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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049809/association-of-quality-improvement-registry-participation-with-appropriate-follow-up-after-vascular-procedures
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Benjamin S Brooke, Adam W Beck, Larry W Kraiss, Andrew W Hoel, Andrea M Austin, Amir A Ghaffarian, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney
Importance: Ensuring that patients undergo surveillance imaging after surgery is a key quality metric after many vascular procedures. It is unclear whether hospital participation in a national quality improvement registry such as the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) achieves this goal. Objective: To determine if hospital participation in the VQI registry is associated with increased rates of surveillance imaging after vascular procedures. Design, Setting, and Participants: A quasi-experimental study used Medicare claims to study 2174 US hospitals in which 1 530 102 patients had undergone an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR), 1 403 067 patients had undergone a lower extremity bypass (LEB) or peripheral vascular intervention (PVI), and 294 942 patients had undergone carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2012...
October 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049796/surgical-strategy-for-aortic-arch-reconstruction-after-the-norwood-procedure-based-on-numerical-flow-analysis
#2
Shohei Miyazaki, Kagami Miyaji, Keiichi Itatani, Norihiko Oka, Shinji Goto, Masanori Nakamura, Tadashi Kitamura, Tetsuya Horai, Koichi Sughimoto, Yuki Nakamura, Naoki Yoshimura
OBJECTIVES: Inefficient aortic flow after the Norwood procedure is known to lead to the deterioration of ventricular function due to an increased cardiac workload. To prevent the progression of aortic arch obstruction, arch reconstruction concomitant with second-stage surgery is recommended. The aim of this study was to determine the indications for reconstruction based on numerical simulation and to reveal the morphology that affects the haemodynamic parameters. METHODS: Fifteen patients who underwent the Norwood procedure or arch repair and Damus-Kaye-Stansel anastomosis were enrolled...
October 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049790/sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms-with-concomitant-aortic-insufficiency-how-should-the-aortic-valve-be-managed
#3
Yi Lin, Kanhua Yin, Yulin Wang, Changfa Guo, Ziwei Tian, Qiuchen Xie, Zhiqi Zhang, Chunsheng Wang
OBJECTIVES: Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SVAs) are rare and are often complicated by aortic insufficiency (AI). Treating AI is important for achieving good long-term results in patients with SVA. Here, we have summarized our experience with the surgical management of patients with SVA with concomitant AI. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with SVA and underwent surgical treatment between January 2008 and May 2016 were included. Clinical characteristics, including age, gender, SVA anatomy and concurrent anomalies, were analysed...
September 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049788/full-metal-jacket-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-for-regurgitant-valve-after-endovascular-aortic-repair%C3%A2
#4
Omer Tanyeli, Yuksel Dereli, Niyazi Gormus, Mehmet Akif Duzenli
Transfemoral aortic valve implantation has become an almost routine interventional procedure for severe aortic stenosis in high-risk patients. Over time an increased number of experiences has led to unusual procedures. In this report, we present a successful valve-in-valve transfemoral aortic valve implantation in a patient with aortic regurgitation, who previously had debranching and thoracic endovascular aortic repair operations.
July 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049781/does-mitral-valve-repair-matter-in-infants-with-ventricular-septal-defect-combined-with-mitral-regurgitation
#5
Yuriy Y Kulyabin, Ilya A Soynov, Alexey V Zubritskiy, Alexey V Voitov, Nataliya R Nichay, Yuriy N Gorbatykh, Alexander V Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander M Karaskov
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess mitral valve function after repair of ventricular septal defect (VSD) combined with mitral regurgitation (MR) in the mid-term follow-up period, to evaluate the clinical utility of simultaneous mitral valve repair (MVR). METHODS: From June 2005 to March 2014, 60 patients with VSD and MR underwent surgical treatment. After performing propensity score analysis (1:1) for the entire sample, 46 patients were selected and divided into 2 groups: those with VSD closure and MVR (VSD + MVR, 23 patients) and those with VSD closure without mitral valve intervention (VSD only, 23 patients)...
August 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049690/surgical-treatment-of-postinfarction-ventricular-septal-defect-risk-factors-and-outcome-analysis
#6
Marek Pojar, Jan Harrer, Nedal Omran, Zdenek Turek, Jana Striteska, Jan Vojacek
OBJECTIVES: Postinfarction ventricular septal defect is a serious mechanical complication of acute myocardial infarction associated with high postoperative mortality. The aim of this study was to review our experience with surgical repair of postinfarction ventricular septal defect and to identify predictors of early and late outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients (19 men and 20 women, mean age 68.4 ± 9.9 years) with postinfarction ventricular septal defect who underwent surgical repair at our institution between 1996 and 2016 were retrospectively evaluated...
