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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Issue 1/2024

Content (298 Articles)

Open Access NSCLC Research

Influence of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival for patients with completely resected high-risk stage IB NSCLC

Zi-Qing Shen, Kun-Peng Feng, Zi-Yao Fang, Tian Xia, Shu Pan, Cheng Ding, Chun Xu, Sheng Ju, Jun Chen, Chang Li, Jun Zhao

Open Access Pleurodesis Research

Effectiveness of pleurodesis for postoperative air leaks after lung resection

Norifumi Tsubokawa, Takahiro Mimae, Risa Ito, Ryuma Sasai, Kouichi Hirano, Atsushi Kamigaichi, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Yoshihiro Miyata, Morihito Okada

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Surgical aortic valve replacement etiologies, hemodynamics, and outcomes in 1346 patients from the Malaysian heart centre

Aslannif Roslan, Chong Kee Soon, Tey Yee Sin, Ahmad Tantawi Jauhari Aktifanus, Soh Si Ling, Wong Kian Boon, Beni I. Rusani, Hafidz Abd Hadi, Jayakhanthan Kolanthaivelu, Shaiful Azmi Yahaya, Jeswant Dillon, Alwi M. Yunus

Open Access Heart Surgery Research

Randomized controlled trial of remote ischemic preconditioning in children having cardiac surgery

Yuk M. Law, Christine Hsu, Sangeeta R. Hingorani, Michael Richards, David M. McMullan, Howard Jefferies, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Ronit Katz

Open Access Cannabinoid Review

Research progress in the management of vascular disease with cannabidiol: a review

Yilong Guo, Ren Wei, Jianqing Deng, Wei Guo

Open Access Computed Tomography Case Report

Robotic-assisted right upper lobectomy with systemic pulmonary vein anomaly: a case report

Wenwu Liu, Shaohua Xie, Kaixin Zhang, Yingzhi Zhao, Xin Gao, Wei Dai, Qiuling Shi, Bin Hu, Qiang Li, Xing Wei

Correction: Successful treatment of cardiogenic shock due to Takotsubo syndrome with implantation of a temporary microaxial left ventricular assist device in transaxillary approach

Johanna K. R. von Mackensen, Ahmed El Shazly, Felix Schoenrath, Joerg Kempfert, Christoph T. Starck, Evgenij V. Potapov, Stephan Jacobs, Volkmar Falk, Leonhard Wert

Open Access Aneurysm Case Report

Use of selective visceral angiography in surgical strategy planning for celiac artery aneurysm in the celiacomesenteric trunk

Takasumi Goto, Hironobu Fujimura, Takashi Shintani, Takashi Shibuya, Shigeru Miyagawa

Open Access Cardiac Tumor Case Report

Rapid expansion of a left atrial myxoma caused by acute multiple internal hemorrhages: a case report and literature review

Takayoshi Kato, Etsuji Umeda, Natsuko Suzui, Ryo Fujii, Hiroki Ogura, Osamu Sakai, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Kiyoshi Doi

Open Access Pneumothorax Research

Efficacy and safety of intraoperative partial spray of 50% glucose for patients with spontaneous pneumothorax

Ryota Kiriyama, Shota Nakamura, Hironori Oyamatsu, Seijiro Niimi, Takaki Fujimura, Takehiko Okagawa, Toyofumi Fengshi Chen-Yoshikawa

Open Access Computed Tomography Research

Establishing and validation of the VBV score for assessing Lung ground-glass nodules based on high-resolution computed tomography

Yuwei Zhou, Xiaoqing Cao, Haiyong Gu, Shenhu Gao, Yuxuan Wu, Haoyang Li, Bing Xiong, Haiyang Dong, Yan Lv, Rong Yang, Yihe Wu

Open Access Angiography Case Report

Video assisted thorascopic assisted correction of left partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection: one case report

Gengxu He, Kai Zhou, Lei Zhao, Yuanzhi Luo, Hong Geng, Qiang Ji, Kun Zuo

Open Access Pulmonary Nodule Research

The correlation between tumor radiological features and spread through air spaces in peripheral stage IA lung adenocarcinoma: a propensity score-matched analysis

Chao Jia, Hai-Cheng Jiang, Cong Liu, Yu-Feng Wang, Hong-Ying Zhao, Qiang Wang, Xiu-Qing Xue, Xiao-Feng Li

Open Access ECMO Research

The application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in emergent airway management - a single-center retrospective study

Zhijun Fan, Simin Zhu, Jinling Chen, Junlin Wen, Binfei Li, Xiaozu Liao

Open Access Tracheostomy Research

Nonmalignant tracheal stenosis: presentation, management and outcome in limited resources setting

Dereje Gulilat, Abraham Genetu, Segni Kejela, Seyoum Kassa, Abebe Bekele, Ayalew Tizazu

Open Access Heart Surgery Case Report

Distinguishing sterile inflammation from graft infection

Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Yujiro Miura, Yu Arakawa, Tatsuya Noguchi

Open Access CABG Research

Nomogram for predicting major bleeding after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

Jianqin Zhu, Zhenjun Wu, Guiming Huang, Yuting Zhong, Cheng Peng

Open Access Thoracotomy Research

Navigating the challenges of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery: a risk analysis and learning curve evaluation

Nestoras Papadopoulos, Vasileios Ntinopoulos, Stak Dushaj, Achim Häussler, Dragan Odavic, Hector Rodríguez Cetina Biefer, Omer Dzemali

Open Access Wound Infection Research

The impact of two radical sternectomy surgical techniques on the outcome of deep sternal wound infections

Olimpiu Bota, Feras Taqatqeh, Florian Bönke, Maxime Mülhausen, Klaus Matschke, Adrian Dragu, Kevin Bienger, Stefan Rasche

Open Access ECMO Case Report

Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after cardiac arrest for acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by Legionella: a case report

John C. Grotberg, Linda Schulte, Erin Schumer, Mary Sullivan, Kunal Kotkar, Mohammad F. Masood, Amit Pawale

Open Access Thoracotomy Case Report

Surgical management of mediastinal mature cystic teratoma of the elderly remaining asymptomatic

Badreddine Belayachi, Hicham Fenane, Yassine Msougar

Open Access Cardiac Tumor Case Report

Mitral valve leaflet blood cyst treated with minimally invasive approach: a case report and review of literature

Matiullah Masroor, Ting Xie, Dayan Yang, Shengxiong Lin, Nianguo Dong, Fujin Liu, Long Wu

Open Access Computed Tomography Case Report

Gastric and cardiac inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor: an extremely rare case

