Edward Rocco

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BACKGROUND Right heart failure is the predominant cause of death following heart transplantation, occurring with disturbingly high frequency in patients with severe antecedent pulmonary hypertension. We have recently reported a novel technique of heart transplantation that spares the recipient right ventricle, excising only the recipient left ventricle. The(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiopulmonary bypass subjects patients' blood to hemodilution and nonphysiologic conditions, resulting in a systemic inflammatory response. Modified ultrafiltration (MUF) counteracts hemodilution and has also been postulated to improve outcomes by proinflammatory cytokine removal. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the(More)
Lyme disease, caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, has ophthalmic manifestations. The authors describe two cases of Lyme keratitis characterized by multiple focal, nebular opacities at varying levels of the stroma which may progress to edema, neovascularization, and scarring. Close observation, in addition to systemic antibiotic therapy, may be(More)