Evaluation of surgical procedures in primary mediastinal cysts and tumors: single-center experience.
Conclusions: Mediastinal tumors and cysts have different histopathological features. Robotic surgery and VATS-assisted surgery are increasingly used in surgical excision. PMID: 31708982 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The usefulness of perioperative lactate blood levels in patients undergoing heart valve surgery.
Conclusions: Elevated postoperative lactate blood level was associated with a higher risk of postoperative death. PMID: 31708983 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Assessment of adrenal reserve and secretion of cortisol in patients over 60 years of age undergoing cardiac surgery.
Conclusions: A short Synacthen test allows one to predict secretion of cortisol after cardiac surgery. Greater secretion of cortisol after cardiac surgery may be associated with a more difficult postoperative course. There was no decrease in cortisol secretion with age. PMID: 31708984 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Roles of microRNAs in abdominal aortic aneurysm pathogenesis and the possibility of their use as biomarkers.
Authors: Borek A, Drzymała F, Botor M, Auguściak-Duma AM, Sieroń AL Abstract Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a dangerous condition involving pathological dilation of the aortic wall. Due to the asymptomatic course of this disease and the dangerous consequences of its rupture, it is important to identify its specific bio-markers expressed as early as possible. Different expression profiles of microRNAs (miRNAs) were detected in patients diagnosed with AAA. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate the expression of other genes at the translation stage. miRNAs affecting translation can lead to abn...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The role of proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) in the vascular aging process - is there a link?
Authors: Grobelna MK, Strauss E, Krasiński Z Abstract Lately there are many new, promising low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reducing therapies with PCSK9 inhibitors. We performed selected sampling of the publications in PubMed and made a review according to selected keywords. It summarizes the effect of PCSK9 on vascular aging, directly associated with lipid and glucose metabolism, chronic inflammation, atherosclerosis and hypertension. Serum level of PCSK9 is different in patients affected by certain illnesses (whose risk increases with age) than in healthy individuals. The same could be observed in the case of c...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Bilateral lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis with hepatitis C infection - a study of two cases.
Authors: Ruszel N, Kubisa B, Lisowski P, Piotrowska M, Kubisa MJ, Brykczyński M, Wojtyś M, Pieróg J, Czarnecka M, Wójcik J, Wójcik N, Sielicki P, Bielewicz M, Grodzki T PMID: 31708987 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Lung retransplantation for chronic lung allograft dysfunction.
Authors: Kosiorowska M, Kubisa B, Górski M, Piotrowska M, Kubisa M, Brykczyński M, Wojtyś M, Pieróg J, Czarnecka M, Wójcik J, Wójcik N, Bielewicz M, Sielicki P, Grodzki T PMID: 31708988 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Injury of the left brachiocephalic vein with hematoma and right sided pneumothorax after the insertion of a dialysis catheter.
Authors: Rębowski M, Kozak J, Łochowski MP PMID: 31708989 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Double pseudoaneurysms of the aortic bulbus after aortic valve replacement surgery.
Authors: Krasic SD, Zivkovic IS, Kovacevic Z, Vukomanovic V PMID: 31708990 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Open surgical repair of a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Authors: Yiğit G, Çetinkaya F, Aytekin B, Türkçü MA, Özen A, Sarıtaş A PMID: 31708991 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - November 12, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation after lung surgery: incidence, underlying factors, and predictors.
Conclusions: Pulmonary malignant pathologies are more likely to develop POAF due to the need for lung resection and possibly mediastinal lymphadenectomy that stimulates the heart and pericardium and the vagus nerve. PMID: 31410090 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Myofibrillolysis and fibrosis predicts myocardial insufficiency.
Conclusions: Progression of cardiomyopathy and fibrosis depends on the loss of cardiocytes rather than degeneration of these cells. PMID: 31410091 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Prognosis of aortic valve disease following mitral valve surgery.
Conclusions: In patients with rheumatic heart disease, a noticeable number of patients have mild aortic valve disease at the time of mitral valve surgery. Only a few progress to severe disease, and aortic valve replacement is rarely needed after a long follow-up period. PMID: 31410092 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Effect of octopus tissue stabilizer on cardiac output during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Authors: Ammannaya GKK, Basantwani S, Mishra P, Khandekar JV Abstract Introduction: Significant hemodynamic derangements can occur during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) surgery resulting from the displacement of the beating heart, which may necessitate conversion to on-pump surgery. Aim: We proposed to evaluate the alterations in hemodynamic parameters in patients during the course of anastomosis in OPCAB surgery using the Octopus tissue stabilizer. Material and methods: In 100 consecutive patients undergoing OPCAB surgery, hemodynamic variables including cardiac output (CO), heart rate (HR), mean...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Early results of optimal septal myectomy using 3-dimensional printed models.
