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Cardiovascular surgery

This section concerns all aspects of cardiovascular surgery.

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  1. There are few reports in the literature of device closure of residual shunts following initial surgical closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD). This case study reports one such case. We describe here a case ...

    Authors: Xicheng Deng, Taoyue Yao, Yefeng Wang, Guangxian Yang, Wenjuan Chen, Peng Huang and Zhi Chen

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:343

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  2. An optimal donor work-up to exclude preexisting conditions is recommended, but urgency and technical equipment in donor centers must be considered. We report a case of two coronary stents present in the donor ...

    Authors: Frieda-Maria Kainz, Stephanie Wallner, Keziban Uyanik-Uenal, Martin Andreas and Andreas Zuckermann

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:312

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  3. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been a favored option for the patient who suffered from symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, the efficacy and safety outcomes in novel oral anticoagulants (N...

    Authors: Hongbin Liang, Qiyu He, Qiuxia Zhang, Xuewei Liu, Kai Cui, Guojun Chen and Jiancheng Xiu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:307

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Our retrospective single-center study aimed to evaluate the safety of the carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in comparison to patients with untreated asymptomatic carotid stenosis ≥60% before CABG.

    Authors: Mario Lescan, Mateja Andic, Oana Bartos, Christian Schlensak and Migdat Mustafi

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:303

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  5. Few studies have measured frailty as a potential reason for foregoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in older adults with severe aortic stenosis (AS). This study sought to determine the impact o...

    Authors: Julia Rodighiero, Nicolo Piazza, Giuseppe Martucci, Marco Spaziano, Kevin Lachapelle, Benoit de Varennes, Marie-Claude Ouimet and Jonathan Afilalo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  6. To investigate the relationship between fragmented QRS (fQRS) quantified by a new method and myocardial fibrosis (MF) and the diagnostic value of quantitative fQRS (Q-fQRS) to detect MF in hypertrophic obstruc...

    Authors: Xuanye Bi, Chengzhi Yang, Yunhu Song, Jiansong Yuan, Jingang Cui, Fenghuan Hu and Shubin Qiao

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:298

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  7. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has gained widespread acceptance for the treatment of critically ill patients suffering from cardiac and/or respiratory failure. Various animal models have been devel...

    Authors: Fabian Edinger, Emmanuel Schneck, Charlotte Schulte, Johannes Gehron, Sabrina Mueller, Michael Sander and Christian Koch

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Thromboembolic ischemic stroke (IS) is one of the most feared complications of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement and represents a challenge to surgical management because of concomitant anticoagu...

    Authors: Walid Oulehri, Mircea Cristinar, Gharib Ajob, Sandrine Marguerite, Bob Heger, Hélène Cebula, Michel Kindo and Paul Michel Mertes

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:281

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Adverse cardiac remodeling with a myocardial fibrosis as a key pathophysiologic component may be associated to worse survival in aortic stenosis (AS) patients. Therefore, with the application of advanced cardi...

    Authors: Giedrė Balčiūnaitė, Darius Palionis, Edvardas Žurauskas, Viktor Skorniakov, Vilius Janušauskas, Aleksejus Zorinas, Tomas Zaremba, Nomeda Valevičienė, Audrius Aidietis, Pranas Šerpytis, Kęstutis Ručinskas, Peter Sogaard and Sigita Glaveckaitė

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:275

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Preventive intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) for high-risk patients with stable hemodynamics is controversial, and its definition of high-risk is still unclear. This study aimed to investigate the effect of pro...

    Authors: Ju-Bing Zheng, Kun Hua, Kui Zhang, Shao-You Zhou, Shi-Jun Xu, Juan-Juan Sheng and Ran Dong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Spontaneous isolated superior mesenteric artery dissection (SISMAD) is a rare vascular disorder, and the treatment strategies remain controversial. This study aimed to compare outcomes of conservative and endo...

    Authors: Leyin Xu, Jiang Shao, Daming Zhang, Chenyang Qiu, Jingjing Wang, Kang Li, Lijing Fang, Xin Zhang, Jinsong Lei, Zhichao Lai, Jiangyu Ma, Yanying Yu, Xiaoxi Yu, Fenghe Du, Wanting Qi, Junye Chen…

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:256

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Most of the studies of obesity and postoperative outcome have looked predominantly at coronary artery bypass grafting with fewer focused on valvular disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcom...

    Authors: Keir Forgie, Sabin J. Bozso, Yongzhe Hong, Colleen M. Norris, Abdullah Ishaque, Richdeep S. Gill, Darren H. Freed, Michael C. Moon, Jayan Nagendran and Jeevan Nagendran

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:255

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  13. Cortisol is the main stress hormone mobilised during surgery to establish homeostasis. Our current understanding of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis physiology in children undergoing cardiopulmonary byp...

