Arben Baboci

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present study is to compare the early and mid-term clinical and hemodynamic results of the aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a St Jude Medical Regent 19-mm prosthesis (SJMR-19) versus Carpentied-Edwars bovine pericardial 19-mm valve (CE-19). METHODS Between January 2002 and January 2012, 265 patients (Group I) and 58 patients(More)
A 21 years albanian patient was referred with important residual left to right shunt. He was undergone 7 years before conventional surgical correction of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD). The patient underwent sternotomy and perventricular device closure of the residual employing a 16 mm multifenestrated atrial septal defect occlude, which(More)
BACKGROUND A calcified amorphous tumor of the heart is an extremely rare cardiac mass. CASE PRESENTATION A 32-year-old Albanian man presented to our hospital with fatigue, shortness of breath, progressive dyspnea, and right congestive heart failure. Echocardiography and chest computed tomography revealed a giant, calcified right ventricular mass that(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to compare early and midterm clinical and hemodynamic outcomes of 17-mm vs. 19-mm St. Jude Medical Regent valves with concomitant aortic annulus enlargement. METHODS Between 1999 and 2012, 20 patients (group 1) underwent first-time aortic valve replacement with a 17-mm St. Jude Medical Regent valve, and 35 patients (group 2) had a 19-mm(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to evaluate the early and late outcomes in patients undergoing reoperation due to left atrioventricular valve regurgitation (LAVVR) after initial complete repair (ICR) of complete atrioventricular septal defect (CAVSD). MATERIALS AND METHOD Between January 1990 and April 2013, 45 consecutive patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to report the early and mid-term clinical and hemodynamic results of a prospective trial investigating the clinical performance of the St. Jude Medical Regent 17 mm mechanical aortic valve prosthesis (SJMR-17). METHODS Between January 2001 and January 2009, 20 patients (18 females, two males; mean age 69.2(More)
Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) with right intracardiac extension or pulmonary benign metastases (PBM) is rare. We report a case of 51 year-old woman, who underwent successful extensive double stage surgical removal of the intracardiac IVL extension associated with a pulmonary limited resection where the cystic bullae and PBM were found, and a month later(More)
The "peacock tail" technique is a modification of the cone reconstruction technique for Ebstein's malformation and failing right ventricle and is performed simultaneously with a bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt. The technique consists of total detachment of the posterior and anterior tricuspid valve leaflets, which are rotated simultaneously clockwise and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The left ventricular pseudoaneurysm (LVP) is rare, the surgical experience is limited and its surgical treatment remains still a challenge with an elevated mortality. Herein, it is presented a retrospective analysis of our experience with acquired post infarct LVP over a10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2006(More)
INTRODUCTION Bronchial arteries originate from the descending aorta at the level of the T5-T6 vertebrae following an intrapulmonary course along the major bronchi. When bronchial arteries take off from a vessel other than the descending aorta, the anatomy is defined as an anomalous origin of the bronchial artery. CASE PRESENTATION A 3-day-old boy from(More)