Gideon Merin

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical significance of low arterial oxygen tension-inspired oxygen concentration (PaO2-FIO2) ratio, as a measure of hypoxemia, in the early period after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB); and to evaluate the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors contributing to the development of hypoxemia within(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with 30-day mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) among diabetic patients, and to compare them with risk factors among nondiabetics. A subanalysis of a prospective national cohort study was performed which included patients who underwent CABG in 14 medical centers in Israel(More)
A coronary artery bypass operation was performed successfully on a 70-year-old patient who had undergone left pneumonectomy 40 years earlier. This case, together with a search of the literature and a mail survey among 118 cardiothoracic surgeons worldwide, yielded data on 27 such patients for review. Two patients died perioperatively. Three patients had(More)
Patients with pituitary adenoma that had coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass had pituitary apoplexy develop with neurologic deficits and even death. Four patients with pituitary adenoma underwent coronary artery bypass grafting operations (3 patients had coronary artery bypass grafting on bypass, 1 of them with known pituitary(More)
Three hundred forty-eight consecutive patients were evaluated during 1985 and 1986 for the development of complete atrioventricular (AV) block after coronary artery bypass grafting. Cold (4 degrees) asanguineous potassium cardioplegia with temperature monitoring was used uniformly. AV block developed in 56 instances (16%). In 32 patients (group 1) the block(More)
Three hundred sixteen consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass were studied for postoperative electrocardiographic conduction disturbances. Fifty-five of these 316 patients had postoperative bundle branch block (Group 1). This group had a higher incidence of left main coronary stenosis, together with previous inferior myocardial infarction,(More)