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  1. Antegrade filling of mammary graft by inappropriately revascularized artery.

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    Hosseini, Saeid; Samiei, Niloufar; Bassiri, Hossein Ali; Peighambari, M Mehdi; Peighambari, Shadi; Mestres, Carlos-A

    2016-01-01

    A 57-year-old man underwent multiple-arterial revascularization including a sequential left internal mammary artery graft to the diagonal branch and left anterior descending coronary artery. Twenty-one months later, repeat angiography due to a new onset of chest discomfort confirmed string sign and nonfunctional proximal left internal mammary artery, and antegrade filling of the distal leg of the sequential graft and the left anterior descending artery through the diagonal branch. This is a known but uncommon angiographic finding that confirms the importance of eventual competitive flow. PMID:24848517

  2. The Internal Mammary Artery Bypass Graft: Praise versus Practice

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    Lefrak, Edward A.

    1987-01-01

    Patency rates and long-term clinical results after coronary artery bypass are superior when the internal mammary artery, rather than the saphenous vein, is used as a bypass graft. Four thousand forty-seven cardiac surgeons were surveyed to assess their theoretical preference of bypass graft, in comparison to their actual practice. The 750 surgeons performing myocardial revascularization who completed the questionnaire had done approximately 122,652 coronary artery bypass operations annually. Six hundred twenty-nine (84%) listed the internal mammary artery as the graft of choice for bypassing the left anterior descending coronary artery, whereas 114 (15%) listed the saphenous vein. Only about half (56%) of the surgeons actually used the internal mammary artery commonly, however, and only 228 (30%) used it in at least 90% of their operations. In actual practice, then, the internal mammary artery is often avoided in situations where it could be used as a coronary artery bypass graft. This practice can be expected to have a negative influence on late postoperative results. (The Texas Heart Institute Journal 1987; 14:139-143) PMID:15229733

  3. Influence of colforsin daropate hydrochloride on internal mammary artery grafts.

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    Hayashida, Nobuhiko; Teshima, Hideki; Tayama, Eiki; Chihara, Shingo; Enomoto, Naofumi; Kawara, Takemi; Aoyagi, Shigeaki

    2002-04-01

    The effect of colforsin daropate hydrochloride (colforsin), a water-soluble forskolin derivative, on blood flow in internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts was evaluated in a prospective randomized study of 26 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Patients were randomized to receive either colforsin treatment (colforsin; n=14) or no colforsin treatment (control; n=14). Administration of colforsin (0.5mg x kg(-1) min(-1)) was started after induction of anesthesia and was continued for 6 h. IMA blood flow and hemodynamic measurements were assessed perioperatively. During cardiopoulmonary bypass (CPB), perfusion flow was adjusted to 2.5 L/m2 and IMA free blood flow was measured. IMA blood flow was also measured 1 h after CPB by an ultrasonic flow meter. Systemic vascular resistance was significantly lower in the colforsin group during and after CPB. IMA blood flow was significantly greater in the colforsin group than in the control group during (44 +/- 2 vs 33 +/- 3 ml min-1 x m(-2), p=0.02) and after CPB (38 +/- 6 vs 20 +/- 3ml x min(-1) m(-2), p=0.01). IMA blood flow 1 h after CPB correlated inversely with concurrent systemic vascular resistance (r=-0.61, p=0.001). Intraoperative administration of colforsin daropate hydrochloride caused potent vasodilation, resulting in an increase in IMA blood flow. The results indicate that the regimen can be used perioperatively in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:11954952

  4. Internal Mammary Artery Graft Dissection: A Case-Based Retrospective Study and Brief Review

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    Latif, Faisal; Dasari, Tarun W.

    2014-01-01

    The left internal mammary artery is the preferred graft for treating left anterior descending coronary artery disease. Dissection is a rare but grave sequela of internal mammary artery graft angiography. The available medical literature is scant, perhaps as a result of under-reporting. We report a case in which dissection of the internal mammary artery graft occurred during diagnostic angiography, and we discuss its management. In addition, we review the available literature and provide a retrospective analysis of the data from our own catheterization laboratory. In our single-center analysis of 542 cases of selective internal mammary artery graft angiography, we found only the single case of internal mammary artery graft dissection (0.2%) that we report here. Our review of the literature revealed 7 reported cases of internal mammary artery graft dissection, 3 of which were iatrogenic. There were no identifiable risk factors for such dissection. After treatment with angioplasty and stenting, all patients had good outcomes during follow-up. PMID:25593535

  5. Coronary steal through anomalous internal mammary artery graft. Treated by ligation without sternotomy.

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    Hijazi, A; Mazhar, R; Odeh, S; Qunnaby, I

    1996-01-01

    A patient who had undergone adequate coronary revascularization with a left internal mammary artery graft to the left anterior descending coronary artery and with saphenous vein grafts to the right coronary artery and to the 1st and 2nd obtuse marginal branches presented with early-onset recurrent angina. A repeat angiogram showed an abnormally large branch arising from the very proximal segment of the left internal mammary artery and supplying the whole lateral chest wall via many intercostal tributaries. Relief of symptoms was achieved by ligation of this branch, and the patient remains symptom free more than 6 years after the procedure. Images PMID:8885107

  6. Physiological adaptability: the secret of success of the internal mammary artery grafts.

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    Singh, R N; Beg, R A; Kay, E B

    1986-03-01

    Angiographic studies in 3 patients illustrate the physiological adaptability of internal mammary artery (IMA) grafts. Intact vascular smooth muscle permits the IMA grafts to retain a flexible caliber and a blood flow dictated by myocardial demands in the distribution of the grafted coronary artery. This physiological nature may be one of the reasons for their continued patency regardless of whether they are grafted to large or small coronary arteries. Further, this adaptable behavior permits use of the IMA even if its distal lumen is smaller than that of the recipient coronary artery, provided the anastomosis can be safely performed and the demand for flow is present. PMID:3954493

  7. Barriers to the universal adoption of bilateral internal mammary artery grafting.

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    Umakanthan, Jeremiah; Jeyakumar, Panch; Umakanthan, Branavan; Jeyakumar, Nikeshan; Senthilkumar, Nadarajah; Saraswathy, Mathioli R; Umakanthan, Padminidevi; Umakanthan, Janani; Sial, Tamoor; Abrina, Sofia; Buendia, Frances M; Pan, Irene; Kamath, Ramadas K; Pathmarajah, Canagaratnam; Sivalingam, Kanagaratnam; Nathan, Shan A; Sunder, Shun K; Mahendra, Tom; Umakanthan, Ramanan

    2015-04-01

    The left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft is considered the "gold standard" of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This conduit provides increased survival, symptomatic relief, increased freedom from myocardial infarction, and increased freedom from re-intervention when compared to saphenous venous grafting. It has a remarkable long term patency rate with clinical and angiographic outcomes that are unmatched by other conduits. Given the fact that patients often require more than one graft during a coronary revascularization procedure, the prospect of bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting has been very appealing to some surgeons. BIMA grafting has been extensively studied via multiple retrospective and prospective cohort studies and findings have indicated that BIMA grafting can have an increased survival benefit when compared to LIMA grafting alone. As a result, this technique has accrued increasing popularity over the course of the last decade. Yet, questions still remain on whether BIMA grafting is the optimal treatment modality for patients in terms of long-term prognosis. There is limited data at the present time from randomized controlled trials and only 4-12% of CABGs performed today utilize BIMA grafting. Concerns regarding perioperative complications, which patient subsets are at higher risks for complications from the technique, and the technical challenges involved in utilizing and teaching the technique have limited its widespread use. PMID:25644543

  8. CT coronary angiography evaluation of involvement of the left internal mammary artery graft in advanced left upper lobe lung tumour

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    Bisleri, Ullas; Beliaev, Andrei M

    2014-01-01

    Evaluation of internal mammary artery graft involvement in upper lobe lung tumour is important to determine an optimal surgical treatment. We report the case of a 52-year-old male patient with an advanced left upper lobe lung tumour located in the proximity of the left internal mammary artery graft. CT coronary angiography showed that the tumour did not invade the graft. The patient underwent a successful palliative left upper lobe lung resection. PMID:24596411

  9. Use of the internal mammary artery to graft an anomalous left main coronary artery in an adult.

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    Kale, Suresh Babu; Raghavan, Jagannathan

    2012-05-01

    Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) syndrome is a rare congenital coronary artery anomaly especially when diagnosed in an adult patient and remains an important cause of sudden cardiac death. We report a 46-year-old patient with ALCAPA syndrome managed with left main coronary artery (LMCA) interruption and grafting of the LMCA with left internal mammary artery so as to restore antegrade coronary flow. This approach of restoring dual-coronary-artery system by grafting the LMCA allows antegrade blood flow as in a normal coronary artery to a large area of viable myocardium, is more physiological, and is practical and easy to accomplish in an anteriorly placed and dilated LMCA as seen in our case. PMID:22276922

  10. Totally Occluded Grafted Right Internal Mammary Artery to Anomalously Originated Right Coronary Artery

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    Park, Hyukjin; Lee, Seunghun; Oh, Tae Ryom; Choi, Jungho; Kim, Minah; Park, Keun Ho; Sim, Doo Sun; Ahn, Youngkeun; Jeong, Myung Ho; Cho, Jeong Gwan; Park, Jong Chun

    2015-01-01

    An anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery is rare and surgical intervention is recommended when the patient is symptomatic. We performed coronary artery bypass graft surgery in a 21-year-old male patient with a right coronary artery anomalously originating from the left coronary sinus. The artery was significantly stenosed by external compression between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. However, the graft became occluded 1 year after the operation. In such cases, the dynamic nature of the stenosis can cause relatively intact antegrade competitive flow from the native coronary artery and lead to an occlusion of the grafted artery. Methods for evaluating flow rates or intraluminal pressures of native arteries could be helpful in decision-making in similar cases. PMID:25914880

  11. Hemodynamics of left internal mammary artery bypass graft: Effect of anastomotic geometry, coronary artery stenosis, and postoperative time.

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    Fan, Tingting; Lu, Yuan; Gao, Yan; Meng, Jie; Tan, Wenchang; Huo, Yunlong; Kassab, Ghassan S

    2016-03-21

    Although the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) bypass graft is the best choice for surgical revascularization, its hemodynamics are still complex and can result in long-term graft failure. Here, we performed a hemodynamic analysis of the LIMA-coronary artery with end-to-side/side-to-side anastomoses based on 15 patient-specific CTA images at various postoperative periods. We hypothesize that hemodynamic patterns are determined by the interplay of LIMA geometry, anastomotic configuration, and severity of native coronary artery stenosis, which are strongly affected by the postoperative time. A 3D finite volume method with the inlet pressure wave and outlet resistance boundary conditions was used to compute the distribution of pressure and flow, from which the time-averaged wall shear stress (TAWSS), oscillation shear index (OSI), time-averaged WSS gradient (TAWSSG), and transverse WSS (transWSS) were determined. To characterize the hemodynamic environment, we defined surface area ratios of low TAWSS (≤4dynes/cm(2)), high OSI (≥0.15), TAWSSG (≥500dynes/cm(3)), and transWSS (≥6dynes/cm(2)) in the LIMA graft and at the anastomosis between LIMA graft and coronary artery. These ratios were determined by the interplay of multiple morphometric parameters in the LIMA-coronary artery, but increased with postoperative time. These findings have significant implications for understanding LIMA graft patency. PMID:26900034

  12. Assessment of internal mammary artery and saphenous vein graft patency and flow reserve using transthoracic Doppler echocardiography

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    Chirillo, F.; Bruni, A.; Balestra, G.; Cavallini, C.; Olivari, Z.; Thomas, J. D.; Stritoni, P.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate transthoracic Doppler echocardiography in the identification of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) flow for assessing graft patency. DESIGN: The initial study group comprised 45 consecutive patients with previous CABG undergoing elective cardiac catheterisation for recurrent ischaemia. The Doppler variables best correlated with angiographic graft patency were then tested prospectively in a further 84 patients (test group). SETTING: Three tertiary referral centres. INTERVENTIONS: Flow velocities in grafts were recorded at rest and during hyperaemia induced by dipyridamole (0.56 mg/kg/4 min), under the guidance of transthoracic colour Doppler flow mapping. Findings on transthoracic Doppler were compared with angiography. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Feasibility of identifying open grafts by Doppler and diagnostic accuracy for Doppler detection of significant (>/= 70%) graft stenosis. RESULTS: In the test group the identification rate for mammary artery grafts was 100%, for saphenous vein grafts to left anterior descending coronary artery 91%, for vein grafts to right coronary artery 96%, and for vein grafts to circumflex artery 90%. Coronary flow reserve (the ratio between peak diastolic velocity under hyperaemia and at baseline) of < 1.9 (95% confidence interval 1.83 to 2.08) had 100% sensitivity, 98% specificity, 87.5% positive predictive value, and 100% negative predictive value for mammary artery graft stenosis. Coronary flow reserve of < 1.6 (95% CI 1.51 to 1.73) had 91% sensitivity, 87% specificity, 85.4% positive predictive value, and 92.3% negative predictive value for significant vein graft stenosis. CONCLUSIONS: Transthoracic Doppler can provide non-invasive assessment of CABG patency.

  13. Blood flow in the internal mammary artery after the administration of papaverine during coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Hausmann, H; Photiadis, J; Hetzer, R

    1996-01-01

    Between January 1993 and February 1994, 106 patients whose internal mammary arteries were to be used for revascularization to treat coronary artery disease were examined for a prospective study of papaverine administration. The mean blood flow in the internal mammary artery was 59.9 mL/min +/- 7.3 mL/min before papaverine administration. The patients were divided into 3 groups: in Group I papaverine was administered intraluminally, retrograde in the internal mammary artery; in Group II, it was administered topically; and in Group III, it was administered perivascularly, in the pedicle. After papaverine administration, the mean blood flow in Group I was 135.7 mL/min +/- 10.1 mL/min; in Group II, it was 84.8 mL/min +/- 8.3 mL/min; and in Group III, it was 136.3 mL/min +/- 9.7 mL/min. The highest increases in blood flow were observed in Group I (105.3%) and in Group III (112.6%). On the basis of our results, we recommend that papaverine be injected perivascularly into the pedicle of the internal mammary artery, since retrograde injection can cause dissection. Images PMID:8969027

  14. Blood flow in the internal mammary artery after the administration of papaverine during coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Hausmann, H; Photiadis, J; Hetzer, R

    1996-01-01

    Between January 1993 and February 1994, 106 patients whose internal mammary arteries were to be used for revascularization to treat coronary artery disease were examined for a prospective study of papaverine administration. The mean blood flow in the internal mammary artery was 59.9 mL/min +/- 7.3 mL/min before papaverine administration. The patients were divided into 3 groups: in Group I papaverine was administered intraluminally, retrograde in the internal mammary artery; in Group II, it was administered topically; and in Group III, it was administered perivascularly, in the pedicle. After papaverine administration, the mean blood flow in Group I was 135.7 mL/min +/- 10.1 mL/min; in Group II, it was 84.8 mL/min +/- 8.3 mL/min; and in Group III, it was 136.3 mL/min +/- 9.7 mL/min. The highest increases in blood flow were observed in Group I (105.3%) and in Group III (112.6%). On the basis of our results, we recommend that papaverine be injected perivascularly into the pedicle of the internal mammary artery, since retrograde injection can cause dissection. PMID:8969027

  15. Differential reactivity of human mammary artery and saphenous vein to prostaglandin E2: Implication for cardiovascular grafts

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    Foudi, N; Kotelevets, L; Gomez, I; Louedec, L; Longrois, D; Chastre, E; Norel, X

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Human internal mammary arteries (IMA) and saphenous veins (SV) are frequently used for coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Intra- and postoperatively, the bypass grafts are exposed to inflammatory conditions, under which there is a striking increase in the synthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). In this context, the physiological response of these vascular grafts to PGE2 is highly relevant. The aim of this study was thus to characterize the PGE2 receptor subtypes (EP1, EP2, EP3 or EP4) involved in modulation of the vascular tone in these two vessels. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH Rings of IMA and SV were prepared from 48 patients. The rings were mounted in organ baths for isometric recording of tension, and a pharmacological study was performed, together with associated reverse transcriptase PCR and immunohistochemistry experiments. KEY RESULTS PGE2 induced contractions of IMA (Emax= 1.43 0.20 g; pEC50= 7.50 0.10); contractions were also observed with the EP3 receptor agonists, sulprostone, 17-phenyl-PGE2, misoprostol or ONO-AE-248. In contrast, PGE2 induced relaxation of the precontracted SV (Emax=0.22 0.02 g; pEC50= 7.14 0.09), as did the EP4 receptor agonist, ONO-AE1-329. These results were confirmed by the use of selective EP receptor antagonists (GW627368X, L-826266, ONO-8713, SC-51322) and by molecular biology and immunostaining. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS PGE2 induced potent and opposite effects on the human vascular segments used for grafting, namely vasoconstriction of the IMA and vasodilatation of the SV via EP3 and EP4 receptors respectively. These observations suggest that EP3 and EP4 receptors could constitute therapeutic targets to increase vascular graft patency. PMID:21323896

  16. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    ... from the NHLBI on Twitter. What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is ... bypass multiple coronary arteries during one surgery. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Figure A shows the location of ...

  17. Mitral Valve Replacement via Anterolateral Right Thoracotomy without Cross-Clamping in a Patient with Fungal Infective Endocarditis and Functioning Internal Mammary Artery after Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Mitral Valve Repair.

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    Taguchi, Takahiro; Dillon, Jeswant; Yakub, Mohd Azhari

    2016-01-01

    A 55-year-old man developed severe mitral regurgitation with persistent fungal infective endocarditis 8 months after coronary artery bypass grafting with a left internal mammary artery and 2 saphenous veins, as well as mitral valve repair with a prosthetic ring. Echocardiography demonstrated severe mitral regurgitation and a valvular vegetation. Computed tomography coronary arteriography indicated that all grafts were patent and located intimately close to the sternum. Median resternotomy was not attempted due to the risk of injury to the bypass grafts, and therefore, a right anterolateral thoracotomy approach was utilized. Mitral valve replacement was performed with the patient under deep hypothermia and ventricular fibrillation without aortic cross-clamping. The patient`s postoperative course was uneventful. Thus, right anterolateral thoracotomy may be a superior approach to mitral valve surgery in patients who have undergone prior coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:26913683

  18. Coronary artery grafting in infants

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    Gopal, MR; Maskari, S; Zacharias, S; Valliathu, J

    2009-01-01

    Background Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiac vale repair is an uncommon surgery in infants. CABG is technically demanding in infants due to the small size not only of the coronary arteries but also the potential graft arteries. The short and long-term outcome of surgery is not known and thus has largely been avoided. Results We report the case histories of two infants in whom CABG was undertaken successfully as a life-saving measure. Case 1: This infant needed an arterial switch operation after which the right coronary artery (RCA) was stenosed resulting in low cardiac output. After the right internal mammary artery (RIMA) was used to anastamose the RCA, the hemodynamic status improved drastically. Case 2: This infant underwent surgical correction for Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA). Postoperatively, she was in low cardiac output. She was found to have an occluded left coronary artery and mitral regurgitation (MR). After she underwent left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to Left Anterior Descending (LAD) anastamosis and mitral valve repair, the clinical condition improved dramatically. Conclusion CABG is an uncommon operation in infants. This surgery is technically difficult. The long term results are not known and there are very few reports for the same. Though such an operation is best avoided, it can be used as a desperate life saving measure. PMID:22368554

  19. Spasm in Arterial Grafts in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

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    He, Guo-Wei; Taggart, David P

    2016-03-01

    Spasm of arterial grafts in coronary artery bypass graftingsurgery is still a clinical problem, and refractory spasm can occasionally be lethal. Perioperative spasm inbypass grafts and coronary arteries has been reported in 0.43% of all coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, but this may be an underestimate. Spasm can develop notonly in the internal mammary artery but more frequently in the right gastroepiploic and radial artery. The mechanism of spasm can involve many pathways, particularly those involving regulation of the intracellular calcium concentration. Endothelial dysfunction also plays a role in spasm. Depending on the clinical scenario, the possibility of spasm during and after coronary artery bypass grafting should be confirmed by angiography. Ifpresent, immediate intraluminal injection of vasodilators is often effective, although other procedures such as an intraaortic balloon pump or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may also become necessary to salvage the patient. Prevention of spasm involves many considerations, and the principles are discussed in this review article. PMID:26588865

  20. Radial artery graft vasospasm.

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    Gabe, E D; Figal, J C; Wisner, J N; Laguens, R

    2001-01-01

    We report an unusual case of vasospasm of a grafted radial artery complicated with ventricular fibrillation during the postoperative course of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. To our knowledge this is the first documented case of a radial artery graft spasm leading to a severe arrhythmia. The arrhythmia resolved spontaneously. Radial artery graft spasm was demonstrated by angiography and was successfully resolved by intravenous nitroglycerin administration. PMID:11163573

  1. Atherosclerosis and the internal mammary arteries

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    Singh, R.N.

    1983-06-01

    One hundred and fifty patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), 14 (9.3%) of whom had coexisting peripheral vascular disease, underwent bilateral internal mammary arteriography to study the incidence and extent of atherosclerosis in these vessels. Significant atherosclerosis of the internal mammary arteries (IMAs) was present in three patients (2%), of whom one had coexisting peripheral vascular disease. Lesions in the IMAs were found either proximally, close to the origin or distally, around the terminal bifurcation. Six of the 14 patients with peripheral vascular disease (4% of total subjects) had significant atherosclerosis of the brachiocephalic arteries. Atherosclerotic involvement of the IMA is very unusual and rarely interferes with the use of these vessels for coronary bypass. More common, however, is atherosclerosis of the subclavian arteries, a contraindication for IMA grafting if the lesion is proximal to the IMA origin.

  2. Mammary artery harvesting using the Da Vinci Si robotic system

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    Canale, Leonardo Secchin; Bonatti, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    Internal mammary artery harvesting is an essential part of any coronary artery bypass operation. Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft surgery has become reality in many centers as a safe and effective alternative to conventional surgery in selected patients. Internal mammary artery harvesting is the initial part of the procedure and should be performed equally safely if one wants to achieve excellence in patency rates for the bypass. We here describe the technique for mammary harvesting with the Da Vinci Si robotic system. PMID:24896171

  3. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting

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    2013-01-01

    The effectiveness of the left internal mammary artery graft to the anterior descending coronary artery as a surgical strategy has been shown to improve the survival rate and decrease the risk of adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. These clinical benefits appear to be related to the superior short and long-term patency rates of the internal thoracic artery graft. Although the advantages of using of both internal thoracic arteries (ITA) for bypass grafting have taken longer to prove, recent results from multiple data sets now support these findings. The major advantage of bilateral ITA grafting appears to be improved survival rate, while the disadvantages of complex ITA grafting include the increased complexity of operation, and an increased risk of wound complications. While these short-term disadvantages have been mitigated in contemporary surgical practice, they have not eliminated. Bilateral ITA grafting should be considered the procedure of choice for patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery that have a predicted survival rate of longer than ten years. PMID:23977627

  4. Saphenous vein graft vs. radial artery graft searching for the best second coronary artery bypass graft

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    Al-Sabti, Hilal Ali; Al Kindi, Adil; Al-Rasadi, Khalid; Banerjee, Yajnavalka; Al-Hashmi, Khamis; Al-Hinai, Ali

    2013-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was first used in the late 1960s. This revolutionary procedure created hope among ischemic heart disease patients. Multiple conduits are used and the golden standard is the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery. Although all approaches were advocated by doctors, the use of saphenous vein grafts became the leading approach used by the majority of cardiac surgeons in the 1970s. The radial artery graft was introduced at the same time but was not as prevalent due to complications. It was reintroduced into clinical practice in 1989. The procedure was not well received initially but it has since shown superiority in patency as well as long-term survival after CABG. This review provides a summary of characteristics, technical features and patency rates of the radial artery graft in comparison with venous conduits. Current studies and research into radial artery grafts and saphenous vein grafts for CABG are explored. However, more studies are required to verify the various findings of the positive effects of coronary artery bypass grafting with the help of radial arteries on mortality and long-lasting patency. PMID:24198449

  5. Arterial grafts: clinical classification and pharmacological management

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    2013-01-01

    In comparison with standard saphenous vein grafts, use of the internal mammary artery (IMA) as a coronary artery bypass graft has achieved superior long-term results. This is related to the differences in the biological characteristics between the venous and arterial grafts. However, even arterial grafts are not uniform in their biological characteristics. The variation in the perioperative behavior of the grafts and in their long-term patency may be related to different characteristics. These factors should be taken into account in the use of arterial grafts, some of which are subjected to more active pharmacological intervention during and after the operation to obtain satisfactory results. To better understand the biological behavior of the grafts, their common features and their differences, a clinical classification may be useful for a practicing surgeon. Based on experimental studies of their vasoreactivity combined with anatomical, physiological and embryological considerations, we have proposed a functional classification for arterial grafts that may be useful clinically. Our classification suggests that there are three types of arterial grafts: Type Isomatic arteries; Type IIsplanchnic arteries; and Type IIIlimb arteries. Type I arteries have enhanced endothelial function and release more nitric oxide and other relaxing factors. Type II arteries, such as the gastro-epiploic artery, and Type III arteries, such as the radial artery (RA), have higher pharmacological reactivity to vasoconstrictors. This classification explains why the IMA has the best long-term patency. Because Type II and III arteries are prone to spasms due to higher contractility, they require more active pharmacological interventions. Furthermore, the harvesting technique of the conduits, including the saphenous vein and IMA, are described and discussed in this article. Prevention of spasms using two cocktails of medications (verapamil + nitroglycerin and nicardipine + nitroglycerin) during harvesting of the conduits is described. These solutions have been demonstrated to be clinically effective. PMID:23977630

  6. Physiologic Functional Evaluation of Left Internal Mammary Artery Graft to Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Steal due to Unligated First Thoracic Branch in a Case of Refractory Angina

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    Sawaya, Fadi J.; Liberman, Henry; Devireddy, Chandan

    2016-01-01

    Unligated side branches of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) have been described in the literature as a cause of coronary steal resulting in angina. Despite a number of studies reporting successful side branch embolization to relieve symptoms, this phenomenon remains controversial. Hemodynamic evidence of coronary steal using angiographic and intravascular Doppler techniques has been supported by some and rejected by others. In this case study using an intracoronary Doppler wire with adenosine, we demonstrate that a trial occlusion of the LIMA thoracic side branch with selective balloon inflation can confirm physiologic significant steal and whether coil embolization of the side branch is indicated. PMID:26981289

  7. Effect of internal mammary artery mobilization on sternal blood flow.

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    Bahn, C H; Holloway, G A

    1990-10-01

    Use of the internal mammary artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass has enhanced this procedure in terms of prolonged graft patency. An earlier warning that use of both arteries would devascularize the sternum was based on postmortem radiologic imaging. This was complemented by a subsequent animal study employing isotopic microspheres. In the present clinical study, laser Doppler flowmetry was adapted to identify changes in blood supply to the left half of the divided manubrium sternum during separation of the left internal mammary artery from its chest wall attachment. Our finding of continued blood flow after this event suggests that complete devascularization of the sternum does not take place. Quality of sternal bone and surrounding tissues and clinical indications should remain as factors influencing use of one or both internal mammary arteries. PMID:2285432

  8. Bilateral mammary artery bypass and sternal dehiscence. A favorable outcome.

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    Kalush, S L; Cherukuri, R B; Teller, D; Watson, C; Murphy, B; Shaheen, S

    1990-08-01

    The efficacy of mammary artery bypass for coronary artery disease has been well established. The present retrospective series of consecutive patients was scrutinized to assess the incidence of sternal dehiscence following myocardial revascularization using the right and left internal mammary arteries. For comparison, the consecutive group of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization with unilateral internal mammary artery bypass was analyzed for similar sternal complications. In a consecutive series of patients, 277 patients underwent myocardial revascularization using the right and left internal mammary arteries for bypass. The overall operative mortality in this group of patients was 0.722 per cent. In this group there was an overall incidence of seven sternal dehiscences, both partial and complete for an incidence of 2.52 per cent. Upon analysis, it was shown that the female sex and diabetes were the conditions that most likely predisposed to the occurrence of sternal dehiscence whether partial or complete. For comparison, a consecutive group of 413 patients were analyzed for similar demographic data and results. The overall operative mortality in this group was 1.21 per cent. The overall incidence of sternal dehiscence both partial and complete, was 0.484 per cent. Both instances of sternal dehiscence occurred in diabetic patients and the data indicates, as in the bilateral internal mammary artery group, the presence of diabetes predisposed to the occurrence of this complication. The low overall incidence of sternal dehiscence in the expanded use of the mammary arteries should not deter the surgeon from aggressive use of the mammary arteries. One should use caution, however, in using bilateral mammary artery grafts in diabetics, women, and to a lesser extent, patients more than 70 years of age. PMID:2375548

  9. Off pump long-onlay-patch angioplasty to the LAD using the left internal mammary artery.

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    Takanashi, Shuichiro; Fukui, Toshihiro; Yamamoto, Shin; Hosoda, Yasuyuki

    2003-01-01

    Surgical treatment for diffusely diseased coronary arteries has been considered to be a relative contraindication for off pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting. We report a case of off pump long-onlay-bypass grafting using the left internal mammary artery. To our knowledge, the long-onlay-patch grafting with OPCAB technique has not been previously described. Two sets of Octopus-3 tissue stabilizers were placed longitudinally along the target coronary artery (Double-Octopus technique). This technique allowed us to performed surgical angioplasty and bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass support. Patients with severe diffuse coronary lesions who are at high risk for cardiopulmonary bypass will benefit from this technique. PMID:14721814

  10. Treatment of a Left Internal Mammary Artery to Pulmonary Artery Fistula with Polytetrafluoroethylene Covered Stents: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Abbott, J. Dawn; Brennan, Joseph J.; Remetz, Michael S.

    2004-01-15

    Internal mammary artery (IMA) to pulmonary artery (PA) fistula is a rare complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) that may present as myocardial ischemia. We describe a case of left IMA-to-PA fistula treated with balloon expandable coronary polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft stents and review previously reported cases of this entity.

  11. Effects of intraoperative diltiazem infusion on flow changes in arterial and venous grafts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Erdem, Ozan; Memeto?lu, Mehmet Erdem; Tekin, Ali ?hsan; Arslan, mit; Akkaya, zgr; Kutlu, Rasim; Glba??, ?lhan

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study aimed to show the effects of intra-operative diltiazem infusion on flow in arterial and venous grafts in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Methods Hundred fourty patients with a total of 361 grafts [205 (57%) arterial and 156 (43%) venous] underwent isolated coronary surgery. All the grafts were measured by intraoperative transit time flow meter intra-operatively. Group A (n=70) consisted of patients who received diltiazem infusion (dose of 2.5 microgram/kg/min), and Group B (n=70) didn't receive diltiazem infusion. Results Mean graft flow values of left internal mammary artery were 53 ml/min in Group A and 40 ml/min in Group B (P<0.001). Pulsatility index (PI) values of left internal mammary artery for Group A and Group B were 2.6 and 3.0 respectively (P<0.001). No statistically significant difference was found between venous graft parameters. Conclusion We recommend an effect of diltiazem infusion in increasing graft flows in coronary artery bypass graft operations.

  12. Coronary artery bypass graft: why is the saphenous vein prone to intimal hyperplasia?

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    Sur, Swastika; Sugimoto, Jeffrey T; Agrawal, Devendra K

    2014-07-01

    Proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells and the resultant intimal hyperplasia cause coronary artery bypass graft failure. Both internal mammary artery and saphenous vein are the most commonly used bypass conduits. Although an internal mammary artery graft is immune to restenosis, a saphenous vein graft is prone to develop restenosis. We found significantly higher activity of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) in the smooth muscle cells of the internal mammary artery than in the saphenous vein. In this article, we critically review the pathophysiology of vein-graft failure with detailed discussion of the involvement of various factors, including PTEN, matrix metalloproteinases, and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases, in uncontrolled proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells towards the lumen, and invasion of the graft conduit. We identified potential target sites that could be useful in preventing and (or) reversing unwanted consequences following coronary artery bypass graft using saphenous vein. PMID:24933515

  13. Ischemia induced by coronary steal through a patent mammary artery side branch: a role for embolization.

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    Moreno, Nuno; da Silva Castro, Alexandra; Pereira, Adriana; Silva, Joo Carlos; Almeida, Pedro Bernardo; Andrade, Aurora; Maciel, Maria Jlia; Pinto, Paula

    2013-06-01

    Non-occlusion of the internal mammary artery side branches may cause ischemia due to flow diversion after coronary artery bypass grafting. The authors present the case of a 67-year-old man with recurrent angina after undergoing myocardial revascularization with a left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending bypass. He presented with impaired anterior wall myocardial perfusion in the setting of a patent left internal mammary artery side branch. Effective percutaneous treatment was carried out through coil embolization, with improved flow and clinical symptoms, confirmed through ischemia testing. Coronary steal through a patent mammary artery side branch is a controversial phenomenon and this type of intervention should be considered only in carefully selected patients. PMID:23809629

  14. Who Needs Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

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  15. Outcomes of Middle Cardiac Vein Arterialization via Internal Mammary/Thoracic Artery Anastomosis

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    Yu, Yang; Li, Hai-tao; Gao, Ming-xin; Zhang, Fan; Gu, Cheng-xiong

    2013-01-01

    Objective Cardiac vein arterialization is seldom applied for treating right coronary artery disease. This study aimed to improve outcomes of cardiac vein arterialization in a porcine model using intramammary artery anastomosis. Methods A chronic, stenotic coronary artery model was established in 12 of 14 Chinese experimental miniature pigs of either sex, which were randomly divided into equal control (n?=?6) and experimental (n?=?6) groups. In experimental animals, blood flow was reconstructed in the right coronary artery using intramammary artery. Arterialization involved dissection of right internal mammary artery from bifurcation to apex of thorax followed by end-to-side anastomosis of internal mammary artery and middle cardiac vein plus posterior descending branch of right coronary artery. Intraoperative heart rate was maintained at 110 beats/min. Graft flow assessment and echocardiography were performed when blood pressure and heart rate normalized. Results The experimental group had significantly higher mean endocardial and epicardial blood flow postoperatively than control group (mean endocardial blood flow: 0.37 vs. 0.14 ml/(g*min), p<0.001; mean epicardial blood flow: 0.29 vs. 0.22, p?=?0.014). Transmural blood flow was also higher in experimental group than in control group (0.33 vs. 0.19, p<0.001); ejection fraction increased from 0.46% at baseline to 0.51% (p?=?0.0038) at 6 hours postoperatively, and mean blood flow of internal mammary artery was 44.50, perfusion index 0.73 at postoperative 6 months, 43.33 and 0.80 at 3 months. Conclusion Successful cardiac vein arterialization via intramammary artery in a porcine model suggests that this may be a viable method for reconstructing blood flow in chronic, severe coronary artery disease. PMID:24278355

  16. Endovascular Treatment of a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft to Pulmonary Artery Fistula with Coil Embolization

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    Nielson, Jeffery L. Kang, Preet S.

    2006-04-15

    Fistula formation between a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)and the pulmonary arterial circulation represents a rare cause of recurrent angina in patients following bypass grafting. Therapy has traditionally involved surgical ligation by open thoracotomy. We describe a case of left internal mammary artery-left upper lobe pulmonary artery fistula presenting as early recurrent angina following CABG. The fistula was embolized using platinum coils, resulting in symptomatic relief and improvement in myocardial perfusion on cardiac perfusion scintigraphy. Coil embolization should be considered a therapeutic option in patients with coronary-pulmonary steal syndrome.

  17. Reusing the patent internal mammary artery as a conduit in redo coronary artery bypass surgery.

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    Nwaejike, Nnamdi; Tennyson, Charlene; Mosca, Roberto; Venkateswaran, Rajamiyer

    2016-03-01

    A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was, in patients with previous internal mammary artery/internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts, can the internal mammary artery/ITA be reused/recycled in redo coronary artery bypass surgery? Fourteen papers were found using the reported search of which 10 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. There was variation in patient selection, the number of patients reported, outcome measures recorded, and methods and duration of follow-up. The results were mostly in favour of using a recycled ITA when it could be safely harvested. Most studies were retrospective. One large series of 60 patients who underwent redo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using previously implanted ITAs had a mean time to reoperation of 117 68 months. They reported no operative deaths; no patients required further or subsequent target vessel revascularization; 30-day mortality was 8.3% and myocardial infarction rate was 3%. Another two series of 16 and 12 patients underwent recycling of arterial grafts during coronary artery revascularization with no perioperative deaths in either. Postoperative angiography was performed in 10 patients in one of these studies, which showed excellent flow in all redone left internal thoracic artery (LITA) grafts. One study reported results from a prospective cohort of 9 patients who underwent redo coronary artery bypass grafting. Interval between operations was between 1 and 132 months. There was no perioperative mortality, but 1 patient required reintervention (to an interposition vein graft). A further study of 4 patients who underwent redo CABG using ITAs that were patent but with severe stenosis at the distal anastomosis had no mortality. Postoperative angiography showed patency of all grafts. There have also been 4 case reports on reusing the ITA/ITA in redo CABG with no damage to the reused LITA, no perioperative mortality and satisfactory follow-up at up to 29 months. Evidently, the recycled ITA can be used in redo coronary artery bypass grafting. Papers found were retrospective series or case reports. As such, there is no direct comparison in outcomes between the recycled ITA and first-time ITA harvest or any other conduit for CABG. In conclusion, we find that when it is possible to harvest a previously used ITA, studies have shown it to be a safe and viable conduit in redo CABG with good long-term outcomes. PMID:26669852

  18. Evolution of complete arterial grafting. For coronary artery disease.

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    Buxton, B F; Fuller, J A; Tatoulis, J

    1998-01-01

    Arterial grafting for the correction of coronary artery disease preceded the use of saphenous vein grafts, but the overwhelming popularity of the saphenous vein from 1970 to 1985 left the development of arterial grafting dormant. Excellent graft patency results from pedicled internal thoracic artery grafting and continued saphenous vein graft failure prompted our unit to explore complete arterial grafting with internal thoracic artery and radial artery grafts. One thousand and fifty-three patients who received a combination of internal thoracic artery and radial artery grafts were compared with 1,156 patients who received internal thoracic artery and saphenous vein grafts. All patients underwent primary coronary artery bypass surgery between 1995 and 1998. The early mortality and morbidity and the probability of survival at 2 years were similar in both groups of patients. Early graft patency studies of 35 radial artery grafts showed 33 (94%) were patent at a mean of 12 months. Complete arterial grafting using internal thoracic and radial arteries is safe and may provide a long-term benefit. Images PMID:9566058

  19. Types of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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  20. Left Subclavian Artery Revascularization in Preparation for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Rahimi, Saum A; Shah, Noor; Labinskyy, Volodymyr; Lee, Leonard Y

    2016-01-01

    Coronary subclavian steal syndrome is a rare but important condition that occurs after a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to coronary artery bypass in the setting of a stenotic left subclavian artery. The lack of blood flow through the subclavian artery causes the reversal of flow in the LIMA so that it essentially steals blood from the myocardium. In order to avoid this complication, many surgeons now opt to either revascularize the stenotic subclavian artery prior to coronary artery bypass grafting or to use an alternate vessel as the bypass graft. Here, we present the case of an asymptomatic patient with poor exercise tolerance who was recently diagnosed with both triple-vessel coronary disease and peripheral arterial disease, which was most notably characterized by occlusion of the left subclavian artery. This case demonstrates the surgical management of this complex clinical entity. PMID:26613584

  1. Complication after arterial bypass grafting.

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    Dizon, M; Wallach, P; Matfin, G; Adelman, H M

    1998-10-15

    A 57-year-old man experienced sudden onset of pleuritic chest pain and respiratory distress 10 days after undergoing four-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The surgery was performed after cardiac catheterization had shown right coronary artery dominance and the presence of lesions occluding 40% of the mid right coronary artery, 20% of the left main coronary artery, and 99% of the lower left anterior descending artery and its first diagonal branch. The patient had initially presented with acute dyspnea following an episode of crushing, nonradiating pain in the left chest and was diagnosed as having a non-Q-wave myocardial infarction after cardiac enzyme testing. His hospital course before and immediately after CABG was uneventful. The first sign of difficulty was detected one week after surgery, on day 17. An echocardiogram showed a small pericardial effusion, moderate to severe concentric thickening of the left ventricle, a left ventricular ejection fraction of 0.60 (normal, 0.67 +/- 0.08), normal valves, and normal segmental wall motion. The pleural chest pains began two days later, on day 19. PMID:9793541

  2. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass using H graft for pleural symphysis.

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    Miyaji, K; Wolf, R K; Flege, J B

    1999-07-01

    In November 1995, video-assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure, which is defined as a combination of the thoracoscopic internal mammary artery (IMA) harvest and direct coronary bypass grafting, was introduced for patients who need minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) using IMA. In the thoracoscopic IMA harvest, the pleural adhesions or symphysis present an obstacle. We present a case where a redo patient who had complete pleural symphysis of left chest cavity precluded the thoracoscopic IMA harvest, and MIDCAB with the H graft procedure was performed. PMID:10421148

  3. Endoscopic radial artery harvesting procedure for coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Olivares, Gabriel; Ehasz, Paul; Gillinov, A. Marc; Svensson, Lars G.; Brozzi, Nicolas; Lytle, Bruce

    2013-01-01

    Development and adoption of endoscopic minimally invasive saphenous vein harvesting prompted its application to the radial artery in an effort to minimize surgical trauma. Recently, we reported that endoscopic radial artery harvesting was associated with better wound appearance and it proved to be safe and effective, with less pain and fewer wound complications than the open surgical technique. Based on this positive experience, our institution adopted endoscopic radial artery harvesting, hence the aim of this manuscript is to describe the minimally invasive endoscopic radial artery harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:23977636

  4. Coronary Subclavian Steal Syndrome Causing Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Patient Undergoing Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Mandak, Jiri; Lojik, Miroslav; Tuna, Martin; Chek, James Lago

    2012-01-01

    Coronary subclavian steal syndrome with retrograde blood flow in the left internal mammary-coronary bypass graft is a rare but severe complication of cardiac surgery. The authors present a case of a 68-year-old man after coronary-artery bypass grafting using an internal mammary artery. He had been suffering from angina pectoris for the last several years before surgery. The patient was resuscitated at home by emergency medical service because of primary ventricular fibrillation due to an acute myocardial infarction 5 years after surgery. An occlusion of the left subclavian artery with the retrograde blood flow in the left internal mammary coronary bypass was found. This could have been the cause of insufficiency in coronary blood flow and ischemia of the myocardial muscle. The subclavian artery occlusion was successfully treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and implantation of 2 stents. The patient remained free of any symptoms 2 years after this procedure. PMID:22969810

  5. Rupture of a left internal mammary artery during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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    Metting, Austin; Curtis, Brydan; Mixon, Timothy

    2016-01-01

    We present a rare case of a left internal mammary artery rupture during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This case demonstrates that intrinsic cardiac/vascular injuries can occur even with manual CPR, and each patient should be monitored closely, considering the very subtle signs that can clue the physicians into the diagnosis. PMID:26722182

  6. What to Expect After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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  7. What to Expect during Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    ... bypass machine isn't used during MIDCAB grafting. Port-access coronary artery bypass procedure. The surgeon does this procedure through small incisions (ports) made in your chest. Artery or vein grafts ...

  8. Early Outcomes of Radial Artery Use in All-Arterial Grafting of the Coronary Arteries in Patients 65 Years and Older

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    Erdil, Nevzat; Nisanoglu, Vedat; Eroglu, Tamer; Fansa, Iyad; Cihan, Hasan Berat; Battaloglu, Bektas

    2010-01-01

    We retrospectively evaluated early clinical results of coronary revascularization using none but arterial grafts in patients aged 65 years and older. The cases of 449 consecutive patients who had undergone isolated myocardial revascularization were divided into 2 groups: the arterial conduit group (n=107) received a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft and 1 or both radial arteries (RAs), while the mixed-conduit group (n=342) received a LIMA graft and 1 or more saphenous vein grafts (SVGs), with or without an RA. There was no significant difference between the groups' rates of mortality. The arterial conduit group had a significantly shorter overall postoperative hospital stay than did the mixed-conduit group (mean, 6.6 0.9 vs 7.2 5 days; P=0.04). Linear regression analysis revealed that the presence of hypertension (?=0.13; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.0540.759; P=0.02) and high EuroSCORE (?=0.24; 95% CI, 0.0530.283; P=0.004) were the major predicting factors for long hospital stay. Graft-harvest-site infection was statistically more frequent in the mixed-conduit group than in the arterial conduit group (6.4% vs 0, respectively; P=0.007). Angiography was performed postoperatively (mean, 24.9 16.3 mo; range, 1165 mo) in 21 patients. In these patients, all LIMA grafts were patent, as were 86.9% of the SVGs and 90.9% of the RA grafts. Myocardial revascularization using all arterial grafts (at least 50% RAs) in patients aged 65 years and older is safe and reliable, produces short-term results equal to those of saphenous vein grafting, and can reduce graft-harvest-site infections. PMID:20548806

  9. Preventing Deep Wound Infection after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Bryan, Charles S.; Yarbrough, William M.

    2013-01-01

    The consequences of deep wound infections before, during, and after coronary artery bypass grafting have prompted research to clarify risk factors and explore preventive measures to keep infection rates at an irreducible minimum. An analysis of 42 studies in which investigators used multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that diabetes mellitus and obesity are by far the chief preoperative risk factors. A 4-point preoperative scoring system based on a patient's body mass index and the presence or absence of diabetes is one practical way to determine the risk of mediastinitis, and other risk-estimate methods are being refined. Intraoperative risk factors include prolonged perfusion time, the use of one or more internal mammary arteries as grafts, blood transfusion, and mechanical circulatory assistance. The chief postoperative risk factor is reoperation, usually for bleeding. Unresolved issues include the optimal approach to Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and the choice of a prophylactic antibiotic regimen. We recommend that cardiac surgery programs supplement their audit processes and ongoing vigilance for infections with periodic, multidisciplinary reviews of best-practice standards for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care. PMID:23678210

  10. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using skeletonized in situ arterial grafts

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    Suzuki, Tomoaki; Nota, Hiromitsu; Kuroyanagi, Satoshi; Kinoshita, Takeshi; Takashima, Noriyuki; Hayakawa, Masato; Naito, Shiho

    2013-01-01

    Skeletonization is an advanced technique of graft harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and while it requires meticulous attention, it has many advantages. For example, skeletonization of internal thoracic artery (ITA) can minimize sternal ischemia and lower the risk of mediastinitis, and is longer and larger than pedicled ITA. In this article we describe the surgical techniques demonstrated in our video, which details our techniques of skeletonization of arterial grafts and off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) exclusively using these in situ grafts. Our method of right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) skeletonization has only three technical steps. The first step is to pass thin vessel loops under the GEA. The second step is to unroof the tissue surrounding the GEA. The last step is to seal and sever all the branches. Skeletonization of the GEA not only prevents vasospasm but also leads to GEA dilatation, and facilitates inspection and makes sequential anastomosis easier. Bilateral use of the skeletonized ITA and use of the skeletonized GEA can cover most coronary artery target sites without any manipulation of the ascending aorta. In our consecutive series of over 1,000 patients, the stroke rate was 0.5%. Our method helps to make the technique simple and secure in this technically demanding operation, and we believe that OPCAB with these grafts provides the best possible coronary revascularization. PMID:23977635

  11. Early and mid-term results of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Pande, Shantanu; Agarwal, Surendra K.; Gupta, Devendra; Mohanty, Satayapriya; Kapoor, Aditya; Tewari, Satyendra; Bansal, Anubhav; Ambesh, Sushil P.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICABG) is a less invasive method of performing surgical revascularization. This technique coupled with use of off pump technique of surgical revascularization makes it truly less invasive. This method is highly effective even in high-risk patients. Results of this procedure are comparable to standard off pump technique and are better than percutaneous coronary intervention utilizing drug-eluting stent. We present an early and mid-term result of the use of this technique. Method We enrolled 33 patients for analysis operated between 2008 and 2012. Operation was performed utilizing off-pump technique of coronary artery bypass grafting through a minimal invasive incision. Left internal mammary artery graft was done for single vessel disease and radial artery was utilized for other grafts if required. Median follow up of 2.5 years (6 months–4 years) is available. Results Median age was 58.5 years (41–77) and all were male. Single vessel disease was present in 7, double vessel in 14 and triple vessel disease in 12 patients. All the patients had normal left ventricular size and function. There was no operative and 30-day mortality. Conversion to median sternotomy to complete the operation was done in 6.6% (2 out of 33 patients). One patient had acute myocardial infarction and there were no deaths during follow up. Conclusion MICABG is a safe and effective method of revascularization in low risk candidates for coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:24814114

  12. The Vineberg legacy: internal mammary artery implantation from inception to obsolescence.

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    Thomas, J L

    1999-01-01

    At a time when cardiac surgery was still approached with hesitation, Arthur M. Vineberg developed the procedure of direct implantation of the internal mammary artery into the left ventricle for the relief of myocardial ischemia. The Vineberg operation, as it became known, had merit but never received broad endorsement from the medical and surgical communities. Its physiologic benefits were inconsistent and for years were documented by little more than anecdotal evidence, until coronary angiography (newly developed by Mason Sones) was able to demonstrate that the procedure did in fact increase perfusion in the diseased heart. This supporting evidence came rather late, for within the next decade direct aortocoronary artery bypass grafting overtook the Vineberg operation as a more efficient means of revascularizing the myocardium. Thousands of patients, however, had benefited from internal mammary artery implantation at a time when options were few; and the procedure was an aggressive move towards current (and similarly aggressive) treatments for myocardial ischemia. Moreover, the characteristics of the myocardium that Vineberg sought to exploit may form the basis for future therapy. A reappraisal of the implant is warranted, as today's physicians and surgeons inherit the last remaining recipients of Vineberg implants. Images PMID:10397432

  13. Treatment of an Iatrogenic Left Internal Mammary Artery to Pulmonary Artery Fistula with a Bovine Pericardium Covered Stent

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    Heper, Gulumser Barcin, Cem; Iyisoy, Atila; Tore, Hasan F.

    2006-10-15

    We report a case with an acquired fistula between the left internal mammary artery and the pulmonary artery following coronary bypass surgery treated with a bovine pericardium covered stent. We also reviewed similar cases reported previously.

  14. [Policy of using the right internal thoracic artery "in situ" for coronary artery bypass grafting].

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    Vecherskiĭ, Iu Iu; Andreev, S L; Zatolokin, V V

    2015-01-01

    The authors analysed the outcomes in a total of 73 patients subjected to coronary artery bypass grafting with the use of the "in situ" the right internal thoracic artery. Of these, 14 patients endured bypass grafting with assessment of the conformity of the length of the "in situ" right ITA as a conduit for the distal third of the right coronary artery (RCA). 16 patients underwent grafting of the RITA "in situ" with the RCA by passing through the pleural cavity. The remaining 43 patients were subjected to bilateral mammary composite bypass grafting using the radial artery (RA). A total of 22 segments of the RA were subjected to a comparative morphometric examination depending on the method of exposure. We additionally analysed 56 cases of utilizing the RA with the use of the pharmacological protocol of preventing spasm. The results were regarded statistically significant if p<0.05. We used the non-parametric criterion of Mann-Whitney. The obtained results showed that the right ITA "in situ" may be used for bypass grafting of the RCA system, excluding the risk of graft tension, if the perpendicular from the 6th intercostal space crosses the sharp edge of the heart 1.5-2 cm distal to the medial point, with the minimum number of complications after 1.5±0.3 years (7.1%). When the above-mentioned perpendicular is located proximal to the middle point of the sharp edge of the heart it is possible to use the right ITA "in situ" for the RCA system thanks to passing the conduit through the right pleural cavity under the anterior segment of the upper lobe and the medial segment of the middle lobe of the right lung with no complications after 1 year. The method of composite bypass grafting by means of the proximal segment of the right ITA "in situ" and the RA makes it possible to effectively revascularize any portions of the coronary bed (latency 94.7% after 3.0±0.8 years), to avoid manipulations on the aorta, and to save the bed of the right ITA in the middle and distal third of the sternum with no postoperative complications. It was revealed that in the conditions of decreased osmotic pressure the increase in the thickness of the vascular wall is more pronounced in the skeletonized segments of the RA (1.38±0.05 mm) as compared with the segments surrounded by connective and fatty tissue (1.09±0.04 mm). The pharmacological protocol for prevention of radial artery spasm used in 56 patients resulted in a small number of complications observed after 3.0±0.8 years (myocardial infarctions - 1.75%, angina pectoris relapse - 7%). Hence, the developed methods of using the right ITA "in situ" widen possibilities of bilateral mammary bypass grafting, excluding the existing problems of routine use of the both ITAs "in situ". PMID:25757178

  15. Motexafin lutetium in graft coronary artery disease

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    Woodburn, Kathryn W.; Rodriquez, Shari L.; Yamaguchi, Atsushi; Hayase, Motoya; Robbins, Robert C.; Kessel, David

    2000-03-01

    Graft coronary artery disease (GCAD) is the chief complication following cardiac transplantation. Presently, there are limited treatment options. Insights into more expedient diagnosis and amelioration, if only partially, of GCAD are fervently sought. The selectivity of Antrin Injection (Lu-Tex) with subsequent photoactivation has been evaluated in several preclinical atherosclerosis models. The inhibitory effect of Lu-Tex induced photosensitization was demonstrated with human bypass coronary smooth muscle cells. The biodistribution of Lu-Tex was evaluated in a rat model of heterotopic cardiac allografts 60 days following transplantation. Lu-Tex was retained in the cardiac allograft, exhibiting a five-fold increase in retention between the allograft and native heart. These findings lead us to suggest that further studies are warranted to ascertain the merits of Lu-Tex for the diagnosis and possible attenuation of chronic graft vascular disease.

  16. Platelet--arterial synthetic graft interaction and its modification

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    Callow, A.D.; Connolly, R.; O'Donnell, T.F. Jr.; Gembarowicz, R.; Keough, E.; Ramberg-Laskaris, K.; Valeri, C.R.

    1982-11-01

    We compared the in vivo platelet reactivity of two commonly used clinical grafts, Dacron and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), with that of a control autogenous artery graft and assessed whether platelet reactivity was modified by the platelet-antiaggregating agent prostacyclin (PGI2) (epoprostenol). Grafts were randomly placed into the carotid arteries of 21 baboons. Platelets labeled with /sup 111/In were infused within one hour after implantation graft for gamma camera scanning of platelet uptake. The accumulation of platelets on Dacron grafts began almost immediately after injection and reached a peak after one to two hours. The PTFE and control autogenous artery grafts accumulated comparable small amounts of platelets. Prostacyclin was then infused in a second series of baboons with Dacron grafts, at a rate of 150 to 200 ng/kg/min. It prevented the usual platelet uptake when administered concomitant with graft implantation and reduced previously established platelet activity.

  17. [Vaso-reactive properties of radial and internal mammary arteries: application to coronary bypass surgery].

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    Chardigny, C; Jebara, V; Descombes, J J; Acar, C; Verbeuren, T; Fabiani, J N

    1994-09-01

    Satisfactory results were obtained with the radial artery used as a conduit for coronary artery bypass. However, spasm of this conduit was observed. Human radial and internal mammary artery ring segments were studied in organ chambers. Potassium chloride, norepinephrine, serotonin and thromboxane A2 mimetic were used to obtain dose-response curves, permitting assessment of force of contraction and sensitivity. The radial artery presents stronger contractions than the internal mammary artery. The two vessels have equal sensitivity to the vasoconstrictors used. These data emphasize the hyperreactivity of the radial artery and the need for prevention of vasospasm when this vessel is used as a conduit for coronary artery bypass. PMID:7646232

  18. The Same Angiographic Factors Predict Venous and Arterial Graft Patency

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    Gaudino, Mario; Niccoli, Giampaolo; Roberto, Marco; Cammertoni, Federico; Cosentino, Nicola; Falcioni, Elena; Panebianco, Mario; DAmario, Domenico; Crea, Filippo; Massetti, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    Abstract To evaluate the value of angiographic factors in predicting failure of both venous and arterial coronary artery bypass graft. We retrieved from our angiographic database 148 patients who underwent venous and/or arterial CABG and for whom a control coronary angiography at more than 1 month after surgery was available. Pre-CABG and follow-up angiographies were analyzed in order to evaluate diameter stenosis (DS,%), stenosis length (mm), Bogaty score (extent index), Sullivan score, and Gensini score for the extent of coronary artery disease, and Jeopardy Duke score for the extent of myocardial area supplied by an artery. Thirty-nine patients (26%) experienced graft failure at follow-up (mean follow-up 11.3??4.6 months). Patients with venous graft failure [26 (20%)] had significantly smaller DS (P?=?0.013), shorter stenosis length (P?=?0.01), and lower extent index (P?=?0.015), Sullivan score (P?=?0.013), Gensini score (P?=?0.04) as compared with those without venous graft failure. Patients with arterial graft failure [13 (11%)] had significantly lower DS (P?=?0.008), shorter stenosis length (P?=?0.001), and lower extent index (P?=?0.03) and Sullivan score (P?=?0.023) as compared with those without arterial graft failure. Venous and arterial graft failure are associated with less severe stenosis and less extensive atherosclerosis of the grafted vessel. PMID:26735525

  19. Surgical management for large chest keloids with internal mammary artery perforator flap*

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    Xue, Dan; Qian, Huan

    2016-01-01

    Therapy for large symptomatic keloids is often plagued with complicated reconstruction manner and recurrence. This article reports a rare treatment combination for a chest keloid with internal mammary artery perforator flap reconstruction and radiation therapy. We excised the keloid and covered the defect with an internal mammary artery perforator flap. Immediate electron-beam irradiation therapy was applied on the second postoperative day. There was no sign of recurrence over the follow-up period of 18 months. The combination of internal mammary artery perforator flap and immediate radiation therapy is useful when faced with chest keloids of similar magnitude and intractability.

  20. Revascularization therapy for coronary artery disease. Coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

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    Wilson, J M; Ferguson, J J

    1995-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass surgery relieves the symptoms of myocardial ischemia and prolongs survival of patients with more severe coronary artery disease. Randomized trials of surgical therapy have consistently shown that the benefits of surgical revascularization are proportional to the amount of myocardium affected by, or at risk for, ischemic injury. This risk is inferred from angiographically delineated coronary anatomy, estimates of left ventricular function, and physiologic testing. The population that may see a survival benefit from surgical revascularization has probably been expanded beyond that reported in the VA, CASS, and ECSS trials, due to improved perioperative care, longer graft survival, and the use of internal mammary artery grafts. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty revascularizes myocardium by dilating a stenotic segment of coronary artery. While successful in relieving the symptoms of myocardial ischemia, PTCA is hindered by the occurrence of abrupt vessel closure and the frequent development of restenosis. Furthermore, firm proof of a survival benefit, outside of emergency therapy for acute myocardial infarction, is not yet available. However, because the risk of procedure-related death or serious complication is lower than that seen with bypass surgery, PTCA provides a useful alternative revascularization method for patients with less extensive disease, in whom the risk of surgery may equal or exceed any beneficial effect. New technology and growing experience are widening the scope of percutaneous revascularization by extending the hope of symptomatic relief and survival benefit even to patients with extensive, severe coronary artery disease. Comparisons between surgical therapy and PTCA in select populations with single- and multivessel coronary artery disease have shown that PTCA is not as effective as surgery for long-term symptomatic control, and that it often requires repeat PTCA or cross-over to bypass surgery; however, long-term outcomes (i.e., death and myocardial infarction) are similar. The cost of treatment beginning with PTCA may be lower than that of initial surgery, even when the increased need for repeat revascularization is taken into account. Despite this, surgical bypass remains the mainstay of therapy for patients with severe coronary artery disease and a poor prognosis for survival, and will remain the fallback procedure for patients who repeatedly undergo failed PTCA. At the present time, revascularization should be offered on the basis of symptom severity (in the presence of medical therapy) and in accordance with the prognosis for survival as judged by the extent and severity of disease (Table VI). Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is preferred in patients who require revascularization but can obtain no proven benefit from bypass surgery. Coronary artery bypass surgery, using the internal mammary artery when possible, remains the revascularization method of choice for patients with more severe disease or whose disease is not amenable to treatment using percutaneous methods (Table VII). PMID:7647598

  1. Use of cryopreserved cadaveric arterial allograft as a vascular conduit for peripheral arterial graft infection

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    Kwon, Hyojeong; Kwon, Hyunwook; Hong, Joon Pio; Han, Youngjin; Park, Hojong; Song, Gi-Won; Kwon, Tae-Won

    2015-01-01

    Major peripheral arterial graft infection is a potentially devastating complication of vascular surgery, associated with significant mortality and high amputation rates. Autologous saphenous veins are considered optimal arterial conduits for lower extremity revascularization in infected fields, but they are often unavailable or unsuitable in these patients. This study describes two patients with major peripheral graft infection, but without available autologous veins, who underwent graft excision and cryopreserved cadaveric arterial allograft reconstruction. Although long-term graft durability is unclear because of gradual deterioration and degeneration, these findings suggest that cadaveric allografts may be good options for patients with major peripheral graft infection. PMID:26131446

  2. Arteriovenous fistula of the internal mammary artery (combat injury): transcatheter intravascular coil occlusion.

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    Radanovi?, B; Simuni?, S; Oberman, B B; Jernej, B; Tonkovi?, I; Kruzi?, Z

    1996-01-01

    A case of arteriovenous fistula of the left internal mammary artery occluded by Gianturco coil is reported. A 26-year-old male suffered multiple explosive injuries. Right heart failure developed postoperatively. Digital subtraction angiography demonstrated arteriovenous fistulas between the left internal mammary artery and left subclavian and innominate veins. Considering previous multiple surgical interventions and severe general condition of the patient, both arteriovenous fistulas were successfully occluded by transcatheter placement of a Gianturco coil. PMID:8797987

  3. Remote ischaemic preconditioning for coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Benstoem, Carina; Stoppe, Christian; Liakopoulos, Oliver J; Meybohm, Patrick; Clayton, Tim C; Yellon, Derek M; Hausenloy, Derek J; Goetzenich, Andreas

    2015-01-01

    This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the benefits and harms of remote ischaemic preconditioning in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, with or without valve surgery.

  4. POST CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT STUDY (CABG)

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    Relative effectiveness of moderate versus more aggressive lipid lowering, and of low dose anticoagulation versus placebo, in delaying saphenous vein coronary bypass graft atherosclerosis and preventing occlusion of saphenous grafts of patients with saphenous vein coronary bypass ...

  5. Computer-Aided Patient-Specific Coronary Artery Graft Design Improvements Using CFD Coupled Shape Optimizer.

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    Dur, Onur; Coskun, Sinan Tolga; Coskun, Kasim Oguz; Frakes, David; Kara, Levent Burak; Pekkan, Kerem

    2011-03-01

    This study aims to (i) demonstrate the efficacy of a new surgical planning framework for complex cardiovascular reconstructions, (ii) develop a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) coupled multi-dimensional shape optimization method to aid patient-specific coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) design and, (iii) compare the hemodynamic efficiency of the sequential CABG, i.e., raising a daughter parallel branch from the parent CABG in patient-specific 3D settings. Hemodynamic efficiency of patient-specific complete revascularization scenarios for right coronary artery (RCA), left anterior descending artery (LAD), and left circumflex artery (LCX) bypasses were investigated in comparison to the stenosis condition. Multivariate 2D constraint optimization was applied on the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft, which was parameterized based on actual surgical settings extracted from 2D CT slices. The objective function was set to minimize the local variation of wall shear stress (WSS) and other hemodynamic indices (energy dissipation, flow deviation angle, average WSS, and vorticity) that correlate with performance of the graft and risk of re-stenosis at the anastomosis zone. Once the optimized 2D graft shape was obtained, it was translated to 3D using an in-house "sketch-based" interactive anatomical editing tool. The final graft design was evaluated using an experimentally validated second-order non-Newtonian CFD solver incorporating resistance based outlet boundary conditions.3D patient-specific simulations for the healthy coronary anatomy produced realistic coronary flows. All revascularization techniques restored coronary perfusions to the healthy baseline. Multi-scale evaluation of the optimized LIMA graft enabled significant wall shear stress gradient (WSSG) relief (~34%). In comparison to original LIMA graft, sequential graft also lowered the WSSG by 15% proximal to LAD and diagonal bifurcation. The proposed sketch-based surgical planning paradigm evaluated the selected coronary bypass surgery procedures based on acute hemodynamic readjustments of aorta-CA flow. This methodology may provide a rational to aid surgical decision making in time-critical, patient-specific CA bypass operations before in vivo execution. PMID:22448203

  6. Explant pathology study of decellularized carotid artery vascular grafts.

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    Hilbert, Stephen L; Boerboom, Lawrence E; Livesey, Stephen A; Ferrans, Victor J

    2004-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the morphologic findings in small-diameter freeze-dried decellularized carotid artery grafts implanted in goats as carotid artery interposition grafts for 6-7 months. Unimplanted decellularized carotid artery grafts did not contain intact cells; however, remnants of smooth muscle cells were present in the media. The extracellular matrix was well preserved. All decellularized grafts were patent at explant, without significant dimensional changes or aneurysm formation. Their luminal surfaces were lined by a thin neointima, consisting of myofibroblasts, collagen, and a discontinuous layer of endothelial cells. Histologic evidence of calcification within the explants was not observed; however, electron microscopy showed calcification of minute remnants of cell membranes. Inflammatory cells were not present in the graft wall. Host cell migration was greatest in the adventitia along the length of the graft. Migration of host cells into the media was more apparent close to the anastomoses, forming cellular nests rich in extracellular proteoglycans, whereas cell migration into areas subjacent to the lumen was minimal. Ingrowth of host blood vessels was not observed. These results demonstrate satisfactory structural and morphologic features of a decellularized carotid artery small-diameter graft implanted for up to 7 months. PMID:15057992

  7. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines on Arterial Conduits for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Aldea, Gabriel S; Bakaeen, Faisal G; Pal, Jay; Fremes, Stephen; Head, Stuart J; Sabik, Joseph; Rosengart, Todd; Kappetein, A Pieter; Thourani, Vinod H; Firestone, Scott; Mitchell, John D

    2016-02-01

    Internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) should be used to bypass the left anterior descending (LAD) artery when bypass of the LAD is indicated (class of recommendation [COR] I, level of evidence [LOE] B). As an adjunct to left internal thoracic artery (LITA), a second arterial graft (right ITA or radial artery [RA]) should be considered in appropriate patients (COR IIa, LOE B). Use of bilateral ITAs (BITAs) should be considered in patients who do not have an excessive risk of sternal complications (COR IIa, LOE B). To reduce the risk of sternal infection with BITA, skeletonized grafts should be considered (COR IIa, LOE B), smoking cessation is recommended (COR I, LOE C), glycemic control should be considered (COR IIa, LOE B), and enhanced sternal stabilization may be considered (COR IIb, LOE C). As an adjunct to LITA to LAD (or in patients with inadequate LITA grafts), use of a RA graft is reasonable when grafting coronary targets with severe stenoses (COR IIa, LOE: B). When RA grafts are used, it is reasonable to use pharmacologic agents to reduce acute intraoperative and perioperative spasm (COR IIa, LOE C). The right gastroepiploic artery may be considered in patients with poor conduit options or as an adjunct to more complete arterial revascularization (COR IIb, LOE B). Use of arterial grafts (specific targets, number, and type) should be a part of the discussion of the heart team in determining the optimal approach for each patient (COR I, LOE C). PMID:26680310

  8. Superior epigastric artery pseudoaneurysm- a rare complication of chest drain insertion in coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Sadat, Umar; Jah, Asif; Ward, Nick; Gaunt, Michael

    2007-01-01

    Background Although chest drain insertion during coronary artery bypass grafting is a fairly standard procedure, however it may result in extremely rare complications. Case presentation This is the first case being reported that demonstrates a pseudoaneurysm of superior epigastric artery resulting from chest drain insertion following coronary artery bypass grafting. Conclusion Adequate caution should be used along with good understanding of the anatomical landmarks during apparently simple and standard operative procedures. PMID:17459158

  9. Claudication pain in the left arm of a coronary artery bypass graft patient using crutches: Coronary subclavian steal syndrome a case report

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    pa?ek, Miloslav; Veselka, Josef

    2010-01-01

    A 77-year-old male former smoker with hypercholesterolemia and diabetes, who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery three years before admission and right carotid endarterectomy four years before admission, presented with recent-onset exertional chest pain. His medical history revealed that the chest pain was preceded by gradually worsening exertional claudication pain in his left arm when he was using crutches. The chest pain was similar to the pain he experienced before the coronary artery bypass graft surgery was performed. Coronary angiography and bypass graft imaging showed significant stenosis of the left subclavian artery proximal to the origin of the left internal mammary artery bypass, decreased flow in the left internal mammary artery with partial retrograde filling from the left anterior descending artery, and severe narrowing of the left vertebral artery with preserved centrifugal flow. Percutaneous stent implantation into the left subclavian artery was performed together with proximal balloon angioplasty of the left vertebral artery. The patient has been symptom free since the stent implantation. PMID:22477574

  10. Treatment of Secondary Stent-Graft Collapse After Endovascular Stent-Grafting for Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysms

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    Clevert, D.-A. Stickel, M.; Steitz, H.-O.; Kopp, R.; Strautz, T.; Flach, P.; Johnson, T.; Jung, E.M.; Jauch, K.W.; Reiser, M.

    2007-02-15

    We report the case of a patient who developed an asymptomatic pseudoaneurysm in the left external iliac artery after transplant nephrectomy. The pseudoaneurysm most probably arose as a suture aneurysm from the external iliac artery after removal of the graft renal artery. Obviously we can not exclude the possibility it was a true aneurysm, although this seems much less likely. The pseudoaneurysm was detected during a routine CT scan and was treated interventionally with a stent-graft. One month later the asymptomatic patient underwent a vascular ultrasound examination including color Doppler, power Doppler, and B-flow as a routine control. An endoleak with collapse of the stent-graft was diagnosed. There was no evidence of stent infection. At a reintervention, the pseudoaneurysm was successfully treated using two uncovered Palmaz stents at the proximal and distal edge of the stent graft. Peri- and post-interventional ultrasound and CT angiography confirmed the exclusion of the aneurysm without an endoleak.

  11. Factors influencing acute thrombus formation on carotid artery vascular grafts

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    Torem, S.; Schneider, P.A.; Paxton, L.D.; Yasuda, H.; Hanson, S.R.

    1988-10-01

    Scintillation camera imaging of 111Indium-labeled platelets has been used to measure acute thrombus formation on modified expanded Teflon (ePTFE) vascular grafts placed in the carotid arteries of normal baboons. Platelet deposition plateaued over 2 hr postoperatively and occurred primarily at the graft-vessel anastomoses. A positive correlation was found between the circulating platelet count in individual animals and the extent of early platelet thrombus deposition. Unmodified ePTFE grafts accumulated 4.6 +/- 1.2 x 10(9) platelets per graft, or 2.3 +/- 0.71 x 10(9) platelets per anastomosis. Acutely, platelet accumulation was reduced versus control graft results by coating the graft lumenal surfaces with a smooth layer of silicone rubber polymer (0.60 +/- 0.19 x 10(9) platelets per anastomosis; P less than 0.02) but not by coating the grafts using a plasma polymer based on methane, which did not modify graft texture (8.2 +/- 1.7 x 10(9) platelets per graft; P greater than 0.10). The benefit of the silicone rubber coating persisted for at least 48 hr. However, longer term patency was not preserved because 10 of 12 grafts placed had failed within 1 to 2 months.

  12. Vein graft adaptation and fistula maturation in the arterial environment

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    Lu, Daniel Y; Chen, Elizabeth Y; Wong, Daniel J; Yamamoto, Kota; Protack, Clinton D; Williams, Willis T; Assi, Roland; Hall, Michael R; Sadaghianloo, Nirvana; Dardik, Alan

    2014-01-01

    Veins are exposed to the arterial environment during two common surgical procedures, creation of vein grafts and arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). In both cases veins adapt to the arterial environment that is characterized by different hemodynamic conditions and increased oxygen tension compared to the venous environment. Successful venous adaptation to the arterial environment is critical for long term success of the vein graft or AVF, and in both cases is generally characterized by venous dilation and wall thickening. However, AVF are exposed to a high flow, high shear stress, low pressure arterial environment, and adapt mainly via outward dilation with less intimal thickening. Vein grafts are exposed to a moderate flow, moderate shear stress, high pressure arterial environment, and adapt mainly via increased wall thickening with less outward dilation. We review the data that describe these differences, as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms that mediate these processes. Despite extensive research, there are few differences in the molecular pathways that regulate cell proliferation and migration or matrix synthesis, secretion, or degradation currently identified between vein graft adaptation and AVF maturation that account for the different types of venous adaptation to arterial environments. PMID:24582063

  13. What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)?

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    ... Disease Diseases of the arteries, valves, and aorta, as well as cardiac rhythm disturbances Aortic Valve Disease Coronary Artery ... abnormalities that are present at birth in children, as well as in adults Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular ...

  14. Off-pump minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting using the bilateral internal thoracic arteries and the right gastroepiproic artery.

