Aldo Domenico Milano

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Mitral valve repair is considered the procedure of choice for correcting mitral regurgitation in myxomatous disease, providing long-term results that are superior to those with valve replacement. The use of artificial chordae to replace elongated or ruptured chordae responsible for mitral valve prolapse and severe mitral regurgitation has been the subject(More)
Factors influencing operative mortality and late survival of 549 patients undergoing a first reoperation for prosthetic valve failure during the interval from 1966 to 1992 were analyzed; 347 patients had reoperation on a mitral prosthesis, 173 on an aortic prosthesis and 29 on both aortic and mitral prostheses. Univariate analysis showed that hospital(More)
Since November 1968, 54 patients have undergone excision of an intracardiac myxoma, which was located in the left atrium in 46 (85%), in the right atrium in 6 (11%), and in the right ventricle in 2 (4%). There were 35 female and 19 male patients with a mean age of 48 +/- 14 years (range, 7 to 68 years). Four patients were asymptomatic; the others were seen(More)
From May 1969 to June 1988, 84 consecutive patients ranging in age from 6 months to 61 years (mean 18 years) underwent surgery for fixed subaortic stenosis (SAS). A discrete fibrous or fibromuscular structure was present in 81 patients, while 3 presented with a tunnel type of obstruction. SAS was treated by sharp resection of the tissue and routine myotomy(More)
The risk of operative mortality in patients undergoing a first reoperation for bioprosthetic failure was assessed in a series of patients reoperated upon during the last two decades (1970-1990). A total of 330 such patients underwent replacement of 351 bioprostheses: 88 had aortic; 221 mitral; and 21 mitral and aortic bioprosthetic replacement. Indication(More)
Two series of patients who received a Hancock standard (HS) (1970 to 1983) and a Hancock II (HII) (1983 to 1992) porcine bioprosthesis were reviewed to compare bioprosthetic durability. Patients with HS porcine bioprostheses (n = 769) differed from those with HII bioprostheses mostly in mean age at operation (47 +/- 12 versus 62 +/- 9 years; p < 0.001); the(More)
A 29-year-old female was found to have a left ventricular mass while in the 14th week of gestation. Seven years earlier she had undergone removal of a left ventricular myxoma. At re-operation, after elective interruption of pregnancy, a recurrent left ventricular myxoma was successfully excised. According to a review of the literature recurrence of an(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Concerns have recently been raised regarding postoperative decreases in platelet count (PC) after aortic valve replacement (AVR) with the Sorin Freedom Solo (SFS) stentless bioprosthesis. In order to assess the relevance and the clinical impact of this phenomenon, variations in PC were monitored in patients with SFS valves,(More)
OBJECTIVE The Sorin Bicarbon prosthesis (Sorin Biomedica, Saluggia, Italy) is a bileaflet valve with curved-profile leaflets, a rolling hinge mechanism, and a pyrolytic carbon-coated titanium alloy housing and sewing ring. Although the Sorin Bicarbon prosthesis has been implanted in greater than 80,000 patients, and reference values on the hemodynamic(More)
Patch angioplasty has been reported as a suitable surgical option for patients with isolated coronary ostial stenosis, but controversy still exists concerning its effectiveness. We report the cases of 4 additional patients in whom this procedure was performed, including that of a patient with bilateral ostial stenosis; and we review the literature(More)