Arudo Hiraoka

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A spontaneous intercostal arterial rupture in patients without associated illness or trauma is extremely rare. We present a 58-year-old man with an idiopathic and spontaneous arterial rupture restrained by conservative management. He was admitted to our institute with an intermittent back pain lasting for 3 days. His past history included no notable(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional reoperative mitral valve surgery by median sternotomy has several difficulties. We performed mitral valve replacement (MVR) under ventricular fibrillation (VF) through right mini-thoracotomy with three-dimensional videoscope for avoiding the problems. METHODS Between 2006 and 2011, we performed 257 cases of MVR, in which 125 cases(More)
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