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    Kikuchi, Keita; Une, Dai; Kurata, Atsushi; Ruel, Marc

    2016-04-01

    We report our initial experience of an off-pump total arterial minimally invasive coronary arterial bypass grafting (MICS CABG) with the use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) and the right gastroepiproic artery. A 47-year old male with renal dysfunction secondary to diabetes mellitus was admitted for heart failure due to severe triple-vessel disease. Off-pump MICS CABG with total arterial grafts was elected because the patient refused to undergo median sternotomy due to the strong desire to regain the baseline function promptly. Total arterial grafts were selected to maximize the potential long-term outcome. There were no postoperative complications except temporary dialysis. Postoperative coronary computed tomography revealed the patency of all grafts. Our experience suggests that BITA can be safely harvested under direct vision in MICS CABG. Total arterial graft revascularization with BITA via minimally invasive approach may offer the benefits of MICS CABG while providing the undetermined but potentially superior conduit longevity of arterial grafts. PMID:26369344

  15. Not all sternotomies indicate previous coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

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    Mulligan, Rebekah; Khan, Muhamad Usman; Khouzam, Rami N

    2016-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries. Clinicians often assume that a sternal scar or sternal wires seen on radiographic images are evidence of previous CABG. However, these wires could be related to other cardiothoracic surgeries. Incorrectly assuming that patients have coronary artery disease can affect their future management and increase healthcare costs. This article discusses two patients who were misidentified as having previous CABG based on the presence of sternal wires on chest radiographs. PMID:26704649

  16. Percutaneous coronary intervention strategies and prognosis for graft lesions following coronary artery bypass grafting

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    LIU, YIN; ZHOU, XIUJUN; JIANG, HUA; GAO, MINGDONG; WANG, LIN; SHI, YUTIAN; GAO, JING

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the prognosis of graft-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and native vessel (NV)-PCI, drug-eluting stents (DESs) and bare-metal stents (BMSs) for the treatment of graft lesions following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and to determine the risk factors for major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). A total of 289 patients who underwent PCI following CABG between August 2005 and March 2010 were retrospectively analyzed. The effects on survival were compared among patients who underwent NV- and graft-PCI, and DES and BMS implantation. Additionally, the risk factors for MACEs following PCI for graft lesions were analyzed. The findings showed that MACE-free and revascularization-free survival rates were significantly higher in the NV-PCI group compared with those in the graft-PCI group. There were 63 cases (29.0%) of MACEs in the DES group and 25 cases (52.1%) in the BMS group. In patients undergoing NV-PCI, the DES group had significantly fewer MACEs and less target vessel revascularization (TVR) than the BMS group. In patients undergoing graft-PCI, the DES group showed a tendency for fewer MACEs and a lower incidence of cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction and TVR compared with the BMS group. Diabetes, an age of >70 years and graft-PCI were independent risk factors for MACEs in patients post-PCI. It is concluded that NV-PCI has superior long-term outcomes compared with graft-PCI, and should therefore be considered as the first-line treatment for graft disease following CABG. Despite this, graft-PCI remains a viable option. DESs are the first choice for graft-PCI due to their safety and efficacy and their association with reduced mortality and MACE rate. Diabetes, older age and graft-PCI are independent risk factors for MACEs in patients post-CABG who are undergoing revascularization. PMID:26136874

  17. Pseudoaneurysm of the Right Internal Mammary Artery Post Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy: A Rare Complication and Literature Review.

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    Datta, Subir; Manoly, Imthiaz; Karangelis, Dimos; Hasan, Ragheb

    2016-02-01

    Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy in the management of sternal wound infection post cardiac surgery has gained popularity since last decade. It is very cost effective and has survival benefit compared with conventional management. Although there are few complications associated with VAC therapy including right ventricular free wall rupture and infectious erosion to aorta, there are now isolated reports of vein graft pseudoaneurysm associated with it. We describe an extremely rare complication of right internal mammary artery pseudoaneurysm post VAC therapy in a 56-year-old man which was successfully managed surgically. We also did a literature review on the possible complications of VAC therapy post cardiac surgery and its management. PMID:26597235

  18. Endovascular Stent-Grafting for Infected Iliac Artery Pseudoaneurysms

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    Sanada, Junichiro Matsui, Osamu; Arakawa, Fumitaka; Tawara, Mari; Endo, Tamao; Ito, Hiroshi; Ushijima, Satoshi; Endo, Masamitsu; Ikeda, Masahiro; Miyazu, Katsuyuki

    2005-01-15

    We report two cases of acutely infected pseudoaneurysms of the iliac arteries, successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafting. Two patients underwent stent-graft treatment for erosive rupture of the iliac artery caused by surrounding infection. The first case is that of a 61-year-old man who had undergone Miles' operation for an advanced rectal cancer. Postoperatively, he developed intrapelvic abscess formation, from which methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was cultured, followed by rupture of the right external iliac artery. The second case is that of a 60-year-old man who had a pseudoaneurysm of the left common iliac artery, which was contiguous with a left psoas muscle abscess, from which Streptococcus agalactiae was cultured. Both patients were successfully treated with only a stent-graft and antibiotic therapy, and remained symptom-free 12 months and 10 months later. Although endovascular stent-grafting should not be considered standard therapy for infected aneurysms, our cases suggest that it can result in repair of infected aneurysms even in the uncontrolled active stage.

  19. [Mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm: treatment with stent-graft].

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    Bouayad, M; Bagan, P; Brian, E; Benabdesselam, A; Couffinhal, J-C

    2011-02-01

    Mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm is rare but potentially life-threatening, and requires prompt treatment to avert rupture with catastrophic results. Inflammatory conditions dominate the aetiologies. Conventional therapies are surgery via thoracotomy and endovascular embolization. We report a case of a giant saccular aneurysm of the bronchial artery described in an 80-year-old man, adjacent to the descending aorta, simulating aortic aneurysm and causing esophageal compression. It was totally excluded with an aortic stent-graft (TX2, Cook) performed through femoral access. Our case is the fourth reported of mediastinal bronchial aneurysm stent-graft exclusion. The analysis of success, complications rate and hospital stay duration favors endovascular grafting comparing with conventional techniques. PMID:21131150

  20. Left Lobe Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated with Lipiodol-TAE via the Left Internal Mammary Artery

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    Kanetsuki, Ichiro; Hori, Akira; Ohshiro, Kiyoshi; Nishi, Hirokazu; Yasutani, Tadashi; Sueyoshi, Takeshi; Tanaka, Hitoshi

    1997-09-15

    A multinodular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was treated with seven transarterial interventions via the hepatic artery over a 2-year, 5-month period before the eighth angiography showed a recurrent HCC in the anterior portion of the left hepatic lobe. The left internal mammary artery (IMA) was feeding the tumor. This was successfully treated with Lipiodol-transcatheter arterial embolization using a coaxial system via a branch of the left IMA. No complications resulted from the procedure. The left IMA should be considered as a possible feeding artery to an HCC occurring in the anterior portion of the left hepatic lobe.

  1. Laser assisted internal mammary artery-coronary artery anastomosis - an experimental study

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    Zhu, Hong-Sheng; Zhang, Liang-ping; Feng, Lian

    2005-07-01

    Objective: To observe the time required for anastomosis and the reliability for pressure tolerance after internal mammay artery (IMA) -coronary artery anastomosis. Method: Eight sheep underwent thoracotomy and left IMA harvest. In group I (T) the IMA were anastomosed to left anterior descending artery (LAD) with 7-0 prolene suture (n=4) and in group II (LA) IMA were anastomosed to LAD with laser. Result: The time required for laser technique was shorter than that required in suturing technique [117.5+/-39.48min (total) and 38.25+/-6.23 min vs 62.5+/-37.83 min (total) and 20+/-6.53 min respectively ] (p<0.01). Prior to closing thoracotomy both two groups endured the impact of pharmacologic vasopressor. No leakage at the anastomosed site was observed in both groups. After the closure of thoracotomy, well tolerance for both adrenalin and thoracic negative pressure was observed in the two groups. The peak systolic pressure induced by pharmacologic agent was similar in both groups. Neither stenosis nor thrombus or embolism was observed and immediate patency rate in both groups was 100%. Conclusion: Laser assisted technique seems to be favorable for patency rate and could lead to better result after coronary artery bypass grafting?CABG?.

  2. Development of Small Diameter Nanofiber Tissue Engineered Arterial Grafts

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    Tara, Shuhei; Rocco, Kevin A.; Bagi, Paul S.; Yi, Tai; Udelsman, Brooks; Zhuang, Zhen W.; Cleary, Muriel; Iwakiri, Yasuko; Breuer, Christopher K.; Shinoka, Toshiharu

    2015-01-01

    The surgical repair of heart and vascular disease often requires implanting synthetic grafts. While synthetic grafts have been successfully used for medium-to-large sized arteries, applications for small diameter arteries (<6 mm) is limited due to high rates of occlusion by thrombosis. Our objective was to develop a tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) for small diameter arteries. TEVGs composed of polylactic acid nanofibers with inner luminal diameter between 0.5 and 0.6 mm were surgically implanted as infra-renal aortic interposition conduits in 25 female C17SCID/bg mice. Twelve mice were given sham operations. Survival of mice with TEVG grafts was 91.6% at 12 months post-implantation (sham group: 83.3%). No instances of graft stenosis or aneurysmal dilatation were observed over 12 months post-implantation, assessed by Doppler ultrasound and microCT. Histologic analysis of explanted TEVG grafts showed presence of CD31-positive endothelial monolayer and F4/80-positive macrophages after 4, 8, and 12 months in vivo. Cells positive for ?-smooth muscle actin were observed within TEVG, demonstrating presence of smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Neo-extracellular matrix consisting mostly of collagen types I and III were observed at 12 months post-implantation. PCR analysis supports histological observations. TEVG group showed significant increases in expressions of SMC marker, collagen-I and III, matrix metalloproteinases-2 and 9, and itgam (a macrophage marker), when compared to sham group. Overall, patency rates were excellent at 12 months after implantation, as structural integrity of these TEVG. Tissue analysis also demonstrated vessel remodeling by autologous cell. PMID:25830942

  3. Development of small diameter nanofiber tissue engineered arterial grafts.

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    Kurobe, Hirotsugu; Maxfield, Mark W; Tara, Shuhei; Rocco, Kevin A; Bagi, Paul S; Yi, Tai; Udelsman, Brooks; Zhuang, Zhen W; Cleary, Muriel; Iwakiri, Yasuko; Breuer, Christopher K; Shinoka, Toshiharu

    2015-01-01

    The surgical repair of heart and vascular disease often requires implanting synthetic grafts. While synthetic grafts have been successfully used for medium-to-large sized arteries, applications for small diameter arteries (<6 mm) is limited due to high rates of occlusion by thrombosis. Our objective was to develop a tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) for small diameter arteries. TEVGs composed of polylactic acid nanofibers with inner luminal diameter between 0.5 and 0.6 mm were surgically implanted as infra-renal aortic interposition conduits in 25 female C17SCID/bg mice. Twelve mice were given sham operations. Survival of mice with TEVG grafts was 91.6% at 12 months post-implantation (sham group: 83.3%). No instances of graft stenosis or aneurysmal dilatation were observed over 12 months post-implantation, assessed by Doppler ultrasound and microCT. Histologic analysis of explanted TEVG grafts showed presence of CD31-positive endothelial monolayer and F4/80-positive macrophages after 4, 8, and 12 months in vivo. Cells positive for ?-smooth muscle actin were observed within TEVG, demonstrating presence of smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Neo-extracellular matrix consisting mostly of collagen types I and III were observed at 12 months post-implantation. PCR analysis supports histological observations. TEVG group showed significant increases in expressions of SMC marker, collagen-I and III, matrix metalloproteinases-2 and 9, and itgam (a macrophage marker), when compared to sham group. Overall, patency rates were excellent at 12 months after implantation, as structural integrity of these TEVG. Tissue analysis also demonstrated vessel remodeling by autologous cell. PMID:25830942

  4. Patients Perception About Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Mendona, Kelminda Maria Bulhes; de Andrade, Tarcisio Matos

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE The diagnosis of coronary artery disease referred for heart surgery has an important psychological component. The purpose of this study was to access the difficulties experienced by individuals awaiting coronary artery bypass grafting and to determine strategies that facilitate adaptation to a new lifestyle, modified by the disease. METHODS A qualitative, exploratory study involving patients admitted to a university teaching hospital in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, awaiting coronary artery bypass grafting. Semi-structured interviews were performed in accordance with a previously defined script based on the study objective. Each transcription was read in its entirety to verify the representativeness, homogeneity and pertinence of the data obtained (pre-analysis), followed by separation of categories of analysis. RESULTS The descriptions of this study show that patients admitted to the completion of coronary artery bypass grafting experience a wide range of psychological difficulties, considering that surgery acquires interpretations that vary according to individuals' subjectivity. The patients recognized the benefit of being able to discuss their feelings as a means of diminishing their fear and anxiety. CONCLUSION Helping patients find resources to confront more positively the daily hospitalization is an important aspect for the health care professionals who assist them. This goal can be achieved through modification of the biomedical model of care for a biopsychosocial view. The investment of time and attention is of fundamental importance and aims to overcome existing deficiencies that interfere with the outcome of patients after cardiac surgery. PMID:26735601

  5. Do Nuss bars compromise the blood flow of the internal mammary arteries?

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    Yksel, Mustafa; zalper, Mehmet Hakan; Bostanc?, Korkut; Ermerak, Nezih Onur; Cim?it, agatay; Tasal?, Nuri; Y?ld?zeli, Bedrettin; Fevzi Bat?rel, Hasan

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum, the so-called Nuss procedure, has become a popular technique in recent years. The internal mammary arteries (IMAs) lie on the posterolateral surface of the sternum, and the Nuss bar is likely to obstruct the blood flow in these arteries. This obstruction could become important in the later stages of the lives of these young people if they were to require coronary artery bypass grafting. The goal of this study is to investigate the extent of obstruction of the IMAs caused by Nuss bars. METHODS Data were collected prospectively on all patients who underwent the Nuss procedure between October 2011 and May 2012. Patients with a history of pectus excavatum repair by open surgery and those who were younger than 16 years of age were excluded. Computed tomographyangiography (CTA) was performed for the detection of IMA blood flow preoperatively and on the 10th postoperative day. Blood flow in the IMAs was evaluated blindly by two radiologists and classified as blood flow unaffected (group I) or affected (group II) by comparing the assessment of preoperative and postoperative CTAs. The patients in group II were also categorized as having blood flow obstructed bilaterally, blood flow obstructed unilaterally and others (diminished unilaterally/diminished on one side or obstructed on the other side). RESULTS Thirty-four patients (31 male and three female; mean age 20.7 4.2 years) underwent surgery. Blood flow was affected in 15 patients (44%), with bilateral obstruction in five, unilateral obstruction in seven, and unilateral diminished flow in two patients. In one patient, blood flow was diminished on one side and obstructed on the other. There was no significant difference between unaffected group I patients and affected group II patients in terms of sex, age, type of deformity, Haller index and the number of bars placed. CONCLUSIONS Nuss bars cause pressure on the IMAs, but a risk factor for this effect could not be identified. This is a relatively common clinical consequence of minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum, and the long-term effects will be apparent following bar removal. PMID:23788198

  6. Splenic artery transposition graft usage for the supply of the right hepatic artery: a case report.

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    Odabasi, Mehmet; Eris, Cengiz; Yildiz, Mehmet Kamil; Abuoglu, Hasan; Akbulut, Sami; Saglam, Abdullah

    2013-01-01

    Hepatic artery aneurysms are responsible for 12% to 20% of all visceral arterial aneurysms. Because most patients are asymptomatic, this disease is generally diagnosed incidentally during radiologic examination. Aneurysm rupture develops in 14% to 80% of cases, depending on the aneurysmatic segment's diameter and location, as well as other etiologic factors. Mortality rates associated with rupture range between 20% and 70%. Thus, early diagnosis and timely initiation of medical interventions are critical to improve survival rates. Here, we present a male patient, age 69 years, with a hepatic artery aneurysm that was detected incidentally. The 3-cm aneurysm was detected on contrast-enhanced computed tomography and extended from the common hepatic artery to the hepatic trifurcation. A laparotomy was performed using a right subcostal incision. After dissection of the hepatoduodenal ligament, the common, right, and left hepatic arteries, as well as the gastroduodenal artery, were suspended separately. Then, the aneurysmatic hepatic artery segment was resected, and the gastroduodenal artery stump was ligated. An end-to-end anastomosis was formed between the left and common hepatic arteries, followed by an end-to-end anastomosis formed between the right hepatic artery and splenic artery using a splenic artery transposition graft. Postoperative follow-up examinations showed that both hepatic arterial circulations were good, and no splenic infraction had developed. PMID:23971784

  7. Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with organophosphate poisoning.

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    Pieris, Rajeeva R; Fernando, Ravindra

    2015-01-01

    A 43-year-old male, with no previous history of mental illness, was diagnosed with coronary heart disease, after which he became acutely depressed and attempted suicide by ingesting an organophosphate pesticide. He was admitted to an intensive care unit and treated with pralidoxime, atropine, and oxygen. His coronary occlusion pattern required early coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. His family, apprehensive of a repeat suicidal attempt, requested surgery be performed as soon as possible. He recovered well from the OP poisoning and was mentally fit to express informed consent 2 weeks after admission. Seventeen days after poisoning, he underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and recovered uneventfully. Six years later, he remains in excellent health. We report this case because to the best of our knowledge there is no literature regarding CABG performed soon after organophosphate poisoning. PMID:26334855

  8. Left anterior small thoracotomy for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Reser, Diana; Holubec, Tomas; Caliskan, Etem; Guidotti, Andrea; Maisano, Francesco

    2015-01-01

    Since the 1990 s, minimally invasive cardiac surgery has gained wide acceptance due to patient and economic demand. The advantages are less trauma, bleeding, wound infections, pain and faster recovery. Many studies showed that the outcomes are comparable with those of conventional sternotomy. Left anterior small thoracotomy (LAST) evolved into a routine and safe access in specialized centres for minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting. The 6-cm incision is localized above the fourth intercostal space, 3-4 cm lateral to the left sternal border and below the left mammilla. With a double-lumen tube, the left lung is deflated before entering the pleural space. The left internal mammary artery is harvested under direct vision with the use of special retractors. The anastomosis of the left anterior descending artery is performed on the beating heart as known from off-pump surgery. One chest tube is inserted. The intercostal space is closed with braided sutures to prevent lung herniation. Ropivacaine is used for local infiltration. The pectoral muscle, subcutaneous tissue and skin are closed with running sutures. Complications of the LAST approach are rare (conversion to sternotomy, re-thoracotomy, phrenic nerve palsy, wound infection and thoracic wall hernia) and well manageable. PMID:26420246

  9. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Using the Radial Artery as a Secondary Conduit Improves Patient Survival

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    Lin, John; Cheng, Wen; Czer, Lawrence S.; De Robertis, Michele A.; Mirocha, James; Ruzza, Andrea; Kass, Robert M.; Khoynezhad, Ali; Ramzy, Danny; Esmailian, Fardad; Trento, Alfredo

    2013-01-01

    Background The clinical benefits of the left internal thoracic arterytoleft anterior descending coronary artery graft are well established in coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). However, limited data are available regarding the long?term outcome of the radial artery (RA) as a secondary conduit over the established standard of the saphenous venous graft. Methods and Results We compared the 12?year survival outcome in a set of propensity?matched CABG patients who received either the RA or the saphenous vein as a secondary conduit. A multivariable logistic regression that included 18 baseline characteristics was used to define the propensity of receiving an RA graft. The propensity model resulted in 260 matched pairs who underwent first?time isolated CABG from 1996 to 2001 with similar preoperative characteristics (C statistic=0.86). The cumulative 12?year survival estimated by use of the KaplanMeier method was higher for the RA graft patients (hazard ratio 0.76; P=0.03). This survival advantage was especially significant in diabetics (P=0.005), in women (P=0.02), and in the elderly (P=0.04.) The protective effect appeared beginning at year 5 post surgical intervention. Conclusion The RA as a secondary conduit provided superior long?term survival after CABG, especially in diabetic patients, women, and the elderly. This effect was most pronounced >5 years after surgery. PMID:23969224

  10. Scintigraphic documentation of hemorrhage from coronary artery bypass graft

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    Orzel, J.A.; Baisden, C.E.

    1986-11-01

    Tc-99m labeled RBC imaging was used to conclusively demonstrate continuing intrathoracic hemorrhage from the anastomotic site of a coronary artery bypass graft. Demonstration of continuing hemorrhage and localization of the most likely site of bleeding resulted in timely and appropriate surgical intervention, which resulted in hemostasis and eventual patient recovery. Tc-99m RBC imaging may be an ideal noninvasive technique to investigate the site and activity of intrathoracic hemorrhage after coronary bypass surgery and other thoracic procedures.

  11. Vein Graft Preservation Solutions, Patency, and Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Alexander, John H.; Schulte, Phillip J.; Brophy, Colleen M.; Mack, Michael J.; Peterson, Eric D.; Williams, Judson B.; Gibson, C. Michael; Califf, Robert M.; Kouchoukos, Nicholas T.; Harrington, Robert A.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Lopes, Renato D.

    2015-01-01

    IMPORTANCE In vitro and animal model data suggest that intraoperative preservation solutions may influence endothelial function and vein graft failure (VGF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Clinical studies to validate these findings are lacking. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of vein graft preservation solutions on VGF and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing CABG surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Data from the Project of Ex-Vivo Vein Graft Engineering via Transfection IV (PREVENT IV) study, a phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that enrolled 3014 patients at 107 US sites from August 1, 2002, through October 22, 2003, were used. Eligibility criteria for the trial included CABG surgery for coronary artery disease with at least 2 planned vein grafts. INTERVENTIONS Preservation of vein grafts in saline, blood, or buffered saline solutions. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES One-year angiographic VGF and 5-year rates of death, myocardial infarction, and subsequent revascularization. RESULTS Most patients had grafts preserved in saline (1339 [44.4%]), followed by blood (971 [32.2%]) and buffered saline (507 [16.8%]). Baseline characteristics were similar among groups. One-year VGF rates were much lower in the buffered saline group than in the saline group (patient-level odds ratio [OR], 0.59 [95% CI, 0.45-0.78; P < .001]; graft-level OR, 0.63 [95% CI, 0.49-0.79; P < .001]) or the blood group (patient-level OR, 0.62 [95% CI, 0.46-0.83; P = .001]; graft-level OR, 0.63 [95% CI, 0.48-0.81; P < .001]). Use of buffered saline solution also tended to be associated with a lower 5-year risk for death, myocardial infarction, or subsequent revascularization compared with saline (hazard ratio, 0.81 [95% CI, 0.64-1.02; P = .08]) and blood (0.81 [0.63-1.03; P = .09]) solutions. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE Patients undergoing CABG whose vein grafts were preserved in a buffered saline solution had lower VGF rates and trends toward better long-term clinical outcomes compared with patients whose grafts were preserved in saline- or blood-based solutions. PMID:25073921

  12. Selective preservation of infected prosthetic arterial grafts. Analysis of a 20-year experience with 120 extracavitary-infected grafts.

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    Calligaro, K D; Veith, F J; Schwartz, M L; Goldsmith, J; Savarese, R P; Dougherty, M J; DeLaurentis, D A

    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The authors report on their 20-year experience with 120 patients with infected extracavitary prosthetic arterial grafts (95 polytetraflouroethylene, 25 Dacron). Throughout this experience, an effort was made, when appropriate, to salvage all or a portion of these infected grafts. METHODS: When patients had arterial bleeding (20 cases) or systemic sepsis (6 cases), immediate graft excision was performed. When the infected graft was occluded (43 cases), subtotal graft excision was performed, leaving an oversewn 2- to 3-mm graft remnant to maintain patency of the artery. Complete graft preservation was attempted in 51 cases in which the graft was patent, the patient was not septic, and the anastomoses were intact. Aggressive operative wound debridement was repeated, as necessary, to achieve wound healing. The preferred method of revascularization, when necessary, included secondary bypasses tunneled through uninfected (often lateral) routes. Follow-up averaged 3 years (range, 1 month-20 years). RESULTS: This strategy resulted in a hospital mortality of 12% (14/120) and a hospital amputation rate in survivors of 13% (14/106 threatened limbs). Of the surviving patients treated by complete graft preservation, the hospital amputation rate was only 4% (2/45) and long-term complete graft preservation was successful in 71% (32/45) of cases. Partial graft preservation also proved successful in 85% (35/41) of surviving patients who had occluded grafts. Successful complete graft preservation was as likely when gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria were cultured from the wound, with the exception of Pseudomonas (successful graft preservation in only 40% [4/10] of cases). CONCLUSION: Based on this 20-year experience, the authors conclude that selective partial or complete graft preservation represents a simpler and better method of managing infected extracavitary prosthetic grafts than routine total graft excision. Images Figure 2. PMID:7944658

  13. Adolescent External Iliac Artery Trauma: Recurrent Aneurysmal Dilatation of an Iliofemoral Saphenous Vein Graft Treated by Stent-Grafting

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    Lenton, James; Davies, John; Homer-Vanniasinkam, S.; McPherson, Simon

    2008-09-15

    An adolescent male sustained a severe penetrating injury to the external iliac artery. Emergency surgical revascularization was with a reversed long saphenous vein interposition graft. The primary graft and the subsequent revision graft both became aneurysmal. The second graft aneurysm was successfully excluded by endovascular stent-grafts with medium-term primary patency. A venous graft was used initially rather than a synthetic graft to reduce the risk of infection and the potential problems from future growth. Aneurysmal dilatation of venous grafts in children and adolescents is a rare but recognized complication. To the best of our knowledge, exclusion of these aneurysms with stent-grafts has not been previously reported in the adolescent population.

  14. An Arteriovenous Fistula Between the Internal Mammary Artery and the Pulmonary Vein Following Blunt Chest Trauma

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    Ito, T. Sakamoto, Toshihisa; Norio, Hirofumi; Kaji, Tatsumi; Okada, Yoshiaki

    2005-01-15

    A 67-year-old man suffered a traffic accident and was transferred to an emergency hospital close to the scene. He was diagnosed to have bilateral pneumohemothorax with a lung contusion, an anterior fracture dislocation of the C6-vertebra and a cervical cord injury at the level of C7. On the 48th day, massive hemoptysis was suddenly recognized. He was transferred in a state of shock to our hospital to undergo hemostasis for the bleeding. On the day of admission, a selective arteriogram showed extravasation from the left bronchial artery, for which embolization was carried out using Gelfoam. In spite of this treatment, his hemoptysis continued. On the next day, a selective left internal mammary arteriogram showed an arteriovenous fistula between the left internal mammary artery and the left pulmonary vein without any apparent extravasation. The arteriovenous fistula was successfully embolized using platinum fiber coils. The patient no longer demonstrated any hemoptysis after embolization.

  15. Options for left internal mammary harvest in minimal access coronary surgery

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    Itagaki, Shinobu

    2013-01-01

    The left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior descending artery bypass remains the gold standard for coronary artery bypass grafting. This review focuses on the three major options for LIMA takedown when using minimal access options to achieve this bypass, namely standard minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB), thoracoscopic MIDCAB, and robotically assisted MIDCAB. PMID:24251020

  16. Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Myocardial Ischemia Caused by an Overgrown Left Internal Thoracic Artery Side Branch

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    Kim, Eung Re; Oh, Se Jin; Kang, Hyun-Jae; Kim, Ki-Bong

    2014-01-01

    We present a patient who developed recurrent angina after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) demonstrated deterioration in the myocardial perfusion, and coronary angiography revealed an overgrown side branch of the grafted left internal thoracic artery (ITA); otherwise, there were no significant changes compared with previous imaging studies obtained after the CABG. After percutaneous embolization of the grafted left ITA side branch, the angina was resolved and myocardial SPECT showed improved perfusion. PMID:25346902

  17. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery in a patient with ureterosigmoidostomy.

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    Haberal, Ismail; Ozsoy, Deniz; Sipahi, Ege; Mert, Murat

    2014-09-16

    A 75-year-old male patient had stable angina pectoris. After coronary angiography we decided to perform a coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Twenty years ago the patient underwent radical cystectomy and bilateral ureterosigmoidostomy because of bladder cancer. After that, his micturition was via the rectum. We did not experience that before. As is known, monitoring of urine output is very important after cardiac surgery. The patient was consulted with an urologist for how to monitor urine output in him. Transrectal catheterization was recommended for our follow-up, but before the catheterization bowel cleansing is necessary. Four-vessel on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery was performed without any problem. Peroperative urine volume and arterial blood gas results were normal. Urine output is a sensitive variable reflecting the patient's effective blood volume and tissue perfusion. Urinary catheterization is a standard for all cardiac surgeries, and it allows the patients' urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection. Monitoring of urine output in patients with ureterosigmoidostomy is impossible by standard urinary catheterization method. In this case we performed transrectal catheterization for Urine flow follow-up. Urine flow follow-up is essential after the open-heart surgery and it can be measured in different ways, as in our case. PMID:25232552

  18. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: the Zurich experience.

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    Tavakoli, R; Reuthebuch, O; Hofer, C; Grnenfelder, J; Genoni, M

    2005-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the surgical procedure of choice for treatment of multi-vessel coronary artery disease. The rising risk profile of the patients requiring isolated CABG and the economic pressure have prompted us to devise new operative strategies to treat these patients. Elimination of the cardiopulmonary bypass is one possible answer to the dilemma of maintaining the quality of care and reducing the exploding costs of our health system. Therefore, we developed the off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for patients requiring isolated CABG. In our experience the key to successful OPCAB relies on the order of revascularization of the myocardial walls (anterior, inferior, lateral), use of intracoronary shunt, no-touch technique for the proximal aortic anastomosis with heart string (Guidant, IN, USA), close collaboration with the anesthesiologists, early and aggressive administration of anti-platelet therapy, endoscopic vein harvest by perfusionists, and improved body temperature control. Following these concepts, we have been able to offer the OPCAB procedure to over 90% of our patients and to reduce perioperative morbidity and global costs. PMID:16112937

  19. Autologous Internal Iliac Artery Graft in a Popliteal Artery Injury Defect in War Surgery.

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    Noorzai, M Yaqub; Carpp, Nicole; Ertl, Christian W

    2015-12-01

    A 23-year-old Afghan National Policeman sustained a right popliteal artery injury secondary to a ground-based blast. Initial treatment was an application of a tourniquet, and after triage at a local civilian hospital a shunt was placed, 3 hours after the initial injury, and then was transferred to Kabul for definitive care, 24 hours after injury. Extensive trauma to both legs precluded use of greater saphenous vein as a graft. To avoid an above-the-knee amputation, a branch of the internal iliac artery was harvested for grafting. Postoperative computed tomography angiography indicated the presence of excellent flow, and he was discharged fully ambulatory on postoperative day 17. Autologous arterial grafting has only been used infrequently, and in this case represents innovation in a low-resource environment. Surgical training in Afghanistan has seen great strides at the National Hospital. If this patient were treated at any other facility, he likely would have had a high amputation. Without advising or direction of coalition surgeons, the Afghan Trauma Team independently made the decision to harvest the artery and salvage the limb, and this is one example of how coalition support has bolstered the confidence of Afghan surgeons to develop unconventional solutions to conventional problems. PMID:26633676

  20. Angiographic 20-year follow-up of 61 consecutive patients with internal thoracic artery grafts.

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    Voutilainen, S M; Jrvinen, A A; Verkkala, K A; Keto, P E; Heikkinen, L O; Voutilainen, P E; Harjola, P T

    1999-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the behavior of internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts versus venous grafts in repeated angiograms up to 20 years. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Use of ITA grafts to bypass left anterior descending artery stenosis has been shown to be associated with improved survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: Sixty-one consecutive patients who received one or two ITA grafts and who underwent surgery from Oct. 5, 1971, to Dec. 18, 1973, in Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, were included in this prospective follow-up series. Fifty-six of the patients (92%) also received at least one venous graft. The number of distal anastomoses was 157, of which 47.7% (75) were performed with ITA grafts. The median age of the patients was 47.7 years (range 30.0 to 63.1), and 85% (52) were men. RESULTS: After 20 years of follow-up, 18/20 (90%) of the survivors underwent angiography; the patency rate was 88.9% for ITA grafts and 47.8% for venous grafts. Cumulative graft patency at 20 years, using all the information obtained from repeated angiographic examinations and autopsies, was also calculated to eliminate selection bias. The cumulative 20-year patency rate was 81% for ITA-left anterior descending artery anastomoses, 53.8% for venous graft-right coronary artery anastomoses, and 48.5% for venous graft-left circumflex artery anastomoses. In paired comparisons between anastomoses, the patency time of the ITA-left anterior descending artery anastomoses was on average 2.8 years longer than the venous graft-left circumflex artery patency time and 2.6 years longer than the venous graft-right coronary artery. CONCLUSIONS: Internal thoracic artery grafts, especially in left anterior descending artery anastomoses, should be considered as a primary solution in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in patients with >10 years of life expectancy; if venous grafting is preferred, further evidence is needed. PMID:9923813

  1. Early results of coronary artery bypass grafting with coronary endarterectomy for severe coronary artery disease

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    Schmitto, Jan D; Kolat, Philipp; Ortmann, Philipp; Popov, Aron F; Coskun, Kasim O; Friedrich, Martin; Sossalla, Samuel; Toischer, Karl; Mokashi, Suyog A; Tirilomis, Theodor; Baryalei, Mersa M; Schoendube, Friedrich A

    2009-01-01

    Background Despite the existence of controversial debates on the efficiency of coronary endarterectomy (CE), it is still used as an adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This is particularly true in patients with endstage coronary artery disease. Given the improvements in cardiac surgery and postoperative care, as well as the rising number of elderly patient with numerous co-morbidities, re-evaluating the pros and cons of this technique is needed. Methods Patient demographic information, operative details and outcome data of 104 patients with diffuse calcified coronary artery disease were retrospectively analyzed with respect to functional capacity (NYHA), angina pectoris (CCS) and mortality. Actuarial survival was reported using a Kaplan-Meyer analysis. Results Between August 2001 and March 2005, 104 patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with adjunctive coronary endarterectomy (CE) in the Department of Thoracic-, Cardiac- and Vascular Surgery, University of Goettingen. Four patients were lost during follow-up. Data were gained from 88 male and 12 female patients; mean age was 65.5 9 years. A total of 396 vessels were bypassed (4 0.9 vessels per patient). In 98% left internal thoracic artery (LITA) was used as arterial bypass graft and a total of 114 vessels were endarterectomized. CE was performed on right coronary artery (RCA) (n = 55), on left anterior descending artery (LAD) (n = 52) and circumflex artery (RCX) (n = 7). Ninety-five patients suffered from 3-vessel-disease, 3 from 2-vessel- and 2 from 1-vessel-disease. Closed technique was used in 18%, open technique in 79% and in 3% a combination of both. The most frequent endarterectomized localization was right coronary artery (RCA = 55%). Despite the severity of endstage atherosclerosis, hospital mortality was only 5% (n = 5). During follow-up (24.5 13.4 months), which is 96% complete (4 patients were lost caused by unknown address) 8 patients died (cardiac failure: 3; stroke: 1; cancer: 1; unknown reasons: 3). NYHA-classification significantly improved after CABG with CE from 2.2 0.9 preoperative to 1.7 0.9 postoperative. CCS also changed from 2.4 1.0 to 1.5 0.8 Conclusion Early results of coronary endarterectomy are acceptable with respect to mortality, NYHA & CCS. This technique offers a valuable surgical option for patients with endstage coronary artery disease in whom complete revascularization otherwise can not be obtained. Careful patient selection will be necessary to assure the long-term benefit of this procedure. PMID:19772645

  2. Emergency Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery for Iatrogenic Left Main Coronary Artery Dissection

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    Tarbiat, Masoud; Safarpoor, Gholamreza

    2015-01-01

    Iatrogenic coronary artery dissection during coronary angiography with or without rupture is a rare but feared complication. We herein report a case of iatrogenic left main coronary artery dissection in a 49-year-old female. Admitted to our hospital with a recent history of severe hypotension, she develpled apnea during angiography. She was intubated and resuscitated with an Epinephrine infusion in the Cath-Lab. The diagnosis was iatrogenic left main coronary artery dissection based on angiography. Immediately, the patient was transferred to the operating room in a lethargic state with an Epinephrine infusion and prepared for emergency coronary artery bypass graft surgery. In the ICU, she was completely alert with no hemodynamic complications and finally was discharged in a good overall condition. At 18 months' follow-up, the patient was in a stable situation with good daily function. PMID:26985212

  3. Diabetes severely affects attentional performance after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    2012-01-01

    Background Diabetes is a risk factor for (micro) vascular damage of the brain, too. Therefore cognitive performance after coronary artery bypass grafting may be hypothesized worse in diabetics. To avoid observational errors a reliable tool for testing attentional performance was used. We evaluated whether diabetes mellitus disposes to distinct cognitive dysfunction after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods Three aspects in attentional performance were prospectively tested with three different tests (alertness: composed of un-cued and cued reaction, divided attention, and selective attention) by a computerized tool one day before and seven days after CABG in a highly selected cohort of 30 males, 10 of whom had diabetes. Statistical comparisons were done with analysis of variance for repeated measurements and Fisher's LSD. Results Prior to CABG there was no statistically meaningful difference between diabetics and non-diabetics. Postoperatively, diabetic patients performed significantly worse than non-diabetics in tests for un-cued (p=0.01) and cued alertness (p=0.03). Test performance in divided attention was worse after CABG but independent of diabetes status. Selective attention was neither affected by diabetes status nor by CABG itself. Conclusions Diabetes may have an impact on cognitive performance after CABG. More severe deficits in alertness may point to underlying microvascular disease. PMID:23130553

  4. Spontaneous Rupture of the Superficial Femoral Artery Treated with Endovascular Stent-Grafting

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    Ramus, James R. Gibson, Matthew; Magee, Timothy; Torrie, Peter

    2007-09-15

    Spontaneous rupture of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is rare. It may occur in the presence of an SFA aneurysm or in a nonaneurysmal, but usually atherosclerotic, artery. Previously these ruptures have been treated by surgical exclusion, often with bypass grafting. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of a nonaneurysmal SFA treated successfully with endovascular stent-grafting.

  5. Treatment of a Hepatic Artery Aneurysm by Endovascular Stent-Grafting

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    Jenssen, Guttorm L. Wirsching, Jan; Pedersen, Gustav; Amundsen, Svein Roar; Aune, Steinar; Dregelid, Einar; Jonung, Torbjorn; Daryapeyma, Alireza; Laxdal, Elin

    2007-06-15

    Aneurysms of the visceral arteries are rare. Traditional treatment has been surgical or endovascular with coil embolization. Recently, however, reports on endovascular therapy with stent-grafts have been published. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who was successfully treated with a stent-graft for a symptomatic combined celiac/hepatic artery aneurysm.

  6. The Same Angiographic Factors Predict Venous and Arterial Graft Patency: A Retrospective Study.

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    Gaudino, Mario; Niccoli, Giampaolo; Roberto, Marco; Cammertoni, Federico; Cosentino, Nicola; Falcioni, Elena; Panebianco, Mario; D'Amario, Domenico; Crea, Filippo; Massetti, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    To evaluate the value of angiographic factors in predicting failure of both venous and arterial coronary artery bypass graft.We retrieved from our angiographic database 148 patients who underwent venous and/or arterial CABG and for whom a control coronary angiography at more than 1 month after surgery was available. Pre-CABG and follow-up angiographies were analyzed in order to evaluate diameter stenosis (DS,%), stenosis length (mm), Bogaty score (extent index), Sullivan score, and Gensini score for the extent of coronary artery disease, and Jeopardy Duke score for the extent of myocardial area supplied by an artery.Thirty-nine patients (26%) experienced graft failure at follow-up (mean follow-up 11.3??4.6 months). Patients with venous graft failure [26 (20%)] had significantly smaller DS (P?=?0.013), shorter stenosis length (P?=?0.01), and lower extent index (P?=?0.015), Sullivan score (P?=?0.013), Gensini score (P?=?0.04) as compared with those without venous graft failure. Patients with arterial graft failure [13 (11%)] had significantly lower DS (P?=?0.008), shorter stenosis length (P?=?0.001), and lower extent index (P?=?0.03) and Sullivan score (P?=?0.023) as compared with those without arterial graft failure.Venous and arterial graft failure are associated with less severe stenosis and less extensive atherosclerosis of the grafted vessel. PMID:26735525

  7. Iliorenal periscope graft to maintain blood flow to accessory renal artery

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    Canyigit, Murat; Hidiroglu, Mete; Uguz, Emrah; Cetin, Huseyin

    2015-01-01

    Parallel endografts such as chimney and periscope are being increasingly used to maintain blood flow to visceral and supra-aortic branches in patients with different aortic disorders. We present a new technique, iliorenal periscope graft, in a patient with abdominal aortic aneurysm undergoing endovascular aortic repair. In this case, left accessory renal artery flows were provided by an iliorenal periscope graft that extends from the left accessory renal artery to the right common iliac artery in a retrograde fashion. PMID:25959546

  8. Thinking inside the graft: Applications of optical coherence tomography in coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Brown, Emile N.; Burris, Nicholas S.; Gu, Junyan; Kon, Zachary N.; Laird, Patrick; Kallam, Seeta; Tang, Cha-Min; Schmitt, Joseph M.; Poston, Robert S.

    2010-01-01

    Recent advances in catheter-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) have provided the necessary resolution and acquisition speed for high-quality intravascular imaging. Complications associated with clearing blood from the vessel of a living patient have prevented its wider acceptance. We identify a surgical application that takes advantage of the vascular imaging powers of OCT but that circumvents the difficulties. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the most commonly performed major surgery in America. A critical determinant of its outcome has been postulated to be injury to the conduit vessel incurred during the harvesting procedure or pathology preexistent in the harvested vessel. As a test of feasibility, intravascular OCT imaging is obtained from the radial arteries (RAs) and/or saphenous veins (SVs) of 35 patients scheduled for CABG. Pathologies detected by OCT are compared to registered histological sections obtained from discarded segments of each graft. OCT reliably detects atherosclerotic lesions in the RAs and discerns plaque morphology as fibrous, fibrocalcific, or fibroatheromatous. OCT is also used to assess intimal trauma and residual thrombi related to endoscopic harvest and the quality of the distal anastomosis. We demonstrate the feasibility of OCT imaging as an intraoperative tool to select conduit vessels for CABG. PMID:17994877

  9. Thinking inside the graft: applications of optical coherence tomography in coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Brown, Emile N; Burris, Nicholas S; Gu, Junyan; Kon, Zachary N; Laird, Patrick; Kallam, Seeta; Tang, Cha-Min; Schmitt, Joseph M; Poston, Robert S

    2007-01-01

    Recent advances in catheter-based optical coherence tomography (OCT) have provided the necessary resolution and acquisition speed for high-quality intravascular imaging. Complications associated with clearing blood from the vessel of a living patient have prevented its wider acceptance. We identify a surgical application that takes advantage of the vascular imaging powers of OCT but that circumvents the difficulties. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the most commonly performed major surgery in America. A critical determinant of its outcome has been postulated to be injury to the conduit vessel incurred during the harvesting procedure or pathology preexistent in the harvested vessel. As a test of feasibility, intravascular OCT imaging is obtained from the radial arteries (RAs) and/or saphenous veins (SVs) of 35 patients scheduled for CABG. Pathologies detected by OCT are compared to registered histological sections obtained from discarded segments of each graft. OCT reliably detects atherosclerotic lesions in the RAs and discerns plaque morphology as fibrous, fibrocalcific, or fibroatheromatous. OCT is also used to assess intimal trauma and residual thrombi related to endoscopic harvest and the quality of the distal anastomosis. We demonstrate the feasibility of OCT imaging as an intraoperative tool to select conduit vessels for CABG. PMID:17994877

  10. Endovascular Treatment of a Ruptured Profunda Femoral Artery Branch After Fogarty Thrombectomy of a Femoro-Femoral Crossover Arterial Graft: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Manousaki, Eirini; Tsetis, Dimitrios; Kostas, Theodoros; Katsamouris, Asterios

    2010-02-15

    We present a very rare case of a life-threatening rupture of a profunda femoral artery distal branch after a Fogarty thrombectomy of a thrombosed crossover synthetic graft between the ipsilateral common femoral artery and a contralateral iliac-popliteal graft; the bleeding profunda femoral artery branch was successfully embolized with metallic coils through the axillary artery approach.

  11. Percutaneous Closure of a Coronary Artery-to-Vein Graft Anastomotic Pseudoaneurysm Presenting as Acute Coronary Syndrome after Recent Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Sharma, Suresh; Gupta, Kamal; Wiley, Mark; Parashara, Deepak

    2015-01-01

    Pseudoaneurysm formation has been reported in degenerated coronary artery saphenous vein bypass grafts, as well as in native coronary arteries after interventional procedures or blunt trauma. In contrast, pseudoaneurysm formation arising from the anastomotic site of native coronary vessels soon after coronary artery bypass grafting is rare, and neither the clinical presentation of this phenomenon nor its treatment is well described. We present the case of a 63-year-old man, a recent coronary artery bypass grafting patient, who presented with acute coronary syndrome due to a large and expanding pseudoaneurysm of the saphenous vein-to-ramus intermedius artery graft anastomosis. After several attempts, we successfully treated the pseudoaneurysm by means of percutaneous coil embolization. To our knowledge, this is the first report of acute coronary syndrome secondary to a pseudoaneurysm at the coronary arterysaphenous vein graft anastomosis. In addition, this appears to be the first report of the percutaneous treatment of such a pseudoaneurysm by means of coil embolization. PMID:26175645

  12. Neuropsychiatric consequences of coronary artery bypass grafting and noncardiovascular surgery

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    Reichenberg, Abraham; Dahlman, Karen L.; Mosovich, Serge; Silverstein, Jeffrey H.

    2007-01-01

    This paper rewiews findings regarding short- and long-term neuropsychiatnc consequences of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and noncardiac surgery. Stroke is one of the potentially most serious complications of CABG; studies have identified some demographic and medical risk factors. Short-term neuropsychological deficits are common after CABG, but have been similarly documented in noncardiac surgery patients, and may therefore not be specific to this procedure. Neuropsychological deficits in some cognitive areas may persist over time. Patients with depression before surgery are likely to have persistent depression afterwards. Also, depression does not account for the cognitive decline after CABG. Conflicting findings, and the possible methodological limitations of current published studies, are presented and discussed. PMID:17506228

  13. Endovascular Stent-Graft Treatment of Giant Celiac Artery Pseudoaneurysm

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    Tuncel, Sedat Alpaslan; Glc, Ayta; Y?lmaz, Erdem; ifti, Taner; Gktay, Ahmet Yi?it

    2015-01-01

    Summary Background Visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) comprise an uncommon but life-threatening vascular disease. When rupture is the first clinical presentation, mortality rate reaches 70%. Increased use of cross-sectional imaging has led to a greater rate of diagnosis (4080%) of asymptomatic VAAs. In the past, surgery was the treatment of choice for VAAs carrying high risk of mortality and morbidity. Case Report A 22-year-old man, who had undergone gastric, pancreatic and aortic surgery 2.5 years earlier, presented with progressive abdominal pain. Multidetector computed tomography scan revealed an 8-cm celiac pseudoaneurysm. We report a giant celiac pseudoaneurysm treated with stent-graft implantation. Conclusions Endovascular treatment of VAA is a safe and effective method alternative to surgery. PMID:26236417

  14. Conservative Management of Chylothorax after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Pulathan, Zerrin; Kutanis, Dilek; Hemsinli, Dogus; Erturk, Engin; Civelek, Ali

    2015-01-01

    Chylothorax is a rare sequela to cardiac surgery, associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. There are various medical and surgical options for its management. We describe 2 cases of chylothorax that developed after coronary artery bypass grafting and were managed successfully with medical therapy alone. Conservative treatment such as we describe aims to reduce chyle flow, to drain the pleural cavity in an effective manner, and to prevent chronic sequelae. Optimal conservative treatment, consisting of nothing by mouth and the administration of a pleurodetic agent, should be started immediately upon diagnosis. In most cases, it reduces the need for reoperation and long-term hospitalization. Prospective randomized controlled trials are nonetheless needed to confirm these assumptions. PMID:25873827

  15. A Computational Model of Optimal Vein Graft Adaptation in an Arterial Environment

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    Ramachandra, Abhay B.; Sankaran, Sethuraman; Humphrey, Jay; Marsden, Alison

    2012-11-01

    In coronary artery disease, surgical revascularization using venous bypass grafts is performed to relieve symptoms and prolong life. Coronary bypass graft surgery is performed on approximately 500,000 people every year in the United States, with graft failure rates as high as 50% within 5 years. When a vein graft is implanted in the arterial system it adapts to the high flow rate and high pressure of the arterial environment by changing composition and geometry, and thus stiffness. Hemodynamic loads, resulting in altered wall shear and intramural stresses, are major factors impacting vein graft remodeling. Here, a constrained mixture theory of growth and remodeling for arteries is extended to model the evolution of a vein graft subjected to arterial flow and pressure conditions. A derivative-free optimization method is used to estimate the optimal set of constitutive parameters that best match passive biaxial mouse inferior vena cava data from experiments. Optimization is performed using surrogate management framework, a pattern search method with established convergence theory. The resulting parameter set is used to predict optimal vein adaptation in an arterial environment for two illustrative cases: a) Step change b) Gradual change in loading. Results are compared against vein graft data from the literature and a possible set of mechanisms for sub-optimal vein graft remodeling is suggested.

  16. Value of tomographic thallium-201 imaging in patients with chest pain following coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Starling, M.R.; Walsh, R.A.; Dehmer, G.J.; Lasher, J.C.; Blumhardt, R.

    1987-02-01

    To determine whether thallium-201 washout profile analysis can detect regional myocardial ischemia caused by coronary artery bypass graft occlusion or progression of disease in nonbypassed coronary arteries, 19 consecutive patients with chest pain following bypass grafting were evaluated with coronary arteriography and thallium-201 scintigraphy. Twenty of the 55 coronary artery regions were perfused by an occluded bypass graft or a significantly stenosed (greater than or equal to 70% diameter narrowing) nonbypassed coronary artery, while 35 coronary regions were perfused by patent bypass grafts or insignificantly diseased coronary arteries. The tomographic thallium-201 washout profile results correlated with the bypass graft and coronary arteriographic findings. The sensitivity of tomographic thallium-201 washout profile abnormalities for arteriographic abnormalities was 75%, while the specificity was 86%. The authors conclude that tomographic thallium-201 washout profile analysis may be very useful in the evaluation of patients with chest pain following coronary artery bypass grafting by detecting regional myocardial ischemia caused by occlusion of specific bypass grafts or progression of disease in nonbypassed coronary arteries.

  17. Angiographic Evaluation of Carotid Artery Grafting with Prefabricated Small-Diameter, Small-Intestinal Submucosa Grafts in Sheep

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    Pavcnik, Dusan; Obermiller, Josef; Uchida, Barry T.; Van Alstine, William; Edwards, James M.; Landry, Gregory J.; Kaufman, John A.; Keller, Frederick S.; Roesch, Josef

    2009-01-15

    The purpose of this study was to report the longitudinal angiographic evaluation of prefabricated lyophilized small-intestinal submucosa (SIS) grafts placed in ovine carotid arteries and to demonstrate a variety of complications that developed. A total of 24 grafts, 10 cm long and 6 mm in diameter, were placed surgically as interposition grafts. Graft patency at 1 week was evaluated by Doppler ultrasound, and angiography was used for follow-up at 1 month and at 3 to 4 months. A 90% patency rate was found at 1 week, 65% at 1 month, and 30% at 3 to 4 months. On the patent grafts, angiography demonstrated a variety of changes, such as anastomotic stenoses, graft diffuse dilations and dissections, and aneurysm formation. These findings have not been previously demonstrated angiographically by other investigators reporting results with small-diameter vessel grafts made from fresh small-intestinal submucosa (SIS). The complications found were partially related to the graft construction from four SIS layers. Detailed longitudinal angiographic study should become an essential part of any future evaluation of small-vessel SIS grafting.

  18. Stent-Graft Treatment of Late Stenosis of the Left Common Carotid Artery Following Thoracic Graft Placement

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    Medda, Massimo; Lioupis, Christos Mollichelli, Nadia; Fantoni, Cecilia; Inglese, Luigi

    2008-03-15

    We report the case of a patient with subtotal occlusion of the origin of the left common carotid artery (CCA) following thoracic graft placement. Retrograde endovascular placement of a stent-graft by minimal cervical access was undertaken to repair the occlusive lesion of the left CCA and prevent future complications of endoluminal thoracic reconstruction. The retrograde endovascular repair of CCA lesions, as other authors have already suggested, may be the treatment of choice in 'high-surgical-risk' patients. In these cases where the ostium of supra-aortic trunks is compromised following thoracic aorta stent-graft migration, endoluminal placement of a stent-graft in the CCA can guarantee both maintenance of carotid flow and thoracic stent-graft fixation.

  19. Vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery bypass using a radial artery graft for hemorrhagic dissecting vertebral artery aneurysms: surgical technique and report of 2 cases.

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    Czabanka, Marcus; Ali, Muhammad; Schmiedek, Peter; Vajkoczy, Peter; Lawton, Michael T

    2011-04-01

    Endovascular occlusion of hemorrhagic dissecting aneurysms of the vertebral artery (VA) is not possible when the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) originates from the dissecting aneurysm or when the contralateral VA provides inadequate collateral blood flow to the distal basilar circulation. The authors introduce a VA-PICA bypass with radial artery interposition graft and aneurysm trapping as an alternative approach and describe 2 cases in which this bypass was used to treat hemorrhagic dissecting VA aneurysms. The VA-PICA bypass is performed via a standard far lateral approach. An end-to-side anastomosis between the radial artery graft and the PICA at the level of the caudal loop is performed first, and an end-to-side anastomosis is performed between the V(3) segment and the proximal end of the radial artery graft. A 56-year-old woman harbored a hemorrhagic dissecting VA aneurysm incorporating the origin of the PICA. Endovascular treatment failed, with aneurysm refilling on follow-up angiography. A 65-year-old man had a hemorrhagic dissecting VA aneurysm and a hypoplastic contralateral VA. Both patients were treated with the VA-PICA bypass and aneurysm trapping, with adequate filling of the PICA territory in the first patient and both the PICA territory and the basilar circulation in the second patient. Vertebral artery-PICA bypass with radial artery interposition graft and subsequent trapping of the dissected VA segment is an alternative to occipital artery-PICA and PICA-PICA bypass for the treatment of hemorrhagic dissecting VA aneurysms that are not suitable for endovascular occlusion. PMID:20540594

  20. Diagnosis of arterial prosthetic graft infection by /sup 111/In oxine white blood cell scans

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    McKeown, P.P.; Miller, D.C.; Jamieson, S.W.; Mitchell, R.S.; Reitz, B.A.; Olcott, C.; Mehigan, J.T.; Silberstein, R.J.; McDougall, I.R.

    1982-08-01

    Early and accurate diagnosis of infected prosthetic arterial grafts is difficult, despite the application of diverse diagnostic modalities. Delay in making the diagnosis is largely responsible for the high amputation and mortality rates associated with this complication. In nine patients with suspected graft infections, /sup 111/In white blood cell scanning was useful and accurate. Graft infection was proved in five cases and ruled out in three. One false-positive scan was due to a sigmoid diverticular abscess overlying the graft. /sup 111/In white blood cell scans may improve the accuracy of diagnosing infected prosthetic grafts, which may result in better limb and patient salvage rates.

  1. Establishment of an Animal Model of Vascular Restenosis with Bilateral Carotid Artery Grafting

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    Li, Ruixiong; Lan, Bin; Zhu, Tianxiang; Yang, Yanlong; Wang, Muting; Ma, Chensheng; Chen, Shu

    2014-01-01

    Background Vascular restenosis occurring after CABG is a major clinical problem that needs to be addressed. Vein grafts are associated with a higher degree of stenosis than artery grafts. However, the mechanism responsible for this effect has not been elucidated. We aimed to establish a rabbit model of vascular restenosis after bilateral carotid artery grafting, and to investigate the associated spatiotemporal changes of intimal hyperplasia in carotid artery and jugular vein grafts after surgery. Material/Methods Twenty adult New Zealand white rabbits (10 males; 10 females), weighing 2.02.5 kg, were obtained from the Experimental Animal Center of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China (License No.: scxk-Guangdong-2006-0015). We quantitatively analyzed intimal thickness, area, and degree of stenosis in carotid artery and jugular vein bridges. Results After 8 weeks of a high-fat diet, rabbit carotid arteries showed early atherosclerotic lesions. With increasing time after surgery, carotid artery and jugular vein grafts showed histopathological and morphological changes, including smooth muscle cell migration, lipid deposition, intimal hyperplasia, and vascular stenosis. The degree of vascular stenosis was significantly higher in vein grafts than in artery grafts at all time points 35.16.7% vs. 16.12.6% at Week 12, 56.28.5% vs. 23.43.4% at Week 16, and 71.21.3% vs. 25.25.3% at Week 20. Conclusions Rabbit bilateral carotid arteries were grafted with carotid artery and jugular vein bridges to simulate pathophysiological processes that occur in people after CABG surgery. PMID:25549796

  2. [Follow-up study of coronary artery bypass grafting after Kawasaki disease--early and late postoperative evaluation].

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    Ohara, K; Yagihara, T; Kishimoto, H; Isobe, F; Yamamoto, F; Nabuchi, A; Kito, Y; Fujita, T; Suzuki, A; Kamiya, T

    1989-01-01

    In our hospital, 22 patients with severe coronary arterial lesion after Kawasaki disease underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) since 1982. The age of the cases at surgery ranged from 1 year to 19 years. Mean age was 8.3 years. Fifteen cases were bypassed using internal mammary artery (IMA) and 5 cases using IMA and autologous saphenous vein (SVG). Two cases were bypassed using only SVG. They have been examined until now by catheterization, by Treadmill test, and by Tl-201 myocardial imaging, around 1 month (Study 1) and around 1 year (Study 2) after surgery for the evaluation of results of CABG. One patient died from acute myocardial infarction 3 months after surgery and one patient shows return of anginal attack due to graft stenosis. Other patients are almost uneventful. In the study 1,20 (100%) IMA were patent, and 7 (88%) SVG were patent. In the study 2, 11 (92%) IMA and 6 (67%) SVG remained patent. Development of left anterior descending artery distal to IMA anastomosis was shown in 8 cases in the study 2. On the follow-up study with TI-201 myocardial imaging, disappearance or decrease of perfusion defect was seen in 7 cases (59%) in the study 1 and 9 cases (75%) in the study 2. On the Treadmill test, disappearance or improvement of ischemic change was seen in 15 cases (88%) in the study 1 and 10 cases (84%) in the study 2. These results suggest that IMA is more preferable for than SVG for young children who has an indication of CABG after Kawasaki disease. PMID:2786537

  3. Axillary artery to left anterior descending coronary artery bypass with an externally stented graft: a technical report

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    Athanasiou, Thanos; Kapetanakis, Emmanouil I; Rao, Christopher; Salvador, Loris; Darzi, Ara

    2008-01-01

    With the proliferation of minimally invasive cardiac surgery a number of alternative inflow sites for coronary artery bypass grafting have been utilized, especially in higher risk patients. The use of axillary-coronary artery bypass is a safe and effective alternative especially in the case of patients requiring redo coronary revascularization. However, the length and convoluted course of the axillary-coronary vein graft makes is susceptible to twisting, trauma and neointimal hyperplasia. We therefore report a case of an axillary-coronary artery bypass in a high risk patient in which a Dacron conduit was used to externally support and protect the vein graft to the left anterior descending artery. Surgical technique and considerations are presented and discussed. PMID:18269756

  4. Healing comparison of small intestine submucosa and ePTFE grafts in the canine carotid artery.

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    Sandusky, G E; Lantz, G C; Badylak, S F

    1995-04-01

    Continuing investigation of small-diameter vascular graft materials suggests that unacceptable graft complications continue and that the ideal material has not yet been found. We compared healing of xenogeneic small diameter grafts (3.5 to 5.0 mm diameter) made from porcine small intestine submucosa (SIS) implanted in the carotid artery to expanded polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) in the contralateral carotid in 8 dogs. Two dogs were sacrificed for graft evaluation at 7, 28, 90, and 180 days after surgery. Only one SIS graft was occluded at 28 days and the other 7 were patent. Six of 8 ePTFE grafts were occluded with thrombi. One was patent at 7 and one at 90 days. At 7 days post-implant, the luminal surface of the SIS graft was covered by a thick (30 microns), compact fibrin meshwork. By 28 days endothelial cells were seen completely covering the fibrin meshwork which stained for FVIII-related antigen. Smooth muscle cells were observed in the neo-intima. Most ePTFE grafts had fibrin on the luminal surface which formed fibrin thrombi with platelets and numerous red blood cells. Complete endothelial coverage of the ePTFE grafts was not observed by 180 days. There was not a pronounced neointima seen on the luminal surface of the graft. The vasa vasorum was present in the fibrous capsule surrounding the ePTFE graft, but it did not penetrate into the graft as seen in the SIS graft. At 90 days the SIS vascular graft had the histological appearance similar to a normal artery. The SIS graft potency and healing characteristics were superior to the synthetic ePTFE graft and warrant further investigation. PMID:7723321

  5. Transluminal placement of a prosthetic graft-stent device for treatment of subclavian artery aneurysm.

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    May, J; White, G; Waugh, R; Yu, W; Harris, J

    1993-12-01

    A 78-year-old man was seen with an expanding 5 cm false aneurysm of the right subclavian artery. This was treated by an intraluminal graft-stent device introduced through the brachial artery via a 16 F sheath. The graft was constructed from two polytetrafluoroethylene patches of 0.4 mm thickness and anchored in the subclavian artery by an 8 mm stainless steel stent. The procedure was monitored by an image intensifier. Completion arteriography and postoperative duplex scanning confirmed normal flow through the subclavian artery with no communication between the lumen and the aneurysmal sac. The patient recovered without complication. PMID:8264035

  6. Acute coronary artery bypass graft failure in a patient with polycythemia vera.

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    Osada, Hiroaki; Nakajima, Hiroyuki; Meshii, Katsuaki; Ohnaka, Motoaki

    2016-02-01

    Polycythemia vera in patients undergoing cardiac surgery is clinically rare. A 65-year-old man with polycythemia vera was admitted with effort-related chest discomfort. We planned coronary artery bypass grafting for left anterior descending artery and obtuse marginal branch stenosis, using bilateral internal thoracic arteries, with perioperative prophylactic management to avoid thromboembolism. His internal thoracic arterial grafts occluded during and after surgery due to thrombus, and ST-elevation myocardial infarction developed, which needed a percutaneous coronary intervention. This case suggests that optimal management methods should be studied further to contribute to better patient outcomes in this condition. PMID:25193984

  7. Off-pump coronary artery bypass graft without systemic heparin in a Jehovah Witness patient.

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    Garcia, Lester; Avramovich, Aharon; Paparcuri, Gian; Karras, Riny; Salerno, Tomas A

    2011-05-01

    A Jehovah Witness patient with renal failure on dialysis, with low hemoglobin, underwent urgent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting without systemic heparinization. The pros, cons, and details of the technique used are discussed. PMID:21443737

  8. A case of ruptured infectious anterior cerebral artery aneurysm treated by interposition graft bypass using the superficial temporal artery

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    Abe, Takatsugu; Endo, Hidenori; Shimizu, Hiroaki; Fujimura, Miki; Endo, Toshiki; Sakata, Hiroyuki; Watanabe, Mika; Tominaga, Teiji

    2016-01-01

    Background: To describe the application of an interposition graft bypass using superficial temporal artery (STA) for the treatment of a ruptured anterior cerebral artery (ACA) infectious aneurysm. Case Description: A 30-year-old male suffered from severe headache with high fever. The patient's diagnosis was ruptured infectious ACA aneurysm at the A3 segment with a maximum diameter of 4.5 mm, caused by infectious endocarditis. The patient was initially treated with high-dose intravenous antibiotics. Follow-up digital subtraction angiography (DSA) revealed that the fusiform aneurysm had enlarged to a maximum diameter of 14.0 mm. A left paracentral artery, supplying the motor area of the left lower extremity, originated from the body of this aneurysm. Because the angiographic findings suggested a risk of recurrent bleeding, the patient underwent open surgery. Interposition graft bypass using the STA was performed to reconstruct the left A3 segment in an end-to-side manner (left proximal callosomarginal artery STA graft left distal pericallosal artery). Then, the origin of the left paracentral artery was cut and anastomosed to the STA graft in an end-to-side manner. The affected parent artery was trapped, and the aneurysm was resected. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging showed no ischemic or hemorrhagic complications, and postoperative DSA revealed the patency of the interposition graft. Pathological diagnosis of the resected aneurysm revealed features corresponding to infectious cerebral aneurysm. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged without any neurological deficits. Conclusion: In the treatment of infectious cerebral aneurysms, revascularization should be considered when the affected artery supplies the eloquent area. Interposition graft bypass using the STA is one of the options for revascularization surgery for the treatment of infectious ACA aneurysms. PMID:26862444

  9. Stent grafting of acute hepatic artery bleeding following pancreatic head resection.

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    Stoupis, Christoforos; Ludwig, Karin; Inderbitzin, Daniel; Do, Dai-Do; Triller, Juergen

    2007-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to report the potential of hepatic artery stent grafting in cases of acute hemorrhage of the gastroduodenal artery stump following pancreatic head resection. Five consecutive male patients were treated because of acute, life-threatening massive bleeding. Instead of re-operation, emergency angiography, with the potential of endovascular treatment, was performed. Because of bleeding from the hepatic artery, a stent graft (with the over-the-wire or monorail technique) was implanted to control the hemorrhage by preserving patency of the artery. The outcome was evaluated. In all cases, the hepatic artery stent grafting was successfully performed, and the bleeding was immediately stopped. Clinically, immediately after the procedure, there was an obvious improvement in the general patient condition. There were no immediate procedure-related complications. Completion angiography (n=5) demonstrated control of the hemorrhage and patency of the hepatic artery and the stent graft. Although all patients recovered hemodynamically, three individuals died 2 to 10 days after the procedure. The remaining two patients survived, without the need for re-operation. Transluminal stent graft placement in the hepatic artery is a safe and technically feasible solution to control life-threatening bleeding of the gastroduodenal artery stump. PMID:16932877

  10. Decellularized ovine arteries as small-diameter vascular grafts.

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    Mancuso, L; Gualerzi, A; Boschetti, F; Loy, F; Cao, G

    2014-08-01

    Atherosclerosis and its complications still represent the leading cause of death in the developed countries. While autologous blood vessels may be regarded as the best solution for peripheral and coronary bypass, they are unavailable in most patients. Even though tissue engineering techniques are often applied to the development of small-diameter vascular grafts, limiting factors of this approach are represented by the lack of essential extracellular matrix proteins and/or poor biomechanical properties of the scaffolds used. Along these lines, the aim of this study was to develop a decellularization protocol for ovine carotids to be used as suitable small-diameter vascular grafts. Samples were treated either with sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) or with Trypsin and Triton X-100; a final nuclease digestion was performed for both protocols. Morphological analyses demonstrate complete removal of nuclei and cellular components in treated vessels, also confirmed by significant reduction in wall thickness and DNA content. Essential extracellular matrix proteins such as collagen, elastin, and fibronectin are well preserved after decellularization. From a mechanical point of view, Trypsin and Triton X-100 treated arteries show elastic modules and compliance comparable to native carotids, whereas the use of SDS makes samples stiffer, with a significant decrease in the compliance mean value and an increase in longitudinal and circumferential Young's modules. It is demonstrated that the treatment where Trypsin and Triton X-100 are combined guarantees complete decellularization of carotids, with no significant alteration of biomechanical and structural properties, thus preserving a suitable environment for adhesion, proliferation, and migration of cells. PMID:25050540

  11. Anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery in an adult.

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    Ortiz de Salazar, A; Gonzalez, J A; Zuazo, J; Rodriguez, E; Ruiz de Azua, E

    1996-01-01

    We report the case of a 63-year-old man who presented at our hospital with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. He was found to have an anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery. The patient underwent successful revascularization with the use of a left internal mammary artery bypass graft. Images PMID:8969031

  12. Iatrogenic Iliac Artery Rupture: Emergency Management by Longer Stent-Graft on a Shorter Balloon

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    Trehan, Vijay; Nigam, Arima; Ramakrishnan, S.

    2007-02-15

    Rupture of an iliac artery during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is a rare but potentially devastating complication. We report a case of iatrogenic external iliac artery rupture that was successfully treated by temporary balloon occlusion followed by endovascular stent graft placement in an unusual manner. Limited availability of the hardware necessitated the use of a longer bare stent graft mounted on a relatively shorter balloon.

  13. Stent-Graft Repair of a Large Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm Causing Dysphagia

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    Gupta, Vivek Niranjan, Khandelwal; Rawat, Lokesh; Gupta, A. K.

    2009-05-15

    Pseudoaneurysms of the cervical internal carotid artery (ICA) are rare and most frequently result from trauma, infection, or sometimes spontaneously. They have the potential to cause life-threatening hemorrhage; thus, their immediate management is necessary. Endovascular treatment by stent graft placement in the affected artery appears to be a safe and effective treatment option. We present a case of a child who presented with neck swelling and dysphagia caused by a ruptured cervical ICA pseudoaneurysm which was managed by stent graft placement.

