ICVTS - Editors Choice

This month's articles selected by the Editor are open for discussion until 19 April 2014

  1. ORIGINAL ARTICLE - ADULT CARDIAC:
    Off-pump coronary artery bypass prevents visceral organ damage
    Benjamin Bierbach, Hagen Bomberg, Hartmut Pritzer, Sudesh Prabhu, Rainer Petzina, Oliver Kempski, Georg Horstick, Jochen Cremer, and Grischa Hoffmann
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/12/icvts.ivu063.abstract

  2. ORIGINAL ARTICLE - ADULT CARDIAC:
    Impact of coronary chronic total occlusions on long-term mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting
    Paul Fefer, Sharon Gannot, Ksenya Kochkina, Elad Maor, Shlomi Matetzky, Ehud Raanani, Victor Guetta, and Amit Segev
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/10/icvts.ivu038.abstract

  3. ORIGINAL ARTICLE - THORACIC:
    Significant increase in circulating tumour cells in pulmonary venous blood during surgical manipulation in patients with primary lung cancer
    Masaki Hashimoto, Fumihiro Tanaka, Kazue Yoneda, Teruhisa Takuwa, Seiji Matsumoto, Yoshitomo Okumura, Nobuyuki Kondo, Noriaki Tsubota, Tohru Tsujimura, Chiharu Tabata, Takashi Nakano, and Seiki Hasegawa
    http://icvts.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/10/icvts.ivu048.abstract