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Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542076/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-and-mid-term-results-of-tecab-and-midcab-for-revascularization-of-anterior-wall
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Markus Kofler, Thomas Schachner, Sebastian J Reinstadler, Lukas Stastny, Julia Dumfarth, Dominik Wiedemann, Gudrun Feuchtner, Guy Friedrich, Johannes Bonatti, Nikolaos Bonaros
OBJECTIVE: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting through minithoracotomy are currently the two minimally invasive surgical techniques of left ventricular anterior wall revascularization. We aimed to compare both techniques in terms of perioperative and mid-term results. METHODS: Arrested heart TECAB was carried out in 204 patients with a median (range) age of 60 (53-76) years and a median (range) EuroSCORE I of 2 (0-3)...
May 24, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538272/transareolar-video-assisted-approach-to-the-atrial-septal-defect-and-tricuspid-valve
#2
Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Tetsuya Horai, Koichi Sughimoto, Kensuke Kobayashi, Yusuke Irisawa, Hidenori Hayashi, Takuya Matsushiro, Yurie Miyata, Yuta Tsuchida, Kagami Miyaji
Minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure and tricuspid annuloplasty in female patients are normally performed through a right submammary anterior minithoracotomy approach. However, when the aortic root is located higher, the direction of aortic cannulation becomes not ideal through the submammary incision. In such cases, transareolar approach is useful. Through this approach, aortic cannulation and tricuspid operation can be performed with endoscopic assistance, and ASD closure can be performed under direct vision...
May 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538271/pulmonary-transplant-salvage-using-ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-of-subacute-occlusive-main-pulmonary-artery-embolus
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John R Spratt, Prashant Shrestha, Gabriel Loor, Jagadish M Patil, Marshall I Hertz, Gosta B Pettersson, Michael S Rosenberg
A 53-year-old woman who underwent bilateral lung transplantation 14 months before presented with 2 to 3 weeks of severe exertional dyspnea. Workup revealed a complete embolic occlusion of her left main pulmonary artery related to a femoral deep venous thrombosis. The occlusion did not respond to systemic anticoagulation, and a trial of catheter-directed thrombolysis was pursued. Flow to the left lower lobe was restored after 2 days of thromobolytic therapy. The patient is alive and well at more than 1 year of follow-up...
May 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538270/improving-the-odds-intercostal-metal-coils-mark-area-to-resect-in-rib-lesions
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Kyle W Riggs, David Zeltsman, Bo Gu, Chris C Sung, Igor Lobko
Precise localization of a rib lesion for its resection remains a challenge because of multiple factors including nonpalpable pathology, unfavorable body habitus, inaccurate clinical examination, and unreliable rib count on physical examination, unfavorable lesion location within a rib (its posterior aspect), and resection of sclerotic lesions with grossly intact rib cortex. We describe a novel rib localization technique that eliminates potential mistakes and avoids resection of an inappropriate rib. Our method of rib localization includes placement of metallic coils by interventional radiologists under computed tomography guidance where two coils are deployed within the intercostal spaces, one superior and one inferior to the rib lesion...
May 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525524/easy-placement-of-annular-sutures-during-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement
#5
Toshinori Totsugawa, Arudo Hiraoka, Kentaro Tamura, Hidenori Yoshitaka, Taichi Sakaguchi
Placing annular sutures at the right coronary cusp is difficult during minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. We propose the partial everting mattress method, whereby a prosthetic valve is implanted in a supra-annular position at the left coronary and noncoronary cusps, with pledgets on the left ventricular side, but in an intra-annular position at the right coronary cusp, with pledgets on the aortic side. Needles can be grasped in forehand pass at all three coronary cusps. Our method enables easy placement of annular stitches even in the small surgical field, without adversely influencing the hemodynamic performance of the prosthesis...
May 18, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346262/modeling-outcomes-modified-aortic-arch-advancement-for-neonatal-hypoplastic-arch
#6
Joseph R Nellis, Timothy K Chung, Nandita Agarwal, Jose E Torres, Sarah E Holgren, Madhavan L Raghavan, Joseph W Turek
OBJECTIVE: Numerous surgical approaches regarding aortic arch advancement for neonatal arch hypoplasia have been described. These repairs can be classified into two categories: those that incorporate a patch and those that do not. The decision between repairs remains largely experiential, rather than empirical, because of the limited number of reported outcomes. We report early outcomes from neonates undergoing modified aortic arch advancement with an anterior patch and our experience using computational fluid dynamic modeling to better understand the hemodynamic consequences associated with this repair...
