Frédéric Vanden Eynden

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BACKGROUND Surgically addressing moderate mitral regurgitation (MR) at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis remains uncertain. The purpose of this study was to examine the change in moderate (2+) or moderate-severe (3+) MR after isolated AVR for aortic stenosis to determine preoperative factors predictive of improvement in MR. (More)
BACKGROUND The BioEnterics intragastric balloon device (BIB) is being used as an adjunct for treatment of obesity. This procedure may have complications, mainly related to the migration of the balloon in the bowel, with abdominal cramping before anal extrusion. METHODS We report a case of migration of a deflated BIB in the small bowel with obstruction.(More)
OBJECTIVE To overcome drawbacks of thoracotomy and percutaneous techniques, we have performed video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) since 1991 to treat patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). This retrospective study aims to analyse morbidity and outcome in order to add data in the evaluation of minimally invasive operations. METHODS From September 1991 to(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to define the role of surgery in the treatment of primary pulmonary lymphoma (PPL). METHODS We reviewed all patients presenting with a pathologic diagnosis of PPL in our institution during the past 20 years. We analyzed the outcome and determined the impact of complete versus incomplete surgical resection on(More)
BACKGROUND Mitral regurgitation is frequently observed in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis and often improves postoperatively, mainly due to left ventricular remodelling and changes in loading conditions. Aortic prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) is associated with poor outcome and lesser left ventricular remodelling.(More)
OBJECTIVE To review our 12-year experience in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for patent ductus arteriosus. METHODS VATS was performed in 743 patients. Three groups were compared: 24 low-birth-weight infants (LBWIs), 676 children between 2.5-25 kg and 43 boys > 25 kg. A diameter of > 8 mm was the main contraindication. For 85 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic patients generally present a more diffuse and calcified coronary artery disease than nondiabetic patients that can affect long-term outcome especially if an off-pump coronary artery bybass graft (OPCABG) technique is used. The aim of this study was to compare long-term results of OPCABG surgery for diabetic and nondiabetic patients. (More)
BACKGROUND The definition and incidence of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) in the mitral position are unclear. OBJECTIVES To determine the impact of PPM on late survival and functional status after mitral valve replacement with a mechanical valve. METHODS Between 1992 and 2005, 714 patients (mean [± SD] age 60±10 years) underwent valve replacement(More)
AIM Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) is associated with long-term morbidity and mortality. CKMB cut-off level and importance of Q-wave MI have not been specifically studied after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery. The aim of this paper was to study the impact of PMI (CKMB >/= 20 times the upper normal limit [UNL] 100 mg/L) and CKMB(More)