Cynthia Utley

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One hundred fifty seven consecutive octogenarians (mean age +/- standard deviation, 82.4 +/- 1.9 years) underwent coronary artery bypass grafting with hypothermia (mean temperature, 21.8 degrees +/- 1.8 degrees C), hyperkalemic cardioplegia, and cardiopulmonary bypass in a 9-year period. Sixty-six percent were male. Preoperatively, 115 patients (73%) were(More)
Patients with severe sinus-node dysfunction that required pacemaker implantation after orthotopic heart transplantation were reviewed. During a 21-month period, 42 transplantations were performed in 41 patients. Five patients (12.2%) required a permanent pacemaker because of severe dysrhythmias. Three patients had moderate-to-severe cellular and/or humoral(More)
We present our experience with an alternative technique for orthotopic heart transplantation. It consists of total excision of the recipient's atria, with the donor's heart implantation performed using bicaval end-to-end anastomoses as well as pulmonary venous anastomoses. Forty consecutive patients receiving transplants in this fashion were compared with(More)
We present the cases of 3 patients who underwent simultaneous heart and kidney transplantation using allografts from the same donor. This combined approach offers a reasonable option for patients with coexisting end-stage heart and kidney disease. A review of all previously reported cases suggests that survival is similar to that of single-organ(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Older adults with balance deficits often fear falling and limit their mobility. Poor balance is multifactorial, influenced by medication interactions, musculoskeletal and sensory system changes, and poor neuromuscular response to changes in body positions. Aquatic physical therapy (APT) is an intervention used to improve balance and(More)
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