Diameter Changes in Traumatic Aortic Injury: Implications for Stent-Graft Sizing
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713425 Objectives The aim of this study was to compare aortic diameters from admission computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans to postoperative aortic diameters in patients with traumatic aortic injury (TAI) and evaluate the influence of substantial blood loss on aortic diameter. Methods The aortic databases of two tertiary university centers were retrospectively screened for patients with TAI between February 2002 and February 2019. Concomitant organ injuries, bone fractures, blood loss, and clinical outcomes were evaluated. Aortic diameters were measured in ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Berger, Tim Voetsch, Andreas Alaloh, Diaa Kreibich, Maximilian Krombholz-Reindl, Philipp Winkler, Andreas Rylski, Bartosz Wolfgruber, Thomas Beyersdorf, Friedhelm Siepe, Matthias Seitelberger, Rainald Czerny, Martin Gottardi, Roman Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

The Complications between Different Routes of Reconstruction after Esophagectomy
Conclusion RS and PV paths are both safe and effective routes that yielded similar postoperative complications. Reconstruction after thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy via the RS route had lower propensity of pneumonia than PV route. [...] 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 - July 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wang, Mingdong Jin, Yuxiang Sun, Guangyuan Zhao, Xuewei Xue, Lei Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Predictors of Acute Kidney Injury Following Surgical Valve Replacement
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710318 Background Acute kidney injury is a serious complication after surgical valve replacement and holds increased mortality rates. Objectives To study predictors of acute kidney injury after surgical valve replacement. Materials and Methods Patients who underwent valve surgery procedures at our center were included. Procedures included aortic valve replacement (AVR), mitral valve replacement (MVR), AVR with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), MVR with CABG, or AVR and MVR with/without CABG. Results A total of 346 patients were included. The ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - July 25, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Ibrahim, Khalid S. Kheirallah, Khalid A. Mayyas, Fadia A. Alwaqfi, Nizar A. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Oversized versus Non-oversized Prosthesis: Midterm Outcomes after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Using SAPIEN 3 Valve
Conclusion Oversizing reduces the risk of device failure and intraprocedural postdilation but increases the risk of PPI. Early and midterm morbidity and mortality after OS and nOS with S3 are comparable. [...] 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 - July 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Useini, Dritan Beluli, Blerta Christ, Hildegard M ügge, Andreas Patsalis, Polykarpos Schl ömicher, Markus Haldenwang, Peter Bechtel, Matthias Strauch, Justus Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Onsen Tamago
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020; 68: 361-362 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713936 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 - July 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Single-Center Outcomes with Rapid Deployment Aortic Valve Replacement
Conclusions Rapid deployment AVR can be performed safely with low complication rates and good hemodynamic results. Therefore, the relevance in aortic valve surgery can be stressed. [...] 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 - July 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schl ömicher, Markus Bechtel, Matthias Useini, Dritan Naraghi, Hamid Haldenwang, Peter Lukas Moustafine, Vadim Strauch, Justus T. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Successful Heart Transplantation after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of Donors
Conclusions Donor organs should not be rejected for HTx due to resuscitation prior to donation. The need for CPR does not affect the graft function after HTx in both short- and mid-term outcomes. We encourage the use of these organs to increase the donor pool and preserve good results. [...] 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 - July 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Mehdiani, Arash Immohr, Moritz Benjamin Sipahi, Nihat Firat Boettger, Charlotte Dalyanoglu, Hannan Scheiber, Daniel Westenfeld, Ralf Aubin, Hug Lichtenberg, Artur Boeken, Udo Akhyari, Payam Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Teaching Cardiac Surgery: A Major Contemporary Issue in the Academic Institutions
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713672 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 - July 16, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Carrel, Thierry Schoenhoff, Florian S. Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Primary Intrathoracic Neurogenic Tumors: Clinical, Pathological, and Long-Term Outcomes
Conclusion The treatment of choice for INTs is complete resection which will be tailored to tumor size, location, and extension. Long-term prognosis is favorable for benign neurogenic tumors. [...] 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 - July 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Galetta, Domenico Spaggiari, Lorenzo Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Novel Cardioplegia Delivery in Patients with Severe Aortic Regurgitation
This study aims to introduce a new no-touch delivery method with reduced time and similar or better outcomes. Preliminary results have shown that no-touch cardioplegia delivery method was a simple, safe, and effective approach for cardioplegia infusion during AVR in patients with severe AR. [...] 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 - July 11, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wang, Chuan Ma, Weiguo Gu, Chengxiong Li, Jingxing Tags: How to do it Source Type: research

