Ground Glass Lesions on Chest Imaging: Evaluation of Reported Incidence in Cancer Patients Using Natural Language Processing
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Robert M. Van Haren, Arlene M. Correa, Boris Sepesi, David C. Rice, Wayne L. Hofstetter, Reza J. Mehran, Ara A. Vaporciyan, Garrett L. Walsh, Jack A. Roth, Stephen G. Swisher, Mara B. AntonoffBackgroundGround glass opacities (GGOs) on computed tomography (CT) have gained significant recent attention, with unclear incidence and epidemiologic patterns. Natural language processing (NLP) is a powerful computing tool that collects variables from unstructured data fields. Our objective was to characterize trends of GGO detection usi...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Identifying Drivers of Multiple Readmissions After Pulmonary Lobectomy
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Raymond A. Jean, Alexander S. Chiu, Jessica R. Hoag, Justin D. Blasberg, Daniel J. Boffa, Frank C. Detterbeck, Anthony W. KimBackgroundReadmissions after pulmonary lobectomy for lung cancer are important markers of healthcare quality for surgeons and hospitals. The implications on resources and quality are magnified when examining patients who require multiple readmissions within the perioperative period.MethodsThe Nationwide Readmission Database between 2013 and 2014 was investigated for patients with a primary diagnosis of l...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Printed Models–Guided Surgical Repair for Recurrent Coronary Artery Fistula
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Jing Zhang, Wenrui Ma, Wei Zhang, Ye KongRecurrent coronary artery fistula is rare and can be difficult for surgical treatment because of anatomic complexity. Here, we reported a case of successful re-repair of a recurrent coronary artery fistula, with added evidence of the three-dimensional printed models guiding surgical correction of complex intracardiac abnormalities. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Implantation of Two HVADs Used as a Total Artificial Heart: A New Approach
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Guillaume Lebreton, Ciro Mastroianni, Julien Amour, Pascal LeprinceA 30-year-old patient had angiosarcoma of the right atrium with a negative outcome. The use of a SynCardia or Carmat was not possible due to invasion of the right atrium by the tumor, so we implanted two HeartWare ventricular assist devices (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) in a total artificial heart configuration using a technique not previously described. The surgical follow-up was simple, and the patient remained alive 30 days postoperatively. The technique...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Libman-Sacks Endocarditis in a Puerpera With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
In this report, we present a rare case of congestive heart failure after vaginal delivery. The patient was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus and LS endocarditis based on the transesophageal echocardiographic and laboratory findings. After steroid therapy, the vegetations on the mitral valve disappeared and mitral regurgitation reduced dramatically without a cardiac surgery. The patient achieved long-term clinical improvement at 3-year follow-up. Immunosuppressive therapy could be an effective treatment for acute congestive heart failure induced by LS endocarditis. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Endovascular Aortic Repair for Early Complications After Implantation of the Thoraflex Hybrid Graft
We describe 2 patients who required early intervention for severe foreshortening and incomplete expansion of the Thoraflex (Vascutek, Inchinnan, United Kingdom) stent graft. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Sternal Wires–Induced Severe Systemic Inflammatory Response and Cardiac Tamponade
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Ewa M. Zywicka, Thomas Theologou, Susannah Love, Omar NawaytouNickel hypersensitivity has been reported in up to 15% of the general population, and cases of nickel allergy have been correlated with use of stainless steel wires. This is a case report of a 48-year-old woman with history of contact allergy to metal who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting. Severe systemic inflammatory response and cardiac tamponade due to edema of mediastinal tissues developed postoperatively. The patient required removal of stainle...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Emergency Ross Procedure for Pediatric Aortic Valve Myxofibrosarcoma
We report a malignant tumor arising from the aortic root in a 5-year-old boy presenting with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and tumor embolism, its surgical management using the Ross procedure, and the unique histopathological aspects of the tumor. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aortic Root Replacement and Berlin Heart EXCOR Implantation in Marfan Syndrome
We report of a 20-year-old Marfan syndrome patient presenting with severe aortic regurgitation and severe heart failure. Aortic surgery with concurrent biventricular paracorporeal assist device implantation was performed to bridge the patient to heart transplantation, which was performed successfully 21 weeks after aortic surgery. While the optimal strategy for this situation has not been described, the approach applied here appears a valid option. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Pleural Dural Fistula After Anterior Excision of Thoracic Disc Hernia: Suggested Repair Procedure
