Guido Lanzillo

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To date only five patients have undergone surgery for severe incompetence due to quadricuspid aortic valve (5-9). This report describes a new case of congenital quadricuspid aortic valve with severe regurgitation and associated displacement of the right coronary orifice, in which the abnormal valve was excised and replaced by a Björk-Shiley tilting disc(More)
AIM The aim of this investigation is to reduce blood transfusion in cardiac surgery patients with preoperative conditions predictive for transfusion requirements. We compared the amount of blood transfused in two groups of patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with two different circuit systems. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing cardiac surgery(More)
The presentation of simultaneous severe coarctation of the descending aorta and severe aortic valve disease is uncommon. We describe the management of simultaneous association of aortic coarctation, aortic valve disease, and ischemic cardiomyopathy and describe a one-stage surgical approach for the correction of all pathologies. After performing the aortic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The need to intermittently discontinue the administration of cardioplegia in order to complete the surgical procedure is a major drawback of antegrade warm blood cardioplegia. An ischemic time of 15 minutes is generally considered safe based on empirical observation. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of(More)
From March 2004 through October 2007, we prospectively evaluated the benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy as an adjunct to conventional procedures in patients who were undergoing surgery for heart failure.Twenty severely symptomatic patients (14 men and 6 women, with a mean age of 70 +/- 8 years) who displayed advanced cardiomyopathy, QRS duration(More)
Integral arterial myocardial revascularization seems to become the standard method in coronary surgery, but the international experience is still limited. We are communicating our results in arterial off pump coronary artery grafting (OFF CABG) in a centre specialized in "on pump" total arterial revascularisation. Between January 2004 and June 2006 we(More)
Sinus venosus atrial septal defect (SV-ASD) usually coexists with partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection (PAPVC). It is a difficult diagnosis in transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) due to eccentric position of defects. We present a rare case of atypical anatomical variation in PAPVC, which was never described before. Two right pulmonary veins drained(More)
Right cardiac thrombosis is an infrequent complication after pacemaker implant. We report a patient who received a biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator, with a large mobile thrombus, adherent to the left ventricular lead. This catheter was partially dislocated, with a large, mobile loop through the right atrium and right ventricle; so the(More)
The most common grafting technique performed with the IMA's is to anastomose the LIMA to the Left Anterior Descending (LAD) coronary system. With the expanded use of this conduit, the Right IMA (RIMA) can be used to graft the LAD system and the LIMA can be routed to the Circumflex (Cx) coronary system. This is the most common graft design in case of(More)