The C-Port Distal Coronary Anastomotic Device Is Comparable With a Hand-Sewn Anastomosis: Human Histological Case Study

This report examines the histological attributes of such an anastomosis in a patient who underwent heart transplantation approximately 1 year after robotic totally endoscopic stapled coronary bypass using the C-Port anastomotic device. There have been no previous reports of histological examination of this type of bypass graft in humans in the literature. We found that the C-Port single-shot stapled coronary anastomotic device had a similar histological appearance to a traditional hand-sewn technique using monofilament suture. The amount of inflammation around the anastomosis using the two techniques was found to be comparable in this histological case study in an explanted human heart. There was no evidence of increased neointimal hyperplasia. These findings add to the already known equivalent clinical patency rates of the C-Port device in coronary bypass procedures.
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ConclusionWe recommend that any person who sustains high voltage (500  V or more) electric shock should be evaluated carefully in the emergency department, including with echocardiography and cardiac catheterization, if indicated, to determine the extent of the injury and the viability of the heart, for patients who do not survive as a donor organ.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Fanar Mourad, Natalia Cleve, Janine Nowak, Daniel Wendt, Andreas Sander, Ender Demircioglu, Mohamed El Gabry, Heinz Jakob, Sharaf-Eldin ShehadaABSTRACTBACKGROUNDPrevalence of dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure (DD-CRF) is growing worldwide. Such patients are exposed to a higher cardiovascular risk due to severe calcification and congestive heart failure caused by volume overload, which end up in poor outcomes. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate outcomes of DD-CRF patients undergoing cardiac surgery in our institute.METHO...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Prevalence of dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure (DD-CRF) is growing worldwide. Such patients are exposed to a higher cardiovascular risk due to severe calcification and congestive heart failure caused by volume overload, which end up in poor outcomes. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate outcomes of DD-CRF patients undergoing cardiac surgery in our institute. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of 241-consecutive patients presented with DD-CRF undergoing cardiac-surgery between 01/2000-12/2017. Endpoints were major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events and long-term survival. Addit...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
The term Ischemic cardiomyopathy(ICM)  was originally coined by Dr. Burch from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA in 1970. For many decades there was skepticism regarding the existence of such entity. WHO classification over the years never included this term. ESC working group of 2008  (Elliott P,  European Heart 29(2):270–276) decided not to include CAD as a cause for cardiomyopathy. Even the current MOGES system doesn’t invoke CAD as a cause for cardiomyopathy.  But, I am sure, most of practicing cardiologists would agree, there is a need for such an entity. Why there is m...
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Conclusions: PR prolongation predicts shorter survival free of heart transplantation or LVAD implantation in patients with LBBB. This may be due to inadequate ventricular resynchronization.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: DEVICES Source Type: research
ConclusionHB is a novel powder ‐based multiple component hemostatic agent that promotes focal or large area hemostasis. We have presented the techniques of use that are important to the successful application of HB to facilitate hemostasis.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: SURGICAL TECHNIQUE Source Type: research
ConclusionThis report described the presentation and treatment of a chronic S. marcescens sternal abscess that occurred 13 years after CABG. Chronic sternal infections due to this organism in cardiac surgery patients are exceeding rare.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionHB is a novel powder ‐based multiple component hemostatic agent that promotes focal or large area hemostasis. We have presented the techniques of use that are important to the successful application of HB to facilitate hemostasis.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: SURGICAL TECHNIQUE Source Type: research
Abstract We earlier established mouse embryonic stem (ES)-cell 'GS-2' line expressing EGFP and have been routinely using it to understand the molecular regulation of differentiation into cardiomyocytes. During such studies, we made a serendipitous discovery that functional cardiomyocytes derived from ES-cells stopped beating when exposed to blue light. We observed a gradual cessation of contractility within a few minutes, regardless of wavelength (nm) ranges tested: blue, green and red with green light manifesting the strongest impact. Following shifting of cultures back into the incubator (darkness), cardiac clus...
Source: Am J Physiol Cell Ph... - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Cell Physiol Source Type: research
Abstract Based on a longtime voluntary registry, founded by the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (GSTCVS), well-defined data of all cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures performed in 78 German heart surgery departments during the year 2018 are analyzed. For this period, a total of 174,902 procedures were submitted to the registry, 98,707 summarized as heart surgery procedures in the classical meaning. The unadjusted in-hospital survival rate for 33,999 isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures (relationship on-/off-pump 3.8:1) was 97.1% and for 34,915 isolated heart val...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
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