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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Sebastian Vogt, Volker Ruppert, Sabine Pankuweit, Jürgen P J Paletta, Annika Rhiel, Petra Weber, Marc Irqsusi, Pia Cybulski, Rabia Ramzan
BACKGROUND: Treatment of heart failure remains one of the most challenging task for intensive care medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. New options and better indicators are always required. Understanding the basic mechanisms underlying heart failure promote the development of adjusted therapy e.g. assist devices and monitoring of recovery. If cardiac failure is related to compromised cellular respiration of the heart, remains unclear. Myocardial respiration depends on Cytochrome c- Oxidase (CytOx) activity representing the rate limiting step for the mitochondrial respiratory chain...
September 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Uzma Shahid, Hasanat Sharif, Joveria Farooqi, Bushra Jamil, Erum Khan
BACKGROUND: The study analyzed microbiological and antimicrobial susceptibility profile of organisms isolated from patients with infective endocarditis (2015-17) and compared disease outcomes in cohorts of endocarditis patient with history of prior invasive vascular intervention (high risk group) vs those without (native valve group). We hypothesized that high risk group would be more likely to have severe disease outcomes. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study (2015-17)...
September 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Sarah Waliany, Julia Chandler, David Hovsepian, Jack Boyd, Natalie Lui
BACKGROUND: Yellow nail syndrome is a rare condition considered secondary to functional anomalies of lymphatic drainage. Yellow nail syndrome is diagnosed through the triad of intrathoracic findings (30% being pleural effusions), nail discoloration, and lymphedema, with any two features sufficient for diagnosis. We report the second case of post-operative yellow nail syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: After coronary artery bypass grafting, our patient presented with chylothorax on post-operative day 13 and yellow toenail discoloration on post-operative day 28, diagnosing yellow nail syndrome...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Motohiko Goda, Tomoyuki Minami, Kiyotaka Imoto, Keiji Uchida, Munetaka Masuda, Bart Meuris
BACKGROUND: It is well known that there are major differences between the Japanese and Western population regarding the incidence of ischemic heart disease and stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences of patients' characteristics between Belgian and Japanese cohort with acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: In 487 patients (297 male patients, mean age 61.9 ± 12.2 yrs) who underwent surgery for acute type A aortic dissection, baseline preoperative and intraoperative data were collected...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
J Palussière, F Chomy, M Savina, F Deschamps, J Y Gaubert, A Renault, O Bonnefoy, F Laurent, C Meunier, C Bellera, S Mathoulin-Pelissier, T de Baere
BACKGROUND: A prospective multicenter phase II trial to evaluate the survival outcomes of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for patients with stage IA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), ineligible for surgery. METHODS: Patients with a biopsy-proven stage IA NSCLC, staging established by a positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT), were eligible. The primary objective was to evaluate the local control of RFA at 1-year. Secondary objectives were 1- and 3-year overall survival (OS), 3-year local control, lung function (prior to and 3 months after RFA) and quality of life (prior to and 1 month after RFA)...
August 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Zhibing Qiu, L Auchoybur Merveesh, Yueyue Xu, Yinshuo Jiang, Liming Wang, Ming Xu, Fei Xiang, Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: Diffuse coronary artery disease is a challenge for both percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Coronary artery endarterectomy (CE) coupled with CABG is an alternative method to achieve complete revascularization. The mid- and long-term results of CE are largely questionable. The aim is to evaluate the early and mid-term graft patency of concomitant coronary artery endarterectomy and CABG. METHODS: A total of 304 patients who had undergone concomitant CE and CABG for diffuse coronary artery disease were identified from our database...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Satoshi Koezuka, Yoshinobu Hata, Hajime Otsuka, Takashi Makino, Yoko Azuma, Takashi Azumi, Yoichi Anami, Kazuhiko Natori, Akira Iyoda
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal stem cell disorders of the bone marrow. Most patients with MDS have a high risk of bleeding. Thrombocytopenia and defective platelet aggregation contribute to bleeding. We report a surgical case of a patient with lung cancer concomitant with MDS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old man presented to our hospital because of an abnormal shadow on chest x-ray suggesting a primary lung cancer. A peripheral blood smear examination found giant platelets without thrombocytopenia...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Laura DiChiacchio, Clint D Cappiello, Jose Greenspon
BACKGROUND: Congenital lung malformations exist along a spectrum of pathogenesis and disease severity. Extrapulmonary sequestration (EPS), in which nonfunctional lung tissue develops without connection to the tracheobronchial tree, is one rare manifestation of this disease. Atypical vascular anatomy with a systemic feeding vessel characterizes these lesions. CASE PRESENTATION: A 3 day old, 37 week gestation infant underwent chest X-ray for confirmation of umbilical catheter placement and was found to have an elevated left hemidiaphragm consistent with eventration versus congenital diaphragmatic hernia...
