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  1. Infective endocarditis (IE) is a dangerous and lethal illness with high mortality rates. One of the main indications for surgery according to the guidelines is prevention of embolic events. However, uncertaint...

    Authors: Sikander Tajik Nielsen, Katra Hadji-Turdeghal, Peter Laursen Graversen, Lauge Østergaard, Morten Holdgaard Smerup, Lars Køber and Emil Loldrup Fosbøl
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:463
  2. The impact of nitric oxide (NO) administered via cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on pediatric heart surgery remains controversial. The objective of this study is to conduct a comprehensive systematic review and m...

    Authors: Minli Zhao, Qiuping Zhang, Yuan Lin, Yukun Chen and Hua Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:461
  3. Aprotinin, a serine protease inhibitor, has been used variably in cardiac surgery amidst ongoing debates about its safety following several previous studies. This study assesses the outcomes of aprotinin in hi...

    Authors: Rishab Makam, Ayush Balaji, Marwan Al Munaer, Shantanu Bajaj, Nabil Hussein and Mahmoud Loubani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:459
  4. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery pneumonectomy (U-VATS-P) is feasible and safe from a perioperative standpoint. How to choose the proper chest tube and drainage method is important in enhanced re...

    Authors: Xiang-Long Kong, Yue- Zhang, Yu- Jia, Bo-Xiong Ni, Mingyu- Wang, Xiang-Yuan Jin, Hai Xu and Shi-Dong Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:457
  5. The principles of chest drainage have not changed significantly since 1875 when Bülau introduced the idea of underwater drainage tube which became a trademark of thoracic surgery. We performed a prospective, r...

    Authors: Mithat Fazlioglu, Walid Hammad, Deniz Piyadeoglu and Cemal Asim Kutlu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:456
  6. The feasibility of percutaneous intramyocardial septal radiofrequency ablation (PIMSRA) for the treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) has been previously reported. However, limited invest...

    Authors: Hanzhi Wang, Jifang Cheng, Qi Chen, Zhaoxia Pu and Huajun Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:454
  7. With a considerable variety of cancer subtypes, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) poses a substantial threat to public health, affecting a large number of individuals and resulting in a high mortality rate. C...

    Authors: Chun Wang, Bin Xu, Chengzhi Tao, Huan Lin, Dan Liu and Haitao Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:453
  8. New prosthetic valves and surgical approaches that shorten operation time and improve the outcome of patients with aortic valve (AV) infective endocarditis (IE) and AV insufficiency (AVI) are crucial. The aim ...

    Authors: Kálmán Benke, Viktor Bánhegyi, Edina Korca, Gábor Veres, Yuliana Yakobus, Meradjoddin Matin and Gábor Szabó
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:452
  9. Cardiac arrest after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a serious complication with low survival rate. The prognosis of patients with cardiac arrest in the general ward is worse than that in the intensi...

    Authors: Tengjiao Yang, Xieraili Tiemuerniyazi, Zhan Hu, Wei Feng and Fei Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:451
  10. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is one of the common causes of cardiovascular death. The related lncRNAs were novel approaches for early diagnosis and intervention. This paper focused on the clinical function of...

    Authors: Ran Liao, Qing Han and Li Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:450
  11. Owing to the lack of understanding of the clinical significance of pericardial calcification during pericardiectomy, whether pericardial calcification should be considered when determining the optimal timing f...

    Authors: Soojin Lee, Juhyun Lee, Seohee Joo, You Kyeong Park, Kang Min Kim, Joon Chul Jung, Hyoung Woo Chang, Jae Hang Lee, Dong Jung Kim, Jun Sung Kim and Cheong Lim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:449
  12. Intrahepatic interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with continued hemizygous is a very rare abnormality and sometimes it may be accompanied by other cardiovascular abnormalities. Continuation of the hem...

    Authors: Ali Bozorgi, Faezeh Tabesh, Mansour Jahangiri, Parham Rabiei and Entezar Mehrabi Nasab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:447
  13. The war that began on October 7th, 2023, has impacted all major tertiary medical centers in Israel. In the largest cardiac surgery department in Israel there has been a surprising increase in the number of ope...

