Risk factors and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury complication after type A acute aortic dissection surgery in young patients
To identify risk factors and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in young patients who underwent type A acute aortic dissection (TA-AAD) emergency surgeries. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Qiuyan Zong, Min Ge, Tao Chen, Cheng Chen, Zhigang Wang and Dongjin Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Overweight and aging increase the risk of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery independently of left atrial size and left ventricular ejection fraction
Body mass index (BMI), age, left atrium (LA) dimension and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) have been linked to post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. The aim of this study w... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pier Luigi Stef àno, Marco Bugetti, Guido Del Monaco, Gloria Popescu, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Laura Perrotta, Luca Checchi, Roberto Rondine, Sergio Bevilacqua, Carlo Fumagalli, Niccolò Marchionni and Antonio Michelucci Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preserving the endothelium in saphenous vein graft with both conventional and no-touch preparation
Despite the inferior patency compared to arterial grafts, a saphenous vein graft (SVG) is widely used for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). A lower atherosclerosis rate and higher patency have been repor... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Toshiro Saito, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Yutaro Matsuno, Akihito Mikamo and Kimikazu Hamano Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Elevated preoperative CEA is associated with subclinical nodal involvement and worse survival in stage I non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The standard for clinical staging of lung cancer is the use of CT and PET scans, however, these may underestimate the burden of the disease. The use of serum tumor markers might aid in the detection of subclin... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Awrad Nasralla, Jeremy Lee, Jerry Dang and Simon Turner Tags: Review Source Type: research

Re-TEVAR in treatment of stent graft-induced new entry between two non-overlapping stent-grafts: a case report
Progress of the aortic disease after the stent graft treatment of aortic dissection implicates the potential risks of stent graft-induced new entry (SINE). Although rarely reported, it should be vigilant in pa... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yiwei He, Shoujun Tang, Yongheng Zhang, Jianping Liu and Haining Zhou Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Long-term results of endoclamping in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery where external aortic clamping cannot be used – a propensity matched analysis
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is standard of care in many centres and it is commonly associated with the need for cardiopulmonary bypass. Conventional external aortic clamping (exoclamping) is not al... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ayse Cetinkaya, Emad Ebraheem, Karin Bramlage, Stefan Hein, Peter Bramlage, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Markus Sch önburg and Manfred Richter Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Spontaneous pneumothorax as unusual presenting symptom of COVID-19 pneumonia: surgical management and pathological findings
We report two cases of COVID-19 patients who developed spontaeous and recurrent pneu... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Roberto Bellini, Maria Chiara Salandini, Serena Cuttin, Stefania Mauro, Paolo Scarpazza and Christian Cotsoglou Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Trapezoidal resection of an elongated anterior mitral leaflet and Alfieri stitch in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
In individuals with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, elongated anterior mitral leaflets are commonly associated with systolic anterior motion. In patients with mild septal hypertrophy, a myectomy is co... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Chiho Tokunaga, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Akihiro Yoshitake and Atsushi Iguchi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Midterm results of mitral valve repair for atrial functional mitral regurgitation: a retrospective study
Annular dilation by left atrial remodeling is considered the main cause of atrial function mitral regurgitation. Although acceptable outcomes have been obtained using mitral ring annuloplasty alone for atrial ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Daisuke Kaneyuki, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Toshihisa Asakura, Akihiro Yoshitake, Chiho Tokunaga, Masato Tochii, Jun Hayashi, Akitoshi Takazawa, Hiroaki Izumida and Atsushi Iguchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Half-turned truncal switch operation after single ventricle palliation in a patient with borderline left heart hypoplasia
The optimal surgical strategy for the correction of double outlet right ventricle (DORV, transposition of the great arteries [TGA] type) or TGA with ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary stenosis (PS), an... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tak-Hyuk Oh, Hanna Jung, Joon Yong Cho and Youngok Lee Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effect of early oral stimulation with breast milk on the feeding behavior of infants after congenital cardiac surgery
To investigate the effect of early oral stimulation with breast milk on the feeding behavior of infants after congenital cardiac surgery. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Xian-Rong Yu, Shu-Ting Huang, Ning Xu, Li-Wen Wang, Zeng-Chun Wang, Hua Cao and Qiang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

