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Cagdas Baran, Mustafa Serkan Durdu, Fatih Gumus, Mehmet Cakici, Mustafa Bahadir Inan, Mustafa Sirlak, Ahmet Ruchan Akar
OBJECTIVES: Sutureless aortic valve replacement (SU-AVR) is an alternative technique to standard aortic valve replacement. We evaluated our experience with the Perceval SU-AVR with concomitant mitral valve surgery, with or without tricuspid valve surgery, and aimed to discuss the technical considerations. METHODS: From January 2013 through June 2016, 30 patients with concomitant severe mitral valve disease, with or without tricuspid valve disease, underwent SU-AVR with the Perceval prosthesis in a single center...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
N Kaji, S Nakayama, K Horiguchi, S Iino, H Ozaki, M Hori
BACKGROUND: Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) serve as intestinal pacemakers. Postoperative ileus (POI) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that occurs following abdominal surgery, which is caused by inflammation-induced dysfunction of smooth muscles and enteric neurons. However, the participation of ICC in POI is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the functional changes of ICC in a mouse model of POI. METHODS: Intestinal manipulation (IM) was performed to induce POI...
March 15, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Nazmi Narin, Ozge Pamukcu, Aydin Tuncay, Ali Baykan, Suleyman Sunkak, Onur Tasci, Kazim Uzum, Levent Saltık
Untreated ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an important cause of congestive heart failure in early infancy. Growth is impaired in this population, and surgical closure is challenging because of congestion in the lungs, making infants prone to respiratory infection, and because of their poor nutritional status. The aim of this study is to share our experience with percutaneous VSD closure in patients under 1 year of age. Patients with hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunt, less than 1 year of age, and with VSD diameter ≤ 6 mm were retrospectively included in the study between December 2014 and January 2017...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Alexander Kypta, Hermann Blessberger, Juergen Kammler, Alexander Nahler, Kurt Neeser, Michael Lichtenauer, Christoph Edlinger, Joerg Kellermair, Daniel Kiblboeck, Thomas Lambert, Johannes Auer, Clemens Steinwender
INTRODUCTION: Intra-operative complications like mechanical damages to the leads, infections and hematomas during generator replacements of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators contribute to additional costs for hospitals. The aim of this study was to evaluate operation room use, costs and budget impact of generator replacements using either a traditional surgical intervention (TSI) with scissors, scalpel and electrocautery vs. a new radiofrequency energy based surgical system, called PEAK PlasmaBladeTM (PPB)...
2018: PloS One
Andreas Entenmann, Susann Dittrich, Vera Hessling, Christian Niederwanger, Gerard Cortina, Miriam Michel
BACKGROUND: Junctional ectopic tachycardia is a serious complication of surgery for paediatric congenital heart disease. R-wave synchronized atrial (AVT) pacing, an innovative temporary pacing technique, restores atrioventricular synchrony in these patients. The method is highly effective but technically complex. A standardized training model exists for doctors but not for paediatric intensive care nurses. AIMS: This study seeks to evaluate whether a standardized programme involving simulation and vignettes increases knowledge of AVT pacing and accuracy of its documentation, as well as recognition and management of specific complications...
March 6, 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
Tyler J Beute, Matthew D Orem, Timothy M Schiller, Matthew Goehler, Jessica Parker, Charles L Willekes, Tomasz Timek
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mAVR) is gaining clinical acceptance, however, it is associated with increased operative times due to limited surgical field and access. The Cor-Knot is an automated fastening device designed to facilitate suture fastening, but clinical data in mAVR are lacking. METHODS: From May 2014 to February 2017, 92 patients underwent mAVR at our center with 39 valves secured with manually-tied (MT) sutures and 53 valves entirely secured with the Cor-Knot (CK)...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Montaser Elsawy Abd Elaziz, Amr Mohammad Allama
Temporary pacemaker wires are usually inserted in patients after valve replacement and may be beneficial for optimizing myocardial function in patients that develop postoperative hemodynamically significant arrhythmias [Elmi 2002]. Indications for temporary cardiac pacing (TCP) are atrial, ventricular or atrioventricular pacing for bradyarrhythmias and for management of both atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias [De Belder 1990; Liebold 1998].Pacemaker wires have two ends - one end has a small needle, which is passed into the myocardial surface, then is cut off...