    Authors: Daniel Paul Fudulu, Gianni Davide Angelini, Fani Fanoula Papadopoulou, Jonathan Evans, Terrie Walker-Smith, Ido Kema, Martijn van Faassen, Serban Stoica, Massimo Caputo, Stafford Lightman and Benjamin Gibbison

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:245

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:276

  14. The lesions of aberrant right subclavian artery, Kommerell’s diverticulum and type A aortic intramural hematoma are rare, and we usually treat them with open surgery. In some cases patients have increased risk...

    Authors: Sizheng Xiong, Daoquan Wang and Jun Li

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:220

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Exclusive use of Del Nido cardioplegia administration in all adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery has been studied for operative, postoperative and myocardial protection outcomes.

    Authors: Mohamed Marzouk, Valerie Lafreniere-Bessi, Stephanie Dionne, Serge Simard, Christian Pigeon, François Dagenais, Niv Ad and Frederic Jacques

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:215

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  16. Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after radiofrequency ablation for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) is an uncommon but serious complication. PVS stenting can rapidly restore pulmonary flow and improve sympto...

    Authors: Yan-Jie Li, Xin Pan, Cheng Wang and Ben He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:191

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Aortic intramural hematoma is a life-threatening condition reported with increasing frequency. It can be classified into Stanford type A or B depending on whether the ascending or descending aorta are involved...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Song-Bo Dong, Xu-Dong Pan and Li-Zhong Sun

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:162

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Aim of the study was to find predictors of allocating patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to geriatric (GR) or cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and describe this new patient group based on...

    Authors: Sarah Eichler, Heinz Völler, Rona Reibis, Karl Wegscheider, Christian Butter, Axel Harnath and Annett Salzwedel

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:158

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  19. miR-92a-3p and oxidative stress are reportedly associated with venous thrombosis. However, the role of miR-92a-3p and oxidative stress in catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) remains ambiguous. Herein, we studied...

    Authors: Xiao Gan, Huihan Zhao, Yan Wei, Qingjuan Jiang, Cui Wen and Yanping Ying

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:150

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  20. Heparin-binding protein (HBP), a potent inducer of increased vascular permeability, is a potentially useful biomarker for predicting outcomes in patients with postoperative myocardial injury-related cardiogeni...

    Authors: Tuo Pan, Guang-Feng Long, Cheng Chen, Hai-Tao Zhang, Jun-Xia Wang, Anshu Ahaskar, Hong-Bing Chen and Dong-Jin Wang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:124

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  21. Atherosclerosis (AS) is the basis of cardiovascular diseases, characterized by chronic inflammatory and lipid metabolism disorders. Although the anti-inflammatory effect of Klotho in AS has been clearly shown,...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Xiujuan Chen, Min Wu, Lin Li, Jiani Liu, Jing Shi and Tian Hong

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:120

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  22. A cardiac myxoma in a young person may pose a diagnostic challenge as symptoms may be variable and the differential diagnosis is wide. The differential diagnosis can include rheumatic mitral valve disease, pul...

    Authors: Jake Cho, Steven Quach, Justin Reed and Omeni Osian

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:119

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Intractable, mechanical hemolytic anemia (IMHA) is a rare catastrophic complication following mitral valve surgery. We analyzed patient characteristics and IMHA management by reoperations after mitral valve su...

    Authors: Jin Wang, Hanlin Zhang, Hongyang Fan, Kang Chen, Yuelun Zhang, Kaicheng Song, Hushan Ao and Chunhua Yu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:104

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  24. Exercise training is known as a practical way to increase cardioprotection against stress, and it seems that stem cell recruitment is one of its mechanisms. The purpose of the present study was to investigate ...

    Authors: Reza Ghanimati, Hamid Rajabi, Fatemeh Ramezani, Maral Ramez, Mohsen Bapiran and Farinaz Nasirinezhad

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:75

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  25. The performance of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) in femoropopliteal interventions has been proven through randomized trials in short lesions and lesions with relatively low proportion of occlusions. There is lim...

    Authors: Zhichao Lai, Xin Zhang, Jiang Shao, Kang Li, Lijing Fang, Leyin Xu, Xiaoxi Yu, Jingjing Wang, Xiu Liu, Jinsong Lei and Bao Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:65

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  26. Aortic stenosis (AS) causes left ventricular (LV) pressure overload, leading to adverse LV remodeling and dysfunction. Identifying early subclinical markers of LV dysfunction in patients with significant AS is...

