors: Hua Yan, Xieraili Tiemuerniyazi, Yangwu Song, Fei Xu and Wei Feng

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:155

    Content type: Research article

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  15. It has been confirmed that the micropapillary (MP) pattern is a poor prognostic factor after resection of lung adenocarcinoma (ADC), but the proportion of the MP component as a prognostic criterion is still co...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Zaoxiu Hu, Jie Zhao, Yunchao Huang, Sunyin Rao, Jichen Yang, Shouyong Xiao, Run Cao and Lianhua Ye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:154

    Content type: Research article

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  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Amjad Shalabi, Erez Kachel, Alexander Kogan, Leonid Sternik, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Ronny Ben-Avi, Diab Ghanem, Eilon Ram, Ehud Raanani and Mudi Misgav

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:153

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:76

  17. Congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries (CCTGA) is caused by atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. Cases of CCTGA with spontaneous chordae rupture of tricuspid valve have not been...

    Authors: Wan Yu Hu, Bo Wen Zhao, Shi Yan Li and Bei Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:152

    Content type: Case report

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  18. The incidence of the iatrogenic foreign body retained after surgery is extremely low. Iatrogenic foreign body retained is surrounded by normal tissue, which responds to foreign matter to form inflammatory pseu...

    Authors: Shushi Meng, Ganwei Liu, Shaodong Wang and Fan Yang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:151

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Fetal aortic stenosis may progress to hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), which carries a poor prognosis. We report two infants with fetal aortic stenosis successfully treated with fetal aortic valvuloplas...

    Authors: Merna Atiyah, Ahmed Kurdi, Osama Al Tuwaijry, Atif Al Sahari, Maha Al Rakaf, Inas Babic, Fahad Al Habshan, Zohair Alhalees and Khalid Al Najashi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:150

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Multiple synchronous ground glass nodules (GGNs) are known to be malignant, however, they tend to progress slowly. Multiple synchronous lesions in the same patient which show different characteristics must be ...

    Authors: Takamasa Hotta, Yukari Tsubata, Akari Tanino, Mika Nakao, Yoshihiro Amano, Megumi Hamaguchi, Shunichi Hamaguchi, Koji Kishimoto and Takeshi Isobe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:149

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The risk factors of postoperative outcomes after pericardiectomy in tuberculous constrictive pericarditis have still been unclear. This study aimed to investigate the predictors of postoperative complication a...

    Authors: Likui Fang, Guocan Yu, Jinpeng Huang, Wuchen Zhao and Bo Ye

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:148

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Minimally invasive mitral valve replacement has become popular across the world. However, annular rupture and patient – prosthetic mismatch (PPM) are still problematic, particularly in the Asian population. To...

    Authors: Anh T. Vo, Nguyen T. H. Nguyen, Khoi M. Le, Nguyen L. Vuong, Trang T. T. Nguyen, Thanh T. Vu, Sy V. Hoang and Dinh H. Nguyen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:147

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Redo isolated tricuspid valve surgery is associated with a high morbidity and mortality, and its optimal timing remains controversial. Hence, here we reviewed the early and midterm results of simplified, minim...

    Authors: Shuyang Lu, Kai Song, Wangchao Yao, Limin Xia, Lili Dong, Yongxin Sun, Tao Hong, Shouguo Yang and Chunsheng Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:146

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Although gender-related disparities in cardiovascular surgery have been investigated extensively in the past decades, knowledge about the impact of gender on outcomes after surgery for acute aortic dissection ...

    Authors: Christine Friedrich, Mohamed Ahmed Salem, Thomas Puehler, Grischa Hoffmann, Georg Lutter, Jochen Cremer and Assad Haneya

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:145

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility and outcomes of early surgical ligation in preterm neonates with hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (HSPDA) and to investigate predictor...

    Authors: Jun Ho Lee, Hyun Ju Lee, Hyun-Kyung Park, Ja-Hye Ahn, Hee Sun Kim, Hyo Jun Jang, Sun Kyun Ro and Hyuck Kim

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:144

    Content type: Research article

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  26. High voltage electrical injury (HVEI) of more than 1000 V is a potentially devastating form of a multisystem injury associated with high morbidity and mortality.

    Authors: Tamer Jamal, Amjad Shalabi, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Diab Ghanim, Offer Amir and Erez Kachel

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:143

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Although jejunostomy is widely used in complete thoracoscopic and laparoscopic minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy, its clinical effectiveness remains undefined. This study aimed to assess the therapeu...

    Authors: Jieyong Tian, Xinyu Mei, Mingfa Guo, Ran Xiong and Xiangxiang Sun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:142

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Good syndrome is a rare condition, manifesting as immunodeficiency due to hypogammaglobulinemia associated with thymoma. Herein, we present a patient with Good syndrome whose thymoma was resected after treatme...

    Authors: Sho Isobe, Atsushi Sano, Hajime Otsuka, Yoko Azuma, Satoshi Koezuka, Takashi Makino, Takashi Sakai, Takafumi Ito, Tadashi Maeda, Kozue Ejima, Sakae Homma and Akira Iyoda

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:141

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Bioprosthesis has been increasingly implanted for the treatment of transvalvular disease across the world. A new Dafodil™ pericardial bioprosthesis (Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., India) recently approved by C...