Comparison of Surgical Stabilization Time in Patients with Flail Chest
Conclusion Early SSRFs in patients with flail chest results in more favorable clinical outcomes. It should be performed as soon as possible in the presence of indication and if feasible. [...] 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 - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Çınar, Hüseyin Ulaş Çelik, Burçin Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Surgical Results in Pathological N1 Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713613 Background This retrospective study investigated the prognosis of patients with pathological N1 (pN1) nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods We included patients with pN1 NSCLC who underwent lobectomy or pneumonectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection and achieved complete resection (R0) between January 2000 and December 2012. Patients who received neoadjuvant therapy were excluded. Results A total of 249 patients were included. The mean age was 63.2 years, and 172 patients were males. Of the 249 patients, 200, 20, and 29 underwent lobectom...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yoshida, Yukihiro Yotsukura, Masaya Nakagawa, Kazuo Watanabe, Hirokazu Motoi, Noriko Watanabe, Shun-ichi Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Surgical Experience of Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopy for Nonlung Cancer Diseases
Conclusion The results of the study show that VAM should be used because of its high diagnostic benefit in mediastinal lymphadenopathies, which are difficult to diagnose, or mediastinal lesions located in the paratracheal region. Despite the increase in the number of new diagnostic modalities, VAM is still the most effective method and a gold standard. [...] 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 - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yazgan, Serkan Ucvet, Ahmet Gursoy, Soner Ceylan, Kenan Can Y ıldırım, Şener Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Proximalized Total Arch Replacement Can Be Safely Performed by Trainee
Conclusions The present study demonstrated that TAR can be safely performed by trainees, and suggests TAR as a possible and safe educational operation. [...] 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 - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Nakanishi, Sentaro Wakabayashi, Naohiro Ise, Hayato Kitahara, Hiroto Hirofuji, Aina Ishikawa, Natsuya Kamiya, Hiroyuki Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Music Therapy for Early Postoperative Pain, Anxiety, and Sleep in Patients after Mitral Valve Replacement
Conclusions Music therapy can be an effective intervention to reduce early postoperative pain, relieve early postoperative anxiety, prolong sleep time, and improve the sleep quality of patients after mechanical MVR. [...] 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 - June 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhang, Qi-Liang Xu, Ning Huang, Shu-Ting Lin, Ze-Wei Chen, Liang-Wan Cao, Hua Chen, Qiang Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Cardiac Surgery 2019 Reviewed
This article attempts to summarize the most pertinent publications. It does not expect to be complete and cannot be free of individual interpretation. We aimed to provide a condensed summary of 2019s publications with a stimulus for in-depth reading and a basis supporting patient information. [...] 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 - June 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Doenst, Torsten Bargenda, Steffen Kirov, Hristo Moschovas, Alexandros Tkebuchava, Sophie Safarov, Rauf Velichkov, Ilia Diab, Mahmoud Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Long-Term Radiologic Evaluation of Microaspirations among Patients after Esophagectomy
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710579 Objectives Aspirations are common after esophagectomy. Data are lacking regarding its long-term radiological manifestations. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence and radiological patterns of aspirations among long-term survivors and evaluate their clinical significance. Methods The records of all patients who underwent esophagectomy between October 2003 and December 2011 and survived more than 3 years were reviewed. Preoperative, first routine postoperative, and latest chest computed tomography (CT)scans were reviewed. Imaging studies wer...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - June 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pines, Guy Jacobson, Francine Zheng, Yifan Magali, Pham Lerut, Toni Bueno, Raphael Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Major Bleeding after Surgical Revascularization with Dual Antiplatelet Therapy
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710508 Objective Patients with acute coronary syndrome are treated with dual antiplatelet therapy containing acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and P2Y12 antagonists. In case of urgent coronary artery bypass grafting this might be associated with increasing risks of bleeding complications. Methods Data from 1200 consecutive urgent operations between 2010 and 2018 were obtained from our institutional patient database. For this study off-pump surgery was excluded. The primary composite end point major bleeding consisted of at least one end point: transfusion ≥&thi...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - June 27, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schlachtenberger, Georg Deppe, Antje Christin Gerfer, Stephen Choi, Yeong-Hoon Zeriouh, Mohamed Liakopoulos, Oliver Wahlers, Thorsten C.W. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Erratum to: Two-Stage Indicators to Assess Learning Curves for Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713385 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 - June 26, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wang, Qi Wu, Zixiang Chen, Gang Zhang, Sai Shen, Gang Wu, Ming Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