Yueqi Huang, Mingqi Zhang, Qingchun Li, Qiulin Huang

Open Access Sarcoma Case Report

Transaortic removal of a large primary sarcoma from the left ventricle assisted by strategic partial resection and endoscopic guidance: a case report

Jae-Sung Choi, Jeongwon Kim, Se Jin Oh, You Jung Ok, Yong Won Seong, Hyeon Jong Moon

Open Access Echocardiography Research

Short and mid-term outcomes of valve-sparing, aortic root reimplantation (David’s procedure)

Abbas Salehi Omran, Ali Aeen, Sepehr Nayebirad, Ahmad Vakili-Basir, Mohammad Sadeq Najafi, Reza Mohseni-Badalabadi, Shapour Shirani, Arezou Zoroufian, Arash Jalali, Fatemeh Alsadat Mostafanejad, Mohammad Sahebjam

Open Access Myasthenia Gravis Research

Thymoma negatively affects the neurological outcome of myasthenia gravis after thymectomy: a propensity score matching study

Wenxin Tian, Hanbo Yu, Yaoguang Sun, Jing He, Qingjun Wu, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao, Chuan Huang, Donghang Li, Hongfeng Tong

Open Access Myocardial Infarction Case Report

Up against the wall - emergency double myocardial rupture repair

Rajeevlochan Ravi, Shubhra Sinha, Craig Dunlop, Jonathan Unsworth-White

Open Access Research

Predictive value of systemic immune-inflammation index in the high-grade subtypes components of small-sized lung adenocarcinoma

BoHua Wei, Yi Zhang, Kejian Shi, Xin Jin, Kun Qian, Peilong Zhang, Teng Zhao

Open Access Endocarditis Research

Histopathology reveals concealed aortic valve inflammation

Mona Laaksonen, Ivana Kholova, Timo Paavonen, Ari Mennander

Open Access Intra-Aortic Balloon Case Report

Single arterial access technique for simultaneous dual mechanical circulatory support in cardiogenic shock

Alexander Fardman, Nikolay Dranishnikov, Gaik Nersesian, Volkmar Falk, Evgenij Potapov

Open Access Case Report

Tracheal resection anastomosis for rare tracheal inflammatory lesions mimicking malignancy: report of 2 cases

Ahmed Musaad Abd-Elfattah, Alaa Gaafar, Hisham Atef Ebada, Mahmoud Seif-Elnasr, Ahmed Domain, Fedaey Ramadan Habaza, Khaled Zalata, Ali Tawfik

Open Access Transesophageal Echocardiography Case Report

Asymptomatic esophageal perforation discovered after elective cardiac surgery: the importance of clinical awareness

N. A. Hasami, W. W. L. Li, T. Smith, A. F. T. M. Verhagen, K. Ko, R. H. Heijmen

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Risk factors for prolonged postoperative ICU stay in the patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection

Haiyuan Liu, Shuaipeng Zhang, Chengxin Zhang, Qinyun Gao, Yuyong Liu, Fangfang Liao, Shenglin Ge

Open Access Atrial Fibrillation Case Report

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the heart in an older woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a case report and review of the literature

Fu-Rong Luo, Yi-Fen Lin, Jing-Lian Lin, Xiao-Shan Liang, Hui-Jun Xiao, Rui-Gang Huang

Open Access Computed Tomography Case Report

No cupid, just an arrow: a penetrating injury into the interventricular septum

Miia Lehtinen, Antti Nykänen, Peter Raivio

Open Access Esophagus Resection Case Report

Chylopericardium following esophagectomy: a case report and systematic review

Xinglin Yang, Jinghong Zhang, Pengxia Sun, Jihai Liu, Jiangshan Wang, Huadong Zhu

Open Access CABG Research

Association between HbA1c and deep sternal wound infection after coronary artery bypass: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wenyu Zhao, Jingui Xie, Zhichao Zheng, Han Zhou, Oon Cheong Ooi, Haidong Luo

Open Access Esophagus Resection Research

Similar survival after endoscopic submucosal dissection and esophagectomy in early esophageal cancer and synchronous or metachronous head and neck cancer

Ruei-Ti Ke, Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Wei-Chen Tai, Shau-Hsuan Li, Chih-Chien Yao, Kai-Hao Chuang, Hsing-Hua Lai, Yu Chen, Li-Chun Chen, Hung-I Lu, Yen-Hao Chen, Chien-Ming Lo

Open Access Aneurysm Case Report

Left coronary sinus of valsalva aneurysm dissecting into interventricular septum: a case report

Lei Zhang, Dong-hui Ji, Xiao-yun Li, Kuo-peng Liang

Bibliometric and visualized analysis of scientific publications on subglottic stenosis based on web of science core collection

Yaping Zhang, Zhanqiu Dai, Qixin Xia, Yufeng Wu, TingxiaoZhao, Qi Chen, Chen Xia, Jun Zhang, Jiongnan Xu

Open Access Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Research

Selective aneurysmal sac neck-targeted embolization during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm with hostile neck anatomy

Lifeng Zhang, Yongjiang Tang, Jiantao Wang, Xianjun Liu, Yang Liu, Wei Zeng, Chunshui He

Open Access Rib Fracture Research

Clinical effect of the internal fixation for rib fracture with single utility port complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Jindong Wang, Zhiguang Sun, Yongshuai Liu, Weiyong Gong, Jianxin Wang, Junyi Deng, Yue Fu, Jishan Lan

Open Access Tetralogy of Fallot Case Report

A rare case of a neonate with fallot-type absent pulmonary valve and occlusion of the left main bronchus

Chunjie Mu, Minzhang Zhao, Runwei Ma, Xiang Li, Min Liu, Yao Deng

Open Access Pacemaker Case Report

Bedside zero-fluoroscopy temporary permanent pacemaker implantation in the electrical storm treatment under the guidance of EnSite 3D system: a case report

Lei Wang, Pengfei Li, Jun li, Jicheng Xi, Zhibiao Zhang, Fang Yan, Yanan Zhang, Haixiong Wang, Huiyuan Han

Open Access CT Angiography Case Report

Coronary pseudoaneurysm with a superficial mass and accompanying Brucella infection

Chuanxiao Mi, Xiangxi Zhang, Liyuan Wang, Yan Yun, Fang Li, Yi Li, Yuxin Liu, Shouji Zhang, Chengwei Zou, Haizhou Zhang, Xiaochun Ma

Open Access ECMO Case Report

Management of penetrating cardiac injury and tricuspid regurgitation with extracorporeal-membrane oxygenation (ECMO): a case report

