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BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcome results of reoperations in Marfan syndrome patients. METHODS Between 1985 and December 2004, 49 patients with Marfan syndrome were operated for aortic aneurysms. Of these 49 patients, 9 (18,4%) required > or =1 reoperations after a mean duration of 32.2 +/- 26.6 months.(More)
BACKGROUND We have retrospectively analyzed the results of the operations made for aortic infective endocarditis with mitral involvement in a single center in 19 years. METHODS From May 1992 to January 2011, we have operated on 72 patients with infective endocarditis of the aortic valve with mitral valve involvement. Fifty-two patients (72.2%) were male(More)
BACKGROUND The triple airway maneuver insertion technique allowed faster insertion of the LMA. This study compared three different insertion techniques of the laryngeal mask airway-Unique™. METHODS One hundred and eighty ASA I-II patients aged 18-65 years were included into the study. Patients were randomly allocated to the standard, rotational and triple(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic dissection is associated with high mortality. Despite its rarity, it is often fatal. AIM We have retrospectively analysed acute aortic dissections occurring intraoperatively (IAAD). METHODS Patients' preoperative risk factors, and operative and postoperative courses were analysed from the hospital records retrospectively. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE We have retrospectively analyzed the results of the operations made for aortic valve endocarditis in a single center in 26 years. METHODS From June 1985 to January 2011, 174 patients were operated for aortic valve endocarditis. One hundred and thirty-eight (79.3%) patients were male and the mean age was 39.3±14.4 (9-77) years. Twenty-seven(More)
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