March 25, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338554/eligibility-for-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-examination-of-epicardial-adipose-tissue-using-computed-tomography
#7
Kate E M Dillon, Marjorie Johnson, Ian L Chan, Bob Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: A variable that necessitates conversion to a conventional full-sternotomy coronary artery bypass procedure from a robotic-assisted endoscopic single-vessel small thoracotomy is the inability to visualize the left anterior descending coronary artery within the surrounding epicardial adipose tissue using the endoscopic camera. The purpose of this study was to determine whether anatomical properties of the epicardial adipose tissue examined using preoperative computed tomography (CT) images are able to predict and thus reduce the need for intraoperative conversion based on effective preoperative exclusion criteria...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338553/consequences-of-hybrid-procedure-addition-to-robotic-assisted-direct-coronary-artery-bypass
#8
Feras Khaliel, Vincenzo Giambruno, Michael W A Chu, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick Teefy, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Patients postcoronary artery revascularization surgery often receives blood product transfusion, which could delay their intensive care unit and hospital discharge. We investigated our robotic-assisted direct coronary artery bypass (RADCAB) transfusion rate to determine whether performing the minimal invasive coronary surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention in one stage would increase the incidence of blood transfusion, morbidity, and length of stay. METHODS: Between November 2003 and November 2015, 483 consecutive patients underwent RADCAB surgery...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338551/standardizing-robotic-lobectomy-feasibility-and-safety-in-128-consecutive-lobectomies-within-a-single-healthcare-system
#9
John F Lazar, Laurence N Spier, Alan R Hartman, Richard S Lazzaro
OBJECTIVE: Single-surgeon cohorts assessing robotically assisted video-assisted thoracic (RA-VATS) lobectomy have reported good outcomes, but there are little data regarding multiple surgeons applying a standard technique in separate hospitals. The purpose of this study was to show how a standardized robotic technique is both safe and reproducible between surgeons and institutions. METHODS: From July 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013, patients undergoing RA-VATS lobectomy for both benign and malignant disease were identified from a prospectively collected database of two thoracic surgeons from different hospitals within the same healthcare system and retrospectively analyzed...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338550/respiratory-system-function-in-patients-after-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-surgery-a-case-control-study
#10
Jarosław Stoliński, Robert Musiał, Dariusz Plicner, Janusz Andres
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to comparatively analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive, through right minithoracotomy aortic valve replacement (RT-AVR) to conventional AVR. METHODS: Analysis of 201 patients scheduled for RT-AVR and 316 for AVR between January 2010 and November 2013. Complications of the respiratory system and pulmonary functional status are presented. RESULTS: Complications of the respiratory system occurred in 16...
March 23, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328570/concomitant-valve-in-valve-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-and-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
#11
Takashi Murashita, David L Joyce, Alberto Pochettino, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce
Redo aortic valve replacement (AVR) performed simultaneously with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation carries potential for increased mortality rates. Although transcatheter AVR has been used for patients with previous LVAD placement, no literature reports concomitant valve-in-valve transcatheter AVR and LVAD implantation. Our patient had severe aortic prosthetic valve deterioration and advanced heart failure. Given the risks associated with reoperative aortic valve surgery, we chose transcatheter AVR at the time of LVAD implantation...
March 22, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319480/right-axillary-artery-cannulation-for-endovascular-repair-of-an-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection
#12
Corbin E Muetterties, Jeremy H Conklin, G William Moser, Grayson H Wheatley
We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with an acute type A aortic dissection that was treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair at our institution. The patient was found to have a focal type A dissection with pericardial effusion but no tamponade physiology and no involvement of the aortic valve or root. We elected to treat the patient's type A aortic dissection with an endovascular stent because of the patient's favorable anatomy and no evidence of neurologic deficits or signs of distal malperfusion...
March 17, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296655/endoscopic-fundoplication-effectiveness-for-controlling-symptoms-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#13
Michael I Ebright, Praveen Sridhar, Virginia R Litle, Chaitan K Narsule, Benedict D Daly, Hiran C Fernando
OBJECTIVE: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is a completely endoscopic approach to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We previously reported our initial results demonstrating safety and early effectiveness. We now present an updated experience describing outcomes with longer follow-up. METHODS: For a three-year period, TIF procedures were performed on 80 patients. Preoperative workup routinely consisted of contrast esophagram and manometry...
