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  1. Daily activities have been recommended to minimize the long-term complications of coronary artery bypass as one of the strategies to return to the normal activity level, the effectiveness of which needs furthe...

    Authors: Khashayar Rezvani Emamzadehashemi, Atefeh Ghanbari Khanghah, Ali Azizi, Ezzat Paryad and Marzieh Jahani Sayad Noveiri
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:367
  2. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity of lung cancer. We hypothesized that severe DM is associated with increased complications after surgical resection of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    Authors: Hidetaka Uramoto, Takaki Mizoguchi and Nozomu Motono
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:364
  3. The aim of this study was to determine whether pre-operative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion improves surgical outcomes in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients.

    Authors: Faizus Sazzad, Hai Dong Luo, Guohao Chang, Duoduo Wu, Zhi Xian Ong, Theo Kofidis and Giap Swee Kang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:363
  4. Acute type A aortic dissection is a dangerous disease that threatens public health. In recent years, with the progress of medical technology, the mortality rate of patients after surgery has been gradually red...

    Authors: Yifei Zhou, Rui Fan, Hongwei Jiang, Renjie Liu, Fuhua Huang and Xin Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:362
  5. Endotracheal intubation is often associated with postoperative complications such as sore throat discomfort and hoarseness, reducing patient satisfaction and prolonging hospital stays. Laryngeal mask airway (L...

    Authors: Kai Luo, Kaiming Chen, Yu Li and Yang Ji
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:361
  6. The operative outcomes of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs) are challenged by high operative mortality and disabling complications. This study aimed to explore the baseline clinical, anatomical, and pr...

    Authors: Jin Kyoung Kim, Gwan Sic Kim, Woo Seok Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Suk Jung Choo and Joon Bum Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:360
  7. To explore the independent predictors of pathological mediastinal lymph node (pN2) metastasis in clinical stage IA (cIA) pure-solid non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, and to find an appropriate metho...

    Authors: Jianlong Bu, Sainan Pang, Xianglong Kong, Benkun Liu, Qifan Xiao and Changfa Qu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:357
  8. Cor triatriatum sinister (CTS) is an uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is commonly the initial symptom in patients with CTS, occurring in approximately 32% of the cases. The complex...

    Authors: Hengli Lai, Bo Wu, Yu Tao, Haiqiang Ding, Yanfeng Liu, Zhiyun Zhu, Xiantao Huang, Hongyan Li, Zhicheng Xu, Zhenhuan Chen and Haiwen Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:355
  9. A left thoracotomy approach is anatomically appropriate for childhood aortic coarctation; however, the pediatric femoral arteriovenous diameters are too small for cardiopulmonary bypass cannulation. We aimed t...

    Authors: Kunihiko Joo, Yoshie Ochiai, Yuma Motomatsu, Yuki Hashizumi, Yutaka Maniwa, Yuichiro Sugitani, Mamie Watanabe, Jun Muneuchi and Shigehiko Tokunaga
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:354
  10. The question of whether segmentectomy and lobectomy have similar survival outcomes for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a matter of debate.

    Authors: Tongxin Li, Wang He, Xiaolong Zhang, Yu Zhou, Dong Wang, Shengyuan Huang, Xiangyang Li and Yong Fu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:353
  11. Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy, commonly involves lymph nodes in the neck or mediastinum, although extranodal involvement is observed in approximately 40...

    Authors: Gaohua Liu, Min Jing and Juan Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:351
  12. This manuscript aims to describe the symptoms, demographics, surgical approaches and techniques, the volume of surgical interventions, histological results, intra- and postoperative complications, and postoper...

    Authors: Georgi Yankov, Magdalena Alexieva, Yordanka Yamakova, Dimitar Kyuchukov and Evgeni Mekov
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:350
  13. Observational studies have shown reduced perioperative bleeding in patients undergoing minimally invasive, compared with full sternotomy, aortic valve replacement. Data from randomized trials are conflicting.

    Authors: Sorosh Bratt, Axel Dimberg, Mikael Kastengren, Robert D. Lilford, Peter Svenarud, Ulrik Sartipy, Anders Franco-Cereceda and Magnus Dalén
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:349
  14. The incidence of minimally invasive heart surgery via mini-thoracotomy (MT; right anterior thoracotomy) is on the rise, accompanied by an increase in post-MT intercostal nerve neuralgia and the risk of lung he...

    Authors: Eun Yeung Jung and Seok Soo Lee
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:348
  15. Pneumothorax is a non-physiological collection of air in the pleural space. Pneumothoraces can be broadly divided into Primary, Secondary, and Traumatic. Cancer of the lung is a known cause of secondary pneumo...

    Authors: John Buchanan, Mohamed Shatila, Ashvini Menon and Akshay J. Patel
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:347
  16. Aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries and the ascending aorta are rare, and both bear a high mortality risk if left untreated. In general, these entities are primarily caused by etiologies such as hypertension, ...

