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  1. Content type: Case report

    Infected aortic arch aneurysms caused by Mycobacterium avium are rare in immunocompetent individuals. Promptly recognizing these aneurysms is important because delays in treatment result in aneurysm rupture and a...

    Authors: Kei Yagami, Takashi Fujita, Shinichi Ishida and Masato Mutsuga

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:150

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the success rate, utility, practicality and results of pre-operative CT (computed tomography)–guided semi-rigid single hook-wire placement and the pathology results ...

    Authors: Guang Zhao, Xiuyi Yu, Weiqiang Chen, Guojun Geng, Ning Li, Hongming Liu, Pan Yin, Long Sun and Jie Jiang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:149

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique was developed to facilitate the two-stage surgery of extensive pathologies of the thoracic aorta and is now routinely applied in acute and chronic aortic syndromes.

    Authors: Jamila Kremer, Fabian Preisner, Bashar Dib, Ursula Tochtermann, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck and Mina Farag

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:147

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Sinus tachycardia coupled with high-dose catecholamine is common after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The present study assessed the hemodynamic efficacy and safety of combination therapy using low-dose β1-selecti...

    Authors: Michihiro Sakai, Satoshi Jujo, Junjiro Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Ohnishi and Masataka Kamei

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:145

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening condition and can arise as a complication of various conditions. It rarely occurs as a complication of a ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm. Even rarer are conditions wh...

    Authors: Hina Inam, Ibrahim Zahid, Sarim Dawar Khan, Salman Ul Haq and Saulat Fatimi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:144

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The pulmonary ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) is a very rare tumor with only several case reports in published literatures, and its clinicopathological features, standard treatment methods and prog...

    Authors: Kang Shao, Yalong Wang, Qi Xue, Juwei Mu, Yushun Gao, Yonggang Wang, Bingzhi Wang, Lina Zhou and Shugeng Gao

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:143

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac myxoma, a common benign primary tumor of the heart can be categorized into syndromic (Carney Complex) and non-syndromic(isolated). Carney Complex associated myxomas can be found in any region and syste...

    Authors: Geoffrey Joseph Changwe, Tao Zhang, Haizhou Zhang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:142

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Severe carotid and intracranial artery stenosis disease (CIAD) is major risk for perioperative stroke in coronary artery bypass grafting. Then, preoperative risk assessment is quite important.

    Authors: Eiki Tayama, Ryusuke Mori, Tomohiro Ueda, Ken-ichi Imasaka, Yukihiro Tomita and Shigeki Morita

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:141

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  9. Content type: Case report

    Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a congenital cardiac defect often diagnosed in adult patients. Mitral regurgitation (MR) observed in ASD patients mostly improves after ASD closure. However, a subset of adult ASD...

    Authors: Joohyun Jun, Min-Kyung Kang, Joon-Sang Hyeon, Eunha Choi, Youngrok Kim, Ki Seok Kim, Mi Hwa Chung and In-Jung Jun

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:140

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) has been shown to reduce the need for transfused blood products in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery patients. However, similar evidence in newborns, neonates, and young...

    Authors: Christopher F. Tirotta, Richard G. Lagueruela, Daria Salyakina, Weize Wang, Thomas Taylor, Jorge Ojito, Kathleen Kubes, Hyunsoo Lim, Robert Hannan and Redmond Burke

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:139

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The donor’s mode of brain death (BD), being associated with impairment of myocardial function and hemodynamic performance, impacts the prognosis of the heart transplantation (HTx) recipient.

    Authors: Eilon Ram, Jacob Lavee, Dov Freimark, Elad Maor, Yigal Kassif, Leonid Sternik, Alexander Kogan and Yael Peled

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:138

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Transcatheter and intraoperative device closure for atrial septal defect (ASD) are widely applied to reduce the incision size and the potential for injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in conventional su...

    Authors: Han-Fan Qiu, Qiang Chen, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen and Xue-Shan Huang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:136

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Heterotopia of pancreatic tissue in the thorax and mediastinum is uncommon, although, a common developmental anomaly in the gastrointestinal tract where the aberrant tissue is a component of gastrointestinal d...

