Read by QxMD icon Read

Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

Luciano Cabral Albuquerque, Walter José Gomes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Gabriel E Pérez Baztarrica, Gastón Heredia, Juan Arellano, Juan Fernández, Rafael Porcile
A significant prosthetic paravalvular leak is an uncommon and severe postsurgical complication correlated to the occurrence of congestive heart failure and hemolytic anemia. Percutaneous treatment has become an attractive and effective proposal to relieve symptoms and reduce complications in patients whose high rate of morbidity/mortality precludes a new surgery. This is the case of an 81-year-old patient with a history of biological aortic valve replacement seeking medical help due to heart failure and hemolytic anemia, with a prosthetic paravalvular regurgitation jet and high surgical mortality according to EuroSCORE II...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Elvan Caglar Citak, Murat Ozeren, M Kerem Karaca, Derya Karpuz, Feryal Karahan, Eda Bengi Yilmaz, Yuksel Balci, Pelin Ozcan Kara, Rabia Bozdogan Arpaci
Cardiac angiosarcomas are extremely rare in childhood, they are rapidly progressive tumours that often present themselves as diagnostic dilemmas, resulting in delayed diagnosis. Also, extracardiac manifestations, including abdominal pain, are extremely rare in patients with intracardiac tumors. We herein present the case of a 15-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain. Echocardiography and thoracic computed tomography showed right atrial mass. The patient underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Marzia Cottini, Amedeo Pergolini, Federico Ranocchi, Francesco Musumeci
Penetrating cardiac trauma has been increasing in clinical experience and is joined to important morbidity and mortality. A case of a 38-year-old female with history of postpartum depression was reported, admitted to our department for cardiac tamponade due to penetrating self-inflicted multiple stab wound of the chest complicated by rupture of anterior left ventricular wall and traumatic ventricular septal defect. Following the unstable hemodynamic instability, a combined therapeutic strategy was chosen: surgery and transcatheter implantation to correct free wall ventricle damage and traumatic ventricular septal defect, respectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Michel Pompeu Barros Oliveira Sá, Luiz de Albuquerque Pereira de Oliveira Neto, Gabriella Caroline Sales do Nascimento, Erik Everton da Silva Vieira, Gabriel Lopes Martins, Karine Coelho Rodrigues, Giulia Cioffi Nascimento, Alexandre Motta de Menezes, Ricardo Felipe de Albuquerque Lins, Frederico Pires Vasconcelos Silva, Ricardo Carvalho Lima
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether patent foramen ovale closure reduces the risk of stroke, also assessing some safety outcomes. INTRODUCTION: The clinical benefit of closing a patent foramen ovale after a cryptogenic stroke has been an open question for several decades, so that it is necessary to review the current state of published medical data in this regard. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL/CCTR, SciELO, LI-LACS, Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant articles were searched for randomized controlled trials that reported any of the following outcomes: stroke, death, major bleeding or atrial fibrillation...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Antônio da Silva Menezes Junior, Cynthia Caetano Lopes, Patrícia Freire Cavalcante, Edésio Martins
INTRODUCTION: Chagas disease represents an important health problem with socioeconomic impacts in many Latin-American countries. It is estimated that 20% to 30% of the people infected by Trypanosoma cruzi will develop chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC), which is generally accompanied by heart failure (HF). Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) may be indicated for patients with HF and electromechanical dysfunctions. OBJECTIVE: The primary endpoint of this study was to analyze the response to CRT in patients with CCC, while the secondary endpoint was to estimate the survival rates of CRT responder patients...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Henrique Budib Dorsa Pontes, José Carlos Dorsa Vieira Pontes, Euler de Azevedo Neto, Giovanna Serra da Cruz Vendas, João Victor Cunha Miranda, Letícia do Espírito Santos Dias, João Victor Durães Gomes Oliva, Murilo Henrique Martins de Almeida, Ian de Oliveira Chaves, Tricia Luna Sampaio, Carlos Henrique Marques Dos Santos, Doroty Mesquita Dourado
INTRODUCTION: Reperfusion injury leads to systemic morphological and functional pathological alterations. Some techniques are already estabilished to attenuate the damage induced by reperfusion. Ischemic preconditioning is one of the standard procedures. In the last 20 years, several experimental trials demonstrated that the ischemic postconditioning presents similar effectiveness. Recently experimental trials demonstrated that statins could be used as pharmacological preconditioning...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Andréia Cristina Passaroni, Marcello Laneza Felicio, Nelson Leonardo Kerdahi Leite de Campos, Marcos Augusto de Moraes Silva, Winston Bonida Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: To compare the perioperative incidence rates of hemolysis and inflammatory response in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with the two main types of cardiopulmonary bypass, centrifugal and roller pumps, and establish correlations among hemolytic and inflammatory changes. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized trial of 60 patients assigned to either roller pump (G1, n=30) or centrifugal pump (G2, n=30) bypass. Markers of hemolysis (serum haptoglobin, lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) and inflammation (interleukin [IL]1ß, IL-6, and TNF-α) were measured and analyzed...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Sasa Milan Kacar, Aleksandar Mikic, Mirjana Božidar Kačar
INTRODUCTION: Patients with acute coronary syndrome usually receive dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) (usually clopidogrel + aspirin) prior to coronary catheterization, and approximately 10% of these patients require coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). DAPT has favorable effects on prevention of thrombus formation, but it can have deleterious effects on surgical hemostasis. Anaemia, if present, gives additional risk to such patients. The aim of this study was to examine if DAPT affects postoperative bleeding in patients with haemoglobin levels above 110 g/L, who underwent urgent or emergent CABG, less than five days after stopping DAPT therapy...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Ahu Kara, İlker Devrim, Timur Meşe, Nuri Bayram, Murat Yılmazer, Gamze Gülfidan
