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European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655192/right-ventricular-dysfunction-after-surgical-left-ventricular-restoration-prevalence-risk-factors-and-clinical-implications
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Lotte E Couperus, Victoria Delgado, Marieke E van Vessem, Laurens F Tops, Meindert Palmen, Jerry Braun, Harriëtte F Verwey, Robert J M Klautz, Martin J Schalij, Saskia L M A Beeres
OBJECTIVES: Surgical left ventricular (LV) restoration (SVR) induces changes in LV systolic and diastolic function that may affect postoperative right ventricular (RV) function. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term effect of SVR on RV function, with specific focus on determinants and prognostic implications of RV dysfunction. METHODS: Eighty-six patients (age 60 ± 10 years, 73% male) with clinical and echocardiographic follow-up 2 years after SVR were included...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655150/is-the-frozen-elephant-trunk-procedure-superior-to-the-conventional-elephant-trunk-procedure-for-completion-of-the-second-stage
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Saad Rustum, Erik Beckmann, Mathias Wilhelmi, Heike Krueger, Tim Kaufeld, Julia Umminger, Axel Haverich, Andreas Martens, Malakh Shrestha
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to compare the results and outcomes of second-stage completion in patients who had previously undergone the elephant trunk (ET) or the frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure for the treatment of complex aortic arch and descending aortic disease. METHODS: Between August 2001 and December 2014, 53 patients [mean age 61 ± 13 years, 64% ( n  = 34) male] underwent a second-stage completion procedure. Of these patients, 32% ( n  = 17) had a previous ET procedure and 68% ( n  = 36) a previous FET procedure as a first-stage procedure...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651347/minimally-invasive-centrimag-ventricular-assist-device-support-integrated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-cardiogenic-shock-patients-a-comparison-with-conventional-centrimag-biventricular-support-configuration
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Koji Takeda, Arthur R Garan, Masahiko Ando, Jiho Han, Veli K Topkara, Paul Kurlansky, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Maryjane A Farr, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
OBJECTIVES: We recently developed a novel minimally invasive surgical approach that combines extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and CentriMag ventricular assist device (Ec-VAD) for the treatment of cardiogenic shock as a short-term circulatory support. We compared the outcomes of this new approach to conventional CentriMag biventricular assist device (BiVAD) support through a median sternotomy. METHODS: Between July 2015 and August 2016, 22 patients were implanted with CentriMag Ec-VAD and 90 patients were implanted with conventional CentriMag BiVAD...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641397/myocardial-scar-location-as-detected-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-is-associated-with-the-outcome-in-heart-failure-patients-undergoing-surgical-ventricular-reconstruction
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Serenella Castelvecchio, Giulia Careri, Federico Ambrogi, Antonia Camporeale, Lorenzo Menicanti, Francesco Secchi, Massimo Lombardi
OBJECTIVES: Post-infarction myocardial scar causes adverse left ventricular remodelling and negatively affects the prognosis. We sought to investigate whether scar extent and location obtained by cardiac magnetic resonance may affect the reverse remodelling and survival of heart failure patients undergoing surgical ventricular reconstruction. METHODS: From January 2011 to December 2015, 151 consecutive patients with previous myocardial infarction and left ventricular remodelling underwent surgical ventricular reconstruction at our Institution, of which 88 (58%) patients had a preoperative protocol-standardized late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)-cardiac magnetic resonance examination during the week before surgery...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633398/a-novel-system-for-the-treatment-of-aortic-annular-dilation-an-ex-vivo-investigation
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Pallav Shah, Claudia Romagnoni, Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Monica Contino, Alan Menkis, Guido Gelpi, Gianfranco B Fiore, Carlo Antona, Riccardo Vismara
OBJECTIVES: The main reason for aortic repair failures is recurrent annular dilatation. The fibrous portion of left ventricular outflow tract dilates. A novel device was designed to tackle this problem. METHODS: The device consists of an internal ring applied at the aortic annulus plus an external flexible band at the level of the aortic root. The internal ring has a semi-rigid portion (40%, placed at ventriculo-arterial junction) and a flexible portion to allow it to conform along the curves of the non-coronary/right coronary leaflet and right coronary/left coronary leaflet commissures...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633393/outcomes-of-palliative-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-connection-for-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect%C3%A2
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Marien Lenoir, Margaux Pontailler, Régis Gaudin, Sébastien Gerelli, Daniel Tamisier, Damien Bonnet, Bari Murtuza, Pascal R Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: To determine the early, intermediate and long-term outcomes of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) Types I, II and III initially palliated by a right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RVPA) connection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from 2000 to 2014 that included 109 patients with PA/VSD who had undergone an RVPA connection (tetralogy of Fallot and PA/VSD Type IV excluded). The end-points of this strategy were adequate pulmonary artery tree post-palliation, second palliation, biventricular repair, right ventricular pressure post-biventricular repair and late reoperation...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633347/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-tracheal-tumour-under-spontaneous-ventilation-anaesthesia
#7
Minzhang Guo, Guilin Peng, Bing Wei, Jianxing He
We present an innovative method using uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under spontaneous ventilation anaesthesia (SVA) to perform tracheal surgery in a 46-year-old man with distal tracheal squamous cell carcinoma. SVA offered better exposure of the surgical field and facilitated anastomosis following a single incision. Such simplification of the ventilation strategy and uniportal incision accelerated the postoperative recovery and reduced the side effects of conventional anaesthesia.
