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  1. This study investigated the perioperative safety and advantages of performing a minimally invasive valve surgery (MIVS) and conducting a preliminary examination of the combined simultaneous surgery (CSS).

    Authors: Yun Ling, Huaxin Chen, Pengxiong Zhu, Tian Li, Bangde Xue and Jun Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:266
  2. Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced cardiomyocyte cell apoptosis is critical in developing myocardial infarction. Stachydrine (STA), an active constituent of Leonurus heterophyllus sweet, could have a protecti...

    Authors: Xi Zhu, Yingbiao Wu, Xiaogang Zhang, Wei Gu and Zhongping Ning
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:265
  3. Implantation of radiopaque markers during aortic root surgery might possibly facilitate upcoming coronary angiography or transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Aim of this study was to report the impact of s...

    Authors: Emmanuel Zimmer, Maria Nucera, Clarence Pingpoh, Murat Yildiz, Paul Puiu, Florian Schoenhoff, Martin Czerny and Matthias Siepe
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:263
  4. Intrathoracic Solitary Fibrous Tumors (SFT) mainly arise from the pleura; however, these tumors may also originate from the mediastinum. We present a rare case of posterior SFT extending to several mediastinal...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Mohammad Nekooeian, Saba Zangeneh, Hooman Kamran, Reza Shahriarirad, Mohammad Hossein Anbardar, Armin Amirian and Masoud Vafabin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:262
  5. Since the introduction of surgical implantation of conduit for right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery pathway reconstruction, there has been a number of studies on possible factors which might potentially affect ...

    Authors: Khunthorn Kadeetham and Piya Samankatiwat
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:259
  6. Hypersensitivity reactions to heparin are uncommon conditions but pose a serious clinical problem for patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. Bivalirudin is a reversible direct thrombin inhibitor that can b...

    Authors: Emre Boysan, Renda Circi, Osman Fehmi Beyazal and Erol Şener
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:258
  7. Prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stays consume medical resources and increase medical costs. This study identified risk factors associated with prolonged postoperative intensive care unit (ICU) stay in chil...

    Authors: Jinjin Huang, Jian Tang, Yong Fan, Dongpi Wang and Lifen Ye
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:257
  8. Intravascular leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a histologically benign smooth muscle tumor arising from the uterus that can spread through the pelvic veins and, on rare occasions, extend as far as the heart via the inf...

    Authors: Juan Garcés Garcés, Fernando Terán Camacho, Gerardo Dávalos Dávalos, Sofía Zárate León, Ligia Redrobán Armendáriz, Vladimir Ullauri Solórzano, Gabriel A. Molina and Santiago Endara Aguirre
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:256
  9. Current myocardial infarction treatments focus on improving hemodynamics rather than addressing the problem of lost myocardium impairing left ventricular function. Epicardial infarct repair with a bioactive pa...

    Authors: Arjun Bhatt, Michael J. Bates, Constantin B. Marcu, Robert G. Matheny, Blase A. Carabello, Kanhua Yin and Walter Douglas Boyd
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:255
  10. Combined large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (C-LCNEC) has a poor prognosis and there is no consensus about the treatment regimen for both LCNEC and C-LCNEC patients.

    Authors: Zirui Zhu, You Liu, Hengliang Xu, Haoyong Ning, Yanmin Xia and Leilei Shen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:254
  11. We report the case of a 36-year-old European female patient presenting with a sinus valsalva aneurysm of 47 mm with moderate aortic regurgitation. Additionally, an aneurysm of the brachiocephalic trunk and mul...

    Authors: Frieda-Maria Kainz, Kathrin Freystaetter, Bruno K. Podesser and Christoph Holzinger
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:253
  12. Performing wedge resection rather than lobectomy for primary lung cancer remains controversial. Recent studies demonstrate no survival advantage for non-anatomical resection compared to lobectomy in patients w...

    Authors: Robert J Moon, Rebecca Taylor, Pika Miklavc, Syed B Mehdi, Stuart W Grant and Mohamad Nidal Bittar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:252
  13. Two staging systems, the 8th staging system by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and the 11th Japanese classification by Japan Esophageal Society (JES), are currently applied in the clinic for pred...

    Authors: Xi-qin Zhang, Chuan-wang Miao, Lan-pin Liu, Cun-liang Wang, Jia-zhen Chen, Wan-hu Li and Xu-dong Hu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:251
  14. Atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD) represent 4–7% of congenital cardiac malformations. Definitive early repair is favored over prior pulmonary artery banding and delayed definitive repair in many centers. ...

    Authors: Katja Schumacher, Mateo Marin Cuartas, Sabine Meier, Muhammed Ikbal Aydin, Michael Andrew Borger, Ingo Dähnert, Martin Kostelka and Marcel Vollroth
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:250
  15. Although thoracic surgeons occasionally encounter dense adhesions of interlobar lymph node anthracosilicosis with the pulmonary artery, adhesiolysis may be challenging. Besides, characteristic microscopic feat...

