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  1. Needle embolism is a rare complication of intravenous habit. Clinical manifestations include recurrent pericarditis, tamponade, cardiac perforation, and infective endocarditis. We describe the case of needle e...

    Authors: Valentina Scheggi, Tiziano Mariani, Carlotta Mazzoni and Pier Luigi Stefàno

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:26

    Content type: Case Report

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  2. Oesophageal carcinoma (EC) is the eighth most common cancer. Surgery is the cornerstone of management for resectable EC. Trans-thoracic oesophagectomy (TTE) and trans-hiatal oesophagectomy (THE) are the two mo...

    Authors: Aram Baram and Hiwa Sherzad

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-associated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) most commonly causes a mild respiratory illness; however, there are wide ranges of presenting symptom...

    Authors: Abdelmonem Helal, Ahmed F. Elmahrouk, Ahmed A. Jamjoom and Jameel A. Al-Ata

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:24

    Content type: Case Report

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  4. Mechanical prosthetic heart valves are known for their durability; however, a malfunctioning prosthesis can deteriorate rapidly to become a life-threatening complication. Our aim was to calculate a numerical i...

    Authors: Ahmed Hassouna, Mohamed El-Ghanam, Hasan Moftah, Khaled Samir and Khaled Refaat

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:23

    Content type: Research

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  5. Blunt traumatic airway injury is a life-threatening injury in which urgent management is pivotal and this would come through improving our clinical management and diagnostic tools. Our objective was to emphasi...

    Authors: Hysam Abdelmohty, Mohamed A. Elanwar and Basem M. Abdelgawad

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:21

    Content type: Research

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  6. Primary hyperhidrosis (PH) still impacts negatively the patient’s quality of life (QoL). Progressively, it leads to poorer QoL regardless of gender. The endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy has been used safely a...

    Authors: Mohammed Ahmed El-Hag-Aly, Rafik Fekry Soliman, Nehad Abdo Zaid, Mahmoud Said Eldesouky, Mohamed Mordy Bakoush and Mohamed Gamal Hagag

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:20

    Content type: Research

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  7. Impaired quality of life (QOL) is common in coronary heart disease and is the major indications for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations. This study aims to compare the QOL of patients with coronary ...

    Authors: Mohammad Abdallah, Shymaa Mamdouh, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Wael Abdel-Aziz, Olfat Farag and Noha ElAdawy

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. Systemic analgesia with paracetamol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs plus opioids as a rescue medication had reported to be better than that depend mainly on opioids for postoperative pain relief. Thor...

    Authors: Ahmed Deebis, Hala Elattar, Osama Saber, Kareem Elfakharany and Nezar Elnahal

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:17

    Content type: Research

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  9. Cardiac tumors are rare, and their diagnosis is challenging. The level of evidence for the management of cardiac tumors came from case reports or small case series. We aim to present our multicenter experience...

    Authors: Mohammed Sanad, Sherif Arafa, Mohammed Adel Hegazy and Wael Abdel Aziz Abdel Hamid

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:15

    Content type: Research

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  10. Gunshot injuries to the heart are often seen in cardiac surgical practice. Victims are usually investigated with various types of imaging modalities, including simple chest X-ray (CXR) which is a primary imagi...

    Authors: Mohamed Osman, Reham Khalil, Ahmed Hany Abdalla, Azza Katta, Samer Nashef and Sameh Elameen

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:14

    Content type: Case Report

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  11. Functional tricuspid valve regurgitation due to left sided valve lesions remains a common finding. Nowadays, different types of three-dimensional rings and flexible bands are considered to be the gold standard...

    Authors: Abdallah Nosair, Mohamed Elkahely, Sherif Nasr and Hesham Alkady

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:13

    Content type: Research

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  12. Surgical repair of total anomalous venous drainage (TAPVD) is lifesaving. The operative mortality is reported between 4 and 35%. Anatomical type, obstructed presentation, associated single ventricle, and heter...

