Long-term results after the modified Ravitch procedure performed in children and adolescents - a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. A retrospective study.
Conclusions: The alternative treatment we propose is a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. Good long-term results make the procedure suitable to be used more frequently in all types of deformities. PMID: 33552179 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Valve-related factors and incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis.
Conclusions: Based on our experience, prosthetic valve endocarditis has a high mortality. Early onset prosthetic valve endocarditis is less common but has higher mortality compared to the late onset. Mitral valve repair was less prone to develop prosthetic valve endocarditis, and valve-related factors (type and size of the valve, valve position) did not have any influence on the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis. PMID: 33552180 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Use of the six-minute walk test in exercise prescription in male patients after coronary artery bypass surgery.
Authors: Dolecińska D, Przywarska I, Podgórski T, Dylewicz P, Lewandowski J Abstract Introduction: It is unclear whether it is possible to determine the training load on the basis of the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) in patients after cardiac surgery with low tolerance of physical exercise. Aim: Use of the 6-MWT to determine an individual initial training load in walking training on a treadmill in the early phase of cardiac rehabilitation in men after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Material and methods: Twenty-two men aged 54 to 74 years, up to 3 months after CABG surgery participated in walki...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Determination of acute changes in new electrocardiography parameters during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support.
Authors: Göçer H, Durukan AB, Naseri E, Ünal M Abstract Introduction: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support has been used for respiratory insufficiency. Its role in blood oxygenation has been well documented. However, the effects on myocardial electrophysiology have not been studied in detail. Aim: To reveal the acute effects of extracorporeal support on new electrocardiography (ECG) parameters in patients with preserved left ventricular functions. Material and methods: This retrospective study was conducted in three separate clinics. Sixteen consecutive patients under v...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Our experience of total pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: a comprehensive analysis over a period of 5 years.
Conclusions: Although pericardiectomy for CP remains associated with some operative mortality, the short-term outcome is favorable, and surgical treatment is able to improve the functional class in the majority of survivors. PMID: 33552183 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

General anaesthesia or sedation for percutaneous aortic valve implantation? The questionnaire results and authors' experience.
Conclusions: The preliminary results regarding anaesthetic management in TAVR procedures demonstrate that monitored sedation is safe, provided that contraindications are observed. PMID: 33552184 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

The use of open window thoracostomy in the management of post-pneumonectomy pleural empyema after gun-shot.
Authors: Ostrowski P, Eriksson MJS, Kiełbowski K, Ruszel N, Pieróg J, Wójcik J, Kubisa B PMID: 33552185 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

A rare case of congenital lobar emphysema diagnosed in a 13-year-old boy.
Authors: Matuszczak E, Dębek W PMID: 33552186 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Bilobar congenital lobar emphysema in a child: how to approach it?
Authors: Govindarajan KK PMID: 33552187 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal vascular malformation.
Authors: Geropoulos G, Kapriniotis K, Mitsos S, Joslin E, Klimatsidas M, Panagiotopoulos N PMID: 33552188 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Esophageal foreign body removal by thoracotomy in a patient with aberrant right subclavian artery.
Authors: Bae CH, Cho JW PMID: 33552189 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

William Imon Norwood, 1941-2020.
Authors: Skalski JH PMID: 33552190 [PubMed] (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 9, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research

Long-term results after the modified Ravitch procedure performed in children and adolescents - a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. A retrospective study
CONCLUSIONS: The alternative treatment we propose is a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. Good long-term results make the procedure suitable to be used more frequently in all types of deformities.PMID:33552179 | PMC:PMC7848616 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102336 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joachim Buchwald Dariusz Ligarski Tomasz Polewczyk Source Type: research

Valve-related factors and incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience, prosthetic valve endocarditis has a high mortality. Early onset prosthetic valve endocarditis is less common but has higher mortality compared to the late onset. Mitral valve repair was less prone to develop prosthetic valve endocarditis, and valve-related factors (type and size of the valve, valve position) did not have any influence on the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis.PMID:33552180 | PMC:PMC7848622 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102341 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Branislav Bezak Panagiotis Artemiou Michal Hulman Source Type: research

