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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 104)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 269)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)

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Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
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ISSN (Print) 2345-2447 - ISSN (Online) 2322-5750
Published by Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Homepage  [15 journals]
  • Cardiac arrhythmia due to ledipasvir/sofosbuvir Iranian counterpart,
           commercially named as ...

    • Abstract: AbstractSofosbuvir is an antiviral drug that entirely revolutionized the treatment of hepatitis C. This drug has an Iranian commercial brand, which is known as Ledibiox. Several adverse events have been reported with this drug, including syncope, pancolitis, and exacerbated pulmonary arterial hypertension; however, arrhythmia rarely has been described through the literature. Here, we report a 40-year-old Caucasian man who presented with chest pain, tachycardia, blurred vision, and severe headache; whose electrocardiography showed an atrial tachycardia along with a block. It seems that Sofosbuvir toxicity can cause arrhythmia, and the drug prescription should be halted in this situation.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of High Blood Pressure in the Population Covered by Mashhad
           University of Medical ...

    • Abstract: Introduction: High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Hypertension has different prevalence rates across the world. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure in the middle-aged and elderly population covered by the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Materials and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was carried out on the secondary data of SINA (Integrated Health Information System) performed on 246,904 people, aged ≥ 30 years, registered in 2017. Diagnostic testing was performed according to the clinical guidelines of the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, and Evaluation (JNC7). The data were analyzed using the SPSS software, version 22. Chi-square tests were used to analyze the relationships between the variables. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results:The overall prevalence of hypertension was estimated at 32.3%. With regard to gender distribution, the prevalence of this disorder among males and females was obtained as 32% and 32.5%, respectively. Additionally, this disorder had the prevalence rates of 25.3% and 38.8% in cities and villages, respectively. Conclusion:It seems that the prevalence of high blood pressure is higher in the studied population than in those living in many parts of Iran and the world. Accordingly, it is required to plan serious interventions in this regard.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating long-term outcomes of coronary angioplasty with or without
           post-dilatation

    • Abstract: Introduction: Post-dilatation is associated with a simultaneous expansion of the stents that enhances the angioplasty outcomes. However, increased risk of mortality and morbidity has been reported in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) which has provoked considerable controversies concerning its efficiency. Materials and Methods: During a two-year period, all patients underwent angioplasty with or without post-dilatation procedure, due to clinical features of the acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including unstable angina, non-ST-elevated myocardial infarction, and AMI, were included. The patients underwent 12 months of follow-ups after the angioplasty with or without post-dilatation. The primary endpoint was the TIMI flow of coronary artery after intervention. However, mortality, readmission due to ACS, need for revascularization, and incidence of AMI during 12 months, were secondary endpoints. Results: No significant difference was observed in terms of demographic data between the groups with and without post-dilatation. Comparing mortality rate, the prevalence of AMI, intervention for revascularization and incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) during the follow-up period showed no significant difference between the study groups. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the present study, balloon post-dilation was not associated with a reduction in MACE incidence. However, post-dilation may improve the TIMI flow in these patients.  
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of the right internal thoracic artery and radial artery as a
           second arterial conduit ...

    • Abstract: Introduction: The use of two arterial conduits for CABG is rapidly increasing. The second arterial conduit to LITA is usually RITA or radial artery. We sought to compare outcomes when either RITA or radial artery is exclusively used as a Y composite graft to LITA for total arterial revascularization. Material and methods:  We retrospectively analyzed 231 patients who underwent CABG in the period from 2010 to 2014. RITA was used in 178 patients (RITA group) and radial artery was used in 53 patients (radial group). Results: Radial was used more frequently in female patients and in diabetic patients. Radial group had comparable number of distal anastomoses and lesser operative time to RTIA group. Early postoperative outcomes (low cardiac output syndrome, post-operative myocardial infarction, use of intra-aortic balloon pump, post-operative stroke, re-explorations, incidence of deep sternal wound infection and death) were all comparable in both the groups. Late deaths and need for repeat revascularization were also similar in both the groups for up to 4 years after surgery. Only the incidence of major acute cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) was more in the radial group. Conclusion: Radial artery has comparable short- and mid-term outcomes to RITA when used as a second arterial conduit in CABG. Its use should be especially considered in diabetic patients when DSWI is a concern.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Investigating causes of undiagnosed exudative pleural effusion by medical
           Pleuroscopy and close ...

    • Abstract: Introduction: Pleural effusion may develop during various acute or chronic medical conditions. Despite different diagnostic workups, some cases of pleural effusion may remain undiagnosed. Pleuroscopy and closed biopsy are common diagnostic approaches used for the diagnosis of undiagnosed cases. The present research aimed to evaluate the diagnostic yield of medical pleuroscopy and closed biopsy in Iran. Materials and methods: The present cross-sectional study was performed within 2016-2018, in the North-East of Iran. Patients who had undiagnosed lymphocytic predominance exudative pleural effusion were included in the present research. Every patient underwent medical pleuroscopy or closed pleural biopsy by an Abrams needle. The collected data were analyzed in SPSS software (version 12).Ap-valuelessthan0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results:A total of 108 patients with the mean age of 58.73±18.13 years enrolled in the present study. Around 50 patients underwent needle biopsy,while the other 58 patients went through medical pleuroscopy. Chronic pleuritis, malignant pleural effusion, negative results, and tuberculosis were the common results. When pleuritis is regarded as negative results and malignant and tuberculosis pleural effusion as positive results, medical thoracoscopy provides more significant positive results and fewer negative results (P=0.024). No patient developed complications after the procedures. Conclusion: In contrast to other studies, both of these techniques had low diagnostic yield for the diagnosis of undiagnosed pleural effusion. Therefore, performing other diagnostic workups (e.g., imaging techniques) may decrease the rate of undiagnosed pleural effusion.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Risk factors of access site pain following coronary interventions through
           upper extremities

