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  1. Morphologically, the risk of aortic aneurysm rupture is mainly evaluated based on its type (e.g., fusiform or saccular) and diameter. Based on the finite element analysis, peak wall stress has been identified ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Hiromasa Nakamura, Yujiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Kazumasa Orihashi, Keisuke Yoshida and Kouhei Araki
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:134
  2. Previous studies have reported that neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been identified to be involved in thrombosis, but the clinical value in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with venous thrombosi...

    Authors: Fang Liu and Qian Zhai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:129
  3. Acute coronary artery obstruction is a rare but lethal complication of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), which may be caused by embolization of resected native tissue such as calcium plaque, thrombus, ...

    Authors: Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Kazumasa Orihashi, Yujiro Miura and Ren Saito
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:128
  4. The azygos lobe is a relatively rare anatomical variation, and there have been no reports, until date, of thoracoscopic McKeown esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in a patient with an azygos lobe. The azygos ...

    Authors: Rie Nakashima, Kohei Tajima, Kazuo Koyanagi, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Shoji, Kentaro Yatabe, Kohei Kanamori, Mika Ogimi, Kazuhito Nabeshima, Kenji Nakamura and Masaki Mori
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:127
  5. Chest wall chondrosarcomas, although common, pose unique challenges due to their aggressive nature, rarity of abdominal wall involvement, and propensity for recurrence. We highlight the critical role of meticu...

    Authors: Klein Dantis, Ramandeep Singh, Archit Goel and Brijesh Garg
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:126
  6. Coronary artery disease (CAD) patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) often experience a severe psychological burden for a long period of time, which can adversely affect their post-...

    Authors: Jin Li, Yueli Deng and Yan Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:125
  7. Regional block, such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB), or serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) has been recommended to reduce postoperative opioid use in recent guideli...

    Authors: Yan Xiang, Liang Chen, Jiang Jia, Fu Yili and Wei Changwei
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:124
  8. Acute type A aortic intramural hematoma (ATAIMH) is a variant of acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), exhibiting an increased risk of hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade. It can be life-threatening withou...

    Authors: Chun-Yu Lin, Ming-Chang Kao, Hsin-Fu Lee, Meng-Yu Wu and Chi-Nan Tseng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:123
  9. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous axillary vein cannulation can reduce cannulation failure and mechanical complications, is as safe and effective as internal jugular vein cannulation, and is superior to subclavia...

    Authors: Tao Pan, Xiaoyang Zhou, Jianneng Pan, Bixin Chen, Chang Xu, Zhaojun Xu, Pingping Dong and Tingting Yu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:122
  10. Early chest tube removal should be considered to enhance recovery after surgery. The current study aimed to provide a predictive algorithm for air leak episodes (ALE) and to create a knowledge base for early c...

    Authors: Kuniyo Sueyoshi, McAndrew Merlini, Kosuke Otsubo, Fumitsugu Kojima and Toru Bando
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:120
  11. Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare malignancy of vascular origin which can be primarily be seen in various tissues. EHE originating from the pleura is an even more uncommon subtype which may mimi...

    Authors: Parviz Mardani, Reza Shahriarirad, Mohammad Nekooeian, Mohammad Hossein Anbardar, Bizhan Ziaian, Hooman Kamran, Nazanin Ayare, Masoud Vafabin and Damoun Fouladi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:118
  12. There has been little information on the actual diagnosis of pulmonary lesions in patients with a history of urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and short- and long- outcomes of pulmonary resection...

    Authors: Ryu Kanzaki, Akihiro Nagoya, Seiji Taniguchi, Hiroto Ishida, Kenji Kimura, Eriko Fukui, Toru Kimura, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Masato Minami, Eiichi Morii and Yasushi Shintani
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:117
  13. The aim of the present systematic review was to determine whether prophylactic use of cerebrospinal fluid drainage (CSFD) contributes to a lower rate of spinal cord ischemia (SCI) after thoracic endovascular a...

    Authors: Huajie Zheng, Deqing Lin, Yongbo Cheng, Chaojun Yan, Sanjiu Yu, Jun Li and Wei Cheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:116
  14. Prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) in aortic valve and its complication coronary embolism is a very rare condition. Diagnosis and treatment process is challenging. We present a young patient with acute myocardi...

    Authors: Mukan Kagan Kus, Anil Karaagac, Burak Bozkurt, Ufuk Sadik Ceylan and Mehmet Kaplan
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:114
  15. The basis for current and future lung cancer immunotherapy depends on our knowledge of molecular mechanisms of interactions between tumor and immune system cells. Interactions that occur between different intr...

