Thyroid storm after coronary artery bypass surgery: a case report
Thyroid storm is a rare, life-threatening disease triggered by an acute event or trauma, such as surgery of the thyroid or another area, and infection. However, recent studies have shown that irregular use or ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jae Hoon Lee Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Preoperative uric acid predicts in-hospital death in patients with acute type a aortic dissection
The present study aimed to evaluate the value of admission serum uric acid (UA) level in predicting in-hospital risk of death in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 15, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yiran Zhang, Xingjie Xu, Yuan Lu, Lei Guo and Liang Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perpendicular and turbulent flow after aortic valve replacement: paravalvular or transvalvular leakage? – a case report
Perpendicular transvalvular leakage (TVL) is occasionally observed after aortic valve replacement (AVR) in biological valves with a stent post, often originating from the base of the stent post. However, an ob... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Shihoko Iwata, Chiaki Inano and Makoto Ozaki Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Clinical evaluation of percutaneous and intra-operative device closure of atrial septal defects under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance: one center experience and mid-term follow-up
The percutaneous closure of a single secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) under transesophageal echocardiography guidance as an accepted alternative to the transcatheter closure with fluoroscopy has been proven... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Peng Zhu, Haifeng Qiang, Fei Liu, Peng Xie, Shaoyi Zheng and Yong Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adult ALCAPA: from histological picture to clinical features
Anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly that results in high mortality if left untreated. Our aim was to extend our knowledge of the histological... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yusuke Inaba, Katsunari Terakawa, Yu Takahashi, Mio Noma, Kazuya Takemoto, Seiichi Taniai, Konomi Sakata, Kyoko Soejima, Hiroaki Shimoyamada, Hiroshi Kamma, Hayato Kawakami, Yukihiro Kaneko & Tags: Case report Source Type: research

N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels in patients with anomalous left coronary artery from pulmonary artery
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) is used as an important biomarker for heart failure in children and adults. Previous researches have shown the value of NT-pro-BNP in various congenital he... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ling Yunfei, Fan Qiang, Wang Yue and Qian Yongjun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extended use of extra corporeal membrane oxygenation as bridge to lung transplantation in two patients
We have previously reported our outcome after extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation as bridge-to-lung transplantation, which initially was considered controversial, but over time have gained acceptance and now ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Elin Skansebo, Michael Broom é, Jesper Magnusson, Gerdt C. Riise and Göran Dellgren Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Giant right coronary artery aneurysm mimicking a right intra-ventricular mass: a case report
Coronary artery aneurysm is a rare condition which constitutes a small proportion of coronary artery disease. Such condition mimicking an intra-cardiac mass is extremely rare and poorly understood. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Peng Teng, Chengyao Ni, Qianhui Sun and Yiming Ni Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Gli promotes tumor progression through regulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition in non –small-cell lung cancer
Lung cancer is the leading causes of cancer-related deaths globally. The most frequent histologic type of lung cancer is non –small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). NSCLC often undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transitio... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 13, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Long Jiang, Jia Huang, Yingjie Hu, Peiji Lu, Qingquan Luo and Lei Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A surgical case of mediastinal hematoma caused by a minor traffic injury
Mediastinal hematoma rarely occurs after a minor traffic injury. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Katsuyuki Suzuki, Satoshi Shiono, Kazuki Hayasaka and Makoto Endoh Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair for distal aortic arch aneurysm in elderly patients aged over 75  years old
We examined the outcome of debranching thoracic endovascular aortic repair (d-TEVAR) without sternotomy for distal aortic arch aneurysm in patients aged ≥75 years. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 10, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Suguru Shiraya, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Shingo Harada, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Takeshi Onohara, Yuki Otsuki, Tomohiro Kurashiki, Hiromu Horie and Motonobu Nishimura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A modified axillo-femoral perfusion for acute type a aortic dissection accompanied with lower limb malperfusion
Lower limb malperfusion accompanied with acute type A dissection (AAD) is reported to be an independent predictor for mortality. Timely treatment is required. However, staged approach to restore the perfusion ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Qianzhen Li, Liangwan Chen, Yue Shen, Jiahui Li and Yi Dong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Patent foramen ovale closure by using transesophageal echocardiography for cryptogenic stroke: single center experience in 132 consecutive patients
Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is routinely performed using plain fluoroscopy in the catheter room. This method results in inevitable radiation damage, adverse effects of contrast agents on... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 9, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yangyang Han, Xiquan Zhang and Fengwei Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perioperative routines and surgical techniques for saphenous vein harvesting in CABG surgery: a national cross-sectional study in Sweden
