Cardiovascular Surgery, Transplantation

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No 3 ( 2017 ); Issue 3

EDITORIALS

Perspectives of Heart Vessels and Transplantation in Central Asia

To answer the question, why do we need a new medical journal in Central Asia, it is essential to understand that with transition to the new standards of scientific research in majority of Central Asian countries, the crucial need in change of approaches in biomedical publishing corresponding to worldwide standards has emerged.

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Key messages to comprehend: the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus document - How to manage device-detected subclinical atrial tachyarrhythmias

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. In the last 20 years, it has become one of the most important public health problems and a significant cause of increasing healthcare expenditures. The prevalence of AF is also increasing due to the improved ability to suspect and diagnose AF in the setting of variety of chronic cardiac and non-cardiac diseases.

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REVIEW

Radiation Therapy Induced Cardiovascular Disease

The advent of advanced hematological and oncological treatment modalities including radiation therapy (RT) has led to increased survival in patients with a range of malignancies. However, this increased curative and disease free survival rate has been offset by the development of late treatment related complications, such as secondary malignancies and cardiovascular disease. This would explain why childhood cancer survivors exhibit a long-term survival rate that is significantly lower than age and gender matched population controls. When compared to the general population, the lifespan of these patients may be reduced by up to 10 years

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CASE REPORTS

Cryoablation of para-Hisian accessory pathway in a child without fluoroscopy

A 14-year-old boy with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome underwent an electrophysiology study by the use of Navigation System Velocity Navix (St. Jude, USA) for symptoms of palpitations and persistence of pre-excitation during common exercise

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Quiz: Electrocardiogram

Female, 77 years, complains on episodes of lightheadedness and palpitations. Fragment of ECG was recorded in night-time using 12 leads Holter monitor. Speed of the recording – 25 mm/s.

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International Research Interdisciplinary School – May 8-13, 2017, Zhovkva, Lviv, Ukraine

In the city of Zhovkva, near Lviv, on May 8-13, 2017, the 20th anniversary International Research Interdisciplinary School (IRIS) for young scientists working in the field of biomedical sciences was held for the first time in Ukraine. The program of this school is based on the Research Workshop developed at Duke University, USA. The initiative for the IRIS was started by the American Journal of Electrocardiology in 2006 and supported by a number of European national and international journals. The main purpose of the school was to develop the ability of its participants to plan and conduct scientific projects in biomedical disciplines.

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International Research Interdisciplinary School Meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan 18-23 September 2017: An Introduction To How Plan A Research Project

From 2006 to now, International Research Interdisciplinary Schools (IRIS) previously called as The International Scientific Schools has provided necessary skills for its participants about research principles and research training, which have been usually forgotten in the curricula of continued medical education (1).

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MISCELLANEOUS

International Research Interdisciplinary School : 23-28 September 2017, Semey, East Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan

This year the International Research Interdisciplinary Schools (IRIS) were held in three locations in Slovakia and Kazahkstan. The purpose and methodology of the IRIS has been described in detail in previous reports (1-12). Participants in IRIS may increase the number of publications after compared to prior their participation

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No 2 ( 2017 ); Issue 2

EDITORIALS

A short message from the Editor-In-Chief: submit articles for academic advancement or contribute to evidence pool and education

This is an unannounced editorial; despite we promised to give platform for our international editors I decided to write myself to answer the rhetoric question addressed by junior researchers and clinicians – does your journal has impact factor, to submit or not submit?

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Surgical treatment of multi-valve heart disease associated with infective endocarditis

Our results of surgical treatment of multi-valve heart defects with infective endocarditis showed the efficacy of developed complex preoperative and intraoperative measures in surgical treatment of IE. This new treatment approach is associated with significant improvement of left ventricular function and low mortality rate.

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Ovarian vein diameters measured by MDCT in women without evidence of pelvic congestion syndrome

The purpose of this study was to clarify reference values for ovarian veins diameters in women without evidence of primary or secondary pelvic venous insufficiency and to determine factors influencing these parameters.

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REVIEW

Postpericardiotomy syndrome and its complications: prevalence, clinical significance and management

In this review, we summarized current evidence on clinical significance, outcomes and management of postpericardiotomy syndrome and its complications developing after cardiac operations.

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CASE REPORTS

A funnel shaped pannus formation above the mitral prosthetic valve diagnosed with real time three-dimensional echocardiography

Prosthetic valve obstruction has an incidence ranging from 0.4% to 6% per year (1). Apart from thrombus formation, prosthetic valve obstruction can also be caused by pannus formation with variable frequency (2, 3). Correct diagnosis is of paramount importance in any patient with prosthetic valve obstruction. Real time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT 3D TEE) has the capacity to provide more in-depth analysis of any pannus related mechanical valve obstruction.

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CASE REPORTS

Right coronary artery thrombosis within drug eluting stents more than 10 years after deployment: Two cases of very, very late stent thrombosis

We present two rare cases of very late stent thrombosis occurring beyond ten years post initial drug eluting stent deployment.

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BRIEF REPORTS

Types and Structure of Complications, and Causes of Mortality with Different Combinations of Immunosuppressants in Patients of Undergoing Organ Transplantation

We aimed to retrospectively analyze morbidity and mortality in recipients of kidney and liver transplant receiving immunosuppressive therapy (tacrolimus and cyclosporine with mycophenolate mofetil and mycophenolic acid). Overall, 228 patients who underwent kidney and liver transplantation were included in the study.

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EDITORIALS

Brief guideline on use of statistical analysis and report data in article submitted for consideration for publication in Heart Vessels and Transplantation

These are general guidelines for using statistics in medical papers in accurate and precise way (1-3). Hereafter you can find the brief excerpt of main rules for reporting statistical data (1-7). The main rule is clearly defining the research question/hypothesis and design of the study, which should guide you in selection of appropriate tests.

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EDITORIALS

In Memory of Professor Galen S. Wagner M.D., Ph.D. (1939 - 2016) – our mentor, colleague and friend

Galen combined passion and intensity with unusual modesty about his own accomplishments, giving credit to others’ achievements. He was a world-known scientist in electrocardiology and cardiology who trained directly and indirectly thousands of physicians around the world. Galen’s legacy is amazing and expressed in so many ways by his textbooks, excellent research, leadership at the Journal of Electrocardiology, by his inspiration for so many clinicians and researchers. We promise to continue in the IRIS mission and develop further these international courses, to utilize this unique program

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In Memory of Professor Dr. Ahmet Birand (1938-2017) – cardiologist, scientist, innovator and educator

Professor Ahmet Birand born in 1938, graduated from high school in Ankara. From 1955 till 1961 he underwent undergraduate studies at Medical Faculties of Ankara University and Izmir University. In Izmir, he further finished his specialization in internal medicine and in 1970, he obtained the degree of associate professor. Professor Birand had started his career at Cukurova University in Adana, in 1974 as an associate professor of internal medicine clinic.

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