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AbstractContinuous warm blood cardioplegia has recently been recommended as analternative to multidose cold blood cardioplegia for myocardial protectionduring coronary bypass operations. Cardioplegia may have to be interruptedin order to provide a bloodless operating field during...
AbstractFrom June 1984 to December 1990, 96 patients underwent "open" coronaryendarterectomy and reconstruction. In 50 patients (group 1), a saphenousvein (SV) graft was used to reconstruct and bypass 54 coronary vessels. In46 patients (group 2), 46 coronary vessels were reconstructed with an...
AbstractMyocardial ischaemia caused by perfusion impairment of translocatedcoronary arteries is the major cause of perioperative mortality afterneonatal arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries.We report the successful use of the right internal mammary artery as abypass...
AbstractThe concept of pretreatment of the myocardium with a pharmacologicalagent protecting the cell against ischemic and reperfusion injury is veryattractive. Lidoflazine, a calcium overload blocker, predominantly membranestabilizing, is able to prevent cell damage during ischemic arrest...
AbstractTo avoid the problem of valve prosthesis/patient mismatch in the latepostoperative period, we have adopted patch enlargement of the small aorticannulus in 33 patients having undergone aortic valve replacement since1975, when the aortic annulus could not accept a large enough...
AbstractWe selected 95 patients with mediastinal adenopathy and no signs ofgoiter, myasthenia gravis or mediastinal involvement by other disease. Allpatients underwent, for screening purposes, transthoracic fine needleaspiration biopsy based on chest x-ray and CT findings. Patients were...
AbstractSince 1979, a total of 69 infants and children aged 0.1 to 11.9 (median0.7) years required surgical intervention for: double aortic arch (26),anomalous origin of innominate artery (26), right aortic arch with leftligamentum arteriosum (9), pulmonary artery sling (5), retroesophagealright...
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