    Authors: Junichi Murakami, Toshiki Tanaka, Yoshinobu Hoshii and Kimikazu Hamano
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:249
  16. The adoption of minimally invasive techniques to perform mitral valve repair surgery is increasing. This is enhanced by the compelling evidence of satisfactory short-term results and lower major morbidity. We ...

    Authors: Enrico Squiccimarro, Vito Margari, Georgios Kounakis, Giuseppe Visicchio, Clemente Pascarella, Crescenzia Rotunno, Carmine Carbone and Domenico Paparella
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:248
  17. Approximately one third of patients with Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (ATAAD) present with pre-operative malperfusion syndromes (MPS). Of these, mesenteric malperfusion represents the greatest risk to patien...

    Authors: Aditya Eranki, Ashley R Wilson-Smith, Michael L Williams, Aashray Gupta, Campbell Flynn, Jim Iliopoulos and Con Manganas
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:247

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  18. In the present case, we applied postmortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA) in a medical dispute involving sudden death after cardiovascular surgery.

    Authors: Wang Zhuoqun, Tian Zhiling, Wan Lei, Dong Hewen, Zou Donghua, Zhang Jianhua and Liu Ningguo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:246
  19. Regardless of its rare occurrence, Thymoma remains the most frequently encountered primary tumor of the anterior mediastinum comprising about 50% of all masses in the region. Surgical resection, via thymectomy...

    Authors: Riad Abdel Jalil, Farah A. Abdallah, Zeinab Obeid, Ahmad Khaled Harb, Mohamad K. Abou Chaar, Tariq Bassem Shannies, Ahed El-Edwan, Hussam Haddad, Azza Ghraibeh and Ahmad Abu-Shanab
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:245
  20. Aortobronchial fistula after TEVAR remains a vexing clinical problem associated with high mortality. Although a combination of endovascular and open surgical strategies have been reported in managing this path...

    Authors: Joshua S. Newman, Stevan S. Pupovac, S. Jacob Scheinerman, Jui-Chuan Tseng, Jonathan M. Hemli and Derek R. Brinster
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:243
  21. The choice of anastomosis technique after esophagectomy is closely associated with the postoperative complications. Whether circular stapled or linear stapled anastomosis is the optimal technique has not been ...

    Authors: Hao-Yu Gu, Jing Luo and Yong Qiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:242
  22. Lung cancer (LC) is one of the most frequent cancers worldwide, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related death. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC, which accounts for 85% of occurrences) is the main type ...

    Authors: Jiangang Ma, Yan Bai, Fangyuan Chen, Feng Zhou, Liyuan Zhang, Peini Xue and Dong Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:241
  23. Although low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) level is considered one of the main prognostic factors in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the question about “the lower the better” is...

    Authors: Malihe Rezaee, Aida Fallahzadeh, Ali Sheikhy, Ali Ajam, Saeed Sadeghian, Mina Pashang Bsc, Mahmoud Shirzad, Soheil Mansourian, Jamshid Bagheri and Kaveh Hosseini
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:240
  24. Esophageal duplication cysts are rare congenital tumors usually diagnosed and treated during childhood. Most of them are located in the mediastinum and appear as a mass besides the esophagus. Unfortunately, sy...

    Authors: Santiago A. Endara, Jaime R. Pinto, Gustavo A. Torres, Pablo A. Arias, M. Patricia Ponton and Gabriel A. Molina
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:238
  25. This is a retrospective study of adverse events associated with preoperative computed tomography (CT)–guided hookwire or coil localisation. We analysed the experience and process flaws in resecting ground-glas...

    Authors: Tao Zuo, Zhaoming Gao, Tao Zhang, Bing Wen, Baojun Chen and Ping Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:237
  26. With the widespread use of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening, the detection rate of pulmonary lesions manifesting as ground-glass opacities (GGOs) has been increasing dramatically. The vol...

    Authors: Yunwei Lu, Zewen Sun, Hao Li, Xiaofeng Chen, Yun Li, Lina Sun, Fan Yang, Guanchao Jiang and Jian Zhou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:236
  27. The development of systemic chemotherapy including immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has provided patients with unresectable advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) an opportunity to undergo surgical int...

    Authors: Mitsunori Higuchi, Sho Inomata, Hikaru Yamaguchi, Takuro Saito and Hiroyuki Suzuki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:235
  28. High-sensitivity Troponin I (hs-cTnI) has largely replaced conventional troponin assays in an effort to improve detection of myocardial infarction. However, the mean displacement of hs-cTnI following coronary ...