July 20, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Lindsay Volk, Hirohisa Ikegami, Leonard Y Lee, Anthony Lemaire
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion (PE) is a common finding in patients who have chronic cardiac failure, who had undergone cardiac surgery, or who have certain other benign and malignant diseases. Pericardial drainage procedures are often requested for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The perceived benefit is that it allows for diagnosis of malignancy or infection for patients with PEs of unclear etiology. The purpose of the study is to determine the diagnostic yield of surgical drainage procedures...
July 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Yuki Takahashi, Masahiro Miyajima, Taijiro Mishina, Ryunosuke Maki, Makoto Tada, Kodai Tsuruta, Atsushi Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Combined resection of a phrenic nerve is occasionally required in T3 primary lung carcinomas invading the phrenic nerve to completely remove a malignant tumour, resulting in diaphragmatic paralysis. We describe the first case of thoracoscopic lobectomy and diaphragmatic plication as a one-stage surgery for lung cancer invading the phrenic nerve. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old woman with a T3N0M0 primary adenosquamous carcinoma in the left upper lobe presented with suspicious invasion to the anterior mediastinal fat tissue and left phrenic nerve and underwent left upper lobectomy, node dissection, and partial resection of the anterior mediastinal fat tissue with the left phrenic nerve...
July 9, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Peng Zhu, Songlin Du, Shijun Chen, Shaobin Zheng, Yu Hu, Li Liu, Shaoyi Zheng
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review our experience in managing renal or adrenal tumors with level III or IV inferior vena cava thrombus by using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), and to evaluate survival outcomes. METHODS: Between September 2004 and March 2016, we treated 33 patients with renal or adrenal malignancy tumor and thrombus extending into the inferior vena cava. Patients were identified according to radiographic records and operative findings...
July 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Antonella Coli, Giovanni Alfonso Chiariello, Mariangela Novello, Christian Colizzi, Massimo Massetti
BACKGROUND: Primary heart sarcomas are exceedingly rare tumors. Among primary cardiac sarcomas, synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest, involving cardiac cavities or pericardium. CASE PRESENTATION: Two cases of synovial sarcoma are presented with the clinical course and therapy. Both cases were treated with surgery and chemo/radiotherapy. Interestingly, one of the patient, a 52-year-old male with an intracardiac synovial sarcoma, undergone a SynCardia total artificial heart implantation, but died for multiple pulmonary metastases waiting for transplantation...
July 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Masaho Okada, Hirotaka Watanuki, Kayo Sugiyama, Yasuhiro Futamura, Katsuhiko Matsuyama
BACKGROUND: Massive dilatation of the right atrium with tricuspid regurgitation is frequently diagnosed by accidental recognition of an enlarged cardiac silhouette during routine chest radiography. Although some patients are asymptomatic, enlargement of the right atrium can cause secondary tricuspid regurgitation due to dilatation of the tricuspid annulus, associated with arrhythmias and thrombus formation leading to pulmonary embolism, stroke, and, rarely, sudden death due to left ventricular compression...
July 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Arjan J F P Verhaegh, Wobbe Bouma, Kevin Damman, M Nasser Morei, Massimo A Mariani, Joost M Hartman
BACKGROUND: Myocardial rupture is an important and catastrophic complication of acute myocardial infarction. A dramatic form of this complication is a left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR). CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old man with acute inferoposterolateral myocardial infarction and single-vessel coronary artery disease underwent emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The circumflex coronary artery was successfully stented with a drug-eluting stent...
