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BACKGROUND The left ventricular end-systolic volume index (LVESVI) helps to predict postoperative left ventricular function in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS We retrospectively assessed the ability of preoperative variables to predict death and the development of postoperative congestive heart failure in 41 patients with a preoperative(More)
From January, 1990 through July 1994, 615 adult patients were undergone cardiovascular operation under the cardiopulmonary bypass. Sixteen patients were suffered perioperative cerebral infarction. The etiology of the cerebral infarction was evaluated on the pre and postoperative brain CT findings by the neurologists. In the 283 coronary artery bypass(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the usefulness of the preoperative left ventricular end-systolic volume index (LVESVI) as a predictor of postoperative ventricular function. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 310 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting and identified 20 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy with a preoperative(More)
Between January 1990 and March 1998, surgical treatment was performed in 75 patients with acute aortic dissection at Omiya Medical Center. Seventy-three patients (97%) of them were classified type A aortic dissection. Thirteen of them died due to hemorrhage (5 cases), cardiac failure (3 cases), visceral ischemia (3 cases) and others (2 cases) after the(More)
A 76-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of postinfarction ventricular septal perforation (VSP). VSP occurred twelve days after acute myocardial infarction and resulted in interventricular shunt with Qp/Qs of 4.8. Because she suffered from pulmonary edema and oligouria, she underwent emergent surgical treatment after application of the(More)
Open proximal anastomosis under hypothermic circulatory arrest was applied to eleven consecutive patients with descending aortic diseases. These patients included five aortic dissections and six thoracic aortic aneurysms. Fourth and 7th intercostal spaces were opened by left posterolateral thoracotomy. Cardiopulmonary bypass was established by right atrial(More)
The case of a 72-year-old female who identified a lymph node enlargement in the left axilla is reported in the present study. A lymph node biopsy revealed a metastatic adenocarcinoma of the axillary lymph node. Following various assessments, the patient was diagnosed with occult breast cancer and lymph node metastases, for which treatment was initiated.(More)
While coronary artery bypass grafting operations (CABG), we started to use the echogram to evaluate the ascending aorta intraoperatively from December 1993. During a period from January, 1990, to June, 1995, 379 patients were treated with CABG. Intraoperative echogram was used in 127 cases (group I) and 252 cases unused (group II). The sites of the aorta(More)
The patient was a seventy seven years old male whose chief complaint was jaundice. Chest and abdomen roentgenogram showed situs inversus viscerum totalis. Echographically, pancreas head tumor was showed. Stenosis of inferior bile duct and dilatation of main pancreatic duct were showed by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and endoscopic retrograde(More)
We present an emergent surgical case of massive pulmonary embolism. A 57-year-old male patient was refereed to our medical center for progressive dyspnea. He was intubated because of severe hypoxia. Pulmonary arteriography revealed massive pulmonary embolism. In the catheter laboratory he fell in shock and the heart was arrested, antithrombotic percutaneous(More)