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Aortic complications after bicuspid aortic valve replacement: long-term results.
BACKGROUND Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a risk factor for aortic dissection and aneurysm. We studied patients with BAV and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) to evaluate long-term changes in theExpand
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Surgical excision of cardiac myxomas: twenty years experience at a single institution.
BACKGROUND Primary cardiac tumors are quite uncommon and myxomas constitute the major proportion among these masses. The present study summarizes our 20-year clinical experience with surgicalExpand
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Echocardiographic evaluation of patients receiving a new left ventricular assist device: the Impella recover 100.
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to suggest a protocol for serial echocardiographic evaluations in patients undergoing circulatory support by a new miniaturized electric axial pump, the ImpellaExpand
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Influence of inflow cannula length in axial-flow pumps on neurologic adverse event rate: results from a multi-center analysis.
BACKGROUND The application of axial-flow pumps in patients with end-stage heart failure reveals a significantly reduced infectious complication rate as compared with rates observed with pulsatileExpand
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Is aortic wall degeneration related to bicuspid aortic valve anatomy in patients with valvular disease?
OBJECTIVE Patients with bicuspid aortic valve are at increased risk for aortic complications. METHODS A total of 115 consecutive patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease underwent surgery of theExpand
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Right mesothelial pericardial cyst determining intractable atrial arrhythmias.
Pericardial cysts are intrathoracic lesions usually considered to be congenital and less frequently to be acquired. They are normally found incidentally upon chest radiography, computed tomographyExpand
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Twenty-five year outcomes of tricuspid valve replacement comparing mechanical and biologic prostheses.
BACKGROUND Tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) has historically been associated with high mortality and morbidity, and current knowledge of long-term results of TVR is limited. This study reviewed ourExpand
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Echocardiographic approach in a new left ventricular assist device: Impella Recover 100.
Echocardiographic evaluation represents a basic tool for the treatment of patients undergoing ventricular assist device implant. Impella Recover 100 is a new left intraventricular assist deviceExpand
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Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Experimental and Clinical Review
Cardiogenic shock (CS) occurs in 7% to 10% of cases after acute myocardial infarction and remains the most common cause of death in these patients. Despite aggressive treatment regimens such asExpand
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Long-term follow-up of simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation with single donor allografts: report of nine cases.
BACKGROUND Combined heart-kidney transplantation is an accepted therapeutic option for patients with end-stage heart disease associated with severely impaired renal function. We report ourExpand
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