August 24, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049668/one-stage-definitive-repair-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-and-pulmonary-atresia-with-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-arteries
#7
Yujiro Ide, Masaya Murata, Hiroki Ito, Kisaburo Sakamoto
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries is considered the most severe end of the tetralogy of Fallot spectrum, whereas complete atrioventricular septal defect associated with tetralogy of Fallot is a rare congenital defect. However, the combination of pulmonary atresia, major aortopulmonary collateral artery and complete atrioventricular septal defect is extremely rare, and surgical repair has not been reported. We describe a successful, 1-stage correction in a 7-month-old boy with this condition, who had an additional complication of a single aortic outlet from the right ventricle and significant atrioventricular valve regurgitation...
October 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049664/acute-type-i-aortic-dissection-a-propensity-matched-comparison-of-elephant-trunk-and-arch-debranching-repairs
#8
Mingjia Ma, Xin Feng, Jing Wang, Yiming Dong, Taiqiang Chen, Ligang Liu, Xiang Wei
OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to compare the performance of the frozen elephant trunk (FET) and the hybrid aortic arch debranching procedures for acute Type I aortic dissection. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 168 patients with Type I aortic disease underwent ascending aorta and total aortic arch replacement with FET implantation (the FET group, n  = 132) or arch debranching with 1-stage aortic arch exclusion using an endovascular stent in a retrograde manner (the debranching group, n  = 36)...
September 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049534/high-frequency-percussive-ventilation-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-failing-mechanical-conventional-ventilation
#9
Ivan Wong, Berhane Worku, Jeremy A Weingarten, Alexander Ivanov, Felix Khusid, Ashwad Afzal, Robert F Tranbaugh, Iosif Gulkarov
OBJECTIVES: Failure of mechanical conventional ventilation (MCV) after cardiac surgery portends a dismal prognosis, with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation frequently utilized as a salvage therapy. We describe our experience with high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) as a rescue therapy for hypoxaemia refractory to MCV after cardiac surgery. METHODS: In a 6-year retrospective analysis from 2009 to 2015, we identified 16 subjects who required HFPV after cardiac surgery...
July 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049529/a-novel-method-for-prevention-of-stent-graft-induced-distal-re-dissection-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Kenta Masada, Kazuo Shimamura, Tomohiko Sakamoto, Tomoaki Kudo, Takayuki Shijo, Koichi Maeda, Kei Torikai, Toru Kuratani, Yoshiki Sawa
OBJECTIVES: Stent graft-induced distal re-dissection (SIDR) is a burdensome complication after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for Type B aortic dissection. We developed a novel method to prevent SIDR by placing a small-diameter short stent graft [Excluder Aortic Extender (Cuff)] at the distal landing zone (DLZ) and reviewed its effectiveness in this study. METHODS: Ninety patients who underwent TEVAR for Type B aortic dissection using commercially available devices between January 2008 and September 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
July 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049528/an-aorto-oesophageal-fistula-treated-with-endovascular-aortic-repair-the-fate-of-untreated-oesophageal-lesion-on-endoscopic-follow-up
#11
Kaiyu Tao, Haifeng Cheng, Zhanglong Hu, Mingjian Kong
Oesophageal foreign body is an emergency situation. Once oesophageal perforation occurs, damage and subsequent infection involving surrounding tissue or organs may ensue. We present here a rare case of aorto-oesophageal fistula which was treated with challenges. An old lady with fishbone induced oesophageal perforation, aortic pseudoaneurysm and mediastinal haematoma was treated with great vessel stent-graft placed in aortic arch, and the fish bone was removed under endoscopy thereafter. During the early follow-up period, part of the graft stent was discovered in the oesophageal perforation with no haemorrhage...
July 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049527/quadruple-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
#12
Mislav Planinc, Marko Kutlesa, Bruno Barsic, Igor Rudez
Quadruple-valve endocarditis is a challenging condition, for which there is limited treatment experience and poor overall survival. We report the first case caused by Abiotrophia defectiva that has been surgically treated both with the replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valves and the repair of the mitral and tricuspid valves with a good outcome. The patient's clinical course is described and a review of literature on this rare causative agent is given.
