Cardiovascular surgery

This section concerns all aspects of cardiovascular surgery.

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  1. Research article

    Clinical outcomes of conventional surgery versus MitraClip® therapy for moderate to severe symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation in the elderly population: an institutional experience

    The aim of this study was to compare treatment of moderate to severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) with either conventional surgery or the mitral valve edge-to-edge device (MitraClip®) in very elderly ...

    Anthony Alozie, Liliya Paranskaya, Bernd Westphal, Alexander Kaminski, Mohammad Sherif, Magnus Sindt, Stephan Kische, Jochen Schubert, Doreen Diedrich, Hüseyin Ince, Gustav Steinhoff and Alper Öner

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:85

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Violation of prophylactic vancomycin administration timing is a potential risk factor for rate of surgical site infections in cardiac surgery patients: a prospective cohort study

    Intensivists and cardiothoracic surgeons are commonly worried about surgical site infections (SSIs) due to increasing length of stay (LOS), costs and mortality. The antimicrobial prophylaxis is one of the most...

    Paolo Cotogni, Cristina Barbero, Roberto Passera, Lucina Fossati, Giorgio Olivero and Mauro Rinaldi

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:73

    Published on: 8 March 2017

  3. Research article

    IgG4-positive cell infiltration in various cardiovascular disorders - results from histopathological analysis of surgical samples

    The diagnosis of Immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease (IgG4-RD), in general, depends on serum IgG4 concentrations and histopathological findings; therefore, diagnosis of IgG4-RD in cardiovascular organs/ti...

    Ryoto Hourai, Satomi Kasashima, Koichi Sohmiya, Yohei Yamauchi, Hideki Ozawa, Yoshinobu Hirose, Yasuhiro Ogino, Takahiro Katsumata, Masahiro Daimon, Shu-ichi Fujita, Masaaki Hoshiga and Nobukazu Ishizaka

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:52

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  4. Research article

    The safety of introducing a new generation TAVR device: one departments experience from introducing a second generation repositionable TAVR

    In the evolving field of transcatheter aortic valve replacements a new generation of valves have been introduced to clinical practice. With the complexity of the TAVR procedure and the unique aspects of each T...

    Henrik Bjursten, Shahab Nozohoor, Malin Johansson, Igor Zindovic, Carl-Fredrik Appel, Johan Sjögren, Magnus Dencker, Göran Olivecrona, Jan Harnek, Sasha Koul, Ted Feldman, Michael J. Reardon and Matthias Götberg

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:25

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Vector flow mapping analysis of left ventricular energetic performance in healthy adult volunteers

    Vector flow mapping, a novel flow visualization echocardiographic technology, is increasing in popularity. Energy loss reference values for children have been established using vector flow mapping, but those f...

    Koichi Akiyama, Sachiko Maeda, Tasuku Matsuyama, Atsushi Kainuma, Maki Ishii, Yoshifumi Naito, Mao Kinoshita, Saeko Hamaoka, Hideya Kato, Yasufumi Nakajima, Naotoshi Nakamura, Keiichi Itatani and Teiji Sawa

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2017 17:21

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  6. Research article

    The feasibility and safety of a through-and-through wire technique for central venous occlusion in dialysis patients

    To retrospectively compare the operation time, success rate and efficacy between unidirectional and bidirectional procedures in the treatment of central venous occlusion diseases (CVOD), assess the advantages ...

    Yonghui Huang, Bing Chen, Guosheng Tan, Gang Cheng, Yi Zhang, Jiaping Li and Jianyong Yang

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:250

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  7. Study protocol

    Balloon expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the transfemoral route with or without pre-dilation of the aortic valve – rationale and design of a multicentre registry (EASE-IT TF)

    Transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the transfemoral route (TF-TAVI) is commonly performed as a treatment for severe aortic stenosis (AS) in patients at high surgical risk. Pre-deployment balloon aorti...

    Christian Butter, Peter Bramlage, Tanja Rudolph, Claudius Jacobshagen, Jürgen Rothe, Hendrik Treede, Sebastian Kerber, Derk Frank, Lenka Seilerova and Gerhard Schymik

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:223

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  8. Research article

    Sex differences in volume overload in skinned fibers

    The impact of sex on cardiac morphology and function in chronic volume overload has been described in detail. However, the relation between sex and contractile properties at the actin-myosin level has not been...

    C. Bening, K. Hamouda and R. Leyh

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:197

    Published on: 14 October 2016

  9. Research article

    The effect of tolvaptan on renal excretion of electrolytes and urea nitrogen in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery

    Adequate fluid management is an important component of patient care following cardiac surgery. Our aim in this study was to determine the benefits of tolvaptan, an oral selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagon...

    Tomoko S. Kato, Hiroshi Nakamura, Mai Murata, Kishio Kuroda, Hitoshi Suzuki, Yasutaka Yokoyama, Akie Shimada, Satoshi Matsushita, Taira Yamamoto and Atsushi Amano

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:181

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Effects of HeartWare ventricular assist device on the von Willebrand factor: results of an academic Belgian center

    Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is a promising therapy for patients with advanced heart failure (HF), but bleeding complications remain an important issue. Previous series show that acquired von Willebra...

