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Journal of Cardiac Surgery

Athanasios Tsiouris, Lynn Wilson, Rajesh B Sekar, Abeel A Mangi, James J Yun
BACKGROUND: A lack of donor hearts remains a major limitation of heart transplantation. Hearts from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) high-risk donors can be utilized with specific recipient consent. However, outcomes of heart transplantation with CDC high-risk donors are not well known. We sought to define outcomes, including posttransplant hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, in recipients of CDC high-risk donor hearts at our institution. METHODS: All heart transplant recipients from August 2010 to December 2014 (n = 74) were reviewed...
October 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Sossio Perrotta
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October 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Marina Pieri, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Marcus Müller, Panagiotis Pergantis, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Friedrich Kaufmann, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Krabatsch, Georg Arlt, Evgenij Potapov, Marian Kukucka
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Driveline infections in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices (VAD) carry increasing risk for pump infection, thromboembolic events, decreased quality of life, and increased hospitalization. We report our experience with a surgical technique for refractory driveline infections without mediastinitis consisting of translocation and wrapping of the driveline with greater omentum tissue. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of VAD patients who underwent surgical treatment by translocation and wrapping with omentum for severe chronic driveline infection...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Ken Yamanaka, Norihiko Shiiya, Katsushi Yamashita, Naoki Washiyama, Daisuke Takahashi, Naoko Sakagami, Kayoko Natsume
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Maruti Yamanappa Haranal, Joseph Xavier, Vivek Jawali, Ashish Madkaiker
Coronary artery disease developing in tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is rare. We report a rare case of TOF with acquired coronary artery disease, treated simultaneously with intra cardiac repair and multi vessel coronary artery bypass grafting.
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Michael Sood, Alexander Ivanov, Berhane Worku, Ashwad Afzal, Terrence Sacchi, Iosif Gulkarov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Dipesh K Shah, Salil V Deo, Andrew D Althouse, Jeffery J Teuteberg, Soon J Park, Robert L Kormos, Harold M Burkhart, Victor O Morell
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease may present with end-stage heart failure necessitating orthotopic heart transplant (OHT). We sought to review the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) experience with this unique cohort focusing on surgical outcomes and survival. METHODS: From the UNOS registry, 737 adult congenital heart disease recipients (ACHDR) out of 26,993 OHT patients (2.7%) who underwent OHT were studied to analyze early and late outcomes and compared to non-congenital recipients (NCR) over a 15-year period (2000-2014)...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Inês C Mendes, Fernando Maymone-Martins, Rui Anjos
A 30-year-old female with tricuspid valve atresia, ventricular septal defect, and atrial septal defect had a neonatal modified Blalock Taussig shunt and a Fontan-Björk operation performed at five years of age. She did well initially but progressively developed signs of systemic congestion due to severe homograft stenosis and underwent successful percutaneous implantation of a Melody(®) pulmonary valve (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA) in the "tricuspid" position.
October 4, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
James Roy, Zakir Akhunji, Virag Kushwaha, James Mackie, Nigel Jepson
Pheochromocytomas have been reported prior to and during coronary artery bypass surgery. We present a patient with an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma who presented with labile hypertension following coronary artery bypass surgery. This case calls attention to the inclusion of an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma in the differential diagnosis for all patients who develop labile hypertension in the postoperative period following cardiac surgery.
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Anjith Prakash Rajakumar, Sundararaj Saravanan, Latchumanadhas Kalidoss, Sethuratnam Rajan
Non-traumatic or infective peripheral aneurysms of the upper extremities are rare. We report a case of an aneurysm involving the left proximal ulnar artery leading to upper limb ischemia in a patient following a Bentall procedure for a type A dissection.
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Tomo Ando, Alexandros Briasoulis, Anthony A Holmes, Hisato Takagi, David P Slovut
BACKGROUND: The transfemoral (TF) approach has become the preferred approach for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) because of its low risk profile. However, the relative safety of the percutaneous approach (PC) compared to surgical cut-down (SC) remains unclear. Our aim was to compare the outcomes between PC versus SC access in patients undergoing TF-TAVR using a meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic electronic database search for studies reporting major and minor vascular complications (VC), major and minor bleeding, and perioperative all-cause mortality, in PC versus SC TF-TAVR cases...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Davorin Sef, Marko Ivan Turina
We describe the resection for lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum which necessitated complete reconstruction of the right atrium with Dacron grafts connecting the superior and inferior vena cava with the tricuspid orifice, and connection of the pulmonary veins to the mitral orifice with xenopericardium.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Qiang-Qiang Zheng, Xiao-Min Wu, Guang-Wei Guo
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September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Hiroaki Sakamoto, Chiho Tokunaga, Yuji Hiramatsu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
James Roy, Con Manganas, George Youssef, David Rees
Valve complications following coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions are rare. We report a case of an aortic valve laceration following cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention, which required surgical valve replacement.
September 12, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Christos G Mihos, Romain Capoulade, Evin Yucel, Serguei Melnitchouk, Judy Hung
BACKGROUND: There is a 30-60% incidence of recurrent mitral regurgitation (MR) after mitral valve annuloplasty (Ring) for secondary MR. A concomitant papillary muscle sling (Ring+Sling) may improve valve repair by providing a more physiologic geometry of the mitral apparatus. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 58 consecutive patients with moderate-to-severe secondary MR who underwent a Ring+Sling repair, between March 2008 and May 2015. A Ring+Sling consisted of combined annuloplasty and papillary muscle approximation, utilizing a 4-mm polytetrafluoroethylene graft placed around the base of each muscle...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Akihisa Furuta, Mitsugi Nagashima, Takeshi Hiramatsu, Goki Matsumura, Kenji Yamazaki
The unilateral absence of a proximal pulmonary artery (UAPPA) is rare and is most frequently accompanied by cardiovascular anomalies such as tetralogy of Fallot or septal defects. We report a patient with truncus arteriosus with UAPPA in which we performed a two-stage surgical repair. During the first palliative operation, a right modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was constructed to develop the hypoplastic right pulmonary artery. At 10 months, the patient underwent patch closure of a ventricular septal defect with integration of both pulmonary arteries, and reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract using a conduit...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Shin Yajima, Yasushi Tsutsumi, Osamu Monta, Hisazumi Uenaka, Hirokazu Ohashi
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September 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Yasuyuki Yamada, Yuta Kanazawa, Yusuke Takei, Hirotsugu Fukuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 9, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Tingjiang Qin, Yingbei Liu, Yong An
Repair of a sternal cleft should be performed as early as possible, and the ideal material for this treatment is autologous tissue. We report the use of a titanium plate to repair the sternal cleft in a five-month-old patient with pentalogy of Cantrell because of the size of the defect and the limited availability of autologous tissue.
September 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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