What Is the Best Method to Achieve Safe and Precise Stent-Graft Deployment in Patients Undergoing TEVAR?
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710581Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for aortic pathologies requires sufficient landing zone of ideally more than 25 mm for safe anchoring of the stent-graft and prevention of endoleaks. In the aortic arch and at the thoracoabdominal transition, landing zone length is usually limited by the offspring of the major aortic side-branches. Exact deployment of the stent-graft to effectively use the whole length of the landing zone and to prevent occlusion of one of the side-branches is key to successful TEVAR. There are numerous techniques described to lower blood p...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - June 19, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Gottardi, Roman Berger, Tim Voetsch, Andreas Winkler, Andreas Krombholz-Reindl, Philipp Farkouh, Andre Kondov, Stoyan Rylski, Bartosz Sodian, Ralf Czerny, Martin Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Application of Modified Tailed Microcoil in Preoperative Localization of Small Pulmonary Nodules: A Retrospective Study
Conclusion Compared with methylene blue, modified microcoil achieved a shorter operation time of removal of nodule in VATS, especially for patients with pleural adhesion and the pigmentation of the lung surface as well as the male patients and the patients older than 60 years. [...] 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 - June 19, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sun, Saisai Liu, Kaichao Gao, Xiang Ren, Binhui Sun, Lei Xu, Lin Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Survival and Prognostic Analysis after Pulmonary Metastasectomy for Head and Neck Cancer
Conclusion Despite the lack of randomized controlled trials, PM for HNC is a reasonable therapeutic option with favorable survival in a selected population. In patients with larger pulmonary lesions, shorter OS after PM is to be expected. [...] 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 - June 19, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Dudek, Wojciech AlMoussa, Emad Schreiner, Waldemar Mantsopoulos, Konstantinos Sirbu, Horia Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Implementation of Perioperative Point-of-Care Platelet Function Analyses Reduces Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Conclusions The introduction of a Multiplate-based platelet transfusion algorithm showed a statistically significant reduction in the administration of platelets to patients undergoing urgent CABG 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 - June 19, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Wang, Lihui Valencia, Oswaldo Phillips, Simon Sharma, Vivek Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Risk Factors for Mortality in Acute Aortic Dissection Type A: A Centre Experience Over 15 Years
This study was designed to evaluate the risk factors for mortality in AADA patients. Patients and Methods This retrospective analysis included 344 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for AADA in moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest (20–24°C nasopharyngeal) between 2001 and 2016. Results The 30-day mortality rate was 18%. Nonsurvivors were significantly older (65.7 ± 12.0 years vs. 62.0 ± 12.5 years; p = 0.034) with significantly higher Euro-score II [15.4% (6.6; 23.0) vs. 4.63% (2.78; 9.88); p 
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - June 19, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Salem, Mohamed Friedrich, Christine Thiem, Alexander Huenges, Katharina Puehler, Thomas Cremer, Jochen Haneya, Assad Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Farewell, Gentle Giant: Francis Robicsek (4.7.1925 –3.4.2020)
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020; 68: 261-262 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712912 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 - June 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: In Memoriam Source Type: research

