Cardiovascular Surgery, Transplantation

New research and studies

Cardiology, Internal Medicine, relevant disciplines

Original research articles, review articles, and case reports

No 2 ( 2017 ); Issue 2


ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Surgical treatment of multi-valve heart disease of 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

Stent thrombosis (ST) is a known severe complication following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We present two rare cases of very late stent thrombosis (VLST) occurring beyond ten years post initial drug eluting stent (DES) deployment, which has not previously been documented. Additionally, one patient experienced recurrent episodes of VLST within the same vessel. The cases demonstrate different contributing factors for VLST development.

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CASE REPORTS

Right coronary artery thrombosis within drug eluting stents more than 10 years after deployment

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 transplant receiving immunosuppressive therapy. Overall, 228 patients who underwent kidney and liver transplantation were included in the study. The overall graft survival of patients who underwent kidney and liver transplantation from 1999 to 2017 was 84.2%. Combinations including cyclosporine, were associated with high rate of complications acute rejection, CMV and candida infections as compared to tacrolimus. The most unfavorable in terms of mortality was combination of cyclosporine – mycophenol mofetil.

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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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EDITORIALS

External Reviewers

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No 1 ( 2017 ); Issue 1

EDITORIALS

From Editor: Introducing a new journal and the 1st issue

Introducing the first issue of a new peer-reviewed international journal on cardiovascular surgery and transplantation, cardiology and broad spectrum of relevant disciplines – Heart Vessels and Transplantation, I would like to highlight main editorial and publishing policies.You may find in the next Editorial the reasons why we decided to publish a new international peer-reviewed journal

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EDITORIALS

Our mission - reasons why we have chosen to launch a new international journal: HEART - VESSELS AND TRANSPLANTATION

Why to publish the new journal in English language on cardiovascular medicine in the international environment of abundance in specialized journals worldwide? It is reasonable to provide the rationale for this:

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Choice of approaches for surgical correction of tricuspid pathology in patients with rheumatic multi-valvular heart disease

Our study demonstrated that correction of tricuspid valve disease in our cohort of patients, including valve repair and replacement and reconstructive surgery of fibrous ring alone or in combination with mitral or aortic valve replacement/ repair is accompanied by reduction of tricuspid regurgitation and reduction of cardiac chamber size and right ventricular pressure. No complications intrinsic to operative technique of tricuspid valve reconstructive surgery as advanced atrioventricular block or myocardial ischemia and infarction were recorded.

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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Nutrition characteristics and morbidity of adolescents (15-17 years) of Kyrgyz Republic

In this study, we analyzed the nutrition status and morbidity of adolescents.

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REVIEW

Atria: A comprehensive evaluation with echocardiography

Left and right atria have gained interest from scientific community. Two or three- dimensional echocardiographic methods have been implemented for better understanding of atrial functions in both healthy persons and patients with various diseases. Atrial volume could be calculated from 2D or 3D images. Volumetric data and derived parameters could be used for determining atrial phasic functions.

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REVIEW

Interpretation of uncommon ECG findings in patients with atrial flutter

Atrial flutter (AFL) is one of the most common supraventricular arrhythmias with macro-reentrant mechanism of atrial activation around an anatomical barrier with regular atrial rate ≥ 240 beats/min (1, 2). Despite of recent advances in invasive electrophysiology, electrocardiography (ECG) remains one of the most effective methods used for rhythm disorders diagnostics.

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CASE REPORTS

Surgical treatment of multiple echinococcosis of left ventricle

Echinococcosis is helminthiasis of cestodosis group characterized by formation of parasitic cysts in liver, lungs or other organs and tissues. Heart echinococcosis occurs in 0.5-2.0% of patients with generalized form of the disease. The embryos of echinococcus (scolexes) may penetrate into the heart in two ways - from the venous blood through the endocardium of the right heart and the breakout of hydatid cysts in the lung and pulmonary veins. In myocardium, scolex develops into mature hydatid cyst.

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CASE REPORTS

Dissection of descending aorta treated by stent-graft implantation in a patient with Marfan syndrome

This report describes a 32 years old patient with Marfan syndrome and hypertension.

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BRIEF REPORTS

Frequency of detection of congenital heart diseases in different regions of Kyrgyz Republic

In this article, we present preliminary results of screening for congenital heart diseases (CHD) in Kyrgyz Republic. Pilot project for early diagnostics of CHD, launched in this year, shows initial results of screening in remote areas of our country.

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EDITORIALS

Writing a scientific paper: an integral part of the continuous academic development of healthcare professionals

"Continuing medical education“, "lifelong learning“, "continuous professional development“, "physicians as scholars“ – several terms with ovelapping meaning and with a commom aim. They stress the ethical obligation of healthcare professional to ensure the high quality of health care and its continuous improvement, by continuous learning , by keeping healthcare professional at the latest level of knowledge in the field (1, 2) (). Lifelong learning and continuous medical education has become the natural part of medicine.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Statement from the international research interdisciplinary school collaboration group

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MISCELLANEOUS

External Reviewers

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