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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179009/benefits-of-ultra-fast-track-anesthesia-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-retrospective-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study-of-a-four-year-single-center-experience
#1
Rashad Zayat, Ares K Menon, Andreas Goetzenich, Gereon Schaelte, Ruediger Autschbach, Christian Stoppe, Tim-Philipp Simon, Lachmandath Tewarie, Ajay Moza
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has gained significant importance for treatment of end-stage heart failure. Fast-track procedures are well established in cardiac surgery, whereas knowledge of their benefits after LVAD implantation is sparse. We hypothesized that ultra-fast-track anesthesia (UFTA) with in-theater extubation or at a maximum of 4 h. after surgery is feasible in Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) level 3 and 4 patients and might prevent postoperative complications...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143575/supraclavicular-transposition-of-aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-for-hybrid-treatment-of-aortic-arch-aneurysm-a-case-report
#2
Kyo Seon Lee, Gwan Sic Kim, Yochun Jung, In Seok Jeong, Kook Joo Na, Bong Suk Oh, Byung Hee Ahn, Sang Gi Oh
BACKGROUND: Vertebral artery variations are common in thoracic aortic patients. If patients have the aberrant left vertebral artery, the more difficult to determine the treatment modality. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 63-year-old man with an aberrant left vertebral artery originating from an aneurysmal aortic arch. The patient underwent a successful hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair after aortic arch debranching and transposition of the aberrant left vertebral artery to the left common carotid artery through a supraclavicular incision without sternotomy...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137288/computer-based-comparison-of-different-methods-for-selecting-mitral-annuloplasty-ring-size
#3
Sameer Al-Maisary, Sandy Engelhardt, Bastian Graser, Ivo Wolf, Matthias Karck, Raffaele De Simone
BACKGROUND: Ring sizing for mitral valve annuloplasty is conventionally done intraoperatively using specific 'sizer' instruments, which are placed onto the valve tissue. This approach is barely reproducible since different sizing strategies have been established among surgeons. The goal of this study is to virtually apply different sizing methods on the basis of pre-repair echocardiography to find out basic differences between sizing strategies. METHODS: In three-dimensional echocardiographs of 43 patients, the mitral annulus and the contour of the anterior mitral leaflet were segmented using MITK Mitralyzer software...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126025/anti-inflammatory-properties-of-amniotic-membrane-patch-following-pericardiectomy-for-constrictive-pericarditis
#4
Katherine M Marsh, Alice S Ferng, Tia Pilikian, Ankit A Desai, Ryan Avery, Mark Friedman, Isabel Oliva, Clint Jokerst, David Schipper, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Since constrictive pericarditis is most often idiopathic and the pathophysiology remains largely unknown, both the diagnosis and the treatment can be challenging. However, by definition, inflammatory processes are central to this disease process. Amniotic membrane patches have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties and are believed to be immune privileged. Due to these properties, amniotic membrane patches were applied intraoperatively in a complicated patient presenting with constrictive pericarditis...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126002/novel-vs-clinical-organ-preservation-solutions-improved-cardiac-mitochondrial-protection
#5
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Alice S Ferng, David Schipper, Alana M Connell, Katherine M Marsh, Shannon Knapp, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation remains the gold standard for end-stage heart failure, with current ex vivo organ storage times limited to 4 to 6 h before critical tissue damage occurs. Many preservation solutions exist in an attempt to limit both ischemic and reperfusion damage. In order to compare the effects of various storage solutions, mitochondrial function can be used to provide a sensitive analysis of cellular metabolic function. METHODS: Experimental plates were seeded with cardiac myoblasts and kept in suspended animation for either 4 or 8 h at either 4(o) or 21 °C, in Celsior®, Perfadex®, or Somah storage solutions...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122632/management-of-gastric-conduit-dehiscence-with-self-expanding-metal-stents-a-case-report-on-salvaging-the-gastric-conduit
#6
Diana H Liang, Leonora M Meisenbach, Min P Kim, Edward Y Chan, Puja Gaur Khaitan
BACKGROUND: Three-hole minimally invasive esophagectomy (3HMIE) is one of the most radical procedures in gastrointestinal surgery. It involves thoracoscopic dissection of the esophagus followed by creation of a gastric conduit in the abdomen with anastomosis in the neck, and is associated with significant morbidity. Gastric conduit dehiscence is one of the most morbid complications following esophagectomy. Historically, the standard of care in this situation has been conduit diversion with delayed esophageal reconstruction...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122582/primary-extranodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma-of-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-with-multiple-pure-ground-glass-opacities-a-case-report
#7
Xuebing Ding, Takashi Makino, Satoshi Koezuka, Takashi Azumi, Hajime Otsuka, Yoshinobu Hata, Yuichi Shinya, Naobumi Tochigi, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Akira Iyoda
