The use of multimodal low-opioid anesthesia for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in conditions of artificial blood circulation.
Conclusions: Multimodal low-opioid anesthesia during coronary artery bypass surgery with artificial blood circulation allows one to ensure adequate analgesia and avoid the intraoperative usage of routine doses of fentanyl, as indicated by the absence of hemodynamic and endocrine-metabolic changes. PMID: 33014084 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Prolonged QRS independently predicts long-term all-cause mortality in patients with narrow QRS complex undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (9-year follow-up results).
Conclusions: In CABG patients with a narrow QRS complex, preoperative intermediate prolonged QRS is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in long-term follow-up. PMID: 33014085 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Age differences in blunt chest trauma: a cross-sectional study.
Conclusions: Due to its life-threatening properties, the detection of blunt thorax trauma is a priority among multiple-trauma patients. For this reason, an aggressive diagnosis and treatment approach is essential in the whole patient group, especially among the elderly. PMID: 33014086 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Analysis of lung volume reduction surgery results with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in emphysematous lung patients.
Conclusions: Volume reduction surgery is a treatment method that positively affects the natural course of emphysema in addition to quitting smoking and oxygen therapy. Patients with predominantly emphysema in the upper lobes, low exercise capacity, and appropriate FEV1 values benefited most from this treatment. PMID: 33014087 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Arteriovenous fistula takedown in hemodialysis patients: our experience of 26 cases.
Conclusions: This article gives a brief overview of our experience in AVF takedown. PMID: 33014088 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Safe carotid endarterectomy: "one fits all strategy".
Conclusions: Carotid endarterectomy continues to prove its safety in carotid artery stenosis patients. Continuous cerebral oxygenation monitoring is indispensable for carotid surgery. Despite discrepancies in surgical techniques, we believe that "one fits all strategy: general anesthesia, conventional endarterectomy without patch plasty, never shunter and always NIRS monitorization" may be used safely in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. PMID: 33014089 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Pulmonary artery aneurysm as a result of group 2 pulmonary artery hypertension in a patient with significant mitral and aortic valve disease - review and case report.
We present the history of 76-year-old patient suffering from an aneurysm of the pulmonary artery (74 × 61 mm), as well as mitral and aortic valve disease, who was successfully operated on in our hospital. PMID: 33014090 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

A modified heterotopic heart transplantation in the rat - as an important model in experimental regeneration and replacement of the failing organ.
Authors: Śliwka JE, Tyrpień M, Wilczek PM, Zembala M, Przybyłowski P Abstract The qualification of new knowledge is one of the oldest problems in experimental medicine that provides a link between fundamental discovery, hypothesis, 'proof of concept' preclinical studies and development of clinical trials. The biggest challenge in animal models is the proper evaluation of all the aspects that are crucial in specific studied pathologies as well as the prediction of their progression. The aim of this review was to describe and discuss the rat animal model of heart transplant. The rat model of heart transplantation is ...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Useful assessment of myocardial viability and dyssynchrony from gated perfusion scintigraphy for better qualification for resynchronization therapy. Part 3.
Authors: Czaja-Ziółkowska MZ, Wasilewski JP, Głowacki J, Wygoda Z, Gąsior M Abstract The first part of the review concerning myocardial imaging by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) discussed the basic aspects of interpretation of left ventricular perfusion disorders in stress and rest examination. The second part presented the interpretation of gated SPECT imaging in relation to the assessment of systolic and diastolic left ventricular functions. The third part concerns the assessment of myocardial viability and phase analysis from gated SPECT in the qualification of patients with left ventr...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Association of uromodulin with acute kidney injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Authors: Chojęta D, Kozioł MM, Targońska S, Smarz-Widelska I Abstract Uromodulin (Umod) is a protein produced exclusively in the kidneys, and it is the most abundant protein in human urine. Scientific studies show that it can be a valuable diagnostic tool in monitoring kidney function. Clinical applications of Umod are probably wider. One of them is the role of a biomarker in cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI). Data from scientific studies indicate that a lower level of Umod in urine prior to surgery is associated with a higher risk of developing CSA-AKI after the procedure. A higher serum Umo...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Perforated lung hydatid cyst presenting with tension pneumothorax and cardiac arrest.
Authors: Rezaei R, Soroush N, Rezaee K, Zehi V PMID: 33014094 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Salvage coronary artery bypass after failed stent insertion in adult Kawasaki disease.