Alexandros N. Karavas, Keeyon Olia, Dane Scantling, Jacob Nudel, Jacob Kriegel, Niloo M. Edwards

Open Access Research

Body measurement changes in adults with pectus excavatum after the Nuss procedure: a study of 272 patients

Nay Htut, I-Shiang Tzeng, Yu-Jiun Fan, Yeung-Leung Cheng

Open Access Research

Bidirectional glenn surgery without palliative pulmonary artery banding in univentricular heart with unrestricted pulmonary flow. Retrospective multicenter experience

Gaser A. Abdelmohsen, Hala A. Gabel, Rawan M. Alamri, Ahmed Baamer, Osman O. Al-Radi, Aliaa Binyamin, Ahmed A. Jamjoom, Ahmed F. Elmahrouk, Saud A. Bahaidarah, Naif A. Alkhushi, Mohamed H. Abdelsalam, Hossam Ibrahim, Ahmed R. Elakaby, Adeep Khawaji, Abdullah Alghobaishi, Khadijah A. Maghrabi, Zaher F. Zaher, Jameel A. Al-Ata, Ahmad S. Azhar, Ahmed M. Dohain

Open Access Lymphadenopathy Research

Transbronchial lymph node forceps biopsy as a novel tool in diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy: a pilot study

Ahmed Al-Halfawy, Sabah Hussein, Wafaa Ashur, Ali El-Hendawi, Sara Hussein

Open Access Aortic Coarctation Case Report

Coral reef aorta: a rare form of obstruction of the ascending aorta in adolescent with aortopathy- case report

Neerod Kumar Jha, Benedict Raj Kumar, Nishant Shah, Osama Abdullah, Oraib Al Ketan, Fraser Harban, Mohammad Daud Khan

Open Access Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

Surgical outcomes and perioperative risk factors of patients with interstitial lung disease after pulmonary resection

Chuan Huang, Yao-Guang Sun, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao, Qing-Jun Wu, Wen-Xin Tian, Han-Bo Yu, Hong-Feng Tong

Open Access Bronchoscopy Research

Modified blade: an interventional option in rigid bronchoscopy for non-resectable benign tracheal stenosis

Gaetana Messina, Vincenzo Di Filippo, Francesca Capasso, Maria Antonietta Puca, Beatrice Leonardi, Mario Grande, Anna Rainone, Francesco Leone, Giuseppe Vicario, Simona De Gregorio, Giuseppe Cerullo, Antonio Ponticiello, Mario Pirozzi, Stefano Farese, Alessia Zotta, Giovanni Natale, Giovanni Messina, Giovanni Vicidomini, Alfonso Fiorelli, Fortunato Ciardiello, Morena Fasano

Open Access Thrombectomy Case Report

Simple and secure thrombectomy without circulatory arrest for acute pulmonary embolism

Hanae Sasaki, Ryosuke Kowatari, Norihiro Kondo, Masahito Minakawa

Pectoral muscle mass is not a robust prognostic factor for survival after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation

Freya Sophie Jenkins, Jan-Philipp Minol, Tarik Akar, Esma Yilmaz, Moritz Benjamin Immohr, Ismail Dalyanoglu, Bernhard Korbmacher, Joel Aissa, Udo Boeken, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari, Hannan Dalyanoglu

Open Access Endocarditis Case Report

Papillary fibroelastoma originating from the atrial septum touching the mitral valve leading to infective endocarditis: a case report

Koji Funaishi, Hirofumi Kasahara, Naohiko Oki, Tomoyori Nakatogawa, Kazuhiro Yamanoi

Open Access Cardiomyopathy Research

Determinants of survival following heart transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease

Hüseyin Sicim, Pierre Emmanuel Noly, Suyash Naik, Vikram Sood, Richard G. Ohye, Jonathan W. Haft, Keith D. Aaronson, Francis D. Pagani, Ming-Sing Si, Paul C. Tang

Open Access Heart Surgery Research

Hospital infections and health-related quality of life after cardiac surgery: a multicenter survey

Hilda G. Rijnhart-de Jong, Jo Haenen, Fabiano Porta, Marijke Timmermans, E. Christiaan Boerma, Kim de Jong, S. Bramer, E. J. Daeter, G. J. F. Hoohenkerk, A. L. P. Markou, R. G. H. Speekenbrink, P. Segers, W. Stooker, W. W. L. Li, J. A. Bekkers, F. Porta

Open Access Computed Tomography Research

Hybrid operating room with ceiling mounted imaging system assisted pre-operative and intra-operative lung nodule localization for thoracoscopic resections: a 5-year case series

Audrey Qi Xin Chia, Apoorva Gogna, Angela Maria Takano Pena, Vishnu Vemula Sri Sai, Sivanathan Chandramohan, Shaun Ju Min Xavier Chan, Boon-Hean Ong

Open Access Heart Surgery Research

Clinical relevance of transcranial Doppler in a cardiac surgery setting: embolic load predicts difficult separation from cardiopulmonary bypass

Stéphanie Jarry, Etienne J. Couture, William Beaubien-Souligny, Armindo Fernandes, Annik Fortier, Walid Ben-Ali, Georges Desjardins, Karel Huard, Tanya Mailhot, André Y. Denault

Open Access Research

Factors associated with safe and successful postoperative day 1 discharge after lung operations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Russell Seth Martins, Asad Saulat Fatimi, Amna Irfan Ansari, Hamna Raheel, Kostantinos Poulikidis, M. Jawad Latif, Syed Shahzad Razi, Faiz Y. Bhora

Open Access CABG Research

Clinical and functional outcomes associated with pulmonary complications after coronary artery bypass grafting

Altina Vitória Souza, Raquel da Cunha Carvalho, Daniela da Cruz Dias, Darley Gabrielle Teles Santana, Hayssa de Cássia Mascarenhas, André Luiz Lisboa Cordeiro, André Raimundo França Guimarães

Open Access CABG Research

Improved early risk stratification of deep sternal wound infection risk after coronary artery bypass grafting

Tina Kamensek, Jurij Matija Kalisnik, Mirek Ledwon, Giuseppe Santarpino, Matthias Fittkau, Ferdinand Aurel Vogt, Janez Zibert

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis versus Perimount sutured bioprosthesis for aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis: a retrospective, propensity-matched study

Sharan J Kapadia, Mohammed Yousuf Salmasi, Alicja Zientara, Isabelle Roussin, Cesare Quarto, George Asimakopoulos

Open Access Acute Kidney Injury Research

The effect of ulinastatin on acute kidney injury in patients undergoing off-pump cardiac bypass surgery

Soo Jung Park, Sung Yong Park, Se Yoon Kang, Ji Ho Kim, Ji Yeong Heo, Ji Young Yoo

