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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317094/long-term-outcomes-and-cost-effectiveness-of-high-dose-dexamethasone-for-cardiac-surgery-a-randomised-trial
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J M Dieleman, G A de Wit, A P Nierich, P M Rosseel, J M van der Maaten, J Hofland, J C Diephuis, F de Lange, C Boer, R E Neslo, K G Moons, L A van Herwerden, J G Tijssen, C J Kalkman, D van Dijk
Prophylactic intra-operative administration of dexamethasone may improve short-term clinical outcomes in cardiac surgical patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness of dexamethasone versus placebo. Patients included in the multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled DExamethasone for Cardiac Surgery (DECS) trial were followed up for 12 months after their cardiac surgical procedure. In the DECS trial, patients received a single intra-operative dose of dexamethasone 1 mg...
March 20, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302746/current-interventional-and-surgical-management-of-congenital-heart-disease-specific-focus-on-valvular-disease-and-cardiac-arrhythmias
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Kimberly A Holst, Sameh M Said, Timothy J Nelson, Bryan C Cannon, Joseph A Dearani
Successful outcome in the care of patients with congenital heart disease depends on a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. Surgery is offered for almost every heart defect, despite complexity. Early mortality for cardiac surgery in the neonatal period is ≈10% and beyond infancy is <5%, with 90% to 95% of patients surviving with a good quality of life into the adult years. Advances in imaging have facilitated accurate diagnosis and planning of interventions and surgical procedures. Similarly, advances in the perioperative medical management of patients, particularly with intensive care, has also contributed to improving outcomes...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293311/aortic-annulus-enlargement-early-and-long-terms-results
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Selman Dumani, Ermal Likaj, Laureta Dibra, Vera Beca, Saimir Kuci, Ali Refatllari
AIM: Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a common occurrence in aortic valve surgery. Even the discussions about the impact of this phenomenon on the results of aortic valve surgery, the management of this problem remain one of the main topics in this kind of surgery. One of the ways of a solution is aortic annulus enlargement. The main topic of this study is to evaluate the early and longterm results of this technique in our country. METHODS: During the period January 2010 -January 2015, 641 patients performed aortic valve surgery...
March 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275941/what-is-the-role-of-cardiac-sympathetic-denervation-for-recurrent-ventricular-tachycardia
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Jonathan C Hong, Todd Crawford, Harikrishna Tandri, Kaushik Mandal
There is a subset of patients who have recurrent ventricular tachycardia despite optimal medical management with pharmacologic therapy and catheter ablation. The cardiac sympathetic nervous system is responsible for triggering and perpetuating ventricular arrhythmias, and surgery can reduce the sympathetic stimulation to the heart. Evidence supports the use of left cardiac sympathetic denervation in recurrent ventricular arrhythmias for long QT syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237537/neurocognitive-and-psychiatric-issues-post-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Ben Indja, Michael Seco, Richard Seamark, Jason Kaplan, Paul G Bannon, Stuart M Grieve, Michael P Vallely
Neurocognitive and psychiatric complications are common following cardiac surgery and impact on patient quality of life, recovery from surgery, participation in rehabilitation and long-term mortality. Postoperative cognitive decline, depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and neurocognitive impairment related to silent brain infarcts have all been linked to the perioperative period of cardiac surgery, and potentially have serious consequences. The accurate assessment of these conditions, particularly in determining the aetiology, and impact on patients is difficult due to the poorly recognised nature of these complications as well as similarities in presentation with postoperative delirium...
February 6, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151866/acute-arterial-embolism-of-left-lower-extremity-caused-by-paradoxical-embolism-in-ebstein-s-anomaly-a-case-report
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Jun-Sheng Li, Jie Ma, Zi-Xing Yan, Dong-Ming Cheng, Liang Chang, Hai-Chun Zhang, Jiang-Yan Liu
INTRODUCTION: Ebstein's anomaly is a benign and stable congenital heart disease for asymptomatic patients. Despite a low incidence of Ebstein's anomaly (EA), patients' quality of life can be badly affected by EA without positive surgical intervention. Especially EA is associated with other congenital heart disease, such as the atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and arterial embolism exclude other reasons, it is often considered to be the consequence of paradoxical embolism, and surgical intervention must be conducted...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129780/manubrium-limited-ministernotomy-versus-conventional-sternotomy-for-aortic-valve-replacement-mavric-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Enoch Akowuah, Andrew T Goodwin, W Andrew Owens, Helen C Hancock, Rebecca Maier, Adetayo Kasim, Adrian Mellor, Khalid Khan, Gavin Murphy, James Mason
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement is one of the most common cardiac surgical procedures performed worldwide. Conventional aortic valve replacement surgery is performed via a median sternotomy; the sternum is divided completely from the sternal notch to the xiphisternum. Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, using a new technique called manubrium-limited ministernotomy, divides only the manubrium from the sternal notch to 1 cm below the manubrio-sternal junction. More than one third of patients undergoing conventional sternotomy develop clinically significant bleeding requiring post-operative red blood cell transfusion...
