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Prosthetic material was used in the repair of coarctation of the aorta in 72 patients followed for 8 months to 24 years after operation. False aneurysms occurred late postoperatively in 1 of 17 instances when a tube graft was used to replace the resected aorta and in 1 of 2 patients when the graft bypassed the obstructed area. A Dacron onlay patch graft(More)
We explored techniques that would allow the surgeon to localize coronary artery lesions demonstrated angiographically or to supplement angiographic information in patients who are undergoing coronary artery bypass procedures by intraoperative scanning of the coronary arteries using ultrasound. A 9-MHz electronically focused water-path ultrasound scanner was(More)
The late outcome in 160 patients aged 1 to 54 years who had surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta was examined 10 to 28 years postoperatively. Twenty years postoperatively the probability of survival of patients discharged from the hospital aged 1 to 19 years at operation was a little less than that of the general population (95% versus 97%). The(More)