International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2020

  • Safety Issues Associated with Paclitaxel-Eluting Balloons and Progress of Sirolimus-Eluting Balloons

    Yu Xia Yin, Zhi Yong Wang, Lu Ning Wang, Ming Kun Cao, Tian Heng Lu, Hai Jun Zhang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 54-59
    Received: 1 February 2020
    Accepted: 14 September 2020
    Published: 19 September 2020
    Abstract: Drug eluting balloons (DEBs) are semi-compliant angioplasty balloons covered with an antiproliferative drug which is rapidly released locally into the vessel wall during balloon contact. Their advantages include a broader area of drug contact, more homogenous drug-tissue transfer for stent-based local drug delivery, no implant leaving as well as sh... Show More
  • Evolution of Surgery Offered to Aspergilloma over 2 Decades, Institutional Report

    Hysam Abdelmohty, Salah Eldin Khalaf, Walid Hassan, Ahmed Mostafa, Mohamed-Adel Elanwar

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, September 2020
    Pages: 60-65
    Received: 16 October 2020
    Accepted: 26 October 2020
    Published: 9 November 2020
    Abstract: Background: Aspergilloma is the localized form of pulmonary colonization by Aspergillus species, which often hosted within a pre-existing cavitary lesion. The Aspergilloma (commonly known as mycetoma or fungus ball) consists of fungal hyphae, aggregates of inflammatory cells, fibrin threads, and destructed tissues debris. Aspergillus Fumigatu is th... Show More