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Early results of a modified biological valved conduit for the Bentall procedure.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, The McGill University Health Center, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Introduction: Few bioprosthetic valved conduits for aortic root surgery are commercially available. Long-term Warfarin therapy (mechanical), potential root calcification (xeno- or homograft valves), and the need for additional ascending aorta grafts are concerns associated with currently used valved conduits. A simplified, self-assembled bioroot conduit comprising currently available materials that facilitates future intervention and exhibits advantages of a bioprosthesis was used. Read More

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Pulmonary protective ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass revisited.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida.

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Bartonella haenselae infective endocarditis following transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair: A case report.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Cardiac Surgery Unit, L. Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy.

Infective endocarditis following a Mitraclip procedure might be an under-recognized complication. We describe the case of infective endocarditis by Bartonella henselae as a late complication in a patient with a previously implanted MitraClip system for mitral valve repair. Due to the severity of infection, surgical treatment was performed despite the high preoperative surgical risk, but recurrence of endocarditis of the biological valve implanted occurred. Read More

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April 2019
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Left thorax approach to repair doubly committed juxta-arterial ventricular septal defect with Da Vinci robotic system.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Daping Hospital, Army Medical Center of PLA, Chongqing, China.

Robotic repair of the ventricular septal defect was performed mainly for perimembranous type via right thorax approach. Minimally invasive strategies for doubly committed juxta-arterial ventricular septal defect were limited. Here, for the first time, we successfully repaired a doubly committed juxta-arterial ventricular septal defect with Da Vinci robotic system via left thorax approach. Read More

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Intimal sarcoma of the inferior vena cava with extension to the right atrium, bilateral renal vasculature, and bilateral venae iliaca communis, accompanied by severe thrombocytopenia.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 13. Epub 2019 Apr 13.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Peking University People's Hospital, Bejing, China.

A 66-year-old Asian female diagnosed with an occupied mass of the inferior vena cava (IVC) case with extension to the right atrium, bilateral renal vasculature, and venae iliaca communis, which caused severe thrombocytopenia and severe liver and kidney dysfunction. The postoperative pathological diagnosis was high-grade undifferentiated intimal sarcoma. There have been less than 10 cases of venous undifferentiated intimal sarcomas reported in the literature, three of which occurred in the IVC. Read More

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Early failure of tricuspid annuloplasty. Should we repair the tricuspid valve at an earlier stage? The role of right ventricle and tricuspid apparatus.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Heart Disease, SS Hospital, Chieti, Italy.

Background: We sought to identify subgroups of patients at a higher probability of tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) failure early after surgery.

Methods: From May 2009 to December 2015, 688 patients undergoing TAP for functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) at a single institution were included in the study. In all patients, a complete transthoracic echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricle (RV) and tricuspid valve (TV) apparatus was collected. Read More

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Total arch replacement using a 4-branched vascular graft without circulatory arrest.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of University of South China, Hengyang, Hunan, China.

The technical essentials of the procedure include femoral artery cannulation, selective antegrade cerebral perfusion for brain protection, total arch replacement with a 4-branched vascular graft, implantation of the special open stented graft into the descending aorta, moderate hypothermic balloon occluding descending aorta at 25℃. This technique allows arch reconstruction to be debranched first and upper part of the body is perfused via the 4-branched vascular graft, ensuring antegrade true lumen cerebral perfusion rapidly secured, the descending aorta is arrested by balloon occluding and early rewarming and reperfusion after distal anastomosis to minimize organs ischemia. Read More

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April 2019
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Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm repairs: Operative technique and lessons learned.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weil Cornell Medicine, New York, New York.

Objective: Sinus of Valsalva (SOV) aneurysms are rare and data on operative management are limited. They can cause right ventricular outflow tract or pulmonary artery compression, and rupture may be fatal. In this study, we describe our experience with the repair of 13 SOV aneurysms. Read More

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April 2019
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Aortic valve repair or replacement in patients with aortic regurgitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 6. Epub 2019 Apr 6.

School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

Objective: To systematically compare clinical outcomes between aortic valve repair and replacement in patients with aortic regurgitation.

Methods: A comprehensive literature search was undertaken among the four major databases (PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and Ovid) to identify all published data comparing clinical outcomes of aortic valve repair vs replacement. Database searched from inception to November 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14032DOI Listing
April 2019
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Biomarkers associated with 30-day readmission and mortality after pediatric congenital heart surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 3. Epub 2019 Apr 3.

