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The association between body mass index and outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting operations

Jagan Devarajan, Amaresh Vydyanathan, Jing You, Meng Xu, Daniel I. Sessler, Joseph F. Sabik and C. Allen Bashour.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

August 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 4108 words.

OBJECTIVES

This investigation was undertaken to analyse the association between body mass index (BMI) and morbidity after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...

Bioartificial grafts for transmural myocardial restoration: a new cardiovascular tissue culture concept

Theo Kofidis, Andre Lenz, Jan Boublik, Payam Akhyari, Bjoern Wachsmann, Knut Mueller Stahl, Axel Haverich and Rainer G. Leyh.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular and Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Anatomy; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 3228 words.

Objective: Survival of bioartificial grafts that are destined to restore cardiac function stands and falls with their nutrient supply. Engineering of myocardial tissue is...

Blood transfusion and the benefit/harm inflection point

Brandon Fisher, Matthew Glogoza, Aaron Bettenhausen and Cornelius Dyke.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

May 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 621 words.

Comparison of logistic EuroSCORE and EuroSCORE II in predicting operative mortality of 1125 total arterial operations

Teresa M. Kieser, M. Sarah Rose and Stuart J. Head.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

September 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8383 words.

OBJECTIVES

The purpose of this study was to compare effectiveness of the 1999 logistic EuroSCORE (LES) and of the 2012 EuroSCORE II (ESII) in a real-world...

Contrast layering artefact mimicking aortic dissection in a patient on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation undergoing computed tomography scan

Tomaz Goslar, Milenko Stankovic and Jus Ksela.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

April 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; Anatomy; Cardiovascular Medicine. 1174 words.

Interpretation and evaluation of images obtained by different contrast-enhanced diagnostic tools in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support can be extremely...

Effectiveness of prophylactic levosimendan in patients with impaired left ventricular function undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a randomized pilot study

Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Konstantinos Vranis, Athanassios Kleontas, Christos Asteriou, Vassilios Grosomanidis, Paschalis Tossios and Helena Argiriadou.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

November 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5732 words.

OBJECTIVES

Perioperative low cardiac output syndrome occurs in 3–14% of patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), leading to...

Enhanced cytoprotection and angiogenesis by bone marrow cell transplantation may contribute to improved ischemic myocardial function

Shaoheng Zhang, Ping Zhang, Jingxuan Guo, Zhuqing Jia, Kangtao Ma, Yonggang Liu, Chunyan Zhou and Li Linsong.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

February 2004; p ublished online February 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 4204 words.

Objective: Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are cytoprotective proteins. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is the most potent angiogenic factor. This study aimed to elucidate...

Enhancement of Na+,K+-ATPase and Ca2+-ATPase activities in multi-cycle ischemic preconditioning in rabbit hearts

Toshihiro Yorozuya, Naoto Adachi, Kentaro Dote, Kazuo Nakanishi, Yasushi Takasaki and Tatsuru Arai.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

November 2004; p ublished online November 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular and Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 3517 words.

Objective: Ischemic preconditioning (IP) has been shown to attenuate intracellular Na+ accumulation and Ca2+ overload during ischemia and reperfusion, both of which are closely...

Graft preservation solutions in cardiovascular surgery

Bernhard Winkler, David Reineke, Paul Philip Heinisch, Florian Schönhoff, Christoph Huber, Alexander Kadner, Lars Englberger and Thierry Carrel.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

August 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8036 words.

Vein grafts are still the most commonly used graft material in cardiovascular surgery and much effort has been spent in recent years on investigating the optimal harvesting technique. One...

Magnetic resonance mapping of transplanted endothelial progenitor cells for therapeutic neovascularization in ischemic heart disease

Alberto Weber, Ivan Pedrosa, Atsuhiko Kawamoto, Nathan Himes, Jeeva Munasinghe, Takayuki Asahara, Neil M. Rofsky and Douglas W. Losordo.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

July 2004; p ublished online July 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 4210 words.

