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Towards new understanding of the heart structure and function.
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Recent validations of the ventricular myocardial band, reviewed here, should initiate much wider scientific interest, which would, in turn, lead to reconciliation of some exceeded concepts about developmental, electrical, mechanical and energetical events in human heart. Expand
Inferior vena cava-pulmonary artery extracardiac conduit. A new form of right heart bypass.
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Bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis and interposition of an extracardiac conduit from the inferior vena cava to the pulmonary artery is proposed as an alternative surgical option in candidates for a Fontan procedure with hypoplasia or atresia of the left atrioventricular valve. Expand
The helical ventricular myocardial band: global, three-dimensional, functional architecture of the ventricular myocardium.
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The compendium of Torrent-Guasp's half-century long functional anatomical investigations is exposed in the light of ongoing efforts to define the integrative approach, which would lead to new understanding of the ventricular form and function by linking across multiple scales of biological organization, as defined in ongoing Physiome project. Expand
Systolic ventricular filling.
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Experimental evidence and theoretical backgrounds are summarized and it is hoped that these facts will give rise to new understanding of the principal mechanisms involved in normal and abnormal diastolic heart function. Expand
Risk of surgery for congenital heart disease in the adult: a multicentered European study.
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Surgical treatment of CHD in adult patients, in specialized cardiac units, proved quite safe, beneficial, and low-risk. Expand
Contrast Enhanced Micro-Computed Tomography Resolves the 3-Dimensional Morphology of the Cardiac Conduction System in Mammalian Hearts
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Comparison enhanced micro-CT images of cardiac tissue from rat and rabbit are presented in which the three major subdivisions of the CCS can be differentiated from the surrounding contractile myocardium and visualised in 3D. Expand
Surgery for complications of trans-catheter closure of atrial septal defects: a multi-institutional study from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association.
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Trans-catheter device closure of ASDs, even in cases when small devices are used, can lead to significant complications requiring surgical intervention, and lifelong follow-up of patients in whom ASDs have been closed by devices is mandatory. Expand
Management of pulmonary embolism during acrylic vertebroplasty.
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Pulmonary embolectomy is a reliable and effective procedure to treat this rare and dreadful complication of acrylic vertebroplasty. Expand
Bidirectional cavopulmonary shunts: clinical applications as staged or definitive palliation.
TLDR
The improvement in oxygen saturation and overall clinical condition of these patients, together with the low mortality and morbidity, is encouraging, but long-term follow-up is mandatory for a comprehensive evaluation of this surgical approach as definitive palliation or as a first stage for a Fontan operation. Expand
Bovine valved xenograft in pulmonary position: medium-term follow-up with excellent hemodynamics and freedom from calcification.
TLDR
The Contegra valved conduit provided excellent morphology and hemodynamics, and freedom from calcification in a medium-term follow-up. Expand
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