Erratum
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comment on Ligature of the Left Main Coronary Artery after Surgery in Kawasaki Disease: Case Report
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Response by Authors to the Letter Regarding Article "Lidocaine and Pinacidil Added to Blood Versus Crystalloid Cardioplegic Solutions: Study in Isolated Hearts"
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Making Progress in Perfusion Practices
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Double-Orifice Mitral Valve: An Educational Presentation
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Rapidly Progressive Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Right Atrium: a Rare Case Report
Abstract We are going to present a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma in the right atrium, which is a very rare entity. The patient had a right atrial mass, which prolapsed through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, causing functional tricuspid valve stenosis. The tumor was completely resected and the patient had an uneventful postoperative period. Histopathological examination reported malignant fibrous histiocytoma. The patient presented to the emergency department five weeks after discharge with dyspnea and palpitation. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed recurrent right atrial tumor ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Bridge Occlusion Balloon for Venous Angioplasty in Superior Vena Cava Occlusion
Abstract The Bridge Occlusion Balloon is a compliant balloon, specifically designed for temporary Superior vena cava occlusion in case of Superior Vena Cava laceration during lead extraction procedures. We here report the first case, using Bridge Occlusion Ballon for a venous angioplasty in a patient with dysfunctional pacemaker leads and symptomatic Superior Vena Cava occlusion. After successful lead extraction, venography was showing a narrow venous canal. Therefore, venous angioplasty using the Bridge balloon was performed. Especially for high-risk lead extraction cases in patients with Superior Vena Cava stenosis, the ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

First Two Brazilian Cases: Correction of Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Valve Stenosis with Sutureless/Rapid Deployment Aortic Prosthesis
Abstract Ascending aortic aneurysm is usually associated with aortic valve diseases, especially aortic stenosis. The standard technique involves the substitution of the dilated aortic segment with a Dacron tube and replacement of the aortic valve with a regular prosthesis. The correction of ascending aortic aneurysm with aortic valve replacement using the new sutureless and rapid deployment prosthesis was performed by a minimally invasive approach and for the first time in a Brazilian Center. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch after Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: Neither Uncommon nor Harmless
Abstract Prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is an issue that has been overlooked (not to say neglected). Cardiac surgeons must bear in mind that this is a real problem that we must tackle. The purpose of this paper is to be a wake-up call to the surgical community by giving a brief overview of what PPM is, its incidence and impact on the outcomes. We also discuss the increasing role played by imaging for predicting and assessing PPM after SAVR (with which surgeons must become more acquainted) and, finally, we present some options to avoid PPM after the surgical procedure. (Sour...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Acute Kidney Injury after Cardiac Surgery: Risk Factors and Novel Biomarkers
Abstract Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and severe complication after cardiac surgery. Currently, a series of novel biomarkers have favored the assessment of AKI after cardiac surgery in addition to the conventional indicators. The biomartkers, such as urinary liver fatty acid binding protein (L-FABP), urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), serum L-FABP, heart-type FABP, kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1), and interleukin-18 were found to be significantly higher in patients who developed AKI after cardiac surgery than those who did not. Apart from urinary interleukin-18, the novel biomarkers have b...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of Perventricular and Percutaneous Device Closure Treatments for Isolated Ventricular Septal Defect: A Chinese Single-Institution Experience
Conclusion: Both procedures are safe and effective treatments for isolated VSD. The percutaneous procedure has obvious advantages of shorter ICU stay and less trauma than the perventricular procedure. However, the perventricular procedure is simpler to execute, results in a shorter operative time, and avoids X-ray exposure. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Major Adverse Events after Surgical Closure of Ventricular Septal Defect in Patients Less than 1 Year of Age: A Single-Center Retrospective
Abstract Objective: To reveal the risk factors that can lead to a complicated course and an increased morbidity in patients 24 hours, intensive care unit (ICU) stay longer than three days, and hospital stay longer than seven days were defined as “ prolonged ” . Unplanned reoperation, complete heart block requiring a permanent pacemaker implantation, sudden circulatory arrest, and death were considered as significant major adverse events (MAE). Results: VSD closure was performed in 185 patients. The median age was five (1-12) months. There was prolonged MV time in 54 (29.2%) patients. Four patients (2.2%) requir...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Arterial Procedures on Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - A Pilot Study
