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Cardiovascular perioperative evaluation

Yi Cheng, Mu Jin, Xiuhua Dong, Lizhong Sun, Jing Liu, Rong Wang, Yanwei Yang, Peirong Lin, Siyu Hou, Yuehua Ma, Yuefeng Wang, Xudong Pan, Jiakai Lu, Weiping Cheng
BACKGROUND: Stanford type-A acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a severe cardiovascular disease demonstrating the characteristics of acute onset and rapid development, with high morbidity and mortality. The available evidence shows that preoperative acute lung injury (ALI) induced by Stanford type-A AAD is a frequent and important cause for a number of untoward consequences. However, there is no study assessing the incidence of preoperative ALI and its independent determinants before Standford type-A AAD surgery in Chinese adult patients...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Donald S Likosky, Theron A Paugh, Steven D Harrington, Xiaoting Wu, Mary A M Rogers, Timothy A Dickinson, Alphonse DeLucia, Barbara R Benedetti, Richard L Prager, Min Zhang, Gaetano Paone
BACKGROUND: Although blood transfusions are common and have been associated with adverse sequelae after cardiac surgical procedures, few contemporaneous models exist to support clinical decision making. This study developed a preoperative clinical decision support tool to predict perioperative red blood cell transfusions in the setting of isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: We performed a multicenter, observational study of 20,377 patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting among patients at 39 hospitals participating in the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative's PERFusion measures and outcomes (PERForm) registry between 2011 and 2015...
October 7, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Deepak Prakash Borde, Antony George, Shreedhar Joshi, Suresh Nair, Thomas Koshy, Uday Gandhe, Murali Chakravarthy
CONTEXT: Use of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has expanded in India. Despite attempts to standardize the practice of TEE in cardiac surgical procedures, variation in practice and application exists. This is the first online survey by Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia, research and academic wing of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA). AIMS: We hypothesized that variations in practice of intraoperative TEE exist among centers and this survey aimed at analyzing them...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
N Feltgen, H Hoerauf, W Noske, A Hager, J Koscielny
In ophthalmology many patients undergo surgical treatment who need to take anticoagulant medication due to cardiovascular diseases. The proper handling of these drugs requires both correct assessment of the risk of thromboembolism as well as the rating of the risk of surgery-related hemorrhages. While there are established recommendations for estimation of the risk of thromboembolism based on a large body of prospective randomized trials, data regarding the evaluation of the related complications secondary to ophthalmic surgery are limited...
September 26, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
C Alboim, R B Kliemann, L E Soares, M M Ferreira, C A Polanczyk, A Biolo
PurposeAmbulatory surgery is a major area of surgical and anesthetic practice, and preoperative clinics are being increasingly used for low-risk surgical procedures. This study investigated the impact of preoperative evaluation on perioperative events in patients undergoing cataract surgery.MethodsThis was a retrospective cohort study of 968 consecutive patients undergoing cataract surgery. Details of medical conditions, surgical, anesthetic, and postoperative information were collected from medical records...
September 16, 2016: Eye
David Schweer, Jonathon J Carmouche, Daniel Jupiter, Timothy Ball, J Randolph Clements
The interrelationship between diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease is well-documented, and, secondary to the latter, is the use of antiplatelet therapy. Although diabetes and the associated vascular manifestations are driving forces behind lower extremity amputations, few data are available on the risks of perioperative antiplatelet therapy with foot and ankle amputations. The goal of the present study was to address the surgical effect of continuing or discontinuing antiplatelet therapy before foot and/or ankle amputation...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Laurent Macle, John Cairns, Kori Leblanc, Teresa Tsang, Allan Skanes, Jafna L Cox, Jeff S Healey, Alan Bell, Louise Pilote, Jason G Andrade, L Brent Mitchell, Clare Atzema, David Gladstone, Mike Sharma, Subodh Verma, Stuart Connolly, Paul Dorian, Ratika Parkash, Mario Talajic, Stanley Nattel, Atul Verma
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Guidelines Committee provides periodic reviews of new data to produce focused updates that address clinically important advances in AF management. This 2016 Focused Update deals with: (1) the management of antithrombotic therapy for AF patients in the context of the various clinical presentations of coronary artery disease; (2) real-life data with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (3) the use of antidotes for the reversal of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; (4) digoxin as a rate control agent; (5) perioperative anticoagulation management; and (6) AF surgical therapy including the prevention and treatment of AF after cardiac surgery...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Adriana D Oprea, Frederick W Lombard, Wen-Wei Liu, William D White, Jörn A Karhausen, Yi-Ju Li, Timothy E Miller, Solomon Aronson, Tong J Gan, Manuel L Fontes, Miklos D Kertai
BACKGROUND: Increased pulse pressure (PP) is an important independent predictor of cardiovascular outcome and acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. The objective of this study was to determine whether elevated baseline PP is associated with postoperative AKI and 30-day mortality after noncardiac surgery. METHODS: We evaluated 9125 adult patients who underwent noncardiac surgery at Duke University Medical Center between January 2006 and December 2009. Baseline arterial blood pressure was defined as the mean of the first 5 measurements recorded by the automated record keeping system before inducing anesthesia...