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Objectives: Novel cardiac biomarkers serum (suppression of tumorigenicity [ST2]) and Galectin-3 may be associated with an increased likelihood of important events after cardiac surgery. Our objective was to explore the association between pre- and postoperative serum biomarker levels and 30-day readmission or mortality for pediatric patients.

Methods: We prospectively enrolled pediatric patients <18 years of age who underwent at least one cardiac surgical operation at Johns Hopkins Children's Center from 2010 to 2014 (N = 162). Read More

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April 2019
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Certain aortic geometries and hemodynamics are associated with FID development and impact the evolution of uncomplicated type B intramural hematoma during the acute phase.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, Teaching Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Objectives: It is difficult to predict the evolution of uncomplicated type B intramural hematoma (IMHB) with a focal intimal disruption (FID) in the acute phase. The aims of this study were to investigate the predictors of FIDs and summarize the risk factors for the evolution of uncomplicated IMHB in the acute phase.

Methods: Eighty-six patients with uncomplicated IMHB were included and were divided according to the development of an FID during the acute phase: the FID group (n = 32) and the no-FID group (n = 54). Read More

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Management of aortic valve disease during pregnancy: A review.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, England.

Cardiovascular disease represents a significant portion of pregnancy-related complications and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality in this cohort. Cardiac valvulopathy, and aortic valve pathologies, in particular, pose a significant challenge to women who are pregnant and to the health care professionals who look after them. Depending on the type and severity of aortic valve pathology, pregnancy may exacerbate or accelerate the progression of valvulopathy sequelae because of the hemodynamic changes that occur from conception, throughout gestation, up to Labor and postpartum. Read More

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Challenging corrective redo surgery in a patient presenting with severe aortic redilatation following an aortic root reduction aortoplasty with concomitant external wrapping.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

We report a case of severe long-term failure of an aortic root reduction aortoplasty with external wrapping. The patient presented 13 years after the initial surgery with a large redilatation of the aortic root and major atrophy of the native aortic root wall inside the external wrap. This subsequently necessitated challenging corrective redo surgery with a Bentall procedure. Read More

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April 2019
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A sudden turner of events.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 1. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital de Santa Cruz, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisboa, Portugal.

The authors report the case of an 18-year-old woman with Turner Syndrome and aortic coarctation, who developed aortic dissection after percutaneous stenting. Surgical treatment was necessary as the lesion progressed. This case highlights both the importance of awareness as well as multidisciplinary management of this potential complication. Read More

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April 2019
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An alternative technique for completion of the total cavopulmonary connection.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Background: Total Cavopulmonary connection (Fontan) is the final palliation for patients with a functionally univentricular heart. This is commonly accomplished after a prior bidirectional Glenn on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with separate cannulation of the aorta, superior vena cava (SVC), and inferior vena cava. We describe an alternative technique of Fontan completion that eliminates the need for cannulation and dissection of the SVC, and pulmonary artery dissection. Read More

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March 2019
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Two-stage approach for surgical treatment of tetralogy of Fallot in underweight children: Clinical and morphological outcomes.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Division of Experimental and Clinical Cardiology, Research Institute for Complex Issues of Cardiovascular Diseases, Kemerovo, Russian Federation.

Background: Two-stage surgery including right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) stenting with subsequent total surgical repair (TSG) has been suggested as a promising curative option in infants with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) having comorbidities such as low body weight. However, data on clinical outcomes of such approach and tissue response to RVOT stenting in underweight infants are scarce.

Methods: We recruited 16 underweight (<3 kg; average weight, 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14031DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clinical-care protocol for preventing mediastinitis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: A quality improvement initiative from a private hospital.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 29. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

Department of Clinical Research, Hospital TotalCor, São Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Surgical site infections after cardiac surgery are associated with severe outcomes, including reoperation and death. We aimed to describe the effect of a standardized clinical-care protocol for preventing mediastinitis in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

Methods: In a hospital certified by Joint Commission International, all patients who underwent CABG from January 2011 to December 2016 were compared in two periods according to the moment of implementation of a standardized clinical-care protocol for prevention of mediastinitis (CCPPM): pre-protocol (January 2011-December 2012) and post-protocol (January 2013-December 2016). Read More

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Decreasing Postoperative Blood Loss by Topical vs. Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Open Cardiac Surgery (DEPOSITION) study: Results of a pilot study.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute, Hamilton General Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Cardiac surgery patients are at high risk for postoperative bleeding. Intravenous (IV) tranexamic acid (TxA) is a commonly used antifibrinolytic drug, but is associated with postoperative seizures. We conducted this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) to determine the feasibility of a larger trial that will be designed to investigate the impact of TxA administration route, intrapericardial (IP) vs IV, on postoperative bleeding and seizures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14027DOI Listing
March 2019
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Atrial arrhythmias after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California.

