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Assessment of changes in general health status using the short-form 36 questionnaire 1 year following coronary artery bypass grafting.
OBJECTIVE The problem addressed in the study was to gain a greater understanding of the health benefits of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The purpose of the study was to assess generalExpand
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Twelve-year comparison of a Bjork-Shiley mechanical heart valve with porcine bioprostheses.
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing heart-valve replacement may receive a mechanical prosthesis, necessitating lifelong anticoagulant treatment, or a porcine bioprosthesis, which involves no absolute needExpand
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Respiratory dysfunction after uncomplicated cardiopulmonary bypass.
Respiratory dysfunction is a well-recognized complication of cardiac operations. To quantify its current incidence and severity after uncomplicated cardiopulmonary bypass, serial measurements ofExpand
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Coronary artery disease patients' perception of their health and expectations of benefit following coronary artery bypass grafting.
This prospective descriptive study has analysed 214 patient interviews before and 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The preoperative interview explored issues related to the impactExpand
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Twenty year comparison of a Bjork-Shiley mechanical heart valve with porcine bioprostheses
Objective: To compare survival and outcome in patients receiving a mechanical or bioprosthetic heart valve prosthesis. Design: Randomised prospective trial. Setting: Tertiary cardiac centre.Expand
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Nurse led shared care for patients on the waiting list for coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomised controlled trial
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a nurse led shared care programme to improve coronary heart disease risk factor levels and general health status and to reduce anxiety and depression inExpand
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New polyurethane heart valve prosthesis: design, manufacture and evaluation.
In light of the thrombogenicity of mechanical valves and the limited durability of bioprosthetic valves, alternative designs and materials are being considered for prosthetic heart valves. A newExpand
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Polyurethane heart valves: fatigue failure, calcification, and polyurethane structure.
Six flexible-leaflet prosthetic heart valves, fabricated from a polyetherurethaneurea (PEUE), underwent long-term fatigue and calcification testing. Three valves exceeded 800 million cycles withoutExpand
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Calcification and fatigue failure in a polyurethane heart value.
The prosthetic heart valves were fabricated from a polyurethane containing a 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate hard segment, chain-extended with butanediol and with a polyether soft segment. The rateExpand
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Arrhythmia prophylaxis after coronary artery surgery. A randomised controlled trial of intravenous magnesium chloride.
One hundred and thirty patients undergoing elective myocardial revascularisation were randomised to receive an intravenous infusion containing either 50 mmol magnesium chloride or placebo during theExpand
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