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AbstractInfection in the vascular tree remains one of the greatest challengesfor vascular surgeons. Despite technical advances and newer antibiotics,the morbidity and mortality remain high. The following case reportunderlines the complex factors encountered in a 62-year-old alcoholicpatient...
AbstractSeveral methods can be used for the intraoperative assessment ofresidual mitral regurgitation (MR) following reconstruction of the mitralvalve. The aim of this study was to compare the reliability of two of thesemethods: left ventricular filling of the arrested heart with saline (LVF)and...
AbstractFifty-two patients with Marfan syndrome and ascending aortic pathologywere treated surgically between 1964 and 1990. The indication for primaryoperation was true aneurysm of the ascending aorta with or without aorticinsufficiency in 35 patients (67%) and dissection in 17 (33%)....
AbstractRetrospective analysis of 306 patients following aortic valvereplacement (AVR) was carried out between 1985-89. Patients were dividedinto two groups: group 1 patients were less than 70 years of age and group2 were greater than 70 years of age. The multivariant analysis of riskfactors...
AbstractIn conjunction with colleagues in the chemical industry, we havedeveloped and evaluated a new plastic prosthesis which we hope willsupplant presently used materials for chest wall replacement. We havemodified the basic chemical of a reactive resin routinely used inorthopaedic and dental...
AbstractBetween 1969 and 1991, 339 patients had an aortic valve replacement withtheir own living pulmonary valve at the National Heart Hospital, Guy'sHospital and the Harley Street Clinic, London. The longest follow- up is 24years and cumulative follow-up is 3774 patient-years. No form...
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