Non-heart transplant surgical approaches with mitral valve operation and surgical ventricular reconstruction for non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a Japanese multicenter study.

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There is uncertainty over the efficacy of additional surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) associated with mitral valve operation for non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study aims to assess mid-term outcomes of […]

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Hospital organization and thoracic oncological patient management during the coronavirus disease-2019 outbreak: a brief report from a nationwide survey of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery.

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The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has made us aware of the weaknesses and often the inadequacies of our current technologies and practices and has presented us with a […]

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Bilateral thoracic duct ligation for persisting postoperative chylothorax.

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Herein, we report the case of a patient with persistent postoperative chylothorax despite right supradiaphragmal ligation of the thoracic duct. Computed tomography lymphangiography after lipiodol injection demonstrated a correctly ligated […]

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The learning curve of video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy for staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma.

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The objective of this study was to define the learning process of video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) by the assessment of consecutive procedural metrics.We conducted a single-centre retrospective observational study of […]

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Angiographic patency after robotic beating heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting facilitated by automated distal anastomotic connectors.

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Robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) on the beating heart has been facilitated in our experience using distal coronary anastomotic connectors. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed graft patency […]

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Isolation of arch vessels: Imaging characteristics and associations on multidetector computed tomography angiography.

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To evaluate the imaging characteristics and associations in patients with isolation of arch vessels on multidetector computed tomography angiography (CTA).We retrospectively reviewed all multidetector CTA studies performed for the evaluation […]

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridge to heart transplant: Trends following the allocation change.

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This study compared outcomes of patients bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) following the recent heart allocation policy change.The United Network of Organ Sharing Registry […]

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Veno-arterio-pulmonary-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in descending aortic surgery.

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Hypoxia during one-lung ventilation is a significant problem in descending aortic surgery via left thoracotomy. Veno-arterio-pulmonary-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VAPa-ECMO), which consists of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and an […]

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Spontaneous splenic rupture, mesenteric ischemia and spinal infarction after aortic repair for acute type A dissection in a patient with sickle cell trait.

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Sickle cell trait (SCT), a benign hematological condition affecting approximately 300 million individuals globally, is associated with an increased risk of vaso-occlusive disease. However, the risks related to surgery employing […]

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Impact of the collateral network on central-repair-first strategy in superior mesenteric artery occlusion with type A acute aortic dissection.

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Surgery for acute type A aortic dissection with mesenteric malperfusion is challenging. Although the peripheral-reperfusion-first strategy has shown good results, more discussion regarding indicated patients is needed. This study aimed […]

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Outcomes in techniques of valve sparing aortic root replacement: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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To compare clinical outcomes of reimplantation versus remodeling in patients undergoing valve-sparing aortic root replacement (VSRR) surgery.Electronic database search at PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Ovid, and Google scholar was performed from […]

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Prosthesis-patient mismatch after mitral valve replacement: A pooled meta-analysis of Kaplan-Meier-derived individual patient data.

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The hemodynamic effect and early and late survival impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) after mitral valve replacement remains insufficiently explored.Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library databases were searched […]

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Effect of Albumin Addition to Cardiopulmonary Bypass Prime on Outcomes in Children Undergoing Open-Heart Surgery (EACPO Study)-A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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There is a paucity of literature regarding the association of high oncotic priming solutions for pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and outcomes, and no consensus exists regarding the composition of optimal […]

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Risk Factors of Cervical Anastomotic Leakage after McKeown Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Focus on Preoperative and Intraoperative Lung Function.

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Cervical anastomotic leakage (CAL) is one of the most common complications that occur minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE). It is associated with high postoperative mortality. Some risk factors still remained controversial […]

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Effect of previous coronary stenting on subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes.

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The effect of previous coronary stenting on subsequent coronary artery bypass graft is inconclusive.We used Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Database to retrospectively evaluate patients with multivessel coronary artery bypass graft […]

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Association between coronary artery bypass graft center volume and year-to-year outcome variability: New York and California statewide analysis.

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We evaluated whether volume-based, rather than time-based, annual reporting of center outcomes for coronary artery bypass grafting may improve inference of quality, assuming that large center-level year-to-year outcome variability is […]

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Resection of Pulmonary Metastases 12 Years after Initial Surgery for a Benign Pheochromocytoma.

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We describe a rare case of newly discovered pulmonary metastases and surgical confirmation 12 years after initial surgery for a pheochromocytoma. A 61-year-old asymptomatic man was referred because of an […]

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Effects of Short-Duration Ethanol Dehydration on Mechanical Properties of Porcine Pericardium.

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Autologous pericardium is an ideal material for cardiovascular reconstruction including pulmonary artery plasty. Despite the fact that dehydration by ethanol has been used to improve its surgical handling, the effects […]

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Prophylactic vaccination with a live-attenuated herpes zoster vaccine in lung transplant candidates.

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Herpes zoster (HZ) is caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Patients with lung transplants are at high risk for HZ owing to their immunocompromised status and the need […]

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The impact of HLA-DR mismatch status on retransplant-free survival and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome‒free survival among sensitized lung transplant recipients.

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Donor‒recipient HLA-DR locus matching may be protective against bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in lung transplant recipients. It is unknown whether this benefit is more significant among sensitized (calculated panel reactive […]

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Reintervention rates after bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in patients younger than 30 years of age: A multicenter analysis.

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To assess the difference in time to and predictors of reintervention according to valve type in surgical bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) in patients younger than 30 years of age from […]

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History of cancer and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting: Experiences from the SWEDEHEART registry.

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To explore the currently unknown association between history of cancer at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and long-term survival.All patients (n = 82,137) undergoing isolated first-time CABG in Sweden […]

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