DOI: 10.1055/s-00000085

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Publication Date: 09 October 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 08 October 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Bin Mahmood, Syed Usman; Nguemeni Tiako, Max Jordan; Mori, Makoto; Elefteriades, John A.; Bonde, Pramod; Geirsson, Arnar; Yun, James J.: Isolated Tricuspid Valvectomy: A Series of cases with Intravenous Drug Abuse Associated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis

Original Cardiovascular

Stock, Sina; Scharfschwerdt, Michael; Warnecke, Rebecca Janina; Richardt, Doreen; Tsvelodub, Stanislav; Sievers, Hans-Hinrich: New Device for the Treatment of Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Proof of Concept in an In Vitro Model

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

Original Thoracic

Cohen, Charlotte; Pop, Daniel; Icard, Philippe; Berthet, Jean-Philippe; Venissac, Nicolas; Mouroux, Jérome: Is There a Place for Thoracoscopic Enucleation of Esophageal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors?

Original Thoracic

Özdil, Ali; Tekneci, Ahmet Kayahan; Dökümcü, Zafer; Divarcı, Emre; Keçeci, Burçin; Sezak, Murat; Çakan, Alpaslan; Çağırıcı, Ufuk: Pulmonary Metastasectomy of Sarcoma: Is the Ratio of Surgical Margin to Nodule Size a Prognostic Factor?

Publication Date: 22 September 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Lescan, Mario; Andic, Mateja; Krüger, Tobias; Ivosevic, Vedran; Schlensak, Christian: Hybrid Off-pump Second-Stage Aortic Arch Repair after Type A Dissection

Publication Date: 19 September 2018

Short Communication

Fiorelli, Alfonso; Messina, Gaetana; Santoriello, Carlo; Santini, Mario: Endobronchial Ultrasound for Benign Tracheal Stenosis

Publication Date: 15 September 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Jussli-Melchers, Jill; Panholzer, Bernd; Friedrich, Christine; Broch, Ole; Huenges, Katharina; Cremer, Joachim; Haneya, Assad: Mid- and Long-Term Outcomes of Total Arterial Myocardial Revascularization in Patients Aged 70 Years and Older: A Single-Center Experience

Original Cardiovascular

Saha, Shekhar; Varghese, Sam; Ahmad, Ammar Al; Jebran, Ahmad Fawad; Waezi, Narges; Niehaus, Heidi; Baraki, Hassina; Kutschka, Ingo: Complex Valve Surgery in Elderly Patients: Increasingly Necessary and Surprisingly Feasible

Publication Date: 14 September 2018

Original Thoracic

Grimminger, P. P.; Tagkalos, E.; Hadzijusufovic, E.; Corvinus, F.; Babic, B.; Lang, H.: Change from Hybrid to Fully Minimally Invasive and Robotic Esophagectomy is Possible without Compromises

Original Thoracic

Moon, Duk Hwan; Kang, Min Kyun; Lee, Hye Sun; Lee, Sungsoo: Long-Term Results of Compressive Brace Therapy for Pectus Carinatum

Original Thoracic

Yang, HongJun; Kang, Jianjie; Zhang, Shufen; Peng, Kairun; Deng, Bingmei; Cheng, Biao: CT-Guided Chemical Thoracic Sympathectomy versus Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection for Palmar Hyperhidrosis

Publication Date: 07 September 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Diab, Mahmoud; Färber, Gloria; Sponholz, Christoph; Tasar, Raphael; Lehmann, Thomas; Tkebuchava, Sophie; Franz, Marcus; Doenst, Torsten: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting using Bilateral Internal Thoracic Arteries through a Left-Sided Minithoracotomy: A Single-Center Starting Experience

Publication Date: 04 September 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Oezpeker, Cenk; Barbieri, Fabian; Hoefer, Daniel; Schneider, Bastian; Bonaros, Nikolaos; Grimm, Michael; Mueller, Ludwig: Mitral Valve Surgery via Partial Upper Sternotomy: Closing the Gap between Conventional Sternotomy and Right Lateral Minithoracotomy

Publication Date: 30 August 2018

Publication Date: 28 August 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Ratschiller, Thomas; Sames-Dolzer, Eva; Schimetta, Wolfgang; Kreuzer, Michaela; Müller, Hannes; Zierer, Andreas; Mair, Rudolf: External Prosthetic Reinforcement of the Pulmonary Autograft

Original Cardiovascular

Roth, Peter; Stella, Jenna; Niemann, Bernd; Grieshaber, Philippe; Roehrig, Rainer; Böning, Andreas: Fibrin-Coated Collagen Fleece Seems to Prevent Sternal Instability after Cardiac Surgery: A Matched Pair Data Analysis