    Authors: Osman O. Al-Radi, Ahmed Elmahrouk, Mohamed Ismail, Abdelmonem Helal and Tamer Hamouda

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:7

    Content type: Research

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  13. Cardiac gunshot wounds with bullet embolism (BE) into the pulmonary artery are rare. Most pulmonary BE follow injuries of peripheral veins without concomitant cardiac injury. Herein, we describe a case of card...

    Authors: Delan Ahmed Bakir, Yad N. Othman and Abdulsalam Y. Taha

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:5

    Content type: Case Report

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  14. Postoperative pain has negative consequences on patients’ outcomes after cardiac surgery. Routine management with opioid and or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications has several disadvantages. Dexmedetom...

    Authors: Tamer Hamouda, Mohamed Ismail, Tamer Hamed Ibrahim, Hesham Ewila and Ahmed Elmahrouk

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:4

    Content type: Research

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  15. Thorax trauma severity score (TTSS) combines patient-related parameters with the anatomical and physiological parameters, and it can be easily calculated in the emergency room. The validity of this score in th...

    Authors: Mohamed Reda Zahran, Amr Abd El Monem Abd Elwahab, Mohamed Mahmoud Abo El Nasr and Mohamed Ahmed El Heniedy

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:3

    Content type: Research

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  16. Endoscopic harvest of the radial artery avoids long forearm incisions and has better cosmesis compared to the open technique. The objective of this study was to compare the short-term results and wound-related...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdel Hafez Fouly

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2020 28:2

    Content type: Research

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  17. In a recently published article by Al-Elwany et al. [1] in The Cardiothoracic Surgeon, the authors reported that the rate of recurrence of tricuspid regurgitation was 4.3% after MC3 ring annuloplasty and 23.1% af...

    Authors: Shady Eid Al-Elwany, Yasser Shaban Mubarak and Yasser Ali Kamal

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:8

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:5

  18. Surgical management of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) can be either with a total primary repair or staged repair. The superiority of one technique over the other is still debatable, especially in developing countri...

    Authors: Basem M. Abdelgawad, Mahmoud A. Elshafie, Suzan Bayoumy and Elatafy E. Elatafy

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:7

    Content type: Research

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  19. Coronary artery bypass grafting has been widely admitted in the therapeutic arsenal of coronary artery disease in diabetics with low morbi-mortality. However, it requires special management which may be challe...

    Authors: Younes Moutakiallah, Abdelatif Boulahya, Aniss Seghrouchni, Reda Mounir, Noureddine Atmani, Mohammed Drissi, El Ghadbane Abdedaim Hatim, Zouhair Lakhal, Iliyasse Asfalou, Youssef El Bekkali, Redouane Abouqal and Mahdi Aithoussa

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:6

    Content type: Research

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  20. To evaluate early and midterm outcomes of tricuspid ring annuloplasty using three-dimensional (3D) MC3 ring for treatment of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) during mitral valve replacement for rheumat...

    Authors: Shady Eid Al-Elwany, Yasser Shaban Mubarak and Yasser Ali Kamal

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:5

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:8

  21. The aorta is rarely affected by autoimmune vasculitis, which can lead to aortic dilatation requiring surgery. Autoimmune aortitis may affect one aortic segment or the entire aorta, and in some cases, the aorta...

    Authors: Amr A. Arafat

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:4

    Content type: Review

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  22. Despite the advances of cardiac surgery in the last decades, the incidence of acute kidney insufficiency (AKI) post isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (iCABG) is increasing. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Waleed Aty, Eric Lo, Wei Xuan, Rebecca J. Dignan, Bruce French and Rebecca Verchin

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital malformation in infants presenting with angina, dyspnea, and excessive perspiration invoked by crying and fe...

    Authors: Leena Moshref, Rana Moshref, Mazen Faden and Osman Al-Radi

    Citation: The Cardiothoracic Surgeon 2019 27:2

    Content type: Research

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