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  1. Perioperative bleeding poses a significant issue during thoracic surgery. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is one of the most commonly used antifibrinolytic agents for surgical patients. The purpose of the current study ...

    Authors: Bin Gao, Yang Liu and Yun-tai Yao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:195
  2. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma(PCA) has a low incidence rate and poor prognosis. Currently, no unified clinical treatment standards are available.

    Authors: Shuzhe Deng, Xinxin Yang, Lin He, Qian Zhang, Chunbo Zhao and Hongxue Meng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:194
  3. Perceval-S has become a reliable and commonly used option in surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) since its first implantation in humans 15 years ago. Despite the fact that this aortic valve has been proven...

    Authors: Nikolaos Schizas, Ilias Samiotis, Georgia Nazou, Dimitrios C. Iliopoulos, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Maria Kousta, Nafsika Papaioannou, Mihalis Argiriou and Panagiotis Dedeilias
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:192
  4. Fungal endocarditis is a rare but serious condition associated with high mortality rates. Various predisposing factors contribute to its occurrence, such as underlying cardiac abnormalities, cardiac surgeries,...

    Authors: Parisa Koohsari, Akram Nakhaee, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Faeze Salahshour, Roya Parkhideh and Farnoosh Larti
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:191
  5. Although risk factors for unsuccessful Maze procedure have been demonstrated, an appropriate patient selection is still controversial. In our institute, Maze procedure is indicated for those whom normal sinus ...

    Authors: Tomoaki Masuda, Atsushi Aoki, Tadashi Omoto and Kazuto Maruta
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:190
  6. This study aimed to elucidate the methodology and assess the efficacy of the aortic arch inclusion technique using an artificial blood vessel in managing acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD).

    Authors: Qingfeng Li, Bin Li, Shuqiang Xi, Zhaobin Li, Zhe Zhu, Zeyue Jin, Fan Yang and Lei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:189

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:257

  7. To analyze the relationship between the thickness of the left atrial posterior wall and the low and no voltage zones in the left atrial posterior wall in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

    Authors: Longchang Li, Lijun Li, Dezhi Yang, Shuxiong Nong, Cheng Luo and Chun Gui
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:187
  8. Coronary artery fistula (CAF) is characterized as a congenital or acquired abnormal communication between a coronary artery and any of the four chambers of the heart (coronary–cameral fistula) or great vessels...

    Authors: Sang Bin Shin, Won Kyoun Park, Jae Won Choi, Jong Pil Jung, Chang Ryul Park, Yong Jik Lee and Gwan Sic Kim
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:186
  9. The management of hemostasis in patients medicated with apixaban (Eliquis) undergoing emergency cardiac surgery is exceedingly difficult. The body’s natural elimination pathways for apixaban prove ineffective ...

    Authors: Vitor Mendes, Jaid Mamode, Jalal Jolou, Mourad Malki, Christoph Ellenberger, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu and Christoph Huber
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:185
  10. The occurrence of ectopic pancreas in the mediastinum is rare. Herein, we report a 22-year-old female who presented with right shoulder pain, dysphagia, fever and headaches. Chest computer tomography revealed ...

    Authors: Zeynep Berkarda, Jasmina Kuvendjiska, Fabian Bamberg and Elmar Kotter
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:184
  11. Acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) complicated by mesenteric malperfusion is a critical and complicated condition. The optimal treatment strategy remains controversial, debate exists as to whether aortic d...

    Authors: Ling-chen Huang, Shuang-kun Chen, Hua Peng and Xi-jie Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:183
  12. In VATS surgery, precise preoperative localization is particularly crucial when dealing with small-diameter pulmonary nodules located deep within the lung parenchyma. The purpose of this study was to compare t...

    Authors: Zijian Li, Ziyue Zhou, Kunpeng Feng, Xinyu Song, Chun Xu, Chang Li, Jun Zhao, Li Ye, Ziqing Shen and Cheng Ding
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:182
  13. A frequent complication of Fontan operations is unilateral diaphragmatic paresis, which leads to hemodynamic deterioration of the Fontan circulation. A potential new therapeutic option is the unilateral diaphr...

    Authors: Tobias Kratz, Jan Dauvergne, Roman Ruff, Timo Koch, Johannes Breuer, Boulos Asfour, Ulrike Herberg and Benjamin Bierbach
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:181
  14. The efficacy and safety of low-pressure balloon pre-dilatation before intracoronary pro-urokinase (pro-UK) in preventing no-reflow during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains unknown. This study ai...

    Authors: Shicheng Yu, Haoxuan Jia, Shengkai Ding, Mengda Zhang, Fengyun Li, Pan Xu, Yuan Tian, Lingling Ma, Lijie Gong, Jun Feng, Zhaojin Sun, Fudong Qian and Hui Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:180
  15. Cardiopulmonary bypass induces a systemic inflammatory response and alterations in fluid homeostasis, resulting in generalized tissue edema. Additionally, ischemia-reperfusion injury following cardioplegic arr...

