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Regenerative Medicine/Cardiac Cell Therapy: Pluripotent Stem Cells
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608761For more than 20 years, tremendous efforts have been made to develop cell-based therapies for treatment of heart failure. However, the results of clinical trials using somatic, nonpluripotent stem or progenitor cells have been largely disappointing in both cardiology and cardiac surgery scenarios. Surgical groups were among the pioneers of experimental and clinical myocyte transplantation (“cellular cardiomyoplasty”), but little translational progress was made prior to the development of cellular reprogramming for creation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Duran, Ana G. Reidell, Olivia Stachelscheid, Harald Klose, Kristin Gossen, Manfred Falk, Volkmar R öll, Wilhelm Stamm, Christof Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Role of Endovascular Aortic Repair in the Treatment of Infected Aortic Aneurysms Complicated by Aortoenteric or Aortobronchial Fistulae.
PMID: 29207434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kan CD, Lee HL, Yang YJ Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Role of Endovascular Aortic Repair in the Treatment of Infected Aortic Aneurysms Complicated by Aortoenteric or Aortobronchial Fistulae
Conclusion The results of this study showed that EVAR/thoracic EVAR (TEVAR) is feasible for the management of infected aortic aneurysms complicated by an AEF or ABF, and results in good short-term outcomes. However, EVAR/TEVAR did not benefit long-term survival compared with open surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 5, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kan, Chung-Dann Lee, Hsin-Ling Yang, Yu-Jen Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

On Patience.
PMID: 29195254 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 1, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann MK Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Right Heart: Ignored and Almost Forgotten.
PMID: 29195255 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 1, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matschke K Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

The Right Heart: Ignored and Almost Forgotten
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2017; 65: 591-592 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608763 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 1, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Matschke, Klaus Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

