journal
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38347560/the-clinical-value-of-p-wave-terminal-force-in-lead-v1-in-evaluating-pericardial-thickness-in-tuberculous-constrictive-pericarditis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Yanhong Ren
AIM: To investigate the relationship between p wave terminal force (Ptfv1) and pericardial thickness in patients with tuberculous constrictive pericarditis. METHODS: From January 2018 to October 2022, 95 patients with tuberculous constrictive pericarditis who needed pericarditis dissection in a hospital were collected, and 3 patients who did not meet the criteria were excluded, a total of 92 cases. The absolute value of Ptfv1 in conventional electrocardiogram was tested before surgery, and pericardial thickness was measured by echocardiography and chest CT...
February 12, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38342923/the-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-prevention-of-sternal-wound-infection-can-we-reduce-infection-rate-after-the-use-of-bilateral-internal-thoracic-arteries-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hind Elhassan, Ridha Amjad, Unna Palaniappan, Mahmoud Loubani, David Rose
BACKGROUND: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is traditionally used to treat postoperative wound infections. However, its use in closed wound sternotomy post cardiac surgery in high-risk patients has become increasingly popular. The potential preventive benefit of reducing sternal wound infections has been recently acknowledged. Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafts are used in coronary artery bypass grafting but have been associated with an increased risk of sternal wound infections (SWIs)...
February 12, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38342892/the-effect-of-body-mass-index-on-short-term-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-surgery-a-retrospective-study-from-a-single-cardiovascular-center
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Chen-Ying Ding, Wen-Hui Qi, Yu-Jie An, Xin Yuan, Yun-Tai Yao
OBJECTIVE: This study is designed to investigate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery. METHODS: Data was obtained from 1006 Chinese patients who underwent isolated, primary OPCAB at a high-traffic cardiovascular center during 2020. Subjects were categorized, by BMI, into a low & normal weight (LN) group (BMI < 24 kg/m2 ), an overweight (OVW) group (24 ≤ BMI < 28 kg/m2 ), and an obese (OBS) group (BMI ≥ 28 kg/m2 )...
February 11, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38341594/hybrid-operating-room-with-ceiling-mounted-imaging-system-assisted-pre-operative-and-intra-operative-lung-nodule-localization-for-thoracoscopic-resections-a-5-year-case-series
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Audrey Qi Xin Chia, Apoorva Gogna, Angela Maria Takano Pena, Vishnu Vemula Sri Sai, Sivanathan Chandramohan, Shaun Ju Min Xavier Chan, Boon-Hean Ong
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lung resections are increasingly popular and localization techniques are necessary to aid resection. We describe our experience with hybrid operating room (OR) cone-beam computed tomography (CT) assisted pre-operative and intra-operative lesion localization of lung nodules for VATS wedge resections, including our novel workflow using the hybrid OR cone-beam CT to re-evaluate patients who have undergone pre-operative localization for those who are unsuitable for intra-operative localization...
February 10, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336817/hospital-infections-and-health-related-quality-of-life-after-cardiac-surgery-a-multicenter-survey
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hilda G Rijnhart-de Jong, Jo Haenen, Fabiano Porta, Marijke Timmermans, E Christiaan Boerma, Kim de Jong
BACKGROUND: Recent research suggested that hospital infections are a predictive marker for physical non-recovery one year after cardiothoracic surgery. The purpose of this study was to explore whether this risk factor is etiologic. Additional, the influence of a potential effect modifying factor, diabetes mellitus, was investigated. METHODS: In this multicenter study, patients underwent elective or urgent cardiothoracic surgery between 01-01-2015 and 31-12-2019, and completed pre- and one year post-operative Short Form Health Survey 36/12 quality of life questionnaires...
February 10, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336724/determinants-of-survival-following-heart-transplantation-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hüseyin Sicim, Pierre Emmanuel Noly, Suyash Naik, Vikram Sood, Richard G Ohye, Jonathan W Haft, Keith D Aaronson, Francis D Pagani, Ming-Sing Si, Paul C Tang
BACKGROUND: Adult patients surviving with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is growing. We examine the factors associated with heart transplant outcomes in this challenging population with complex anatomy requiring redo-surgeries. METHODS: We reviewed the United Network for Organ Sharing-Standard Transplant Analysis and Research database and analyzed 35,952 heart transplants from January 1st, 2000, to September 30th, 2018. We compared transplant characteristics for ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) (n = 14,236), nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) (n = 20,676), and ACHD (n = 1040)...