Objective: Intramyocardial transplantation of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) has been previously correlated with significant augmentation of vascularity and improvement of...

Meta-analysis of concomitant mitral valve repair and coronary artery bypass surgery versus isolated coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with moderate ischaemic mitral regurgitation

Tomislav Kopjar, Hrvoje Gasparovic, Carlos A. Mestres, Davor Milicic and Bojan Biocina.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

August 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 7931 words.

Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a complication of coronary artery disease with normal chordal and leaflet morphology. Controversy surrounds the issue of appropriate surgical...

Mitochondrial DNA deletions in coronary artery bypass grafting patients

Sidney Levitsky, Jari Laurikka, Robert D. Stewart, Christian T. Campos, Steven J. Lahey and James D. McCully.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Anatomy; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular and Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 4093 words.

Objective: Mitochondrial DNA (mitoDNA) deletions have been shown to increase with aging and ischemia and have been suggested to contribute to myocardial dysfunction. The...

New-onset atrial fibrillation at discharge in patients after coronary artery bypass surgery: short- and long-term morbidity and mortality

Harri Tulla, Mikko Hippeläinen, Anu Turpeinen, Otto Pitkänen and Juha Hartikainen.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

November 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 4364 words.

OBJECTIVES

Atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass surgery is often considered a non-harmful and self-terminating condition. We studied the...

Pericardial fat is strongly associated with atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery

George Drossos, Charilaos-Panagiotis Koutsogiannidis, Olga Ananiadou, George Kapsas, Fotini Ampatzidou, Athanasios Madesis, Kalliopi Bismpa, Panagiotis Palladas and Labros Karagounis.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

December 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 5133 words.

OBJECTIVES

Recent evidence suggests that pericardial fat may represent an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease because of its unique properties...

Predictive value of high-sensitivity troponin T in addition to EuroSCORE II in cardiac surgery

Liisa Petäjä, Helge Røsjø, Leena Mildh, Raili Suojaranta-Ylinen, Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Janne J. Jokinen, Markku Salmenperä, Tor-Arne Hagve, Torbjørn Omland and Ville Pettilä.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

July 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Anatomy; Cardiovascular Medicine; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 5448 words.

OBJECTIVES

Plasma troponins, measured by fourth-generation assays, are associated with increased mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. They also...

Prospective validation of a predictive scoring system for deep sternal wound infection after routine bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting

Giuseppe Gatti, Giulia Barbati, Roberto Luzzati, Gianfranco Sinagra and Aniello Pappalardo.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

May 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery. 3861 words.

OBJECTIVES

The Gatti score is a weighted scoring system based on risk factors for deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) that has been specifically created to...

Reply to Fisher et al.

Andreas Koster, Jan F. Gummert, Uwe Schirmer and Armin Zittermann.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

May 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology. 664 words.

Reporting surgeon-specific outcome data: panacea for everything?

Friedhelm Beyersdorf.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

August 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine; Anatomy; Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 1222 words.

Safety and efficacy of miniaturized extracorporeal circulation when compared with off-pump and conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: evidence synthesis from a comprehensive Bayesian-framework network meta-analysis of 134 randomized controlled trials involving 22 778 patients

Mariusz Kowalewski, Wojciech Pawliszak, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Magdalena Ewa Kowalkowska, Katarzyna Zaborowska, Janusz Kowalewski, Giuseppe Tarelli, David Paul Taggart and Lech Anisimowicz.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

May 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Anatomy; Transplant Surgery. 8853 words.

OBJECTIVES

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains the standard of care in patients with extensive coronary artery disease. Yet the use of...

Surgical correction of a coronary fistula between the left main coronary artery and the coronary sinus in a neonate

Yannick J.H.J. Taverne, Peter L. de Jong, Maarten Witsenburg and Ad J.J.C. Bogers.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

September 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Professional Development in Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular and Cell Biology; History of Medicine. 1179 words.

We present a rare case of a 6-day old female neonate with a particularly exceptional coronary anatomy encompassing a fistula between the left main coronary artery and the coronary sinus...