On Patience
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2017; 65: 589-590 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608762 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - December 1, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Latest Generation of Balloon-Expandable Valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 Valve: Less Paravalvular Regurgitation but Higher Transvalvular Pressure Gradients.
PMID: 29172210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Eghbalzadeh K, Kuhn EW, Sabashnikov A, Weber C, Rahmanian PB, Siedek F, Mauri V, Rudolph T, Baldus S, Madershahian N, Wahlers TC Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Local and Lower Limb Complications during and after Femoral Cannulation for Extracorporeal Life Support.
PMID: 29172211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kreibich M, Benk C, Leitner S, Beyersdorf F, Morlock J, Scherer C, Rylski B, Trummer G Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Effect of Sustained Use of Aspirin until the Time of Surgery on Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
PMID: 29172212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sharifi M, Kamali A, Ghandi Y Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Effect of Sustained Use of Aspirin until the Time of Surgery on Outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608686 Background The topic of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) use in coronary artery disease patients planned for coronary artery bypass grafting during perioperative period is among the most disputed issues in cardiac surgery. We designed a study to weigh the risks and benefits of continued ASA ingestion until the time of surgery. Methods In this randomized double-blind clinical trial, 206 consecutive patients scheduled for isolated coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) were randomly stratified into two groups. In group 1 (104 cases), patients were given 80 ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sharifi, Mehrzad Kamali, Alireza Ghandi, Yazdan Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Local and Lower Limb Complications during and after Femoral Cannulation for Extracorporeal Life Support
Conclusion Surgical and percutaneous implantation and explantation of ECLS are safe and feasible with comparable complication rates, including wound healing disorders. We recommend that a lower limb perfusion cannula should be placed to prevent leg ischemia. Surgical cut-down placement of the distal leg perfusion cannula may reduce the incidence of distal leg ischemia compared with percutaneous distal leg cannula implantation. Correct placement of the cannula should be controlled. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract&nbs...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kreibich, Maximilian Benk, Christoph Leitner, Sophie Beyersdorf, Friedhelm Morlock, Julia Scherer, Christian Rylski, Bartosz Trummer, Georg Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Latest Generation of Balloon-Expandable Valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 Valve: Less Paravalvular Regurgitation but Higher Transvalvular Pressure Gradients
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608750 Background The latest generation of balloon-expandable valve, the Edwards Sapien 3 valve (S3V), was designed to reduce paravalvular regurgitation (PVR). We retrospectively compared S3V with Edwards Sapien XT valve (SXTV) with regard to postprocedural transvalvular pressure gradients (PGs). Methods Analysis of 152 patients receiving SXTV and 125 patients receiving S3V between February 2009 and April 2015 was performed. Transvalvular PGs and the incidence and extent of aortic regurgitation (AR) were compared postprocedurally by echocardiography for each valve...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - November 24, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Eghbalzadeh, Kaveh Kuhn, Elmar W. Sabashnikov, Anton Weber, Carolyn Rahmanian, Parwis Baradaran Siedek, Florian Mauri, Victor Rudolph, Tanja Baldus, Stephan Madershahian, Navid Wahlers, Thorsten C. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain at 1.5 Tesla in Patients with Temporary Transmyocardial Pacing Leads
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607331 Background Temporary transmyocardial pacing leads (TTPLs) represent an absolute contraindication to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of MRI at 1.5 Tesla (T) using a transmit/receive (T/R) head coil in patients with TTPL. Methods TTPLs (220 cm, Osypka TME, Dr. Osypka GmbH, Rheinfelden, Germany) were implanted in a phantom and exposed to conditions of a 1.5 T brain examination using a T/R head coil. Temperature changes at the lead tip were continuously recorded. A total of 28 patients with ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 28, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Homsi, Rami Mellert, Fritz Luechinger, Roger Thomas, Daniel Doerner, Jonas Luetkens, Julian Schild, Hans H. Naehle, Claas P. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain at 1.5 Tesla in Patients with Temporary Transmyocardial Pacing Leads.
PMID: 29080557 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 28, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Homsi R, Mellert F, Luechinger R, Thomas D, Doerner J, Luetkens J, Schild HH, Naehle CP Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Comparing the Host Reaction to CorMatrix and Different Cardiac Patch Materials Implanted Subcutaneously in Growing Pigs
Conclusions Patches were biotolerated by pigs. Xenopericardial patches elicited encapsulating fibrosis and no remodeling. CorMatrix resorbs completely and degrades consistently without leaving residues. Lack of encapsulating fibrosis toward CorMatrix allows tissue ingrowth and matrix remodeling. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mosala Nezhad, Zahra Poncelet, Alain Fervaille, Caroline Gianello, Pierre Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Mechanisms Involved in Premature Aging in the Heart —Is There an Implication for Cardiac Surgery?
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607052During the past century, life expectancy has risen in Germany from 35.6 and 38.5 years in men and women (1871/1881) to 78.2 and 83.1 years (2013/2015). In recent years, the dominance of chronic diseases as major contributors to total global mortality has emerged. The incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) increases in westernized societies and projected trends suggest that by 2030, CVD alone will also be responsible for more deaths in low-income countries than infectious diseases. The occurrence of CVD also seems to correlate to a further increase of biological age with...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Niemann, Bernd Simm, Andreas Rohrbach, Susanne Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Analysis on the Age Distribution of Sternum Fractures
Conclusion The first age summit after the age of 16 years shows an identical course to the frequency of traffic accidents of this age group, as well as the decline to the fourth decade and the subsequent resurgence up to the fifth decade. After 65 years, the incidence of accidents increases, in particular, the risk of falling in elderly people. In the context of a weaker bone structure, low falls are a common course for fragility fractures. The present analysis of routines shows for the first time the age distribution of the SF taking into account all hospital cases of the observation period. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schmitt, Sonja Krinner, Sebastian Langenbach, Andreas Hennig, Friedrich F. Schulz-Drost, Stefan Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Digital Devices Improve Chest Tube Management: Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607443 Background Digital devices could help clinical practice measuring the air leak, but their role is still debated. Aim of this study is to test advantages using these devices. Methods From June 2012 to May 2015, we enrolled 95 patients undergoing lobectomy or wedge resection in a prospective randomized trial. Patients were divided into two groups: group D (digital, 50 patients) evaluated with digital device and group E (empirical, 45 patients) evaluated with water seal. Logistic regression analysis and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis we...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chiappetta, Marco Lococo, Filippo Nachira, Dania Ciavarella, Leonardo Petracca Congedo, Maria Teresa Porziella, Venanzio Meacci, Elisa Margaritora, Stefano Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Resternotomy Plus Left Thoracotomy Surgery after Previous Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Repair
Conclusion Extended approach after a previous acute type A aortic dissection repair showed acceptable outcomes. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Uchino, Gaku Yoshida, Takeshi Kakii, Bunpachi Furui, Masato Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Resternotomy Plus Left Thoracotomy Surgery after Previous Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Repair.
PMID: 29078229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Uchino G, Yoshida T, Kakii B, Furui M Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Digital Devices Improve Chest Tube Management: Results from a Prospective Randomized Trial.
PMID: 29078230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Chiappetta M, Lococo F, Nachira D, Ciavarella LP, Congedo MT, Porziella V, Meacci E, Margaritora S Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Analysis on the Age Distribution of Sternum Fractures.
PMID: 29078231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schmitt S, Krinner S, Langenbach A, Hennig FF, Schulz-Drost S Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Mechanisms Involved in Premature Aging in the Heart-Is There an Implication for Cardiac Surgery?
PMID: 29078232 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Niemann B, Simm A, Rohrbach S Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Comparing the Host Reaction to CorMatrix and Different Cardiac Patch Materials Implanted Subcutaneously in Growing Pigs.
PMID: 29078233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 27, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mosala Nezhad Z, Poncelet A, Fervaille C, Gianello P Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Long-Term Survival after Salvage Surgery for Local Failure after Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Conclusion SLS in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung surgery following dCRT is feasible, prolongs long-term survival and allows local tumor control. Selection criteria remain undefined and patients should be considered surgical candidates during multidisciplinary team conference. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schreiner, Waldemar Dudek, Wojciech Lettmaier, Sebastian Fietkau, Rainer Sirbu, Horia Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Surgical Outcome of Colon Interposition in Esophageal Cancer Surgery: Analysis of Risk Factors for Conduit-Related Morbidity
Conclusion Colon interposition is associated with relatively high complication rates, whereas nCRT is associated with conduit morbidity. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lee, Kanghoon Kim, Hyeong Ryul Park, Seung-Il Kim, Dong Kwan Kim, Yong-Hee Choi, Se Hoon Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Chemoradiation Therapy Followed by Surgery in the Treatment of Locoregionally Advanced Non –Small Cell Lung Cancer
Conclusion The TAXCIS protocol followed by surgery is feasible for initially unresectable NSCLC stage IIIA and B patients. Benefit was noted in responding lesions with better OS and PFS, except after pneumonectomy. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cohen, Charlotte Pop, Daniel Venissac, Nicolas Poudenx, Michel Otto, Josiane Castelnau, Olivier Mouroux, J érome Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Localization of Exogenous Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Pig Model of Lung Transplantation
Conclusion Although the administration of exogenous MSC is possible by endobronchial or intravascular application, it yields a heterogeneous distribution in the lungs which may warrant strategies to improve a more homogeneous distribution. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Piatkowski, Tanja Brandenberger, Christina Rahmanian, Parwis Choi, Yeong-Hoon Zeriouh, Mohamed Sabashnikov, Anton Wittwer, Thorsten Wahlers, Thorsten C. W. Ochs, Matthias M ühlfeld, Christian Tags: Original Basic Science Source Type: research

