Combination of slide tracheoplasty and side-to-side bronchoplasty for complex congenital tracheobronchial stenosis.

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Congenital tracheal stenosis is a rare but serious condition with high mortality and morbidity. We present a 6-month-old patient with complex congenital tracheal stenosis involving the trachea, carina and right […]

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X-ray-free protocol for pectus deformities based on magnetic resonance imaging and a low-cost portable three-dimensional scanning device: a preliminary study.

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To compare a standard protocol using chest computed tomography (CT) to a non-irradiant protocol involving a low-cost portable 3D scanner and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for all pectus deformities based […]

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Initiation of an inter-hospital extracorporeal membrane oxygenation transfer programme for critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019: bringing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support to peripheral hospitals.

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a resource-intensive, highly specialized and expensive therapy that is often reserved for high-volume centres. In recent years, we established an inter-hospital ECMO transfer programme that […]

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Initiation of an inter-hospital extracorporeal membrane oxygenation transfer programme for critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019: bringing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support to peripheral hospitals.

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a resource-intensive, highly specialized and expensive therapy that is often reserved for high-volume centres. In recent years, we established an inter-hospital ECMO transfer programme that […]

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Mid-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with mild left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a multicentre retrospective cohort study.

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Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is common and associated with adverse events in patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the prognosis of mild LVSD has not been clearly […]

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Bentall procedure with the CarboSeal™ and CarboSeal Valsalva™ composite conduits: long-term outcomes.

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Data on the long-term results with the standard CarboSeal™ mechanical conduit used for the modified Bentall procedure are lacking as well as information on performance of the Valsalva CarboSeal™ conduit.We […]

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Emergency pericardial drainage without aortic repair for type A intramural haematoma complicated by cardiac tamponade.

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From April 2011 to March 2020, 87 patients with type A intramural haematoma and acute aortic dissection with thrombosed false lumen of the ascending aorta were treated at Kitasato University […]

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Annular and subvalvular dynamics after extracellular matrix mitral tube graft implantation in pigs.

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Entire mitral valve reconstruction with an extracellular matrix tube graft is a potential candidate to overcome the current limitations of mechanical and bioprosthetic valves. However, clinical data have raised concern […]

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An aorto-oesophageal fistula treated with total arch repair combined with oesophageal repair.

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Aorto-oesophageal fistula is a rare but fatal disease. Open surgical repair or endotube repair of aorta and oesophagus save patients from circulatory deterioration, major haematemesis and severe infection. Here we […]

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Improvement in right ventricular function by mitral valve closure in hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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A male neonate presented with the aortic/mitral stenotic variant of hypoplastic left heart syndrome, wherein the suprasystemic left ventricular pressure and relatively large left ventricle had shifted the intraventricular septum. […]

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Intraoperative conversion during video-assisted thoracoscopy resection for lung cancer does not alter survival.

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The aim of this study was to assess the long-term outcomes of patients treated by anatomical pulmonary resection with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach, VATS requiring intraoperative conversion to […]

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Is left ventricular superior to right ventricular pacing in children with congenital or postoperative complete heart block?

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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was ‘Is left ventricular superior to right ventricular pacing in children with congenital […]

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Real-time intraoperative co-registration of transesophageal echocardiography with fluoroscopy facilitates transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation in cases of invisible degenerated bioprosthetic valves.

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Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve (TMViV) implantation is an alternative treatment to surgery for high-risk patients with degenerated bioprosthetic mitral valves. Some types of bioprostheses are fluoroscopically translucent, resulting in an ‘invisible’ […]

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Prognostic significance of histopathological factors in survival and recurrence of atypical carcinoid tumours.

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Atypical carcinoids are neuroendocrine neoplasms of intermediate degree and low frequency. The aim of this study is to analyse their clinical characteristics and the importance of different histopathological factors in […]

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Narrative review on endovascular techniques for left subclavian artery revascularization during thoracic endovascular aortic repair and risk factors for postoperative stroke.

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The aim of this study was to present a narrative review on endovascular techniques (ET) for revascularization of the left subclavian artery (LSA) during zone 2 thoracic endovascular aortic repair […]

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Successful HeartMate 3 LVAD implantation in a patient with active heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia with thrombosis using pre-implantation plasmapheresis and intraoperative continuous prostacyclin.

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Heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia describes a prothrombotic state with significant rates of thrombus formation. We present a rare case of successful implantation of a HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device in a […]

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Is open window thoracostomy the only method to control infection in patients with an empyema following pulmonary resection for primary lung cancer?

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A best evidence topic in cardiothoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed: Is open window thoracostomy (OWT) the only method to control infection in patients […]

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