Conclusions: The proposed optimal SM provides intraoperative monitoring of the shape and volume of the myocardium resected to achieve the 'ideal' IVS, true radicality and an increase in the volumetric and dimensional parameters of the LV. PMID: 31410094 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The effect of preoperative respiratory physiotherapy and motor exercise in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery: short-term results.
Authors: Nardi P, Pellegrino A, Pisano C, Vacirca SR, Anselmi D, Saulle S, Dandi R, Romano A, Servadio A, Gianlorenzi A, Ruvolo G Abstract Introduction: Loss of physical activity and pulmonary dysfunction with its associated complications represent two of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality following cardiac surgery. Few studies have investigated the effects of preoperative interventions targeted at improving cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal function in the postoperative period. Aim: To evaluate whether a physiotherapy program based on respiratory training with or without musculoskeletal mobil...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Effects of N-acetyl cysteine, vitamin E and vitamin C on liver glutathione levels following amiodarone treatment in rats.
Conclusions: In this study we found that hepatotoxicity capacity of amiodarone may be reduced by taking up antioxidants. In addition, the effect documented here may be reproducible and may be applied to clinical settings. PMID: 31410096 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Unresectable cardiac paraganglioma - a rare case of clinically malignant tumor in an 8-year-old girl.
Authors: Kołcz J, Gładki M, Dudyńska M, Morka A, Skalski J PMID: 31410097 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Bilateral lobar lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis - first in Poland.
Authors: Nieborak-Raczkowska M, Kubisa B, Piotrowska M, Grodzki T, Kubisa A, Pieróg J, Wojtyś M, Bielewicz M, Czarnecka M, Wójcik J, Wójcik N, Sielicki W, Brykczyński M PMID: 31410098 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Conservative management of esophageal perforation caused by misplacement of endotracheal tube.
Authors: Rezaei R, Yousefi Y PMID: 31410099 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Acute lower limb ischemia following Angio-Seal deployment after transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention.
Authors: Walczewski M, Rdzanek A, Pędzich-Placha E, Kochman J PMID: 31410100 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

A mathematical model to evaluate hemodynamic effects of the graft anastomosis in coronary surgery.
Authors: Ruvolo G, Pisano C, Bertoldo F, Russo M, Verzicco R, Nardi P Abstract The durability and patency of a coronary graft can be negatively affected by technical factors that induce thrombosis of the graft and poor prognosis of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Technical factors include the inclination angle of the coronary anastomosis and the alignment between the main vessel and the inserted vessel as graft. We have studied a mathematical model aimed to assess the best angulation of the anastomosis and the influence of a correct alignment in order to prevent the risk of early graft occlusion. ...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - August 15, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Primary pulmonary sarcoma - treatment outcomes depending on the different types of radical operation.
Authors: Gołota J, Osowiecka K, Orłowski T Abstract Introduction: Primary pulmonary sarcomas (PPS) are rare types of non-epithelial malignant tumors of the lungs (0.013-1.1% of all malignant lung tumors). The PPS can originate from mesenchymal elements of the bronchial wall, vessels or pulmonary stroma. Since the introduction of immunohistochemical and molecular diagnosis, a significant improvement in description and classification of sarcomas has been achieved. Nonetheless, sarcomas still remain a diagnostic and clinical problem. Aim: To estimate factors which could have an influence on the overall survival (OS)...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Pneumonectomy - permanent injury or still effective method of treatment? Early and long-term results and quality of life after pneumonectomy due to non-small cell lung cancer.
Conclusions: Pneumonectomies in patients with NSCLC is associated with higher risk of postoperative complications but it does not significantly increase the perioperative mortality. Long-term results in this group of patients are encouraging. According to the questionnaire, the quality of life is favourable. Low intensity of typical NSCLC symptoms was observed. The appropriate qualification for right-sided PN and exclusion of metastasis in N2 nodes are crucial. PMID: 31043969 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Impact of smoking history on postoperative complications after lung cancer surgery - a study based on 286 cases.
Conclusions: Among patients surgically treated for NSCLC, duration of smoking and number of smoked cigarettes has no significant influence on frequency and type of postoperative complications. The best moment to quit smoking is the period between the 8th and the 10th week preceding surgery. PMID: 31043970 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

An overlooked fact: thrombocytopenia following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.
Authors: Kizilay M, Elbir F, Aglar AA, Vural U, Balci AY, Yekeler İ Abstract Introduction: Thrombocytopenia observed after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement has remained a puzzle to solve. Aim: To analyze thrombocytopenia occurring after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement by comparison to mechanical aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. Material and methods: The study was conducted retrospectively on a total of 297 patients who underwent bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement, mechanical prosthetic aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting at the ca...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Six-year single-centre experience in minimally invasive mitral valve repair - impact of the team learning curve on in-hospital clinical outcome.
