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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899414/the-zamvar-pericardial-fold
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Vipin Zamvar
This paper describes a pericardial fold that has not yet been mentioned in the Anatomy or Surgery literature.The "Zamvar" pericardial fold is formed by the parietal pericardium and the overlying fibrous pericardium folding back onto themselves over the left-sided pulmonary veins; it is 1 to 3 mm wide, and runs from the inferior edge of the left inferior pulmonary vein, to the superior edge of the left superior pulmonary vein. A similar fold is not seen on the right side.The presence of this fold allows for the safe placement of the deep pericardial retraction suture used during off-pump coronary artery surgery...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886716/intralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-displayed-as-localized-emphysema-on-computed-tomography-image
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Weibo Qi, Junjie Zhao, Guping Shi, Fan Yang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sequestration is a relatively rare condition in which a systemic artery supplies blood to an abnormal lung tissue and the normal connection with the bronchial tree is absent. It can be displayed as various signs on the computed tomography image, but emphysema is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 35-year-old man with intralobar pulmonary sequestration that appeared as localized emphysema on the computed tomography image...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882147/unexpected-collateral-impact-after-out-of-hospital-resuscitation-using-lucas-system
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Jasmin Hasmik Shahinian, Jonas Quitt, Mark Wiese, Friedrich Eckstein, Oliver Reuthebuch
BACKGROUND: Mechanical chest compression using a piston device during reanimation is often the only way to ensure stable chest compression at a constant rate and force. However, its use can be associated with severe fractures of the thoracic rib cage and endanger the clinical course of the patient. Thus, the usage of such a piston device during the reanimation has currently been classified as a mere Class IIB indication. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 66-year-old male who underwent emergent CABG surgery after receiving out-of-hospital resuscitation as a result of myocardial infarction using the LUCAS system...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882144/sutureless-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-calcified-homograft-combined-with-mitral-valve-replacement
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Ferdi Akca, Kayan Lam, Ibrahim Özdemir, Erwin Tan
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement in a patient with an aortic homograft can be very challenging, especially when concomitant mitral valve surgery needs to be performed. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of implantation of a sutureless aortic valve bioprosthesis combined with mitral valve replacement in a patient with a severely calcified aortic homograft where conventional valve replacement was technically unfeasible. CONCLUSIONS: We believe that sutureless AVR is a viable option especially for young patients with a high surgical risk where conventional valve replacement cannot be achieved...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882138/a-dual-therapy-of-off-pump-temporary-left-ventricular-extracorporeal-device-and-amniotic-stem-cell-for-cardiogenic-shock
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Toshinobu Kazui, Phat L Tran, Tia R Pilikian, Katie M Marsh, Raymond Runyan, John Konhilas, Richard Smith, Zain I Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Temporary mechanical circulatory support device without sternotomy has been highly advocated for severe cardiogenic shock patient but little is known when coupled with amniotic stem cell therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: This case reports the first dual therapy of temporary left ventricular extracorporeal device CentriMag with distal banding technique and human amniotic stem cell injection for treating a severe refractory cardiogenic shock of an 68-year-old female patient...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874203/behcet-s-disease-with-recurrent-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-combined-with-femoral-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Shi-Huai Zhang, Fu-Xian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm is the main vascular complication of Behcet's disease. Most hospitals adopt endovascular treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of Behcet's disease with recurrent thoracic aortic aneurysm combined with femoral artery aneurysm. The patient underwent two rounds of endovascular surgery, but developed new aneurysms immediately after surgery. Eventually, the patient died due to rupture of recurrent aneurysm. CONCLUSIONS: For vasculo-Behcet's disease, we suggest performing the operation during the stable period...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874169/transfemoral-versus-transapical-approach-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-hospital-outcome-and-risk-factor-analysis
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Enrico Ferrari, Eric Eeckhout, Sanjiv Keller, Olivier Muller, Piergiorgio Tozzi, Denis Berdajs, Ludwig Karl von Segesser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is indicated in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis. We compared the clinical outcome of 180 consecutive patients who underwent transapical (TA) and transfemoral (TF) procedures in a single centre. METHODS: Ninety consecutive TA (TA-group) and 90 consecutive TF (TF-group) were performed from 2009 to 2014. Clinical variables were prospectively collected and retrospectively analysed for hospital outcomes and to identify risk factors for hospital mortality, vascular complications and stroke...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870223/modified-candy-plug-technique-for-chronic-type-b-aortic-dissection-with-aneurysmal-dilatation-a-case-report