    Authors: C. S. Hiremath, Anil R. Jain, Anurag Garg, Nirmal Gupta, Yugal K. Mishra, Zile Singh Meharwal, Nityanand Thakur, Atul A. Maslekar and Naman Shastri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:140

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Cardiac arrest during the Nuss procedure is the most serious complication and is related to cardiac injury by the surgical instruments and pectus bars. To avoid the cardiac injury, there are several techniques...

    Authors: Do Yeon Kim and Jin Yong Jeong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:139

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  31. Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a rare, but a life-threatening condition which can lead to coronary, brachiocephalic or branch vessel malperfusion, as well as aortic valve insufficiency, or aortic rupture. Mo...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Suematsu, Satoshi Nishi, Daisuke Arima and Akihiro Yoshimoto

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:138

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Cardiac surgery can lead to post-operative end-organ complications secondary to activation of systemic inflammatory response. We hypothesize that surgical trauma or cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may initiate sy...

    Authors: Hatam Naase, Leanne Harling, Emaddin Kidher, Amir Sepehripour, Bao Nguyen, Alkistis Kapelouzou, Dennis Cokkinos, George Stavridis, Gianni Angelini, Paul C. Evans and Thanos Athanasiou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:137

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) and interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) are uncommon congenital heart diseases. The association between TGA and IAA is rare. The aim of this study is to present a ca...

    Authors: Qiteng Xu, Shuhua Duan, Pengchao Xing and Rui Chen

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:136

    Content type: Review

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  34. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical features and outcome of infective endocarditis at a general hospital in China and to identify the risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality.

    Authors: Lulu Ma, Ying Ge, Haobo Ma, Bo Zhu and Qi Miao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:135

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In a rabbit model of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and cardioplegic arrest, we previously showed that hyperoxic myocardial reperfusion was associated with increased left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction an...

    Authors: Yun-Wen Peng, Terry Major, Azmath Mohammed, Kristopher B. Deatrick and John R. Charpie

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:134

    Content type: Research article

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  36. We compared two different surgical methods evaluating the effectiveness of procedures and the quality of life (QoL) of patients.

    Authors: Duilio Divisi, Gino Zaccagna, Giovanna Imbriglio, William Di Francescantonio, Andrea De Vico, Mirko Barone and Roberto Crisci

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:133

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Given the similarities between coronary ostia and renal arteries, chimney grafts (CG) for kidney perfusion during abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be considered for coronary perfusion in futur...

    Authors: Enrico Ferrari, Changtian Wang, Denis Berdajs and Ludwig Karl von Segesser

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:132

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) via an antegrade transapical access (TA-TAVR) is largely reserved to cases not amenable to transfemoral TAVR. Challenges resulting from unusual thoracic anatomies ...

    Authors: Andres Beiras-Fernandez, Angela Kornberger, Martin Geyer, Alexander Tamm and Ralph Stephan von Bardeleben

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:131

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Salvage surgery has been frequently performed, increasing the opportunity to actively perform surgery for recurrence after a function-preserving operation. However, re-operation after airway reconstruction sur...

    Authors: Jun Hanaoka, Yo Kawaguchi, Keigo Okamoto, Ryosuke Kaku and Yasuhiko Ohshio

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:130

    Content type: Case report

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  40. We have recently read with great interest the article by Teng P et al. entitled “Giant right coronary artery aneurysm mimicking a right intra-ventricular mass: a case report”. We appreciate the authors for the...

    Authors: Ahmet Güner, Ezgi Gültekin Güner, Ali Kemal Kalkan, Fatih Uzun and Mehmet Ertürk

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:129

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  41. As an extensive surgery, minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has advantages in reducing morbidity and improving quality of life for patients suffering from esophageal cancer. This study aims to investigate ...

    Authors: Zongjie Li, Canhui Liu, Yuanguo Liu, Sheng Yao, Biao Xu and Guohua Dong

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:128

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The current treatment for aortic stenosis includes open surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) as well as endovascular transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This study aims to compare the 1-year, 2–...

    Authors: Ashlynn Ler, Yeo Jie Ying, Faizus Sazzad, Andrew M. T. L. Choong and Theo Kofidis

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:127

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Owing to the high patency, the use of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) for left anterior descending artery (LAD) grafting has been a cornerstone of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). Howeve...

    Authors: Guodong Zhang, Zhou Zhao, Yu Chen, Shenglong Chen and Gang Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:126

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Transthoracic esophagectomy is a crucial independent risk factor for the incidence of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications in elderly or comorbid patients. To reduce postoperative cardiopulmonary compli...

    Authors: Qifan Yin, Huining Liu, Yongbin Song, Shaohui Zhou, Guang Yang, Wenhao Wang, Peng Qie, Xuejiao Xun and Lijun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:125

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Heart failure complicated by pulmonary embolism is an extremely rare condition described in the literature. We report a case of very young patient with advanced heart failure against the background of dilated ...

    Authors: Jerzy Pacholewicz, Szymon Leonik, Maciej Sojka and Paweł Nadziakiewicz

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:123

    Content type: Case report

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  46. To analyze the efficacy of minimally invasive beating heart technique for mitral valve surgery in the cardiac patients with previous sternotomy and giant left ventricle.

    Authors: Hang Zhang, Hua-shan Xu, Bing Wen, Wen-zeng Zhao and Chao Liu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2020 15:122

    Content type: Research article

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