Ahmed Aziz Khalifa

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The aim of this study was to assess whether the continuous retrograde blood cardioplegia ensures prolonged aortic cross-clamping time without increasing the operative risk. From 1996 to 2003, 204 consecutive patients who had cardiac procedure requiring aortic cross-clamping time > or = 150 min, were prospectively included in this study: low risk group(More)
A homemade mitral annular prosthesis has been developed using expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene material. It is safe in that it avoids the risk of prosthesis wrinkle when stitches are tied. Simultaneously, it is strong enough to prevent future stretching and rupture. This device has been implanted in 60 patients with good and stable results at 42 months of(More)
OBJECTIVE Diffuse coronary artery disease makes cardiac surgeons hesitant regarding whether coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is feasible or not. Coronary artery reconstruction using the internal thoracic artery (ITA) allows bypassing of coronary arteries with diffuse atheromatous plaques without systematically resorting to endarterectomy. The(More)
To better understand the effect of the internal thoracic artery on endothelial growth after open coronary endarterectomy, we designed an experimental test of the hypothesis that closing an endarterectomized artery by an arterial patch improves re-endothelialization. The two carotid arteries were endarterectomized in nine sheep and were randomly chosen for(More)
In recent years, several prototypes have been proposed to extend Java with ownership types. To varying degrees, these proposals omit many features of Java such as static declarations, enum types, arrays, exceptions, inner classes, constructors, interfaces, equals, clone, and wildcards. In this project, we will try to address these features. In order to(More)
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