Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics

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Case Report Pages 75-78

Removal of a Large Right Atrial Thrombus with AngioVac Device

Authors: Gliceida Galarza Fortuna, MD, Francisco Ujueta, MD, MS, Matthew Lozier, MD, Ivan A. Arenas, MD, PhD, FACC, FASE, and Angelo La Pietra, MD

Abstract: Cancer patients often require placement of long-term central venous catheters for chemotherapy and the administration of other intravenous therapies. Catheter-related thrombosis is a known complication of implantable venous access ports, and has an approximate incidence of 3.8%; regardless of this, primary thromboprophylaxis is not currently recommended in this patient population

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Case Report Pages 72-74

Primary Lung Sarcoma Mimicking Left Atrial Myxoma

Authors: Amitabh Satsangi

Abstract: A 32-years female was referred for surgery for Left atrial myxoma based on symptoms of dyspnea on exertion, palpitations and echocardiography revealing a left atrial mass, mostly likely a left atrial myxoma. On chest X-ray, there was right lower lobe white out which instigated the need to perform a CT chest. On CT Chest a 10.9 × 14.2 × 13.6 cm (AP × TR × CC) cm heterogenously hypodense mass was seen along the posterior and inferior aspect of right hemi thorax. It showed multiple vascular channels within it and broad base towards posterior pleura.

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Case Report Pages 68-71

Timing of Surgery in Endocarditis Patient Presenting with Intracranial Haemorrhage, To Do or Not To Do?

Authors: Firas Aljanadi, Amer Harky, Jun Heng Chong and Mark Pullan

Abstract: Intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is not uncommon as a complication of infective endocarditis (IE). However, the presence of intracranial haemorrhage would represent as a challenge to surgical intervention. Cardiac surgery intervention carries the potential risk of neurological deterioration perioperatively. Furthermore, the optimal timing of surgery Has been largly debated, and reports on operative outcomes for such cases are scarce.

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Case Report Pages 65-67

Emergent Tricuspid Valve Replacement for Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis in a Chronic Hemodialysis Patient in Suriname

Authors: Rosita Bihariesingh, Pieter Voigt, Juliett Garcia and Soeradj Harkisoen

Abstract: Tricuspid valve endocarditis caused by Acinetobacter baumannii is associated with a high mortality rate because of the bacterium's resistance to almost all available antibiotics. Low and middle income countries (LMICs) face the challenge of successfully treating infective endocarditis because of the delayed diagnosis and having little access to expensive drug regimens.

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Original Clinical Research Pages 61-65

Prognosis and Complications of Hyperuricemia Patients Undergoing Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Authors: Haydar Yasa

Abstract: Recent studies suggest that high levels of serum uric acid of very early life are a result of the in-utero environment and may lead to elevated blood pressure in adulthood. However, serum uric acid levels can change throughout life. Researchers investigated the effect of serum uric acid levels in childhood on the blood pressure tracking and analysed blood pressure according to changes in serum uric acid levels in early life.

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Case Report Pages 58-60

An Unusual Case of Thymoma Invading SVC Excised Completely Enbloc with SVC Resection and Reconstruction

Authors: Muhammad Asghar Nawaz, Isaac Kadira and Rajesh Shaha

Abstract: We report a challenging rare case of stage III large thymoma with superior vena cava (SVC) invasion but without SVC syndrome or myasthenic symptoms. The tumor responded poorly to neo-adjuvant VAC chemotherapy so was referred for surgical resection.

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Image Article Pages 57

Pseudoaneurysm Formation of the Ascending Aorta

Authors: E Andreas Agathos, MD, PhD, George Anastasiadis, MD and Angeliki Saridaki, MD

Abstract: A 50-years-old male patient, hypertensive, on renal dialysis and with secondary hyperparathyroidism, underwent aortic valve replacement with a #23 mm Sorin bileaflet mechanical prosthesis. Three months later he had a redo operation to fix a perivalvular leak. There was no evidence of infection. A year later he was referred to us with an asymptomatic paraortic mass in a CT Thorax. Further investigation with CT angiogram (Figure 1A) and aortogram (Figure 1B) revealed a

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Case Report Pages 52-56

Complicated Bilateral Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts

Authors: Dharmendra Joshi, MD Abir Tazim Chowdhury, Manmohan Bir Shrestha, Hossain Al Mahmud, Serajus Salekin, MD Osman Gonni and MD Kamrul Alam

Abstract: Hydatid disease also known as hydatidosis is an endemic parasitic zoonotic disease in some parts of world including Mediterranean basin, South America and Australia, caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Liver is the commonest site for hydatid disease followed by the lungs. The disease is not uncommon although human beings are accidental intermediate hosts in the natural history of hydatidosis but bilateral pulmonary hydatidosis is rare.

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Case Report Pages 43-45

Non-Invasive Laser Modalities in Treatment of Posterior Ventral Infarction

Authors: Jackson S Pollock, Rosa Q Luxemburg, Hercule CM Poirot and Friedrich X Engels

Abstract: Postoperative myocardial infarction is not a well-studied topic after lung surgery. From the few reports in the literature, the frequency to range between 0.7% to 2%, but it is difficult to determine an exact standardized incidence, in part due to differences in postoperative presentation, differences in EKG interpretation and a variation in the choice of serum cardiac markers.

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Original Research Pages 37-42

Comparative Study of Earlier EuroSCORE and EuroSCORE II Model Among CABG Patients: A Cohort Study in Bangladesh Population

Authors: Mauin Uddin, Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman Miah, Mohammad Ziaur Rahman, Sumsul Arif Mohammad Musa, Rubana Forhad, Prasanta Kumar Chanda and Farooque Ahmed

Abstract: The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II (EuroSCORE II) is an updated version of the original EuroSCORE. The goal of this analysis was to compare EuroSCORE II and additive and logistic European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) in predicting early mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery in a single center of Bangladesh.

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