Open Access Acupuncture Case Report

Intrapulmonary migration of a fractured acupuncture needle: a case report

Lei Liu, Dong-Jie Ma, Ying-Zhi Qin, Hongsheng Liu

Open Access Epidermolysis Bullosa Case Report

Totally endoscopic concomitant aortic and mitral valve surgery in junctional epidermolysis bullosa: a case report

Kazufumi Yoshida, Soshi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Hori, Hideki Tsubota, Ryosuke Mochizuki, Tohru Nagano, Tadaaki Koyama

Open Access Goiter Case Report

Ectopic colloid goiter in mediastinum with normal thyroid gland

Jagannath Kolwalkar, Dattaprasad Samant, Shirish Borkar, M. Sunil Chandra Vidyasagar, Jagadeesh N. Vaggar

Open Access Research

Image fusion guidance for left subclavian artery in situ fenestration during thoracic endovascular repair

Liang Zhao, Jidong Liu, Xiaoshu Cai, Wengang Yang, Ji Wang

Open Access Heart Valve Surgery Research

Risk factors for postoperative delirium in elderly patients undergoing heart valve surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass

Na Chen, Yun-chang Mo, Min Xu, Si-si Chen, Wei Gao, Qiong Zheng, Jue Wang, Xiao-chu Wang, Jun-lu Wang

Open Access Esophageal Diverticula Original Article

MSCT study for adult esophageal diverticulum with secondary broncho-esophageal fistula

Xin Dong, Ruonan Pan, Lijun Duan, Xiaoqian Lu, Dianbo Cao

Open Access Computed Tomography Case Report

Operative treatment of pulmonary primitive neuroectodermal tumor: a case report and literature review

Yiyuan Zhang, Ke Shang, Jialin Li, Mengyao Sun, Xiaoying Gu

Open Access research

Study on the rationality of small diameter metallic airway stent in treatment of tracheal stenosis in injured rabbits

Xiaoxiao Li, Changguo Wang, Ziyi Liu, Kai Wu, Zhenyu Yang, Daxiong Zeng, Dang Lin, Junhong Jiang

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research article

Comparison of surgical and conservative treatment outcomes for type a aortic intramural hematoma

Li Yin, Jiankai Wang, Zhibing Qiu, Xin Chen, Cunhua Su

Open Access Cytostatic Therapy Research

Prognostic significance of T lymphocyte subgroups (CD4 and CD8) in lung cancer patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Aykut Elicora, Busra Yaprak Bayrak, Cigdem Vural, Huseyin Fatih Sezer, Semra Uzun Erkal, Elif Metin

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Case Report

Myocardial infarction due to coronary embolism after mechanical aortic valve replacement: a case report

Mukan Kagan Kus, Anil Karaagac, Burak Bozkurt, Ufuk Sadik Ceylan, Mehmet Kaplan

Open Access CSF Drainage Review

Systematic review of the effect of cerebrospinal fluid drainage on outcomes after endovascular type B aortic dissection repair

Huajie Zheng, Deqing Lin, Yongbo Cheng, Chaojun Yan, Sanjiu Yu, Jun Li, Wei Cheng

Open Access Urothelial Cancer Research

Surgery for pulmonary lesions in patients with a history of urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma

Ryu Kanzaki, Akihiro Nagoya, Seiji Taniguchi, Hiroto Ishida, Kenji Kimura, Eriko Fukui, Toru Kimura, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Masato Minami, Eiichi Morii, Yasushi Shintani

Open Access Pneumonectomy Case Report

Pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma in a 39-Year-old female: a case report

Parviz Mardani, Reza Shahriarirad, Mohammad Nekooeian, Mohammad Hossein Anbardar, Bizhan Ziaian, Hooman Kamran, Nazanin Ayare, Masoud Vafabin, Damoun Fouladi

Open Access Thoracic Drainage Research

Zero-leak prediction during major lung resection aiming for minimal chest drainage duration: a retrospective analysis

Kuniyo Sueyoshi, McAndrew Merlini, Kosuke Otsubo, Fumitsugu Kojima, Toru Bando

Open Access Venous Thrombosis Case Report

Axillary vein as an alternative venous access site for VV-ECMO cannulation: a case report

Tao Pan, Xiaoyang Zhou, Jianneng Pan, Bixin Chen, Chang Xu, Zhaojun Xu, Pingping Dong, Tingting Yu

Open Access Esophagus Resection Case Report

Thoracoscopic McKeown esophagectomy in a patient with an azygos lobe

Rie Nakashima, Kohei Tajima, Kazuo Koyanagi, Akihito Kazuno, Miho Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Shoji, Kentaro Yatabe, Kohei Kanamori, Mika Ogimi, Kazuhito Nabeshima, Kenji Nakamura, Masaki Mori

Open Access Transesophageal Echocardiography Case Report

Decision making of iatrogenic coronary embolism after SAVR: a case report

Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Kazumasa Orihashi, Yujiro Miura, Ren Saito

Open Access Thoracotomy Case Report

Fixation devices made of poly-L-lactide composite for rib reconstruction after thoracotomy

Naoto Fukunaga, Hideki Sato, Tatsuto Wakami, Akio Shimoji, Otohime Mori, Kosuke Yoshizawa, Nobushige Tamura

Open Access Schwannoma Case Report

Huge mediastinal ancient schwannoma causing acute respiratory failure: a case report

Hsuan-Ying Huang, Chien-Ming Lo, Hung-I Lu, Jen-Ping Chang

Open Access Ritonavir Case Report

A case report of drug interaction between co-packaged nirmatrelvir-ritonavir and tacrolimus causing hyponatremia in a lung transplant recipient

Chien-Ming Lo, Wei-Hsun Chen, Meng-Yun Tsai, Hung-I Lu, Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Kai-Hao Chuang, Yu Chen, Hsuan-Feng Wu, Kuo-Tung Huang, Yi-Hsi Wang

Open Access Aneurysm Case Report

Significant thrombus in saccular aneurysm in a patient with polycythemia: a case report

Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Hiromasa Nakamura, Yujiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Miyata, Kazumasa Orihashi, Keisuke Yoshida, Kouhei Araki

Open Access Myocardial Infarction Case Report

Successful surgical treatment of impending paradoxical embolism with pulmonary embolism and myocardial infarction

Yong Liu, Zhiyun Yang, Xinxin Sun, Mei Yang, Tao Zhang, Ruilin Li, Ying Wei, Hao Cao

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Postoperative hyper-inflammation as a predictor of poor outcomes in patients with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) undergoing surgical repair