    Authors: Eitan Keizman, Tamer Jamal, Irena Sarantsev, Eilon Ram, Aryel Furman, Alexander Kogan, Ehud Raanani and Leonid Sternik
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:446
  14. Penetrating thoracic injuries have a significant risk of morbi-mortality. Despite the advancements in damage control methods, a subset of patients with severe pulmonary vascular lesions and bronchial injuries ...

    Authors: Álvaro Ignacio Sánchez-Ortiz, Diego Peña-González, Alberto F. García, Diego Fernando Bautista-Rincón, Carlos Alejandro García-González, Alejandro Moreno-Angarita, Astrid Carolina Álvarez-Ortega, Nicolas Felipe Torres-España, Eduardo Alberto Cadavid-Alvear and Mauricio Velásquez-Galvis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:445
  15. Minimally invasive treatments for spinal cord tumours are common. The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative outcomes of patients with thoracic extramedullary spinal tumours (TEST) treated by micro...

    Authors: Gang Chen, Yong Yu, Chengxing Qian, Yong Jiang and Jie Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:444
  16. Lead dislodgements, tricuspid valve failure, and wound infections are prominent issues addressed by leadless pacemakers (LPM). These devises have emerged as viable alternatives to conventional transvenous pace...

    Authors: Nian Tang, Xiaoxiao Chen, Denghong Zhang and Hongfei Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:443
  17. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious public health issue that threatens human health and economic development. Presently, differences in the prevalence of DVT among individuals from different nationalitie...

    Authors: Lijuan Sun, Shiqin Pan, Yuemei Li, Mingqin Luo, Xiaofang Li, Hongmei Ma, Jingni Zhang, Limei Wang and Cuo Yong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:441
  18. This study examined the efficacy of del Nido cardioplegia compared with traditional blood cardioplegia in adult cardiac surgery for isolated coronary artery bypass grafting by evaluating the early postoperativ...

    Authors: Soojin Lee, Joon Chul Jung, Hyoung Woo Chang, Jae Hang Lee, Dong Jung Kim, Jun Sung Kim and Cheong Lim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:438
  19. This study aimed at exploring how using different kinds of sheaths will affect the very first ablation procedure of apprentices.

    Authors: Ye Liu, Jingjing Song, Siyu Wang, Lifeng Liu, Xiaoqing Liu, Zheng Liu, Yuxing Wang, Lei Zhao and Xinchun Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:437
  20. The treatment for bilateral synchronous multiple primary lung cancers (MPLC) remains challenging. Simultaneous bilateral video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) may be an optimal treatment with curative intent,...

    Authors: Libing Yang, Chao Guo, Ye Zhang, Huizhen Jiang, Lian Ma, Hongsheng Liu and Shanqing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:436
  21. Cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (I/R) can affect patient outcomes and can even be life-threatening. This study aimed to explore the role of Shionone in cerebral I/R and reveal its mechanism of action thro...

    Authors: Xiaoli Zhou and Xueting Luo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:435
  22. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) in the treatment of severe coronary artery calcification (CAC) lesions.

    Authors: Guang-Xin Zou, Gui-Wu Zhang, Zheng-Dong Wang, Ping Li, Wen-Chao Xie and Jian Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:434
  23. Atrial functional mitral regurgitation (AFMR) is a newly discovered condition associated with longstanding atrial fibrillation. This retrospective study aimed to analyze the outcomes of the maze procedure and ...

    Authors: Kyungsub Song, Woo Sung Jang, Yun Seok Kim and Jonghoon Yoo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:433
  24. Arterial tortuosity syndrome is a rare Autosomal recessive disease that leads to a loss of function of the connective tissues of the body, this happens due to a mutation in the solute carrier family 2 member 1...

    Authors: Fahad M. Alshair, Amal S. Alsulami, Mohammad S. Shihata, Osman O. Alradi, Ragab S. Debis, Abdullah H. Baghaffar and Mazin A. Fatani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:432
  25. Closed chest drainage is typically necessary following Lobar and Sublobar resections to evacuate gases and fluids from the thoracic cavity, eliminate residual pleural space for lung expansion, and maintain neg...

    Authors: Shaoqing Huang, Xu Song, Zhongkai Tong, Qiang Shi and Jie Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:431
  26. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is the most common congenital cardiac malformation, accounting for approximately 30% of congenital heart defects. Conventional surgical repair using cardiopulmonary bypass is in...

