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In June of 1995, a 48-year-old woman was admitted to an outlying hospital with a history of stomach pain several weeks in duration. A few years before, she had undergone orthopedic surgery because of bilateral coxarthrosis. Total endoprosthesis had been implanted at both hips. Chest radiography showed a metal foreign body (apparently a Kirschner wire) in(More)
The aim of this randomised, prospective study was to evaluate hospital mortality and morbidity after myocardial revascularisation, comparing on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) myocardial revascularisation versus off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) myocardial revascularisation in population with multivessels coronary artery disease. Sixty(More)
Acute renal failure (ARF) is not rare in hospitalized children, especially in newborns and infants. Sudden disorganization of a glomerular and tubular function is the most often transitory and require a quick make of diagnosis and early therapy in order to obtain a adequate kidney function recovery and to reduce mortality. In this article 51 children with(More)
Here, we report on a case of coronary artery fistula that developed following the repair of a double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) with infundibular pulmonary stenosis in a patient who has a single coronary artery. The major concern in this case was that of reduction of coronary blood flow from the patient's only coronary artery to the myocardium distal to(More)
From 1990 to 1994 at Clinical Hospital Center, Zagreb, 1904 median sternotomies were performed for cardiac operations. Patients shared the same intensive care unit (ICU) with the wounded persons, admitted to the hospital from battlefield. Infection developed in 124 patients, an incidence of 6.51%. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was(More)
In the entire cardiac pathology, aneurysm of Valsalva's sinus is a rare but serious condition. The cause of the abnormal enlargement of the sinus lies in the weakness of the junction between heart and aorta, either congenital or acquired (trauma, infection, degeneration). Ruptured aneurysm of Valsalva's sinus has potentially adverse consequences.(More)
The goal of our study was to show an increase in the number of interventional heart catheterisations in the last 14 years in the Referral Centre for Pediatric Cardiology of the Republic of Croatia. From January 1996 to December 2009 2379 children (51% male and 49% female) underwent invasive diagnostic procedures (mean age 4.1+3.8 years, range 1 day-20.5(More)
Patients having cardiac pacemaker implanted may be subjected to various general surgery procedures. Application of electrosurgery for the purpose of resection and coagulation, provides a high frequency electric field which produces electric voltage on the electrodes of the pacing system. This voltage may be detected within the pacing system, and various(More)
BACKGROUND Paediatric cardiac services are poorly developed or totally absent in underdeveloped countries. Institutions, foundations and interested individuals in those nations in which sophisticated paediatric cardiac surgery is practised have the ability to alleviate this problem by sponsoring paediatric cardio-surgical missions to provide care, and train(More)