  14. Hyperhomocysteinemia and Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Girelli, Domenico; Martinelli, Nicola; Olivieri, Oliviero; Pizzolo, Francesca; Friso, Simonetta; Faccini, Giovanni; Bozzini, Claudia; Tenuti, Ilaria; Lotto, Valentina; Villa, Giuliano; Guarini, Patrizia; Trabetti, Elisabetta; Pignatti, Pier Franco; Mazzucco, Alessandro; Corrocher, Roberto

    2006-01-01

    Background The independent prognostic impact, as well as the possible causal role, of hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) in coronary artery disease (CAD) is controversial. No previous study specifically has addressed the relationship between HHcy and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prognostic impact of HHcy after CABG surgery. Methodology and Principal Findings We prospectively followed 350 patients who underwent elective CABG between May 1996 and May 1999. At baseline, fasting total homocysteine (tHcy) levels were measured in all participants, and a post-methionine loading (PML) test was performed in 77.7% of them (n?=?272). After a median follow-up of 58 months, 33 patients (9.4%) had died, 25 because of cardiovascular events. HHcy, defined by levels higher than the 90th percentile (25.2 mol/L) of the population's distribution, was significantly associated to total and cardiovascular mortality (P?=?0.018 [log-rank test 5.57]; P?=?0.002 [log-rank test 9.76], respectively). The PML test had no prognostic value. After multiple adjustment for other univariate predictors by Cox regression, including statin therapy (the most powerful predictor in uni-/multivariate analyses), high-sensitivity C Reactive Protein (hs-CRP) levels, and all known major genetic (MTHFR 677C?T polymorphism) and non-genetic (B-group vitamin status and renal function) tHcy determinants, HHcy remained an independent prognostic factor for mortality (HRs: 5.02, 95% CIs 1.88 to 13.42, P?=?0.001). Conclusions HHcy is an important prognostic marker after CABG, independent of modern drug therapy and biomarkers. PMID:17183715

  15. Deployment of stent grafts in curved aneurysmal arteries: toward a predictive numerical tool.

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    Perrin, David; Demanget, Nicolas; Badel, Pierre; Avril, Stéphane; Orgéas, Laurent; Geindreau, Christian; Albertini, Jean-Noël

    2015-01-01

    The mechanical behavior of aortic stent grafts plays an important role in the success of endovascular surgery for aneurysms. In this study, finite element analysis was carried out to simulate the expansion of five marketed stent graft iliac limbs and to evaluate quantitatively their mechanical performances. The deployment was modeled in a simplified manner according to the following steps: (i) stent graft crimping and insertion in the delivery sheath, (ii) removal of the sheath and stent graft deployment in the aneurysm, and (iii) application of arterial pressure. In the most curved aneurysm and for some devices, a decrease of stent graft cross-sectional area up to 57% was found at the location of some kinks. Apposition defects onto the arterial wall were also clearly evidenced and quantified. Aneurysm inner curve presented significantly more apposition defects than outer curve. The feasibility of finite element analysis to simulate deployment of marketed stent grafts in curved aneurysm models was demonstrated. The study of the influence of aneurysm tortuosity on stent graft mechanical behavior shows that increasing vessel curvature leads to stent graft kinks and inadequate apposition against the arterial wall. Such simulation approach opens a very promising way toward surgical planning tools able to predict intra and/or post-operative short-term stent graft complications. PMID:25399927

  16. Use of an audible ultrasonic flowmeter to locate deeply buried coronary arteries for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Kikuchi, Keita; Makuuchi, Haruo; Murakami, Hiroshi; Suzuki, Takamaro; Oono, Makoto; Chiba, Kiyoshi

    2006-02-01

    In patients with coronary arteries that are deeply buried in the myocardium and fat, it is difficult and sometimes risky to expose them for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB), leading to unavoidable conversion to conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (C-CABG) to ensure their safety. We have developed a new search procedure for these coronary arteries using a dedicated ultrasonic flowmeter with a small tip probe for OPCAB. This technique enables the identification of intramuscular and intra-fat coronary arteries that are less diseased and thus more suited for bypass surgery instead of switching to C-CABG. We believe this procedure will not only improve the quality of OPCAB but also expand its indication. PMID:16519133

  17. Assessment of internal mammary artery injury after blunt chest trauma: a literature review

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    Chen, Jin-ming; Lv, Jin; Ma, Kai; Yan, Jing

    2014-01-01

    The occurrence, bleeding, and treatment of internal mammary artery (IMA) injury after blunt chest trauma have not been well described in the literature. We reviewed articles published from July 1977 to February 2014 describing IMA injury after blunt chest trauma in 49 patients. There was a predominant incidence in males and on the left side. Blunt trauma to the IMA can cause anterior mediastinal hematoma, hemothorax, pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula, and extra-pleural hematoma. Of the 49 patients studied, 20 underwent embolization, 22 underwent surgical operation, 4 were managed by clinical observation, and 3 had undescribed treatment. Different parts and extents of IMA injury, adjacent vein injury, as well as the integrity of the pleura determined differences in bleeding modality. Prompt diagnosis, complete hemostasis, aggressive resuscitation, and multidisciplinary teams are recommended for patients with IMA injury. PMID:25294375

  18. Internal mammary artery injury during central venous catheter insertion for TPN: rare but fatal.

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    Mazeh, Haggi; Alaiyan, Bilal; Vald, Ori; Mizrahi, Ido; Klimov, Alexander; Eid, Ahmed; Freund, Herbert R

    2010-01-01

    Vascular injuries caused by subclavian central venous catheter (CVC) insertion can be associated with major complications. Such injuries differ in clinical presentation as well as optimal management, which ranges from observation only to surgical or endovascular repair. We report an injury to a branch of the internal mammary artery following an attempt to introduce a subclavian CVC, resulting in a massive hemothorax. This very rare injury was diagnosed and treated by angiography and embolization; however, the patient later succumbed to multi-organ failure. Suspicion of such an injury in a similar clinical setting should result in immediate angiography that can be lifesaving. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only report of such an adverse event in an adult. PMID:20392598

  19. Evaluation of olfactory memory after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Yurttas, Veysel; Bilgi, Murat; Dem?rhan, Abdullah; Apuhan, Tayfun; Bugra, Onursal; Daglar, Bahadir

    2014-01-01

    Introduction This study determined whether coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery has any effect on olfactory function, employing the Brief Smell Identification Test (B-SIT). Material and methods All the participants were informed preoperatively about the B-SIT test and the mode of its application. The test was performed by each patient preoperatively (d0) as well as 1 (d1) and 3 (d3) days following the surgery. C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were recorded at the same time as the smell test. Results This prospective study included 45 patients. The mean age was 67 7.55, and the group was 29% male. The mean durations of cross clamping and cardiopulmonary bypass were 54 32 min and 62.5 37.0 min, respectively. Eleven different odors were tested. Significant differences were observed for several odors: leather between d0 and d3, pine between d0 and d3, onion between d0 and d1, onion between d0 and d3, and soap between d0 and d1. The postoperative CRP levels were significantly higher than the preoperative levels. The correlation analysis determined that the postoperative CRP levels were negatively correlated with the B-SIT score (r = 0.48, p = 0.001). Conclusions Our findings suggest that patients after CABG are prone to develop olfactory dysfunction in the early postoperative period and that olfactory dysfunction is associated with postoperative CRP levels. PMID:26336453

  20. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery depletes plasma thiamine levels

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    Donnino, Michael W.; Cocchi, Michael N.; Smithline, Howard; Carney, Erin; Chou, Peter P.; Salciccoli, Justin

    2010-01-01

    Purpose Thiamine is an essential component of cellular metabolism, and lack of this vitamin results in a potentially life-threatening biochemical lesion. The stress of surgery and critical disease depletes electrolytes, minerals, and essential biochemical substrates. We hypothesized that critical illness (represented by major surgery) will result in decreased thiamine levels over time. Methods We performed a prospective, observational study of serial thiamine levels of 15 patients who underwent non-emergent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The primary endpoint was change in thiamine levels from pre- to immediately post-surgery. Secondary endpoints included change in thiamine levels between pre- surgery and 6 and 24 hour time-points. Results Of the 15 study patients, one did not have a plasma thiamine measurement at time zero because of lab error and could not be accounted for in paired comparisons over time. Plasma thiamine levels decreased significantly from the pre to post-CABG period (p = 0.0004). In addition, there was a statistically significant decrease in thiamine levels from pre-surgery to 24 hours (P = 0.003). Conclusion Our data suggest that major surgery (as a surrogate for the stress of critical illness) depletes thiamine levels; further study is needed to determine whether routine replacement of thiamine in the critically ill is warranted. PMID:20005469

  1. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Misperceptions and misconceptions

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    Raja, Shahzad G; Benedetto, Umberto

    2014-01-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) continues to be one of the most commonly performed cardiac surgical procedures worldwide. Conventional CABG performed on cardiopulmonary bypass termed on-pump CABG is regarded as the gold standard. However, on-pump CABG results in several physiologic derangements including but not limited to thrombocytopenia, activation of complement factors, immune suppression, and inflammatory responses leading to organ dysfunction. Furthermore, manipulating an atherosclerotic ascending aorta during cannulation and cross-clamping can predispose to embolization and stroke risk. Recognition of these detrimental effects of on-pump CABG resulted in resurgence of off-pump CABG nearly two decades ago. Off-pump CABG since its resurgence has been a subject of intensive scrutiny and speculation. Despite numerous retrospective nonrandomized studies, prospective randomized trials, and meta-analyses validating the safety and efficacy of off-pump CABG, opponents of the technique have persistently demanded abandonment of off-pump CABG. Several misconceptions and misperceptions are used as an excuse for such demands. This review article examines published scientific evidence to evaluate these misperceptions and misconceptions about off-pump CABG. PMID:25237626

  2. The role of the lymphatic system in acute arterial prosthetic graft infections.

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    Rubin, J R; Malone, J M; Goldstone, J

    1985-01-01

    No experimental data have been published that evaluate the role of lower extremity lymphatics in the pathophysiology of arterial graft infection. Bilateral interpositional femoral artery graft (PTFE) replacements were performed in 21 greyhounds, accompanied by unilateral limb ischemia-rendering operations and ipsilateral bacterial inoculations with standardized inocula of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Inguinal lymphatics in the ischemic leg were either simply transected (group I), carefully preserved (group II), or excised and ligated (group III) at the time of femoral graft implantation. The grafts were harvested 48 hours later and graft and blood cultures obtained. There was an 87.5% incidence of positive graft cultures in groups I and II, but both organisms were cultured significantly more often in group II than in group I (62.5% vs. 12.5%; p less than 0.01). Blood culture data were similar. The incidence of positive graft and blood cultures in group III was only 20%, and no cultures obtained were positive for both organisms. Cultures of contralateral control grafts yielded both organisms in all group II dogs compared with only 25% of group I and 0% in group III (p less than 0.01). These results suggest that the lymphatics probably contribute to the development of acute graft infection by absorbing bacteria, and either transporting them to the systemic circulation via lymphatic-venous communications when the lymphatics are intact, causing hematogenous contamination of a graft, or by directly bathing the implanted graft when the lymphatics are disrupted proximal to a septic focus. Careful isolation, transection, and ligation of the inguinal lymphatics at the time of arterial reconstruction might minimize acute graft sepsis. PMID:3880833

  3. Implantation of Completely Biological Engineered Grafts Following Decellularization into the Sheep Femoral Artery

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    Syedain, Zeeshan H.; Meier, Lee A.; Lahti, Mathew T.; Johnson, Sandra L.

    2014-01-01

    The performance of completely biological, decellularized engineered allografts in a sheep model was evaluated to establish clinical potential of these unique arterial allografts. The 4-mm-diameter, 23-cm-long grafts were fabricated from fibrin gel remodeled into an aligned tissue tube in vitro by ovine dermal fibroblasts. Decellularization and subsequent storage had little effect on graft properties, with burst pressure exceeding 4000?mmHg and the same compliance as the ovine femoral artery. Grafts were implanted interpositionally in the femoral artery of six sheep (n=9), with contralateral sham controls (n=3). At 8 weeks (n=5) and 24 weeks (n=4), all grafts were patent and showed no evidence of dilatation or mineralization. Mid-graft lumen diameter was unchanged. Extensive recellularization occurred, with most cells expressing ?SMA. Endothelialization was complete by 24 weeks with elastin deposition evident. These completely biological grafts possessed circumferential alignment/mechanical anisotropy characteristic of native arteries and were cultured only 5 weeks prior to decellularization and storage as off-the-shelf grafts. PMID:24417686

  4. Dissecting Aneurysm of the Superior Mesenteric Artery Successfully Treated by Endovascular Stent-Graft Placement

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    Ishida, Masaki Kato, Noriyuki; Hirano, Tadanori; Suzuki, Tomoaki; Shomura, Yu; Yada, Isao; Takeda, Kan

    2003-08-15

    Spontaneous and isolated dissecting aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery is a rare event that has been successfully treated by surgery in several reported cases. To our knowledge, we present the first case of a patient with spontaneous and isolated dissecting aneurysm of the superior mesenteric artery that was successfully treated by endovascular stent-graft placement.

  5. Iatrogenic Main Renal Artery Injury: Treatment by Endovascular Stent-Graft Placement

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    Heye, Sam Vanbeckevoort, Dirk; Blockmans, Daniel; Nevelsteen, Andre; Maleux, Geert

    2005-01-15

    We report on a patient who presented with perforation of the left main renal artery as a complication of a percutaneous retroperitoneal drainage procedure. Only a small number of cases of iatrogenic main renal artery perforations have been reported, none of them due to a percutaneous drainage attempt. Endovascular treatment by means of a coronary stent-graft was successful.

  6. Endoscopic versus open radial artery harvest and mammario-radial versus aorto-radial grafting in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: protocol for the 2 × 2 factorial designed randomised NEO trial

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    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary artery bypass grafting using the radial artery has, since the 1990s, gone through a revival. Observational studies have indicated better long-term patency when using radial arteries. Therefore, radial artery might be preferred especially in younger patients where long time patency is important. During the last 10 years different endoscopic techniques to harvest the radial artery have evolved. Endoscopic radial artery harvest only requires a small incision near the wrist in contrast to open harvest, which requires an incision from the elbow to the wrist. However, it is unknown whether the endoscopic technique results in fewer complications or a graft patency comparable to open harvest. When the radial artery has been harvested, there are two ways to use the radial artery as a graft. One way is sewing it onto the aorta and another is sewing it onto the mammary artery. It is unknown which technique is the superior revascularisation technique. Methods/Design The NEO Trial is a randomised clinical trial with a 2 × 2 factorial design. We plan to randomise 300 participants into four intervention groups: (1) mammario-radial endoscopic group; (2) aorto-radial endoscopic group; (3) mammario-radial open surgery group; and (4) aorto-radial open surgery group. The hand function will be assessed by a questionnaire, a clinical examination, the change in cutaneous sensibility, and the measurement of both sensory and motor nerve conduction velocity at 3 months postoperatively. All the postoperative complications will be registered, and we will evaluate muscular function, scar appearance, vascular supply to the hand, and the graft patency including the patency of the central radial artery anastomosis. A patency evaluation by multi-slice computer tomography will be done at one year postoperatively. We expect the nerve conduction studies and the standardised neurological examinations to be able to discriminate differences in hand function comparing endoscopic to open harvest of the radial artery. The trial also aims to show if there is any patency difference between mammario-radial compared to aorto-radial revascularisation techniques but this objective is exploratory. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01848886. Danish Ethics committee number: H-3-2012-116. Danish Data Protection Agency: 2007-58-0015/jr.n:30–0838. PMID:24754891

  7. Infrascrotal, Perineal, Femorofemoral Bypass for Arterial Graft Infection at the Groin.

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    Illuminati, Giulio; Caliò, Francesco G; D'Urso, Antonio; Giacobbi, Daniela; Papaspyropoulos, Vassilios; Ceccanei, Gianluca

    2004-12-01

    HYPOTHESIS: Infrascrotal, perineal, femorofemoral bypass is an acceptable procedure for treating infection of a prosthetic arterial graft limited to a unilateral groin. DESIGN: A consecutive sample clinical study with a mean follow-up of 29 months. SETTING: The surgical department of an academic tertiary care center and an affiliated secondary care center. PATIENTS: Nineteen patients with a mean age of 68 years with prosthetic graft infection at the outflow anastomosis on a femoral artery at the Scarpa triangle underwent an infrascrotal, perineal, femorofemoral bypass, with excision of the graft material limited at the groin. The recipient artery was the profunda femoris artery in 12 cases, the superficial femoral in 5, and the distal common femoral artery in 2. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cumulative survival, recurrence of sepsis, primary graft patency, and limb salvage rates expressed by standard life-table analysis. RESULTS: Postoperative mortality rate was 5%. Cumulative (SE) survival rate was 65% (11.6%) at 3 years. Cumulative (SE) rate of freedom from recurrent sepsis was 88% (8.6%) at 3 years. Cumulative (SE) primary patency and limb salvage rates were 86% (9.4%) and 91% (7.9%), respectively, at 3 years. CONCLUSION: Femorofemoral bypass with an infrascrotal perineal approach is a valuable procedure for the treatment of femoral arterial graft infection limited at a unilateral groin. PMID:15613291

  8. Axillary Artery Injury Caused by Fracture of Humerus Neck and Its Repair Using Basilic Vein Graft

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    Kalia, Sandeep; Sehgal, Manik

    2014-01-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are rarely associated with axillary artery injury. We present a case of a 59-year-old female who had fracture neck humerus along with absent pulsations in the left upper limb after blunt trauma. Computed tomographic angiogram revealed complete occlusion of the left axillary artery. Urgent surgical intervention was done in the form of fixation of fracture followed by exploration and repair of axillary artery. Axillary artery was contused and totally occluded by fractured edge of humerus. Repair of the axillary artery was done using basilic vein graft harvested through the same incision. Postprocedure pulsations were present in the upper limb. PMID:25061530

  9. Revascularization for coronary artery disease in diabetes mellitus: Angioplasty, stents and coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Aronson, Doron

    2010-01-01

    Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are prone to a diffuse and rapidly progressive form of atherosclerosis, which increases their likelihood of requiring revascularization. However, the unique pathophysiology of atherosclerosis in patients with DM modifies the response to arterial injury, with profound clinical consequences for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Multiple studies have shown that DM is a strong risk factor for restenosis following successful balloon angioplasty or coronary stenting, with greater need for repeat revascularization and inferior clinical outcomes. Early data suggest that drug eluting stents reduce restenosis rates and the need for repeat revascularization irrespective of the diabetic state and with no significant reduction in hard clinical endpoints such as myocardial infarction and mortality. For many patients with 1- or 2-vessel coronary artery disease, there is little prognostic benefit from any intervention over optimal medical therapy. PCI with drug-eluting or bare metal stents is appropriate for patients who remain symptomatic with medical therapy. However, selection of the optimal myocardial revascularization strategy for patients with DM and multivessel coronary artery disease is crucial. Randomized trials comparing multivessel PCI with balloon angioplasty or bare metal stents to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) consistently demonstrated the superiority of CABG in patients with treated DM. In the setting of diabetes CABG had greater survival, fewer recurrent infarctions or need for re-intervention. Limited data suggests that CABG is superior to multivessel PCI even when drug-eluting stents are used. Several ongoing randomized trials are evaluating the long-term comparative efficacy of PCI with drug-eluting stents and CABG in patients with DM. Only further study will continue to unravel the mechanisms at play and optimal therapy in the face of the profoundly virulent atherosclerotic potential that accompanies diabetes mellitus. PMID:20221852

  10. Outcome in Patients Having Salvage Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Santarpino, Giuseppe; Ruggieri, Vito G; Mariscalco, Giovanni; Bounader, Karl; Beghi, Cesare; Fischlein, Theodor; Onorati, Francesco; Faggian, Giuseppe; Gatti, Giuseppe; Pappalardo, Aniello; De Feo, Marisa; Bancone, Ciro; Perrotti, Andrea; Chocron, Sidney; Dalen, Magnus; Svenarud, Peter; Rubino, Antonino S; Mignosa, Carmelo; Gherli, Riccardo; Musumeci, Francesco; Dell'Aquila, Angelo M; Kinnunen, Eeva-Maija; Biancari, Fausto

    2015-10-15

    Salvage coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is often performed for cardiogenic shock on compassionate basis without clinical data justifying this aggressive approach. The aim of this study was to analyze early and intermediate outcomes after salvage CABG. We retrospectively reviewed the data of 85 patients who underwent salvage CABG at 11 European cardiac surgery centers. Salvage CABG was defined according to the EuroSCORE criteria, that is, a procedure performed in patients requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (external cardiac massage) en route to the operating theater or before induction of anesthesia. A percutaneous coronary intervention procedure preceded salvage CABG in 55 patients (64.7%). Thirty patients (35.3%) died during the inhospital stay. The mean EuroSCORE II was 32.0% and the observed-to-expected ratio was 1.08. Salvage CABG was associated with high rates of postoperative stroke (9.4%), resternotomy for bleeding (23.5%), resternotomy for hemodynamic instability (15.3%), dialysis (18.8%), severe gastrointestinal complications (12.9%), and deep sternal wound infection (10.6%). Survival at 1, 3, and 5 years was 58.6%, 49.8%, and 40.9%, respectively. Twenty patients (23.5%) were postoperatively treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The rates of adverse events after ECMO were particularly high (stroke 40%, resternotomy for bleeding 60%, dialysis 35%, gastrointestinal complications 30%, and deep sternal wound infection 30%). Of patients treated with ECMO, 8 (40%) survived to discharge, and 1-year survival was 29.2%. Salvage CABG is associated with high risk of immediate mortality and severe adverse events. However, the observed immediate and intermediate outcome justify coronary surgery in these critically ill patients. A number of these patients are currently treated by ECMO, and its results are encouraging. PMID:26303635

  11. Re-operation for recurrent coronary artery and graft disease. A review of 73 patients in a group of 2573 consecutive first operations.

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    Nair, U R; Campbell, C C; Dark, J F; Deiraniya, A K; Lawson, R A; Moussalli, H; Rahman, A N

    1989-01-01

    Between January 1980 and December 1986, 2573 patients underwent simple first time coronary artery bypass grafting, of whom 73 (65 males and 8 females) aged 34-69 years (mean 51.3 yrs) had repeat bypass grafts at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. Of these 73 patients, 15 had a previous myocardial infarction, 5 hyperlipidaemia, 4 systemic hypertension, and 12 had a strong family history of ischemic heart disease. There was an overall deterioration of left ventricular function at the time of reoperation. The interval between the two operations was 5-131 months (mean 34.2 mths); recurrence of angina occurred earlier (mean 18.4 mths). Vessels grafted at the first operation were LAD (59), RCA (46), circumflex (41) and diagonal (13). The corresponding data at reoperation were LAD (55), RCA (46), circumflex (28) and diagonal (10). Blocked grafts were seen in 67 patients and new lesions noticed in 29. Reoperation was done using saphenous vein (129), internal mammary artery (5), arm veins (2) and tubular Gortex grafts (2). One patient had concurrent excision of a left ventricular aneurysm. Coronary anastomoses were performed with elective ventricular fibrillation (47) or cardioplegic arrest (91). Aortic cross clamp time varied from 0-92 minutes. Seven patients required intra-aortic balloon support. These patients died in the first 30 days, an operative mortality rate of 4.1%, and two 18 months after surgery. Sixty-eight percent of patients seen at 1 year were totally symptom free. We conclude that reoperation for coronary artery disease can be done with a low mortality and good immediate relief of symptoms.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2789223

  12. Up-regulation of endothelin type B receptors in the human internal mammary artery in culture is dependent on protein kinase C and mitogen-activated kinase signaling pathways

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    Nilsson, David; Gustafsson, Lotta; Wackenfors, Angelica; Gesslein, Bodil; Edvinsson, Lars; Paulsson, Per; Ingemansson, Richard; Malmsj, Malin

    2008-01-01

    Background Up-regulation of vascular endothelin type B (ETB) receptors is implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Culture of intact arteries has been shown to induce similar receptor alterations and has therefore been suggested as a suitable method for, ex vivo, in detail delineation of the regulation of endothelin receptors. We hypothesize that mitogen-activated kinases (MAPK) and protein kinase C (PKC) are involved in the regulation of endothelin ETB receptors in human internal mammary arteries. Methods Human internal mammary arteries were obtained during coronary artery bypass graft surgery and were studied before and after 24 hours of organ culture, using in vitro pharmacology, real time PCR and Western blot techniques. Sarafotoxin 6c and endothelin-1 were used to examine the endothelin ETA and ETB receptor effects, respectively. The involvement of PKC and MAPK in the endothelin receptor regulation was examined by culture in the presence of antagonists. Results The endohtelin-1-induced contraction (after endothelin ETB receptor desensitization) and the endothelin ETA receptor mRNA expression levels were not altered by culture. The sarafotoxin 6c contraction, endothelin ETB receptor protein and mRNA expression levels were increased after organ culture. This increase was antagonized by; (1) PKC inhibitors (10 ?M bisindolylmaleimide I and 10 ?M Ro-32-0432), and (2) inhibitors of the p38, extracellular signal related kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) and C-jun terminal kinase (JNK) MAPK pathways (10 ?M SB203580, 10 ?M PD98059 and 10 ?M SP600125, respectively). Conclusion In conclusion, PKC and MAPK seem to be involved in the up-regulation of endothelin ETB receptor expression in human internal mammary arteries. Inhibiting these intracellular signal transduction pathways may provide a future therapeutic target for hindering the development of vascular endothelin ETB receptor changes in cardiovascular disease. PMID:18778461

  13. A mechanical argument for the differential performance of coronary artery grafts.

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    Prim, David A; Zhou, Boran; Hartstone-Rose, Adam; Uline, Mark J; Shazly, Tarek; Eberth, John F

    2016-02-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) acutely disturbs the homeostatic state of the transplanted vessel making retention of graft patency dependent on chronic remodeling processes. The time course and extent to which remodeling restores vessel homeostasis will depend, in part, on the nature and magnitude of the mechanical disturbances induced upon transplantation. In this investigation, biaxial mechanical testing and histology were performed on the porcine left anterior descending artery (LAD) and analogs of common autografts, including the internal thoracic artery (ITA), radial artery (RA), great saphenous vein (GSV) and lateral saphenous vein (LSV). Experimental data were used to quantify the parameters of a structure-based constitutive model enabling prediction of the acute vessel mechanical response pre-transplantation and under coronary loading conditions. A novel metric ? was developed to quantify mechanical differences between each graft vessel in situ and the LAD in situ, while a second metric ? compares the graft vessels in situ to their state under coronary loading. The relative values of these metrics among candidate autograft sources are consistent with vessel-specific variations in CABG clinical success rates with the ITA as the superior and GSV the inferior graft choices based on mechanical performance. This approach can be used to evaluate other candidate tissues for grafting or to aid in the development of synthetic and tissue engineered alternatives. PMID:26437296

  14. Vasorelaxant actions of enoximone, dobutamine, and the combination on human arterial coronary bypass grafts.

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    Cracowski, J L; Stanke-Labesque, F; Chavanon, O; Blin, D; Mallion, J M; Bessard, G; Devillier, P

    1999-11-01

    Enoximone (a type III-selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor) and dobutamine (a beta-receptor agonist) are positive inotropic drugs frequently used in the postoperative management of coronary bypass surgery. The purpose of this study was to characterize their relaxant effects on the human internal mammary artery (IMA) and the gastroepiploic artery (GEA) and to test the hypothesis that their combination may have greater than additive relaxant effects. In organ baths, the relaxant effects of enoximone and dobutamine were tested on rings of IMA (n = 86) precontracted with U46619 (a thromboxane A2 mimetic), norepinephrine (NE), or KCl. The relaxant effects of dobutamine and enoximone also were tested on rings of GEA (n = 42) precontracted with U46619 and NE. The effect of the combination of enoximone and dobutamine were tested on rings of IMA (n = 24) precontracted with U46619 or NE. With respect to maximal relaxations induced by papaverine (10(-4) M), enoximone (< or =10(-3) M) caused full relaxations of IMA precontracted with NE, U46619, or KCI. Dobutamine (< or =10(-3) M) caused full relaxations of IMA precontracted with NE or KCI but only 46% (95% CI, 27-65) relaxation in the rings precontracted with U46619. Similar patterns of relaxation were observed in GEA rings, with dobutamine inducing partial relaxation in GEA precontracted with U46619. The pD2 values of enoximone and dobutamine were both significantly lower in segments precontracted with U46619. The in vitro threshold relaxant concentrations were in the upper limits or over the range of therapeutic plasma concentrations. The relaxant effect of the combination was significantly more important than the theoretic additive effect in IMA contracted with U46619 or NE. Enoximone and dobutamine are potent in vitro vasodilators but exert weak relaxant effects in IMA and GEA at concentrations in the therapeutic range. There is, however, a greater than additive vasorelaxant effect of the combination, suggesting that the vasorelaxant effect of the combination, in addition to the additive inotropic effect, may be beneficial to patients undergoing coronary bypass grafting. PMID:10547092

  15. A True Distal Brachial Artery Aneurysm Treated with a Bifurcated Saphenous VeinGraft.

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    Ben Mrad, Melek; Neifer, Chaouki; Ghedira, Faker; Ghorbel, Nesrine; Denguir, Raouf; Khayati, Adel

    2016-02-01

    Brachial artery aneurysms are rare, mostly consisting of false ones secondary to infectious, traumatic, or iatrogenic arterial lesions. True aneurysms of the brachial artery are even more uncommon. Here, we report a case of a 40-year-old fisherman, without any pathological antecedent, who presented with a painful pulsatile mass of the left anterior arm. There was a slight edema with no ischemic signs. The computed tomographic angiography revealed a true 3.7נ4.2נ6cm aneurysm of the distal brachial artery, partially thrombosed, which extended to the bifurcation. A surgical repair was indicated. Intervention consisted of an aneurysmectomy with interposition of an autologous reversed bifurcated saphenous vein graft. Early outcome was good and a 1-year follow-up showed a patent graft with no aneurysmal recurrence. A review of the literature on this rare location of true artery aneurysm and treatment options is outlined in thiswork. PMID:26597242

  16. Successful Antibiotic Treatment of Severe Staphylococcal Infection of a Long Stent Graft in the Superficial Femoral Artery with Graft Preservation in the Long Term

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    Treitl, Marcus; Rademacher, Antje; Becker-Lienau, Johanna; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Hoffmann, Ulrich; Czihal, Michael

    2011-06-15

    Introduction: Bacterial infection of endovascular stent grafts is a serious condition, regularly leading to graft replacement by open bypass surgery.Case ReportWe describe the case of a staphylococcal infection of a 150-mm covered stent graft (Gore Viabahn), placed in the superficial femoral artery. Stent graft infection was successfully treated by oral administration of penicillinase-resistant flucloxacillin and the lipopeptide daptomycin with complete graft preservation, not requiring surgical treatment. During 1-year follow-up, the graft infection did not reappear. However, the patient developed restenosis at the proximal margin of the stent with recurrence of mild claudication, so far treated conservatively. Conclusion: With the increased use of covered stent grafts in the peripheral vasculature, the frequency of graft infection will increase. We demonstrate that with newly developed antibiotics, it is possible to treat this severe complication conservatively, with complete graft preservation and without the need for bypass surgery in selected cases.

  17. Risk Factors for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Chinese Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Interventions

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    Cheng, Yi; Gao, Junyi; Wang, Jiong; Wang, Shuang; Peng, Jianjun

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Current guidelines established in the USA and Europe for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) suggest that patients ?65 and ?70 years of age, or with certain atherosclerotic-risk factors, should be screened preoperatively for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (CAS) to assess their risk of perioperative stoke. We sought factors that should be taken into consideration when treating Chinese CABG patients using CABG guidelines based on an analysis of CAS in a large cohort of Chinese CABG patients. We analyzed data for 1558 Chinese CABG patients who were screened preoperatively for CAS using duplex ultrasonography at a single institution. We defined significant and severe CAS as ?50% and ?70% stenosis, respectively, in one or more common or internal carotid arteries. We investigated the prevalence of CAS, the incidence of perioperative stroke, and the risk factors for CAS in the CABG cohort. The prevalence of CAS in the CABG cohort was 21.2%. Multivariate stepwise logistic regression analysis showed that an age ?50 years and a history of smoking (odds ratios?=?8.36 and 1.83, respectively) were independent risk factors for CAS (P?

  18. Should computed tomography angiography supersede invasive coronary angiography for the evaluation of graft patency following coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

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    Gabriel, Joseph; Klimach, Stefan; Lang, Peter; Hildick-Smith, David

    2015-08-01

    Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) has long been the established gold standard in assessing graft patency following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Over the past decade or so however, improvements in computed tomography angiography (CTA) technology have allowed its emergence as a useful clinical tool in graft assessment. The recent introduction of 64-slice and now 128-slice scanners into widespread distribution, and the development of 320-detector row technology allowing volumetric imaging of the entire heart at single points in time within one cardiac cycle, has increased the potential of CTA to supersede ICA in this capacity. This study sought to examine the evidence surrounding this potential. A best evidence topic was constructed according to a structured protocol. The enquiry: In [patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery] is [computed tomography angiography or invasive coronary angiography] superior in terms of [graft patency assessment, stenosis detection, radiation exposure and complication rate]? Four hundred and twenty-four articles were identified from the search strategy. Four additional articles were identified from references of key articles. Seventeen articles selected as best evidence were tabulated. The reliability of CTA as a tool in the detection of graft patency and stenosis has continued to improve with each successive generation of multislice technology. The latest 64- and 128-slice CTA techniques are able to detect graft patency and stenosis with very high sensitivities and specificities comparable with ICA, while remaining non-invasive procedures associated with fewer complications (ICA carries a 0.08% risk of myocardial infarction and 0.7% risk of minor complications in clinically stable patients). Present limitations of the technology include the accurate visualization of distal anastomoses and clip artefacts. In addition, the capacity of diagnostic ICA to be combined simultaneously with percutaneous coronary interventions is an important advantage and a further limitation of CTA alone. Recent developments, however, including the derivation of fractional flow reserve and perfusion assessment from CTA as functional measures of stenosis severity have given CTA at present the capacity to become a first-line tool in the assessment of patients with suspected graft dysfunction. Novel computer-automated diagnostic software, though currently in infancy, has shown promise in facilitating and speeding image interpretation. With further improvements in scanning technologies, CTA is likely to supersede ICA for graft assessment in the near future. PMID:25924868

  19. Relationship Between Vein Graft Failure and Subsequent Clinical Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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    Lopes, Renato D.; Mehta, Rajendra H.; Hafley, Gail E.; Williams, Judson B.; Mack, Michael J.; Peterson, Eric D.; Allen, Keith B.; Harrington, Robert A.; Gibson, C. Michael; Califf, Robert M.; Kouchoukos, Nicholas T.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Alexander, John H.

    2013-01-01

    Background Vein graft failure (VGF) is common after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, but its relationship with long-term clinical outcomes is unknown. In this retrospective analysis, we examined the relationship between VGF, assessed by coronary angiography 12 to 18 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and subsequent clinical outcomes. Methods and Results Using the Project of Ex Vivo Vein Graft Engineering via Transfection IV (PREVENT IV) trial database, we studied data from 1829 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery and had an angiogram performed up to 18 months after surgery. The main outcome measure was death, myocardial infarction, and repeat revascularization through 4 years after angiography. VGF occurred in 787 of 1829 patients (43%). Clinical follow-up was completed in 97% of patients with angiographic follow-up. The composite of death, myocardial infarction, or revascularization occurred more frequently among patients who had any VGF compared with those who had none (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.58; 95% confidence interval, 1.212.06; P=0.008). This was due mainly to more frequent revascularization with no differences in death (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.04; 95% confidence interval, 0.711.52; P=0.85) or death or myocardial infarction (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.08; 95% confidence interval, 0.771.53; P=0.65). Conclusions VGF is common after coronary artery bypass graft surgery and is associated with repeat revascularization but not with death and/or myocardial infarction. Further investigations are needed to evaluate therapies and strategies for decreasing VGF to improve outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. PMID:22238227

  20. Effects of an artery/vascular graft compliance mismatch on protein transport: a numerical study.

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    Stewart, Sandy F C; Lyman, Donald J

    2004-07-01

    Small-diameter vascular graft failure by intimal hyperplasia and thrombosis may result from flow disturbances and disruption of chemical transport in the fluid at the distal anastomosis, because of compliance mismatch between the graft and host artery. In previous studies. lower-than-normal wall shear stress (WSS), particle trapping, and high particle residence times were observed at the distal anastomosis due to a pulsatile tubular expansion effect caused by nonuniform radial deformations. This study was undertaken to examine effects of compliance and radius mismatch on the distribution of a model protein released at the graft-fluid interface. Finite element simulations of end-to-end vascular grafting were performed under pulsatile flow, using fluid-structure coupling to give physiologic wall displacements. Results showed that protein is convected smoothly downstream in a uniform compliant tube. A compliance mismatch disturbed the transport, causing positive and negative gradients in the concentration profile at the distal anastomosis. This was seen when the graft and artery radii were matched at zero pressure and at mean arterial pressure; low WSSs were only observed in the former case. Thus the distal intimal hypertrophy seen in noncompliant grafts may be caused partly by decreased WSS, and partly by concentration gradients of dissolved chemicals affecting chemotaxis of cells. PMID:15298437

  1. A practical approach to MRI of coronary artery bypass graft patency and flow.

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    van Rossum, A C; Galjee, M A; Post, J C; Visser, C A

    1997-06-01

    Direct visualization of coronary artery bypass grafts can be obtained non-invasively by magnetic resonance imaging. Several studies demonstrated a high sensitivity and somewhat lower specificity for detection of vein-graft patency, using the conventional spin-echo and gradient-echo techniques. In addition, the true functional status can be assessed by determining the flowrate within the graft using phase velocity mapping. Important limitations of the previously applied techniques include the inability to accurately evaluate the different segments of jump grafts and the presence of graft stenoses. Further improvement is to be expected from the recent introduction of breath-hold imaging sequences and the forthcoming introduction of bloodpool-avid contrast agents. PMID:9220282

  2. Predicting extraction and uptake of arterial energy metabolites by the mammary glands of lactating cows when blood flow is perturbed.

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    Cant, J P; Madsen, T G; Cieslar, S R L

    2016-01-01

    Previous work shows that mammary uptake of milk precursors from blood can be affected by the rate of blood flow (F) to the glands. The purpose of the current work was to test the ability of compartmental and cylindrical capillary models to account for the variation in mammary extraction and net uptake of plasma metabolites produced by perturbation of mammary F. The data for model fitting were obtained from a previous experiment in which mammary arteriovenous differences of acetate + ?-hydroxybutyrate (2C), glucose, triacylglycerol (TAG), and long-chain fatty acids (LCFA) were measured in 4 cows before, during, and after intraarterial infusion of inhibitors of endothelial nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase, which are 2 major systems of F control in the mammary glands. The 4 models tested were (1) constant extraction within each cow, (2) clearance from an extracellular compartment is a linear function of F with an intercept, (3) total capillary volume in a cylindrical representation is a linear function of F with an intercept, and (4) uptake from an extracellular compartment obeys Henri-Michaelis-Menten kinetics, where maximum velocity (Vmax) is a linear function of F with an intercept. According to prediction errors, model 4 fitted 2C extraction data best, accounting for 82% of the observed variation. The estimated Km (Henri-Michaelis-Menten constant) for venous 2C was 0.4 mM. For glucose clearance, a variant of model 2 with a positive effect of 2C uptake on clearance was identified as best, producing a coefficient of determination (R(2)) of 0.31. For TAG, model 2 with a positive effect of arterial TAG concentration on TAG clearance was best, with an R(2) of 0.22. For LCFA, model 2 with a positive effect of arterial LCFA on LCFA clearance was best, with an R(2) of 0.29. Models 2 and 3 fitted the extraction data with the same R(2)-values and prediction errors, so both compartmental and cylindrical approaches to describing the vascular bed were equally capable of describing the effect of F on mammary uptakes. A combined fit of all best-fit models to extraction data for all 4 metabolites at once explained 52, 42, 73, and 77% of variation in net uptakes of 2C, glucose, TAG, and LCFA, respectively. According to the fitted model, each 1 L/min increase in F increased the mammary volumes of distribution of 2C, glucose, TAG, and LCFA by 13, 14, 18, and 7%, respectively. PMID:26585481

  3. Surgical repair of infected peripheral graft and abdominal aortic aneurysm using arterial homograft.

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    Locati, P; Socrate, A M; Costantini, E

    2000-03-01

    We report a case of combined surgical repair including lower limb revascularization (below-knee bypass) and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using cryopreserved arterial homograft. The patient experienced lower limb ischemia due to repeated thrombosis of a long-infected polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft, and was also shown to have a complicating abdominal aortic aneurysm. Infection was eradicated with total graft excision and intravenous antibiotics. Two-year patency of the in situ arterial homograft revascularization was demonstrated with hemodynamic and tomographic controls; no degenerations have been found to date. Benefits of the use of in situ arterial homograft for arterial reconstruction may include improved hemodynamics and greater resistance to infection compared to when alloplastic materials are used. Because of the risk of allograft deterioration, close follow-up of the patient is required. PMID:10742435

  4. Successful management of coronary artery rupture with stent-graft: a case report.

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    Ekici, Berkay; Erkan, Aycan Fahri; Ktk, Utku; Tre, Hasan Fehmi

    2014-01-01

    Perforation of coronary arteries is a relatively rare yet life-threatening complication of percutaneus coronary interventions and is encountered in approximately 0.5% of these procedures. According to the type of coronary perforation, various methods of correction are employed, ranging from conservative approach to emergency cardiac surgery. Coronary stent-grafts are composed of two metal stents and a polytetrafluoroethylene layer between them. Advent of such stents enabled efficient endovascular repair of coronary artery perforation. We present a case of coronary artery perforation which had occurred during stent implantation for the treatment of a bridged segment in the distal portion of the left anterior descending artery. This perforation was successfully managed by implanting a stent-graft. PMID:25126095

  5. Elasticity assessment of electrospun nanofibrous vascular grafts: a comparison with femoral ovine arteries.

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    Bagnasco, D Suarez; Ballarin, F Montini; Cymberknop, L J; Balay, G; Negreira, C; Abraham, G A; Armentano, R L

    2014-12-01

    Development of successful small-diameter vascular grafts constitutes a real challenge to biomaterial engineering. In most cases these grafts fail in-vivo due to the presence of a mechanical mismatch between the native vessel and the vascular graft. Biomechanical characterization of real native vessels provides significant information for synthetic graft development. Electrospun nanofibrous vascular grafts emerge as a potential tailor made solution to this problem. PLLA-electrospun nanofibrous tubular structures were prepared and selected as model bioresorbable grafts. An experimental setup, using gold standard and high resolution ultrasound techniques, was adapted to characterize in vitro the poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) electrospun structures. The grafts were subjected to near physiologic pulsated pressure conditions, following the pressure-diameter loop approach and the criteria stated in the international standard for cardiovascular implants-tubular vascular prostheses. Additionally, ovine femoral arteries were subjected to a similar evaluation. Measurements of pressure and diameter variations allowed the estimation of dynamical compliance (%C, 10(-2) mmHg) and the pressure-strain elastic modulus (E(P?), 10(6) dyn cm(-2)) of the abovementioned vessels (grafts and arteries). Nanofibrous PLLA showed a decrease in %C (1.380.21, 0.930.13 and 0.760.15) concomitant to an increase in EP? (10.570.97, 14.311.47 and 17.632.61) corresponding to pressure ranges of 50 to 90 mmHg, 80 to 120 mmHg and 100 to 150 mmHg, respectively. Furthermore, femoral arteries exhibited a decrease in %C (8.521.15 and 0.790.20) and an increase in E(P?) (1.660.30 and 15.764.78) corresponding to pressure ranges of 50-90 mmHg (elastin zone) and 100-130 mmHg (collagen zone). Arterial mechanics framework, extensively applied in our previous works, was successfully used to characterize PLLA vascular grafts in vitro, although its application can be directly extended to in vivo experiences, in conscious and chronically instrumented animals. The specific design and construction of the electrospun nanofibrous PLLA vascular grafts assessed in this work, showed similar mechanical properties as the ones observed in femoral arteries, at the collagen pressure range. PMID:25491850

  6. Induction of anesthesia in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: the hemodynamic and analgesic effects of ketamine

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    Basagan-Mogol, Elif; Goren, Suna; Korfali, Gulsen; Turker, Gurkan; Kaya, Fatma Nur

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to evaluate the hemodynamic and analgesic effects of ketamine by comparing it with propofol starting at the induction of anesthesia until the end of sternotomy in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. INTRODUCTION Anesthetic induction and maintenance may induce myocardial ischemia in patients with coronary artery disease. A primary goal in the anesthesia of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is both the attenuation of sympathetic responses to noxious stimuli and the prevention of hypotension. METHODS Thirty patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery were randomized to receive either ketamine 2 mg.kg?1 (Group K) or propofol 0.5 mg.kg?1 (Group P) during induction of anesthesia. Patients also received standardized doses of midazolam, fentanyl, and rocuronium in the induction sequence. The duration of anesthesia from induction to skin incision and sternotomy, as well as the supplemental doses of fentanyl and sevoflurane, were recorded. Heart rate, mean arterial pressure, central venous pressure, pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, cardiac index, systemic and pulmonary vascular resistance indices, stroke work index, and left and right ventricular stroke work indices were obtained before induction of anesthesia; one minute after induction; one, three, five, and ten minutes after intubation; one minute after skin incision; and at one minute after sternotomy. RESULTS There were significant changes in the measured and calculated hemodynamic variables when compared to their values before induction. One minute after induction, mean arterial pressure and the systemic vascular resistance index decreased significantly in group P (p<0.01). CONCLUSION There were no differences between groups in the consumption of sevoflurane or in the use of additional fentanyl. The combination of ketamine, midazolam, and fentanyl for the induction of anesthesia provided better hemodynamic stability during induction and until the end of sternotomy in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. PMID:20186295

  7. The present day potential role of fractional flow reserve-guided coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Casselman, Filip; Van der Merwe, Johan; Ferrara, Angela; Barbato, Emanuele

    2016-04-01

    The favorable impact of fractional flow reserve measurements on the decision-making and overall outcomes of percutaneous coronary artery intervention is well established. However, the clinical application of fractional flow reserve in surgical revascularizations is still debated. The purpose of this article is to provide a comprehensive review on the current potential role of fractional flow reserve guidance in coronary artery bypass grafting. PMID:26806476

  8. The natural history of stenoses within lower limb arterial bypass grafts using a graft surveillance program.

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    Carter, A; Murphy, M O; Halka, A T; Turner, N J; Kirton, J P; Murray, D; Bodill, H; Millar, M L; Mason, T; Smyth, J V; Walker, M G

    2007-11-01

    Graft surveillance aims to identify those grafts that are at risk of failure as intervention in a patent but failing graft results in improved long-term patency and limb salvage rates compared to rescue of an occluded graft. Controversy exists as to which types of graft benefit the most from surveillance and whether patient factors such as diabetes and smoking status have an effect on graft survival. Our aims were (1) to clarify the natural history of midterm graft failure as a consequence of myointimal hyperplasia and (2) to identify which patients and grafts are at a higher risk of failure and at what time points this is most prevalent. Serial vascular laboratory and clinical data of 212 infrainguinal lower limb grafts in 197 patients were analyzed. Follow-up within the surveillance program was by focused examination with color flow duplex ultrasound at 0, 1, 3, 6, 12, and 18 months with respect to surgery. Outcomes were correlated with retrospectively collected data regarding patient demographics, smoking status, concurrent medication, comorbidity, and operative factors such as distal target vessel and conduit. During the program, 21.6% of grafts occluded. Overall, 16% of grafts underwent a salvage procedure, 40.5% of which were carried out at the 6-month time point. There were 56.6% of occlusions preceded by a stenotic lesion. Primary occlusions accounted for 95.9% in the prosthetic group and 66.5% in the femorocrural group. As a group, vein grafts were more likely to develop a progressive stenosis prior to occlusion, with 58.3% in this group predated by a stenotic lesion. Fewer than 75% of stenoses were common and had a variable natural history, with over 40% resolving or failing to progress. Throughout the study period, 56.2% of grafts remained stenosis-free. Stenoses were more common at the proximal anastomosis in the vein graft cohort. There were low rates of significant stenoses within the prosthetic group. These lesions were more likely to occur at the distal anastomosis but were poor predictors of occlusion. Statin use postoperatively was protective against the development of significant stenosis and occlusions, particularly in the above-knee grafts (p = 0.03). Surprisingly, preoperative smoking status was predictive of neither occlusion nor development of significant stenosis. The presence of diabetes was not predictive of poor outcome. Our findings suggest that graft surveillance is a valid method for detecting the presence of significant stenoses in vein grafts at high risk of failure without intervention. Despite the intensive follow-up, the program failed to detect lesions prior to occlusion in a large percentage of prosthetic and femorocrural grafts, so perhaps this group is poorly served by graft surveillance. PMID:17980793

  9. Intraoperative Assessment and Quantification of Coronary Artery Graft Patency Performed on or off Cardiopulmonary Bypass

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    Rauch, Eric D.; Leach, Christopher; Barnes, Terry; Driscoll, Kurt; Strutz, Kurt; Holt, David W.

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: Within the last 10 years, the incorporation of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) into many surgical practices has grown. OPCAB requires the surgeon to operate on a beating heart, and it is generally accepted that OPCAB procedures are more technically demanding. Concerns of possible incomplete revascularizations and decreased graft patency have been noted in the literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare on-pump and off-pump intraoperative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) flow parameters. Intraoperative flow studies conducted with the Butterfly (Medi-Stim Norge AS, Oslo, Norway) flow meter were analyzed retrospectively on 74 patients. Comparisons were completed between patient groups having had their revascularizations performed on or off cardiopulmonary bypass. Our study revealed significant differences in the mean flow rate through saphenous vein grafts (SVG) to the obtuse marginal artery (OM; p = .014), to the diagonal artery (Diag; p = .003), to the right coronary artery (RCA; p = .001), and to the posterior descending artery (PDA; p = .001). Total blood product use showed significantly increased use of both platelets (PLTs) and cryoprecipitate (Cryo) in the on-pump group (p = .027 and .012, respectively). No differences were found for transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) or fresh frozen plasma (FFP). Additional findings showed a significantly decreased median length of stay (LOS) for the off-pump group. The on-pump patients had a median hospital stay of 7 days (range, 424 days), whereas the off-pump patients had a median stay of 6 days (range, 322 days; p = .049). Although we were able to show some significance in the mean flow data supporting increased graft flow with the on-pump technique, we were not able to show an overall increase in all recorded flow characteristics to support one method over another. PMID:17672187

  10. Left Carotid-to-Subclavian Artery Bypass Grafting for Recurrent Angina Caused by Coronary-Subclavian Steal Syndrome

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    Kim, Min-Seok; Paeng, Jin Chul; Kim, Ki-Bong

    2013-01-01

    A 60-year-old man visited the outpatient clinic due to one month of recurrent exertional chest pain. Eleven years earlier he had undergone off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) Y-composite grafts based on the left ITA. Preoperative coronary angiography showed patent distal graft anastomoses and visualized the left ITA retrogradely. The arch aortography revealed near-total occlusion of the left subclavian artery at the level of the ostium. The patient underwent left carotid-to-subclavian artery bypass grafting using a 6 mm vascular conduit. Postoperative computed tomographic angiography revealed a patent bypass conduit between the left common carotid artery and left subclavian artery. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 4 with no symptoms or signs of myocardial ischemia. PMID:23423828

  11. Spiral CT During Selective Accessory Renal Artery Angiography: Assessment of Vascular Territory Before Aortic Stent-Grafting

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    Dorffner, Roland; Thurnher, Siegfried; Prokesch, Rupert; Youssefzadeh, Soraya; Hoelzenbein, Thomas; Lammer, Johannes

    1998-03-15

    We evaluated the vascular territory of accessory renal arteries in cases where the vessel might be overlapped by an aortic stent-graft. Spiral CT during selective accessory renal artery angiography was performed in four patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (including one with a horseshoe kidney). The volume of the vascular territory of each renal artery was measured using a software program provided by the CT unit manufacturer. The supernumerary renal arteries perfused 32%, 37%, 15%, and 16% of the total renal mass, respectively. In two patients, stent-grafts were implanted, which resulted in occlusion of the supernumerary renal artery. The volume of the renal infarction was equal to the volume perfused by the artery as calculated before implantation of the stent-graft.The method proposed is accurate for estimating the size of the expected renal infarction. It might help to determine whether placement of a stent-graft is acceptable.

  12. Fingertip Replantation Using Y-Shaped Vein Graft to Pulp Artery.

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    Kim, Jun Hyuk; Lee, Young Man

    2015-10-01

    Re-establishing adequate venous outflow is the most important factor for success of fingertip replantation. However, in zone I level, replantation is very difficult, especially in repairing venous circulation. The authors have made an attempt to replantation using Y-shaped vein (YSV) graft to identify and repair veins easily in fingertip replantation. From January 2007 to December 2012, a total of 46 fingertip replantations in 44 consecutive patients with amputations in the Tamai zone I level were performed by using YSV graft. In all patients, arterial anastomosis was performed using YSV graft, and interpositional vein grafts were used for venous repair. The overall success rate of the YSV-grafted replantations was 91.3% (42/46). Postoperative vascular complications occurred in 6 YSV-grafted replantations (13%), and pulp atrophy in the YSV-grafted digits was 9.5% (4/42). Fingertip replantation in zone I level is a difficult territory to a microsurgeon, especially anastomosing veins. However, our YSV grafting technique has shown value in this setting, enabling better esthetic and functional results. PMID:25180958

  13. Myocardial infarction determined by technetium-99m pyrophosphate single-photon tomography complicating elective coronary artery bypass grafting for angina pectoris

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    Burns, R.J.; Gladstone, P.J.; Tremblay, P.C.; Feindel, C.M.; Salter, D.R.; Lipton, I.H.; Ogilvie, R.R.; David, T.E.

    1989-06-15

    The incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicating coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has previously been based on concordance of electrocardiographic, enzymatic and scintigraphic criteria. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate (Tc-PPi) single-photon emission computed tomography now enables detection of AMI with high sensitivity and specificity. Using this technique, perioperative AMI was detected in 12 of 58 patients (21%) undergoing successful elective CABG for stable angina pectoris. Stepwise multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to compare the predictive value of preoperative (New York Heart Association class, left ventricular ejection fraction and use of beta blockers) and intraoperative (number of grafts constructed, use of internal mammary anastomoses, use of sequential saphenous vein grafts, smallest grafted distal vessel lumen caliber and aortic cross-clamp time) variables. Preoperative New York Association class (p = 0.04) and smallest grafted distal vessel lumen caliber (p = 0.03) were significant multivariate predictors of perioperative AMI. Only 1 perioperative patient with AMI (and 1 pyrophosphate-negative patient) developed new Q waves. Serum creatine kinase-MB was higher in patients with AMI by repeated measures analysis of variance (p = 0.0003). Five AMIs occurred in myocardial segments revascularized using sequential saphenous vein grafts, and 7 in segments perfused by significantly stenosed epicardial vessels with distal lumen diameter and perfusion territory considered too small to warrant CABG. At 6-month follow-up, the mean left ventricular ejection fraction increased from 0.61 to 0.65 in Tc-PPI-negative patients (p = 0.01), but not in perioperative patients with AMI.

  14. Relative importance of patient, procedural and anatomic risk factors for early vein graft thrombosis after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    MCLEAN, R. C.; NAZARIAN, S. M.; GLUCKMAN, T. J.; SCHULMAN, S. P.; THIEMANN, D. R.; SHAPIRO, E. P.; CONTE, J. V.; THOMPSON, J. B.; SHAFIQUE, I.; MCNICHOLAS, K. W.; VILLINES, T. C.; LAWS, K. M.; RADE, J. J.

    2015-01-01

    Aim The aim of the present study was to investigate the relative importance of a wide array of patient demographic, procedural, anatomic and perioperative variables as potential risk factors for early saphenous vein graft (SVG) thrombosis after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods The patency of 611 SVGs in 291 patients operated on at four different hospitals enrolled in the Reduction in Graft Occlusion Rates (RIGOR) study was assessed six months after CABG surgery by multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography or clinically-indicated coronary angiography. The odds of graft occlusion versus patency were analyzed using multilevel multivariate logistic regression with clustering on patient. Results SVG failure within six months of CABG surgery was predominantly an all-or-none phenomenon with 126 (20.1%) SVGs totally occluded, 485 (77.3%) widely patent and only 16 (2.5%) containing high-grade stenoses. Target vessel diameter ?1.5 mm (adjusted OR 2.37, P=0.003) and fetnale gender (adjusted OR 2.46, P=0.01) were strongly associated with early SVG occlusion. In a subgroup analysis of 354 SVGs in which intraoperative graft blood flow was measured, lower mean flow was also significantly associated with SVG occlusion when analyzed as a continuous variable (adjusted OR 0.984, P=0.006) though not when analyzed dichotomously, <40 mL/min versus ?40 mL/min (adjusted OR 1.86, P=0.08). Conclusion Small target vessel diameter, female gender and low mean graft blood flow are significant risk factors for SVG thrombosis within six months of CABG surgery in patients on postoperative aspirin therapy. This information may be useful in guiding revascularization strategies in selected patients. PMID:22051997

  15. Mechanisms of arterial graft failure. 1. Role of cellular proliferation in early healing of PTFE prostheses.

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    Clowes, A. W.; Gown, A. M.; Hanson, S. R.; Reidy, M. A.

    1985-01-01

    Failure of long-term synthetic arterial bypass grafts has been attributed in part to anastomotic stenosis, but the pathologic basis for this has not been determined. Which cells participate in the formation of the stenosis and the relationship between normal healing and the pathologic development of anastomotic narrowing have not been delineated. In this study we have examined early wound healing in 4-mm polytetrafluorethylene arterial bypass grafts placed in baboons. In this primate model, endothelium and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) derived from the cut ends of adjacent artery form the new intima and migrate together along the luminal surface of the graft at approximately 0.2 mm/day. Both cell types proliferate in association with the growing edge. In addition, both endothelium and SMCs located discretely over anastomoses continue to proliferate despite complete endothelial coverage. Intimal cross-sectional area in this region is always greater than over adjacent graft. Fibroblasts are invariably found in graft matrix and adventitia and do not contribute to formation of intima. It is hypothesized that anastomotic narrowing might be due to chronic endothelial injury and turnover associated with continued SMC proliferation and intimal thickening. Images Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6 Figure 7 Figure 8 PMID:3966536

  16. Factors related to recovery in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients.

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    Sarpy, N L; Galbraith, M; Jones, P S

    2000-01-01

    Many studies have examined the experiences of patients who have had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Research has suggested a relationship between patients' feelings of powerlessness and their recovery rate. This study examined recovery indicators and the degree of powerlessness CABG patients experienced, and identified ways nurses can encourage patients to participate in their recovery and feel back in control. PMID:11998058

  17. Symptomatic Internal Carotid Artery Dissecting Pseudoaneurysm: Endovascular Treatment by Stent-Graft

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    Heye, Sam Maleux, Geert; Vandenberghe, Rik; Wilms, Guido

    2005-05-15

    Dissecting pseudoaneurysm of the extracranial portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a usually benign complication of spontaneous ICA dissection. We report a case in which pseudoaneurysm volume enlarged progressively and new clinical symptoms developed 9 months following disease onset. Placement of a coronary stent-graft resulted in immediate complete resolution of clinical symptoms and radiologic restoration of normal flow.

  18. Paraplegia Due to Spinal Cord Infarction After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.

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    Sevuk, Utkan; Kaya, Sedat; Ayaz, Firat; Aktas, Ulas

    2016-01-01

    Paraplegia is an extremely rare complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We report a patient who developed paraplegia after CABG and review the literature on spinal cord ischemia following CABG surgery. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12666 (J Card Surg 2016;31:51-56). PMID:26553407

  19. Saphenous Vein Graft Failure after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Insights from PREVENT IV

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    Hess, Connie N.; Lopes, Renato D.; Gibson, C. Michael; Hager, Rebecca; Wojdyla, Daniel M.; Englum, Brian R.; Mack, Michael J.; Califf, Robert M.; Kouchoukos, Nicholas T.; Peterson, Eric D.; Alexander, John H.

    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) success is limited by vein graft failure (VGF). Understanding factors associated with VGF may improve patient outcomes. Methods and Results We examined 1828 participants in the PREVENT IV trial undergoing protocol-mandated follow-up angiography 1218 months post-CABG or earlier clinically-driven angiography. Outcomes included patient- and graft-level angiographic VGF (?75% stenosis or occlusion). Variables were selected using Fast False Selection Rate methodology. We examined relationships between variables and VGF in patient- and graft-level models using logistic regression without and with generalized estimating equations. At 1218 months post-CABG, 782 of 1828 (42.8%) patients had VGF, and 1096 of 4343 (25.2%) vein grafts had failed. Demographic and clinical characteristics were similar between patients with and without VGF, though VGF patients had longer surgical times, worse target artery quality, longer graft length, and more frequently underwent endoscopic vein harvesting. After multivariable adjustment, longer surgical duration (odds ratio [OR] per 10-minute increase 1.05, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.031.07), endoscopic vein harvesting (OR 1.41, 95% CI 1.161.71), poor target artery quality (OR 1.43, 95% CI 1.111.84), and postoperative use of clopidogrel or ticlopidine (OR 1.35, 95% CI 1.071.69) were associated with patient-level VGF. The predicted likelihood of VGF in the graft-level model ranged from 12.163.6%. Conclusions VGF is common and associated with a number of patient and surgical factors. These findings may help identify patients with risk factors for VGF and inform the development of interventions to reduce VGF. PMID:25261549

  20. Epidemiology of coronary artery bypass grafting at the Hospital Beneficncia Portuguesa, So Paulo

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    de Sousa, Alexandre Gonalves; Fichino, Maria Zenaide Soares; da Silva, Gilmara Silveira; Bastos, Flvia Cortez Colosimo; Piotto, Raquel Ferrari

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The knowledge of the prevalence of risk factors and comorbidities, as well as the evolution and complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft allows comparison between institutions and evidence of changes in the profile of patients and postoperative evolution over time. Objective To profile (risk factors and comorbidities) and clinical outcome (complications) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft in a national institution of great surgical volume. Methods A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft in the hospital Beneficncia Portuguesa de So Paulo, from July 2009 to July 2010. Results We included 3,010 patients, mean age of 62.2 years and 69.9% male. 83.8% of patients were hypertensive, 36.6% diabetic, 44.5% had dyslipidemia, 15.3% were smokers, 65.7% were overweight/obese, 29.3% had a family history of coronary heart disease. The expected mortality calculated by logistic EuroSCORE was 2.7%. The isolated CABG occurred in 89.3% and 11.9% surgery was performed without cardiopulmonary bypass. The most common complication was cardiac arrhythmia (18.7%), especially acute atrial fibrillation (14.3%). Pneumonia occurred in 6.2% of patients, acute renal failure in 4.4%, mediastinites in 2.1%, stroke in 1.8% and AMI in 1.2%. The in-hospital mortality was 5.4% and in isolated coronary artery bypass graft was 3.5%. The average hospital stay was 11 days with a median of eight days (3-244 days). Conclusion The profile of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery in this study is similar to other published studies. PMID:25859865

  1. Effects of massage therapy on sleep quality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Nerbass, Flavia Baggio; Feltrim, Maria Ignez Zanetti; de Souza, Silvia Alves; Ykeda, Daisy Satomi; Lorenzi-Filho, Geraldo

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Poor sleep quality is common among patients following cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery. Pain, stress, anxiety and poor sleep quality may be improved by massage therapy. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether massage therapy is an effective technique for improving sleep quality in patients following cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery. METHOD: Participants included cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery patients who were randomized into a control group and a massage therapy group following discharge from the intensive care unit (Day 0), during the postoperative period. The control group and the massage therapy group comprised participants who were subjected to three nights without massage and three nights with massage therapy, respectively. The patients were evaluated on the following mornings (i.e., Day 1 to Day 3) using a visual analogue scale for pain in the chest, back and shoulders, in addition to fatigue and sleep. Participants kept a sleep diary during the study period. RESULTS: Fifty-seven cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery patients were enrolled in the study during the preoperative period, 17 of whom were excluded due to postoperative complications. The remaining 40 participants (male: 67.5%, age: 61.9years 8.9years, body mass index: 27.2kg/m2 3.7kg/m2) were randomized into control (n ?=? 20) and massage therapy (n ?=? 20) groups. Pain in the chest, shoulders, and back decreased significantly in both groups from Day 1 to Day 3. The participants in the massage therapy group had fewer complaints of fatigue on Day 1 (p?=?0.006) and Day 2 (p?=?0.028) in addition, they reported a more effective sleep during all three days (p?=?0.019) when compared with the participants in the control group. CONCLUSION: Massage therapy is an effective technique for improving patient recovery from cardiopulmonary artery bypass graft surgery because it reduces fatigue and improves sleep. PMID:21243280

  2. Neurologic complications of coronary artery bypass grafting: diffuse or focal ischemia?

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    Harrison, M J

    1995-05-01

    The central nervous system complications arising during or shortly after coronary artery bypass grafting are due to cerebral ischemia associated with hypotension and to embolism. Hemodynamic compromise produces a spectrum of disturbance of consciousness and mentation ranging from brain death and coma through the chronic vegetative state to mild confusion. Watershed infarction may add to this picture focal deficits such as visual disorientation and cortical field defects or bibrachial weakness (the "man in a barrel" syndrome). Macroembolism accounts for most perioperative strokes and is related to cardiac arrhythmias, to intracardiac thrombus, and particularly to the severity and friable nature of any aortic atheroma. Microembolism can cause focal problems in the watershed territory but is normally responsible for diffuse changes as seen in the neuropsychologic sequelae of coronary artery bypass grafting. Coexistent carotid artery disease rarely contributes to the postoperative neurologic changes. PMID:7733768

  3. Oral intake of hydrogen-rich water inhibits intimal hyperplasia in arterialized vein grafts in rats

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    Sun, Qiang; Kawamura, Tomohiro; Masutani, Kosuke; Peng, Ximei; Sun, Qing; Stolz, Donna B.; Pribis, John P.; Billiar, Timothy R.; Sun, Xuejun; Bermudez, Christian A.; Toyoda, Yoshiya; Nakao, Atsunori

    2012-01-01

    Aims Arterialized vein grafts often fail due to intimal hyperplasia. Hydrogen potently protects organs and cells from many insults via its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. We investigated the efficacy of oral administration of hydrogen-rich water (HW) for prevention of intimal hyperplasia. Methods and results The inferior vena cava was excised, stored in cold Ringer solution for 2 h, and placed as an interposition graft in the abdominal aorta of syngeneic Lewis rats. HW was generated by immersing a magnesium stick in tap water (Mg + 2H2O ? Mg (OH)2 + H2). Beginning on the day of graft implantation, recipients were given tap water [regular water (RW)], HW or HW that had been subsequently degassed water (DW). Six weeks after grafting, the grafts in the rats given RW or DW had developed intimal hyperplasia, accompanied by increased oxidative injury. HW significantly suppressed intimal hyperplasia. One week after grafting, the grafts in HW-treated rats exhibited improved endothelial integrity with less platelet and white blood cell aggregation. Up-regulation of the mRNAs for intracellular adhesion molecules was attenuated in the vein grafts of the rats receiving HW. Activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, and MMP-9 was also significantly inhibited in grafts receiving HW. In rat smooth muscle cell (A7r5) cultures, hydrogen treatment for 24 h reduced smooth muscle cell migration. Conclusion Drinking HW significantly reduced neointima formation after vein grafting in rats. Drinking HW may have therapeutic value as a novel therapy for intimal hyperplasia and could easily be incorporated into daily life. PMID:22287575

  4. Role of dipyridamole-echocardiography test in the evaluation of coronary reserve after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Biagini, A; Maffei, S; Baroni, M; Levantino, M; Zanobini, M; Piacenti, M; Borzoni, G; Pugliese, S; Comite, C; Salvatore, L

    1991-01-01

    The object of this study was to assess the usefulness of the dipyridamole-echocardiography test in the early evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting, when the use of an exercise stress test is precluded. We studied 39 consecutive patients (37 men and two women, mean age 57.3 years) referred to our institute for elective coronary artery bypass. Five patients had single, 12 patients double, 20 patients triple vessel disease, and two had left main stem disease. Nineteen left internal mammary artery grafts, 20 sequential grafts, and 39 single vein grafts were performed. All the patients were subjected to the test before (time range 1 to 3 days) and after (time range 6 to 10 days) the operation in the absence of therapy. Dipyridamole was administered intravenously 0.56 mg/kg over 4 minutes (low dose); if no effect was apparent, an additional 0.28 mg/kg over 2 minutes (high dose) was given. During the test, blood pressure and a twelve-lead electrocardiogram were monitored. An arbitrary wall motion score was derived by dividing the left ventricle into six regions and grading from 0 to 3-normokinetic, hypokinetic, akinetic, and dyskinetic zones. Preoperatively the test was positive in 38 patients as evidenced by wall motion abnormalities (36 patients had electrocardiographic changes) and in one patient by electrocardiographic changes and chest pain; 22 tests were positive after the low dose and 17 after the high dose. Angina was present in 33 patients. Mean wall motion score was 1.64 per patient in the basal condition and 4.03 per patient after the test (p less than 0.001). After coronary bypass in three patients the test was positive at the same dosage that was used preoperatively, as shown by wall motion abnormalities (in two patients by electrocardiographic changes, as well). Four patients had symptoms. Furthermore, at 6 months' follow-up, a treadmill stress test performed in these three patients was positive for ischemia and angina. The wall motion score was 1.25 per patient in the basal condition and 1.53 per patient after the test (no significant difference). When the preoperative wall motion score obtained after dipyridamole echocardiography was compared with the postoperative score, a statistically significant difference was seen: 4.03 per patient versus 1.53 per patient (p less than 001). In eight patients we observed an improvement of basal myocardial contractility after the operation, which indicates the reversibility of wall motion abnormalities observed before coronary bypass. In conclusion our data show that the dipyridamole-echocardiography test is a suitable method for the early assessment of bypass grafting when other methods, exercise dependent, are not indicated.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:1986152

  5. Use of extracorporeal life support for emergency coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Panda, Biswa Ranjan; Prabhu, Anil; Provenzano, Sylvio; Karl, Tom

    2013-01-01

    A 14-year old boy was admitted with an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery (RCA) from the left sinus of Valsalva, with an interarterial course of the narrow proximal segment. He underwent coronary ostial augmentation and main pulmonary artery translocation to the left pulmonary artery. In the post-cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) period, he developed thrombotic occlusion of the RCA resulting in arrhythmia and ventricular dysfunction, requiring extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the form of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation rather than CPB. After confirming this complication by cardiac catheterization, the right coronary artery territory was revascularized with a pedicled right internal thoracic artery graft. The entire procedure was performed on a beating heart using a stabilizer during ECLS. This strategy may be useful in situations with unstable haemodynamics and a low risk of blood loss. PMID:23478345

  6. Ten Year Experience with Prosthetic Graft Infections Involving the Femoral Artery

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    Siracuse, Jeffrey J; Nandivada, Prathima; Giles, Kristina A; Hamdan, Allen D; Wyers, Mark C; Chaikof, Elliot L; Pomposelli, Frank B; Schermerhorn, Marc L

    2013-01-01

    Background Prosthetic graft infection is a major complication of peripheral vascular surgery. We investigated our institutions experience over ten years with bypass grafts involving the femoral artery to determine the incidence and risk factors for prosthetic graft infection. Methods A retrospective cohort single institution review of prosthetic bypass grafts involving the femoral artery from 20012010 evaluated patient demographics, body mass index, comorbidities, indications, location of bypass, type of prosthetic material, case urgency, previous ipsilateral bypass or percutaneous interventions; and evaluated the incidence of graft infections, amputations, and mortality. Results There were 496 prosthetic grafts identified with a graft infection rate of 3.8% (n=19) at a mean follow-up of 27 months. Multivariable analysis shows that redo bypass (HR 5.8, 95% CI 2.215.0), active infection at time of bypass (HR 5.2, 95% CI 1.914.2), female gender (HR 4.5, 95% CI 1.612.7), and diabetes mellitus (HR 4.6, 95% CI 1.514.3) were significant predictors of graft infection. Graft infection was predictive of major lower extremity amputation (HR 9.8, 95% CI 3.527.1) as was preoperative tissue loss (HR 4.7, 95% CI 1.811.9). Graft infection did not predict long term mortality, however chronic renal insufficiency (HR 2.3, 95% CI 1.63.4), tissue loss (HR 1.4, 95% CI 1.01.9), and active infection (HR 2.3, 95% CI 1.63.4) did. Infected grafts were removed 79% of the time. Staphylococcus epidermidis (37%) and Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (26%) were the most common pathogens isolated. Conclusions Redo-bypass, female gender, diabetes, and active infection at time of bypass are associated with a higher risk for prosthetic graft infection and major extremity amputation, but do not confer an increased risk of mortality. Autologous vein for lower extremity bypass and endovascular interventions should be considered when feasible in high-risk patients. PMID:23312940

  7. Pseudoaneurysm of a branch of left internal mammary artery: a late and potentially fatal complication after redo-sternotomy.

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    Falconieri, Fabio; Raevsky, Evgeny; Davies, Simon; Moat, Neil

    2015-06-01

    Post-sternotomy pseudoaneurysms of the internal mammary arteries (IMAs) and their branches are rare and often present with rupture-associated haemothorax and haemodynamic instability. In those cases, urgent surgical correction or embolization can be the treatment of choice. Traumatic chest injuries might lead to IMA branch injury as well; after cardiac surgery, injuries to these branches during sternal closure can be an extremely rare cause of pseudoaneurysm. We describe the case of a 78-year old lady with a left IMA branch pseudoaneurysm, arising from left sternal edge a few weeks after redo-sternotomy for mitral valve surgery. We also describe its non-surgical successful repair. PMID:25788578

  8. Monitoring changes in heart tissue temperature and evaluation of graft function after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

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    Lekas, Raimundas; Jakuska, Povilas; Krisciukaitis, Algimantas; Veikutis, Vincentas; Dzemyda, Gintautas; Mickevicius, Tomas; Mork?naite, Kristina; Vilke, Alina; Treigys, Povilas; Civinskiene, Genuvaite; Andriuskevicius, Jonas; Vanagas, Tomas; Skauminas, Kestutis; Bernatoniene, Jurga

    2009-01-01

    Thermography is a relatively new contact-free method used in experimental and clinical studies and in cardiovascular surgery to investigate the myocardium and coronary artery function. Objects of complex study included mongrel dogs and patients with coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac surgery. For active dynamic thermography, we used a thermovision camera "A20V" (FLIR Systems, USA). Our data indicate that both experimental and clinical study performed on beating hearts could be an important approach to interoperation inspection of autovenous graft function. An infrared camera also can be successfully used to determine the extent of ischemic damage to the myocardium, heart, and blood vessels during surgery as a significant prognostic tool for evaluating outcome after cardiac operation. PMID:19357452

  9. Endoscopic Versus "No-Touch" Saphenous Vein Harvesting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Trade-Off Between Wound Healing and Graft Patency.

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    Kopjar, Tomislav; Dashwood, Michael R

    2016-02-01

    The advantage in terms of wound infection, wound healing, and scarring has resulted in the recent adoption of endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) as a standard of care for coronary artery bypass grafting in some centers. However, concerns regarding the quality of these grafts have been raised after recent evidence of decreased graft patency, increased reoperation rate, and myocardial infarct, problems that are associated with vascular trauma caused when using this technique. Simultaneously, an atraumatic, "no-touch" technique for harvesting the saphenous vein was developed producing grafts with improved patency comparable to the internal thoracic artery. However, wound complications remain a problem using this technique. This review outlines the need to consider the poor graft quality that may result from EVH and raises the question what is likely to be the "best practice principle" in saphenous vein harvesting? PMID:25972395

  10. Giant saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm to right posterior descending artery presenting with superior vena cava syndrome

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    Vargas-Estrada, Andres; Edwards, Dianna; Bashir, Mohammad; Rossen, James; Zahr, Firas

    2015-01-01

    Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) pseudoaneurysms, especially giant ones, are rare and occur as a late complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. This condition affects both genders and typically occurs within the sixth decade of life. The clinical presentation ranges from an asymptomatic incidental finding on imaging studies to new onset angina, dyspnea, myocardial infarction or symptoms related to compression of neighboring structures. An 82-year-old woman presented with acute onset back pain, dyspnea and was noted to have significantly engorged neck veins. In the emergency department, a chest computed tomographic angiogram with intravenous contrast revealed a ruptured giant bilobed SVG pseudoaneurysm to the right posterior descending artery (RPDA). This imaging modality also demonstrated compression of the superior vena cava (SVC) by the SVG pseudoaneurysm. Coronary angiogram with bypass study was performed to establish the patency of this graft. Endovascular coiling and embolization of the SVG to RPDA was initially considered but disfavored after the coronary angiogram revealed preserved flow from the graft to this arterial branch. After reviewing the angiogram films, a surgical strategy was favored over a percutaneous intervention with a Nitinol self-expanding stent since the latter would have not addressed the superior vena cava compression caused by the giant pseudoaneurysm. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated SVC compression by the giant pseudoaneurysm cranial lobe. Our patient underwent surgical ligation and excision of the giant pseudoaneurysm and the RPDA was regrafted successfully. In summary, saphenous vein grafts pseudoaneurysms can be life-threatening and its therapy should be guided based on the presence of mechanical complications, the patency of the affected vein graft and the involved myocardial territory viability. PMID:26131340

  11. Patient-specific multiscale modeling of blood flow for coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Sankaran, Sethuraman; Esmaily Moghadam, Mahdi; Kahn, Andrew M; Tseng, Elaine E; Guccione, Julius M; Marsden, Alison L

    2012-10-01

    We present a computational framework for multiscale modeling and simulation of blood flow in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients. Using this framework, only CT and non-invasive clinical measurements are required without the need to assume pressure and/or flow waveforms in the coronaries and we can capture global circulatory dynamics. We demonstrate this methodology in a case study of a patient with multiple CABGs. A patient-specific model of the blood vessels is constructed from CT image data to include the aorta, aortic branch vessels (brachiocephalic artery and carotids), the coronary arteries and multiple bypass grafts. The rest of the circulatory system is modeled using a lumped parameter network (LPN) 0 dimensional (0D) system comprised of resistances, capacitors (compliance), inductors (inertance), elastance and diodes (valves) that are tuned to match patient-specific clinical data. A finite element solver is used to compute blood flow and pressure in the 3D (3 dimensional) model, and this solver is implicitly coupled to the 0D LPN code at all inlets and outlets. By systematically parameterizing the graft geometry, we evaluate the influence of graft shape on the local hemodynamics, and global circulatory dynamics. Virtual manipulation of graft geometry is automated using Bezier splines and control points along the pathlines. Using this framework, we quantify wall shear stress, wall shear stress gradients and oscillatory shear index for different surgical geometries. We also compare pressures, flow rates and ventricular pressure-volume loops pre- and post-bypass graft surgery. We observe that PV loops do not change significantly after CABG but that both coronary perfusion and local hemodynamic parameters near the anastomosis region change substantially. Implications for future patient-specific optimization of CABG are discussed. PMID:22539149

  12. Giant saphenous vein graft pseudoaneurysm to right posterior descending artery presenting with superior vena cava syndrome.