Authors: Kapoor L, Chowdhury P, Barman D, Gayen R, Toshniwal V, Kumar S, Narayan P PMID: 33014095 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Chest wall fibrolipoma presenting as a massive dumbbell tumour in a child.
Authors: Govindarajan KK PMID: 33014096 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Stem cells and new intervention measures as emerging therapy in cardiac surgery.
Authors: Pisano C, Nardi P, Balistreri CR, Altieri C, Bertoldo F, Ruvolo G Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) presents a great burden for elderly patients, their caregivers, and health systems. Structural and functional alterations of vessels accumulate throughout life, culminating in increased risk of developing CVD. Several inflammatory pathway are involved in vascular ageing. The growing elderly population worldwide highlights the need to understand how aging promotes CVD in order to develop new strategies to confront this challenge. In this review we analyzed the role of stem cells and new intervention measures...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Infective endocarditis - can we treat it more effectively?
Authors: Guzek A, Braksator W, Gąsior Z, Kuśmierczyk M, Różański J, Rybicki Z Abstract Infective endocarditis (IE), despite the diagnostic and therapeutic advances, still remains a serious disease associated with high mortality and serious complications. The present guidelines of the European Cardiology Society of 2015 recommend administration of the antibiotics indicated in empirical therapy for multiple weeks and in targeted treatment often for 6-8 weeks. This is associated with a risk of adverse effects of antibiotic therapy in the form of nephro- and/or hepatotoxicity and an increased risk of infections...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

High-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a prognostic marker in patients undergoing valve surgery.
Authors: Duchnowski P, Szymański P, Kuśmierczyk M, Hryniewiecki T Abstract Introduction: An inflammatory reaction is a local or systemic response of the organs or tissues of the body to many damaging factors. One of the exponents of the inflammatory process is C-reactive protein (CRP). Aim: To investigate the prognostic value of C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients undergoing valve surgery. Material and methods: A prospective study was conducted on a group of consecutive patients with haemodynamically significant valve defects who underwent elective valve repair or replacement surgery. The primary end-point wa...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Initial experience with the Perceval S sutureless aortic valve.
Conclusions: In our experience with sutureless aortic valve replacement, the surgical procedure is shown to be safe. The early haemodynamic performance seems favourable. By shortening the aortic cross-clamp and bypass times we can notice advantages, especially in high-risk patients. Minimally invasive access seems to be facilitated. Larger studies are needed to confirm our data and determine the long-term durability of the Perceval S sutureless bioprosthesis. PMID: 32728358 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Quality of life in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting with bilateral internal thoracic artery versus single internal thoracic artery.
Conclusions: Surgical coronary revascularization using BITA improves QoL, particularly when measured by a Likert scale. PMID: 32728359 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The influence of epicardial and endocardial use of cryoenergy on the completeness of lesions in surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation.
Conclusions: Despite the similar clinical effect of surgical ablation in all three approaches, the morphologically most effective use of cryoenergy is endocardial ablation. This approach has a very good result. Our findings further support the endocardial use of cryoenergy during surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. PMID: 32728360 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Prognosis of heart transplant patients in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.
Conclusions: DCM and ICM are considered the most prevalent underlying diseases in heart transplant candidates. Ejection fraction reached normal ranges following transplant, which provides good quality of life. Low incidence of severe acute rejection demonstrates the effectiveness of our immunosuppressive therapy. In the cases of increased rejection, the patient's immunosuppressive regimen was re-assessed accordingly. PMID: 32728361 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Influence of low-opioid anesthesia in cardiac surgery on dynamics of pro-inflammatory interleukin-6.
Conclusions: Application of multimodal low-opioid anesthesia was associated with significantly lower IL-6 at the end of surgery, shorter mechanical ventilation duration, less frequent low cardiac output syndrome and need for catecholamines, and shorter ICU stays. PMID: 32728362 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Suspected case of subacute stent thrombosis referred for coronary angiography turns out to be unusual aortic dissection presentation.
Authors: Rzepa Ł, Walczewski M, Fojt A, Kowalik R PMID: 32728363 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Comparison of survival results of patients with T0 and T1-2-3 in pathological T staging in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent surgery after neoadjuvant treatment.