    Authors: S. R. van Dinter, T. Arslan, S. Boerman, F. N. Hofman and P. Klein
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:346
  17. Pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa (PMAIF) is a rare complication of infective endocarditis or aortic valve surgery. Surgical treatment is suggested, but the long-term follow-up of conse...

    Authors: Seyed Mohsen Mirhosseini, Masood Soltanipur, Hossein Yarmohammadi, Mahdi Rezaei, Eisa Fattah and Fariba Bayat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:345
  18. In this study we investigated the impact of ABC stroke score on the recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) following radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA).

    Authors: Ke-Zeng Gong, Zhe Xu, Ting-Pei Zhuang, Xue-Hai Chen, Jian-Hua Chen, Wei-Wei Wang, Wen-Hua Xu and Fei-Long Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:344

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:455

  19. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM), also known as pulmonary arteriovenous fistula, is a rare vascular developmental anomaly. Most cases of PAVM are associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasi...

    Authors: Xiang Li, Lijun Duan, Shengnan Mu, Xin Dong, Xiaoqian Lu and Dianbo Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:342
  20. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are abundant and closely related to the occurrence and development of human diseases. LncRNAs are known to play a key role in many cardiovascular diseases. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Haiyan Xiao, Jun Pu, Gaxue Jiang, Chenliang Pan, Jizhe Xu, Bo Zhang and Ming Bai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:341
  21. The aim of this study is to report the preliminary real-word clinical and hemodynamic performance from the MANTRA study in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with Perceval PLUS sutureless valve.

    Authors: Slobodan Micovic, Angelo Nobre, Jae Woong Choi, Marco Solinas, Sharaf-Eldin Shehada, Michele Torella, Cristian Baeza, Eugene Parrino, Francesco Pollari, Giovanni Troise, Utz Kappert, Friedrich Mellert, Hyung Gon Je, Vincenzo Argano, Ka Yan Lam, Mauro Rinaldi…
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:340
  22. Acute Stanford type- A aortic dissections make up a large part of emergency cardiac surgery. They also carry a significant burden of morbidity. New techniques to aid aortic remodelling include the Ascyrus Medi...

    Authors: Rickesh Karsan, Niamh Shearer, Ciara Doyle, Rachel Roberts and Alsir Ahmed
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:339
  23. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure that can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with carotid artery stenosis. However, controversy still exists regarding the optimal surgical technique for ...

    Authors: Sensen Wu, Hui Wang, Julong Guo, Fan Zhang, Dikang Pan, Yachan Ning, Yongquan Gu and Lianrui Guo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:338
  24. Chylothorax is a postoperative complication in patients with lung cancer. Diet-control approaches have been the mainstay for managing this condition. However, a surgical intervention is needed for the patients...

    Authors: Hua Ji, Zhen Wang, Cui Xu, Xiaofeng Yu and Haibo Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:337
  25. Pulmonary papillary adenoma is an extremely rare benign tumor. It is derived from type II lung cells and club cells, suggesting that it may originate from stem cells with two-way differentiation. Only one case...

    Authors: Lu Huang, Yi Liu, Changjun Yi, Lin Han, Shuang Li, Xingzi Li and Xuehui Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:336
  26. The surgical treatment strategy for aortic arch pathology with a shaggy aorta must be determined on a case-by-case basis because of the risk of catastrophic complications, such as brain infarction and spinal c...

    Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino, Kazuhiko Hanzawa and Hideyuki Tomioka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:334
  27. The case presents a traumatic ventricular perforation of a girl, accidentally felt on a sharp instrument. The uniqueness of the case presented is due to the very high infrequency of injuries with this type of ...

    Authors: Adama Sawadogo, Gaia Severgnini, Moussa Bazongo, Lassina Konaté, Farid Pingwindé Belem, Youssouf Naré, Alain Sanou, Silvia Perlangeli, Lorena Fénoglio, Alberto Pilozzi, Maurizio Roberto and Marco Zanobini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:333
  28. Pneumothorax is the most frequent complication after CT-guided percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy (CT-PTLB). Many studies reported that injection of autologous blood patch (ABP) during biopsy needle withdr...

    Authors: Xin Chen, Yungui Bian, Hai Li, Shurong Li, Zhaowen Shi, Yunping Zhao, Haibin Li and Yanlong Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:332
  29. Women undergoing cardiac surgery have been historically recognized to carry higher periprocedural mortality risk. We aimed to investigate the influence of sex on clinical presentation, perioperative, and long-...

