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Journal of Cardiac Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110491/a-two-stage-hybrid-approach-for-complex-aortic-coarctation-combined-with-ascending-descending-aorta-dilatation-and-concomitant-aortic-valve-regurgitation
#1
Shi-Jian Chen, Xiao-Bo Pu, Qi An, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
We present a case of aortic coarctation combined with ascending-descending aorta dilatation and concomitant aortic valve regurgitation. The technique involved using endovascular stenting, a two-stage balloon dilation procedure post-stent implantation and a Bentall procedure.
January 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105641/innominate-artery-cannulation-for-arterial-perfusion-during-aortic-arch-surgery
#2
Gaku Uchino, Keiji Yunoki, Naoya Sakoda, Munehiro Saiki, Kunikazu Hisamochi, Hideo Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: Antegrade cerebral perfusion during aortic arch surgery plays an important role in improving postoperative neurological outcomes. We report our experience using innominate artery cannulation for arterial perfusion during aortic arch surgery. METHODS: From January 2008 to December 2015, 159 patients underwent aortic arch surgery using innominate artery perfusion and were included in the study analysis (mean age, 71.4 ± 9.1 years; male, 120). RESULTS: Total arch replacement was performed in 84...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103629/giant-saccular-aneurysm-of-the-descending-aorta-in-an-infant
#3
Ismihan S Onan, Erkut Ozturk, Mehmet B Akyol, Burak Onan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097728/dabigatran-etexilate-in-a-vitamin-k-antagonist-non-responder-patient-during-heartware-hvad-support
#4
Andrea Baronetto, Paolo Centofanti, Matteo Attisani, Massimo Boffini, Davide Ricci, Erika Simonato, Mauro Rinaldi
We report a case of a patient supported with a HeartWare left ventricular assist device for idiopathic cardiomyopathy who was resistance to vitamin-K antagonists three months after implantation. The patient initially started low-molecular-weight heparin therapy and then, after the onset of an ischemic stroke, switched to dabigatran etexilate (DE). The patient had progressive recovery of cardiac function for which the device was explanted. No thrombotic or bleeding events occurred during DE therapy.
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093814/management-of-sickle-cell-disease-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
#5
REVIEW
Todd C Crawford, Michael V Carter, Rina K Patel, Alejandro Suarez-Pierre, Sophie Z Lin, Jonathan Trent Magruder, Joshua C Grimm, Duke E Cameron, William A Baumgartner, Kaushik Mandal
Sickle cell disease is a life-limiting inherited hemoglobinopathy that poses inherent risk for surgical complications following cardiac operations. In this review, we discuss preoperative considerations, intraoperative decision-making, and postoperative strategies to optimize the care of a patient with sickle cell disease undergoing cardiac surgery.
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088844/role-of-contrast-ct-for-the-diagnosis-and-the-prognosis-of-suspected-lvad-thrombosis
#6
Bill C Tran, Prabhjot S Nijjar
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for further studies evaluating the role of imaging modalities in the management of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) thrombosis. This study reviews the role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of suspected LVAD thrombosis. METHODS: All contrast chest CTs performed in patients with suspected LVAD thrombosis at the University of Minnesota between January 2008 and April 2014 were reviewed. Significant CT findings were identified, operative notes were reviewed, and patient outcomes were reported...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081585/drug-eluting-stent-placement-versus-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-for-unprotected-left-main-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#7
Sunil Upadhaya, Ramkaji Baniya, Seetharamprasad Madala, Suresh Kumar Subedi, Jahangir Khan, Ravi Kanth Velagapudi, Ghassan Bachuwa
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard of care for treating left main coronary lesions. However, recently published randomized controlled trials (RCT) have shown conflicting results. We sought to compare clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent placement to CABG using a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. METHODS: A systemic search of Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane library, and Clinicaltrials...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076895/implantation-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-non-compaction
#8
Keki R Balsara, Andrew Bierhals, Justin Vader, Michael K Pasque, Aki Itoh
Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) may result in systolic left ventricular (LV) failure resulting in the need for heart transplantation. LV assist devices (LVAD) have been used to bridge these patients to transplantation; however, the extensive trabeculations found in these patients predispose them to thromboembolic events and pump thrombosis. We describe a patient with LVNC in whom an aggressive surgical approach was used to debride the LV cavity of trabeculations to successfully implant an LVAD.