BACKGROUND: Primary pulmonary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a low-grade B cell lymphoma that is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a type of primary pulmonary malignant lymphoma. MALT lymphomas affecting the lung show various findings on chest computed tomography, which range from typical nodules or areas of consolidation to findings that are extremely rare in pulmonary MALT lymphomas, such as pure ground-glass opacities throughout the lung. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old woman was found to have a few shadows with ground glass opacities on chest computed tomography (CT) in 2012...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122571/continuous-paravertebral-block-using-a-thoracoscopic-catheter-insertion-technique-for-postoperative-pain-after-thoracotomy-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#8
Yoshikane Yamauchi, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Kamon Ando, Keita Mori, Hideaki Kojima, Tomohiro Maniwa, Shoji Takahashi, Eiji Ando, Yasuhisa Ohde
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (EDA) is the gold standard for pain control after thoracotomy. However, because of its severe side effects, it is contraindicated in patients taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. In addition, some patients' anatomy can make epidural catheter insertion challenging. We therefore investigated the safety and efficacy of paravertebral block (PVB) using a thoracoscopic insertion technique, which avoids damage to the parietal pleura, for postoperative pain after thoracotomy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122567/is-there-a-correlation-between-late-re-exploration-after-cardiac-surgery-and-removal-of-epicardial-pacemaker-wires
#9
Ioannis Bougioukas, Ahmad Fawad Jebran, Marius Grossmann, Martin Friedrich, Theodor Tirilomis, Friedrich A Schoendube, Bernhard Christoph Danner
BACKGROUND: Re-exploration for bleeding accounts for increased morbidity and mortality after major cardiac operations. The use of temporary epicardial pacemaker wires is a common procedure at many departments. The removal of these wires postoperatively can potentially lead to a serious bleeding necessitating intervention. METHODS: From Jan 2011 till Dec 2015 a total of 4244 major cardiac procedures were carried out at our department. We used temporary epicardial pacemaker wires in all cases...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114952/postoperative-air-leak-grading-is-useful-to-predict-prolonged-air-leak-after-pulmonary-lobectomy
#10
Sang Gi Oh, Yochun Jung, Sanghoon Jheon, Yunhee Choi, Ju Sik Yun, Kook Joo Na, Byoung Hee Ahn
BACKGROUND: Results of studies to predict prolonged air leak (PAL; air leak longer than 5 days) after pulmonary lobectomy have been inconsistent and are of limited use. We developed a new scale representing the amount of early postoperative air leak and determined its correlation with air leak duration and its potential as a predictor of PAL. METHODS: We grade postoperative air leak using a 5-grade scale. All 779 lobectomies from January 2005 to December 2009 with available medical records were reviewed retrospectively...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955681/prospective-evaluation-of-biodegradable-polymeric-sealant-for-intraoperative-air-leaks
#11
MULTICENTER STUDY
Bernard J Park, John M Snider, Nathan R Bates, Stephen D Cassivi, G Kimble Jett, Joshua R Sonett, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: A biodegradable polymeric sealant has been previously shown to reduce postoperative air leaks after open pulmonary resection. The aim of this study was to evaluate safety and efficacy during minimally invasive pulmonary resection. METHODS: In a multicenter prospective single-arm trial, 112 patients with a median age of 69 years (range 34-87 years) were treated with sealant for at least one intraoperative air leak after standard methods of repair (sutures, staples or cautery) following minimally invasive pulmonary resection (Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) or Robotic-Assisted)...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919270/delayed-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-air-emboli-after-open-heart-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-a-success-story
#12
REVIEW
Eva Niyibizi, Guillaume Elyes Kembi, Claude Lae, Rodrigue Pignel, Tornike Sologashvili
BACKGROUND: The current case describes a rare diagnosis of iatrogenic air emboli after elective cardiopulmonary bypass that was successfully treated with delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with good clinical evolution in spite of rare complications. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35 years old male was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for post-operative management after being placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for an elective ventricular septal defect closure and aortic valvuloplasty...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908284/obscured-hemorrhagic-pancreatitis-after-orthotopic-heart-transplantation-complicated-with-acute-right-heart-failure-and-hepatic-dysfunction-a-case-report
#13
Ting-Wei Lin, Meng-Ta Tsai, Jun-Neng Roan, Yi-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ming Tsai, Chwan-Yau Luo
BACKGROUND: Pancreatitis is a serious complication after cardiac surgery and can lead to significant morbidities and mortality. The incidence of pancreatitis is even higher in patients undergoing heart transplantation than in those undergoing other cardiac surgeries. Nevertheless, the clinical presentations of pancreatitis are frequently atypical in these patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a heart recipient who was complicated with acute right heart failure initially after orthotopic heart transplantation and developed devastating unanticipated hemorrhagic pancreatitis 1 month after the transplantation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906091/impact-of-prophylactic-administration-of-levosimendan-on-short-term-and-long-term-outcome-in-high-risk-patients-with-severely-reduced-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis
#14
Philippe Grieshaber, Stella Lipp, Andreas Arnold, Gerold Görlach, Matthias Wollbrück, Peter Roth, Bernd Niemann, Jochen Wilhelm, Andreas Böning
BACKGROUND: Patients with severely reduced left-ventricular ejection fraction carry a high risk of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Levosimendan can be used prophylactically in these patients having shown positive effects on short-term outcome. However, effects on long-term outcome and patient subgroups benefiting the most are unknown. We aim to address these topics with real-life data from our clinical practice. METHODS: Two hundred eigthy eight patients with preoperative LVEF ≤ 35% underwent cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass between 2009 and 2013...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906085/tissue-engineered-cardiac-patch-seeded-with-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-promoted-the-regeneration-of-host-cardiomyocytes-in-a-rat-model
#15
Tadahisa Sugiura, Narutoshi Hibino, Christopher K Breuer, Toshiharu Shinoka
BACKGROUND: Thousands of babies are born with congenital heart defects that require surgical repair involving a prosthetic implant. Lack of growth in prosthetic grafts is especially detrimental in pediatric surgery. Cell seeded biodegradable tissue engineered grafts are a novel solution to this problem. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the feasibility of seeding human induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes (hiPS-CMs) onto a biodegradable cardiac patch. METHODS: The hiPS-CMs were cultured on a biodegradable patch composed of a polyglycolic acid (PGA) and a 50:50 poly (l-lactic-co-ε-caprolactone) copolymer (PLCL) for 1 week...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906066/a-giant-infiltrating-angiolipoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
#16
Peng Liu, Wen-Cheng Che, Huai-Jun Ji, Zhong-Min Jiang
BACKGROUND: Angiolipoma is a rare benign neoplasm composed of mature fatty tissue and multiple small abnormal blood vessels. Infiltrating mediastinal angiolipoma is an extremely rare tumor associated with delayed diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman was presented with 3-month history of mild chest tightness. Imaging of the chest showed a large mass with fat densities in the middle superior mediastinum. A presumptive diagnosis was a tumor of liposarcoma...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906021/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-adult-bochdalek-hernia-a-case-report
#17
Yu-Guang Shen, Na-Na Jiao, Wei Xiong, Quan Tang, Qing-Yong Cai, Gang Xu, Gui-You Liang
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood, while this diseases is extremely rare in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: We review a case of a 63-year-old man with a left-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing occasional pain at the left side of his chest for 8 months. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest computed tomography. A part of the retroperitoneal adipose tissue was herniated into the left thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899134/a-modified-park-s-stitch-to-correct-aortic-insufficiency-for-bioprosthetic-valve-at-time-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-implant-a-case-report
#18
Toshinobu Kazui, Nicole Sydow, Mark Friedman, Samuel Kim, Scott Lick, Zain Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve insufficiency (AI) at the time of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion needs to be corrected, however there is little known about how to manage bioprosthetic valvular AI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old female with dilated cardiomyopathy who previously had a bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement needed a LVAD as a bridge to transplant. Her left ventricular ejection fraction was 10% and had mild to moderate transvalvular AI. She underwent a HeartWare HVAD insertion along with aortic valvular coaptation stitch repair (Park's stitch) to the bioprosthetic valve...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899140/transapical-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-or-without-prior-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-operation
#19
Konstantinos V Voudris, S Chiu Wong, Ryan Kaple, Polydoros N Kampaktsis, Andreas R de Biasi, Jonathan S Weiss, Richard Devereux, Karl Krieger, Luke Kim, Rajesh V Swaminathan, Dmitriy N Feldman, Harsimran Singh, Nikolaos J Skubas, Robert M Minutello, Geoffrey Bergman, Arash Salemi
BACKGROUND: Transapical approach (TA) is an established access alternative to the transfemoral technique in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treatment of symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. The impact of prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing TA-TAVR is not well defined. METHODS: A single center retrospective cohort analysis of 126 patients (male 41%, mean age 85.8 ± 6.1 years) who underwent TA balloon expandable TAVR (Edwards SAPIEN, SAPIEN XT or SAPIEN 3) was performed...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899128/european-real-world-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-european-national-registries
#20
REVIEW
G Krasopoulos, F Falconieri, U Benedetto, J Newton, R Sayeed, R Kharbanda, A Banning
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been adopted rapidly in Europe. TAVI national registries can augment understanding of technologies and represent real-world experience, providing further clinical insights. We undertook a meta-analysis of published European national TAVI registries to assess current results following TAVI in Europe. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched. The review focused on the comparison of the following TAVI strategies: transfemoral (TF) and transapical (TA) SAPIEN and CoreValve implantation...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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