DOI: 10.1055/s-00000085

The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Publication Date: 30 November 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Kaartama, Tuukka; Nozohoor, Shahab; Johansson, Malin; Sjögren, Johan; Timane, Pedro; Ragnarsson, Sigurdur: Difference in Outcome Following Surgery for Native Aortic and Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis

Publication Date: 29 November 2018

Editor's Commentary

Heinemann, Markus K.: Editor's Commentary

Original Cardiovascular

Lorusso, Roberto; Folliguet, Thierry; Shrestha, Malakh; Meuris, Bart; Kappetein, Arie Pieter; Roselli, Eric; Klersy, Catherine; Nozza, Michele; Verhees, Luc; Larracas, Cristina; Goisis, Giovanni; Fischlein, Theodor: Sutureless versus Stented Bioprostheses for Aortic Valve Replacement: The Randomized PERSIST-AVR Study Design

Original Cardiovascular

Publication Date: 28 November 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Akhyari, Payam; Aubin, Hug; Lühr, Maximilian; Rastan, Ardawan Julian; Beckmann, Andreas; Misfeld, Martin; on behalf of the Working Group Aortic Valve Surgery and the Board of Directors of the German Society for Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery: Evaluation of Strategies in the Management of Infective Aortic Valve Endocarditis at German Cardiac Surgical Departments

Original Cardiovascular

Machado, Mauricio Nassau; Rodrigues, Fernando Bruetto; Grigolo, Ingrid Hellen; Sabbag, Amália Tieco Rocha; Silva, Osvaldo Lourenço; Maia, Lilia Nigro; Nakazone, Marcelo Arruda: Early Prognostic Value of High-Sensitivity Troponin T after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Original Cardiovascular

Tkebuchava, Sophie; Tasar, Raphael; Lehmann, Thomas; Faerber, Gloria; Diab, Mahmoud; Breuer, Martin; Franke, Ulrich; Kirov, Hristo; Gummert, Jan; Lichtenberg, Artur; Wahlers, Thorsten; Doenst, Torsten: Predictors of Outcome for Aortic Valve Reimplantation Including the Surgeon—A Single-Center Experience

Original Thoracic

Lee, Charles T.; Strauss, David M.; Stone, Lauren E.; Stoltzfus, Jill C.; Puc, Matthew M.; Burfeind, William R.: Preoperative CHA2DS2-VASc Score Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Lobectomy

Publication Date: 20 November 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Assmann, Alexander; Boeken, Udo; Klotz, Stefan; Harringer, Wolfgang; Beckmann, Andreas: Organization and Application of ECLS Therapy—A Nationwide Survey in German Cardiosurgical Departments

Original Cardiovascular

Dudenhöffer, Daniel W.; Laschke, Matthias W.; Giebels, Christian; Karliova, Irem; Schneider, Ulrich; Menger, Michael D.; Schäfers, Hans-Joachim: In Vivo Biocompatibility of a Novel Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Suture for Annuloplasty

Review

Petricevic, Mate; Knezevic, Jadranka; Samoukovic, Gordan; Bradaric, Bozena; Safradin, Ivica; Mestrovic, Marija; Papestiev, Vasil; Hodalin, Alen; Madzar, Tomislav; Mihalj, Mario; Rotim, Ante; Biocina, Bojan: Diagnosis and Management of Acquired von Willebrand Disease in Heart Disease: A Review of the Literature

Publication Date: 16 November 2018

Invited Commentary

Original Basic Science

Tolkmitt, Konstantin J.; Simsekyilmaz, Sakine; Schipke, Julia; Mühlfeld, Christian; Preissner, Klaus T.; Böning, Andreas: Influence of Medication-Induced Preconditioning or Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on the Intrinsic Vascular Extracellular RNA/Ribonuclease System in Cardioprotection

Original Cardiovascular

Guenzinger, Ralf; Lange, Ruediger S.; Rieß, Friedrich-Christian; Hanke, Thorsten; Bischoff, Nicolas; Obadia, Jean-Francois; Sahar, Gideon; Bitran, Dani; Roberts, Harold; Li, Shuzhen; Bolling, Steven F.: Six-Month Performance of a 3-Dimensional Annuloplasty Ring for Repair of Functional Tricuspid Regurgitation

Publication Date: 02 November 2018

Original Thoracic

Tezel, Cagatay; Dogruyol, Talha; Alpay, Levent; Akyıl, Mustafa; Evman, Serdar; Metin, Serda; Baysungur, Volkan; Yalcinkaya, Irfan: Prognostic Importance of the Lymph Node Factor in Surgically Resected non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Short Communication

Publication Date: 31 October 2018

Original Cardiovascular

Fleißner, Felix; Salman, Jawad; Naqizadah, Jamshid; Avsar, Murat; Meier, Julia; Warnecke, Gregor; Kühn, Christian; Cebotari, Serghei; Ziesing, Stefan; Haverich, Axel; Tudorache, Igor: Minimally Invasive Surgery in Mitral Valve Endocarditis

Original Thoracic

Kavurmaci, Önder; Ozdil, Ali; Akçam, Tevfik Ilker; Ergonul, Ayse Gul; Turhan, Kutsal; Cakan, Alpaslan; Cagirici, Ufuk: Association of Daily Step Count with the Prolonged Air Leak in Thoracic Surgery Patients

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

Original Basic Science

Arif, Rawa; Franz, Maximilian; Remes, Anca; Zaradzki, Marcin; Hecker, Markus; Karck, Matthias; Müller, Oliver J.; Kallenbach, Klaus; Wagner, Andreas H.: Reduction of Transplant Vasculopathy by Intraoperative Nucleic Acid-based Therapy in a Mouse Aortic Allograft Model

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

Original Cardiovascular

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: 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

Original Cardiovascular

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

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

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

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

Original Cardiovascular

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

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