International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019

  • Rotational Atherectomy Before Stenting in the Body of a Saphenous Vein Graft

    Paul Charbel, Joe Shaffu, Nadine Kaoukabani, Pierrette Habib

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 20 January 2019
    Accepted: 25 February 2019
    Published: 16 March 2019
    Abstract: Management of stenosis of saphenous vein grafts in Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients remains challenging despite the advance in interventional cardiology techniques. Rotational atherectomy is an adjunctive technique used in certain anatomical conditions in native coronary arteries; its use in saphenous vein graft is still contra-indicate... Show More
  • Right Heart Failure in Young People in Emerging Countries Is Most Commonly Secondary to Tuberculous Constrictive Pericarditis

    Charbel Naim, Simon Bejjani, Omar Boustros, Moussa Abi Ghanem, Nader Wansa, Pierrette Habib, Nadine Kawkabani, Roula Darwish, Paul Charbel, Bassam Abou Khalil

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 6-11
    Received: 9 December 2018
    Accepted: 25 December 2018
    Published: 10 April 2019
    Abstract: Constrictive pericarditis is a rare disease with a challenging diagnosis and treatment. Tuberculous pericarditis accounts to 1-2% of the cases in the United States, but is the most common cause in other countries. We report a 17-year-old male presenting with right heart failure. His initial work up that included an Electrocardiogram, chest roentgen... Show More
  • Early Outcomes of Arterial Switch Operation Performed at a New Pediatric Cardiology Center in Mumbai

    Bhadra Trivedi, Prasanna Salvi, Manish Chokhandre, Naveed Khan, Ameya Mandrekar, Suresh Joshi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 12-17
    Received: 24 January 2019
    Accepted: 28 March 2019
    Published: 13 April 2019
    Abstract: Introduction: The transposition of great arteries (TGA) is one of the main causes of neonatal or early infancy open heart surgeries in pediatric cardiology. The ASO is preferred over the Atrial switch when suitable as the left ventricle remains the systemic ventricle and there are fewer incidences of postoperative arrhythmias. Method: It’s a retros... Show More
  • Massive Chylothorax Following Gunshot Injury to the Left Supraclavicular Region: Case Report and Literature Review

    Abubakar Umar, Salisu Ismail, Abdullahi Abdulkarim Aitek, Aliyu Abdulrahman, Galadima Ibrahim, Maishanu Moyijo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 18-20
    Received: 24 December 2018
    Accepted: 21 January 2019
    Published: 8 May 2019
    Abstract: Chylothorax is defined as accumulation of chyle in the pleural space. Various aetiologies have been identified. Direct injury to the thoracic duct following gunshot injury is rare. When it occurs close to the point of entry into the confluence of the internal jugular and subclavian veins, it can lead to massive chylothorax with devastating conseque... Show More
  • Continuous Cardiac Doppler of the Fetus Guiding an Aortic Valve Replacement in an Eighteen Weeks Pregnant Woman with Active Endocarditis

    Nadine Kawkabani, Roula Darwish, Moussa Abi Ghanem, Simon Bejjani, Omar Boustros, Rawad Halimeh, Joe Khalifeh, Assaad Maalouf, Bassam Abou Khalil, Elie Anastasiades

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2019
    Pages: 21-25
    Received: 8 February 2019
    Accepted: 19 March 2019
    Published: 15 May 2019
    Abstract: Two percent of pregnant women experience some type of cardiac pathologic disease. In some cases surgery becomes mandatory to save the mother’s life. The maternal mortality rate in pregnant women undergoing open heart procedures is around 2.9% while the fetal mortality rate ranges between 9.5 to 29%. Many papers have advanced measures in order to de... Show More