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AbstractEndothelial damage of human saphenous vein (HSV) during the preparationfor bypass grafting could affect graft patency. Improving the preservationof HSV could provide a longer and better patency of coronary artery bypassgrafts. An electron microscopic comparative analysis of the effects...
AbstractA patient is described with chylothorax after harvesting the leftinternal thoracic artery for coronary artery bypass surgery. Conservativetreatment with a medium chain triglycerides diet and tube thoracostomy wasnot only unsuccessful, but also resulted in the complications ofmalnutrition...
AbstractAdequate exposure of the mitral valve can be difficult to obtain througha median sternotomy. A variety of techniques have been described tofacilitate exposure in this situation. This report describes the use oftrans-aortic technique which allows easy and accurate division of themitral...
AbstractRemoval of a failing bioprosthesis can be a delicate operation andextensive damage can be caused. Eighteen patients with failingbioprostheses underwent excision of the leaflets, then the "new" mechanicalvalve was sewn onto the "old" bioprosthetic ring. At follow- up, clinicaland 2D...
AbstractWe studied the changes in the plasma concentration of atrial natriureticfactor (ANF) and the urinary excretion of ANF, arginine vasopressin (AVP)and catecholamines in 22 children with congenital heart disease, dividedinto two groups. Group 1 included 11 children with congestive heart...
AbstractA patient suffering from blunt traumatic rupture of the righthemidiaphragm is presented. Chest radiography and computed tomography (CT)suggested the type of injury, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)established unequivocally the correct preoperative diagnosis.
AbstractTo determine the effects of pancuronium and vecuronium on heart rate, 90patients scheduled for aortocoronary bypass were randomly assigned to oneof three groups (30 patients each) which received vecuronium 100micrograms[sdot]kg-1, pancuronium 100 micrograms[sdot]kg-1, or a mixture...
AbstractOne hundred and thirty patients undergoing elective myocardialrevascularisation were randomised to receive an intravenous infusioncontaining either 50 mmol magnesium chloride or placebo during the first 48h following surgery. Magnesium was given to 66 patients and a placeboinfusion to 64...
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