    Authors: Aykut Elicora, Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Cigdem Vural, Huseyin Fatih Sezer, Semra Uzun Erkal and Elif Metin
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:113
  16. Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare condition characterized by communication between the aorta and esophagus. AEF caused by an esophageal foreign body is even rare, and there is currently no recommended st...

    Authors: Jianfeng Chen
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:112
  17. This study aimed to compare hospital and long-term clinical outcomes associated with various treatment methods for Stanford A type aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) to provide a reference for clinical decision-...

    Authors: Li Yin, Jiankai Wang, Zhibing Qiu, Xin Chen and Cunhua Su
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:111
  18. To observe the occurrence of related complications after self-expandable metallic (SEM) airway stents implantation with different diameters at different time points, and to provide theoretical basis for the op...

    Authors: Xiaoxiao Li, Changguo Wang, Ziyi Liu, Kai Wu, Zhenyu Yang, Daxiong Zeng, Dang Lin and Junhong Jiang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:110
  19. Pulmonary primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), a member of the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, is a rare malignancy that is associated with a grim prognosis. To date, fewer than 30 cases of pulmonary PNET h...

    Authors: Yiyuan Zhang, Ke Shang, Jialin Li, Mengyao Sun and Xiaoying Gu
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:109
  20. Broncho-esophageal fistula (BEF) secondary to esophageal diverticulum is a rare clinical condition, which is often misdiagnosed for a long time. The aim of our study is to summarize and clarify the advantages ...

    Authors: Xin Dong, Ruonan Pan, Lijun Duan, Xiaoqian Lu and Dianbo Cao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:107
  21. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for postoperative delirium (POD) in elderly patients undergoing heart valve surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).

    Authors: Na Chen, Yun-chang Mo, Min Xu, Si-si Chen, Wei Gao, Qiong Zheng, Jue Wang, Xiao-chu Wang and Jun-lu Wang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:106
  22. Midventricular hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is characterized by hypertrophy of the interventricular septum (IVS) and - in rare cases - of the papillary muscles (PM), which subsequently can ca...

    Authors: Julian J. Berg, Jan Eckstein, Marcus-André Deutsch, Jan F. Gummert and Masatoshi Hata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:105
  23. Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare developmental abnormality involving aberrant embryogenesis of the thyroid gland during passage from the primitive foregut to the pretracheal position. The most frequent positio...

    Authors: Jagannath Kolwalkar, Dattaprasad Samant, Shirish Borkar, M. Sunil Chandra Vidyasagar and Jagadeesh N. Vaggar
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:103
  24. Junctional epidermolysis bullosa is a rare skin and mucosal disorder characterized by blister formation in response to minor trauma and extracutaneous manifestations. There have been no reports of cardiac surg...

    Authors: Kazufumi Yoshida, Soshi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Hori, Hideki Tsubota, Ryosuke Mochizuki, Tohru Nagano and Tadaaki Koyama
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:102
  25. Calcified right atrial thrombus is rare and commonly occurs secondary to atrial fibrillation and long-term central venous catheterization which present risk for embolization. Treatment typically involves antic...

    Authors: Caroline Pennacchio, Brad Rosinski, Richard Grimm and Shinya Unai
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:100
  26. This study investigates the efficacy of using a long-acting insulin analog, along with the infusion of regular insulin, in achieving appropriate glycemic control and correcting lactic acidosis in patients post...

    Authors: Ribal Darwish, Eva Chen, Steven Minear and Cedric Sheffield
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:99
  27. Recently, improvements in the repair of tetralogy of Fallot have increased the need for reoperation in adulthood, and it’s not rare that these reoperation candidates suffer from biventricular failure. However,...

    Authors: Goki Inno, Keiichi Itatani, Kenta Nishiya, Yosuke Takahashi and Toshihiko Shibata
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:98
  28. Previous studies concerning the association between preoperative Hemoglobin (HB) level and the Length Of hospital Stay (LOS) in patients with non-cardiac surgery and non-obstetric surgery remain inconclusive. ...

    Authors: Zhaopeng Wang, Min Liu, Hengtong Men, Chunfeng Lyu and Ning Zheng
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:97
  29. Ulinastatin, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant trypsin inhibitor, has shown potential in mitigating acute kidney injury (AKI) and reducing serum creatinine levels after various surgeries. This retrospective...

    Authors: Soo Jung Park, Sung Yong Park, Se Yoon Kang, Ji Ho Kim, Ji Yeong Heo and Ji Young Yoo
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:96
  30. Rapid-deployment aortic valve replacement (RDAVR) is an alternative to conventional AVR (cAVR) for aortic stenosis. Benefits include a reduction in operative times, facilitation of minimal access surgery and s...