CT-guided hook-wire localization of malignant pulmonary nodules for video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) can currently be used to diagnose and treat pulmonary nodules. However, intraoperative location of pulmonary nodules in VATS is challenging due to their small diamet... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Huijun Zhang, Ying Li, Nadier Yimin, Zelai He and Xiaofeng Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Off pump surgical epicardial closure of left anterior descending to pulmonary artery fistula
Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are rare anomalies. Left anterior descending(LAD) to Pulmonary artery (PA) CAF, represent a minority of cases. Large fistulas, create a significant shunt and a “steal phenomenon”... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gustavo L. Knop, Ernest Madu, Edwin Tulloch Reid and Ahmed Soliman Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia, a case report
The objective of this case presentation is to highlight an important complication and ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vikisha Hazariwala, Hind Hadid, Denise Kirsch and Cecilia Big Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes of acute kidney injury after heart transplantation: a retrospective single center study
This study aimed to identify the incidence rate of Acute kidney injury (AKI) in our center and predict in-hospital mortality and long-term survival after heart transplantation (HTx). (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yi-Yao Jiang, Xiang-Rong Kong, Fen-Long Xue, Hong-Lei Chen, Wei Zhou, Jun-Wu Chai, Fei Wu, Shan-Shan Jiang, Zhi-Long Li and Kai Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Near-infrared intraoperative imaging with indocyanine green is beneficial in video-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy for patients with chronic lung diseases: a retrospective single-center propensity-score matched analysis
To investigate whether video-assisted thoracoscopic segmentectomy using near-infrared fluorescence imaging had better intersegmental plane visualization and peri-operative outcome in patients with chronic lung... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhengcheng Liu, Rusong Yang and Hui Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mitral valve re-repair vs replacement following failed initial repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aims to compare and analyse available studies which report the clinical outcomes post mitral valve re-repair (M... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Muthu Veerappan, Prashasth Cheekoty, Faizus Sazzad and Theo Kofidis Tags: Review Source Type: research

Salvage surgery for stage IVa thymic carcinoma combined with aortic arch resection – case report
Although complete surgical resection of thymic carcinoma is a prognostic factor, extended surgery combined with a major blood vessel procedure remains controversial because of the increased risk of mortality. ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hiroyuki Yamato, Soichiro Funaki, Kazuo Shimamura, Keiwa Kin, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa and Yasushi Shintani Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Sequential ruptures of penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers of ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta
Penetrating ulcers of aorta, aortic dissections and intramural hematomas all come under acute aortic syndromes and have important similarities and differences. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pankaj Kaul, Rodolfo Paniagua, Afroditi Petsa and Raj Singh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The value of continuous nursing in patients after cardiac mechanical valve replacement
The purpose of this study was to explore the value of continuous nursing in patients after cardiac valve replacement. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sai-lan Li, Sheng-huo Zhou and Yan-juan Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

ECMO-assisted resection of left main bronchial malignant tumor and left pneumonectomy with comprehensive nursing support: a case report
Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) undergoing primary bronchial malignancy resection and left pneumonectomy via bilateral thoracic approach are rare for there exist few reports available ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hui Yang, Ruiyun Chen, Jingru Chen, Fan Yan, Hongmei Zhang, Li Wei, Xiangbo Jia and Yuming Wang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Surgical lobectomy of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in a patient with presentations regarded as sequela of tuberculosis: a case report
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations are uncommon conditions of abnormal communications between pulmonary arteries and veins, which are most commonly congenital in nature. Although such condition is not extre... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Peng Teng, Weidong Li and Yiming Ni Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Aortic penetration due to a fish bone: a case report
Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) caused by an esophageal foreign body is a life-threatening crisis, with rapid progress and high mortality. The first case of AEF was reported in 1818, but the first successfully m... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Daming Jiang, Yi Lu, Yigong Zhang, Zhanglong Hu and Haifeng Cheng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Mixed type of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: diagnosis, surgical approach and outcomes
To summarize the diagnosis and treatment of 13 patients with mixed-type total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) and propose another classification for mixed TAPVC. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ming Xiang, Chun Wu, Zhengxia Pan, Quan Wang and Linyun Xi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of dexmedetomidine on intraoperative Surgical Pleth Index in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic lung lobectomy
