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BACKGROUND To simplify extensive primary repair of the thoracic aorta in acute type A aortic dissection, we developed the open triple-branched stent graft placement technique. The early results of this new technique are reported. METHODS AND RESULTS Between June 2008 and November 2009, 30 patients with acute Stanford type A aortic dissection underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aims to evaluate the safety and feasibility of intra-operative device closure of atrial septal defect with transthoracic minimal invasion. METHODS From May 2006 to June 2009, 252 patients with secundum-type atrial septal defect closure were enrolled in our institution. The patients were divided into two groups, with 182 patients in(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of intraoperative device closure of the doubly committed subarterial ventricular septal defect (VSD). METHODS From January 2009 to January 2010, we enrolled 15 patients with doubly committed subarterial VSD who underwent intraoperative device closure in our institution. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of intraoperative device closure of atrial septal defects with inferior vena cava rim deficiency. METHODS From January 2005 to December 2008, we enrolled 65 patients who had a secundum atrial septal defect with inferior vena cava rim deficiency closure in our institution. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND In total arch replacement for patients with acute type A aortic dissection, anastomoses of the graft to the left subclavian artery and descending aorta are often difficult, and the arch vessel anastomosis is frequently performed at the site of dissection. To make this procedure easier and safer, we developed 2 modified techniques: open(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to prove the safety and feasibility of intraoperative device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) with transthoracic minimal invasion in the older patients. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2009, 47 patients aged 50 years or more and suffered from atrial septal defect were enrolled in our institution. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the safety and feasibility of intraoperative device closure of atrial septal defect in infants. METHODS From January 2005 to September 2009, we enrolled 32 infants with secundum-type atrial septal defect in our institution. Patients were divided into two groups: 17 patients in group I had intraoperative device closure and 15 in(More)
OBJECTIVES Conventional surgical closure has been considered the gold standard for the treatment of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PVSDs) in infants for many years, but it requires a cardiopulmonary bypass and midline sternotomy which can lead to both physical and psychological trauma in the future. An intraoperative device closure can be(More)
BACKGROUND Atrioventricular block (AVB) is a well-reported complication after closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (VSDs). To report the occurrence of AVB either during or following closure of perimembranous VSDs using a novel "hybrid" method involving a minimal inferior median incision and of intraoperative device closure of the(More)