January 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126509/-cardiac-rehabilitation-for-children-and-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Pascal Amedro, Arthur Gavotto, Charlène Bredy, Sophie Guillaumont
Advances in heart surgery over the past 30 years have significantly improved the prognosis of congenital heart diseases (CHD). Therefore, the epidemiology of CHD has changed dramatically with a shift of mortality from pediatrics to adulthood and an increased prevalence of complex CHD. Today, caregivers and patients focus their interests to new perspectives: improving the quality of life, practicing sports, improving psychosocial care. Cardiac rehabilitation is completely integrated in these new therapeutic strategies...
January 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121172/cost-utility-analysis-of-cardiac-rehabilitation-after-conventional-heart-valve-surgery-versus-usual-care
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Tina Birgitte Hansen, Ann Dorthe Zwisler, Selina Kikkenborg Berg, Kirstine Lærum Sibilitz, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Jakob Kjellberg, Patrick Doherty, Neil Oldridge, Rikke Søgaard
Background While cardiac rehabilitation in patients with ischaemic heart disease and heart failure is considered cost-effective, this evidence may not be transferable to heart valve surgery patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation following heart valve surgery. Design We conducted a cost-utility analysis based on a randomised controlled trial of 147 patients who had undergone heart valve surgery and were followed for 6 months. Methods Patients were randomised to cardiac rehabilitation consisting of 12 weeks of physical exercise training and monthly psycho-educational consultations or to usual care...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111360/long-term-outcome-and-quality-of-life-following-emergency-surgery-for-acute-aortic-dissection-type-a-a-comparison-between-young-and-elderly-adults
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Jill Jussli-Melchers, Bernd Panholzer, Christine Friedrich, Ole Broch, Jochen Renner, Jan Schöttler, Aziz Rahimi, Jochen Cremer, Felix Schoeneich, Assad Haneya
OBJECTIVES: Innovations in surgical techniques and perioperative management have continuously improved survival rates for acute aortic dissection type A (AADA). The aim of our study was to evaluate long-term outcome and quality of life (QoL) after surgery for AADA in elderly patients compared with younger patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 242 consecutive patients, who underwent surgery for AADA between January 2004 and April 2014. Patients were divided into two groups: those aged 70 years and older (elderly group; n = 78, mean age, 76 ± 4 years) and those younger than 70 years (younger group; n = 164, mean age, 56 ± 10 years)...
January 22, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054108/-cardiac-surgery-in-the-elderly
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B Wiegmann, I Ismail, A Haverich
Due to the increasing demographic changes and the fact that cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death, the mean chronological age of patients undergoing cardiac surgery is steadily increasing. In 2015, 14.8% of these patients were aged 80 years and older. This meta-analysis reviewed if and under what circumstances elderly patients benefit from cardiac surgical procedures without running the risk of limitations in the quality of life and high rates of morbidity and mortality. Generally, the chronological age was not a risk factor for higher perioperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality but the biological age was the critical factor, in particular the associated comorbidities of patients and the timing of the surgical procedure in the course of the disease...
February 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052915/intracoronary-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-single-ventricle-physiology-the-perseus-randomized-phase-2-trial
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Shuta Ishigami, Shinichi Ohtsuki, Takahiro Eitoku, Daiki Ousaka, Maiko Kondo, Yoshihiko Kurita, Kenta Hirai, Yosuke Fukushima, Kenji Baba, Takuya Goto, Naohiro Horio, Junko Kobayashi, Yosuke Kuroko, Yasuhiro Kotani, Sadahiko Arai, Tatsuo Iwasaki, Shuhei Sato, Shingo Kasahara, Shunji Sano, Hidemasa Oh
RATIONALE: Patients with single ventricle physiology are at high risk of mortality resulting from ventricular dysfunction. The preliminary results of the phase 1 trial showed cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) may be effective against congenital heart failure. OBJECTIVE: To determine if intracoronary delivery of autologous CDCs improves cardiac function in patients with single ventricle physiology. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a phase 2 randomized controlled study to assign 41 patients in a 1:1 ratio who had single ventricle physiology undergoing staged-2 or -3 palliation to receive intracoronary infusion of CDCs 4 to 9 weeks after surgery or staged reconstruction alone (study A)...
January 4, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025309/safety-and-efficacy-of-prophylactic-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-following-open-saphenous-vein-harvest-in-cardiac-surgery-a-feasibility-study
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Arthur J Lee, Christina E Sheppard, William D T Kent, Holly Mewhort, Khokan C Sikdar, Paul W M Fedak
OBJECTIVES: Surgical site complications following great saphenous vein (GSV) harvest presents a significant risk of morbidity. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has shown promise in the treatment and prophylaxis of open wounds and surgical incisions but has not been studied following GSV harvest. We performed a feasibility study examining the use of NPWT following GSV harvest for coronary bypass surgery. METHODS: Sixty-four patients were recruited in this single-centre, single-blind, randomized controlled trial...
