International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020

  • Comparative Evaluation of Mortality and Hemodynamic Performance Between ATS and ST JUDE Mechanical Heart Valves in Mitral and Aortic Positions

    Mohammad Rafi Hamidi, Manizha Meena, Mezhgan Zaher, Mohammad Hussain Shiwa, Abdul Wahid Hussaini, Assadullah Hassani, Manochihr Timorian

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 66-69
    Received: 15 October 2020
    Accepted: 26 October 2020
    Published: 19 November 2020
    Abstract: Background: Rheumatic heart disease is the most common heart disease in Asian countries especially in Afghanistan, the age adjusted death rate for this heart disease is 27,57 per 100 000 people as published by data of the World Health Organization (WHO). ST JUDE mechanical heart valve first time implanted in October 1977 and quickly became the gold... Show More
  • Vascular Ring; Spectrum of Pathologies and Scenarios for Diagnosis and Management

    Mostafa Elhelali, Mohamed-Adel Elgamal, Ahmed Mostafa, Hysam Abdelmohty, Walid Hassan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 70-74
    Received: 27 June 2020
    Accepted: 9 July 2020
    Published: 4 December 2020
    Abstract: Background: Vascular rings represent approximately 1% of all congenital cardiac anomalies, with Edward’s classification being the first to outline them into a complete or partial vascular ring. A Complete ring is a combination of patent vessels, atretic vascular segments or ligamentous structures. Methods: We reviewed patients` records from our Ped... Show More
  • Off-pump Surgical Removal of Right Atrial Myxoma Without Hypothermia

    Yury Shevchenko, Gleb Borshchev

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 75-78
    Received: 20 November 2020
    Accepted: 2 December 2020
    Published: 16 December 2020
    Abstract: Myxoma of the right atrium is a rare heart tumor. Atrial myxomas are associated with a triad of complications, including obstruction, emboli, and constitutional symptoms (such as fever, weight loss). An interdisciplinary approach is very important to optimize the outcome in patients with atrial myxomas. When myxoma present, it can rarely cause bloo... Show More
  • The Scope of Clinical Thoracic Surgery Practice in Nigeria: 13-Year Single Center Review

    Ikechukwu Nwafor, John Eze, Bolaji Akanni, Ikponmwosa Gold

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 79-84
    Received: 9 November 2020
    Accepted: 19 November 2020
    Published: 22 December 2020
    Abstract: Background: Thoracic surgery as one of the oldest surgical specialties to have branched off from general surgeryhas a relatively wide scope, covering the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases affecting the various regions ofthechest. The practice of this specialty and challenges affecting it in Nigeria is hereby reviewed. Aims/Objective: To revie... Show More
  • Post-Surgical Outcomes After Sternal Closure Using Zipfix Band and Steel Wires

    Udgeath Dhir, Anand Kumar, Rakesh Saklani, Vishal Jain

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2020
    Pages: 85-89
    Received: 30 November 2020
    Accepted: 19 December 2020
    Published: 25 December 2020
    Abstract: Median sternotomy is the most commonly used and the standard way of an incision after cardiothoracic procedures. The use of stainless steel wire has been considered the gold standard in the sternal closure system; however, increasing postoperative complications have caused other options. The aim of this study is to understand the combined effect of... Show More