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Post-Traumatic Giant Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm: a Multimedia Presentation.

Danilo Tadao Wada, Marcel Koenigkam-Santos, André Schmidt, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Paulo Roberto B Evora,

Traumatic left ventricular pseudoaneurysms are rare and surgical correction is the treatment of choice. In this article, it is reported a case of a myocardial stab injury with primary suture and development of a giant pseudoaneurysm, five years later, that underwent surgical repair. ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):109-112]

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Comparison of Femoral and Axillary Artery Cannulation in Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Surgery.

Orhan Gokalp, Levent Yilik, Hasan Iner, Nihan Karakas Yesilkaya, Yuksel Besir, Sahin Iscan, Bortecin Eygi, Ali Gurbuz,

INTRODUCTION:One of the most important points of the acute type A aortic dissection surgery is how to perform cannulation regarding cerebral protection concerns and the conditions of arterial structures as a pathophysiological consequence of the disease. OBJECTIVE:In this study, femoral and axillary cannulation methods were compared in acute type A ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):28-33]

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Reasons to Keep "Case Reports" Alive.

Paulo Roberto B Evora, Domingo M Braile,

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):VI-VII]

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Should Doctors Know Their Patients' Attachment Style? A Psychological Perspective and its Impact on Cardiac Surgery Outcomes.

Christiana Bithas, Amer Harky,

OBJECTIVE:To increase our understanding of the psychological attachment styles in order to develop a preventative strategy that could potentially improve patients' perioperative outcomes. METHODS:A comprehensive literature search was performed utilizing major electronic databases. The search was done from inception to January 2019. All of the relevant papers have been extracted ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):100-108]

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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery in Marfan Patients: a Perspective from the UK.

Amer Harky, Matthew Shaw, Mohamad Bashir,

OBJECTIVE:Cardiovascular complications in Marfan patients include progressive aortic root dilation which can precipitate acute aortic dissection, ruptured aorta, severe aortic regurgitation, or all the aforementioned. Such complications can be fatal and the cause of death prior to any surgical intervention. We set out to identify the Marfan population in England ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):58-64]

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Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Vein and Left Atrial Posterior Wall Isolation Combined with Left Atrial Appendage Resection in Patients with Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.

Aleksandr Zotov, Sergei Vachev, Daniil Borisov, Aleksandr Troitskiy, Robert Khabazov,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a modified technique for totally thoracoscopic left atrial posterior wall and pulmonary vein isolation in patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. METHODS:From April 2017 to December 2018, we included in this study 28 consecutive patients who underwent thoracoscopic left atrial posterior wall and ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):22-27]

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Heart Transplantation: New Decade, New Perspectives.

Jessica A Steadman, Richard C Daly,

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):IV-V]

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Late Arterial Switch Surgery Under ECMO Support in a Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries with Intact Ventricular Septum: a Case Report.

Sertac Haydin, Erkut Ozturk, Okan Yildiz, Behzat Tuzun, Alper Guzeltas,

A 30-month-old male patient with transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum (TGA/IVS) is presented. Arterial switch operation (ASO) was performed in the light of echocardiographic and angiographic findings. The patient remained under extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for seven days postoperatively, and his cardiac functions returned to normal ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):113-116]

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Are Standard Follow-Up Parameters Sufficient to Protect Neurocognitive Functions in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus who Underwent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

Hakan Sacli, Ibrahim Kara,

OBJECTIVE:We aimed to compare the effectiveness of cognitive function protection between the standard follow-up parameters and advanced neuromonitoring methods in diabetic patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting during cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS:Study design was prospective and observational. Patients were separated into two groups, treated only with standard follow-up parameters (Group ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):75-81]

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Influence of Bentall Procedure on Left Ventricular Function.