July 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049182/endovascular-treatment-of-brucella-infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-case-report
#13
Tao Zhang, Donghua Ji, Feng Wang
RATIONALE: In very rare cases, a primary infected abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) is caused by a species of Brucella. In this report, we report such a case that was successfully treated with a novel approach. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first case occurring in China, in which an infection of the abdominal aortic aneurysm was caused by a Brucella species. PATIENT CONCERNS: The clinical findings included high fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography and by bacteriologic isolation from the patient's blood culture...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042100/limited-root-repair-in-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-is-safe-but-results-in-increased-risk-of-reoperation
#14
Peter Chiu, Jeffrey Trojan, Sarah Tsou, Andrew B Goldstone, Y Joseph Woo, Michael P Fischbein
OBJECTIVE: Management of the aortic root is a challenge for surgeons treating acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the acute type A aortic dissection experience at Stanford Hospital between 2005 and 2015 and identified patients who underwent either limited root repair or aortic root replacement. Differences in baseline characteristics were balanced with inverse probability weighting to estimate the average treatment effect on the controls...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042092/quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-of-coarctation-in-long-term-follow-up-coafu-predictive-value-of-clinical-variables
#15
Pinar Bambul Heck, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Harald Kaemmerer, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
BACKGROUND: We sought to analyze the quality of life and the predictive value of clinical variables from previous follow-up study in patients late after surgical treatment of aortic coarctation on the quality of life. METHODS: All patients, who have participated in the prospective cross-sectional COALA Study in 2000 with a structural clinical investigation including blood pressure measurement and symptom-limited exercise test were contacted for the health-related quality of life questionnaire SF-36 from January 2013 through December 2014...
October 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041893/-transcatheter-implantation-of-mitral-valve-prostheses-current-status-of-the-problem
#16
M A Karaskov, Y I Zhuravleva, V A Bogachev-Prokophiev, P D Demidov
Mitral valve disease is highly prevalent and quickly leads to development of severe heart failure. Mitral valve disease of degenerative or ischemic etiology affects 7.5 and 9.3% of population older than 65 and 75 years, respectively. "Open" (with cardiopulmonary bypass) surgical repair or valve replacement are not possible in almost half of affected patients because of their complications and concomitant diseases responsible for extremely high risk of these interventions. In the last decade, minimally invasive endovascular technology - transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - has been widely introduced for correction of aortic valve disease in similar category of patients...
August 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038706/thoracic-aortic-involvement-in-cystic-echinococcosis-a-case-report
#17
Mohammad Mahdi Kamyar, Hassan Ravari
Cystic echinococcosis is a common parasitic disease in some areas and involves different organs with different presentations. Rural areas in our country are endemic with this disease. We present a case of echinococcal aortic involvement that was diagnosed incidentally by a routine chest radiogram as a mediastinal mass. Cystic echinococcosis was established as final diagnosis after magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ELISA studies. The patient was treated surgically through a thoracotomy and her aortic defect was repaired during the operation...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038411/-emergent-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-and-subxiphoid-pericardiotomy-for-retrograde-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection-with-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
#18
Masatoshi Sunada, Yusuke Suzuki, Takashi Takano, Hirofumi Midorikawa, Megumu Kanno
Type A acute aortic dissection has a high rate of mortality. Emergent surgical repair is the gold standard treatment, but some patients cannot tolerate the open surgery. Here, we report an 82-year-old patient with a history of cerebral infarction and cerebral bleeding who presented with a depressed level of consciousness and who was in a state of shock. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed cardiac tamponade associated with retrograde type A aortic dissection(RAAD), with a primary entry tear at a distal site of the left subclavian artery...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038407/-technique-to-reinforce-double-barreled-distal-aortic-anastomosis-in-the-repair-of-aortic-dissection
#19
Yoshiei Shimamura, Kazuma Maisawa
We describe a technique to reinforce a double-barreled aortic anastomosis in the repair of chronic aortic dissection. After distal aortic resection was carried out, an intimal flap was incised lineally 1 cm in width along with its margin. This intimal band was reapproximated to the adventitia which supported the false lumen. The wedge-shaped excision was made on the residual intimal flap to maintain blood flow to both the true and false lumens. Two felt strips were circumferentially placed inside and outside of the aortic edge, and the layers were sandwiched together with monofilament sutures...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034833/drug-therapy-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-utilizing-omega-3-unsaturated-fatty-acids-and-their-derivatives
#20
Daisuke Akagi, Katsuyuki Hoshina, Toshiaki Watanabe, Micheal S Conte
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are life-threatening because of the potential for rupture, resulting in death. The current standard treatment for AAA is surgery, comprising laparotomic graft replacement and endovascular repair. However, because surgery carries the risk of major complications and re-intervention, medical therapies are desirable because they may reduce the occurrence of enlargement and rupture. Recent research shows that the progression of AAA is related to inflammatory reactions, especially those in the NF-kB pathway...
October 13, 2017: Current Drug Targets
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