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Zientara, Alicja; Mariotti, Sergio; Matter-Ensner, Sonja; Seifert, Burkhardt; Graves, Kirk; Dzemali, Omer; Genoni, Michele: Fast-Track Management in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Dexmedetomidine Provides Rapid Extubation and Effective Pain Modulation

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 24 August 2018

Original Thoracic

Finkbeiner, Rebekka; Krinner, Sebastian; Langenbach, Andreas; Besendörfer, Manuel; Schulz-Drost, Stefan: Age Distribution and Concomitant Injuries in Pulmonary Contusion: An Analysis Based on Routine Data

Special Report

Fenton, Kathleen; Cardarelli, Marcelo; Molloy, Frank; Novick, William: Establishing Sustainable Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs in Underserved Countries

Publication Date: 16 August 2018

Original Cardiovascular

El Shora, Hatem A.; El Beleehy, Ahmed A.; Abdelwahab, Amr A.; Ali, Gaser A.; Omran, Tarek E.; Hassan, Essam A.; Arafat, Amr A.: Bilateral Paravertebral Block versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia for Pain Control Post-Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Original Cardiovascular

Noack, Thilo; Wittgen, Kathleen; Kiefer, Philipp; Emrich, Fabian; Raschpichler, Matthias; Eibel, Sarah; Holzhey, David; Misfeld, Martin; Mohr, Friedrich-Wilhelm; Borger, Michael; Ender, Joerg; Seeburger, Joerg: Acute Effect of Mitral Valve Repair on Mitral Valve Geometry

Original Cardiovascular

Oezpeker, Cenk; Barbieri, Fabian; Zujs, Vitalijs; Grimm, Michael; Lio, Antonio; Glauber, Mattia; Bonaros, Nikolaos: Minimally Invasive Redo-Aortic Valve Replacement: Reduced Operative Times as Compared to Full Sternotomy

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Repossini, Alberto; Bacco, Lorenzo Di; Gazdag, Laszlo; Grubitzsch, Herko; Fischlein, Theodor; Stara, Alessandra; Muneretto, Claudio; Santarpino, Giuseppe: Is the Freedom SOLO Stentless Bioprosthesis a Useful Tool for Patients with Aortic Endocarditis and Aortic Annular Destruction?

Original Cardiovascular

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 09 August 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Mkalaluh, Sabreen; Szczechowicz, Marcin; Torabi, Saeed; Sabashnikov, Anton; Mashhour, Ahmed; Karck, Matthias; Weymann, Alexander: Surgical Treatment of Cardiac Metastases: Analysis of a 13-Year Single-Center Experience

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 07 August 2018

Original Thoracic

Short Communication

Publication Date: 02 August 2018

Original Thoracic

Ma, Han; Wang, Jun; Xi, Qinhua; Shi, Dongtao; Zheng, Shiying; Ma, Haitao; Ge, Jinfeng: Analysis of Endoscopy Intervention in Postesophagectomy Anastomotic Leak: A Retrospective Study

Original Thoracic

Wolosker, Nelson; Leiderman, Dafne Braga Diamante; de Campos, Jose Ribas Millanez; Kauffman, Paulo; Tedde, Miguel Lia; Yazbek, Guilherme; Puech-Leão, Pedro: Number of Preoperative Hyperhidrosis Sites Does Not Affect the Sympathectomy Postoperative Results and Compensatory Hyperhidrosis Occurrence

Review Article

Yamashita, Kennosuke; Hu, Nan; Ranjan, Ravi; Selzman, Craig H.; Dosdall, Derek J.: Clinical Risk Factors for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation among Patients after Cardiac Surgery

Short Communication

Short Communication

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Anselmi, Amedeo; Ruggieri, Vito Giovanni; Soulami, Réda Belhaj; Flécher, Erwan; Langanay, Thierry; Corbineau, Hervé; Leguerrier, Alain; Verhoye, Jean-Philippe: Hemodynamic Results and Mid-term Follow-up of 850 19 to 23 mm Perimount Magna Ease Valves

Publication Date: 30 July 2018

Original Basic Science

Original Cardiovascular

Blasi, Stefania; Ravenni, Giacomo; Celiento, Michele; De Martino, Andrea; Milano, Aldo D.; Bortolotti, Uberto: Durability of the Mitroflow Pericardial Prosthesis: Influence of Patient–Prosthesis Mismatch and New Anticalcification Treatment