Yuan-Xi Luo, Yusanjan Matniyaz, Yu-Xian Tang, Yun-Xing Xue, Yi Jiang, Ke Pan, Zhi-Kang Lv, Zhi-Wei Fan, Kuo Wang, Hai-Tao Zhang, He Zhang, Wen-Zhe Wang, Tuo Pan, Dong-Jin Wang, Fu-Dong Fan

Open Access Transesophageal Echocardiography Case Report

Recognition and management of left atrial dissection during mitral repair

Haya Alshaabi, Jack F. Donaghue, Denise M. Franko, Jock N. McCullough

Open Access NSCLC Research

Smoking behavior associated upregulation of SERPINB12 promotes proliferation and metastasis via activating WNT signaling in NSCLC

Hong-Zhen Zheng, Xiang Miao, Jing Chang, Hai Zhou, Jing-Jian Zhang, Hui-Min Mo, Qin Jia

Open Access Esophagus Resection Research

Association of systemic inflammatory markers with postoperative arrhythmias in esophageal cancer: a propensity score matching

Hongbi Xiao, Xiaoxia lv, Siding Zhou, Qinglin Ren, Ziang Zhang, Xiaolin Wang

Open Access Case Report

High risk of coronary artery obstruction during TAVR, how to avoid it?

Jose R. Gayosso-Ortíz, Juan F. Garcia-Garcia, Jose Alfredo Merino-Rajme, Roberto Muratalla-González, Juan C. Fuentes-Moreno, Arnoldo S. Jiménez-Valverde, Marco A. Alcantara-Melendez, Heberto Aquino-Bruno

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Later aorta operation after aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve

Kohei Hachiro, Noriyuki Takashima, Tomoaki Suzuki

Open Access Lung Cancer Research

Clinicopathological factors associated with sentinel lymph node detection in non-small-cell lung cancer

Christophe Wollbrett, Joseph Seitlinger, Florent Stasiak, Juliette Piccoli, Arthur Streit, Joelle Siat, Guillaume Gauchotte, Stéphane Renaud

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Case Report

A case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with previous aortic valve replacement

Hongyan Xiao, Laichun Song, Meng Guo, Liang Tao

Open Access Research

Interpapillary muscle distance independently predicts recurrent mitral regurgitation

Ivancarmine Gambardella, Cristiano Spadaccio, Sanjeet S. A. Singh, Yasushige Shingu, Takashi Kunihara, Satoru Wakasa, Francesco Nappi

Open Access Heart Surgery Research

Predictive factors of thoracic aortic calcification in patients candidate for cardiac surgery

Amin Bagheri, Shapour Shirani, Arash Jalali, Shahrzad Salehbeigi, Jamshid Bagheri

Open Access Endocarditis Research

Cabrol procedure and its modifications: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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, Ya-Xiong Li

Open Access CABG Correspondence

Evaluation of veteran community care outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting: a retrospective pilot cohort

Jake L Cotton, Adom Netsanet, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Danielle Abbitt, Teresa S Jones, Jessica Y Rove, Edward L Jones

Open Access Thymoma Research

Robotic portal resection for mediastinal tumours: a prospective observational study

Wei Gan, Mu-Zi Yang, Zi-Hui Tan, Chu-Long Xie, Tian-Yu Sun, Hao-Xian Yang

Open Access Endocarditis Case Report

Sub-coronary aortic root replacement post-aortic valve dehiscence: a case report

Aabha Divya, Tobin Mangel, Rakesh Seetharaman, John Fouad Taghavi

Open Access Aspiration Correspondence

Develop of endocavitary suction device for MiECC on minimally invasive mitral valve surgery

Ignazio Condello, Giuseppe Speziale, Giuseppe Nasso

Open Access Atrial Septal Defect Research

Tricuspid repair: short and long-term results of suture annuloplasty techniques and rigid and flexible ring annuloplasty techniques

Ufuk Türkmen, Tezcan Bozkurt, Sertan Özyalçın, Ilknur Günaydın, Sadi Kaplan

Open Access Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research

Comparison of the effects of using feedback devices for training or simulated cardiopulmonary arrest

Jinghao Jiang, Jinghuang Yan, Dongai Yao, Jinsong Xiao, Rongtao Chen, Yan Zhao, Xiaoqing Jin

Open Access Research

Impact of delayed removal of pectus bar on outcomes following Nuss repair: a retrospective analysis

Der-En Keong, I-Shiang Tzeng, Nay Htut, Yu-Jiun Fan, Min-Shiau Hsieh, Yeung-Leung Cheng

Open Access Hemangiosarcoma Case Report

Unusual presentation and delayed diagnosis of cardiac angiosarcoma

Salman Zaheer, Alice L. Zhou, John M. Gross, Ahmet Kilic

Double lung transplantation is better than single lung transplantation for end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis

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, Chien-Ming Lo

Open Access Endocarditis Research

Clinical and echocardiographic results of the MEMO 4D semi-rigid annuloplasty ring

Corrado Fiore, Marcello Melone, Kia Vaziri Farahani, Rebani Sinani, Anna Nicoletti, Luigi Specchia, Giuseppe Santarpino, Giuseppe Speziale

Open Access Histiocytosis Case Report

Mediastinal Rosai-Dorfman Disease with KRAS mutation case report and literature review

Wenyu Zhang, Linan Fang, Jing Wang, Xiaobo Ma, Xintong Hu, Wei Liu

Open Access Cardiac Tumor Case Report

Primary left ventricular leiomyosarcoma: a case report

Vipin Balachandran, Vanessa Young, Tina Baillie, Allen James

Open Access Aortic Aneurysm Research

Risk factors of 30-day and long-term mortality and outcomes in open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm

Sudena Wang, Chunrong Wang, Yuchen Gao, Yu Tian, Jia Liu, Yuefu Wang

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Short- and Long-term survival prediction in patients with acute type A aortic dissection undergoing open surgery

Yusanjan Matniyaz, Yuan-Xi Luo, Yi Jiang, Ke-Yin Zhang, Wen-Zhe Wang, Tuo Pan, Dong-Jin Wang, Yun-Xing Xue

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Continuous or interrupted pledgeted suture technique in stented bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement: a comparison of in-hospital outcomes

Bardia Arabkhani, Sebastien Gonthier, Veronica Lorenz, Samuel Deschamps, Jama Jahanyar, Marin Boute, David Vancraeynest, Stefano Mastrobuoni, Gebrine El Khoury, Laurent de Kerchove

Open Access Echocardiography Case Report

A rare case of isolated persistent left superior vena cava diagnosed by echocardiography