    Authors: Xiaojun Bi, Darwin F. Yeung, Husam M. Salah, Maria C. Arciniegas Calle, Jeremy J. Thaden, Lara F. Nhola, Hartzell V. Schaff, Sorin V. Pislaru, Patricia A. Pellikka, Alberto Pochettino, Kevin L. Greason, Vuyisile T. Nkomo and Hector R. Villarraga

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:33

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  27. The Starr-Edwards ball valve prosthesis was successfully introduced in 1961–62 and largely used for aortic and mitral valve replacement. Even if Starr-Edwards valves have been widely replaced in clinical pract...

    Authors: Andrea Ponsiglione, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Gabriella Spagnuolo, Arnaldo Stanzione, Carmela Nappi, Serena Dell’Aversana, Antonio Spagnuolo, Alberto Cuocolo and Massimo Imbriaco

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:37

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Retrograde type A aortic dissection (RTAD) is a fatal aortic disease secondary to descending aortic dissection, and might be misdiagnosed due to its atypical symptoms lead to catastrophic outcomes.

    Authors: Yongle Ruan, Zhiwei Wang, Zhiyong Wu, Wei Ren, Zongli Ren, Anfeng Yu and Mohamed Rahouma

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:17

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  29. Perioperative bleeding during cardiac surgery are known to make patients susceptible to adverse outcomes and several bleeding classifications have been developed to stratify the severity of bleeding events. Fu...

    Authors: Ziwei Xi, Yanan Gao, Zhenxian Yan, Yu-Jie Zhou and Wei Liu

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:3

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  30. While rheumatic mitral stenosis has been effectively treated percutaneously for more than 20 years, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation treatment appear as a contemporary unmet need. The advent of transcatheter...

    Authors: Pavel Overtchouk, Nicolo Piazza, Juan Granada, Osama Soliman, Bernard Prendergast and Thomas Modine

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020 20:1

    Content type: Review

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  31. Blood glucose (BG) is a risk factor of adverse prognosis in non-diabetic patients in several conditions. However, a limited number of studies were performed to explore the relationship between postoperative BG...

    Authors: Wan-zi Hong, Yu Wang, Hongjiao Yu, Xue-biao Wei, Danqing Yu, Chun-xiang Zhang, Ning Tan and Lei Jiang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:297

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  32. Recent scientific reports have brought into light a new concept of goal-directed perfusion (GDP) that aims to recreate physiological conditions in which the risk of end-organ malperfusion is minimalized. The a...

    Authors: Marceli Lukaszewski, Rafal Lukaszewski, Kinga Kosiorowska and Marek Jasinski

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:292

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  33. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with right ventricle metastasis without inferior vena cava and right atrium involvement is very rare and the prognosis of HCC with RV metastasis is generally poor. The mass in th...

    Authors: Xin-tong Zhang, Ying Li, Si-hua Ren, Wei-dong Ren, Guang Song, Yang-jie Xiao, Fei-fei Sun, Lu Sun, Xiang-hong Yang and Xue-ying Tan

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:287

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening disorder in vascular surgery with a high early mortality. Serum amyloid A (SAA) is a kind of acute-phase protein with a rapid diagnostic value in other disea...

    Authors: Yuchen He, Changcheng Ma, Jia Xing, Shiyue Wang, Chao Ji, Yanshuo Han and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:282

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  35. Although perioperative care during heart surgery has improved considerably, the rate of postoperative complications has remained stable. It has not been concluded how to better apply grip strength to clinical,...

    Authors: Liyuan Fu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Bohan Shao, Xiangjing Liu, Bo Yuan, Zhengqing Wang, Tienan Chen, Zhigang Liu, Xiaocheng Liu and Qi Guo

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:266

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  36. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is an effective therapeutic strategy for coronary heart disease (CHD). Myocardial longitudinal strain echocardiography with 2D speckle tracking could obtain ventricu...

    Authors: Anna Gozdzik, Krzysztof Letachowicz, Barbara Barteczko Grajek, Tomasz Plonek, Marta Obremska, Marek Jasinski and Waldemar Gozdzik

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:189

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  37. Cardiac haemangiomas are exceptionally rare. They are usually solitary growths. Cardiac haemangiomas can be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous in nature. They can occur in any chambers of the...

    Authors: Mahmoud Yousef Ibrahim Abuharb, Xiao Ming Bian and Jian He

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:179

    Content type: Case report

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  38. To evaluate the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in a real-world setting through a patient-level meta-analysis.

    Authors: Jannik Ole Ashauer, Nikolaos Bonaros, Markus Kofler, Gerhard Schymik, Christian Butter, Mauro Romano, Vinayak Bapat, Justus Strauch, Holger Schröfel, Andreas Busjahn, Cornelia Deutsch, Peter Bramlage, Jana Kurucova, Martin Thoenes, Stephan Baldus and Tanja K. Rudolph

    Citation: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2019 19:172

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