Franco Triumbari

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AIMS Calcific aortic stenosis is a progressive disease characterized by massive fibrosis andmineralization of the valve leaflets. The aim of this study was to determine whether the onset of native calcific aortic stenosis is associated primarily with matrix remodelling events, and particularly with elastin degradation. METHODS AND RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND the theoretical advantages of mini-invasive cardiac surgery are shorter hospitalisation, better surgical results and costs reduction. In November 1997 we started a non-coronary mini-invasive surgery program using a partial upper median sternotomy. This study has been conceived to retrospectively compare two groups of patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Mitral valve surgery requires optimal exposure of the valvular apparatus, particularly when a conservative procedure is used. Retrospectively, we compared surgical results in patients who underwent mitral valve surgery using the vertical transseptal approach (which has been adopted routinely in our institute) with those in(More)
Isolated coronary ostial stenosis is an unusual condition, most often atherosclerotic in origin. Only few cases have been reported as idiopathic. The clinical profile of the latter patients suggests that this group may represent a distinct clinical entity, with peculiar diagnostic and therapeutic features. We present our experience concerning six patients(More)
We report a case of a 48-year-old man in whom type B aortic dissection in the right aortic arch and right descending aorta was diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and computed tomographic scan. Angiography was necessary to define the anatomy of the branching vessels. The patient was successfully treated by interposition of a Vascutek 24-mm Dacron(More)
A 70-year-old woman underwent an aortocoronary bypass. Three hours later, she experienced severe pulmonary embolism, diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and followed by cardiac arrest. Resuscitation maneuvers were unsuccessful. Autopsy confirmed the diagnosis. When pulmonary embolism occurs after cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery, it(More)
We report four cases of one leaflet immobilization which occurred early after mitral valve replacement with a Carbomedics bileaflet valve. The first case was diagnosed incidentally six days after surgery and did not require reoperation because of the spontaneous normalization of the valve movements the day before the scheduled reoperation. Since then, we(More)
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