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Wei Li, Xiu-Jun Yin, Hua-Ying Liu, Rong Yang
INTRODUCTION: Syphilitic aortic aneurysm (SAA) is caused by tertiary stage of syphilis infection. As the wide application of penicillin, this complication is becoming rarer than before. The SAA with lung cancer is a very rare disease in patient. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 55-year-old male was admitted to the hospital complaining "progressive hoarseness for 3 months" and the patient has been diagnosed with syphilis after specific blood exams, computed tomography angiography (CTA) and 3dimensional (3D) reconstructions of cardiac vessels...
2016: SpringerPlus
Domenico Pagano, A Pieter Kappetein, Miguel Sousa-Uva, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Robert Klautz, Friedrich Mohr, Volkmar Falk
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October 23, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Giuseppe Santarpino, Lazlo Gazdag, Joachim Sirch, Ferdinand Vogt, Miroslaw Ledwon, Theodor Fischlein, Steffen Pfeiffer
Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting may be associated with a higher risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection than monolateral internal thoracic artery grafting due to a limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall. Because preliminary studies suggest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may reduce the risk of infection, a retrospective chart review of 129 patients who underwent BITA between February 2003 and October 2014 was conducted. Of those, 21 patients received NPWT for 5 days immediately following surgery and the incisions of 108 patients were covered with a conventional gauze dressing...
December 2015: Ostomy/wound Management
Kanchi Muralidhar, Deepak Tempe, Yatin Mehta, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Chirojit Mukherjee, Thomas Koshy, Prabhat Tewari, Naman Shastri, Satyajeet Misra, Kumar Belani
During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Giovanni Filardo, Gorav Ailawadi, Benjamin D Pollock, Briget da Graca, Danielle M Sass, Teresa K Phan, Debbie E Montenegro, Vinod Thourani, Ralph Damiano
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is associated with increased morbidity and poorer long-term survival. Although many studies show differences in outcome in women versus men after CABG, little is known about the sex-specific incidence and characteristics of post-CABG AF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Overall, 11 236 consecutive patients without preoperative AF underwent isolated CABG from 2002 to 2010 at 4 US academic medical centers and 1 high-volume specialty cardiac hospital...
October 18, 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Jagdish C Mohan, Madhu Shukla, Vishwas Mohan, Arvind Sethi
Left atrial dissection is a very uncommon complication of cardiac surgery and usually causes significant hemodynamic compromise. Little is known about spontaneous dissection of the left atrium. Two patients, one middle-aged man and another elderly woman were evaluated following stroke. Routine trans-thoracic echocardiogram showed vertical division of the left atrium with both chambers communicating with each other through an orifice. Detailed trans-oesophageal echocardiographic study revealed dissection of the left atrium producing an additional false chamber (pseudo-aneurysm) placed posterior to the left atrial appendage and above the postero-lateral aspect of mitral annulus...
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
Marie Maagaard, Johan Heiberg
Patients with pectus excavatum (PE) often describe improvements in exercise stamina following corrective surgery. Studies have investigated the surgical effect on physiological parameters; still, no consensus has yet been reached. Therefore, the aim of this literature review was to describe the cardiac outcome after surgical correction, both at rest and during exercise. In February 2016, a detailed search of the databases PubMed, Medline, and EMBASE was performed. We assessed clinical studies that described cardiac outcomes both before and after surgical correction of PE...
September 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou, Nikolaos G Baikoussis, Panagiotis Dedeilias, Michalis Argiriou, Christos Charitos
A hybrid strategy, firstly performed in the 1990s, is a combination of tools available only in the catheterization laboratory with those available only in the operating room in order to minimize surgical morbidity and face with any cardiovascular lesion. The continuous evolution of stent technology along with the adoption of minimally invasive surgical approaches, make hybrid approaches an attractive alternative to standard surgical or transcatheter techniques for any given set of cardiovascular lesions. Examples include hybrid coronary revascularization, when an open surgical anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery is performed along with stent implantation in non-left anterior descending coronary vessels, open heart valve surgery combined with percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary lesions, hybrid aortic arch debranching combined with endovascular grafting for thoracic aortic aneurysms, hybrid endocardial and epicardial atrial fibrillation procedures, and carotid artery stenting along with coronary artery bypass grafting...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Mineto Kamata, Corey Stiver, Aymen Naguib, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of ventricular morphology on perioperative outcomes during Fontan surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single standing, not-for-profit pediatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 72 patients who underwent Fontan surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass without aortic cross-clamp between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2014. INTERVENTIONS: None...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Rikard Ambrus, Rune B Strandby, Niels H Secher, Kim Rünitz, Morten B S Svendsen, Lonnie G Petersen, Michael P Achiam, Lars B Svendsen
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is used for pain relief during and after abdominal surgery, but the effect of TEA on the splanchnic microcirculation remains debated. We evaluated whether TEA affects splanchnic microcirculation in the pig. METHODS: Splanchnic microcirculation was assessed in nine pigs prior to and 15 and 30 min after induction of TEA. Regional blood flow was assessed by neutron activated microspheres and changes in microcirculation by laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI)...
