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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: 270)
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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General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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  • Predictive importance of galectin-3 for recurrence of non-small cell lung
    • Abstract: Objective The predictive importance of galectin-3 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not been elucidated. We examined whether galectin-3 could serve as a predictor for tumor recurrence in NSCLC. Methods In 42 consecutive patients with NSCLC who underwent radical resection, galectin-3 expression in tumor cells was examined by immunohistochemistry. Galectin-3 levels in serum were assessed before surgery and 1 month after surgery by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results Higher expression of galectin-3 in tumor cells was associated significantly with lymphatic invasion (p = 0.049) and tumor recurrence (p = 0.001). The Kaplan–Meier curves for relapse-free survival after radical resection showed that patients with high expression of galectin-3 had significantly shorter relapse-free survival than those with low expression of galectin-3 (p < 0.001). The serum level of galectin-3 was not reduced after radical resection, and there was no significant correlation between the serum level of galectin-3 and recurrence. Conclusions Galectin-3 expression in tumor cells could serve as a predictive factor for recurrence, but serum level of galectin-3 is not useful for predicting NSCLC recurrence.
      PubDate: 2019-03-22
  • Pulmonary resection in a prone position for lung cancer invading the spine
    • Abstract: Abstract The prone position is usually not selected for pulmonary resection. The intraoperative body position is an important issue in surgery for non-small cell lung cancer invading the spine because the standard intraoperative body position for a vertebrectomy is a prone position, while that for a pulmonary resection is a lateral decubitus position. Intraoperative changes in body position can cause several complications. Using an O-arm with a navigation system, a partial vertebrectomy was completed with the patient in a prone position thanks to the recognition of accurate surgical margins in the vertebral body; then, without changing the patient’s body position, a lobectomy with systemic lymph node dissection was performed via a posterior approach. Especially for procedures requiring a wide resection of the chest wall, a prone position can be selected for a lobectomy with systemic lymph node dissection via a posterior approach without any significant difficulties.
      PubDate: 2019-03-21
  • A risk scoring system for predicting visceral pleural invasion in
           non-small lung cancer patients
    • Abstract: Objective This study aimed to construct a simple scoring system for predicting visceral pleural invasion of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from computed tomography (CT) findings and clinicopathological factors in lesions directly under the pleural membrane. Methods Among 376 cases of surgically treated NSCLC, cases in which the tumor was ≤ 7 cm in diameter and in contact with the pleura on the CT image were retrospectively extracted and examined. The CT findings and clinicopathological factors associated with the presence of pathological pleural invasion in each case were examined by Fisher’s exact test. A score was then assigned based on the odds ratio obtained for each factor, and a risk scoring system for predicting pleural invasion was constructed. Result In the 138 extracted cases, pathological visceral pleural invasion was found in 64 cases. The scoring system predicting pleural invasion could be defined as follows: pl risk score = 3 (tumor diameter in CT ≥ 24 mm) + 3 (tumor contact length with pleura in CT ≥ 16 mm) + 3 (smoking index ≥ 400) + 3 (clinically lymph node positive) + 2 (tumor with cavity in CT) + 2 (serum CEA level > 4.4 ng/mL). A score was calculated for each case and an ROC curve was created. The cutoff value was score 8 and the area under curve (AUC) was 0.68. Conclusion Our findings suggest that visceral pleural invasion can be predicted using a score calculated from several simple CT findings and clinicopathologic factors.
      PubDate: 2019-03-19
  • Treatment outcomes for acute type A aortic dissection with patent false
           lumen in patients over the age of 80
    • Abstract: Objectives While reports which focus on the outcomes of conservative treatments for acute type A aortic dissection in patients over the age of 80 are worth considering, recently many studies have reported improved outcomes of surgical treatment. Accordingly, we analyzed the outcomes of surgical and conservative treatments for acute type A aortic dissection with patent false lumen in patients over the age of 80. Methods We retrospectively investigated 70 patients over 80 years in age out of 248 consecutive patients with acute type A aortic dissection between January, 2010, and May, 2015. Of the 70 patients, 44 underwent surgical treatments (ascending replacement in 33 and total arch replacement in 11) and 23 patients underwent conservative medical treatments. Results In the surgical treatment, the 30-day mortality rate was 14% (6/44) and the rate of morbidity was 34%. And 17 patients (39%) were discharged home without ambulatory assistance. The actuarial survival rates in the surgical treatment group were 83% and 60% at 1 and 3 years, respectively. The in-hospital death rate of conservative medical treatment was 43% (10/23). Only 26% of the patients having had conservative treatment were discharged home without ambulatory assistance. The actuarial survival rate in the conservative medical group was 8.7% at 1 year. Conclusion Surgical outcomes of acute type A aortic dissection with patent false lumen were satisfactory in patients aged over 80 in this study by meticulously determining operative indications, depending on the background of each patient.
