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INTRODUCTION About 30% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery are diabetic, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a reliable marker for long-term glucose control. The aim of our study was to examine whether tight glucose control before a cardiac operation results in a better outcome of the surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective… (More)
Left ventricular function was compared in 27 patients who had conventional mitral valve replacement--cMVR (group I) and 24 patients who had modified mitral valve replacement with preservation of chordae tendineae and papillary muscles--mMVR (group II) (Tab. 1). In group I 12 patients were operated on because of isolated mitral stenosis (group Ia) and 15… (More)
We report a case of left ventricular myxoma. The diagnosis was established by transthoracic 2D--echocardiography. The patient was successfully treated surgically.