Abstract Objective: The main goal of our study was to assess the impact of vascular procedures on the activity of hemostatic and fibrinolytic pathways. Methods: We enrolled 38 patients with ≥ 45 years old undergoing surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm or peripheral artery disease under general or regional anesthesia and who were hospitalized at least one night after the procedure. Patients undergoing carotid artery surgery and those who had acute bypass graft thrombosis, cancer, renal failure defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on 1-Year Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Meta-analysis of 71,106 Patients
Conclusion: The presence of severe PPM after TAVI increased early-term mortality. Although moderate PPM seemed harmless, the findings of this study cannot not rule out the possibility of it being detrimental, since there are other registries that did not address this issue yet. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

An Easy and Reliable Way to Prevent Electrocardiographic Deteriorations of Patients Undergoing Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Preoperative Anxiolytic Treatment
Conclusion: Elevated anxiety levels in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery have a negative effect through prolonged QT and P-wave dispersion times. Anxiolytic treatment before surgery may be useful to prevent ventricular and atrial arrhythmias and associated complications through decreasing the QT and P-wave dispersion duration. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Acute Response to Aerobic Exercise on Autonomic Cardiac Control of Patients in Phase III of a Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Conclusion: The practice of (acute) aerobic exercise improved autonomic cardiac control in patients undergoing CABG. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Predictive Effects of Clinical Hematological Changes on Saphenous Graft Patency after Coronary Artery Surgery
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between clinical hematologic parameters and saphenous vein graft failure after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Methods: A total of 1950 consecutive patients underwent isolated on-pump coronary artery surgery between November 2010 and February 2013. Of these, 284 patients met our inclusion criteria; their preoperative clinical hematological parameters were retrospectively obtained for this cohort study. And of them, 109 patients underwent conventional coronary angiography after graft failure was revealed by coronary computed tomography angiography. The primary endp...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Effects of in vitro Amitriptyline, Fluoxetine, Tranylcypromine and Venlafaxine on Saphenous Vein Grafts
Conclusion: The maximum relaxation at minimum and maximum therapeutic concentrations was obtained with amitriptyline, fluoxetine and tranylcypromine, and the minimum relaxation was obtained with venlafaxine. The relaxation responses were independent of the endothelium. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Robotic Mitral Valve Surgey Combined with Left Atrial Reduction and Ablation Procedures
Conclusion: Left atrial reduction and radiofrequency ablation concomitant with robotically assisted mi nimally invasive mitral valve surgery can be performed safely and effectively to eliminate AF and prevent recurrence. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Single-center Study Comparing Short and Mid-Term Results of EVAR in Old and Young Populations
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the operative mortality rate and outcomes of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) between young and geriatric people in a single center. Methods: Eighty-five patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms who underwent EVAR between January 2012 and September 2016 were included. Outcomes were compared between two groups: the young (aged
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative Analysis of Myocardial Protection with HTK Solution and Hypothermic Hyperkalemic Blood Solution in the Correction of Acyanogenic Congenital Cardiopathies - A Randomized Study
Conclusion: We conclude that in patients with acyanotic congenital cardiopathies submitted to total surgical correction, mean aortic clamping time around one hour, and cardiopulmonary bypass with moderate hypothermia, the HTK crystalloid cardioplegic solutio n offers the same myocardial protection as the cold-blood hyperkalemic cardioplegic solution analyzed, according to the variables considered in our study model. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Reconstruction Surgery in Candidates for Heart Transplantation
Conclusion: Surgical treatment of left ventricular reconstruction in candidates for heart transplantation is effective, efficient, and safe, providing adequate survival. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Xenotransplantation: on the way to Clinical Application?
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

New Achievements, Recognition and a Farewell
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - July 22, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Brazilian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (SBCCV) and Brazilian Society for Extracorporeal Circulation (SBCEC) Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice
Abstract Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are an important technological development for patients with end-stage heart failure, and approximately 50% of these patients require various additional cardiac procedures. Here we presente the case of a patient suffering from severe aortic insufficiency, aortic root dilatation, and an ascending aortic aneurysm with end-stage decompensated heart failure. We performed the Bentall procedure combined with a left VAD implantation during the same session. The postoperative period was uneventful for this patient, and he was discharged on the 32nd postoperative day. The heart failure sym...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mean Platelet Volume: is it an Emerging Marker or an Exaggeration?
