Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg )
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ICVTS) provides a new platform for the publication of short reports in the field. Basically, ICVTS is conceived as virtual conference relying on both modern media and open discussion. For this purpose, all accepted reports will be posted immediately online on this web site. An electronic, moderated discussion will be open for 28 days through a corresponding link. After closure of the discussion period, the reports pre-published on the web, as well as a selection of the contributions for the moderated discussion, will be published in the ICVTS quarterly with traditional paper format.ICVTS welcomes reports on all aspects of surgery of the heart, great vessels and the chest, including new ideas, short communications, work in progress, follow-up studies, research protocols, registry information, nomenclature, case reports, images, videos, and last but not least, reports on negative experiences.
- Impact factor1.11
- 5-year impact0.00
- Cited half-life3.20
- Immediacy index0.35
- Article influence0.00
- WebsiteInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery website
- Other titlesInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery (Online), ICVTS
- Material typeDocument, Periodical, Internet resource
- Document typeInternet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper
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ABSTRACT: After completion of a redo tissue aortic valve replacement, the 72-year-old Caucasian male patient needed intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) implantation for cardiopulmonary bypass weaning (Maquet Linear ref. 0684-00-0479-01 7.5F/34 cc, Datascope Corporation, 15 Law Drive, Fairfield NJ 07004, USA). The implantation over the left common femoral artery was uneventful under transoesophageal echocardiography guidance. Good augmentation was noted. Upon arrival on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the plain chest X-ray showed the IABP tip in projection over the diaphragm. The patient became anuric and developed acute renal failure. There were no changes in the augmentation through the IABP, nor did the morphology of the arterial line change. No alarms were generated from the IABP console. Additional imagery on the ICU failed to identify the origin of this caudal position. The patient underwent fluoroscopy in our cath lab, showing a figure-of-eight coiling of the IABP stylet in the infrarenal abdominal aorta. PROBLEM SOLVING: Over a fixed core straight wire (Cook Incorporated ref. TSF-18-260 0.018in x 260 cm, 750 Daniels Way, Bloomington IN 47404, USA), under continuous fluoroscopy guidance, the stylet was straightened and the balloon repositioned properly. Until the IABP could eventually be weaned and removed, this did not present any new aerobatic attempt and continued to function free of further malfunctions. Conclusions: If the IABP looks too low, it is too low. The cath lab provides diagnosis and therapy in the same session. IABP consoles should detect coilings and loops and alarm accordingly.Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 10/2013; 17(Supplement 2):115.
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ABSTRACT: Abstract Objectives The combination of fibrin sealant (FS) and bioabsorbable sheet (BS) is known to provide a better sealing effect on alveolar air leakage compared to the single use of FS. Previously, we studied the optimum techniques for their combination. This time, we studied on what BS is optimum. Tachosil was also compared with them. Methods Standardized pleural defects produced by electric cauterization in retrieved swine lungs. Experiment I: The 2x3 cm defects were covered with the following BS (3 pieces) by the abovementioned Rub + Soak B technique: 0.15mm polyglycolic acid (PGA) felt (Neoveil) (Group I), 0.3 mm PGA felt (Neoveil) (Group II), 0.5 mm PGA felt (Neoveil) (Group III), oxidized cellulose sheet (OCS) (Surgicel absorbable hemostat) (Group IV), woven PGA sheet (woven Vicryl mesh) (Group V), knitted PGA sheet (knitted Vicryl mesh) (Group VI), knitted OCS (Interceed) (Group VII). Experiment II: The defects were covered with one piece of 0.15 mm PGA felt (Neoveil) by Rub + Soak B technique (Group VIII), Tachosil alone (Group IX), and thrombin applied Tachosil after rubbing with fibrinogen solution (Group X). The minimum seal-breaking airway pressure was compared among the groups. Results The seal-breaking pressure (SBP) was significantly higher in Group I than in Groups III, IV, V and VII, in Group VI than in Groups III, IV and VII, and in Group X than in Groups III, IV and VII. The SBP was significantly lower in Group IX than in Groups VIII and X (P < 0.05). Histologically, clot penetration into the tissue was significant in Groups I, VIII and X. Conclusions 0.15 mm PGA felt was the optimum sheet in Rub + Soak B technique, followed by knitted Vicryl mesh. Tachosil with FS was comparable to them in this model. Further studies are needed to determine responses in living tissue and SBP over time in vivo. Disclosure This study was supported by CSL Behring Co. © The Author 2013. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 05/2013; 17(suppl 1):S1-S6.
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