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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914636/open-surgical-repair-remains-the-gold-standard-for-treating-aortic-arch-pathology
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Vishal Khullar, Hartzell V Schaff, Joseph A Dearani, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Lyle D Joyce, Alberto Pochettino
BACKGROUND: Endovascular arch repair technology is driven in large part by the assumption that open arch operations are high-risk. We wanted to evaluate the clinical results of open arch reconstruction in the modern era in a large group practice. METHODS: From October 2003 to June 2014, 567 patients underwent aortic arch operations: hemiarch repair was performed in 429 patients (75.7%; group A), total arch repair in 129 (22.7%; group B), and patch repair in the remaining 9 (1...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909272/-novel-sternum-closure-technique-using-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-sutures
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Takashi Ando, Daichi Akiyama, Hiroshi Okada, Hiroshi Furukawa, Makoto Takeda
During cardiac surgery through midline sternotomy, sternum closure metal wires are usually used for. However, metal wires may damage the sternum and cause artifacts on X-ray. Therefore, we use a novel sternum closure technique in which metal wire is replaced by ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene(UHMWP) sutures. We have used this technique for 89 patients in 2014 and reviewed our experience. UHMWPs are often used for bone fracture cerclage, particularly in the vertebral body. UHMWPs may avoid sternal "cheese-cut" dehiscence...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909271/-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutated-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-long-term-tumor-free-survival-by-chemotherapy-followed-by-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-treatment-after-reduction-surgery
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Atsushi Morio, Kazuki Nakahara, Toshirou Futagawa, Kenji Suzuki
A 67-year-old woman was detected stage III B adenocarcinoma of the left lung, with epidermal growth factor receptor(EGFR) -mutation. Since chest computed tomography showed enlarged lymph nodes in stations 7 and 1R-4R, radiochemotherapy was recommended. However, she declined radiochemotherapy and the chemotherapy after tumor reduction surgery was chosen. She underwent resection of the left lower lobe and lingular segment, and mediastinal lymph node dissection through a posterolateral thoracotomy by extended bronchoplasty(type C) due to the extranodal invasion of lymph nodes to the lingular segmental bronchus...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909230/the-protective-role-of-sex-hormones-in-females-and-exercise-prehabilitation-in-males-on-sternotomy-induced-cranial-hypoperfusion-in-aortic-banded-mini-swine
#4
T Dylan Olver, Jessica A Hiemstra, Jenna C Edwards, Brian S Ferguson, Harold Laughlin, Craig A Emter
During cardiac surgery, specifically sternotomy, cranial hypoperfusion is linked to cerebral ischemia, increased risk of perioperative watershed stroke and other neurocognitive complications. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively examine the effect of sex hormones in females and exercise prehabilitation in males on median sternotomy-induced changes in cranial perfusion in a large animal model of heart failure. Cranial blood flow (CBF) before, 10- and 60 min post-sternotomy was analyzed in eight groups of Yucatan mini-swine: female-control, aortic-banded, ovariectomized, and ovariectomized+aortic-banded; male-control, aortic-banded, aortic-banded+continuous exercise trained, and aortic-banded+interval exercise trained...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908939/l-shaped-mini-sternotomy-combined-with-videoscopic-approach-for-thymoma-with-invasion-of-major-veins
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Atsushi Suga, Shunsuke Yamada, Haruka Takeichi, Yusuke Nakamura, Masayuki Iwazaki
It might be possible to remove thymic tumors with minimal invasion of the left brachiocephalic vein (BCV) using an advanced videoscopic technique; simple resection of this vessel can be achieved via such an approach. However, tumor invasion of the superior vena cava or right  BCV requires angioplasty or reconstruction, both of which are difficult to perform in videoscopic procedures. We report a case of invasive thymoma with localized invasion of the great vessels at the junction of the left BCV and superior vena cava...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907904/a-new-cryoenergy-for-ventricular-tachycardia-ablation-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Benjamin Berte, Frédéric Sacher, Jean-Yves Wielandts, Saagar Mahida, Xavier Pillois, Rukshen Weerasooriya, Olivier Bernus, Pierre Jaïs
INTRODUCTION: Lack of transmural lesion formation during radiofrequency (RF) ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) is an important determinant of arrhythmia recurrence. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to evaluate safety and efficacy of a new and more powerful cryoablation system for ventricular ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Five healthy female sheep (59 ± 6 kg) underwent a surgical sternotomy for epicardial and endocardial access [endocardial access via right atrial appendage and left ventricular (LV) apex]...