    Authors: Aleksandr Omelchenko, Neerod Kumar Jha, Nishant Shah, Antoine AbdelMassih, Juan Pablo Montiel and Benedict Raj Rajkumar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:430
  27. Patients requiring coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have multiple co-morbidities which need to be considered in totality when determining surgical risks. The objective of this study is to evaluate short-...

    Authors: Therese K.T. Chua, Fei Gao, Shaw Yang Chia, Kenny Y.K. Sin, Madhava J. Naik, Teing Ee Tan and Yi Chuan Tham
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:429
  28. Thoracic surgery is a complex field requiring advanced technical skills and critical decision-making. Surgical education must evolve to equip trainees with proficiency in new techniques and technologies.

    Authors: Chao Guo, Lei Liu, Jiaqi Zhang, Ke Zhao and Shanqing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:428
  29. Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) remains a common sequela in patients following surgically corrected TOF, and may lead to progressive right ventricle dilatation and dysfunction. The conventional approach of redo-s...

    Authors: Yan Le Ho, Abu Yamin Khamis and Basheer Ahamed Abdul Kareem
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:427
  30. The heparin sensitivity index (HSI) is closely associated with perioperative ischemic events and increased blood loss in cardiac surgery. Previous studies have produced conflicting results. Therefore, this stu...

    Authors: Bin Jia, Chenying Ding, Jinhe Deng, Wenhui Qi and Yuntai Yao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:426
  31. Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after one-lung ventilation (OLV) significantly impact patient prognosis and quality of life.

    Authors: Ting Ting Sun, Ke Xin Chen, Yong Tao, Gong Wei Zhang, Li Zeng, Min Lin, Jing Huang and Yue Hu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:425
  32. Lung cancer is associated with a high mortality rate worldwide. Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a major subtype of lung cancer. Carboplatin (CBDCA) plus nab-paclitaxel (PTX) has become a standard treatme...

    Authors: Hidetaka Uramoto, Nozomu Motono and Shun Iwai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:424
  33. To compare the treatment outcomes among percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy (PMT) with AngioJet, Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), and a combination of both.

    Authors: Hao Zhang, Xiao-ye Li, Jia-si Li, Shi-bo Xia, Chao Song, Qing-sheng Lu, Wei Zhao and Lei Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:423
  34. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with antithrombotic therapy in terms of postoperative adverse events; however, it is still unknown whether the early use of such drugs after CABG is safe an...

    Authors: Yi Shi, Shenglong Chen, Gang Liu, Bo Lian, Yu Chen and Lixue Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:422
  35. Cardiac surgery is associated with a period of postoperative bed rest. Although early mobilization is a vital component of postoperative care, for preventing complications and enhancing physical recovery, ther...

    Authors: Elisabeth Westerdahl, Johanna Lilliecrona, Maria Sehlin, Anna Svensson-Raskh, Malin Nygren-Bonnier and Monika Fagevik Olsen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:420
  36. Although mitral valve repair is the preferred surgical strategy in children with mitral valve disease, there are cases of irreparable severe dysplastic valves that require mitral valve replacement. The aim of ...

    Authors: Katja Schumacher, Mateo Marin-Cuartas, Muhammed Ikbal Aydin, Manuela de la Cuesta, Sabine Meier, Michael Andrew Borger, Ingo Dähnert, Martin Kostelka and Marcel Vollroth
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:419
  37. Extracorporeal circulation causes a systemic inflammatory response, that may cause postoperative haemodynamic instability and end-organ dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate the impact of minimal invasi...

    Authors: Deborah Richards Halle, Leila Louise Benhassen, Karsten Lund Søberg, Peter Fast Nielsen, Hans-Henrik Kimose, Adrian Bauer, John Michael Hasenkam and Ivy Susanne Modrau
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:418
  38. There is growing evidence supporting the utilization of the radial artery as a secondary arterial graft in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. However, debates continue over the recovery period of ...

    Authors: Zanxin Wang, Haibing Liu, Zhifu Huan, Chao Su, Yao Chen and Minxin Wei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:417
  39. The occurrence of type II endoleaks after endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm has gradually gained increasing attention. We present a case of a patient with an expanding aneurysm after thoracic endovascular...

    Authors: June Lee, Do Yeon Kim, Hyun Ah Lim, Seok Beom Hong, Yong Han Kim and Hwan Wook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:416

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