Hilal A al Sabti

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Atherosclerotic disease of the arteries is a major cause of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. Some patients are however not candidate for the standard treatment of angioplasty or bypass surgery. Hence there is tremendous enthusiasm for the utilization of angiogenesis as a therapeutic modality for atherosclerotic arterial(More)
Most retrosternal goiters are situated in the anterior mediastinal compartment. Posterior mediastinal goiters are uncommon, comprising 10%-15% of all mediastinal goiters. Although most of the anterior mediastinal goiters can be removed by a transcervical approach, posterior mediastinal goiters may require additional extracervical incisions. We report the(More)
Protein S (PS) along with activated protein C plays an important role in the down-regulation of in vivo thrombin generation. Its deficiency can cause abnormal and inappropriate clot formation within the circulation necessitating chronic anticoagulation therapy. The risk of developing thrombotic complications is heightened in the perioperative period in(More)
INTRODUCTION Epicardial permanent pacemaker generators are implanted some times in the abdominal wall in pediatric age groups. CASE PRESENTATION Three permanent epicardial pacemakers that migrated in an unusual manner producing intraabdominal complications are reported. CONCLUSION The different clinical presentations of pacemaker migration in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Wound infection is one of the major complication post CABG that leads to prolonged length of stay and cost post surgery. Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the most commonly performed operations in the world. The long saphenous vein harvested by traditional techniques is still widely used and caries a risk of wound infection. OBJECTIVE(More)
Aortic arch aneurysm is a relatively rare entity in cardiac surgery. Repair of such aneurysms, either in isolation or combined with other cardiac procedures, remains a challenging task. The need to produce a relatively bloodless surgical field with circulatory arrest, while at the same time protecting the brain, is the hallmark of this challenge. However, a(More)
Sequential coronary artery grafting is a common procedure. Holding the graft in the correct alignment and orientation in a limited pericardial space and taking a suture at the correct place on the graft is difficult. Graft slippage from the assistant can be distracting to the surgeon, unnecessarily increasing the anastomosis time and also affecting graft(More)
Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture with concomitant great vessel injuries is a catastrophic and life-threatening injury group that requires immediate identification and management. It can be both diagnostically and therapeutically very challenging. We report a case of combined traumatic diaphragmatic, aortic and innominate artery injuries, which was managed(More)
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