    Fatemeh Esmaeilzadeh, Aurélien Wauters, Walter Wijns, Jean-François Argacha and Philippe van de Borne

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:155

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Re-interventions after endovascular aortic repair for infrarenal abdominal aneurysms: a retrospective cohort study

    Early morbidity and mortality are generally lower after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), than after open repair but re-interventions and late complications are more common. The aim of the present study was t...

    Håkan Roos, Henrik Djerf, Ludvig Brisby Jeppsson, Victoria Fröjd, Tomas Axelsson, Anders Jeppsson and Mårten Falkenberg

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:124

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  12. Research article

    Quality of life after aortic valve repair is similar to Ross patients and superior to mechanical valve replacement: a cross-sectional study

    In patients after aortic valve surgery, the quality of life is hypothesized to be influenced by the type of the valve procedure. A cross-sectional study on the postoperative quality of life was carried out in ...

    Pavel Zacek, T. Holubec, M. Vobornik, J. Dominik, J. Takkenberg, J. Harrer and J. Vojacek

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:63

    Published on: 2 April 2016

  13. Research article

    Postoperative glucocorticoid enhances recovery after endovascular aortic repair for chronic type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has been chosen as a less invasive alternative for type B aortic dissections (TBADs). However, the therapeutic effect of TEVAR has been challenged by postoperative a...

    Mengtao Wu, Lei Zhang, Junmin Bao, Zhiqing Zhao, Qingsheng Lu, Rui Feng, Chao Song, Jian Zhou and Zaiping Jing

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:59

    Published on: 25 March 2016

  14. Research article

    Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting with an improved rib spreader and a new-shaped cardiac stabilizer: results of 200 consecutive cases in a single institution

    Performing minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting via small chest incisions on a beating heart is challenging. We report our experiences of MIDCAB with the utilization of both an im...

    Yunpeng Ling, Liming Bao, Wei Yang, Yu Chen and Qing Gao

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:42

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  15. Research article

    Long-term clinical outcomes of everolimus-eluting stent versus paclitaxel-eluting stent in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: a meta-analysis

    Everolimus -eluting stent (EES) is common used in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Our purpose is to evaluate long-term clinical outcomes of everolimus -eluting stent (EES) versus...

    Min Meng, Bei Gao, Xia Wang, Zheng-gang Bai, Ri-na Sa and Bin Ge

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2016 16:34

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  16. Research article

    Outcomes following the implementation of a quality control campaign to decrease sternal wound infections after coronary artery by-pass grafting

    Coronary artery by-pass grafting (CABG) remains the optimal strategy in achieving complete revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease. However, sternal wound infections (SWI), especiall...

    Rickard P. F. Lindblom, Birgitta Lytsy, Camilla Sandström, Nadjira Ligata, Beata Larsson, Ulrika Ransjö and Christine Leo Swenne

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2015 15:154

    Published on: 17 November 2015

  17. Research article

    Performance of gene-expression profiling test score variability to predict future clinical events in heart transplant recipients

    A single non-invasive gene expression profiling (GEP) test (AlloMap®) is often used to discriminate if a heart transplant recipient is at a low risk of acute cellular rejection at time of testing. In a randomi...

    Maria G. Crespo-Leiro, Jörg Stypmann, Uwe Schulz, Andreas Zuckermann, Paul Mohacsi, Christoph Bara, Heather Ross, Jayan Parameshwar, Michal Zakliczyński, Roberto Fiocchi, Daniel Hoefer, Mario Deng, Pascal Leprince, David Hiller, Lane Eubank, Emir Deljkich…

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2015 15:120

    Published on: 9 October 2015

  18. Research article

    Outcomes of endovascular treatment for patients with TASC II D femoropopliteal occlusive disease: a single center study

    Advances in endovascular technology led to an alternative treatment option for TASC II D (TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus II class D) lesions. This study was aimed to evaluate the outcomes of endovascula...

    Xiangjiang Guo, Guanhua Xue, Xiaozhong Huang, Hui Xie, Wei Liang, Jiwei Zhang, Feng Lin and Tianping Yao

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2015 15:44

    Published on: 29 May 2015

  19. Research article

    Cost-utility analysis of percutaneous mitral valve repair in inoperable patients with functional mitral regurgitation in German settings

    To determine the cost-effectiveness of the percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using Carillon® Mitral Contour System® (Cardiac Dimensions Inc., Kirkland, WA, USA) in patients with congestive heart failure ...

    Oleg Borisenko, Michael Haude, Uta C Hoppe, Tomasz Siminiak, Janusz Lipiecki, Steve L Goldberg, Nawzer Mehta, Omari V Bouknight, Staffan Bjessmo and David G Reuter

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2015 15:43

    Published on: 14 May 2015

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