Dorota Smolarek, Hanna Jankowska, Karolina Dorniak, Marcin Hellmann

Open Access Hyperparathyroidism Review

Thoracoscopic treatment of mediastinal ectopic parathyroid adenomas: a Latinamerica experience case series and literature review

Chavez Karla Veronica, Chavez-Tostado Mariana, Peña-Rivera Adriana Graciela, Cervantes-Perez Gabino, Bolaños-Morales Francina Valezka

Efficacy and safety of intracoronary pro-urokinase combined with low-pressure balloon pre-dilatation during percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Shicheng Yu, Haoxuan Jia, Shengkai Ding, Mengda Zhang, Fengyun Li, Pan Xu, Yuan Tian, Lingling Ma, Lijie Gong, Jun Feng, Zhaojin Sun, Fudong Qian, Hui Li

Open Access Pacemaker Research

In a porcine model of implantable pacemakers for pediatric unilateral diaphragm paralysis, the phrenic nerve is the best target

Tobias Kratz, Jan Dauvergne, Roman Ruff, Timo Koch, Johannes Breuer, Boulos Asfour, Ulrike Herberg, Benjamin Bierbach

Open Access Laser Research

Comparison of laser guidance and freehand hook-wire for CT-guided preoperative localization of pulmonary nodules

Zijian Li, Ziyue Zhou, Kunpeng Feng, Xinyu Song, Chun Xu, Chang Li, Jun Zhao, Li Ye, Ziqing Shen, Cheng Ding

Open Access Mediastinitis Case Report

Ectopic pancreas tissue in the posterior mediastinum

Zeynep Berkarda, Jasmina Kuvendjiska, Fabian Bamberg, Elmar Kotter

Open Access Apixaban Case Report

Effective Apixaban removal using hemoadsorption during emergent open-heart surgery: a case report and narrative literature review

Vitor Mendes, Jaid Mamode, Jalal Jolou, Mourad Malki, Christoph Ellenberger, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu, Christoph Huber

Open Access Endocarditis Case Report

Surgical management of multiple coronary artery to coronary sinus fistulas with giant left circumflex artery and multivalvular infective endocarditis

Sang Bin Shin, Won Kyoun Park, Jae Won Choi, Jong Pil Jung, Chang Ryul Park, Yong Jik Lee, Gwan Sic Kim

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Experience with aortic arch inclusion technique using artificial blood vessel for type A aortic dissection: an application study

Qingfeng Li, Bin Li, Shuqiang Xi, Zhaobin Li, Zhe Zhu, Zeyue Jin, Fan Yang, Lei Liu

Open Access Atrial Fibrillation Research

Optimal patient selection for maze procedure in patients undergoing mitral valve disease

Tomoaki Masuda, Atsushi Aoki, Tadashi Omoto, Kazuto Maruta

Open Access Endocarditis Case Report

Devastating fungal endocarditis involving ascending aorta in a patient with a history of aortic valve replacement: a case report

Parisa Koohsari, Akram Nakhaee, Mehrzad Rahmanian, Faeze Salahshour, Roya Parkhideh, Farnoosh Larti

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Perceval-S over time. Clinical outcomes after ten years of usage

Nikolaos Schizas, Ilias Samiotis, Georgia Nazou, Dimitrios C. Iliopoulos, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, Maria Kousta, Nafsika Papaioannou, Mihalis Argiriou, Panagiotis Dedeilias

Transcarotid vascular access for transcatheter aortic valve implantation: is choosing the left side always right?

Adil Salihu, David C. Rotzinger, Guillaume Fahrni, Anna Nowacka, Panagiotis Antiochos, Stephane Fournier, Olivier Muller, Matthias Kirsch, Henri Lu

Open Access Heart Surgery Case Report

Management of left atrial myxoma in pregnant women: a case series

Yanli Liu, Haiping Wang, Huanlei Huang, Fengzhen Han, Jian Zhuang, Yanqiu Ou, Yanyan Lin, Weina Zhang

Open Access Radiotherapy Case Report

A basaloid carcinoma with multilocular thymic cyst mimicking a mediastinal teratoma

Chen Su, Xiaobo Zhu, Qiang Wang, Junjie Zhang

Open Access Cardiomyopathy Research

Restrictive annuloplasty or replacement on reverse remodeling for nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy

Yusuke Misumi, Masashi Kawamura, Daisuke Yoshioka, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Yoshito Ito, Tsubasa Mikami, Masaki Taira, Kazuo Shimamura, Shigeru Miyagawa

Open Access ECMO Case Report

Left ventricular free wall rupture caused by myocardial ischemia without treatable atherosclerotic coronary disease: a case series

Terézia B. Andrási, Nunijiati Abudureheman, Alannah C. Glück, Kai Dielmann, Gerhard Dinges

Open Access Circulatory Arrest Case Report

Open aortic arch repair without circulatory arrest by frozen elephant trunk in Ishimaru zone 0

Ciro Bancone, Alessandro Della Corte, Federica Lo Presti, Rasul Ashurov, Giacomo Sica, Lucrezia Palmieri, Rita Di Fraia, Marisa De Feo

Open Access Thrombosis Case Report

Uncommon using of the pulmonary homograft in oncological case - three years follow up

Dhaker Lahidheb, Roman Komarov, Ruslan Alikhanov, Boris Tlisov, Alisher Ismailbaev, Ines Dhif

Open Access Cardiomyopathy Research

Transapical intramyocardial septal microwave ablation in treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: 12-month outcomes of a swine model

Mi Zhou, Zhaolong Li, Yun Liu, Yuehua Fang, Le Qin, Wenjie Yang, Fuhua Yan, Qiang Zhao

Open Access NSCLC Case Report

Triple-induction treatment for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a case report of pathological complete response

Raphael S. Werner, Olivia Lauk, Georg Tscherry, Alessandra Curioni-Fontecedro, Sylvia Höller, Isabelle Opitz

Open Access Hysterectomy Research

Surgical strategy for intravenous leiomyomatosis spreading from uterine to the right atrium presenting with recurrent syncope

Gengxu He, Tong Yao, Lei Zhao, Hong Geng, Qiang Ji, Kun Zuo, Yuanzhi Luo, Kai Zhou

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Case Report

Successful Implantation of Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve after TAVR Explantation

Yusuke Yanagino, Naonori Kawamoto, Satoshi Kainuma, Naoki Tadokoro, Takashi Kakuta, Ayumi Ikuta, Kohei Tonai, Tomoyuki Fujita, Satsuki Fukushima

Open Access Aortic Aneurysm Case Report

Staged repair of a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm: a case report