March 14, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346263/minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement-via-right-anterior-minithoracotomy-and-central-aortic-cannulation-a-13-year-experience
#14
Daniel M Bethencourt, Jennifer Le, Gabriela Rodriguez, Robert W Kalayjian, Gregory S Thomas
OBJECTIVE: This study reports the evolution of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mini-AVR) technique that uses a right anterior minithoracotomy approach with central cannulation, for a 13-year period. This technique has become our standard approach for isolated primary AVR in nearly all patients. METHODS: This observational study evaluated perioperative clinical outcomes of patients 18 years or older who underwent mini-AVR from November 2003 to June 2015...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346261/advantages-of-minimal-access-versus-conventional-aortic-valve-replacement-in-elderly-or-severely-obese-patients
#15
Calogera Pisano, Pasquale Totaro, Oreste Fabio Triolo, Vincenzo Argano
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate potential clinical advantages of minimal access versus conventional surgical approach in older and severely obese patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: One hundred thirty-five patients undergoing isolated primary AVR were enrolled. Propensity score matching was used to compare 42 selected patients operated on ministernotomy (MS, group B) with 42 selected patients operated on full sternotomy (FS, group A)...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338552/is-the-future-of-coronary-arterial-revascularization-a-hybrid-approach-the-canadian-experience-across-three-centers
#16
Vincenzo Giambruno, Ahmad Hafiz, Stephanie A Fox, Hugues Jeanmart, Richard C Cook, Feras H Khaliel, Patrick Teefy, Kumar Sridhar, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur, Varinder K Randhawa, Ivan Iglesias, Philip M Jones, Christopher C Harle, Daniel Bainbridge, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Hybrid coronary revascularization offers and combines the advantages of both surgical and percutaneous revascularization and eliminates at the same time the disadvantages of both procedures. The objective of this study was to assess graft and stent patency at 6 months, rate of bleeding, intensive care unit and hospital stay, rate of reintervention, and long-term clinical follow-up. METHODS: From March 2004 to November 2015, a total of 203 patients underwent robotic-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending artery and PCI of a non-left anterior descending vessel in a single or two stage, at three different centers...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328569/mid-term-follow-up-of-minimally-invasive-multivessel-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-is-the-early-learning-phase-detrimental
#17
Maria Lorena Rodriguez, Harry R Lapierre, Benjamin Sohmer, David Glineur, Marc Ruel
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG) through a small left thoracotomy is a novel technique for surgical coronary revascularization, which is increasingly being adopted around the world. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and mid-term outcomes of a series of MICS CABG to identify areas for improvement. METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was performed on the 306 MICS CABG patients operated on by a single surgeon from 2005 to 2015...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328568/figure-4-knot-simple-tying-technique-for-robotic-and-endoscopic-sutures
#18
Norihiko Ishikawa, Go Watanabe
Various endoscopic suturing and tying methods have been reported, but these methods remain imperfect because knots are sometimes not tied completely and additional stitches are needed. To address this problem, we developed the "Figure 4" technique in which the knot can be easily slid to the suture point and tied by pulling suture tail-these knots will never come untied. This technique requires very simple technique and can be used in other surgical procedures such as conventional laparoscopic surgery.
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301367/reconstruction-of-a-long-segment-tracheal-defect-using-an-alloderm-conduit
#19
William D Bolton, Sharon Ben-Or, Allyson L Hale, James E Stephenson
This case describes successful reconstruction of a long-segment tracheal defect using AlloDerm as the conduit for reconstruction. A 38-year-old woman who had undergone a thyroid lobectomy in 2011 presented several months later unable to swallow. Chest computed tomography results revealed a tracheal/esophageal mass and a subsequent bronchoscopy, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy results revealed an upper esophageal/tracheal mass with two areas concerning for fistula. She underwent a bronchoscopy with a tracheal stent and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291141/antegrade-cardioplegia-decannulation-using-the-cor-knot-system-in-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery
#20
Sabet W Hashim, Philip Y K Pang
A right mini-thoracotomy approach may be used for mitral valve repair without compromising clinical outcomes. Compared with conventional sternotomy, there is an increased distance to the cardiac structures from the mini-thoracotomy incision, which makes certain technical acts more demanding. One particular challenge is hemostasis at the antegrade cardioplegia cannula site. We propose a novel technique to remove an antegrade cardioplegia cannula using the COR-KNOT system. This technique negates the need for tying with a knot pusher and reduces the risk of aortic injury and troublesome bleeding...
March 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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