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Nissim Ohana, Daniel Benharroch, Dimitri SheinisA young woman displayed a dural tear during thoracic spine surgery. The corpectomy was by anterior approach, after thoracotomy. The dural defect was plastered by a fatty flap and a pleural layer. One month later, she exhibited a right pleural effusion. No consensual intervention is available for this complication. This dural fistula was sealed by a triple patch comprising a flap of intercostal muscles. The incidence of dural leaks following an anterior thoracic spinal surger...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A Rare Solitary Fibrous Tumor Originating From the Distal Aortic Arch
We report a 68-year-old man who presented with a well-circumscribed 6.9 × 6.5 × 3.6-cm tumor with a feeding vessel from the thyrocervical trunk in his left pleural cavity. The tumor was attached to the distal aortic arch, so he underwent a tumor resection with prosthetic graft replacement of the distal aortic arch. Pathological examination revealed a solitary fibrous tumor with potentially malignant features. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a solitary fibrous tumor arising from the aortic adventitia reported in the literature. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Esophagopericardial Fistula and Pneumopericardium From Caustic Ingestion and Esophageal Stent
We report a case of an esophagopericardial fistula presenting as pneumopericardium and purulent pericarditis in a patient with a history of caustic ingestion and an esophageal stent. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Subtotal Cor Triatriatum on Dual-Source Computed Tomography
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Arun Sharma, Basavraj Biradar, Amarinder S. Malhi, Sanjeev Kumar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Multimodality Imaging in Aortic Arch Aneurysm Ruptured Into the Pulmonary Artery
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Yuki Otsuki, Masatoshi Tsunoda, Hidenori Yoshitaka (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Modified Infarct Exclusion Technique for Repair of Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Rupture
This report discusses an infarct exclusion technique modified from the one described by Tirone David and associates. In this technique two separate pericardial patches are used. The first patch excludes the rupture. The second patch is sutured to the margins of the first patch and thus provides strength to the margins of the first patch. The repair is simple and durable and has reduced the incidence of residual ventricular septal defects and patch dehiscence. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Left Atrial Decompression by Minithoracotomy During Extracorporeal Life Support
This report describes a fast and less invasive technique for placing a left atrial cannula through a left anterior minithoracotomy approach. In 4 critically ill children, this minimally invasive technique provided satisfactory left-sided heart decompression, and this report describes a representative case. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Uniportal Lung Cancer Surgery: State of the Evidence
ConclusionsIt remains premature to declare superiority for uniportal VATS in lung cancer surgery. A higher level of evidence is needed, especially in investigating objective benefits and treatment efficacy of the single-incision approach. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

In Memoriam: Gerald Buckberg, MD: Mentor, Educator, Surgeon, and Artist
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Richard J. Shemin, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Harold L. Lazar (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Tadashi Kitamura (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Incentive Spirometry After Lung Resection: The Importance of Patients’ Adherence
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Jane Chen, Adam E.M. Eltorai (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Waël C. Hanna (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Is It Time for a Perioperative Registry on Pneumonectomy Surgery?
Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Priyadharshanan Ariyaratnam (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: March 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3Author(s): Claudio Andreetti, Matteo Tiracorrendo, Erino Angelo Rendina, Mario Santini, Alfonso Fiorelli (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of an Early Oral Feeding Protocol on Inflammatory Cytokine Changes After Esophagectomy
This study was based on a randomized controlled trial (NCT01998230). Patients with esophageal cancer who received McKeown MIE were randomly allocated into a group that started oral feeding on postoperative day (POD) 1 (EOF group) or a second group that received nil by mouth until 7 days after operation (late oral feeding [LOF] group). We chose 86 patients, 46 patients in the EOF group and 40 patients in the LOF group, in which to analyze inflammatory cytokine levels (interleukin [IL]-6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor-a [TNF-α], and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 [MCP-1]).ResultsThe EOF and LOF groups exhibited similar p...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 20, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Aortic graft dehiscence after valve-sparing root replacement.