Use of the six-minute walk test in exercise prescription in male patients after coronary artery bypass surgery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):183-188. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102340. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether it is possible to determine the training load on the basis of the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) in patients after cardiac surgery with low tolerance of physical exercise.AIM: Use of the 6-MWT to determine an individual initial training load in walking training on a treadmill in the early phase of cardiac rehabilitation in men after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two men aged 54 to 74 years, up to 3 months after CABG surgery participated in...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dorota Doleci ńska Izabela Przywarska Tomasz Podg órski Piotr Dylewicz Jacek Lewandowski Source Type: research

Determination of acute changes in new electrocardiography parameters during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):189-192. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102333. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support has been used for respiratory insufficiency. Its role in blood oxygenation has been well documented. However, the effects on myocardial electrophysiology have not been studied in detail.AIM: To reveal the acute effects of extracorporeal support on new electrocardiography (ECG) parameters in patients with preserved left ventricular functions.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in three separate clinics. Sixteen co...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hakan G öçer Ahmet Baris Durukan Erdin ç Naseri Mustafa Ünal Source Type: research

Our experience of total pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: a comprehensive analysis over a period of 5 years
CONCLUSIONS: Although pericardiectomy for CP remains associated with some operative mortality, the short-term outcome is favorable, and surgical treatment is able to improve the functional class in the majority of survivors.PMID:33552183 | PMC:PMC7848613 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102337 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Manish Jadhao Kuntal Surana Vijay Shewale Chaitanya Hemant Raut Vaibhav Shah Prashant Mishra Jayant Khandekar Source Type: research

General anaesthesia or sedation for percutaneous aortic valve implantation? The questionnaire results and authors' experience
CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results regarding anaesthetic management in TAVR procedures demonstrate that monitored sedation is safe, provided that contraindications are observed.PMID:33552184 | PMC:PMC7848612 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102398 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa M Kucewicz-Czech Leszek Machej Kazimierz Kiermasz Andrzej W ęglarzy Maria Damps Damian Hudziak Rados ław Gocoł Andrzej Ocha ła Rados ław Parma Source Type: research

The use of open window thoracostomy in the management of post-pneumonectomy pleural empyema after gun-shot
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):203-204. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102339. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552185 | PMC:PMC7848615 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102339 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Piotr Ostrowski Maria J Strandberg Eriksson Kajetan Kie łbowski Nikola Ruszel Jaros ław Pieróg Janusz W ójcik Bartosz Kubisa Source Type: research

A rare case of congenital lobar emphysema diagnosed in a 13-year-old boy
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):205-207. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102331. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552186 | PMC:PMC7848619 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102331 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa Matuszczak Wojciech D ębek Source Type: research

Bilobar congenital lobar emphysema in a child: how to approach it?
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):208-209. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102332. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552187 | PMC:PMC7848617 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102332 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Krishna Kumar Govindarajan Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal vascular malformation
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):210-211. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102338. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552188 | PMC:PMC7848623 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102338 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Georgios Geropoulos Konstantinos Kapriniotis Sofoklis Mitsos Emily Joslin Michael Klimatsidas Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Source Type: research

Esophageal foreign body removal by thoracotomy in a patient with aberrant right subclavian artery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):212-213. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102334. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552189 | PMC:PMC7848621 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102334 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chi Hoon Bae Jun Woo Cho Source Type: research

William Imon Norwood, 1941-2020
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):214-216. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102638. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552190 | PMC:PMC7848620 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102638 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Janusz H Skalski Source Type: research

Long-term results after the modified Ravitch procedure performed in children and adolescents - a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. A retrospective study
CONCLUSIONS: The alternative treatment we propose is a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. Good long-term results make the procedure suitable to be used more frequently in all types of deformities.PMID:33552179 | PMC:PMC7848616 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102336 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joachim Buchwald Dariusz Ligarski Tomasz Polewczyk Source Type: research

Valve-related factors and incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience, prosthetic valve endocarditis has a high mortality. Early onset prosthetic valve endocarditis is less common but has higher mortality compared to the late onset. Mitral valve repair was less prone to develop prosthetic valve endocarditis, and valve-related factors (type and size of the valve, valve position) did not have any influence on the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis.PMID:33552180 | PMC:PMC7848622 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102341 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Branislav Bezak Panagiotis Artemiou Michal Hulman Source Type: research

Use of the six-minute walk test in exercise prescription in male patients after coronary artery bypass surgery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):183-188. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102340. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether it is possible to determine the training load on the basis of the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) in patients after cardiac surgery with low tolerance of physical exercise.AIM: Use of the 6-MWT to determine an individual initial training load in walking training on a treadmill in the early phase of cardiac rehabilitation in men after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two men aged 54 to 74 years, up to 3 months after CABG surgery participated in...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dorota Doleci ńska Izabela Przywarska Tomasz Podg órski Piotr Dylewicz Jacek Lewandowski Source Type: research