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070934/long-term-outcomes-after-mechanical-aortic-valve-replacement-with-aortic-root-enlargement-in-adolescents
#9
Zhiwei Xu, Qiuxia Shi, Ju Mei, Yan Tan
BACKGROUND: Deciding which prosthetic aortic valve to choose is difficult in adolescents who have not yet met their full growth potential. The aim of this study was to assess long-term outcomes following mechanical aortic valve replacement with aortic root enlargement in adolescents. METHODS: Between September 1997 and December 2006, 58 consecutive adolescents (49 male, 9 female, median age 15.5, range 13 to 17 years) underwent mechanical aortic valve replacement with aortic root enlargement...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070902/a-modified-lvad-technique-to-augment-caval-and-pulmonary-arterial-blood-flow-in-the-failing-fontan-circulation
#10
Michael F Swartz, Louis DiVincenti, Karen Smith, Robin Westcott, Kevin Belmont, William Harris, Francisco Gensini, George M Alfieris
BACKGROUND: There are minimal circulatory support options for patients with a failing Fontan. The Heartmate II (HMII) left ventricular assist device (Thoratec, Bedford, MA) in its packaged state cannot augment caval/pulmonary arterial blood flow. AIM: We hypothesized that a modified HMII pump could augment caval and pulmonary arterial blood flow. METHODS: A bifurcated ringed Gore-Tex graft (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ) was sewn to the HMII inflow, and the outflow graft transected and tapered from 16 mm to 8 mm in diameter...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990684/transjugular-closure-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defects
#11
Hao-Ju Dong, Tai-Bing Fan, Bin Li, Wei-Jie Liang, Shu-Bo Song, Yu Han, Kai-Yuan Wu, Si-Jie Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This study reports the results of a steerable delivery system under the guidance of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for the treatment of transjugular closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD). METHODS: From July 2015 to May 2016, 33 patients underwent transjugular closure of a secundum ASD under general anesthesia with TEE guidance. The right internal jugular vein was punctured and a FuStar™ steerable sheath was implanted into the right atrium and aligned vertically with the septum, and a closure device was deployed to close the defect...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966257/twenty-five-year-outcomes-following-composite-graft-aortic-root-replacement
#12
Salvior C M Mok, Wei-Guo Ma, Ahmed Mansour, Paris Charilaou, Alan S Chou, Sven Peterss, Maryann Tranquilli, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
BACKGROUND: Operative choices for aortic root disease include traditional root replacement with a composite valved graft as well as various valve-sparing and root repair procedures. OBJECTIVES: To report our experience with traditional composite graft aortic root replacement by a single surgeon over a 25-year period in 449 patients, focusing on long-term survival and freedom from late reoperation and adverse events. METHODS: The coronary button technique was used in all patients...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928843/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-after-pediatric-congenital-heart-surgery-incidence-risk-factors-and-clinical-outcome
#13
Martin Boehne, Michael Sasse, André Karch, Friederike Dziuba, Alexander Horke, Torsten Kaussen, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Philipp Beerbaum, Thomas Jack
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is frequent after cardiac surgery, but data on its incidence and perioperative risk factors are scarce for children with congenital heart disease. METHODS: SIRS incidence within 72 hours following cardiac surgery was evaluated in a secondary analysis of children enrolled to a treatment-free control group of a randomized controlled trial. Intraoperative parameters were investigated for their association with SIRS using multivariable fractional polynomial logistic regression models...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042964/denton-cooley-md
#14
Harold L Lazar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910136/mitral-valve-surgery-following-failed-mitraclip-implantation
#15
REVIEW
Piotr Mazur, Salvior Mok, Amar Krishnaswamy, Samir Kapadia, Jose L Navia
Mitral valve disruption is a rare but serious complication of MitraClip insertion. This review provides an update on surgical interventions following MitraClip failure, and discusses possible valve injuries and surgical approaches.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910125/bioprosthetic-tricuspid-valve-replacement-for-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis-secondary-to-infected-endocardial-pacemaker-leads
#16
Zhiwei Xu, Qiuxia Shi, Ju Mei, Yan Tan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present outcomes of bioprosthetic tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) in patients with tricuspid valve infective endocarditis (TVIE). METHODS: From October 2001 to December 2015, 26 patients underwent a bioprosthetic TVR due to severe TVIE after endocardial pacemaker implantation. RESULTS: Staphylococcus species and Streptococcus species were the predominant microorganisms. Early 30-day hospital mortality was 0 (0%)...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896844/unicuspid-tricuspid-valve
#17
Weiqiang Ruan, Junyang Han, Xin He, Ke Lin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896840/virtual-angioscopy-and-3d-navigation-of-the-aorta
#18
António Cruz Tomás, Álvaro Laranjeira Santos, José Fragata
The objective of this study is to demonstrate the applicability of virtual angioscopy (VA) in different forms of aortic disease where the diagnosis is unclear or uncertain. Five cases are presented where VA helped to establish a correct diagnosis and to choose the best surgical strategy by providing an intuitive image of the aorta.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896834/histologic-alterations-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
#19
Safak Alpat, Mustafa Yilmaz, Sevgen Onder, Mustafa F Sargon, Murat Guvener, Riza Dogan, Metin Demircin, Ilhan Pasaoglu
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to investigate the pre-existing histologic alterations at the time of complete repair in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and evaluate their effects on the early postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Fourteen patients, seven with acyanotic TOF (SO2  > 90, group I) and seven with cyanotic TOF (SO2  < 90, group II), undergoing complete repair, were enrolled. Right ventricular biopsies were examined for cardiomyocyte injury and fibrosis by light microscopy and mitochondrial injury by electron microscopy...
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894156/mitral-valve-repair-using-an-autologous-pericardial-strip-in-infants-and-young-children
#20
Li-Xin Liu, Jian-Feng Zhang, Wei-Xian Xu, Xiao-Bo Zhao, Wei-Li Zhou, Lei Xi, Guo-Wei He
We have modified the mitral repair technique in infants and small children by using autologous pericardial strips to treat mitral regurgitation resulting from a dilated mitral annulus. Our results demonstrate that this technique maintains stability and flexibility of the mitral annulus and decreases the risk of mitral stenosis.
January 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
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