The Surgical Pleth Index (SPI) is a monitoring method that reflects painful stimuli during general anesthesia, and dexmedetomidine is an analgesic adjuvant with an opioid-sparing effect. But up to now, it is s... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yu-Lan Wang, Xiao-Qi Kong and Fu-Hai Ji Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An interventricular membranous septal aneurysm obstructing the right ventricle outflow tract in a five-year-old boy: a case report
While the aneurysms of the membranous septum (AVS) are rare, the possibility that they lead to obstruction is even rarer. To the best of our knowledge, 11 similar cases have been reported since 1982. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lubna Bakr, Mohammad Al-Jadaan and Mohammad Younes Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The impact of diabetes mellitus on acute kidney injury after coronary artery bypass grafting
Diabetes mellitus(DM) is an indicator affects postoperative mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the frequent postoperative complications af... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rui Wang, Hang Zhang, Yifan Zhu, Wen Chen and Xin Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: early and mid-term outcomes
This study aims to evaluate the early and mid-term outcomes of mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jun Li, Yun Zhao, Tianyu Zhou, Yongshi Wang, Kai Zhu, Junyu Zhai, Yongxin Sun, Hao Lai and Chunsheng Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Contralateral spontaneous rupture of the esophagus following severe emesis after non-intubated pulmonary wedge resection
Non-intubated thoracoscopic lung surgery has been reported to be technically feasible and safe. Spontaneous rupture of the esophagus, also known as Boerhaave ’s syndrome (BS), is rare after chest surgery. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lei Liu, Wenbin Wu, Longbo Gong and Miao Zhang Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Thrombolytic treatment of prosthetic valve thrombosis: a study using Urokinase
We analysed the efficacy and safety of thrombolytic therapy with urokinase in patients with prosthetic valve thrombosis. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Feng Huang, Yongrong Lan, Zhangbo Cheng, Zili Zhang and Fei Ren Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Endovascular strategies for post-dissection aortic aneurysm (PDAA)
Residual patent false lumen (FL) after type B aortic dissection (TBAD) repair is independently associated with poor long-term survival. Open surgery and endovascular repair result in good clinical outcomes in ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhaoxiang Zeng, Yuxi Zhao, Mingwei Wu, Xianhao Bao, Tao Li, Jiaxuan Feng, Rui Feng and Zaiping Jing Tags: Review Source Type: research

Acute peripheral ischemia in healthy female patient: an indirect and unanticipated diagnosis of spontaneous thrombus in the aortic arch
In this case we discuss the management of a pediculated floating thrombus in the aortic arch which led to peripheral embolization and acute ischemia oft he left leg. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - October 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Laura Rings, Igor Schwegler, Nestoras Papadopoulos, Achim H äussler, Dragan Odavic, Magdalena Schmidt and Omer Dzemali Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Incidental retroaortic innominate vein in a patient with acute aortic dissection
Retroaortic innominate vein is a rare anomaly. It has been reported in patients with congenital anomalies such as Tetralogy of Fallot or right aortic arch. However, isolated retroaortic innominate vein is quit... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hideki Sasaki, Takashi Harada, Hiroshi Ishitoya and Osamu Sasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Left apicoposterior segmentectomy for lung cancer with displaced segmental bronchus: a case report
Pulmonary segmentectomy can be challenging when thoracic surgeons encounter anatomical anomalies. A displaced left apicoposterior bronchus is a rare bronchial anomaly that makes lung anatomical resection chall... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Masahiro Yanagiya, Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Noriko Hiyama and Jun Matsumoto Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection caused by intervention for spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a surgical case report
Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (AAD) caused by cardiovascular intervention is rare. Also rare is spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a form of acute coronary syndrome, which develops in relative... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yuki Hayashi, Makoto Taoka, Shunji Osaka, Satoshi Unosawa and Masashi Tanaka Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Effect of remifentanil-based fast-track anesthesia on postoperative analgesia and sedation in adult patients undergoing transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defect
To investigate the effect of remifentanil-based fast-track anesthesia on analgesia and sedation after transthoracic device closure of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) in adult patients. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ning Xu, Shu-Ting Huang, Kai-Peng Sun, Liang-Wan Chen, Qiang Chen and Hua Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of carotid artery stenosis and lower limb peripheral ischemia before coronary artery bypass grafting operations: a non-randomized clinical trial
Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease affecting the coronary, carotid, and lower limb arteries. Cerebrovascular accidents and lower limb ischemia are devastating postoperative complications. We aimed to evalua... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ihab Ali, Hoda Shokri and Mohammed Abd Al Jawad Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The use of both internal thoracic arteries for coronary revascularization increases the estimate of post-operative lower limb ischemia in patients with peripheral artery disease