Determination of acute changes in new electrocardiography parameters during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):189-192. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102333. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support has been used for respiratory insufficiency. Its role in blood oxygenation has been well documented. However, the effects on myocardial electrophysiology have not been studied in detail.AIM: To reveal the acute effects of extracorporeal support on new electrocardiography (ECG) parameters in patients with preserved left ventricular functions.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in three separate clinics. Sixteen co...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hakan G öçer Ahmet Baris Durukan Erdin ç Naseri Mustafa Ünal Source Type: research

Our experience of total pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: a comprehensive analysis over a period of 5 years
CONCLUSIONS: Although pericardiectomy for CP remains associated with some operative mortality, the short-term outcome is favorable, and surgical treatment is able to improve the functional class in the majority of survivors.PMID:33552183 | PMC:PMC7848613 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102337 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Manish Jadhao Kuntal Surana Vijay Shewale Chaitanya Hemant Raut Vaibhav Shah Prashant Mishra Jayant Khandekar Source Type: research

General anaesthesia or sedation for percutaneous aortic valve implantation? The questionnaire results and authors' experience
CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results regarding anaesthetic management in TAVR procedures demonstrate that monitored sedation is safe, provided that contraindications are observed.PMID:33552184 | PMC:PMC7848612 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102398 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa M Kucewicz-Czech Leszek Machej Kazimierz Kiermasz Andrzej W ęglarzy Maria Damps Damian Hudziak Rados ław Gocoł Andrzej Ocha ła Rados ław Parma Source Type: research

The use of open window thoracostomy in the management of post-pneumonectomy pleural empyema after gun-shot
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):203-204. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102339. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552185 | PMC:PMC7848615 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102339 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Piotr Ostrowski Maria J Strandberg Eriksson Kajetan Kie łbowski Nikola Ruszel Jaros ław Pieróg Janusz W ójcik Bartosz Kubisa Source Type: research

A rare case of congenital lobar emphysema diagnosed in a 13-year-old boy
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):205-207. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102331. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552186 | PMC:PMC7848619 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102331 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa Matuszczak Wojciech D ębek Source Type: research

Bilobar congenital lobar emphysema in a child: how to approach it?
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):208-209. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102332. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552187 | PMC:PMC7848617 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102332 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Krishna Kumar Govindarajan Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal vascular malformation
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):210-211. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102338. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552188 | PMC:PMC7848623 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102338 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Georgios Geropoulos Konstantinos Kapriniotis Sofoklis Mitsos Emily Joslin Michael Klimatsidas Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Source Type: research

Esophageal foreign body removal by thoracotomy in a patient with aberrant right subclavian artery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):212-213. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102334. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552189 | PMC:PMC7848621 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102334 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chi Hoon Bae Jun Woo Cho Source Type: research

William Imon Norwood, 1941-2020
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):214-216. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102638. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552190 | PMC:PMC7848620 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102638 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Janusz H Skalski Source Type: research

Long-term results after the modified Ravitch procedure performed in children and adolescents - a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. A retrospective study
CONCLUSIONS: The alternative treatment we propose is a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. Good long-term results make the procedure suitable to be used more frequently in all types of deformities.PMID:33552179 | PMC:PMC7848616 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102336 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joachim Buchwald Dariusz Ligarski Tomasz Polewczyk Source Type: research

Valve-related factors and incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience, prosthetic valve endocarditis has a high mortality. Early onset prosthetic valve endocarditis is less common but has higher mortality compared to the late onset. Mitral valve repair was less prone to develop prosthetic valve endocarditis, and valve-related factors (type and size of the valve, valve position) did not have any influence on the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis.PMID:33552180 | PMC:PMC7848622 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102341 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Branislav Bezak Panagiotis Artemiou Michal Hulman Source Type: research

Use of the six-minute walk test in exercise prescription in male patients after coronary artery bypass surgery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):183-188. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102340. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: It is unclear whether it is possible to determine the training load on the basis of the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) in patients after cardiac surgery with low tolerance of physical exercise.AIM: Use of the 6-MWT to determine an individual initial training load in walking training on a treadmill in the early phase of cardiac rehabilitation in men after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two men aged 54 to 74 years, up to 3 months after CABG surgery participated in...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dorota Doleci ńska Izabela Przywarska Tomasz Podg órski Piotr Dylewicz Jacek Lewandowski Source Type: research