February 19, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
Vadim Gospodarev, Vikram Chakravarthy, Casey Harms, Hannah Myers, Brett Kaplan, Esther Kim, Matthew Pond, Kenneth De Los Reyes
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) causes severe unilateral facial pain. The etiology is hypothesized to be segmental demyelination of the trigeminal nerve root via compression by the superior cerebellar artery (SCA). Microvascular decompression (MVD) allows immediate and long-term pain relief. Preoperative evaluation includes MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and/or MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) of the brain. Having a pacemaker is a contraindication for MRI. There have been isolated reports of using computed tomography (CT) cisternography scans for radiation planning for TGN...
February 21, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Timothy Lee, Aaron J Weiss, Elbert E Williams, Fuad Kiblawi, Joanna Dong, Khanh H Nguyen
OBJECTIVES: Although the median sternotomy has been the traditional approach for congenital heart surgery, young patients and their families often find the midline scar to be cosmetically unappealing. At our center, a right transverse axillary incision has become the standard approach for many congenital cardiac lesions due to its safety, versatility, and unsurpassed aesthetic result. We present our experience with the axillary approach for a diverse array of congenital defects. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients receiving a right transverse axillary incision for congenital cardiac surgery between 2005-2016 was conducted...
February 21, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Stefan Andric, Dragica Tesic, Dalibor Somer, Ilija Srdanovic, Tatjana Miljkovic, Djordje G Jakovljevic, Lazar Velicki
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Endless loop tachycardia or pacemaker-mediated tachycardia, and atrioventricular desynchronization arrhythmia or repetitive non-reentrant ventriculoatrial synchrony (RNRVAS) are two forms of reverse impulse conduction - ventriculoatrial (VA) synchrony. Although VA synchrony can theoretically cause aggravation of heart failure, clinical cases describing severe consequential heart failure are lacking. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: We describe a case of a 60-year-old patient who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention and mitral valve surgery...
February 21, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
Oliver Reuthebuch, Luca Koechlin, Ulrich Schurr, Martin Grapow, Jens Fassl, Friedrich S Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical implementation and report preliminary results of a novel technique called the Ozaki procedure for stentless aortic valve replacement through reconstruction of the valve leaflets from autologous pericardium. METHOD: Between September 2015 and May 2017 30 patients (20 males, mean ± standard deviation age 66.83 ± 10.55 years) suffering from aortic stenosis (AS, n = 7), aortic regurgitation (AR, n = 12), or a combination of both (AS/AR, n = 11) were assigned for an Ozaki procedure...
February 14, 2018: Swiss Medical Weekly
Robinson Poffo, Paola K Montanhesi, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Cláudio A Mokross
The periareolar access has been the preferred technique used at our institution for minimally invasive cardiac surgery since 2006. The surgical approach consists of video-assisted minithoracotomy in the 4th right intercostal space, through a periareolar incision. Initially, the technique was restricted to minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries but, due to its feasibility and safety, was soon incorporated as an ideal access for other cardiac pathologies such as tricuspid valve disease, atrial septal defect, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker leads endocarditis...
January 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Nishant Saran, Sameh M Said, Hartzell V Schaff, Simon Maltais, John M Stulak, Kevin L Greason, Richard C Daly, Alberto Pochettino, Katherine S King, Joseph A Dearani
OBJECTIVES: Given the paucity of available literature, we sought to evaluate the mechanisms of tricuspid regurgitation and the outcomes of tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 622 adult patients who underwent tricuspid valve surgery in the presence of permanent pacemakers between January 1993 and December 2013. Those with prosthetic tricuspid valve or tricuspid valve endocarditis and those undergoing concomitant heart transplant were excluded (n = 23)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
C L Poh, Y d'Udekem
AIM: We now know that 20-40% of patients with a single ventricle will develop heart failure after the second decade post-Fontan surgery. However, we remain unable to risk-stratify the cohort to identify patients at highest risk of late failure and death. We conducted a systematic review of all reported late outcomes for patients with a Fontan circulation to identify predictors of late death. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and PubMed with subject terms ("single ventricle", "Hypoplastic left heart syndrome", "congenital heart defects" or "Fontan procedure") AND ("heart failure", "post-operative complications", "death", "cause of death", "transplantation" or "follow-up studies") for relevant studies between January 1990 and December 2015...