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637231/aortic-valve-cord-mimicking-fibroelastoma
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Carlotta Brega, Mustafa Zakkar, Emmanuel Lansac
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633397/impact-of-a-refined-advanced-design-for-left-atrial-appendage-exclusion
#9
Gengo Sunagawa, Jamshid H Karimov, May Breitbach, Nicholas A Robinson, Kiyotaka Fukamachi
OBJECTIVES: Exclusion of the left atrial appendage has been proposed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the AtriClip PRO·V device (AOD2), now in development, for left atrial appendage exclusion in a canine model. METHODS: The newest AtriClip design comprises a dual-spring mechanism that allows the clip to open into a 'V' shape while still providing equivalent force along the length of the beam...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605496/validation-of-microbiological-testing-in-cardiovascular-tissue-banks-results-of-a-quality-round-trial
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Theo M M H de By, Carl McDonald, Susanne Süßner, Jill Davies, Wee Ling Heng, Ramadan Jashari, Ad J J C Bogers, Pieter Petit
OBJECTIVES: Surgeons needing human cardiovascular tissue for implantation in their patients are confronted with cardiovascular tissue banks that use different methods to identify and decontaminate micro-organisms. To elucidate these differences, we compared the quality of processing methods in 20 tissue banks and 1 reference laboratory. We did this to validate the results for accepting or rejecting tissue. We included the decontamination methods used and the influence of antibiotic cocktails and residues with results and controls...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605480/cannabis-increased-the-risk-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax-in-tobacco-smokers-a-case-control-study
#11
Winnie Hedevang Olesen, Niels Katballe, Jesper Eske Sindby, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Poul Erik Andersen, Ola Ekholm, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, Peter Bjørn Licht
OBJECTIVES: Previous smaller case series suggested that cannabis smoking may cause spontaneous pneumothorax, but this finding remains controversial. We investigated the possible association between smoking tobacco and cannabis and the risk of having a primary spontaneous pneumothorax in a large, homogeneous cohort of young, healthy individuals. METHODS: In a case-control study, we prospectively investigated young (≤40 years) patients admitted in Western Denmark from 2009 to 2016 with their first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605470/spontaneous-lung-herniation-distant-to-port-sites-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy
#12
Andrew A Bridgeman, Udo Abah, Timothy J P Batchelor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605469/surgical-ablation-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-concomitant-cardiac-surgery-mid-long-term-result%C3%A2
#13
Wenda Gu, Huiming Guo, Cong Lu, Huanlei Huang, Jing Liu, Jian Liu, Bin Xie, Ruobin Wu, Jimei Chen, Jian Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: Surgical ablation is an option for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of surgical ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery and to identify the independent predictors for a primary end-point consisting of AF or atrial flutter (AFL) recurrence, death, permanent pacemaker implantation and necessity for anti-arrhythmic drugs and the effects of reintervention for AF/AFL recurrence. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 1028 patients who underwent surgical ablation during concomitant cardiac surgery from October 2004 to April 2015...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605430/intravenous-retro-uterine-echographic-surveillance-of-the-foetus-during-surgical-thrombectomy-for-life-threatening-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#14
Shin Yajima, Shunsuke Saito, Koichi Toda, Yoshiki Sawa
Pulmonary thromboembolism is a life-threatening disease, particularly during pregnancy. We report a case of successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation followed by surgical thrombectomy in a 35-year-old woman at 28 weeks of gestation. Intracardiac echocardiography was percutaneously located behind the uterus, and greatly assisted monitoring of the foetal condition and haemodynamic status.
