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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743270/pre-transplant-depression-as-a-predictor-of-adherence-and-morbidities-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation
#1
Maja Delibasic, Burhan Mohamedali, Nikola Dobrilovic, Jaishankar Raman
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial factors are useful predictors of adverse outcomes after solid organ transplantation. Although depression is a known predictor of poor outcomes in patients who undergo orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) and is actively screened for during pre-transplant evaluation, the effects of early identification of this entity on post-transplant outcomes are not clearly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of pre-transplant depression on outcomes after OHT...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738900/impact-of-ablation-duration-on-rhythm-outcome-after-concomitant-maze-procedure-using-cryoablation-in-patients-with-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#2
Dong Seop Jeong, Ji Hoon You, Chang-Seok Jeon, Pyo Won Park, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of ablation duration during a maze procedure using a nitrous oxide-based cryosurgical system. METHODS: From May 2001 to December 2006, 256 consecutive patients who underwent a concomitant maze procedure using nitrous oxide-based cryoablation for chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) during cardiac surgery were enrolled. The ablation duration for each lesion was between 120 s at -60 °C in 140 patients (control group) and 160 s in 116 patients (long duration group)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738863/single-coronary-ostium-in-a-patient-with-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-combined-with-aneurysmal-ascending-aortic-dilatation
#3
Do Yeon Kim, Hwan Wook Kim
BACKGROUND: The presence of a fourth aortic valve cusp (quadricupsid aortic valve) is a rare congenital malformation and is often accompanied by other anomalies of the adjacent cardiovascular structures. Among these concomitant anomalies, simultaneous association of both a single coronary ostium and aneurysmal ascending aortic dilation in combination with the quadricupsid aortic valve has not been reported yet. CASE PRESENTATION: We experienced the case of a 56-year-old female patient presenting as aortic regurgitation resulted from malcoaptation of quadricupsid aortic valve...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738829/rare-association-of-two-cardiovascular-malformations-successfully-corrected-in-a-single-surgery-a-case-report
#4
Fu-Yang Mei, Zhi-Xuan Bai, Zhi-Bin Hu, Bing Zhou, Yong Cui
BACKGROUND: Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) without an atrial septal defect (ASD) associated with coarctation of the aortic arch is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. This rare combination is only described in a few studies; none report the correction of these two malformations in a single surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because the echocardiography revealed coarctation of the aortic arch; this diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography (CT), which also showed her left superior pulmonary vein draining into the vertical vein without ASD (Fig...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738822/cardiac-arrest-without-physical-cardiac-injury-during-nuss-repair-of-pectus-excavatum
#5
Jianyong Zou, Canqiao Luo, Zhenguo Liu, Chao Cheng
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest is a lethal complication of Nuss repair of pectus excavatum which is strongly related to heart or big vessels injury. A rare case developed cardiac arrest without direct cardiac injury during Nuss procedure is presented in this article. CASE PRESENTATION: In July 2015, a previously healthy 18-year-old man undergoing Nuss repair for pectus excavatum developed cardiac arrest while the Nuss bar was being inserted into the chest. After successful resuscitation and exclusion of direct cardiac injury, the Nuss procedure was continued...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728556/influence-of-staphylococcus-aureus-on-outcomes-after-valvular-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis
#6
Sang Myung Han, Robert A Sorabella, Sowmya Vasan, Mark Grbic, Daniel Lambert, Rahul Prasad, Catherine Wang, Paul Kurlansky, Michael A Borger, Rachel Gordon, Isaac George
BACKGROUND: As Staphylococcus aureus (SA) remains one of the leading cause of infective endocarditis (IE), this study evaluates whether S. aureus is associated with more severe infections or worsened outcomes compared to non-S. aureus (NSA) organisms. METHODS: All patients undergoing valve surgery for bacterial IE between 1995 and 2013 at our institution were included in this study (n = 323). Clinical data were retrospectively collected from the chart review. Patients were stratified according to the causative organism; SA (n = 85) and NSA (n = 238)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716099/xenoantigenicity-of-porcine-decellularized-valves
#7
