2,331 results match your criteria Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery[Journal]


A Novel Endoscopic Approach in the Management of a Penetrating Esophageal Gunshot Wound.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

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Significance of the red blood cell distribution width in resected pathological stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 19. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Research Institute, National Hospital Organization, Kyushu Medical Center, 1-8-1 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-8563, Japan.

Background: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a parameter measured in blood sample tests that reflects the variation in the volume of erythrocytes and used to differentiate an anemic state. The RDW has been used to predict a poor survival in various types of cancer; however, the prognostic impact of the RDW in resected pathological stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients remains to be elucidated.

Methods: A total of 273 patients with resected pathological stage I NSCLC were included in this study. Read More

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It's a Team Sport.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Electronic address:

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Extracardiac rerouting of left superior vena cava to right atrium.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Sciences, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Rerouting of persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) is necessary in correction of certain congenital cardiac conditions. Techniques previously described, involve either an "intracardiac" baffle or an "extracardiac" connection between the LSVC and the right atrium or its appendage or the right superior vena cava. We present a modification of the extracardiac technique, utilizing flaps of right and left atrial appendages in construction of the extra-anatomic tube. Read More

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April 2019
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Valve-Sparing Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot with Intraoperative Dilation of the Pulmonary Valve. Mid-Term Results.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

Congenital & Structural Heart Disease Research Group, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC); Cardiovascular Surgery, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC). Electronic address:

Objective: Deleterious long-term effects of chronic pulmonary regurgitation after repair of tetralogy of Fallot have become evident during the last decades. Subsequently, some groups have developed strategies to spare the pulmonary valve function at the time of repair with good early results. However, mid-term outcomes are scarce in the literature and in some cases controversial. Read More

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Two sides of a coin.

Authors:
S Ram Kumar

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Heart Institute, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, both in Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:

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Thoracoscopic Resection of a Non-Seminomatous Primary Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Surgery for residual PMNGCT is traditionally performed via an open approach. This is the first reported case, to our knowledge, of a minimally invasive resection following induction chemotherapy. Read More

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(Almost) All Non-stenotic Bicuspid Aortic Valves should be Preserved or Repaired.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: Valve preservation or repair of the regurgitant bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) minimizes valve related complications. The purpose of the current analysis was to determine the proportion of BAVs than can be repaired.

Methods: Between 2000 and 9/2018, 1168 operations for BAV without stenotic pathology were performed. Read More

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April 2019
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Reflection from UK Aortic Group: Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique as Optimal Solution in Type A Acute Aortic Dissection.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom.

Diseases of the thoracic aorta are increasing in prevalence worldwide. Recent data indicated wide regional variation in the volume and complexity of aortic cases undertaken in United Kingdom cardiac centers, especially in case of for type A acute aortic dissection (ATAAD) conditions. Patients treated in high-volume centers with a specific multidisciplinary aortic program had a significant reduction in ATAAD mortality when compared with low-volume centers. Read More

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April 2019
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Contemporary Management of Aortic Arch Aneurysm.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Electronic address:

Background: The management of the aortic arch aneurysm is becoming increasingly complex and multidisciplinary. It has evolved since the first successful repair by DeBakey and colleagues in 1957. After these initial repairs, the improvement in open surgical techniques, cardiopulmonary bypass, anesthesia, and perioperative care were the primary drivers of the decrease in morbidity and mortality associated with repair. Read More

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April 2019
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Almost All Incompetent BAV Should Be Repaired.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

From the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery of Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

The short answer to this topic is "No, most incompetent bicuspid aortic valve should not be repaired". Aortic valve repair certainly plays an important role in the management of incompetent bicuspid aortic valve of young patients and the selection criteria are like those for incompetent tricuspid aortic valve. The tissue that makes the cusps should normal or have minor abnormalities easily corrected by surgery such as plication of the free margin. Read More

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April 2019
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Mesenteric Malperfusion In Acute Aortic Dissection: Challenges and Frontiers.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiac Thoracic surgery, Belivers Church Medical College Hospital, Thruvalla, India.

Malperfusion syndrome results from end-organ ischemia in the setting of an aortic dissection. Malperfusion syndrome can affect any vascular bed with mesenteric malperfusion (MMP) being the most challenging associated with a 3- to 4-fold increase in mortality in both acute type A and B aortic dissections. The incidence MMP is between 66 to 100% in different literature. Read More

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April 2019
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Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm - The Branch First Technique.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Health. Electronic address:

Surgical management of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms is complex. In particular, the maintaining adequate spinal cord and reno-visceral protection during the operation can be challenging. We describe here a branch-first technique developed at our institution, endeavouring to minimised renal and visceral organ ischemic time, decrease risk of spinal cord injury and provide a controlled and uncluttered field in which the surgeon can operate. Read More

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Hybrid Approach as The Rescuer of Malperfusion Syndrome in Acute type I Aortic Dissection: A New Hope?