We report a case of postoperative left ventricular outflow tract pseudoaneurysm in a 49-year-old woman with Marfan syndrome following valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Four months postoperatively, severe dehiscence of the aortic root graft resulted in a retrosternal giant pseudoaneurysm. She underwent emergency redo aortic root replacement, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Although valve-sparing aortic root replacement for aortic root dilatation is widely accepted, we must consider the possibility of postoperative pseudoaneurysms in patients with Marfan syndrome. PMID: 30794782 [PubMed - as supplied b...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Uchida T, Hamasaki A, Kuroda Y, Yamashita A, Mizumoto M, Sadahiro M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Explantation is Usually Feasible and Easy.
We present a clinical case of a 59 year-old patient with a degenerated CoreValve aortic prosthesis. We provide a video of a previously described surgical technique to perform a late surgical explantation of a CoreValve. We confirm that this operation is feasible and easy, partly due to the absence of adhesions at the coronary ostia. Finally, we comment the controversy between mechanical and biological prostheses in patients with dialysis. PMID: 30794783 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Hernandez-Vaquero D, Pascual I, Diaz R, Avanzas P, Moris C, Silva J Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Severe Migraine Associated with Nickel allergy requiring surgical removal of atrial septal device.
We report a 16 years-old male who required surgical explantation of the device 6 years after closure because of debilitating headaches. He had grade I reaction to nickel following skin testing. Intraoperatively, the device had not fully endothelialised. Immediately after surgery, his headaches completely resolved. Long-term Nickel allergy may cause severe migraine, secondary to lack of endothelialisation of a device. Extreme cases may require surgical removal of the device. PMID: 30794784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fraisse A, Fernandes P, Sharma SR, Magee A, Michielon G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation
This study aims to examine outcomes of patients who received ECMO as a bridge to lung transplantation.MethodsStatistical analysis was performed on data gathered retrospectively from the electronic medical records of adult patients who received ECMO as BTT at Columbia University Medical Center from April 2009 through July 2018.ResultsOne hundred and twenty-one adult patients were placed on ECMO as bridge to lung transplantation. Seventy (59%) patients were successfully bridged to lung transplantation. Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, unplanned endotracheal intubation, renal replacement therapy, and cerebrovascular acci...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): John C. Kerpan (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Computed tomography as a superior diagnostic test for left atrial thrombus with calcification
We report a rheumatic heart disease case presented the exemplary imaging manifestation of massive LA thrombus with calcification. The precise anatomic information of massive LA thrombus with calcification was demonstrated by enhanced multi-detector computed tomography. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Fifty-Fifth Annual Meeting, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
PMID: 30790548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kerpan JC Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Computed tomography as a superior diagnostic test for left atrial thrombus with calcification.
We report a rheumatic heart disease case presented the exemplary imaging manifestation of massive LA thrombus with calcification. The precise anatomic information of massive LA thrombus with calcification was demonstrated by enhanced multi-detector computed tomography. PMID: 30790549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pu L, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Liu B, Yang Y, Li Y Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation.
This study aims to examine outcomes of patients who received ECMO as a bridge to lung transplantation. METHODS: Statistical analysis was performed on data gathered retrospectively from the electronic medical records of adult patients who received ECMO as BTT at Columbia University Medical Center from April 2009 through July 2018. RESULTS: One hundred and twenty-one adult patients were placed on ECMO as bridge to lung transplantation. Seventy (59%) patients were successfully bridged to lung transplantation. Simplified Acute Physiology Score II, unplanned endotracheal intubation, renal replacement therapy, and cere...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 18, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tipograf Y, Salna M, Minko E, Grogan EL, Agerstrand C, Sonett J, Brodie D, Bacchetta M Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Immunoglobulin G4 Inflammatory Aortic Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Aortic Syndrome
We describe a case of IgG4RD with multifocal aortic involvement presenting as an acute aortic syndrome. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Is SERCA2 sufficient as a molecular indicator of contractile function in ventricular hypertrophy?