Background And Objectives: Atrial arrhythmias (AAs) are common after cardiac surgeries including pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). This study was done to identify patients at highest risk of developing post-PTE AA and their length of stay (LOS).

Methods: We reviewed 521 consecutive patients referred to University of California San Diego (UCSD) for PTE and examined their demographics as well as their baseline pulmonary hemodynamics to determine risk factors for AA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14028DOI Listing
March 2019
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Huge coronary artery fistula to the pulmonary artery.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Institute of Pathology, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany.

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Regional nerve block decreases opioid use after complete sternal-sparing left ventricular assist device implantation.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 24. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Division of Anesthesiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

Background: Less-invasive techniques for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation have shown promising outcomes but are associated with significant postoperative pain. We aim to investigate the use of ultrasound-guided regional nerve blocks to improve pain management during these procedures.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed patients implanted with a HeartMate 3 LVAD via complete sternal-sparing (CSS) approach at our institution from February 2018 to July 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14008DOI Listing
March 2019
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Malpractice litigation in cardiac surgery: Alleged injury mechanisms and outcomes.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 24. Epub 2019 Mar 24.

Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Background And Aim: The feared prospect of involvement in malpractice litigation ultimately becomes a reality for many physicians in high-risk specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery. This study systematically analyzes malpractice claims by procedure type and alleged injury mechanism.

Methods: An extensive nation-wide database of medical malpractice claims was searched, and 140 involving cardiac procedures were identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14026DOI Listing
March 2019
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Fate of preserved bicuspid valves at time of ascending aortic aneurysmectomy.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Background: The fate of the spared bicuspid aortic valve in patients undergoing ascending aortic aneurysm surgery is relatively unknown. Our institutional policy has been to replace all aortic valves with significant abnormalities, as evidenced by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography or direct visual inspection. In this study, we elaborate our experience regarding the long-term fate of preserved bicuspid aortic valves after ascending aortic aneurysm extirpation. Read More

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March 2019
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Surgical outcome in aortopulmonary window beyond the neonatal period.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Objective: Aortopulmonary window (APW) is a rare congenital cardiac defect accounting for 0.1% to 0.2% of all congenital cardiac defects. Read More

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March 2019
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Atypical Kawasaki disease: A patient with coronary, brain, and internal mammary arteritis.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 21. Epub 2019 Mar 21.

Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan.

Here we report a rare case of atypical Kawasaki disease (KD) in a patient presenting with systemic arteritis affecting the coronary arteries, brain, and internal mammary arteries (IMAs). A 25-year-old man was referred to our institute with angina pectoris. Coronary angiography revealed coronary artery aneurysms and triple-vessel disease. Read More

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March 2019
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External validation of the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II in a Tunisian population.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sahloul University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

Objective: The main objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the predictive model (EuroSCORE II) on a Tunisian population to validate its use in our country.

Methods: This is a retrospective study of data from 418 adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016 in the department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery of the Sahloul University Hospital of Sousse. The EuroSCORE ΙΙ is calculated using the application validated on the site www. Read More

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March 2019
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Axillary venous drainage in redo aortic root surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan.

The axillary artery is an established alternative cannulation site for peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, axillary vein cannulation is not as common. Here, we present our experience with an axillo-axillary CPB combined with a femoro-femoral CPB in redo aortic root replacement. Read More

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March 2019
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Early results of ring-reinforced conduit and curved porcine patch in Sano-Norwood procedure.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Patch augmentation of the aortic arch as well as construction of an unobstructed pulmonary blood supply are two important surgical targets in patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In this report, we aimed to present our preliminary results with a combination of two relatively new approaches in Norwood-Sano procedure.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed in 10 newborns with the diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14016DOI Listing
March 2019
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Right atrium hemangioma in patient with history of mixed-thrombus surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Primary cardiac neoplasms are rare, cardiac hemangiomas are even rarer, and a mixed thrombus followed by a primary cardiac hemangioma is exceptionally rare epidemiology. Here, we report the case of a man with a right atrium mixed-thrombus surgical history who went on to develop a cardiac hemangioma. Read More