Authors:
Joon Bum Kim

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1 Pungnap-dong Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, South Korea. Electronic address:

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April 2019
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Hemoglobin A1c and Deep Sternal Wound Infection: It's not just about the number.

Authors:
Gaetano Paone

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital. Electronic address:

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Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency: Current Status and Future Evolution.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Electronic address:

There are 28 integrated thoracic surgery residency programs. Program growth has plateaued, and training evolutions are anticipated. Read More

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April 2019
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The ongoing debate on the ideal approach to thymectomy.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery, Institut Universitaire de Pneumologie et Cardiologie de Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Akar and colleagues used a single-port, subxyphoid approach for mediastinal surgery in 38 patients, with no conversions to thoracotomy or added ports and few postoperative complications. The report supports the use of minimally invasive approaches for mediastinal resection when an oncologically sound resection by a skilled surgeon is possible. Read More

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Postoperative Troponin: Beware Persistent Elevation!

Authors:
Carl L Backer

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Division of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

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A Hard Pill to Swallow.

Authors:
Sudish C Murthy

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Electronic address:

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Esophagectomy Surgical Apgar Score: One Size Fits All?

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot - Progress or Just a Moving Target?

Authors:
Sitaram M Emani

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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March 2019
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Mechanical Properties of Autologous Pericardium Change With Fixation Time: Implications for Valve Reconstruction.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Autologous pericardium, fixed in glutaraldehyde, is a common patch material used in heart valve reconstruction. Competence of a reconstructed valve depends on patch dimensions and also on how much the patch deforms when the closed valve is pressurized. In this study, we used biaxial testing to evaluate the deformability of fixed autologous pericardium, and several commercial alternatives, under typical cardiac loads. Read More

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March 2019
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The Most Important Opinion Is the Patient's: It Doesn't Really Matter What Anyone Else Thinks!

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 9. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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Glycated Hemoglobin and the Risk of Sternal Wound Infection After Adult Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Surgery, Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori, Finland; Department of Plastic and General Surgery, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Increased glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) has been shown to increase the risk of mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke after cardiac surgery, whereas its impact on the development of sternal wound infection (SWI) is less clear. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to evaluate the impact of preoperative HbA1c levels on the occurrence of SWI after adult cardiac surgery. Fourteen studies including 17,609 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were included in this analysis. Read More

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Process-Model-Driven Guidance to Reduce Surgical Procedure Errors: An Expert Opinion.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Mathematics, Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER), College of Information and Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts.

This paper explains how a detailed, precise surgical process model can help reduce errors by fostering better understanding, providing guidance during surgery, helping train newcomers, and by supporting process improvement. It describes the features that a process-modeling language should have in order to support the precise specification of such models. Read More

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Transapical Retrieval of a Ruptured and Immobilized TAVR Balloon.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Structural and Congenital Heart Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Seton Hall-Hackensack University, School of Medicine, Hackensack, New Jersey.

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Mitral Valve Repair Rate at a Veterans Affairs Hospital Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Heart Team.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 5. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas; Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Between 2000 and 2008, the mitral valve (MV) repair rate in patients with severe mitral regurgitation at our low-volume Veterans Affairs hospital was 21%. After instituting a multidisciplinary valve team in 2009, we determined whether this rate increased and characterized the outcomes of patients with degenerative disease. We retrospectively reviewed data from 103 MV operations performed at our hospital between 1/2009 and 8/2016. Read More

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March 2019
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Noonan's Syndrome and Cardiac Surgery: What Can We Learn?

Authors:
Emile Bacha

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York; Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Komansky Weill-Cornell, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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Current Approach to Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. Electronic address:

After 4 decades of innovation, surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation is reconverging on the bi-atrial full maze procedure as the most effective approach. Contemporary studies suggest that surgical ablation confers significant rhythm and survival benefits without additional operative risk. Alternative energy sources have become standard, focused primarily on radiofrequency and cryothermic energy. Read More

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February 2019

Hepatic Hydrothorax, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Surgery, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

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February 2019
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Spinal Cord Protection for Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Bench to Bedside.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 27. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado. Electronic address:

This article summarizes the anatomically driven pathophysiology of spinal cord injury, the impact of ischemia reperfusion on the cellular level, current research in developing neuronal ischemic tolerance, and promotion of collateralization. It addresses neuroprotective strategies in modern clinical practice, current pharmacologic interventions, and continued challenges in the management of complex aortic disease. The pathophysiology of spinal cord injury includes disruption and recovery of collateral blood flow and the effects of malperfusion on the spinal cord. Read More

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February 2019

Can Maximally Invasive Surgery Be Minimized?

