International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017

  • Audit of Platelet Returns at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital (March 2014-March 2015)

    Diana Jodeh, Sanjeet Avtaar Singh, Vivian Bader, Peter Lang, Elaine Harrison, Cathy Collins, Alan Kirk

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017
    Pages: 23-27
    Received: 8 June 2017
    Accepted: 30 June 2017
    Published: 16 August 2017
    Abstract: Platelet usage during mechanical circulatory support is well described in the literature. However, there is a limited shelf life on platelets. Platelets were required on site when a patient is placed on mechanical circulatory support. We audited the amount of platelet returns in a tertiary referral center for mechanical circulatory support. The sta... Show More
  • Arterial Thromboembolism Secondary to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Lauren Kopicky, Kristian Hochberg

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017
    Pages: 28-31
    Received: 21 May 2017
    Accepted: 16 August 2017
    Published: 17 October 2017
    Abstract: Effective treatment of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome includes early recognition and timely correction, with sufficient decompression of the thoracic outlet. A 56-year-old female suffered recrudescent right upper extremity ischemia due to thromboembolic event, raising suspicion for arterial thoracic outlet syndrome and prompting further imaging ... Show More