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March 2019
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Delayed dehiscence of modified mechanical Bentall 7 years postsurgery for Takayasu's arteritis.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Department of Cardiac Sciences, Section of Cardiac Surgery, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Following aortic surgery for vasculitis, the incidence and duration of onset of anastomotic breakdown is unclear. A case is presented of a young female patient with Takayasu's arteritis (TA) who was found to have frank dehiscence of a modified Bentall repair 7 years after surgery. The case highlights (i) the lack of normal healing following aortic surgery in TA, and (ii) need to differentiate imaging protocols for patients with defined vasculitis as opposed to degenerative aortic conditions. Read More

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March 2019
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Anomalous coronary sinus: A predictor of challenging redo mitral surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 14. Epub 2019 Mar 14.

Cardiac Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiovascular Science, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy.

In the spectrum of congenital heart diseases, anomalies involving the venous coronary sinus have received relatively little attention, although they are often associated with major congenital defects, such as atrioventricular septal defects. In cases of mitral surgery in patients with these conditions, it is mandatory to keep the problem in mind and to respect the coronary sinus when approaching the left atrium and the mitral valve. Read More

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Surgical repair of aortic coarctation in pediatric age: A single center two decades experience.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, Section of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Medical School, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Background: To evaluate early and long-term results of surgical treatment of aortic coarctation (CoAo) in infants and children.

Methods: A retrospective clinical review of patients less than 18 years with CoAo, undergoing surgery between 1995 and 2015. Data were retrieved from our institutional database, to identify preoperative and postoperative characteristics. Read More

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March 2019
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Outcomes after Ross procedure in adult patients: A meta-analysis and microsimulation.

J Card Surg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: We conducted a meta-analysis to estimate the risk of adverse events, life expectancy, and event-free life expectancy after the Ross procedure in adults.

Methods: We searched databases for reports evaluating the Ross procedure in patients aged more than or equal to 16 years of age. A microsimulation model was used to evaluate age- and gender-specific life expectancy for patients undergoing the Ross procedure. Read More

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March 2019
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Bilateral versus single internal thoracic artery for coronary artery bypass grafting with end-stage renal disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 9;34(4):196-201. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Schulich Heart Centre, Department of Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Background: The incidence of severe coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis is high. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the preferred treatment in those with severe CAD. Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) vs single internal thoracic artery (SITA) grafting has been shown to improve late survival in other high-risk populations. Read More

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April 2019
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Aggressive invasive recurrence of a right atrial myxofibrosarcoma.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 9;34(4):223-225. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A 58-year-old man presented with left-sided chest discomfort 9 years ago. At that time a 12-centimeter extrapleural mass was resected via left thoracotomy. Surgical pathology revealed a low-grade myxofibrosarcoma. Read More

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April 2019
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Vasodilation through levodopa for Parkinson's disease may require high left ventricular assist device flow.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 8;34(4):226-228. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiology, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation, University Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

We report implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Postoperative fluid overload together with insufficient LVAD output in the setting of vasodilation through levodopa likely caused renal hypoperfusion and acute kidney injury. A patient like ours, therefore, requires the highest possible increase of HM3 RPM and LVAD flow early after surgery. Read More

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April 2019
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AngioVac for extraction of venous thromboses and endocardial vegetations: A meta-analysis.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 6;34(4):170-180. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York.

Background: AngioVac is a new device for filtering intravascular thrombi and emboli. Publications on the device are limited and underpowered to objectively estimate its safety and efficacy. We aimed to overcome this by performing a meta-analysis on the results of AngioVac for treating venous thromboses and endocardial vegetations. Read More

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April 2019
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Iliomesenteric bypass and thrombectomy for Stanford type B aortic dissection with thrombus of the superior mesenteric artery.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 6;34(4):219-222. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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April 2019
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Acute penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the ascending aorta.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 5;34(4):214-215. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Cardiac Surgery Department, Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A 67-year-old man presented with chest pain. Clinical examination revealed hypertension (160/90 mm Hg). Electrocardiogram indicated no acute coronary syndrome and cardiac enzymes were normal. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13999DOI Listing
April 2019
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Modified band annuloplasty technique for functional tricuspid regurgitation repair in patients with grossly dilated annuli: The three-suture junctional continuous suture band annuloplasty technique.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 5;34(4):167-169. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is the most common of all tricuspid dysfunctions. Ring annuloplasty is an effective treatment strategy for FTR. Currently, the most commonly used suture method for tricuspid ring annuloplasty is the interrupted U-shaped suture method. Read More

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April 2019
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A case of Mycobacterium chelonae mediastinitis and acute humoral rejection after heart transplantation.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 28;34(4):205-207. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan.