    Authors: Mohammed Al-Tawil, Christine Friedrich, Alexandra Broll, Mohamed Salem, Jan Schoettler, Nora de Silva, Philipp Kolat, Felix Schoeneich and Assad Haneya
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:331
  30. To date, only a limited number of case reports have documented the co-occurrence of PNS and melanocytic nevus in the medical literature. This study aims to report an exceptionally rare case of posterior chest ...

    Authors: Abdulwahid M. Salih, Fahmi Hussein kakamad, Aso S. Muhialdeen, Hardi M. Zahir, Yadgar A. Saeed, Halkawt O. Ali, Sara N. Ahmad, Marwan N. Hassan, Shko H. Hassan and Mohammed Subhan Mohammed
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:330
  31. Iatrogenic aortic regurgitation secondary to leaflet injury is a rare complication of mitral valve surgery. For the first time, we report a patient who had progressive aortic regurgitation due to non-coronary ...

    Authors: Afksendiyos Kalangos, Yilmaz Zorman, Emel Celiker Güler and Nataliia Shatelen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:329
  32. We report a unique case of a 66-year-old man who was incidentally identified to have a mass in the thymus region by computerized tomography scan. CT revealed a well-defined 1.6 × 1 × 0.9 cm thymus mass with mo...

    Authors: Yibing Zang, Ruixing Zhao, Chengquan Ma and Dejun Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:328
  33. Left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare cardiac mass, with only a few cases reported. There are usually no specific symptoms, and a few patients visit the doctor with symptoms.

    Authors: Ke Qin, Peng Teng, Liping Shi and Liang Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:327
  34. Pedicle screw instrument surgeries can result in the development of aortic pseudoaneurysm, which is a rare yet potentially severe complication; therefore, the purpose of this work is to describe the case of ps...

    Authors: Shufen Zhou, Hui Han, Yidan Zhang, Chang Shu and Mingyao Luo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:326
  35. Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication after cardiac surgery. However, the predictive value of single indictor still remains controversial. This study aimed to assess the predictive ...

    Authors: Hong Tao, Xiao Shen, Lei Zou, Cui Zhang and Liang Hong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:325
  36. Postoperative delirium (POD) and cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are common complications following thoracic surgery, particularly in patients aged 65 years and above. These complications can significantly affect...

    Authors: Yujia Wang, Bingqiang Ma, Chaochang Wang, Yingqi Wang, Aijia Liu and Lihua Hang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:324
  37. Marfan Syndrome is an autosomal dominant disease caused by pathogenetic variants in the FBN1 gene. The progressive dilatation of the aorta and the potential risk of acute aortic syndromes influence the prognos...

    Authors: Alejandro Velandia-Sánchez, Camilo A. Polanía-Sandoval, Julián Senosiain-González, José V. Álvarez-Martínez, Sebastian Gallo-Bernal, Juan G. Barrera-Carvajal, Juan P. Umana and Jaime Camacho-Mackenzie
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:323
  38. The most common type of cancer that leads to death worldwide is lung cancer. Despite significant surgery and chemotherapy improvements, lung cancer patient’s survival rate is still poor. The RNA polymerase I s...

    Authors: Zhize Yuan, Yichao Wang, Yong Yang and Xiong Qin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:322
  39. Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) are complex disorders with unclear origins, underscoring the need for in-depth molecular investigations into their mechanisms. The main aim of this...

    Authors: Ling-bing Meng, Yongchao Li, Tingting Lv, Changhua Lv, Lianfeng Liu and Ping Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:321
  40. Pre-operative coronary angiography and concomitant, planned coronary artery bypass are infrequently performed with type A aortic dissection repair. We present a case in which pre-operative coronary computed to...

    Authors: Zohaib R. Khawaja, Yusuf M. Aboutabl, Gabriel E. Cambronero, Robert G. Willis, Aaron S. Gilani and Bartlomiej R. Imielski
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:320
  41. Aberrant left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a very rare congenital heart defect. Its coexistence with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is extremely rare. The high pr...

    Authors: Ahmad Amer, Hanita Shai, Sagi Assa, Avital Mitler and Alona Raucher Sternfeld
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:319
  42. Thymoma is a rare malignancy with usual location in the antero-superior mediastinum. Ectopic cervical thymoma (ECT) is an extremely rare tumor that originates from ectopic tissue, and is caused by the aberrant...

    Authors: Yang Yang, Cheng Shen and Lin Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:318
  43. To investigate the risk factors of pneumothorax of using computed tomography (CT) guidance to inject autologous blood to locate isolated lung nodules.

    Authors: Shaohang Wu, Jianyang Wu, Junkai Xiong, Chengbin Huang, Yiwei Lin, Jun Guan and Jianxin Xu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:317
  44. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is increasingly being used for critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary failure. Air in the ECMO circuit is an emergency, a rare but fatal complication.

    Authors: Jiannan Hu, Huijing zhao, BingBing Bian, Renfei San, Peng Yang and Yongpo Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:316

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