The saphenous vein is the most commonly used conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Wound healing complications related to saphenous vein harvesting are common, with reported surgical site infecti... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hanna Larsson, Maria H älleberg-Nyman, Örjan Friberg and Karin Falk-Brynhildsen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Giant unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm successfully managed with valve-sparing procedure – a case report
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an uncommon cardiac anomaly, with an incidence of less than 1% of open heart surgery cases. Its evolution is most frequently silent, being found incidentally or discovered i... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mikl ós Pólos, Cristina-Maria Șulea, Kálmán Benke, Bence Ágg, Attila Kovács, István Hartyánszky, Béla Merkely, Hans-Joachim Schäfers and Zoltán Szabolcs Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Two cases of granuloma mimicking local recurrence after pulmonary segmentectomy
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/CT is the most sensitive non-invasive imaging method for the detection of tumor metastasis and recurrence, but sometimes reveals false-positive resul... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mikio Okazaki, Yoshifumi Sano, Yu Mori, Nobuhiko Sakao, Syungo Yukumi, Hisayuki Shigematsu and Hironori Izutani Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Atraumatic bleeding of the subclavian artery 20 years after surgical treatment of pneumothorax
Bleeding of the subclavian artery is a fatal condition. Adhesion between the pleura and staple line may develop after surgical treatment of pneumothorax, and collateral arteries often develop from the subclavi... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kentaro Miura and Nobutaka Kobayashi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Transcatheter and intraoperative device closure of atrial septal defect in infants under three years of age
Transcatheter and intraoperative device closures have been widely used in the treatment of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD). However, for young infants with ASD, device closure remains controversial, and su... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yangyang Han, Xiquan Zhang and Fengwei Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of quality of life in patients who underwent mechanical mitral valve replacement: star GK vs SJM
We want to compare the impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between the Star GK and the SJM valve in the Chinese population. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jiang-Shan Huang, Ning Xu, Kai-Peng Sun, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen, Yur-Ren Kuo and Qiang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Three-year experience with immediate extubation in pediatric patients after congenital cardiac surgery
In pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, there is increased focus on minimizing morbidity, ensuring optimal functional status, and using health care resources sparingly. One aspect of care that has potential to af... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - January 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Christopher F. Tirotta, Stephen Alcos, Richard G. Lagueruela, Daria Salyakina, Weize Wang, Jessica Hughes, Marysory Irizarry and Redmond P. Burke Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preoperative platelet count, preoperative hemoglobin concentration and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest duration are risk factors for acute kidney injury after pulmonary endarterectomy: a retrospective cohort study
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a major postoperative morbidity of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and has a negative effect on prognosis. The kidney outcomes after pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) have not yet... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 30, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Congya Zhang, Guyan Wang, Hui Zhou, Guiyu Lei, Lijing Yang, Zhongrong Fang, Sheng Shi, Jun Li, Zhiyan Han, Yunhu Song and Sheng Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pulsatile arterial blood pressure mimicking aortic valve opening during continuous-flow LVAD support: a case report
Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) have become a common treatment option in advanced heart failure. Lack of aortic valve opening during left ventricular unloading is a common complication and associated wi... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matthias Paprotny, Frank Ruschitzka, Bernd L üders, Markus J. Wilhelm, Raed Aser, Dominique Bettex, Andreas J. Flammer, Alain Rudiger and Stephan Winnik Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients following Total aortic arch replacement with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
This cohort study aims to retrospectively investigate the incidence of severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sSIRS) in patients following total aortic arch replacement (TAR) under deep hypothermic ci... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 16, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jun Li, Lijing Yang, Guyan Wang, Yuefu Wang, Chunrong Wang and Sheng Shi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in children and adolescents undergoing intraoperative device closure of isolated perimembranous ventricular septal defects in southeastern China
To investigate the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents who underwent intraoperative device closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSDs). (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 16, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jiang-Shan Huang, Shu-Ting Huang, Kai-Peng Sun, Zhi-Nuan Hong, Liang-Wan Chen, Yur-Ren Kuo and Qiang Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

High shear stress suppresses proliferation and migration but promotes apoptosis of endothelial cells co-cultured with vascular smooth muscle cells via down-regulating MAPK pathway
Early neointimal hyperplasia of vein graft may be ameliorated via enhancing intravenous surface shear stress. Cellular processes including proliferation, apoptosis and migration of endothelial cells (ECs) and ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Qiang Ji, Yu Lin Wang, Li Min Xia, Ye Yang, Chun Sheng Wang and Yun Qing Mei Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The largest reported intrathoracic lipoma: a case report and current perspectives review