    Authors: Sharan J Kapadia, Mohammed Yousuf Salmasi, Alicja Zientara, Isabelle Roussin, Cesare Quarto and George Asimakopoulos
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:95
  31. When technical requirements are high, and patient outcomes are critical, opportunities for monitoring and improving surgical skills via objective motion analysis feedback may be particularly beneficial. This n...

    Authors: Merryn D. Constable, Hubert P. H. Shum and Stephen Clark
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:94
  32. Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) following open heart surgery is associated with excessive morbidity and mortality. Contemporary DSWI risk prediction models aim at identifying high-risk patients with varyin...

    Authors: Tina Kamensek, Jurij Matija Kalisnik, Mirek Ledwon, Giuseppe Santarpino, Matthias Fittkau, Ferdinand Aurel Vogt and Janez Zibert
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:93
  33. Coronary artery bypass grafting(CABG) is a surgical treatment for coronary artery disease aiming at improving symptoms and life expectancy. Despite this, there are pulmonary and functional complications that m...

    Authors: Altina Vitória Souza, Raquel da Cunha Carvalho, Daniela da Cruz Dias, Darley Gabrielle Teles Santana, Hayssa de Cássia Mascarenhas, André Luiz Lisboa Cordeiro and André Raimundo França Guimarães
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:92
  34. A shorter length of stay (LOS) is associated with fewer hospital-acquired adverse conditions and decreased utilization of hospital resources. While modern perioperative care protocols have enabled some ambitio...

    Authors: Russell Seth Martins, Asad Saulat Fatimi, Amna Irfan Ansari, Hamna Raheel, Kostantinos Poulikidis, M. Jawad Latif, Syed Shahzad Razi and Faiz Y. Bhora
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:91
  35. During cardiac surgery, transcranial Doppler (TCD) represents a non-invasive modality that allows measurement of red blood cell flow velocities in the cerebral arteries. TCD can also be used to detect and moni...

    Authors: Stéphanie Jarry, Etienne J. Couture, William Beaubien-Souligny, Armindo Fernandes, Annik Fortier, Walid Ben-Ali, Georges Desjardins, Karel Huard, Tanya Mailhot and André Y. Denault
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:90
  36. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is traditionally used to treat postoperative wound infections. However, its use in closed wound sternotomy post cardiac surgery in high-risk patients has become increasin...

    Authors: Hind Elhassan, Ridha Amjad, Unna Palaniappan, Mahmoud Loubani and David Rose
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:87
  37. This study is designed to investigate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery.

    Authors: Chen-ying Ding, Wen-hui Qi, Yu-jie An, Xin Yuan and Yun-tai Yao
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:86
  38. Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lung resections are increasingly popular and localization techniques are necessary to aid resection. We describe our experience with hybrid operating room (OR) cone-beam com...

    Authors: Audrey Qi Xin Chia, Apoorva Gogna, Angela Maria Takano Pena, Vishnu Vemula Sri Sai, Sivanathan Chandramohan, Shaun Ju Min Xavier Chan and Boon-Hean Ong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:85
  39. Recent research suggested that hospital infections are a predictive marker for physical non-recovery one year after cardiothoracic surgery. The purpose of this study was to explore whether this risk factor is ...

    Authors: Hilda G. Rijnhart-de Jong, Jo Haenen, Fabiano Porta, Marijke Timmermans, E. Christiaan Boerma and Kim de Jong
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:84
  40. Adult patients surviving with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is growing. We examine the factors associated with heart transplant outcomes in this challenging population with complex anatomy requiring redo-sur...

    Authors: Hüseyin Sicim, Pierre Emmanuel Noly, Suyash Naik, Vikram Sood, Richard G. Ohye, Jonathan W. Haft, Keith D. Aaronson, Francis D. Pagani, Ming-Sing Si and Paul C. Tang
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:83
  41. The decision of whether to perform a large anatomic resection for a lung mass that is not definitely malignant comes often forward in the everyday practice of the thoracic surgeon. The general characteristics ...

    Authors: Fani Tsolaki, Georgios I. Tagarakis and Ioannis Tagarakis
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:82
  42. Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign tumor, which is often mistaken for a vegetation. Predominantly asymptomatic, it can cause life-threatening complications. Although rare, mobile papillary fibroe...

    Authors: Koji Funaishi, Hirofumi Kasahara, Naohiko Oki, Tomoyori Nakatogawa and Kazuhiro Yamanoi
    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2024 19:79

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