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PURPOSE S100beta protein level correlates with the duration of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and aortic crossclamp times, but is different during pulsatile and nonpulsatile CPB. In this study, we investigated the time course of the release of S100beta protein during and after pulsatile and nonpulsatile CPB. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a prospective study.(More)
Forty patients with coronary artery disease were included in this study. Half of them received cold crystalloid and cold blood cardioplegia (group 1), and half received normothermic blood cardioplegia (group 2). In group 1, left ventricular stroke work index was 24 +/- 3 g.m/m2 1 hour after the operation, 29 +/- 8 g.m/m2 12 hours after the operation, and 33(More)
We report an emergency reoperation due to mechanical valve thrombosis following a Batista partial left ventriculectomy and mitral valve replacement with a St. Jude prosthesis. We re-replaced the valve with an identical St. Jude device and counseled the patient on the importance of routine anticoagulation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the 1st(More)
Anticoagulation is mandatory in all mechanical valve replacements and, when well-managed, permits both embolism and valve thrombosis to be kept at low levels. Here, we report the case of a male patient who has survived 30 years without anticoagulation following aortic valve replacement with the Björk-Shiley prosthesis.
We report a heart transplantation that was done 4 years after a dynamic cardiomyoplasty operation. The patient was a 42-year-old man. Radionucleide ventriculography with technetium 99 m revealed an ejection fraction of 18%. In July 1997 he had undergone a dynamic cardiomyoplasty operation. At the first postoperative month the left ventricular ejection(More)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the beneficial effects of aminophylline on protamine cardiotoxicity. Thirty-four patients were examined, 17 of whom received aminophylline 3 mg/kg before protamine administration, being the study group, while the other 17, being the control group, did not. All cardiac output and biochemical measurements were(More)
This report describes an unusual case of subaortic stenosis in which hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy was found in combination with both anomalous insertion of papillary muscle directly into the anterior mitral leaflet and "sawfish" systolic narrowing of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Definitive diagnosis was made on operation. We(More)
Total yapay kalp (TAH), son evre kalp yetmezliğindeki hastaların kalp nakline kadar hayatta kalmalarını sağlayan bir mekanik dolaşım destek sistemidir. Bu yazıda, Türkiye’de ilk kez TAH implante edildikten sonra evine giden ve kalp nakli bekleyen olgudan edindiğimiz deneyimimizi sunmayı amaçladık. On yıldır dilate kardiyomiyopati nedeni ile tedavi edilen 45(More)