June 28, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Xiaochun Ma, Jinzhang Li, Qian Zhang, Xiangqian Kong, Guidao Yuan, Zhengjun Wang, Chengwei Zou
BACKGROUND: Aorto-left ventricular tunnel (ALVT) is a rare congenital extracardiac channel that connects the ascending aorta to the left ventricle. To our knowledge, no case has been thus far reported as ALVT with both anomalous origin of right coronary artery (AORCA) and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). CASE PRESENTATION: We reported a case of a 5-year-old female diagnosed as ALVT with accompanying AORCA and BAV which had been previously misdiagnosed as aortic regurgitation (AR) triggered by BAV...
June 28, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Naoki Hashiyama, Motohiko Goda, Keiji Uchida, Yukihisa Isomatsu, Shinichi Suzuki, Makoto Mo, Takahiro Nishida, Munetaka Masuda
BACKGROUND: The relationship between aortic dissection and coronary artery disease is not clear. The purpose of this study was to clarify the difference in the rate of coronary artery atherosclerosis between Stanford type A and type B aortic dissection by reviewing our institutional database. METHODS: One hundred and forty-five patients (78 males, 67 females; mean age: 60 ± 12 years) admitted to our hospital with acute aortic dissection who underwent coronary angiography during hospitalization from 2000 through 2002 were enrolled in this study...
June 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Alicja Zientara, Igor Schwegler, Nicolas Attigah, Michele Genoni, Omer Dzemali
BACKGROUND: The anomaly of cervical aortic arch is a rare phenomenon first described by Reid in 1914 and categorized by Haughton in 1975. The left cervical aortic arch Type D consisting of an ipsilateral descending aorta and coarctation or aneurysmatic formation of the arch demonstrates a complicated form requiring surgical management. Because of its rarity and unspecific symptoms only few cases are documented with the focus on surgical management. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year old, asymptomatic woman presented with a mediastinal mass overlapping the aortic arch region in a routine x-ray...
June 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Shinjiro Mizuguchi, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Noritoshi Nishiyama
BACKGROUND: The aim was to determine the prognostic value of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients with completely resected stage 1 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: The study enrolled 382 NSCLC patients, and an optimal NLR cutoff value was determined by ROC analysis. Patients were divided by preoperative NLR into low (< 1.5, n = 99), intermediate (1.5 ≤ NLR < 3.5, n = 245), and high (NLR ≥ 3.5, n = 38) value groups...
June 27, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Andreas Moritz, Andrea Irouschek, Torsten Birkholz, Johannes Prottengeier, Horia Sirbu, Joachim Schmidt
BACKGROUND: In certain clinical situations the insertion of a double-lumen tube (DLT) for one-lung ventilation (OLV) is not feasible or unfavorable. In these cases, the EZ-Blocker (EZB) may serve as an alternative. The aim of our analysis was to report on the clinical applications and our experience with the EZB for one-lung ventilation in 100 patients undergoing thoracic surgery. METHODS: All anesthetic records from patients older than 18 years of age undergoing general anesthesia in the department of thoracic surgery with intraoperative use of an EZB for OLV at the University Hospital of Erlangen in four consecutive years were analyzed retrospectively...
June 25, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Oliver J Harrison, Felino Cagampang, Sunil K Ohri, Christopher Torrens, Kareem Salhiyyah, Amit Modi, Narain Moorjani, Anthony D Whetton, Paul A Townsend
BACKGROUND: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality affecting 1-2% of the population and is associated with a significantly increased risk of ascending aortic aneurysm. However, predicting which patients will develop aneurysms remains a challenge. This pilot study aimed to identify candidate plasma biomarkers for monitoring ascending aortic diameter and predicting risk of future aneurysm in BAV patients. METHODS: Plasma samples were collected pre-operatively from BAV patients undergoing aortic valve surgery...
June 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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