February 10, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336822/off-pump-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-in-patients-with-left-main-coronary-artery-disease
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Kohei Hachiro, Noriyuki Takashima, Tomoaki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: To compare postoperative outcomes in patients with left main coronary artery disease who underwent off-pump isolated coronary artery bypass grafting for multivessel disease using either skeletonized bilateral or single internal thoracic artery (ITA). METHODS: Among 1583 patients who underwent isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in our hospital between 2002 and 2022, 604 patients with left main coronary artery disease underwent single (n = 169) or bilateral (n = 435) ITA grafting...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336790/the-chief-culprit-of-intractable-hypoxemia-a-case-report-of-rare-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistula-complicated-with-giant-hemangioma
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Zhangmin Wu, Chunyu Zeng, Hongyong Wang, Weibin Shi, Xiaoli Luo
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) is a rare disease, which can lead to the direct return of unoxidized venous blood to pulmonary veins and left heart, resulting in right-to-left shunt leading to hypoxia. Long term, the right-to-left shunt will cause severe pathophysiological changes in the patient's body and pulmonary circulation, and the prognosis will be poor if PAVF is not treated timely. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report the case of a 71-year-old man who presented with chest tightness and shortness of breath...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336782/when-to-anatomically-excise-a-benign-lung-tumor-correspondence-regarding-the-article-large-mesenchymal-cystic-and-chondroid-pulmonary-hamartoma-mimicking-lung-cancer-case-report
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LETTER
Fani Tsolaki, Georgios I Tagarakis, Ioannis Tagarakis
The decision of whether to perform a large anatomic resection for a lung mass that is not definitely malignant comes often forward in the everyday practice of the thoracic surgeon. The general characteristics of the tumor as well as of the patient and the instinct and experience of the surgeon are the ones that dictate the final choice. Such a decision was made in the case of a large pulmonary hamartoma where a right middle lobectomy was performed with the postoperative course justifying the surgeons' choice...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336753/papillary-fibroelastoma-originating-from-the-atrial-septum-touching-the-mitral-valve-leading-to-infective-endocarditis-a-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Koji Funaishi, Hirofumi Kasahara, Naohiko Oki, Tomoyori Nakatogawa, Kazuhiro Yamanoi
BACKGROUND: Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma is a rare benign tumor, which is often mistaken for a vegetation. Predominantly asymptomatic, it can cause life-threatening complications. Although rare, mobile papillary fibroelastoma movement between affected valves may hamper valve closure and damage the valve, leading to valvular regurgitation. Endothelial damage increases the risk of developing infective endocarditis. We report a rare case of a highly mobile papillary fibroelastoma originating from the atrial septum touching the mitral valve, leading to mitral regurgitation and, eventually, infective endocarditis...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336747/tricuspid-mechanical-valve-replacement-for-severe-tricuspid-stenosis-in-a-child-who-underwent-surgical-correction-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-a-rare-long-term-complications
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Qi-Liang Zhang, Yu-Kun Chen, Shi-Hao Lin, Xin-Wei Du, Qiang Chen, Shun-Min Wang, Hua Cao
BACKGROUND: Complete atrioventricular septal defect is a complicated congenital heart malformations, and surgical correction is the best treatment, the severe tricuspid stenosis is a rare long-term complication after the surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case with the complication of severe tricuspid stenosis 7 years after the surgical correction of complete atrioventricular septal defect in a child. Then the patient underwent tricuspid mechanical valve replacement, Glenn, atrial septostomy, and circumconstriction of the right pulmonary artery...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336743/pectoral-muscle-mass-is-not-a-robust-prognostic-factor-for-survival-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-lvad-implantation
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Freya Sophie Jenkins, Jan-Philipp Minol, Tarik Akar, Esma Yilmaz, Moritz Benjamin Immohr, Ismail Dalyanoglu, Bernhard Korbmacher, Joel Aissa, Udo Boeken, Artur Lichtenberg, Payam Akhyari, Hannan Dalyanoglu
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) are an established treatment for end-stage left ventricular heart failure. Parameters are needed to identify the most appropriate patients for LVADs. This study aimed to evaluate pectoral muscle mass and density as prognostic parameters. METHODS: This single-center study included all patients with LVAD implantation between January 2010 and October 2017 and a preoperative chest CT scan. Pectoral muscle mass was assessed using the Pectoralis Muscle Index (PMI, surface area indexed to height, cm2 /m2 ) and pectoral muscle density by Hounsfield Units (HU)...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38336717/aortic-elastic-fiber-degeneration-during-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-and-reverse-aortic-remodeling
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Trina Chen, Ivana Kholova, Timo Paavonen, Ari Mennander
BACKGROUND: Progression of proximal or distal aortic dilatation is defined as reverse aortic remodeling after surgery for acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) that may be dependent on aortic wall degeneration. METHODS: We investigated whether aortic wall degeneration is associated with reverse aortic remodeling leading to aortic reoperation after surgery for ATAAD. Altogether, 141 consecutive patients undergoing surgery for ATAAD at Tampere were evaluated. The resected ascending aortic wall at surgery was processed for 42 degenerative, atherosclerotic and inflammatory histological variables...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38331949/mitral-valve-repair-for-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-with-carpentier-s-functional-classification-type-ii-in-elderly-patients-a-single-center-experience
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Masashi Kawamura, Osamu Monta, Shusaku Maeda, Yasushi Tsutsumi
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve (MV) repair for Carpentier functional classification Type II (C-II) mitral regurgitation (MR) is widely accepted because of its efficacy. It is unclear whether MV repair has the same benefits in elderly patients as in younger patients because of their lower life expectancy. Herein, we examined the midterm results of MV repair for C-II mitral regurgitation, especially in patients aged ≧70 years. METHOD: A retrospective review was performed on 176 patients who underwent MV repair for C-II mitral regurgitation with a median age of 65 years; 55 (31%) patients were ≧70 years, and 124 were male (71%)...
