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BACKGROUND The radial artery was first used as a coronary graft by Carpentier and associates in 1973 but, due to the disappointing results, it was abandoned. In 1992 its revival coincided with the widespread use of calcium-channel blockers in cardiovascular surgery, in the belief they could prevent spasm. METHODS From January 1993 to October 1995 we(More)
AIMS To explore the relation between safety climate (workers' perceptions regarding management's attitudes towards occupational safety and health) and workers' behaviour at work. METHODS Cross sectional survey of workers at the pottery industry in Castellon, Spain. Sampling was stratified by plant size and workers' gender, according to data on the working(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the midterm angiographic results of the use of radial artery grafts for myocardial revascularization. METHODS The first 68 consecutive surviving patients who received a radial artery graft proximally anastomosed to the aorta at our institution were studied again at 5 years (mean 59 +/- 6.5 months) of follow-up; 48 of these patients(More)
A wide ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm occurring 10 years after uncomplicated aortic valve replacement was successfully repaired using a superior ministernotomy and femoral-femoral cannulation. In this setting, a limited sternal incision minimized the risk of pseudoaneurysm rupture during dissection and allowed safe isolation of the target cardiac structures.
C-reactive protein was measured in 86 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Patients were followed up for 3.2 years (range 1 to 6). Patients with C-reactive protein > or = 3 mg/L had significantly increased risk of recurrent ischemia at 1 to 6 years after intervention.
BACKGROUND The radial artery (RA) is being employed as coronary artery bypass graft with good results, but when it is proximally anastomosed to the ascending aorta, undergoes substantial hemodynamic changes which could lead to significant graft intimal hyperplasia. The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of RA graft morphology over time. (More)
Herewith we report a case of redo coronary-surgery which was approached through a left thoracotomy and in hypothermic arrest so as to avoid either a demanding dissection with its potential consequences over the functioning grafts and aortic cross-clamping thus making unnecessary any cardioplegia delivery. We describe the surgical procedure and analyze its(More)