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  1. 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
  2. Post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) occurs in up to 40% of patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and is associated with a higher risk of stroke and mortality. This study investigates ...

    Authors: Zain Khalpey, Ujjawal Kumar, Pamela Hitscherich, Usman Aslam, Evangelia Chnari and Marc Long
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:315

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:410

  3. About 10% of patients after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) would undergo acute liver injury, which aggravated the mortality of patients. Ac2-26 has been demonstrated to ameliorate organic injury by inhibiting in...

    Authors: Xi-chun Xing, Zi-ying Liu, Qing Yang, Bao-wei Jia, Lin Qiu, Lu-lu Zhang and Wei Gao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:312
  4. Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Surgical lung resection is the best treatment modality in the early stages of lung cancer as well as in some lo...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Ali Dabous, Almu’atasim Khamees, Ahmad Yasin Alzu’bi and Joud Al-Majali
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:311
  5. Surgical site infection after saphenous vein harvest is common, with reported leg wound infection rates ranging from 2 to 24%. There have been few investigations into sex-related differences in complication ra...

    Authors: Hanna Unosson, Maria Hälleberg Nyman, Karin Falk Brynhildsen and Örjan Friberg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:310
  6. Postoperative pneumonia (POP) is the most prevalent of all nosocomial infections in patients who underwent cardiac surgery. The aim of this study was to identify independent risk factors for pneumonia after ca...

    Authors: Kuo Wang, Hai-Tao Zhang, Fu-Dong Fan, Jun Pan, Tuo Pan and Dong-Jin Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:309
  7. Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) is a rare but fatal complication after pneumonectomy. When a BPF occurs late (weeks to years postoperatively), direct resealing of the bronchial stump through the primary thoracic ...

    Authors: Wenhao Li, Kejun Liu, Xiaozu Liao, Binfei Li, Yi Liang and Weizhao Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:308
  8. Accurate prediction of visceral pleural invasion (VPI) in lung adenocarcinoma before operation can provide guidance and help for surgical operation and postoperative treatment. We investigate the value of intr...

    Authors: Yun Wang, Deng Lyu, Su Hu, Yanqing Ma, Shaofeng Duan, Yayuan Geng, Taohu Zhou, Wenting Tu, Yi Xiao, Li Fan and Shiyuan Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:307
  9. Cardiac hemangiomas are very uncommon benign primary tumors. They are usually located preferentially in the right atrium and their location in the interatrial septum is extremely rare.

    Authors: Begoña Bernal-Gallego, Verónica Hernández-Jiménez, Lidia Castillo, Rosa González-Davia, Nieves De Antonio-Antón and Guillermo Reyes-Copa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:305
  10. This retrospective study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of one-stage computed tomography (OSCT)- to that of two-stage computed tomography (TSCT)-guided localization for the surgical removal of small ...

    Authors: Kai-Yun Hsueh, En-Kuei Tang, Fu-Zong Wu, Ping-Chung Tsai, Chih-Wen Shu, Yen-Chiang Tseng and Yih-Gang Goan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:304
  11. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disease that affects multiple organs and systems, leading to various clinical manifestations. In Neurofibromatosis type 1, rare intrathoracic meningoceles often occur alon...

    Authors: Ningyi Chen, Wenjuan Li, Lingfeng Min, Qian Huang and Jiarong Bian
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:303
  12. To assess whether retrograde cerebral perfusion reduces neurological injury and mortality in patients undergoing surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.

    Authors: Jacob Ede, Karl Teurneau-Hermansson, Birgitta Ramgren, Marion Moseby-Knappe, Daniel Oudin Åström, Mårten Larsson, Johan Sjögren, Per Wierup, Shahab Nozohoor and Igor Zindovic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:302
  13. Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of four cusps instead of the usual three. It is estimated to occur in less than 0.05% of the population, with Type A (...

    Authors: Perry Choi, Michael Paulsen, Yihan Lin, William Moskalik, Angela Ji, Ethan Jackson, Sachin Malik, Elan Burton, Y Joseph Woo and Thomas Burdon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:301
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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