Preoperative Statin Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Renal Failure after Cardiac Surgery
Conclusion Current but sparse evidence reveals that statin pretreatment is associated with a higher rate of postoperative renal failure compared with control therapy but is ineffective to substantially reduce postoperative AF. Given the relevant heterogeneity among included studies, statin pretreatment cannot be generally recommended. [...] 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 - June 7, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kuhn, Elmar W. Liakopoulos, Oliver J. Choi, Yeong-Hoon Rahmanian, Parwis Eghbalzadeh, Kaveh Slottosch, Ingo Deppe, Antje Christin Wahlers, Thorsten C.W. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Treatment of Chylothorax after Lung Resection: Indications, Timing, and Outcomes
Conclusion Conservative treatment is effective in the case of low flow-rate chylothorax (
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - June 3, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Petrella, Francesco Casiraghi, Monica Radice, Davide Bertolaccini, Luca Spaggiari, Lorenzo Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Outcomes after Contralateral Anatomic Surgical Resection in Multiple Lung Cancer
Conclusion A second contralateral anatomic surgical resection for multiple primary lung cancer is possible, with a higher early mortality rate, but acceptable long-term survival, and should be indicated for carefully selected 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 - May 22, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Fourdrain, Alex Bagan, Patrick Georges, Olivier Lafitte, Sophie De Dominicis, Florence Meynier, Jonathan Berna, Pascal Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Use of Organs for Heart Transplantation after Rescue Allocation: Comparison of Outcome with Regular Allocated High Urgent Recipients
Conclusions Our data support the use of hearts after rescue allocation for elective transplantation of patients without HU status. We could show that patients with rescue allocated organs showed no significant disadvantages in the early perioperative morbidity and mortality as well at 1-year follow-up. [...] 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 - May 22, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Immohr, Moritz Boeken, Udo Mehdiani, Arash Boettger, Charlotte Aubin, Hug Dalyanoglu, Hannan Erbel, Sophia Scheiber, Daniel Westenfeld, Ralf Akhyari, Payam Lichtenberg, Artur Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

German Heart Surgery Report 2019: The Annual Updated Registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710569Based on a longtime voluntary registry, founded by the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (GSTCVS) in 1980, well-defined data of all cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery procedures performed in 78 German heart surgery departments during the year 2019 are analyzed. For this period, a total of 175,705 procedures were submitted to the registry, 100,446 summarized as heart surgery procedures in a classical sense. The unadjusted in-hospital survival rate for the 34,224 isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures (relationship on-/off-pump 3.8:1) wa...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - May 14, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Beckmann, A. Meyer, R. Lewandowski, J. Markewitz, A. Gummert, J. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Access to Cardiac Surgery Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Quo Vadis?
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708871 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 - April 30, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yankah, Charles Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Methylene Blue versus Coil-Based Computed Tomography-Guided Localization of Lung Nodules
Conclusion Both methylene blue and coil localization can be safely and effectively implemented for conducting the diagnostic wedge resection of lung nodules. The coil-based approach is compatible with a longer period of time between localization and VATS procedures. [...] 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 - April 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Zhang, Ze-Dong Wang, Hua-Long Liu, Xian-Yan Xia, Feng-Fei Fu, Yu-Fei Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

T-shaped Transseptal Approach for Mitral Valve Surgery
We present a T-shaped transseptal approach for mitral valve surgery that makes adequate exposure possible under challenging anatomic and surgical circumstances, hence eliminating the need for forceful retraction on potentially fragile tissues. Particularly suited for patients with complex mitral pathology, it also facilitates juxta-annular transseptal right atrial anchoring, especially in cases of endocarditic anterior mitral annular destruction. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - April 20, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: El Beyrouti, Hazem Kornberger, Angela Oberhoffer, Martin Vahl, Christian-Friedrich Tags: How to Do It Source Type: research

