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Predictors of adverse events after surgical ventricular restoration for advanced ischaemic cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVE Post-infarction ventricular remodelling has been graded (I-III) according to the loss of systolic left ventricular silhouette curvature changes. Although surgical ventricular restorationExpand
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Coronary artery bypass for heart failure in ischemic cardiomyopathy: 17-year follow-up.
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been safely extended to ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure, but outcome beyond 5 years remains poorly defined. METHODS WeExpand
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Coma might not preclude emergency operation in acute aortic dissection.
BACKGROUND Syncope or new onset focal neurologic deficits are described in as many as one fifth of patients with acute aortic dissection referred for surgery. Coma or stroke caused by involvement ofExpand
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Posterior mitral valve restoration for ischemic regurgitation.
Chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation is traditionally a complex lesion to repair. Only restrictive annuloplasty has become an accepted strategy to avoid valve replacement, but results areExpand
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An alternative technique for non-infective paraprosthetic leakage repair.
Severe paravalvular leak is generally a reason for the repetition of valve replacement surgery. On the contrary management of patients with mild and moderate defects is controversial. Long-termExpand
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Risk Factors for Permanent Pacemaker after Implantation of Surgical or Percutaneous Self-Expanding Aortic Prostheses.
BACKGROUND The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) following the introduction of Nitinol autoexpandable devices has spread rapidly during recent years. In addition, cardiac surgeryExpand
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Combined Carotid and Cardiac Procedures: Improved Results and Surgical Approach
Severe cerebrovascular complications following cardiac surgical procedures remain a major concern, particularly in patients with significant carotid atherosclerotic involvement (1 4% of perioperativeExpand
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Fulminant prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Listeria monocytogenes.
1010-7940/$ — see front matter # 2009 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic doi:10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.06.036 Listerial endocarditis is uncommon, but potentially destructive. Fifteen years afterExpand
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Early surgical anteroseptal ventricular endocardial restoration after acute myocardial infarction. Pathophysiology and surgical considerations.
BACKGROUND The efficacy and safety of surgical anteroseptal ventricular endocardial restoration (a procedure that excludes non-contracting scarred segments) in the left ventricle with chronicExpand
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Endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting versus 'open' technique. A prospective study.
OBJECTIVE Preparation of the great saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass grafts is usually performed through one or many cutaneous incisions. A technique of endoscopic harvesting is nowExpand
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