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We read the article " Screening for significant atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis with a regression model in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography/intervention " by Pu et al. (2012), published in Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B (Biomedicine & Biotechnology), with great interest. Of particular interest to us was the part(More)
BACKGROUND Prognostic value of concomitant aprtic regurgitation (AR) in patients operated for severe aortic stenosis (AS) is not clarified. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine the impact of presence and severity of concomitant AR in patients operated for severe AS on long-term functional capacity, left ventricular (LV) function and mortality.(More)
BACKGROUND There is ongoing debate regarding the efficacy of the radial artery (RA) as an aortocoronary conduit, with few solid data regarding long-term clinical results. We sought to determine if the use of the RA as the second arterial conduit, beside left internal thoracic artery (LITA), would improve long-term clinical outcome after CABG as compared to(More)
We read with great interest the article by Chalmers et al. [1] regarding external validation of the EuroSCORE II performances. Since the EuroSCORE (European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation) was introduced in daily cardiac surgical practice [2], it has been used as a measure of operative risk of adult cardiac surgery patients in more than 1300(More)
REFERENCES [1] D'Andrilli A, Rendina EA. A prospective randomized trial to assess the effectiveness of Coseal to seal air leaks in lung surgery. et al. A prospective randomized study to assess the efficacy of a surgical sealant to treat air leaks in lung surgery. et al. A prospective randomized controlled study to assess the effectiveness of CoSeal ® to(More)
BACKGROUND Despite worse outcomes in diabetics after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, studies have not examined graft patency in this high-risk group. This study examined the impact of diabetes on graft patency, 1-year postcoronary artery bypass grafting, using data from a multicenter randomized trial. METHODS AND RESULTS The Radial Artery Patency(More)
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