International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2022

  • Outcome of Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis: Single Center Experience

    Ehab Mohamed Kasem, Osama Saber Eldib

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 12-16
    Received: 24 December 2021
    Accepted: 14 March 2022
    Published: 23 March 2022
    Abstract: Background. Constrictive pericarditis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease that impairs diastolic filling, reduces cardiac output, and ultimately leads to heart failure. TB and post-pericardiotomy and idiopathic are the commonest causes. Multimodality imaging are essential for confirming the diagnosis Trans-thoracic echocardiography is the golden... Show More
  • Identifying Posterior Venous Collaterals Associated with Inordinate Hypoxemia After the Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis

    Ronald William Day

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2022
    Pages: 17-23
    Received: 20 February 2022
    Accepted: 26 March 2022
    Published: 31 March 2022
    Abstract: Systemic venous collaterals may cause an inordinate amount of hypoxemia or an unsustainable oxygen requirement after single ventricle palliation with a superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. Anterior venous collaterals are easily identified by injections of contrast in the superior vena cava or innominate vein during heart catheterization (venography)... Show More