André Luiz Tyszka

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess clinical complications of limbs undergone harvesting of the great saphenous vein for venous coronary artery bypass graft surgery using bridge technique. METHODS Fourty-four patients who had undergone CABG using the great saphenous vein harvested by the bridge technique over more than 3 months ago were randomly(More)
BACKGROUND An experimental model for total inversion of left lung circulation was developed. With this model, the authors demonstrate that it is possible to reverse the pulmonary circulation and preserve the normal function and morphology of the lung. METHODS Eight dogs had their left pulmonary circulation reversed. The blood from the pulmonary artery(More)
Objective: Early reports showed a high incidence of postoperative morbidity and mortality after coronary endarterectomy, and its value is still controversial. With technical improvement the role of coronary endarterectomy has been reviewed. In this study we evaluate our results of coronary endarterectomy, and show our strategy for patients with diffuse(More)
Objective: Minimally invasive heart surgeries are approaches used to reduce trauma, to give better cosmetic results and to reduce hospital costs with the same safety as conventional surgery. This study was designed to compare the operative results from patients who underwent minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with those who were submitted to the(More)
PURPOSE To present our results with the minimally invasive thoracotomy (MIT) in patients with valve disease and to describe a new type of thoracotomy. METHODS Twenty-five patients with valve disease as the major cardiac problem were operated during a five month period. Two types of incisions were used: one in an inverted-T fashion and another in a H(More)
The best surgical approach for the treatment of patients with severe cerebral artery disease and simultaneous serious coronary artery disease still remains controversial. In this report we present a case of a 72-year-old female patient admitted to the hospital with unstable angina. Triple coronary artery obstructive disease and severe bilateral carotid(More)
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