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Cardiac myxomas are benign primary tumors of the heart that require prompt surgical intervention because of the possibility of developing syncope and hemodynamic or embolic complications. From 1 January 1981 to 31 December 1996, 20 patients (11 male and 9 female) underwent surgery for cardiac...
Between January 1983 and December 1996, 108 patients with ruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva underwent surgical correction in Shanghai Chest Hospital. The aneurysms ruptured into the right ventricle in 91 patients, into the right atrium in 16, and into the left atrium in 1. The aneurysm...
A retrospective analysis was made of the records of 10 patients who underwent pulmonary resection by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery between April 1996 and January 1997. Five patients were referred with incidental findings of a lung mass. The other presenting symptoms were hemoptysis,...
We report a case of luetic saccular aneurysm of the ascending aorta eroding into the right atrium causing an aorta-to-right atrial fistula. The patient had severe aortic regurgitation, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and congestive cardiac failure. Patch repair of the aneurysm from the aortic...
A group of 1195 patients who received biological valve prostheses (mean age 57.3 years, range 8 to 85 years) and a group of 1345 patients who received mechanical heart valves (mean age 56.1 years, range 13 to 91 years) were analyzed for complications by age group (less than or equal to 54 years,...
A 19-year-old male with acute myocarditis, cardiogenic shock, and impending multiple organ failure successfully underwent emergency implantation of a HeartMate 1000 IP left ventricular assist device. The perioperative course was uneventful and his condition improved. After 14 weeks his cardiac...
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