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  1. Aortic arch aneurysm is a very rare condition in children. Surgery is the life saving procedure but it performing might be challenging due to the complex anatomy.

    Authors: Volodymyr Vashkeba, Vasyl Karpenko, Oleh Zelenchuk, Sudakevych Serhii, Stepan Maruniak, Justyna Swol, Borys Todurov and Vitaly Demyanchuk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:202
  2. Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly characterized by communication between the main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta. There are various surgical techniques, and the short- and ...

    Authors: Toshiaki Nagashima, Masaki Taira, Moyu Hasegawa, Yosuke Kugo, Takuji Watanabe, Daisuke Yoshioka, Kazuo Shimamura, Takayoshi Ueno and Shigeru Miyagawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:201
  3. Asymptomatic, isolated cases of unilateral pulmonary artery atresia may present in adulthood with symptoms such as recurrent respiratory infections, dyspnea, hemoptysis, and pulmonary hypertension. Unlike prev...

    Authors: Aneel Maini, Sebastian Cousins, Tyler Holliday, Jessica Wang Memoli, Tajender Singh Vasu and Puja Gaur Khaitan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:199
  4. Bronchial Dieulafoy's disease (BDD) is a rare disease that causes massive hemoptysis. This paper reports a case of BDD treated surgically. At the same time, we summarize the data of BDD patients reported in do...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Shi, Mingdong Wang, Yifei Wang, Wei Zhang, Xuewei Zhao and Bing Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:197
  5. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and ranks the first in mortality. Pathological lymph node status(pN) of lung cancer affects the treatment strategy after surgery while systematic lymph ...

    Authors: Shenhua Liang, Yang-Yu Huang, Xuan Liu, Lei-Lei Wu, Yu Hu and Guowei Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:195
  6. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a well-established therapy for descending aortic aneurysms (DTA). There is a paucity of large series reporting the mid- and long-term outcomes from this era. The ...

    Authors: Katharina Fankhauser, Isaac Wamala, Adam Penkalla, Roland Heck, Robert Hammerschmidt, Volkmar Falk and Semih Buz
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:194
  7. Flowable hemostatic agents have the advantage of being able to be applied to irregular wound surfaces and difficult to reach areas. We sought to compare the effectiveness and safety of the flowable hemostatic ...

    Authors: Hyo-Hyun Kim, Kang Ju Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Jun Hyeok Lee and Young-Nam Youn
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:193

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  8. At present, clinical factors and hematological indicators have been proved to have great potential in predicting the prognosis of cancer patients, and no one has combined these two valuable indicators to estab...

    Authors: Yang-Yu Huang, Yan Zheng, Shen-Hua Liang, Lei-Lei Wu, Xuan Liu, Wen-Qun Xing and Guo-Wei Ma
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:192
  9. Granulomatous inflammation results from various causes including infections and allergic reactions. It can appear as high signal intensity in T2-weighted or contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance ima...

    Authors: June Lee, Hyun Ah Lim, Seok Beom Hong, Do Yeon Kim, Yong Han Kim and Hwan Wook Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:191
  10. Treatment of esophageal perforation or rupture is complicated and controversial, especially in advanced cases. In fact, it is generally accepted that this disease must be treated individually according to the ...

    Authors: Yong-jun Deng, Huan-peng Liu and Jian-bin Zou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:190
  11. Lung cancer is known as the most common and highly metastatic form of cancer worldwide. Tumour node metastasis (TNM) staging is the gold standard classification system for the decision-making process for appro...

    Authors: Hande Süer, Suat Erus, Ekin E. Cesur, Ömer Yavuz, Orhan Ağcaoğlu, Pınar Bulutay, Tamer T. Önder, Serhan Tanju and Şükrü Dilege
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:189
  12. Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a very rare phenomenon subject to malignant transformation that requires surgical resection. In an asymptomatic 10-year-old girl, we identified a single cysti...

    Authors: Seha Ahn and Youngkyu Moon
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:188
  13. The number of citations a paper receives reflects its impact on the scientific community. We aimed to identify and explore the characteristics of the most cited papers on total anomalous pulmonary venous conne...

    Authors: Chen Wen, Wei Liu, Chenhao Fang, Jin Shentu, Ruixiang Ma, Han Zhang, Hao Zhang, Zhongqun Zhu and Huiwen Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:187
  14. Chest tube removal (CTR) can cause severe acute pain which is usually described by patients as a painful experience. This study compared the effects of cold compress, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulatio...

    Authors: Fatemeh Hatefi, Majid Kazemi, Parvin Manglian, Dadullah Shahi Moridi, Shahin Heydari and Hadi Hasani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:186
  15. The “UFO procedure” was initially developed as a surgical option to enlarge the aortic annulus in patients requiring valve replacement. This technique can be employed to treat extensive endocarditis located in...

