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One case of mitral insufficiency due to traumatic rupture of the posterior chordae is described. The most consistent clinical and non-invasive cardiovascular findings were: previous non-penetrating thorax trauma; rapidly progressing congestive heart failure; loud apical systolic murmur; sinus rhythm; normal radiological evidence of the left atrium;(More)
Zinc and copper changes were studied in plasma, whole blood, urine and myocardium in 15 patients undergoing valve replacement in hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass with hemodilution. During the cardiopulmonary bypass, a fall in plasma copper and zinc concentration was related to hemodilution. The zinc concentration also decreased in whole blood, but(More)
We report the successful removal of a mycotic false aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta. The aneurysm developed after a sepsis secondary to Canadida albicans. General signs of infection were absent at the time of surgery, although the aortic wall was still infected. A Dacron graft was inserted after resection of the entire aortic wall, and irrigation(More)
Reopening of ventricular septal defect after surgical repair was investigated -- from six months to five years after operation -- on 75 patients who had undergone closure of ventricular septal defect and on 65 patients who had undergone complete correction of tetralogy of Fallot. The complication appeared in 3 patients (4%) of the first group and in 4 (6%)(More)