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Sohsyu Kotani, Yoshito Inoue, Mio Kasai, Satoru Suzuki, Takashi Hachiya
BACKGROUND: The original 'candy-plug' technique has been reported to be beneficial for the treatment of residual perfused false lumen in patients with aortic dissection. However, this technique is also associated with several problems, such as narrowing of the true lumen and damage to the flap or vessel wall. Therefore, we modified the procedure to overcome these problems. Here we report a case in which the patient was successfully treated using the modified procedure. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old man presented with chronic type B aortic dissection with aneurysmal dilatation...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870204/left-atrial-myxoma-complicated-with-multi-system-embolization
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Ren-Dan Zhang, Zhi-Huan Zeng, Jian-Yi Zheng, Tu-Di Li, Yan-Qun Zhao, Yu-Hong Liu, Yu-Si Yao
BACKGROUND: Atrial myxoma accounts for approximately 50% of all cardiac tumors. The majority of myxomas are located in the left atrium and present variable clinical manifestation. CASE PRESENTATION: A young man was transferred to our hospital with sudden onset of resting pain, pallor and numb in right leg. An atrial mobile mass was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. Anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy were administered, a timely surgery was performed and the mass was confirmed as a myxoma...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865489/midterm-follow-up-of-transthoracic-device-closure-of-an-atrial-septal-defect-using-the-very-large-domestic-occluder-44-48%C3%A2-mm-a-single-chinese-cardiac-center-experience
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Qiang Chen, Hua Cao, Gui-Can Zhang, Liang-Wan Chen, Fan Xu, Jia-Xin Zhang
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to outline the midterm follow-up results and complications in patients who underwent transthoracic device closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) with the very large domestic occluder (44-48 mm). METHODS: The data of 35 patients who underwent transthoracic device closure of an ASD with the very large domestic occluder (44-48 mm) at our institution were collected prospectively between January 2010 and January 2015. All patients were invited for an outpatient visit and contrast TTE for 12-70 months after ASD closure...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865484/renal-ultrasound-provides-low-utility-in-evaluating-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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Allen Young, Todd Crawford, Alejandro Suarez Pierre, J Trent Magruder, Charles Fraser, John Conte, Glenn Whitman, Christopher Sciortino
BACKGROUND: Renal ultrasonography is part of the algorithm in assessing acute kidney injury (AKI). The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical utility of renal US in postoperative cardiac patients who develop AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 90 postoperative cardiac surgery patients at a single institution from 1/19/2010 to 3/19/2016 who underwent renal US for AKI. We reviewed provider documentation to determine whether renal US changed management...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865456/the-effect-of-preoperative-liver-dysfunction-on-cardiac-surgery-outcomes
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Luiz Araujo, Viktor Dombrovskiy, Wali Kamran, Ashleigh Lemaire, Antonio Chiricolo, Leonard Y Lee, Anthony Lemaire
BACKGROUND: To determine the impact of preoperative Liver Dysfunction (LD) on outcomes after elective Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and Valvular surgery (VS). METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2002-2010) was queried to identify patients with LD who had elective CABG or VS utilizing ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes. These patients were matched with the similar patients without LD (controls) by propensity score matching. Chi-square and Wilcoxon rank sum tests were used for analysis...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859665/left-atrial-thrombus-due-to-transseptal-catheterization-simulating-solid-mass-of-right-atrium
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Jae Hang Lee, Ji-Hyun Kim, Jin-Ho Choi, Eung-Joong Kim
BACKGROUND: Transseptal catheterization has been popularized through ongoing advances in percutaneous procedures, but related complications are known to occur. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72 year-old female was admitted with left-sided weakness. In the course of various exams, a rounded and smooth-surfaced solid mass of right atrium was identified. However, a septal aneurysm associated with left atrial mural thrombus was evident intraoperatively. Given that percutaneous transseptal mitral valvotomy had been done 7 years previously, a causal relationship is likely...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851442/outcome-of-surgical-repair-of-pectus-excavatum-in-adults
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Ayman M Shaalan, Ibrahim Kasb, Eman E Elwakeel, Yusra A Elkamali
