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Midwall fibrosis is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with aortic stenosis.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to assess the prognostic significance of midwall and infarct patterns of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in aortic stenosis. BACKGROUND Myocardial fibrosisExpand
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An evaluation of the Ross operation in adults.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve (the Ross operation) is the operation of choice in infants and children. Although this procedure can offerExpand
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Lack of protective role of HDL-C in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting.
AIMS Primary prevention studies have confirmed that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are strongly associated with reduced cardiovascular events. However, recent evidence suggestsExpand
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Late outcomes following freestyle versus homograft aortic root replacement: results from a prospective randomized trial.
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to compare long-term results after homograft versus Freestyle (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota) aortic root replacement. BACKGROUND The idealExpand
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Surgical management of aortic root disease in Marfan syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Context Surgical treatment of aortic root aneurysm in Marfan syndrome (MFS) patients. Objective To compare results of total root replacement versus valve-sparing aortic root replacement in MFSExpand
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Prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in patients with dilated tricuspid annulus undergoing mitral valve surgery.
OBJECTIVE Progression of functional tricuspid regurgitation is not uncommon after mitral valve surgery and is associated with poor outcomes. We tested the hypothesis that concomitant tricuspid valveExpand
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Preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors protect myocardium from ischemia during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Objectives Coronary artery bypass graft surgery may result in perioperative myocardial injury during cardioplegic arrest. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors protect the myocardium fromExpand
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Coronary artery bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents in multivessel coronary disease. A meta-analysis on 24,268 patients.
OBJECTIVE Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been shown to provide better results than percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in multivessel coronary disease. Drug-eluting stents (DES) haveExpand
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Current results of open total arch replacement versus hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm: a meta-analysis of comparative studies.
For aortic arch aneurysm, conventional open total aortic arch replacement (OTAAR) has long been considered the standard therapy. Despite improvement of surgical technology and strategy, however,Expand
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Emergency operation for acute type A aortic dissection: neurologic complications and early mortality.
BACKGROUND Acute type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency still associated with high postoperative complications. The aim of this study was to investigate factors for hospital mortality andExpand
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