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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223057/patency-of-saphenous-vein-grafts-using-the-pas-port-system-during-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Hiroshi Kubota, Hidehito Endo, Hikaru Ishii, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Yu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba, Mio Noma, Akihiro Yoshimoto, Satoshi Higuchi, Hideyasu Kohshoh, Seiichi Taniai, Haruhisa Ishiguro, Hideaki Yoshino, Kenichi Sudo
BACKGROUND: Several proximal anastomosis devices have been developed to shorten the time required for a proximal anastomosis and to avoid aortic cross-/side-clamping during coronary artery bypass grafting. This study retrospectively examined the patency of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) using the PAS-Port System (Cardia Inc, Redwood City, CA). METHODS: From 2004 to 2014, 451 patients underwent coronary artery bypass graft operations requiring at least 1 proximal anastomosis using a PAS-Port device...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223056/transcatheter-aortic-valve-in-valve-implantation-using-lotus-valve-for-failed%C3%A2-surgical-bioprostheses
#2
Fausto Castriota, Roberto Nerla, Antonio Micari, Caterina Cavazza, Francesco Bedogni, Luca Testa, Matteo Montorfano, Mauro Del Giglio, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: Patients with failed bioprostheses are an increasing population at high risk for redo surgery. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a promising alternative but a limited number of first-generation devices have proven efficacy in all cases. METHODS: Patients with degenerated bioprostheses at high risk for redo surgery were included in the registry after being assigned to valve-in-valve intervention by a local heart team. Main basal and follow-up data (at 1 month and 6 months) of patients undergoing valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation with the Lotus valve system (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) in three high-volume Italian centers were entered in the registry...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223055/plasma-monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-is-associated-with-acute-kidney-injury-and-death-after-cardiac-operations
#3
Dennis G Moledina, Selin Isguven, Eric McArthur, Heather Thiessen-Philbrook, Amit X Garg, Michael Shlipak, Richard Whitlock, Peter A Kavsak, Steven G Coca, Chirag R Parikh
BACKGROUND: Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1; chemokine C-C ligand-2 [CCL-2]) is upregulated in ischemia-reperfusion injury and is a promising biomarker of inflammation in cardiac operations. METHODS: We measured preoperative and postoperative plasma MCP-1 levels in adults undergoing cardiac operations to evaluate the association of perioperative MCP-1 levels with acute kidney injury (AKI) and death in Translational Research Investigating Biomarker Endpoints in AKI (TRIBE-AKI), a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223054/epicardial-adipose-tissue-removal-potentiates-outward-remodeling-and-arrests-coronary-atherogenesis
#4
Mikaela L McKenney-Drake, Stacey D Rodenbeck, Rebecca S Bruning, Ayeeshik Kole, Kyle W Yancey, Mouhamad Alloosh, Harold S Sacks, Michael Sturek
BACKGROUND: Pericoronary epicardial adipose tissue (cEAT) serves as a metabolic and paracrine organ that contributes to inflammation and is associated with macrovascular coronary artery disease (CAD) development. Although there is a strong correlation in humans between cEAT volume and CAD severity, there remains a paucity of experimental data demonstrating a causal link of cEAT to CAD. The current study tested the hypothesis that surgical resection of cEAT attenuates inflammation and CAD progression...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223053/diabetes-upregulation-of-cyclooxygenase-2%C3%A2-contributes-to-altered-coronary-reactivity-after-cardiac-surgery
#5
Jun Feng, Kelsey Anderson, Arun K Singh, Afshin Ehsan, Hunter Mitchell, Yuhong Liu, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that upregulation of inducible cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) contributes to altered coronary arteriolar reactivity early after cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass (CP/CPB) in patients with diabetes mellitus who are undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The right atrial tissue samples of nondiabetes (ND), controlled diabetes (CDM), and uncontrolled diabetes (UDM) patients undergoing cardiac surgery were harvested before and after CP/CPB...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223052/lung-transplant-mortality-is-improving-in-recipients-with-a-lung-allocation-score-in-the-upper-quartile
#6
Todd C Crawford, Joshua C Grimm, J Trent Magruder, Jinny Ha, Christopher M Sciortino, Bo S Kim, Errol L Bush, John V Conte, Robert S Higgins, Ashish S Shah, Christian A Merlo
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the Lung Allocation Score (LAS), the mean LAS has risen. Still, it remains uncertain whether mortality has improved in the most severely ill lung transplant recipients over this time period. METHODS: Using the United Network for Organ Sharing database, we identified 3,548 adult lung transplant recipients from May 4, 2005, to March 31, 2014, with a match-time LAS in the upper quartile (>75th%ile). We divided this population across three eras: 1 = May 4, 2005, to December 31, 2008 (n = 1,280); 2 = January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011 (n = 1,266); and 3 = January 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014 (n = 1,002)...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223051/functional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-survivors-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-after-the-norwood-operation
#7
Joshua M Friedland-Little, Karen Uzark, Sunkyung Yu, Ray Lowery, Ranjit Aiyagari, Jennifer C Hirsch-Romano
