Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Therapeutics

ISSN: 2643-5780

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Case Report Pages 31-32

Case Report: Coronary Dissection after High-Energy Blunt Chest Trauma

Authors: Garcia I, Gomez A, Paula Carmona, Zarragoikoetxea I and Argente P

Abstract: Coronary artery dissection in a blunt chest trauma is a rare injury and its clinical diagnosis is difficult due to symptoms related to the multiple trauma. There is lack of scientific evidences regarding the management of this pathology.


Research Article Pages 24-30

Intrapleural Administration of Fibrinolytic Enzymes as an Adjunct Therapy of Parapneumonic Purulent Pleural Exudation: Does it Affect Outcome?

Authors: Ahmed Saber, MD, FRCS and Waleed Adel, MD

Abstract: In this comparable study, sixty patients were studied between March 2016 to November 2018. All of them were diagnosed having parapneumonic purulent pleural exudation (defined by the presence of purulent pleural effusion or pleural fluid with a pH below 7.2 associated with signs of chest infection and/or proven bacterial invasion of the pleural space). All of them were subjected to proper thoracostomy tube drainage with antibiotic coverage. Patients were divided into 2 groups. Patient selection was according to certain inclusion criteria for each group category.

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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