October 6, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Tomomi Hasegawa, Munetaka Masuda, Meinoshin Okumura, Hirokuni Arai, Junjiro Kobayashi, Yoshikatsu Saiki, Kazuo Tanemoto, Hiroshi Nishida, Noboru Motomura
OBJECTIVES: Clinical outcomes for neonatal cardiac surgery have improved dramatically over the last decade in Japan; however, few nationwide surveys have been reported in this field. The aim of this study was to investigate the current trends and outcomes of neonatal cardiac surgery in Japan over a period of 15 years. METHODS: All data were derived from the official annual reports by the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery (JATS) between 1996 and 2010. Data collected included patient age (neonates, 0-30 days), cardiac diagnosis, operative procedure with or without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB or non-CPB) and hospital death...
October 2, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Patrick G Sullivan, Joshua D Wallach, John P A Ioannidis
A wide variety of multivariable risk models have been developed to predict mortality in the setting of cardiac surgery; however, the relative utility of these models is unknown. This study investigated the literature related to comparisons made between established risk prediction models for perioperative mortality used in the setting of cardiac surgery. A systematic review was conducted to capture studies in cardiac surgery comparing the relative performance of at least 2 prediction models cited in recent guidelines (European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation [EuroSCORE II], Society for Thoracic Surgeons 2008 Cardiac Surgery Risk Models [STS] score, and Age, Creatinine, Ejection Fraction [ACEF] score) for the outcomes of 1-month or inhospital mortality...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Armin Zittermann, Andreas Koster, David Faraoni, Jochen Börgermann, Uwe Schirmer, Jan F Gummert
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between the transfusion of red blood cell (RBC) units and outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is the subject of intense debates. In this study, we investigated the relationship between the transfusion of 1-2 leucocyte-depleted (LD) RBC units and outcomes in patients undergoing open-heart valve surgery. METHODS: The investigation encompassed consecutive patients undergoing open-heart valve surgery at our institution between July 2009 and March 2015 who received no (RBC- group) or 1-2 units of LD RBC (RBC+ group)...
September 27, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kanji Hirashima, Fengming Yue, Daihachiro Tomotsune, Katsunori Sasaki
The gastric cardia-the small area around the cardiac orifice including the abdominal esophagus-is an important target area for abdominal and thoracic surgeries, especially for laparoscopic procedures. In this study of 28 cadavers, a peritoneal earlobe-like appendage near the angle of His was identified as a useful indicator of the lateral margin of the abdominal esophagus, which is otherwise obscure because the peritoneum continues to the diaphragm without definite demarcation of this margin. This structure, which appears equivalent to the epiploic appendages, was commonly found to be present (in 22/28, 78...
September 22, 2016: Anatomical Science International
Mark K Ferguson
The world of cardiothoracic surgery lost a friend and remarkable colleague on May 9, 2016. Robert L. Replogle, the 31st President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, died at the University of Chicago Medical Center after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. Known to his friends as "Rep," he will be remembered as an excellent pediatric and adult cardiac surgeon and as a visionary leader.
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
S-M Yuan
Aortic dissection is the most devastating sequela of thoracic aortic disorder. Patients with acute aortic dissection typically manifest as an acute onset of severe chest pain, but occasionally present with atypical symptoms including fever of unknown origin. A total of 50 patients from 41 articles based on a complete literature retrieval were included in this study. More patients had a fever prior to pain. The time to presentation was 40.7 ± 105.6 days, the time to diagnosis was 52.9 ± 110.1 days, and the time to surgery/intervention was 1...
September 19, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
John S Ikonomidis
BACKGROUND: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has intermittently surveyed its workforce, providing isolated accounts of the current state of thoracic surgical practice. METHODS: The 63-question survey instrument was received by 4,343 surgeon members of the STS, and responses were gathered between October 1 and November 5, 2014. The return rate was 29.1%. RESULTS: The median age of the active United States thoracic surgeons is 54 years...
September 7, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hong Chul Oh, Jung Wook Han, Jae-Woong Choi, Yong Han Kim, Ho Young Hwang, Ki-Bong Kim
BACKGROUND: Reports on concomitant cardiac and non-cardiovascular surgeries have noted disadvantages in the use of extracorporeal circulation. We assessed the results of concomitant off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and non-cardiovascular surgery, and compared them with isolated OPCAB results. METHODS: Of 2,439 patients who underwent OPCAB between 1999 and 2014, 115 patients underwent concomitant OPCAB and non-cardiovascular surgery. Combined non-cardiovascular diseases included 63 malignant and 52 benign diseases...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
A M-H Ho, M K Karmakar, S K Ng, S Wan, C S H Ng, R H L Wong, S K C Chan, G M Joynt
We conducted a small pilot observational study of the effects of bilateral thoracic paravertebral block (BTPB) as an adjunct to perioperative analgesia in coronary artery bypass surgery patients. The initial ropivacaine dose prior to induction of general anaesthesia was 3 mg/kg, which was followed at the end of the surgery by infusion of ropivacaine 0.25% 0.1 ml/kg/hour on each side (e.g. total 35 mg/hour for a 70 kg person). The BTPB did not eliminate the need for supplemental opioids after CABG in the eight patients studied...
September 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Giuseppe Gatti, Luca Maschietto, Marco Morosin, Marco Russo, Bernardo Benussi, Gabriella Forti, Lorella Dreas, Gianfranco Sinagra, Aniello Pappalardo
BACKGROUND: Concerns about increased risk of postoperative complications, primarily deep sternal wound infection (DSWI), prevent liberal use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in women. Consequently, outcomes after routine BITA grafting remain largely unexplored in female gender. METHODS: Of 786 consecutive women with multivessel coronary disease who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery at the authors' institution from 1999 throughout 2014, 477 (60...
August 14, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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