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    Vargas-Estrada, Andres; Edwards, Dianna; Bashir, Mohammad; Rossen, James; Zahr, Firas

    2015-06-26

    Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) pseudoaneurysms, especially giant ones, are rare and occur as a late complication of coronary artery bypass grafting. This condition affects both genders and typically occurs within the sixth decade of life. The clinical presentation ranges from an asymptomatic incidental finding on imaging studies to new onset angina, dyspnea, myocardial infarction or symptoms related to compression of neighboring structures. An 82-year-old woman presented with acute onset back pain, dyspnea and was noted to have significantly engorged neck veins. In the emergency department, a chest computed tomographic angiogram with intravenous contrast revealed a ruptured giant bilobed SVG pseudoaneurysm to the right posterior descending artery (RPDA). This imaging modality also demonstrated compression of the superior vena cava (SVC) by the SVG pseudoaneurysm. Coronary angiogram with bypass study was performed to establish the patency of this graft. Endovascular coiling and embolization of the SVG to RPDA was initially considered but disfavored after the coronary angiogram revealed preserved flow from the graft to this arterial branch. After reviewing the angiogram films, a surgical strategy was favored over a percutaneous intervention with a Nitinol self-expanding stent since the latter would have not addressed the superior vena cava compression caused by the giant pseudoaneurysm. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated SVC compression by the giant pseudoaneurysm cranial lobe. Our patient underwent surgical ligation and excision of the giant pseudoaneurysm and the RPDA was regrafted successfully. In summary, saphenous vein grafts pseudoaneurysms can be life-threatening and its therapy should be guided based on the presence of mechanical complications, the patency of the affected vein graft and the involved myocardial territory viability. PMID:26131340

  13. The Role of Preexisting Pathology in the Development of Neointimal Hyperplasia in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts

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    Kon, Zachary N.; White, Charles; Kwon, Michael H.; Judy, Jean; Brown, Emile N.; Gu, Junyan; Burris, Nicholas S.; Laird, Patrick C.; Brown, Talitha; Brazio, Phillip S.; Gammie, James; Brown, James; Griffith, Bartley P.; Poston, Robert S.

    2014-01-01

    Objective Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) used for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) often develop a gradual luminal narrowing over the first year due to neointimal hyperplasia (NH). Although the basic science of NH is well studied, our clinical understanding of this issue is limited. The purpose of this cohort study was to investigate clinical risk factors for NH by monitoring luminal narrowing within SVG using multichannel CT angiography (CTA). Methods Thirty patients underwent CABG involving SVG (N = 44) and arterial grafts (N = 36). Patient variables were recorded and the baseline quality of each conduit determined intraoperatively by analyzing surplus segments for intima-media thickness ratio (IMT) by histology and matrix metalloproteinase-2 by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Percent luminal narrowing (%LN) was calculated for each patent graft by comparing the CTA appearance on day 5 to a repeat study at 1 y. Results Compared with arterial grafts, SVG showed significantly higher IMT at baseline (0.9 0.65 versus 0.22 0.17, P < 0.0001) and more %LN over the first year (6.9 7.5 versus 25.3 13.3% LN, P< 0.0001). Of all of the measured variables, the only significant predictors of %LN included baseline IMT (r = 0.58, P = 0.002) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 levels (r = 0.60, P = 0.002) in SVG. Conclusions The degree of NH at baseline, a phenomenon exclusive to SVG and not found in arterial grafts, was significantly related to the development of lumen loss in the conduit over the first year after CABG. The study of SVG using serial CTA may provide unique insights into the natural history of SVG remodeling and to identify factors that influence the long-term function of this conduit. PMID:17631906

  14. Preservation of the accessory renal arteries after endovascular repair of common iliac artery aneurysm using kissing stent grafts.

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    Hosaka, Akihiro; Miyata, Tetsuro; Nishiyama, Ayako; Miyahara, Takuya; Hoshina, Katsuyuki; Shigematsu, Kunihiro

    2016-02-01

    Exclusion of the accessory renal arteries (ARAs) is required during endovascular aneurysm repair if they arise from the sealing zone or aneurysm sac. Here, we report a case of successful endovascular treatment for a common iliac artery aneurysm located close to the aortic bifurcation and associated with nephrotic syndrome in a 51-year-old man. The bilateral ARAs were successfully preserved using kissing stent grafts. During surgery, the proximal ends of endografts inserted from the bilateral femoral arteries were adjusted so that they met at the same level in the aorta, and simultaneous balloon dilatation was performed. This method can be a useful treatment option for common iliac aneurysms in cases with large ARAs. PMID:24939080

  15. Changes in Heart Rate Variability after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Clinical Importance of These Findings

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    Lakusic, Nenad; Mahovic, Darija; Cerkez Habek, Jasna; Novak, Miroslav; Cerovec, Dusko

    2015-01-01

    Heart rate variability is a physiological feature indicating the influence of the autonomic nervous system on the heart rate. Association of the reduced heart rate variability due to myocardial infarction and the increased postinfarction mortality was first described more than thirty years ago. Many studies have unequivocally demonstrated that coronary artery bypass grafting surgery generally leads to significant reduction in heart rate variability, which is even more pronounced than after myocardial infarction. Pathophysiologically, however, the mechanisms of heart rate variability reduction associated with acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass grafting are different. Generally, heart rate variability gradually recovers to the preoperative values within six months of the procedure. Unlike the reduced heart rate variability in patients having sustained myocardial infarction, a finding of reduced heart rate variability after coronary artery bypass surgery is not considered relevant in predicting mortality. Current knowledge about changes in heart rate variability in coronary patients and clinical relevance of such a finding in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting are presented. PMID:26078960

  16. Stent-Graft Treatment for Bleeding Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

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    Suzuki, Kojiro Mori, Yoshine; Komada, Tomohiro; Matsushima, Masaya; Ota, Toyohiro; Naganawa, Shinji

    2009-07-15

    We report two cases of intraperitoneal bleeding from superior mesenteric artery (SMA) pseudoaneurysm after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma. In both cases, a stent-graft was deployed on the main SMA to exclude pseudoaneurysm and to preserve blood flow to the bowel. Bleeding stopped after the procedure. One patient was able to be discharged but died from carcinoma recurrence 4 months later. The other patient died of sepsis and stent-graft infection 5 months later. These patients remained free of intraperitoneal rebleeding during the follow-up period.

  17. Endovascular Repair of Acute Symptomatic Pararenal Aortic Aneurysm With Three Chimney and One Periscope Graft for Complete Visceral Artery Revascularization

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    Brechtel, Klaus Ketelsen, Dominik; Endisch, Andrea; Heller, Stephan; Heuschmid, Martin; Stock, Ulrich A.; Kalender, Guenay

    2012-04-15

    PurposeTo describe a modified endovascular technique for complete revascularization of visceral and renal arteries in symptomatic pararenal aortic aneurysm (PRAA).TechniqueArterial access was surgically established in both common femoral arteries (CFAs) and the left subclavian artery (LSA). Revascularization of the left renal artery, the celiac trunk, and the superior mesenteric artery was performed through one single sheath via the LSA. Suitable covered stents were put in the aortic branches but not deployed. The right renal artery was accessed over the left CFA. Due to the longitudinal extension of the presented aneurysm two stent-grafts were introduced via the right CFA. After deploying the aortic stent-grafts, all covered stents in the side branches were deployed consecutively with a minimum overlap of 5 mm over the cranial and caudal stent-graft edges. Simultaneous ballooning was performed to fully expand all stent-grafts and warranty patency. Conclusion: This is the first report in the literature of chimney grafting in PRAA for complete revascularization of visceral and renal branches by using more than two covered stents introduced from one side through one single sheath. However this technique is modified, it should be used only in bailout situations when branched stent-grafts are not available and/or surgery is not suitable.

  18. Coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass through sternotomy and minimally invasive procedure.

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    Buffolo, E; Gerola, L R

    1997-12-01

    Coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is now an accepted technique of myocardial revascularization in a special subset of patients. This paper presents our total experience in 1761 cases operated on since September 1981 until April 1997 out of a total of 9164 patients revascularized with the conventional technique during this period of time. Among the 1761 patients, 53 (3%) were operated on by minimally invasive surgery. The overall applicability was 19.2% and the most common grafted arteries were left anterior descending artery (LAD), right coronary artery (RCA), and diagonal. Results indicate that the operation can be performed with an acceptable mortality (2.3%) and that all types of arterial conduits can be used. The incidence of major postoperative complications were significantly lower in this group of patients when compared with our patients receiving conventional myocardial revascularization. Most importantly there was decrease cost when the procedure was used because no extracorporeal circulation cardioplegia sets or other cannulas were used. We conclude based on in this fifteen years experience that the technique of myocardial revascularization in a beating heart is justified, safe and can offer to selected patients the best option of coronary insufficiency surgical treatment. PMID:9464590

  19. [Hemorrhage from the subclavian artery after lung cancer resection treated by stent graft placement].

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    Endo, Katsuhiko; Nakayama, Takuya; Suda, Hisao; Tanaka, Hironori; Hato, Motoki; Zennami, Syuji; Nakamae, Katsumi; Nishida, Tsutomu

    2015-03-01

    We present a case of a 79-year-old man with right apical invasive lung cancer which was treated by induction radiotherapy followed by right upper lobectomy with chest wall resection. Four days after the operation, hemorrhage from the funicular structure in the cupula of the parietal pleura was observed, and hemostasis was achieved by ligation and fibrin sheet pasting. At the time, we were not able to detect the hemorrhage from the subclavian artery. Two days after the 1st hemostasis, hemorrhage reccurred. Hemorrhage from the inferior border of the subclavian artery was observed, and hemostasis was achieved by direct suture and fibrin sheet pasting. One day after the 2nd hemostasis, re-recurrent hemorrhage occurred. Stent graft placement was performed under local anesthesia. No hemorrhage occurred after the stent graft placement. PMID:25743553

  20. Coronary artery surgery: now and in the next decade.

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    Ennker, J C; Ennker, I C

    2012-01-01

    In coronary artery surgery the superiority of the internal mammary artery graft in 10-year survival was documented in 1986. In 1999 it was demonstrated that death, reoperation and percutaneous transluminary coronary angioplasty were more frequent in patients undergoing single rather than bilateral internal mammary artery grafting. Today coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is challenged by the success story of modern interventional cardiology. The Syntax Study, however, clearly underlined the better outcome for patients with triple-vessel and/or left main disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting in terms of repeat revascularization. Another point of ongoing discussion is the comparison between on-pump and off-pump coronary artery revascularization techniques. Even if mixed results exists in the literature, in experienced hands the combination of aortic no-touch and total arterial revascularization, probably leads to the superiority in off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in terms of significantly decreased rates of mortality, stroke, major adverse cardiac and cerebral vascular events. Coronary artery surgery in the next decade will be influenced by the further progression of minimally invasive surgical principles and by a variety of other factors. The role of robotics and hybrid surgery has yet to be defined. Alternatives within surgery will not only need to move to a less disruptive strategy (e.g. from on-pump to off-pump bypass) but also have to secure sustained innovation, as we can be sure that the current coronary artery bypass grafting activity will change substantially. PMID:23439278

  1. Simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass graft and nephrectomy.

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    Dedeilias, Panagiotis; Roussakis, Antonios; Koletsis, Efstratios N; Kouerinis, Ilias; Balaka, Christina; Apostolakis, Efstratios; Malovrouvas, Dimitrios

    2008-01-01

    We report the one-stage surgical management of a 68-year-old patient with renal cell carcinoma and serious hematuria combined with coronary artery disease and unstable angina. After the accomplishment of coronary revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass, we proceeded to nephrectomy and resection of the renal tumor at the same time. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, and at 17 months of follow-up, the patient showed no signs of recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, such a case has never been reported before in the literature. PMID:19017005

  2. Indices of oxidative stress in urine of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Gerritsen, W B; Aarts, L P; Morshuis, W J; Haas, F J

    1997-10-01

    Indices of oxidative stress in urine were measured in twenty patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting. Hypoxanthine, xanthine and uric acid were measured in urine, as markers of ischaemia together with malondialdehyde, which is a marker for lipid peroxidation. To correct for renal dysfunction during coronary artery bypass grafting the creatinine concentration was measured in urine and plasma. The creatinine concentration in plasma increases significantly during surgery, from 84 +/- 23 mumol/l to 133 +/- 52 mumol/l, whereas the creatinine concentration in urine decreases significantly, from 8.29 +/- 4.45 mmol/l to 2.70 +/- 1.01 mmol/l, during reperfusion. For reasons of comparison, the values of the observed measurements in urine are expressed per mol creatinine. The hypoxanthine and xanthine excretions both increase significantly, from 15.0 +/- 7.3 and 10.9 +/- 5.7 mmol/mol creatinine, respectively, after induction of anaesthesia to a maximum of 33.1 +/- 16.7 and 17.4 +/- 11.1 mmol/mol creatinine, respectively, during reperfusion. The malondialdehyde excretion increases significantly, from 1.38 +/- 0.80 mmol/mol creatinine after induction of anaesthesia to a maximum of 3.87 +/- 1.87 mmol/mol creatinine during reperfusion. The purines and malondialdehyde in urine (expressed as a ratio of creatinine), increase during coronary artery bypass grafting as a consequence of oxygen mediated tissue injury. PMID:9368790

  3. Effects of Resistance Exercise Applied Early After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Ximenes, Nayana Nazar Pessoa Sousa; Borges, Daniel Lago; Lima, Reijane Oliveira; Silva, Mayara Gabrielle Barbosa e; da Silva, Luan Nascimento; Costa, Marina de Albuquerque Gonalves; Baldez, Thiago Eduardo Pereira; Nina, Vincius Jos da Silva

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of resistance exercise applied early after coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS It is a randomized controlled trial with 34 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting between August 2013 and May 2014. Patients were randomized into two groups by simple draw: a control group (n=17), who received conventional physical therapy and an intervention group (n=17), who received, additionally, resistance exercise. Pulmonary function and functional capacity were evaluated in preoperative period and hospital discharge by spirometry and the six-minute walk test. For statistical analysis, we used the following tests: Shapiro-Wilk, Mann-Whitney, Student's t and Fisher's exact. Variables with P<0.05 were considered significant. RESULTS Groups were homogeneous in terms of demographic, clinical and surgical variables. Resistance exercise exerted no effect on pulmonary function of intervention group compared to control group. However, intervention group maintained functional capacity at hospital discharge measured by percentage of predict distance in 6MWT (54.122.7% vs. 52.515.5%, P=0.42), while control group had a significant decrease (59.211.1% vs. 50.69.9%, P<0.016). CONCLUSION Our results indicate that resistance exercise, applied early, may promote maintenance of functional capacity on coronary artery bypass grafting patients, having no impact on pulmonary function when compared to conventional physical therapy.

  4. Association of pre and intraoperative variables with postoperative complications in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Gimenes, Camila; Barrile, Silvia Regina; Martinelli, Bruno; Ronchi, Carlos Fernando; Arca, Eduardo Aguilar; Gimenes, Rodrigo; Okoshi, Marina Politi; Okoshi, Katashi

    2013-01-01

    Objective To associate the pre- and intraoperative variables with postoperative complications of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Methods The pre- and intraoperative risk factors of individuals of both genders with diagnosis of coronary insufficiency undergoing coronary artery bypass graft have been studied. Results Fifty-eight individuals with median age 62 ± 10 year-old were included in the study, 67% of whom were male. Fourteen (24.1%) patients were smokers, 39 (67.2%) had previous myocardial infarction history, 11 (19%) had undergone coronary angioplasty, 74% had hypertension, 27% had diabetes mellitus, 64% had dyslipidemia and 15.5% had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eighteen (31%) patients presented postoperative complications, most frequent being: infection in surgical incision, difficulties in deambulation, dyspnea, urinary infection and generalized weakness. Male patients had fewer complications than females (P=0.005). Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remained hospitalized for longer time periods (P=0.019). Postoperative complications occurred in 50% of the patients with creatinine increased, while only 27.1% of the patients with normal value of creatinine had complications (P=0.049). In addition, complications occurred in 50% of the patients with diabetes mellitus, while only 23.8% of patients without diabetes mellitus had complications (P=0.032). The intraoperative factors showed no statistically significant differences. Conclusion The preoperative factors are associated with postoperative complications in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. PMID:24598958

  5. Decellularized porcine saphenous artery for small-diameter tissue-engineered conduit graft.

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    Xiong, Yun; Chan, Wing Yue; Chua, Alvin W C; Feng, Jiajun; Gopal, Pamela; Ong, Yee Siang; Song, Colin

    2013-06-01

    Decellularized xenografts have been identified as potential scaffolds for small-diameter vascular substitutes. This study aimed to develop and investigate a biomechanically functional and biocompatible acellular conduit using decellularized porcine saphenous arteries (DPSAs), through a modified decellularization process using Triton X-100/NH4 OH solution and serum-containing medium. Histological and biochemical analysis indicated a high degree of cellular removal and preservation of the extracellular matrix. Bursting pressure tests showed that the DPSAs could withstand a pressure of 1854 164 mm Hg. Assessment of in vitro cell adhesion and biocompatibility showed that porcine pulmonary artery endothelial cells were able to adhere and proliferate on DPSAs in static and rotational culture. After interposition into rabbit carotid arteries in vivo, DPSAs showed patency rates of 60% at 1 month and 50% at 3 months. No aneurysm and intimal hyperplasia were observed in any DPSAs. All patent grafts showed regeneration of vascular elements, and thrombotic occlusion was found to be the main cause of graft failure, probably due to remaining xenoantigens. In conclusion, this study showed the development and evaluation of a decellularization process with the potential to be used as small-diameter grafts. PMID:23566255

  6. New Technologies in Coronary Artery Surgery

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    Taggart, David; Nir, Rony-Reuven; Bolotin, Gil

    2013-01-01

    Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death in developed countries. Major recent studies such as SYNTAX and FREEDOM have confirmed that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the gold standard treatment in terms of survival and freedom from myocardial infarction and the need for repeat revascularization. The current review explores the use of new technologies and future directions in coronary artery surgery, through 1) stressing the importance of multiple arterial conduits and especially the use of bilateral mammary artery; 2) discussing the advantages and disadvantages of off-pump coronary artery bypass; 3) presenting additional techniques, e.g. minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting, hybrid, and robotic-assisted CABG; and, finally, 4) debating a novel external stenting technique for saphenous vein grafts. PMID:23908868

  7. Thoracic Stent Graft with Distal Fenestration for the Superior Mesenteric Artery for Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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    2014-01-01

    An 86-year-old man with a 75-mm TAA that terminated just above the celiac artery was treated with a customized Zenith stent graft that had a distal fenestration for the superior mesenteric artery (SMA). Because angiography demonstrated a type IB endoleak, an additional extension stent graft was deployed, and coil embolization of the aneurysmal sac was performed. Three months later, there was no endoleak and good visceral blood flow. Placement of a fenestrated thoracic stent graft with a scallop-like fenestration for the SMA is a promising procedure for the treatment of TAAs with a short distal neck. PMID:24995061

  8. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting versus optimal medical therapy alone: effectiveness of incomplete revascularization in high risk patients

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    Prestipino, Filippo; Spadaccio, Cristiano; Nenna, Antonio; Sutherland, Fraser WH; Beattie, Gwyn W; Lusini, Mario; Nappi, Francesco; Chello, Massimo

    2016-01-01

    Background Geriatric patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) are a challenging group to treat; these cases elicit discussion within heart teams regarding the actual benefit of undertaking major surgery on these patients and often lead to abandon the surgical option. Percutaneous procedures represent an important option, but coronary anatomy may be unfavorable. Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) provides good quality graft on left anterior descending (LAD) without exposing the patient to cardiopulmonary bypass, and might be the ideal choice in patients with multiple comorbidities, not eligible to percutaneous or on-pump procedures. The objective of this study was to compare survival during a mid-term follow-up in high-risk patients with no percutaneous alternative, either treated with OPCAB or discharged in medical therapy. Methods We retrospectively evaluated from June 2008 to June 2013, 83 high-risk patients with multivessel CAD were included: 42 were treated with incomplete off-pump revascularization using left internal mammary artery (LIMA) on LAD; 41 were discharged in optimal medical therapy (OMT), having refused surgery. Follow-up ended in March 2015, with a telephonic interview. Primary endpoint was survival from all-cause mortality; secondary endpoints were survival from cardiac-related mortality and freedom from non-fatal major adverse cardiac events (MACEs). Results During follow up, 11 deaths in OPCAB group and 27 deaths in OMT group occurred. Death was due to cardiac factors in 6 and 15 patients, respectively. MACEs were observed in 6 patients in OPCAB group and in 4 patients in OMT group. With regards to survival from all-cause mortality, patients who underwent OPCAB survived more than those discharged in OMT (Log Rank < 0.001), and OMT group carries a propensity score-adjusted hazard ratio of 3.862 (P < 0.001). With regards to survival from cardiac-related events, patients who underwent OPCAB survived more than those discharged in OMT (Log Rank = 0.002), and OMT group carries a propensity score-adjusted hazard ratio of 3.663 (P = 0.010). There is no statistically significant difference concerning freedom from MACEs (Log Rank = 0.273). Conclusions For high-risk patients with multivessel CAD, not eligible to on-pump complete revascularization surgery or percutaneous procedures, incomplete revascularization with OPCAB LIMA-on-LAD offers benefits in survival when compared to OMT alone. PMID:26918009

  9. Massive Bleeding from Guidewire Perforation of an External Iliac Artery: Treatment with Hand-made Stent-Graft Placement.

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    Mehta, Vimal; Pandit, Bhagya Narayan; Mehra, Pratishtha; Nigam, Arima; Vyas, Aniruddha; Yusuf, Jamal; Mukhopadhyay, Saibal; Trehan, Vijay

    2016-01-01

    We report life-threatening bleeding from an external iliac artery perforation following guidewire manipulation in a patient with atherosclerotic iliac artery disease. This complication was successfully managed by indigenous hand-made stent-graft made from two peripheral stents in the catheterization laboratory. PMID:26021596

  10. Depression and Anxiety following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: Current Indian Scenario

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    Saini, Rajiv; Bakhla, Ajay Kumar; Singh, Jaswinder

    2016-01-01

    Epidemiological studies have shown a high prevalence of coronary artery disease among the Indian Population. Due to increasing availability and affordability of tertiary care in many parts of India, carefully selected patients undergo coronary artery bypass surgery to improve cardiac function. However, the procedure is commonly associated with depression and anxiety which can adversely affect overall prognosis. The objective of this review is to highlight early identifiable symptoms of depression and anxiety following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in Indian context so as to facilitate prompt intervention for better outcome. The current review was able to establish firm evidence in support of screening for depression and anxiety following CABG. Management of depression and anxiety following CABG is briefly reviewed.

  11. Successful Covering of a Hepatic Artery Aneurysm with a Coronary Stent Graft

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    Sakai, Hidetsugu; Urasawa, Kazushi; Oyama, Naotsugu; Kitabatake, Akira

    2004-09-15

    In a 54-year-old woman with liver cirrhosis who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation, the postoperative course was complicated by aneurysm formation in the hepatic artery. Abdominal ultrasonography showed a daily increase in the size of the aneurysm in spite of careful management including strict rest and continuous intravenous infusion of antihypertensive agents. Since the patient's poor systemic status was a major obstruction to operative resection, transcatheter therapy was thought more preferable. We evaluated the lesion with intravascular ultrasonography as an adjunct to angiography and a dissection with a flap was well visualized. The aneurysm was covered with a commercially available stent-graft, designed for treatment of the coronary artery. This is a rare case in which a Jostent was implanted into the hepatic artery after liver transplantation.

  12. Endovascular Exclusion of Visceral Artery Aneurysms with Stent-Grafts: Technique and Long-Term Follow-up

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    Rossi, Michele; Rebonato, Alberto Greco, Laura; Citone, Michele; David, Vincenzo

    2008-01-15

    This paper describes four cases of visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) successfully treated with endovascular stent-grafts and discusses the endovascular approach to VAAs and the long-term results. Four balloon expandable stent-grafts were used to treat three splenic artery aneurysms and one bleeding common hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. The percutaneous access site and the materials were chosen on the basis of CT angiography findings. In all cases the aneurysms were successfully excluded. In one case a splenic infarction occurred, with nonrelevant clinical findings. At 16- to 24-month follow-up three patients had patent stents and complete exclusion and shrinkage of the aneurysms. One patient died due to pancreatitis and sepsis, 16 days after successful stenting and exclusion of a bleeding pseudoaneurysm. We conclude that endovascular treatment using covered stent-grafts is a valid therapeutic option for VAAs. Multislice CT preoperative study helps in planning stent-graft positioning.

  13. Twenty-year follow-up of saphenous vein aortocoronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Ulicny, K S; Flege, J B; Callard, G M; Todd, J C

    1992-02-01

    The clinical records of our first 100 patients to undergo saphenous vein aortocoronary bypass grafting were reviewed. The procedures were performed between March 19, 1970, and March 30, 1972. The patient population included 84 men, and the mean age was 51.4 years. There were 12 patients with single-vessel disease, 36 with double-vessel disease, and 52 with triple-vessel disease, for an average of 2.4 involved vessels per patient. Forty-eight patients were judged to have diffuse atherosclerotic disease. Twelve patients had left main coronary artery stenoses. Each patient received an average of 1.8 saphenous vein grafts. Thirty-six patients underwent repeat coronary artery bypass grafting after an average of 132.8 months and received an average of 3.5 grafts. This resulted in cumulative reoperative rates of 5%, 14%, 27%, and 36% at 5, 10, 15, and 20 years, respectively. The 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year survival rates were 89.8%, 68.4%, 53.1%, and 40.8%, respectively. Survival was not significantly related to the cause of death, cardiac-related causes being predominant. There were no significant relationships between the length of survival and sex, the number of grafts received, or the presence of left main stenosis. Survival was inversely related to age at initial operation (p = 0.046) as well as initial left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (p = 0.033). Survival positively correlated with the occurrence of triple-vessel disease (p = 0.031) and the presence of diffuse disease (p = 0.0077).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:1731665

  14. Bilateral Renal Artery Aneurysm: Percutaneous Treatment with Stent-Graft Placement

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    Gandini, R.; Spinelli, A.; Pampana, E.; Fabiano, S.; Pendenza, G. Simonetti, G.

    2006-10-15

    A 51-year-old man with an 8-year history of hypertension (170/115 mmHg with two drugs) and altered renal function (5.6 mg/dl serum creatinine, 101 mg/dl BUN) was referred to our Department to evaluate the renal arteries and rule out renovascular hypertension. Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance angiography revealed significant bilateral renal artery stenosis and the presence of bilateral renal artery aneurysms. A self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered nitinol stent-graft was deployed in each renal artery to treat the stenoses and to exclude the aneurysm. Postprocedural digital subtraction angiography confirmed the resolution of the renal artery stenoses and the complete exclusion of the aneurysms. At the 6 month follow-up, color Doppler confirmed normal patency of the renal arteries with complete exclusion of the aneurysms and significant reduction of the blood pressure (130/85 mmHg with one drug) and serum creatinine levels (2.1 mg/dl)

  15. Prevalence Pattern of Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease among Patients Presenting for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Oman

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    Pieris, Rajeeva Rivikath; Al-Sabti, Hilal Ali; Al-Abri, Qasim Saleh Abdullah; Rizvi, Syed Gauhar Alam

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To identify the pattern of prevalence of risk factors in patients presenting for coronary artery bypass grafting at a single center in Oman. Methods All patients who had coronary artery bypass grafting between March 2008 to March 2010 were included and data were obtained from history and laboratory investigations. The prevalence rates of eight conventional risk factors are presented as a retrospective single center observational study. Results Out of 146 total patients, 107 (73.29%) were male. The age ranged from 31 to 87 years old. The mean age was 58.18 ± 10.08 years (males = 56.81 ± 10.42, females = 61.95 ± 7.97). Hypertension was present in 119 patients (81.51%), 115 patients (78.77%) had dyslipidemia, 107 patients (73.29%) were male, 79 patients (54.11%) had diabetes mellitus, 70 patients (47.95%) were over the age of 60 years, 41 patients (28.08%) gave a history of smoking, 31 patients (21.23%) were obese, and 19 patients (13.01%) gave a positive family history. Conclusions The most common risk factor was hypertension, followed by dyslipidemia, male gender, diabetes mellitus, old age, smoking, obesity and positive family history; 87.7% had three or more risk factors. The females in this study were older than the males and had more risk factors at presentation. The most common combination of factors seen together was diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and male gender. PMID:24936271

  16. Characterization of evolving biomechanical properties of tissue engineered vascular grafts in the arterial circulation.

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    Udelsman, Brooks V; Khosravi, Ramak; Miller, Kristin S; Dean, Ethan W; Bersi, Matthew R; Rocco, Kevin; Yi, Tai; Humphrey, Jay D; Breuer, Christopher K

    2014-06-27

    We used a murine model to assess the evolving biomechanical properties of tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) implanted in the arterial circulation. The initial polymeric tubular scaffold was fabricated from poly(lactic acid)(PLA) and coated with a 50:50 copolymer of poly(caprolactone) and poly(lactic acid)(P[PC/LA]). Following seeding with syngeneic bone marrow derived mononuclear cells, TEVGs (n=50) were implanted as aortic interposition grafts in wild-type mice and monitored serially using ultrasound. A custom biaxial mechanical testing device was used to quantify the in vitro circumferential and axial mechanical properties of grafts explanted at 3 or 7 months. At both times, TEVGs were much stiffer than native tissue in both directions. Repeated mechanical testing of some TEVGs treated with elastase or collagenase suggested that elastin did not contribute significantly to the overall stiffness whereas collagen did contribute. Traditional histology and immunostaining revealed smooth muscle cell layers, significant collagen deposition, and increasing elastin production in addition to considerable scaffold at both 3 and 7 months, which likely dominated the high stiffness seen in mechanical testing. These results suggest that PLA has inadequate in vivo degradation, which impairs cell-mediated development of vascular neotissue having properties closer to native arteries. Assessing contributions of individual components, such as elastin and collagen, to the developing neovessel is needed to guide computational modeling that may help to optimize the design of the TEVG. PMID:24702863

  17. Characterization of Evolving Biomechanical Properties of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts in the Arterial Circulation

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    Udelsman, Brooks V.; Khosravi, Ramak; Miller, Kristin S.; Dean, Ethan W.; Bersi, Matthew R.; Rocco, Kevin; Yi, Tai; Humphrey, Jay D.; Breuer, Christopher K.

    2014-01-01

    We used a murine model to assess the evolving biomechanical properties of tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) implanted in the arterial circulation. The initial polymeric tubular scaffold was fabricated from (poly)lactic acid (PLA) and coated with a 50:50 copolymer of (poly)caprolactone and (poly)lactic acid (P[PC/LA]). Following seeding with syngeneic bone marrow derived mononuclear cells, the TEVGs (n=50) were implanted as aortic interposition grafts in wild-type mice and monitored serially using ultrasound. A custom biaxial mechanical testing device was used to quantify in vitro the circumferential and axial mechanical properties of grafts explanted at 3 or 7 months. At both times, the TEVGs were much stiffer than native tissue in both directions. Repeat mechanical testing of some TEVGs treated with elastase or collagenase suggested that elastin did not contribute significantly to the overall stiffness whereas collagen did contribute. Traditional histology and immunostaining revealed smooth muscle cell layers, significant collagen deposition, and increasing elastin production in addition to considerable scaffold at both 3 and 7 months, which likely dominated the high stiffness seen in mechanical testing. These results suggest that PLA has inadequate in vivo degradation, which impairs cell-mediated development of vascular neotissue having properties closer to native arteries. Assessing contributions of individual components, such as elastin and collagen, to the developing neovessel is needed to guide computational modeling that may help to optimize the design of the TEVG. PMID:24702863

  18. An Infected Aneurysm of the Vertebral Artery Treated with a Stent-graft: A Case Report

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    HASHIMOTO, Kenji; ISAKA, Fumiaki; YAMASHITA, Kohsuke

    2015-01-01

    In a 75-year-old man, a growing vertebral artery aneurysm at the C3/4 intervertebral level was found at postoperative evaluation of cervical abscess, which was diagnosed as a complication of sepsis subsequent to cholangitis. Even after a successful antibiotic treatment and a surgical drainage, the aneurysm grew enough to cause compression of esophagus and trachea. The aneurysm was judged to be infection-related, based on the clinical course and the anatomical vicinity to the abscess. Following a dual antiplatelet treatment (clopidogrel 75 mg and aspirin 100 mg per day) for a week, the patient underwent endovascular treatment of the aneurysm with a stent-graft. Postoperative angiography showed complete obliteration of the aneurysm with preserving patency of the vertebral artery. A dual antiplatelet treatment was continued for 6 months and was changed to a single antiplatelet treatment (clopidogrel 75 mg per day) thereafter. Neither recurrence of the aneurysm nor stent-graft infection was observed for 4 years of follow-up. This case illustrates the potential use of a stent-graft in the treatment of an infected aneurysm. PMID:26437795

  19. Combined MR imaging and numerical simulation of flow in realistic arterial bypass graft models.

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    Papaharilaou, Y; Doorly, D J; Sherwin, S J; Peiro, J; Griffith, C; Cheshire, N; Zervas, V; Anderson, J; Sanghera, B; Watkins, N; Caro, C G

    2002-01-01

    We report methods for (a) transforming a three-dimensional geometry acquired by magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in vivo, or by imaging a model cast, into a computational surface representation, (b) use of this to construct a three dimensional numerical grid for computational fluid dynamic (CFD) studies, and (c) use of the surface representation to produce a stereo-lithographic replica of the real detailed geometry, at a scale convenient for detailed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) flow studies. This is applied to assess the local flow field in realistic geometry arterial bypass grafts. Results from a parallel numerical simulation and MRI measurement of flow in an aorto-coronary bypass graft with various inlet flow conditions demonstrate the strong influence of the graft inlet waveform on the perianastomotic flow field. A sinusoidal and a multi harmonic coronary flow waveform both with a mean Reynolds number (Re) of 100 and a Womersley parameter of 2.7 were applied at the graft inlet. A weak axial flow separation region just distal to the toe was found in sinusoidal flow near end deceleration (Re = 25). At the same location and approximately the same point in the cycle (Re = 30) but in coronary flow, the axial flow separation was stronger and more spatially pronounced. No axial flow separation occurred in steady flow for Re = 100. Numerical predictions indicate a region in the vicinity of the suture line (where there is a local narrowing of the graft) with a wall shear magnitude in excess of five times that associated with fully developed flow at the graft inlet. PMID:12122276

  20. Endovascular salvage of a right brachial artery-right atrium hemodialysis graft using a covered endoprosthesis.

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    Anaya-Ayala, Javier E; Ismail, Nyla; Reardon, Michael J; Peden, Eric K

    2012-01-01

    Creation of a functional hemodialysis access in patients with exhausted peripheral access sites and concomitant central venous occlusive disease (CVOD) is a multifaceted challenge; often requiring complex, innovative solutions, not without their own complications. We present a 57-year-old hemodialysis patient with a history of hypercoagulable disorder and multiple failed arteriovenous accesses. Because of inadequate peripheral access sites and chronic occlusions in superior vena cava, brachiocephalic veins and inferior vena cava, in addition to multiple transhepatic catheter related issues; we decided to perform a right brachial artery to right atrium (RA) hemodialysis graft. The access was used without complications for 18 months at which point he had his first episode of thrombosis; open thrombectomy and percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PTA) at the atrial anastomosis were done with success. The following three months, he endured two more thrombectomies and PTAs. During the last intervention we performed an intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) through the atrial anastomosis, which demonstrated stenosis; and the decision was made to extend the outflow anastomosis with a covered stent into the atrium. Therefore a 10 cm x 10 mm Viabahn stent-graft (W. L. Gore and Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz.) was deployed and post dilated with 8 mm balloon within the graft component. Repeat injection and Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) demonstrated significant improvement and free outflow. The brachial-RA hemodialysis graft could be use immediately and at 5 months has remained fully functional and no reinterventions have been necessary. PMID:22522413

  1. Multiscale modeling and simulation of blood flow in coronary artery bypass graft surgeries

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    Sankaran, Sethuraman; Esmaily Moghadam, Mahdi; Kahn, Andy; Marsden, Alison

    2011-11-01

    We present a computational framework for modeling and simulation of blood flow in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries. We evaluate the influence of shape on the homeostatic state, cardiac output, and other quantities of interest. We present a case study on a patient with multiple CABG. We build a patient-specific model of the blood vessels comprised of the aorta, vessels branching from the top of the aorta (brachiocephalic artery and carotids) and the coronary arteries, in addition to bypass grafts. The rest of the circulatory system is modeled using lumped parameter 0D models comprised of resistances, compliances, inertances and elastance. An algorithm is presented that computes these parameters automatically given constraints on the flow. A Finite element framework is used to compute blood flow and pressure in the 3D model to which the 0D code is coupled at the model inlets and outlets. An adaptive closed loop BC is used to capture the coupling of the various outlets of the model with inlets, and is compared with a model with fixed inlet BC. We compare and contrast the pressure, flowrate, coronary perfusion, and PV curves obtained in the different cases. Further, we compare and contrast quantities of interest such as wall shear stress, wall shear stress gradients and oscillatory shear index for different surgical geometries and discuss implications of patient-specific optimization. I would like to acknowlege AHA for funding this work.

  2. Vein to artery grafts. A quantitative study of revascularization by vasa vasorum and its relationship to intimal hyperplasia.

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    McGeachie, J; Campbell, P; Prendergast, F

    1981-01-01

    Iliolumbar vein to iliac artery grafts were placed in 40 rats by microsurgical technique. Groups of animals were perfused with fixative at eight intervals between one and 20 weeks after operation, and sections of the graft and control arteries (the opposite iliacs) were analyzed microscopically. The revascularization of the graft by capillaries commenced within the first postoperative week. The level of vascularity (capillaries per cross-sectional mm2) increased during the first four weeks, maintained a constant level and declined after week 16. The grafts of the 17--20 week group were substantially less vascular than the earlier groups. Intimal thickening commenced at three to four weeks after operation, i.e. during the period of increasing graft vascularity. The mean intimal proportion of the graft was 14% at four to five weeks and at 17--20 weeks was 35% of the cross-sectional area of the graft wall. However, the actual thickness of the intima did not increase significantly with time, rather the whole graft wall tended to become thinner. At 17--20 weeks grafts which showed a high degree of intimal thickening had significantly fewer capillaries within their walls. Quantitative evidence is presented to suggest that the continued growth of the graft intima may not be supported by a similar increase in the number of vasa vasorum. Therefore, it is suggested that the reduced level of vascularity in grafts with hyperplastic intimae may form an ischemic basis for degenerative changes which are known to take place in some long-term grafts. Images Fig. 1. Fig. 4. Fig. 5. Fig. 6. Fig. 7. PMID:7247528

  3. Evolution of shear stress, protein expression, and vessel area in an animal model of arterial dilatation in hemodialysis grafts

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    Misra, Sanjay; Fu, Alex A.; Misra, Khamal D.; Glockner, James F.; Mukhopadyay, Debabrata

    2010-01-01

    Purpose To evaluate the wall shear stress, protein expression of matrix metalloproteinases-2 (MMP-2), -9 (MMP-9), and the inhibitors (tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), and -2 (TIMP-2)), and vessel area over time in a porcine model for hemodialysis polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts. Materials and methods In 21 pigs, subtotal renal infarction was performed and 28 days later, a PTFE graft was placed to connect the carotid artery to the ipsilateral jugular vein. Phase contrast MR was used to measure blood flow and vessel area at 1, 3, 7, and 14 days after graft placement. Wall shear stress was estimated from Poiseuilles law. Animals were sacrificed at day 3 (N=7), day 7 (N=7), and day 14 (N=7) and expression of MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-1, and TIMP-2 were determined at the grafted and control arteries. Results The mean wall shear stress of the grafted artery was higher than the control artery at all time points (P<0.05). It peaked by day 3 and decreased by days 714 as the vessel area nearly doubled. By days 714, there was a significant increase in active MMP-2 followed by a significant increase in pro and active MMP-9 by day 14 (P<0.05, grafted artery versus control). TIMP-1 expression peaked by day 7 and then decreased while TIMP-2 expression was decreased at days 714. Conclusions The wall shear stress of the grafted artery peaks by day 3 with increased MMP-2 activity by days 714 followed by pro and active MMP-9 by day 14 and the vessel area nearly doubled. PMID:20123196

  4. Coronary endarterectomy in left anterior descending artery combined with coronary artery bypass grafting – midterm mortality and morbidity

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    Domaradzki, Wojciech; Krauze, Jolanta; Kinasz, Leszek; Jankowska-Sanetra, Justyna; Świątkiewicz, Małgorzata; Paradowski, Krzysztof; Cisowski, Marek

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Completeness of myocardial revascularization is essential in surgical treatment of coronary artery disease. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of coronary endarterectomy as an adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the most difficult cases. Material and methods Among 1559 patients who had CABG in our department, the cases of 17 who underwent an adjunct left anterior descending endarterectomy were analyzed. All procedures were performed with median sternotomy, extracorporeal circulation and in mild hypothermia (34°C), by the same surgeon. No coronary artery endarterectomy was planned before surgery. Results There was no infarction or cardiac arrest during hospitalization. Only one patient required mechanical circulatory support (intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation). Each patient was contacted and investigation for major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) was performed. Eleven patients (65%) already underwent midterm clinical evaluation. There was no death, myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular incident during the entire period (mean follow-up at 15.3 months). One patient required urgent coronarography due to chest pain. No other patient had chest pain or significant deterioration of ventricular function in echocardiography. Conclusions Outcomes and potential indications for performing left anterior descending coronary endarterectomy as an adjunct to CABG are discussed. PMID:26855644

  5. Optimal treatment for coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes: percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass graft, and medications.

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    Ito, Hiroshi

    2011-01-01

    There are three strategies for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD): medical therapy, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). With the development of drug-eluting stents, PCI is now widely used as the firstline treatment around the world. The advantage of CABG over PCI, however, remains in patients with left main coronary artery disease, three-vessel disease, and diffuse CAD. PCI and CABG do not exist in isolation because relieving the symptoms of angina is not the goal of treatment of CAD. Secondary prevention with vigorous modification of risk factors should be initiated and maintained. Among coronary risk factors, diabetes mellitus (DM) remains the most important one to predict poor early and late outcomes even in patients undergoing complete revascularization with CABG. Lowering the blood glucose level is important, but strict glycemic control is not necessarily associated with further reduction of cardiovascular events. Modification of insulin resistance with pioglitazone and metformin, lipid-lowering therapy with a statin, lowering blood pressure to <130/80 mmHg, and antiplatelet therapy should be considered in individuals with DM. A major concern is suboptimal modifications of risk factors in patients with DM and CABG in the real world. We should bear in mind this treatment gap and provide medical therapy for patients who need it most. PMID:21225393

  6. Platelet Hyperreactivity in Response to On- and Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Bochsen, Louise; Rosengaard, Lisbeth Bredahl; Nielsen, Allan Bybeck; Steinbrüchel, Daniel A.; Johansson, Pär I.

    2009-01-01

    Abstract: Hypercoagulability has been reported after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) compared with patients undergoing standard coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in platelet reactivity in response to cardiac surgery, both OPCAB and CABG. Platelet reactivity was monitored pre- and postoperatively (days 1 and 4) in elective OPCAB (n = 29) and CABG (n = 24) patients using the maximal amplitude (MA) parameter obtained with thrombelastography. Platelet reactivity was also examined at 1 month in 30 of the 53 patients. Twenty-three percent of the patients (12/53) had a preoperative MA value above normal reference value (MA > 69 mm). By postoperative day 4, 88% of the patients presented with an MA > 69 mm, and significant increases in MA were shown in both groups (p < .0001). Of the 30 patients examined at 1 month after surgery, 75% of the patients with high preoperative MA (6/8) remained at this level. In contrast, only 4.5% of patients with normal preoperative MA (1/22) presented with high MA at day 30. MA has previously been shown to correlate with the incidence of thrombotic and ischemic complications and this study identified 23% of patients needing coronary bypass surgery to be at high risk for recurrent ischemic events at 1 month after surgery, based on the MA. These results suggest that a more aggressive antithrombotic treatment might be warranted for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, both OPCAB and CABG, presenting with a high MA pre- and post-surgery. PMID:19361027

  7. GNAS Gene Variants Affect ?-blockerrelated Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Ochterbeck, Christoph; Fox, Amanda A.; Shernan, Stanton K.; Collard, Charles D.; Lichtner, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Background Cardiac overexpression of the ?-adrenoreceptor (?AR)coupled stimulatory G-protein subunit G?s enhances inotropic responses to adrenergic stimulation and improves survival in mice under ?AR blockade. The authors recently identified three common haplotypes in the GNAS gene encoding G?s, with the greatest G?s protein expression and signal transduction in haplotype *3 carriers and less in haplotype *2 and *1 carriers. The authors tested the hypothesis that these GNAS variants result in altered mortality in patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, particularly in those receiving ?AR blockade. Methods This prospective analysis included 1,627 European ancestry patients undergoing primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Patients were genotyped for two GNAS haplotype tagging single-nucleotide polymorphisms defining three major haplotypes. Up to 5-yr all-cause mortality was estimated using a Cox proportional hazard model; hazard ratios and 95% CIs were calculated while adjusting for demographics, clinical covariates, and the new EuroSCORE II. Results Univariate analysis revealed haplotype-dependent 5-yr mortality rates (*1/*1: 18.9%, *2/*1: 13.7%, *2/*2: 9.3%, *3/*1: 10.6%, *3/*2: 9.1%, and *3/*3: 9.6%; P = 0.0006). After adjustment for other predictors of death, homozygote haplotype *1 carriers showed a doubled risk for death (hazard ratio, 2.2; 95% CI, 1.2 to 3.8; P = 0.006). Considering only patients receiving ?AR blockers (n = 1,267), the adjusted risk of death even tripled (hazard ratio, 3.0; 95% CI, 1.5 to 6.1; P = 0.002). Conclusions GNAS haplotypes independently associate with an increased risk of death after primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These results are most pronounced in patients receiving ?AR blockers, strengthening the rationale for personalized treatment, to decrease medication side effects and improve outcomes. PMID:24755784

  8. Modified T-Graft for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Small-Caliber Femoral Arteries

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    Calderon, Daniel; El-Banayosy, Aly; Koerner, Michael M.; Reed, Amy B.

    2015-01-01

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is generally used as a last resort to provide cardiopulmonary support in patients whose advanced cardiac or respiratory failure does not respond to less invasive treatments. Lower-limb ischemia secondary to the large diameter of the arterial cannula is one of ECMO's major limitations: in patients who have small-caliber arteries, the cannulas can reduce native blood flow. The creation of a T-grafta well-described technique to avoid limb ischemiaenables flow into the ECMO cannula without jeopardizing blood flow to the limb. However, leaving the graft exposed through an open groin wound can result in dislodgment, and it increases the risk of infection. We describe our modification of a conventional T-graft in an 18-year-old woman who had systolic heart failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and small-caliber femoral vessels. We tunneled a polytetrafluoroethylene graft inside a Dacron graft, then ran the combined graft through a subcutaneous tunnel similar to that created for a peripheral bypass. Thus, the graft was protected from environmental exposure and the risk of infection. Our technique seems safer and more secure than the original T-graft technique, and we recommend its consideration during ECMO cannulation. PMID:26664305

  9. Modified T-Graft for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Patient with Small-Caliber Femoral Arteries.

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    Calderon, Daniel; El-Banayosy, Aly; Koerner, Michael M; Reed, Amy B; Aziz, Faisal

    2015-12-01

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is generally used as a last resort to provide cardiopulmonary support in patients whose advanced cardiac or respiratory failure does not respond to less invasive treatments. Lower-limb ischemia secondary to the large diameter of the arterial cannula is one of ECMO's major limitations: in patients who have small-caliber arteries, the cannulas can reduce native blood flow. The creation of a T-graft-a well-described technique to avoid limb ischemia-enables flow into the ECMO cannula without jeopardizing blood flow to the limb. However, leaving the graft exposed through an open groin wound can result in dislodgment, and it increases the risk of infection. We describe our modification of a conventional T-graft in an 18-year-old woman who had systolic heart failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and small-caliber femoral vessels. We tunneled a polytetrafluoroethylene graft inside a Dacron graft, then ran the combined graft through a subcutaneous tunnel similar to that created for a peripheral bypass. Thus, the graft was protected from environmental exposure and the risk of infection. Our technique seems safer and more secure than the original T-graft technique, and we recommend its consideration during ECMO cannulation. PMID:26664305

  10. Intractable Electrical Storm After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Originating in Abnormal Purkinje Fibers.

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    Tokunaga, Chiho; Tsukada, Toru; Sakamoto, Hiroaki; Naruse, Yoshihisa; Yoshida, Kentaro; Sekiguchi, Yukio; Imai, Akito; Aonuma, Kazutaka; Hiramatsu, Yuji

    2016-01-01

    Electrical storm is a rare but critical complication following revascularization in patients with ischemic heart disease. We report the case of a 67-year-old man who developed drug refractory intractable electrical storm after emergent coronary artery bypass grafting for ischemic cardiomyopathy. The electrical storm was successfully eliminated by percutaneous endocardial radiofrequency catheter ablation targeting the abnormal Purkinje-related triggering ventricular premature contractions in a low-voltage zone. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12670 (J Card Surg 2016;31:74-77). PMID:26598230

  11. Comparison of Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Black Versus White Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Efird, Jimmy T; Gudimella, Preeti; O'Neal, Wesley T; Griffin, William F; Landrine, Hope; Kindell, Linda C; Davies, Stephen W; Sarpong, Daniel F; O'Neal, Jason B; Crane, Patricia; Nelson, Margaret A; Ferguson, Thomas Bruce; Chitwood, Walter Randolph; Kypson, Alan P; Anderson, Ethan J

    2016-04-01

    Obesity has been identified as a risk factor for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, no studies have addressed the influence of race on this association. A total of 13,594 patients undergoing first-time, isolated CABG without preoperative AF between 1992 and 2011 were included in our study. The association between body mass index and POAF was compared by race. Relative risk and 95% CIs were computed using maximum likelihood log-binomial regression. Increasing levels of body mass index were associated with higher POAF risk after CABG in black but not white patients (pinteraction = 0.0009). PMID:26857161

  12. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: The Past, Present, and Future of Myocardial Revascularisation

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    Chedrawy, Edgar G.

    2014-01-01

    The development of the heart-lung machine ushered in the era of modern cardiac surgery. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) remains the most common operation performed by cardiac surgeons today. From its infancy in the 1950s till today, CABG has undergone many developments both technically and clinically. Improvements in intraoperative technique and perioperative care have led to CABG being offered to a more broad patient profile with less complications and adverse events. Our review outlines the rich history and promising future of myocardial revascularization. PMID:25374960

  13. Necrotizing Fasciitis Following Endoscopic Harvesting of the Greater Saphenous Vein for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

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    Liliav, Benjamin; Kasabian, Armen

    2011-01-01

    The greater saphenous vein (GSV) remains the most commonly harvested conduit for revascularization in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Published literature shows that minimally invasive vein harvesting techniques have a significantly lower incidence of wound infection rates than conventional open vein harvesting techniques have. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis, an infection with a mortality rate of 30% to 50%, after endoscopic harvesting of the greater saphenous vein to be used as a conduit in a CABG procedure. Though minimally invasive vein harvesting techniques have advantages of smaller incisions and a decreased overall rate of wound infection, clinicians should be aware of this potentially lethal infection that may occur. PMID:21902951

  14. Ultrasound mapping of the long saphenous vein in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Soo, Alan; Noel, Dennis; MacGowan, Simon

    2013-01-01

    Long saphenous vein is the most common conduit utilized for surgical coronary revascularization. Ultrasound-assisted vein assessment is superior to traditional clinical examination of the long saphenous vein in discerning path and suitability for use as a conduit. Preoperative ultrasound mapping of the long saphenous vein is easy and rapidly accomplished allowing optimal surgical site selection, avoiding unnecessary surgical dissection and potential wound complications. We describe the technique of ultrasound mapping of the long saphenous vein and its application to conduit harvest in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. PMID:23470614

  15. Endovascular Tubular Stent-Graft Placement for Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms

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    Okada, Takuya Yamaguchi, Masato; Kitagawa, Atsushi; Kawasaki, Ryota; Nomura, Yoshikatsu; Okita, Yutaka; Sugimura, Kazuro; Sugimoto, Koji

    2012-02-15

    Purpose: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and mid-term outcomes of endovascular tubular stent-graft placement for repair of isolated iliac artery aneurysms (IAAs). Materials and Methods: Between January 2002 and March 2010, 20 patients (7 women and 13 men; mean age 74 years) underwent endovascular repair of 22 isolated IAAs. Two patients underwent endovascular repair for bilateral aneurysms. Ten para-anastomotic aneurysms (45%) developed after open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair with an aorto-iliac graft, and 12 were true aneurysms (55%). Eleven straight and 11 tapered stent-grafts were placed. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) was performed to detect complications and evaluate aneurysmal shrinkage at week 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and once every year thereafter. Non-contrast-enhanced CT was performed in seven patients with chronic kidney disease. Results: All procedures were successful, without serious complications, during the mean (range) follow-up period of 746 days (47-2651). Type II endoleak not requiring treatment was noted in one patient. The mean (SD) diameters of the true and para-anastomotic aneurysms significantly (p < 0.05) decreased from 42.0 (9.3) to 36.9 (13.6) mm and from 40.1 (13.0) to 33.6 (15.8) mm, respectively; the mean (SD) shrinkage rates were 15.1% (20.2%) and 18.9% (22.4%), respectively. The primary patency rate was 100%, and no secondary interventions were required. Four patients (21%) developed transient buttock claudication, and one patient (5%) developed colorectal ischaemia, which was treated conservatively. Conclusion: Endovascular tubular stent-graft placement for the repair of isolated IAAs is safe and efficacious. Tapered stent-grafts of various sizes are required for accurate placement.

  16. Diabetes mellitus and its impact on long-term outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Wit, M A M; de Mulder, M; Jansen, E K; Umans, V A W M

    2013-04-01

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important risk factor for accelerated atherosclerosis and increases cardiovascular disease. Several studies found a higher mortality rate in postoperative diabetic patients than in non-diabetic patients. However, other studies found conflicting evidence on bypass graft dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus. We therefore investigated the influence of diabetes mellitus on the long-term outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). In this prospective study, 936 consecutive CABG patients were included. These patients were divided into three groups: patients without diabetes mellitus, patients with diabetes mellitus using oral drugs (non-insulin-treated DM) and patients with diabetes mellitus using insulin (insulin-treated DM). The three groups were compared for mortality and (angiographic) bypass graft dysfunction. Of the 936 included patients, 720 (76.8%) patients were non-diabetics, 138 (14.7%) were non-insulin-treated DM, and 78 (8.3%) patients were insulin-treated DM. Follow-up was achieved in all patients, at a mean of 33 months. Mortality was significantly higher in patients with insulin-treated DM, compared with non-insulin-treated DM or non-diabetic patients (P = 0.003). Fourteen (1.5%) patients suffered a myocardial infarction after CABG. A coronary angiography was performed in 77 (8.2%) patients during follow-up, proven bypass graft dysfunction was found in 41 (53.2%) patients. There was no significant difference in bypass graft dysfunction between the three groups. Diabetes mellitus has a significant impact on long-term follow-up after coronary surgery. Particularly insulin dependency is related to an increased mortality. However, diabetes has no influence on angiographically proven bypass graft dysfunction. PMID:20857149

  17. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Precipitating Factor for Perioperative Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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    Sehgal, Vishal; jit Singh Bajwa, Sukhminder; Kitabchi, Abbas

    2013-01-01

    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) is a common disease entity in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is not only one of the major complications of Diabetes Mellitus but also a significant challenging clinical entity for the patients undergoing any elective or emergency surgery. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) being done in a patient with DKA has not been reported. We are presenting a rare case with DKA in whom CABG was carried out in a hospital devoted exclusively to cardiac cases. Insulin was given in very large doses as a part of therapeutic regimen and the outcome was favorable. This report concludes that if a patient undergoing urgent cardiac surgery incidentally develops DKA after induction of anesthesia, then the operation can be carried out provided DKA is managed aggressively. Also, major stress factors like cardio pulmonary bypass (CPB) and hypothermia should be avoided and care should be taken to avoid cerebral edema. PMID:23825985

  18. Coronary artery bypass grafting: a precipitating factor for perioperative diabetic ketoacidosis.

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    Sehgal, Vishal; Jit Singh Bajwa, Sukhminder; Kitabchi, Abbas

    2013-01-01

    Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) is a common disease entity in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is not only one of the major complications of Diabetes Mellitus but also a significant challenging clinical entity for the patients undergoing any elective or emergency surgery. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) being done in a patient with DKA has not been reported. We are presenting a rare case with DKA in whom CABG was carried out in a hospital devoted exclusively to cardiac cases. Insulin was given in very large doses as a part of therapeutic regimen and the outcome was favorable. This report concludes that if a patient undergoing urgent cardiac surgery incidentally develops DKA after induction of anesthesia, then the operation can be carried out provided DKA is managed aggressively. Also, major stress factors like cardio pulmonary bypass (CPB) and hypothermia should be avoided and care should be taken to avoid cerebral edema. PMID:23825985

  19. Management of infected peripheral bypass by selective partial graft removal and arterial homograft insertion. Two case reports.

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    Locati, P; Socrate, A M; Costantini, E; Maggiolo, F

    2000-04-01

    We present two cases of partial graft removal and cryopreserved arterial homograft insertion for treatment of patent axillobifemoral (AXB) polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) prosthesis with infection confined only to a part of the graft. In the first patient, infection was confined to the left inguinal site; in the second, there was a cutaneous fistula in the middle prosthetic thoracic tract. Neither patient presented signs of systemic sepsis and radio immunological tests were positive only in a confined tract. After surgery, both patients showed early recovery and currently (mean follow-up 21-month) they are disease-free. Selective partial graft removal appears to give satisfactory results and may reduce the risk of complications compared with total graft removal Moreover, arterial homograft shows greater resistance to infection compared to alloplastic materials, when autologous veins are not available and/or not suitable. PMID:10901543

  20. Dialysis grafts arterial plug: Retrieval using the tulip sheath device in vitro

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    Sharafuddin, Melhem J.; Titus, Jack L.

    1997-03-15

    The 'arterial plug' is a resistant thrombus that frequently persists at the arterial anastomosis of clotted hemodialysis grafts following thrombolytic therapy. We studied the physical and morphological characteristics of the plug and determined the feasibility of transcatheter removal in vitro using the tulip compression thrombectomy system. Sixteen thrombus plugs were recovered during surgical thrombectomy of clotted human dialysis grafts. The physical and gross physical characteristics of all plugs were analyzed. Eight specimens were evaluated microscopically. Transcatheter compression thrombectomy of eight plugs was attempted in vitro. Each plug was embedded in a polyvinyl tube filled with newly clotted blood and connected to a flow circuit. First, balloon-assisted aspiration thrombectomy (BAT) of soft thrombus was performed, while sparing the distal-most segment containing the plug. The tulip sheath was then introduced facing the 'arterial end' of the tube. The thrombus segment containing the plug was pulled back into the tulip mesh using either a 3 Fr Fogarty balloon catheter or a self-expanding rake. The tulip was closed to compress and remove the trapped plug. Near-complete thrombectomy of soft clot was achieved in all tested tubes. Compression and retrieval of the entire arterial plug was successful in all except one, where only partial compression of the plug occurred, presumably due to fibrotic changes. No fragmentation or embolization occurred in the remaining procedures. Spongy consistency was noted in 94% of the specimens. Microscopic evaluation showed organized layered thrombus with compaction in five plugs. Transcatheter removal of a thrombus plug is feasible in vitro using the tulip compression-thrombectomy system.

  1. [Coronary artery bypass grafting for a patient with effort angina pectoris and apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: case report].

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    Seino, R; Matsuzaki, K; Yasuda, K

    2000-11-01

    A sixty-five year old man, known to have had apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (APH) since 1981, presented worsening of angina pectoris. Severe triple coronary artery disease was diagnosed and referred to our department for surgery. He underwent quintruple coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with left internal thoracic artery, left radial artery and saphenous veins. The cardiac index increased from 2.9 to 3.4 l/[symbol: see text]/m2 postoperatively. To our knowledge, this was the second case of CABG for APH in the world. PMID:11079313

  2. Intra-arterial Methylprednisolone Infusion in Treatment-Resistant Graft-Versus-Host Disease

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    Weintraub, Joshua L. Belanger, Adam R.; Sung, Chris C.; Stangl, P. Anondo; Nowakowski, F. Scott; Lookstein, Robert L.

    2010-06-15

    Acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a potentially fatal complication following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Standard primary therapy for acute GVHD includes systemic steroids, often in combination with other agents. Unfortunately, primary treatment failure is common and carries a high mortality. There is no generally accepted secondary therapy for acute GVHD. Although few data on localized therapy for GVHD have been published, intra-arterial injection of high-dose corticosteroids may be a viable option. We treated 11 patients with steroid-resistant GVHD using a single administration of intra-arterial high-dose methylprednisolone. Three patients (27%) died periprocedurally. Four patients (36%) had a partial response to intra-arterial treatment and were discharged on total parenteral nutrition and oral medication. Four patients (36%) had a complete response and were discharged on oral diet and oral medication. No immediate treatment or procedure-related complications were noted. Twenty-seven percent of patients survived long-term. Our preliminary results suggest that regional intra-arterial treatment of steroid-resistant GVHD is a safe and potentially viable secondary therapy in primary treatment-resistant GVHD.

  3. Surgical Treatment of Neonate With Congenital Left Main Coronary Artery Atresia.

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    D'Souza, Travis F; Samuel, Bennett P; Vettukattil, Joseph J; Haw, Marcus P

    2016-01-01

    Left main coronary artery atresia (LMCAA) is a rare congenital malformation with a nonspecific and varied clinical presentation. Ventricular dysfunction and mitral insufficiency are expected ischemic consequences in the neonatal period. Left internal mammary artery (LIMA) bypass grafting (CABG) is uncommon because of the technical difficulties in performing this procedure in neonates. We describe LMCAA revascularization with a LIMA graft and mitral valve repair in a 7-week-old neonate with successful outcome 1 year postoperatively. PMID:26694277

  4. The effectiveness of lavender essence on strernotomy related pain intensity after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Heidari Gorji, Mohammad Ali; Ashrastaghi, Om Golsum; Habibi, Valiollah; Charati, Jamshid Yazdani; Ebrahimzadeh, Mohammad Ali; Ayasi, Mitra

    2015-01-01

    Background: Considering the side effects of pharmacological methods, there has been a suggestion to use nonpharmacological methods such Aromatherapy following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender 2% aromatherapy on sternotomy pain intensity after coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients who have undergone surgery. Materials and Methods: During this clinical trial, 50 patients who were candidates for CABG, were randomly divided into two equal groups, that is, the control group (n = 25) and the case group (n = 25). Following CABG, the case group received two drops of 2% lavender oil every 15 minutes with supplemental oxygen and the control group received only supplemental oxygen through a face mask. The data collection tools comprised of the demographic check list and visual analog scale (VAS) for evaluating the pain intensity. The pain intensity were assessed pre- and five, 30, and 60 minutes post aromatherapy. The final data were analyzed by the t-test and chi-squared test. Results: The findings showed that the pain perception intensity in the case group was lower than that in the control group at the 30- and 60-minute phases after intervention (P < 0.0001). Conclusion: The result indicated that aromatherapy can be used as a complementary method in postoperative pain reduction, as it reduced pain. The patients require two sedative drugs, and moreover, it avoids expenses of treatment. PMID:26261829

  5. Positron emission tomography using fluorine-18 deoxyglucose in evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Tamaki, N.; Yonekura, Y.; Yamashita, K.; Saji, H.; Magata, Y.; Senda, M.; Konishi, Y.; Hirata, K.; Ban, T.; Konishi, J. )

    1989-10-15

    To assess the clinical value of positron emission tomography (PET) in the evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), PET perfusion and metabolic imaging using nitrogen-13 ammonia and fluorine-18 deoxyglucose (FDG) was performed before and 5 to 7 weeks after CABG in 22 patients with coronary artery disease. Postoperative improvement in hypoperfusion was observed more often in the metabolically active segments (62%) than in the inactive segments (27%) on the preoperative PET study (p less than 0.05). Similarly, the postoperative lessening of wall motion abnormality was observed more often in the metabolically active segments (78%) than in the inactive segments (22%) (p less than 0.001). Of 19 asynergic segments showing increased FDG uptake before operation, the postoperative PET revealed a decrease in FDG uptake in 13 (68%) and persistent uptake in 6 (32%). The improvement in asynergy was observed in all the segments that showed a postoperative decrease in FDG uptake, but in only 50% of those with persistent uptake (p less than 0.01). On the other hand, 4 of 5 segments showing a new FDG uptake after operation revealed further wall motion abnormality. Furthermore, the segments metabolically active before operation were more likely to have patent grafts (95%) than the metabolically inactive segments (70%) (p less than 0.05). Thus, preoperative metabolic imaging using PET appears to be useful for predicting the response to CABG. Improvement in metabolic derangement was associated with improvement in regional function after CABG.

  6. In vitro and in vivo characterization of an impervious polyester arterial prosthesis: the Gelseal Triaxial graft.

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    Guidoin, R; Marceau, D; Rao, T J; King, M; Merhi, Y; Roy, P E; Martin, L; Duval, M

    1987-11-01

    Over the years, textile polyester arterial prostheses have acquired an excellent reputation for easy handling and good healing characteristics. Until recently, the main drawback in using them was the need for preclotting. This, however, is no longer true. Nonporous polyester grafts which have been coated with an impervious bioerodible layer during manufacture are now commercially available. The Gelseal Triaxial prosthesis is one of this new generation of grafts. It is manufactured by impregnating a Triaxial prosthesis with a gelatin coating. An in vivo and in vitro evaluation of this new device has found that its water permeability is almost zero. It has good handling and conformability characteristics, and its bursting strength is slightly greater than that of the uncoated prosthesis due, no doubt, to the presence of the gel. The rates of degradation of the gelatin coating have proven to be rapid under both in vitro and in vivo conditions. In fact, only a few traces of the gel were found remaining on the graft after 2 wk in the canine thoracic aorta. In addition, this study has demonstrated that the use of a bioerodible gelatin coating, with its ability to promote cellular regeneration, is a feasible approach with which to achieve earlier and more complete biological healing. PMID:3427141

  7. Covered Stent-Graft Treatment of Traumatic Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysms: A Review

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    Maras, Dimitrios; Lioupis, Christos Magoufis, George; Tsamopoulos, Nikolaos; Moulakakis, Konstantinos; Andrikopoulos, Vasilios

    2006-12-15

    Objective. To review the literature concerning the management with placement of covered stent-grafts of traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) resulting from penetrating craniocervical injuries or skull base fractures. Method. We have reviewed, from the Medline database, all the published cases in the English literature since 1990 and we have added a new case. Results. We identified 20 patients with traumatic extracranial ICA pseudoaneurysms due to penetrating craniocervical injuries or skull base fractures who had been treated with covered stent-graft implantation. Many discrepancies have been ascertained regarding the anticoagulation therapy. In 3 patients the ICA was totally occluded in the follow-up period, giving an overall occlusion rate 15%. No serious complication was reported as a result of the endovascular procedure. Conclusion. Preliminary results suggest that placement of stent-grafts is a safe and effective method of treating ICA traumatic pseudoaneurysms resulting from penetrating craniocervical injuries or skull base fractures. The immediate results are satisfactory when the procedure takes place with appropriate anticoagulation therapy. The periprocedural morbidity and mortality and the early patency are also acceptable. A surveillance program with appropriate interventions to manage restenosis may improve the long-term patency.

  8. Pseudoaneurysm of the Internal Mammary Artery as an Unusual Cause of Post-sternotomy Hemorrhage: The Role of Multislice Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

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    Kamath, Sridhar Unsworth-White, Jonathan; Wells, Irving P.

    2005-04-15

    Pseudoaneurysm of the internal mammary artery (IMA) following median sternotomy is extremely rare. To date, the reported cases are only in single figures. The majority of these pseudoaneurysms were suspected from the clinical presentation, echocardiography or computed tomography (CT) but were only confirmed on contrast angiography. This case report demonstrates the current ability to carry out detailed vascular imaging on a 16-slice CT scanner. This accurate delineation of the pseudoaneurysm allowed targeted therapeutic embolization to be performed without unnecessary angiographic imaging.

  9. The vascularized sural nerve graft based on a peroneal artery perforator for reconstruction of the inferior alveolar nerve defect.

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    Hayashida, Kenji; Hiroto, Saijo; Morooka, Shin; Kuwabara, Kaoru; Fujioka, Masaki

    2015-03-01

    The sural nerve has been described for nerve reconstruction of the maxillofacial region since it provides many advantages. We report a case of a vascularized sural nerve graft based on a peroneal artery perforator for immediate reconstruction after the removal of intraosseous neuroma originating in the inferior alveolar nerve. The patient had a neuroma caused by iatrogenic injury to the inferior alveolar nerve. A 4-cm long neuroma existed in the inferior alveolar nerve and was resected. A peroneal perforator was chosen as the pedicle of the vascularized sural nerve graft for the nerve gap. The graft including the skin paddle for monitoring the perfusion supplied by this perforator was transferred to the lesion. The nerve gap between the two stumps of the inferior alveolar nerve was repaired using the 6-cm long vascularized sural nerve. The perforator of the peroneal artery was anastomosed to the branch of the facial artery in a perforator-to-perforator fashion. There was no need to sacrifice any main arteries. The skin paddle with 1 cm × 3 cm in size was inset into the incised medial neck. Perceptual function tests with a Semmes-Weinstein pressure esthesiometer and two-point discrimination in the lower lip and chin at 10 months after surgery showed recovery almost to the level of the normal side. This free vascularized sural nerve graft based on a peroneal artery perforator may be a good alternative for reconstruction of inferior alveolar nerve defects. PMID:25346479

  10. Edifoligide and Long-Term Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: PREVENT IV 5-Year Results

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    Lopes, Renato D.; Williams, Judson B.; Mehta, Rajendra H.; Reyes, Eric M.; Hafley, Gail E.; Allen, Keith B.; Mack, Michael J.; Peterson, Eric D.; Harrington, Robert A.; Gibson, C. Michael; Califf, Robert M.; Kouchoukos, Nicholas T.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Lorenz, Todd J.; Alexander, John H.

    2013-01-01

    Background Edifoligide, an E2F transcription factor decoy, does not prevent vein graft failure or adverse clinical outcomes at 1-year in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We compared the 5-year clinical outcomes of patients in PREVENT IV treated with edifoligide and placebo and to identify predictors of long-term clinical outcomes. Methods A total of 3014 patients undergoing CABG with at least 2 planned vein grafts were enrolled. Kaplan-Meier curves were generated to compare the long-term effects of edifoligide and placebo. A Cox proportional hazards model was constructed to identify factors associated with 5-year post-CABG outcomes. The main outcome measure was death, myocardial infarction (MI), repeat revascularization, and rehospitalization through 5 years. Results Five-year follow-up was complete in 2865 (95.1%) patients. At 5 years, patients randomized to edifoligide and placebo had similar rates of death (11.7% and 10.7%), MI (2.3% and 3.2%), revascularization (14.1% and 13.9%), and rehospitalization (61.6% and 62.5%). The 5-year composite outcome of death, MI, or revascularization occurred at similar frequency in patients assigned to edifoligide and placebo (26.3% and 25.5%; hazard ratio 1.03 [95% confidence interval 0.891.18]; P=0.721). Factors associated with death, MI, or revascularization at 5 years included diabetes, sex, worst graft quality, peri-index CABG MI, and ejection fraction. Conclusions Up to a quarter of patients undergoing CABG will have a major cardiac event or repeat revascularization procedure within 5 years of surgery. Edifoligide does not affect outcomes following CABG; however, common identifiable baseline and procedural risk factors are associated with long-term outcomes following CABG. PMID:22980305

  11. Endovascular Stenting under Cardiac and Cerebral Protection for Subclavian Steal after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Due to Right Subclavian Artery Origin Stenosis

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    Kiura, Yoshihiro; Okazaki, Takahito; Ichinose, Nobuhiko; Kurisu, Kaoru

    2015-01-01

    Coronary-subclavian steal (CSS) can occur after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the internal thoracic artery (ITA). Subclavian artery (SA) stenosis proximal to the ITA graft causes CSS. We describe a technique for cardiac and cerebral protection during endovascular stenting for CSS due to right SA origin stenosis after CABG. A 64-year-old man with a history of CABG using the right ITA presented with exertional right arm claudication. Angiogram showed a CSS and retrograde blood flow in the right vertebral artery (VA) due to severe stenosis of the right SA origin. Endovascular treatment of the right SA stenosis was planned. For cardiac and cerebral protection, distal balloon protection by inflating a 5.2-F occlusion balloon catheter in the SA proximal to the origin of the right VA and ITA through the right brachial artery approach and distal filter protection of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) through the left femoral artery (FA) approach were performed. Endovascular stenting for SA stenosis from the right FA approach was performed under cardiac and cerebral protection by filter-protection of the ICA and balloon-protection of the VA and ITA. Successful treatment of SA severe stenosis was achieved with no complications. PMID:25874182

  12. Endovascular Stenting under Cardiac and Cerebral Protection for Subclavian Steal after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Due to Right Subclavian Artery Origin Stenosis.