Localization of Exogenous Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Pig Model of Lung Transplantation.
d C PMID: 28992651 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Piatkowski T, Brandenberger C, Rahmanian P, Choi YH, Zeriouh M, Sabashnikov A, Wittwer T, Wahlers TCW, Ochs M, Mühlfeld C Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Chemoradiation Therapy Followed by Surgery in the Treatment of Locoregionally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
PMID: 28992652 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Cohen C, Pop D, Venissac N, Poudenx M, Otto J, Castelnau O, Mouroux J Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Surgical Outcome of Colon Interposition in Esophageal Cancer Surgery: Analysis of Risk Factors for Conduit-Related Morbidity.
PMID: 28992653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lee K, Kim HR, Park SI, Kim DK, Kim YH, Choi SH Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Long-Term Survival after Salvage Surgery for Local Failure after Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.
PMID: 28992654 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 9, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schreiner W, Dudek W, Lettmaier S, Fietkau R, Sirbu H Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Sternal Anomalies in Asymptomatic Patients after Median Sternotomy and Potential Influencing Factors
Conclusion At least 30% of patients were at an increased risk for SA after receiving a median sternotomy. CABG, use of BIMA, and a BMI > 30 kg/m2 were potential risk factors for the development of SA and warrant close clinical follow-up. Sternal plate fixation, particularly in the manubrium, could be beneficial in such patients. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rodriguez Cetina Biefer, Hector S ündermann, Simon H. Alkadhi, Hatem Genoni, Michele Maisano, Francesco Emmert, Maximilian Y. Plass, Andr é Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Sternal Anomalies in Asymptomatic Patients after Median Sternotomy and Potential Influencing Factors.
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Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 7, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rodriguez Cetina Biefer H, Sündermann SH, Alkadhi H, Genoni M, Maisano F, Emmert MY, Plass A Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Happy Birthday to You, Professor Borst
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2017; 65: 503-504 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606643 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 6, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Happy Birthday to You, Professor Borst.
PMID: 28985645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 1, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann MK Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Predictors of Surgical Outcome in Isolated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: Single Center Experience of 60 Patients
Conclusion Surgery for tricuspid valve endocarditis (TVE) can be performed with good early and mid-term results. A large size of vegetations>2.2 cm is a significant risk factor for embolic complications. Preoperative predictors of in-hospital mortality according to our study are pulmonary embolization, congestive heart failure, and pericardial effusion. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Singer, Mahmoud Alkady, Hesham Mohsen, Tarek Roushdy, Amr Akl, Alsayed Kamel Mashaal, Marwa Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

