Total pericardiorrhaphy with pericardial cavity intervention can be acceptable and favourable in terms of its outcomes, including reducing incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation, pericardial effusion and length of hospitalization.
There was no difference between oxidative stress status of cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease patients and healthy individuals. Oxidative stress status of cyanotic and acyanotic patients does not change after cardiac surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass.
Staged and combined surgical approaches yield comparable outcomes. A staged approach may provide a more favorable neurological outcome with significantly reduced need for intraluminal shunting. Long-term outcome is, however, similar.
To investigate the association between clinical hematologic parameters and
saphenous vein graft failure after on-pump coronary artery bypass
A total of 1950 consecutive patients underwent isolated on-pump coronary
artery surgery between November 2010 and February 2013. Of these, 284
patients met our inclusion criteria; their preoperative clinical
hematological parameters were retrospectively obtained for this cohort
study. And of them, 109 patients underwent conventional coronary angiography
after graft failure was revealed by coronary computed tomography
angiography. The primary endpoint was to catch at least one saphenous vein
graft stenosis or occlusion following the coronary angiogram. We then
analyzed risk factors for graft failure. In sequential or T grafts, each
segment was analyzed as a separate graft.
In logistic regression analysis, older age, platelet distribution width, and
diabetes mellitus were identified as independent predictors of saphenous
vein graft failure (
<0.). In contrast, preserved
ejection fraction value favored graft patency
Increased platelet distribution width is easily measurable and can be used as
a simple and valuable marker in the prediction of saphenous vein graft
The cardiac involvement of hydatid cyst, which is rarely seen, with the location of asymptomatic huge cyst in the interventricular septum (IVS) is an extraordinary condition. We report an isolated cardiac hydatid cyst located in the IVS in an 18-year-old man diagnosed incidentally by transthoracic echocardiography. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a mass lesion of 47×74 mm in diameter located at the base of IVS. The cystic content and its germinative membrane were resected and the cavity was applicated under cardiopulmonary bypass. Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the 6 th postoperative day, with oral albendazole therapy.
Coronary artery pattern was not a predictor of mortality in early postoperative period. There may be an impact of unusual coronary artery pattern on the development of ventricular dysfunction as a cause of mortality.
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