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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)
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)
To determine the long-term influence of the severity of preoperative diabetes mellitus on the results of coronary bypass, a review was made of 212 diabetics operated on between 1968 and 1973, of whom 87 patients (41%) were receiving no drugs, 108 patients (50.9%) were receiving oral hypoglycemic agents, and 17 patients (8%) were receiving insulin. They were(More)
OBJECTIVE A nonresectional technique has been developed for repair of mitral leaflet prolapse causing mitral regurgitation. Polytetrafluoroethylene chordae are used for correction of edge misalignment of the prolapsed mitral leaflet. New chordal length is adjusted during progressive left ventricular inflation to systolic pressure. Annular sizing is(More)
We reviewed records of 378 patients who died after cardiac valve replacement and underwent autopsy at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, from 1962 through 1979. Patients were divided according to postoperative interval at death: within 30 days (early) or 30 days to ten years (late). Early deaths (279 patients) were due almost exclusively to cardiovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography and unique software permit mitral annular (MA) tracking throughout systole to assess MA remodeling and function. Whether MA structure and function are altered differently depending on the etiology of mitral regurgitation (MR) is currently not known. METHODS We evaluated dynamic MA(More)