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A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether there is an optimal antithrombotic management for patients supported with axial-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Altogether, more than 758 papers were found using the reported search, of which 17 represented the best(More)
We report a case of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) application over the driveline site of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) to treat an infection. The patient, a 47-year-old man with end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy, underwent Jarvik 2000 implantation through a median sternotomy. A pedestal with power supply and LVAD control was implanted into(More)
We reported the case of a 68-year old male with chest pain. The coronary angiography showed the disease of the left anterior descending coronary artery and, incidentally, an arteriovenous coronary fistula between this coronary branch and the pulmonary artery. The patient underwent off-pump coronary bypass through a left mini thoracotomy. In the present(More)
Despite the large choice of wide-spectrum antibiotic therapy, deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) following cardiac surgery is a life-threatening complication worldwide. This study evaluated that the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) applied inside the sternotomy wound would reduce the effect of sternal wound infections, both superficial and deep. Between(More)
A 60-year-old man underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement with mechanical On-X prostheses, plus tricuspid annuloplasty ring and maze radiofrequency ablation. Two years later, he was admitted to hospital with severe orthopnea and hemolysis. Echocardiography revealed a blocked prosthetic mitral leaflet due to interference of the preserved subvalvular(More)
We report the intraoperative finding, at a transit-time flow measurement, of competitive flow between a venous and an arterial graft in a 72-year old woman who underwent uncomplicated coronary artery bypass grafting 3. The blood flow in the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) improved only after temporary occlusion of the saphenous vein graft (SVG)(More)
Cardiac surgery in patients with preexisting bleeding disorders can be a challenge. Cardiopulmonary bypass can lead to bleeding disorders, above all in patients with coagulopathy. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman, with type I von Willebrand disease, who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Beating heart surgery associated with an(More)
The authors report the case of a suicide attempt. A 59-year-old man with self-inflicted penetrating chest trauma underwent emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Pre-operative computed tomography scan showed critical proximity between the blade and the right ventricle. Intraoperative findings showed a pericardial laceration and a huge diaphragmatic lesion with(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a worldwide trend towards a more liberal use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) as a definitive treatment for patients in end-stage heart failure. This has also led to a new set of complications related to the prolonged interaction between the native heart and the device. METHODS We report a case of, late, de novo aortic(More)