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AbstractThe introduction of cyclosporine A (CyA) into the immunosuppressivetherapy has significantly improved the results of heart transplantation(HTX). Its nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity, however, often limit theperioperative and postoperative use of this drug. The purpose of...
AbstractThe operative approach to constrictive pericarditis still remains asurgical challenge. Subtotal pericardiectomy through median sternotomy wasanalyzed retrospectively in a series of 84 patients operated on for chronicconstrictive pericarditis at our institution between 1979 and 1989....
AbstractA 68-year-old Asian gentleman presented with limiting angina pectorisfollowing myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography demonstrated completeocclusion of the left anterior descending artery after the first septal,the proximal right coronary artery and also the proximal part of...
AbstractTo assess the early and late valve-related events, 340 consecutivepatients undergoing mitral valve repair from 1969 to 1988 were evaluated.Follow-up was complete, with a mean of 7.5% years and range from 2 to 22years (cumulative 2456 patient-years). There were 221 (65%) femalepatients....
AbstractFrom January 1980 through January 1985, 452 consecutive patientsunderwent pulmonary resection for primary non-small cell bronchogeniccancer. Forty-seven patients (10.4%) were 70 years old or older: there were45 men and 2 women, with a mean age of 72.4 years (S.D.: 2.6; range:70-79). This...
AbstractTotal eventration of the left diaphragm is a rare condition in adults.It is now generally accepted that surgery is indicated only in cases ofdistinct complaints involving abdominal or thoracic organs which can berelated to this pathological condition. The accepted routine...
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