Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics

ISSN: 2643-5780

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Pages 13-16

The Diagnosis of Antibody-Mediated Rejection (AMR) and Acute Cellular Rejection (ACR) in Transplanted Hearts - What we Already Know and What we Should Get to Know. The Experience of Polish Single Centre Populaton

Authors: Sylwia Szymanska, Wieslawa Grajkowska, Malgorzata Sobieszczanska-Malek, Tomasz Zielinski, Michal Pyzlak and Maciej Pronicki

Abstract: New ISHLT 2013 criteria requires further study on significance of histopathological changes in Endomyocardial Biopsy (EMB). Guidelines concerning optimal EMB quality for rejection assessment are sparse in literature.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Pages 7-12

Human Left Atrial Potassium Ion Channel Transcripts in Patients Requiring Cardiac Surgery vs. Structurally Normal Hearts: Potential Implications for the Mechanisms of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation

Authors: Joseph Coello, Jonna Sakowski Gaia Bistulfi, Mary Hurley, Marion Olivieri, Megan Gervasi and Michael F Swartz

Abstract: Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia following cardiac surgery, and contributes significantly to the post-operative morbidity. However, an understanding of the molecular changes to the left atrium in patients requiring cardiovascular surgery, which place them at greater risk for developing post-operative AF is not completely understood.

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Case Report Pages 5-6

Echo-Guided Recruitment of Lung Atelectasis after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Authors: Massimiliano Cantinotti, Paolo Del Sarto and Lamia Ait Al

Abstract: Lung ultrasound is a useful tool in intensive care unit. In addition to imaging various lung and pleural diseases, LUS could guide interventional procedure. We describe a case of manual recruitment of atelectasis under lung ultrasound guidance in a child after surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus.

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Case Report Pages 1-4

Simplified Surgical Technique for the Management of Severe Mitral Annulus Calcification

Authors: Philippa JT Bowers and Manu N Mathur

Abstract: Severe mitral annular calcification (MAC) is occasionally associated with degenerative mitral valve dysfunction especially in the elderly and renal patients. Dealing with the MAC at the time of mitral valve replacement is difficult and hazardous.

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Journal Details

  • Journal: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics
  • ISSN: 2643-5780
  • ISO abbreviation: J Cardiothorac Surg Ther
  • Other Title: JCST
  • Pub Type: Open Access