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AbstractThe internal mammary artery (IMA) is the conduit of choice formyocardial revascularization. From 1972 to 1989, 586 patients receivedbilateral IMA and supplemental vein grafts. There were 506 men (86%) and 79women (14%) with a mean age of 55.5 years (range 32-77 years). Unstableangina was...
AbstractNinety-two gastroepiploic artery (GEA) and 322 internal thoracic artery(ITA) grafts which underwent postoperative angiography (0.5-24postoperative months, mean 2.0 months) were compared. The sites of GEAanastomosis were 5 left anterior descending, 3 diagonal, 16 circumflex and68 right...
AbstractThe treatment of hypothyroidism in patients undergoing coronary arterybypass surgery is a difficult clinical problem. To determine perioperativethyroid replacement therapy in patients with hypothyroidism, plasma totalthyroxine (T4), total triiodothyroxine (T3), free T4, free T3...
AbstractKnowledge of the changes in total body water (TBW) following cardiacsurgery (OHS) in children would be of value in fluid therapy and inresearching the causes and management of capillary leak. We have validateda bioelectrical impedance technique (BEI) for non-invasive estimation ofTBW in...
AbstractThe risk associated with surgical revascularization for unstable anginais critically dependent upon the clinical presentation of the patient. Forthis study, between January 1982 and December 1987, clinical, angiographic,operative and hospital outcome data were collected prospectively for...
AbstractA bovine pericardial conduit was developed in the laboratoryincorporating the principle of crimping used for synthetic vascularprostheses. The pericardium was processed in glutaraldehyde and the tubewas crimped by a technique which preserves the integrity of collagenfibres. This vascular...
AbstractSince the introduction of the annuloplasty ring, many attempts have beenmade to obtain a flexible ring that preserves the physiological motion ofthe mitral annulus. We experimented with a new technique using autologouspericardium to construct a more flexible ring. Twenty patients...
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