      PubDate: 2019-03-19
  • Usefulness of intraoperative nerve monitoring in esophageal cancer surgery
           in predicting recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy and its severity
    • Abstract: Background Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is a critical postoperative complication in esophageal cancer surgery. However, intraoperative prediction of its occurrence and severity is difficult. In this prospective study, we evaluated the usefulness of intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) in predicting RLN palsy and its severity. Methods Twenty patients who underwent subtotal esophagectomy with 3-field lymph node dissection were enrolled. Intraoperative electromyography (EMG) amplitudes of the vocal cords were measured by IONM at RLN and vagus nerve (VN) stimulation. Comparison was made between the vocal cords with RLN palsy and those without palsy and additionally between the vocal cords with transient RLN palsy and those with persistent palsy. Results Among 40 vocal cords in 20 patients, 26 were intact and 14 were paralyzed. Seven had transient, six had permanent palsy. The mean EMG amplitude of intact vocal cords was significantly larger than that of paralyzed ones at VN (506 ± 498 µV vs. 258 ± 226 µV, p = 0.022) and RLN stimulation (642 ± 530 µV vs. 400 ± 308 µV, p = 0.038). The cut-off value for postoperative palsy were 419 µV [positive predictive value (PPV): 48.0%, negative predictive value (NPV): 84.6%] at VN and 673 µV (PPV: 44.8%, NPV: 90.9%) at RLN stimulation. The mean EMG amplitude of persistently paralyzed vocal cords tended to be small, compared with that of recovered ones at both VN (168 ± 173 µV vs. 336 ± 266 µV, p = 0.11) and RLN (244 ± 223 µV vs. 536 ± 344 µV, p = 0.051) stimulation. Conclusion The absolute EMG amplitude of IONM might be helpful to predict the occurrence and severity of RLN palsy after esophageal surgery although the predictive value is low.
      PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • Enhanced outcomes for coronary artery disease obtained by a
           multidisciplinary heart team approach
    • Abstract: Background We implemented our multidisciplinary heart team (MHT) approach since 2012 for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and assessed the effectiveness of it by comparing outcomes in patients treated before and after the introduction of the MHT approach. Methods Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for CAD were performed in 802 and 57 patients from 2009 to 2011 in Group NH, and were performed in 867 and 160 patients from 2012 to 2014 in Group H, respectively. The primary outcome was major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), defined as the composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac-related readmission and target vessel repeat revascularisation (TVR) for PCI or revascularisation on grafted vessels for CABG. Results MACCE occurred significantly more often in Group NH than in Group H at 3 years postoperatively (28.1% vs 21.1%) (log rank P = 0.001). Cox regression analysis showed that the MHT approach [hazard ratio (HR), 0.737; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.60–0.91; P = 0.004] and ejection fraction (HR 0.976; 95% CI, 0.97–0.98; P < 0.0001) were associated with significantly lower rates of MACCE events, while SYNTAX score (HR 1.023; 95% CI 1.00–1.03, P < 0.0001) and EuroSCORE II (HR 1.014, 95% CI 0.60–0.91, P = 0.004) were associated with a higher rate of MACCE events. Conclusion Our MHT approach was able to reduce the MACCE events of treatment for CAD. The dedicated MHT approach might be beneficial for patients with CAD.
      PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • Risk factors for residual mitral regurgitation after aortic valve
           replacement in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis and moderate
           mitral regurgitation
    • Abstract: Objectives While it was reported that patients with residual moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) after surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) had a poorer prognosis than those without it, the risk factors for residual MR have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the study was to evaluate risk factors for residual MR after SAVR. Methods Of the 222 patients who underwent isolated SAVR from 2001 to 2018, 33 (11 men; age: 74 ± 7 years) had functional moderate MR before surgery. The risk factors for residual MR were evaluated by comparing patients with residual moderate MR (n = 11, 33%) with those who exhibited improved post-surgery MR (n = 22, 67%). Results The left atrial diameter was significantly larger in the residual MR group (51 ± 7 mm) than in the improved MR group (46 ± 5 mm; P = 0.049). The mean pressure gradient at the aortic valve was significantly smaller in the residual MR group (52 ± 18 mmHg) than in the improved MR group (69 ± 22 mmHg; P = 0.043). A ratio of left atrial diameter (mm) and mean aortic valve pressure gradient (mmHg) greater than 0.9 predicted residual MR with a sensitivity of 70% and a specificity of 74% (area under the ROC curve: 0.779; P = 0.015). Conclusions In patients with severe aortic valve stenosis and moderate MR, a high ratio of preoperative left atrial diameter and mean aortic valve pressure gradient would be a parameter predicting residual moderate MR post-SAVR.
      PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in Japan in 2016
    • PubDate: 2019-03-15
  • Infarction of torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration in adolescence
    • Abstract: Abstract Torsion of pulmonary extralobar sequestration is extremely rare in childhood and adolescence, and as it presents with a variety of symptoms ranging from intermittent pain to fever from infarction, differential diagnosis is necessary. Herein, we report a rare case of 13-year-old girl who presented with abdominal pain and fever was diagnosed as infarction of torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration. Torsed extralobar pulmonary sequestration was removed by thoracoscopic surgery, and the patient remained in good clinical condition.
      PubDate: 2019-03-14
  • Thrombectomy and reconstruction of the left vertebral artery after total
           arch replacement: never give up on postoperative stroke
    • Abstract: Abstract The patient was a 64-year-old man who had aortic regurgitation, ischemic heart disease, a transverse aortic aneurysm, and an abdominal-common iliac aneurysm. Concomitant operations including aortic valve replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting, and total aortic arch replacement with elephant trunk technique were performed successfully. The patient developed postoperative cardiac tamponade on the 5th postoperative day, resulting in bulbar palsy due to occlusion of the dominant left vertebral artery. Thrombectomy of the vertebral artery with reconstruction by a saphenous vein was performed. The patient’s neurological symptoms improved after the operation. Revascularization of ischemic stroke may yield neurological improvement even in patients after cardiovascular surgery.
      PubDate: 2019-03-14
  • Complete repair with unifocalization of the only unilateral lung
    • Abstract: Abstract A boy with 22q11.2 deletion was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD) and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs). At 8 months, unifocalization of left MAPCAs and BT shunt was performed at another hospital. However, they occluded directly after surgery. An angiography revealed 2 MAPCAs supplying all segments of the right lung. Qp:Qs was 2.24. At 1 year 6 months, we performed VSD closure with unifocalization of the only right lung vascularity, using intraoperative PA flow study. We report a successful case of complete repair with unilateral lung in PAVSD and MAPCAs.
      PubDate: 2019-03-14
  • Root repair in patient with huge sinus Valsalva aneurysm and severe aortic
    • Abstract: Abstract Anatomical aortic root restoration in a patient with a giant aneurysm of the right Sinus of Valsalva accompanied by severe AI and compression of the right-ventricular outflow is described and the entire case series (5) is reported.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
  • Complete resection of a giant calcifying fibrous tumor of myocardial
    • Abstract: Abstract A calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) is a rare, benign tumor that commonly develops in the internal viscera. It is histologically characterized by hyalinized collagenous tissue with calcifications and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates. There have been few reports of CFTs occurring in the heart. and the therapeutic approach of such cases has not been well established; however, complete surgical resection appears to be the best treatment option for cardiac CFT, since this lesion can cause cardiac symptoms and recurrence has been recently noted. To our knowledge, this report describes the largest cardiac CFT for which complete surgical resection was successfully performed.