Surgical Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in a Non-High-Volume Institution
Conclusion Using an integrated approach, acceptable outcome of TAAA repair can be achieved, even in a nonhigh-volume center. PAD and extensive involvement of the aorta are strong independent predictors for spinal cord deficit after TAAA repair. [...] 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 - April 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kunihara, Takashi Vukic, Claudia Sata, Fumihiro Sch äfers, Hans-Jaochim Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Commentary on “Sterilization and Cross-Linking Combined with Ultraviolet Irradiation and Low-Energy Electron Irradiation Procedure: New Perspectives for Bovine Pericardial Implants in Cardiac Surgery”
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705099 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 - April 12, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Smart, Neil J. Petter-Puchner, Alexander H. Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in Early Stage of Pediatric Pleural Empyema Improves Outcome
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708475 Objectives The aim of this study was to observe outcomes of early decortication in a treatment of pleural empyema using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Methods The case records of 21 pediatric patients who underwent VATS for empyema between 2009 and 2019 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were observed based on demographic, laboratory, and clinical data, as well as treatment outcomes. Results Out of a total of 59 patients treated for pleural empyema, 21 (10 male and 11 female) children with a median age of 5 years (interquartile ra...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pogoreli ć, Zenon Bjelanovi ć, Dora Gudelj, Ru žica Juki ć, Miro Petri ć, Jasna Furlan, Dubravko Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Major Cardiopulmonary Resections
Conclusion The present study shows that intraoperative use of ECMO for extended carinal, aortic, or atrial resections is feasible with minimal intraoperative complications allowing surgeons increased operating-field safety. Perioperative mortality is high, but this is rather an attribute of local extended disease and patient comorbidities. [...] 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 - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Koryllos, Aris Lopez-Pastorini, Alberto Galetin, Thomas Defosse, Jerome Strassmann, Stephan Karagiannidis, Christian Stoelben, Erich Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Blue Lena – An Epitaph
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2020; 68: 199-199 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708848 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 - April 8, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Combined Use of CytoSorb and ECMO in Patients with Severe Pneumogenic Sepsis
Conclusions Our results indicate that CytoSorb in combination with ECMO is an effective therapy to prevent escalation of sepsis with rapid weaning off high-dose catecholamine infusions and quick reduction in PCT and CRP levels. Optimal timing of immunomodulatory therapy and impact on ECMO-related inflammation still need to be furtherly investigated. [...] 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 - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Akil, Ali Ziegeler, Stephan Reichelt, Jan Rehers, Stephanie Abdalla, Omer Semik, Michael Fischer, Stefan Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Alternative Access Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Nonagenarians versus Younger Patients
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708478 Background Numerous studies have documented the safety of alternatives access (AA) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for patients who are not candidates for transfemoral or surgical approach. There is a scarcity of studies relating use of AA TAVR in nonagenarian patients, a high-risk, frail group. Our study sought to investigate the clinical outcomes of nonagenarians who underwent AA TAVR for aortic stenosis, with comparison of nonagenarians age ≥90 years with patients age
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Lin, Nicole Nores, Marcos A. James, Taylor M. Rothenberg, Mark Stamou, Sotiris C. Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Perioperative Beta-Blocker for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions Perioperative use of BB is effective in preventing POAF even in patients undergoing cardiac surgery other than isolated CABG, although it did not translate into improved clinical 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 - April 6, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kim, Sue Hyun Jang, Myoung-jin Hwang, Ho Young Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Serratus Anterior Plane Block and Intercostal Nerve Block after Thoracoscopic Surgery
Conclusion In the patients who underwent S-VATS with primary spontaneous pneumothorax, the SAPB provided similar postoperative pain relief with reducing the NSAIDs consumption compared with ICNB. [...] 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 - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kim, Saeyoung Bae, Chae-Min Do, Young Woo Moon, Suyoung Baek, Seung Ik Lee, Deok Heon Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research