October 25, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905211/minimally-invasive-mitral-repair-surgery-why-does-controversy-still-persist
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Jeevan Nagendran, Jorge Catrip, Katie L Losenno, Corey Adams, Bob Kiaii, Michael W A Chu
Surgical treatment for mitral valve disease has evolved and remains a rapidly expanding field. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair (MI-MVR) is a well-known alternative to conventional sternotomy mitral valve repair (cMVR). However, controversy as to the efficacy of MI-MVR persists, hindering the adoption and potential benefits of this less invasive approach. Areas covered: In this review, we provide an updated summary evaluation of the latest evidence, including observational studies, clinical trials and meta-analyses, regarding MI-MVR in comparison to cMVR...
December 1, 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904840/surgical-experience-on-chronic-constrictive-pericarditis-in-african-setting-review-of-35-years-experience-in-cote-d-ivoire
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Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate, Yves Tanauh, Christophe Meneas, Florent Diby, Anicet Adoubi, Manga Diomande
BACKGROUND: Surgical experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis (CCP) is rarely documented in Africa; the aim of this study is therefore to review our African experience with CCP from 1977 to 2012 in terms of clinical and surgical outcomes and risk factors of early death after pericardiectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study is related to 120 patients with CCP; there were 72 men and 48 women with an average age at 28.8±10.4 years standard deviation (SD) (8-51 years)...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903010/heartmate-ii-left-ventricular-assist-device-pump-exchange-a-single-institution-experience
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Asad F Shaikh, Susan M Joseph, Brian Lima, Shelley A Hall, Rajasekhar Malyala, Aldo E Rafael, Gonzalo V Gonzalez-Stawinski, Themistokles Chamogeorgakis
Background Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with end-stage heart failure. These devices are replaced when pump complications arise if heart transplant is not possible. We present our experience with HeartMate II (HMII (Thoratec, Plesanton, California, United States)) LVAD pump exchange. Materials and Methods We retrospectively reviewed all cases that required pump exchange due to LVAD complication from November 2011 until June 2016 at a single high-volume institution...
November 30, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893646/acute-right-heart-failure-after-hemorrhagic-shock-and-trauma-pneumonectomy-a-management-approach-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-animal-trial-using-inhaled-nitric-oxide
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Andrea L Lubitz, Lars O Sjoholm, Amy Goldberg, Abhijit Pathak, Thomas Santora, Thomas E Sharp, Markus Wallner, Remus M Berretta, Lauren A Poole, Jichuan Wu, Marla R Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy causes an acute increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The increase in PVR and right ventricular (RV) afterload leads to acute RV failure, thus reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and output. iNO lowers PVR by relaxing pulmonary arterial smooth muscle without remarkable systemic vascular effects. We hypothesized that with hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy, iNO can be used to decrease PVR and mitigate right heart failure. METHODS: A hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy model was developed using sheep...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890843/total-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-a-patient-with-marfan-syndrome
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Mau Amako, Rafaëlle Spear, Rachel E Clough, Adrien Hertault, Richard Azzaoui, Teresa Martin Gonzalez, Jonathan Sobocinski, Stéphan Haulon
OBJECTIVE: To describe a total endovascular aortic repair with branched and fenestrated endografts in a young patient with Marfan syndrome and a chronic aortic dissection. Open surgery is the gold standard to treat aortic dissections in patients with aortic disease and Marfan syndrome. METHODS: In 2000, a 38-year-old man with Marfan syndrome underwent open ascending aorta repair for an acute type A aortic dissection. One year later, a redo sternotomy was performed for aortic valve replacement...
November 24, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888756/isolated-heart-transplant-and-combined-heart-liver-transplant-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-insights-from-the-united-network-of-organ-sharing
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Elisa A Bradley, Krong-On Pinyoluksana, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Yongjie Miao, Curt Daniels
BACKGROUND/METHODS: The aging patient with severe congenital heart disease (CHD) faces many challenges: heart failure, arrhythmia, and in the Fontan patient, liver disease. Our goal was to define combined heart liver transplant (CHLT) and isolated orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) outcomes in U.S. adult CHD patients. The U.S. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) thoracic and liver databases were queried for cardiac and CHD diagnoses, from inception-2014. RESULTS: In CHLT, CHD made up 22% of waitlist patients (non-CHD n=262 vs...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886454/a-toast-to-no-sternotomy
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Pradeep K Yadav, Marvin H Eng
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November 15, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882431/diagnostic-value-of-conventional-chest-radiography-in-intrathoracic-goiters-retrospective-analysis-of-2570-patients
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Fares Benmiloud, Michel Grino, Charles Oliver, Anne Denizot
PURPOSE: Since intrathoracic goiters (IG), either cervico-mediastinal goiters (CMGs) or mediastinal nodules (MNs), can lead to sternotomies and/or evitable reoperations, their detection is mandatory before thyroid surgery. A systematic screening by CT scan or MRI is not conceivable because of their expensiveness. We tested if conventional chest radiography (CCR) could remain a good screening tool for IG before thyroid surgery. METHODS: In this retrospective study (2554 patients), CCR usefulness was evaluated in relation with patients' complaints, clinical examination, neck US, and anatomical and surgical findings...