BACKGROUND: Pectus Excavatum (PEx) is the most common congenital chest wall deformity, accounting for over 90% of all chest wall deformities. Surgical correction is recommended because severe PEx can affect the physical and psychological development of patients. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of surgical repair of Pectus Excavatum in adults during hospital course and results after 1 year. METHODS: Prospective study was carried out on 86 adult patients aged ≥ 15 years, 52 males and 34 females (mean age was 26 ± 1...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830487/a-large-left-atrial-lipoma-combined-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Yun Liu, Xiaomei Zheng, Yu Du, Zhicheng Zhu, Tiance Wang, Rihao Xu, Dan Li, Kexiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Primary benign tumors of the heart are extremely rare and usually difficult to diagnose for their asymptomatic signs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old woman was admitted for shortness of breath caused by a large left atrial lipoma combined with coronary artery disease. Next, we successfully performed simultaneous curative surgery for the large cardiac lipoma and coronary artery bypass grafting with a "starfish" and no cardiopulmonary bypass was used...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821262/pre-operative-serum-vcam-1-as-a-biomarker-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Leanne Harling, Jonathan Lambert, Hutan Ashrafian, Ara Darzi, Nigel J Gooderham, Thanos Athanasiou
OBJECTIVE: Systemic inflammation is a recognised contributory factor in the pathogenesis of de novo post-operative atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery. This study aims to determine whether serum soluble vascular endothelial cell adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) may predict the onset of POAF in patients under going coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: 34 patients undergoing non-emergent, on-pump CABG were prospectively recruited. Plasma was obtained at 24 h pre-operatively and at 48 and 96 h post-operatively...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818088/assessment-of-the-effect-of-left-atrial-cryoablation-enhanced-by-ganglionated-plexi-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-undergoing-open-heart-surgery
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Jiří Bárta, Radim Brát
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate, whether enhancement of left atrial cryoablation by ablation of the autonomic nervous system of left atrium leads to influencing the outcomes of surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease undergoing open-heart surgery. METHODS: The observed patient file consisted of 100 patients, who have undergone a combined open-heart surgery at our department between July 2012 and December 2014...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793902/30-year-experience-of-fontan-surgery-single-centre-s-data
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Laurynas Bezuska, Virgilijus Lebetkevicius, Rita Sudikiene, Daina Liekiene, Virgilijus Tarutis
BACKGROUND: The Fontan procedure has been modified several times since it was introduced into practice in 1968. As many patients now survive to adulthood, attention is directed towards their clinical status and late morbidity. We report our surgical experience of 30 years in Fontan procedures. METHODS: From January 1985 to January 2015, 80 patients underwent Fontan surgery. Twenty-one patients received an atrio-pulmonary Fontan (Group I), four patients underwent total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) with an intra-atrial lateral tunnel (Group II), six patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an aortic homograft (group III) and 49 patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793899/enumeration-of-circulating-endothelial-cell-frequency-as-a-diagnostic-marker-in-aortic-valve-surgery-a-flow-cytometric-approach
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Anton Sabashnikov, Klaus Neef, Vera Chesnokova, Leonie Wegener, Kathrin Godthardt, Maximilian Scherner, Elmar W Kuhn, Antje-Christin Deppe, Meike Lauer, Kaveh Eghbalzadeh, Mohamed Zeriouh, Parwis B Rahmanian, Jens Wippermann, Ferdinand Kuhn-Régnier, Navid Madershahian, Thorsten Wahlers, Alexander Weymann, Yeong-Hoon Choi
BACKGROUND: The frequency of circulating endothelial cells (CEC) in patients' peripheral blood can be assessed as a direct marker of endothelial damage. However, conventional enumeration methods are extremely challenging. We developed a novel, automated approach to determine CEC frequencies and tested this method on two groups of patients undergoing conventional (CAVR) versus trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). METHODS: CEC frequencies were assessed by a flow cytometric approach, including automated pre-enrichment of CD34 positive blood cell subpopulation and isotype controls...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789675/life-threatening-subdural-hematoma-after-aortic-valve-replacement-in-a-patient-with-heyde-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tetsuro Uchida, Azumi Hamasaki, Eiichi Ohba, Atsushi Yamashita, Jun Hayashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
BACKGROUND: Heyde syndrome is known as a triad of calcific aortic stenosis, anemia due to gastrointestinal bleeding from angiodysplasia, and acquired type 2A von Willebrand disease. This acquired hemorrhagic disorder is characterized by the loss of the large von Willebrand factor multimers due to the shear stress across the diseased aortic valve. The most frequently observed type of bleeding in these patients is mucosal or skin bleeding, such as epistaxis, followed by gastrointestinal bleeding...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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