December 20, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Amit P Java, Kevin L Greason, Angela Dispenzieri, Martha Grogan, Katherine S King, Joseph J Maleszewski, Richard C Daly, Mackram F Eleid, Alberto Pochettino, Hartzell V Schaff
BACKGROUND: Outcome data on aortic valve replacement in patients with amyloidosis are limited. To address this issue, we reviewed our experience of patients with amyloidosis who underwent aortic valve replacement. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 16 patients with amyloidosis who underwent aortic valve replacement between May 2000 and February 2017. RESULTS: The cohort comprised 11 males (69%) and 5 females (31%). The median patient age was 76 years (interquartile range [IQR], 71-82 years), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons predicted rate of mortality was 5...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Xinxin Wang, Chunguo Wang, Minhua Ye, Jiang Lin, Jiang Jin, Quanteng Hu, Chengchu Zhu, Baofu Chen
INTRODUCTION: Surgical ablation is a generally established treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. Left atrial (LA) lesion set for ablation is a simplified procedure suggested to reduce the surgery time and morbidity after procedure. The present meta-analysis aims to explore the outcomes of left atrial lesion set versus no ablative treatment in patients with AF undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: A literature research was performed in six database from their inception to July 2017, identifying all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing left atrial lesion set versus no ablative treatment in AF patient undergoing cardiac surgery...
2018: PloS One
Marek Kowalski, Cornelia Deutsch, Steffen Hofmann, Norbert Franz, Michael Billion, Abbas Ferdosi, Peter Bramlage, Guram Imnadze, Henning Warnecke
Introduction: The "transfemoral (TF) first" approach to access route selection in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is popular; however, the risk of major vascular complications is substantial. The "best for TF" approach identifies only the patients with ideal anatomy for TF-TAVI, potentially minimizing complications. Aim: To characterize the outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI at a large-volume site that employs this approach. Material and methods: Patients who underwent TAVI at the Bad Rothenfelde Heart Centre between 2008 and 2016 were consecutively enrolled...
December 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Masoud Tarbiat, Mohammad Hossein Bakhshaei, Mehdi Moradi
Introduction: Intraoperative right ventricular perforation due to pacing catheter after its successful and uneventful insertion is a rare complication. Here, we present a case of cardiac arrest due to right ventricular perforation associated with a pacemaker lead during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Case Presentation: The case was a 68-year-old male, who was admitted to our hospital with retrosternal chest pain. He had a history of implantation of a permanent pacemaker due to symptomatic complete atrioventricular block...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Aniruddha Ramesh Janai, Wilfried Bellinghausen, Edwin Turton, Carmine Bevilacqua, Waseem Zakhary, Martin Kostelka, Farhad Bakhtiary, Joerg Hambsch, Ingo Daehnert, Florian Loeffelbein, Joerg Ender
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to highlight anesthetic and perioperative management and the outcomes of infants with complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defects. DESIGN: This retrospective descriptive study included children who underwent staged and primary biventricular repair for complete AV canal defects from 1999 to 2013. SETTING: A single-center study at a university affiliated heart center. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and fifty-seven patients with a mean age at surgery of 125 ± 56...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
María Althabe, Ricardo Rodríguez R, María Balestrini, Alberto Charroqui, Mariela Krynski, Ana M Lenz, Mercedes Montonati, Guillermo Moreno, María L Pilan, Ricardo Magliola, Pablo García Delucis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the complications associated with heart surgery, compare them to a reference population, and identify mortality risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study. All patients who underwent surgery at Hospital Garrahan in the 2013-2015 period were included. Age, weight, procedure, mechanical ventilation, length of stay in days, morbidity, and course were recorded. Renal failure requiring dialysis, neurological deficit, permanent pacemaker, circulatory support, phrenic nerve or vocal cord palsy, reoperation, wound infection, chylothorax, and tracheotomy were considered morbidities...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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