    Authors: Tom Friedman, Dror B. Leviner, Veronica Chan, Bobby Yanagawa, Ady Orbach, Abd El Haleem Natour, Anastasia Weis, Erez Sharoni and Gil Bolotin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:234
  29. Salmonella spp. cause infectious aortitis through the hematogenous spread of an intestinal Salmonella infection. Salmonella aortitis can result in extensive tissue damage in the aorta leading to complications inc...

    Authors: Shohei Yoshida, Adwaiy Manerikar, Mengou Zhu and Christopher Mehta
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:233
  30. Giant cell myocarditis (GCM) is a rare and fatal inflammatory disorder induced by T-lymphocytes, typically affecting young adults. Generally, this disease presents with a rapidly progressive course and a very ...

    Authors: Yilin Tang, Lin Qi, Ling Xu, Lei Lin, Junfeng Cai, Wei Shen, Yang Liu and Ming Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:232
  31. Symptomatic aortic valve stenosis (AS) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are critical clinical conditions, increasingly more prevalent with aging of the population. Calcific aortic stenosis is the most commo...

    Authors: Massimo Medda, Francesco Casilli, Marta Bande, Mattia Glauber, Maurizio Tespili, Silvia Cirri and Francesco Donatelli
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:231
  32. With the increasing availability of chest computed tomography (CT), the detection of small pulmonary nodules has become more common, facilitating the development of lung segmental resection. However, anatomica...

    Authors: Tao Xu, Hui Ye, Wenshu Chen, Zhongwen Jin and Changjin He
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:230
  33. The present descriptive study shares the overall experience of treating all these patients where different surgical process was adopted depending on the treatment required after carefully evaluating the risk f...

    Authors: Lam Xuan Nhat, Vu Huu Vinh, Chau Phu Thi and Nguyen Van Khoi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:229
  34. In recent years, single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) has been increasingly applied as an optimal treatment option for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). However, most SITS techniques are used in ...

    Authors: Yuan-Liang Zheng and Ri-Sheng Huang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:228
  35. Bacteria of the Lactobacillus family are a part of the physiological flora of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary tract. We have used them in the food industry as probiotics and supplements. I...

    Authors: Aneta Guzek, Paweł Filipowski, Zbigniew Rybicki, Piotr Grabski, Leszek Gryszko, Emilia Sopolińska and Dariusz Tomaszewski
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:226
  36. Heyde’s syndrome can be easily overlooked or misjudged in clinical practice because it shares common clinical manifestations with multiple diseases as well as limited accuracy of several corresponding examinat...

    Authors: Rui Li, Shuliang Ji, Jiaxi Shi, Lijin Qing, Wei Wu and Jiechun Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:225
  37. This study aimed to explore the survival significance of surgery and age on the prognosis of patients with primary trachea malignancies.

    Authors: Chen Ping, Jia Liang, Zhi-Yuan Liu, Jiang He, Ji-Yao Zhou, Hao Cheng and Guang-Da Yuan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:224
  38. Lung cancer is currently the second most common cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer accounts for about 85% of cases. NSCLC has not been studied for pseudouridine synthase 7 (PUS), a member of the PUS family...

    Authors: Guihong Zhang, Yongde Zhu, Yonghuang Tan, Biao Chen, Shichao Shan, Gengyu Zhang and Jianjun Lu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:222
  39. Infective endocarditis caused by Mycobacterium abscessus is an uncommon event that, when it does occur, usually requires surgical valve replacement. The pulmonary valve is the least common heart valve involved in...

    Authors: Olajide A. Olatidoye, Sajjaad H. Samat, Kanhua Yin and Michael J. Bates
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:221
  40. Myocardial injury-related cardiogenic shock (MICS) is significantly associated with poor outcomes in patients after cardiac surgery. Herein, we aimed to investigate the risk factor for postoperative MICS.

    Authors: Xiao-Feng Cheng, Kuo Wang, Hai-Tao Zhang, He Zhang, Xin-Yi Jiang, Li-Chong Lu, Cheng Chen, Yong-Qing Cheng, Dong-Jin Wang and Kai Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:220
  41. Prevention, screening, and early treatment are the aims of postoperative delirium management. The scoring system is an objective and effective tool to stratify potential delirium risk for patients undergoing c...

    Authors: Yu Tian, Bingyang Ji, Xiaolin Diao, Chunrong Wang, Weiwei Wang, Yuchen Gao, Sudena Wang, Chun Zhou, Qiaoni Zhang, Sizhe Gao, Xinyi Xu, Jia Liu, Jianhui Wang and Yuefu Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:219
  42. Postoperative patients with lung cancer mostly experience different degrees of dyspnea and decreased activity tolerance, and these symptoms all significantly affect postoperative quality of life. The concept o...

    Authors: Qiang Xu, Zi-Qing Shen, Kun-Peng Feng, Chun Xu, Cheng Ding, Chang Li, Sheng Ju, Jun Chen, Shu Pan and Jun Zhao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2023 18:218

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