International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2020

  • Implementation of a Tracheostomy Protocol During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Brian Temple, Michael Segal, Vijay A Singh, Daniel Galvin, Robert Kerr, Robert Zingale

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 38-43
    Received: 19 June 2020
    Accepted: 7 July 2020
    Published: 17 July 2020
    Abstract: The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has offered a unique set of challenges to the medical community often requiring prolonged treatment algorithms. The illness, afflicting more than 7.3 million people worldwide with estimates of 5-20% requiring critical care, has become a burden on the healthcare community. These critically ill patients ... Show More
  • Reproducible and Reliable Modified Technique of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement That Decreases the Incidence of Permanent Pace Maker Implantation

    Nadine Kawkabani, Omar Boustros, Rita Farah, Roula Darwish, Moussa Abi Ghanem, Hassan Souidan, Hiba Zeidh, Mohammad Hadi El Charif, Bassam Abou Khalil

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 44-48
    Received: 1 March 2020
    Accepted: 3 August 2020
    Published: 20 August 2020
    Abstract: In the last few years, a significant increase in the number of patients with aortic stenosis requiring surgical or transcatheter aortic replacement (SAVR) or (TAVR) has been observed due to the larger aging population. Conduction disturbances requiring permanent pace maker implantation (PPMI) has been observed after SAVR and TAVR. In fact the incid... Show More