      PubDate: 2019-03-09
  • The preoperative assessment of subpleural lung cancer movement to
           distinguish thoracic wall adhesion or invasion using four-dimensional
    • Abstract: Abstract Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) is a relatively new technology. A review of the relevant medical literature reveals only very limited previous investigations of the utility of this technique. We report two cases of lung cancer located adjacent to the pleura in which 4DCT was used to assess parietal pleural invasion or adhesion based on the differential movements of tumors. We performed 4DCT to determine the surgical approach after obtaining appropriate informed consent from the patient. Based on 4DCT, Patient 1 showed there was no adhesion and we could perform thoracoscopic right lower lobectomy and the final pathological diagnosis was pT1bN0M0. Patient 2 Based on 4DCT, showed suspicious of invasion or adhesion. we performed chest wall resection because of tumor invasion in the eighth and ninth costal bones; a final pathological diagnosis of pT3N0M0 was made.
      PubDate: 2019-03-06
  • Letter regarding: Clinical and pathological characteristics of spontaneous
           pneumothorax in women: a 25-year single-institutional experience
    • PubDate: 2019-03-04
  • Variant scimitar syndrome with intralobar pulmonary sequestration
           containing adenocarcinoma
    • Abstract: Abstract Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly in which the right lung is hypoplastic and a scimitar vein is draining into the inferior vena cava. It is known to be sometimes complicated with pulmonary sequestration. However, a right single pulmonary vein draining normally into the left atrium is rare. Here, we report a case of variant scimitar syndrome complicated by intralobar pulmonary sequestration containing an adenocarcinoma. In this case, the aberrant arteries from the abdominal aorta were ligated and the pulmonary sequestration containing adenocarcinoma was completely removed through wedge resection. Twenty months after the surgery, the patient was alive without cancer recurrence. An elaborate preoperative plan is important for safety in cases with vascular malformation.
      PubDate: 2019-03-04
  • Correction to: Positive correlation between sarcopenia and elevation of
           neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in pathological stage IIIA (N2-positive)
           non-small cell lung cancer patients
    • Abstract: In the original publication of the article, the title was incorrectly published as “Positive correlation between sarcopenia and elevation of neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio in pathological stage.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Arterial inflow line equipped with a side arm for circulatory support and
           catheter insertion during transcatheter aortic valve implantation for
           limited vascular access
    • Abstract: Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve implantation was performed on a 78-year-old patient. Elective circulatory support with cardiopulmonary bypass was planned because of left ventricular function impairment and hemodynamic instability. Limited vascular access was due to a severe atherosclerotic aorta distal to the origin of the left carotid artery. The right arm was the only safe vascular access site. However, at least 2 vascular access sites for angiographic catheter and inflow of circulatory support were required. An arterial inflow line equipped with a side arm was developed to enable single access to the right axillary artery to be used for the above purposes.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a safe and efficient procedure to
           treat an aortic valve stenosis before lung cancer resection
    • Abstract: Abstract A 75 year old man presented with left upper lobe squamous cell carcinoma. Severe aortic stenosis has been discovered during preoperative assessment. In this situation, two therapeutic strategies are described: concomitant or two-staged procedures. The debate has not yet led to the conclusion on whether preferably performing one or the other. Furthermore, in an oncologic context, using cardiopulmonary bypass is still controversial. So, thoracic and cardiac surgeons jointly proposed to the patient a transcatheter aortic valve implantation followed, 72 h later, by lung cancer resection. This case report describes a way to treat both diseases avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass adverse effects and without delaying lung cancer treatment.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis diagnosed by pathology of explanted
           lungs: a unique etiology serves as a key of clinical diagnosis
    • Authors: Hironobu Wada; Takahiro Nakajima; Hidemi Suzuki; Rie Anazawa; Tomoharu Narita; Jiro Terada; Shigetoshi Yoshida; Koichiro Tatsumi; Yukio Nakatani; Ichiro Yoshino
      Abstract: Abstract A 27-year-old female patient had presented progressing exertional dyspnea due to pulmonary hypertension. Chest CT revealed diffusely spread patchy ground-glass opacities sparing subpleural parenchymal areas suggesting the diagnosis of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD). Despite the diagnosis of PVOD, she was somehow managed by a repetitive escalation of the epoprostenol dose and oxygen supply during the 12-month waiting period until successful bilateral lung transplantation was performed. Pathology demonstrated capillary proliferation in alveolar septae with scarce lesions of narrowed and/or occluded postcapillary small veins, leading to the final diagnosis of pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis (PCH), not PVOD. We herein present a case of PCH diagnosed after lung transplantation with a focus on its etiology and a key to clinical diagnosis.
      PubDate: 2018-05-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s11748-018-0950-x
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