    Authors: Karoline Korsholm Jeppesen, Lars Peter Riber and Jordi Sanchez Dahl
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:179
  16. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a widespread cancer and gefitinib is a primary therapy for NSCLC patients. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanisms for the progression of acquired drug resistance have not...

    Authors: Kaobin Ouyang, Dan Xie, Haojie Liao, Ying He and Hailin Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:178

    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:252

  17. Hyperparathyroidism (HPT) is a disease caused by hypersecretion of one or more parathyroid glands, it can be associated with ectopic mediastinal parathyroid glands (MEPA) in 2% of cases. The use of video-assis...

    Authors: Chavez Karla Veronica, Chavez-Tostado Mariana, Peña-Rivera Adriana Graciela, Cervantes-Perez Gabino and Bolaños-Morales Francina Valezka
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:177
  18. Mechanical heart valve replacement is a standard treatment for severe valvular disorders. The use of mono-leaflet valves has decreased recently. Recognizing the echocardiographic features of mono-leaflet and b...

    Authors: Farnoosh Larti, Babak Geraiely, Samaneh Hasanpour Asli and Arman Soltani Moghadam
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:176
  19. The persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is an infrequent vascular variant. PLSVC with absent right superior vena cava, also known as isolated PLSVC, is an exceptionally rare entity. In this case we pres...

    Authors: Dorota Smolarek, Hanna Jankowska, Karolina Dorniak and Marcin Hellmann
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:175
  20. There is ambiguity in the literature regarding the continuous suture technique (CST) for aortic valve replacement (AVR). At our center, there has been a gradual shift towards CST over the interrupted pledgeted...

    Authors: Bardia Arabkhani, Sebastien Gonthier, Veronica Lorenz, Samuel Deschamps, Jama Jahanyar, Marin Boute, David Vancraeynest, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Gebrine El Khoury and Laurent de Kerchove
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:174
  21. To review and analyze the airway and anesthesia management methods for patients who underwent endoscopic closure of tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and to summarize the experience of intraoperative airway mana...

    Authors: Zhu Dechong, Huang He, Zhang Jigang and Liu Cunming
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:172
  22. Acute Type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) is a life-threatening cardiovascular disease associated with high mortality rates, where surgical intervention remains the primary life-saving treatment. However, the mor...

    Authors: Yusanjan Matniyaz, Yuan-Xi Luo, Yi Jiang, Ke-Yin Zhang, Wen-Zhe Wang, Tuo Pan, Dong-Jin Wang and Yun-Xing Xue
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:171
  23. Open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) was characterized by significant risk of postoperative mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to determine the perioperative predictors of ear...

    Authors: Sudena Wang, Chunrong Wang, Yuchen Gao, Yu Tian, Jia Liu and Yuefu Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:170
  24. Atrial tachycardia (AT) originating from the left atrial appendage (LAA) is uncommon and the most difficult arrhythmia to eliminate. Therefore, we present the case of a 5-year-old girl with tachycardia-induced...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Xiaoxiao Cao and Yong Zhang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:169
  25. Cardiac leiomyosarcomas are a rare subset of the already infrequent, primary malignant cardiac neoplasia spectrum. The most common site for a primary leiomyosarcoma of the ventricle is on the right with fewer ...

    Authors: Vipin Balachandran, Vanessa Young, Tina Baillie and Allen James
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:168
  26. The implantation of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) as a bridge to transplantation or as destination therapy in end-stage heart failure patients is frequently complicated by the emergence of ventricula...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Juan Du, Xianqiang Wang and Liang Zou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:167
  27. Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD) is a rare self-limiting histiocytosis, more prevalent in children and young adults. It typically manifests as painless bilateral massive cervical lymphadenopathy but may also extend...

    Authors: Wenyu Zhang, Linan Fang, Jing Wang, Xiaobo Ma, Xintong Hu and Wei Liu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:166
  28. Right-side heart mass can be found incidentally on routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Accurate diagnosis of cardiac mass often requires more than one imaging method. We present a mid-age woman with ...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Hu, Shuai Yuan and Yun Mou
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:165
  29. Mitral regurgitation is a frequent valvular disease, with an increasing prevalence. We analyzed the short-term outcomes of mitral valve repair procedures conducted in our clinic using a new semirigid annulopla...

    Authors: Corrado Fiore, Marcello Melone, Kia Vaziri Farahani, Rebani Sinani, Anna Nicoletti, Luigi Specchia, Giuseppe Santarpino and Giuseppe Speziale
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:164
  30. Accurately predicting post-discharge mortality risk in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains a complex and critic...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Zhican Liu, Yunlong Zhu, Mingxin Wu, Haobo Huang, Wenbin Yang, Ke Peng and Jianping Zeng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:163
  31. Lung transplantation is one of the most common treatment options for patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the choice between single and double lung transplantation for these ...