Meghana R K Helder, Nicholas J Stoyles, Brandon J Tefft, Ryan S Hennessy, Rebecca R C Hennessy, Roy Dyer, Tyra Witt, Robert D Simari, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND: The xenoantigenicity of porcine bioprosthetic valves is implicated as an etiology leading to calcification and subsequent valve failure. Decellularization of porcine valves theoretically could erase the antigenicity of the tissue leading to more durable prosthetic valves, but the effectiveness of decellularization protocols in regard to completely removing antigens has yet to be verified. Our hypothesis was that decellularization would remove the more abundant α-gal antigens but not remove all the non α-gal antigens, which could mount a response...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716039/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-after-adult-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Maziar Khorsandi, Scott Dougherty, Omar Bouamra, Vasudev Pai, Philip Curry, Steven Tsui, Stephen Clark, Stephen Westaby, Nawwar Al-Attar, Vipin Zamvar
BACKGROUND: Postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCCS) refractory to inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) occurs rarely but is almost universally fatal without mechanical circulatory support. In this systematic review and meta-analysis we looked at the evidence behind the use of veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) in refractory PCCS from a patient survival rate and determinants of outcome viewpoint. METHODS: A systematic review was performed in January 2017 using PubMed (with no defined time period) using the keywords "postcardiotomy", "cardiogenic shock", "extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" and "cardiac surgery"...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683753/two-stage-correction-of-type-iv-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
#9
Hunbo Shim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun
BACKGROUND: The small size of the pulmonary veins in infants increases the risk of pulmonary vein obstruction (PVO) after surgical repair of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Here, we described the outcomes of our strategy, which delayed total correction after initial partial correction. METHODS: We reviewed the data of patients who underwent total correction for type IV TAPVC. In total, 11 out of 103 patients with TAPVC had type IV TAPVC with biventricular physiology...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645316/erratum-to-a-novel-anatomic-severity-grading-score-for-acute-type-b-aortic-dissections-and-correlation-to-aortic-reinterventions-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
#10
Shirui Chen, Sebastian Larion, Sadaf S Ahanchi, Chad P Ammar, Colin T Brandt, Jean M Panneton
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June 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629433/smoking-and-timing-of-cessation-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-curative-intent-lung-cancer-surgery
#11
Sebastian T Lugg, Theofano Tikka, Paula J Agostini, Amy Kerr, Kerry Adams, Maninder S Kalkat, Richard S Steyn, Pala B Rajesh, Ehab Bishay, David R Thickett, Babu Naidu
BACKGROUND: Smoking is a risk factor for postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) following non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) surgery. The optimal timing for preoperative smoking cessation has not been identified. Our study aimed to observe the impact of preoperative smoking cessation on PPC incidence and other postoperative outcomes including long-term survival. METHODS: A prospective study included consecutive patients following resection for NSCLC in a regional thoracic centre over a 4-year period (2010-2014)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610612/deeper-wedge-resection-and-parenchymal-sparing-bronchoplasty-of-the-secondary-carina-an-alternative-surgical-technique-for-removal-of-tumor-located-at-the-orifice-of-upper-lobar-bronchus
#12
An Wang, Xiaofeng Chen, Dayu Huang, Shaohua Wang
BACKGROUND: Sleeve resection and reconstruction of the bronchial corner between the upper lobar bronchus and the intermediate bronchus is technique demanding. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old Chinese man suffered from recurrence of low-grade malignant mucoepidermoid carcinoma located at the orifice of upper lobar bronchus with invasion to the main bronchus nearly 1 year after he had undergone an incomplete bronchoscopic resection. With detailed preoperative and intraoperative evaluation by computed tomography and bronchoscopy, a deeper wedge resection and bronchoplasty of the secondary carina was performed...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606165/pitfalls-in-tamvi-experience-with-the-repositionable-lotus%C3%A2-valve-system
#13
Paul P Heinisch, Fabien Praz, Bernhard Winkler, Stephan Windecker, Christoph Huber, Thierry Carrel
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous transapical implantation of transcatheter heart valves in the native mitral and aortic position may be considered as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high-risk patients presenting with combined valve disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old female with severe aortic stenosis, severe mitral stenosis with mild mitral insufficiency, persistent atrial fibrillation, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and NYHA class of IV was evaluated by our interdisciplinary heart team...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606161/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-obstruction-caused-by-right-ventricular-fibroma-in-a-5-month-old-infant-a-case-report
#14
Fuyang Mei, Bing Zhou, Yong Cui
