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Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084085/bridge-to-transplant-or-recovery-in-cardiogenic-shock-in-a-developing-country
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Mauricio A Villavicencio, Ernesto Larraín, Ricardo Larrea, Juan Pablo Peralta, Jong S Lim, Pamela Rojo, Erika Donoso, Francesca Gajardo, Margarita Hurtado, Víctor Rossel
Background Durable mechanical support devices are prohibitively expensive in our health system and may be unsuitable for critically ill patients. CentriMag is an alternative bridge to transplantation or recovery. Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 patients (23 males) aged 13-60 years who received CentriMag support. The etiology was ischemic in 13 (46%), dilated cardiomyopathy in 8 (29%), and others in 7 (25%). All patients were in Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support class I, and 27 (96%) had multiorgan failure; 2 (7%) were post-cardiotomy and 12 (43%) had a previous cardiac arrest (mean arrest time 21 ± 17 min)...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084084/the-existence-of-renal-dysfunction-in-diabetics-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass
#2
Syed Saad Naeem, Taimur Asif Ali, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084083/off-pump-grafting-does-not-reduce-postoperative-pulmonary-dysfunction
#3
Mohammad Bashar Izzat, Farouk Almohammad, Ahmad Fahed Raslan
Objectives Pulmonary dysfunction is a recognized postoperative complication that may be linked to use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The off-pump technique of coronary artery bypass aims to avoid some of the complications that may be related to cardiopulmonary bypass. In this study, we compared the influence of on-pump or off-pump coronary artery bypass on pulmonary gas exchange following routine surgery. Methods Fifty patients (mean age 60.4 ± 8.4 years) with no preexisting lung disease and good left ventricular function undergoing primary coronary artery bypass grafting were prospectively randomized to undergo surgery with or without cardiopulmonary bypass...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076963/long-term-consequences-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-aortic-valve-replacement
#4
Hiroki Kohno, Hideki Ueda, Kaoru Matsuura, Yusaku Tamura, Michiko Watanabe, Goro Matsumiya
Background Atrial fibrillation is a common complication after cardiac surgery, but the risk factors and long-term outcome after primary isolated aortic valve replacement remains to be clarified. Methods A single-center retrospective study was conducted on 157 patients who underwent first-time isolated aortic valve replacement between April 1999 and February 2015. Fifty-eight patients developed new-onset atrial fibrillation within 6 months postoperatively, and they were compared with patients who remained in sinus rhythm...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076962/role-of-post-mapping-computed-tomography-in-virtual-assisted-lung-mapping
#5
Masaaki Sato, Kazuhiro Nagayama, Hideki Kuwano, Jun-Ichi Nitadori, Masaki Anraku, Jun Nakajima
Background Virtual-assisted lung mapping is a novel bronchoscopic preoperative lung marking technique in which virtual bronchoscopy is used to predict the locations of multiple dye markings. Post-mapping computed tomography is performed to confirm the locations of the actual markings. This study aimed to examine the accuracy of marking locations predicted by virtual bronchoscopy and elucidate the role of post-mapping computed tomography. Methods Automated and manual virtual bronchoscopy was used to predict marking locations...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076961/total-arch-replacement-through-a-median-sternotomy-for-kommerell-s-diverticulum
#6
Yoshihiro Goto, Yutaka Koyama, Soh Hosoba, Shinji Ogawa, Shunsuke Fukaya, Yasuhide Okawa
Kommerell's diverticulum with a right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery is a rare anomaly, and the optimal operative strategy has not yet been established. In particular, the approach to the diverticulum is controversial, with the greatest concern being whether or not to add a right thoracotomy to the median sternotomy for distal anastomosis. We successfully performed total arch replacement through a median sternotomy only, by referring to preoperative computed tomography. We think that if the aneurysm is in a shallow position from the tracheal bifurcation, total arch replacement is possible with a midline incision only...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068787/ventricular-endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-a-pregnant-female-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#7
Zahra Mirfeizi, Bahram Memar, Hoorak PourZand, Mohammad Hadi Molseghi, Arash Rezaei Shahmirzadi, Nafiseh Abdolahi
A 32-year-old pregnant woman, diagnosed with Behçet's disease 6 months earlier, presented with recent mild hemoptysis and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an enlarged dysfunctional right ventricle. A large hypoechoic triangular-shaped mass was seen attached to the inner right ventricular wall, filling the cavity. No change in the size of the mass was noted after anticoagulant administration, and right heart failure progressed. Surgery was performed to remove the mass and repair the tricuspid valve...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068786/topical-and-low-dose-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-in-cyanotic-cardiac-surgery
#8
Jigar Patel, Mrugesh Prajapati, Hardik Patel, Hemang Gandhi, Shilpa Deodhar, Himani Pandya
Background Coagulopathy is a major problem in surgery for cyanotic congenital heart disease. Tranexamic acid has been used both topically and systemically and plays a vital role in pediatric cardiac surgery by reducing blood loss and blood product requirement. We aimed to determine the anti-fibrinolytic effectiveness of low-dose systemic or topical tranexamic acid or a combination of both. Methods Seventy-five patients were divided in 3 groups of 25. Group A patients were given tranexamic acid 20 mg kg(-1) intravenously after sternotomy and 20 mg kg(-1) after heparin reversal...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068785/thymoma-associated-immunodeficiency-a-diagnostic-challenge-for-the-clinician
#9
Narendra Kumar Narahari, Paramjyothi Kruparao Gongati, Bhaskar Kakarla, Mohammed Ismail Nizami, Rajendra Prasad Boddula, Laxma Reddy Sattavarapu
Good's syndrome or thymoma-associated immunodeficiency is a rare clinical entity that is often presumed to be common variable immunodeficiency, due to lack of awareness and recognition of this syndrome. This syndrome more often goes unrecognized if a thymoma is not detected. An appropriate immunological work-up that aids timely diagnosis and adequate therapy with antimicrobials and intravenous immunoglobulins are mandatory to prevent the long-term complications and mortality associated with this syndrome. We present the clinical and immunological profile of a young man with Good's syndrome that was initially presumed to be common variable immunodeficiency...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956471/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-with-intrathoracic-kidney-unusual-presentation
#10
Mahdi Ben Dhaou, Mohamed Zouari, Riath Mhiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 12, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940652/pulmonary-hyalinizing-granuloma-presenting-with-dysphagia-a-rare-presentation
#11
Fazal Khan, Arsalan Hamid, Benish Fatima, Shiraz Hashmi, Saulat Fatimi
A 25-year-old man presented with a 2-month history of dysphagia and past history of pulmonary and intestinal tuberculosis. A barium swallow showed a point of constriction 42 mm above the gastroesophageal junction. Computed tomography revealed large opacities in bilateral lung fields, encroaching more on the esophagus. The lesion progressively compressed the esophagus as it moved inferiorly. A right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed for sub-anatomical resection of the mass. A biopsy revealed homogenous whirling hyalinized collagen fibers, highly suggestive of pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma, with no evidence of malignancy...
