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Isolated aortic valve replacement in North America comprising 108,687 patients in 10 years: changes in risks, valve types, and outcomes in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database.
OBJECTIVE More than 200,000 aortic valve replacements are performed annually worldwide. We describe changes in the aortic valve replacement population during 10 years in a large registry and analyzeExpand
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Trends in mitral valve surgery in the United States: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to examine trends in mitral valve (MV) repair and replacement surgery using The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (STS ACSD). Expand
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Early post-transplant medical compliance and mental health predict physical morbidity and mortality one to three years after heart transplantation.
BACKGROUND Poor medical compliance has been held responsible for a large proportion of deaths occurring subsequent to initial postoperative recovery. However, beyond clinical reports, there has beenExpand
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Effect of aneurysm on the tensile strength and biomechanical behavior of the ascending thoracic aorta.
BACKGROUND Rupture of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm (ATAA), which is associated with significant mortality, occurs when the mechanical forces acting on the aneurysm exceed the strength of theExpand
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An internet-based intervention to improve psychosocial outcomes in heart transplant recipients and family caregivers: development and evaluation.
BACKGROUND Although quality of life (QOL) is generally improved by heart transplantation, medical noncompliance and mental health and QOL limitations often emerge and persist. Transplant teams'Expand
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J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for adult cardiac surgery. Less-invasive mitral valve operations: trends and outcomes from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine utilization and outcomes of less-invasive mitral valve (LIMV) operations in North America. METHODS Between 2004 and 2008, 28,143 patientsExpand
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Does transplantation produce quality of life benefits? A quantitative analysis of the literature.
BACKGROUND Despite numerous reports published since the early 1970s, it is frequently asserted that quality of life (QOL) outcomes of transplantation have seldom been investigated and/or that littleExpand
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Safety and Feasibility of Autologous Myoblast Transplantation in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Four-Year Follow-Up
Background—Successful autologous skeletal myoblast transplantation into infarcted myocardium in a variety of animal models has demonstrated improvement in cardiac function. We evaluated the safetyExpand
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Regional low-flow perfusion provides cerebral circulatory support during neonatal aortic arch reconstruction.
OBJECTIVE Because of concerns regarding the effects of deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest on the neonatal brain, we have developed a technique of regional low-flow perfusion that providesExpand
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Blunt aortic injury.
Blunt aortic injury occurs after sudden deceleration, and it is second only to head injury as the leading cause of death after automobile crashes. Helical computed tomography of the thorax is moreExpand
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