    Authors: Leonhard Wert, Miralem Pasic, Roland Heck, Karel M. Van Praet, Jörg Kempfert, Stephan Jacobs and Volkmar Falk
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:185
  16. Sternal wound infection (SWI) is the most common complication of the median sternal incision. The treatment time is long, and the reconstruction is difficult, which causes challenges for surgeons. Plastic surg...

    Authors: Yaoyao Song, Wanli Chu, Jiachen Sun, Xinzhu Liu, Hongjuan Zhu, Hongli Yu and Chuan’an Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:184
  17. Blunt aortic injury (BAI) as a result of thoracic trauma is a rare entity in the adult and pediatric population. The endovascular approach has been the preferred method of management over operative repair in a...

    Authors: Muniba Afzal, Safaa Abdulreda Najar, Hassan Baghazal and Noora Alshahwani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:183
  18. Stiff left atrial syndrome (SLAS) and pulmonary vein (PV) occlusion are rare yet potentially major life-long complications after radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. While mostly controlled by medi...

    Authors: Rani Kronenberger, Kaoru Tanaka, Carlo de Asmundis and Mark La Meir
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:181
  19. Survival and aortic-related adverse events after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) and aortic dissection (AD) are controversial. We aimed to assess the preoperati...

    Authors: Nan Zhang, Tian-shu Xu, Tie-nan Zhou, Lei Zhang, Xiao-zeng Wang and Ying Min
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:180
  20. The aim was to present a 35-year-old female patient with diagnosis of monophasic primary pericardial synovial sarcoma (PSS) with cytopathological findings.

    Authors: Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Cigdem Vural, Huseyin Fatih Sezer, Aykut Eliçora and Yaprak Busra
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:179
  21. Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a sporadic malignant tumor that mainly originates from the pulmonary arteries. However, PAS may also involve the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) and lead to obstruction...

    Authors: Hui-min Hu, Yi-dan Li, Chang-wei Wei, Yan liu, Xiu-zhang lv and Yuan-hua Yang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:178
  22. Non-Bacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis (NBTE) is a common form of aseptic thrombotic endocarditis that primarily affects mitral valves and less frequently aortic valves. NBTE is caused by systemic inflammatory ...

    Authors: Julianna Svantner, Luc Lavanchy and Ania Labouchère
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:177
  23. To explore the effect of using WeChat to guide preparation before transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) on reducing anxiety and improving the satisfaction of parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Shan Guo, Wen-Hao Lin, Shi-Hao Lin, Qi-Liang Zhang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:176
  24. Double aortic arch (DAA) combined with descending aortic arch dissection (DAAD) in adults is a rare aorta vascular disease. Due to the abnormal anatomy of the double arch and arch vessels, the clinical symptom...

    Authors: Xinping Min, Zhipeng Hu, Zhiwei Wang and Jun Xia
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:174
  25. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis play important roles in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndrome, with platelet activation and inflammation as the key and initiative factors. Recently mean platelet volume...

    Authors: Jianlei Cao, Rui Li, Tao He, Lin Zhang, Huixia Liu and Xiaoyan Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:172
  26. Tricuspid regurgitation is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, but with limited treatment options. The objective of this study is to compare the demographic characteristics, complications, and...

    Authors: Xiqiang Wang, Yanpeng Ma, Zhongwei Liu, Xiude Fan, Gongchang Guan, Shuo Pan, Junkui Wang and Yong Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:170
  27. Whipple’s disease is a chronic multisystemic infectious disease that rarely presents as culture-negative endocarditis. Most patients reported with Tropheryma whipplei endocarditis involve a native valve and few d...

    Authors: Mauricio J. Kahn, David M. Ennis and Dennis G. Delgado
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:169
  28. Preemptive intercostal nerve block (pre-ICNB) achieves the same analgesic effects as postoperative ICNB (post-ICNB) remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of preemptive ICNB on perioperativ...

    Authors: Shaojuan Chen, Zhihua Guo, Xin Wei, Zhenzhu Chen, Na Liu, Weiqiang Yin and Lan Lan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:168
  29. Metastatic lung tumor with a tumor thrombus in the peripheral pulmonary vein is very rare. We present a case of a metastatic lung tumor from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with tumor thrombus invasion in the p...

    Authors: Kazuto Ohtaka, Setsuyuki Ohtake, Yu Ishii, Saya Kaku, Yuta Takeuchi, Tomoko Mizota, Yoshiyuki Yamamura, Masaomi Ichinokawa, Tatsuya Yoshioka, Eiji Tamoto, Katsuhiko Murakawa and Koichi Ono
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:167
  30. Pectum excavatum is a congenital thoracic alteration that can present important physiological alterations depending on the severity of the case. The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive technique for managin...

    Authors: Indira F. Cujiño-Álvarez, Daniela Torres-Salazar and Mauricio Velásquez-Galvis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:166
  31. To analyze the epidemiological characteristics and trends in death after thoracotomy in children with congenital heart disease (CHD).

