International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016

  • Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated with Congenital Heart Disease in Children

    Abdulsalam Y. Taha, Ahmed M. Ibraheem

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016
    Pages: 15-21
    Received: 6 May 2016
    Accepted: 7 August 2016
    Published: 11 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20160204.11
    Abstract: Background Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a serious complication of unrepaired congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the management of PAH associated with CHD (APAH-CHD) in the Iraqi Center for Heart Disease, Baghdad. Methodology Twenty children with APAH-CHD were surgically treated over 2 yea... Show More
  • Bleeding Complications in Organs Outside the Heart After Open Heart Surgery

    Ihsanul Amal, Heroe Soebroto

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016
    Pages: 22-25
    Received: 4 September 2016
    Accepted: 8 October 2016
    Published: 17 October 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20160204.12
    Abstract: Bleeding complications after open heart surgery are not unusual. However, bleeding complications that occur in other organs, such as brain and gastrointestinal tract, are rare. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality after open heart surgery. These case series reported two patients who experienced complications after open heart su... Show More
  • Pulmonary Schistosomiasis Presenting as a Solitary Fibrous Tumor

    Shady Ashraf, Imad Ben Moujeeb, Amer Chaikhouni

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016
    Pages: 26-28
    Received: 21 July 2016
    Accepted: 4 November 2016
    Published: 30 November 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20160204.13
    Abstract: A 37 years old man presented with shortness of breath on mild exertion. Chest X-ray and CT-scan showed a large mass in the right chest. CT-guided fine needle biopsy was suggestive of solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura. Excision through right thoracotomy was done, and histopathology reported a solitary fibrous tumor with Schistosoma eggs. This cas... Show More
  • Right Non-recurrent Inferior Laryngeal Nerve Discovered During Carotid Endarterectomy: A Case Report and Literature Review

    Deborah Ongaro, Stefano Elia, Roberto Cazzaniga, Lucio Taglietti

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016
    Pages: 29-33
    Received: 5 October 2016
    Accepted: 29 November 2016
    Published: 21 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20160204.14
    Abstract: The recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (RILN) origins from the vagus trunk and, recurring into the mediastinum, courses then into the larynx. Sometimes this nerve can assume an unusual pathway, coursing directly into the larynx. This anomaly is the so-called non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) and represents a rare entity, with an incide... Show More
  • Successful CPR in a Patient with Left Main Coronary Stenosis and Severe Aortoilliac Disease Following Intubation

    Nadine Kawkabani, Rula Darwish, Bassem Ayyache, Bassam Abu Khalil

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2016
    Pages: 34-36
    Received: 27 November 2016
    Accepted: 9 December 2016
    Published: 5 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20160204.15
    Abstract: The incidence of pre-bypass ischemia in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting ranges between 10% to 50% [1]. We report in this paper a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a 75-year- old male patient with left main coronary disease who developed an asystolic cardiac arrest during induction, immediately after laryngoscopy... Show More