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    Sakamoto, Shigeyuki; Kiura, Yoshihiro; Okazaki, Takahito; Ichinose, Nobuhiko; Kurisu, Kaoru

    2015-03-01

    Coronary-subclavian steal (CSS) can occur after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using the internal thoracic artery (ITA). Subclavian artery (SA) stenosis proximal to the ITA graft causes CSS. We describe a technique for cardiac and cerebral protection during endovascular stenting for CSS due to right SA origin stenosis after CABG. A 64-year-old man with a history of CABG using the right ITA presented with exertional right arm claudication. Angiogram showed a CSS and retrograde blood flow in the right vertebral artery (VA) due to severe stenosis of the right SA origin. Endovascular treatment of the right SA stenosis was planned. For cardiac and cerebral protection, distal balloon protection by inflating a 5.2-F occlusion balloon catheter in the SA proximal to the origin of the right VA and ITA through the right brachial artery approach and distal filter protection of the right internal carotid artery (ICA) through the left femoral artery (FA) approach were performed. Endovascular stenting for SA stenosis from the right FA approach was performed under cardiac and cerebral protection by filter-protection of the ICA and balloon-protection of the VA and ITA. Successful treatment of SA severe stenosis was achieved with no complications. PMID:25874182

  13. Combined Endovascular Repair of a Celiac Trunk Aneurysm Using Celiac-Splenic Stent Graft and Hepatic Artery Embolization

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    Carrafiello, Giampaolo; Rivolta, Nicola; Fontana, Federico; Piffaretti, Gabriele; Mariscalco, Giovanni; Bracchi, Elena; Ferrario, Massimo

    2010-04-15

    Celiac trunk aneurysms are rare and usually asymptomatic lesions. However, treatment is generally warranted to avoid catastrophic rupture. We report a case of a 70-year-old man who sought care for a celiac trunk aneurysm close to the hepatosplenic bifurcation managed endovascularly by using a combined treatment of celiac-splenic stent-graft implantation and hepatic artery embolization.

  14. Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Bohatch Júnior, Milton Sérgio; Matkovski, Paula Dayana; Giovanni, Frederico José Di; Fenili, Romero; Varella, Everton Luz; Dietrich, Anderson

    2015-01-01

    Objective To determine the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing on-pump and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods A retrospective study with analysis of 230 medical records between January 2011 and October 2013 was conducted. Results Fifty-six (24.3%) out of the 230 patients were female. The average age of patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting was 59.91±8.62 years old, and off-pump was 57.16±9.01 years old (P=0.0213). The average EuroSCORE for the on-pump group was 3.37%±3.08% and for the off-pump group was 3.13%±3% (P=0.5468). Eighteen (13.43%) patients who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting developed postoperative atrial fibrillation, whereas for the onpump group, 19 (19.79%) developed this arrhythmia, with no significant difference between the groups (P=0.1955). Conclusion Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting did not reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation in the postoperative period. Important predictors of risk for the development of this arrhythmia were identified as: patients older than 70 years old and presence of atrial fibrillation in perioperative period in both groups, and non-use of beta-blockers drugs postoperatively in the on-pump group. PMID:26313722

  15. Impact of surgical shape on blood flow pattern for patient specific coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

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    Sankaran, Sethuraman; Marsden, Alison

    2010-11-01

    We present a numerical framework for studying blood flow patterns in patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass surgeries. We use a stabilized finite element framework for performing blood flow simulations. Specialized lumped parameter boundary conditions for the coronary arteries, aorta and its branches are utilized. Computational models of CABG patients are constructed from CT scan images. A comprehensive study of how surgical shape affects hemodynamics in patient-specific CABG surgery has not been performed till date. The objective of this work is to study the effect of surgical geometry on blood flow pattern, especially downstream and in the proximity of the suture locations of the bypass graft. Quantities such as energy efficiency, wall shear stresses and its gradients and oscillatory shear index are extracted and compared for different surgical shapes in a systematic fashion. A framework and results for robust optimization of bypass graft anastomoses in unsteady flow will be presented. Implications of surgical geometry on graft patency will be discussed.

  16. Stent-Graft for the Management of Hepatic Artery Rupture Subsequent to Transcatheter Thrombolysis and Angioplasty in a Liver Transplant Recipient

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    Yamakado, Koichiro Nakatsuka, Atsuhiro; Takaki, Haruyuki; Usui, Masanobu; Sakurai, Hiroyuki; Isaji, Shuji; Uemoto, Shinji; Takeda, Kan

    2008-07-15

    Arterial rupture subsequent to angioplasty occurs in about 5% of cases. Thrombolysis with re-establishment of flow without resolving underlying anatomic defects such as hepatic arterial stenosis leads to re-thrombosis. We present a case of arterial anastomotic rupture after thrombolysis and angioplasty of an underlying anastomotic hepatic arterial stenosis. Both the underlying anatomic defect and the rupture were resolved successfully with placement of a stent-graft, with a resultant patent artery for 1 year after the procedure.

  17. Use of the Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft in a challenging high-lying extracranial carotid artery aneurysm.

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    Nigro, Gianluigi; Gatta, Emanuele; Pagliariccio, Gabriele; Grilli, Carlo; Carbonari, Luciano

    2014-03-01

    Extracranial carotid artery aneurysm is a rare condition with relatively significant morbidity and mortality. When surgery is not indicated, endovascular techniques are emerging as the preferred treatment. However, even this approach may be contraindicated due to anatomic factors. We present a case of a high-lying extracranial carotid artery aneurysm with challenging anatomy unsuitable for conventional or endovascular repair. After resecting the aneurysm, the carotid artery was revascularized using the new Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, Ariz). This straightforward procedure turned out to be safe and further reduced the cerebral ischemic time. PMID:23777810

  18. Endovascular treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms: From intentional occlusion of the internal iliac artery to branch iliac stent graft

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    Duvnjak, Stevo

    2016-01-01

    Approximately 20%-40% of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms can have unilateral or bilateral iliac artery aneurysms and/or ectasia. This influences and compromises the distal sealing zone during endovascular aneurysm repair. There are a few endovascular techniques that are used to treat these types of aneurysms, including intentional occlusion/over-stenting of the internal iliac artery on one or both sides, the “bell-bottom” technique, and the more recent method of using an iliac branch stent graft. In some cases, other options include the “snorkel and sandwich” technique and hybrid interventions. Pelvic ischemia, represented as buttock claudication, has been reported in 16%-55% of cases; this is followed by impotence, which has been described in 10%-17% of cases following internal iliac artery occlusion. The bell-bottom technique can be used for a common iliac artery up to 24 mm in diameter given that the largest diameter of the stent graft is 28 mm. There is a paucity of data and evidence regarding the “snorkel and sandwich” technique, which can be used in a few clinical scenarios. The hybrid intervention is comprised of a surgical operation, and is not purely endovascular. The newest branch stent graft technology enables preservation of the anterograde flow of important side branches. Technical success with the newest technique ranges from 85%-96.3%, and in some small series, technical success is 100%. Buttock claudication was reported in up to 4% of patients treated with a branch stent graft at 5-year follow-up. Mid- and short-term follow-up results showed branch patency of up to 88% during the 5-6-year period. Furthermore, branch graft occlusion is a potential complication, and it has been described to occur in 1.2%-11% of cases. Iliac branch stent graft placement represents a further development in endovascular medicine, and it has a high technical success rate without serious complications.

  19. Pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma worsening after leg vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Alshihry, Hind; Chisti, Muzamil Amin; Hamadah, Issam

    2014-01-01

    Acroangiodermatitis (AAD) (synonym, pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma) is a term that encompasses 2 different conditions: (1) AAD of Mali, which refers to skin lesions that mainly develop bilaterally on the lower extremities of patients with chronic venous insufficiency and is an extreme form of stasis dermatitis and (2) Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome, which consists of an arteriovenous malformation that mainly affects the limbs of young patients unilaterally. We present a case of a 68-year-old lady with progressive skin lesions on both lower limbs (right > left) as a result of chronic venous insufficiency that became worse after the leg-vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting was taken from the right leg. Up to our knowledge this is the first case of its kind to be reported. PMID:24894790

  20. Guillain-Barr Syndrome after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery:a Case Report.

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    Hekmat, Manouchehr; Ghaderi, Hamid; Foroughi, Mahnoosh; Mirjafari, S Adeleh

    2016-01-01

    Guillain-Barre syndrome is a neurologic disorder that may appear after infection or major surgery. Guillian-Barre syndrome following cardiac surgery is rare and only based on case reports, and we review all of the published cases. A 52-year-old man after 5 months suffering from chest pain was referred to our hospital and underwent coronary artery bypass graft for 3 vessel disease. The patient was discharged without complication on the 5th postoperative day. He presented Guillain- Barre syndrome after 12 months. He has not completely recovered weakness of upper extremities grade 4/5 with atrophy of both upper extremities remains after 18 months. This disorder is similar to classic GBS. It is important to be alert to de novo autoimmune neurological disorders after cardiac surgery. These disorders are similar to classic autoimmune disease and treated with standard therapies. PMID:26853295

  1. Giant Saphenous Venous Graft Aneurysm with Compression of the Pulmonary Artery: A Rare Cause of Heart Failure

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    Kalavakunta, Jagadeesh K.; Agrawal, Yashwant; Williams, Alicia; Pratt, Jerry W.; Saltiel, Frank

    2015-01-01

    We report a case of a 74-year-old man who presented with dyspnea on exertion and pedal edema. He had five-vessel coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery twenty-six years ago and redo three-vessel CABG done thirteen years later. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) of the heart and coronary vessels demonstrated a giant aneurysm arising from the saphenous venous graft (SVG) to the first obtuse marginal of the left circumflex artery compressing the pulmonary artery (PA). He underwent coronary angiography, confirming the CTA findings. Surgical and percutaneous interventions were offered, but the patient opted for conservative management due to the high risk of morbidity and mortality. PMID:26649205

  2. Combining carotid endarterectomy with off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery is safe and effective

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    Garg, Arun; Bansal, Atma Ram; Singh, Dilip; Mishra, Manisha; Sharma, Pooja; Kasliwal, Ravi Ratan; Trehan, Naresh

    2015-01-01

    Background: We, as neurologists, are frequently consulted to give neurological clearance for surgery in patients who are undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and have suffered from stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in past. Similarly clearance is also sought in another group of patients who, though have not suffered from stroke or TIA, but found to have significant carotid stenosis on routine screening prior to surgery. Cardiac surgeons and anesthetists want to know the risk of perioperative stroke in such patients and should carotid endarterectomy (CEA) be done along with CABG. In absence of any clear-cut guideline, neurologists often fail to give any specific recommendation. Aim: To find out safety and efficacy of synchronous CEA in patients undergoing CABG. Design: Retrospective study. Materials and Methods: Out of 3,700 patients who underwent CABG, 150 were found to have severe carotid stenosis of >70%. Out of this, 46 patients with >80% stenosis (three symptomatic and 43 asymptomatic) and one patient with >70% symptomatic carotid stenosis (TIA within last 2 weeks) were taken for simultaneous CEA along with CABG. These three symptomatic carotid patients had suffered from stroke within last 6 months. Results: One patient with asymptomatic near total occlusion of carotid artery suffered from hyperperfusion syndrome. None suffered from ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction (MI), or death during perioperative period. Conclusion: Combining CEA along with CABG is a safe and effective procedure. PMID:26713014

  3. Percutaneous Stent-Graft Repair of a Mycotic Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm

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    Chou Meichun; Liang Hueilung Pan Huayban; Yang Chienfang

    2006-10-15

    Ruptured mycotic pulmonary pseudoaneurysm is a lethal complication. Emergent surgical repair is usually recommended, but still associated with a high mortality rate. We present a patient in whom mycotic pulmonary pseudoaneurysm was a complication after surgical lobectomy 2 weeks earlier. This patient had suffered from repeated massive hemoptysis. After emergent surgical repair of the ruptured pulmonary artery stump, another episode of massive hemorrhage occurred. The pulmonary arteriogram revealed a segmental stenosis and a large, wide-necked, lobulated pseudoaneurysm at the left proximal pulmonary artery. We deployed a balloon-expandable stent-graft (48 mm in length mounted on a 12 mm x 40 mm angioplasty balloon) across the stenotic segment and the neck of the pulmonary pseudoaneurysm. Hemostasis was achieved immediately and, under a 4-week antibiotic treatment, patient was transferred to a local hospital for medical care. This case report demonstrates the benefit of minimally invasive endovascular therapy in a critically ill patient. A literature review of the etiology and management of mycotic pulmonary pseudoaneurysm is included.

  4. Changes in left ventricular performance related to perioperative myocardial infarction in coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Roberts, A.J.; Spies, S.M.; Lichtenthal, P.R.; Moran, J.M.; Sanders, J.H.; Michaelis, L.L.

    1983-05-01

    Strict electrocardiographic, enzymatic, scintigraphic, and hemodynamic criteria for perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) were defined and related to serial assessments of left ventricular performance during rest and exercise in patients seen early and late after coronary artery bypass graft operation. Global left ventricular performance was determined by radionuclide ventriculography from which changes in the pattern of serial postoperative ejection fractions (EF) were obtained. Patients were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of perioperative MI, and were matched in pairs on the basis of preoperative EF and extent as well as location of coronary artery obstructions. The results indicate that neither short- nor long-term depression in resting EF occurred subsequent to perioperative MI. However, an exercise-related increase in EF eight months postoperatively was depressed in patients who had perioperative MI compared with those who did not. Patients with new Q waves and abnormal postoperative elevation in serum levels of the myocardial isoenzyme of creatine kinase (CK-MB) had a greater early decrease in EF compared with patients without evidence of perioperative MI. However, seven days after operation, the EF in both groups returned to preoperative levels. Patients with abnormal technetium 99m-pyrophosphate scintigrams had changes in perioperative EF similar to those in patients without MI. The presence of low cardiac output syndrome immediately after operation was associated with immediate and short-term decreases in EF, which were not seen in any of the other patient subgroups.

  5. Coronary artery bypass grafting in a patient with active idiopathic cryoglobulinemia: revisiting the issue

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    Fakih, Hafiz Abdul Moiz; Elueze, Emmanuel; Vij, Rajiv

    2016-01-01

    Background Cryoglobulinemia is a cold-reactive autoimmune disease. It is of distinctive importance in cardiac surgery because of the use of hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Cryoglobulins, which activate at variable levels of hypothermia, can cause precipitation during surgery leading to possibly severe leukocytoclastic or necrotizing vasculitis, clinically manifested as ischemic events, such as cutaneous ulcerations, glomerulonephritis, arthritis, or peripheral neuropathies among the most reported associated comorbidities. Management of CPB and systemic protection in this rare but unique scenario requires individualized planning. We report the case of a patient with active cryoglobulinemia who was preoperatively managed with plasmapheresis. He underwent hypothermic coronary bypass with no precipitation and flare during and after surgery. Case presentation We describe the case of a 59-year-old Caucasian male with clinically significant idiopathic cryoglobulinemia and history of recurrent skin lesions and toe amputations secondary to cold exposure. He presented with 2-h duration of chest pain and new onset atrial fibrillation. After cardiac catheterization, a diagnosis of three-vessel coronary artery disease was established and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was scheduled. Because of a high risk of flare-up during surgery, the patient was preemptively treated with two sessions of plasmapheresis before bypass. He then underwent hypothermic CABG. The pre- and perioperative course was unremarkable without any clinical evidence of precipitation. The patient was discharged on day 6 postoperatively without any complications. Conclusion Preoperative plasmapheresis before hypothermic coronary bypass can prevent fatal cryoglobulinemia-related complications in patients with active disease. PMID:26908383

  6. Impact of Intensive Physiotherapy on Cognitive Function after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Cavalcante, Elder dos Santos; Magario, Rosmeiri; Conforti, Csar Augusto; Cipriano Jnior, Gerson; Arena, Ross; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos C.; Buffolo, Enio; Luna Filho, Brulio

    2014-01-01

    Background Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a standard surgical option for patients with diffuse and significant arterial plaque. This procedure, however, is not free of postoperative complications, especially pulmonary and cognitive disorders. Objective This study aimed at comparing the impact of two different physiotherapy treatment approaches on pulmonary and cognitive function of patients undergoing CABG. Methods Neuropsychological and pulmonary function tests were applied, prior to and following CABG, to 39 patients randomized into two groups as follows: Group 1 (control) 20 patients underwent one physiotherapy session daily; and Group 2 (intensive physiotherapy) 19 patients underwent three physiotherapy sessions daily during the recovery phase at the hospital. Non-paired and paired Student t tests were used to compare continuous variables. Variables without normal distribution were compared between groups by using Mann-Whitney test, and, within the same group at different times, by using Wilcoxon test. The chi-square test assessed differences of categorical variables. Statistical tests with a p value ? 0.05 were considered significant. Results Changes in pulmonary function were not significantly different between the groups. However, while Group 2 patients showed no decline in their neurocognitive function, Group 1 patients showed a decline in their cognitive functions (P ? 0.01). Conclusion Those results highlight the importance of physiotherapy after CABG and support the implementation of multiple sessions per day, providing patients with better psychosocial conditions and less morbidity. PMID:25352459

  7. First reported revascularization of complex occlusion of the right coronary artery using the IVUS-guided reverse CART technique via a gastroepiploic artery graft.

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    Dai, Jian; Katoh, Osamu; Zhou, Hua; Kyo, Eisho

    2016-02-01

    When patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery develop ischemia symptoms that cannot be controlled by optimal medical therapy, repeat revascularization is indicated. The revascularization strategy should be based on individual clinical and anatomical characteristics. We report here a challenging patient who presented with recurrent stable angina due to worsening of a proximal right coronary artery (RCA) stenosis to chronic total occlusion (CTO) after anastomosis of the right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) to the posterior descending artery. A soft guidewire was advanced through the right GEA collateral channel to the distal end of the CTO, but the dedicated CTO guidewires could not be advanced across the severely calcified CTO using the retrograde wire crossing or kissing wire techniques. The RCA was eventually revascularized by implantation of drug-eluting stents using the intravascular ultrasound-guided reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking technique. PMID:25148795

  8. Appropriate density of PCL nano-fiber sheath promoted muscular remodeling of PGS/PCL grafts in arterial circulation.

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    Yang, Xin; Wei, Jianhua; Lei, Delin; Liu, Yanpu; Wu, Wei

    2016-05-01

    Cell-free approach represents a philosophical shift from the prevailing focus on cells in vascular tissue engineering. Porous elastomeric grafts made of poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) enforced with polycaprolactone (PCL) nano-fibers degrade rapidly and yield neoarteries nearly free of foreign materials in rat abdominal aorta. However, considering the larger variation of blood pressure and slower host remodeling in human body than in rat, it is important to investigate the in vivo performance of PGS-PCL graft with enhanced mechanical properties, so that optimized arterial grafts could be developed for clinical translation. We acquired increasingly compacted sheath by prolonging the electrospinning period of PCL appropriately, which significantly enforced whole grafts. The rational design of sheath density significantly decreased the risk of dilation, rupture as well as enabling the long-term muscular remodeling. Since 3-12 months after implantation, the PGS grafts with rationally strengthened sheath were remodeled into neoarteries resembled native arteries in the following aspects: high patency rate and even vessel wall thickness; a confluent endothelium and contractile smooth muscle layers; expression of elastin, collagen and glycosaminoglycan; tough and compliant mechanical properties. Although loose sheath may result in rupture of vessel wall, adequate porosity was proved to be essential for sheath structure and directly determined muscular remodeling through M2 macrophage involved constructive remodeling. Therefore, this study confirmed that adequate density of PCL sheath in PGS grafts could initiate stable and high-quality muscular remodeling, which contributes to long-term success in arterial circulation before clinical translation. PMID:26943048

  9. Factors associated with extubation time in coronary artery bypass grafting patients.

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    Rezaianzadeh, Abbas; Maghsoudi, Behzad; Tabatabaee, Hamidreza; Keshavarzi, Sareh; Bagheri, Zahra; Sajedianfard, Javad; Gerami, Hamid; Rasouli, Javad

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, with coronary artery disease being the most common. With increasing numbers of patients, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) has become the most common operation in the world. Respiratory disorder is one of the most prevalent complications of CABG. Thus, weaning off the mechanical ventilation and extubation are of great clinical importance for these patients. Some post-operative problems also relate to the tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation. Therefore, an increase in this leads to an increase in the number of complications, length of hospital stay, and treatment costs. Since a large number of factors affect the post-operative period, the present study aims to identify the predictors of extubation time in CABG patients using casualty network analysis. Method. This longitudinal study was conducted on 800 over 18 year old patients who had undergone CABG surgery in three treatment centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The patients' information, including pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative variables, was retrospectively extracted from their medical records. Then, the data was comprehensively analyzed through path analysis using MPLUS-7.1 software. Results. The mean of extubation time was 10.27 + 4.39 h. Moreover, extubation time was significantly affected by packed cells during the Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB), packed cells after CPB, inotrope use on arrival at ICU, mean arterial pressure 1st ICU, packed cells 1st ICU, platelets 1st ICU, Blood Urea Nitrogen 1st ICU, and hematocrit 1st ICU. Conclusion. Considering all of the factors under investigation, some peri-operative and post-operative factors had significant effects. Therefore, considering the post-operative factors is important for designing a treatment plan and evaluating patients' prognosis. PMID:26644972

  10. Factors associated with extubation time in coronary artery bypass grafting patients

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    Rezaianzadeh, Abbas; Maghsoudi, Behzad; Tabatabaee, Hamidreza; Keshavarzi, Sareh; Bagheri, Zahra; Sajedianfard, Javad; Gerami, Hamid

    2015-01-01

    Background and Objectives. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, with coronary artery disease being the most common. With increasing numbers of patients, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) has become the most common operation in the world. Respiratory disorder is one of the most prevalent complications of CABG. Thus, weaning off the mechanical ventilation and extubation are of great clinical importance for these patients. Some post-operative problems also relate to the tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation. Therefore, an increase in this leads to an increase in the number of complications, length of hospital stay, and treatment costs. Since a large number of factors affect the post-operative period, the present study aims to identify the predictors of extubation time in CABG patients using casualty network analysis. Method. This longitudinal study was conducted on 800 over 18 year old patients who had undergone CABG surgery in three treatment centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. The patients information, including pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative variables, was retrospectively extracted from their medical records. Then, the data was comprehensively analyzed through path analysis using MPLUS-7.1 software. Results. The mean of extubation time was 10.27 + 4.39 h. Moreover, extubation time was significantly affected by packed cells during the Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB), packed cells after CPB, inotrope use on arrival at ICU, mean arterial pressure 1st ICU, packed cells 1st ICU, platelets 1st ICU, Blood Urea Nitrogen 1st ICU, and hematocrit 1st ICU. Conclusion. Considering all of the factors under investigation, some peri-operative and post-operative factors had significant effects. Therefore, considering the post-operative factors is important for designing a treatment plan and evaluating patients prognosis. PMID:26644972

  11. Restoration of Failed Renal Graft Function After Successful Angioplasty of Pressure-Resistant Renal Artery Stenosis Using a Cutting Balloon: A Case Report

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    Peregrin, J. H.; Buergelova, M.

    2009-05-15

    This study is the report of a 37-year-old male with a transplanted kidney from a 3.5-year-old donor: the graft had two arteries transplanted with an aortic patch to an external iliac artery. Four months after transplantation, the graft function deteriorated, together with the development of hypertension. Stenosis of both graft arteries was detected and the patient was referred for angioplasty. The angiographic result was suboptimal, nevertheless, the graft function improved and was more or less stable (serum creatinine, 160-200 {mu}mol/l) for 4 years, along with persistently difficult-to-control hypertension. Five years after transplantation, the graft function deteriorated again and severe graft artery restenosis was detected. The restenosis did not respond to dilatation, graft function failed, hypertension decompensated, and left ventricular failure developed. The patient required dialysis. A cutting balloon angioplasty opened the artery, and kidney function was restored after a few days: the serum creatinine level dropped to 140-160 {mu}mol/l, and the glomerular filtration rate (creatinine clearance) to 0.65 ml/min/1.73 m{sup 2}. The graft function has now been stable for more than 2 years, however, the hypertension is still difficult to control.

  12. Long-term patency (9 1/2 years) and atherosclerosis of a polytetrafluoroethylene (Gortex) coronary artery bypass graft.

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    Vlay, S C; Malik, A Z

    1998-01-01

    The patency of a polytetrafluoroethylene (Gortex) graft 9 1/2 years after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is demonstrated. While this material is not commonly used as a conduit because of limited success in the past, this case demonstrates that, given the right circumstances, long-term patency is possible. Since available conduits for CABG are quite often limited, viable alternatives may be lifesaving and require further evaluation. In addition to mechanical considerations such as size, length, and material, anticoagulation and strict management of hyperlipidemia may be critical. PMID:9474468

  13. Nerve regeneration and elastin formation within poly(glycerol sebacate)-based synthetic arterial grafts one-year post-implantation in a rat model

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    Allen, Robert A.; Wu, Wei; Yao, Mingyi; Dutta, Debaditya; Duan, Xinjie; Bachman, Timothy N.; Champion, Hunter C.; Stolz, Donna B.; Robertson, Anne M.; Kim, Kang; Isenberg, Jeffrey S.; Wang, Yadong

    2013-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the long term performance of cell-free vascular grafts made from a fast-degrading elastic polymer. We fabricated small arterial grafts from microporous tubes of poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) reinforced with polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers on the outer surface. Grafts were interpositioned in rat abdominal aortas and characterized at 1 year post-implant. Grafts remodeled into neoarteries (regenerated arteries) with similar gross appearance to native rat aortas. Neoarteries mimic arterial tissue architecture with a confluent endothelium and media and adventita-like layers. Patent vessels (80%) showed no significant stenosis, dilation, or calcification. Neoarteries contain nerves and have the same amount of mature elastin as native arteries. Despite some differences in matrix organization, regenerated arteries had similar dynamic mechanical compliance to native arteries in vivo. Neoarteries responded to vasomotor agents, albeit with different magnitude than native aortas. These data suggest that an elastic vascular graft that resorbs quickly has potential to improve the performance of vascular grafts used in small arteries. This design may also promote constructive remodeling in other soft tissues. PMID:24119457

  14. Nerve regeneration and elastin formation within poly(glycerol sebacate)-based synthetic arterial grafts one-year post-implantation in a rat model.

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    Allen, Robert A; Wu, Wei; Yao, Mingyi; Dutta, Debaditya; Duan, Xinjie; Bachman, Timothy N; Champion, Hunter C; Stolz, Donna B; Robertson, Anne M; Kim, Kang; Isenberg, Jeffrey S; Wang, Yadong

    2014-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term performance of cell-free vascular grafts made from a fast-degrading elastic polymer. We fabricated small arterial grafts from microporous tubes of poly(glycerol sebacate) (PGS) reinforced with polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers on the outer surface. Grafts were interpositioned in rat abdominal aortas and characterized at 1 year post-implant. Grafts remodeled into "neoarteries" (regenerated arteries) with similar gross appearance to native rat aortas. Neoarteries mimic arterial tissue architecture with a confluent endothelium and media and adventita-like layers. Patent vessels (80%) showed no significant stenosis, dilation, or calcification. Neoarteries contain nerves and have the same amount of mature elastin as native arteries. Despite some differences in matrix organization, regenerated arteries had similar dynamic mechanical compliance to native arteries in vivo. Neoarteries responded to vasomotor agents, albeit with different magnitude than native aortas. These data suggest that an elastic vascular graft that resorbs quickly has potential to improve the performance of vascular grafts used in small arteries. This design may also promote constructive remodeling in other soft tissues. PMID:24119457

  15. Application of Low-Level Laser Therapy Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Surgery

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    Babazadeh, Kamran; Lajevardi, Marjan; Dabaghian, Fataneh Hashem; Mostafavi, Ehsan

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: An attack of acute myocardial infarction (MI) poses the threat of great damage to cardiac tissue. Operative therapeutic modalities such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) may enhance myocardial perfusion in high-grade coronary vasculature occlusions. It has been shown previously that Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) significantly reduces infarct size following induction of myocardial infarction in rats and dogs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of LLLT on cardiac tissue healing markers following grafting operations for coronary vessel occlusion. Methods: Thirty-two cases having each two or three coronary vessel occlusions (2VD/3VD) underwent low-level laser therapy post-CABG, and 28 patients who did not undergo laser therapy were studied as a control group. Diode laser (810 nm, 500 mW) was used as LLLT protocol for 3 successive days post-CABG. Repeated measurements of blood cell count (CBC) and cardiac damage markers (CPK, CPK-MB, LDH) attained before CABG and during the 5 days of LLLT post-operatively, taken at one and 12 hours after daily laser irradiation. Results: In a comparison of the mean levels of the control and laser group, the variables were statistically different on 5th day after intervention for WBC, Neutrophil and Lymphocyte counts and WBC and lymphocyte changes. A statistically significant difference was seen in changes of CPK, CPK-mb and LDH over time P<0.001. Conclusion: It is concluded that low-level laser irradiation after CABG surgery could decrease cardiac cellular damage and help accelerate the repair of cardiac tissue post-operatively. This may lower post-operative disability as well as bed rest period in these patients. PMID:25653805

  16. Emergency Stent Grafting After Unsuccessful Surgical Repair of a Mycotic Common Femoral Artery Pseudoaneurysm in a Drug Abuser

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    Lupattelli, Tommaso; Garaci, Francesco Giuseppe; Basile, Antonio; Minnella, Daniela Paola; Casini, Andrea; Clerissi, Jacques

    2009-03-15

    Mycotic false aneurysm caused by local arterial injury from attempted intravenous injections in drug addicts remains a challenging clinical problem. The continued increase in drug abuse has resulted in an increased incidence of this problem, particularly in high-volume urban centres. In the drug-abusing population, mycotic arterial pseudoaneurysms most often occur because of missed venous injection and are typically seen in the groin, axilla, and antecubital fossa. Mycotic aneurysms may lead to life-threatening haemorrhage, limb loss, sepsis, and even death. Any soft-tissue swelling in the vicinity of a major artery in an intravenous drug abuser should be suspected of being a false aneurysm until proven otherwise and should prompt immediate referral to a vascular surgeon for investigation and management. We report a case of rupturing mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the left common femoral artery treated by surgical resection followed by vessel reconstruction with autologous material. Unfortunately, at the time of discharge a sudden leakage from the vein graft anastomosis occurred, with subsequent massive bleeding, and required emergent endovascular covered stenting. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of femoral artery bleeding in a drug abuser treated by stent graft placement.

  17. Aorto-right atrial fistula secondary to rupture of an occluded old saphenous venous graft to right coronary artery.

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    Balestrini, Carlos Sebastian; Saaibi, Jos Federico; Ortiz, Santiago Navas

    2014-09-01

    We report a case of an acquired aorta-right atrial fistula, secondary to a ruptured proximal anastomosis of an old saphenous vein graft 12 years after a coronary artery bypass surgery, in a 57 year old patient with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. On admission, he presented with congestive heart failure and on examination a continuous murmur was detected on the right parasternal border. Catheterization showed a fistula from the proximal anastomosis of an occluded right coronary artery saphenous vein graft draining to the right atrium with a large left to right shunt. The fistula was successfully occluded by a percutaneous approach with a Life Tech duct occluder with complete resolution of heart failure. The patient was discharged one week afterwards. After a two-year follow-up, the fistula remained occluded. PMID:23404794

  18. The value of exercise radionuclide ventriculography in risk stratification after coronary arterial bypass grafting

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    Iskandrian, A.S.; Hakki, A.H.; Goel, I.P.; Mundth, E.D.; Kane, S.; Schenk, C.

    1985-05-01

    Cardiac events after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) may be related to left ventricular (LV) function, residual coronary artery diseases (CAD), graft occlusion, and progression of CAD. This study examined the value of rest and exercise (EX) radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) done 3-6 mos after CABG in risk stratification in 212 pts. There were 185 men and 27 women, aged 57 +- 8 years (mean +- SD). During a followup period of up to 4 years, (15 +- 10 months), there were 23 cardiac events; 13 pts died of cardiac causes and 20 had non-fatal acute myocardial infarctions. The pts with and without events did not differ in: clinical presentation after CABG (most were asymptomatic), medications and ECG findings at rest and EX. The pts with events had lower EX systolic blood pressure (p < 0.01); resting LV ejection fraction (EF) (p = 0.002), and EX EF (40 +- 18% vs 54 +- 16%, p = 0.002). The change in EF (rest to EX) was not significantly different (l.6 +- 8.2%, vs 2.1 +- 9.2%). Survival analysis (Cox model) identified the EX EF as the best predictor of death and total events (X/sup 2/ = 4.3 and 2.4, p = 0.04 and 0.07 respectively). Actuarial life table analysis showed that the risk increased as the EX EF decreased when pts were grouped into EX EF greater than or equal to 50, 30-49, and <30%, (p < 0.001, Mantel-Cox). Thus, EX RNA is useful in risk stratification after CABG. The EX LVEF is an important descriptor that categorizes pts into different risks groups. The pts at high risk probably require more aggressive followup and continued medical therapy.

  19. Numerical investigation of oxygen mass transfer in a helical-type artery bypass graft.

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    Zheng, Tinghui; Wen, Jun; Jiang, Wentao; Deng, Xiaoyan; Fan, Yubo

    2014-04-01

    Local oxygen lack in arterial walls (hypoxia) plays a very important role in the initiation, progression and development of intimal hyperplasia (IH) and thrombosis. Aiming to find out whether a helical-type artery bypass graft (ABG) is hypoxia beneficial, a numerical study was carried out to compare oxygen transport between a helical-type ABG and a conventional-type ABG. The dimensionless mass transfer coefficient (Sherwood number) was introduced to evaluate the oxygen mass transfer distribution and detailed oxygen wall flux was computed. The results show that the intrinsic geometry of a helical-type ABG resulted in improved hypoxia and the oxygen-depleted fluid located proximally to the occluded section as compared with that of a conventional-type ABG. However, benefits aside, distinct double low regions (low wall shear stress (WSS) and hypoxia) which might be most prone to IH and more localised and thicker boundary layer of oxygen-depleted fluid were observed at the helical-type ABG. This may explain why the helical flow plays a detrimental role at some locations in the human body. In addition, it was observed that although low WSS region was always accompanied with low oxygen supply, the oxygen transport rate did not adjust simultaneously with flow. The change in oxygen distribution usually lagged behind the flow change. A physiological WSS region may be associated with hypoxia condition. This study captured the qualitative trend of oxygen distribution in ABGs and the effect of helical geometry on reducing hypoxia, which is useful in the structural design of swirling flow vascular devices. PMID:22794110

  20. Clinical Evaluation of Poly(2-methoxyethylacrylate) in Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Vang, See N.; Brady, Chad P.; Christensen, Kevin A.; Isler, Jack R.; Allen, Keith R.

    2005-01-01

    Abstract: In an attempt to make cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) less traumatic for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, extracorporeal circuits (ECC) have been modified to achieve this goal. Poly(2-methoxyethylacrylate) (PMEA, X-coating) is a new polymer coating used in the ECC. PMEA studies have shown excellent biocompatibility with the components of blood. In this evaluation, PMEA-coated ECC were compared with control (CTR) circuits with emphasis on hematological parameters, perioperative homologous blood product usage, and clinical outcomes. Patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting were randomized to either a PMEA group (n = 30) or a CTR group (n = 30). Extracorporeal circuit components in the PMEA group were coated except for the cardioplegia delivery device and cannulas. Patients in the CTR group had just the arterial line filter coated. The following hematological parameters were measured: platelet count (PLT), white blood cell count (WBC), red blood cell count (RBC), and hematocrit (Hct). Blood product usage was observed along with clinical outcomes for the following parameters: ventilation time, mediastinal tube output, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital lengths of stay. The preoperative patient profiles were comparable between the two groups. The PMEA group had marginally higher CPB times (134 31.9 vs. 118 33.7 minutes) and cross clamp times (83.9 21.3 vs. 73.7 21.6 minutes), however no significant differences were reached. Platelet count, RBC, and Hct levels were also comparable between groups with no significant differences. However, there was a significant difference in WBC between groups (p = 0.041). Less platelets were administered both intraoperatively and 48 hours postoperatively in the PMEA group. The authors evaluated PMEA-coating by measuring clinical outcomes, such as ventilation time, ICU and hospital lengths of stay, and homologous blood utilization. PMEA patients trended towards less homologous blood transfusions, which helped save an average of $83.41 per patient. Further clinical studies are needed to evaluate the benefits of this new polymer coating. PMID:15804153

  1. Postoperative Complications After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    Ho, Chung-Han; Chen, Yi-Chen; Chu, Chin-Chen; Wang, Jhi-Joung; Liao, Kuang-Ming

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Coronary artery disease is common in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Previous studies have shown that patients with COPD have a higher risk of mortality than those without COPD after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, most of the previous studies were small, single-center studies with limited case numbers (or their only focus was mortality). The aim of our study was to focus on readmission, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute respiratory failure (ARF), cerebrovascular accident, and venous thromboembolism rates after CABG in an Asian COPD population. We conducted a nationwide case–control study in Taiwan using the claims database of hospitalization between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013. Patients with COPD before CABG were defined as the case groups. Each case was propensity score-matched by age, sex, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease, with 2 controls selected from CABG patients without COPD. The outcomes of interest were mortality, wound infection, and the readmission rate over 30 days for the following diseases: AMI, pneumonia, ARF, cerebrovascular accident, and venous thromboembolism. There were 14,858 patients without COPD and 758 patients with COPD who underwent CABG. After propensity score matching, the 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates and AMI were higher in the non-COPD group. The incidences of pneumonia and ARF after CABG were higher in the COPD group. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease does not necessarily lead to mortality, readmission, or AMI after CABG, and the major respiratory complications associated with CABG in patients with COPD were pneumonia and ARF. PMID:26937939

  2. The Performance of Cross-linked Acellular Arterial Scaffolds as Vascular Grafts; Pre-clinical Testing in Direct and Isolation Loop Circulatory Models

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    Pennel, Timothy; Fercana, George; Bezuidenhout, Deon; Simionescu, Agneta; Chuang, Ting-Hsien; Zilla, Peter; Simionescu, Dan

    2014-01-01

    There is a significant need for small diameter vascular grafts to be used in peripheral vascular surgery; however autologous grafts are not always available, synthetic grafts perform poorly and allografts and xenografts degenerate, dilate and calcify after implantation. We hypothesized that chemical stabilization of acellular xenogenic arteries would generate off-the-shelf grafts resistant to thrombosis, dilatation and calcification. To test this hypothesis, we decellularized porcine renal arteries, stabilized elastin with penta-galloyl glucose and collagen with carbodiimide / activated heparin and implanted them as transposition grafts in the abdominal aorta of rats as direct implants and separately as indirect, isolation-loop implants. All implants resulted in high patency and animal survival rates, ubiquitous encapsulation within a vascularized collagenous capsule, and exhibited lack of lumen thrombogenicity and no graft wall calcification. Peri-anastomotic neo-intimal tissue overgrowth was a normal occurrence in direct implants; however this reaction was circumvented in indirect implants. Notably, implantation of non-treated control scaffolds exhibited marked graft dilatation and elastin degeneration; however PGG significantly reduced elastin degradation and prevented aneurismal dilatation of vascular grafts. Overall these results point to the outstanding potential of crosslinked arterial scaffolds as small diameter vascular grafts. PMID:24816365

  3. Alternative Physical Therapy Protocol Using a Cycle Ergometer During Hospital Rehabilitation of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: a Clinical Trial

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    Trevisan, Margarete Diprat; Lopes, Diene Gomes Colvara; de Mello, Renato Gorga Bandeira; Macagnan, Fabrcio Edler; Kessler, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of a cycle ergometer-based exercise program to a standard protocol on the increment of the maximum distance walked during the six-minute walk test in the postoperative rehabilitation of patients submitted to coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS A controlled clinical trial pilot, blinded to the outcome, enrolled subjects who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting in a hospital from Southern Brazil. Subjects were designated for the standard physical rehabilitation protocol or to an alternative cycle ergometer-based protocol through simple random sampling. The primary outcome was the difference in the maximum distance walked in the six-minute walk test before and after the allocated intervention. RESULTS Twenty-four patients were included in the analysis, 10 in the standard protocol and 14 in the alternative protocol group. There was an increment in the maximum distance walked in both groups, and borderline superiority in the intervention group comparing to the control group (312.2 vs. 249.7; P=0.06). CONCLUSION There was an increase in the maximum distance walked in the alternative protocol compared to the standard protocol. Thus, it is postulated that the use of a cycle ergometer can be included in physical rehabilitation in the hospital phase of postoperative coronary artery bypass grafting. However, randomized studies with larger sample size should be conducted to assess the significance of these findings.

  4. Assessment of Wall Shear Stress Changes in Arteries and Veins of Arteriovenous Polytetrafluoroethylene Grafts Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Misra, Sanjay Woodrum, David A.; Homburger, Jay; Elkouri, Stephane; Mandrekar, Jayawant N.; Barocas, Victor; Glockner, James F.; Rajan, Dheeraj K.; Mukhopadhyay, Debabrata

    2006-08-15

    The purpose of the study was to determine simultaneously the temporal changes in luminal vessel area, blood flow, and wall shear stress (WSS) in both the anastomosed artery (AA) and vein (AV) of arteriovenous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts. PTFE grafts were placed from the iliac artery to the ipsilateral iliac vein in 12 castrated juvenile male pigs. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiograpgy with cine phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging was performed. Luminal vessel area, blood flow, and WSS in the aorta, AA, AV, and inferior vena cava were determined at 3 days (D3), 7 days (D7), and 14 days (D14) after graft placement. Elastin von Gieson staining of the AV was performed. The average WSS of the AA was highest at D3 and then decreased by D7 and D14. In contrast, the average WSS and intima-to-media ratio of the AV increased from D3 to D7 and peaked by D14. Similarly, the average area of the AA was highest by D7 and began to approximate the control artery by D14. The average area of the AV had decreased to its lowest by D7. High blood flows through the AA causes a decrease in average WSS and increase in the average luminal vessel area, whereas at the AV, the average WSS and intima-to-media ratio both increase while the average luminal vessel area decreases.

  5. Impact of body mass index on outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and/or valve replacement surgery

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    Costa, Vinícius Eduardo Araújo; Ferolla, Silvia Marinho; dos Reis, Tâmara Oliveira; Rabello, Renato Rocha; Rocha, Eduardo Augusto Victor; Couto, Célia Maria Ferreira; Couto, José Carlos Ferreira; Bento, Alduir

    2015-01-01

    Objective This study aimed to analyze the impact of body mass index on outcomes of 101 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement, or combined valve/ coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in a private hospital in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Methods This was a prospective cross-sectional study of patients undergoing cardiac surgery from May 2009 to December 2012. All patients were followed up from the first day of admission until discharge or death. Patients were divided into three groups according to BMI: normal weight, overweight, and obese. The main outcome measure was the association between BMI and postoperative morbidities and mortality. Results Multivariate analysis identified obesity as an independent predictor of increased risk of surgical reintervention (odds ratio [OR] 13.6; 95%CI 1.1 - 162.9; P=0.046) and reduced risk of bleeding (OR 0.05; 95% CI 0.09 - 0.69; P=0.025). Univariate analysis showed that obesity was associated with increased frequency of wound dehiscence (P=0.021). There was no association between BMI and other complications or mortality in univariate analysis. There was also no association between body mass index and duration of cardiopulmonary bypass, aortic clamping, mechanical ventilation, and intensive care unit or hospital stay. Conclusion Obese individuals undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement, or combined surgery have a higher postoperative risk of surgical reintervention and lower chances of bleeding. PMID:26313724

  6. Increased Expression of Phosphorylated Polo-Like Kinase 1 and Histone in Bypass Vein Graft and Coronary Arteries following Angioplasty

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    Sur, Swastika; Swier, Vicki J.; Radwan, Mohamed M.; Agrawal, Devendra K.

    2016-01-01

    Interventional procedures, including percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) to re-vascularize occluded coronary arteries, injure the vascular wall and cause endothelial denudation and medial vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMCs) metaplasia. Proliferation of the phenotypically altered SMCs is the key event in the pathogenesis of intimal hyperplasia (IH). Several kinases and phosphatases regulate cell cycle in SMC proliferation. It is our hypothesis that increased expression and activity of polo-like kinase-1 (PLK1) in SMCs, following PTCA and CABG, contributes to greater SMC proliferation in the injured than uninjured blood vessels. Using immunofluorescence (IF), we assessed the expression of PLK1 and phosphorylated-PLK1 (pPLK1) in post-PTCA coronary arteries, and superficial epigastric vein grafts (SEV) and compared it with those in the corresponding uninjured vessels. We also compared the expressions of mitotic marker phospho-histone, synthetic-SMC marker, contractile SMC marker, IFN-γ and phosphorylated STAT-3 in the post-PTCA arteries, SEV-grafts, and the uninjured vessels. Immunostaining demonstrated an increase in the number of cells expressing PLK1 and pPLK1 in the neointima of post PTCA-coronary arteries and SEV-grafts compared to their uninjured counterparts. VSMCs in the neointima showed an increased expression of phospho-histone, synthetic and contractile SMC markers, IFN-γ and phosphorylated STAT-3. However, VSMCs of uninjured coronaries and SEV had no significant expression of the aforementioned proteins. These data suggest that PLK1 might play a critical role in VSMC mitosis in hyperplastic intima of the injured vessels. Thus, novel therapies to inhibit PLK1 could be developed to inhibit the mitogenesis of VSMCs and control neointimal hyperplasia. PMID:26820885

  7. Bloodless off pump coronary artery bypass grafting treatment of choice for Jehova's witness patients.

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    Mujanovic, Emir; Bergsland, Jacob; Jahic, Mirza; Djedovic, Samed; Behrem, Adnan; Stanimirovic-Mujanovic, Sanja; Kabil, Emir

    2012-01-01

    Jehovah's witnesses (JW) belong to a religious group refusing to accept blood transfusion Surgical treatment remains a challenge in this subset of patients. From 1945, JW introduced a ban on accepting blood transfusions, even in life-threatening situations while autologous blood must also be refused if it is predeposited-thus excluding preoperative autodonation. However, autologous blood is acceptable if it is not separated from the patients' circulation at any time. The invasive nature of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), the associated decrease of body temperature and the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are major reasons for increased blood loss and high incidence for blood transfusions during and after this procedures. Allogenic blood transfusions are often given and considered necessary in such operations, in spite of increased mortality, morbidity and major adverse outcomes resulting from transfusion. Reduction in the use of blood products should therefore be a general desire for every patient due to the associated risk factors. The evolution of less invasive cardiac surgical approaches, such as CABG without CPB (OPCAB) may contribute to a further reduction of blood transfusion and although these minimally invasive techniques may benefit every patient, they might be particularly valuable for JW. In this report, we present our initial experience in JW patient undergoing OPCAB and the way to use patient blood management for improved surgical outcome in such patient. PMID:22486150

  8. Predictors of hospital readmission two years after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Herlitz, J.; Albertsson, P.; Brandrup-Wognsen, G.; Emanuelsson, H.; Haglid, M.; Hartford, M.; Hjalmarson, A.; Karlson, B. W.; Karlsson, T.; Sandn, W.

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical factors before, and in association with, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) that increase the risk of readmission to hospital in the first two years after surgery. PATIENTS: All patients in western Sweden who had CABG without simultaneous valve surgery between 1 June 1988 and 1 June 1991. METHODS: All patients who were readmitted to hospital were evaluated by postal inquiry and hospital records. RESULTS: A total of 2121 patients were operated on, of whom 2037 were discharged from hospital. Information regarding readmission was missing in four patients, leaving 2033 patients; 44% were readmitted to hospital. The most common reasons for readmission were angina pectoris and congestive heart failure. There were 12 independent significant predictors for readmission: clinical history (a previous history of either congestive heart failure or myocardial infarction, or CABG); acute operation; postoperative complications (time in intensive care unit greater than two days, neurological complications); clinical findings four to seven days after the operation (arrhythmia, systolic murmur equivalent to mitral regurgitation); medication four to seven days after the operation (antidiabetics, diuretics for heart failure, other antiarrhythmics (other than beta blockers, calcium antagonists, and digitalis), and lack of treatment with aspirin). CONCLUSION: 44% of patients were readmitted to hospital two years after CABG. The most common reasons for readmission were angina pectoris and congestive heart failure. Four clinical markers predicted readmission: clinical history; acute operation status; postoperative complications; and clinical findings and medication four to seven days after operation. PMID:9196414

  9. Frequency of myocardial indium-111 antimyosin uptake after uncomplicated coronary artery bypass grafting

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    van Vlies, B.; van Royen, E.A.; Visser, C.A.; Meyne, N.G.; van Buul, M.M.; Peters, R.J.; Dunning, A.J. )

    1990-11-15

    The reported incidence of myocardial damage after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is highly related to the methods used. Since indium-111 monoclonal antimyosin antibody scintigraphy has been shown to be highly specific and sensitive for myocardial necrosis, even in small lesions, uptake of this radiotracer was evaluated after CABG. In 23 consecutive patients without previous myocardial infarction who underwent CABG for stable angina, 80 MBq indium-111 antimyosin was injected on the third postoperative day. Planar images were obtained 48 hours later and analyzed for myocardial uptake of indium-111 antimyosin. Scintigraphic results were related to creatine kinase MB levels, duration of both aortic cross-clamping and cardiopulmonary bypass, and electrocardiographic changes. In all patients surgical procedure and postoperative course was uncomplicated. Indium-111 antimyosin uptake was present in 19 of 23 patients (82%). It was diffused in 7 patients and localized in 12. No pathologic Q waves occurred postoperatively. Fourteen patients exhibited ST-segment changes. No good relation was found among indium-111 antimyosin uptake and creatine kinase MB levels, duration of cross-clamping or bypass, and ST-T changes. It is concluded that some degree of myocardial damage, though silent, is common after CABG.

  10. Electroencephalography findings in patients with acute post coronary artery bypass graft encephalopathy

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    Hanif, Sadia; Sinha, Shobhit; Siddiqui, Khurram A.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To determine the EEG findings associated with acute post coronary artery bypass graft encephalopathy (aPCE), and to study the demographics and neuroimaging findings. Methods: We reviewed the EEG in all patients with the diagnosis of PCE between February 2006 and December 2011. Results: We identified 21 (20 males, and one female) patients with aPCE. The mean age (SD) was 64 (11.2) years. Thirteen patients had altered level of consciousness, and 8 presented with confusion out of which 3 had acute seizures. The EEG patterns observed were: a) generalized theta plus intermixed diffuse delta in 7 (33%); b) generalized theta with focal epileptiform discharges in 5 (24%); c) generalized triphasic pattern in 3 (14%); d) generalized theta with lateralized delta in 3 (14%); e) generalized theta with periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs), and bilateral synchronous periodic epileptiform discharges (BIPLEDs) in 2 (10%); and f) one patient (5%) with electrographic seizures. On EEG/neuroimaging correlation, the EEGs that showed generalized slowing and generalized triphasic patterns had no acute changes on imaging, while the EEGs that showed lateralized slowing, focal epileptiform discharges, electrographic seizures and PLEDs had fresh infarcts. Patients with BIPLEDs had unremarkable imaging. Conclusion: The EEG features such as lateralized slowing, PLEDs, and electrographic seizure were associated with acute cerebral insults. An altered level of consciousness was the most common symptomatology in our cohort, and could possibly be related to hypoxic/toxic-metabolic etiology. Electrographic seizure detected by EEG may clinically present as aPCE. PMID:25274597

  11. Previous percutaneous coronary intervention increases morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Mehta, Gaurav S.; LaPar, Damien J.; Bhamidipati, Castigliano M.; Kern, John A.; Kron, Irving L.; Upchurch, Gilbert R.; Ailawadi, Gorav

    2014-01-01

    Background We hypothesized that the incidence of previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is increasing and that prior PCI influences patient morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods A total of 34,316 patients underwent isolated CABG operations at 16 different statewide, institutions from 2001 to 2008. Patients were stratified into prior PCI (n = 4346; 12.7%) and no prior PCI (n = 29,970). Patient risk factors, intraoperative variables, and outcomes were compared by univariate and multivariate analyses. Results The incidence of prior PCI in CABG has risen from <1% to 22.0% from 2001 to 2008 (P < .001). Prior PCI patients were younger (P < .001) and more commonly had previous myocardial infarction (P < .001), but less commonly had heart failure (P < .001). The operative mortality was similar between groups (2.3% vs 1.9%; P = .13). Prior PCI patients had more major complications (15.0% vs 12.0%; P < .001), longer hospitalization (P = .01), and higher readmission rates (P = .01). Importantly, by multivariate analyses, prior PCI was not associated with mortality, but was an independent predictor of major complications after CABG (odds ratio, 1.15; P = .01). Conclusion The incidence of prior PCI in patients undergoing CABG is increasing. Previous PCI is associated with a higher risk of major complications, greater hospital length of stay, and higher readmission rates after CABG. PMID:22503323

  12. GRK5 polymorphisms and Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Liu, Lu; Zhang, Lijun; Liu, Minjie; Zhang, Yanqun; Han, Xia; Zhang, Zhiqiang

    2015-01-01

    Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a serious yet common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Previous study have identified multiple genetic susceptibility loci for POAF susceptibility after CABG, although some studies are under-powered. However, none of these studies have been conducted among Asians. In current study, we aim to systematically evaluated the previous positive findings for POAF susceptibility after CABG among Chinese population, using a large population-based, two-stage, case-cohort study. From a discovery cohort of 1,348 patients, a total of nine independent loci were evaluated. Six significant SNPs were then assessed in a separately collected validation cohort of 2,000 patients. After adjustment for clinical predictors of POAF, two variants in GRK5 gene (rs4752292, and rs11198893) were replicated with significance were replicated in the validation cohort. The ORs for each additional copy of minor allele were 1.32 (95% CI: 1.151.50, P?=?5.82??10?5) and 1.47 (95% CI: 1.281.69, P?=?1.16??10?7), respectively. In this two-stage independently collected cardiac surgery cohorts, genetic variations in the GRK5 gene are independently associated with POAF risk in patients who undergo CABG surgery in Asians. PMID:26235218

  13. Pyruvate dehydrogenase activity and quantity decreases after coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective observational study

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    Andersen, Lars W.; Liu, Xiaowen; Peng, Teng J.; Giberson, Tyler A.; Khabbaz, Kamal R.; Donnino, Michael W.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) is a key gatekeeper enzyme in aerobic metabolism. The main purpose of this study was to determine if PDH activity is affected by major stress in the form of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) which has previously been used as a model of critical illness. Methods We conducted a prospective, observational study of patients undergoing CABG at an urban, tertiary care hospital. We included adult patients undergoing CABG with or without concomitant valve surgery. Measurements of PDH activity and quantity and thiamine were obtained prior to surgery, at the completion of surgery, and 6 hours post-surgery. Results Fourteen patients were enrolled (age: 67 ± 10 years, 21 % female). Study subjects had a mean 41.7 % (SD: 27.7) reduction in PDH activity after surgery and a mean 32.0% (SD: 31.4) reduction 6 hours after surgery (p < 0.001). Eight patients were thiamine deficient (≤ 7 nmol/L) after surgery compared to none prior to surgery (p = 0.002). Thiamine level was a significantly associated with PDH quantity at all time points (p = 0.01). Post-surgery lactate levels were inversely correlated with post-surgery thiamine levels (r = −0.58 and p = 0.04). Conclusion The stress of major surgery causes decreased PDH activity and quantity, and depletion of thiamine levels. PMID:25526377

  14. Virtual coaching for the high-intensity training of a powerlifter following coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Adams, Richard; Qin, Huanying; Bilbrey, Tim; Schussler, Jeffrey M.

    2015-01-01

    A 55-year-old powerlifter in Tennessee learned about the sport-specific, high-intensity cardiac rehabilitation training available in Dallas, Texas, and contacted the staff by phone. He was recovering from quadruple coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and had completed several weeks of traditional cardiac rehabilitation in his hometown, but the exercise program no longer met his needs. He wanted help in returning both to his normal training regimen and to powerlifting competition but was unable to attend the Dallas program in person. An exercise physiologist with the program devised a virtual coaching model in which the patient was sent a wrist blood pressure cuff for self-monitoring and was advised about exercises that would not harm his healing sternum, even as the weight loads were gradually increased. After 17 weeks of symptom-limited, high-intensity training that was complemented by phone and e-mail support, the patient was lifting heavier loads than he had before CABG. At a powerlifting competition 10 months after CABG, he placed first in his age group. This case report exemplifies the need for alternative approaches to the delivery of cardiac rehabilitation services. PMID:25552808

  15. The application of walking training in the rehabilitation of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Sobczak, Dorota; Dylewicz, Piotr

    2015-09-01

    Walking is regarded as one of the most common and utilitarian activities of everyday life. Rehabilitation programs developed on the basis of this form of activity often constitute the primary method of rehabilitating patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. This paper provides a review of literature concerning various forms of walking training, discussing their impact on the parameters of exercise capacity and verifying the training methods with regard to the current guidelines. Attention is drawn to the diversity of the exercise protocols applied during the early and late stages of rehabilitation and pre-rehabilitation programs including: treadmill walking, walking down the corridor, treadmill walking enriched with virtual reality, and walking as an element of training sessions consisting of many different forms of activities. Exercise protocols were also analyzed in terms of their safety, especially in the case of high-intensity interval training. Despite the variety of the available rehabilitation programs, the training methodology requires constant improvement, particularly in terms of load dosage and the supervision of training sessions. PMID:26702291

  16. Spinal anesthesia reduces postoperative delirium in opium dependent patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Tabatabaie, O; Matin, N; Heidari, A; Tabatabaie, A; Hadaegh, A; Yazdanynejad, S; Tabatabaie, K

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the effect of high spinal anesthesia on postoperative delirium in opium dependent patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The study was conducted in a tertiary referral university hospital on a population of 60 opium dependent patients undergoing CABG surgery. Patients were divided into two groups based on anesthesia protocol. One group were given general anesthesia (GA Group), the other group additionally received intrathecal morphine and bupivacaine (SGA Group). Postoperative delirium (POD) was defined as the main outcome of interest. Incidence of POD was significantly higher in patients of GA Group as compared with those in SGA Group (47% and 17% for GA and SGA respectively; P-value = 0.01). Time to extubation was on average 2.2 h shorter in SGA than in GA (7.1 h and 9.3 h respectively, P-value < 0.001). Intrathecal morphine and bupivacaine reduced the risk of POD after CABG in a population of opium dependent patients. PMID:26455008

  17. Effect of cardiorespiratory fitness on short-term morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Smith, James L; Verrill, Thomas A; Boura, Judy A; Sakwa, Marc P; Shannon, Francis L; Franklin, Barry A

    2013-10-15

    Although preoperative risk assessment for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been evaluated with multiple predictive models, none have incorporated a low level of cardiorespiratory fitness, which represents one of the strongest predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in subjects with and without heart disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate preoperative cardiorespiratory fitness, expressed as METs (1 MET= 3.5ml O2/kg/min), and short-term morbidity and mortality after CABG. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database was queried for patients who underwent CABG from January 2002 to December 2010 at Beaumont Health Systems. Electronic medical records were reviewed for peak or symptom-limited exercise testing <90days before CABG. Peak METs were estimated from the achieved treadmill speed, grade, and duration or the cycle ergometer workload, corrected for body weight. Patients who met eligibility criteria (n= 596) were categorized into 2 groups: those with reduced aerobic capacity (<5 METs [n= 78]) and those achieving ?5 METs (n= 518). Fisher's exact tests were used to compare preoperative aerobic capacity and short-term postoperative morbidity and mortality between the 2 groups. After adjusting for potential confounding variables, an inverse relation was found between cardiorespiratory fitness and complications after CABG. Specifically, low preoperative cardiorespiratory fitness (<5 METs) was associated with higher operative and 30-day mortality after CABG (p <0.05). In conclusion, these data suggest that preoperative cardiorespiratory fitness provides an independent and additive marker for mortality after CABG. PMID:23849973

  18. Adherence to practice guidelines for coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Shiraz, Iran

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    Darvish, Negar; Ostovan, Mohammad Ali; Askarian, Mehrdad

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND There is an increasing tendency to use evidence-based medicine (EBM) and guidelines among physicians. This is also true for concordance of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and guidelines; therefore, we aimed to address the adherence to 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) guideline for CABG. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, we assessed 246 patients who underwent CABG in Shiraz, Iran, during 2011-2012, using a data collecting form provided through studying ACCF/AHA guideline 2011. The patients were categorized into clinical subgroups and then grouped into appropriate, in-appropriate and uncertain classes. Chi-square was used to compare categorical variables and t-test was used for continuous variables. RESULTS Of the 246 patients, 70.3% were grouped into class I, 12.6% into class IIa, 6.9% into class IIb and 10.2% into class III. Therefore, 82.9% of the patients were grouped into appropriate, 6.9% into uncertain, and 10.2% into group inappropriate. CONCLUSION We suggest that more attention is needed to be paid to these guidelines. Using these guidelines may help surgeons to have a uniform approach for patients.

  19. The application of walking training in the rehabilitation of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Dylewicz, Piotr

    2015-01-01

    Walking is regarded as one of the most common and utilitarian activities of everyday life. Rehabilitation programs developed on the basis of this form of activity often constitute the primary method of rehabilitating patients after coronary artery bypass grafting. This paper provides a review of literature concerning various forms of walking training, discussing their impact on the parameters of exercise capacity and verifying the training methods with regard to the current guidelines. Attention is drawn to the diversity of the exercise protocols applied during the early and late stages of rehabilitation and pre-rehabilitation programs including: treadmill walking, walking down the corridor, treadmill walking enriched with virtual reality, and walking as an element of training sessions consisting of many different forms of activities. Exercise protocols were also analyzed in terms of their safety, especially in the case of high-intensity interval training. Despite the variety of the available rehabilitation programs, the training methodology requires constant improvement, particularly in terms of load dosage and the supervision of training sessions. PMID:26702291

  20. Passion for Life: Lived Experiences of Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

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    Mohammadi, Nooredin; Abbasi, Mohammad; Nikbakht Nasrabadi, Alireza; Salehiomran, Abbas; Davaran, Saeid; Norouzadeh, Reza

    2015-01-01

    Background: Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) improves the quality of life, increases survival, and influences the patient's mental and emotional aspects. Little information is available on the lived experience of Iranian patients after this surgery. Understanding the lived experiences of patients will help health professionals with better provision of high quality care. Methods: This hermeneutic phenomenological study aimed to understand the lived experience of patients after CABG. Van Manen's method was used to conduct the study. A semi-structured, face-to-face interview technique was employed to explore the experiences of the patients following surgery. Seven men and 4 women between 49 and 80 years old were interviewed. Results: Passion for life was the main theme extracted from the participants interviews. This theme comprised the three sub-themes of receiving attention from family, being hopeful, and being spiritually oriented. Conclusion: The results showed that the participants experienced passion for life after their surgery. This finding reveals that patients tend to find a new perspective on life and their health after surgery. PMID:26697085

  1. Effect of gender and race on operative mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Pollock, Benjamin; Hamman, Baron L; Sass, Danielle M; da Graca, Briget; Grayburn, Paul A; Filardo, Giovanni

    2015-03-01

    Studies examining outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) by gender and/or race have shown conflicting results. It remains to be determined if, or how, gender and race are independent risk factors for CABG operative mortality. Using all consecutive patients who underwent isolated CABG at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, from January 2004 to October 2011, the risk-adjusted associations between gender and race, respectively, and operative mortality were estimated using a generalized propensity approach, accounting for recognized Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk factors for mortality. Women were nearly 2 times more likely to die during or within 30 days of the operation than men (odds ratio 1.96, 95% confidence interval 1.44 to 2.66, p <0.0001), while no significant mortality differences were observed among races. In conclusion, these findings suggest that women face a significantly greater risk for operative death that should be taken into account during the treatment decision-making process but that race is not associated with CABG mortality and so should not be among the factors considered. PMID:25596952

  2. Coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous revascularization in acute myocardial infarction?

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    Perrier, Stphanie; Kindo, Michel; Gerelli, Sbastien; Mazzucotelli, Jean-Philippe

    2013-12-01

    A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was as follows: is coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in terms of in-hospital mortality and morbidity and long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI)? A total of 104 papers were returned using the selected search. Of these, six represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The selection criteria were comparative studies with only PCI and CABG groups in patients with acute MI. Case reports, reviews, recommendations and studies on a specific population or out of the context of acute MI were excluded. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated. Almost all PCI patients received stents. One study used drug-eluting stents (DES). Two randomized studies showed similar short- and mid-term morbidities and mortalities in patients with acute MI in the PCI and CABG groups but higher repeat revascularization rates after PCI. Three observational studies found comparable survival, but one of them found more periprocedural events with CABG and the other two found more recurrent ischaemia requiring repeat revascularization in the PCI group. In one cohort study, CABG appeared to be an independent risk factor for death in N-STEMI according to the European Society/American College of Cardiology 2000 definition. The results are strongly influenced by the definition of acute MI. In an institution offering the two techniques with an equivalent accessibility, the principal advantage of PCI is a lower incidence of periprocedural and short-term morbidities. CABG, on the other hand, offers a better durability with less mid-term repeat revascularization required, especially when compared with PCI with DES implantation. Choice had to weight up coronary artery anatomy, number and localization of coronary artery stenosis and accessibility of both PCI and CABG treatments. Medical and surgical discussion within the Heart Team is required to make the best medical decision for each patient. PMID:23962854

  3. Changes in the cardiac muscle electric activity as a result of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft operation

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    Grajek, Magdalena; Krzyminiewski, Ryszard; Kalawski, Ryszard; Kulczak, Mariusz

    2008-01-01

    Many bioelectric signals have a complex internal structure that can be a rich source of information on the tissue or cell processes. The structure of such signals can be analysed in detail by applying digital methods of signal processing. Therefore, of substantial use in diagnosis of the coronary arterial disease is the method of digital enhancement of increasing signal resolution ECG (NURSE-ECG), permitting detection of temporary changes in the electric potentials in the cardiac muscle in the process of depolarisation. Thanks to the application of NURSE-ECG it has become possible to detect relatively small changes in the electric activity of particular fragments of the cardiac muscle undetectable by the standard ECG method, caused by ischemia, the effect of a drug or infarct. The aim of this study was to identify and analyse changes in the electric activity of the cardiac muscle as a result of the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) operation. In this study the method of NURSE-ECG has been applied in order to identify and analyse changes in the electric activity of the cardiac muscle as a result of the CABG operation. In the study performed in cooperation of the Institute of Physics Adam Mickiewicz University and the Strus Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Ward, 37 patients with advanced coronary arterial disease were asked to participate. The patients were examined prior to the operation, on the day after the operation and two months after the operation and a year after the operation. The ECG recordings were subjected to a numerical procedure of resolution enhancement by a NURSE-ECG program to reveal the tentative changes in the electric potential of the cardiac muscle on its depolarisation. Results of the study have shown that the NURSE ECG method can be applied to monitor changes in the electric activity of the cardiac muscle occurring as a result of CABG operation. One the second day after the operation in the majority of patients (70%) a rapid decrease of the total cardiac muscle activity was observed. The NURSE ECG seems to be a promising supplementary method in medical diagnosis. In particular it can be applied for qualification of patients for CABG operation and for verification of the operation effects.

  4. Coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous revascularization in acute myocardial infarction?

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    Perrier, Stphanie; Kindo, Michel; Gerelli, Sbastien; Mazzucotelli, Jean-Philippe

    2013-01-01

    A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was as follows: is coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in terms of in-hospital mortality and morbidity and long-term outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI)? A total of 104 papers were returned using the selected search. Of these, six represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The selection criteria were comparative studies with only PCI and CABG groups in patients with acute MI. Case reports, reviews, recommendations and studies on a specific population or out of the context of acute MI were excluded. The authors, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes and results of these papers are tabulated. Almost all PCI patients received stents. One study used drug-eluting stents (DES). Two randomized studies showed similar short- and mid-term morbidities and mortalities in patients with acute MI in the PCI and CABG groups but higher repeat revascularization rates after PCI. Three observational studies found comparable survival, but one of them found more periprocedural events with CABG and the other two found more recurrent ischaemia requiring repeat revascularization in the PCI group. In one cohort study, CABG appeared to be an independent risk factor for death in N-STEMI according to the European Society/American College of Cardiology 2000 definition. The results are strongly influenced by the definition of acute MI. In an institution offering the two techniques with an equivalent accessibility, the principal advantage of PCI is a lower incidence of periprocedural and short-term morbidities. CABG, on the other hand, offers a better durability with less mid-term repeat revascularization required, especially when compared with PCI with DES implantation. Choice had to weight up coronary artery anatomy, number and localization of coronary artery stenosis and accessibility of both PCI and CABG treatments. Medical and surgical discussion within the Heart Team is required to make the best medical decision for each patient. PMID:23962854

  5. Left Radial Versus Femoral Access for Coronary Angiography in Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients.

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    Pasley, Thomas F; Khan, Ali; Yen, Lu-Yin; Newcombe, Ruth; Humphreys, Hayley; El-Jack, Seif

    2016-03-01

    It has been recently demonstrated that coronary angiography of native coronary arteries via the radial artery results in reduced morbidity and mortality, when compared with a femoral approach. However, the efficacy and safety of the transradial approach in patients with coronary grafts is relatively unknown. We performed a retrospective audit of all patients with a history of previous coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery who underwent diagnostic angiography at our institution from 2008-2012. The primary efficacy endpoint was procedure time (minutes), while the secondary efficacy measure was patient radiation exposure (?Gy/m). There were 326 post-CABG patients studied during the defined period, with 254 via femoral approach and 72 via left radial artery. There was no significant difference between the two approaches in procedure time (37 minutes in radial group vs 35 minutes in femoral group; t-test, P=.43). There was also no difference in radiation exposure (7855 ?Gy/m in femoral group vs 6825 ?Gy/m in radial group; Satterthwaite t-test, P=.08). This study shows the validity of a left radial approach in patients who have undergone angiography post CABG. It suggests that transradial angiography can be safely performed in these patients, without significant increase in procedural time or radiation exposure. PMID:26887028

  6. Successful endothelialization and remodeling of a cell-free small-diameter arterial graft in a large animal model.

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    Koobatian, Maxwell T; Row, Sindhu; Smith, Randall J; Koenigsknecht, Carmon; Andreadis, Stelios T; Swartz, Daniel D

    2016-01-01

    The large number of coronary artery bypass procedures necessitates development of off-the-shelf vascular grafts that do not require cell or tissue harvest from patients. However, immediate thrombus formation after implantation due to the absence of a healthy endothelium is very likely. Here we present the successful development of an acellular tissue engineered vessel (A-TEV) based on small intestinal submucosa that was functionalized sequentially with heparin and VEGF. A-TEVs were implanted into the carotid artery of an ovine model demonstrating high patency rates and significant host cell infiltration as early as one week post-implantation. At one month, a confluent and functional endothelium was present and the vascular wall showed significant infiltration of host smooth muscle cells exhibiting vascular contractility in response to vaso-agonists. After three months, the endothelium aligned in the direction of flow and the medial layer comprised of circumferentially aligned smooth muscle cells. A-TEVs demonstrated high elastin and collagen content as well as impressive mechanical properties and vascular contractility comparable to native arteries. This is the first demonstration of successful endothelialization, remodeling, and development of vascular function of a cell-free vascular graft that was implanted in the arterial circulation of a pre-clinical animal model. PMID:26561932

  7. Reconstruction of full-thickness lower eyelid defect using superficial temporal artery island flap combined with auricular cartilage graft.

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    Yang, Mei; Zhao, Yanyong

    2015-03-01

    Full-thickness lower eyelid defect is one of common surgical diseases, which may lead to exposure keratopathy, corneal ulceration, and blindness. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of superficial temporal artery island flap combined with auricular cartilage graft on the repair of full-thickness lower eyelid defect.In this study, the reconstructions in 6 patients who had unilateral full-thickness lower eyelid defects due to ocular traumas or surgical resections of malignant tumors were carried out. The island flap of the frontal branch of superficial temporal artery reconstructed the outer layer and the total lower lid was supported with the plane of an auricular cartilage strip, offering a proper contour and physical strength to maintain a normal eyelid height. The follow-up time ranged from 6 to 24 months. No major complications including partial or total flap necrosis, signs of infection, venous congestion, and hematoma were seen in any of the patients, and all cases have been reconstructed well both aesthetically and functionally, showing esthetic eyelid contour, good color, and texture match.Superficial temporal artery island flap combined with auricular cartilage graft is a useful method functionally and cosmetically for the reconstructions of full-thickness lower eyelid defects because of its advantages including rich vascularity based on superficial temporal artery, wide pedicle rotational arc, which could be transferred throughout the face region, good eyelid contour with color and texture match, limited donor-site scar, and minimal postoperative morbidity. PMID:25692897

  8. High-risk acute coronary syndrome in a patient with coronary subclavian steal syndrome secondary to critical subclavian artery stenosis.