The huge size intrathoracic lipomas are very rare. Few cases have been reported worldwide. To our knowledge, this presented case is one of the few cases reported. Here we report a single case as very huge intr... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mohammed Aldahmashi, Abdalmotaleb Elmadawy, Mahmoud Mahdy and Mohamed Alaa Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effect of patient-prosthesis mismatch on survival after aortic and mitral valve replacement: a 10  year, single institution experience
The evidence on the impact of patient-prosthesis Mismatch (PPM) on survival thus far has been conflicting. The aim of this study was to 1) study the effect of PPM on survival after isolated aortic and mitral v... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sudeep Das De, Ashok Nanjappa, Karim Morcos, Sadia Aftab, John Butler, Vivek Pathi, Philip Curry and Sukumaran Nair Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Anterior mitral leaflet length and mitral annulus diameter impact the echocardiographic outcome after isolated myectomy
Myectomy remains the standard surgical treatment of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM). New surgical methods developed in the last decades mainly address the mitral valve and are controversial be... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mateusz Ku ć, Magdalena Kumor, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Maciej Dąbrowski, Natalia Kopyłowska-Kuć, Piotr Kołsut and Mariusz Kuśmierczyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Learning curve in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a single-center experience
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery is becoming a gold standard and provides many advantages for patients. A learning curve is required for a surgeon to become proficient, and the exact number to overcome ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 5, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Anh Tuan Vo, Dinh Hoang Nguyen, Sy Van Hoang, Khoi Minh Le, Thu Trang Nguyen, Vuong Lam Nguyen, Bac Hoang Nguyen and Binh Quang Truong Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early and intermediate outcomes for surgical management of infective endocarditis
This study sets out to determine the early and intermediate outcomes of patients treated surgically for ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 3, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lindsay Volk, Nina Verghis, Antonio Chiricolo, Hirohisa Ikegami, Leonard Y. Lee and Anthony Lemaire Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Right atrial and SVC infiltrating mass-the entity of infiltrating lipoma
Cardiac lipomas are rare benign primary cardiac tumours primarily composed of mature adipocytes. They are usually well defined, encapsulated masses, but rarely demonstrate malignant characteristics by infiltra... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - December 2, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Owais A. Shah, Abdul Badran, Markku Kaarne and Theodore Velissaris Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Excessive intravenous crystalloid infusion after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy is associated with postoperative pneumonia
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been widely used in thoracic surgery worldwide. Our goal was to identify the risk factors for postoperative pneumonia in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopi... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 29, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rong Yang, Chengli Du, Jinming Xu, Linpeng Yao, Siying Zhang and Yihe Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Repair of a type B aortic dissection with a re-vascularization of the aberrant right subclavian artery in an adult patient
An aberrant right subclavian artery which arises from the proximal descending aorta may result in aortic dissection. The dissection may occur at either the site of the primary intimal tear or from an aortic br... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mahmoud Yousef Ibrahim Abuharb, Bian Xiao Ming and He Jian Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Dual antiplatelet therapy up to the time of non-elective coronary artery bypass grafting with prophylactic platelet transfusion: is it safe?
Guidelines suggest that patients discontinue Clopidogrel at least 5  days prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are at high risk for myocardial infarction (MI... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fida Charif, Righab Hamdan, Genane Youness, Ali El Zein, Mohamad Issa, Yehya Jassar, Mahmoud Younes and Mohamad Saab Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rare aneurysm of anterior mitral valve leaflet-a case report
Mitral valve aneurysm (MVA) is a saccular outpouching of the mitral leaflet which expands on systole and collapses during diastole. The case of MVA was first described in 1729 by Morand. It is one of the rare ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Muhammad Tariq, Ibrahim Zahid and Shahid Sami Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Recurrent mitral regurgitation after mitral valve repair for bileaflet lesions in the modern era
This study assessed late outcomes and mechanisms of failure assoc... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 27, 2019 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

Clinical application and observation of modified Ivor-Lewis surgery in Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of the Esophagogastric junction
The surgical approach (transthoracic or transabdominal) for patients with Siewert type II adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) still remains controversial. We made a bold attempt to adopt the m... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 27, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Qifan Yin, Wenhao Wang, Huining Liu, Guang Yang, Shaohui Zhou and Lijun Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Vasoresponsiveness in patients with heart failure (VASOR): protocol for a prospective observational study