Conclusions: Survival was found to be better in patients who underwent surgery after neoadjuvant therapy and had a complete pathological response. We believe that we can provide better results with the increase in the number of cases detected as TxN0 after the neoadjuvant treatment and prolongation of the follow-up period. PMID: 32728364 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of metastatic diseases to the lung.
Conclusions: It was found that the factors negatively affecting survival were lack of radicalism, size of the metastasis> 3 cm, and number of metastases> 1. The factors positively influencing survival were a longer time than primary surgery and a greater number of operations. Histological diagnosis differentiated patient survival. PMID: 32728365 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery sufficient for lymph node dissection in pulmonary metastasectomy?
Conclusions: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a technique that can be applied in pulmonary metastasectomy with its advantages such as a low complication rate and rapid recovery. In these patients, lymph node dissection, which is one of the determining factors of prognosis, can be performed effectively with VATS. Mediastinal and hilar lymph node dissection combined with pulmonary metastasectomy is effective in detecting unexpected lymph node positivity. PMID: 32728366 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Efficacy of thymoquinone in the treatment of experimental lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury.
Authors: Çolak M, Kalemci S, Alpaydın AÖ, Karaçam V, Meteoğlu I, Yılmaz O, Itil BO Abstract Introduction: Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are acute onset syndromes affecting the lungs, which develop for several reasons and are characterized by hypoxemia and diffuse lung infiltration. The activity of thymoquinone (TQ) is known in acute lung injury. It is considered that it could be effective in ALI/ARDS treatment by ensuring possible COX-2 inhibition. Aim: By this study was to show the protective activity of TQ in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced acute lun...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Risk factors for neurological dysfunctions after surgical repair of acute aortic dissection type A.
Conclusions: Advanced neuroprotective strategies during surgical treatment of AADA are associated with favorable neurological outcomes, especially in a group of patients with identified risk factors for ND. PMID: 32728368 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Using the SYNTAX score to predict myocardial injury early after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: a single-centre experience analysis.
Authors: Namat RA, Burlacu A, Tinica G, Covic A, Mitu F Abstract Introduction: Marked isolated elevation of cardiac biomarkers (CK-MB, cardiac troponin I, heart-type fatty acid binding protein, hFABP) within 48 hours after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), even in the absence of electrocardiographic/angiographic evidence of myocardial infarction (MI), indicates prognostically significant cardiac procedural myocardial injury. There are no data exploring the relationship between the complexity of coronary atherosclerotic burden and early post-CABG myocardial injury. Aim: To analyse correlations and predictive st...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Stapler versus polyamide sutures for skin closure for sternal wounds in coronary artery bypass graft surgery - our experience.
Conclusions: By pairing staples and sutures, we observed a significantly lower incidence of total wound complications with suture than with staple closure. PMID: 32728370 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Two early rehabilitation training models in male patients after coronary artery bypass surgery: application of continuous walking training as an alternative to interval cycle ergometer training.
Conclusions: Both rehabilitation programs were of similar effectiveness and their intensity did not exceed the anaerobic threshold. PMID: 32728371 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The benefit of a preoperative respiratory protocol and musculoskeletal exercise in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Authors: Nardi P, Pisano C, Altieri C, Buioni D, Pedicelli C, Saulle S, Dandi R, Romano A, Servadio A, Gianlorenzi A, Emili K, 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. Aim: To evaluate whether a physiotherapy program based on respiratory training with or without musculoskeletal mobilization, started preoperatively, may provide a significant improvement in pulmonary and musculoskeletal recovery postoperatively in a sufficiently large sample of p...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Long-term biventricular circulatory support with POLVAD-MEV paracorporeal pulsatile pumps. Single-centre experience.
Conclusions: POLVAD-MEV paracorporeal pulsatile pumps present a safe option for long-term circulatory support in a selected group of patients. Therapy requires pump exchange but enables survival while awaiting a heart transplant. PMID: 32728373 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Incomplete myocardial rupture following inferolateral myocardial infarction.
Authors: Kabaj M, Berezowski M, Przybylski R, Witkowska A, Brzostowicz T, Kosmala W PMID: 32728374 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Catamenial pneumothorax: multidisciplinary minimally invasive management of a recurrent case.
Authors: Kaya C, Iliman DE, Eyuboglu GM, Bahceci E PMID: 32728375 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

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