September 7, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Katriina Nemes, Fredrik Åberg, Helena Gylling, Helena Isoniemi
The aim of this review is to enlighten the critical roles that the liver plays in cholesterol metabolism. Liver transplantation can serve as gene therapy or a source of gene transmission in certain conditions that affect cholesterol metabolism, such as low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene mutations that are associated with familial hypercholesterolemia. On the other hand, cholestatic liver disease often alters cholesterol metabolism. Cholestasis can lead to formation of lipoprotein X (Lp-X), which is frequently mistaken for LDL on routine clinical tests...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
J C Galán Gutiérrez, F E Fernández Suárez, P Miranda García, L A Sopena Zubiria
Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is a complex combination of cardiovascular abnormalities defined as pulmonary hypertension with investment or bidirectional flow through an intracardiac or aortopulmonary communication, usually secondary to a congenital heart disease not resolved promptly. It carries a significant risk of perioperative mortality, with an incidence close to 30% for non-cardiac surgery. We report the anaesthetic management in a ES patient undergoing breast surgery, which was successfully performed under general anaesthesia combined with thoracic analgesic blocks...
August 20, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Alejandro Velasco, Eliana Reyes, Fadi G Hage
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August 22, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
T Rahat, T Nguyen, F Latif
Coronary revascularisation has been a topic of debate for over three decades in patients undergoing high-risk non-cardiac surgery. The paradigm shifted from routine coronary angiography toward stress test guided decision-making based on larger randomised trials. However, this paradigm is challenged by relatively newer data where routine coronary angiography and revascularisation is shown to improve perioperative cardiovascular outcomes. We review major studies performed over a long period including more contemporary data with regard to the 2014 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association as well as 2014 European Society of Cardiology guideline on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery...
October 2016: Netherlands Heart Journal
Maria Kamenova, Katharina Lutz, Sabine Schaedelin, Javier Fandino, Luigi Mariani, Jehuda Soleman
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet therapy in patients with chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) presents significant neurosurgical challenges. Given the lack of guidelines regarding perioperative management with antiplatelet therapy, it is difficult to balance the patient's increased cardiovascular risk and prevalence of cSDH. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the risk and recurrence rates related to resuming low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) by evaluating our patients' resumption of low-dose ASA at various times after burr-hole drainage of the hematoma...
August 16, 2016: Neurosurgery
Isibor Arhuidese, Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, Tammam Obeid, Besma Nejim, Caitlin W Hicks, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: In multiple studies, chronic renal insufficiency has been associated with increased risk of periprocedural stroke, cardiac complications, and death following carotid revascularization. Renal transplantation has been shown to reduce cardiovascular risk and improve survival; outcomes after carotid revascularization in renal transplant patients however are unknown. In this study, we evaluate periprocedural and long-term risks after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) in a cohort of renal transplant patients...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Biljana Dodić, Tatjana Miljković, Marija Bjelobrk, Nada Cemerlic Ađić, Filip Ađić, Slobodan Dodić
INTRODUCTION: The term "management" is best characterized as "managing" economic or social processes to achieve objectives through a rational use of material and immaterial resources by applying the principles, functions, and management methods. This study has been aimed at evaluating the value of an integrated quality management system implemented at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina to improve the quality of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the period from 2008 to 2010 about 40 employees from the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina attended various courses given by the lecturers of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, where the function and significance of the "International Standards Organization" were explained, after which standards of interest were implemented at the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases of Vojvodina...
January 2016: Medicinski Pregled
Juan Liu, Zhi-Qiang Xu, Min Cui, Ling Li, Yong Cheng, Hua-Dong Zhou
Carotid atherosclerotic stenosis is a risk factor for ischemic stroke. The rapid development of neuroimaging techniques had led to carotid angioplasty with stenting (CAS) becoming a useful, effective and minimally invasive method for the treatment of extracranial carotid artery stenosis. The aim of the present study was to identify independent risk factors to predict perioperative major adverse cerebral and cardiovascular events for CAS patients and establish a risk evaluation model. Consecutive patients treated with a standardized CAS procedure were enrolled in the present study...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hideyuki Maeda, Masato Kanzaki, Kei Sakamoto, Tamami Isaka, Kenji Yamazaki, Takamasa Onuki
PURPOSE: To clarify if previous cardiovascular surgery (CVS) affects the postoperative outcome of surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We reviewed, retrospectively, the medical records of 36 patients with a history of CVS, who underwent lung cancer surgery at a single institution (study group; SG) and compared their characteristics and postoperative outcomes with those of patients without a history of CVS history (control group; CG), and also with those of patients with coexisting cardiovascular diseases in the CG (specified control group; SCG)...
July 21, 2016: Surgery Today
Frederick T O'Donnell
Primary care physicians and specialists are frequently involved in the care of surgical patients. Changes in reimbursement have prompted re-examination of preoperative testing and health care expenditures. Physicians have additional incentives to improve health care delivery and reduce costs. The perioperative surgical home concept involves coordinating all aspects of patient care, including behavioral modifications, during the perioperative period. Evidence-based guidelines on preoperative evaluation are available to assist practitioners in managing cardiovascular disease, and communicating surgical risks...
May 2016: Missouri Medicine
Youn Joung Cho, Seo Yun Lee, Tae Kyong Kim, Deok Man Hong, Yunseok Jeon
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia may induce inadvertent hypothermia and this may be related to perioperative cardiovascular complications. Microvascular reactivity, measured by the recovery slope during a vascular occlusion test, is decreased during surgery and is also related to postoperative clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that microvascular changes during surgery may be related to intraoperative hypothermia. To evaluate this, we conducted a randomized study in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, in which the effect of prewarming on microvascular reactivity was evaluated...
2016: PloS One
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