Abstract Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are an important technological development for patients with end-stage heart failure, and approximately 50% of these patients require various additional cardiac procedures. Here we presente the case of a patient suffering from severe aortic insufficiency, aortic root dilatation, and an ascending aortic aneurysm with end-stage decompensated heart failure. We performed the Bentall procedure combined with a left VAD implantation during the same session. The postoperative period was uneventful for this patient, and he was discharged on the 32nd postoperative day. The heart failure sym...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation Combined with Bentall Procedure
Abstract Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are an important technological development for patients with end-stage heart failure, and approximately 50% of these patients require various additional cardiac procedures. Here we presente the case of a patient suffering from severe aortic insufficiency, aortic root dilatation, and an ascending aortic aneurysm with end-stage decompensated heart failure. We performed the Bentall procedure combined with a left VAD implantation during the same session. The postoperative period was uneventful for this patient, and he was discharged on the 32nd postoperative day. The heart failure sym...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Transesophageal Echocardiography-Guided Thrombectomy of Level IV Renal Cell Carcinoma without Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Abstract Advanced renal cell carcinoma accompanied by tumor thrombus in the venous system is present in up to 10% of cases. Extension of tumor thrombus above the diaphragm or into the right atrium represents level IV disease. Level IV tumors are typically treated with sterno-laparotomy approach with or without deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and veno-venous bypass. In this case report, the surgical technique for the resection of advanced RCC were described, with the concomitant use of transesophageal echocardiography for thrombus extraction without the veno-venous or cardiopulmonary bypass. (Source: Revista Brasileira ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Endovascular Repair of a Penetrating Axillary Artery Injury
We report a 16-year-old boy who sustained a gunshot injury on his upper left side of the chest that resulted in an injury to the left axillary artery and was treated with endovascular repair. An endovascular repair has been increasingly accepted for the management of hemorrhage in critically ill trauma patients; using covered endovascular stents provides an alternative modality for both controlling hemorrhage and preserving flow. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mal-Positioning of Dialysis Catheter in Anomalous Left Superior Pulmonary Vein in a Patient with Acute Type A Dissection, a Case Report
We describe how a systematic multidisciplinary approach and use of advanced imaging techniques can recognise and deal with this rare clinical dilemma. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Innominate vs. Axillary Artery Cannulation in Aortic Surgery: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: There is no superiority of axillary over innominate artery cannulation in thoracic aortic surgery in terms of perioperative outcomes; however, as the studies were limited, larger scale comparative studies are required to provide a solid evidence base for choosing optimal arterial cannulation site. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch Negatively Affects Outcomes after Mitral Valve Replacement: Meta-Analysis of 10,239 Patients
This study sought to evaluate the impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on the risk of perioperative and long-term mortality after mitral valve replacement. Methods: Databases were researched for studies published until December 2018. Main outcomes of interest were perioperative and 10-year mortality and echocardiographic parameters. Results: The research yielded 2,985 studies for inclusion. Of these, 16 articles were analyzed, and their data extracted. The total number of patients included was 10,239, who underwent mitral valve replacement. The incidence of prosthesis-patient mismatch after mitral valve replacement was 53...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Treatment of Pericardial Effusion Through Subxiphoid Tube Pericardiostomy and Computerized Tomography- or Echocardiography - Guided Percutaneous Catheter Drainage Methods
Conclusion: Currently, there are m any methods to treat PE. The correct treatment method for each patient should be selected according to a very careful analysis of the patient's clinical condition as well as the prospective benefit of surgical intervention. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Aneurysm Repair: Off-pump Linear Plication versus On-pump Patch Plasty
Abstract Objective: The study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of simplified linear plication and classic patch plasty in patients with left ventricular aneurysm (LVA). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 282 patients undergoing LVA repair between 2006 and 2016. After propensity score matching, 45 pairs of patients receiving LVA surgery were divided into either a patch group (on-pump endoventricular patch plasty) or a plication group (off-pump linear plication). Then, their early surgical outcomes and long-term survival were compared in two matched groups. Results: The heart function improvement at discharge was sim...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation: Evaluation of its Economic Impact on the Costs of Cardiac Surgery
Conclusion: POAF generates a high economic burden in the overall costs of cardiac surgery, and our results reveal the differential contribution of each of the evaluated factors. This information, which was previously unavailable in this setting, is essential for the development of more effective prevention stra tegies. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Previous Cardiac Surgery: a Predictor of Mortality in Aortic Valve Replacement?