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    Fanari, Zaher; Abraham, Niksad; Hammami, Sumaya; Qureshi, Wasif A

    2014-01-01

    Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease are more likely to have extensive atherosclerosis that involves other major arteries. Critical subclavian artery (SCA) stenosis can result in coronary subclavian steal syndrome that may present as recurrent ischemia and even myocardial infarction in patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). In patients with concomitant severe native coronary disease, occluded saphenous venous grafts (SVG) to other arteries, percutaneous intervention on critical subclavian artery (SCA) stenosis that will compromise the blood flow to left internal mammary graft (LIMA) and left anterior descending (LAD) artery will be a high-risk procedure and may be associated with cardiogenic shock, especially in patients with preexisting ischemic cardiomyopathy. The use of percutaneous left ventricular (LV) assist device like Impella will offer better hemodynamic support and coronary perfusion and therefore results in decreased myocardial damage, maximized residual cardiac function, and lower incidence of cardiogenic shock. PMID:25161771

  9. High-Risk Acute Coronary Syndrome in a Patient with Coronary Subclavian Steal Syndrome Secondary to Critical Subclavian Artery Stenosis

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    Fanari, Zaher; Abraham, Niksad; Hammami, Sumaya; Qureshi, Wasif A.

    2014-01-01

    Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease are more likely to have extensive atherosclerosis that involves other major arteries. Critical subclavian artery (SCA) stenosis can result in coronary subclavian steal syndrome that may present as recurrent ischemia and even myocardial infarction in patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). In patients with concomitant severe native coronary disease, occluded saphenous venous grafts (SVG) to other arteries, percutaneous intervention on critical subclavian artery (SCA) stenosis that will compromise the blood flow to left internal mammary graft (LIMA) and left anterior descending (LAD) artery will be a high-risk procedure and may be associated with cardiogenic shock, especially in patients with preexisting ischemic cardiomyopathy. The use of percutaneous left ventricular (LV) assist device like Impella will offer better hemodynamic support and coronary perfusion and therefore results in decreased myocardial damage, maximized residual cardiac function, and lower incidence of cardiogenic shock. PMID:25161771

  10. Second intercostal internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) fasciocutaneous flap as an alternative choice for the treatment of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI).

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    Koulaxouzidis, Georgios; Orhun, Arzu; Stavrakis, Themistoklis; Witzel, Christian

    2015-09-01

    Sternal wound infections after sternotomy are associated with high morbidity, high mortality and escalating treatment costs. Repeated radical debridement - with the removal of any hardware - and wound conditioning are the prerequisites for reconstruction. Muscle and, less frequently, omentum flaps are usually used for reconstruction. However, these flaps are associated with considerable donor-site morbidity, long operation times and aesthetic impairment. Fasciocutaneous flaps seem to be an alternative. This study presents our experience of using the second intercostal mammary artery fasciocutaneous perforator flap for defect closure in nine patients (mean age: 70.2 years). Following a retrospective chart review, we assessed data on patient demographics, the type of cardiac surgery, the prevalence of deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) risk factors, identified pathogens, surgery duration, hospitalization tim patients had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, and two had valve replacements. The mean duration of surgery (121.4 ± 39 min) was short. The patients had a mean body mass index (BMI) of 32.8 ± 4.9 kg/m(2). An average flap size of 124 ± 22 cm(2) sufficiently covered and obliterated each defect. One mediastinal haematoma required revision surgery. One wound dehiscence at the flap and two at the donor site were managed conservatively. Our experience reveals that a fasciocutaneous flap based on the second intercostal perforator of the internal mammary artery can be an alternative, quick-to-prepare flap for covering sternal defects. In adipose patients, it has sufficient bulk, and it is large enough to cover common sternal wounds. It also has low complication and morbidity rates, and it achieves an aesthetically pleasing result. PMID:26113276

  11. Effect of coronary artery bypass grafting on left ventricular systolic function at rest: evidence for preoperative subclinical myocardial ischemia

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    Dilsizian, V.; Bonow, R.O.; Cannon, R.O. 3d.; Tracy, C.M.; Vitale, D.F.; McIntosh, C.L.; Clark, R.E.; Bacharach, S.L.; Green, M.V.

    1988-06-01

    Successful coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) improves exercise-induced left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), but its potential for improving resting LV function remains controversial. To assess the influence of CABG on LV function at rest, 31 CAD patients without previous myocardial infarction were studied before and 6 months after CABG by radionuclide angiography after all cardiac medicines were withdrawn. No patient had angina or ischemic electrocardiographic changes at rest. In 27 patients with patent bypass grafts, CABG significantly increased LV ejection fraction during exercise (47 +/- 11% before to 63 +/- 9% after operation, p less than 0.001), indicating reduction in exercise-induced LV ischemia. Moreover, LV ejection fraction at rest also increased (55 +/- 9 to 60 +/- 8%, p less than 0.001), with 20 of 27 patients manifesting an increase compared with preoperative values. Eleven of these 20 patients had apparently normal LV function at rest (ejection fraction and regional wall motion) before CABG. LV regional ejection fraction was computed by dividing the LV region of interest into 20 sectors. Regional analysis indicated that improved ejection fraction at rest after CABG occurred in regions developing ischemia during exercise before CABG. In 4 patients with occluded grafts, the ejection fraction at rest was unchanged by CABG globally (59 +/- 8 to 58 +/- 9%, difference not significant) and regionally. Thus, LV global and regional function at rest improved after successful CABG, even in patients with normal global LV ejection fraction and no visually detectable wall motion abnormality before surgery.

  12. Endovascular Repair of Arterial Iliac Vessel Wall Lesions with a Self-Expandable Nitinol Stent Graft System

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    Mensel, Birger; Kühn, Jens-Peter; Hoene, Andreas; Hosten, Norbert; Puls, Ralf

    2014-01-01

    Objective To assess the therapeutic outcome after endovascular repair of iliac arterial lesions (IALs) using a self-expandable Nitinol stent graft system. Methods Between July 2006 and March 2013, 16 patients (13 males, mean age: 68 years) with a self-expandable Nitinol stent graft. A total of 19 lesions were treated: nine true aneurysms, two anastomotic aneurysms, two dissections, one arteriovenous fistula, two type 1B endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair, one pseudoaneurysm, and two perforations after angioplasty. Pre-, intra-, and postinterventional imaging studies and the medical records were analyzed for technical and clinical success and postinterventional complications. Results The primary technical and clinical success rate was 81.3% (13/16 patients) and 75.0% (12/16), respectively. Two patients had technical failure due to persistent type 1A endoleak and another patient due to acute stent graft thrombosis. One patient showed severe stent graft kinking on the first postinterventional day. In two patients, a second intervention was performed. The secondary technical and clinical success rate was 87.5% (14/16) and 93.8% (15/16). The minor complication rate was 6.3% (patient with painful hematoma at the access site). The major complication rate was 6.3% (patient with ipsilateral deep vein thrombosis). During median follow-up of 22.4 months, an infection of the aneurysm sac in one patient and a stent graft thrombosis in another patient were observed. Conclusion Endovascular repair of various IALs with a self-expandable Nitinol stent graft is safe and effective. PMID:25119346

  13. Using Biomarkers to Improve the Preoperative Prediction of Death in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients

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    Brown, Jeremiah R.; MacKenzie, Todd A.; Dacey, Lawrence J.; Leavitt, Bruce J.; Braxton, John H.; Westbrook, Benjamin M.; Helm, Robert E.; Klemperer, John D.; Frumiento, Carmine; Sardella, Gerald L.; Ross, Cathy S.; O’Connor, Gerald T.

    2010-01-01

    Abstract: The current risk prediction models for mortality following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been developed on patient and disease characteristics alone. Improvements to these models potentially may be made through the analysis of biomarkers of unmeasured risk. We hypothesize that preoperative biomarkers reflecting myocardial damage, inflammation, and metabolic dysfunction are associated with an increased risk of mortality following CABG surgery and the use of biomarkers associated with these injuries will improve the Northern New England (NNE) CABG mortality risk prediction model. We prospectively followed 1731 isolated CABG patients with preoperative blood collection at eight medical centers in Northern New England for a nested case-control study from 2003–2007. Preoperative blood samples were drawn at the center and then stored at a central facility. Frozen serum was analyzed at a central laboratory on an Elecsys 2010, at the same time for Cardiac Troponin T, N-Terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide, high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein, and blood glucose. We compared the strength of the prediction model for mortality using multivariable logistic regression, goodness of fit and tested the equality of the receiving operating characteristic curve (ROC) area. There were 33 cases (dead at discharge) and 66 randomly matched controls (alive at discharge). The ROC for the preoperative mortality model was improved from .83 (95% confidence interval: .74–.92) to .87 (95% confidence interval: .80–.94) with biomarkers (p-value for equality of ROC areas .09). The addition of biomarkers to the NNE preoperative risk prediction model did not significantly improve the prediction of mortality over patient and disease characteristics alone. The added measurement of multiple biomarkers outside of preoperative risk factors may be an unnecessary use of health care resources with little added benefit for predicting in-hospital mortality. PMID:21313927

  14. Triclosan-coated sutures do not reduce leg wound infections after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Seim, Bjørn Edvard; Tønnessen, Theis; Woldbaek, Per Reidar

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Leg wound infection is a common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Suture contamination has been suggested as a mechanism of surgical site infections. Vicryl Plus® is a polyglacitin suture coated with the antiseptic chemical substance Triclosan, which has been shown to inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus in vitro. The first aim of the present study was to compare Vicryl Plus with conventional Vicryl® sutures with regard to leg wound infections following CABG. The second aim was to examine patient- and operative characteristics, which are assumed to predict leg wound infections. METHODS After statistical calculations a priori, 328 CABG patients were prospectively randomized to leg wound closure with Vicryl Plus (164 patients) or conventional Vicryl sutures (164 patients). Incidences of leg wound infection and predictors of infection related to patient- and operative characteristics were examined. RESULTS The incidence of leg wound infections was 10.4% (17/163) in the Vicryl group, and 10.0% (16/160) in the Vicryl Plus group (P = 1.00). Patients with leg wound infections had increased body mass index and prolonged extracorporeal circulation and aortic clamping time compared with patients without infections. CONCLUSIONS In the present study, we report for the first time that Vicryl Plus did not reduce the incidence of leg wound infections in patients undergoing CABG. Obesity and prolonged time of extracorporeal circulation were both associated with the increased risk of infections. Currently, the clinical role and indication for the use of Vicryl Plus have yet to be defined. PMID:22691378

  15. Charts versus Discharge ICD-10 Coding for Sternal Wound Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Southern, Danielle A.; Doherty, Christopher; De Souza, Michael A.; Quan, Hude; Harrop, A. Robertson; Nickerson, Duncan; Rabi, Doreen

    2015-01-01

    Background Sternal wound infection (SWI) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) can carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this work is to describe the methods used to identify cases of SWI in an administrative database and to demonstrate the effectiveness of using an International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) coding algorithm for this purpose. Methods ICD-10 codes were used to identify cases of SWI within one year of CABG between April 2002 and November 2009. We randomly chose 200 charts for detailed chart review (100 from each of the groups coded as having SWI and not having SWI) to determine the utility of the ICD-10 coding algorithm. Results There were 2,820 patients undergoing CABG. Of these, 264 (9.4 percent) were coded as having SWI. Thirty-eight cases of SWI were identified by chart review. The ICD-10 coding algorithm of T81.3 or T81.4 was able to identify incident SWI with a positive predictive value of 35 percent and a negative predictive value of 97 percent. The agreement between the ICD-10 coding algorithm and presence of SWI remained fair, with an overall kappa coefficient of 0.32 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.220.43). The effectiveness of identifying deep SWI cases is also presented. Conclusions This article describes an effective algorithm for identifying a cohort of patients with SWI following open sternotomy in large databases using ICD-10 coding. In addition, alternative search strategies are presented to suit researchers' needs. PMID:26396556

  16. Endothelial Injury Associated with Cold or Warm Blood Cardioplegia during Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Kuhn, Elmar W.; Choi, Yeong-Hoon; Pyun, Jung-Min; Neef, Klaus; Liakopoulos, Oliver J.; Stamm, Christof; Wittwer, Thorsten; Wahlers, Thorsten

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this investigation was to analyze the impact of intermittent cold blood cardioplegia (ICC) and intermittent warm blood cardioplegia (IWC) on endothelial injury in patients referred to elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Patients undergoing CABG procedures were randomized to either ICC or IWC. Myocardial injury was assessed by CK-MB and cardiac troponin T (cTnT). Endothelial injury was quantified by circulating endothelial cells (CECs), von Willebrand factor (vWF), and soluble thrombomodulin (sTM). Perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were recorded. Demographic data and preoperative risk profile of included patients (ICC: n = 32, IWC: n = 36) were comparable. No deaths, PMI, or MACE were observed. Levels of CK-MB and cTnT did not show intergroup differences. Concentrations of CECs peaked at 6?h postoperatively with significantly higher values for IWC-patients at 1?h (ICC: 10.1 3.9/mL; IWC: 18.4 4.1/mL; P = 0.012) and 6?h (ICC: 19.3 6.2/mL; IWC: 29.2 6.7/mL; P < 0.001). Concentrations of vWF (ICC: 178.4 73.2?U/dL; IWC: 258.2 89.7?U/dL; P < 0.001) and sTM (ICC: 3.2 2.1?ng/mL; IWC: 5.2 2.4?ng/mL; P = 0.011) were significantly elevated in IWC-group at 1?h postoperatively. This study shows that the use of IWC is associated with a higher extent of endothelial injury compared to ICC without differences in clinical endpoints. PMID:26090394

  17. The improving outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in Ontario, 1981 to 1995

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    Tu, J V; Wu, K

    1998-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There is continuing uncertainty over the relative contribution of outcomes monitoring to changes in surgical outcomes over time. The authors studied temporal trends in the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Ontario before and after the implementation, in 1993, of a province-wide program to provide feedback on cardiac surgery outcomes. METHODS: The authors analysed data from hospital discharge abstracts on the clinical characteristics and in-hospital death rates of all 67,784 patients who underwent isolated CABG in Ontario between Apr. 1, 1981, and Mar. 31, 1996. RESULTS: Death rates were relatively stable during the first half of the 1980s, then declined gradually in the second half of the decade; this decline continued into the first half of the 1990s. In the 1990s patients were older than those in the 1980s, and a higher proportion had coexisting diseases. Between 1986/87 and 1995/96 the unadjusted death rate decreased by 52% (5.0% v. 2.4%) (p < 0.001). The annual relative rate of decline was approximately 6% (95% confidence interval 5% to 7%) in the period before the outcomes feedback program was implemented and about 9% (95% confidence interval 7% to 11%) in the period after implementation. INTERPRETATION: Rates of death after CABG have been declining steadily in Ontario since the mid-1980s. Outcomes-based quality improvement interventions may facilitate; but are not a prerequisite for, improvements in the quality of surgical care. PMID:9724975

  18. Association of Hospital Prices for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Hospital Quality and Reimbursement.

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    Giacomino, Bria D; Cram, Peter; Vaughan-Sarrazin, Mary; Zhou, Yunshu; Girotra, Saket

    2016-04-01

    Although prices for medical services are known to vary markedly between hospitals, it remains unknown whether variation in hospital prices is explained by differences in hospital quality or reimbursement from major insurers. We obtained "out-of-pocket" price estimates for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) from a random sample of US hospitals for a hypothetical patient without medical insurance. We compared hospital CABG price to (1) "fair price" estimate from Healthcare Bluebook data using each hospital's zip code and (2) Society of Thoracic Surgeons composite CABG quality score and risk-adjusted mortality rate. Of 101 study hospitals, 53 (52.5%) were able to provide a complete price estimate for CABG. The mean price for CABG was $151,271 and ranged from $44,824 to $448,038. Except for geographic census region, which was weakly associated with price, hospital CABG price was not associated with other structural characteristics or CABG volume (p >0.10 for all). Likewise, there was no association between a hospital's price for CABG with average reimbursement from major insurers within the same zip code (ρ = 0.07, p value = 0.6), Society of Thoracic Surgeoncomposite quality score (ρ = 0.08, p value = 0.71), or risk-adjusted CABG mortality (ρ = -0.03 p value = 0.89). In conclusion, the price of CABG varied more than 10-fold across US hospitals. There was no correlation between price information obtained from hospitals and the average reimbursement from major insurers in the same market. We also found no evidence to suggest that hospitals that charge higher prices provide better quality of care. PMID:26993975

  19. Center-level Variation in Infection Rates after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Shih, Terry; Zhang, Min; Kommareddi, Mallika; Boeve, Theodore J.; Harrington, Steven D.; Holmes, Robert J.; Roth, Gary; Theurer, Patricia F.; Prager, Richard L.; Likosky, Donald S.

    2014-01-01

    Background Healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. Prior work has identified a number of patient-related risk factors associated with HAIs. We hypothesized that rates of HAIs would differ across institutions, in part attributed to differences in case mix. Methods and Results We analyzed 20,896 patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery at 33 medical centers in Michigan between 1/1/20096/30/2012. Overall HAIs included pneumonia, sepsis/septicemia, and surgical site infections, including deep sternal wound, thoracotomy, and harvest/cannulation site infections. We excluded patients presenting with endocarditis. Predicted rates of HAIs were estimated using multivariable logistic regression. Overall rate of HAI was 5.1% (1,071 of 20,896) [isolated pneumonia: 3.1% (n=644), isolated sepsis/septicemia: 0.5% (n=99), isolated deep sternal wound infection: 0.5% (n=96), isolated harvest/cannulation site: 0.5% (n=97), isolated thoracotomy: 0.02% (n=5), multiple infections: 0.6% (n=130)]. HAI subtypes differed across strata of center-level HAI rates. While predicted risk of HAI differed in absolute terms by 2.8% across centers (3.9%6.7%, min:max), observed rates varied 18.2% (0.9%19.1%). Conclusions There was an 18.2% difference in observed HAI rates across medical centers among patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery. This variability could not be explained by patient case mix. Future work should focus on the impact of other factors (e.g. organizational and systems of clinical care) on risk of HAIs. PMID:24987052

  20. Protective Effects of Danhong Injection against Cerebral Damage during On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Xuejuan, Zhang; Jietao, Zhang; Di, Han; Yu, Zheng; Xiaozi, Guo; Yunfa, Li; Lihua, Dong

    2015-01-01

    To explore the protective effects of Danhong injection against cerebral damage during on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery and its mechanism. Methods. Fifty patients scheduled for on-pump CABG surgery were randomly divided into Danhong injection group (group D) and control group (group C). Group D was given Danhong injection while group C was given the same volume of normal saline when the artery was cut open. Jugular bulb blood right before the operation began (T1), when body temperature rewarming to 36C (T2), 30 min after the termination of cardiopulmonary bypass (T3), and 6 hrs after the termination of CPB (T4) was collected. The superoxide dismutase activity by using xanthine oxidase method and concentration determination of malondialdehyde were examined. Results. In group C, SOD activity was less at T2T4 than at T1. It was also less active comparatively in group D at T2T4. The MDA concentration increased in both groups but was more obvious in group C. Levels of TNF-?, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10 increased in both groups C and D at T3 and T4, compared to T1. Conclusions. Danhong injection shows significant protective effects against cerebral damage during on-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery. PMID:26798399

  1. Comparison of the Postprocedural Quality of Life between Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Systematic Review

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    Fatima, Kaneez; Yousuf-ul-Islam, Mohammad; Bawany, Faizan Imran; Khetpal, Akash; Khetpal, Neelam; Lashari, Muhammad Nawaz; Arshad, Mohammad Hussham; Amir, Raamish Bin; Kakalia, Hoshang Rustom; Zaidi, Qaiser Hasan; Mian, Sharmeen Kamran; Kazani, Bahram

    2016-01-01

    The treatment of choice between coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has remained unclear. Considering quality of life (QOL) increases life expectancy, we believe QOL should be important in determining the optimum treatment. Thus the objective of this review was to illustrate the comparative effects of CABG and PCI on postprocedural QOL. Methods. We searched PubMed (Medline) and Embase from inception of the databases to May 2014 using “PCI versus CABG quality of life”, “Percutaneous Coronary intervention versus Coronary artery bypass graft surgery Quality of life”, “PCI versus CABG health status”, “Angioplasty versus CABG”, “Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass surgery health status”, and different combinations of the above terms. 447 articles were found. After applying strict exclusion criteria, we included 13 studies in this review. Results. From the 9 studies that compared QOL scores at 6 months after procedure, 5 studies reported CABG to be superior. From the 10 studies that compared QOL among patients at 1 year after procedure, 9 reported CABG to be superior. Conclusion. It can be established that CABG is superior to PCI in improving patient's QOL with respect to all scales used to determine quality of life. PMID:26989556

  2. Fenestrated Stent Graft Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Hemodynamic Analysis of the Effect of Fenestrated Stents on the Renal Arteries

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    Chaichana, Thanapong

    2010-01-01

    Objective We wanted to investigate the hemodynamic effect of fenestrated stents on the renal arteries with using a fluid structure interaction method. Materials and Methods Two representative patients who each had abdominal aortic aneurysm that was treated with fenestrated stent grafts were selected for the study. 3D realistic aorta models for the main artery branches and aneurysm were generated based on the multislice CT scans from two patients with different aortic geometries. The simulated fenestrated stents were designed and modelled based on the 3D intraluminal appearance, and these were placed inside the renal artery with an intra-aortic protrusion of 5.0-7.0 mm to reflect the actual patients' treatment. The stent wire thickness was simulated with a diameter of 0.4 mm and hemodynamic analysis was performed at different cardiac cycles. Results Our results showed that the effect of the fenestrated stent wires on the renal blood flow was minimal because the flow velocity was not significantly affected when compared to that calculated at pre-stent graft implantation, and this was despite the presence of recirculation patterns at the proximal part of the renal arteries. The wall pressure was found to be significantly decreased after fenestration, yet no significant change of the wall shear stress was noticed at post-fenestration, although the wall shear stress was shown to decrease slightly at the proximal aneurysm necks. Conclusion Our analysis demonstrates that the hemodynamic effect of fenestrated renal stents on the renal arteries is insignificant. Further studies are needed to investigate the effect of different lengths of stent protrusion with variable stent thicknesses on the renal blood flow, and this is valuable for understanding the long-term outcomes of fenestrated repair. PMID:20046500

  3. How to perform a coronary artery anastomosis in complete endoscopic fashion with robotic assistance

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    Canale, Leonardo Secchin; Bonatti, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    Current technology in robotic surgery allows us to perform myocardial revascularization procedures in a totally endoscopic fashion. We will describe the technique of choice for left internal mammary artery to left anterior descendent artery anastomosis with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The method is efficient and there is long term follow-up showing similar patency of the graft when compared to conventional methods (when performed through sternotomy). PMID:25714222

  4. Psychological state in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention and their spouses.

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    Roohafza, Hamidreza; Sadeghi, Masoumeh; Khani, Azam; Andalib, Elham; Alikhasi, Hasan; Rafiei, Mohammadali

    2015-04-01

    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) are well accepted treatments for coronary artery disease. Many patients and their spouses experience increased level of stress, anxiety and depression before and after going under the procedure. One hundred and ninety-six cardiac patients who were candidate for CABG or PCI procedures and their spouses were asked to complete Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and General Health Questionnaire-12 before and 1 month after procedures. Anxiety, depression and stress level in patients and their spouses going under the procedures significantly reduced over time. Scores of anxiety, depression and stress in patients and their spouses were correlated. There was no difference in the level of anxiety, depression and stress between CABG and PCI groups before to after procedures. We suggest providing information about the procedures to both patients and their spouses to deal better with their own psychological state. PMID:24750214

  5. Outcome after redo coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and viable myocardium

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    Rizzello, V; Poldermans, D; Schinkel, A F L; Biagini, E; Boersma, E; Elhendy, A; Sozzi, F B; Palazzuoli, A; Maat, A; Crea, F; Bax, J J

    2007-01-01

    Background Repeat coronary artery bypass grafting (redo?CABG) in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy is associated with high perioperative risk and worse long?term outcome compared with patients undergoing their first CABG. Objective To assess whether patients with viable myocardium undergoing redo?CABG have a better outcome. Methods 18 patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy underwent redo?CABG and 34 underwent their first CABG; all had substantial viability (?25% of the left ventricle) on dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and heart failure symptoms were assessed before and 912?months after revascularisation. Cardiac event rate was assessed during the follow?up period (median 4 years, 2575th centile 2.84.9?years). Results The extent of viable myocardium on DSE was comparable in the two groups (11.3 (3.9) segments in patients who underwent redo?CABG v 12.8 (3.0) in patients who underwent their first CABG; p?=?NS). LVEF improved from 32% (9%) to 39% (12%); p?=?0.01, in patients who underwent redo?CABG and from 30% (7%) to 36% (7%); p<0.01, in those who underwent their first CABG; New York Heart Association class improved from 2.5 (1.1) to 1.9 (0.8); p?=?0.03, and from 2.7 (1.0) to 1.8 (0.70); p<0.01, respectively. In patients who underwent redo?CABG, the perioperative mortality was 0, post?surgery inotropic support was needed in 11% of the patients and mid?term (4?year) survival was 100%, with a total event rate of 28%. All these variables were not statistically different from patients who underwent their first CABG (p?=?0.50, 0.90, 0.08 and 0.81, respectively). Conclusion Patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy and substantial viability undergoing redo?CABG benefit from revascularisation in terms of improvement in LVEF, heart failure symptoms, angina and mid?term prognosis. PMID:16905627

  6. Predictors of low cardiac output syndrome after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Ding, WenJun; Ji, Qiang; Shi, YunQing; Ma, RunHua

    2015-01-01

    Low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) is one of the most important complications following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and results in higher morbidity and mortality. However, few reports have focused on the predictors of LCOS following CABG. This study aimed to evaluate the predictors of LCOS following isolated CABG through the review of 1524 consecutive well-documented patients in a single center, retrospective trial.The relevant preoperative and intraoperative data of patients with complete information from medical records undergoing isolated CABG from January 2010 to December 2013 in our center were investigated and retrospectively analyzed. LCOS was considered when the following criteria were met: signs of impairment of body perfusion and need for inotropic support with vasoactive drugs or mechanical circulatory support with an intra-aortic balloon pump to maintain systolic blood pressure greater than 90 mmHg.LCOS developed in 205 patients following CABG, accounting for 13.5% of the total population. The in-hospital mortality in the LCOS group was significantly higher than that in the non-LCOS group (25.4% versus 1.8%, P < 0.0001). In addition to the length of ICU stay and postoperative hospital stay, LCOS was correlated with negative cerebral, respiratory and renal outcomes. Through univariate analysis and then logistic regression analysis, the predictors of LCOS following CABG included older age (age > 65 years) (OR = 1.85, 95%CI 1.27-3.76), impaired left ventricular function (OR = 2.05, 95%CI 1.53-4.54), on-pump CABG (OR = 2.16, 95%CI 1.53-4.86), emergent CPB (OR = 9.15, 95%CI 3.84-16.49), and incomplete revascularization (OR = 2.62, 95%CI 1.79-5.15).LCOS following isolated CABG caused higher mortality, higher rates of morbidity, and longer ICU and postoperative hospital stays. Older age, impaired left ventricular function, on-pump CABG, emergent CPB, and incomplete revascularization were identified as 5 predictors of LCOS following isolated CABG surgery. PMID:25740396

  7. Association of Pre-Operative Albuminuria with Post-Operative Outcomes after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    George, Lekha K.; Molnar, Miklos Z.; Lu, Jun L.; Kalantar-Zadeh, Kamyar; Koshy, Santhosh K. G.; Kovesdy, Csaba P.

    2015-01-01

    The effect on post-operative outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft(CABG) surgery is not clear. Among 17,812 patients who underwent CABG during October 1,2006-September 28,2012 in any Department of US Veterans Affairs(VA) hospital, we identified 5,968 with available preoperative urine albumin-creatinine ratio(UACR) measurements. We examined the association of UACR<30, 30–299 and >=300 mg/g with 30/90/180/365-day and overall all-cause mortality, and hospitalization length >10 days, and with acute kidney injury(AKI). Mean ± SD baseline age and eGFR were 66 ± 8 years and 77 ± 19 ml/min/1.73 m2, respectively. 788 patients(13.2%) died during a median follow-up of 3.2 years, and 26.8% patients developed AKI(23.1%-Stage 1; 2.9%-Stage 2; 0.8%-Stage 3) within 30 days of CABG. The median lengths of stay were 8 days(IQR: 6–13 days), 10 days(IQR: 7–14 days) and 12 days(IQR: 8–19 days) for groups with UACR < 30 mg/g, 30–299 mg/g and ≥300 mg/g, respectively. Higher UACR conferred 72 to 85% higher 90-, 180-, and 365-day mortality compared to UACR<30 mg/g (odds ratio and 95% confidence interval for UACR≥300 vs. <30 mg/g: 1.72(1.01–2.95); 1.85(1.14–3.01); 1.74(1.15–2.61), respectively). Higher UACR was also associated with significantly longer hospitalizations and higher incidence of all stages of AKI. Higher UACR is associated with significantly higher odds of mortality, longer post-CABG hospitalization, and higher AKI incidence. PMID:26548590

  8. Importance of preoperative marking for minithoracotomy and for internal thoracic artery harvesting in minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Hirata, N; Ohtake, S; Sawa, Y; Yoshitatsu, M; Kato, H; Ohkubo, N; Matsuda, H

    2000-01-01

    Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass has the potential to cause an anastomotic failure because of a limited exposure of the operative field and the difficulty of internal thoracic artery harvesting. In the present study, the importance of preoperative marking for an accurate minithoracotomy location and a successful internal thoracic artery harvest was assessed. A paperclip was placed on the left nipple and a chest X-ray was performed in the supine position. By aligning the position of the paperclip to the location of the left anterior descending coronary artery from a coronary arteriogram frontal view, the intercostal space for the minithoracotomy was thus determined. Marking the incisional intercostal space during preoperative left internal thoracic arteriography revealed the number and location of the internal thoracic artery branches at the beginning of the harvest. This preoperative marking technique allowed for a more adequate exposure of the operative field and an easier internal thoracic artery harvest which therefore contributed to an improvement in the operative results. PMID:10795880

  9. Impact of Intensive Physiotherapy on Cognitive Function after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.

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    Cavalcante, Elder Dos Santos; Magario, Rosmeiri; Conforti, Csar Augusto; Cipriano Jnior, Gerson; Arena, Ross; Carvalho, Antonio Carlos C; Buffolo, Enio; Luna Filho, Brulio

    2014-11-01

    Background: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a standard surgical option for patients with diffuse and significant arterial plaque. This procedure, however, is not free of postoperative complications, especially pulmonary and cognitive disorders. Objective: This study aimed at comparing the impact of two different physiotherapy treatment approaches on pulmonary and cognitive function of patients undergoing CABG. Methods: Neuropsychological and pulmonary function tests were applied, prior to and following CABG, to 39 patients randomized into two groups as follows: Group 1 (control) - 20 patients underwent one physiotherapy session daily; and Group 2 (intensive physiotherapy) - 19 patients underwent three physiotherapy sessions daily during the recovery phase at the hospital. Non-paired and paired Student t tests were used to compare continuous variables. Variables without normal distribution were compared between groups by using Mann-Whitney test, and, within the same group at different times, by using Wilcoxon test. The chi-square test assessed differences of categorical variables. Statistical tests with a p value ? 0.05 were considered significant. Results: Changes in pulmonary function were not significantly different between the groups. However, while Group 2 patients showed no decline in their neurocognitive function, Group 1 patients showed a decline in their cognitive functions (P ? 0.01). Conclusion: Those results highlight the importance of physiotherapy after CABG and support the implementation of multiple sessions per day, providing patients with better psychosocial conditions and less morbidity.Fundamento: A cirurgia de revascularizao miocrdica (CRM) a opo cirrgica padro para pacientes com placas arteriais difusas e significativas. Tal procedimento, no entanto, no desprovido de complicaes ps-operatrias, especialmente distrbios pulmonares e cognitivos. Objetivo: Comparar o impacto de duas abordagens fisioteraputicas diferentes nas funes pulmonar e cognitiva de pacientes submetidos a CRM. Mtodos: Testes de funo pulmonar e neuropsicolgicos foram aplicados, antes e aps CRM, a 39 pacientes randomizados em dois grupos: Grupo 1 - 20 pacientes-controle submetidos a uma sesso de fisioterapia por dia; Grupo 2 - 19 pacientes submetidos a trs sesses de fisioterapia por dia durante recuperao no hospital. Testes t de Student pareado e no pareado foram usados para comparar as variveis contnuas. Variveis sem distribuio normal foram comparadas entre os grupos usando-se o teste de Mann-Whitney, e, dentro do mesmo grupo em momentos diferentes, usando-se o teste de Wilcoxon. O teste do qui-quadrado avaliou diferenas das variveis categricas. Testes estatsticos com p valor ? 0,05 foram considerados significativos. Resultados: As alteraes da funo pulmonar no diferiram significativamente entre os grupos. Entretanto, o mesmo no ocorreu com a funo neurocognitiva, que apresentou declnio no Grupo 1, mas no no Grupo 2 (p ? 0,01). Concluso: Tais resultados reforam a importncia da fisioterapia aps CRM e da realizao de mltiplas sesses por dia, o que oferece aos pacientes melhores condies psicossociais e menos morbidade. PMID:25352459

  10. Spontaneous Rupture of Superficial Femoral Artery Repaired with Endovascular Stent-Grafting with use of Rendez-Vous Technique, Followed by Delayed Infection

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    Fanelli, Fabrizio Cannavale, Alessandro; Gazzetti, Marianna; Fantozzi, Cristiano; Taurino, Maurizio; Speziale, Francesco

    2013-02-15

    This is the case of a 72-year-old man with lower limb ischemia due to spontaneous rupture of nonaneurysmal superficial femoral artery that developed into thigh hematoma. After failure of a Fogarty revascularization, an emergency endovascular procedure was performed to restore the arterial continuity. A rendezvous procedure was performed with a double femoral and popliteal approach and two covered stent-grafts were deployed. Patient's clinical conditions immediately improved, but 4 months later the stent-grafts were surgically removed for infection and exteriorization. A femoropopliteal bypass was performed. After 1 year follow-up, the patient is in good clinical condition.

  11. Evaluation of Venous Bypass Grafts from Aorta to Coronary Artery by Inert Gas Desaturation and Direct Flowmeter Techniques

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    Greene, David G.; Klocke, Francis J.; Schimert, George L.; Bunnell, Ivan L.; Wittenberg, Stephen M.; Lajos, Thomas

    1972-01-01

    Blood flow through aorta-to-coronary artery bypass grafts has been measured selectively in 16 patients at or within 6 wk after operation. Inert gas desaturation curves were obtained from coronary venous blood samples after a 7-15 min infusion of dissolved H2 directly into the graft. Samples were analyzed chromatographically and curves resolved to 1-3% of initial H2 concentrations. Average flow per unit volume (F/V) was 6721 (sd) ml/min per 100 g. Semilogarithmic plots showed F/V to be distributed heterogeneously in every case. In nine studies at operation, H2 measurements of average F/V were combined with electromagnetic measurements of total flow to estimate revascularized tissue mass. Electromagnetic flows ranged from 25 to 170 ml/min and averaged 69 ml/min. Tissue mass ranged from 46 to 155 g and averaged 88 g. We conclude that bypass grafts provide nutritive flow to significant amounts of myocardium at and shortly after operation. However, nutritive flow is not distributed evenly throughout the revascularized segment. The majority of the segment has a F/V within the accepted range of normal but there remain areas in which F/V is reduced significantly. The combination of inert gas and electromagnetic techniques allows a revascularized area to be characterized in terms of total flow, F/V, and tissue mass. PMID:5007050

  12. Saphenous vein graft failure and clinical outcomes: Toward a surrogate end point in patients following coronary artery bypass surgery?

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    Harskamp, Ralf E.; Williams, Judson B.; Hill, Ronald C.; de Winter, Robbert J.; Alexander, John H.; Lopes, Renato D.

    2014-01-01

    Saphenous vein graft (SVG) failure is a common finding in patients following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. In the literature SVG failure rates have been reported from 25 to over 50% within 10 years. Although common, it remains unclear to what extent SVG failure affects clinical outcome, due to differences in definition, patient selection and follow-up. Particularly the lack of agreement on a universal definition makes comparisons between studies, and therefore generalizability of associations with outcomes, challenging. We suggest using a definition of SVG failure that is based on imaging as well as clinical parameters, that includes reporting SVG failure on both graft and patient level. The use of non-invasive imaging may help improve follow-up rates, and provide a more accurate picture of the real incidence and clinical impact of SVG failure. Given the lack of supportive evidence showing a consistent association between SVG failure and major adverse cardiovascular events, SVG failure should not be considered a valid surrogate endpoint at this time. PMID:23622900

  13. Magnetic Resonance Angiography of Nonferromagnetic Iliac Artery Stents and Stent-Grafts: A Comparative Study in Sheep

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    Schuermann, Karl; Vorwerk, Dierk; Buecker, Arno; Neuerburg, Joerg; Grosskortenhaus, Stefanie; Haage, Patrick; Piroth, Werner; Hunter, David W.; Guenther, Rolf W.

    1999-09-15

    Purpose: To compare nonferromagnetic iliac artery prostheses in their suitability for patency monitoring with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) using conventional angiography as a reference. Methods: In experiment 1, three Memotherm stents were inserted into the iliac arteries of each of six sheep: two 'tandem' stents on one side and a single stent on the other side. In experiment 2, four prostheses (normal and low-porosity Corvita stent-grafts, Memotherm, ZA-stent) were inserted in each of 11 sheep. Patency was monitored before and 1, 3, and 6 months after insertion with 3D phase-contrast and two 2D time-of-flight sequences (TOF-1: TR/TE = 18/6.9, TOF-2: 13/2.5) with and without contrast at 1.5 T. On 206 coronal MIP images (72 pre-, 134 post-stenting), three readers analyzed 824 iliac segments (206 x 4) for patency and artifacts. Results: There was no difference in the number of artifacts between tandem and single iliac Memotherm stents. The ZA-stent induced significantly fewer artifacts than the other prostheses (p < 0.00001). With MRA, patency of the ZA-stent was correctly diagnosed in 88% of cases, which was almost comparable to nonstented iliac segments (95%), patency of the Memotherm stent in 59%, and of the Corvita stent-grafts in 57% and 55%. The TOF-2 sequence with contrast yielded the best images. Conclusion: MRA compatibility of nonferromagnetic prostheses depends strongly on the design of the device. MRA may be used to monitor the patency of iliac ZA-stents, whereas iliac Memotherm stents and Corvita stent-grafts appear to be less suited for follow-up with MRA.

  14. Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair with the Talent Stent-Graft: Outcomes in Patients with Large Iliac Arteries

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    England, Andrew; Butterfield, John S.; McCollum, Charles N.; Ashleigh, Raymond J.

    2008-07-15

    The purpose of this study is to report outcomes following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients with ectatic common iliac arteries (CIAs). Of 117 AAA patients treated by EVAR between 1998 and 2005, 87 (74%) had CIAs diameters <18 mm and 30 (26%) patients had one or more CIA diameters >18 but <25 mm. All patients were treated with Talent stent-grafts, 114 bifurcated and 3 AUI devices. Departmental databases and patient records were reviewed to assess outcomes. Technical success, iliac-related outcome, and iliac-related reintervention (IRSI) were analyzed. Patients with EVAR extending into the external iliac artery were excluded. Median (range) follow-up for the study group was 24 (1-84) months. Initial technical success was 98% for CIAs <18 mm and 100% for CIAs {>=}18 mm (p = 0.551). There were three distal type I endoleaks (two in the ectatic group) and six iliac limb occlusions (one in an ectatic patient); there were no statistically significant differences between groups (p = 0.4). There were nine IRSIs (three stent-graft extensions, six femorofemoral crossover grafts); three of these patients had one or both CIAs {>=}18 mm (p = 0.232). One-year freedom from IRSI was 92% {+-} 3% and 84% {+-} 9% for the <18-mm and {>=}18-mm CIA groups, respectively (p = 0.232). We conclude that the treatment of AAA by EVAR in patients with CIAs 18-24 mm appears to be safe and effective, however, it may be associated with more frequent reinterventions.

  15. Efficacy of coronary artery bypass surgery with gastroepiploic artery. Assessment with thallium 201 myocardial scintigraphy

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    Kusukawa, J.; Hirota, Y.; Kawamura, K.; Suma, H.; Takeuchi, A.; Adachi, I.; Akagi, H. )

    1989-09-01

    This study describes the efficacy of the right gastroepiploic artery (GEA) as graft material for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as assessed by exercise thallium 201 myocardial scintigraphy in eight patients (age, 59.4 {plus minus} 9.35 years (mean {plus minus} SD)) who underwent CABG with the GEA graft in the past 2 years. Planar and single-photon-emission computed tomographic (SPECT) images were obtained during and 3 hours after exercise. Planar images were evaluated quantitatively with the percentile-washout method, and SPECT images were evaluated qualitatively with a bull's-eye, polar-coordinate map. All patients had triple-vessel disease, and in situ GEAs were anastomosed to the right coronary artery in seven patients and to the left anterior descending coronary artery in one. The internal mammary artery graft was concomitantly used in all patients. The mean number of grafts per patient was 3.0 (range, 2-4). Preoperative exercise testing could not be performed in two patients because of emergency operation. By qualitative assessment with the polar-coordinate map, four patients showed improvement, one did not show any change, and one became worse due to perioperative myocardial infarction.

  16. Gortex graft-external carotid artery anastomotic stricture treated by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.

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    Dacie, J E; Lumley, J S

    1985-01-01

    We describe successful percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of a gortex-right external carotid artery anastomotic stricture in a 49-year-old man with amaurosis fugax and occlusion of the right internal carotid artery. No neurological complications occurred during the procedure. The patient had had three previous carotid operations, and PTA enabled successful transcranial arterial bypass surgery to be carried out, with complete relief of symptoms. PMID:2934132

  17. Manual pressure distension of the human saphenous vein changes its biomechanical properties-implication for coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Zhao, Jingbo; Andreasen, Jan Jesper; Yang, Jian; Rasmussen, Bodil Steen; Liao, Donghua; Gregersen, Hans

    2007-01-01

    Patency rates of saphenous vein grafts following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) depend on multiple factors. Information regarding the impact of biomechanical properties of vein grafts on patency rates is not available. The objective of the present study was to evaluate whether uncontrolled manual pressure distension during routine preparation of the saphenous vein in CABG-induced changes in the biomechanical properties of the vein. The morphometric and stress-strain properties were studied in isolated segments of the saphenous vein from 12 patients undergoing elective CABG. Six segments were manually distended without pressure control and six were not distended. The mechanical test was performed as a ramp inflation using syringe pump. The vein dimensions were obtained from digitised images at different pressures as well as at the no-load and zero-stress states. The circumferences, the wall and lumen area, the wall thickness, and the outer diameter as function of the applied pressure were largest in the segments with uncontrolled manual distension compared to those without distension (P<0.05). The opening angle and the absolute value of the residual strains were lower (P<0.01) and the circumferential stress-strain curve shifted to the left, indicating the wall became stiffer with uncontrolled manual distension compared to those without distension (P<0.05). In conclusion, manual pressure distension changed the morphometric and biomechanical properties of the saphenous vein. The perspective is that studies on biomechanical properties on the saphenous vein may guide surgeons how to handle graft material without causing major changes of the biomechanical properties during harvesting and preparation. PMID:17141248

  18. Should intentional endovascular stent-graft coverage of the left subclavian artery be preceded by prophylactic revascularisation?

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    Weigang, Ernst; Parker, Jack A T C; Czerny, Martin; Lonn, Lars; Bonser, Robert S; Carrel, Thierry P; Mestres, Carlos A; Di Bartolomeo, Roberto; Schepens, Marc A A M; Bachet, Jean E; Vahl, Christian-Friedrich; Grabenwoger, Martin

    2011-10-01

    Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has emerged as a promising therapeutic alternative to conventional open aortic replacement but it requires suitable proximal and distal landing zones for stent-graft anchoring. Many aortic pathologies affect in the immediate proximity of the left subclavian artery (LSA) limiting the proximal landing zone site without proximal vessel coverage. In patients in whom the distance between the LSA and aortic lesion is too short, extension of the landing zone can be obtained by covering the LSA's origin with the endovascular stent graft (ESG). This manoeuvre has the potential for immediate and delayed neurological and vascular symptoms. Some authors, therefore, propose prophylactic revascularisation of the LSA by transposition or bypass, while others suggest prophylactic revascularisation only under certain conditions, and still others see no requirement for prophylactic revascularisation in anticipation of LSA ostium coverage. In this review about LSA revascularisation in TEVAR patients with coverage of the LSA, we searched the electronic databases MEDLINE and EMBASE historically until the end date of May 2010 with the search terms left subclavian artery, covering, endovascular, revascularisation and thoracic aorta. We have gathered the most complete scientific evidence available used to support the various concepts to deal with this issue. After a review of the current available literature, 23 relevant articles were found, where we have identified and analysed three basic treatment concepts for LSA revascularisation in TEVAR patients (prophylactic, conditional prophylactic and no prophylactic LSA revascularisation). The available evidence supports prophylactic revascularisation of the LSA before ESG LSA coverage when preoperative imaging reveals abnormal supra-aortic vascular anatomy or pathology. We further conclude that elective patients undergoing planned coverage of the LSA during TEVAR should receive prophylactic LSA transposition or LSA-to-left-common-carotid-artery (LCCA) bypass surgery to prevent severe neurological complications, such as paraplegia or brain stem infarction. PMID:21376612

  19. Can preoperative myocardial perfusion scintigraphy predict changes in left ventricular perfusion and function after coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

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    Eckardt, Rozy; Kjeldsen, Bo Juel; Johansen, Allan; Grupe, Peter; Haghfelt, Torben; Thayssen, Per; Andersen, Lars Ib; Hesse, Birger

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVES We wanted to evaluate whether preoperative myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) could predict changes in cardiac symptoms and postoperative myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Ninety-two patients with stable angina pectoris (and at least one occluded coronary artery) underwent MPS before, and 6 months after, undergoing CABG. The result of the MPS was kept secret from the surgeons. RESULTS Before CABG, 90% of the patients had angina. After CABG, 97% of the patients were without symptoms. Overall graft patency was 84%. Before CABG, one patient had normal perfusion; in the rest of them the defects were classified as follows: reversible (60%), partly reversible (27%) and irreversible (12%). Following CABG, 33% had normal perfusion; in the rest the defects were reversible in 29%, partly reversible in 12% and irreversible in 26%. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), which was normal before operation in 45%, improved in 40% of all patients. The increase in LVEF was not related to the preoperative pattern of perfusion defects. Of 30 patients with normalized perfusion after CABG, 29 (97%) had reversible defects and one patient had partly reversible defects. Of 83 perfusion defects, which were normalized after CABG, 67 were reversible (81%) or partly reversible (12%). Seventy-five percent of all reversible coronary artery territories before CABG were normalized after operation. CONCLUSIONS Our results indicate that reversible or partly reversible perfusion defects at a preoperative MPS have a high chance of normalized myocardial perfusion assessed by MPS 6 months after operation. Normal perfusion is obtained almost exclusively in territories with reversible ischaemia. Symptoms improved in nearly all patients and LVEF in a significant fraction of the patients, not related to preoperative MPS. PMID:22473665

  20. Perioperative Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive and Normotensive Patients Undergoing Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Prospective Study of Current Anesthesia Practice

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    Bariin, Stjepan; aki?, Kata; Goranovi?, Tatjana; Bariin, Ana; Sonicki, Zdenko

    2007-01-01

    Aim To analyze blood pressure changes during intra- and immediate postoperative period in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods The study included 355 consecutive patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting between January 5, 2004 and December 30, 2005. Out of these patients, 325 were allocated into groups with preoperative history of hypertension (n?=?115) and without preoperative history of hypertension (n?=?210). Systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial blood pressure was measured at the following four time points: on the day before surgery, before anesthesia induction, after the last graft, and on entry to intensive care unit. Results Mean arterial pressure was significantly higher in patients with a history of hypertension on the day before surgery (97 vs 92 mm Hg, P?=?0.003, Mann-Whitney test) and before anesthesia induction (107 vs 98 mm Hg; P?=?0.003). It was higher at all measuring points (after the last graft, 79 vs 78 mm Hg; and on entry to intensive care unit, 88 vs 86 mm Hg), but this difference was neither statistically nor clinically significant. The study showed that mean arterial pressure followed similar dynamics over time in both patient groups (P<0.001 both), with no significant time-dependent between-group differences. Conclusion Current anesthesia techniques that include deep opioid analgesia in combination with vasodilators provide a satisfactory control of intraoperative hypertension. Management of blood pressure changes during intra- and immediate postoperative period in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting patients with preoperative hypertension was no more difficult than in patients without preoperative hypertension. PMID:17589977

  1. How do we manage the gastrectomy for gastric cancer after coronary artery bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery? Report of two cases and a review of the literature

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    Konishi, Yukiko; Suzuki, Koichi; Wada, Hidetoshi; Watanabe, Hiroshi; Ogura, Hiroyuki; Sugamori, Yuno; Bashar, Abul Hasan Muhammad; Yamashita, Katsushi; Kobayashi, Toshihiko; Kazui, Teruhisa

    2007-01-01

    Background Recently, the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as an alternative arterial graft. Unfortunately, an increased incidence of gastric cancers has been reported after CABG using the RGEA. Handling of the RGEA during gastrectomy in these patients may cause lethal complications, which sometimes reduces the feasibility of curative dissection of lymph nodes at the base of the graft. Case presentations We describe two cases of gastric cancer undergoing gastrectomy after CABG with the use of RGEA. To avoid the potentially fatal coronary event during gastrectomy, safe handling of the conduit including preparations for injuries and prevention of vessel spasm was performed in both cases, accompanied by an adequate monitoring of the systemic circulation. Intraoperative frozen section examination showed no lymph node metastasis around the graft in any of the cases; therefore, complete lymph node dissection at the base of the graft was not undertaken. No complications occurred during the operation. In addition to these two cases, twenty-four cases reported in the literatures were reviewed (a total of 26 cases). Ten early and 16 advanced gastric cancers were included. Among the 16 advanced gastric cancer cases, an alternative graft was employed in 8 due to the resection of an original graft to complete lymph node dissection. Mere handling of a graft often caused lethal complications suggesting that the operation should be completed by isolation of the graft. A pedicled graft harvesting via the ante-gastric route was popular. However, a skeletonized harvesting with resection of the pyloric branches of the RGEA would be better because this would interrupt the original lymph flow, which could eliminate the need for lymph node dissection and graft isolation. Among the 10 cases having early gastric cancers, 6 were found within 1.5 years after CABG. Early detection in these 6 cases was possible due to the use of gastric fiberscopic examination before and after CABG, which gave them opportunities to receive a less extensive operation such as endoscopic mucosal resection. Conclusion Adequate intraoperative care as well as an optimal lymph node dissection considering the graft harvesting method at the first CABG leads to successful gastrectomy after CABG using the RGEA graft. Therefore, this operation should be carried out with careful management by both gastrointestinal and cardiovascular surgeons. PMID:17506906

  2. Bypass grafting between the supraceliac aorta and the common hepatic artery during pancreaticoduodenectomy

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    Liang, Diana H.; Rosenberg, Wade R.; Martinez, Sylvia

    2015-01-01

    Patients with celiac artery stenosis often remain asymptomatic due to formation of extensive collateral pathways. Hepatic or anastomotic ischemia may occur when the gastroduodenal artery and these collaterals are ligated during pancreaticoduodenectomy. Here, we present a patient with severe atherosclerotic disease of the celiac axis who successfully underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with aorto-hepatic bypass. PMID:26330233

  3. Pelvic Arterial Embolisation in a Trauma Patient with a Pre-Existing Aortobifemoral Graft

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    Abulaban, Osama; Hopkins, Jonathan; Willis, Andrew P.; Jones, Robert G.

    2011-02-15

    Pelvic fractures secondary to blunt trauma are associated with a significant mortality rate due to uncontrolled bleeding. Interventional radiology (IR) can play an important and central role in the management of such patients, offering definitive minimally invasive therapy and avoiding the need for high-risk surgery. Rapid access to whole-body computed tomography has been shown to improve survival in polytrauma patients and allows rapid diagnosis of vascular injury and assessment of suitability for endovascular therapy. IR can then target and treat the specific area of bleeding. Embolisation of bleeding pelvic arteries has been shown to be highly effective and should be the treatment of choice in this situation. The branches of the internal iliac artery (IIA) are usually involved, and these arteries are accessed by way of IIA catheterisation after abdominal aortography. Occasionally these arteries cannot be accessed by way of this conventional route because of recent IIA ligation carried out surgically in an attempt to stop the bleeding or because (in the rare situation we describe here) these vessels are excluded secondary to previous aortoiliac repair. In this situation, knowledge of pelvic arterial collateral artery pathways is important because these will continue to supply pelvic structures whilst making access to deep pelvic branches challenging. We describe a rare case, which has not been previously reported in the literature, in which successful embolisation of a bleeding pelvic artery was carried out by way of the collateral artery pathways.

  4. Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressure Is a Risk Factor for Primary Graft Dysfunction Following Lung Transplantation for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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    Fang, Adam; Studer, Sean; Kawut, Steven M.; Ahya, Vivek N.; Lee, James; Wille, Keith; Lama, Vibha; Ware, Lorraine; Orens, Jonathan; Weinacker, Ann; Palmer, Scott M.; Crespo, Maria; Lederer, David J.; Deutschman, Clifford S.; Kohl, Benjamin A.; Bellamy, Scarlett; Demissie, Ejigayehu

    2011-01-01

    Background: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is often associated with elevations in pulmonary artery pressures. Although primary pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has been associated with primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the role of secondary PAH in mediating PGD risk in patients with IPF is incompletely understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) and PGD among patients with IPF. Methods: We performed a multicenter prospective cohort study of 126 lung transplant procedures performed for IPF between March 2002 and August 2007. The primary outcome was grade 3 PGD at 72 h after lung transplant. The mPAP was measured as the initial reading following insertion of the right-sided heart catheter during lung transplant. Multivariable logistic regression was used to adjust for confounding variables. Results: The mPAP for patients with PGD was 38.5 16.3 mm Hg vs 29.6 11.5 mm Hg for patients without PGD (mean difference, 8.9 mm Hg [95% CI, 3.6-14.2]; P = .001). The increase in odds of PGD associated with each 10-mm Hg increase in mPAP was 1.64 (95% CI, 1.18-2.26; P = .003). In multivariable models, this relationship was independent of confounding by other clinical variables, although the use of cardiopulmonary bypass partially attenuated the relationship. Conclusions: Higher mPAP in patients with IPF is associated with the development of PGD. PMID:20864607

  5. Aneurysm of an Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Successfully Excluded by a Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft with Supra-aortic Bypass of Three Arch Vessels

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    Munneke, Graham J. Loosemore, Thomas M.; Belli, Anna-Maria; Thompson, Matt M.; Morgan, Robert A.

    2005-06-15

    An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) arising from a left-sided aortic arch is the fourth most common aortic arch anomaly. Aneurysmal dilatation of the ARSA requires treatment because of the associated risk of rupture. We present a case where supra-aortic bypass of the arch vessels was performed to facilitate exclusion of the aneurysm by a thoracic aortic stent graft.

  6. Treatment of a Celiac Trunk Aneurysm Close to the Hepato-splenic Bifurcation by Using Hepatic Stent-graft Implantation and Splenic Artery Embolization

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    Basile, Antonio Lupattelli, Tommaso; Magnano, Marco; Giulietti, Giorgio; Privitera, Giambattista; Battaglia, Giuseppe; Monaca, Vincenzo; Ettorre, Giancarlo

    2007-02-15

    We present a case of a 73-year-old man in whom a celiac trunk aneurysm close to the hepato-splenic bifurcation was discovered and treated by using celiac-hepatic stent-grafts implantation and splenic artery embolization.

  7. Gender as a Moderator between Having an Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery (CABG) Outcomes in Rural Patients

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    Dao, Tam K.; Voelkel, Emily; Presley, Sherine; Doss, Brendel; Huddleston, Cashuna; Gopaldas, Raja

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This paper examines gender as a moderating variable between having an anxiety disorder diagnosis and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) outcomes in rural patients. Methods: Using the 2008 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, 17,885 discharge records of patients who underwent a primary CABG surgery were identified.…

  8. Gender as a Moderator between Having an Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery (CABG) Outcomes in Rural Patients

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    Dao, Tam K.; Voelkel, Emily; Presley, Sherine; Doss, Brendel; Huddleston, Cashuna; Gopaldas, Raja

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This paper examines gender as a moderating variable between having an anxiety disorder diagnosis and coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG) outcomes in rural patients. Methods: Using the 2008 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, 17,885 discharge records of patients who underwent a primary CABG surgery were identified.

  9. Mammary tumors

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    Weller, R.E.

    1988-10-01

    Mammary neoplasia is one of the more common malignancies affecting domestic species. Despite their importance, they are often over- diagnosed, undertreated and subject to several misconceptions propagated by veterinarians and pet owners alike. Mammary neoplasia is the most frequent tumor type encountered in the female accounting for almost half of all malignancies reported. The canine has the highest incidence of mammary tumors of all domestic species. In the dog, about 65 percent of mammary tumors are benign mixed tumors, and 25 percent are carcinomas. The rest are adenomas, myoepitheliomas, and malignant mixed tumors. The age distribution of mammary tumors closely follows the age distribution of most tumors in the dog. Mammary tumors are rare in dogs 2 years old, but incidence begins to increase sharply at approximately 6 years of age. Median age at diagnosis is about 10 years. No breed predilection has been consistently reported.

  10. Inferior Epigastric Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Paracentesis in a Liver Graft Recipient: A Case Report

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    Ebrahimi, Amir Pasha; Nasiri Toosi, Mohsen; Davoudi, Setareh; Jafarian, Ali; Ghanaati, Hossein

    2015-01-01

    Pseudoaneurysm happens when the artery wall is injured and the blood is contained by the surrounding tissues with eventual formation of a fibrous sac communicating with the artery. We report a case of a 39-year-old man with inferior epigastric artery (IEA) pseudoaneurysm after paracentesis. The pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound and treated by surgical intervention regarding the patients underlying comorbidity. IEA false aneurysm must be included in the differential diagnosis during investigation of the cause of any swelling after paracentesis. Cirrhotic patients may be more prone to this complication because of thin rectus muscle that could not confine the hematoma. PMID:26557270

  11. Flow capacity of skeletonized versus pedicled internal thoracic artery in coronary artery bypass graft surgery: systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression.

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    Sá, Michel Pompeu Barros Oliveira; Cavalcanti, Paulo Ernando Ferraz; Santos, Henrique José de Andrade Costa; Soares, Artur Freire; Miranda, Rodrigo Gusmão Albuquerque; Araújo, Mayara Lopes; Lima, Ricardo Carvalho

    2015-07-01

    Many surgeons are concerned about the flow capacity of a skeletonized internal thoracic artery (ITA) in comparison with a pedicled ITA used during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). This work aims to summarize the evidence comparing the flow capacity of a skeletonized versus pedicled ITA during CABG. We performed systematic review and meta-analysis according to the PRISMA statement based on a search in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL/CCTR, ClinicalTrials.gov, SciELO, LILACS, Google Scholar and reference lists of relevant articles. Studies included were original studies whose populations comprised patients undergoing CABG; compared outcomes between skeletonized versus pedicled ITA; the outcomes included data regarding intraoperative flow capacity of the grafts; the studies were prospective or retrospective or non-randomized or randomized controlled trials. In total, eight studies were identified and reviewed for eligibility and data were extracted. Forest plots and the summarized difference in means including 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated and meta-regressions were performed. There was a statistically significant difference in favour of the skeletonized ITA compared with the pedicled ITA in terms of flow capacity (random-effect model: additional 20.8 ml/min, 95% CI 6.6-35.0, P = 0.004), being the summary measures under the influence of heterogeneity of the effects, but free from publication bias. We observed a difference with regard to the type of study, since non-randomized studies together demonstrated the superiority of a skeletonized ITA (random-effect model: additional 32.3 ml/min, 95% CI 21.0-43.6, P < 0.001), but the randomized studies together did not show it (random-effect model: additional 13.2 ml/min, 95% CI -1.1 to 27.6, P = 0.071). Meta-regression demonstrated some modulation influence by female gender, age and diabetes on the flow capacity of grafts. In summary, in terms of flow capacity, a skeletonized ITA appears to be superior in comparison with a pedicled ITA during CABG. PMID:25228742

  12. Graft arterial stenosis in kidney en bloc grafts from very small pediatric donors: incidence, timing, and role of ultrasound in screening.

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    Bent, C; Fananapazir, G; Tse, G; Corwin, M T; Vu, C; Santhanakrishnan, C; Perez, R V; Troppmann, C

    2015-11-01

    In previous studies with different donor selection criteria and noncontemporary surgical techniques, graft arterial stenosis (GAS) has been reported to occur more frequently in adult recipients of pediatric en bloc renal allografts (EBKT) as compared to single adult donor allografts. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the incidence of GAS within our EBKT recipient population and to evaluate clinical and imaging features of those cases with GAS. In a retrospective cohort study, we analyzed 182 EBKT performed at a single institution. We identified cases of suspected GAS based on clinical factors, lab results, and noninvasive imaging. Diagnosis of GAS was confirmed by digital subtraction angiography. Two EBKT recipients (1.1% of 182) had angiographically confirmed GAS at 2.5 and 4.5 months after transplant. In both cases, the stenoses were short segment within the proximal (perianastomotic) donor aorta, color Doppler ultrasound demonstrated peak systolic velocities of >400?cm/s, and poststenotic parvus tardus waveforms were present. Both patients underwent angioplasty and demonstrated postintervention improvement in renal function and blood pressure. Restenosis did not occur during follow up. In conclusion, recipients of EBKT have a low incidence of GAS, similar to the lowest reported for adult single allografts. PMID:26153092

  13. Clinical comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention with domestic drug-eluting stents versus off pump coronary artery bypass grafting in unprotected left main coronary artery disease

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    Yin, Yong; Xin, Xingli; Geng, Tao; Xu, Zesheng

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The aim of our study was to compare the clinical outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with domestic drug-eluting stents (DES) and off pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease. Methods: A total of 227 patients with ULMCA disease and underwent revascularization was included. One hundred and six patients were treated with PCI with domestic DES implantation and 121 patients with off pump CABG. Clinical outcomes with respect to the major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE) including death any cause, non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and target vessel revascularization (TVR) during hospitalization and at 12-month follow-up were recorded. Results: There was no significant difference between the domestic DES and off pump CABG groups in the risk of death, non-fatal MI, stroke, and TVR during hospitalization and at 12-month follow-up. Overall in-hospital MACCE in PCI versus CABG was 0.94% versus 5.78% (P<0.05). The overall MACCE at 12-month follow up in PCI versus CABG was in 3.77% versus 3.31% (P>0.05). Conclusions: Domestic DES is feasible and safety in the treatment of ULMCA lesions. When compared with off-pump CABG, domestic DES achieved similar completeness of revascularization, similar in-hospital and 12-month follow-up outcomes. A longer follow-up is needed. PMID:26550424

  14. Quantitative Evaluation of Left Ventricular Wall Motion in Patient with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Using Magnetic Resonance Tagging Technique

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    Inaba, Tadashi; Nakano, Takahiro; Tsutsumi, Masakazu; Kawasaki, Shingo; Kinosada, Yasutomi; Tokuda, Masataka

    Left ventricular wall motions during systole were investigated from a mechanical perspective by using a magnetic resonance tagging technique. Subjects were 7 patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). First, by analyzing strain in the left ventricular wall, cardiac contractility was evaluated in the patients with CABG. Next, by calculating displacement in the myocardial wall, paradoxical movements following CABG were quantitatively evaluated. Strain analysis showed local decreases in circumferential strain in 4 of 7 subjects. The results of displacement analysis clarified that following CABG, the degree of radial displacement was small in the septal wall and large in the lateral wall, and circumferential displacement towards the septal wall occurred in the anterior and posterior walls. Since this behavior was seen in both reduced and normal cardiac contractility groups, paradoxical movements in the present patients were not caused by reduced cardiac contractility, but rather by rigid-body motion of the entire heart.

  15. [Respiratory management for a patient with a giant bulla and pulmonary dysfunction during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting].

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    Suga, Kikuko; Yoshida, Akiko; Kamada, Takaaki; Takao, Ryo; Kaneko, Takehiko; Kobayashi, Yoshiro

    2010-02-01

    This case report describes a successful anesthetic management of a 74-year-old patient with a giant bulla and pulmonary dysfunction during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). BiPAP Vision with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) was used for intraoperative respiratory management. General anesthesia was induced with propofol. After insertion of a LMA anesthesia was maintained with propofol and dexmedetomidine under spontaneous breathing with bilevel positive airway pressure. Epidural analgesia was used in combination with general anesthesia. The LMA was removed without coughing and bucking soon after the end of the surgery. There was no complication during and after anesthesia. This respiratory management may be beneficial for patients with a giant bulla and pulmonary dysfunction during OPCAB. PMID:20169962

  16. Total i.v. anaesthesia with propofol and alfentanil for coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Manara, A R; Monk, C R; Bolsin, S N; Prys-Roberts, C

    1991-06-01

    The haemodynamic effects of total i.v. anaesthesia with a combination of propofol and alfentanil infusions were studied in eight patients with good left ventricular function undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Haemodynamic indices were measured before anaesthesia and at specified intervals before cardiopulmonary bypass. The technique resulted in haemodynamic changes comparable to those reported with opioid-based anaesthesia for coronary artery surgery, and has potential advantages. PMID:2064887

  17. Outcomes of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients with Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Presenting with STsegment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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    Garg, Pankaj; Kamaruddin, Hazlyna; Iqbal, Javaid; Wheeldon, Nigel

    2015-01-01

    Background: There are limited data on outcomes of patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) presenting acutely as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Objectives: To compare outcomes in STEMI patients undergoing PPCI with or without previous CABG surgery. Methods: An all-comer single-centre observational registry from a cardiothoracic centre in UK. All consecutive patients presenting for PPCI between 2007 and 2012 were included. Electronic records were used to extract relevant information. Mortality data were obtained from the Office of National Statistics. Overall median follow-up period was 1.7 years (intraquartile range 0.9-2.5). Results: Complete data were available for 2133 (97%) patients. 47-patients had previous history of CABG. Out of these, the infarct related artery (IRA) was native vessel in 22 and graft in 25 patients. Post re-vascularization TIMI flow was inferior in CABG cohort (

  18. Comparison of Economic and Patient Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Versus Traditional Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Techniques

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    Poston, Robert S.; Tran, Richard; Collins, Michael; Reynolds, Marty; Connerney, Ingrid; Reicher, Barry; Zimrin, David; Griffith, Bartley P.; Bartlett, Stephen T.

    2009-01-01

    Background Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (miniCABG) decreases in-hospital morbidity versus traditional sternotomy CABG. We performed a prospective cohort study (NCT00481806) to assess the impact of miniCABG on costs and metrics that influence quality of life after hospital discharge. Methods One hundred consecutive miniCABG cases performed using IMA grafting coronary stenting were compared with a matched group of 100 sternotomy CABG patients using IMA and saphenous veins, both treating equivalent number of target coronaries (2.7 vs. 2.9), off-pump. We compared perioperative costs, time to return to work/normal activity, and risk of major adverse cardiac/cerebrovascular events (MACCE) at 1 year: myocardial infarction (elevated troponin or EKG changes), target vessel occlusion (CT angiography at 1 year), stroke, or death. Results For miniCABG, robotic instruments and stents increased intraoperative costs; postoperative costs were decreased from significantly less intubation time (4.80 6.35 vs. 12.24 6.24 hours), hospital stay (3.77 1.51 vs. 6.38 2.23 days), and transfusion (0.16 0.37 vs. 1.37 1.35 U) leading to no significant differences in total costs. Undergoing miniCABG independently predicted earlier return to work after adjusting for confounders (t = ? 2.15; P = 0.04), whereas sternotomy CABG increased MACCE (HR, 3.9; 95% CI, 1.4 7.6), largely from lower target-vessel patency. Conclusions MiniCABG shortens patient recovery time, minimizes MACCE risk at 1 year, and showed superior quality and outcome metrics versus standard-of-care CABG. These findings occurred without increasing costs and with superior target vessel graft patency. PMID:18936577

  19. Choice of vein-harvest technique for coronary artery bypass grafting: rationale and design of the REGROUP trial.

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    Zenati, Marco A; Gaziano, J Michael; Collins, Joseph F; Biswas, Kousick; Gabany, Jennifer M; Quin, Jacquelyn A; Bitondo, Jerene M; Bakaeen, Faisal G; Kelly, Rosemary F; Shroyer, A Laurie; Bhatt, Deepak L

    2014-06-01

    The Randomized Endo-vein Graft Prospective (REGROUP) trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01850082) is a randomized, intent-to-treat, 2-arm, parallel-design, multicenter study funded by the Cooperative Studies Program (CSP No. 588) of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Cardiac surgeons at 16 Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers with technical expertise in performing both endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH) and open vein harvesting (OVH) were recruited as the REGROUP surgeon participants. Subjects requiring elective or urgent coronary artery bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass with use of ?1 saphenous vein graft will be screened for enrollment using pre-established inclusion/exclusion criteria. Enrolled subjects (planned N = 1150) will be randomized to 1 of the 2 arms (EVH or OVH) after an experienced vein harvester has been assigned. The primary outcomes measure is the rate of major adverse cardiac events (MACE), including death, myocardial infarction, or revascularization. Subject assessments will be performed at multiple times, including at baseline, intraoperatively, postoperatively, and at discharge (or 30 days after surgery, if still hospitalized). Assessment of leg-wound complications will be completed at 6 weeks after surgery. Telephone follow-ups will occur at 3-month intervals after surgery until the participating sites are decommissioned after the trial's completion (approximately 4.5 years after the full study startup). To assess long-term outcomes, centralized follow-up of MACE for 2 additional years will be centrally performed using VA and non-VA clinical and administrative databases. The primary MACE outcome will be compared between the 2 arms, EVH and OVH, at the end of the trial duration. PMID:24633760

  20. Changes in the Distribution of Hepatic Arterial Blood Flow Following TIPS with Uncovered Stent and Stent-Graft: An Experimental Study

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    Keussen, Inger; Song, Ho-Young; Bajc, Marika; Cwikiel, Wojciech

    2002-08-15

    Purpose: To evaluate changes in distribution of hepatic arterial blood flow in the liver following insertion of an uncovered stent and subsequently a stent-graft in the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) channel.Methods: The experiments were performed in eight healthy pigs under general anesthesia. In a pilot study in one pig, scintigraphic evaluation of arterial perfusion to the liver was done before and after inflation of a balloon in the right hepatic vein. In the other pigs, outflow from the right liver vein was checked repeatedly by contrast injection through a percutaneously inserted catheter. The arterial perfusion through the liver was examined by scintigraphy, following selective injection of macro-aggregate of 99Tcm-labeled human serum albumin 99Tcm-HSA) into the hepatic artery. This examination was done before and after creation of a TIPS with an uncovered stent and subsequently after insertion of a covered stent-graft into the cranial portion of the shunt channel. Results: In the pilot study changes in the arterial perfusion to the liver were easily detectable by scintigraphy. One pig died during the procedure and another pig was excluded due to dislodgement of the hepatic artery catheter. The inserted covered stent obstructed venous outflow from part of the right liver lobe. The 99Tcm-HSA activity in this part remained unchanged after TIPS creation with an uncovered stent. A reduction in activity was seen after insertion of a stent-graft (p0.06).Conclusion: The distribution of the hepaticarterial blood flow is affected by creation of a TIPS with a stent-graft, in the experimental pig model.

  1. Rest and redistribution thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy to predict improvement in left ventricular function after coronary arterial bypass grafting

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    Iskandrian, A.S.; Hakki, A.H.; Kane, S.A.; Goel, I.P.; Mundth, E.D.; Hakki, A.H.; Segal, B.L.

    1983-05-01

    To examine the value of rest and redistribution thallium-201 imaging in predicting improvement in left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), 26 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and abnormal LV function were studied. Nineteen patients had pathologic Q waves preoperatively. Rest and redistribution thallium-201 images and radionuclide ventriculograms were obtained before and after CABG, and the thallium scintigrams were evaluated both quantitatively and qualitatively. The patients were divided according to the preoperative thallium scintigrams into 2 groups: Group I (16 patients) had either normal resting thallium-201 images or reversible resting perfusion defects, and Group II (10 patients) had fixed resting perfusion defects. The resting EF was less than 50% preoperatively in all patients. Fourteen patients (54%) showed improvement in EF postoperatively. Three patients (2 in Group I and 1 in Group II) showed new postoperative perfusion defects, and none of the 3 showed improvement in LV function. Of the remaining 14 patients in Group I, 12 (86%) showed improvement in LV function, compared with 2 of 9 patients in Group II (p less than 0.01). Improvement in LV function was observed in 8 of the 19 patients (42%) with abnormal Q waves. Nitroglycerin intervention radionuclide ventriculograms were obtained in 20 patients before CABG. Of the 6 patients who showed improvement in LV function with nitroglycerin, 4 also showed improvement postoperatively. Postoperative improvement in LV function was also observed in 6 of the 14 patients who did not improve with nitroglycerin.

