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AbstractRecently, the St. Thomas' Hospital cardioplegic solution No. 2(Plegisol) has become available commercially in the UK. In a series ofpatients (n = 28) undergoing open heart surgery for a variety of lesions, aclinical validation was performed. Preservation of myocardial contractilitywas...
AbstractA case of primary liposarcoma of the mediastinum with a review of theliterature is presented. Liposarcomas may attain a large mass and exhibitvarious kinds of clinical symptoms according to their localisation.Histological typing is very important in determining the type and extent...
AbstractWe report on the development and clinical application of a diamondsurgical knife specially designed for the preparation, initial incision,and bidirectional enlargement of coronary arteries. The ergonomic design ofthe knife enables the performance of all the necessary steps in a...
AbstractThe variability in the topographical anatomy of the conduction bundle atthe site of the atrioventricular junction has been studied in four normalhuman hearts. The junctional area has been removed en bloc and seriallysectioned. The conduction bundle and adjacent structures such as...
AbstractCombined heart-lung transplantation has been performed in 51 patientssince 1984. A pulmonary preservation fluid preceded by prostacyclininfusion has allowed distant procurement. Early organ function has beengood in all cases. Maintenance immunosuppression is cyclosporine andazathioprine....
AbstractDuring an operation for an ascending aortic aneurysm with implantationof a saphenous vein graft to the left coronary artery into a prosthesis, weoccasionally observed air bubbles in the graft after application of fibringlue to the anastomosis to control bleeding. In an experimental study...
AbstractWe report the first recorded case of a colo-pericardial fistula and of acolo-caval fistula following interposition of colon after resection of theoesophagus.
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