Authors: Gerber W, Sanetra K, Kuczera M, Białek K, Zembala M, Cisowski M Abstract Introduction: Minimally invasive mitral repair is less traumatic and more acceptable for the patient than traditional surgery. However, it is a challenging procedure that requires effort from all the personnel involved. Aim: To investigate the results of the minimally invasive mitral valve repair learning curve at the institution. Material and methods: The indication for the surgery was severe mitral regurgitation. Patients with other valvular insufficiency, body mass index (BMI)> 30 kg/m2, ejection fraction (EF)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.
Authors: Kołodziej T, Maciejewski T, Mendrala K, Darocha T, Węglarzy A, Budziarz B, Kiermasz K, Kucewicz-Czech EM Abstract The concept of early recovery after surgery (ERAS) consists of bundle interventions during the pre-, intra- and postoperative periods and team work. The ERAS, which is a multimodal strategy, enables one to limit the neurohumoral response to the surgery, maintain homeostasis, reduce the risk of complications, shorten the hospital stay, accelerate the return to everyday functioning, improve the patient's satisfaction, achieve a satisfactory quality of life and finally reduce the treatment costs an...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Dental treatment and recommended management in patients at risk of infective endocarditis.
Authors: Błochowiak KJ Abstract Infective endocarditis (IF) is found in high-risk groups with congenital or acquired cardiac defects. It is caused by episodes of short bacteraemia. The magnitude and duration of bacteraemia caused by dental procedures are decreased by using antibiotic prophylaxis (AP). The aim of this study is to describe and discuss all clinical implications related to IF and dental procedures, and AP before invasive dental procedures. Maintenance of optimal oral health and hygiene is more important than AP in decreasing the risk of IF. Routine daily activities are associated with a similar risk of b...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Hybrid approach for management of type B dissection involving the aortic arch.
Authors: Narayan P, Potdar S, Choudhury SR, Saha A PMID: 31043975 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Isolated congenital left ventricular diverticulum presenting as stable angina pectoris and surgical treatment.
Authors: Veliyev V, Sahratov H, Musayeva T PMID: 31043976 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Posterior mediastinal paraganglioma presenting with hypertension and back pain in a young adult.
Authors: Kermenli T, Azar C PMID: 31043977 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Solitary fibrous tumour along with non-small-cell lung cancer and Doege-Potter syndrome.
Authors: Piórek A, Kowalski D, Płużański A, Szołkowska M, Wągrodzki M, Koseła-Paterczyk H, Krzakowski M PMID: 31043978 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Efficacy of clarithromycin as a protective agent in the methotrexate-induced pulmonary fibrosis model.
In this study, the efficacy of clarithromycin in protecting against pulmonary fibrosis was investigated in the rat model for methotrexate-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Material and methods: A total of 30 female rats were divided into three groups. Group I was administered intraperitoneal and intragastric saline; group II was administered oral 3 mg/kg methotrexate; and group III was administered oral 3 mg/kg methotrexate + intraperitoneal 200 mg/kg clarithromycin for 28 days. Histopathological analyses of the lung tissues were performed under light microscopy. Results: Normal histopathological changes were observed in t...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Ministernotomy or sternotomy in isolated aortic valve replacement? Early results.
Authors: Filip G, Bryndza MA, Konstanty-Kalandyk J, Piatek J, Wegrzyn P, Ceranowicz P, Brzezinski M, Lakkireddy D, Kapelak B, Bartuś K Abstract Introduction: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is the gold standard in treating symptomatic aortic valve defects. To improve the healing process and limit the trauma, the minimally invasive approach was introduced. Aim: To compare the peri- and post-operative results of aortic valve replacement performed via conventional full sternotomy (con-AVR) and of AVR performed via partial upper sternotomy (mini-AVR). Material and methods: The total study population was divided into...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Coronary endarterectomy: an old tool for patients currently operated on with coronary artery bypass grafting. Long-term results, risk factor analysis.
Conclusions: Although the incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction continues to be not negligible, in the presence of diffusely diseased coronary artery vessels CE associated with CABG appears to be a feasible adjunctive surgical tool, conferring satisfactory early and long-term outcomes. Coronary endarterectomy on the LAD confers a high probability of freedom from late cardiac death. Patients older than 70 years and those affected by a primary respiratory disease represent a new challenge on which to focus attention due to the increased risk of late death. PMID: 30647744 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

In-hospital outcome of patients with post-MI VSD: a single-center study.
Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that VSD complicating myocardial infarction had an extremely high in-hospital mortality rate. Cardiogenic shock was the only independent predictor of in-hospital mortality and surgical treatment was the only predictor of in-hospital survival. PMID: 30647745 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Retrospective analysis of the impact of sternum closure technique on postoperative comfort and rehabilitation.