Original Cardiovascular

Goebel, Nora; Nagib, Ragi; Salehi-Gilani, Schahriar; Ahad, Samir; Albert, Marc; Ursulescu, Adrian; Franke, Ulrich F.W.: Combined David and Frozen Elephant Trunk Procedure in Acute Aortic Dissection

Original Thoracic

Ucvet, Ahmet; Yazgan, Serkan; Gursoy, Soner; Samancilar, Ozgur: Prognosis of Resected Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with Ipsilateral Pulmonary Metastasis

Publication Date: 26 July 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Weiler, Pia; Hamiko, Marwan; Mellert, Fritz; Roell, Wilhelm; Roell, Martina; Welz, Cecilia; Duerr, Georg Daniel: Impact of Crystalloid or Albumin Priming of the Heart–Lung Machine on Inhospital Outcome after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Publication Date: 18 July 2018

How to Do It

Original Cardiovascular

Mve Mvondo, Charles; Pugliese, Marta; Ambassa, Jean Claude; Giamberti, Alessandro; Bovio, Emanuele; Dailor, Ellen: Mechanical Heart Valve Replacement in a Low-Middle Income Region in the Modern Era: Midterm Results from a Sub-Saharan Center

Publication Date: 09 July 2018

Publication Date: 05 July 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Hoffmann, Grischa; Abraham-Westphal, Selam; Attmann, Tim; Frank, Derk; Lutter, Georg; Cremer, Jochen; Petzina, Rainer: Impact of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch following Aortic Valve Replacement on Long-Term Survival and Quality of Life

Publication Date: 28 June 2018

How to Do It

de Sierra, C. Velasco Garcia; Estevez-Cid, F.; Cuenca-Castillo, J. J.: High-Definition Video Recording: Taking Sport Technology to the Operating Room

Original Cardiovascular

Chen, Qiang; Lin, Ze-Wei; Hong, Zhi-Nuan; Cao, Hua; Zhang, Gui-Can; Chen, Liang-Wan; Yu, Ling-Li; Zhang, Qi-Liang: Comparison of Transthoracic Device Closure and Surgical Repair with Right Submammary or Right Infra-axillary Thoracotomy for Perimembranous VSD

Original Thoracic

Special Report

Publication Date: 20 June 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Heimeshoff, Jan; Merz, Constanze; Ricklefs, Marcel; Kirchhoff, Felix; Haverich, Axel; Bara, Christoph; Kühn, Christian: Wearable Cardioverter–Defibrillators following Cardiac Surgery—A Single-Center Experience

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 16 June 2018

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Merkle, Julia; Sabashnikov, Anton; Deppe, Antje Christin; Weber, Saskia; Mader, Navid; Choi, Yeong-Hoon; Liakopoulos, Oliver; Kuhn-Régnier, Ferdinand; Wahlers, Thorsten: Impact of Different Aortic Entry Tear Sites on Early Outcomes and Long-Term Survival in Patients with Stanford A Acute Aortic Dissection

Short Communication

Agnino, Alfonso; Lanzone, Alberto Maria; Albertini, Andrea; Anselmi, Amedeo: Follow-Up of the Novel Free Margin Running Suture Technique for Mitral Valve Repair

Publication Date: 29 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Yamanashi, Keiji; Okumura, Norihito; Yamamoto, Yoshiharu; Takahashi, Ayuko; Nakashima, Takashi; Matsuoka, Tomoaki: Comparing Part-Solid and Pure-Solid Tumors in the TNM Classification of Lung Cancer (Eighth Edition)

Publication Date: 27 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Nachum, Eyal; Sternik, Leonid; Kassif, Yigal; Raanani, Ehud; Hay, Ilan; Shalabi, Amjad; Buber, Jonathan: Surgical Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: A Single Tertiary Center Experience

Original Cardiovascular

Reichart, D.; Brand, C.F.; Bernhardt, A.M.; Schmidt, S.; Schaefer, A.; Blankenberg, S.; Reichenspurner, H.; Wagner, F.M.; Deuse, T.; Barten, M.J.: Analysis of Minimally Invasive Left Thoracotomy HVAD Implantation – A Single-Center Experience

Publication Date: 23 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Kocaturk, Celalettin Ibrahim; Saydam, Ozkan; Sezen, Celal Bugra; Kalafat, Cem Emrah; Cansever, Levent; Kutluk, Ali Cevat; Akin, Hasan; Metin, Muzaffer: Is Right Sleeve Lower Lobectomy Necessary? Is It Safe?

