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AbstractOBJECTIVES: Small ventricular septal defects (VSDs) are considered to have great prognoses and most remain unrepaired. However, we have recently demonstrated lower functional capacity in patients with small VSDs compared with healthy peers. Using magnetic resonance imaging scans, we...
AbstractOBJECTIVES: Although septal myectomy is the technique of choice for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the surgical management of concomitant mitral valve lesions is controversial. Various complex surgeries have been proposed to address mitral valve lesions. We propose a simple option using an...
SummaryThis article represents the first attempt to perform a pooled analysis about remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) in reduction of acute kidney injury (AKI) of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). A systematic search was performed using PubMed...
AbstractOBJECTIVE: Dual antiplatelet therapy with ticagrelor and aspirin is associated with an increased risk of perioperative bleeding complications. Current guidelines recommend therefore discontinuation of ticagrelor 5 days before surgery to allow sufficient recovery of platelet function. It...
AbstractOBJECTIVE: False-negative (FN) uptake of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) can be divided into those cases related to technological limitations of positron emission tomography (PET) and those related to inherent properties of neoplasms. Our goal was to clarify possible factors causing FN PET...
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