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AbstractEvaluation of the functional condition of the heart prior to its removalfrom the donor or after transport to the recipient is difficult. Biopsiesof the myocardium allow serial assessments to be made throughout thisperiod, but suffer from the disadvantage that the average analysis...
AbstractBetween 1979 and 1985, seven patients (five children and two adults)were treated for primary cardiac tumours other than benign atrial myxomas.There were five malignant neoplasms (two non-classifiable sarcomas, onehaemangiosarcoma, one histiocytoma and one neurofibrosarcoma) and twobenign...
AbstractBetween 1971 and 1986, 335 patients received various extracardiac valvedconduits between one of the heart chambers and the pulmonary arteries. Thegroup of patients who received aortic homograft conduits and survived theoperation were analysed in detail. The age varied between 9 days and...
AbstractThe results of thymectomy in the treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG) arereviewed in the light of a personal series of 662 MG patients, operatedupon during the last 15 years. In 500 MG patients without thymoma, thefollowing results have been achieved: remission 37.9%, improvement...
AbstractThe prophylactic treatment of the application of fibrin glue to thepulmonary surface during thoracoscopy in idiopathic spontaneouspneumothorax resulted in rapid and total pulmonary expansion in 33 of 35patients. The 2 failures were due to apical cysts larger than 2 cm. Thesuccessfully...
AbstractFrom 1962 to 1987, 27 patients with tracheo-oesophageal fistulae (TOF)were treated at our institution. Mean age was 43 years. The indications forrespiratory support were blunt chest trauma (11), neurological dysfunction(8), and acute pulmonary distress syndrome (8). TOF symptoms...
AbstractA patient is presented with recurrent angina due to a coronary-subclavian steal syndrome 3 years after left internal mammary to leftanterior descending coronary artery bypass grafting. Myocardial ischaemiacould easily be provoked by selective exercise of the left upper limb.Coronary...
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