Publication Date: 17 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Review Article

Kuhtin, Oleg; Veith, Marina; Alghanem, Mohammed; Martel, Ivan; Giller, Dmitrii; Haas, Viktor; Lampl, Ludwig: Thoracoplasty—Current View on Indication and Technique

Short Communication

Lescan, Mario; Hornung, Andreas; Hofbeck, Michael; Schlensak, Christian: Custom-made Stent Grafts for the Treatment of Pseudoaneurysms after Childhood Coarctation Surgery

Publication Date: 08 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Ostovar, Roya; Kuehnel, Ralf-Uwe; Erb, Michael; Hartrumpf, Martin; Claus, Thomas; Haase, Robert; Albes, Johannes M.: How Do Transcatheter Heart Valves Fit in Mitral Annuloplasty Rings and Which Combination Can be Recommended?

Original Cardiovascular

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 01 May 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Cleuziou, Julie; Vitanova, Keti; Pabst von Ohain, Jelena; Ono, Masamichi; Tanase, Daniel; Burri, Melchior; Lange, Rüdiger: Incidence and Risk Factors for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction after the Arterial Switch Operation

Original Cardiovascular

Kolat, Philipp; Guttenberger, Patricia; Ried, Michael; Kapahnke, Julia; Haneya, Assad; Schmid, Christof; Diez, Claudius: ICU Readmission after Cardiac Surgery—Still a Matter of Concern?

Original Cardiovascular

Maier, Sven; Shcherbakova, Maria; Beyersdorf, Friedhelm; Benk, Christoph; Kari, Fabian Alexander; Siepe, Matthias; Czerny, Martin; Rylski, Bartosz: Benefits and Risks of Prophylactic Cerebrospinal Fluid Catheter and Evoked Potential Monitoring in Symptomatic Spinal Cord Ischemia Low-Risk Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

Original Cardiovascular

Van Linden, Arnaud; Arsalan, Mani; Körschgen, Thore; Blumenstein, Johannes; Kempfert, Jörg; Hecker, Florian; Walther, Thomas: Randomized (CO)mparison of (TRI)fecta and (P)erimount Magna Ease Supraannular Aortic Xenografts—CO.TRI.P Study

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Original Thoracic

Short Communication

Steimer, Desiree A.; Hernandez, Omar; Mason, David P.; Schwartz, Gary S.: Timing of ECMO Initiation Impacts Survival in Influenza-Associated ARDS

Publication Date: 19 April 2018

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

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Original Thoracic

Cheufou, Danjouma Housmanou; Mardanzai, Khaled; Ploenes, Till; Theegarten, Dirk; Stamatis, Georgios; Kampe, Sandra; Aigner, Clemens: Effectiveness of Robotic Lobectomy—Outcome and Learning Curve in a High Volume Center

Publication Date: 01 April 2018

Letters to the Editor

Original Cardiovascular

Abdillah, Juma N.; Hu, Qinghua; Chen, Xuliang; Chen, Xing; Zhou, Wu; Luo, Wanjun; Huang, Lingjin: Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia in Infants after Heart Surgery

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Original Thoracic

Ahn, Hyo Yeong; Cho, Jeong Su; Kim, Yeong Dae; I., Hoseok; Song, Seunghwan; Eom, Jung Seop; Mok, Jeongha: Factors Affecting Postoperative Lung Expansion in Patients with Pyogenic Empyema

Original Thoracic

Casiraghi, Monica; Galetta, Domenico; Borri, Alessandro; Tessitore, Adele; Romano, Rosalia; Diotti, Cristina; Brambilla, Daniela; Maisonneuve, Patrick; Spaggiari, Lorenzo: Ten Years' Experience in Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Early Stage Lung Cancer

Reply to Letter to the Editor

Howitt, Samuel H.; Malagon, Ignacio; McCollum, Charles N.; Grant, Stuart W.: Reply to “Developing a Risk Prediction Model for Intensive Care Unit Mortality after Cardiac Surgery”

Publication Date: 06 March 2018

Original Thoracic

Chiappetta, Marco; Nachira, Dania; Congedo, Maria Teresa; Meacci, Elisa; Porziella, Venanzio; Margaritora, Stefano: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Chest Wall Involvement: Integrated Treatment or Surgery Alone?

