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Intracoronary shunt reduces postoperative troponin leaks: a prospective randomized study.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether intracoronary shunt usage reduced the myocardial damage on the basis of the cardiac markers when compared with the shuntless anastomosis inExpand
Surgical repair in ruptured congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysms: a 13-year experience.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Rupture of congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiac malformation that usually causes reduced cardiac performance. METHODS Twenty patients (mean ageExpand
Managing severe heart failure in a pregnant patient undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass: case report and review of the literature.
B y ECAUSE OF INCREASES in cardiac output and intravascular volume that occur in pregnancy, previously symptomatic structural heart disease in women will often ause symptoms for the first time orExpand
A novel approach: ascending venous arterialization for atherosclerosis obliterans.
OBJECTIVE Lower limb arterial occlusion with no patent distal artery suitable for revascularisation is a common problem. The aim of this study was to assess the role of revascularisation to distalExpand
Effects of Iloprost and pentoxifylline on renal ischemia-reperfusion in rabbit model.
OBJECTIVE In ischemia-reperfusion, Iloprost decreases neutrophil activation and aggregation besides inhibition of oxygen-free radical production. Pentoxifylline (Ptx) attenuatesExpand
Delayed sternal closure: an effective procedure for life-saving in open-heart surgery.
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, short term survival and safety of delayed sternal closure following open-heart operation due to myocardial edema, non-surgical bleeding and malignant arrhythmia.Expand
Effect of pheniramine maleate on reperfusion injury in brain tissue
Background The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of methylprednisolone (Pn), which is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, and pheniramine maleate (Ph), which is anExpand
Iloprost and pentoxifylline attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury in skeletal muscle in rabbit model.
BACKGROUND We investigated the effects of iloprost and pentoxifylline on skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rabbit model. METHODS Forty New Zealand white rabbits were grouped intoExpand
Bedside assessment of central venous pressure by sonographic measurement of right ventricular outflow-tract fractional shortening
Objectives We aimed to assess the suitability of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) fractional shortening for estimating low central venous pressure (CVP). To the best of our knowledge, thereExpand
Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with coronary artery disease and malign neoplasia: results of ten patients and review of the literature
Cardiopulmonary bypass has been reported to have many effects on the immune system. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficiency and usefulness of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB)Expand