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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

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

  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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

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

  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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