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Bing Gong, Congcong Tian, Dongjin Wang (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

A pediatric case of Staphylococcus lugdunensis-induced infective endocarditis at bovine jugular vein
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Keiichi Hirose, Akio Ikai, Hisao Nagato, Masaya Murata, Kenta Imai, Kazuyoshi Kanno, Motonari Ishido, Keisuke Ota, Hideto Iwafuchi, Kisaburo SakamotoAbstractA 2-year-old boy underwent right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction (RVOTR) with a bovine jugular vein graft. He presented with high fever on postoperative day 6. Blood and drainage effusion cultures were all positive for S.lugdunensis and vancomycin was prescribed. Echocardiography showed vegetation at the BJV. Re-re-RVOTR was performed 51 days after re-RVOTR.In t...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Randomized Trial of Miniaturized versus Standard Extracorporeal Circulation in Aortic Valve Surgery (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): William L. Holman (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect – Evolution of Results in a Single Center during 50 years
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Riku Airaksinen, Ilkka Mattila, Eero Jokinen, Jukka Salminen, Juha Puntila, Miia L. Lehtinen, Tiina Ojala, Paula Rautiainen, Otto Rahkonen, Pertti Suominen, Tommi PätiläAbstractBackgroundOperative mortality after complete atrioventricular septal defect (cAVSD) repair has improved vastly. Less improvement has been demonstrated regarding late mortality and reoperation rates. There is evident lack of comprehensive population-based studies analyzing the history and progress of the ever-changing operative results.Method...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Robotic Multi-vessel Endoscopic Coronary Bypass: Impact of a Beating Heart Approach with Connectors (Commentary)
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Jeffrey E. Everett (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Will patients with resectable esophageal cancer be spared esophagectomy?
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Han-Yu Deng (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Mitral Valve Repair vs Replacement in the STS Database: The Debate Continues
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Thomas Modine, Pavel Overtchouk (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Would the proposed pathophysiology of the “full blast” make sense here? (Reply)
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Daisuke Kaneyuki, Hiroki Kohno, Goro Matsumiya (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes After Initial Unifocalization to a Shunt in Complex Tetralogy of Fallot with MAPCAs
ConclusionsIn patients with the smallest MAPCAs and PAs, single-stage unifocalization to a shunt followed by intracardiac repair yields an excellent outcome in most cases. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Severely Kinked Pseudocoarctation of the Aorta with Unicuspid Aortic Valve
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yosuke Sakurai, Masaaki Koide, Yoshifumi Kunii, Minori Tateishi, Satoshi Okugi, Yuchen Cao (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes After Initial Unifocalization to a Shunt in Complex Tetralogy of Fallot with MAPCAs.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with the smallest MAPCAs and PAs, single-stage unifocalization to a shunt followed by intracardiac repair yields an excellent outcome in most cases. PMID: 30772338 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Bauser-Heaton H, Ma M, Wise-Faberowski L, Asija R, Shek J, Zhang Y, Peng LF, Sidell DR, Hanley FL, McElhinney DB Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Catamenial Haemothorax - A Rare Case Of Thoracic Endometriosis
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Nizami Maria, Begum Sofina, Alexander Mani (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Randomized Trial of Miniaturized versus Standard Extracorporeal Circulation in Aortic Valve Surgery
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Frank R. Halfwerk, Kees Knol, Silvia Mariani, Jan G. Grandjean, Gianclaudio MecozziAbstractBackgroundComplications related to extracorporeal circulation remain serious. While a Minimal Invasive Extra Corporeal Circulation (MiECC) system was developed to cope with these complications, its effectivity on patient-related outcomes such as blood loss remain uncertain. Therefore, the aim of this study is to compare MiECC to an advanced standard system with respect to blood loss.MethodsA total of 128 adult patients undergoing elect...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Catamenial Haemothorax - A Rare Case Of Thoracic Endometriosis.
PMID: 30771319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Maria N, Sofina B, Mani A Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Would the proposed pathophysiology of the "full blast" make sense here? (Reply).
Would the proposed pathophysiology of the "full blast" make sense here? (Reply). Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb 13;: Authors: Kaneyuki D, Kohno H, Matsumiya G PMID: 30771320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kaneyuki D, Kohno H, Matsumiya G Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research

Will patients with resectable esophageal cancer be spared esophagectomy?
PMID: 30771321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Deng HY Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research