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 23. Epub 2019 Feb 23.

Division of General Thoracic Surgery, The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Early Identification of Patients Who Will Meet 24-Hour Fluid Output Threshold for Chest Tube Removal After Lung Resection.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Improving evidence-based chest tube removal may reduce the length of stay following surgery. Presently, most chest tube removal protocols include a fluid output threshold based on a 24-hour observation period. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if, within a 24-hour time period, fluid output measurements at 6, 8, and 12hours could predict if the total 24-hour fluid output would comply with a predetermined volume threshold considered acceptable for safe chest tube removal. Read More

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February 2019
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Recognition of the Specialised Conducting Tissues.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Sub for SAM: Mitral Subvalvular Interventions in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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Tomasz A Timek

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Spectrum Health, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Electronic address:

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February 2019

You Got Some Nerve.

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David Spielvogel

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Subxiphoid Uniportal VATS for Thymic and Combined Mediastinal and Pulmonary Resections - A Two-Year Experience.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Compared to the intercostal approach, subxiphoid uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is considered to be less invasive as it may cause minimal postoperative pain. Besides, it provides an excellent view of the bilateral pleural cavities. In this paper, we describe our technique and overview a 2-year experience results in this approach for the surgical treatment of anterior mediastinal and pulmonary lesions. Read More

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February 2019
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Simulating the Mitral Apparatus.

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Antonio Miceli

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Department, Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio, Milano, Italy. Electronic address:

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February 2019

The Dawn of the Age of Virtual Biopsies.

Authors:
Waël C Hanna

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2019

The Future Is Bright Green.

Authors:
Waël C Hanna

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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An Imaging Protocol to Discriminate Specialized Conduction Tissue During Congenital Heart Surgery.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

We performed preclinical validation of intraoperative fiber-optic confocal microscopy (FCM) and assessed its safety and efficacy in an ovine model of the pediatric heart. Intraoperative imaging was performed using an FCM system (Cellvizio, Mauna Kea Technology, Paris, France) with specialized imaging miniprobe (GastroFlex UHD, Mauna Kea Technologies). Before imaging, we applied an extracellular fluorophore, sodium fluorescein, to fluorescently label extracellular space. Read More

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February 2019
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The Mind Is Your Best Muscle: TAVR/SAVR Outcomes in Patients With Cognitive Impairment.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Duke Health, Duke University School of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Durham, North Carolina. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Preoperative Anemic Patients Have Poor Outcomes; How Can We Optimize These Patients Prior to Surgery?

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate, Springfield, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Not All Bioprosthetic Valves Are Created Equal.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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External Plication of the Atrialized Right Ventricle in the Repair of Ebstein's Anomaly.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Pediatrics, Artemis Hospital, Delhi, India.

We describe a change in our technique for plication of the atrialized right ventricle during a Cone repair. The plication was performed from the "Outside"-on a beating heart. Advantages expected from this change are-all major coronaries are better seen when full of blood and can be avoided, if a major vessel is compromised-electrocardiography changes should point it out immediately, there is a small but significant saving in terms of arrest time and if the plication needs to be taken down because of an adverse coronary event-this can be done without the need of another cardioplegia. Read More

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February 2019
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One-Step for Lobectomy and Two-Step for Pneumonectomy: Different Dances for Different Tunes.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Resection of an Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma via Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopy.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Health, New York, New York.

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February 2019

Big Hearts, Little Reserve: Coronary Flow Velocity Reserve After Bypass Grafting in Patients With Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Quality of Life Among Patients With Congenital Heart Disease After Valve Replacement.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Most studies concerning valve replacement in congenital heart disease (CHD) focus on surgical morbidity and mortality. However, with the increased life expectancy of these patients, the focus shifts to quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to report and compare the QOL of CHD patients after valve replacement with the general population and to find factors associated with QOL. Read More

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February 2019
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Predictors of Outcomes After Thoracic Surgery in Orthotopic Liver Transplant Recipients With Pleural Disease.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

Orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) recipients are at high risk for postoperative pulmonary complications. We aim to determine factors associated with morbidity and mortality in OLT recipients that required thoracic surgery for pleural space complications. A retrospective review was performed of 42 patients who underwent thoracic surgery after OLT between 2005 and 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.02.003DOI Listing
February 2019
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