    Authors: Josiah Miner Njem, Benjamin Ugwu, John Collins, Innocent Emmanuel, Ojile Akpa Philip and John Awodi

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:134

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  14. Content type: Case report

    The traditional treatment of myocardial infarction with ventricular septal rupture is surgical treatment. For the elderly patients with cardiac insufficiency, surgical treatment is very risky. The successful t...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Wang, Fang Nie, Na Ye, Xuehui Liu, Shaoqing Yang, Fangzhou Guo and Jing Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:133

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Pulmonary rehabilitation programme for lung surgery patients can reduce the risk of post-operative complications but compliance to programmes can be limited by access to health care. We developed a home-based ...

    Authors: Salma Bibi Kadiri, Amy Pamela Kerr, Nicola Katy Oswald, Alina-Maria Budacan, Sarah Flanagan, Christopher Golby, Stuart Lightfoot and Babu Naidu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:132

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Radiofrequency catheter ablation is approved effective therapy for premature ventricular contraction. However, the rare but serious complication such as pseudoaneurysm should be given more attention. It is lif...

    Authors: Hongxia Wang, Zhelan Zheng, Lei Yao, Yun Mou and Xiuqin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are no unanimous reports on different layouts and classifications of multi-hole secundum atrial septal defects (MHASD) and subsequent standardized occlusion techniques. The MHASD can be isolated or cribr...

    Authors: Zeeshan Farhaj, Li Hongxin, Guo Wenbin, Wen-Long Zhang, Fei Liang, Hai-Zhou Zhang, Gui-Dao Yuan and Cheng-Wei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:130

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation offers temporary hemodynamic support for patients with refractory cardiogenic shock after cardiovascular surgery. However, the initiation time for such patients is controver...

    Authors: Min Ge, Tuo Pan, Jun-Xia Wang, Zu-Jun Chen and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:129

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC) is a rare heterogeneous condition That accounting for 1.5–3% of congenital heart diseases. It is characterized by failure of the Pulmonary Venous Confluence ...

    Authors: Hossein Sarmast and Ahmad Takriti

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:127

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Aortic valve insufficiency can have significant hemodynamic consequences for patients with left ventricular assist devices. A circulation loop can limit systemic blood flow and increase left ventricular fillin...

    Authors: Daniel D. Holloway, Lindsay C. Jones, Soo J. Howell, Jonathan D. Rich and Duc Thinh Pham

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:126

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In 2006 and 2007 we performed double lung transplantation with marginal donor lungs assessed and reconditioned by Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP), using a technique developed by Professor Stig Steen. Here we pre...

    Authors: Haider Ghaidan, Mohammed Fakhro, Jesper Andreasson, Leif Pierre, Richard Ingemansson and Sandra Lindstedt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:125

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative pericardial adhesions are considered a risk factor for redo cardiac surgery. Several large- and medium-size animal models of pericardial adhesions have been reported, but small animal models for ...

    Authors: Ai Kojima, Tomohisa Sakaue, Mikio Okazaki, Fumiaki Shikata, Mie Kurata, Yuuki Imai, Hirotomo Nakaoka, Junya Masumoto, Shunji Uchita and Hironori Izutani

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:124

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The published rates of morbidity and mortality remain relatively high for patients who undergo laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy. We report the postoperative and oncologic outcomes of a l...

    Authors: Robert E. Merritt, Peter J. Kneuertz, Desmond M. D’Souza and Kyle A. Perry

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:123

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Organizing pneumonia (OP) is a rare disease that is often easily misdiagnosed as a malignancy. The diagnosis of OP can prove quite challenging. Patients typically receive treatment with high-dose corticosteroi...

    Authors: Ge Yu, Huaijun Ji, Chuizheng Meng, Yixuan Huang, Guogang Gao, Chuanping Liu, Shanlei Wang, Lei Zhang and Jin Ju

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:122

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  25. Content type: Case report

    Pacemaker implantation techniques using thoracoscopy have been described since about 25 years. However, the published reports concerning types of electrodes refer mostly to monopolar screw-in leads. We report ...

    Authors: Thibault Schaeffer, Constantin Mork, Joachim Erb and Oliver Reuthebuch

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:121

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This study compared long-term outcomes of biological and mechanical mitral valve replacement (MVR) in patients requiring replacement of the mitral valve where repair was not feasible.

    Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Julia Poggenpohl, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Mirko Doss, Peter Bramlage, Markus Schönburg and Manfred Richter

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:120

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  27. Content type: Case report

    A strategy for the surgical repair of ruptured Kommerell diverticulum has not yet been established. The aim of this study is to demonstrate that this entity could be associated with a number of other cardiac a...