Serkan Burç Deşer, Mustafa Kemal Demirag, Semih Murat Yucel, Ufuk Yildirim, Murat Muzaffer Güçlü, Merve Polat, Fersat Kolbakir, Hasan Tahsin Keceligil,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the influence of Bentall procedure on left ventricular function and condition on long-term follow-up. METHODS:Seventy-three consecutive patients who underwent an aortic root and ascending aorta replacement with composite valve button Bentall or flanged Bentall technique, from January 2007 to November 2018, were included in this retrospective study. RESULTS:Postoperative ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):34-40]

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Does Prior Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Influence the Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Gade S V Miguel, Alexandre G Sousa, Gilmara S Silva, Flávia C Colósimo, Noedir A G Stolf,

INTRODUCTION:Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been increasingly performed to treat coronary artery disease. The performance of multiple PCI has also been increasing. Consequently, the percentage of patients presenting for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is reported to vary from 13 to 40%. The influence of previous PCI on CABG ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):1-8]

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Sternal Wound Complications: Results of Routine Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.

Andrea De Martino, Federico Del Re, Giosuè Falcetta, Riccardo Morganti, Giacomo Ravenni, Uberto Bortolotti,

INTRODUCTION:Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has significantly improved outcomes in individuals with superficial and deep sternal wound dehiscence (SWD). We report our experience with NPWT to evaluate factors influencing effectiveness, duration of treatment and postoperative hospital stay. METHODS:We reviewed 92 patients with postoperative SWD following a median sternotomy. Patients were ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):50-57]

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Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis for Monitoring Fluid and Body Cell Mass Changes in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass.

Mustafa Göz, Cemil Sert, Abdussamet Hazar, Mehmet Salih Aydın, Nazim Kankılıç,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate preoperative and postoperative body fluid distribution with a bioelectrical impedance analyzer in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS:Fifteen adult patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass were included in this study. Total body fluid changes, basal metabolism rates, body fat masses, lean body masses, and total cell masses were recorded. The patients' ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):16-21]

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The Brazilian Contributions to Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Elizabeth H Stephens, Joseph A Dearani,

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):I-III]

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Congenital Supravalvar Mitral Ring - A Case Report.

Raquel Reis Soares, Leonardo Ferber, Matheus Ferber, Daniel Soares Mata,

Congenital mitral valve stenosis is a rare and severe disease, usually associated with other heart defects. The appropriate intervention depends on the site and mechanism of valvular obstruction and the aim is to avoid or delay valve replacement since it is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early single-stage complete ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):117-119]

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Coronary Endarterectomy: a Case Control Study and Evaluation of Early Patency Rate of Endarterectomized Arteries.

Mario Augusto Cray da Costa, André Luís Betero, Jefferson Okamoto, Marcelo Schafranski, Elise Souza Dos Reis, Ricardo Zanetti Gomes,

OBJECTIVE:To compare two groups of patients - the coronary endarterectomy group, with patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with coronary endarterectomy (CE), and the control group, with patients undergoing CABG without CE. We analyzed the rate of major outcomes (perioperative acute myocardial infarction [AMI], stroke, and mortality) and minor ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):9-15]

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Approach to An Unusual Cardiac Mass: Mitral Annulus Caseoma.

Arda Aybars Pala, Hasan Iner, Murat Abdulhamit Ercisli,

Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus (CCMA) is known to be a rare variant of mitral annulus calcification, a chronic and degenerative process of the mitral valve fibrous ring. It usually carries a benign prognosis. The following case demonstrates a huge mitral annulus caseoma that complicated with severe mitral regurgitation ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):120-122]

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Primary Mediastinal Hydatid Cyst Causing Diaphragmatic Palsy.

Madhusudhan M Gopivallabha, Akshay Kumar Singh, Ashwini Kumar Pasarad, Ponnuswamy Parashuraman, Anil Kumar Govindareddy,

Hydatid cystic disease is a significant clinical problem in endemic countries. Hydatid cysts are most commonly located in the liver and lungs. Primary mediastinal hydatid cyst is a rare clinical entity. The diagnosis must be considered in a patient with a mediastinal mass, particularly in endemic regions. Mediastinal hydatid cysts ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(1):123-126]

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Compression of the Left Atrium and Pulmonary Veins Due to Ascending and Descending Aortic Aneurysms.