    Authors: Yu-Chi Fang, Wen-Hsin Cheng, Hung-I Lu, Yi-Shi Wang, Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Meng-Yun Tsai, Yu-Ping Chang, Kuo-Tung Huang and Chien-Ming Lo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:162
  32. Primary cardiac angiosarcomas are very rare and present aggressively with high rates of metastasis. Given the poor prognosis, particularly once disease has spread, early diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatme...

    Authors: Salman Zaheer, Alice L. Zhou, John M. Gross and Ahmet Kilic
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:161
  33. Usually, pectus bars are removed 3 years after the Nuss procedure in patients with pectus excavatum. However, the optimal timing for postoperative pectus bar removal remains undefined. Our study investigated t...

    Authors: Der-En Keong, I-Shiang Tzeng, Nay Htut, Yu-Jiun Fan, Min-Shiau Hsieh and Yeung-Leung Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:160
  34. High-quality chest compression is essential for successful cardiac arrest resuscitation. High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can effectively improve the survival rate of patients with cardiopulmon...

    Authors: Jinghao Jiang, Jinghuang Yan, Dongai Yao, Jinsong Xiao, Rongtao Chen, Yan Zhao and Xiaoqing Jin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:159
  35. Functional tricuspid regurgitation may arise from left heart valve diseases or other factors. If not addressed concurrently with primary surgical intervention, it may contribute to increased morbidity and mort...

    Authors: Ufuk Türkmen, Tezcan Bozkurt, Sertan Özyalçın, Ilknur Günaydın and Sadi Kaplan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:158
  36. The minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) system was developed to minimize the contact of blood with air and foreign surfaces during conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). It is also aimed ...

    Authors: Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Speziale and Giuseppe Nasso
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:157
  37. This is a case report of a 78-year-old male who underwent a sub-coronary aortic valve and root replacement due to valve dehiscence and aortic root pseudoaneurysm. The patient had complex anomalous coronary ana...

    Authors: Aabha Divya, Tobin Mangel, Rakesh Seetharaman and John Fouad Taghavi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:156
  38. For Veterans who cannot be seen in a timely fashion or must travel long distances to be seen, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers funded care in the community. The use of this program has rapidly i...

    Authors: Jake L Cotton, Adom Netsanet, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Danielle Abbitt, Teresa S Jones, Jessica Y Rove and Edward L Jones
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:154
  39. The Cabrol procedure has undergone various modifications and developments since its invention. However, there is a notable gap in the literature regarding meta-analyses assessing it.

    Authors: Sen Yang, Ya-yong Zhang, Yun-feng Zi, Lei Pu, Xu Qian, Le Ren, Yong-bo Li, Zhi-hao Jin, Jian-feng Liu, Zhuo Yuan and Ya-Xiong Li
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:153
  40. The presence of the severe thoracic aortic calcification (TAC) in cardiac surgery patients is associated with adverse post-operative outcome. However, the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and a...

    Authors: Amin Bagheri, Shapour Shirani, Arash Jalali, Shahrzad Salehbeigi and Jamshid Bagheri
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:152
  41. Iatrogenic complications of endovascular treatment for central venous stenosis have not yet been reported. Here we present a case of a patient on maintenance hemodialysis who developed catheter-related superio...

    Authors: Xiaohong Zhao and Kang Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:151
  42. Obstruction and/or reflux compromise during venous emptying can facilitate different pathophysiologies in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). We present a patient with persistent lower limb CVI edema caused by...

    Authors: Yanyang Wang, Liang Zhao, Jie Zhang, Yali Du, Jianfeng Chen and Yingfeng Wu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:150
  43. Our previous study revealed that the viscosity of fibrinogen could influence the effectiveness of ventilation and anchoring (V/A) methods for controlling air leakages. Here, we examined the association between...

    Authors: Akihiro Fukuda, Masaki Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Takegawa, Nobuyuki Kondo and Seiki Hasegawa
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:149
  44. Ischaemic secondary mitral regurgitation (ISMR) after surgery is due to the displacement of papillary muscles resulting from progressive enlargement of the left ventricle end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD). Our ai...

    Authors: Ivancarmine Gambardella, Cristiano Spadaccio, Sanjeet S. A. Singh, Yasushige Shingu, Takashi Kunihara, Satoru Wakasa and Francesco Nappi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:147
  45. Left atrial dissection (LAtD) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of mitral valve surgery. Its management is not well stablished in the literature. However, early recognition through intrao...

    Authors: Haya Alshaabi, Jack F. Donaghue, Denise M. Franko and Jock N. McCullough
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:139

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