Gerald M. Lawrie

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The records of 13,827 patients admitted on one or more occasions to The Methodist Hospital in Houston on the service of the senior author for the treatment of arterial atherosclerotic occlusive disease from 1948 to 1983 were analyzed. The data derived from this analysis are believed to support the concept that atherosclerotic occlusive disease tends to(More)
A case is reported of a 65-year-old man operated on to relieve obstruction of the left common carotid and left subclavian arteries due to a dissecting aneurysm. At operation the obstruction was found to be due to detachment of the intima from the ascending aorta followed by intussusception into the distal aortic arch. Surgical correction consisted in(More)
BACKGROUND There are currently no data on the accuracy of intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) in detecting myocardial hibernation in man and its comparative accuracy to dobutamine echocardiography (DE) or thallium 201 (Tl(201)) scintigraphy. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty patients with coronary artery disease and ventricular dysfunction(More)
Specific MRI techniques have been used to determine the dimensional and compositional properties of atherosclerotic lesions in carotid endarterectomy tissues. A quantitative comparison of areas of specific features in typical tissue segments was performed using MR images and histologic images. The mean difference for the measurements by the two methods was(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of myocardial viability by 99mTc-sestamibi remains controversial. Accordingly, we investigated the use of sestamibi as a marker of myocardial viability, defined by histopathology, and for predicting improvement of myocardial function after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS AND RESULTS 99mTc-sestamibi perfusion(More)
Of 1,393 consecutive patients operated on for aneurysm of the abdominal aorta between 1964 and 1978, 61 consecutive patients had undergone emergency operation for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, for an incidence of 4.4% (61 of 1,393). There were 57 men and four women; their mean age was 77.5 years, with a range of 49 to 93 years. In 21 patients the(More)
BACKGROUND The most extensive form of myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve causing severe mitral regurgitation is "Barlow disease." Surgical repair of this condition has been considered difficult because of the extent and magnitude of annular, leaflet, and chordal abnormalities and has usually involved partial resection of one or both mitral(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the outcome of myectomy after unsuccessful alcohol ablation. BACKGROUND Alcohol septal ablation results in symptomatic improvement and a reduction in dynamic obstruction in most hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy patients. However, a few patients remain with severe symptoms and obstruction and need surgery. The(More)