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Radial artery and saphenous vein patency more than 5 years after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from RAPS (Radial Artery Patency Study).
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to present radial and saphenous vein graft (SVG) occlusion results more than 5 years following coronary artery bypass surgery. BACKGROUND In the RAPSExpand
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Clinical Impact of Changes in Left Ventricular Function After Aortic Valve Replacement: Analysis From 3112 Patients
Background— Our objectives were to identify correlates of mortality and congestive heart failure after aortic valve replacement (AVR) according to preoperative left ventricular (LV) function and toExpand
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The long-term impact of diabetes on graft patency after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a substudy of the multicenter Radial Artery Patency Study.
OBJECTIVES The study objective was to determine the impact of diabetes on radial artery and saphenous vein graft occlusion and clinical outcomes more than 5 years after coronary artery bypass surgeryExpand
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Spontaneous dissection and rupture of common iliac artery in a patient with fibromuscular dysplasia: a case report and review of the literature on iliac artery dissections secondary to fibromuscular
Spontaneous dissection and rupture of the iliac artery is an unusual finding in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). We report the case of a patient with FMD who required emergent surgeryExpand
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Cut‐Off Values for Transit Time Flowmetry: Are the Revision Criteria Appropriate?
Graft Imaging to Improve Patency (GRIIP), a single‐center, randomized blinded clinical trial, reported that intraoperative graft assessment with graft revision according to a priori criteria ofExpand
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Right ventricular stiffness constant as a predictor of postoperative hemodynamics in patients with hypoplastic right ventricle: a theoretical analysis
One and a half ventricle repair (1.5VR) is a surgical option for hypoplastic right ventricle (RV). The benefits of this procedure compared to biventricular repair (2VR) or Fontan operation remainExpand
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Twenty-year durability of the aortic Hancock II bioprosthesis in young patients: is it durable enough?.
OBJECTIVES There is a current trend towards the use of bioprosthetic aortic valves in the aortic position in young patients, but there is limited information on durability beyond the first decade.Expand
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Correlates of Saphenous Vein Graft Hyperplasia and Occlusion 1 Year After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Analysis From the CASCADE Randomized Trial
Background— Intimal hyperplasia of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) can lead to subsequent graft atherosclerosis and occlusion after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This study examined whetherExpand
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Can Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting be Initiated and Practiced Safely?
Objective We examined the effects of learning curve on clinical outcomes and operative time in minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting (MICS CABG). Methods We studied 210 consecutive MICSExpand
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Norwood procedure with non-valved right ventricle to pulmonary artery shunt improves ventricular energetics despite the presence of diastolic regurgitation: a theoretical analysis
When the Norwood procedure is conducted for the hypoplastic left heart syndrome using a non-valved right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) shunt, diastolic regurgitation from PA to RV may haveExpand
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