    • Abstract: Introduction: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is recognized as the major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Coronary artery interventions are considered the best therapeutic choice for most patients. Similar to other invasive procedures, these interventions whether performed from femoral or upper extremities have their own complications. There is a paucity of studies regarding access site pain and its related factors as a common complication of coronary intervention. With this background in mind, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence and the risk factors associated withthe development of upper extremity pain following coronary artery interventions. Material and methods: The present cross sectional studywas conductedin Ghaem and Imam-Reza hospitals (Mashhad, Iran) from July to December 2019. Every patient who underwent coronary intervention using radial and ulnar arterieswere enrolled in the present study, and the development of pain on the first day of intervention was evaluated. The relationship between upper extremity pain after the procedure and the study variables was assessed using Chi-square and Fisher’s exact tests. A p-value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Most of 370 patients who underwent coronary artery angiography were male (n=202; 54.6%), and the cardiovascular risk factors were not significantly different betweenthe patients who developed upper extremity pain and those who did not. Upper extremity pain was detectedin 43.8% of patients within their first day after the procedure. Most of the patients reported pain at the puncture site(n=80). The female gender and the development of hematoma were significantly related to experiencing upper extremity pain (P Conclusion: There is a paucity of studies regarding the upper extremity pain following coronary intervention. The present study demonstrated that approximately 44% of patients who undergo coronary intervention on their upper extremities will experience upper extremity pain mostly at the puncture site within their first day after the surgery. Planning specific pre-procedure management program for female patients who are most likely to develop pain may be of great help in reducing the limb pain following the procedure.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Correlation of intraoperative renal near infrared spectroscopy with the
           development of acute ...

    • Abstract: Introduction: The present study aimed to correlate renal oximetry near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) values with conventional non-invasive biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury (AKI) in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Accordingly, renal NIRS can be employed as a trending device for the prevention of AKI development. Materials and methods: After institutional ethical committee approval, a number of 132 adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB were selected by consecutive consenting sampling method. Emergency surgery and patients with preexistent renal insufficiency were excluded. NIRS sensor was applied on either the right or the left side of the spine at the lower border of L-1 before starting the induction. A renal regional oxygen saturation (rSO2) score was calculated after recording the renal oximetry values intra- and postoperatively. Urine output and serum creatinine were measured at 24, 48, and 72 hours postoperatively. Results: Out of 132 patients, 22 cases (16.66 %) developed AKI according to Acute Kidney Injury Network (Akin) criteria± Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, and End-stage kidney disease (RIFLE) classification. Among these AKI patients, three cases required dialysis, and one of these three patients died on the 21st day postsurgery. Renal rSO2 scores in the AKI group were measured at 535 and 912 minutes %, in comparison to 162 and 184 minutes % reported in the non-AKI group which was statistically significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: As evidenced by the obtained results, there is a correlation between intraoperatively measured renal NIRS readings and the occurrence of AKI following adult cardiac surgery using CPB.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Use of Carbon dioxide versus air blower in on-pump beating-heart coronary
           artery bypass surgery

    • Abstract: Introduction:  The use of carbon dioxide blower has been recognized as the standard of care in patients undergoing beating coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) due to higher solubility and lower risk of embolization. On the other hand, the compressed air blower has gone out of use since air can be easily trapped and is less soluble which can cause coronary embolism. The present study aimed to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing on-pump beating CABG using CO2, as opposed to an air blower. Materials and Methods: A total number of 125 patients requiring coronary revascularization underwent on-pump beating CABG within February 2017-February 2018. In the current cross sectional study, 45 patients underwent CABG with CO2 blower and other patients were operated using air blower. The reported postoperative outcomes included mortality, low cardiac output state, malignant arrhythmia, postoperative myocardial infarction, blood transfusion, transient ischemic attack or stroke, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), as well as intensive care unit and hospital length of stay. Results:Demographic characteristics of patients in two groups in terms of age, sex, risk factors, echocardiographic and angiography data were similar and demonstrated no significant difference. Patients' outcomes, such as cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, ICU and hospital stays, were also similar in both groups. In addition, the overall morbidity and hospital mortality showed no significant difference between the two groups. Conclusion: Although the use of CO2 during beating CABG has been advocated with its theoretical advantages, no significant difference was observed between the two groups in terms of mortality and morbidity using CO2, as opposed to air blower.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
  • Rapid Spontaneous Coronary Artery Reperfusion Following Severe Bradycardia
           During Exercise ...

    • Abstract: The acute occlusion of a coronary artery without the evidence of myocardial infarction might immediately affect both the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. We present the case with a sudden occlusion of the left main coronary artery without typical chest pain following an exercise tolerance test and rapid spontaneous reperfusion of the left main coronary artery.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 May 2020 19:30:00 +010
       
 
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