Akitoshi Takazawa, Toshihisa Asakura, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Akihiro Yoshitake

Open Access Cytostatic Therapy Case Report

Neoadjuvant immunochemotherapy for pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma: case report

Chang Xu, Guangyin Zhao, Hongyu Zhang, Di Ge, Jie Gu

Open Access Achalasia Case Report

Abnormal performance of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM): a case misdiagnosed as achalasia of cardia

Wen-Quan Yu, Hui-Jiang Gao, Li-Xue Zhai, Yu-Cheng Wei

Open Access Lung Cancer Research

Comparison of early patient-reported outcomes between uniportal thoracoscopic segmentectomy and wedge resection for peripheral small-sized non-small-cell lung cancer

Yingzhi Zhao, Wenwu Liu, Xin Gao, Kaixin Zhang, Wei Dai, Xing Wei, Haoqian Zheng, Cheng Lei, Hongfan Yu, Qiuling Shi, Qiang Li, Tianpeng Xie

Open Access Computed Tomography Case Report

Different anatomical variations in the anterior segment of the right upper lung

Wu Yan, MengXuan Wang, JiXing Zhao, YongSheng Li, Wei Wei

Open Access Research

Clinical outcome of a branch-first approach with a novel continuous whole-brain perfusion strategy for total arch surgery

Zezheng Zhao, Haitao Chi, Lei Chen, Junhui Wang, Cangsong Xiao

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Thrombocytopenia after sutureless and standard stented aortic valve replacement: a retrospective analysis of risk factors, clinical course, and early outcome

Alicja Zientara, Mohammad Yousuf Salmasi, Bella Milan-Chhatrisha, Sharan Kapadia, Ryan Bashir, Ian Cummings, Cesare Quarto, George Asimakopoulos

Open Access Splenectomy Case Report

Management of embolic splenic abscess secondary to aortic valve endocarditis – case report and review of literature

Nicolas Nunez-Ordonez, Juan Sebastián Luna, Jaime Camacho Mackenzie, Andrés Felipe Jiménez, Alejandro González, Andrea J. Pico, Carlos F. Román, Paulo A. Cabrera Rivera, Carlos A. Villa Hincapié

Open Access Research

Expression of lncRNA LINC00943 in lung squamous cell carcinoma and its relationship with tumor progression

Zhenshan Zhao, Haiyang Li, Jing Li, Yao Rong, Lidong Zhao, Menghui Hao, Faming Tian

Open Access NSCLC Research

The value of lung function assessment and Testin expression detection in clinicopathological features and prognosis of NSCLC patients

Yanmin Zhang, Gaoming Wang, Qian Zhang, Qian Wang, Jing Luo, Chunhua Ling

Open Access CABG Review

Transit time flow measurement in arterial grafts

Dror B. Leviner, John D. Puskas, David P. Taggart

Open Access Neuroendocrine Tumor Research

Analysis of 25 surgical cases of thymic neuroendocrine tumors and thymic carcinoma

Kensuke Midorikawa, So Miyahara, Nanako Nishino, Yuichirou Ueda, Ryuichi Waseda, Takeshi Shiraishi, Toshihiko Sato

Open Access Aortic Aneurysm Research

Sex-related differences in outcome of thoracic aortic surgery

Hongxue Jiang, Hongjie Xu, Zhiyun Xu

Open Access Atrial Fibrillation Research

Comparison of Del Nido (a different application) and crystalloid blood cardioplegia on arrhythmia and early results

Ferhat Borulu, Ümit Arslan, Eyüp Serhat Çalik, Kaptanıderya Tayfur, Bilgehan Erkut

Open Access Esophagus Resection Research

A approach of gastric conduit via the anterior of pulmonary hilum route during minimally invasive McKeown esophagectomy

Zhaoyang Yan, Xinjian Xu, Bin Guo, Pengzeng Wang, Linpeng Niu, Zhanjie Gao, Yusen Yuan, Fei Li, Ming He

Mid-term clinical outcomes of totally endoscopic repair for mitral regurgitation in Barlow’s disease

Lin Zhang, Huimin Cui, Hong Shen, Dong Li, Lianggang Li, Hua Shen, Shengli Jiang

Open Access Thrombectomy Research

Treatment outcomes in patients with acute thromboembolic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery

Wenrui Li, Mingyuan Liu, Lei Jin, Hai Feng, Xueming Chen, Zhiwen Zhang

Open Access Pericardiocentesis Case Report

Bleeding sites and treatment strategies for cardiac tamponade by catheter ablation requiring thoracotomy: risks of catheter ablation in patients with left atrial diverticulum

Atsuyuki Mitsuishi, Yujiro Miura, Yoshinori Nomura, Takayoshi Hirota, Naoki Arima, Hiroaki Kitaoka, Hiroki Tateiwa, Yoshifumi Katsumata

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Inflammation in aortic surgery: postoperative evolution of biomarkers according pathologies and segments of the aorta

Martin T Yates, Alexander Smith, Alina A Mistirian, Carola M Bigogno, Michelle Lee, Ana Lopez-Marco

Open Access Heparin Case Report

Heparin-induced DRESS syndrome in a paediatric patient and successful anaesthetic management in cardiovascular bypass surgery: case report

Laura Peña-Blanco, Laura Gutiérrez-Soriano, Félix Ramón Montes, Andrea Barragán-Méndez, Susana Beltrán-Villegas, Juan José López-Reyes, Carlos A. Villa-Hincapié, Juan Pablo Umaña

Open Access CABG Research

The efficacy of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (mics cabg) for patients with coronary artery diseases and diabetes: a single center retrospective study

Zhao Guangxin, Chi Liqun, Liang Lin, Liu Jiaji, Ma Xiaolong, Zhang Yuxiao, Huang Qiuyue, Kong Qingyu

Open Access Ticagrelor Research

Antithrombotic drug removal with hemoadsorption during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

Helmut Mair, Stephanie Ulrich, Dow Rosenzweig, Johannes Goeppl, Christopher Jurma, Ferdinand Vogt, Benedikt Baumer, Frank Vogel, Peter Lamm

Open Access Endocarditis Research

To repair or to replace in mitral valve infective endocarditis? an updated meta-analysis

Ahmed K. Awad, Karim Wilson, Mahmoud A. Elnagar, Merihan A. Elbadawy, Mohamed H. Fathy

Open Access Myocardial Infarction Case Report

Successful repair of recurrent ventricular septal perforation after myocardial infarction using double patch technique via right ventriculotomy: a case report

