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Patient Characteristics and Cell Source Determine the Number of Isolated Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells
Background— The identification and isolation of human cardiac progenitor cells (hCPCs) offer new approaches for myocardial regeneration and repair. Still, the optimal source of human cardiacExpand
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Minimally Invasive versus Conventional Open Mitral Valve Surgery a Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review
Objective This meta-analysis sought to determine whether minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (mini-MVS) improves clinical outcomes and resource utilization compared with conventional open mitralExpand
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Deformation dynamics and mechanical properties of the aortic annulus by 4-dimensional computed tomography: insights into the functional anatomy of the aortic valve complex and implications for
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess deformation dynamics and in vivo mechanical properties of the aortic annulus throughout the cardiac cycle. BACKGROUND Understanding dynamicExpand
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The role of ECG-gated MDCT in the evaluation of aortic and mitral mechanical valves: initial experience.
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the role of ECG-gated MDCT in the functional evaluation of mechanical prosthetic aortic and mitral valves. MATERIALS AND METHODS TwentyExpand
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Readmission to the intensive care unit after "fast-track" cardiac surgery: risk factors and outcomes.
BACKGROUND The introduction of "fast-track" management into cardiac surgery has significantly shortened the intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay. Readmission to the ICU, traditionally used as aExpand
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Left atrial contractile function following a successful modified Maze procedure at surgery and the risk for subsequent thromboembolic stroke.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate whether certain post-Maze left atrial (LA) contractile profiles may pose a risk for ischemic stroke. BACKGROUND The mechanical contraction of theExpand
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Late hemodynamic and clinical outcomes of aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards Perimount pericardial bioprosthesis.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term clinical and hemodynamic outcomes after aortic valve replacement with the Carpentier-Edwards Perimount bioprosthesis (EdwardsExpand
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Aortic root numeric model: annulus diameter prediction of effective height and coaptation in post-aortic valve repair.
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of the aortic annulus (AA) diameter in order to examine the performance metrics, such as maximum principal stress, strain energyExpand
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Inverse Relationship Between Membranous Septal Length and the Risk of Atrioventricular Block in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to examine whether imaging of the atrioventricular (AV) membranous septum (MS) by computed tomography (CT) can be used to identify patient-specific anatomic risk ofExpand
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Fully coupled fluid–structure interaction model of congenital bicuspid aortic valves: effect of asymmetry on hemodynamics
A bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital cardiac disorder where the valve consists of only two cusps instead of three, as in a normal tricuspid valve (TAV). Although 97 % of BAVs includeExpand
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