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Coronary artery bypass grafting ameliorates the decreased plasma adiponectin level in atherosclerotic patients.
Adiponectin functions as an anti-inflammatory and anti-atherogenic factor, and the decreased plasma adiponectin is a risk factor for coronary disease. The aim of this study was to determine theExpand
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Mid-segment harvesting of right internal thoracic artery decreases sternal ischemia.
OBJECTIVE We aimed to preserve sternal vascularity better by harvesting only midsegment of the right internal thoracic artery (RITA) than using conventional bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA)Expand
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Sodium nitroprusside infusion prevents hypothyroidism in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective randomized clinical trial
Objective: The level of thyroid hormones is an important factor in determining the outcome of coronary artery bypass patients. Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is a natural donor of nitric oxide which hasExpand
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Ten-Year Clinical Experience on Chylothorax after Cardiovascular Surgery.
BACKGROUND Chylothorax or pseudo-chylothorax is a serious complication after adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. This study presents our 10-year clinical experience of chylothorax after cardiacExpand
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Clinical Outcomes of Synchronous Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Coronary Artery Revascularization.
BACKGROUND There are limited data about the results of simultaneous coronary revascularization, either with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI),Expand
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Trileaflet reconstruction of pulmonary valve for acute pulmonary valve insufficiency.
Iatrogenic pulmonary valve insufficiency is a life-threatening complication and its treatment options pose another challenge. Easily accessible mechanical valves have high complication rates.Expand
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Preliminary balloon dilation of both saphenous fascia and the saphenous vein increases the below-knee fistula patency, but not maturation
Objective: There is no reliable secondary site for fistula creation in patients with preclusions for further use of upper extremity vessels as viable hemodialysis access. Below-knee vessels resembleExpand
Ultrastructural Investigations of Arterial Bypass Conduits after the Use of Different Harvesting Techniques Using an Electron Microscope.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to perform morphometric analysis of arterial conduits harvested by harmonic scalpel in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients. METHODS From 100 CABGExpand