Hidenori Inoue

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common complications following cardiac surgery. AF is associated with an increased risk of stroke, prolonged hospitalization and increased medical costs. Risk factors of post-operative AF are valvular surgery, advanced age, and pre-operative history of AF. Postoperative AF occurs most frequently at 2 days after(More)
We report a very rare case of acute aortic dissection of the ascending aorta, which ruptured to the left pleural cavity through the left-side congenital pericardial defect. A preoperative computed tomographic scan and a roentgenogram showed localized dissection of the ascending aorta and severely deteriorating left hemothorax, which required emergency(More)
STUDY DESIGN A radiographic and morphologic study was conducted to investigate low-grade spondylolisthesis in cases with preexisting isthmic spondylolysis of L5. OBJECTIVE To distinguish radiographically between vertebral slips before and after skeletal maturity as determined by deformities of the sacral endplate. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Very few(More)
We report a case in which replacement of a Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball prosthesis was required 28 years after initial implantation. A 57-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement with a 21-mm Smeloff-Cutter ball prosthesis and open mitral commissurotomy for aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and mitral stenosis in 1973. Severe aortic(More)
A surgical modification for safe early repair of posterior septal rupture is described. This technique is based on the method described by Daggett, but adds one internal patch, plus the application of fibrin glue between the internal and external patch for minimizing bleeding. This modification is a simple and reliable one for repairing posterior(More)