Fahad Mohammed Al-Shammari

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Atrial myxomas are rare tumors that require surgical excision. However, in the presence of a severely calcified ascending aorta, such excision becomes rather challenging and difficult. Here we report a case of a left atrial myxoma in a 64-year-old woman with an extensively calcified aorta that was successfully excised using cardiopulmonary bypass(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to determine the rate of blood product transfusion, associated perioperative factors and cost of such blood product transfusion in primary coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The medical records of 159 consecutive primary CABG patients (142 male, 17 female) from January 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003(More)
INTRODUCTION Prosthetic valve thrombosis is a rare but life-threatening condition that requires careful evaluation and prompt treatment. While surgical intervention remains the gold standard, thrombolytic therapy is now emerging as a potential substitute. Various thrombolytic treatments including streptokinase, urokinase and recombinant tissue plasminogen(More)
Coronary artery bypass surgery for coronary artery thrombosis in patients with polycythaemia rubra vera has been rarely described. The main issue with such patients is their risk of both bleeding and thrombosis and as such the ideal postoperative management of such cases is unknown. Hereby, we describe a case of a 62-year-old man with polycythaemia rubra(More)
This study was conducted to evaluate the operative time, blood loss, hemoglobin drop, blood transfusion, and length of hospital stay in orthognathic surgery. A 10-year retrospective analysis was performed on patients who underwent bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (with or without genioplasty), Le Fort I osteotomy (with or without genioplasty), or any(More)
Lower limb compartment syndrome following coronary artery bypass surgery is a rare complication that is easily overlooked. Here we report a case of lower limb compartment syndrome that was diagnosed and treated promptly in a 53-year-old man, thereby preventing a potentially lethal outcome.
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