February 9, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38331909/surgical-outcomes-and-perioperative-risk-factors-of-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease-after-pulmonary-resection
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Chuan Huang, Yao-Guang Sun, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao, Qing-Jun Wu, Wen-Xin Tian, Han-Bo Yu, Hong-Feng Tong
BACKGROUND: Patients of interstitial lung disease (ILD) combined with pulmonary lesions are increasingly common in clinical practice. Patients with ILD are at significantly higher risk for complications after pulmonary resection (including lobectomy and sublobar resection), especially acute exacerbations of ILD (AE-ILD). The purpose of this study is to summarize the short-term and long-term outcomes after pulmonary resection in ILD patients and to analyze the clinical factors affecting surgical safety...
February 8, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38331836/simple-and-secure-thrombectomy-without-circulatory-arrest-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Hanae Sasaki, Ryosuke Kowatari, Norihiro Kondo, Masahito Minakawa
BACKGROUND: Surgical pulmonary artery thrombectomy is a well-established emergency treatment for massive pulmonary embolism (PE) in which fibrinolysis or thrombolysis are not effective. However, surgery for massive PE that requires peripheral pulmonary artery thrombus removal remains challenging. We established a simple and secure pulmonary artery thrombectomy method using cardiopulmonary bypass and cardiac arrest. In this procedure, the surgical assistant arm, typically used for coronary artery bypass grafting, is used to obtain a feasible working space during thrombectomy...
February 8, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38331792/modified-blade-an-interventional-option-in-rigid-bronchoscopy-for-non-resectable-benign-tracheal-stenosis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Gaetana Messina, Vincenzo Di Filippo, Francesca Capasso, Maria Antonietta Puca, Beatrice Leonardi, Mario Grande, Anna Rainone, Francesco Leone, Giuseppe Vicario, Simona De Gregorio, Giuseppe Cerullo, Antonio Ponticiello, Mario Pirozzi, Stefano Farese, Alessia Zotta, Giovanni Natale, Giovanni Messina, Giovanni Vicidomini, Alfonso Fiorelli, Fortunato Ciardiello, Morena Fasano
INTRODUCTION: Benign tracheobronchial stenosis is a abnormal tracheal lumen narrowing that may incur progressive dyspnea and life-threatening hypoxemia. There is no consensus on which patients should be treated with endoscopic or surgical method. This study investigates the outcomes of bronchoscopic dilatation in the treatment of benign tracheal stenosis using a device equipped with a blade to cut the stenotic lesions with dense fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The procedure was carried out in an operating room under general anesthesia...
February 8, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38326839/coral-reef-aorta-a-rare-form-of-obstruction-of-the-ascending-aorta-in-adolescent-with-aortopathy-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Neerod Kumar Jha, Benedict Raj Kumar, Nishant Shah, Osama Abdullah, Oraib Al Ketan, Fraser Harban, Mohammad Daud Khan
BACKGROUND: Supra aortic obstruction in children is uncommon and is seen in certain unique conditions. While intraluminal obstruction due to heavy calcification is seen in older populations, it is not described in pediatric populations. The coral reef aorta is a rare and distinct calcifying disease causing luminal obstruction of the suprarenal aorta in adults. The definition of this diagnosis relies entirely on the unique aspects and consistency of the lesions, which are rock-hard, irregular, gritty plaques with a white luminal surface resembling a coral reef...
February 7, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38326831/a-successful-endovascular-aortic-repair-of-aortoesophageal-fistula-following-esophagectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Jina Li, Yan Hu, Wenliang Liu, Jingqun Tang, Song Zhu, Chao Zeng
BACKGROUND: Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) is an extremely rare and highly fatal complication leading to a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Successful management of AEF after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma has rarely been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a rare case of a 44-year-old female with complications of AEF after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma, mainly presented as vomiting of blood. Both computed tomographic and computed tomography angiography of the chest showed bilateral pleural effusion and atelectasis, while gastroscopy showed large gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 7, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38326810/transbronchial-lymph-node-forceps-biopsy-as-a-novel-tool-in-diagnosis-of-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-a-pilot-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ahmed Al-Halfawy, Sabah Hussein, Wafaa Ashur, Ali El-Hendawi, Sara Hussein
BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy is an issue of debate. Lymph nodes may be enlarged due to a variety of inflammatory, infectious, or malignant reasons. Therefore, obtaining samples from the affected nodes is crucial for the diagnosis. Usually, these patients are subjected to TBNA (EBUS or conventional) or mediastinoscopy if TBNA is not conclusive. This study evaluated the safety and feasibility of this new technique of transbronchial forceps biopsy for the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
February 7, 2024: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
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