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Extended aortic root replacement with aortic allografts.
Complex left ventricular outflow tract obstruction after operation for subaortic stenosis or with hypoplastic aortic anulus remains a challenge for pediatric cardiac surgeons. We have recentlyExpand
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Interlocking figure-of-8 closure of the sternum.
Sternal dehiscence and mediastinitis are two of the most severe complications of a median sternotomy. A technique of closure is described that appears to provide a more stable sternal approximationExpand
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Ventricular septal defect due to nonpenetrating chest trauma: use of the intra-aortic balloon pump.
Nonpenetrating traumatic ventricular septal defect is rare. A triad of blunt chest trauma, holosystolic precordial murmur, and ECG abnormalities should suggest the diagnosis. Surgical repair, whenExpand
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Peripheral vascular trauma from close-range shotgun injuries.
This report summarizes an eight-year experience (1976 to 1983) with 49 close-range shotgun blasts with associated major vascular injuries seen in a large urban hospital. Injuries to the upperExpand
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Severe thoracic and abdominal injuries associated with lap-harness seatbelts.
We report an unusual constellation of severe thoracic and abdominal injuries in a passenger restrained by a lap-harness seat belt during a high-speed automobile accident. This combination ofExpand
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Early thrombosis of a porcine bioprosthesis in the aortic valve position.
Abstract Thrombosis of a porcine bioprosthesis in the aortic valve position is uncommon and usually occurs more than 1 year after implantation. 1 Only 3 patients with thrombosis of a porcine aorticExpand
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Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery.
Adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery is an unusual condition of uncertain etiology in which a mucin-containing cyst forms in the wall of the popliteal artery and causes symptoms ofExpand
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Contraindications for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in treatment of unstable angina pectoris.
In recent years, the indications for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty have expanded to include multivessel disease, unstable angina pectoris, stenosis of coronary bypass grafts, andExpand
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Pneumonectomy for unremitting hemoptysis in unilateral absence of pulmonary artery.
Unilateral absence of pulmonary artery is a rare malformation that can present as an isolated lesion or may be associated with other congenital heart defects. Clinical presentation is subtle when theExpand
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Normothermic retrograde continuous cardioplegia for myocardial protection during cardiopulmonary bypass. A modified technique.
Normothermic retrograde continuous cardioplegia is a revolutionary development for myocardial preservation in cardiac surgery. Despite excellent reports regarding this technique, the surgicalExpand
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