Risk and Consequences of Postoperative Delirium in Cardiac Surgery
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708046 Background Delirium is a common complication after cardiac surgery that leads to increased costs and worse outcomes. This retrospective study evaluated the potential risk factors and postoperative impact of delirium on cardiac surgery patients. Methods One thousand two hundred six patients who underwent open-heart surgery within a single year were included. Uni- and multivariate analyses of a variety of pre, intra-, and postoperative parameters were performed according to differences between the delirium (D) and nondelirium (ND) groups. Results The ...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Sugimura, Yukiharu Sipahi, Nihat Firat Mehdiani, Arash Petrov, Georgi Awe, Mareike Minol, Jan Philipp Boeken, Udo Korbmacher, Bernhard Lichtenberg, Artur Dalyanoglu, Hannan Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Pneumothorax and Pregnancy: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature and Proposal of Treatment Recommendations
Conclusion The analysis of the current literature provides low evidence, since there are only case reports and small case series. It is likely that the frequency of this condition is underestimated. However, this analysis permits to draw some conclusions concerning the timing of pneumothorax treatment, the operative strategy, and the mode of delivery to decrease the risk for the mother and the fetus. [...] 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 - March 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Agrafiotis, Apostolos C. Assouad, Jalal Lardinois, In ès Markou, Georges A. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Establishing the Safety of Training in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes between Trainees and a Consultant Surgeon
Conclusions These results demonstrate comparable outcomes in OPCAB surgery between a consultant surgeon and trainees. This study supports the conclusion that training surgeons in OPCAB is appropriate for trainees in the final years of cardiac surgery training. [...] 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 - March 21, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Pal, Soumik Hartley, Philip Salmasi, Yousuf Asimakopoulos, George Tags: Original Cardiovascular Source Type: research

Reviewers for The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2020; 68: 096-098 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705088 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 - March 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Reviewer's List Source Type: research

20/20 Vision
Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2020; 68: 095-095 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705090 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 - March 2, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Heinemann, Markus K. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

National Survey on Training in Pediatric Cardiology by the "Junges Forum" of the DGPK.
CONCLUSION:  The majority of pediatric cardiology fellows and residents are satisfied with their working environment and with their choice of a career in pediatric cardiology. Besides the heavy work load, we identified the urgent desire for better structured transparent clinical training concept including the teaching of manual skills, i.e., invasive procedures and catheterization. PMID: 32110825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon)
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - March 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Horst JP, Michel M, Kubicki R, Lang N, Zschirnt M, Moosmann J Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research

National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plans: Bridging the Cardiac Surgery Gap
Thorac cardiovasc Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700969Six billion people worldwide lack access to safe, timely, and affordable cardiac surgical care when needed, despite cardiovascular diseases remaining the world's leading cause of mortality. The large surgical backlog of rheumatic heart disease, stable and high incidence of congenital heart disease, and growing burden of ischemic heart disease around the world calls for urgent scaling of cardiovascular services beyond mere prevention. National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anesthesia Plans are being developed by countries as holistic health systems interventions to increase acces...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - March 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Vervoort, Dominique Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Management of Nonmalignant Tracheo- and Bronchoesophageal Fistula after Esophagectomy
Conclusion Fistula appearance was similar in all patients. Implementation of esophageal stents cannot be recommended because of possibility of TBF at a later time point. Surgery is usually required and should preferably be performed when the patient's condition has been optimized at a single-stage repair. Esophageal diversion can only be recommended in patients with persisting mediastinitis. The key element for successful treatment of TBF, however, is control over sepsis; otherwise, outcome of TBF is devastating. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents&nbs...
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - March 1, 2020 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Palmes, Daniel Kebschull, Linus Bahde, Ralf Senninger, Norbert Pascher, Andreas Lauk ötter, Mike G. Eichelmann, Ann-Kathrin Tags: Original Thoracic Source Type: research