Khoirur Rijal Ashsholih, Taiichi Takasaki, Mayu Tomota, Taika Tokumoto, Seimei Go, Shogo Emura, Masamichi Ozawa, Shinya Takahashi

Open Access Aortic Dissection Research

Delayed surgery for acute type A aortic dissection: a retrospective review of an alternative surgical strategy in the COVID-19 era

Rin Itokawa, Ryosuke Kowatari, Yuki Imamura, Hanae Sasaki, Norihiro Kondo, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Masahito Minakawa

Open Access Aneurysm Case Report

Giant unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms causing angina pectoris

Peng Hu, Zhedong Wan, Qianhui Sun, Peng Teng, Liang Ma

Open Access Cerebral Hemorrhage Research

Impact of postoperative cerebral complications in acute infective endocarditis: a retrospective single-center study

Kayo Sugiyama, Hirotaka Watanuki, Masato Tochii, Takayuki Kai, Daisuke Koiwa, Katsuhiko Matsuyama

Open Access ECMO Research

Heparin-free veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in lung transplantation: a retrospective cohort study

ZhaoMin Huang, Jiayi Zheng, Mingyang Wang, Shaoting Zeng, Miaoting Huang, Shuyi Peng, Jiajun Li, Jiaming Ji, Quan Chen, Xin Xu, Chao Yang, GuiLin Peng, Hanyu Yang

Open Access Aortic Dissection Correction

Correction: Experience with aortic arch inclusion technique using artificial blood vessel for type A aortic dissection: an application study

Qingfeng Li, Bin Li, Shuqiang Xi, Zhaobin Li, Zhe Zhu, Zeyue Jin, Fan Yang, Lei Liu

Open Access Central Venous Catheter Case Report

On the way to the azygos vein: a road of return rather than ruined

Yiping Feng, Yeqing Liu, Shanxiang Xu, Huiming Zhong, Shouyin Jiang

Open Access Computed Tomography Research

Mean computed tomography value to predict spread through air spaces in clinical N0 lung adenocarcinoma

Marino Yamamoto, Masaya Tamura, Ryohei Miyazaki, Hironobu Okada, Noriko Wada, Makoto Toi, Ichiro Murakami

Open Access Heart Surgery Review

Efficacy of selenium on patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Ahmed M. Sarhan, Ahmed K. Awad, Abdullah K. Alassiri, Mohamed Sameh Abd-Alkhaleq, Rahmeh Al-Asmar, Ahmed Reda Gonnah

Open Access CABG Research

Short-term and long-term outcomes of on-pump beating-heart coronary artery bypass surgery in dialysis and non-dialysis patients: a retrospective study in a single center

Chia-Hsun Lin, Yen‐Yang Chen, Yu‐Tong Yen, Patrick Hung‐Ju Kao, Chai-Hock Chua, Hung-Hsing Chao, Ming-Jen Lu

Open Access Research

Mind the gap! Interdisciplinary approach to anterior chest wall reconstruction after total sternectomy

Olaf Michael Glueck, Denis Ehrl, Rudolf A. Hatz, Jan M. Fertmann

Open Access Lung Transplantation Review

Pulmonary transplant complications: a radiologic review

Samuel Friedlander, Brian Pogatchnik, Yuka Furuya, Tadashi Allen

Open Access Heart Failure Research

miR-200b-3p relieved inflammation in patients with heart failure by regulating ZEB1 expression

Bo Wei, Zhiyong Li, Li Wang, Haitao Zhang, Wen Gou

Open Access Incision Research

Export priority technique for Uni-portal thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy

Yanhui Yang, Ji Li, Xin Cheng, Sipeng Cheng, Xiaoyang Xie

Open Access Pleural Effusion Research

Efficacy and safety of intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy for malignant pleural effusion: a meta-analysis

Xue Pan, Zhichao Hou, Tangjuan Zhang, Zheng Ding, Fei Ye, Zhulin Wang, Chunyao Huang, Peng Wang, Xiangnan Li

Open Access Aortic Valve Replacement Research

Twenty-year experience following aortic valve replacement in patients younger than 60 years of age

Yuki Imamura, Ryosuke Kowatari, Junichi Koizumi, Azuma Tabayashi, Daiki Saitoh, Hajime Kin

Open Access Arterial Diseases Research

Whole exome sequencing and proteomics-based investigation of the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease with diffuse long lesion

Ce Chao, Yongxiang Qian, Hao Lv, Kun Mei, Min Wang, Yang Liu, Bin Wang, Dongmei Di

Open Access Transesophageal Echocardiography Case Report

Anomalous circumflex artery encircling the aortic annulus: implications for mitral valve repair

Michele Portoghese, Simone Mureddu, Andrea Balata, Cristina Contini, Giangiacomo Carta

Open Access Correction

Correction: Transit time flow measurement in arterial grafts

Dror B. Leviner, John D. Puskas, David P. Taggart

Open Access Heart Transplantation Case Report

In vivo mitral valve repair for the transplanted donor heart in orthotopic heart transplantation

Kazuma Handa, Yusuke Misumi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Shunsuke Saito, Masashi Kawamura, Takuji Kawamura, Ai Kawamura, Takashi Yamauchi, Shigeru Miyagawa

Open Access Vasculitis Case Report

Pulmonary artery sarcoma affecting the pulmonary valve mistaken as pulmonary vasculitis: a case report and comparative literature review

Harry James Smith, Fadi Al-Zubaidi, Daniel Sitaranjan, Steven Chiu, David Jenkins

Open Access Case Report

Robot-assisted thoracoscopic resection of a posterior mediastinal tumor with immunoglobulin G4-related disease: a case report

Taihei Takeuchi, Hiromitsu Takizawa, Yoshimi Bando, Akio Hosokawa, Hiroyuki Sumitomo, Naoki Miyamoto, Shinichi Sakamoto, Atsushi Morishita, Naoya Kawakita, Hiroaki Toba

Open Access Laser Research

New insights and novel perspectives in bileaflet mechanical heart valve prostheses thromboresistance

Giorgio Vigano, Sudip Shyam, Sushanta K. Mitra, Daniël K. M. Pollack, Massimo A. Mariani

Open Access Endarterectomy Case Report

Spontaneous retroperitoneal haemorrhage after pulmonary endarterectomy surgery

Aabha Divya, Alicia Chia, David Jenkins

Open Access Research

Comparison of quality of life in patients with mitral valve replacement and mitral valve repair in Imam Ali Hospital during 2014 to 2020: a cross-sectional study

Nahid Salehi, Pouria Heydarpour, Yahya Salimi, Arash Ziapour, Mohammad Reza Majzoobi, Sahand Geravand, Parisa Janjani