Patients with a history of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) exhibit higher rates of complications. There are conflicting data on the survival benefits for bil... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Linda Renata Micali, Massimo Bonacchi, Daniel Weigel, Rosie Howe, Orlando Parise, Gianmarco Parise and Sandro Gelsomino Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extended thymectomy with blood vessel resection and reconstruction improves therapeutic outcome for clinical stage III thymic carcinoma patients: a real-world research
We examine the therapeutic efficacy of extended thymectomy with blood vessel resection and reconstruction in thymic carcinoma patients with great vessel invasion. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lei Liu, Jiaqi Zhang, Guige Wang, Chao Guo, Yeye Chen, Cheng Huang and Shanqing Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Critical left coronary main trunk stenosis, chronic occluded right coronary artery, left subclavian artery occlusion, severe aortic regurgitation and porcelain aorta in a patient with aortitis
Coronary involvement is rare but can be critical in patients with aortitis. Although cardiac ischemia can be resolved by coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), patients complicated with cardiac ischemia, calc... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hideki Sasaki, Takashi Harada, Hiroshi Ishitoya and Osamu Sasaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Novel technique of repairing right partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection with intact atrial septum using in situ interatrial septum as a flap in a 68-year-old-woman: a case report
Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection draining into the right atrium with an intact atrial septum is a very rare clinical entity in the adult population. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection m... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Atsushi Morishita, Ikuo Hagino, Hideyuki Tomioka, Seiichiro Katahira, Takeshi Hoshino and Kazuhiko Hanzawa Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Management of a giant aortic root aneurysm in a young patient with Marfan syndrome: a case report
Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a common heritable connective tissue disease involving multiple organs. Even though the clinical manifestations of MFS can be various, aortic root aneurysm is estimated as one of the m... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jiayu Shen, Changping Gan, R. D. T. Rajaguru, Dou Yuan and Zhenghua Xiao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Hybrid two-stage repair of Stanford A dissection with visceral or peripheral malperfusion
The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of two-stage hybrid aortic repair at the distal aorta of Stanford A dissection with malperfusion. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zanxin Wang, Xianmian Zhuang, Bailang Chen, Junmin Wen and Minxin Wei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Expectant management of pneumothorax in intubated COVID-19 positive patients: a case series
There is an increasing amount of literature describing the pathogenesis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia and its associated complications. Historically, a small pneumothorax has been shown to b... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Colby Elder, Sheina Bawa, Douglas Anderson, Stephen Atkinson, Joshua Etzel and Troy Moritz Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Lymph node metastatic patterns and its clinical significance for thoracic superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
The optimal therapeutic method for patients with superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (sESCC) remains to be established. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: An Wang, Lu Lu, Jie Fan, Shaohua Wang and Xiaofeng Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical performance of decellularized heart valves versus standard tissue conduits: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Valve replacement surgery is the definitive management strategy for patients with severe valvular disease. However, valvular conduits currently in clinical use are associated with significant limitations. Tiss... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Steve W. F. R. Waqanivavalagi, Sameer Bhat, Marcus B. Ground, Paget F. Milsom and Jillian Cornish Tags: Review Source Type: research

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery vs Thoracotomy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Greater Than 5 cm: Is VATS a feasible approach for large tumors?
This study was conducted to compare intraoperative an... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: G üntuğ Batihan, Kenan Can Ceylan, Ozan Usluer and Şeyda Örs Kaya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The functional limits of the aneurysmal aortic root. A unique pressure testing apparatus
The aortic root has unique embryological development and is a highly sophisticated and complex structure. In studies that report on the biomechanical characteristics of the thoracic aorta, distinction between ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Timothy Luke Surman, John Matthew Abrahams, Dermot O ’Rourke, Karen Jane Reynolds, James Edwards, Michael George Worthington and John Beltrame Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Concomitant surgery for aortic valve and lung cancer patients in an elder
The treatment strategy for aortic valve and lung cancer patients includes concomitant or two-stage procedures. Conventional simultaneous operations are usually performed under the median sternotomy. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hongfei Xu, Tingting Tao, Liang Ma, Weidong Li and Yiming Ni Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Pacemaker-generated stress fracture of the second rib: a case report
Pocket-related complications following the implantation of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices primarily include pocket hematoma, infection, skin erosion or decubitus, device migration, and Twiddler'... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jus Ksela, Mark Racman, Rok Zbacnik, Anze Djordjevic and Matevz Jan Tags: Case report Source Type: research