Conclusions: The single wire suture provides less pain at the 14th and 30th day postoperatively measured on the NRS and ensures faster rehabilitation compared to sternal closing technique which involves placing both single and figure-of-8 sutures. PMID: 30647746 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Estimation of cardiosurgical intervention risk according to EuroSCORE in patients with acute coronary syndrome and different gallbladder conditions before coronary artery bypass grafting.
Authors: Strilchuk L, Besh D Abstract Introduction: Estimation of cardiosurgical intervention risk according to EuroSCORE is an important aspect of cardiosurgery. EuroSCORE allows prediction of the probability of a post-operational fatal outcome. Aim: To estimate the influence of gallbladder condition on the prognosis after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and and the interactions between metabolic background and cardiosurgical intervention risk. Material and methods: We investigated data of 98 patients with unstable angina pectoris or acute myocardial infarction before planned CABG. These patients were di...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Prevalence and clinical significance of incidental extracardiac findings in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Conclusions: Extracardiac findings in clinically indicated CMR are common in the present study (about 29.2%). Radiologists and cardiologists should be aware of relevant extracardiac findings that might require additional diagnostics or treatment. PMID: 30647748 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment.
Authors: Paluszkiewicz J, Krasinska B, Milting H, Gummert J, Pyda M Abstract Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AHCM) is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, occasionally resulting in severe complications. The paper covers the etiology and pathogenesis of AHCM, different imaging methods and characteristic appearance of the disease in each of them. Echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) are known to be the most valuable imaging methods. Moreover, this review presents medical and surgical treatment, as well as the clinical course and prognosis. Despite possible morbid events the ove...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of primary pulmonary sarcoma disseminated to both pulmonary arteries using composite pulmonary trunk and bifurcation of abdominal aorta allograft.
Authors: Andrushchuk U, Mofeejuddy I, Spirydonau S, Yudina O, Shchatsinka M PMID: 30647750 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Surgical retrieval of entrapped coronary guidewire remnant - 3-year angiographic evaluation.
Authors: Domaradzki W, Sanetra K, Skwarna B, Jankowska-Sanetra J, Cisowski M PMID: 30647751 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - January 17, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Do we really know the duration of pain after rib fracture?
Conclusions: Rib fractures cause significant pain and need appropriate medication. The time of the 6th month could be an important milestone. PMID: 30310391 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Evaluation of the metabolic response to open and minimally invasive resection of the oesophagus due to oesophageal cancer.
Conclusions: Lower concentration of PCT on post-surgery day 2 in the group of patients undergoing minimally invasive oesophageal resection seems to be associated with a smaller perioperative injury. Lower TNF-α concentration in serum collected on day 0 in the group of patients undergoing minimally invasive resection is associated with a lower stage of oesophageal cancer in this group. PMID: 30310392 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Graft vasculopathy in a Wistar rat model of heterotopic heart transplantation depending on gender matching between donors and recipients.
Conclusions: The use of an animal experimental model helps to understand the mechanisms leading to graft failure and to compare the changes that occur in rats to human hearts. The gender matching affects the survival of the transplanted heart and severity of the graft vasculopathy. PMID: 30310393 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Primary pulmonary sarcoma - long-term treatment outcomes and prognostic factors.
Conclusions: Primary radical surgical resection prolongs patient survival. Patients with tumours larger than 5 cm and men have worse prognoses. Future studies conducted on larger groups of patients diagnosed with PPS are necessary. PMID: 30310394 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Effects of carbon dioxide insufflation on anastomosis remodeling at a carotid artery site in rabbits.
Conclusions: Our study indicated that CDI can affect endothelial cell damage and the mean luminal diameters. PMID: 30310395 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Obesity in patients with end-stage heart failure.
Authors: Król B, Oprzędkiewicz A, Szczurek W, Szyguła-Jurkiewicz B Abstract Obesity poses an increasing problem in patients with end-stage heart failure (HF). The most commonly used indicator of obesity is body mass index. The value of this parameter is widely taken into consideration when selecting the best way of treatment for patients with advanced HF. The aim of this paper is to outline the recent knowledge about obesity in the abovementioned group of patients. PMID: 30310396 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

What do we know about Tietze's syndrome?
Authors: Rokicki W, Rokicki M, Rydel M Abstract Tietze's syndrome is a benign, self-limiting arthropathy, without purulent character. The disease most often involves articulations: sternocostal, sternoclavicular, or costochondral joints. The characteristic symptoms are tenderness, pain and edema involving one of the aforementioned joints on one side. Diagnosis of Tietze's syndrome is based on physical examination (increase of palpation tenderness in the affected joint), laboratory tests (increase of inflammatory parameters) and imaging studies (USG, MRI). Differential diagnosis of Tietze's syndrome is based on exclusi...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 13, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research