Vasoplegia is a severe complication which may occur after cardiac surgery, particularly in patients with heart failure. It is a result of activation of vasodilator pathways, inactivation of vasoconstrictor pat... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 21, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Marieke E. van Vessem, Saskia L. M. A. Beeres, Rob B. P. de Wilde, Ren é de Vries, Remco R. Berendsen, Evert de Jonge, A. H. Jan Danser, Robert J. M. Klautz, Martin J. Schalij and Meindert Palmen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Large left atrial cavernous hemangioma, a case report
Cardiac cavernous hemangiomas are extremely rare and usually difficult to be diagnosed for being asymptomatic. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Jian Xu, Hulin Piao, Duo Wang, Yong Wang, Bo Li, Tiance Wang, Zhicheng Zhu, Dan Li, Rihao Xu and Kexiang Liu Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Comparison of modified MAZE with minimally invasive monopolar ablation and traditional bipolar radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common atrial arrhythmia. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of atrial fibrillation treatment with original modified minimally invasive MAZE using monopolar radiofrequency... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wei Si, Sijia Yang, Linhui Pan, Chengchegn Li and Liang Ma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Meta-analysis of segmentectomy versus lobectomy for radiologically pure solid or solid-dominant stage IA non-small cell lung cancer
Whether segmentectomy can be used to treat radiologically determined pure solid or solid-dominant lung cancer remains controversial owing to the invasive pathologic characteristics of these tumors despite thei... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sunyin Rao, Lianhua Ye, Li Min, Guangqiang Zhao, Ya Chen, Yunchao Huang, Jichen Yang, Shouyong Xiao and Run Cao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes and predictors of recurrent aortic regurgitation after aortic valve-sparing and reconstructive cusp surgery: a single centre experience
Aortic valve sparing surgery (AVS), in combination with aortic cusp repair (ACR), still raises many questions about the increased surgical complexity and applicability for patients with pure aortic valve regur... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dainius Karciauskas, Vaida Mizariene, Povilas Jakuska, Egle Ereminiene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Irena Nedzelskiene, Sarunas Kinduris and Rimantas Benetis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preliminary evaluation of autologous pericardium ring for tricuspid Annuloplasty: a two-year follow-up study
To evaluate the effectiveness of autologous pericardium ring in tricuspid annuloplasty surgery for the treatment of tricuspid regurgitation (TR). (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wei Jiang, Xiao-Mao Long, Si-Cong Li, Yong-Long Zhong, Bang-Fu He and Hui Lin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Very late unusual thrombosis of the remnant pulmonary vasculatures after lung resection complicated by embolic events
Primary thrombosis of the pulmonary vasculatures without extra-pulmonary sources of embolism are uncommon. Here, we report 2 cases of thrombosis of the stump of the remnant pulmonary vasculatures after lung re... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho and Jong Chun Park Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Analysis of sternal healing after median sternotomy in low risk patients at midterm follow-up: retrospective cohort study from two centres
In this study we evaluated sternal healing in low risk patients by chest CT sca... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 11, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bin Wang, Dapu He, Min Wang, Yongxiang Qian, Youran Lu, Xinping Shi, Yang Liu, Xianghong Zhan, Dongmei Di, Kai Zhu and Xiaoying Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Active clearance of chest tubes is associated with reduced postoperative complications and costs after cardiac surgery: a propensity matched analysis
Chest tubes are routinely used to evacuate shed mediastinal blood in the critical care setting in the early hours after heart surgery. Inadequate evacuation of shed mediastinal blood due to chest tube clogging... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 8, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yvon Baribeau, Benjamin Westbrook, Yanick Baribeau, Simon Maltais, Edward M. Boyle and Louis P. Perrault Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of postoperative complications between segmentectomy and lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery: a multicenter study
Compared to lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), segmentectomy by VATS has a potential higher risk of postoperative atelectasis and air leakage. We compared postoperative complications between ... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Beno ît Bédat, Etienne Abdelnour-Berchtold, Thomas Perneger, Marc-Joseph Licker, Alexandra Stefani, Matthieu Krull, Jean Yannis Perentes, Thorsten Krueger, Frédéric Triponez, Wolfram Karenovics and Michel Gonzalez Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intermediate bronchial fistula caused by mediastinal drainage tube compression and fungal infection: a case report
Intermediate bronchial fistula formation caused by mediastinal drainage tube compression and fungal infection is rare. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yahua Li, Kewei Ren, Liqun Ye, Jianzhuang Ren and Xinwei Han Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The impact of mild renal dysfunction on isolated cardiopulmonary coronary artery bypass grafting: a retrospective propensity score matching analysis
Mild preoperative renal dysfunction (RD) is not rare in patients receiving isolated cardiopulmonary coronary artery bypass grafting (CCABG). However, there are not too many studies about the impact of mild pre... (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Xian Wang, Yifan Zhu, Wen Chen, Liangpeng Li, Xin Chen and Rui Wang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Extensive aortic surgery in acute aortic dissection type A on outcome – insights from 25 years single center experience
This single center study compares the different surgical techniques used in the treatment of acute aortic dissection type A (AADA) analyzing the influence of the extent of the surgical approach on outcome. (Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - November 6, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bashar Dib, Philipp Christian Seppelt, Rawa Arif, Alexander Weymann, G ábor Veres, Bastian Schmack, Carsten J. Beller, Arjang Ruhparwar, Matthias Karck and Klaus Kallenbach Tags: Research article Source Type: research