December 26, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018896/factors-influencing-neurodevelopment-after-cardiac-surgery-during-infancy
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REVIEW
Hedwig Hubertine Hövels-Gürich
Short- and long-term neurodevelopmental (ND) disabilities with negative impact on psychosocial and academic performance, quality of life, and independence in adulthood are known to be the most common sequelae for surviving children after surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD). This article reviews influences and risk factors for ND impairment. For a long time, the search for independent risk factors was focused on the perioperative period and modalities of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). CPB operations to ensure intraoperative vital organ perfusion and oxygen supply with or without circulatory arrest or regional cerebral perfusion bear specific risks...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996993/-referral-to-cardiac-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-in-italy
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Anna Scaglione, Claudia Panzarino, Anna Torri, Monica Tavanelli, Anastasia Toccafondi, Bruno Bordoni, Maurizio Ferratini
In recent years, the lack of heart donors caused an increase in the proportion of patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. The clinical complexity of these devices requires a multidisciplinary approach to be extended after hospital discharge. The lack of shared care pathways for these patients may result in an impairment of both of short- and long-term results. Available data show that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves physical performance and quality of life. Notwithstanding this, there is a lack of information about its effects on mortality, hospitalizations and major complications...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995554/a-randomized-trial-to-assess-the-contribution-of-a-novel-thorax-support-vest-corset-in-preventing-mechanical-complications-of-median-sternotomy
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Philippe P Caimmi, Maurizio Sabbatini, Emmanouil I Kapetanakis, Silvia Cantone, Marcus V Ferraz, Mario Cannas, Ugo F Tesler
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical complications of median sternotomy may cause significant morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgical patients. This study was aimed at assessing the role of Posthorax support vest (Epple, Inc., Vienna, Austria) in the prevention of sternal complications and the improvement of anatomical healing in patients at high risk for mechanical sternal dehiscence after cardiac surgery by mean of median sternotomy. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, study was performed and 310 patients with predisposing factors for sternal dehiscence after sternotomy for cardiac surgery were included...
December 19, 2016: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989374/functional-quality-of-life-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-after-congenital-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Megan L Ringle, Gil Wernovsky
Throughout the past few decades, advances in cardiology, neonatal intensive care, and surgical techniques have resulted in a growing cohort of thriving school-aged children with previously lethal complex congenital heart diseases. While survival has increased, there remains significant morbidity following repair including neurodevelopmental sequelae. Compared to children with a structurally normal heart, these infants and children have a higher frequency of abnormalities in tone, feeding, and delayed developmental milestones, as well as challenges with speech and learning disabilities, while a higher proportion of adolescents suffer from problems with processing speed, executive function, and a unique set of medical hardships related to exercise intolerance and obesity, medication burden, and mental health comorbidities...
December 2016: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965948/do-self-and-proxy-reports-of-cognitive-problems-reflect-intellectual-functioning-in-children-and-adolescents-with-congenital-heart-defects
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Sandra Buratti, Carmen Ryberg, Malin Broberg, Jan Sunnegårdh
AIM: Children with congenital heart defects (CHD) who suffer from cognitive impairments and school difficulties need to be identified as early as possible in order to set appropriate interventions in place that may enhance the school situation and quality of life for these children. Identifying children and adolescents at risk for cognitive difficulties requires specific screening tools. This study assessed such a tool - Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Cardiac Module subscale: Cognitive Problems - to investigate whether proxy reported and self-reported cognitive problems were associated with measured intellectual functioning in children and adolescents with CHD treated with surgery or by catheter interventions...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938898/the-impact-of-a-multidisciplinary-blood-conservation-protocol-on-patient-outcomes-and-cost-after-cardiac-surgery
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Jay Patel, Deborah J Shuman, Paul S Massimiano, Elmer Choi, David Fitzgerald, Linda Halpin, Lisa M Fornaresio
OBJECTIVE: Although associations between transfusion and inferior outcomes have been documented, there is a lack of blood transfusion standardization in cardiac surgery. At the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, a multidisciplinary, criterion-driven algorithm for transfusion management was implemented. We examined the effect of our blood conservation protocol on transfusion rates and outcomes after cardiac surgery and on stability of transfusion over time. METHODS: Patients undergoing first-time cardiac surgery from 2006 (full year before protocol) were compared with those in 2009 (after protocol) and propensity score matched to improve balance...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930526/models-predicting-the-risks-of-six-life-threatening-morbidities-and-bile-leakage-in-14-970-hepatectomy-patients-registered-in-the-national-clinical-database-of-japan
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Hideki Yokoo, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Konno, Akinobu Taketomi, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Norimichi Hirahara, Go Wakabayashi, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Masaki Mori
To construct a robust morbidity risk-prediction model based on a Japanese nationwide web-based database of patients who underwent liver surgery.Although liver resection has become safer, patient mortality and morbidity still occur. This study investigated postoperative morbidity risks in patients who underwent hepatectomy in Japan at institutions registered in the National Clinical Database.This analysis involved 14,970 patients who underwent hepatectomy of more than 1 section, except for left lateral sectionectomy, during 2011 and 2012 at 1192 hospitals in Japan...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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