  2. Transvenous Embolization of a Spontaneous Femoral AVF 5 Years After an Incomplete Treatment with Arterial Stent-Grafts

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    Peynircioglu, Bora Ozkan, Murat; Dogan, Omer Faruk; Cil, Barbaros E.; Dogan, Riza

    2008-03-15

    A 66-year-old man with complex left femoral arterio-venous fistula (AVF) was first diagnosed after a deep venous thrombosis incident approximately 5 years ago. Partial treatment was performed by means of endografts along the superficial femoral artery, which remained patent for 5 years. The patient had been doing well until a couple of months ago when he developed severe venous stasis and ulcers of the left cruris, due to a high-flow nonhealing complex AVF with additional iliac vein occlusion. Therefore; the definitive treatment was performed by a unique endovascular technique combined with surgical venous bypass (femoro-femoral crossover saphenous bypass, the Palma operation). A novel percutaneous transvenous technique for occlusion of a complex high-flow AVF is reported with a review of the literature. The case is unique with spontaneous AVF, transvenous embolization with detachable coils and ONYX, and the hybrid treatment technique as well as the long-term patency of superficial femoral artery stent-grafts.

  3. Simultaneously performed off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and colectomy: a case report

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    2010-01-01

    This is written so as to report the case of a 71-year-old male with a diagnosis of sigmoid adenocarcinoma accompanied by severe coronary artery disease and unstable angina, which was subject to simultaneous surgical treatment. The patient initially underwent an off-pump coronary artery revascularization in order to avoid the complications of cardiopulmonary bypass, providing the opportunity of a colectomy at the same time with the use of safe surgical means. Our case suggests that performing an off-pump bypass procedure prior to cancer surgery can be an appropriate course of action in carefully selected cases. PMID:20550688

  4. Effects of high thoracic epidural anesthesia on mixed venous oxygen saturation in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

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    Gurses, Ercan; Berk, Dervi?; Sungurtekin, Hlya; Mete, Asli; Serin, Simay

    2013-01-01

    Background To investigate possible effects of high thoracic epidural anesthesia (HTEA) on mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABGS). Material/Methods Sixty-four patients scheduled for CABGS were randomly assigned to either test (HTEA) or control group. Standard balanced general anesthesia was applied in both groups. Mean arterial blood pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SpO2), central venous pressure (CVP), cardiac output (CO), cardiac index (CI), systemic vascular resistance (SVR), pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR), mean pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), pulmonary compliance (C), bispectral index (BIS), body temperature, SvO2, hematocrit values were recorded before induction. Postoperative hemodynamic changes, inotropic agent, need for vasodilatation, transfusion and additional analgesics, recovery score, extubation time, visual analogue scale (VAS) values, duration of stay in intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital were recorded. Results Study groups were similar in SpO2, CVP, PCWP, PAP, C, body temperature, BIS values, development of intraoperative bradycardia. In HTEA group, intraoperative MAP, SVR, PVR, need for transfusion were lower, whereas CO, CI, SvO2, hematocrit values were higher (p<0.05). Postoperative MAP, HR, hypertension development, need for vasodilatator, transfusion, analgesics, extubation time, recovery data, duration of stay in ICU, hospital were lower in HTEA group (p<0.05). VAS score decreased in 30 minutes and 12 hours following extubation in HTEA and control group, respectively. Conclusions HTEA may improve balance between oxygen presentation and usage by suppressing neuroendocrin stress response; provide efficient postoperative analgesia, more stabile hemodynamic, respiratory conditions, lower duration of stay in ICU, hospital. PMID:23531633

  5. Rationale, design and methodology for a Prospective Randomized Study of graft patency in Off-pump and On-pump MultI-Vessel coronary artery bypasS Surgery (PROMISS) using multidetector computed tomography

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    Uva, Miguel Sousa; Matias, Fernando; Cavaco, Sara; Magalhes, Manuel Pedro

    2008-01-01

    Background Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting has been accused of possibly compromising graft patency. Sixteen slice computed tomography has shown good diagnostic accuracy in the assessment of coronary bypass graft patency when compared with conventional coronary artery angiography and is less invasive. The study hypothesis is that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed without cardiopulmonary bypass (Off-Pump) has equivalent early graft patency as if performed with cardiopulmonary bypass (On-Pump) and may have reduced complication rate. Methods/Design The Prospective Randomized Comparison of Off-Pump and On-Pump MultI-vessel Coronary Artery BypasS Surgery (PROMISS) is a controlled, single blinded, single centre clinical trial, comparing early graft patency using 16-slice computed tomography in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease operated either without or with extracorporeal circulation. Inclusion criteria are multivessel disease with an indication for first time, isolated, non emergent coronary artery bypass grafting with a minimum of three distal anastomoses. Secondary end points are peri-operative mortality, combined morbidity, length of stay, neuro-cognitive testing at 6 weeks and adverse events, stress test and quality of life at 6 months and one year. The sample size of one hundred and fifty patients was calculated in order to enable the detection of a 5% difference in graft patency, with 80% power, considering a minimum of 3 distal anastomoses per patient. Enrolment started in April 2005 and ended July 2007 with study closure in July 2008. Conclusion The PROMISS trial aims to shed new light on the effect of Off-Pump as compared to On-Pump coronary artery bypass surgery on graft patency, assessed by multidetector computed tomography, in unselected patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. Trial Registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN58800729 PMID:18637191

  6. Customized Tapered Stent-Grafts in the Endovascular Management of Internal Iliac Artery Aneurysms: A Useful Adjunct to Conventional Endovascular Options

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    Haslam, J. Elizabeth Hardman, John; Horrocks, Michael; Fay, Dominic

    2009-01-15

    The endovascular exclusion of an isolated iliac artery aneurysm is recognized as a safe and favorable alternative to open surgical repair, with low associated morbidity and mortality. It has particular advantages in the treatment of internal iliac artery aneurysm (IIAA) given the technical difficulties associated with open surgical repair deep within the pelvis. We describe the use of customized tapered stent-grafts in the exclusion of wide-necked IIAA in five male patients considered high-risk for conventional surgical repair, in whom the common and external iliac artery morphology precluded the use of standard endovascular devices. In each case, IIAA outflow was selectively embolized and the aneurysm neck excluded by placement of a customized tapered stent-graft across the internal iliac artery origin. This technique was extremely effective, with 100% technical success, no serious associated morbidity, and zero mortality. In all five patients sac size was stable or reduced on computed tomography follow-up of up to 3 years (mean, 24.4 months), with a primary patency rate of 100%. We therefore advocate the use of customized tapered stent-grafts as a further endovascular option in the management of IIAA unsuitable for conventional endovascular repair.

  7. Following-up changes in red blood cell deformability and membrane stability in the presence of PTFE graft implanted into the femoral artery in a canine model

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    Toth, Csaba; Kiss, Ferenc; Klarik, Zoltan; Gergely, Eszter; Toth, Eniko; Peto, Katalin; Vanyolos, Erzsebet; Miko, Iren; Nemeth, Norbert

    2014-05-01

    It is known that a moderate mechanical stress can even improve the red blood cells' (RBC) micro-rheological characteristics, however, a more significant stress causes deterioration in the deformability. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of the presence of artificial graft on the RBC deformability and membrane stability in beagles. In the Control group only anesthesia was induced and in the postoperative (p.o.) period blood samplings were carried out. In the Grafted group under general anesthesia, the left femoral artery was isolated, from which a 3.5 cm segment was resected and a PTFE graft (O.D.: 3 mm) of equal in length was implanted into the gap. On the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 14th p.o. days blood was collected the cephalic veins and RBC deformability was determined ektacytometry (LoRRca MaxSis Osmoscan). Membrane stability test consisted of two deformability measurements before and after the cells were being exposed to mechanical stress (60 or 100 Pa for 300 seconds). Compared to the Control group and the baseline values the red blood cell deformability showed significant deterioration on the 3rd, 5th and mainly on the 7th postoperative day after the graft implantation. The membrane stability of erythrocyte revealed marked inter-group difference on the 3rd, 5th and 7th day: in the Grafted group the deformability decreased and during the membrane stability test smaller difference was observed between the states before and after shearing. We concluded that the presence of a PTFE graft in the femoral artery may cause changes in RBC deformability in the first p.o. week. RBC membrane stability investigation shows a lower elongation index profile for the grafted group and a narrowed alteration in the deformability curves due to mechanical stress.

  8. Endovascular Treatment of a Mycotic Intracavernous Carotid Artery Aneurysm Using a Stent Graft

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    Gupta, Vivek; Jain, Vikash; Mathuria, SN; Khandelwal, N

    2013-01-01

    Summary Intracavernous carotid artery mycotic aneurysms are rare and management is determined by clinical presentation. We describe the first documented proximal intracranial mycotic aneurysm treated by a balloon expandable Aneugraft PCS covered stent. An 11-year-old female child presented with acute onset fever, headache, chemosis followed by diplopia, right-sided ptosis with ophthalmoplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis. Subsequent work-up included serial computed tomographic arteriography and digital subtraction angiography which revealed a progressively enlarging intracavernous carotid aneurysm. An Aneugraft PCS covered stent was successfully deployed endovascularly, and complete exclusion of the aneurysm was achieved while maintaining the patency of the parent artery. The use of covered stents in intracranial vasculature can be an effective and safe treatment modality for exclusion of the mycotic aneurysm in selected cases. PMID:24070080

  9. Endovascular treatment of a giant superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm using a nitinol stent-graft.

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    Gandini, Roberto; Pipitone, Vincenzo; Konda, Daniel; Pendenza, Gianluca; Spinelli, Alessio; Stefanini, Matteo; Simonetti, Giovanni

    2005-01-01

    A 68-year-old woman presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding (hematocrit 19.3%) and in a critical clinical condition (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade 4) from a giant superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm (196.0 x 131.4 mm) underwent emergency endovascular treatment. The arterial tear supplying the pseudoaneurysm was excluded using a 5.0 mm diameter and 31 mm long monorail expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered self-expanding nitinol stent. Within 6 days of the procedure, a gradual increase in hemoglobin levels and a prompt improvement in the clinical condition were observed. Multislice CT angiograms performed immediately, 5 days, 30 days and 3 months after the procedure confirmed the complete exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm. PMID:15772727

  10. Endovascular Treatment of a Giant Superior Mesenteric Artery Pseudoaneurysm Using a Nitinol Stent-Graft

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    Gandini, Roberto; Pipitone, Vincenzo; Konda, Daniel Pendenza, Gianluca; Spinelli, Alessio; Stefanini, Matteo; Simonetti, Giovanni

    2005-01-15

    A 68-year-old woman presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding (hematocrit 19.3%) and in a critical clinical condition (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade 4) from a giant superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm (196.0 x 131.4 mm) underwent emergency endovascular treatment. The arterial tear supplying the pseudoaneurysm was excluded using a 5.0 mm diameter and 31 mm long monorail expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)-covered self-expanding nitinol stent. Within 6 days of the procedure, a gradual increase in hemoglobin levels and a prompt improvement in the clinical condition were observed. Multislice CT angiograms performed immediately, 5 days, 30 days and 3 months after the procedure confirmed the complete exclusion of the pseudoaneurysm.

  11. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia following coronary artery bypass grafting: a diagnostic dilemma

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    Khanal, Raju; Karmacharya, Paras; Forman, Daniel A.

    2015-01-01

    The diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a challenge in post-cardiac surgery patients because of the high incidence of non-immune thrombocytopenia and heparinplatelet factor 4 antibodies in these groups. We present a case of HIT in a post coronary artery bypass surgery patient, which was successfully treated with prompt recognition and discontinuation of heparin products. PMID:26486110

  12. Rare case-series of electrocautery burn following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Sabzi, Feridoun; Niazi, Mojtaba; Ahmadi, Alireza

    2014-01-01

    Abstract: With an increasing number of off-pump coronary artery surgery procedures in high-risk patients with coagulopathy, including renal failure, hepatic failure and anticoagulant drug-using patients, the frequency of related complications such as repeated exploration for bleeding is also increasing. The associated co-morbidity and repeated use of electrocautery in postoperative bleeding leaves patients susceptible to electrocautery ulcers. In this case series, rare cases of cautery burn with unique causative mechanisms are described. PMID:23669602

  13. Calcific aorta and coronary artery: two cases of calcific ascending aorta and descending aorta

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    Idhrees, A Mohammed; Radhakrishnan, Bineesh K; Panicker, Vargheese T; Pillai, Vivek; Karunakaran, Jayakumar

    2015-01-01

    Calcific aorta is a disease of old age and is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. Here, we present two patients with calcific aorta at different levels. One with a descending porcelain aorta, and modified Bentall's procedure was done. Second is a patient who is having a calcific ascending aorta and coronary artery. Coronary artery bypass grafting from left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending was done for the patient. The calcification and its morbidity had been discussed briefly. PMID:25678909

  14. Cardiopulmonary bypass increases the risk of vasoplegic syndrome after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure

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    Hossne Junior, Nelson Amrico; Miranda, Matheus; Monteiro, Marcus Rodrigo; Branco, Joo Nelson Rodrigues; Vargas, Guilherme Flora; Pestana, Jos Osmar Medina de Abreu; Gomes, Walter Jos

    2015-01-01

    Objective Coronary artery bypass grafting is currently the best treatment for dialysis patients with multivessel coronary artery involvement. Vasoplegic syndrome of inflammatory etiology constitutes an important postoperative complication, with highly negative impact on prognosis. Considering that these patients have an intrinsic inflammatory response exacerbation, our goal was to evaluate the incidence and mortality of vasoplegic syndrome after myocardial revascularization in this group. Methods A retrospective, single-center study of 50 consecutive and non-selected dialysis patients who underwent myocardial revascularization in a tertiary university hospital, from 2007 to 2012. The patients were divided into 2 groups, according to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass or not (off-pump coronary artery bypass). The incidence and mortality of vasoplegic syndrome were analyzed. The subgroup of vasoplegic patients was studied separately. Results There were no preoperative demographic differences between the cardiopulmonary bypass (n=20) and off-pump coronary artery bypass (n=30) group. Intraoperative data showed a greater number of distal coronary arteries anastomosis (2.8 vs. 1.8, P<0.0001) and higher transfusion rates (65% vs. 23%, P=0.008) in the cardiopulmonary bypass group. Vasoplegia incidence was statistically higher (P=0.0124) in the cardiopulmonary bypass group (30%) compared to the off-pump coronary artery bypass group (3%). Vasoplegia mortality was 50% in the cardiopulmonary bypass group and 0% in the off-pump coronary artery bypass group. The vasoplegic subgroup analysis showed no statistically significant clinical differences. Conclusion Cardiopulmonary bypass increased the risk for developing postoperative vasoplegic syndrome after coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic renal failure.

  15. Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors of Patients With Coronary Artery Diseases Undertreatment of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Drug Therapy in Mashhad, Iran

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    Mirzaie, Maryam; Khajedaluee, Mohammad; Falsoleiman, Homa; Mirzaie, Asadollah; Emadzadeh, Mehdi Reza; Erfanian Taghvaei, Majid Reza

    2015-01-01

    Background: Considering the importance of preventing cardiovascular diseases, determining the contributing risk factors for ischemic heart disease which leads to atherosclerotic plaque, could be effective in selecting the required interventions. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate socioeconomic factors in patients with Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) in three treatment groups: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and drug therapy. By identifying and comparing the underlying factors in treatment groups, we can gather useful information for future planning and policy making in order to reduce and eliminate the contributing factors. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 760 patients with CAD referred to cardiovascular health centers in Mashhad, Iran, including Javad-Al-Aeme Heart Hospital, Qaem, Imam Reza and Dr. Shariati educational Hospital. Samples were collected through purposive sampling from January to March 2014. Based on the experts opinion, the subjects were categorized into three treatment groups: CABG, PCI, and drug therapy. Results: The mean age of total patients was 58.3 11.5 years (P = 0.09). The proportion of rural patients in the PCI (26.7%) and drug therapy (27.5%) groups was twice as high as the CABG group (11.7%) (P < 0.001). The proportion of patients with higher educational level (higher than high school diploma) in the CABG group (35.9%) was higher than PCI and drug therapy groups (26.7%, 24.3%) (P = 0.006). Smoking, drinking and drug abuse were more common in the drug therapy group (P = 0.03, P = 0.02, and P < 0.001, respectively). One-vessel and three-vessel coronary artery diseases were more common in the drug and CABG groups, respectively (P < 0.001). Conclusions: In total, application of therapeutic approaches in patients with CAD depends on many factors. In our study not only risk factors such as gender, lifestyle, smoking, alcohol abuse, diabetes and hypertension were associated with the incidence of CAD, but also they were highly correlated with the severity of the disease. PMID:26290754

  16. Comparison of the Effects of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Versus Medical Therapy on Short and Long Term Outcomes in Octogenarian Patients With Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease

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    Alizadehasl, Azin; Sohrabi, Bahram; Panjavi, Laleh; Sadeghpour, Anita; Azarfarin, Rasoul; Ghadrdoost, Behshid; Zolfaghari, Reza; Habibzadeh, Afshin

    2016-01-01

    Background: Appropriate treatment methods lead to a reduced rate of mortality and morbidity, and an improved quality of life, in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease. Objectives: In this study, we compared short and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) versus medical therapy in patients 80 years of age and older with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD). Patients and Methods: In this retrospective study, 50 octogenarian patients with MVCAD who underwent CABG were compared with 50 patients in the same condition who were treated with medical therapy during the same time. The primary objective was to compare mortality and morbidity rates, as well as other factors such as the occurrence of chest pain, deterioration of the NYHA functional class, and re-hospitalization, between the two groups. The comparison was made using medical records from the five years post-treatment. Results: After five years, the overall mortality rate included 11 patients (22%) in the CABG group versus 18 patients (36%) in the medical therapy group; this difference was not significant between the two groups (P = 0.186). Regarding short-term outcomes, in the CABG group, cardiogenic shock occurred in 9 patients (18%), renal failure in 13 patients (26%), pulmonary complications in 9 patients (18%) and neurologic complications in 3 patients (6%); in the medical therapy group, these same complications occurred, respectively, in 6 patients (12%), 7 patients (14%), 10 patients (20%) and 1 patient (2%). In addition to these factors, freedom from chest pain and improvement in the functional class among the CABG group was significantly higher than among the medical therapy group (P = <0.001). Conclusions: CABG may be the superior form of treatment for long-term outcomes in terms of the relief of chest pain, improvement of the functional class, reduced need for re-admission, and later death for octogenarians. However, short-term morbidity may be higher among the CABG group, but the mortality rate after 30 days is quite similar. PMID:26889460

  17. Pediatric Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery: Development and Effects on Survival, Cardiac Events and Graft Patency for Children With Kawasaki Disease Coronary Involvements

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    Kitamura, Soichiro

    2016-01-01

    Pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery gained wide acceptance with the introduction of internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) for bypass operations for post Kawasaki disease (KD) lesions. The technique is now established as the standard surgical choice, and its safety even in infancy, graft patency, growth potential, graft longevity and clinical efficacy have been well documented. In this article the author reviews the development of pediatric coronary bypass as the main indication for the treatment of coronary lesions due to KD. I believe that coronary revascularization surgery in pediatric population utilizing uni- or bilateral ITAs is the current gold-standard as the most reliable treatment, although percutaneous coronary intervention with or without a stent has been tried with vague long-term results in children. PMID:26848378

  18. Pediatric Coronary Artery Revascularization Surgery: Development and Effects on Survival, Cardiac Events and Graft Patency for Children With Kawasaki Disease Coronary Involvements.

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    Kitamura, Soichiro

    2016-02-01

    Pediatric coronary artery bypass surgery gained wide acceptance with the introduction of internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) for bypass operations for post Kawasaki disease (KD) lesions. The technique is now established as the standard surgical choice, and its safety even in infancy, graft patency, growth potential, graft longevity and clinical efficacy have been well documented. In this article the author reviews the development of pediatric coronary bypass as the main indication for the treatment of coronary lesions due to KD. I believe that coronary revascularization surgery in pediatric population utilizing uni- or bilateral ITAs is the current gold-standard as the most reliable treatment, although percutaneous coronary intervention with or without a stent has been tried with vague long-term results in children. PMID:26848378

  19. Management of carotid Dacron patch infection: a case report using median sternotomy for proximal common carotid artery control and in situ polytetrafluoroethylene grafting.

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    Illuminati, Giulio; Calio', Francesco G; D'Urso, Antonio; Ceccanei, Gianluca; Pacilè, Maria Antonietta

    2009-01-01

    We report on a 58-year-old male who presented with an enlarging cervical hematoma 3 months following carotid endarterectomy with Dacron patch repair, due to septic disruption of the Dacron patch secondary to presumed infection. The essential features of this case are the control of the proximal common carotid artery gained through a median sternotomy, because the patient was markedly obese with minimal thyromental distance, and the treatment consisting of in situ polytetrafluoroethylene bypass grafting, due to the absence of a suitable autogenous saphenous vein. Median sternotomy is rarely required in case of reintervention for septic false aneurysms and hematomas following carotid endarterectomy but should be considered whenever difficult control of the common carotid artery, when entering the previous cervicotomy, is anticipated. In situ polytetrafluoroethylene grafting can be considered if autogenous vein material is lacking. PMID:19875014

  20. Female Gender and Differences in Outcome after Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Does Age Play a Role?

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    Arif, Rawa; Farag, Mina; Gertner, Victor; Szabó, Gabor; Weymann, Alexander; Veres, Gabor; Ruhparwar, Arjang; Bekeredjian, Raffi; Bruckner, Tom; Karck, Matthias; Kallenbach, Klaus; Beller, Carsten J.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Female gender is a known risk factor for early and late mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Higher age of women at operation may influence outcome, since age per se is also an important risk factor. The purpose of our study was to analyze possible gender differences in outcome after isolated CABG in different age groups to delineate the impact of female gender and age. Methods All patients over 60 years of age undergoing isolated CABG at our department during 2001 and 2011 were included and categorized by age into sexagenarians (2266, 16.6% women), septuagenarians (2332, 25.4% women) and octogenarians (374, 32% women) and assessed by gender for 30-day and 180-day mortality. Results Thirty-day mortality was significantly higher in women only amongst septuagenarians (7.1 vs. 4.7%, p = 0.033). Same differences apply for 180-day mortality (12.3 vs. 8.2%, p = 0.033) and estimated one-year survival (81.6 ± 4.2 vs. 86.9 ± 2.2%, p = 0.001). Predictive factors for 30-day mortality of septuagenarian were logistic EuroSCORE (ES) (p = 0.003), perioperative myocardial infarction (MI) (p<0.001), pneumonia (p<0.001), abnormal LV-function (p<0.04) and use of LIMA graft (p<0.001), but not female gender. However, female gender was found to be an independent predictor for 180-day mortality (HR 1.632, p = 0.001) in addition to ES, use of LIMA graft, perioperative MI, pneumonia and abnormal LV function (HR 1.013, p = 0.004; HR 0.523, p<0.001; HR 2.710, p<0.001; HR 3.238, p<0.001; HR 2.013, p<0.001). Conclusion Women have a higher observed probability of early death after CABG in septuagenarians. However, female gender was not found to be an independent risk factor for 30-day, but for 180-day survival. Therefore, reduction of high impact risk factors such as perioperative MI and enhancement of LIMA use should be future goals. In view of our findings, decision for surgical revascularization should not be based on gender. PMID:26845158

  1. Increased Perioperative B-type Natriuretic Peptide Associates with Heart Failure Hospitalization or Heart Failure Death after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Fox, Amanda A.; Nascimben, Luigino; Body, Simon C.; Collard, Charles D.; Mitani, Aya A.; Liu, Kuang-Yu; Muehlschlegel, Jochen D.; Shernan, Stanton K.; Marcantonio, Edward R.

    2013-01-01

    Background Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of hospitalization and mortality. Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is an established diagnostic and prognostic ambulatory HF biomarker. We hypothesized that increased perioperative BNP independently associates with HF hospitalization or HF death up to 5 yr after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Methods The authors conducted a two-institution, prospective, observational study of 1,025 subjects (mean age = 64 ± 10 yr SD) undergoing isolated primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Plasma BNP was measured preoperatively and on postoperative days 1–5. The study outcome was hospitalization or death from HF, with HF events confirmed by reviewing hospital and death records. Cox proportional hazards analyses were performed with multivariable adjustments for clinical risk factors. Preoperative and peak postoperative BNP were added to the multivariable clinical model in order to assess additional predictive benefit. Results One hundred five subjects experienced an HF event (median time to first event = 1.1 yr). Median follow-up for subjects who did not have an HF event = 4.2 yr. When individually added to the multivariable clinical model, higher preoperative and peak postoperative BNP concentrations each, independently associated with the HF outcome (log10 preoperative BNP hazard ratio = 1.93; 95% CI, 1.30–2.88; P = 0.001; log10 peak postoperative BNP hazard ratio = 3.38; 95% CI, 1.45–7.65; P = 0.003). Conclusions Increased perioperative BNP concentrations independently associate with HF hospitalization or HF death during the 5 yr after primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Clinical trials may be warranted to assess whether medical management focused on reducing preoperative and longitudinal postoperative BNP concentrations associates with decreased HF after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. PMID:23695172

  2. Moderate Aortic Stenosis and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Clinical Update for the Perioperative Echocardiographer.

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    Maldonado, Yasdet; Singh, Saket; Augoustides, John G; MacKnight, Brenda; Zhou, Elizabeth; Gutsche, Jacob T; Ramakrishna, Harish

    2015-10-01

    Incidental aortic stenosis in the setting of coronary artery bypass surgery may be a perioperative challenge. The accurate assessment of the degree of aortic stenosis remains an important determinant. Although severe aortic stenosis is an indication for valve replacement, current guidelines advise a balanced approach to the management of moderate aortic stenosis in this setting. Multiple factors should be considered in a team discussion to balance risks versus benefits for the various management options in the given patient. The rapid progress in aortic valve technologies also offer alternatives for definitive management of moderate aortic stenosis in this setting that will likely become even safer in the near future. PMID:26275517

  3. Anatomical study of the greater palatine artery and related structures of the palatal vault: considerations for palate as the subepithelial connective tissue graft donor site.

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    Klosek, Sebastian Krystian; Rungruang, Thanaporn

    2009-04-01

    Palate is considered as a tissue graft donor site for dental surgical procedures. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the anatomy of palatal structures, such as greater palatine artery, greater palatine foramen, and incisive fossa, in order to consider their topography at planning the graft dimensions and reduce the potential risk of injury of greater palatine artery. Direct inspection of 41 Thai cadavers was performed. The results showed the statistically significant differences as for the length of female and male palates (p = 0.017); however, vertical measurements were equally distributed in examined population. Main location of greater palatine foramen was palatal to the second molar (35.7%), as well as, interproximal to the second and third molars (35.7%) in women, and palatal to the second molar in men (65%). GPA was branching most frequently at the level of first premolar (38%) and at first and second molars together (43%) in women. In men, the branching on the alveolar process side was commonly observed at the level of first and second premolars together (56%), and at the level of second and third molars together (32%). In the area between maxillary first premolar and second molar, it appeared possible to harvest a connective tissue graft measuring at least 5 mm in height. The results of this research will provide the useful data for other comparative studies and for assisting periodontologists in planning the dimensions and harvesting the subepithelial connective tissue grafts from palate. PMID:19015806

  4. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with a Dilated Common Iliac Artery: Treatment Using a Handmade Bifurcated Stent-Graft with a Wide Iliac Limb End

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    Miyayama, Shiro; Matsui, Osamu; Akakura, Yukari; Yamamoto, Toru; Nishida, Hiroto; Yoneda, Kenji; Kawai, Keiichi; Murakami, Shinya

    2003-11-15

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a bifurcated stent-graft with a wide iliac limb end (WILE) in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with a dilated common iliac artery (CIA) to avoid occlusion of the internaliliac artery (IIA). The WILE, covered with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene graft which was constructed of large diameter stents according to the individual CIA diameter, was connected to a two-piece bifurcated stent-graft covering a polyester graft. The WILE was placed in eight dilated CIAs of six patients. All but one WILE fitted the dilated CIA well. One did not fit, and coil embolization of the leak was needed. All eight IIA derived from the dilated CIA avoided occlusion. Perigraft leak due to other causes was identified in another two patients. Limb kinking was observed in two patients. Our stent is useful in the treatment of AAA with dilated CIA to avoid occlusion of the IIA, and may extend the indication of endoluminal repair of AAA.

  5. Effect of Preoperative Aspirin Replacement With Enoxaparin in Patients Undergoing Primary Isolated On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Nenna, Antonio; Spadaccio, Cristiano; Prestipino, Filippo; Lusini, Mario; Sutherland, Fraser W; Beattie, Gwyn W; Petitti, Tommasangelo; Nappi, Francesco; Chello, Massimo

    2016-02-15

    Management of preoperative antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is variable among surgeons: guidelines collide with prejudices because replacement of aspirin with low-molecular-weight heparin is still performed because of a presumed minor bleeding risk. This study aims to analyze postoperative bleedings and complications in patients scheduled for elective primary isolated on-pump CABG, depending on preoperative aspirin treatment or its replacement with enoxaparin. In this cohort study, we propensity score matched 200 patients in whom aspirin was stopped at least 5days before CABG and replaced with enoxaparin and 200 patients who continued aspirin therapy until the day before surgery. Postoperative bleedings and complications were monitored during hospitalization. Among patients who continued aspirin treatment, mean overall bleeding was 701.0 334.6ml, whereas in the matched enoxaparin group, it was significantly greater (882.6 64.6ml, p value <0.001); this was associated with reduced postoperative complications, lower values of postoperative C-reactive protein in aspirin takers, and a presumed protective effect for statins. After propensity score adjustment, aspirin treatment carried a protective effect against major postoperative bleeding (odds ratio 0.312, p= 0.001). In conclusion, postoperative bleeding is reduced in patients who continued aspirin, likely due to a reduction in postoperative inflammation. The practice of empirically discontinuing aspirin and replacing it with enoxaparin before CABG should be abandoned. Patients with coronary artery disease referred to CABG should continue antiplatelet medications until the surgical procedure. Those results might be extended to patients under oral anticoagulant therapy requiring CABG. PMID:26721653

  6. Scintigraphic evaluation of myocardial and cerebral blood flow in patients with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Vesnina, Zh V; Efimova, I Iu; Kozlov, B N; Efimova, N Iu; Lishmanov, Iu B

    2004-01-01

    This paper deals with a comparative scintigraphic evaluation of the changes that occur in coronary and cerebral circulation in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) under conditions of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) or beating heart. Twenty-nine CAD patients who underwent CPB were examined. Of these, 14 patients were operated on using CPB (the first group) and 15 patients on the beating heart using the myocardial "stabilizer" Octopus (the 2nd group). The patient groups matched in terms of the age, sex, the clinical and angiographic factors. Perfusion scintigraphy of the heart and brain by means of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and the neurologic evaluation were performed twice in all the patients: before and 2-4 weeks after CABG. The second group patients demonstrated a significant lowering of the mean magnitude of stable defects (SD) of myocardial perfusion. The lowering or disappearance of SD was observed in a greater percentage of cases versus the first group. All the patients were found to have areas of hypokinesis in the SD projection. Also, the second group showed a significant rise of the mean magnitude of left ventricle ejection fraction. Operations with CPB were associated with a 5% decrease of cerebral blood flow in the frontal and temporal lobes of the right hemisphere. No significant deterioration of brain perfusion was observed in patients (on the whole in the group) operated on without heart arrest. It is noteworthy that there was a significant improvement of the average group indicators of cerebral perfusion in the right occipital and posterior segments of the temporal lobes. The changes in cerebral perfusion were in agreement with the course of changes in the cognitive status. Thus, CABG on the resting heart in CAD patients favours a more remarkable restoration of perfusion and contractility of the hibernated myocardium versus revascularization performed under CPB and exerts, as a result, a beneficial effect on cerebral circulation and the neuropsychological status of the patients. PMID:15163987

  7. Robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery

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    Canale, Leonardo Secchin; Mick, Stephanie; Mihaljevic, Tomislav; Nair, Ravi

    2013-01-01

    Robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass surgery has emerged as a feasible and efficient alternative to conventional full sternotomy coronary artery bypass graft surgery in selected patients. This minimally invasive approach using the daVinci robotic system allows fine intrathoracic maneuvers and excellent view of the coronary arteries. Both on-pump and off-pump operations can be performed to treat single and multivessel disease. Hybrid approaches have the potential of offering complete revascularization with the best of both worlds from surgery (internal mammary artery anastomosis in less invasive fashion) and percutaneous coronary intervention (least invasive approach). In this article we review the indications, techniques, short and long term results, as well as current developments in totally endoscopic robotic coronary artery bypass operations. PMID:24251021

  8. Single vs double antiplatelet therapy in acute coronary syndrome: Predictors of bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Tarzia, Vincenzo; Bortolussi, Giacomo; Buratto, Edward; Paolini, Carla; Dal Lin, Carlo; Rizzoli, Giulio; Bottio, Tomaso; Gerosa, Gino

    2015-01-01

    AIM: To investigate the contribution of anti-platelet therapy and derangements of pre-operative classical coagulation and thromboelastometry parameters to major bleeding post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Two groups of CABG patients were studied: Group A, treated with aspirin alone (n = 50), and Group B treated with aspirin and clopidogrel (n = 50). Both had similar preoperative, clinical, biologic characteristics and operative management. Classic coagulation parameters and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) profiles were determined preoperatively for both groups and the same heparin treatment was administered. ROTEM profiles (INTEM and EXTEM assays) were analyzed, both for traditional parameters, and thrombin generation potential, expressed by area-under-curve (AUC). RESULTS: There was no significant difference between rates of major bleeding between patients treated with aspirin alone, compared with those treated with aspirin and clopidogrel (12% vs 16%, P = 0.77). In the 14 cases of major bleeding, pre-operative classic coagulation and traditional ROTEM parameters were comparable. Conversely we observed that the AUC in the EXTEM test was significantly lower in bleeders (5030 ± 1115 Ohm*min) than non-bleeders (6568 ± 548 Ohm*min) (P < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: We observed that patients with a low AUC value were at a significantly higher risk of bleeding compared to patients with higher AUC, regardless of antiplatelet treatment. This suggests that thrombin generation potential, irrespective of the degree of platelet inhibition, correlates with surgical bleeding. PMID:26413234

  9. The Effect of Music on Anxiety and Cardiovascular Indices in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Heidari, Saeide; Babaii, Atye; Abbasinia, Mohammad; Shamali, Mahdi; Abbasi, Mohammad; Rezaei, Mahboobe

    2015-01-01

    Background: The instability of cardiovascular indices and anxiety disorders are common among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and could interfere with their recovery. Therefore, improving the cardiovascular indices and anxiety is essential. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the effect of music therapy on anxiety and cardiovascular indices in patients undergoing CABG. Patients and Methods: In this randomized controlled trial, 60 patients hospitalized in the cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit of Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Qom city, Iran, in 2013 were selected using a consecutive sampling method and randomly allocated into the experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, patients received 30 minutes of light music, whereas in the control group, patients had 30 minutes of rest in bed. The cardiovascular indices and anxiety were measured immediately before, immediately after and half an hour after the study. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test and repeated measures analysis of variance. Results: Compared to the immediately before intervention, the mean anxiety scores immediately after and 30 minutes after the intervention were significantly lower in the experimental group (P < 0.037) while it did not significantly change in the control group. However, there were no significant differences regarding the cardiovascular indices in the three consecutive measurements (P > 0.05). Conclusions: Music therapy is effective in decreasing anxiety among patients undergoing CABG. However, the intervention was not effective on cardiovascular indices. Music can effectively be used as a non-pharmacological method to manage anxiety after CABG. PMID:26835471

  10. Leg wound infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis comparing minimally invasive versus conventional vein harvesting.

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    Athanasiou, Thanos; Aziz, Omer; Skapinakis, Petros; Perunovic, Branco; Hart, Jonathan; Crossman, Mary Claire; Gorgoulis, Vassilis; Glenville, Brian; Casula, Roberto

    2003-12-01

    The great saphenous vein remains the most commonly harvested conduit for revascularization in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Our aim is to compare minimally invasive vein harvest techniques to conventional vein harvest with regards to leg wound infection rates. A meta-analysis of identified randomized controlled trials, reporting a comparison between the two techniques published between 1965 and 2002, was undertaken. The outcome of interest was leg wound infection. Fourteen randomized studies were identified and included in the meta-analysis. Our study revealed that wound infection was significantly lower in the minimally invasive vein harvest group (odds ratio 0.22 with 95% confidence intervals of 0.14 to 0.34). Our study suggests that using minimally invasive techniques might reduce leg wound infection rate following great saphenous vein harvesting for CABG. Further research is required to evaluate the potential benefits of minimally invasive vein harvesting techniques on the cost of postoperative care and quality of the harvested vein. PMID:14667670

  11. Depression, C-reactive protein and length of post-operative hospital stay in coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients.

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    Poole, Lydia; Kidd, Tara; Leigh, Elizabeth; Ronaldson, Amy; Jahangiri, Marjan; Steptoe, Andrew

    2014-03-01

    This study aimed to explore the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) in mediating the association between greater pre-operative depression symptoms and longer post-operative length of stay in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We used a sample of 145 elective CABG patients and measured depression symptoms using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) prior to surgery and collected baseline measures of CRP. Participants were followed up during their in-hospital stay to measure early (1-3 days post-surgery) and persistent (4-8 days post-surgery) CRP responses to surgery. We found that compared with participants with low depression symptoms, those with elevated depression symptoms (BDI>10) prior to CABG were at increased odds of a hospital stay of greater than one week (OR 3.51, 95% CI 1.415-8.693, p=0.007) and that greater persistent CRP responses mediated this association. Further work is needed to explore the exact physiological pathways through which depression and CRP interact to affect recovery in CABG patients. PMID:24239712

  12. Polyester arterial grafts impregnated with cross-linked albumin: the rate of degradation of the coating in vivo.

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    Ben Slimane, S; Guidoin, R; Mourad, W; Hbert, J; King, M W; Sigot-Luizard, M F

    1988-01-01

    One of the techniques used to avoid preclotting a porous textile arterial prosthesis is to coat the graft with a layer of a bioerodible polymer. The efficacy of this treatment is dependent in part on the rate at which the polymer degrades after implantation. The focus of this study was therefore to investigate the rate of in vivo degradation of albumin-coated polyester (Dacron)-knitted vascular prostheses. Two types of cross-linked albumin were included: one using glutaraldehyde, the other using carbodiimide as the cross-linking agent. Radioactively labeled albumin-coated prostheses were implanted in the thoracic aorta and peritoneal cavity of dogs, and their rates of biodegradation in vivo were monitored over a 4-week period. The rate of biodegradation was found to depend upon the site of implantation. It occurred more rapidly in the peritoneal cavity where less than 20% of the albumin coating remained after 4 weeks in vivo in comparison to the approximately 30% in the thoracic aorta. The nature and intensity of the cellular response appeared to be related to the cytotoxic potential of the cross-linking agent. Glutaraldehyde induced an inflammatory response and a delay in healing, whereas carbodiimide caused only a mild tissue reaction. PMID:3136019

  13. Endoscopic Saphenous harvesting with an Open CO2 System (ESOS) trial for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    2011-01-01

    Background In coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, arterial conduits are preferred because of more favourable long-term patency and outcome. Anyway the greater saphenous vein continues to be the most commonly used bypass conduit. Minimally invasive endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting is increasingly being investigated in order to reduce the morbidity associated with conventional open vein harvesting, includes postoperative leg wound complications, pain and patient satisfaction. However, to date the short and the long-term benefits of the endoscopic technique remain controversial. This study provides an interesting opportunity to address this gap in the literature. Methods/Design Endoscopic Saphenous harvesting with an Open CO2 System trial includes two parallel vein harvesting arms in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. It is an interventional, single centre, prospective, randomized, safety/efficacy, cost/effectiveness study, in adult patients with elective planned and first isolated coronary artery disease. A simple size of 100 patients for each arm will be required to achieve 80% statistical power, with a significant level of 0.05, for detecting most of the formulated hypotheses. A six-weeks leg wound complications rate was assumed to be 20% in the conventional arm and less of 4% in the endoscopic arm. Previously quoted studies suggest a first-year vein-graft failure rate of about 20% with an annual occlusion rate of 1% to 2% in the first six years, with practically no difference between the endoscopic and conventional approaches. Similarly, the results on event-free survival rates for the two arms have barely a 2-3% gap. Assuming a 10% drop-out rate and a 5% cross-over rate, the goal is to enrol 230 patients from a single Italian cardiac surgery centre. Discussion The goal of this prospective randomized trial is to compare and to test improvement in wound healing, quality of life, safety/efficacy, cost-effectiveness, short and long-term outcomes and vein-graft patency after endoscopic open CO2 harvesting system versus conventional vein harvesting. The expected results are of high clinical relevance and will show the safety/efficacy or non-inferiority of one treatment approach in terms of vein harvesting for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Trial registration www.clinicalTrials.gov NCT01121341. PMID:22098690

  14. Anesthetic management of a patient with polycythemia vera undergoing emergency repair of a type-A aortic dissection and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting: a case report.

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    Im, Hyeongwoo; Min, Jeong Jin; Yang, Jaeyoung; Lee, Sangmin Maria; Lee, Jong Hwan

    2015-12-01

    Polycythemia vera is a chronic progressive myeloproliferative disease characterized by increased circulating red blood cells, and the hyperviscosity of the blood can lead to an increased risk of arterial thrombosis. In a previous survey regarding postoperative outcomes in polycythemia vera patients, an increased risk of both vascular occlusive and hemorrhagic complications have been reported. Aortic surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass may be associated with the development of a coagulopathy, and as a result, the occurrence of thrombotic complications should be avoided after coronary anastomosis. Thus, optimizing the hemostatic balance is an important concern for anesthesiologists. However, only a few cases of anesthetic management in polycythemia vera patients undergoing concomitant aorta and coronary arterial bypass surgery have ever been reported. Here, we experience a polycythemia vera patient who underwent an emergency repair of a type-A aortic dissection and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting, and report this case with a review of the relevant literature. PMID:26634086

  15. First implantation of Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft in the right vertebral artery for cerebral debranching in a patient with Loeys-Dietz syndrome.

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    Wipper, Sabine; Ahlbrecht, Oliver; Klbel, Tito; Pflugradt, Axel; von Kodolitsch, Yskert; Debus, E Sebastian

    2015-03-01

    A 53-year-old woman with Loeys-Dietz syndrome developed progressive subclavian artery aneurysm and common carotid artery dissection. She was treated successfully by plugging and coiling of the subclavian aneurysm and its side branches after combined cervical debranching using standard carotid-axillary bypass and Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft for vertebral revascularization. Follow-up control (4 weeks) documented patent debranching, and only minimal residual flow in the subclavian aneurysm. The described off-label use for sutureless cerebral revascularisation of the vertebral artery might be a fast, simple, and reliable solution for cervical debranching in selective challenging patients. Further studies are necessary to evaluate side effects and durability. PMID:24239520

  16. Anesthetic management of a patient with polycythemia vera undergoing emergency repair of a type-A aortic dissection and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting: a case report

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    Im, Hyeongwoo; Yang, Jaeyoung; Lee, Sangmin Maria; Lee, Jong Hwan

    2015-01-01

    Polycythemia vera is a chronic progressive myeloproliferative disease characterized by increased circulating red blood cells, and the hyperviscosity of the blood can lead to an increased risk of arterial thrombosis. In a previous survey regarding postoperative outcomes in polycythemia vera patients, an increased risk of both vascular occlusive and hemorrhagic complications have been reported. Aortic surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass may be associated with the development of a coagulopathy, and as a result, the occurrence of thrombotic complications should be avoided after coronary anastomosis. Thus, optimizing the hemostatic balance is an important concern for anesthesiologists. However, only a few cases of anesthetic management in polycythemia vera patients undergoing concomitant aorta and coronary arterial bypass surgery have ever been reported. Here, we experience a polycythemia vera patient who underwent an emergency repair of a type-A aortic dissection and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting, and report this case with a review of the relevant literature. PMID:26634086

  17. Clinicopathological comparisons of open vein harvesting and endoscopic vein harvesting in coronary artery bypass grafting patients in Mashhad

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    Amouzeshi, Ahmad; Teshnisi, Mohamad Abbassi; Zirak, Nahid; Shamloo, Alireza Sepehri; Hoseinikhah, Hamid; Alizadeh, Behzad; Moeinipour, Aliasghar

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Harvesting of the greater saphenous vein is almost an inevitable part of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) operations, and it is done by two main techniques, i.e., conventional or open vein harvesting (OVH) and the minimally-invasive endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH). This study aimed to compare these two techniques in off-pump CABG procedures with respect to clinical and pathological outcomes. Methods This cohort study was conducted on CABG candidates during a one-year period from October 2013 through September 2014 in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Eighty-seven patients voluntarily underwent EVH, and another 86 patients matched for age, gender, and other cardiovascular risk factors were selected for OVH. They were followed up for six weeks, and the main outcome measures were infections of the wound, pain, duration of hospital stay, and the costs of hospitalization. Paired sample t-test, independent t-test, or their non-parametric equivalents and the chi-squared test were used by SPSS version 17.0 for data analysis. Results The mean duration of time for vein harvesting was shorter in the EVH group (p < 0.001), and the pain score was lower (p = 0.04). No infections occurred at the site of the wound. The length of hospital stay was not significantly different for the two groups (OVH versus EVH: 8.5 ± 3.3 versus 8.4 ± 3.2 days; p-value: 0.08). Hospitalization costs were significantly higher in the EVH group (OVH versus EVH: 5.8 ± 4.7 versus 7.3 ± 2.0 million Tomman; p-value: 0.008), yet no difference was diagnosed with respect to endothelial damage in the vein grafts harvested by the EVH and OVH techniques. Conclusion EVH is considered as a minimally invasive and safe vein harvesting technique in our Center, and it can reduce the harvesting time and post-operative pain. In addition, its efficiency was similar to that of OVH.

  18. Splenic artery-to-superior mesenteric artery bypass for chronic mesenteric ischemia--a case report.

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    Mukherjee, Dipankar; Hendershot, Kimberly M

    2004-01-01

    Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a serious vascular condition that if left untreated may progress to acute ischemia resulting in bowel necrosis and high surgical morbidity/mortality rates. Elective intervention has been shown to prevent this progression and relieve symptoms. Current open surgical intervention involves arterial bypass using a vein or synthetic graft conduit with the inflow originating from the aorta or iliac artery. In some circumstances, the splenic artery provides an additional treatment option for revascularization of the superior mesenteric artery. In certain cases, the splenic artery has several advantages over traditional surgical options. The splenic artery is an arterial conduit much like the internal mammary artery used in coronary artery bypass grafting. These grafts are known for their long-term patency and in selected clinical circumstances are preferred over venous grafts. Because the splenic artery has a natural inflow, only a single vascular anastomosis at the outflow vessel (the SMA) is necessary. This lessens the risk of anastomotic stenosis by decreasing the number of anastomoses created and it makes the procedure shorter in duration. The fact that the inflow is provided by the splenic artery makes cross-clamping of the aorta unnecessary, thereby lessening the risk of producing cardiac ischemia and declamping hypotension. A disadvantage is the risk of splenic ischemia with the possible need for splenectomy. The majority of individuals will have adequate collateral supply to the spleen via the short gastric arteries. The risk to the patient of splenectomy versus the benefits of a less complicated arterial reconstruction with avoidance of aortic cross-clamping must be weighed on a case-by-case basis. Preventing the progression to acute mesenteric ischemia with its increased mortality by timely restoration of adequate vascular supply is an important principle in treating patients with CMI. Controversy still exists over the best treatment option for these patients, whether it be antegrade versus retrograde bypass, single-vessel versus multivessel reconstruction, or open surgical repair versus endovascular intervention. In selected patients, the use of the splenic artery can be considered as an additional option for arterial reconstruction of the SMA. PMID:15490046

  19. Hand Grip Strength and Myocardial Oxygen Consumption Index among Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients

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    Sokran, Siti Nur Baait Biniti Mohd; Mohan, Vikram; Kamaruddin, Kamaria; Sulaiman, Mohd Daud; Awang, Yahya; Othman, Ida Rosmini Binti; Victor, Smiley Jesu Priya

    2015-01-01

    Background Hand grip strength (HGS) is a reliable indicator of peripheral muscle strength. Although, numerous studies have investigated the strength of hand grip; little attention has been given to coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, exploring the relationship between HGS and myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) index. The current study aimed to evaluate the interaction between HGS and MVO2 index findings before and after cardiac surgery. Methods Twenty-seven patients with CAD had HGS were assessed using handheld dynamometer. HGS for each hand were documented. MVO2 index was assessed using rate pressure product (RPP), which is the product of the heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Repeated measures MANOVA were carried out to estimate the interaction between both hands HGS and MVO2 index before and after surgery. Results There was significant interactions (P<0.001) for both HGS dominant and non-dominant with large effect sizes (HGS dominantMVO2 index: hp2=0.44; HGS dominantRPP: hp2=0.49). This signifies that peripheral muscle strength of the upper limb (HGS dominant and non-dominant) had different effects on MVO2 index before and after surgery. The interaction graph shows that the increase in MVO2 index after surgery was significantly greater for peripheral muscle strength of the dominant hand when compared to non-dominant. Conclusion Patients with CAD had interactions between HGS and oxygen consumption before and after surgery. Hence, HGS might be used as a predictor to assess oxygen consumption among cardiac patients. PMID:26170520

  20. Investigation of the Hemodynamic Effect of Stent Wires on Renal Arteries in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Treated with Suprarenal Stent-Grafts

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    Sun Zhonghua; Chaichana, Thanapong

    2009-07-15

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the hemodynamic effect of stent struts (wires) on renal arteries in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) treated with suprarenal stent-grafts. Two sample patients with AAA undergoing multislice CT angiography pre- and postsuprarenal fixation of stent-grafts were selected for inclusion in the study. Eight juxtarenal models focusing on the renal arteries were generated from the multislice CT datasets. Four types of configurations of stent wires crossing the renal artery ostium were simulated in the segmented aorta models: a single wire crossing centrally, a single wire crossing peripherally, a V-shaped wire crossing centrally, and multiple wires crossing peripherally. The blood flow pattern, flow velocity, wall pressure, and wall shear stress at the renal arteries pre- and post-stent-grafting were analyzed and compared using a two-way fluid structure interaction analysis. The stent wire thickness was simulated with a diameter of 0.4, 1.0, and 2.0 mm, and hemodynamic analysis was performed at different cardiac cycles. The interference of stent wires with renal blood flow was mainly determined by the thickness of stent wires and the type of configuration of stent wires crossing the renal ostium. The flow velocity was reduced by 20-30% in most of the situations when the stent wire thickness increased to 1.0 and 2.0 mm. Of the four types of configuration, the single wire crossing centrally resulted in the highest reduction of flow velocity, ranging from 21% to 28.9% among three different wire thicknesses. Wall shear stress was also dependent on the wire thickness, which decreased significantly when the wire thickness reached 1.0 and 2.0 mm. In conclusion, our preliminary study showed that the hemodynamic effect of suprarenal stent wires in patients with AAA treated with suprarenal stent-grafts was determined by the thickness of suprarenal stent wires. Research findings in our study are useful for follow-up of patients treated with suprarenal stent-grafts to ensure long-term safety of the suprarenal fixation.

  1. Prognostic value of myocardial perfusion abnormalities for long-term prognosis in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Milvidaite, Irena; Kulakiene, Ilona; Vencloviene, Jone; Kinduris, Sarunas; Jurkiene, Nemira; Grizas, Vytautas; Navickas, Ramunas; Slapikas, Rimvydas

    2014-01-01

    Aims: The objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Subjects and Methods: A retrospective, one-center study of 361 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease was carried out. All the patients underwent MPS after CABG due to worsened health status. MPS was performed at 4.5 years standard deviation (SD: 0.2), based on symptoms. MPS was carried out using Tc-99m methoxy isobutyl isonitrile and following a 1-day protocol (stress-rest). The end points were analyzed at 6.5 years (SD: 3.3) after MPS, on the average. Statistical Analysis Used: SPSS software for Windows, version 13.0. The t-test or the ?2-test was used. Survival times were calculated. A multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was developed. Results: During the follow-up, death occurred in 54 patients, and 37 patients experienced major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). In the multivariate analysis, advanced age hazard ratio (HR: 1.45; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.42.02; P = 0.027), previous myocardial infarction (HR: 3.17; 95% CI: 1.228.2; P = 0.018), left ventricular ejection fraction of <40% (HR: 2.16; 95% CI: 1.23.89; P = 0.01), and the summed stress score (SSS) of ?4 (HR: 1.87; 95% CI: 1.023.41; P = 0.04) were independent predictors of all-cause death. The summed difference score (SDS) was the only independent predictor of MACE (HR: 1.26; 95% CI: 1.061.48; P = 0.034). Conclusions: The parameters of MPS were found to have prognostic value in the long-term period after CABG. Advanced age, previous myocardial infarction, decreased left ventricular ejection fraction, and the abnormal SSS were associated with an increased risk of all-cause death. The SDS was found to be the only significant risk factor for MACE. PMID:25400360

  2. Shrunken Pore Syndrome is associated with a sharp rise in mortality in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    Dardashti, Alain; Nozohoor, Shahab; Grubb, Anders; Bjursten, Henrik

    2016-02-01

    Shrunken Pore Syndrome was recently suggested for the pathophysiologic state in patients characterized by an estimation of their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based upon cystatin??C, which is lower or equal to 60% of their estimated GFR based upon creatinine, i.e. when eGFRcystatin??C???60% of eGFRcreatinine. Not only the cystatin??C level, but also the levels of other low molecular mass proteins are increased in this condition. The preoperative plasma levels of cystatin??C and creatinine were measured in 1638 patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting. eGFRcystatin??C and eGFRcreatinine were calculated using two pairs of estimating equations, CAPA and LMrev, and CKD-EPIcystatin??C and CKD-EPIcreatinine, respectively. The Shrunken Pore Syndrome was present in 2.1% of the patients as defined by the CAPA and LMrev equations and in 5.7% of the patients as defined by the CKD-EPIcystatin??C and CKD-EPIcreatinine equations. The patients were studied over a median follow-up time of 3.5 years (2.0-5.0 years) and the mortality determined. Shrunken Pore Syndrome defined by both pairs of equations was a strong, independent, predictor of long-term mortality as evaluated by Cox analysis and as illustrated by Kaplan-Meier curves. Increased mortality was observed also for the subgroups of patients with GFR above or below 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2). Changing the cut-off level from 60 to 70% for the CAPA and LMrev equations increased the number of patients with Shrunken Pore Syndrome to 6.5%, still displaying increased mortality. PMID:26647957

  3. Comparing the Effects of Morphine Sulfate and Diclofenac Suppositories on Postoperative Pain in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients

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    Imantalab, Vali; Mirmansouri, Ali; Sedighinejad, Abbas; Naderi Nabi, Bahram; Farzi, Farnoush; Atamanesh, Hadi; Nassiri, Nassir

    2014-01-01

    Background: Simple and efficient way of pain management after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery is an important aspect of patients' care. Objectives: This study aimed to compare the effects of morphine and diclofenac suppositories on postoperative pain management. Patients and Methods: In this double-blinded clinical trial study, 120 patients aged 30-65 years old, undergone CABG, were equally divided into two groups of A (morphine) and B (diclofenac). All patients were anesthetized with intravenous fentanyl 10 ?g/kg, etomidate 0.2 mg/kg and cisatracurium 0.2 mg/kg. Anesthesia was maintained with oxygen 50% and air 50%, propofol 50 ?g/kg/min, fentanyl 1-2 ?g/kg/h and atracurium 0.6 mg/kg/h. Analgesics were administered after the operation at intensive care unit (ICU) and Visual Analogue Score (VAS) was evaluated in both groups in 4-hour intervals after extubation for 24 hours. After extubation in case of VAS > 3, morphine suppository 10 mg (group A) or diclofenac suppository 50 mg (group B) was administered for patients. Results: No significant statistical relationship was found between the two groups regarding gender, age, BMI, paracetamol consumption, length of operation time, cardiopulmonary bypass pump (CPB) time, and stay time at ICU (P Value ? 0.05). Total dosage of used morphine was 22 8.3 mg in each patient and total dosage of used diclofenac was 94 32.01 mg. Average variation of VAS at measured intervals was significant (P Value ? 0.0001), but these variations were not significantly different when comparing the two groups (P Value = 0.023). Conclusions: Both morphine and diclofenac suppositories reduced pain significantly and similarly after CABG surgery. PMID:25346897

  4. Transfusion and Bleeding in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: An On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Comparison

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    Potger, Kieron C.; McMillan, Darryl; Southwell, Joanne; Connolly, Terry; Smith, Kate Kingsford; BNurs, Mark Ambrose

    2007-01-01

    Abstract: Blood transfusion rates in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are typically higher compared with off-pump CABG (OPCAB). However, few studies have specifically examined intraoperative hemodilution as a contributing factor. The aim of this retrospective review was to compare the effect of using CPB or OPCAB on red blood cell (RBC) transfusion and postoperative bleeding. The lowest intraoperative hematocrit (Hct) was used as marker of intraoperative hemodilution. We reviewed the perioperative data of all isolated CABG patients at a metropolitan hospital from January 2003 to June 2005. Stepwise regression analyses were performed to determine whether CPB was an independent predictor of RBC transfusion, reoperation for bleeding, or postoperative chest drainage. Of a total of 1043 patients, there were 433 CPB and 610 off-pump cases. CPB use was not significantly related to increased RBC transfusions (odds ratio [OR], 0.98; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.631.52; p = .921) and was associated with a lower incidence of reoperations for bleeding (OR, 0.4; 95% CI, 0.20.8; p = .009). There was less chest drainage over the first 12 hours in patients undergoing CPB (p < .0001); however, total postoperative chest drainage was not significantly related to operative procedure (p = .122). The lowest documented intraoperative Hct was a significant factor in RBC transfusions (OR, 0.89; p < .0001), an increased reoperation rate for bleeding (OR, 0.9; p = .001) and more postoperative chest drainage (log10-transformed: at 12 hours, b = ?0.009, p < .0001; total, b = ?0.006, p < .0001). CPB is not an independent risk factor in the incidence of RBC transfusions and is not associated with increased postoperative bleeding for isolated CABG. However, intraoperative hemodilution is an independent risk factor, with a lower intraoperative Hct associated with more RBC transfusions, increased reoperations for bleeding, and increased postoperative chest drainage. Addressing intraoperative hemodilution is important in minimizing CPB-associated morbidities. PMID:17486870

  5. Preoperative B-type Natriuretic Peptide Independently Predicts Ventricular Dysfunction and Mortality after Primary Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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    Fox, Amanda A.; Shernan, Stanton K.; Collard, Charles D.; Liu, Kuang-Yu; Aranki, Sary F.; DeSantis, Stacia M.; Jarolim, Petr; Body, Simon C.

    2008-01-01

    Objectives Elevated B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations are associated with increased morbidity and mortality in ambulatory patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) or acute coronary syndromes. The value of BNP for predicting adverse cardiac surgical outcomes is less certain. We hypothesized that preoperative plasma BNP independently predicts in-hospital postoperative ventricular dysfunction (VnD), hospital length of stay (HLOS) and mortality up to 5 years after primary coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods Prospective longitudinal study of 1023 patients undergoing primary CABG surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) at two institutions. VnD was defined as a requirement either for ?2 inotropes, or new intra-aortic balloon pump or ventricular assist device support after CABG surgery. Mortality was defined as all-cause death within 5 years after surgery. Multivariable analyses were performed to assess the independent role of preoperative BNP in predicting postoperative VnD, HLOS, and up to 5 year postoperative mortality, while controlling for patient demographics, perioperative risk factors, and medications. Results Preoperative plasma BNP concentration predicted VnD, HLOS and mortality in univariate and multivariable analyses. Logistic regression identified preoperative BNP as an independent predictor of VnD (odds ratio=1.92; 95% CI=1.123.29; P=0.018) after adjusting for preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction, CHF symptom severity and other clinical predictors. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards models identified preoperative BNP as an independent predictor of HLOS (hazard ratio=1.42; 95% CI=1.181.72; P=0.0002) and mortality (hazard ratio=1.89; 95% CI=1.083.33; P=0.026). Conclusions Preoperative plasma BNP concentration independently predicts in-hospital VnD, HLOS, and all-cause mortality up to 5 years after primary CABG surgery. PMID:18692657

  6. Effect of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting on Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction in Men Eligible for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator.

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    Vakil, Kairav; Florea, Viorel; Koene, Ryan; Kealhofer, Jessica Voight; Anand, Inderjit; Adabag, Selcuk

    2016-03-15

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy for primary prevention of sudden cardiac death is not routinely recommended within 90 days of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) because of the possibility of an improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) to>35% after revascularization. We sought to determine the incidence and predictors of EF improvement to >35% after isolated CABG in patients who had a preoperative EF ≤35%. We studied 375 patients who underwent CABG at a tertiary institution and had an echocardiogram preoperatively and postoperatively. Of these, 74 patients (20%) with a preoperative EF ≤35% were included in this analysis. Improvement in EF was defined as postoperative EF >35%. In the overall study population (n = 74), mean EF improved from 28 ± 6% preoperatively to 36 ± 12% postoperatively (p <0.0001). A total of 38 patients (51%) had postoperative improvement in EF to >35% (mean EF in these patients increased from 30 ± 5% to 46 ± 8%; p <0.0001). Patients with EF improvement had a higher preoperative EF than those with no improvement (30 ± 5% vs 26 ± 7%, p <0.005). Improvement in EF was 5 times more likely in patients with preoperative EF 26% to 35% (odds ratio 4.95, 95% CI 1.73 to 14.1; p = 0.003) than those with preoperative EF ≤25%. Other clinical characteristics were not significantly different between patients with versus without EF improvement. In conclusion, more than half of the ICD-eligible patients who underwent CABG improved their EF to >35% after surgery and became ineligible for a primary prevention ICD. EF improvement was unlikely in patients with preoperative EF <25%. PMID:26803382

  7. Genome-Wide Association Study of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery

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    Kertai, Miklos D.; Li, Yi-Ju; Ji, Yunqi; Qi, Wenjing; Lombard, Frederick W.; Shah, Svati H.; Kraus, William E.; Stafford-Smith, Mark; Newman, Mark F.; Milano, Carmelo A.; Waldron, Nathan; Podgoreanu, Mihai V.; Mathew, Joseph P.

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) is a potentially life-threatening complication after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Genetic predisposition may predict risk for developing postoperative AF. METHODS Study subjects underwent CABG surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass at Duke University Medical Center. In a discovery cohort of 877 individuals from the Perioperative Genetics and Safety Outcomes Study (PEGASUS), we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using a logistic regression model with a covariate adjustment for AF risk index. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that met a P<5×10−5 were further tested using a replication dataset of 304 individuals from the CATHeterization GENetics (CATHGEN) biorepository, followed by meta-analysis. Potential pathways related to postoperative AF were identified through gene enrichment analysis using the top GWAS SNPs (P<10−4). RESULTS Nineteen SNPs met the a priori defined discovery threshold for replication, but only 3 met nominal significance (P<0.05) in the CATHGEN group, with only one – rs10504554, in the intronic region in lymphocyte antigen 96 (LY96) – showing the same direction of the effect for postoperative AF (odds ratio [OR]=0.48; 95% CI: 0.34–0.68, P=2.9×10−5 vs OR=0.55; 95% CI: 0.31–0.99, P=0.046), and strong overall association by meta-analysis (meta-P=4.0×10−6). Gene enrichment analysis highlighted the role of LY96 in pathways of biologic relevance to activation and modulation of innate immune responses. Our analysis also showed potential association between LY96 and nuclear factor NF-kappa-B interaction, and postoperative AF through their relevance to inflammatory signaling pathways. CONCLUSIONS In patients undergoing CABG surgery, we found genetic polymorphisms in LY96 associated with decreased risk for postoperative AF. PMID:26385043

  8. Food pattern and quality of life in metabolic syndrome patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting in Taiwan.