Conclusion: PCS was not a predictor for operative mortality nor long-term survival in pa-tients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Diagnostic Performance of QFR for the Evaluation of Intermediate Coronary Artery Stenosis Confirmed by Fractional Flow Reserve
Conclusion: QFR is a simple, useful, and noninvasive modality for diagnosis of functional significance of intermediate coronary artery stenosis. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The Expression of and Preoperative Correlation between Heat-Shock Protein 70, EuroSCORE, and Lactate in Patients undergoing CABG with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Conclusion: HSP 70 should be a good discriminator and protection marker for complications in cardiac surgery. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of Preoperative Creatinine Levels on Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: an Observational Study
Abstract Introduction: Renal function is an independent risk factor for mortality among on-pump coronary bypass grafting (ONCABG) patients. This association is well known in the international literature, but there is a lack of knowledge of how admission creatinine (AC) levels modulate each cardiovascular risk factor. Objective: The aim of this paper was to assess the effect of different AC levels on mortality among ONCABG patients. Methods: 1,599 patients who underwent ONCABG between December 1999 and February 2006 at Hospital de Base in S ão José do Rio Preto/SP-Brazil were included. They were divided into q...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Brazil: Analysis of the National Reality Through the BYPASS Registry
Conclusion: CABG data in Brazil provided by the BYPASS Registry analysis are representative of our national reality and practice. This database constitutes an important reference for indications and comparisons of therapeutic procedures, as well as to propose subsequent models to improve patient safety and the quality of surgical practice in the country. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Relationship of Inter-Arm Systolic Blood Pressure Difference with Subclavian Artery Stenosis and Vertebral Artery Stenosis in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy
Conclusion: Patients who were diagnosed with both subclavian artery stenosis and IASBPD ( ≥ 20 mmHg) had a higher risk of postoperative stroke and death, had higher total cholesterol, LDL-C, blood creatinine level, and were more symptomatic. (Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Benefits of Fasting Abbreviation with Carbohydrates and Omega-3 Infusion During CABG: a Double-Blind Controlled Randomized Trial
Abstract Objective: To assess postoperative clinical data considering the association of preoperative fasting with carbohydrate (CHO) loading and intraoperative infusion of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ( ω -3 PUFA). Methods: 57 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) were randomly assigned to receive 12.5% maltodextrin (200 mL, 2 h before anesthesia), (CHO, n=14); water (200 mL, 2 h before anesthesia), (control, n=14); 12.5% maltodextrin (200 mL, 2 h before anesthesia) plus intraoperative infusion of ω -3 PUFA (0.2 g/kg), (CHO+W3, n=15); or water (200 mL, 2 h before anesthesia) plus in...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Postoperative Metabolic, Inflammation, and Atrial Fibrillation Control: a Relentless Battle
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

The SBCCV/SBCEC Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice: A Landmark for Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Brazil
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Considerations about the Bibliometric Impact Factor. The BJCVS is on the Right Track
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - March 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Erratum
Abstract Buerger's disease, vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels, is a non-atherosclerotic and progressive occlusive condition which frequently involves the distal part of the limbs. The occlusion of coronary arteries in Buerger's disease is a rare condition; however, coronary artery dissection has not been reported previously. Therefore, this paper presents a 45-year-old man who developed coronary artery dissection associated with Buerger's disease. The patient was treated successfully with coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery, and saphe...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Heart Team - the Reality in Some Groups
Abstract Buerger's disease, vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels, is a non-atherosclerotic and progressive occlusive condition which frequently involves the distal part of the limbs. The occlusion of coronary arteries in Buerger's disease is a rare condition; however, coronary artery dissection has not been reported previously. Therefore, this paper presents a 45-year-old man who developed coronary artery dissection associated with Buerger's disease. The patient was treated successfully with coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery, and saphe...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Comment on "Heart Injury with Projectile Lodged Inside the Heart"
Abstract Buerger's disease, vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels, is a non-atherosclerotic and progressive occlusive condition which frequently involves the distal part of the limbs. The occlusion of coronary arteries in Buerger's disease is a rare condition; however, coronary artery dissection has not been reported previously. Therefore, this paper presents a 45-year-old man who developed coronary artery dissection associated with Buerger's disease. The patient was treated successfully with coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery, and saphe...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Dissection in a Patient with Buerger's Disease
Abstract Buerger's disease, vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels, is a non-atherosclerotic and progressive occlusive condition which frequently involves the distal part of the limbs. The occlusion of coronary arteries in Buerger's disease is a rare condition; however, coronary artery dissection has not been reported previously. Therefore, this paper presents a 45-year-old man who developed coronary artery dissection associated with Buerger's disease. The patient was treated successfully with coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery, and saphe...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Ligature of the Left Main Coronary Artery after Surgery in Kawasaki Disease: Case Report
We report a case of a 23-year-old man who was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease that progressed to a coronary aneurysm in the left main coronary artery (LMA). He had suffered from acute coronary syndrome and then underwent an emergent percutaneous coronary angioplasty, in which a polyurethane-covered stent was placed inside the aneurysm. The stent was thrombosed one year later, despite the patient had been treated with anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy. Emergency percutaneous intervention was then performed. LMA was reopened and stent malposition was observed. Therefore, urgent coronary bypass grafting was performed in ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - February 26, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research