BACKGROUND: Infants who require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after a Norwood operation are at increased risk for early and late death compared with patients who do not require ECMO post-Norwood. Little is known about the effect that ECMO post-Norwood has on functional status and quality of life among long-term survivors. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated functional status and health-related quality of life in 12 surviving patients (cases) and 19 corresponding patients (controls) from a previous retrospective case-control assessment of long-term survival in patients requiring ECMO post-Norwood...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223050/tricuspid-regurgitation-associated-with%C3%A2-ischemic-mitral-regurgitation-characterization-evolution-after-mitral-surgery-and-value-of-tricuspid-repair
#8
José L Navia, Haytham Elgharably, Hoda Javadikasgari, Ahmed Ibrahim, Marijan Koprivanac, Ashley M Lowry, Eugene H Blackstone, Allan L Klein, A Marc Gillinov, Eric E Roselli, Lars G Svensson
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) often accompanies ischemic mitral regurgitation and is generally assumed to be a secondary consequence of altered hemodynamics of the left-sided regurgitation. We hypothesized that it may also be a direct consequence of right-sided ischemic disease. Therefore, our objectives were to (1) characterize the nature of this TR and (2) describe its time course after mitral valve surgery for ischemic mitral regurgitation, with or without concomitant tricuspid valve repair...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223049/outcomes-of-coronary-artery-bypass-and-stents-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-stenosis
#9
Yin-Shu Chang, Jia-Xiang Wang, Da-Wei Chang
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting vs stenting for patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease through a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, and major conference proceedings databases were systematically searched for randomized controlled trials of coronary artery bypass grafting compared with stents in unprotected left main coronary artery disease...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215423/chads2-score-predicts-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-elective-pulmonary-lobectomy
#10
Svetlana Kotova, Mansen Wang, Katie Lothrop, Gary Grunkemeier, Heather E Merry, John R Handy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) affects 12% to 17% of patients undergoing lobectomy and is associated with increased morbidity. CHADS2 (congestive heart failure history, hypertension history, age ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus history, and stroke or transient ischemic attack symptoms previously) is used to predict stroke risk in patients with existing AF. It also has been shown also to predict new-onset PAF. Our objective was to determine whether CHADS2 can predict PAF in patients undergoing lobectomy...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215422/coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-using%C3%A2-the-radial-artery-right-internal-thoracic-artery-or-saphenous-vein-as-the%C3%A2-second%C3%A2-conduit
#11
Robert F Tranbaugh, Thomas A Schwann, Daniel G Swistel, Kamellia R Dimitrova, Laila Al-Shaar, Darryl M Hoffman, Charles M Geller, Milo Engoren, Sandhya K Balaram, John D Puskas, Robert H Habib
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether radial artery (RA), right internal thoracic artery (RITA), or saphenous vein (SV) is the preferred second bypass graft during coronary artery bypass graft surgery using the left internal thoracic artery (LITA) in patients aged less or greater than 70 years. METHODS: Late survival data were collected for 13,324 consecutive, isolated, primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients from three hospitals. Cox regression analysis was performed on all patients grouped by age...
February 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193536/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-diagnosis-and-correlation-to-cognition
#12
Dan Abrahamov, Oren Levran, Sharon Naparstek, Yael Refaeli, Shani Kaptson, Mahmud Abu Salah, Yaron Ishai, Gideon Sahar
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) elicits a systemic inflammatory response that may impair blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity. BBB disruption can currently be detected by dynamic contrast enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), reflected by an increase in the permeability constant (K(trans)). We aimed to determine (1) whether CPB induces BBB disruption, (2) duration until BBB disruption resolution, and (3) the obtainable correlation between BBB injury (location and intensity) and neurocognitive dysfunction...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193535/the-utility-of-nurse-managed-extracorporeal-life-support-in-an-adult%C3%A2-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#13
Amy E Hackmann, Luke M Wiggins, Glenn P Grimes, Richard M Fogel, Felicia A Schenkel, Mark L Barr, Michael E Bowdish, Mark J Cunningham, Vaughn A Starnes
BACKGROUND: The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) worldwide has increased exponentially since 2009. The patient requiring ECLS demands an investment of hospital resources, including personnel. Educating bedside nurses to manage ECLS circuits broadens the availability of trained providers. METHODS: Experienced cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) nurses underwent training to manage ECLS circuits, including volume assessment, treatment of arterial blood gas values, the physiology of ECLS, and recognition of common emergencies...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190549/comparing-del-nido-and-conventional-cardioplegia-in-infants-and-neonates-in-congenital-heart-surgery
#14
Kamal K Pourmoghadam, Mark Ruzmetov, Michael C O'Brien, Kurt D Piggott, Gary Plancher, Sukumar Suguna Narasimhulu, Tavya Benjamin, William M Decampli
