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Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 119-122, 2020.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826229


After a MitraClip was implanted for mitral regurgitation (MR), we experienced a case in which mitral valve replacement was performed for recurrent severe MR because of a detached MitraClip. The case was an 82-year-old woman. The MitraClip was implanted for severe MR and regurgitation was controlled to a mild level, but one month after the operation, symptoms of heart failure appeared, and single leaflet device attachment (SLDA) with severe MR was observed on the echocardiogram. As the heart failure symptoms recurred, surgical mitral valve replacement was performed. Because of severe kyphosis, the left atrial approach with a midline sternum incision made it difficult to achieve a good operative field and this was changed intraoperatively to a transseptal approach. The MitraClip was firmly fused with the anterior leaflet A2, so it was judged that removal of the clip was difficult and valve repair was impossible ; it was thus decided to replace the valve. The mark of the MitraClip could be observed on the posterior leaflet, and it appeared to have been inserted for only about 1-2 mm. A bioprosthetic valve was implanted, preserving the posterior leaflet. There were no problems in weaning the patient from cardiopulmonary bypass. The postoperative course was uneventful, and she was discharged on the 14th day after the operation. Valve repair is difficult in a case with a merged SLDA after insertion of a MitraClip, and valve replacement needs to be performed, so it is important to pay attention to the attachment of the MitraClip.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 267-270, 2020.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-825921


We herein report a case of cardiac tumor resection through a right mini-thoracotomy. A 48-year-old man exhibited no symptoms. A mass was detected incidentally in the right atrium on computed tomography. We performed resection under cardiopulmonary bypass through a right mini-thoracotomy. Histopathological examination confirmed that this tumor was a lipoma. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful. He was discharged on postoperative day 6. As cardiac tumor resection through right mini-thoracotomy is minimally invasive, this approach may be useful for surgery in cases of benign cardiac tumors.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 69-72, 2019.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-738315


We report a case of mycotic aneurysm treated with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). An 80-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital with high fever and lower back pain. Pyogenic spondylitis and psoas muscle abscess were diagnosed. Klebsiella pneumoniae was confirmed by blood culture. Treatment with intravenous antibiotics was not effective and contrast computed tomography (CT) scan showed an enlargement of the abscess and an abdominal aortic rupture. The patient was immediately transferred to our hospital. Laboratory tests showed an elevated C-reactive protein (12.3 mg/dl) and WBC (10,400/μl). Mycotic abdominal aneurysm rupture was diagnosed by CT scan. He underwent an emergency EVAR with an Excluder® (aorta extender). Intraoperative angiography showed a ruptured abdominal aorta. After operation, he was treated with intravenous minocycline and ampicillin, and the size of the abscess reduced without any endoleak on enhanced CT imaging. After intravenous antibiotics therapy for 4 weeks, we switched to oral antibiotics (minocycline and ciprofloxacin) and continued them for 6 months. As of 2 years after the surgery, there are no signs of infection or recurrence.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 235-238, 2017.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-379347


<p>A 58-year old man without Marfan syndrome was referred to our hospital for congestive heart failure due to severe mitral regurgitation. He had undergone sternal turnover with a rectus muscular pedicle for pectus excavatum 36 years previously. We were able to perform mitral valve repair via median sternotomy using a usual sternal retractor. There was no adhesion in the pericardium and the exposure of the mitral valve was excellent. We closed the chest in ordinary fashion without any problems in the fixation of the sternum or costal cartilage. There were no complications such as flail chest or respiratory failure.</p>

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 73-75, 2016.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-378130


We encountered left main coronary artery hypoplasia in a 14-year-old boy. He had a history of syncope after exercise. Computed tomography revealed hypoplasia of the left main coronary artery and the syncope on exertion was diagnosed as due to myocardial ischemia. We performed off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) graft using the left internal thoracic artery. The postoperative course was uneventful and chest symptoms were not recognized in daily life. Left main coronary artery hypoplasia is rare, but is associated with adverse cardiac events, including sudden cardiac death. In cases like this, coronary artery bypass graft is indicated.

Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery ; : 165-168, 2012.
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-362935


A 62-year-old woman was admitted to a regional hospital for acute myocardial infarction. Emergency coronary angiography revealed occlusion of the first diagonal branch, and transesophageal echocardiography showed severe mitral regurgitation due to anterior papillary muscle rupture. She was transferred to our hospital in a state of cardiogenic shock despite the use of high-dose catecholamine and intra-aortic balloon pumping. We immediately performed mitral valve replacement. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful and she was ambulatory when transferred to another hospital on foot on postoperative day 19. Physicians should be aware that fatal anterior papillary muscle rupture may be caused by isolated occlusion of the diagonal branch.