December 9, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920230/troubleshooting-for-bleeding-in-thoracoscopic-anatomic-pulmonary-resection
#12
Hitoshi Igai, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Takashi Ibe, Natsuko Kawatani, Fumi Osawa, Ryohei Yoshikawa
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to evaluate intraoperative vessel injury and assess troubleshooting during thoracoscopic anatomic pulmonary resection. METHODS: Between April 2012 and March 2016, 240 patients underwent thoracoscopic anatomic lung resection, 26 of whom were identified as having massive bleeding intraoperatively. We analyzed the injured vessel and the hemostatic procedure employed, then compared the perioperative outcomes in patients with (n = 26) and without (n = 214) vessel injury...
December 5, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913738/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#13
Elena Dolmatova, Kasra Moazzami, Thomas P Cocke, Elie Elmann, Pranay Vaidya, Arthur F Ng, Kumar Satya, Rajeev L Narayan
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement can experience severe perioperative complications leading to hemodynamic instability and death. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can be used to provide cardiorespiratory support during this time. METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, of 247 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement, 6 (2.42%) required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Their mean age was 82 ± 7...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913737/postinfarction-ventricular-septal-rupture-closure-without-ventriculotomy
#14
Dai Kawashima, Satoru Maeba, Masahiro Saito, Minoru Ono
Postinfarction ventricular septal rupture is a life-threatening complication of acute myocardial infarction. Although some novel techniques of ventricular septal rupture closure have been introduced, they involve ventriculotomy, a procedure that can cause a degree of impairment of the incised ventricle. We describe a case in which we closed a ventricular septal rupture through the tricuspid valve, without ventriculotomy.
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913736/additional-effects-of-topical-tranexamic-acid-in-on-pump-cardiac-surgery
#15
Noppon Taksaudom, Sophon Siwachat, Apichat Tantraworasin
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative bleeding after cardiac surgery is commonly associated with hyperfibrinolysis. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of topical tranexamic acid in addition to intravenous tranexamic acid in reducing bleeding in cardiac surgery cases. METHODS: From July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, 82 patients who underwent elective on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized into a tranexamic acid group and a placebo group. In the tranexamic acid group, 1 g of tranexamic acid dissolved in 100 mL of normal saline solution was poured into the pericardium during sternal closure; the placebo group had 100 mL of saline only...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913735/preoperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation-for-marginal-function-lung-cancer-patients
#16
Asra Hashmi, Frank A Baciewicz, Ayman O Soubani, Shirish M Gadgeel
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation in lung cancer patients undergoing pulmonary resection surgery with marginal lung function. METHODS: Short-term outcomes of 42 patients with forced expiratory volume in 1 s < 1.6 L who underwent lung resection between 01/2006 and 12/2010 were reviewed retrospectively. They were divided into group A (no preoperative pulmonary rehabilitation) and group B (receiving pulmonary rehabilitation)...
December 2, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899430/prophylactic-middle-lobe-fixation-for-postoperative-pulmonary-torsion
#17
Masahiko Higashiyama, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Takashi Kusu, Hiroto Ishida, Jiro Okami, Ken Kodama
BACKGROUND: To prevent postoperative middle lobe torsion after a right upper lobectomy, we introduced a novel technique of interlobar fixation using collagen fleece coated with fibrin. In this study, the prophylactic effects of this method on the incidence of postoperative pulmonary torsion were analyzed. METHODS: Between April 2001 and December 2015, 3786 pulmonary resection procedures (excluding total pneumonectomy) were performed in our institution, and prophylactic interlobar fixation was selectively applied when intraoperative examination indicated that the patient was at high risk of postoperative pulmonary lobe torsion...
November 29, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837012/successful-endovascular-repair-of-spontaneous-aortic-rupture-early-postpartum
#18
Tomokuni Furukawa, Naomichi Uchida
Endovascular repair of pregnancy-associated aortic disease is controversial because the long-term result is still unclear. We report a rare case of early postpartum spontaneous aortic rupture that was successfully treated by endovascular repair, with a good midterm result. Multiangle thin-slice images of contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed a very small rupture point. It was successfully repaired by minimally invasive treatment.
November 11, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793981/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-and-bronchogenic-cyst
#19
Burcu Kılıç, Ezel Erşen, Kamil Kaynak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 28, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777368/mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-a-child-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve
#20
Shotaro Higa, Tai Fuchigami, Nobuhiro Nagata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2016: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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