Mediastinitis is one of the life-threating complications that can occur after cardiac surgery. However, to the best of our knowledge, there has been no report of mediastinitis caused by Mycobacterium chelonae, which is one of the rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria species. As far as we know, our case is the first case describing the curative management for mediastinitis caused by M. Read More

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April 2019
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Training in cardiac surgery using human cadavers: Effectiveness of "Silent Teachers".

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 27;34(4):181-185. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Diseases, Anatomy Unit, Bouake Teaching Hospital, Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire.

Background: Surgical skills acquisition in cardiac surgery requires consistent and hard practice. Furthermore, training using cadaver is advocated as a means of transferring learned skills to the operating room and recreate surgical situations for trainees to practice and hone their skills. We expose our experience in training for cardiac surgical procedures using human cadavers. Read More

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April 2019
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The role of SYNTAX score in decision-making for preoperative carotid artery screening in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 27;34(4):190-195. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: The coexistence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a risk factor for stroke and death. The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential of the SYNTAX score (SXscore) for predicting carotid stenosis in patients undergoing CABG.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 291 patients (225 males, mean age 60. Read More

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April 2019
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The role of surgical transcatheter valve implantation for the treatment of severe mitral annular calcification.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 25;34(4):161-166. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, United Kingdom.

With a rise in the aging population, mitral annular calcification is increasingly encountered with an incidence of 10% in over 70 years old. This with increasing patient comorbidities presents a technical challenge due to the risk of atrioventricular disruption which is associated with high operative mortality of up to 75%. We describe two cases of severe mitral disease with marked annular calcification successfully treated with a balloon expandable transcatheter valve which was deployed on cardiopulmonary bypass via a trans-atrial approach. Read More

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April 2019
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Preservation of aortic leaflets during rapid deployment valve implantation in patients with aortic insufficiency.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 25;34(4):158-160. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Development of a new surgical technique for aortic valve replacement with the use of rapid deployment/sutureless valve: a leaflet preservation technique applying imbrication methods to pliable aortic leaflets. We aim to decrease the incidence of paravalvular leak by preserving aortic leaflets in patients with aortic insufficiency and large aortic annulus. Read More

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April 2019
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Primary malignant schwannoma of the heart.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 25;34(4):211-213. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Henan Province People's Hospital, Fuwai Central China Cardiovascular Hospital, Henan Cardiovascular Hospital and Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.

Primary malignant schwannoma of the heart is an extremely rare disease. We, herein, report a 42-year-old female who underwent successful surgical excision of such a tumor. Read More

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April 2019
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Diagnostic dilemma in prosthetic valve endocarditis: Computed tomography to the rescue.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 25;34(4):208-210. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A 58-year-old man with multiple myeloma, prior bioprosthetic valve, spinal hardware and multiple episodes of Corynebacterium amycolatum bacteremia was found to have a well-seated valve without vegetations, paravalvular leak, abscess or degeneration over a period of 6 months on five separate transesophageal echocardiographic studies. Computed tomography angiography was performed which revealed vegetation at the level of the left ventricular outflow tract. Reoperative sternotomy and interrogation of the valve confirmed a 1. Read More

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April 2019
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Sternal wound complications in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 25;34(4):186-189. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Purpose: The incidence and management of sternal wound complications in patients undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is not well studied. We report outcomes in heart transplant patients who developed sternal infections requiring reoperations.

Methods: From 2004 to 2013, 437 patients underwent OHT at a single institution. Read More

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April 2019
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Surgical treatment of a left ventricular apical thrombus via robotic surgery.

J Card Surg 2019 Apr 20;34(4):216-218. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Health Sciences University Gülhane Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Left ventriculotomy for thrombus removal is usually associated with a high incidence of cardiac arrhythmias and decreased ejection fraction. A 51-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with loss of consciousness. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a 20 × 24-mm left ventricular apical nonpedunculated thrombus with normal ejection fraction. Read More

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