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibroma is rarely encountered in children, and even more rare in neonates. We herein report a case of a 5-month-old female with severe right ventricular outflow tract obstruction caused by a large right ventricle fibroma that was successfully surgically resected. CASE PRESENTATION: This report describes the case of a 5-month-old female infant with a large mass measuring 26 × 22 mm in the right ventricle cured successfully with surgery. Physical examination revealed a harsh S1 sound and a grade IV systolic murmur on the left sternal border...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606160/consumption-coagulopathy-in-acute-aortic-dissection-principles-of-management
#15
Yuyong Liu, Lu Han, Jiachen Li, Ming Gong, Hongjia Zhang, Xinliang Guan
BACKGROUND: The effect of acute aortic dissection itself on coagulopathy or surgery-related coagulopathy has never been specifically studied. The aim of the present study was to perioperatively describe consumption coagulopathy in patients with acute aortic dissection. METHODS: Sixty-six patients with acute type A aortic dissection were enrolled in this study from January 2015 to September 2016. Thirty-six patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms were used as a control group during the same period...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606107/minimally-access-via-left-anterior-mini-thoracotomy-for-repair-of-adult-subarterial-ventricular-septal-defects
#16
YunFei Liao, Xiang Long, ShuQiang Zhu, Jun Tu, Hua Wen, JianJun Xu, YongBing Wu
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques are increasingly applied in the treatment and management of a variety of adult ventricular septal defects (VSDs). However, repair of adult subarterial VSDs via left anterior mini-thoracotomy is rarely reported. The present study aimed to determine the feasibility and safety of the left anterior mini-thoracotomy for the repair of adult subarterial VSDs. METHODS: Twenty-seven adult patients underwent repair of subarterial VSDs via left anterior mini-thoracotomy...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583193/a-modified-multiple-branched-graft-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#17
Liang-Wan Chen, Xi-Jie Wu, Hua Cao, Xiao-Fu Dai
BACKGROUND: To reduce some problems of traditional graft, we devise a modified multiple branched graft for repair of Crawford extent II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA). CASE PRESENTATION: We described a modified multiple branched graft for Crawford extent II and III thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair in 8 patients, Which comprised a main graft and three branches, and the third branch was bifurcated into two limbs. CONCLUSIONS: Our initial experience demonstrated that this modified multiple branched graft may make the thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm(TAAA) repair easier and safer...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569201/a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-outcomes-and-long-term-survival-in-stented-versus-stentless-valves
#18
Blake N Shultz, Tomasz Timek, Alan T Davis, John Heiser, Edward Murphy, Charles Willekes, Robert Hooker
BACKGROUND: To compare the perioperative and long term survival after aortic valve replacement using stentless versus stented valves in a large cohort of patients grouped using propensity score matching. METHODS: From 1991 to 2012, 4,563 patients underwent aortic valve replacement with stentless and stented valves at our institution. Propensity score matching identified 444 pairs using 13 independent variables: incidence of operation, smoking status, renal failure, hypertension, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lung disease, ejection fraction, gender, age, valve status, and use of coronary artery bypass graft...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549477/surgical-and-survival-outcomes-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-intratumoral-lung-abscesses
#19
Keiji Yamanashi, Norihito Okumura, Ayuko Takahashi, Takashi Nakashima, Tomoaki Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: Intratumoral lung abscess is a secondary lung abscess that is considered to be fatal. Therefore, surgical procedures, although high-risk, have sometimes been performed for intratumoral lung abscesses. However, no studies have examined the surgical outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses. The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical and survival outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545592/impact-of-prosthesis-patient-mismatch-on-short-term-outcomes-after-aortic-valve-replacement-a-retrospective-analysis-in-east-china
#20
Lei Guo, Junnan Zheng, Liangwei Chen, Renyuan Li, Liang Ma, Yiming Ni, Haige Zhao
BACKGROUND: Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) may affect the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). We aimed to determine the incidence of PPM, its effect on short-term mortality, and the factors contributing to PPM in China. METHODS: We retrospectively examined all consecutive patients with isolated or concomitant AVR at our hospital between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. PPM was defined as an effective orifice area index (EOAi) of ≤ 0...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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