The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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#1Hiroyuki TsukuiH-Index: 6
#2Iwasa SH-Index: 3
Last.Kenji YamazakiH-Index: 15
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Abstract Prosthetic valve removal for reoperative valve replacement is time consuming and has a risk of damage to the heart because of severe adhesions. We have developed a quick, easy and safe technique to remove prosthetic valves using an ultrasonic scalpel (Harmonic Scalpel; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA). The space between the prosthesis and the native annulus was carefully dissected using HARMONIC SYNERGY ® Blades connected to an Ethicon Gen11 Generator at energy level 5. ...
#1Tomohito Kanzaki (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)H-Index: 2
#2Satoshi Numata (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)H-Index: 10
Last.Hitoshi Yaku (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)H-Index: 22
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Abstract A 75-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for dyspnea and edema of the lower limbs. Computed tomography angiography revealed a dilated left coronary artery from the left main trunk to the left circumflex branch and a dilated fistula originating from the left circumflex branch and draining into the persistent left superior vena cava. Physical examination revealed pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure. We performed closure of the fistula and left main coronary artery ...
#1Valentino Bianco (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
#2Arman Kilic (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 24
Last.João L. Cavalcante (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Background Limited data exists for rates and causes of readmission beyond short-term follow up for patients undergoing surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (SAVR and TAVR) Methods Patients undergoing isolated SAVR and TAVR between 2011-2017 at our institution were included in this study. The primary outcome was 5-year hospital readmission. The readmission cohort was identified from index readmission. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate the risk...
#1Qi Wang (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 5
#2Saibo Pan (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 2
Last.Ming Wu (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Influenza A (H1N1) can rapidly progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pulmonary fibrosis. We describe a 45-year-old man with ARDS and progressive lung fibrosis secondary to H1N1 pneumonia who was treated for 45 days with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue utility and bridge to bilateral lung transplantation. The patient was saved and lived well. Lung transplantation may be a viable alternative for patients with lung fibrosis secondary to H1N1-...
#1Daniel García-Arribas (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 1
#2Fernando Macaya (Complutense University of Madrid)H-Index: 4
Last.Ana Viana-Tejedor (Complutense University of Madrid)
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Abstract Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is associated with several conditions and vascular disorders. We describe the management of two patients presenting with SCAD and unruptured ascending aortic aneurysms. Coexistence of SCAD with extracoronary vascular disorders should be considered by clinicians.