Topic: State of the Art in Cardiovascular Surgery

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A special issue of Vessel Plus (Online ISSN:2574-1209).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 Jun 2018

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Guest Editor(s)

  • Dr. Cristiano Spadaccio, MD, PhD
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Glasgow, UK; Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University of Glasgow in the College of MVLS affiliated to the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences.

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  • Dr. Antonio Nenna, MD
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, 00128 Rome, Italy.

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  • Dr. Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, MSc
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow G81 4DY, UK.

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Special Issue Introduction:

This special issues aims at providing an outline of the state of the art in cardiovascular surgery embracing all the most innovative aspects and technologies populating this specialty. Scientific reports on innovations, translational research, basic science studies, clinical trials, proposal for new devices or trial, proof of concepts or new hypotheses are welcome.


Basic science, clinical trials, valve surgery, coronary surgery, heart and lung transplant, minimally invasive surgery, transcatheter procedures, stenting, new device development, first-in-man trials

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  • The first INSPIRIS RESILIA Aortic ValveTM replacement (Edwards Lifesciences) in endocarditis

    Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh , Gwyn Beattie , David Reid , Philip Curry
    There is an increasing number of patients who have surgery during the active phase of infective endocarditis. Despite the decreasing in-hospital mortality and increasing early intervention rate, optimal timing for surgery remains a difficult decision. For patients with mental illnesses, the choice of valve is another factor to consider as non-adherence may lead to serious adverse events Antipsychotic medications may also alter the metabolism of vitamin K antagonists increasing the risk of stroke or major haemorrhage. We report a case of a 19-year-old man with a history of Ehlers-Danlos... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue State of the Art in Cardiovascular Surgery
    Vessel Plus 2018;2:10. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2018.18
    Published on: 15 May 2018  | Viewed:448  | Downloaded:15
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  • Repair of mitral subvalvular apparatus and a calcified left ventricle aneurysm

    Kasra Shaikhrezai , Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh , Karim Morcos , Steve Hunter
    Left ventricle (LV) myocardial infarction may result in changes to the structure of the subvalvular apparatus. This may lead to a functional regurgitation if accompanied by annular dilatation preventing coaptation of leaflets. Scar tissue formation in the left ventricle may also lead to aneurysm of the left ventricle. This can then calcify, making repair of the leaflet technically challenging. We present a case of a mitral valve repair with concomitant repair of left ventricle aneurysm in a 75-year-old gentleman who suffered an ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction to the lateral wall... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue State of the Art in Cardiovascular Surgery
    Vessel Plus 2018;2:9. | doi:10.20517/2574-1209.2018.17
    Published on: 10 May 2018  | Viewed:518  | Downloaded:15
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