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    Tung, Heng-Hsin; Tseng, Li-Hua; Wei, Jeng; Lin, Cheng-Hsin; Wang, Tsae-Jyy; Liang, Shu-Yuan

    2011-12-01

    Metabolic syndrome is associated with poor operative outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG). A healthy food pattern for metabolic syndrome patients is necessary not only in the initial stage to prevent cardiovascular disease but for those who experience cardiovascular problems and undergo heart surgery. Empirical studies that explore food pattern and quality of life metabolic syndrome patients who undergo CABG are lacking. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to explore the food pattern and quality of life of metabolic syndrome patients who undergo CABG and to examine the relationship between these two variables. A descriptive, correlational and cross section design was conducted. Through convenience sampling, 104 patients were recruited. Data were collected through three instruments: a demographic questionnaire; the Chinese Food Frequency Questionnaire-Short Form (Short C-FFQ), used to assess food pattern; and the Taiwanese version of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-Health Survey (SF-36), used to assess quality of life. Descriptive analysis, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Pearson correlation were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that patients who ate fruit more frequently tended to have a better quality of life, while the intake of fried food was more frequently associated with a poor quality of life. The use of these data gives the health care provider a better understanding of food pattern and their impact on quality of life in this population. Such an understanding can be used to develop targeted interventions to promote health in this and in other populations. PMID:20609630

  9. Off-Pump versus On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Outcomes Stratified by Preoperative Renal Function

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    Zhao, Yue; Lough, Fredrick C.; Schroeder, Elizabeth; Seneff, Michael G.; Brennan, J. Matthew

    2012-01-01

    Clinical trials of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have largely excluded patients with CKD. Here, we sought to determine whether pump status affects outcomes in patients with CKD. Using a nonrandomized cohort of 742,909 non-emergent, isolated CABG cases, which included 158,561 off-pump cases, in the Society of Thoracic Surgery Database from 2004 through 2009, we evaluated the association between pump status (off-pump versus on-pump) and in-hospital death or incident renal replacement therapy (RRT) across strata of preoperative renal function. We used propensity methods to adjust patient- and center-level analyses for imbalances in baseline patient risk. Patients who received on-pump and off-pump CABG had similar mean age and distribution of preoperative estimated GFR (eGFR). In a propensity-weighted analysis, off-pump CABG was associated with a reduction in the composite in-hospital death or RRT, with patients having lower preoperative renal function exhibiting greater benefit, on average. The risk difference (on-pump minus off-pump) ranged from 0.05 (95% confidence interval, ?0.06 to 0.16) per 100 patients for eGFR ?90 ml/min per 1.73 m2 to 3.66 (95% confidence interval, 2.145.18) per 100 patients for eGFR 1529 ml/min per 1.73 m2. Both component endpoints suggested the same trend. In summary, these data suggest that patients with CKD experience less death or incident RRT when treated with off-pump compared with on-pump CABG. The reduction in incident RRT, not death, drove this effect on the composite among patients with low eGFR. Prospective trials comparing these procedures in patients with impaired preoperative renal function are warranted. PMID:22595302

  10. Shrunken Pore Syndrome is associated with a sharp rise in mortality in patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Dardashti, Alain; Nozohoor, Shahab; Grubb, Anders; Bjursten, Henrik

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Shrunken Pore Syndrome was recently suggested for the pathophysiologic state in patients characterized by an estimation of their glomerular filtration rate (GFR) based upon cystatin  C, which is lower or equal to 60% of their estimated GFR based upon creatinine, i.e. when eGFRcystatin  C ≤ 60% of eGFRcreatinine. Not only the cystatin  C level, but also the levels of other low molecular mass proteins are increased in this condition. The preoperative plasma levels of cystatin  C and creatinine were measured in 1638 patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting. eGFRcystatin  C and eGFRcreatinine were calculated using two pairs of estimating equations, CAPA and LMrev, and CKD-EPIcystatin  C and CKD-EPIcreatinine, respectively. The Shrunken Pore Syndrome was present in 2.1% of the patients as defined by the CAPA and LMrev equations and in 5.7% of the patients as defined by the CKD-EPIcystatin  C and CKD-EPIcreatinine equations. The patients were studied over a median follow-up time of 3.5 years (2.0–5.0 years) and the mortality determined. Shrunken Pore Syndrome defined by both pairs of equations was a strong, independent, predictor of long-term mortality as evaluated by Cox analysis and as illustrated by Kaplan-Meier curves. Increased mortality was observed also for the subgroups of patients with GFR above or below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2. Changing the cut-off level from 60 to 70% for the CAPA and LMrev equations increased the number of patients with Shrunken Pore Syndrome to 6.5%, still displaying increased mortality. PMID:26647957

  11. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Need for Preventive Strategies

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    Amra, Babak; Niknam, Nasim; Sadeghi, Mohsen Mir Mohammad; Rabbani, Majid; Fietze, Ingo; Penzel, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very frequent and often unrecognized in surgical patients. OSA is associated with perioperative complications. We evaluated the effects of OSA on postoperative complications and hospital outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods: Candidates of elective CABG were evaluated by the Berlin questionnaire for OSA. After surgery, patients were assessed for postoperative complications, re-admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), duration of intubation, re-intubation, days spent in the ICU and the hospital. Results: We studied 61 patients who underwent CABG from which 25 (40.9%) patients had OSA. Patients with OSA had higher body mass index (29.5 3.9 vs. 26.0 3.7 kg/m2, P = 0.003) and higher frequency of hypertension (68.0% vs. 30.5%, P = 0.003), dyslipidemia (36.0% vs. 5.5%, P = 0.004), and pulmonary disease (16.0 vs. 2.7%, P = 0.08). Regarding the surgical outcomes, OSA patients had longer intubation duration (0.75 0.60 vs. 0.41 0.56 days, P = 0.03). Conclusions: Obstructive sleep apnea is frequent, but unrecognized among patients undergoing CABG. In these patients, OSA is associated with prolonged intubation duration. Preventing these problems may be possible by early diagnosis and management of OSA in cardiac surgery patients. Further studies with larger sample of patients and longer follow-ups are required in this regard. PMID:25538841

  12. Effect of preoperative obstructive sleep apnea on the frequency of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

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    van Oosten, Erik M; Hamilton, Andrew; Petsikas, Dimitri; Payne, Darrin; Redfearn, Damian P; Zhang, Shetuan; Hopman, Wilma M; Baranchuk, Adrian

    2014-03-15

    Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have intermittent hypoxia leading to atrial remodeling and this has been associated with the development of atrial fibrillation (AF). Postoperative AF is a common complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of this prospective study was to determine whether the presence of OSA predicts the occurrence of post-CABG AF (PCAF). This was a prospective single-center study. Patients undergoing elective CABG were evaluated and categorized as confirmed, high-risk, or low-risk OSA according to a modified Berlin questionnaire. PCAF was evaluated by 24-hour cardiac monitoring strip or 12-lead electrocardiography during the postoperative period, and validated by an electrophysiologist. We included 277 patients. OSA prevalence was 47.7%, with body mass index (31.0 vs 26.9 kg/m(2), p ?0.001), advanced age (63.7 vs 66.4 years, p = 0.031), hypertension (78.0% vs 64.8%, p = 0.015), and diabetes (45.5% vs 28.3%, p = 0.003) more prevalent in the OSA group. PCAF was found to occur in 37.2% of all patients and OSA was found to be a strong predictor of PCAF (45.5% vs 29.7%, p = 0.007). PCAF was also associated with continuous positive airway pressure use (12.6% vs 5.2%, p = 0.027). Increased length of stay was associated with PCAF (6.5 vs 5.3 days, p = 0.006), as was longer time from surgery to occurrence of PCAF (p = 0.001). In conclusion, OSA was found to be a strong predictor of PCAF, which in turn was found to be associated with increased length of stay. PMID:24462068

  13. Sevoflurane exerts a more marked influence compared with propofol on gene expression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    LI, HUA; CANG, JING; ZHANG, XIAOGUANG

    2016-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to elucidate the influence of the anesthetics propofol and sevoflurane on gene expression in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and to provide a basis for the selection of the appropriate anesthetic. The gene expression profiles of patients receiving one of the two anesthetics were analyzed prior to and following the induction of anesthesia. GSE4386 microarray data obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database was used to identify the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) by significance analysis of the microarray. The data set contained data regarding atrial tissue samples from 40 patients that underwent CABG, and that received either propofol (n=10) or sevoflurane (n=10) or were control subjects (n=20). The 20 control samples comprised the same patients prior to undergoing CABG. The Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes and Gene Ontology (GO) Enrichment Analysis was applied to the DEGs using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integration Discovery functional annotation bioinformatics microarray tool. A total of 242 and 560 DEGs were identified in the human atrial samples treated with propofol and sevoflurane, respectively. Among these, 116 upregulated DEGs and no downregulated DEGs were found to be unique to sevoflurane, while 10 upregulated and 212 downregulated DEGs were unique to propofol. The majority of the pathways that were significantly over-represented among the upregulated DEGs were associated with the immune response, such as Toll- and NOD-like receptors and Jak-STAT signaling pathways. GO enrichment analysis revealed that the downregulated DEGs unique to sevoflurane treatment were involved in the immune response and glucose metabolism, while the upregulated DEGs were associated with cellular ion homeostasis and epithelial cell development. Compared with propofol, sevoflurane appeared to exert a more marked effect on biological pathways, such as drug metabolism, glycolysis, cellular ion homeostasis and epithelial cell development. PMID:26893629

  14. Poor Sleep Quality in Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: An Intervention Study Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model

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    Ranjbaran, Soheila; Dehdari, Tahereh; Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, Khosro; Majdabadi, Mahmood Mahmoodi

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Background: Poor sleep quality (SQ) is common among patients after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). This study attempted to determine the status of SQ following an intervention based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model in patients with poor SQ after CABG. Methods: This study was a randomized clinical trial. The study sample, including 100 patients referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic of Tehran Heart Center, was assigned either to the intervention (recipient of exercise and lifestyle training plus designed intervention based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model) or to the control group (recipient of exercise and lifestyle training). Eight training sessions over 8 weeks were conducted for the intervention group. Predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors as well as social support and SQ were measured in the intervention group before and one month after the intervention and compared to those in the control group at the same time points. Results: The mean age of the patients in the intervention (24% women) and control (24% women) groups was 59.3 7.3 and 59.5 9.3 years, respectively. The results showed that the mean scores of SQ (p value < 0.001), knowledge (p value < 0.001), beliefs (p value < 0.001), sleep self-efficacy (p value < 0.001), enabling factors (p value < 0.001), reinforcing factors (p value < 0.001), and social support (p value < 0.001) were significantly different between the intervention and control groups after the intervention. Conclusion: Adding an intervention based on the PRECEDE-PROCEED model to the cardiac rehabilitation program may further improve the SQ of patients. PMID:26157457

  15. Influence of Chronic Kidney Disease on Physical Function and Quality of Life in Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Kuo, Yueh-Ting; Chiu, Kuan-Ming; Tsang, Yuk-Ming; Chiu, Cheng-Ming; Chien, Meng-Yueh

    2015-01-01

    Aims The purposes of this study were (1) to compare body composition, physical function, and quality of life (QOL) between patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and (2) to analyze the factors associated with physical function and QOL domains in these patients. Methods Thirty male post-CABG patients with CKD and 30 matched controls were recruited. All subjects underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry for body composition evaluation. Physical function tests included the grip strength test, 30-second chair stand test (30CST), and 6-min walk test (6MWT). Physical activity and QOL were assessed using the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL)-BREF, respectively. Results Post-CABG patients with CKD exhibited a lower arm lean mass and higher percent leg fat mass than those without CKD (p < 0.05). The patients with CKD also had lower 30CST scores, 6MWT distances, and QOL domain of social relationships scores than those without CKD after adjusting for covariates (p < 0.05). If NYHA class was considered in the model, NYHA class became the most important factor associated with 6MWT distances (? = ?0.647, p < 0.001) and the QOL domains of psychological health (? = ?0.285, p = 0.027) and environment (? = ?0.406, p = 0.001). Conclusion Post-CABG patients with CKD had worse body composition, physical function, and QOL than those without CKD, and this might be associated with a worse NYHA class. PMID:26648940

  16. The Relationships between Fatigue and Early Postoperative Recovery Outcomes Over Time in Elderly Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Patients

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    Barnason, Susan; Zimmerman, Lani; Nieveen, Janet; Schulz, Paula; Miller, Connie; Hertzog, Melody; Rasmussen, Doris

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND Despite successful coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, some patients continue to experience fatigue following their surgery. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this secondary analysis study was to examine the relationships of fatigue and early recovery outcomes (psychosocial and physiological functioning, and physical activity) over time (6-weeks and 3-months) among older adult subjects, age 65 years and older, following CABG surgery. Comparison groups were those subjects who had fatigue at 3-weeks after surgery and non-fatigued subjects. DESIGN A prospective, comparative design was used for this secondary analysis study. SAMPLE Subjects in this study were drawn from the control group of subjects enrolled in the larger, parent study. Subjects (N=119) were dichotomized into fatigue (n=66) and non-fatigued (n=53) groups based on their 3-week self-report of postoperative fatigue. RESULTS At 6-weeks after surgery, fatigued subjects had significantly (p<.05) more impaired psychosocial functioning, [role-emotional (t=1.9), social (t=2.6), and mental (t=1.9) functioning], based Medical Outcome Study short form-36 (MOS SF-36). They had significantly (p<.005) higher anxiety (t= ?3.6) and depression (t= ?2.9) mean Hospital Anxiety and Depression subscale (HADS) scores. Anxiety (t= ?2.3, p<.05) remained significantly (p<.05) impaired at 3-months. At 6-weeks, role physical functioning, measured by the MOS SF-36, was significantly impaired (t=2.4, p<.01). There were no significant differences in physical activity variables as measured by a RT3 accelerometer and self-report diary. CONCLUSIONS Persistent fatigue can hamper early recovery following CABG surgery. Tailored interventions are needed to address fatigue management and improve patient outcomes. PMID:18620100

  17. Targeting C-reactive protein levels using high-dose atorvastatin before coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Krivoy, Norberto; Adler, Zvi; Saloma, Ronen; Hawadie, Ashraf; Azzam, Zaher S

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Statin medication exhibits pleiotropic properties, such as improvement of endothelial function. AIM: To determine whether a high loading dose of atorvastatin prescribed before and after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery will attenuate the inflammatory response reflected in kinetic concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP). METHODS: The individual area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) of CRP concentration was calculated for the first five days after CABG surgery and compared among three groups of patients: group A patients (n=16), who were on chronic statin therapy, were switched to an equivalent therapy of 20 mg atorvastatin daily for 120 h; group B patients (n=15), who were on chronic statin therapy, were switched to 80 mg atorvastatin daily (one dose 24 h before CABG surgery, one on the day of surgery and two further doses after surgery) followed by 40 mg/day up to 120 h after surgery; and group C patients (n=10), who were naive to statin therapy, underwent elective CABG surgery. RESULTS: The three groups were comparable according to measurements of their intra- and postoperative variables, except for their mean weight. The mean ( SEM) AUC-CRP for group B was 13,545959.9 mg/Lh, significantly smaller (P=0.01) than that for group A (17,085858.4 mg/Lh). In group C (statin-nave patients), the AUC-CRP was 16,1911447 mg/Lh, which was not significantly different from groups A and B, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: High loading doses of atorvastatin before CABG surgery reduced CRP concentration, expressed as AUC-CRP. This effect supports the idea that a high dose of atorvastatin is needed to attenuate the negative inflammatory response. The present study also lends support to the possibility that high-dose atorvastatin positively improves post-open-heart surgery results. PMID:19343161

  18. Predictors of poor mid-term health related quality of life after primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

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    Al-Ruzzeh, S; Athanasiou, T; Mangoush, O; Wray, J; Modine, T; George, S; Amrani, M

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To assess the determinants of poor mid-term health related quality of life (HRQoL) at one year after primary isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods: 463 patients who underwent primary isolated CABG for multivessel disease and came for their annual follow up at the outpatient clinic during one year at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, were approached to participate in the present study. Prospective clinical data were collected as part of the clinical care of the patients and were retrospectively analysed when the patients consented to participate in the study at their outpatient visit. After their consent they were given three HRQoL assessment questionnaires. Scores, together with clinical data, were analysed by both univariate and multivariate analyses with regard to poor HRQoL outcome. Results: 437 (94.4%) patients consented to participate in the study and filled in the HRQoL questionnaires. Ten variables were identified in the univariate analysis as potential predictors of poor scores of the physical element of HRQoL; however, only three variablesgastrointestinal problems, congestive heart failure, and type D personality traitpredicted poor physical scores independently. Eleven variables were identified in the univariate analysis as potential predictors of poor scores of the mental element of HRQoL; however, only three variablesperipheral vascular disease, infective complications, and type D personality traitpredicted poor physical scores independently. Conclusion: Preoperative gastrointestinal problems, preoperative congestive heart failure, and type D personality trait were independent predictors of the poor physical component of HRQoL. Peripheral vascular disease, infective complications, and type D personality trait were independent predictors of the poor mental component of HRQoL. Interestingly, patients with type D personality were more than twice as likely to have poor physical HRQoL and more than five times as likely to have poor mental HRQoL. PMID:16287740

  19. Coronary artery bypass grafting-related bleeding complications in patients treated with ticagrelor or clopidogrel: a nationwide study

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    Hansson, Emma C.; Jidus, Lena; berg, Bengt; Bjursten, Henrik; Dreifaldt, Mats; Holmgren, Anders; Ivert, Torbjrn; Nozohoor, Shahab; Barbu, Mikael; Svedjeholm, Rolf; Jeppsson, Anders

    2016-01-01

    Aims Excessive bleeding impairs outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Current guidelines recommend withdrawal of clopidogrel and ticagrelor 5 days (120 h) before elective surgery. Shorter discontinuation would reduce the risk of thrombotic events and save hospital resources, but may increase the risk of bleeding. We investigated whether a shorter discontinuation time before surgery increased the incidence of CABG-related major bleeding complications and compared ticagrelor- and clopidogrel-treated patients. Methods and results All acute coronary syndrome patients in Sweden on dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and ticagrelor (n = 1266) or clopidogrel (n = 978) who underwent CABG during 201213 were included in a retrospective observational study. The incidence of major bleeding complications according to the Bleeding Academic Research Consortium-CABG definition was 38 and 31%, respectively, when ticagrelor/clopidogrel was discontinued <24 h before surgery. Within the ticagrelor group, there was no significant difference between discontinuation 72120 or >120 h before surgery [odds ratio (OR) 0.93 (95% confidence interval, CI, 0.531.64), P = 0.80]. In contrast, clopidogrel-treated patients had a higher incidence when discontinued 72120 vs. >120 h before surgery (OR 1.71 (95% CI 1.042.79), P = 0.033). The overall incidence of major bleeding complications was lower with ticagrelor [12.9 vs. 17.6%, adjusted OR 0.72 (95% CI 0.560.92), P = 0.012]. Conclusion The incidence of CABG-related major bleeding was high when ticagrelor/clopidogrel was discontinued <24 h before surgery. Discontinuation 3 days before surgery, as opposed to 5 days, did not increase the incidence of major bleeding complications with ticagrelor, but increased the risk with clopidogrel. The overall risk of major CABG-related bleeding complications was lower with ticagrelor than with clopidogrel. PMID:26330426

  20. The effect of postoperative positive end-expiratory pressure on postoperative bleeding after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Salihoglu, Ece; Celik, Sezai; Ugurlucan, Murat; Caglar, Ilker Murat; Turhan-Caglar, Fatma Nihan; Isik, Omer

    2014-01-01

    Introduction To compare postoperative prophylactic use of two positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels in order to prevent postoperative bleeding in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Material and methods Sixty patients undergoing an elective off-pump CABG operation were included in this prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. Patients were divided into two groups as receiving either 5 cm H2O (group 1) or 8 cm H2O PEEP (group 2) after the operation until being extubated. Chest tube outputs, use of blood products and other fluids, postoperative hemoglobin levels, accumulation of pleural and pericardial fluid after the removal of chest tubes, and duration of hospital stay were recorded and compared. Results Low- and high-pressure PEEP groups did not differ with regard to postoperative chest tube outputs, amounts of transfusions and crystalloid/colloid infusion requirements, or postoperative hemoglobin levels. However, low-pressure PEEP application was associated with significantly higher pleural (92 37 ml vs. 69 29 ml, p = 0.03) and pericardial fluid (17 5 ml vs. 14 6 ml, p = 0.04) accumulation. On the other hand, high-pressure PEEP application was associated with significantly longer duration of hospitalization (6.25 1.21 days vs. 5.25 0.91 days, p = 0.03). Conclusions Prophylactic administration of postoperative PEEP levels of 8 cm H2O, although safe, does not seem to reduce chest-tube output or transfusion requirements in off-pump CABG when compared to the lower level of PEEP. Further studies with larger sample sizes are warranted to confirm the benefits and identify ideal levels of PEEP administration in this group of patients. PMID:25395944

  1. Relationship between high on aspirin platelet reactivity and oxidative stress in coronary artery by-pass grafted patients.

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    Kuliczkowski, Wiktor; Golanski, Ryszard; Bijak, Michal; Boryczka, Katarzyna; Kaczmarski, Jacek; Watala, Cezary; Golanski, Jacek

    2016-03-01

    The aim of the study was to assess the responsiveness of blood platelets to acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery with relation to oxidative and antioxidative plasma status. The study included 37 patients treated with the CABG procedure. During the first 24?h after CABG patients were given 300?mg of ASA with the following dose of 150?mg daily. The blood was collected before the procedure and 10 days after. Whole blood platelet aggregation induced with arachidonic acid, collagen and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) was performed together with whole blood generation of thromboxane B2 (TxB2). Oxidative stress was measured before and 10 days after CABG with total oxidative plasma status (TOS) and total antioxidative status of the plasma (TAS). TOS/TAS index was calculated. We observed a significant increase in the TOS and TOS/TAS index and ADP-induced aggregation 10 days after CABG in comparison with its level before operation. There was a significant decrease in the arachidonic acid-induced aggregation and serum TxB2 level. Patients with ADP-induced and collagen-induced aggregation in the upper quartile had significantly higher TOS and TOS/TAS index before (ADP) and after the operation (ADP and collagen). There were 19 patients (51%) with high on aspirin platelet reactivity after CABG who had also higher TOS and TOS/TAS index and lower TAS value in comparison with aspirin responders. Despite ASA use, increased oxidative stress after CABG can overcome its antiplatelet effect and increase platelet activation through other pathways. PMID:26523914

  2. Value of thallium-201 reinjection after delayed SPECT imaging for predicting reversible ischemia after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Ohtani, H.; Tamaki, N.; Yonekura, Y.; Mohiuddin, I.H.; Hirata, K.; Ban, T.; Konishi, J. )

    1990-08-15

    The reinjection of a small dose (40 MBq) of thallium-201 after stress and delayed imaging often shows new redistribution in the regions with persistent defect. To assess whether these segments may represent reversible ischemia, reinjection thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was performed after stress and 3-hour delayed imaging in 24 patients before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The left ventricular myocardium was divided into 5 myocardial segments and regional wall motion was scored on a scale from 0 (normal) to 4 (dyskinesia). Thallium-201 findings were compared with improvement in regional perfusion and wall motion 1 to 2 months after CABG. The reinjection imaging identified new redistribution in 15 of 32 persistent defects (47%) on the 3-hour delayed images. In the study of stress and delayed SPECT imaging, the improvement in perfusion was observed in 34 of 43 segments (79%) exhibiting redistribution and 15 of 32 (47%) segments without redistribution (p less than 0.01). The reinjection SPECT identified new redistribution in 12 of the 15 improved segments that were not detected on the delayed images. Similarly, the improvement in wall motion was observed in 23 of 31 segments (74%) exhibiting redistribution and 14 of 30 segments (47%) without redistribution on the delayed images (p less than 0.05). The reinjection identified new redistribution in 10 of the 14 improved segments that were undetected on the delayed images. The predictive values for improvement in perfusion and wall motion by the reinjection imaging were significantly higher (92 and 89%) than those by the delayed imaging (69 and 62%, respectively, p less than 0.05 each).

  3. The new method of time-lag ligation for portosystemic shunt using coronary artery bypass graft occluder for adult living donor liver transplantation.

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    Kokai, H; Sato, Y; Yamamoto, S; Oya, H; Nakatsuka, H; Kobayashi, T; Watanabe, T; Takizawa, K; Hatakeyama, K

    2009-12-01

    We performed a living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for a 57-year-old man who had end-stage liver failure with portal hypertension and an inferior mesenteric vein-left testicular vein (IMV-LTV) shunt. At operation, we did not clamp the shunt but encircled it with a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) occluder (Sumitomo Bakelite K.K., Japan), which was passed outside the body through the abdominal wall to time-lag ligation (TLL). On postoperative day (POD) 5, we observed decreased portal flow. We performed TLL of the shunt using the CABG occluder without re-laparotomy. The portal flow increased, while the portal vein pressure increased slightly. In LDLT, portosystemic shunt has been reported to be a cause of portal thrombus formation or graft liver atrophy due to decreased PV flow in the mid postoperative period. However, perioperative ligation of a portosystemic shunt may prevent regeneration of the grafted liver because of excessive portal hypertension. Therefore the technique of time-lag ligation of a portosystemic shunt using a CABG occluder may be a minimally invasive, useful method to achieve physiological liver graft regeneration. PMID:20005380

  4. Aneurysm of an autologous aorta to right coronary artery reverse saphenous vein graft presenting as a mediastinal mass: a case report

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    Pulling, Thomas M; Uyesugi, Walter Y

    2008-01-01

    Aneurysmal dilation of saphenous vein grafts is a relatively rare complication of the now common surgical procedure of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The true prevalence of this condition is not clear, however, literature review by Jorgensen et. al. between 1975 and 2002 revealed only 76 published cases. [1] Recent review of literature, utilizing OVID (search terms: saphenous vein, aneurysm, graft, pseudoaneurysm, coronary bypass) suggests a significantly higher prevalence with 14 such cases published in a variety of multinational journals during the period of 2006 to April 2007. The causes of this dramatic increase is likely multifactorial, however, in the author's opinion, likely reflects the increased sophistication and utilization of cross sectional imaging modalities. Regardless of the true prevalence of the condition, there is little debate that the potential for serious morbidity and mortality in this patient population is significant, and that increased detection and discussion of viable therapeutic options is critical. [1] Therefore, we present a case report and discussion of a patient with symptomatic cardiac ischemia, found to have a large saphenous vein graft aneurysm (SVGA) on coronary CTA. PMID:19021910

  5. Iatrogenic aortic root and left main dissection during non-emergency coronary surgery: a solution applicable to heavily calcified coronary arteries.

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    Kieser, Teresa M; Spence, Frank P; Kowalewski, Richard

    2016-02-01

    Dissection of the left main coronary artery during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a rare, potentially lethal complication, usually diagnosed at post-mortem. During the cross-clamp period of a 4-vessel coronary artery bypass graft procedure in a 74-year old hypertensive woman, retrograde dissection occurred in a diffusely diseased marginal artery when perfused with cardioplegic solution at a pressure of 140-150 mmHg through a vein graft. The dissection extended back to the left main artery, included the posterior proximal ascending aorta and then down the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) confirmed the left main dissection and showed anterior-septal-lateral akinesis in a previously normally functioning left ventricle (LV). The circumferentially calcified proximal LAD was grafted with a saphenous vein by carving an oval area of calcium creating an elliptical opening in the artery wall. Normal LV function returned and, in the area of the left main dissection, there was only thickening with no colour flow. Eight months postoperatively cardiac catheterization showed normal LV function, patent vein grafts to the right coronary artery and proximal LAD, left internal mammary artery to distal LAD and an occluded sequential marginal vein graft. Twelve years postoperatively, the patient is well with Class I angina, on medication. There is no previous documentation of a diagnosed and successfully treated left main dissection during CABG surgery. Since this case using the technique of creating an oval opening in a circumferentially calcified coronary artery (with an otherwise satisfactory lumen), the author has been using this technique to bypass otherwise non-bypassable arteries; this technique may be useful to help patients with severe calcific coronary artery disease. PMID:26541959

  6. Radionuclide angiographic assessment of global and segmental left ventricular function at rest and during exercise after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Lim, Y.L.; Kalff, V.; Kelly, M.J.; Mason, P.J.; Currie, P.J.; Harper, R.W.; Anderson, S.T.; Federman, J.; Stirling, G.R.; Pitt, A.

    1982-11-01

    Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was measured by radionuclide angiography at rest and during supine bicycle exercise before and 3 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in 20 patients with chronic stable angina. The right anterior oblique gated first-pass technique was used to assess LVEF response to maximal exercise (Wmax), while the left anterior oblique equilibrium-gated technique was used to assess LVEF and relative LV volume changes during graded submaximal execise. The five subjects in whom LVEF decreased significantly during exercise postoperatively all had one or more blocked or stenosed grafts. This study documents, by two independent radionuclide techniques, an improved LVEF during exercise at an increased maximal work capacity and rate-pressure product 3 months after successful CABG. (JMT)

  7. Platform technologies for decellularization, tunic-specific cell seeding, and in vitro conditioning of extended length, small diameter vascular grafts.

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    Fercana, George; Bowser, Devon; Portilla, Margarita; Langan, Eugene M; Carsten, Christopher G; Cull, David L; Sierad, Leslie N; Simionescu, Dan T

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this study was to generate extended length, small diameter vascular scaffolds that could serve as potential grafts for treatment of acute ischemia. Biological tissues are considered excellent scaffolds, which exhibit adequate biological, mechanical, and handling properties; however, they tend to degenerate, dilate, and calcify after implantation. We hypothesized that chemically stabilized acellular arteries would be ideal scaffolds for development of vascular grafts for peripheral surgery applications. Based on promising historical data from our laboratory and others, we chose to decellularize bovine mammary and femoral arteries and test them as scaffolds for vascular grafting. Decellularization of such long structures required development of a novel "bioprocessing" system and a sequence of detergents and enzymes that generated completely acellular, galactose-(?1,3)-galactose (?-Gal) xenoantigen-free scaffolds with preserved collagen, elastin, and basement membrane components. Acellular arteries exhibited excellent mechanical properties, including burst pressure, suture holding strength, and elastic recoil. To reduce elastin degeneration, we treated the scaffolds with penta-galloyl glucose and then revitalized them in vitro using a tunic-specific cell approach. A novel atraumatic endothelialization protocol using an external stent was also developed for the long grafts and cell-seeded constructs were conditioned in a flow bioreactor. Both decellularization and revitalization are feasible but cell retention in vitro continues to pose challenges. These studies support further efforts toward clinical use of small diameter acellular arteries as vascular grafts. PMID:24749889

  8. Platform Technologies for Decellularization, Tunic-Specific Cell Seeding, and In Vitro Conditioning of Extended Length, Small Diameter Vascular Grafts

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    Fercana, George; Bowser, Devon; Portilla, Margarita; Langan, Eugene M.; Carsten, Christopher G.; Cull, David L.; Sierad, Leslie N.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study was to generate extended length, small diameter vascular scaffolds that could serve as potential grafts for treatment of acute ischemia. Biological tissues are considered excellent scaffolds, which exhibit adequate biological, mechanical, and handling properties; however, they tend to degenerate, dilate, and calcify after implantation. We hypothesized that chemically stabilized acellular arteries would be ideal scaffolds for development of vascular grafts for peripheral surgery applications. Based on promising historical data from our laboratory and others, we chose to decellularize bovine mammary and femoral arteries and test them as scaffolds for vascular grafting. Decellularization of such long structures required development of a novel “bioprocessing” system and a sequence of detergents and enzymes that generated completely acellular, galactose-(α1,3)-galactose (α-Gal) xenoantigen-free scaffolds with preserved collagen, elastin, and basement membrane components. Acellular arteries exhibited excellent mechanical properties, including burst pressure, suture holding strength, and elastic recoil. To reduce elastin degeneration, we treated the scaffolds with penta-galloyl glucose and then revitalized them in vitro using a tunic-specific cell approach. A novel atraumatic endothelialization protocol using an external stent was also developed for the long grafts and cell-seeded constructs were conditioned in a flow bioreactor. Both decellularization and revitalization are feasible but cell retention in vitro continues to pose challenges. These studies support further efforts toward clinical use of small diameter acellular arteries as vascular grafts. PMID:24749889

  9. Various clinical scenarios leading to development of the string sign of the internal thoracic artery after coronary bypass surgery: the role of competitive flow, a case series

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    2012-01-01

    Background The left internal mammary artery (LIMA) is the choice for grafting of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). One possible mechanism of the rare graft failure involve the presence of competitive flow. Method 105 patients who had undergone coronary bypass grafting between 1998 and 2000 were included in this observational study. The recatheterizations were performed 28 months after the operations. The rate of patency the LIMA grafts was determined, and the cases with graft failure were analyzed. Results The LIMA graft was patent in 99 patients (94%). Six patients (6%) exhibited diffuse involution of the graft (string sign). The string sign was always associated with competitive flow as the basis of the LIMA graft involution. In one case quantitative re-evaluation of the preoperative coronary angiography revealed merely less than 50% diameter stenosis on the LAD with a nonligated side-branch of the LIMA. At recatheterization in two patients the pressure wire measurements demonstrated only a non-significant decrease of the fractional flow reserve (0.83 and 0.89), despite the 53% and 57% diameter stenosis in the angiogram. Another patient displayeda significant regression of the LAD lesion between the pre- and postoperative coronary angiography (from 76% to 44%) as the cause of the development of the competitive flow. In one instance, a radial artery graft on the LAD during a redo bypass operation resulted in competitive flow in the radial graft due to the greater diameter than that of the LIMA. In a further patient, competitive flow developed from a short sequential part of the LIMA graft between the nonsignificantly stenosed diagonal branch and the LAD, with involution of the main part of the graft to the diagonal branch. Conclusions The most common cause of the development of the string sign of a LIMA graft due to competitive flow is overassessment of the lesion of the LAD. Regression of a previous lesion or some other neighboring graft can also cause the phenomenon. PMID:22289632

  10. Saphenous Vein Endothelial Cell Viability: A Comparative Study of Endoscopic and Open Saphenectomy for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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    Raju, Ramanathan; Alshkaki, Ghiath; Acinapura, Anthony J.; Cunningham, Joseph N.

    2001-01-01

    Background: The use of endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting (ESVH) for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is growing. This study was done to investigate the extent of endothelial injury in ESVH compared with that of the standard open method (OSVH), and under various physical and chemical preservation factors. Methods: We endoscopically removed the saphenous vein from 45 consecutive patients undergoing saphenectomy for CABG together with a segment retrieved by the no-touch OSVH method. Vein samples from each group were divided into 8 subgroups of 5 samples each, and incubated in Plasma-Lyte solution with or without papaverine, at distending pressures of 100 or 300 mm Hg, and at either 4C or 28C, respectively. A ninth subgroup was preserved at room temperature without pressure or papaverine. The viability of cultured saphenous vein endothelial cells was assessed by counting the number of total cells and deriving the proportion of viable cells, following incubation for 72 hours. Results: The median proportion of viable cells (PVC) showed a slight decline over days 0 to 4 for both harvesting methods. No significant difference existed in the median PVC between the two techniques (day 0: 75%, 72%, P = 0.8; day 1: 66.7%, 66.7%, P = 0.9; day 2: 66.7%, 66.7%, P = 0.3; day 3: 65.3%, 66.7%, P = 0.16, respectively). The mean PVC compared across temperatures of 4C, 28C, and room temperature for the ESVH was highly significant, with the highest value being for room temperature (69.5%, 56.4%, 70.3%, respectively, P = 0.0003). Results for the OSVH were not significant. The effect of distension pressure did not vary significantly for 0, 100, and 300 mm Hg for both techniques (70.3%, 63.2% and 63.4%, respectively, P = 0.46 for the ESVH; 66.5%, 68.4%, 67.4%, respectively, P = 0.94 for the OSVH). The addition of papaverine improved PCV slightly for the OSVH only (61.7%, 64.3%, respectively, P = 0.02), whereas that for the ESVH was not significant (67.3%, 72.5%, P = 0.12). Conclusion: The effect of ESVH on endothelial cell viability is comparable to that of the OSVH. Among the factors influencing endothelial viability during vein preparation, temperature had a major effect with lower temperatures in the range of 4C to room temperature being the most favorable one. Mechanical distension and papaverine had unimportant or inconsistent roles. We recommend the ESVH as the procedure of choice for saphenous vein harvesting due to the lower postoperative morbidity, and the lower incubation temperature needed for its better influence on potential graft patency. PMID:11303993

  11. High-intensity cardiac rehabilitation training of a police officer for his return to work and sports after coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Adams, Jenny; Berbarie, Rafic F.

    2013-01-01

    A 39-year-old male police officer with coronary artery disease enrolled in our cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program after coronary artery bypass grafting. He wanted to return not only to his job but also to playing ice hockey and outdoor soccer, and his responses to a self-assessment scale confirmed that he identified strongly as an athlete. On the basis of this unique profile, the CR staff designed an occupation- and sport-specific exercise program that was symptom limited and enabled the patient to train safely, but earlier and at a higher intensity than is typically allowed in conventional CR programs. The exercises were selected to replicate the various combinations of muscular strength, agility, and cardiovascular endurance required by the patient's police work and two competitive team sports. He completed the high-intensity training with no clinically significant adverse symptoms. PMID:23382610

  12. A patent ductus arteriosus complicating cardiopulmonary bypass for combined coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement only discovered by computed tomography 3D reconstruction.

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    van Middendorp, Lars B; Maessen, Jos G; Sardari Nia, Peyman

    2014-12-01

    We describe the case of a 59-year old male patient undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement. Manipulation of the heart during cardiopulmonary bypass significantly decreased venous return. Several measures were necessary to improve venous return to a level at which continuation of the procedure was safe. Based on the initial troubles with venous return, we decided to selectively cross-clamp the aorta. This resulted in a large amount of backflow of oxygenated blood from the left ventricle, necessitating additional vents in the pulmonary artery and directly in the left ventricle. The procedure was continued uneventfully, and postoperative recovery was without significant complications. Postoperative 2D computed tomography did not show any signs of a shunt, but 3D reconstruction showed a small patent ductus arteriosus. PMID:25164136

  13. Perioperative elafin for ischaemia-reperfusion injury during coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a randomised-controlled trial

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    Alam, S R; Lewis, S C; Zamvar, V; Pessotto, R; Dweck, M R; Krishan, A; Goodman, K; Oatey, K; Harkess, R; Milne, L; Thomas, S; Mills, N M; Moore, C; Semple, S; Wiedow, O; Stirrat, C; Mirsadraee, S; Newby, D E; Henriksen, P A

    2015-01-01

    Background Elafin is a potent endogenous neutrophil elastase inhibitor that protects against myocardial inflammation and injury in preclinical models of ischaemic-reperfusion injury. We investigated whether elafin could inhibit myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury induced during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Methods and results In a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled parallel group clinical trial, 87 patients undergoing CABG surgery were randomised 1:1 to intravenous elafin 200 mg or saline placebo administered after induction of anaesthesia and prior to sternotomy. Myocardial injury was measured as cardiac troponin I release over 48 h (area under the curve (AUC)) and myocardial infarction identified with MRI. Postischaemic inflammation was measured by plasma markers including AUC high-sensitive C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and myeloperoxidase (MPO). Elafin infusion was safe and resulted in >3000-fold increase in plasma elafin concentrations and >50% inhibition of elastase activity in the first 24 h. This did not reduce myocardial injury over 48 h (ratio of geometric means (elafin/placebo) of AUC troponin I 0.74 (95% CI 0.47 to 1.15, p=0.18)) although post hoc analysis of the high-sensitive assay revealed lower troponin I concentrations at 6 h in elafin-treated patients (median 2.4 vs 4.1 μg/L, p=0.035). Elafin had no effect on myocardial infarction (elafin, 7/34 vs placebo, 5/35 patients) or on markers of inflammation: mean differences for AUC hs-CRP of 499 mg/L/48 h (95% CI −207 to 1205, p=0.16), and AUC MPO of 238 ng/mL/48 h (95% CI −235 to 711, p=0.320). Conclusions There was no strong evidence that neutrophil elastase inhibition with a single-dose elafin treatment reduced myocardial injury and inflammation following CABG-induced ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Trial registration number (EudraCT 2010-019527-58, ISRCTN82061264). PMID:26310261

  14. Safety and efficacy of glucose-insulin-potassium treatment in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention.

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    Ali-Hassan-Sayegh, Sadegh; Mirhosseini, Seyed Jalil; Zeriouh, Mohamed; Dehghan, Ali Mohammad; Shahidzadeh, Arezoo; Karimi-Bondarabadi, Ali Akbar; Sabashnikov, Anton; Popov, Aron-Frederik

    2015-11-01

    The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate protective effects of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) on outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We systematically searched Medline/Pubmed, Elsevier, Embase, Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar. A total of 1206 studies were retrieved during the extensive literature search of all major databases; however, 38 trials reporting the end-point of interest were selected. We performed a pooled analysis of outcomes following PCI: incidence of cardiac arrest [odds ratio (OR) of 0.91; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.76-1.09; P = 0.3], stroke (OR of 1.71; 95% CI: 0.37-1.37; P = 0.3), cardiogenic shock (OR of 1.02; 95% CI: 0.92-1.14; P = 0.6), reinfarction (OR of 0.95; 95% CI: 0.81-1.14; P = 0.5) and mortality (OR of 1.04; 95% CI: 0.96-1.13; P = 0.3); and following CABG: incidence of atrial fibrillation (OR of 0.86; 95% CI: 0.70-1.05; P = 0.1), incidence of ventricular fibrillation (OR of 0.83; 95% CI: 0.62-1.13; P = 0.2), reinfarction (OR of 0.97; 95% CI: 0.74-1.27; P = 0.8), infection (OR of 1.04; 95% CI: 0.67-1.62; P = 0.8), length of intensive care unit stay (LIS) [standard mean differences (SMD) of -0.27; 95% CI: -0.40 to -0.14; P = 0.000], length of hospital stay (LHS) (SMD of -0.035; 95% CI: -0.12 to -0.05; P = 0.4) and mortality (OR of 0.72; 95% CI: 0.41-1.26; P = 0.2). Our results showed that GIK did not have considerable cardioprotective effects. However, patients undergoing CABG seem to be better responders to GIK therapy compared with patients undergoing PCI. Furthermore, in contrast to CABG, GIK therapy in patients undergoing PCI might be associated with more complications rather than protective effects. PMID:26265069

  15. Predicting target vessel location on robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft using CT to ultrasound registration

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    Cho, Daniel S.; Linte, Cristian; Chen, Elvis C. S.; Bainbridge, Daniel; Wedlake, Chris; Moore, John; Barron, John; Patel, Rajni; Peters, Terry

    2012-03-15

    Purpose: Although robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (RA-CABG) has gained more acceptance worldwide, its success still depends on the surgeon's experience and expertise, and the conversion rate to full sternotomy is in the order of 15%-25%. One of the reasons for conversion is poor pre-operative planning, which is based solely on pre-operative computed tomography (CT) images. In this paper, the authors propose a technique to estimate the global peri-operative displacement of the heart and to predict the intra-operative target vessel location, validated via both an in vitro and a clinical study. Methods: As the peri-operative heart migration during RA-CABG has never been reported in the literatures, a simple in vitro validation study was conducted using a heart phantom. To mimic the clinical workflow, a pre-operative CT as well as peri-operative ultrasound images at three different stages in the procedure (Stage{sub 0}--following intubation; Stage{sub 1}--following lung deflation; and Stage{sub 2}--following thoracic insufflation) were acquired during the experiment. Following image acquisition, a rigid-body registration using iterative closest point algorithm with the robust estimator was employed to map the pre-operative stage to each of the peri-operative ones, to estimate the heart migration and predict the peri-operative target vessel location. Moreover, a clinical validation of this technique was conducted using offline patient data, where a Monte Carlo simulation was used to overcome the limitations arising due to the invisibility of the target vessel in the peri-operative ultrasound images. Results: For the in vitro study, the computed target registration error (TRE) at Stage{sub 0}, Stage{sub 1}, and Stage{sub 2} was 2.1, 3.3, and 2.6 mm, respectively. According to the offline clinical validation study, the maximum TRE at the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery was 4.1 mm at Stage{sub 0}, 5.1 mm at Stage{sub 1}, and 3.4 mm at Stage{sub 2}. Conclusions: The authors proposed a method to measure and validate peri-operative shifts of the heart during RA-CABG. In vitro and clinical validation studies were conducted and yielded a TRE in the order of 5 mm for all cases. As the desired clinical accuracy imposed by this procedure is on the order of one intercostal space (10-15 mm), our technique suits the clinical requirements. The authors therefore believe this technique has the potential to improve the pre-operative planning by updating peri-operative migration patterns of the heart and, consequently, will lead to reduced conversion to conventional open thoracic procedures.

  16. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass for left anterior descending artery revascularization analysis of 300 cases

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    Zhang, Lufeng; Cui, Zhongqi; Song, Zhiming; Yang, Hang; Fu, Yuanhao; Gong, Yichen

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting is performed via small, left anterolateral thoracotomy. The left internal mammary artery was grafted to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery in 300 consecutive patients. Aim In-hospital results were evaluated and compared with the conventional, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedure. Material and methods One hundred and sixty-three (54.33%) of 300 patients underwent staged hybrid coronary revascularization, 93 (31%) were treated for a single LAD lesion, and 44 (14.67%) were treated for multi-vessel disease with reasonably incomplete revascularization. Major in-hospital cardiac adverse events and postoperative data were compared between groups. Results Preoperative data were similar between groups. However, the difference in left ventricular ejection fraction (p < 0.001) was significant. No conversions to sternotomy occurred during the primary MIDCAB procedures. Shorter operation time (p < 0.001), shorter postoperative mechanical ventilation time (p < 0.001), shorter intensive care unit stay (p < 0.001), and less red blood cell transfusion (p < 0.001) were noted in the MIDCAB group. Postoperative coronary angiography conducted in the MIDCAB group within one week after the operation showed that 2 of 163 patients developed graft occlusion. These patients underwent conventional CABG and recovered well. No significant differences were observed in postoperative MI, delayed wound healing or 30-day in-hospital mortality between the two groups. Conclusions The use of a chest wall lifting system and modified stabilizer makes the MIDCAB procedure safer and easier. The MIDCAB procedure is demonstrated to be a feasible and minimally invasive alternative for patients with coronary artery disease involving LAD lesions. PMID:26865891

  17. A case of left main coronary artery disease in an octogenarian treated surgically and complicated by myocardial infarction: decisions, techniques, rescue and final outcome.

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    Kossaify, Antoine; Grollier, Gilles

    2013-01-01

    We report on an octogenarian patient presenting with an acute coronary syndrome due to significant left main coronary artery disease and severe ostial stenosis of the left anterior descending artery disease. Emergent bypass graft performed with "beating heart" consisted of left internal mammary graft to the mid left anterior descending artery with an "over-stent" anastomosis. The immediate post-operative phase was simple, however the patient presented on post-operative day 8 with extensive anterior myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. Emergent coronary angiogram showed subocclusive anastomotic stenosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed on left main, proximal left anterior descending, and proximal circumflex arteries. Subsequently, the patient restored a satisfactory hemodynamic condition. A focus on the importance of decision for management of left main disease especially in octogenarian is presented, along with a review of the pertinent literature. PMID:23641159

  18. Flow and wall shear stress in end-to-side and side-to-side anastomosis of venous coronary artery bypass grafts

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    Frauenfelder, Thomas; Boutsianis, Evangelos; Schertler, Thomas; Husmann, Lars; Leschka, Sebastian; Poulikakos, Dimos; Marincek, Borut; Alkadhi, Hatem

    2007-01-01

    Purpose Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery represents the standard treatment of advanced coronary artery disease. Two major types of anastomosis exist to connect the graft to the coronary artery, i.e., by using an end-to-side or a side-to-side anastomosis. There is still controversy because of the differences in the patency rates of the two types of anastomosis. The purpose of this paper is to non-invasively quantify hemodynamic parameters, such as mass flow and wall shear stress (WSS), in end-to-side and side-to-side anastomoses of patients with CABG using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Methods One patient with saphenous CABG and end-to-side anastomosis and one patient with saphenous CABG and side-to-side anastomosis underwent 16-detector row computed tomography (CT). Geometric models of coronary arteries and bypasses were reconstructed for CFD analysis. Blood flow was considered pulsatile, laminar, incompressible and Newtonian. Peri-anastomotic mass flow and WSS were quantified and flow patterns visualized. Results CFD analysis based on in-vivo CT coronary angiography data was feasible in both patients. For both types of CABG, flow patterns were characterized by a retrograde flow into the native coronary artery. WSS variations were found in both anastomoses types, with highest WSS values at the heel and lowest WSS values at the floor of the end-to-side anastomosis. In contrast, the highest WSS values of the side-to-side anastomosis configuration were found in stenotic vessel segments and not in the close vicinity of the anastomosis. Flow stagnation zones were found in end-to-side but not in side-to-side anastomosis, the latter also demonstrating a smoother stream division throughout the cardiac cycle. Conclusion CFD analysis of venous CABG based on in-vivo CT datasets in patients was feasible producing qualitative and quantitative information on mass flow and WSS. Differences were found between the two types of anastomosis warranting further systematic application of the presented methodology on multiple patient datasets. PMID:17897460

  19. Options for revascularization: artery versus vein: technical considerations.

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    Shuck, John; Masden, Derek L

    2015-02-01

    Vascular grafts, as either interpositional conduits or bypass grafts, can be used for revascularization procedures in the upper extremity. Vein grafts are more readily available and can be easier to harvest. Arterial grafts may provide superior patency rates compared with vein grafts. Arterial grafts can be located and harvested with consistent and reliable anatomy throughout the body. PMID:25455359

  20. Endothelial dysfunction and altered mechanical and structural properties of resistance arteries in a murine model of graft-versus-host disease.

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    Schmid, Peter M; Bouazzaoui, Abdellatif; Doser, Kristina; Schmid, Karin; Hoffmann, Petra; Schroeder, Josef A; Riegger, Guenter A; Holler, Ernst; Endemann, Dierk H

    2014-10-01

    A putative involvement of the vasculature seems to play a critical role in the pathophysiology of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We aimed to characterize alterations of mesenteric resistance arteries in GVHD in a fully MHC-mismatched model of BALB/c mice conditioned with total body irradiation that underwent transplantation with bone marrow cells and splenocytes from syngeneic (BALB/c) or allogeneic (C57BL/6) donors. After 4 weeks, animals were sacrificed and mesenteric resistance arteries were studied in a pressurized myograph. The expression of endothelial (eNOS) and inducible nitric oxide (NO)-synthase (iNOS) was quantified and vessel wall ultrastructure was investigated with electron microscopy. The myograph study revealed an endothelial dysfunction in allogeneic-transplant recipients, whereas endothelium-independent vasodilation was similar to syngeneic-transplant recipients or untreated controls. The expression of eNOS was decreased and iNOS increased, possibly contributing to endothelial dysfunction. Additionally, arteries of allogeneic transplant recipients exhibited a geometry-independent increase in vessels strain. For both findings, electron microscopy provided a structural correlate by showing severe damage of the whole vessel wall in allogeneic-transplant recipient animals. Our study provides further data to prove, and is the first to characterize, functional and structural vascular alterations in the early course after allogeneic transplantation directly in an ex vivo setting and, therefore, strongly supports the hypothesis of a vascular form of GVHD. PMID:24813168

  1. Efficacy and safety of intra-arterial steroid infusions in patients with steroid-resistant gastrointestinal acute graft-versus-host disease.

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    Nishimoto, Mitsutaka; Koh, Hideo; Hirose, Asao; Nakamae, Mika; Nakane, Takahiko; Hayashi, Yoshiki; Okamura, Hiroshi; Yoshimura, Takuro; Koh, Shiro; Nanno, Satoru; Nakashima, Yasuhiro; Takeshita, Toru; Yamamoto, Akira; Sakai, Yukimasa; Nishida, Norifumi; Matsuoka, Toshiyuki; Miki, Yukio; Hino, Masayuki; Nakamae, Hirohisa

    2015-12-01

    There is no established second-line treatment for steroid-resistant acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). We prospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of intra-arterial steroid infusions (IASIs) for steroid-resistant acute gastrointestinal (GI) GVHD and compared the outcomes with those of historical controls at our institution. Nineteen consecutive, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation subjects aged 31-67years (median 52) were enrolled between October, 2008, and November, 2012. Acute GVHD was confirmed by biopsy in all cases. The enrolled patients were treated with infusions of methylprednisolone into the mesenteric arteries and/or gastroduodenal and left gastric arteries. Fourteen consecutive patients who developed steroid-resistant acute GI GVHD between 2001 and 2008 were used as controls. For the primary endpoint at day 28, the overall and complete responses in the IASI group trended higher (79% vs. 42%, p = 0.066) and were significantly higher (63% vs. 21%, p = 0.033) than those in the control group. Although not statistically significant, owing to the small population, the crude day-180-nonrelapse mortality rate was about 20% lower and the day-180-overall-survival rate tended to be higher than the control (11% vs. 29%, p= 0.222; 79% vs. 50%, p = 0.109, respectively). There were no serious IASI-related complications. Our results suggest that IASI can safely provide excellent efficacy for refractory acute GI GVHD without increasing infection-related complications and may improve prognosis. PMID:26303639

  2. Free-floating left atrial ball thrombus after mitral valve replacement with patent coronary artery bypass grafts: successful removal by a right minithoracotomy approach without aortic cross-clamp.

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    Hisatomi, Kazuki; Hashizume, Koji; Tanigawa, Kazuyoshi; Miura, Takashi; Matsukuma, Seiji; Yokose, Shogo; Kitamura, Tessho; Shimada, Takashi; Eishi, Kiyoyuki

    2014-08-01

    A free-floating thrombus in the left atrium without attachment to either the atrial wall or the mitral valve is extremely rare. We describe a case in a 79-year-old woman with chronic atrial fibrillation and a recent stroke who had undergone mitral valve replacement 25years previously and coronary artery bypass grafting 5years previously. Redo cardiac surgery represents a clinical challenge due to a higher rate of peri-operative morbidity and mortality. Median re-sternotomy can be particularly difficult in patients with functioning coronary artery grafts, where the risk of graft injury is a significant concern. Prompt surgical intervention was carried out, and to avoid the challenge of re-sternotomy in this patient with two prior thoracotomies, we successfully removed the thrombus by a right minithoracotomy approach without aortic cross-clamping. There was no postoperative occurrence of a new stroke or aggravation of the pre-existing stroke. PMID:25098689

  3. Sleep Quality and Emotional Correlates in Taiwanese Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients 1 Week and 1 Month after Hospital Discharge: A Repeated Descriptive Correlational Study

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    Yang, Pei-Lin; Huang, Guey-Shiun; Tsai, Chien-Sung; Lou, Meei-Fang

    2015-01-01

    Background Poor sleep quality is a common health problem for coronary artery bypass graft patients, however few studies have evaluated sleep quality during the period immediately following hospital discharge. Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate changes in sleep quality and emotional correlates in coronary artery bypass graft patients in Taiwan at 1 week and 1 month after hospital discharge. Methods We used a descriptive correlational design for this study. One week after discharge, 87 patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery completed two structured questionnaires: the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Three weeks later (1 month after discharge) the patients completed the surveys again. Pearson correlations, t-tests, ANOVA and linear multiple regression analysis were used to analyze the data. Results A majority of the participants had poor sleep quality at 1 week (82.8%) and 1 month (66.7%) post-hospitalization, based on the global score of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Despite poor sleep quality at both time-points the sleep quality at 1 month was significantly better than at 1-week post hospitalization. Poorer sleep quality correlated with older age, poorer heart function, anxiety and depression. The majority of participants had normal levels of anxiety at 1 week (69.0%) and 1 month (88.5%) as measured by the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. However, some level of depression was seen at 1 week (78.1%) and 1 month (59.7%). Depression was a significant predictor of sleep quality at 1 week; at 1 month after hospital discharge both anxiety and depression were significant predictors of sleep quality. Conclusion Sleep quality, anxiety and depression all significantly improved 1 month after hospital discharge. However, more than half of the participants continued to have poor sleep quality and some level of depression. Health care personnel should be encouraged to assess sleep and emotional status in patients after coronary artery bypass surgery and offer them appropriate management strategies to improve sleep and reduce anxiety and depression. PMID:26291524

  4. Health-related personal control predicts depression symptoms and quality of life but not health behaviour following coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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    Kidd, Tara; Poole, Lydia; Leigh, Elizabeth; Ronaldson, Amy; Jahangiri, Marjan; Steptoe, Andrew

    2016-02-01

    To determine the prospective association between health-related control beliefs, quality of life (QOL), depression symptoms, and health behaviours in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients 6-8 weeks following surgery. 149 patients who were undergoing planned CABG surgery were recruited. Patients completed questionnaires measuring health related personal control, treatment control, depression symptoms, QOL, and health behaviours prior to and 6-8 weeks after surgery. Higher levels of health-related personal control predicted better QOL, and lower levels of depression symptoms, but not adherence to medication, cardiac rehabilitation attendance, or physical activity. These results were independent of demographic, behavioural, and clinical covariates. Treatment control was not associated with any outcome. These results suggest that perceived health-related personal control is associated with key aspects of short-term recovery from CABG surgery. Targeted interventions aimed at improving perceptions of health-related personal control may improve health outcomes in this cardiac population. PMID:26341356

  5. Successful use of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device for circulatory support during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Pepino, Paolo; Coronella, Germano; Oliviero, Piermario; Monaco, Mario; Schiavone, Vincenzo; Finizio, Filippo; Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe; Frati, Giacomo; Giordano, Arturo

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION Surgical coronary revascularization is being performed with ever increasing frequency in patients at high surgical risk. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) is particularly appealing in such subjects, but may limit the options for concomitant mechanical circulatory support. PRESENTATION OF CASE We hereby report an original case of mechanical circulatory support with the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device during OPCABG in a 61-year-old gentleman with multiple comorbidities and severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Specifically, the soft tipped device did not impede surgical manipulation of the heart during the surgical procedure, providing uninterrupted circulatory support to the patient. DISCUSSION This clinical vignette supports the feasibility, safety and efficacy of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device in patients undergoing OPCABG. CONCLUSION Pending further studies, use of the Impella Recover LP 5.0 device can be envisioned safely for OPCABG. PMID:25305600

  6. Does the mode of exercise influence recovery of functional capacity in the early postoperative period after coronary artery bypass graft surgery? A randomized controlled trial

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    Hirschhorn, Andrew D.; Richards, David A.B.; Mungovan, Sean F.; Morris, Norman R.; Adams, Lewis

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of moderate-intensity stationary cycling and walking exercise programmes in the early postoperative period after first-time coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS In this prospective trial, 64 patients (57 men, 7 women, mean age = 669 years) performed twice daily, moderate-intensity exercise sessions, of 10-min duration, from postoperative day 3 until discharge from hospital. Patients were randomly assigned to stationary cycling or walking exercise intervention groups. Preoperative and discharge functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life were assessed using 6-min walk and cycle assessments and the SF-36 version 2.0 questionnaire. Compliance with exercise was calculated as the proportion of scheduled exercise sessions completed. RESULTS There were no significant differences between intervention groups at hospital discharge for 6-min walk distance (cyclists: 40293m vs walkers: 41786m, P=0.803), 6-min cycle work (cyclists: 15.06.4kJ vs walkers: 14.06.3kJ, P=0.798) or health-related quality of life. There was no significant difference between intervention groups for postoperative length of hospital stay (P=0.335). Compliance rates for intervention groups were cyclists: 185/246 (75%) scheduled exercise sessions completed vs walkers: 199/242 (82%) scheduled exercise sessions completed (P=0.162). CONCLUSIONS Stationary cycling provides a well-tolerated and clinically effective alternative to walking in the early postoperative period after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The optimal frequency, intensity and duration of exercise in the early postoperative period require further investigation. (Clinical trials register: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry; identification number: ACTRN12608000359336; http://www.anzctr.org.au/trial_view.aspx?ID=82978). PMID:22976996

  7. Cardiac arrest in an 18-year-old man caused by anomalous right coronary artery origin.

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    Cronin, Heather; Curtin, Ronan

    2016-01-01

    An 18-year-old man presented to hospital following an out of hospital ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest, with successful resuscitation at the scene. The incident happened during a competitive football match in which the man was playing. In the course of an extensive work up, a CT coronary angiogram demonstrated an anomalous right coronary artery (RCA) origin in the left coronary sinus. The RCA followed an initial intramural and subsequent interarterial course between the ascending aorta and pulmonary artery trunk. Cardiac MRI showed a small subendocardial area of delayed gadolinium enhancement in the inferoseptal wall, consistent with a small infarct. Treatment involved elective coronary artery bypass of the RCA with a right internal mammary artery graft. The patient made a full recovery. An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was not inserted and he was advised not to return to competitive sports. PMID:26961556

  8. Measuring spatial effects in time to event data: a case study using months from angiography to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

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    Crook, Angela M; Knorr-Held, Leonhard; Hemingway, Harry

    2003-09-30

    The application of Bayesian hierarchical models to measure spatial effects in time to event data has not been widely reported. This case study aims to estimate the effect of area of residence on waiting times to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and to assess the role of important individual specific covariates (age, sex and disease severity). The data involved all patients with definite coronary artery disease who were referred to one cardiothoracic unit from five contiguous health authorities covering 488 electoral wards (areas). Time to event was the waiting time in months from angiography (diagnosis) to CABG (event). A number of discrete time survival models were fitted to the data. A discrete baseline hazard was estimated by fitting waiting time non-parametrically into the models. Ward was fitted as a spatial effect using a Gaussian Markov random field prior. Individual specific covariates considered were age, sex and number of diseased vessels. The recently proposed DIC criteria was used for comparing models. Results showed a marked spatial effect on time to bypass surgery after including age, sex and disease severity in the model. Notably this spatial effect was not apparent when these covariates were not included in the model. The observed small area spatial variation in time to CABG warrants further investigation. PMID:12953290

  9. Evolution of the management of anomalous left coronary artery: a new surgical approach.

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    Vigneswaran, W T; Campbell, D N; Pappas, G; Wiggins, J W; Wolfe, R W; Clarke, D R

    1989-10-01

    Twelve patients with anomalous left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery were treated surgically. Mean age was 13 months and mean weight, 7.7 kg. One of the following techniques was used in 8 patients: suture obliteration of the coronary orifice, ligation of the anomalous LCA and grafting of the internal mammary artery to the distal LCA, aortic reimplantation of the anomalous LCA, creation of an aortopulmonary window, and direct anastomosis to the right subclavian artery. In 4 patients, a new technique to establish a two-coronary artery system involved tube extension of the anomalous LCA with pulmonary artery wall and then anastomosis to the right subclavian artery using cardiopulmonary by-pass without aortic cross-clamping. There were two hospital deaths (17%) and one late death. The condition of the 9 long-term survivors was improved at late follow-up. Postoperative assessment showed smaller Q wave on the electrocardiogram, reduced cardiac size, and good left ventricular function. All patients in whom the repair was done using the new technique were free from postoperative cardiac complications, had shortened hospital stays, and were alive with a patent two-coronary artery system at late follow-up. We believe this approach is a safer method for establishing a two-coronary artery system in infants and small children with an anomalous LCA arising from the pulmonary artery. PMID:2802857

  10. Implantation of transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis through the ascending aorta concomitant with coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass

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    Leal, Joo Carlos Ferreira; Avanci, Luis Ernesto; Abelaira Filho, Achilles; Almeida, Thiago Faria; Braile, Domingo Marcolino

    2014-01-01

    Introdution The transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the treatment of high-risk symptomatic aortic stenosis has increased the number of implants every year. The learning curve for transcatheter aortic valve implantation has improved since the last 12 years, allowing access alternatives. Objective The aim of this study is to approach the implantation of transcatheter aortic valve through transaortic via associated with off-pump cardiopulmonary bypass surgery in a 67-year-old man, with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arterial hypertension and kidney transplant. Methods Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery was performed and the valve in the aortic position was released successfully. Results There were no complications in the intraoperative and postoperative period. Gradient reduction, effective orifice increasing of the prosthesis and absence of valvular regurgitation after implantation were observed by transesophageal echocardiography. Conclusion Procedural success demonstrates that implantation of transcatheter aortic valve through the ascending aorta associated with coronary artery bypass surgery without CPB is a new option for these patients. PMID:25714221

  11. Three-Year Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes After Everolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation in Patients With a History of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

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    Nomura, Takahiro; Suzuki, Nobuaki; Takamura, Shintaro; Kyono, Hiroyuki; Kozuma, Ken

    2016-03-22

    The clinical and angiographic outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation in patients with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have yet to be fully investigated. The aim of the present study was to investigate 3-year clinical outcomes after EES implantation in patients with a history of CABG.We retrospectively enrolled 176 consecutive patients who had undergone EES implantation. Three-year clinical follow-up data were obtained from all patients. Follow-up angiograms and serial quantitative coronary angiography analysis (QCA) were performed for 139 (79.0%) patients. Patients from the prior CABG (+) group (n = 17; 9.7%) had higher incidences of target lesion revascularization (TLR; 41.2% versus 3.8%, P < 0.001) and major adverse cardiac events (47.1% versus 15.1%, P = 0.004). A landmark analysis conducted 1 year into our study showed a higher incidence of TLR in the prior CABG (+) group (20.0% versus 3.0%, P = 0.017).The reason for EES implantation in the prior CABG (+) group was saphenous vein graft (SVG) failure in 19 (79.2%) lesions, although the target vessel was the SVG in 8 (33.3%) lesions. There were no significant differences in clinical and follow-up QCA data between the native vessel and SVG PCI groups.This study revealed that a history of CABG was a risk factor for TLR after EES implantation. The major reason for PCI after CABG was SVG failure; both native vessel and SVG PCI showed poor outcomes. Further investigations may be warranted to determine which interventions are most effective in this high-risk subset. PMID:26973268

  12. Preoperative atrial fibrillation is an independent risk factor for mid-term mortality after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery

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    Saxena, Akshat; Dinh, Diem; Dimitriou, Jim; Reid, Christopher; Smith, Julian; Shardey, Gilbert; Newcomb, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES Preoperative atrial fibrillation (PAF) has been associated with poorer early and mid-term outcomes after isolated valvular or coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Few studies, however, have evaluated the impact of PAF on early and mid-term outcomes after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary aortic bypass graft (AVR-CABG) surgery. METHODS Data obtained prospectively between June 2001 and December 2009 by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Surgery Database Program was retrospectively analysed. Patients who underwent concomitant atrial arrhythmia surgery/ablation were excluded. Demographic and operative data were compared between patients undergoing concomitant AVR-CABG who presented with PAF and those who did not using chi-square and t-tests. The independent impact of PAF on 12 short-term complications and mid-term mortality was determined using binary logistic and Cox regression, respectively. RESULTS Concomitant AVR-CABG surgery was performed in 2563 patients; 322 (12.6%) presented with PAF. PAF patients were generally older (mean age 76 vs 74 years; P < 0.001) and presented more often with comorbidities including congestive heart failure, chronic pulmonary disease and cerebrovascular disease (all P < 0.05). PAF was associated with 30-day mortality on univariate analysis (P = 0.019) but not multivariate analysis (P = 0.53). The incidence of early complications was not significantly higher in the PAF group. PAF was independently associated with reduced mid-term survival (HR, 1.58; 95% CI, 1.14–2.19; P = 0.006). CONCLUSIONS PAF is associated with reduced mid-term survival after concomitant AVR-CABG surgery. Patients with PAF undergoing AVR-CABG should be considered for a concomitant surgical ablation procedure. PMID:23287590

  13. Effect of anti-platelet factor-4/heparin antibody induction on early saphenous vein graft occlusion after coronary artery bypass surgery

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    GLUCKMAN, T. J.; SEGAL, J. B.; SCHULMAN, S. P.; SHAPIRO, E. P.; KICKLER, T. S.; PRECHEL, M. M.; CONTE, J. V.; WALENGA, J. M.; SHAFIQUE, I.; RADE, J. J.

    2010-01-01

    Summary Background Antibodies to complexes of heparin and platelet factor 4 (PF4) are capable of causing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Recent evidence suggests that anti-PF4/heparin antibodies may be prothrombogenic even in the absence of thrombocytopenia and clinically-recognized HIT. Objectives To determine if induction of anti-PF4/heparin antibodies is an independent risk factor for early saphenous vein graft (SVG) occlusion or adverse clinical outcome after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Patients/Methods Anti-PF4/heparin antibody titers were measured in 368 patients prior to and then 4 days, 6 weeks and 6 months after CABG surgery. Serotonin release assay (SRA) and antibody isotype analysis were also performed on 6-week samples. SVG patency was determined in 297 patients 6 months after surgery by multidetector computed tomography coronary angiography. Results Six weeks after surgery, 52% of patients were anti-PF4/heparin seropositive and 9% were SRA positive. Six months after surgery, neither the percentage of occluded SVG (19% vs. 20%, P = NS), the percentage of patients with an occluded SVG (33% vs. 33%, P = NS) nor the incidence of adverse clinical events (21% vs. 24%, P = NS) differed between seropositive and seronegative groups. Neither IgG isotype nor SRA positivity was additionally predictive of SVG occlusion or adverse clinical outcome. Conclusion Induction of anti-PF4/heparin antibodies, even those capable of heparin-dependent platelet activation, is not independently associated with early SVG occlusion or adverse clinical outcomes after CABG surgery. PMID:19552638

  14. Vein graft failure.

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    Owens, Christopher D; Gasper, Warren J; Rahman, Amreen S; Conte, Michael S

    2015-01-01

    After the creation of an autogenous lower extremity bypass graft, the vein must undergo a series of dynamic structural changes to stabilize the arterial hemodynamic forces. These changes, which are commonly referred to as remodeling, include an inflammatory response, the development of a neointima, matrix turnover, and cellular proliferation and apoptosis. The sum total of these processes results in dramatic alterations in the physical and biomechanical attributes of the arterialized vein. The most clinically obvious and easily measured of these is lumen remodeling of the graft. However, although somewhat less precise, wall thickness, matrix composition, and endothelial changes can be measured in vivo within the healing vein graft. Recent translational work has demonstrated the clinical relevance of remodeling as it relates to vein graft patency and the systemic factors influencing it. By correlating histologic and molecular changes in the vein, insights into potential therapeutic strategies to prevent bypass failure and areas for future investigation are explored. PMID:24095042

  15. Vein graft failure

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    Owens, Christopher D.; Gasper, Warren J.; Rahman, Amreen S.; Conte, Michael S

    2013-01-01

    Following the creation of an autogenous lower extremity bypass graft, the vein must undergo a series of dynamic structural changes to stabilize the arterial hemodynamic forces. These changes, commonly referred to as remodeling, include an inflammatory response, the development of a neointima, matrix turnover, and cellular proliferation and apoptosis. The sum total of these processes results in dramatic alterations in the physical and biomechanical attributes of the arterialized vein. The most clinically obvious and easily measured of these is lumen remodeling of the graft. However, though somewhat less precise, wall thickness, matrix composition, and endothelial changes can be measured in vivo within the healing vein graft. Recent translational work has demonstrated the clinical relevance of remodeling as it relates to vein graft patency and the systemic factors influencing it. By correlating histologic and molecular changes in the vein, insights into potential therapeutic strategies to prevent bypass failure and areas for future investigation are explored. PMID:24095042

  16. Compliant electrospun silk fibroin tubes for small vessel bypass grafting.

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    Marelli, Benedetto; Alessandrino, Antonio; Far, Silvia; Freddi, Giuliano; Mantovani, Diego; Tanzi, Maria Cristina

    2010-10-01

    Processing silk fibroin (SF) by electrospinning offers a very attractive opportunity for producing three-dimensional nanofibrillar matrices in tubular form, which may be useful for a biomimetic approach to small calibre vessel regeneration. Bypass grafting of small calibre vessels, with a diameter less than 6mm, is performed mainly using autografts, like the saphenous vein or internal mammary artery. At present no polymeric grafts made of SF are commercially available, mainly due to inadequate properties (low compliance and lack of endothelium cells). The aim of this work was to electrospin SF into tubular structures (=6mm) for small calibre vessel grafting, characterize the morphological, chemico-physical and mechanical properties of the electrospun SF structures and to validate their potential to interact with cells. The morphological properties of electrospun SF nanofibres were investigated by scanning electron microscopy. Chemico-physical analyses revealed an increase in the crystallinity of the structure of SF nanofibres on methanol treatment. Mechanical tests, i.e. compliance and burst pressure measurements, of the electrospun SF tubes showed that the inner pressure to radial deformation ratio was linear for elongation up to 15% and pressure up to 400 mm Hg. The mean compliance value between 80 and 120 mm Hg was higher than the values reported for both Goretex(R) and Dacron(R) grafts and for bovine heterografts, but still slightly lower than those of saphenous and umbilical vein, which nowadays represent the gold standard for the replacement of small calibre arteries. The electrospun tubes resisted up to 575+/-17 mmHg, which is more than four times the upper physiological pressure of 120 mmHg and more than twice the pathological upper pressures (range 180-220 mmHg). The in vitro tests showed a good cytocompatibility of the electrospun SF tubes. Therefore, the electrospun SF tubes developed within this work represent a suitable candidate for small calibre blood vessel replacement. PMID:20466080

  17. Coronary artery bypass grafting in high-RISk patients randomised to off- or on-Pump surgery: a randomised controlled trial (the CRISP trial).

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    Rogers, Chris A; Pike, Katie; Campbell, Helen; Reeves, Barnaby C; Angelini, Gianni D; Gray, Alastair; Altman, Doug G; Miller, Helen; Wells, Sian; Taggart, David P

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the treatment of choice for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). Evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in low-risk populations shows that 'off-pump' CABG is at least as safe as 'on-pump' CABG, but high-quality trial data in high-risk populations are lacking. OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that, in high-risk patients, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) reduces mortality and morbidity without causing a higher risk of reintervention compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCABG). DESIGN Open parallel-group RCT with a 1 : 1 allocation ratio and expertise-based randomisation. SETTING Eight specialist cardiac surgery centres in the UK and one specialist centre in Kolkata, India. PARTICIPANTS Patients with an additive European system for cardiac operative risk evaluation score (EuroSCORE) of ≥ 5, undergoing non-emergency isolated CABG via a median sternotomy. INTERVENTIONS CABG without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), i.e. OPCABG on the beating heart, or CABG with CPB, i.e. ONCABG on a chemically arrested heart. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Primary outcome - a composite of death or serious morbidity [all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, prolonged initial ventilation, sternal wound dehiscence] within 30 days of surgery. Secondary outcomes - quality of life (QoL) [Rose Angina Questionnaire, Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) angina class, European QoL-5 Dimensions (EQ-5D), Coronary Revascularisation Outcome Questionnaire (CROQ)] and resource utilisation. RESULTS The organisation of a tertiary cardiac surgery service in the UK presented several barriers to recruitment. Referral information was often inadequate to confirm eligibility. Limited surgeon participation at a centre, the need to meet referral-to-treatment performance targets and complex referral pathways did not support an expertise-based allocation. Urgent patients waiting for surgery in local 'feeder' hospitals were often not transferred until late the night before surgery, which limited the time available to take consent and organise the surgery on an expertise basis. Several elective patients declined to take part because they wanted the surgeon they had met when the surgery was first discussed in clinic to operate. Several initiatives were explored to boost recruitment. After 10 months of recruitment, the trial design was modified to permit both within-surgeon and expertise-based randomisation within a centre. However, this did not have sufficient impact and the trial was stopped on the grounds of futility after 106 patients (< 2% of the target sample size) had been recruited in 18 months. Ninety-eight patients were included in the trial analyses, six patients were withdrawn and two died before surgery. In both groups, 6% of patients experienced the primary outcome [adjusted odds ratio (OR) (OPCABG to ONCABG) 1.07; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.27 to 4.14]. QoL scores at 4-8 weeks post surgery were similar in the two groups. Patients randomised to OPCABG had a shorter stay in the intensive care unit and in hospital after surgery (median 26.0 vs. 27.7 hours in intensive care and 7 vs. 8 days in hospital). CONCLUSIONS The Coronary artery bypass grafting in high-RISk patients randomised to off- or on-Pump surgery (CRISP) trial was not successful for a range of logistical reasons. However, the experience gained is of value for the design and conduct of future trials. The surgical community have polarised views. A qualitative evaluation of the reasons behind the views held by the advocates of the two techniques is an area for future research. TRIAL REGISTRATION Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN29161170. FUNDING This project was funded by the Medical Research Council/National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme and will be published in full in Health Technology Assessment; Vol. 18, No. 44. See the NIHR Journals Library website for further project information. PMID:25023641

  18. The role of graft material in femorotibial bypass grafts.

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    Edwards, W H; Mulherin, J L

    1980-06-01

    "Newer" graft substitutes are being widely used in arterial reconstructive procedures in the infrafemoral region. A retrospective study of 101 consecutive femorotibial bypass grafts compares autogenous saphenous vein (ASV), polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and glutaraldehyde tanned (GA) human umbilical cord vein. Symptoms prompting arterial reconstruction was rest pain or tissue necrosis in 90%. Asv (57 bypasses) was the material of choice, but when inadequate or unavailable PTFE, (29 bypasses) or GA (15 bypasses) were used. The immediate and one year patency in ASV was 92--82%. A high incidence of failure occurred in both the PTFE and GA grafts so that patency at one year was 24 and 10% respectively. An overwhelming statistical significance occurs with respect to patency in the three groups of grafts (p = 0.0002). This extremely high incidence of failure in these graft materials has prompted us to use cephalic and basilic veins in those patients which we feel require arterial reconstruction for relief of symptoms. PMID:7387234

  19. Collaborative overview of randomised trials of antiplatelet therapy--II: Maintenance of vascular graft or arterial patency by antiplatelet therapy. Antiplatelet Trialists' Collaboration.

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    1994-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To determine the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy in maintaining vascular patency in various categories of patients. DESIGN--Overviews of 46 randomised trials of antiplatelet therapy versus control and 14 randomised trials comparing one antiplatelet regimen with another. SETTING--Randomised trials that could have been available by March 1990 and in which vascular graft or arterial patency was to be studied systematically. SUBJECTS--About 8000 patients at varying degrees of risk of vascular occlusion (by virtue of disease or of having some vascular procedure) were in trials of antiplatelet therapy versus control and 4000 such patients were in trials directly comparing different antiplatelet regimens. RESULTS--Overall, antiplatelet therapy produced a highly significant (2P < 0.0001) reduction in vascular occlusion, with similar proportional reductions in several different types of patients. Hence the absolute reductions tended to be largest among patients at highest risk of occlusion, with smaller but still significant absolute reductions among lower risk patients. The proportions of patients with confirmed occlusion among those allocated antiplatelet therapy versus appropriately adjusted control proportions (and mean scheduled treatment durations and net absolute benefits) were: (a) among about 4000 patients with coronary artery grafts, 21% antiplatelet therapy v 30% control (seven month benefit about 90 patients protected per 1000 allocated antiplatelet therapy (2P < 0.00001)); (b) among about 800 patients after coronary angioplasty, 4% antiplatelet therapy v 8% control (six month benefit about 40/1000 (2P = 0.02)); (c) among about 3000 patients with peripheral artery procedures or disease, 16% antiplatelet therapy v 25% control (19 month benefit about 90/1000 (2P < 0.00001)); (d) among about 400 renal patients with a shunt or fistula placed for haemodialysis access, 17% antiplatelet therapy v 39% control (two month benefit about 200/1000 (2P < 0.00001)). Indirect comparisons between the effects of starting treatment before these vascular procedures and starting soon after them indicated similar sized benefits. As well as preventing subclinical occlusion, antiplatelet therapy produced a significant (2P = 0.002) reduction of about one quarter in the odds of suffering a "vascular event" (non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke, or vascular death). Various antiplatelet regimens (chiefly aspirin alone or aspirin plus dipyridamole) were studied but there was no significant evidence of differences between their effects on arterial occlusion or vascular events. Data on bleeding were incomplete but no large excess with antiplatelet therapy was apparent. CONCLUSION--Antiplatelet therapy (chiefly aspirin alone or aspirin plus dipyridamole) greatly reduces the risk of vascular occlusion in a wide range of patients at high risk of this complication. Further studies are required to determine exactly when treatment should start (to limit any perioperative bleeding while still preventing most early occlusion) and for how long it should be continued. PMID:8312766

  20. A large pseudoaneurysm of the left cardiac ventricle in a 57-year-old patient after urgent coronary artery bypass grafting and surgical mitral valve replacement due to acute myocardial infarction

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    Mizia-Stec, Katarzyna; Rybicka-Musialik, Anna; Janusiewicz, Piotr; Malinowski, Marcin; Deja, Marek A.

    2014-01-01

    We present a rare case of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a patient after inferior wall myocardial infarction. The infarction was complicated with acute mitral insufficiency, pulmonary edema, and cardiogenic shock. Urgent surgical mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting were performed. After several months, the patient was hospitalized again because of deterioration of exercise tolerance and symptoms of acute congestive heart failure. A large pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle was recognized and successfully treated surgically. PMID:26336464

  1. Effect of novel modified bipolar radiofrequency ablation for preoperative atrial fibrillation combined with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

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    Jiang, Zhaolei; Ma, Nan; Tang, Min; Liu, Hao; Ding, Fangbao; Yin, Hang; Mei, Ju

    2015-11-01

    We described a novel modified bipolar radiofrequency (RF) ablation for preoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) combined with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) for patients with AF and coronary artery disease (CAD). The aim of this study was to assess the effect of this novel procedure and to determine whether it can eliminate AF for CAD patients. From January 2007 to June 2013, 45 patients (26 male patients) with AF (9 paroxysmal, 17 persistent, and 19 long-standing persistent) and CAD underwent the novel modified bipolar RF ablation combined with OPCABG in our department. After median sternotomy, the modified bipolar RF ablation and OPCABG were performed on beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass. Pulmonary vein isolation and left atrium ablation were achieved using a bipolar RF champ. Mitral annular lesion and ganglionic plexus were ablated with a bipolar RF pen. The left atrial appendage was excluded using a surgical stapler. 24 h holter monitoring and echocardiography were performed at discharge and 3, 6, 12 months postoperatively as well as every year thereafter. The modified bipolar RF ablation and OPCABG were performed successfully in all patients. Mean AF ablation time was 33.6 4.2 min, and mean OPCABG time was 87.6 13.3 min. Mean postoperative hospital stay was 12.6 5.5 days. The maintenance of sinus rhythm was 95.6 % (43/45) at discharge. There was no early death and permanent pacemaker implantation in perioperation. At a mean follow-up of 29.8 10.2 months, 38 of 45 (84.4 %) patients were in sinus rhythm. Follow-up TTE at 6 months postoperatively showed that left atrial diameter was significantly reduced and left ventricular ejection fraction was significantly increased. The novel modified bipolar RF ablation procedure was safe, feasible and effective. It may be useful in selecting the best ablation approaches for patients with AF and CAD. PMID:24820449

  2. Predictors of packed red cell transfusion after isolated primary coronary artery bypass grafting The experience of a single cardiac center: A prospective observational study

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