Choo Khong Ng

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BACKGROUND Severe mitral regurgitation associated with complex mitral valve disease often precludes successful surgical repair. The feasibility and the results of valvuloplasty with glutaraldehyde-treated autologous pericardium remain largely unknown. METHODS The cases of 63 patients who underwent operation within an 11-year period were studied. A(More)
AIM Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in up to 50% of cardiac surgery patients and represents the most common postoperative arrhythmic complication. A reduction of the length of hospital stay is a desirable goal in preventive strategies of postoperative AF. The aim of the present investigation was to determine whether prolonged postoperative(More)
The beneficial effects of physiologic dual-chamber (DDD) pacing in the treatment of end-stage idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy were evaluated in 16 patients in whom conventional drug therapy had failed. Candidates for cardiac transplantation as well as patients not accepted for transplantation participated. During DDD pacing at an atrioventricular delay of(More)
Paroxysmal tachycardia with widened QRS complexes was recorded in an eleven-year old boy who had suffered from brain damage, which had resulted from an episode of ventricular fibrillation. Atrial stimulation produced an increased AV conduction, sudden disappearance of the His bundle deflection and a complete left bundle branch block pattern. Tachycardias of(More)
Rupture of the left-ventricular free wall may not always result in immediate irreversible hemodynamic collapse. We report a series of five patients (4 male, 1 female; age 59-79 years) successfully operated for postinfarction free-wall rupture with good long-term results. Two patients presented with syncopy and acute tamponade three days after an acute(More)
The development of left main coronary artery stenosis is a rare complication arising after aortic valve replacement. We report the different clinical course of two cases. One patient developed typical exertional angina 3 months after uneventful aortica valve replacement. Coronary stenosis had been excluded on preoperative coronary angiography. One day(More)
Syncope associated with atypical ventricular tachycardia of the "torsades de pointes" type was observed in a 16 year-old girl with hereditary QT prolongation. The arrhythmia occurred only during maximal prolongation of the QTc to 0.77 sec, which had possibly been aggravated by exercise and hypokalaemia. Electrophysiological studies were performed when the(More)
BACKGROUND Valvuloplasty has significant advantages over valve replacement for mitral regurgitation, but the presence of severe calcification of the mitral valve apparatus has been thought to preclude successful valve reconstruction in general. The purpose of this report is to assess the results of valvuloplasty in patients with severe mitral regurgitation(More)
The incidence of supraventricular arrhythmias is high following open-heart surgery, occurring in 25% to about 50% of patients. The most common of these arrhythmias is atrial fibrillation (AF). Postoperative AF has been associated with increased incidence of other complications and increased hospital length of stay. Atrial arrhythmias are most frequent in(More)