INTRODUCTION: Fungal endocarditis is reported less frequently than bacterial endocarditis, with an incidence of 0-12% of the total pediatric infective endocarditis. OBJECTIVE: In this study, the incidence of infective endocarditis in Candida bloodstream infections in a tertiary hospital during the periods of 2007 and 2016 was reviewed. METHODS: Patients with positive blood or catheter cultures in terms of Candida spp. during the study period of January 2007 and January 2016 were analyzed in terms of Candida infective endocarditis...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Victor Dayan, Diego Perez, Eloisa Silva, Gerardo Soca, Jorge Estigarribia
OBJECTIVE: In contrast to unstable angina, optimal therapy in patients with stable angina is debated. Our aim was to evaluate the outcomes of patients with stable angina scheduled for isolated coronary artery bypass grafts and the effect of preoperative use of beta-blockers. Overall and cardiovascular survivals were our primary outcome. Operative mortality and postoperative complications along with subgroup analysis of diabetic patients were our secondary outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of patients with stable angina scheduled for isolated coronary artery bypass grafts was included...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Alireza Atashi, Shahram Amini, Mohammad Abbasi Tashnizi, Ali Asghar Moeinipour, Mathias Hossain Aazami, Fariba Tohidnezhad, Erfan Ghasemi, Saeid Eslami
INTRODUCTION: The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) is a prediction model which maps 18 predictors to a 30-day post-operative risk of death concentrating on accurate stratification of candidate patients for cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the performance of the EuroSCORE II risk-analysis predictions among patients who underwent heart surgeries in one area of Iran. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to collect the required variables for all consecutive patients who underwent heart surgeries at Emam Reza hospital, Northeast Iran between 2014 and 2015...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Jenny Lourdes Rivas de Oliveira, Magaly Arrais Dos Santos, Renato Tambellini Arnoni, Auristela Ramos, Dorival Della Togna, Samira Kaissar Ghorayeb, Roberto Tadeu Magro Kroll, Luiz Carlos Bento de Souza
INTRODUCTION: Active infective endocarditis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Surgery is indicated in high-risk conditions, and the main determinants of mortality in surgical treatment should be evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To identify mortality predictors in the surgical treatment of active infective endocarditis in a long-term follow-up. METHODS: This prospective observational study involved 88 consecutive patients diagnosed with active infective endocarditis, who underwent surgery between January 2005 and December 2015...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Francisco Diniz Affonso da Costa, Daniele de Fátima Fornazari Colatusso, Gustavo Luis do Santos Martin, Kallyne Carolina Silva Parra, Mariana Cozer Botta, Eduardo Mendel Balbi Filho, Myrian Veloso, Gabriela Miotto, Andreia Dumsch de Aragon Ferreira, Claudinei Colatusso
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines state that patients with severe mitral regurgitation should be treated in reference centers with a high reparability rate, low mortality rate, and durable results. OBJECTIVE: To analyze our global experience with the treatment of organic mitral regurgitation from various etiologies operated in a single center. METHODS: We evaluated all surgically treated patients with organic mitral regurgitation from 2004-2017...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Amber Malhotra, Chandrasekaran Ananthanarayanan, Vivek Wadhawa, Sumbul Siddiqui, Pranav Sharma, Kartik Patel, Komal Shah, Pratik Shah
OBJECTIVE: To compare the early and late outcomes of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and coronary artery bypass graft + mitral valve repair in elderly patients with moderate chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. METHODS: One hundred and fifty elderly (age > 70 years) patients with moderate chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (n=95) or coronary artery bypass graft + mitral valve repair (n=55) between January 2007 and December 2014 were studied...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Domingo M Braile, Paulo Roberto B Évora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Syed Saleem Mujtaba, Simon Ledingham, Asif Raza Shah, Stephen Clark, Thasee Pillay, Stephan Schueler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the safety and performance of the Perceval sutureless valve in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement. We report the 30-day clinical outcomes of 139 patients. METHODS: From January 2014 to December 2016, 139 patients underwent sutureless aortic valve replacement. Their operation notes, National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database and perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography findings were studied retrospectively...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Fabiula Schwartz Azevedo, Marcelo Goulart Correa, Débora Holanda Gonçalves Paula, Alex Dos Santos Felix, Luciano Herman Juaçaba Belém, Ana Paula Chedid Mendes, Valeria Gonçalves Silva, Bruno Miranda Marques, Andrey José de Oliveira Monteiro, Clara Weksler, Alexandre Siciliano Colafranceschi, Daniel Arthur Barata Kasal
OBJECTIVE: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement has been an alternative to invasive treatment for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis in high risk patients. The primary endpoint was 30-day and 1-year mortality from any cause. Secondary endpoints were to compare the clinical and echocardiographic variation pre-and post- transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and the occurrence of complications throughout a 4-year follow-up period. METHODS: This prospective cohort, nestled to a multicenter study (Registro Brasileiro de Implante de Bioprótese por Cateter), describes the experience of a public tertiary center in transcatheter aortic valve replacement...
January 2018: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Vinicius José da Silva Nina, Emily A Farkas, Rachel V A H Nina, Aubyn Marath
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Jayandiran Pillai, Ceyhan Yazicioglu, Mahad Omar, Martin G Veller
Stent-graft migration and type I endoleaks are associated with a higher rate of reintervention and increased mortality and morbidity. This article describes a patient presented with an infrarenal aortic stent-graft which had migrated into the aortic sac with loss of all aortic neck attachment. The acutely expanding abdominal aortic aneurysm was treated by placing a second modular endograft within and above the migrated stentgraft. The patient returned 36 months later, with features of an acute myocardial infarction, severe bilateral lower limb ischemia, and renal failure...
November 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"