    Authors: Guilang Zheng, Jing Wang, Peiling Chen, Zijian Huang, Lei Zhang, Aimei Yang, Jiaxing Wu, Chunlin Chen, Jingwen Zhang, Yueyu Sun, Chengbin Zhou, Haiyun Yuan, Xiaobing Liu, Jianzheng Cen, Shusheng Wen and Yuxiong Guo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:165
  32. Pericardial effusions with its potential life threatening progression towards cardiac tamponade have to be often managed with surgical intervention. In our case study we describe a complication after a common ...

    Authors: Peter Dubovan, Miroslav Tomáš, Jana Pavlendová, Ramadan Aziri, Marek Makovník, Jozef Dolník and Daniel Pinďák
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:164
  33. Thoracoscopic lobectomy is a common treatment for congenital lung malformation. Single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomy may be an effective and safe approach without the need to flip the lung over repeatedly,...

    Authors: Jin-Xi Huang, Qiang Chen, Song-Ming Hong, Jun-Jie Hong and Hua Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:163
  34. The safety and efficacy of drug-eluting balloon on the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis (ICAS) remain unclear. Here, we present our observation in a cohort study on the safety and efficacy of...

    Authors: Guodong Xu, Xiaoli Dong, Yingying Tian, Liang Ma, Ning Han, Wentao Yao, Kuochang Yin and Nan Yin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:162
  35. To compare the safety and efficacy of del-Nido cardioplegia (DNC) with traditional 4:1 cold blood cardioplegia (CBC) in coronary artery bypass grafting and/or valve surgeries in elderly patients.

    Authors: Wenda Gu, Hongkun Qing, Xiang Luo, Xin Zang, Kan Zhou, Haijiang Guo, Chengbin Zhou, Huiming Guo and Jian Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:161
  36. The effects of preoperative respiratory muscle training (RMT) on postoperative complications in patients surgically treated for myasthenia gravis (MG) remain unclear. The present study therefore evaluated the ...

    Authors: Sai Chen, Xin Li, Yunshan Wu, Yana Li, Peili Cao, Yuchun Yin and Zhenguang Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:160
  37. The assessment of outcomes of interventions based on the patient’s perspective using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) has been increasingly highlighted in clinical practice. However, health related qu...

    Authors: Reuben K Mutagaywa, Maarten J Cramer, Pilly Chillo, Ramadhan H Khamis, Respicious Boniface, Anjela Muhozya, Aileen Barongo, Moses Byomuganyizi, Gideon Kwesigabo, Appolinary Kamuhabwa, Bashir Nyangasa, Peter Kisenge and Steven Chamuleau
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:159
  38. Nearly half of the patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) have cardiovascular involvement, a major cause of mortality. COVID-19 infection can lead to cardiac involvement, negatively impacting the clini...

    Authors: Alborz Sherafati, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Roya Sattarzadeh Badkoubeh, Meysam Khoshavi, Morteza Foroumandi, Soheil Peiman, Farhad Shahi, Akram Sardari, Roghayeh Pourkia and Farnoosh Larti
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:158
  39. Repair or replacement remains debatable in rheumatic heart disease. To regain optimal mean transvalvular pressure gradients and end-diastolic peak flow velocity, the modified release technique combined peeling...

    Authors: Hoshun Chong, Yaxuan Gao, Yunxing Xue, Xiyu Zhu, Jie Li, Junxia Wang, He Zhang, Dongjin Wang and Hailong Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:157
  40. Myxoma is the most common cardiac tumor, found in 75–80% of cases in the left atrium. It can grow quietly and therefore reach a large size before being symptomatic. Poor availability of echocardiography also c...

    Authors: Alphonse Ndonga N’sungu Nzomvuama, Cédric Nyombo Mutuale, Roger Minga Kongo, Irène Nsolani Mbanzulu and Joseph Makunza Nsiala
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:156
  41. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common tachyarrhythmia affecting 33 million people worldwide. Hybrid AF ablation utilises a surgical (epicardial) ablation followed by an endocardial catheter-based ablation. The ...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley Wilson-Smith, Campbell Flynn, Michael Williams and Con Manganas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:155
  42. Redo mitral valve surgery using resternotomy after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is challenging as previous CABG with patent internal thoracic artery (ITA) poses a risk of injury due to dense adhesion...

    Authors: Ryo Suzuki, Masafumi Akita, Takaki Itohara and Takuya Komatsu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:153
  43. Here, we report a rare case of massive hemothorax caused by rupture of an intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm associated with pyogenic spondylodiscitis, which was successfully treated with endovascular intervent...

    Authors: Masatsugu Tsukamoto, Tadatsugu Morimoto, Tomohito Yoshihara and Masaaki Mawatari
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:145
  44. A 33-year male patient presented with a 6-month history of cough and shortness of breath upon physical activity. Echocardiography demonstrated right ventricular space-occupying lesions. Contrast-enhanced compu...

    Authors: Yong Mao, Cuiting Wang, Yalin Wei, Yongnan Li and Xiangyang Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:143

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