MitraClip for High-Risk Patients with Significant Mitral Insufficiency: Shall We Unreservedly Recommend It?
Conclusions Patients requiring surgical MVR after the previous MitraClip fared worse than matched cohorts receiving primary MVR or MVP. Indication for MitraClip should, therefore, be made very cautiously given the excellent results gained with primary surgery. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ostovar, Roya Claus, Thomas Hartrumpf, Martin Kuehnel, Ralf Uwe Braun, Christian Butter, Christian Albes, Johannes M. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Impact of Elevated Donor Troponin I as Predictor of Adverse Outcome in Adult Heart Transplantation: A Single-center Experience
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606363 Background Due to globally increasing donor organ shortage, investigation of previously described risk factors for utilizing marginal donor hearts is needed. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of elevated donor serum troponin I (TnI) levels on outcome after heart transplantation (HTx). Methods Between January 1996 and August 2013, 161 patients were reviewed for donor TnI serum levels (>0.3 ng/mL was considered elevated), postoperative outcome parameters, 30-day mortality, and 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival. Results TnI levels were ele...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Freundt, Miriam Philipp, Alois Kolat, Philipp Rupprecht, Leopold Friedrich, Christine Hirt, Stephan W. Haneya, Assad Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

A Newly Developed mm-Wave Sensor for Detecting Plaques of Arterial Vessels
Conclusion Completed with a catheter, the sensor based on microwave technology appears as a robust tool ready for further clinical use. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vogt, Sebastian Detert, Markus Wagner, David Wessel, Jan Ramzan, Rabia Nimphius, Wilhelm Ramaswamy, Anette Guha, Subhajit Wenger, Christian Jamal, Farabi Ibne Eissa, Mohammed Hussein Schumann, Ulrich Schmidt, Betram Rose, Georg Dahl, Christoph Rolfes, Ilo Tags: Original Basic Science Source Type: research

A Newly Developed mm-Wave Sensor for Detecting Plaques of Arterial Vessels.
PMID: 28922670 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vogt S, Detert M, Wagner D, Wessel J, Ramzan R, Nimphius W, Ramaswamy A, Guha S, Wenger C, Jamal FI, Eissa MH, Schumann U, Schmidt B, Rose G, Dahl C, Rolfes I, Notzon G, Baer C, Musch T Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Impact of Elevated Donor Troponin I as Predictor of Adverse Outcome in Adult Heart Transplantation: A Single-center Experience.
PMID: 28922671 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Freundt M, Philipp A, Kolat P, Rupprecht L, Friedrich C, Hirt SW, Haneya A Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

MitraClip for High-Risk Patients with Significant Mitral Insufficiency: Shall We Unreservedly Recommend It?
PMID: 28922672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ostovar R, Claus T, Hartrumpf M, Kuehnel RU, Braun C, Butter C, Albes JM Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Predictors of Surgical Outcome in Isolated Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: Single Center Experience of 60 Patients.
PMID: 28922673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Singer M, Alkady H, Mohsen T, Roushdy A, Akl AK, Mashaal M Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Heart Team: Joint Position of the Swiss Society of Cardiology and the Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery.
PMID: 28922674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 18, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pedrazzini GB, Ferrari E, Zellweger M, Genoni M Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Use of a Powered Stapling System for Minimally Invasive Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Results of a Prospective Double-Blind Single-Center Randomized Trial
Conclusion The iDrive powered stapling system offers one-handed, push-button operation, which eliminates the manual firing force and possibly enables more precise resection. In the current study, the novel system led to comparable results with the conventional mechanical stapler without any disadvantages in patients undergoing bilateral VATS-LVRS. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 13, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Akil, Ali Semik, Michael Freermann, Stefan Reichelt, Jan Redwan, Bassam G örlich, Dennis Fischer, Stefan Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

German Heart Surgery Report 2016: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
PMID: 28905340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 13, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Beckmann A, Funkat AK, Lewandowski J, Frie M, Ernst M, Hekmat K, Schiller W, Gummert JF, Harringer W Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

Use of a Powered Stapling System for Minimally Invasive Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: Results of a Prospective Double-Blind Single-Center Randomized Trial.
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Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 13, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Akil A, Semik M, Freermann S, Reichelt J, Redwan B, Görlich D, Fischer S Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

An Editorial on Editorials
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2017; 65: 431-431 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606253 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - September 6, 2017 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research