Muzaffer Kahyaoglu, Cetin Gecmen, Mehmet Altug Tuncer,

An 89-year-old female patient presented to our cardiology outpatient clinic complaining of shortness of breath and back pain. Chest X-ray demonstrated a widened mediastinum. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an ascending aortic aneurysm and the modified apical 5-chamber view showed that left atrium was compressed between the ascending and descending aortas. Color ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):232-234]

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Predicting Outcomes of Penetrating Cardiovascular Injuries at a Rural Center by Different Scoring Systems.

Ali Ahmet Arikan, Emre Selçuk, Fatih Avni Bayraktar,

OBJECTIVE:To compare the anatomical and physiological scoring systems and the outcomes of surgical management of penetrating cardiovascular trauma at a rural center. METHODS:Seventy-seven patients underwent emergency surgery at our center between January/2012 and October/2018 due to penetrating cardiovascular trauma. Injury Severity Score (ISS), Revised Trauma Score (RTS), New Injury Severity ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):198-205]

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Safety and Results of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis in Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices.

Luíza Matos Garlini, Fernanda Donner Alves, Adriano Kochi, Priccila Zuchinali, Leandro Zimerman, Mauricio Pimentel, Ingrid Schweigert Perry, Gabriela Corrêa Souza, Nadine Clausell,

OBJECTIVE:To analyze the dual interference between cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). METHODS:Forty-three individuals admitted for CIEDs implantation were submitted to a tetrapolar BIA with an alternating current at 800 microA and 50 kHz frequency before and after the devices' implantation. During BIA assessment, continuous telemetry ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):169-174]

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Impact of Vacuum-Assisted Venous Drainage on Forward Flow in Simulated Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuits Utilizing a Centrifugal Arterial Pump Head.

Daniel Peres Guimarães, Luiz Fernando Caneo, Gregory Matte, Luciana P Carletto, Valéria Camargo Policarpo, Ana Vitória C X Castro, Matheus H C Miranda, Priscila S Costa, Marcelo B Jatene, Idagene Cestari, Fabio B Jatene,

OBJECTIVE:To analyze the impact of vacuum-assisted venous drainage (VAVD) on arterial pump flow in a simulated pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass circuit utilizing a centrifugal pump (CP) with an external arterial filter. METHODS:The simulation circuit consisted of a Quadrox-I Pediatric oxygenator, a Rotaflow CP (Maquet Cardiopulmonary AG, Rastatt, Germany), and a custom ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):134-140]

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A Very Rare Combination: two Scimitar Veins and a Myocardial Bridge.

Freddy Ponce Tirado, Nora Pierina Fernandez Faconi, Ricardo Barros Corso, Isaac Azevedo Silva,

Scimitar syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by partial or complete anomalous pulmonary venous drainage of the right (rarely left) lung into the inferior vena cava. This anomalous vein resembles the curved Turkish sword "scimitar"[]. Only few cases were reported with two scimitar veins[]. "Myocardial bridge" constitutes a portion ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):229-231]

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Is there any Link Between Vitamin D and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after Cardioversion?

Belma Yaman, Levent Cerit, Hatice Kemal Günsel, Zeynep Cerit, Songül Usalp, Ümit Yüksek, Uğur Coşkun, Hamza Duygu, Onur Akpınar,

INTRODUCTION:Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common chronic arrhythmia in the elderly population. In symptomatic patients, restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm improve quality of life. Unfortunately, AF recurrence still occurs in a considerable number of patients after cardioversion (CV). In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association between ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):191-197]

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The Effect of Diclofenac on Bleeding, Platelet Function, and Consumption of Opioids Following Cardiac Surgery.

Irena Osojnik, Mirt Kamenik,

OBJECTIVE:To establish whether the use of diclofenac reduces the administration of opioids and how it affects bleeding and platelet function after the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery with use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS:A total of 72 patients undergoing CABG surgery were included in this retrospective randomized study and ... Read more >>

Braz J Cardiovasc Surg (Brazilian journal of cardiovascular surgery)
[2020, 35(2):160-168]

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