Determination of acute changes in new electrocardiography parameters during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):189-192. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102333. Epub 2021 Jan 15.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION: Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support has been used for respiratory insufficiency. Its role in blood oxygenation has been well documented. However, the effects on myocardial electrophysiology have not been studied in detail.AIM: To reveal the acute effects of extracorporeal support on new electrocardiography (ECG) parameters in patients with preserved left ventricular functions.MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in three separate clinics. Sixteen co...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hakan G öçer Ahmet Baris Durukan Erdin ç Naseri Mustafa Ünal Source Type: research

Our experience of total pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis: a comprehensive analysis over a period of 5 years
CONCLUSIONS: Although pericardiectomy for CP remains associated with some operative mortality, the short-term outcome is favorable, and surgical treatment is able to improve the functional class in the majority of survivors.PMID:33552183 | PMC:PMC7848613 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102337 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Manish Jadhao Kuntal Surana Vijay Shewale Chaitanya Hemant Raut Vaibhav Shah Prashant Mishra Jayant Khandekar Source Type: research

General anaesthesia or sedation for percutaneous aortic valve implantation? The questionnaire results and authors' experience
CONCLUSIONS: The preliminary results regarding anaesthetic management in TAVR procedures demonstrate that monitored sedation is safe, provided that contraindications are observed.PMID:33552184 | PMC:PMC7848612 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102398 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa M Kucewicz-Czech Leszek Machej Kazimierz Kiermasz Andrzej W ęglarzy Maria Damps Damian Hudziak Rados ław Gocoł Andrzej Ocha ła Rados ław Parma Source Type: research

The use of open window thoracostomy in the management of post-pneumonectomy pleural empyema after gun-shot
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):203-204. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102339. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552185 | PMC:PMC7848615 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102339 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Piotr Ostrowski Maria J Strandberg Eriksson Kajetan Kie łbowski Nikola Ruszel Jaros ław Pieróg Janusz W ójcik Bartosz Kubisa Source Type: research

A rare case of congenital lobar emphysema diagnosed in a 13-year-old boy
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):205-207. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102331. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552186 | PMC:PMC7848619 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102331 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ewa Matuszczak Wojciech D ębek Source Type: research

Bilobar congenital lobar emphysema in a child: how to approach it?
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):208-209. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102332. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552187 | PMC:PMC7848617 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102332 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Krishna Kumar Govindarajan Source Type: research

Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic resection of an anterior mediastinal vascular malformation
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):210-211. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102338. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552188 | PMC:PMC7848623 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102338 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Georgios Geropoulos Konstantinos Kapriniotis Sofoklis Mitsos Emily Joslin Michael Klimatsidas Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos Source Type: research

Esophageal foreign body removal by thoracotomy in a patient with aberrant right subclavian artery
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):212-213. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102334. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552189 | PMC:PMC7848621 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102334 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chi Hoon Bae Jun Woo Cho Source Type: research

William Imon Norwood, 1941-2020
Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol. 2020 Dec;17(4):214-216. doi: 10.5114/kitp.2020.102638. Epub 2021 Jan 15.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33552190 | PMC:PMC7848620 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102638 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Janusz H Skalski Source Type: research

Long-term results after the modified Ravitch procedure performed in children and adolescents - a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. A retrospective study
CONCLUSIONS: The alternative treatment we propose is a one-time procedure without the need to use additional support of the sternum. Good long-term results make the procedure suitable to be used more frequently in all types of deformities.PMID:33552179 | PMC:PMC7848616 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102336 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Joachim Buchwald Dariusz Ligarski Tomasz Polewczyk Source Type: research

Valve-related factors and incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our experience, prosthetic valve endocarditis has a high mortality. Early onset prosthetic valve endocarditis is less common but has higher mortality compared to the late onset. Mitral valve repair was less prone to develop prosthetic valve endocarditis, and valve-related factors (type and size of the valve, valve position) did not have any influence on the incidence of prosthetic valve endocarditis.PMID:33552180 | PMC:PMC7848622 | DOI:10.5114/kitp.2020.102341 (Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Branislav Bezak Panagiotis Artemiou Michal Hulman Source Type: research