International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2023

  • Evolution of Bioprosthetic Valves, Where We Are Heading

    Dhanesh Kumar

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2023
    Pages: 63-66
    Received: Sep. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 25, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
    Abstract: Bioprosthetic heart valves are made from animal tissue and used to replace damaged or diseased heart valves. The first bioprosthetic valve was implanted in 1960, and since then, there have been significant advances in their design and development. Early valves were made from glutaraldehyde-preserved porcine valves and had a high risk of calcificati... Show More
  • Isolated Right Atrial Appendage Rupture from Blunt Chest Trauma: A Case Report

    Tran Thuc Khang, Huynh Khiem Huy, Bui Trong Dat, Dang Le Hong Ngan, Trinh Cong Dong, Tran Quang Thai

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5, September 2023
    Pages: 67-70
    Received: Sep. 13, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 05, 2023
    Published: Oct. 14, 2023
    Abstract: Background: Right atrial appendage rupture from blunt trauma is very uncommon, but is associated with a high mortality rate. Moreover, due to the paucity in available literature, our knowledge of the condition is still limited. Purposes: To emphasize a high degree of clinical suspicion in a case of cardiac tamponade after blunt chest trauma, quick ... Show More