Aims and Scope

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes significant and novel contributions in thoracic surgery. The journal, which is supported by the Japanese Association for Coronary Artery Surgery, aims to facilitate the communication and progress of thoracic surgery worldwide.

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Welcome Essay from the Editor in Chief

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery was first published in 1995 and is now in its 28th year of publication.

This journal is collated into issues six times a year and covers the fields of cardiovascular, respiratory, and esophageal surgery.

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Instructions to Authors

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery supplies comprehensive and clear Instructions to Authors, which offer guidance on article types and format, journal policies, and how to submit manuscripts.

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The journal welcomes submissions from around the world.

Journal data

Online ISSN: 2186-1005
Print ISSN: 1341-1098
ISSN-L: 1341-1098

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Turnaround times

Median submission to first decision: 15 days
Median acceptance to publication: 210 days

Citation indices

Impact Factor (2021): 1.889;
Scimago Journal Ranking : 0.47(Q2)

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Review ArticleAugust 20, 2022

Surgical Management for Systolic Anterior Motion (SAM) of the Mitral Valve in Obstructive Hypertrophic Myopathy

Akihiko Usui, Masato Mutsuga

In patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction can be created by the hypertrophic interventricular septum (IVS) as well as systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the anterior mitral leaflet (AML). Sufficient septal myectomy is a fundamental surgical technique to treat LVOT obstruction, however, direct surgical management for SAM is another key aspect. Besides the hypertrophic IVS, mitral valve, subvalvular apparatus, and papillary muscle may play important role for SAM and several surgical techniques have been proposed to treat SAM in literature.

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Review ArticleFebruary 20, 2023

Surgical Approaches to Single-Stage Extended Aortic Repair from the Ascending to the Distal Descending Aorta

Norihiko Shiiya, Naoki Washiyama, Daisuke Takahashi, Kazumasa Tsuda, Yuko Ohashi, Kayoko Natsume, Masahiro Hirano

Single-stage extended replacement from the ascending to the distal descending aorta or beyond is a formidable operation that should be preserved for those who have no other option or those who are physically fit, and should be performed in the experienced centers.

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Review ArticleDecember 28, 2022

Advance Online Publication
Effectiveness of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury

Jun Okadome, Noritsugu Morishige, Yuta Sukehiro, Hirofumi Norio, Kazuhide Maetani, Go Yanase, Hiroyuki Ito

Purpose: Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) has a high mortality rate, and the occurrence of clinical complications is high. Several studies have reported the efficacy of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for BTAI. This study aimed to clarify the use of TEVAR for BTAI.

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Original ArticleJune 20, 2022

Hemoadsorption of Rivaroxaban and Ticagrelor during Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Operations

Kambiz Hassan, Tabea Brüning, Michael Caspary, Peter Wohlmuth, Holger Pioch, Michael Schmoeckel, Stephan Geidel

Objective: To analyze the results of hemoadsorption in patients with cardiac surgery to thoracic aortic surgery, who had been loaded beforehand with either Factor Xa inhibitor rivaroxaban or P2Y12 receptor antagonist ticagrelor.

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About the Society

This journal is an associate journal of the Japanese Association for Coronary Artery Surgery.

The Japanese Society of Coronary Artery Surgery was established in 1996 and has a history of more than 20 years. It currently has about 800 members, making it one of the few societies in the world that specialize in coronary artery surgery.

This society contributes to the sustainable development of thoracic surgery by providing a platform for researchers in coronary surgery to disseminate their research results.

Contact details

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Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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