November 24, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881810/an-unusual-case-of-raghib-defect-and-double-orifice-tricuspid-valve
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Alexander C Egbe, Sameh M Said, Christopher J McLeod, David W Barbara, Heidi M Connolly
Raghib defect and double-orifice tricuspid valve are two rare congenital heart defects. We report a case of a 42-year-old man with both Raghib defect and DOTV. The patient underwent reroofing of the coronary sinus with an intra-atrial baffle and annuloplasty of the tricuspid and mitral valves via median sternotomy.
November 23, 2016: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879532/myocardial-protection-and-financial-considerations-of-custodiol-cardioplegia-in-minimally-invasive-and-open-valve-surgery
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Brian W Hummel, Randall W Buss, Paul L DiGiorgi, Brittany N Laviano, Nalani A Yaeger, M Lee Lucas, George M Comas
OBJECTIVE: Single-dose antegrade crystalloid cardioplegia with Custodiol-HTK (histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate) has been used for many years. Its safety and efficacy were established in experimental and clinical studies. It is beneficial in complex valve surgery because it provides a long period of myocardial protection with a single dose. Thus, valve procedures (minimally invasive or open) can be performed with limited interruption. The aim of this study is to compare the use of Custodiol-HTK cardioplegia with traditional blood cardioplegia in patients undergoing minimally invasive and open valve surgery...
November 22, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875660/successful-use-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-repair-of-myocardial-rupture-from-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
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Wook-Jin Choi, Yun Seok Kim, Jung Seok Hong, Jeong Won Kim
Targeted temperature management (TTM) improves survival and neurological outcome after nontraumatic cardiac arrest. However, TTM is not used widely after traumatic cardiac arrest because of concerns that it might exacerbate bleeding. We report the use of postarrest TTM after repair of blunt myocardial rupture. A 48-year-old man was admitted after being rescued from a major traffic accident by the local emergency service. Focused sonography showed pericardial fluid without cardiac tamponade. Computed tomography showed a large hematoma in the anterior mediastinum associated with hemopericardium...
November 22, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871010/diagnostic-challenges-in-a-patient-with-myocardial-tuberculoma-a-case-report
#18
Olof Säll, Soon-Ok Cha, Hans Holmberg
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis can affect any organ of the body, including the heart. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 18-year old woman presented with a multifocal tuberculosis infection involving abdominal lymph nodes, a sternotomy wound, an abscess of the abdominal wall and most notably a myocardial tuberculoma. Establishing the diagnosis of the myocardial tuberculoma was challenging mainly due to the location within the heart. Initially a diagnostic percutaneous femoral vascular catheter guided biopsy of the right atrial mass was performed, but later open surgery involving median sternotomy was needed...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864182/pleuromediastinal-epithelial-myoepithelial-carcinomas-a-clinicopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-two-cases
#19
Annikka Weissferdt, Neda Kalhor, Cesar A Moran
OBJECTIVES: Two cases of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma are presented, one arising in the pleura and the other in the anterior mediastinum. The cases represent a unique distribution of these tumors within the thoracic cavity. METHODS: Both patients were men aged 25 and 68 years, respectively, who had chest pain and dyspnea. Imaging revealed an anterior mediastinal mass in one patient and a pleural-based tumor in the other. Neither patient had any history of malignancy, and physical examination did not disclose any tumor elsewhere...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863729/outcomes-of-anterolateral-thoracotomy-with-or-without-partial-sternotomy-for-kommerell-diverticulum
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Gaku Uchino, Keiji Yunoki, Shigeru Hattori, Naoya Sakoda, Takuya Kawabata, Munehiro Saiki, Yasufumi Fujita, Kunikazu Hisamochi, Hideo Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Kommerell diverticulum is a rare aortic arch anomaly. The indications for operative intervention and surgical strategy are still controversial. The standard surgical procedure at our institution is total aortic arch plus descending aortic replacement using anterolateral thoracotomy with partial sternotomy. The aberrant subclavian artery is reconstructed anatomically or extraanatomically. METHODS: From 2002 to 2014, 6 patients (1 woman), aged 55 to 78 years, underwent graft replacement through an anterolateral thoracotomy or anterolateral thoracotomy with a partial sternotomy approach for Kommerell diverticulum...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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