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605479/collapsed-stent-graft-and-severe-malperfusion-2%C3%A2-years-after-endovascular-aortic-repair
#15
Yoshihiro Goto, Soh Hosoba, Shinji Ogawa, Yoshihisa Kinoshita
Late collapsing of a stent graft is an extremely rare event, with one existing report describing this phenomenon. A 65-year-old man with a history of endovascular aortic repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm presented with paraplegia and bilateral lower limb ischaemia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a dissection of the descending thoracic aorta and a collapsed stent graft, resulting in bilateral lower limb ischaemia. Subsequent axillo-bifemoral bypass resolved his lower extremity functions. The patient required haemodialysis due to acute kidney failure...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605428/the-commence-trial-2-year-outcomes-with-an-aortic-bioprosthesis-with-resilia-tissue%C3%A2
#16
John D Puskas, Joseph E Bavaria, Lars G Svensson, Eugene H Blackstone, Bartley Griffith, James S Gammie, David A Heimansohn, Jerzy Sadowski, Krzysztof Bartus, Douglas R Johnston, Jacek Rozanski, Todd Rosengart, Leonard N Girardi, Charles T Klodell, Mubashir A Mumtaz, Hiroo Takayama, Michael Halkos, Vaughn Starnes, Percy Boateng, Tomasz A Timek, William Ryan, Shuab Omer, Craig R Smith
OBJECTIVES: The COMMENCE trial was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a novel bioprosthetic tissue for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: Patients underwent clinically indicated surgical AVR with the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT™ Magna Ease™ aortic valve with RESILIA™ tissue (Model 11000A) in a prospective, multinational, multicentre ( n  = 27), single-arm, FDA Investigational Device Exemption trial. Events were adjudicated by an independent Clinical Events Committee; echocardiograms were analysed by an independent Core Laboratory...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605538/reliability-of-axillary-artery-cannulation
#17
Emre Boysan, Renda Circi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605420/prognostic-value-of-mean-pulmonary-artery-pressure-in-the-stable-phase-after-heart-transplantation
#18
Jan-Philip Molkentin, Matthias P Nägele, Michelle Frank, Isabella Sudano, Frank Enseleit, Markus J Wilhelm, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Maisano, Frank Ruschitzka, Andreas J Flammer
OBJECTIVES: In heart transplant recipients, elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) shortly before or after transplantation represents a powerful predictor for an adverse short-term outcome. Less is known on cardiac and pulmonary pressures measured in the stable phase after heart transplantation. The aim of this study was to assess the predictive value of mPAP, mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and mean central venous pressure in the stable phase after transplantation. METHODS: All patients ( n  = 260, mean age 47...
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605416/reply-to-boysan-and-ciri
#19
Paul P Urbanski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 9, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595326/multiarterial-grafts-improve-the-rate-of-early-major-adverse-cardiac-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-revascularization-analysis-of-12%C3%A2-615-patients-with-multivessel-disease%C3%A2
#20
Chaim Locker, Hartzell V Schaff, Richard C Daly, Malcolm R Bell, Robert L Frye, John M Stulak, Sameh M Said, Joseph A Dearani, Lyle D Joyce, Kevin L Greason, Alberto Pochettino, Zhuo Li, Ryan J Lennon, Amir Lerman
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to compare the rates of in-hospital and 30-day major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) including death, stroke, myocardial infarction and repeat revascularization in patients with multivessel disease undergoing multiarterial (MultArt) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the left internal mammary artery/saphenous vein (LIMA/SV) CABG or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: From 1 January 1993 to 31 December 2009, 12 615 consecutive patients underwent isolated primary CABG ( n  = 6667) with LIMA/SV ( n  = 5712) or MultArt ( n  = 955) or were treated by PCI ( n  = 5948) with balloon angioplasty ( n  = 1020), bare metal stent ( n  = 3242), and drug-eluting stent ( n  = 1686)...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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