Publication Date: 28 February 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Eghbalzadeh, Kaveh; Kuhn, Elmar W.; Sabashnikov, Anton; Weber, Carolyn; Sahyoun, Cherif; Rudolph, Tanja; Baldus, Stephan; Wahlers, Thorsten C.W.; Mader, Navid: “Vascular Outlining”: Augmented Imaging for Transfemoral Access—A Preclinical Investigation

Review Article

Wachter, Kristina; Franke, Ulrich F.W.; Rustenbach, Christian J.; Baumbach, Hardy: Minimally Invasive versus Conventional LVAD-Implantation—An Analysis of the Literature

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

How to Do It

Estevez-Cid, Francisco; Herrera-Norena, Jose María; de Sierra, Carlos Velasco-García: The “Auto-sliding Graft” Aortic Wrapping Technique

Original Basic Science

Publication Date: 30 January 2018

Publication Date: 22 January 2018

Original Thoracic

Lee, Geun Dong; Park, Chul Hwan; Park, Heae Surng; Byun, Min Kwang; Lee, Ik Jae; Kim, Tae Hoon; Lee, Sungsoo: Lung Adenocarcinoma Invasiveness Risk in Pure Ground-Glass Opacity Lung Nodules Smaller than 2 cm

Publication Date: 19 January 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Vitanova, Keti; Leopold, Cornelius; von Ohain, Jelena Pabst; Wolf, Cordula; Beran, Elisabeth; Lange, Rüdiger; Cleuziou, Julie: Reasons for Failure of Systemic-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunts in Neonates

Publication Date: 09 January 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Howitt, Samuel Henry; Caiado, Camila; McCollum, Charles; Goldstein, Michael; Malagon, Ignacio; Venkateswaran, Rajamiyer; Grant, Stuart William: Validation of Three Postoperative Risk Prediction Models for Intensive Care Unit Mortality after Cardiac Surgery

Publication Date: 31 December 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Bauer, Adrian; Hausmann, Harald; Schaarschmidt, Jan; Szlapka, Michal; Scharpenberg, Martin; Eberle, Thomas; Hasenkam, J. Michael: Is 300 Seconds ACT Safe and Efficient during MiECC Procedures?

Original Thoracic

Publication Date: 12 December 2017

Original Cardiovascular

ElMahrouk, Ahmed F.; Ismail, Mohamed Fouad; Hamouda, Tamer; Shaikh, Rafik; Mahmoud, Alaa; Shihata, Mohammad Sabry; Alradi, Osman; Jamjoom, Ahmed: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postcardiotomy Pediatric Patients—15 Years of Experience Outside Europe and North America

Original Thoracic

Emiralioglu, Nagehan; Dogru, Deniz; Yalcin, Songul; Tugcu, Gokcen Dılsa; Yalcin, Ebru; Ozcelik, Ugur; Ekinci, Saniye; Kiper, Nural: Impact of Surgery on Growth, Pulmonary Functions, and Acute Pulmonary Exacerbations in Children with Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Original Thoracic

Refaely, Yael; Koyfman, Leonid; Friger, Michael; Ruderman, Leonid; Saleh, Mahmud Abu; Sahar, Gidon; Shaked, Gad; Klein, Moti; Brotfain, Evgeni: Clinical Outcome of Urgent Thoracotomy in Patients with Penetrating and Blunt Chest Trauma: A Retrospective Survey

Publication Date: 24 November 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Eghbalzadeh, Kaveh; Kuhn, Elmar W.; Sabashnikov, Anton; Weber, Carolyn; Rahmanian, Parwis Baradaran; Siedek, Florian; Mauri, Victor; Rudolph, Tanja; Baldus, Stephan; Madershahian, Navid; Wahlers, Thorsten C.: Latest Generation of Balloon-Expandable Valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 Valve: Less Paravalvular Regurgitation but Higher Transvalvular Pressure Gradients

Original Cardiovascular

Kreibich, Maximilian; Benk, Christoph; Leitner, Sophie; Beyersdorf, Friedhelm; Morlock, Julia; Scherer, Christian; Rylski, Bartosz; Trummer, Georg: Local and Lower Limb Complications during and after Femoral Cannulation for Extracorporeal Life Support

Publication Date: 28 October 2017

Original Cardiovascular

Homsi, Rami; Mellert, Fritz; Luechinger, Roger; Thomas, Daniel; Doerner, Jonas; Luetkens, Julian; Schild, Hans H.; Naehle, Claas P.: Safety and Feasibility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain at 1.5 Tesla in Patients with Temporary Transmyocardial Pacing Leads

Publication Date: 27 October 2017

Original Thoracic

Schmitt, Sonja; Krinner, Sebastian; Langenbach, Andreas; Hennig, Friedrich F.; Schulz-Drost, Stefan: Analysis on the Age Distribution of Sternum Fractures