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome measures after the use of del Nido (dN) cardioplegia compared with conventional multidose high-potassium (non-dN) cardioplegia in neonates and infants. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data in patients, aged younger than 1 year, undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) from January 2012 to August 2015. We changed our cardioplegia protocol from non-dN to dN administered in a single or infrequently dosed strategy in September 2013...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190548/venovenous-versus-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-requiring-precannulation-hemodynamic-support-a-review-of-the-elso-registry
#15
Zachary N Kon, Gregory J Bittle, Chetan Pasrija, Si M Pham, Michael A Mazzeffi, Daniel L Herr, Pablo G Sanchez, Bartley P Griffith
BACKGROUND: In addition to severe hypoxia and hypercapnia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can present with substantial hemodynamic compromise, requiring inotropic or vasopressor support or both. Either venovenous (VV) or venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be offered in this situation. However, a contemporary comparison of these two cannulation strategies has yet to be well described. METHODS: The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry was reviewed for all cases of adult ARDS in patients that required inotropic agents or vasopressors or both before ECMO initiation (2009 to 2013)...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190547/surgical-outcomes-of-chronic-descending-dissections-type-i-versus-iii-debakey
#16
Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Gaudino, Christopher Lau, Monica Munjal, Mohamed Elsayed, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the results of open operation for the treatment of descending thoracic aneurysm (DTA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) in patients with DeBakey type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. METHODS: We reviewed our institutional aortic database and compared the results of open repair in patients with type I versus type III chronic aortic dissection. Between 1997 and 2015, 726 patients underwent open DTA or TAAA repair at our institution...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190546/sevoflurane-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a%C3%A2-rat%C3%A2-lung%C3%A2-transplantation-model
#17
Akihiro Ohsumi, Katherine Marseu, Peter Slinger, Karen McRae, Hyunhee Kim, Zehong Guan, David M Hwang, Mingyao Liu, Shaf Keshavjee, Marcelo Cypel
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is one of the most commonly used volatile anesthetic agents with the fastest onset and offset, replacing isoflurane in modern anesthesiology. Preconditioning and postconditioning using volatile anesthetics can attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). However, no previous studies have evaluated the effect of sevoflurane in lung transplantation after cold ischemic injury. We aimed to study the effects of donor and recipient treatment with sevoflurane in a rat lung transplantation model...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189277/improved-outcomes-with-the-evolution-of-a%C3%A2-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-approach-to-right-heart-sarcoma
#18
Walid K Abu Saleh, Basel Ramlawi, Oz M Shapira, Odeaa Al Jabbari, Vinod Ravi, Robert Benjamin, Jean-Bernard Durand, Monika J Leja, Shanda H Blackmon, Brian A Bruckner, Michael J Reardon
BACKGROUND: Right-side heart sarcomas tend to be bulky, infiltrative, and difficult to treat. We have previously examined our outcomes with right heart sarcomas. Surgical resection with R0 margins showed better survival than positive margins but in only one third of cases could R0 status be achieved. The hypothesis for this study was that preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy would shrink the tumor margins and allow an increase in R0 resection, and hence, better survival. METHODS: Review of our cardiac tumor database from 1990 to 2015 yielded 133 primary cardiac sarcoma cases...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189276/the-severity-of-complications-is-associated-with-postoperative-costs-after-lung-resection
#19
Alessandro Brunelli, Polyvios Drosos, Padma Dinesh, Haaris Ismail, Vinod Bassi
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to verify the association between the thoracic mortality and morbidity (TMM) classification system and hospital costs after lung resection. METHODS: Consecutive patients (n = 503) submitted to anatomic lung resections were analyzed (April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2016). TMM system was used to grade the severity of complications. Postoperative costs were retrieved from the financial department using an electronic patient-level information system...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189275/pneumatic-burst-pressures-after-inverted-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-an%C3%A2-ex%C3%A2-vivo-model
#20
Nikolas Mirow, Sebastian Vogt, Rainer Moosdorf, Andreas Kirschbaum
BACKGROUND: The left atrial (LA) appendage (LAA) is the main source of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation. This study addressed initial pressure resistance of surgical LAA closures. METHODS: In an experimental model, pneumatic pressure resistances of different surgical closure techniques were examined, and variations in technique and access were studied. In preparations of the LA from freshly slaughtered pigs, pneumatic pressure was applied to the LAA. Burst pressures (mbar) of various closure techniques (n = 12 specimens per group) were measured: (1) epicardial double-layer suture, (2) epicardial stapler closure (staple height 2 mm), (3) epicardial stapler closure (staple height 4, 4...
February 9, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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