• How-to-do it  05 December 2016

    Simple Anastomotic Techniques for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Patients with Small Coronary Arteries or a Marked Size Discrepancy Between the Coronary Artery and Graft

    Different suture techniques have been used for anastomosis in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Bypass surgery may be difficult for patients who have small coronary arteries or marked size discrepancies between target coronary arteries and grafts. For proximal and distal anastomoses, three continuous stitches are first placed in the heel and toe of the small coronary arteries; for sequential anastomosis, an interrupted eight-stitch technique is used. We applied these anastomotic suture te ...

  • Case Report  05 December 2016

    Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium Induced Pseudoaneurysm of the Common Carotid Artery

    An 81-year-old male patient presented with complaint of a pulsating neck mass. The patient had a previous history of cervical lymphadenopathy by non-tuberculous mycobacterium infection. Rapid growth of the mass on admission and contrast enhanced computed tomography of the neck resulted in a diagnosis of non-tuberculous mycobacterium induced pseudoaneurysm. The patient underwent emergency open repair of the pseudoaneurysm. Pseudoaneurysm of the common carotid artery is regularly reported, but ...

  • Clinical Research  05 December 2016

    Clinical Implication of Aortic Wall Biopsy in Aortic Valve Disease with Bicuspid Valve Pathology

    Background

    Although unique aortic pathology related to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) has been previously reported, clinical implications of BAV to aortopathy risk have yet to be investigated. We looked for potential differences in matrix protein expressions in the aortic wall in BAV patients.

    Methods

    Aorta specimens were obtained from 31 patients: BAV group (n=27), tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) group (n=4). The BAV group was categorized into three subgroups: ...

  • Review  05 December 2016

    The Value and Limitations of Guidelines, Expert Consensus, and Registries on the Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease

    Doctors are often faced with difficult decisions and uncertainty when patients need a certain treatment. They routinely rely on the scientific literature, in addition to their knowledge, experience, and patient preferences. Clinical practice guidelines are created with the intention of facilitating decision-making. They may offer concise instructions for the diagnosis, management (medical or surgical treatments), and prevention of specific diseases or conditions. All information included in t ...


Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 413~492
Review
The Value and Limitations of Guidelines, Expert Consensus, and Registries on the Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease
Davide Pacini, Giacomo Murana, Alessandro Leone, Luca Di Marco, and Antonio Pantaleo
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 413-420  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.413 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researchs
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery versus Conventional Median Sternotomy for Atrial Septal Defect Closure
Joon Chul Jung, and Kyung-Hwan Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 421-426  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.421 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Results of Protocol-based Perioperative Management in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for Patients with Non-dialysis-dependent Chronic Kidney Disease
Jeong-Won Kim, Hyung Tae Sim, Jae Suk Yoo, Dong Jin Kim, and Kwang Ree Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 427-434  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.427 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Blunt Traumatic Cardiac Rupture: Single-Institution Experiences over 14 Years
Jeong Hee Yun, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Sung Ho Moon, Hyun Oh Park, Sang Won Hwang, and Yong Hwan Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 435-442  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.435 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Implication of Aortic Wall Biopsy in Aortic Valve Disease with Bicuspid Valve Pathology
Yong Han Kim, Ji Seong Kim, Jae-Woong Choi, Hyoung Woo Chang, Kwon Joong Na, Jun Sung Kim, and Kyung-Hwan Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 443-450  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.443 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Adult Patients with Synovial Sarcoma: A Single-Center Experience
Kanghoon Lee, Moon Chul Kang, Hae Won Lee, Jong Ho Park, Hee Jong Baek, Sung Joon Cho, and Dae-Geun Jeon
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 451-455  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.451 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Surgical Outcomes of Pneumatic Compression Using Carbon Dioxide Gas in Thoracoscopic Diaphragmatic Plication
Hyo Yeong Ahn, Yeong Dae Kim, I Hoseok, Jeong Su Cho, Jonggeun Lee, and Joohyung Son
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 456-460  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.456 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Combined Bilateral Lung Transplantation and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Young Woo Do, Hee Suk Jung, Chang Young Lee, Jin Gu Lee, Young-Nam Youn, and Hyo Chae Paik
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 461-464  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.461 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Non-Anastomotic Rupture of a Woven Dacron Graft in the Descending Thoracic Aorta Treated with Endovascular Stent Grafting
Youngok Lee, Gun-Jik Kim, Young Eun Kim, Seong Wook Hong, and Jong Tae Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 465-467  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.465 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium Induced Pseudoaneurysm of the Common Carotid Artery
Hae Young Lee, Seong Ho Cho, Hyun Su Kim, Jeong Min Moon, Sangho Lee, and Jong In Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 468-471  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.468 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Catastrophic Bronchial Spasm Due to a Severe Anaphylactic Reaction to Protamine
Jae-Bum Kim, Jae Hyun Kim, and Kyung Sub Song
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 472-474  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.472 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Elevated Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Level in a Patient with Horseshoe Type Pulmonary Sequestration
Bub-Se Na, Sungjoon Park, and Sukki Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 475-477  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.475 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Successful Management of Delayed Esophageal Rupture with T-Tube Drainage Using Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Young Woo Do, Chang Young Lee, Sungsoo Lee, Ha Eun Kim, Bong Jun Kim, and Jin Gu Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 478-480  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.478 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
A Case of Severe Thoracoabdominal Impalement by a Steel Bar
Ki Tae Kim, and Pil Won Seo
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 481-484  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.481 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
How-to-do its
Simple Anastomotic Techniques for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in Patients with Small Coronary Arteries or a Marked Size Discrepancy Between the Coronary Artery and Graft
Mi Kyung Lee, Joon Young Song, Tae Youn Kim, Jong Hun Kim, Jong Bum Choi, and Ja Hong Kuh
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 485-488  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.485 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Valve-Sparing Root Replacement: Aortic Root Remodeling with External Subvalvular Ring Annuloplasty
Sang-Ho Cho, Dae Hyun Kim, and Young Tae Kwak
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(6): 489-492  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.6.489 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File Google Scholar Search
  • Aims and Scope
'The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery' is the official journal of the Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery published bimonthly. Its abbreviated title is 'Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg'. It publishes outstanding original articles in general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and related fields. It is committed to provide a place of active communication for all thoracic surgeons, advancing our knowledge on thoracic and cardiovascular surgery including physiology.... more
Robot-Assisted Cardiac Surgery Using the Da Vinci Surgical System: A Single Center Experience
Eung Re Kim, Cheong Lim, Dong Jin Kim, Jun Sung Kim, and Kay Hyun Park
Received: July 16, 2014; Revised: October 28, 2014; Accepted: November 5, 2014.
Surgical Treatment for Occlusion of Graft Arteriovenous Fistula in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Tae Ook Noh, Sung-Wook Chang, Kyoung Min Ryu, and Jae Wook Ryu
Received: August 20, 2014; Revised: September 18, 2014; Accepted: October 8, 2014.
Trainees Can Safely Learn Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy despite Limited Experience in Open Lobectomy
Woo Sik Yu, Chang Young Lee, Seokkee Lee, Do Jung Kim, and Kyung Young Chung
Received: July 16, 2014; Revised: November 6, 2014; Accepted: November 7, 2014.

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