    Authors: Jeko M. Madjarov, Michael G. Katz, Sarah M. Gubara, Svetozar Madzharov, Kevin Reames, Sophia Madjarova and Francis Robicsek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:117

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Completion lobectomy long after segmentectomy in the same lobe is extremely difficult because of severe adhesions around hilar structures, especially in cases involving video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VA...

    Authors: Yuki Takahashi, Masahiro Miyajima, Makoto Tada, Ryunosuke Maki, Taijiro Mishina and Atsushi Watanabe

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:116

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  29. Content type: Research article

    At present, multi-detector cardiac CT has been widely applied in the detection of heart valve morphology and function. This study aims to compare the coronary CT angiography and trans-thoracic echocardiography...

    Authors: Jingbo Li, Yun Zhang, Liulong Zhang, Deyong Lv, Hui Song, Haifeng Zhang, Guangyan Zhou and Hong Li

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:115

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  30. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article [1] did not cite the following sources [2-5], which were used to write the article.

    Authors: Kaoru Kaseda, Keisuke Asakura, Akio Kazama and Yukihiko Ozawa

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:114

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    The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2017 12:102

  31. Content type: Research article

    Surgical management of the mitral valve (MV) in patients with mild-to-moderate mitral dysfunction undergoing aortic valve replacement is still controversial. We investigated the echocardiographic data from pat...

    Authors: Gwan Sic Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee and Sung-Ho Jung

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:112

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Intraoperative neuromuscular monitoring (IONM) is a widespread procedure to identify and protect the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) during thyroid surgery. However, for left thoracic surgery with high risk of...

    Authors: Andreas Moritz, Joachim Schmidt, Waldemar Schreiner, Torsten Birkholz, Horia Sirbu and Andrea Irouschek

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:111

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  33. Content type: Case report

    Constrictive Pericarditis(CP) can be viewed as a constellation of syndromes resulting from compression of the heart, etiologies, course and types are well discussed in other reports. However, localized CP as a...

    Authors: Geoffrey Joseph Changwe, Zhang Wenlong, Haizhou Zhang and Chengwei Zou

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:110

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether age has an effect on short and long-term outcome in patients who undergo simultaneous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and carotid endarterectomy.

    Authors: Mona Salehi Ravesh, Rene Rusch, Christine Friedrich, Christoph Teickner, Rouven Berndt, Assad Haneya, Jochen Cremer and Thomas Pühler

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:109

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Mitral valve repair with the use of an annuloplasty ring is the procedure of choice in patients with significant mitral regurgitation (MR) due to floppy mitral valve (FMV)/mitral valve prolapse (MVP). The mitr...

    Authors: Antonios Pitsis, Timotheos Kelpis, Efstratios Theofilogiannakos, Nikolaos Tsotsolis, Harisios Boudoulas and Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:108

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is common and associated with increased mortality. It is unknown whether an intended higher arterial pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass reduces the incidence of ac...

    Authors: Kristian Kandler, Jens C. Nilsson, Peter Oturai, Mathias E. Jensen, Christian H. Møller, Jens Otto Clemmesen, Henrik C. Arendrup and Daniel A. Steinbrüchel

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:107

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Partial atrioventricular canal defects (PAVC) are preferred to be repaired when diagnosed and before an operation would interfere with school. There were rare previous studies about partial atrioventricular ca...

    Authors: Lingyun Song, Yunfei Ling and Qi An

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:106

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Rib fractures account for a fairly high proportion of chest injuries, ranging from 55 to 80%. The most common mechanisms of injury include: traffic accident, extrusion and falls from significant heights. Besid...

    Authors: Xue-tao Zhou, Dong-sheng Zhang, Yang Yang, Guo-liang Zhang, Ze-xin Xie, Meng-hui Chen and Zheng Liang

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:105

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Mitral valve replacement with the total leaflet preservation technique can yield good results; however, its development is limited by patient-valve mismatch. Therefore, we compared the efficacies of the modifi...

    Authors: Yilong Guo, Shuwu He, Tianguang Wang, Zelun Chen and Yue Shu

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:102

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Open stent grafting is an alternative of graft replacement and thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm. We have performed open stent grafting with half sternotomy (mini-OSG) to reduce in-h...

    Authors: Tamaki Takano, Masayuki Sakaguchi, Takamitsu Terasaki, Taishi Fujii, Yusuke Date, Mugumi Fuke and Kai Machida

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2019 14:101

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