Mutation of the EGFR gene is known as a predictor for the response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Although EGFR mutation status is proposed to be incorporated in the Ninth […]» Read more
Our goal was to investigate the surgical strategy for type Ia endoleak after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) by reporting our experiences.From November 2012 to September 2019, a total of […]» Read more
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is one of the rarest tumors and the most common type is large B-cell lymphoma. The right atrium and right ventricle are the most often involved, […]» Read more
Rapid deployment valves have been developed as a means to adjust for limitations in transcatheter aortic valve replacement and surgical aortic valve replacement for the management of aortic valve disease. […]» Read more
Segmentectomies such as S1 + 2, S1 + 2+3 and S4 + 5 segmentectomy are used to treat patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the left upper lobe. However, the preservable lung volume and changes […]» Read more
Outcomes of surgical treatment for active infective endocarditis of mitral valve compared using complexity scoring.
The aim of this study was to evaluate our surgical treatment outcomes of active infective endocarditis (IE) of mitral valve in relation to the patients’ complexity scores.We reviewed 51 patients […]» Read more
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of bivalirudin on endothelial cell proliferation and neointimal hyperplasia in a rabbit carotid artery model.”New Zealand rabbits (n = 12)” weighing 2-3 kg […]» Read more
Novel bicuspid aortic valve model with aortic regurgitation for hemodynamic status analysis using an ex vivo simulator.
The objective was to design and evaluate a clinically relevant, novel ex vivo bicuspid aortic valve model that mimics the most common human phenotype with associated aortic regurgitation.Three bovine aortic valves […]» Read more
Management of pulmonary ground-glass opacities: a position paper from a panel of experts of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery (SICT).
A significant gap in our knowledge of how to manage pulmonary ground-glass opacities (GGOs) still exists. Accordingly, there is a lack of consensus among clinicians on this topic. The Italian […]» Read more
Hormone replacement therapy for open heart surgery in a patient with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus.
We present an unusual case of a patient with panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus who underwent aortic valve replacement. We successfully managed these complicated endocrine disorders by using appropriate hormonal replacement […]» Read more
Acceptance of lungs from donation after circulatory determination of death has been generally restricted to donors who have cardiac arrest within 60 minutes after withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies. We aimed to […]» Read more
Indications and predictors for pacemaker implantation after isolated aortic valve replacement with bioprostheses: the CAREAVR study.
We sought to study the indications, long-term occurrence, and predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) after isolated surgical aortic valve replacement with bioprostheses.The CAREAVR study included 704 patients (385 females, […]» Read more
Early surgery versus conservative management of asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis: A meta-analysis.
Although current guidelines generally recommend watchful waiting strategy for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis until symptoms develop, early surgery for asymptomatic aortic stenosis remains controversial. This study aimed to […]» Read more
High incidence of tracheobronchial diverticulum in esophageal cancer patients: a retrospective survey alerting pitfall during thoracoscopic esophagectomy.
Although tracheobronchial diverticulum (DV) rarely cause problems, attention should be paid during esophagectomy, which requires careful dissection around the trachea and bronchi. Here, we retrospectively review cases of tracheobronchial DVs […]» Read more
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) induces inflammatory responses, which may lead to the loss of alkaline phosphatase (AP) that is consumed in the process of dephosphorylating detrimental extracellular nucleotides in this proinflammatory […]» Read more
Early Fontan failure is a serious complication after total cavopulmonary connection, characterized by high central venous pressure, low cardiac output, and resistance to medical therapy. This study aimed to estimate […]» Read more
Prognostic score for survival with pulmonary carcinoids: the importance of associating clinical with pathological characteristics.
Lung carcinoids (LCs) are staged using the non-small-cell lung cancer tumour/node/metastasis staging system; the possibility of an LC-specific staging system is still being debated. The goal of our study was […]» Read more
Endograft infection after abdominal endovascular aortic repair is a rare but catastrophic complication associated with high perioperative mortality and postoperative recurrent infection. The optimal surgical treatment is still controversial, particularly […]» Read more
Clinical burden associated with postsurgical complications in major cardiac surgeries in Asia-Oceania countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Evidence on the burden of postsurgical complications is mainly from studies in western countries, and little is highlighted in the Asia-Oceania region. This study aimed to identify and compare the […]» Read more
The impact of Heart Team discussion on decision making for coronary revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease.
Revascularization guidelines support routine Heart Team (HT) discussion of appropriate patients. The effect of HT on decision making and clinical outcomes has not been explored. The aim of our study […]» Read more
Local prolonged release of antibiotic for prevention of sternal wound infections postcardiac surgery-A novel technology.
Sternal wound infection (SWI) is a devastating postcardiac surgical complication. D-PLEX100 (D-PLEX) is a localized prolonged release compound applied as a prophylactic at the completion of surgery to prevent SWI. […]» Read more
Impact of additional annuloplasty on tricuspid valve and cardiac functions after atrial septal defect closure in adults.
Surgical indications for moderate to severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) during atrial septal defect (ASD) closure are still unclear. Additional tricuspid valve annuloplasty (TVP) can be beneficial to avoid postoperative persistent […]» Read more
The coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic and the decision-making process of whether to perform urgent procedures during a surge are issues that will likely not disappear in the near future as […]» Read more
A Novel Insertion Technique for the Extra-Long Montgomery T-Tube in Patients with a Large Mediastinal Tumor.
The Montgomery T-tube is widely used to stent airway stenotic diseases. Conventional insertion methods can sometimes fail in the case of long-distance subglottic stenosis due to the flexibility of a […]» Read more
At the 100th meeting of the AATS, the first woman ever was nominated to be an officer. Dr Yolonda Colson was nominated as Vice President and will be the first […]» Read more
An anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery that arises as a side branch of the right coronary artery and encircles the aortic annulus is usually an incidental finding. […]» Read more
Anticoagulation after mitral valve repair is controversial and guidelines are not well-established. This study evaluated the association between postoperative warfarin use and complications after mitral valve repair, including bleeding and […]» Read more
Creatinine elevations from baseline at the time of cardiac surgery are associated with postoperative complications.
Baseline kidney function is a key predictor of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Whether an increased creatinine at the time of surgery, compared with the lowest creatinine in the 3 months before […]» Read more
Esophagectomy has high rates of morbidity and mortality. Anastomotic leakage is the most frequent complication and is likely caused by diminished anastomotic perfusion. Supercharged microvascular anastomosis has previously been performed […]» Read more
Robotic trans-mitral septal myectomy and papillary muscle reorientation for HOCM combined with or without mitral valve repair: Technical aspects – How we do it.
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is one of the more common genetic disorders. The pathophysiology and natural history of the disease have been well studied. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) […]» Read more